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Old 07-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #31
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Never forgot my transmitter at home, but one time I was driving home on the highway at 110 km/hr after flying. After 5 minutes of driving I looked over at the passenger seat where I usually set it down and remembered where i had left it sitting...On the roof of my van Thanks to chrysler for making their roof rack cross members low enough to stop a transmitter from blowing off.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:18 PM   #32
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Re: Ever forget your transmitter at home?

Here's one I haven't ever heard of anyone else ever forgetting and left it at home!

Got to the field early to setup my plane for an IMAC contest. Everything all together and ready to do a test flight before the contest starts.

I put the Ni-start on the glow plug, and gave the prop a good solid flip and glow fuel spurted up and hit me right in the face. What the heck?? Tried it again, same result. In checking things out I realized what I had done. The night before I was fiddling with things and changed the fuel line to the carb. I had taken out the needle valve and blew threw the line to clean out any dirt that may have accumulated.

I had left the needle valve sitting on my work bench! After a one hour return trip home and back to the field, I got the needle valve in place just in time to start the engine for my first round of IMAC. So instead of being early and well prepared, I arrived only 5 minutes early of losing my first round.

I have left other things home and had to go back and retreve them. But since getting my full sized pilot's license I realized the great significance of making up a good check list and using it faithfully.

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Old 07-05-2010, 08:00 AM   #33
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Re: Ever forget your transmitter at home?

Originally Posted by Arceenut View Post
Got to the field too many times without the wing bolts. Solved the problem! I attached Velcro to a medicine pill bottle and to the inside of the fuselage. When I take off the wing (or any other parts with small pieces), they go in the pill bottle and attached to the plane.
I usually just put the wing bolts back into the fuselage JUST so I don't forget them (because you **know** I have done this many times too..LOL)

But some of my planes don't like to have wing bots sticking out to get bashed around. So I'm gonna use your medicine bottle/velcro trick. Nice one!!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Dave Holmes View Post
It got so bad I made a check list to go by before I head to the field, and even then I can screw up and forget something!
Dave man, that is EXACTLY what I had to start doing!

Let's see, the most popular items for me to forget:
1- Start shaft (for my ducted fans)
2- Transmitter
3- Fuel-both planes and helis
4- Helicopter- thought it was in the trunk of the car already from the previous day of flying....nope it wasn't
5- Fire extinguisher
6- When I think about it I have at one time or another have forgot just about everything at least once!

Everytime Iwould come back for something.....my wife would just laugh!
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Re: Ever forget your transmitter at home?

WOKING (vb.) To enter the kitchen with the precise determination to perform something only to forget what it is just before you do it. - The Meaning of Liff
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