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Author Topic: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.  (Read 339 times)

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Offline Richard_RC_Guy

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FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:37:12 pm »
Hi Gill:

I found your Warwing going home from the field on Thursday evening.

Please PM me (Richard_RC_Guy) on the TEMAC forum to make arrangements for pickup.

Heading eastward I slowed down and looked at the front yards as I passed by the houses.
Saw a blue triangle so I stopped the car and retrieved your Warwing.

It was way East of the field on the South side of Stouffville Rd in the front yard of one of the homes under a tree.
Looks like it went down through the tree branches - rudder is knocked off, wing is split, and gouges in the leading edges.

I disconnected the battery and will put it into storage mode for you. All cells were between 3.83 to 3.86 V so should be good to go when you get it back.

Regards,

Richard



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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 10:19:26 pm »
Hi Gill:

I found your Warwing going home from the field on Thursday evening

Bloody hell Gil, I knew you were smart but how did you get your Warwing to go home on it’s own?

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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 11:35:03 pm »
Thank You so much for looking out Richard!
You saved the day for me - As you have seen first hand, it wasn't going very well for me... Until I saw your message  :D

PM on its way.


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Offline Gil.E

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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 11:43:35 pm »
Hey Simon,
Is there a TEMAC pilot rehab program, where I can voluntarily relinquish my MAAC wings and enroll in flight school again?  ???
or at least have my eyes checked by a professional ?

This has been a bad evening.... If I may quote Douglas Adams:
“I've had the sort of day that would make St. Francis of Assisi kick babies.”


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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 10:35:31 am »
Re; your comment @Gil.E  "Is there a TEMAC pilot rehab program, where I can voluntarily relinquish my MAAC wings and enroll in flight school again?  ???"

I'm glad to see Gil, I am not the only one experiencing CS Switch difficulties/malfunctions. 

Speaking to you as the clubs CFI, I would advise you to start by following and adding to the topic "This week's safety tips for at the field and in the air" at http://temac.ca/smf/index.php/topic,6588.msg43185.html#msg43185

It may be beneficial and save an airplane or two.

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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 11:33:20 am »
@bweaver
Thanks to the FrSky Taranis Radio programming versatility, my radio CS switch is set as a 3-position/way switch, with an additional setting.
This allows me to take off in CS mode (Completely Stupid) and once the plane is in the air I normally switch to BS mode (Beyond Stupid).

I will write up and add my safety tip to your collection thread later on.

By the way, when I purchased your Warwing Kit this winter, I was under the impression this aircraft supported beyond-visual-range combat capability and all weather operation. Did I misread the specs ?       
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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 04:53:18 pm »
@Gil.E - Re: "By the way, when I purchased your Warwing Kit this winter, I was under the impression this aircraft supported beyond-visual-range combat capability and all weather operation. Did I misread the specs ?"

Gil, 2 points. (1) a wise old man once told me, "out of sight, out of control".  (2) You obviously didn't read the fine print.  ;D

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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 05:07:06 pm »
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(2) You obviously didn't read the fine print;D

Fine print text....  Apparently I am both far sighted and near sighted  ;)
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Re: FOUND - Gil.E's Warwing on Thur. May 24.
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 02:31:04 pm »
  I try to keep my radio on the "Keep it simple Stupid" mode. Less taxing on the brain... and reflexes! lol ;D

   Glenn