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02-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Well I have not had snow, but damn it was so cold that the PVC pipes and filter system I have out front froze solid and shatter anything plastic.
So now I get to figure out how to come up with about $350.00 to fix it all. So there goes more of my hobby money, what little I had any way.
That should be the last of the three. Bad luck comes in three's, and the was the third thing to go wrong. So I should be good for a while.
02-07-2011, 12:46 AM
We got only 12" of snow but with 51mph wind gusts! More coming this wed!
02-07-2011, 06:01 PM
Well here is poor video of my last fly session. That is my low wing trainer I converted to "E" power, brother is in the chair, brother in law did the shooting.
We launch 3 different gliders that day. From the one in the video, a 2 meter glider and then the big boy, a 2.6 meter Ventus. The Ventus weighs in at over 3 pounds. Yet the trainer lifted off like it had JATO rockets on it.
02-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Perfect score no mistakes that I could see. You are ready for the nationals. Doc
02-09-2011, 08:36 PM
It is strange how much more lift is generated by the second wig. I was flying around with about 1/3 to 1/2 down elevator. Yet it still wanted to climb.
With all of the time on my hands, I have been progressing on the kitchen remodel and working on my helicopters. I have been working on my Raptor 30V1. I am putting the O.S. 32 back in it. I am going to see if I can remember how to fly them.
I was all ready to go with the Cypher but the weather has turned real windy. Not sure i would try flying this little guy in 30 mph winds. Now, I have flown my planes in 45 mph winds, it was tricky, but not unmanageable. I have done some hover work with my Raptor in 25 mph winds.
02-10-2011, 03:57 AM
I'd bet you could fly your Cypher in those winds Dru. I remember you saying once that it's always windy where you're at. Ron Lund had a pic on his site showing a Cypher in the air with a palm tree in the back ground, it's palms horizontal from the wind!! So I say go for it.
02-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Chris, I have had my Cypher in winds that blew the around before I spun up the head. It was sitting there and a gust blew the tail around. To say the least, I had to be all over the sticks to keep it in the air.
We time when we get to the club field for late morning, early afternoon. Most people have gone home because the winds pick up. The winds were blowing around 5 maybe 7 mph. I heard a couple people saying they could not figure out why people fly in such high winds?
Right now the wind is blowing branches off the trees so it is a little high to go flying :(
I have my Raptor 30 all ready for a test flight and the weather is keeping me grounded.
02-12-2011, 12:08 AM
this just happened to me at work tonight.. :thumbdown:
Yes , it a broken thumb, and yes i'm right handed, maybe very bad,might need pins. will find out monday ... i'm sooo not happy :bawl
02-12-2011, 07:15 PM
Damn, looks like no hitch hiking for you for a while there.
So, how about some details, how did you break it? Make some one mad at you and they slammed it in a door?
02-12-2011, 10:14 PM
i work at an envelope co. i was changing a shaft in a paper roll ( the roll is about 5' in dia and weighs over a few hundred pounds ) most rolls are 10" thick and balance well , this one was only 7" thick and fell , crushing my hand against a steel "I" beam.
the worst part was when they had to re~align the bones,, snap, crackle, pop, and blood went squirting across the room, it was pretty wild and hurt like hell ( i'm not a fan of pain killers and havent taken any ) i go see a specialist monday , hopefully i wont need an operation or pins but not sure... will post an update if you want on monday. also will try to get pics
other thread with pics = http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=279064
02-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Seems like using pins in the trend today. If you don't have to have them pass. Doc in Potter PA
02-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Kevin, I am no fan of pain killer either. I take a couple ibuprofen's and call it good. Yet, when I had my bones worked on, the vicodin was very helpful to get some sleep. I have had stitches and you know the pain will go away in a couple of days. When it comes to the bones, the pain may last for a while.
Take the pain killers, no reason to suffer. We have grown past a shot of whiskey and bite the bullet.
Hope you are feeling better and hope you can do without the pins. Seems they want to pin everything now. They say it helps the bones heal faster and stronger.
02-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Hey Kev, sucks about your hand....I broke a bone in my hand about 3 years ago. They did put pins....3 of them at different angles to hold it in place. They were temporary pins, so they stuck out of the skin. They were removed about 6 weeks later...then came physical therepy.
02-16-2011, 02:29 PM
they're gonna put a plate in it friday
02-16-2011, 02:42 PM
Good luck with it. I had a plate put in my leg 3 years ago. broke the Tibia. Not to bad but weather is not kind to me. But I am 69. Doc in Potter pa.
02-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Sorry to hear 'bout your hand Kevin. Hope all goes well with it. Flying season will be here soon, so I hope it's healed by then. Beautiful X-ray by the way!
02-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Hey Guys, thanx for the love :hug:
they put a plate in today, still groggy from the I.V. , hurts like hell .. the benifit is my wrist is freed up. before they had it temp casted and the cast covered my wrist.. monday Dr wants me to start therapy and get it moving so hopefully sim time by the end of the week :thumbup:
02-19-2011, 07:48 AM
What no pic??
Just remember now when you get near a magnetic field hand may do what it wants
I have, new Aortic valve, Pacemaker, 6" plate in right leg. chest was wired from the open heart work. Also had a defib that was removed after 10 years. Good luck you are on your way. Doc in PA
02-19-2011, 09:38 AM
Damn , i'm gonna call you Bionic Doc.;)
no pics yet cuz it would just be a pic of a wrapped thumb.. no fun there, but as soon as i can take the bandages off (monday) i'll get a pic .. cant wait to see it myself ;)
i'll tell ya though.. this hurts like hell !! cant wait till this is all just a memory .
02-19-2011, 09:42 AM
Bee cool if you can get the XRAY. Doc
02-19-2011, 03:22 PM
RoboKevin, now you will be able to tell what the weather is going to do. If you are going through an airport, you will always be taken to secondary inspection because you will set off the metal detectors.
You have started the assimilation process, soon, very soon, you too will be BORG!!! We will add your distinctiveness to our collective.
02-19-2011, 10:52 PM
I am sorry to hear about the problem with your hand. I hope it is better soon.
"very soon, you too will be BORG"
Perhaps you can hang out with "Seven of Nine" from Star Trek (which would not be bad). I always wondered if her father was Ernest "BORG"nine, but never found out...
02-20-2011, 02:57 PM
OK, I am needing a new gyro. I am playing musical gyro's. I am working on getting my Raptor back in the air. It has my GY401 with the 9257 digi servo, I have my Logitech gyro in my Cypher. I have my GY240 mounted in my MX450SX, but I need that one for my Nexus. So that leaves me short (2) gyros. I need one for my Heli Max AXE and my MX450SX now.
I was cruising around the net and found that this one has had some good reviews.
It is suppose to be an improved clone of the G401B Gyrd. In the thread about the G401b, one guy tries it out and said it was better then the 401b. SO I ordered (2) of them. It will be a couple of weeks and I will order (2) of these servos
They seem to have good specs and the limited reviews I have read, they seem to hold up.
As soon as i get the parts installed I will let you know what I think.
02-22-2011, 09:31 AM
Dru, I have a Detrum... I had it on my Exi.. was ok, had some drift to it.. took it off right before i broke my thumb so now i have a gy401 waiting to be installed.
the Detrum never "blew the tail out" and it added to the hover learning curve, but the drift started to get anoying so i saved a few pennies for the Futaba.
on another note, the Dr. put the plate in my thumb and therapy begins :thumbup: try'd to sim last night... this is gonna take a while :roll:
02-22-2011, 11:42 AM
Therapy that the hard part. BUT DO IT. Doc in PA