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 on: Yesterday at 09:39:46 PM 
Started by Phillip Kenney - Last post by Bill Adair
Could be the pressure, but I suspect the smaller prop winds up faster on the prime, and starts drawing fuel almost immediately.

Try disconnecting the muffler pressure line, and try it that way.


 on: Yesterday at 09:36:39 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by Chris Wilson
The problem that I have with the "Work Mate'" stand setup is that a powerful engine will pull it over!
Perhaps a saw horse that is lower may be better.

 on: Yesterday at 09:32:30 PM 
Started by wwwarbird - Last post by wwwarbird
 Rachel is starting to help us out with some launching duties too. Here, she has just launched Bob Cheney's Fargo Racer. Go Rachel! Grin

 on: Yesterday at 09:29:58 PM 
Started by wwwarbird - Last post by wwwarbird
 Those who came out had a great day at Piston Popper field yesterday afternoon, sunny and warm with just barely a hint of breeze. Grin

 Without a doubt the biggest highlight of the day was watching Rachel Sandberg put up flight after flight with her "Prowler". With it she has now pretty much completed the progression from her .15 size "Challenger" that she flew all last season. The "Prowler" is powered with an FP.35 and is flying on 60' lines. She flew this plane for the first time right at the very end of last season and has started right up with it again this year. She was doing very well with it yesterday, shooting better takeoffs and landings than most of the rest of us out there!
 One landing in particular caught all of our attention, it was her second or third of the day. Just as the engine quit she must have fed in some down or something and had the plane coming down at a much steeper than desired angle. For a second or two it looked like it was gonna be a rough one. All of a sudden at about 3 or 4 feet off the ground she leveled and flared it perfectly, took about half a lap to set it up, and then absolutely greased the landing! It was PERFECT! Actually, I only saw one bounced landing all day from her, with just one bounce that was caused by the field more than anything.
 This was all pretty awesome stuff to see for a little girl who won't be turning 8 years old until this May 4th! From the looks of things, us "Old Timers" better be looking out! y1

 on: Yesterday at 09:15:23 PM 
Started by Phillip Kenney - Last post by Phillip Kenney
An Update. Taking Bill Adair's advice I switched out the 5.5x4 prop for the 5x3 one and put on a muffler with a pressure tap and it started right up and ran about 2oz thru it. I am going to guess the pressure was more of a fix than the .5" smaller prop, but since it now runs I'm happy.

 on: Yesterday at 09:11:06 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by Steve Hines
This is my new stand. Still have to come up with a way to adj the pipe mount. Dick Imhoff did all the work of putting it together. When it is done it will mount on the hitch of my truck, if I amount to take with me.


 on: Yesterday at 09:08:15 PM 
Started by Crist Rigotti - Last post by Crist Rigotti
After sitting for a week to let the dope somewhat harden, I started installing the electric stuff.  I have the motor, Jeti Spin 44 ESC, Igor's active timer, and Howard's BICAS installed.  Still some more details to do.  I use 3M Dual Lock SJ4570 to hold the ESC, BICAS board and LED's, and Igor's board in place.  I love the stuff!

 on: Yesterday at 08:58:42 PM 
Started by bob whitney - Last post by Roger Vizioli
Did you get any for me?   Layingdown


 on: Yesterday at 08:50:42 PM 
Started by Bill Griffith - Last post by Bill Griffith
I was flying this morning with my new found flying buddy.   Smiley  I'm located in Homedale, Idaho.
Edit:  Actually my location is 5 miles west of Homedale.  Smiley

 on: Yesterday at 08:35:34 PM 
Started by Rick Bollinger - Last post by Rick Bollinger
Thanks I will order a roll this week.

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