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by makatakam
Sat, Aug 06 2011, 08:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

OK, well, it's 11:30 pm, and I haven't heard from Captain, and it looks like Darkspark and TJ are out of the picture tomorrow. So, Mark, I think it's just you and me on Saturday. The field in Wheaton is OK . . . but lately I've been disappointed there due to the trees around it (and there's a row a...
by makatakam
Sat, Aug 06 2011, 07:55 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14
Replies: 37
Views: 4853

Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14

I started the post because Steve is busy today. I hope you don't mind, Steve, just thought since I was already here I'd just go ahead and do it. So go ahead guys and gals, post 'em if you got 'em!
by makatakam
Sat, Aug 06 2011, 05:34 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Hey TJ,
You haven't flown in a while. Wassup? Where do you usually fly in your area? Is there anywhere near you that will handle a half dozen revs on 120's?
by makatakam
Sat, Aug 06 2011, 08:22 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Hey, Steve
I found someting interesting on Google Maps. link Look at the loop towards the bottom left-hand corner, it appears to be mowed, almost no trees in the area. I'm going to drive there now and check it out. I'll call you with info.
by makatakam
Sat, Aug 06 2011, 07:01 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

I'll see you there. You might want to post a map link here for the other guys who might want to come. I'd post it, but I haven''t figured it out yet. (Been too busy trying to digest all the info on the rev site.)
by makatakam
Fri, Aug 05 2011, 08:24 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: WK100 Foil
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

Re: WK100 Foil

"But can it core a apple, oh chef of the future?" :up:
by makatakam
Fri, Aug 05 2011, 08:17 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Saturday ene winds would be "right down the alley" at that ex-race track in ?Wheaton?. Like I said, I'm in both days anywhere, just let me know where.
by makatakam
Fri, Aug 05 2011, 11:54 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Ok, 6:00am, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. :raspberry: If you start driving before 4:00pm today you can make it! The top of the hill (more like a butte) is a great place to fly. All kidding aside, I just looked at the weather forecast. There's a 30% chance of scattered/local showers for both Saturday...
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 04 2011, 09:16 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Just checked the S.O.A.R. website and you have to be a member of borh the AMA (american modelers association) and SOAR to use the property. Bummer. I believe there are public areas around Plainfield that huge and flat. I'll check it out, but for now, let's pick a location for Saturday.
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 04 2011, 09:01 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

For the magic sticks, send a PM to David Kovacs (cadguy on our forum). He created a standoff that impressed even Paul LeMasters. I don't know if he can make them in bulk, but it's pretty cool. I'll keep that in mind. Meanwhile, here's the scoop on South Green Belt Forest Preserve: I flew there toda...
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 04 2011, 08:22 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/

Flew at South Green Belt forest preserve today, 1.5sle & h-m ul, winds steady at 4-6. Steady wind makes it soooooo much easier. See more info about this preserve in the 8-6 club fly thread.
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 04 2011, 10:19 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Yes, I saw Hector's posts on the IKE forum. As a matter of fact I've read every post on the IKE forum and about 1/4 of the rev forum. The additional bridling will add some weight, but what's a gram between friends? The magic stick & bridle modification I have in mind will require four stand-off ...
by makatakam
Wed, Aug 03 2011, 09:11 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

If you haven't already been there go to the rev forum "modifications" , click french bridle. Very interesting, and the way I understand it, the increased lift more than compensates for the added weight. In addition they say axels, flic-flacs, float and other things become "no brainers...
by makatakam
Wed, Aug 03 2011, 07:34 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/

Flew my full-vent Phantom at Montrose Harbor yesterday. Alden couldn't make it, so I flew alone until this big, grey, ominous cloud started moving over me from the northwest. Winds were strong from the south/southeast, shifting constantly, gusting and disappearing. Alden, you didn't miss a thing. Ho...
by makatakam
Wed, Aug 03 2011, 02:32 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

If anyone who's coming to the 8-6 fly has a French bridle + magic sticks set-up, I'd love to try it. (yes, guilty of being all over the rev site) Tons of info that'll take much time to assimilate; hope I live long enough!

See you at the fly. Have we decided on the location yet?
by makatakam
Wed, Aug 03 2011, 02:26 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

We can't make the fly, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to say C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s R o s e ! on your Masters degree. Thanks!! :-D I'm not even your mom OR DAD ... and I'm proud as a peacock for you! Congratulations -- Is that perchance a Master's in aeronautical engineering? Maybe the...
by makatakam
Tue, Aug 02 2011, 08:04 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Forum Etiquette

Thanks for the input, I was reluctant to do it, and now I'm sure I shouldn't. Neat forum there, lot's of tweaking info. I'm in heaven.
by makatakam
Tue, Aug 02 2011, 11:25 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Forum Etiquette

Would it be "inappropriate" to use my home-made avatar on the rev site? :oops:
by makatakam
Mon, Aug 01 2011, 09:06 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/31 - 8/6/

Drove south yesterday and make it all the way to Kankakee. Had "chocoholic" blizzard at the Dairy Queen (good stuff, after 2.5 hours of scenic-route driving). I took my laptop with and posted that I was flying at Limestone Park, and, I'll swear on a stack of bibles, "Darkspark" w...
by makatakam
Mon, Aug 01 2011, 08:20 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5891

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

Bumping the thread up again . . . so far we have me, Captain, Darkspark (possible), and Makatakam. Did anyone get a chance to check out the South Green Belt Forest Preserve? Captain - where's your Improv group? Downtown? I flew at Limestone Park in Kankakee yesterday. Intended to check it out on th...

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