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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Not too much RC due to the weather and having a cold. I did start working on my comment to the FAA for the NPRM for Remote ID though.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 am 
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Unfortunately this gentleman expresses many of the concerns I have with the NPRM regarding model aircraft.

http://www.uavexpertnews.com/2020/02/go ... jDhg7uXYsM

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:04 pm 
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Well I had hoped to get all 4 of my new batteries setup with Deans connectors today but life got in the way and I realized I might be a bit tired to be soldering connectors on the first pack. I got everything straightened out though and all my tools are together in our home office to try and continue tomorrow night.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:54 pm 
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Well I had to watch my kids Monday night while my wife went and did social stuff, then I got a stomach bug on Tuesday, and I've been recovering since. Interesting times...

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:15 pm 
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I got my comment to the FAA submitted yesterday. The biggest problem I found was trying to get everything I wanted to say but down to the allowed length.

I also finished getting my soldering done on my new batteries and also my lightbulb for discharging. I might have to do some more research or install something to up the voltage.

I also weighed my packs so I can put them into sets tomorrow. All 4 of the packs I bought are within 1 gram of each other so it'll be simple to put them together.

Lastly I ordered a new receiver pack and a spare set of tires for the DeJaVu. I hope to make it to the field tomorrow to get some break-in flights on these packs and work on manuevers for the 2020 Intermediate Pattern sequence.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:55 am 
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Velcro is on and the packs are being charged for the first time. I just need to number then so I can tell one set from another.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Well no flying today. I went outside to start packing up and it was beginning to drizzle here. I needed to charge up the new packs regardless so I just discharged them and I'm ready to go when the weather improves.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:50 pm 
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I had things I needed to do for work tonight but couldn't get my mind in the game so I worked on the canopy of the Cadence. I like to lay down some painters tape when using coarse sandpaper to help prevent unintended oversanding or scuffing.

I began by knocking down the peak of the balsa interchange pieces between the 2 sheeted canopy cores with a palm sander and 80 grit sandpaper. Needless to say it didn't take long. I think went in by hand with a sanding bar with 80 grit. When I got close to having it all the way down, I went to a different sanding bar setup with 220 grit.

I really like the shape I ended up with and I'm glad I trimmed off part of the canopy cores to lower it. And if I use the palm sander anymore, I'm probably going to start with 120 grit :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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The family and I went down to Houston today and I took some time to stop by a local hobby shop. I was wanting to get some brass tubing, music wire, and wheel collars to fabricate a canopy latch. However, the only thing the hobby store, which is one of the better ones in the Houston area for aircraft, they only had the wheel collars in stock to build it.

I think part of the problem I'm having with the hobby and being motivated especially for something like pattern is the work that goes in to sourcing materials for projects. When you can't just walk into a hobby store even an hour and half away and get the few things you need, it's kind of a downer.

But on the other hand, pattern gets me to the field and something to work on even if I'm out there alone...

Things I'm thinking about and even if the hobby suffers from a future FAA ruling, I plan to continue. But I'm giving serious thought to getting completely out of pattern. Part of this is the motivation to go to the field and work on what I feel like working on. I'd also take advantage of being able to fly something different that I could keep out of the sun in the early mornings when other club members may be out so I wouldn't be flying alone as much.

Just some thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:13 pm 
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I found a source that had music wire but now I'm thinking it's more money and trouble than it's worth to build my own canopy latch. I can order 12 inch long segments of brass tubing from Grainger for a good price so I might just look at some other stuff I might need from F3AUnlimited.com or another supplier and go with that.

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