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Posted by simages | Dec 18, 2015 @ 04:32 PM | 2,022 Views
Hard to stay ahead of the new models and updates....... it does get better and better. Looking forward to using the new MC ND4/8/16/32 filter lens set from TACO-RC. They will Slow Shutter speeds for more natural cinematic motion and eliminates jello effect....Continue Reading
Posted by simages | Dec 14, 2015 @ 01:48 PM | 1,757 Views
This project is under my bench and plan on powering it with a proven power system like the E-flite 480 Brushless Outrunner 1020Kv with a matching 40-Amp Lite Pro and APC 12x6E thin prop.

My FlyBaby Build

I know.....
Posted by simages | Dec 14, 2015 @ 01:36 PM | 1,756 Views
This 28% scale ARF has been long out of production.
Specs are as follows;
Engine .52-.61
WS 60"
Fuselage is balsa/lite ply. built up wings and airfoil tail feathers. FG cowl, FG wheelpants and Vac formed canopy

More to follow.....
Posted by simages | Dec 11, 2015 @ 10:49 PM | 2,034 Views
Project begins with stripping the mechanics... to prep for the Saito FA300T-TDP four stroke dual carb engine.

My Re-Build Thread "started December 2015"
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 01:54 PM | 1,711 Views
My Build of the SKYBUGGY (100) 19.5" Video and is a fun flyer! Gave this RTF to my friends son, who got me into the hobby 20 yrs ago!
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 01:47 PM | 1,701 Views
My Build of the SKYBUGGY (300) 24" with Floats What, another SA Success.... Really a fun flyer! Best on a calm day and a little different with the floats so, setup a second model for your Trim settings.
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 07:07 AM | 1,706 Views
My Build of the eHopper 33.5" Maiden flight went back to the bench, under powered.
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 06:59 AM | 1,676 Views
My Build of the SkyBoy (600) 48" Another SA Success..... Flys and Floats without any Water!
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 09:13 PM | 2,465 Views
The 1926 FORD Flivver has always been my favorite airplane and any Flivver project I pursue, they are always in the Memory of "Harry J. Brooks (19031928)". Read a bit HERE

A work in progress for sometime now, but now I have to finish after electronics and mechanical issues resolved!

My Build Thread "back on track; December 2015"
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 08:47 PM | 2,203 Views
Repaired this "abandoned", but acquired "Basketcase" Antic back to life......
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 08:43 PM | 2,077 Views
Not much for WWII, but after returning from Pearl Harbor, HI outlook changed a bit..... Markings taken from the P-40 on display at the museum.
Posted by simages | Feb 10, 2015 @ 11:35 AM | 3,783 Views
Cleaning up my Hanger and my Blog
Items for Sale......

Accessories For Sale

Sullivan Starter and Battery conversion kit
72MHz Items - Antennas, TP-FSM, R127DF and Cystals

Planes for Sale

RadicalRC MicroBipe w/ motor, mount and ESC
Macchi MC72 ARC by Seabart
Slick 3D 480 ARF (EFL2865) RTF
USAirCore Barnstormer Bipe Kit
USAirCore Float Kit
Ford Flivver Kit
Hanger 9 P40-B Warhawk 50
RetroRC e-Moth Kit
Anniversary Cub with Float Kit
CAP 232 - framed up
CA Speedy Bee "RCM" Laser Kit w/ Plans
GP Lanier ARF
Byron Ryan STA-M
Ryan STA 480 ARF
E-Flite Carbon Z Cub
SA Aircamper 100 w/Electronics
SA Pietenpol 480 w/ Floats, motor and ESC

Helicopters for Sale

TT Mini Titan Scale A109 Fuselage with FMA Co-Pilot and extras
NIB Approach Engineering eCobra 550 Kit
Century Swift NX w/ motor
ALZRC Devil 450 FBL BNF with extras
Posted by simages | Dec 31, 2011 @ 12:16 PM | 4,745 Views

Posted by simages | Jul 17, 2011 @ 12:52 PM | 4,611 Views
It floats too......
DH98 Splashdown x264 (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by simages | Jul 04, 2011 @ 09:05 PM | 5,124 Views
Maidened the Cub this evening however; it was really short. This is a first for me, but just when it got airborne the stock prop broke off the motor shaft.

Cub Maiden Mishap (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by simages | Feb 26, 2011 @ 06:48 PM | 5,018 Views
Met a few folks from Stevens AeroModel when I attended the WRAM Show in White Plains, NY.

Walked away with two of their kits and bought two more...

My Build of the SKYBUGGY (100) 19.5" Video and is a fun flyer! Gave this RTF to my friends son, who got me into the hobby 20 yrs ago!

My Build of the Swift (100) 21" Video of a really fun flyer!

My Build of the SkyBoy (600) 48" Another SA Success..... Flys and Floats without any Water!

My Build of the SKYBUGGY (300) 24" with Floats What, another SA Success.... Really a fun flyer! Best on a calm day and a little different with the floats so, setup a second model for your Trim settings.

My Build of the eHopper 33.5" Maiden flight went back to the bench, under powered.

My Build of the RingRat RC050 Maiden flight was a success, past on to my nephew.

My Build of the Adrenaline Rush

My Build starting soon the 1928 Pietenpol Air Camper (100)

My Build starting soon the Pietenpol Sky Scout (480) with Floats



Posted by simages | Jan 24, 2011 @ 07:43 PM | 5,065 Views
I decided to go with a proven power system so, I purchased the E-flite 480 Brushless Outrunner 1020Kv with a matching 40-Amp Lite Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC and the APC 12x6E thin prop.

I'll install four HiTec HS-5065MG Digital Feather Servo as well as a set of Diamond 3" Lite Wheels and a Hanger 9 Tail Wheel Assembly.

This should all be enough to start the project when my kit arrives soon.
Posted by simages | Mar 31, 2010 @ 07:44 AM | 5,430 Views
After hearing a bit of hipe regarding this innovated Innovator MD530 by Thunder Tiger. Like many, I thought it was pricey and a little reluctant because of the proprietary design. However; I recently came across a 'used" complete setup with two batteries, software/interface, extra blades and parts. The price was really great although the 3-1 needed servo motor repair as well as new landing gear. Looked really good however; appears to have had a head strick or two......


Build log for the resurrection of a used but not abused Innovator