HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
pecanpatch's blog
Posted by pecanpatch | Aug 19, 2014 @ 03:40 AM | 1,065 Views

Video Contest


Go to this link please……….(below)

Then scroll down to "Tigger's Big Show" Video

Then X the box to vote for my Tiggerbat video (u don’t have to watch video)
It may ask you to sign into your Facebook account- this keeps people from voting more than once.

Please Vote for my Tiggerbat video so I can win this cool Helicopter...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/_contests_render-video-for-the-win?utm_source=Video%20for%20the%20Win&utm_medium= Homepage&utm_content=Glamour+Overlay+4&utm_campaig n=HH+Merchandising

Posted by pecanpatch | Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:45 PM | 1,124 Views

Video Contest


Go to this link please……….(below)

Then scroll down to "Tigger's Big Show" Video

Then X the box to vote for my Tiggerbat video (u don’t have to watch video)



Please Vote for my Tiggerbat video so I can win this cool Helicopter...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/_contests_render-video-for-the-win?utm_source=Video%20for%20the%20Win&utm_medium= Homepage&utm_content=Glamour+Overlay+4&utm_campaig n=HH+Merchandising

Posted by pecanpatch | Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:05 AM | 1,782 Views
SliderBat
Part of the evolution of the GeoBat.
This plane (at least the 26" Version) is capable of sliding on grass to take off and land.
The first PDF uploaded here is the 36" version which actually has not been proven yet. The airframe is proven, just not the Slider Part of it

I had a computer glitch with the 26" version and am going to post it up ASAP.

Rule #1
This is a Blog not a Normal build thread so:
Dont get your itty bitty feelings hurt if I delete a post along the way to keep the focus on the build.

As of this writing there are 3 SliderBats flying and everyone loves'em!
Dont even think about building this plane if your not ready to embrace a 3 axis stability system or receiver. It makes a world of a difference and will fly like crap without it!.

Much more info to follow.... questions are welcome, just remember rule #1
Posted by pecanpatch | Feb 28, 2014 @ 10:09 AM | 3,673 Views
I am building a Combat plane designed by Larry Towner ....
It's featured here in the parkPilot web site....

http://www.theparkpilot.org/comment/57#comment-57

I also wanted to include these pictures I took of BJ Thomas' blue Wonder at HHAEFFI
Posted by pecanpatch | Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:16 AM | 3,779 Views
My Saito 80 bearings went bad and upon dissassembly the rear main bearing fell apart.
The main rear bearing outer race was stuck. Several hand tool methods were tried to no avail.
I had to come up with another plan... I measured the diameter of the ID of the stuck race... then cut a piece of 3/8 square key stock a little oversize.
I welded a dowel pin to the middle of that.....
Then I went to the lathe and turned it to size and tapered it for easy welding.
Then I dropped the dowel pin thru the front of the motor and wedged the cross bar into the race.
I Tig welded the bar to the Race on both sides..

after it cooled, I simply tapped it on the workbench and the stuck race came right out..... Skore!
Posted by pecanpatch | Aug 28, 2013 @ 08:14 PM | 6,497 Views
A big thanks to Tripp Grissom for videoing the TiggerBat Sunday at the Griffin field. This video is a dream come true for me for many years.... I'm glad I finally got it done... I hope ya like it....
Click on comments below to see more posts on this subject

TiggerBats big show (7 min 47 sec)

Posted by pecanpatch | Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:11 PM | 5,178 Views
I had this 12 Volt fan and wanted a way to keep my FPV transmitter cool when using it on the bench testing stuff. So I built this thing up from scrap material at work.... I'm pretty happy with it... It's also great for drying paint and glues , etc.
It's all pretty basic, I'll let the pictures tell the story...

I got to keep it from the wife as she wants to dry her nails with it


I drilled some holes in the base to hang it up when not needed...
The red thing is a funnel I adapted to direct the air a little better...(glued on with shoe goo)
It lays flat for storage.

Of course you could use wood or whatever for the base and such....
Throw one together, you'll like it
Posted by pecanpatch | Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:35 AM | 6,090 Views
As great as Walbro Carbs are ,I have always hated the throttle lever. It is too close to the center of rotation. I modded mine as presented here and it works so much better.

It made the throttle sweep match up to a typical servo throw.
It raised the ball joint higher to clear the engine mount bolts....
and I twisted the arm to be in line with the pushrod....

Now she has a much better feel on the throttle..... ...Continue Reading
Posted by pecanpatch | Mar 24, 2013 @ 02:39 PM | 8,853 Views
I thought I would share my trick of how to get better contact when soldering Ultra Deans connectors.
First off, I use a decent 40W Weller soldering iron ( I welded the custom stand)
Then I use a tiny drop of this liquid flux....
The wires come pre-tinned and they are fat in diameter...
I take a metal plate and a small mallet and beat the end of the pre-soldered wire flat...
Then solder it and heat shrink it up...
You will find even the heat shrink will fit better...
Instead of just the quadrant of the wire actually touching the Deans connector , this whole big flattened wire contacts.
The pictures should explain it pretty good (Thanks to my wife for the Macro work)...Continue Reading
Posted by pecanpatch | Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:01 AM | 8,197 Views
The Snyder Fighter was born when I gave Lloyd Snyder a Hobby King Motor , ESC and servos and said "Go build a airplane".

A week later he came back with this wing

Yes there are a Hundred other wing builds on RCG's......
But people started asking for plans for THIS one so here we go.....

There will be much more to come in time so check back later.

This plane requires a LOT of expo!

Here is the top view of the wing and elevon.
Those are 1" squares on the drawing....Continue Reading
Posted by pecanpatch | Jan 04, 2013 @ 08:13 AM | 8,230 Views
My recipe for Smoke Oil

1 part Super-Dri smoke oil
1 part Walmart automatic Transmission fluid
1 part Kerosine

This creates awesome smoke with excellent Hang time. Way better and cheaper than just the Super-Dri smoke oil by itself.
Posted by pecanpatch | Jan 02, 2013 @ 09:06 AM | 8,189 Views
Make 2 of these (see PDF file), makes a good FPV hood for 19" TV
Posted by pecanpatch | Sep 15, 2012 @ 10:50 PM | 9,040 Views
I'm not a big fan of super clear canopies. I like just a trace of tint so you can see the canopy. Sometimes you'll see a plane with a canopy so clear ,at a distance you cant even see it. That's why I do this.

Years ago I picked up this single burner hot plate at a Yard sale. I use it to keep the water temp high so the dye can do it's deed. You must heat the water!
Posted by pecanpatch | Aug 20, 2012 @ 08:48 AM | 12,594 Views
Brushless Motors Explained.

If you have a better article or chart please upload...
Posted by pecanpatch | Feb 20, 2012 @ 08:27 AM | 11,080 Views
Hello and Welcome,
I had a full scale Condor 2 ultralight back in 1983. I always wanted to build a model of it, but the technology just wasn't there. Now it is.
But to keep things simple I thought I would use slow stick wings and make it look more like a Kolb.
I'm designing on the fly on the first one and if it flies decent enough I will post up some plans later on. This will be my 2nd plane with an animated pilot. Some of you may have seen my TiggerBat from 2011. Video is posted on down the thread.

On this build I'm going to try and hammer through it to meet a deadline. So the first plane may have some compromises , but bare with me.
Posted by pecanpatch | Feb 18, 2012 @ 09:10 AM | 10,306 Views
I love the old Aamco A-Ray advanced trainer.
Posted by pecanpatch | Dec 06, 2011 @ 07:29 AM | 26,619 Views
Hello and welcome... (EDIT: I would to suggest you read through as much of the thread as you can because some new ideas have come to light and there might even be and updated set of plans further in the thread)

This is a blog for these Foamie Flying Wings that we have been having so much fun with. It's not really anything new. It's just how we do it.

Everyone that see's them fly wants one and this is just to help guide them along through the process of getting one flying. It will save me time in the long run from not having to explain it to so many people.

Dis-Claimer and Credits.
KFC - Chris DeGraaff started bringing wings to SEFF to sell (see HoJazz Videos)
Matt Kloss Dissected his wore out DeGraaff wing, made some changes and built a bunch of them to use for paintball shooting at SEFF 2011. I had volunteered to help out with the event.
I got permission from Chris DeGraaff and Matt to present this build on RCGroups.

I want to keep the blog on point. Feel free to comment, but dont get your itty bitty feelings hurt if I delete a post or 2 to keep things on track.

I know guys will ask for tiled plans. It's not something I'm familiar with at all.
If someone else wants to step up and make that happen... then they can send it to me and I will post it here as well.

Enjoy

Here is a Grayson Hobbies set of links for the electronics if you are interested;



http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...ies-p-427.html

This Motor combo^

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...er-p-1739.html

This receiver

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...vo-p-1405.html

These servos^ its more than you need but you can build a second plane or have spares

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...nch-p-817.html
2 of these^

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...0x47-p-95.html
4 of these ^

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...ck-p-1467.html
2 of these^

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...s-c-5_219.html
You will also need a charger.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here is a place to get colored box tape to decorate with. They dont add much weight but they add a lot of strength and look great.

http://www.tapebrothers.com/Colored-...apes-s/218.htm
Posted by pecanpatch | Nov 30, 2011 @ 08:19 AM | 11,869 Views
wow!
http://wimp.com/parkedaircraft/

Holly Quacomolee! ^
Posted by pecanpatch | May 01, 2010 @ 09:53 PM | 12,563 Views
I have this great On-line photo album I created while I was mainly using RC Universe.

Here is a link to it...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/...y&memid=265795
__________________________________________________ _____________
My You tube vids..........
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhum
__________________________________________________ _____________

My Vimeo Vids......
http://vimeo.com/user5419565/videos
__________________________________________________ _____________

My Home Airport Identifier 0GE4
http://www.airnav.com/airport/0GE4

__________________________________________________ _____________
Here is my GeoBat Build thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1386754

__________________________________________________ _____________

My AirBike Ultralight
Airbike Ultralight (5 min 14 sec)


__________________________________________________ ____________