HEY GUYS !! happy new year!!

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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    ive been out for a while..what i missed??..my cpu was giving me hard time ..but is back on track...happy new year to all and merry christmas!!..:Cheers:
     
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    Happy New Year Rigo and everyone else on LR. I must say, im really glad this year is almost over. 2007 was not a very good year for me...but I hope 2008 will change all that.

    How did 2007 treat you guys? Good or bad?
     
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    Hope all y'all have a happy and safe new year.

    As for how 2007 treated me.I cant complain I guess.Got a new job thats closer to home,more money and great benefits.
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    well i hope 2008 brings new changes and good news..take care you all!!
     
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    Happy New Year All!!!
    '07 was great and looking forward to '08

    Now somebody please turn on the heat
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    2007 was the weirdest year ever for me, so far. But I'm glad it happened. Have a good night/morning, everyone! I value all of you not only as support for this addictive hobby, but as friends too. Well, okay. Most of you ;).
     
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    Same here. I joined LR in 07 and im hoping to be making friends with everyone here by the time 08 is over. LR is the reason im successfully keeping a saltwater tank and there is really no words that can express this gratitude. Free advice from people who go out of their way to respond to my posts. This is the best online community i have ever been a part of.

    I will defiantly drink to LR tonight. A lot. So much that i might post some emotional lovey-dubby comment about LR in a few hours. :Cheers::Cheers::Cheers: Cheers!
     
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    Happy New Year to all. I'm just starting to drink for the night. I don't drink very much, and I make it a point to get jacked up on New Years as a reminder of WHY I don't drink alcohol on a regular basis. 4 or 5 bottles of Mikes Hard lemonade and a couple glasses of champagne should do the trick. I'll be fallin' down drunk by midnight. :Cheers:

    We are having our annual Frozen Fingers Fun Fly at the club tomorrow. It's an event that we have every year on January 1st. Cold, snow or brutal wind--we have a contest and FLY our asses off!! :bounce:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    :mrgreen:Get us pics of those planes Rc.Might make it easier to talk the wife into letting me start another expensive hobby.:mrgreen:
     
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    Happy New Year everyone!
    I can't believe I'm on here tonight,boy do I need a life!
     
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    cthegame

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    Dont worry freak, im here too. and im already pretty buzzed. Its only 7:45 pm and i have a long night ahead of me.

    I have started with some wine...will work my way to champagne around midnight (in Hollywood). After New Year when i get back home, I will open that bottle of Johnnie Walker i saved for tonight. Then I will watch an episode of Star Trek to end my night...:Cheers:

    Probably shouldnt be mixing drinks, but will i care when im pissed drunk? NOPE!!!
     
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    How about a video instead?

    Gimme a break, I ain't Steven Speilberg. :grumble:

    Remix for Rcpilet - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

    The servos buzz because they are digital. It's just the nature of the beast. Can't hear them when the engine is running. :mrgreen: Wish I could start it for ya, but it's like -10F outside tonight and I ain't gonna start it in the hallway of my apartment. :shock:

    It's primarily a purpose built airplane for IMAC type flying. IMAC = International Miniature Aerobatic Competition. We fly the same maneuvers that real aerobatic pilots fly in the IAC (International Aerobatic Competition), and they are scored the same way. Our planes are just smaller.

    It might do some 3D moves, but it's NOT going to be a total monster. I'm sure it will do harriers, rolling harriers, flat spins and walls. But I have no illusions about this thing doing a perfect wall or terminator. It just doesn't have enough elevator movement to bang those types of maneuvers.

    It's ridiculously overpowered. It weighs 19 pounds and has a 75cc engine. Prop is 24" diameter with 12" pitch. In-F**KING-sane. It should hover at about 1/2 throttle. Pullout from a hover is going to be like shooting it out of a slingshot. :bounce:

    Top (absolute MAXIMUM) speed on the airframe is "theoretically" about 100MPH. But, I'd NEVER fly it that fast for more than a second or two. It could come apart at those speeds. With the engine I have strapped to it--it could probably hit 150MPH, but it would explode long before it got going that fast.

    It's not meant to go fast. It's a flop around and tumble airplane. 90% of my competition flying will be done between 40-70MPH.

    3D flying is technically flying when the wings are stalled and not producing any lift at all--or not enough lift to actually fly the airframe. 3D flying is mostly done with lots of HP and prop thrust. Thats why I have a 75cc engine on a plane thats only rated for a 50cc engine. :^:

    1hr to go and I'm working on a real nice buzz. :mrgreen: I have no life, so I'll probably sit here and bounce between Living Reefs, TV and Reef Central all night.
     
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    Thanks for the video Rc.Thats a great looking bird.

    When I flew RC planes before,I got into the ole WWII war birds.Theres just something about P-51 Mustangs and F-4U Corsares that gets my blood pumping.

    A couple a more bonuses from shutdowns and I should have enough money for 1/4 scale,I hope.
     
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    Happy New Year!

    I didn't manage to get drunk last night. Just wasn't in the mood to go beyond 3 beers.

    It's the aerobatic ones that get my blood pumping, Yote. I just love a plane that has a nice axial roll. One that snaps when you bang the sticks to the corners--but stops that snap INSTANTLY when you neutralize the sticks. The bigger they are, the smoother they fly. So many people are scared of these larger airplanes because of the money. They aren't nasty, unless you ASK them to be nasty. :mrgreen: They just float in for a landing--soft as a feather, but in the air they can WOW and amaze you.

    Off to the Frozen Fingers Fun Fly!! Getting dressed in every piece of thinsulate and goretex that I own. It's colder than a witches tit in a brass bra this morning. :helm2:

    Hey, look at this:
    Yak11 mit Moki Stern - MyVideo

    It's a Russian Yak of some type. 6-cylinder Moki engine.
     
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    I made it to 8:45 then went to bed. just not the same when you are working in a camp and got to be up at 4am.

    But hope y'all had fun and the only thing I have to say is...wow a January 1st without a hangover.
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    awhhh...is 2007 really gone...i blackout..this damn headache and drowsiness...
     
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    Great video of the plane Rc.My son would enjoy that hobby,too bad its too expensive for daddy to get into.

    Ct,I see you are a trekkie too...cheers!
     
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    I have around $3000 into that airplane. It could be built cheaper, but I'm anal and won't use anything but the best hardware and servos in my planes. I could have put that plane together for $1800--$2000, but it wouldn't have had all the digital servos and heavy duty titanium linkages. I could have saved myself $500 on a smaller engine too. But that wouldn't be any fun. 1/2 the fun here is the HP and noise!! :)

    But, I've been in this hobby for almost 10yrs. I started out with a POS trainer and radio that I picked up for $375. It IS an expensive hobby, but no more than anything else that you dedicate yourself too. Bass boats, guns, ATVs, golf clubs, paintball guns--they all cost money too. It's just a different hobby than what most are used too.

    You don't HAVE to fly big airplanes like mine either. Thats 30% scale of the real thing. The real ones are 26' wingspan and weigh about 1400 pounds. They don't have to cost $3000 apiece. Thats just where MY addiction led. Provided I don't wreck it--I should be able to fly that airframe for 2 or 3 years. I don't wreck very often now. After 10yrs of flying, I've experienced most of the emergencies that can happen. My problem is, I've got that one at 30% scale, and 5 other planes in the 27% and 28% size with 50cc and 60cc engines. You can never get enough of them. They grow and breed like rabbits when you're as addicted as me. I have hundreds of servos that cost me $100 apiece. Probably 20 or 30 radio receivers. I have 6 radio/Transmitters. I've got brand new airframes in boxes. I buy them when I can afford them. When I crash, I have a new airframe waiting for the engine and servos. It's a sickness. :)

    You can have loads of fun flying glow engine powered airplanes with wingspans UNDER 65" Those are cheap compared to a big one with a real gasoline engine. Average cost of a complete airplane like that is about $300--$600. You crash them less, because by the time you graduate to a plane like that--you should have already mastered basic flight and basic aerobatics and be 100% comfortable.

    You have a PM.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    well, I didn't do ANYTHING fun or exciting for new years. I was on call for work. I went to bed 10 minutes after midnight, slept for two hours, then got called in to work and worked 24 hours straight. but, It was all double time so I can't complain too much.

    I hope 2008 is as good for me as 2007 was. I had a great year.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    WOW RC! Thanks for sharing the vid. That is one cool plane.
     
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