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PostSubject: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 7:34 am

Here she is in pristine condition.

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I think I am going to try flying it for the first time today so Ill make sure to post some "after" photos too :)


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 8:16 am

Nice talkin' about this last night! Brought back old memories. For a more than a meter bird, IMHO the wheels are too small. Possibly in scale...but too small. I would recommend a mod to bigger ones up to twice the size.

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 9:59 am

Yeah there are a few "Scale issues" with the model. The nose is a bit too long for an A model 190. I think they did that for CG reasons.

It may be hard to mod the wheels too much since right now they fit perfect in the wheel wells.


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 11:20 am

You're gonna have a blast... I am jealous. I was tinkering with the idea of doing the same with an F4U ... but another hobby may put my wife over the edge... but still thinking about it Big Grin


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 1:03 pm

A "mono"...absolutely ludicrous...it'll never fly! Next you'll try to tell me plane can fly without a propellor!  affraid


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sat May 18, 2013 1:53 pm

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Yeah there are a few "Scale issues" with the model. The nose is a bit too long for an A model 190. I think they did that for CG reasons.

It may be hard to mod the wheels too much since right now they fit perfect in the wheel wells.

Ahhh good point! I forgot about the wheel wells. If you have a really nice runway you should be good to go and possibly be good anyway. Our club had a grass strip for softer landings so we did the bigger wheels.

Again report on the MV of the BB


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun May 26, 2013 6:29 pm

As Promised

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun May 26, 2013 8:34 pm

Absolutely beautiful! that 90 ought to take it a hummin.

The coolest and most intricate model I ever saw was a 1/3 scale Sopwith Camel powered by a chainsaw engine. It actually flew at scale speed! It even had the stitching where they would open it to adjust the control cables to the rudder and elevator. It had all the miniature gauges (non-working) of course. It had taken the guy like 3+ years to build. I was there for the maiden voyage. It was breath-taking to watch!

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:09 pm

Here we go!!

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:27 pm

Kewl! thumbs up


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Nice...well flown.


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:14 am

How about training that dog to retrieve it for you?(just tie/rub porkchop all over it).Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:24 am

LOL I would but the plane weighs about twice as much as he does!!


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:58 am

Cool beans Hawg!

Ok did everyone see that landing?  Notice the plane after the landing?  That's how your plane is supposed to look after you land it.  Not inverted, tail in the air, or scattered across the countryside.  So lets start working on that.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:01 pm

nice flight ! 
you made out better than your buddy for sure !
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:43 pm

Dang Hawg every time I turn around you are doing something cool. I am a budding RC flyer. I have an eFlite T-34:

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Have only flown it twice. Still learning. I have the RealFlight Controller/Sim but need to get it all loaded up and flying again. Not too many places to fly around here.


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:04 pm

very nice
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:37 pm

Well done Hawg....    Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:45 pm

Yeah Glider its a real hoot and a a half.   I got lucky and found a place down the road.  Its a shopping center they converted to offices and there is a pretty nice sized field there.  So far no one has complained about our presence there on the weekends so I hope we can continue to fly there.

That was only the 3rd time I have ever flown an RC plane so I am still kinda taking it easy.  That rig you got looks perfect for a beginner.

I got mine here.

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:50 pm

Glider!!!

Love the T-34, just a couple hundred hours, but would have to check my log book.

Thanks for the nice surprise that they make it an R/C plane also!!
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:38 pm

last weekends flight with the wing cam :)

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden flight of the Butcher Bird    Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:48 pm

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