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Reply #14 - Nov 17th, 2016 at 11:17am
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Reply #13 - Nov 17th, 2016 at 10:03am
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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 16th, 2016 at 12:24am:
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
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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 12:24am
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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
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Reply #11 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 2:13pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 15th, 2016 at 11:48am:
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!
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Reply #10 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 11:48am
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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!
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Reply #9 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 3:32am
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Yep, I've done a few of those myself. Cheesy

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Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 12:25am
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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 6:55pm
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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 11:44am
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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 11:06am
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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
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Reply #4 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 10:09am
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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 6:07am
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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.....

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Reply #2 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 11:23pm
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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 10:16pm
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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!!!!!

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Flying controlline at the TORKS r/c club field
Nov 9th, 2016 at 10:11pm
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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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