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Steven Cushing Photo’s of 1905 Wright Flyer In Action

Steve’s built a beautiful 1905. He has added some scale detail including flying wires and pilot. We can clearly see a pilot capable of flying this model right in it’s sweetest spot, low and slow. “Hi Dave, I was at … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Project Part 1

This series of posts created from email correspondence between Keith and I. He’s really done a lot of neat things to this kit. Expect a new report every Thursday for at least 5 weeks. Keith is in the AMA Hall … Continue reading

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Being a Good Test Pilot: Part 4, Trim Pre Flight – Flight Plan

Our series about becoming a solid test pilot continues….. Make sure every surface is perfectly nuetral. No slight rudder, or aileron inputs. Check the elevator for “slight up”. I would define this as the elevator being set dead nuetral then … Continue reading

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Being A Good Test Pilot: Part 3, On the Wheels

A continuing series on how to be a solid test flight, we continue…… Check the RX pack, that it’s state of charge is high. For an electric model. Verify with the owner that the pack is full. When was it … Continue reading

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Being A Good Test Pilot: Part 2, Setup

Part 2 in an ongoing series about being a good test pilot. These articals are less about step by step hand holding instructions and more about how to think. We continue…. I always conduct an interview of sorts to fill … Continue reading

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Being A Good Test Pilot: Part 1, Mechanical Soundness

Testing a new model out is an important task regardless if it is yours or a friends. Many things go into a successful test flight. This will be the first in a series of articals on this subject. I consider … Continue reading

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Seeing To Fly

Some of you who know me are aware I gave up soda pop because I wanted to avoid all artificial sweeteners and particularly Fructose.  These products have been out of my life for a couple of years now. I may post … Continue reading

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