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17 September 2017 Flying

Here’s photos from LAFFS flying on 17 Sept 2017. Photos were taken by Anthony. (Dang nice photos for a 13 year old!)... Read More

Today’s flying, Wed., Sept.6

The wind picked up more than forecast, so as I arrived at the field just before 9:00 a.m., my wind gauge said it was 9 mph, gusting to 14 from the northeast. Four intrepid LAFFers: Steve Bell, Paul Phillips, Clem Wehner and I chose to brave the gusts, and were joined later by club sage, Gene Wallock, as the wind dropped to a breeze from the East/Northeast later in the morning. Paul got a couple of flights on his re-engined “Hog Bipe”; Clem refined the whole flight envelope for his retract-equipped “Ultra Sport 40″, and Steve flew both his “Four Star” and his new “Waco UMX” very impressively. Attached are a few photos of Steve’s “Waco”. Keep in mind while you’re looking at them that the plane is an out-of-the-box 21” span model flying on a 2S battery—and thanks in part to it AS3X receiver, it handled the wind extremely well. ... Read More

Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017

Another great way to spend a holiday morning—good weather, good flying, good friends. This morning we were treated to some fine “gasser” flying by Bob McFadden and his dialed in Kyosho “Spitfire”, and Mike Light and his uber-large “Big Stik”. Bob put a new ignition module in the DLE 20 that powers the “Spit” that really smoothed out the transition between idle and a reasonable landing speed. Mike’s DLE 30 sounded like a de-tuned Harley going around the patch—and the two together were real music to the ears of engine lovers. I finally got some flight photos of my Black Horse “T-28 Trojan” and have them attached, also. All in all, a great way to spend Labor Day morning!... Read More