Today’s weather: hot and hummmmmid
Today’s pilots (in name only): Don Jerch, Al Bleyenberg
On the spur of the moment, I met Don Jerch this morning to do some testing.
Don had his new Dynam YELLOW!!!! Waco. Don has done some “artistic” work
to the plane. A new white scarf wearing pilot, some subtle trim painting here and there.
You have to look to see it. Not a bad thing, just tasteful.
This is his second outing for this plane. First time was un nice. Motor came loose from
the firewall, Battery hatch flew off. So, with all that taken care of, back to the runway.
With GoPro on his head (ala Lonnie), headed off down the runway. Nice smooth “scale”
take off. A few dozen circuits around the field, a see saw landing in the grass, ending up
with the Waco on its nose. No damage, yeah.
Don was a little disappointed cause I hadn’t brought my RED Waco. Not enough
room in the “mini Taj Mahal”.
So, Don asks, are you flying today.
ARE YOU SITTING DOWN, HEART RATE IS GOOD.
WELL, WENT TO THE FIELD TODAY, BY MYSELF, WITH ONE OF THE CLUBS “PAINTBALL” TARGET PLANES.
SHOT FULL OF HOLES THAT HAVE BEEN PATCHED WITH CLEAR TAPE. NITRO 60 O.S., NOT RUN IN YEARS
LOOSENED UP THE THROTTLE, INSTALLED RECEIVER, PUT ON A S–T LOAD (TECHNICAL TERM) RUBBER BANDS TO
HOLD ON THE WING. PUT IN FUEL, PUT THIS STICK THINGY ON THE SPARKPLUG,
HIT IT WITH THE ELECTRIC START. CAME TO LIFE, A FEW ADJUSTMENTS, PUT IT ON THE RUNWAY, GAVE IT THE “SCALE”
GAS. LIFTED OFF THE GROUND, FLEW IT FOR ABOUT 4 MINUTES,
LANDED IT WITH NO ISSUES (GO FIGURE)
FILM AT 11
Even Don was impressed. Pics and short vid to follow.