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Jerry found this link. You can use it to find out if the field might be flooded.

 

Our field is 7 feet above the sensor. If the graph shows 7 feet the water is level with our field.

 

If anyone has anything new they would like included in our Web Page please let me know.

You can email me by clicking here.

 

 

 

I have CDO.

It's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order.

As they should be.

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Mark Fansler

"Grumman F7F Tigercat"

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This is a 1:7.5 scale Grumman F7F Tigercat. I scratch built it from Don Palmer plans but make many modifications to more modern build techniques.

bb5 bb6 I started cutting out parts in Nov 2015 and finished the plane, ready to fly, in Feb 2017. It is powered by two 36cc PTE gas engines running APC 15.75 x 13P 3-blade props and two 16 oz gas tanks, one in each nacelles .
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The servos are Power HD 9150’s but the four flap servos and the nose gear steering servo is Power HD 1501’s. The receiver is a 9 channel 2.4 gHz Hitec powered thru a Redwing RC Power board using two 2200 mah 11.1V Lipo batteries.
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The main and nose landing gears are Fultz HD Scorpions. I got all the graphics from Callie Graphics and it is covered in Ultrakote.
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We also have some movies of the Maiden!!!
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Bob Satow's Current Project

"Cessna L-19 Bird Dog"

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The plane is a Cessna L-19 known as the Bird Dog. I have built the plane based on Wendell Hostetler's plans, all 4 feet by 16 feet of them. The model will be powered by an EME 55cc gas engine. The ending weight will hopefully be shy of 25lbs. I have it wired for navigation lights, including landing lights. Landing gear is from TNT and the cowl from Fiberglass Specialties should be here the first of the week. Covering is about 80% complete. After the covering I will get installation of the 14 windows figured out. I have a long way to go.

bb5 bb6 I've asked Bob to let us know when he is going to make the Maiden flight. I'm sure there will be a number of people that will want to see this one in the air. Thanks Bob for the contribution.
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Bob and Steve putting everything together .
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Ready to go and a slow speed pass.
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A slow speed pass.

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Larry Nieman's New Project

"Double Trouble"

f Attached are some pictures of Larry Nieman's first scratch build from his hand drawn full size plans.  Total wingspan is 152 inches. Power is provided by two OS FS 26 four stroke engines.  Control is via two Hitec 72Mz receivers, one in each fuselage. Current weight is right at 8 pounds, with only the covering to add, which will give the plane a wing loading of 12.6 oz per square foot.
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Clck on the images to see full size. Hopefully we will see an update from Larry soon. I'll try to get Larry to let us know when he is going to Maiden this plane so we can be there to see it. Thanks Larry for the contribution. i

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Here is the finished product. I hope Larry lets us know when he is going to do the maiden flight. Look great Larry!
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Click on the picture to the left to see what Larry has designed to add under the center wing section of the Double Trouble. He calls it the X-20. It's an unpowered glider with elevons and he says he will need someone to fly it back to the runway after he releases it from Double Trouble. Larry I think people will be standing in line for the chance.

x20 Larry says the X-20 is ready to fly. He is waiting for good weather so start looking for him at the field anytime.
x200 The X-20 from the other side.

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Flapper

Bob’s new kit built 30cc “Senior TeleMaster” has a great new feature that I predict will start showing up on a lot of new models. Bob used what looks like 1½” control horns instead of CA hinges to attach the flaps to the wing. This allows the flaps to rotate away from the wing and down instead of just pivoting up and down on the trailing edge of the wing. To enclose the area between the wing and the flaps when the flaps are down Bob used plastic panels that extend from a slot in the trailing edge of the wing to the leading edge of the flaps. In the down position the plastic panels have a slight curve in them. In the up position the panes are completely enclosed inside the wing. To see the flaps in action click the picture and watch a short video.

 

 

 

 

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Pull Pull System

TAI Members,
Have you ever tried to setup a pull pull system using straight or crossed wires only to find you get to much line slack or the lines get so tight you think you’re going to stall the servo. I found this really cool pull pull calculator that I thought I would share that allows you to solve those problems. And it is pretty easy to use.

To get it on your computer, click here to download zip file into a folder. Open the .zip file and then un-compress the program by dragging and dropping the PullPull.exe file into the same folder. Then run the program. Let me know if you need some help.

Good Luck and Happy Landings!!!
Mark Fansler – TAI Treasurer

 

 

 

Here is a great video that Tom sent from the IMAA Air Show 2011

Here is the video of the Flying People from New York

You can download our field for use on RealFlight on the "About Us" page.

Thanks Jerry!

       

 

 

 

It is the soldier, not the President,who gives us democracy,

It is the soldier, not the Congress, who takes care of us.

It is the soldier, not the Reporter,who has given us Freedom of Press.

It is the soldier, not the Poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus Organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag; who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, that allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis O'Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

 

 

 

Seagulls

At least someone gets to fly off the field when it's flooded.

 

Click the image to blow it up and you can see the pin box and the seagulls.