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Old 04-26-2011, 07:06 PM   #21
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Re: FlyFly/TG Sabre Video on a Beautiful Easter Weekend Video

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Michael: How bad is the damage to the rest of the aiframe?
Thanks for the offer. That's very nice of you.

The half-wing that broke off is perfect. It floated and flipped down nice and slowly.

The rest of the plane spiraled down fast. The only thing I could do was throttle down and hope to protect the fan.

The rest of the airframe, and the 6S-batteries, are smashed and twisted beyond repair.

The fan/motor/ESC survived fine. They have just been transplanted into my FlyFly Mirage, which was flying OK on 5 cells.

The real sad part is that the F86 was flying so nicely.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:52 AM   #22
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Re: FlyFly/TG Sabre Video on a Beautiful Easter Weekend Video

Got my Sabre back in the air last Friday. The 8 cell set-up added some speed. It is still not a rocket ship but, the vertical is much much better. I still throw to launch and land on the wing tanks, but, 4 stripes and Jagzilla have demonstrated that retracts can be made to work. I may give it a try on my next one. I have the HET F-18 with the HET retracts to get started on, but that of course is not a foamie and a different kettle of fish as far as retract installation goes. I think for this summer I'll just play with the stuff I have and then decide whether or not it's worth it to spend the extra money for a truly high performance plane and set-up. The price tag certainly leaps when you go over the 90 mm size fans and I'm not sure there is a great deal of real difference in the experience. They all go zoom across the sky and then zoom in the other direction. I'm really debating with myself if the extra speed is worth the bigger bucks. Michael in Toronto, we should hook up and go fly our jets, you are welcome at the Whitby club. I live in the very east end near Beechgrove and Lawrence. Do you fly at the Toronto club field or are you a TEMAC member? I was considering joining TEMAC, but, it's really no closer to where I live than the Whitby field. Everything I have heard says the TEMAC group is a great bunch of guys and I guess belonging to two clubs would give me options. I am still new to electrics, but, am enjoying them a lot. Anyway, Best Regards to all you EDF junkies.
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Re: FlyFly/TG Sabre Video on a Beautiful Easter Weekend Video

Sounds good on the 8 cell step-up Bob. I'll be trying 8 cell myself later on in the season. Right now my flying club is under water, as the Fraser River has flooded over into where our club is. We're done till sometime in July
As far as retracts goes, they are certainly do-able on some types of jets ( in grass runway situations). As the F-86 lands so trainer like, it is a great airframe for retracts. I recently picked up one of the Erc/Freewing 90mm Eurofighters with the electric retracts and it has been doing fine as well. The whole retract thing is only getting better these days.
Best of luck with yours Bob
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