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Flying controlline at the TORKS r/c club field (Read 904 times)
Reply #14 - Nov 17th, 2016 at 12:17pm

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Reply #13 - Nov 17th, 2016 at 11:03am

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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 16th, 2016 at 1:24am:
When I first read, "figure 9's" I was a bit confused...I usually flew "Fallen 7's" never got the first loop half started! Cheesy Shocked Wink Roll Eyes
Tom


I did a figure 7 once. The engine came off at the firewall in flight. Engine had a built in tank (Cox Black Widow) so it just flew off on it's own. Did a really cool looking flopping tail slide into the pavement.
 
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Reply #12 - Nov 16th, 2016 at 1:24am

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When I first read, "figure 9's" I was a bit confused...I usually flew "Fallen 7's" never got the first loop half started! Cheesy Shocked Wink Roll Eyes
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #11 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 3:13pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 15th, 2016 at 12:48pm:
Well,  I've heard, "There are those who have crashed and those who are going to crash!"  I understand the idea is to start out with two bags an empty bag for experience and a full bag of luck...trick is to fill experience without emptying the luck bag!
Tom


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Reply #10 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 12:48pm

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Well,  I've heard, "There are those who have crashed and those who are going to crash!"  I understand the idea is to start out with two bags an empty bag for experience and a full bag of luck...trick is to fill experience without emptying the luck bag!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #9 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 4:32am

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Yep, I've done a few of those myself. Cheesy

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Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 1:25am

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Brenda, that is the first time ive heard figure 9 Grin

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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2016 at 7:55pm

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Going round and round is great. Doing it CL to me is better as you can see your plane rather than a dot out in the sky. I've been known to do quite a few figure 9's.
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 12:44pm

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Laurie says she'll pay for any supplies that I need to make her repairs, but I'll have to do the work.  So far, everything I've needed I already had.  Everyone that tries c/l hits the ground, it's just part of it.  She has a lot of support from me, as well as the other flyers, since they've all been there before.

Tom, I was a bit concerned about getting dizzy, after not doing this kind of flying for 40 years, but I was pleasantly surprised that I was okay from the start.  The old stunt type planes that most of us are flying don't go very fast, although we do have a couple of hot-rock pilots that think too fast just aint fast enough.  Even Laurie, who has a disease that causes dizziness and equilibrium problems, has been fine.  So far, so good. Smiley

I'd say, anyone that wants to try it, should.  It's fun!

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Reply #5 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 12:06pm

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When I was into rc and many moons ago the CL I was a pro at re-kitting models.  I'm still a pro at Free Flight re-kitting!  Just comes natural for me!!!! Grin Cheesy Wink

Those models look fantastic.  Encourage her to stay with it!  In my senior years my equilibrium can't handle CL circles!!!! Cheesy Wink
Tom
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Reply #4 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 11:09am

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[quote]  but you've got to find out where the sky ends and the ground starts if you want to stay above it. LOL!!!  [quote]

Ive heard that once or twice, is she helping with the repair?

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Reply #3 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 7:07am

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Yep, it is.

The line-up above are some of mine. 
Guillows Profile Trainer Three, with an OS Max 19.
Goldberg Shoestring, with a Fox 35 and modified with a D-tube wing.
Sterling Yak, with an OS Max 35.
Brodak re-issue of the Little Wizard, with a Cox TeeDee .049.
Plans built Sorta Canary, with a Cox Golden Bee.

That's Laurie, holding the broken Yak, after her first ever try at flying.  She was afraid that I would be mad, but you've got to find out where the sky ends and the ground starts if you want to stay above it. LOL!!! 

More to come.....

John
 

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Reply #2 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 12:23am

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John, you have a nice field to fly from and it was nice that the LHS was involved in helping out with getting the field for yall.

I see that your progress with the Yak repairs is coming along and she will fly again.

Is the red airplane an old Guillow no. 19 trainer?

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Reply #1 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 11:16pm

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More pics  Smiley

My Wife, Laurie, has been learning to fly, too.  We've been using an old Sterling Yak as a trainer.  Very easy to fly, and quite smooth, especially since it has found the ground more than a few times.  She'll be doing fine in no time.

Lots of fun!!!!!

John
 

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Experience is what you get, when you don't get what you want.
"Simplify, then add lightness"  Colin Chapman
A closed mind is just a useless weight on the shoulders.
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Nov 9th, 2016 at 11:11pm

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Hi, guys and gals.

Our local hobby shop owner and one of the r/c clubs here in OKC worked together to get control line flying voted in at the club field this summer.  We've been having a blast with it, too!   We even have a 6 foot concrete center pilot's pad for our grass circle.  Have had up to 25 planes and 10 pilots on a couple of nice Saturday afternoons.

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Experience is what you get, when you don't get what you want.
"Simplify, then add lightness"  Colin Chapman
A closed mind is just a useless weight on the shoulders.
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