RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 780 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterGasser Model RC HelicoptersOther › My grass island
01-24-2012 04:45 PM  6 years agoPost 1
rbort

rrProfessor

Franklin, MA - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The other day took the snow blower to the field and cleared my space - usually what I do in the winter to keep my flying without have to step in snow all the time.

Last winter there was a lot of snow which you can remember from my photos of shovelling the roof and this helps alot to keep the field clear. Here is an idea of last year's piles...

This winter has been quite mild and today its 55F most of this snow is gone! Time to go fly

Oh yeah, our "teddy bear's" reaction when the Raven's kicker hooked a 32 yard field goal and sent the Pats to the superbowl

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4210 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3300 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1590 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 437 flts

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-24-2012 10:00 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Toadster25

rrKey Veteran

Iowa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I remember watching Billy Cundiff play in high school. I felt bad for him.
(the ravens kicker)

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-25-2012 12:36 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Mr.HillBilly

rrVeteran

Salesville, OH - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You are getting a lot more snow that me. It looks like you did not get the ice storms we had Fri.

Sun. I needed floats I had so many puddles in my landing area.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-25-2012 01:43 AM  6 years agoPost 4
rbort

rrProfessor

Franklin, MA - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It was a muddy mess today
On the way in to the field my truck started digging trenches with the rear tires I just took it slow and steady on the throttle and it moved forward 5mph while the wheels spun at 10mph. I do have 4 wheel drive in case so its not an issue but I did warn my friend not to drive his rear wheel drive in as there is a good chance to get stuck -- I dug in a good 6 inches and if I stopped there would be no restarting unless you had a 4x4.

The grass island however was much dryer not as squishy muddy as the places where the snow melted by itself.

I did get 4 full tanks of fuel / flights in today with my gasser and everything was perfect. Warmed up to about 57F with very low winds sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Got away with no heater today bare hands outside until the last flight started getting chilly had dropped to 51F and I decided to cozy up inside the radio glove.

Working on those piro flipping autos I am losing it while upright trying to flip to inverted. I can do it inverted to upright no problem (which is more important for a save) but going to inverted I somehow make mistakes, freeze, and stop the rotor head just about. Had one of those moments today and had to bail out of the auto but the head speed wasn't coming up because I was paniced at full collective trying to stop a brick from falling with scattered bldes. LEARNED something from the last time, instead of panic and freeze waiting for the head speed to come up at full collective and hit the ground possibly, DROP COLLECTIVE to midstick and SACRIFICE 75% of the remaining altitude to build some headspeed and then punch the collective to bail out. It works alot better than Ahhhhh!!! all the way to the ground full throttle full collective waiting for a draggy disk to build up speed. THAT, my friends, doesn't work as I've been there done that screamed all the way to the ground and boom struck

Yes Hillbilly, the ice you got we received as snow on two seperate occassions. But after today, all that snow is gonzo!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4210 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3300 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1590 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 437 flts

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 780 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterGasser Model RC HelicoptersOther › My grass island
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, August 15 - 10:02 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online