Month: September 2018

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Thunder Thrust Over Chatham Kent Airport

Dave
Steve

Today Dave and Steve attended the Zone M – Thunder Thrust Over Chatham Kent Airport Event put on by the Chatham Aeronauts.  We were curious about this aspect of the RC aircraft hobby in particular because of what we thought of as far as the advanced speed and discipline being required, compared to entry and mid levels.  To a great extent, our perceptions were confirmed.  The attendees and participants of the event exhibited high levels of knowledge and professionalism that these advanced models required to get them into the air safely.  We felt welcomed and there was full disclosure by every person we encountered with regard to the technical aspects of the hobby.  Here are a few pictures of some of the jets that stood out at the event – with some video posted on our social media accounts.  One pleasant surprise was some entry level EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jets that one can get to start off with are very affordable – though the consensus was that even with entry level craft you should join a local club to really accelerate your skills, be a safe operator and enrich the enjoyment of the hobby.

Jordan and her F86

 

A10 with twin 38lb jets
Paul’s Diamond
Paul’s Diamond

 

Rick and his Diamond.

 

 

Citabria Update – September 15, 2018

Waiting for the fog to clear at CYPQ this morning.

Once the fog cleared, then we jumped in the Citabria and headed for the active runway.

With a safety pilot (Karl) in the front seat it gave me the opportunity to practice and improve my taxiing and flying skills from the rear seat.

We flew 6 circuits and called it a day.

Here are some video clips from todays flight.

Click here if you are interested in learning more about flying a Citabria.

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – September 10, 2018

After sanding the bottom of the fuselage between the landing brake and the forward landing gear, it became obvious that there was a spot on each side of the NACA scoop that dipped in towards the centre of the fuselage. I have added material to build both areas up before any further sanding.

Foam pieces were cut large enough to fit over the two dips in the fuselage bottom. A batch of micro was mixed – workshop temperature 25 deg C and humidity 58%.

The foam pieces were micro’d in place and weights added on top of them while they cure.