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  • And it's "Brother From Another Mother" also with the 6S 12 Blade (Yes, I'm just a pathetic publicity hound looking for more views):
     
    Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
    Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-FW-190 Red Tulip, Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51.

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    • Originally posted by Tigerman View Post
      My aim is to fly a F4 Phantom.. Work on them when I was in the RAF. Was not sure I was up to flying a F4 Phantom, so I brought a F 86 Sabre then progress onto the T33. Then brought the 90mm F22 and I am flying them all fine. I have told the F4 Phantom is a lot harder to fly then the EDF I have (( by some one who has never flown the Freewing F4 Phantom). So if I can fly the F86, the T33 and the 90mm F22. Would I be OK to progress to the F4 Phantom, or should I still get more practise on EDF.
      The next question is 6s or 8s. Would prefer the 8s


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      I went with the 8S. You takeoff with about a third more watts than the 6S. If you fly each one at the same speeds, you will get longer flight times to figure out the handling. You won't be as rushed for time.

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      • Originally posted by t33jetman View Post


        I right there with you bro on the details :)




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        Sweet.

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        • Originally posted by Hugh Wiedman View Post
          My F-4 Blue Angel with the 6S 12 blade inrunner on a grass runway:
          nice flying Hugh... i hope to be that good and confident in my ability someday soon...

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          • Originally posted by jasmith41 View Post

            nice flying Hugh... i hope to be that good and confident in my ability someday soon...
            Those flights were flukes, I go through spare parts like my wife goes through shoes and purses! But seriously, I think it's more mental nervousness with the F-4 that once you get over it (which I still get squirrelly at times), you figure out that it really is a sweet flying EDF.
            Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
            Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-FW-190 Red Tulip, Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51.

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            • " I go through spare parts like my wife goes through shoes and purses!" Hugh, your lucky............ my wife goes through my purse and I go through my own soles.

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              • Originally posted by locharrow View Post
                " I go through spare parts like my wife goes through shoes and purses!" Hugh, your lucky............ my wife goes through my purse and I go through my own soles.
                yeah - no comparison... not even close, and i'm the one that bought her all of the shoes and purses. forget about the jewelry... 🤣🤣🤣

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                • "forget about the jewelry" I was two years off alcohol till you bring up jewelry .................

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                  • Originally posted by locharrow View Post
                    "forget about the jewelry" I was two years off alcohol till you bring up jewelry .................
                    There are alternatives:
                    Example: Cost of divorce = $100k
                    If you buy 5 planes post divorce but without having to ask permission = $20k per plane

                    Jewelry might actually be a cheaper solution!

                    -GG

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                    • We've had our typical windy Spring weather for the last 2 months but did get out Wednesday for a few flights. Winds were constantly shifting and usually resulting in a crosswind, but you have to take what you get or stay home! The FW F4 really is an outstanding flying aircraft and with the 12 blade inrunner, it's got lot's of thrust to take-off from just about any grass surface quickly. More than enough speed for this "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" (in this case Miami) and the vertical is outstanding. This is one of my EDF's that I like to fly first in the day as it helps get my confidence going to fly some of the others. Started out using the bendable Spitfire nose pin when this first came out, but early last year swapped back to the stiffer stock pin and have yet to break it, but there's always tomorrow. This one's been around for a while, but "Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking" (a healthy spare parts inventory doesn't hurt either).

                       
                      Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                      Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-FW-190 Red Tulip, Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51.

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                      • Originally posted by Hugh Wiedman View Post
                        Hugh, another great flight vid - gorgeous bird as well, and i love your rc field - no trees...🤣🤣🤣
                        I flew in Geneva (MARC field outside of Cleveland) yesterday and had more than my usual issues. The worst one was trying to land the F5 rocketship - i just could slow it down enough (not my day) and once i was able to finally set it down, it was still going so fast that it shot off the side of the runway and bounced up and then into the mud snapping the nose clean off where it connects to the battery compartment. The glue is still drying and i'll be doing some paint and body work later i guess... it didn't even bend the gear, which is more than i can say for the eflite f16 70mm - the weakest gear out there i think. still fun to fly though - i'm better at landing that than the F5. I guess i just need more practice...

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                        • Originally posted by jasmith41 View Post

                          Hugh, another great flight vid - gorgeous bird as well, and i love your rc field - no trees...🤣🤣🤣
                          I flew in Geneva (MARC field outside of Cleveland) yesterday and had more than my usual issues. The worst one was trying to land the F5 rocketship - i just could slow it down enough (not my day) and once i was able to finally set it down, it was still going so fast that it shot off the side of the runway and bounced up and then into the mud snapping the nose clean off where it connects to the battery compartment. The glue is still drying and i'll be doing some paint and body work later i guess... it didn't even bend the gear, which is more than i can say for the eflite f16 70mm - the weakest gear out there i think. still fun to fly though - i'm better at landing that than the F5. I guess i just need more practice...
                          And we need better weather! Dang it.

                          Flying at a field with a 300' runway and trees is definitely a challenge but it makes us better pilots. Eventually!
                          Marc flies FW & FL: AL37, MiG-29, T45,F4, A4, A10, F104 70 and 90, P38, Dauntless SBD, Corsair, B17, B24, B26 & P61, Lipp.P19, ME262, Komets, Vampire, SeaVixen, FMS Tigercat, FOX Glider & Radian XL.

                          Rabid Models foamies, including my 8' B17 & 9' B36... and my Mud Ducks! www.rabidmodels.com

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                          • Originally posted by themudduck View Post

                            And we need better weather! Dang it.

                            Flying at a field with a 300' runway and trees is definitely a challenge but it makes us better pilots. Eventually!
                            indubitably... and more creative when it comes to getting planes out of the trees... #manlift 🤣

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                            • Sure does............ Click image for larger version

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                              • Originally posted by locharrow View Post
                                Sure does............ Click image for larger version

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                                bummer dude - at least it appears as though the gear is all still intact... 👍

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                                • Plane was very repairable and flew again. Had another incident where I just lost orientation that required new fuselage but the old wings, tail feathers and electrics are all still flying.

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                                  • A great spring day at Deer Creek State Park. Maidened a new Flex F-100. Multiple flights on the trusty Flex Jet. Click image for larger version

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                                    • Oops! Think I put that on the wrong thread. Meant for “What did you fly today”.

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                                      • Originally posted by EA-6B Geek View Post
                                        Oops! Think I put that on the wrong thread. Meant for “What did you fly today”.
                                        Captain: Got any ideas?
                                        F/O: Actually not.
                                        — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

                                        You'll never be good at something unless you're willing to suck at it first.
                                        ~Anonymous~

                                        AMA#116446

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                                        • Originally posted by EA-6B Geek View Post
                                          Oops! Think I put that on the wrong thread. Meant for “What did you fly today”.
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                                          Nice looking Miss America in the background there..... had the Hanger 9 one with a 120 FS pulling..........boy it could move.

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