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R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 20th, 2013, 10:28 pm

AKA, The turkey field hangout,...LOL.
Lily wanted all you guys and gals to see her with the giant Corsair with an actual 5 cylinder radial engine,... engine alone---$ 3000,...lol. Yea, some of us are NUTS!!
This plane has an 110" wingspan, and weighs 50lbs. It belonged to a fella out of state.
That is my P-51 half way down the line with the red tail feathers.
Had a member video it and in flight, so in a few days maybe I can get it uploaded soon.
Did not have as big a turnout as usual. Only 48 entries. Probably the 90+ temps.
Several engines overheated with the temps so high. Mine even got too hot after about 5 minutes, so I had a short flight, before it became a problem.
Recognize this place Wes and Derrick???...lol.

Enjoy a few pics, Tommy
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by vaturkey » July 20th, 2013, 10:43 pm

Cool Stuff Tommy ! Thanks for sharing !

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by The SPURSUADER » July 20th, 2013, 10:47 pm

:thumbup: Looks like Fun....A 50lb Plane with a $3000 Engine??? Interesting....They have a place down the road from me here where they do this....I slow down and watch often!!
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R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by BrentM » July 21st, 2013, 12:02 am

That looks awesome I would have liked to have seen that

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by hookspur » July 21st, 2013, 4:51 am

Wow....those planes are beautiful! I always wanted to build a Spad 13 about the size of that Corsair, but haven't ever got around to it.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by bigdoc » July 21st, 2013, 12:02 pm

Very cool!!!

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by redarrow » July 21st, 2013, 1:22 pm

The very mention of Tullahoma brings back memories of Grandad and Grandmas house on New Ovoca Rd. Been at least 45 years ago since I was last there.looks like fun. nice pics. Cool planes.
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 21st, 2013, 2:58 pm

LOL Red, Ovoca Rd is still there, but I'd bet money there are just a few more houses than there were 45 years ago.
It's where all the doctors and rich people live. There are probably 6 to 8 real fancy sub-divisions there, with the Tullahoma Country Club right in the middle.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Spuriosity » July 21st, 2013, 3:23 pm

Cool beans, Shooter. Yeah, I recognize it. Anybody strafe any turkeys during the fly-in?

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by GLS » July 21st, 2013, 4:35 pm

Tommy, is a Technician ham radio license required to fly those planes? gil

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by el diablo » July 21st, 2013, 7:27 pm

Cool stuff Tommy. Looks like a great place to chase turkeys...lol.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by pedro » July 21st, 2013, 9:30 pm

Very cool!!!

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 21st, 2013, 10:13 pm

GLS wrote:Tommy, is a Technician ham radio license required to fly those planes? gil
No, as far as I know, you don't need any license to fly on private property.
We all have to have an AMA license to fly on our field belonging to the Air Force for insurance reasons. Even the guys with the Ham licenses, have to have an AMA.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 21st, 2013, 10:31 pm

el diablo wrote:Cool stuff Tommy. Looks like a great place to chase turkeys...lol.
Chase???,...LOL!!! You can't hardly get them off the runway sometimes. I have even dive bombed them with a stunt plane within just a few feet, and they just stand there and watch til you get past and go back to pickin around.
LOL, I just remembered something that happened a few years ago with that same stunt plane.
The deer that hang out there are pretty tame and used to us flying around also.
I was diving at a doe one time, but she would not budge. After about 6 tries, I got closer and closer.
The last time I swooped in, she must have jumped 10 ft in the air and hauled azz.
Everyone was looking at each other wondering what happened, even me. Finally brought the plane back around in front of us close, and something didn't look right. LOL, the one piece half moon landing gear was hanging on just by the plastic film covering just floppin in the wind. I guess I got closer than I thought,...lol. Needless to say it was an ugly belly landing after the wheels and gear finally fell completely off. Wish I had gotten that on vid, cause I never seen a deer run so fast, setting the dry grass on fire behind her,...lol.
Yep, I have a bad habit of messing with the wildlife with my toys.
I once got after a buzzard that had moved into the field. After a few minutes chasing him around, I finally cut a bunch of feathers with the prop. You would not believe how fast a buzzard really can fly,...LOL!!!

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by M Sharpe » July 22nd, 2013, 6:41 am

Shooter wrote:
el diablo wrote:Cool stuff Tommy. Looks like a great place to chase turkeys...lol.
Chase???,...LOL!!! You can't hardly get them off the runway sometimes. I have even dive bombed them with a stunt plane within just a few feet, and they just stand there and watch til you get past and go back to pickin around.
LOL, I just remembered something that happened a few years ago with that same stunt plane.
The deer that hang out there are pretty tame and used to us flying around also.
I was diving at a doe one time, but she would not budge. After about 6 tries, I got closer and closer.
The last time I swooped in, she must have jumped 10 ft in the air and hauled azz.
Everyone was looking at each other wondering what happened, even me. Finally brought the plane back around in front of us close, and something didn't look right. LOL, the one piece half moon landing gear was hanging on just by the plastic film covering just floppin in the wind. I guess I got closer than I thought,...lol. Needless to say it was an ugly belly landing after the wheels and gear finally fell completely off. Wish I had gotten that on vid, cause I never seen a deer run so fast, setting the dry grass on fire behind her,...lol.
Yep, I have a bad habit of messing with the wildlife with my toys.
I once got after a buzzard that had moved into the field. After a few minutes chasing him around, I finally cut a bunch of feathers with the prop. You would not believe how fast a buzzard really can fly,...LOL!!!
That's pretty cool. You need to puts some guns (.50 cal) on them!! Love those Corsairs.
Where did you find those little tiny pilots to fly them???

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by GOLD HUNTER » July 22nd, 2013, 6:12 pm

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Nimrod » July 22nd, 2013, 9:32 pm

I love those WWII warbirds.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 23rd, 2013, 12:17 am

Here are a few pics of my Pretty bird in flight that was sent in my e-mail.
Now you can see what people mean when they say that it looks real in the air.
Still waiting on the vid.
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Spuriosity » July 23rd, 2013, 7:41 am

Great shots, Tommy. That does indeed look real. Now you just need eight LED lights in the leading edge of the wings to rapidly wink on and off to look just like machine guns.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Reloader » July 23rd, 2013, 10:20 am

That's cool as heck Tommy.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by pullit » July 23rd, 2013, 11:20 am

Tommy that is really cool, you and other have more balls than me to put $$$$$ in the air and hope not to crash it.
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 23rd, 2013, 2:52 pm

pullit wrote:Tommy that is really cool, you and other have more balls than me to put $$$$$ in the air and hope not to crash it.
Oh Yea, there were a few flubs, and grown men crying afterwards. There always are with warbirds.
They are very touchy, and are not forgiving at all. Not like fun fly airplanes.
We even advised the guy that crashed his giant P-47, to let a more Warbird friendly guy to fly it, because this guy doesn't know the meaning of flying smmoooth,...LOL. Yep, he should have listened.
He learned the hard way, how quick a Warbird can get out of control, and how quick a couple thousand dollars can go down the drain.
The other pic of the Mustang landing, was, well,... he just came in too slow, and it tried to roll over just before touchdown, because of loss of lift on one wing.
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by pullit » July 23rd, 2013, 3:26 pm

Those are big enough that the FAA has to be called in to check things out! It is alway pilot error....:grin:
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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 23rd, 2013, 4:36 pm

It was in this guys case. He is a know it all, and a bigmouth, so when he first crashed, everyone was kind of Gigglin. He even took it pretty well for awhile, but after an hour or so, it started hitting him. Almost felt sorry for him. Almost,...lol.
I finally realized it is not so much the money invested, but the amount of time that goes into building one.
Especially the bigger ones, and putting all the detail into them. Some people put years into one, not me, but some,...lol. So yea, it hurts pretty bad when you put one in the dirt. They seem a little tough in the air, but they are like eggs when they lawn dart into the ground at any speed.

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Re: R/C Warbirds over Arnold AFB, Tullahoma, TN

Post by Shooter » July 23rd, 2013, 9:47 pm

http://youtu.be/Srq48BGxFzA

Just messing around trying to figure out how to post a vid with some help from Gophert,...lol.
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