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Posted by cwolfe | Jun 04, 2014 @ 10:20 PM | 1,393 Views
Just started.

Ordered electric retracts this evening.

I'll detail the tail build later.
Posted by cwolfe | May 03, 2014 @ 02:34 PM | 1,852 Views
Freewing Mig-15 flight (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by cwolfe | Jan 06, 2014 @ 04:47 PM | 3,246 Views
So. I saw this plane on Horizon Hobbies clearance site for $149.00. I wasn't that crazy about the plane, but it was different enough from what I had in my fleet that it had me some what interested. I dragged my feet and HH sold out of it by the time I decided I wanted it. I wasn't so upset. So didn't think much of it. A couple weeks later I was poking around at my LHS and look up in the corner and there it sat. I told them HH had been blowing them out and asked how much he would want for it. He made a call to HH and told me $99.00. SOLD!

Here's a review of the plane: http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.u...s/5500096b.pdf

A link to the plane: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...tPage-_-SEA144

Here's my set up.

Power 46
APC 13 x 8E
CC 10amp SBEC
HS 325HB x 2 Elev/Rudd
HS 225MG x2 Flaps
HS 225BB x 2 Ale
AR6210 w/Sat
4000mah 5s
Posted by cwolfe | May 19, 2013 @ 02:50 PM | 5,456 Views
I just can't seem to sit still. If I'm not flying I'm building. I've had my eye on the Hanger 9 F4U Corsair 50 for a while and finally decided to pull the trigger. Having made that decision I started putting together a 60" Vmar stick that I picked up cheap. So this thread starts out with it.

I figured the 60" was about the same weight and size as the Corsair and would be a good test platform for the gear I intended to use in the Corsair.

I picked up a used Eflite power 46 on RCG

13x8 APC

Skypower 60amp ESC from Heads up. (But I think I may go to an 80amp for the Corsair) Edit: HURC 80amp OPTO ESC w/ 10amp SBEC

Hitec HS-325HB servos all around for the Corsair

I have 2 x 3300mah 4s batteries
Posted by cwolfe | Dec 15, 2012 @ 09:44 PM | 4,746 Views
Well, It's been about a year. The Guillows 24" Thomas Morse kit has been laying around. I put it up for sale a couple of times with the gear to convert it, but it never drew interest. I got bored one rainy day and started building.

I'll be using a Power Up 180 and 7amp ESC. Three channel with two 3.1g servos. I'll be striping down a 6010e clone for an Rx.

I'm 1 for 3 on conversions. We'll see how it goes.
Posted by cwolfe | Feb 24, 2012 @ 05:02 PM | 4,206 Views
No rest for the weary. The Cessna build left me a bit dissappointed.(See blog) So, back to basics. A 35" 3 channel J-3 Cub from Herr Eng....Continue Reading
Posted by cwolfe | Nov 26, 2011 @ 04:39 PM | 10,263 Views
I've been working on this build for a while. I thought I should start posting before it's done, but now we get down to the nity grity anyway. I set it aside and did a conversion on a 20" Guillows Piper Cub just to get a little more experience. That actually went quite well and flies pretty good on 3 channels. I'm going 4 channels on the Cessna. So here goes
Posted by cwolfe | Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:38 PM | 7,523 Views
I'm building the Dumas 17 1/2" Mister Mulligan kit. I'm building it as if I were going to do an electric conversion from my Parkzone UM Corsair. I'm doing this because I will be converting a Guillows 24" Cesna 150 after this build. I thought I should "pretend" on this one and see what I can learn.