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09-27-2016 07:01 AM  14 months agoPost 1
artimus

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In the Spring of this year a buddy brought an EG Aircraft 88 in Raven to our flying field. It was its maiden flight. DA 55 Savox servos, Seacraft hardware. Really nice bird. They fired it up and off it went. Flew great, all kinds of power. On a pass about 100 ft up one wing came loose and twisted 90 degrees. The plane piched in and helicoptered to the ground.
We walked out to the crash site and looked for a mangled plane. But the plane was not as bad as thought. The motor box was swatted over to the left and the wing tube was broken out in a way that most was in tact and the frame had some damage to the fuse. The wings didnt even get punchered. Not a hole or a break anywhere....
When my buddy got it back to the pits he started traring it down. Taking off every thing.
I was back at my table when a young kid came up to me and said he was going to throw it in the fire pit.
I yelled at him and asked if he planned on burning it...he said yeah, why you want it?
I said Hell Yes!..... so he gave it to me. Threw it in the back of my truck and hauled it home.
The rebuild took a couple of month's and went well. The damage was only to the wing saddle and motor box. I made new firewall and motorbox and reinforced it all the way back past the wings.
A couple of months later I finished the rebuild. I put a DLE 55RA in it and then i needed servos. The guy that gave it to me then gave me the servos that were in it and the all hardware . Wow. I offered to pay him for the servos and he would not have it.
Now it is setup with all the stuff and took it out to break in the motor. Several break in sessions but no flights....
Then a buddy ask if I was ever gonna fly it.....I couldnt think of a reason why not to fly it.....so I taxied it down the runway a couple of times and the third time it lifted off and up it went.....
I now have three flights on it and got trimmed out and flys great.
This is my first venture into the big planes and gas engines. So far I like it......

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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09-29-2016 12:20 AM  13 months agoPost 2
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Very nice

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10-06-2016 04:50 PM  13 months agoPost 3
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I added a pilot figure and added a pony tail to match my own. Now i need to get some cotton balls and make the beard and moustache too

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10-06-2016 05:23 PM  13 months agoPost 4
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Ha! Very cool!

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10-06-2016 09:03 PM  13 months agoPost 5
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Way COOL Artamus congrats !!!!

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10-07-2016 09:41 AM  13 months agoPost 6
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He grew a beard and moustache over night......

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10-07-2016 11:39 AM  13 months agoPost 7
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Outstanding! lol!

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10-07-2016 11:57 AM  13 months agoPost 8
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That there is AWESOME !!!

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10-13-2016 03:07 PM  13 months agoPost 9
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Edited

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10-13-2016 03:15 PM  13 months agoPost 10
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Yesterday was maybe our last good weather day for the season. I wasnt the only that showed up at the field.....about 10 guys had that same idea. I took the Raven out to get some air time.
The guy that gave me the plane was at the field.
I put the plane together and fired it up. Then I looked over to Henry, the gentleman that gave me the plane after the crash, and held the transmitter up and waived him over. He looked reluctant to come over, but did. I handed him the transmitter and took the plane out of the restraint and off he went.Flew it for a while and got it to the ground.He got to finish his maiden flight on the Raven.
I was so happy to let him get it in the air and back to the ground and the grin on his face says it all.
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10-13-2016 08:38 PM  13 months agoPost 11
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Great Job Art vary vary nice... congrats Henry well done !!!

PS,
Boy, do I miss seeing that mountain

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10-14-2016 01:04 AM  13 months agoPost 12
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Awesome ...that's what its all about!!

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10-20-2016 04:16 PM  13 months agoPost 13
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Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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10-21-2016 01:58 PM  13 months agoPost 14
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but where is the tail rotor ? Very nice Mr. Art !!
We need some internal video to see if the pony tail or beard get in his line of sight ..... Just say'n... The slo mo is crazy neat too ...

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10-21-2016 04:31 PM  13 months agoPost 15
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I have a droneview cam thats gonna go in it , so way ahead of you. I might even make the pilot head able to turn with the stick movement......it gonna be a long winter....
Now the rain is here and the pond is filling up again ijust bought this to play with....it is a plane... a hydroplane.

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