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Posted by keyman923 | Oct 08, 2013 @ 10:30 PM | 3,318 Views
Some pics of a West Michigan Park Flyers EPP Yak I built for a club member, paint work by the owner. Its very easy to see when flying.

HK 27-30 1300KV
HK Mystery 12A esc
HXT500x2
HXT900
1.5mm pushrods and supports
Posted by keyman923 | Oct 07, 2013 @ 10:38 PM | 3,293 Views
Some pics of my MX2. I currently have about 400+ flights on it and just like the Mcfoamy it is alot of fun to fly. I'm currently training 2 new pilots with it and it is so much easier to learn on then so called trainers.

Rewound BW 1300kv, Turnigy 12AE plush esc., HXT900x1, HXT500x2, 2S500, GWS 9x5DD and still on the same prop after all those flights.

I know there are some they say you have to learn on a self recovering high wing with dihedral trainer but if you think about it, when you were learning to drive your big wheel, bicycle, car, plane, etc. and you made a left hand turn how long did it take you to learn that you will have to turn the wheel to the right to straighten it back out?? I'm guessing not very long.

Maybe if the hobby shops were more concerned about you progressing as fast as you can for inexpensive as as you can and not concerned about maximum profits from you buying multiple planes that maybe we could bring learning into the 21st century.

These 34" 9mm epp planes are great for training, there durable and extremely slow flying. I teach new pilots to keep the plane no higher then a 100 feet and 50 feet or less is even better and since there flying low to the ground they are having no problems learning how to land and I feel confident that they will not be calling me when they get on their own how to get their plane out of a tree 150 feet up.
Posted by keyman923 | Jun 24, 2013 @ 11:20 PM | 3,693 Views
Pics of Mcfoamy I built for a club member, marker work by his grand daughters, dollar tree foam diagonal and 1.5 mm carbon pushrods and reinforcements, 3mm tube in the wing. I really like the way it flies. Nose tripled for those unexpected inverted landings.
Posted by keyman923 | Jun 23, 2013 @ 01:25 PM | 3,048 Views
Some pics of my Leadfeather Yak, rewound 1200kv blue wonder 2S500
Posted by keyman923 | Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:35 AM | 3,658 Views
An old Cirrus-Hobby shack ad from RCM in June 1973, its hard to tell from the picture but there is a World Engines Half A Diamond in the middle, I paid like $14 for it back in 1974 and a decent foam trainer for its day, sort of like a HZ cub.
Posted by keyman923 | Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:28 AM | 3,571 Views
Some pics of a Fenix 80 I worked on.
Posted by keyman923 | Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:24 AM | 3,590 Views
Some pics of my Skeeter EPP build.
36" epp skeeter

36" span 14.25" chord 513 sq. inches no taper
10mm epp
.125 carbon tube leading edge .157 tube 2/3 way down the chord.
.125 carbon tube down the fuse and another 1 from the L.E. to the nose
.157 carbon tube stab and elevator
7.2 oz so far
Posted by keyman923 | Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:15 AM | 3,499 Views
My Gentle Lady I've used for training others, lots of stick time but you don't really learn alot as the less you move the sticks the more stable it is.

GL arf build.
KDA hacker clone a22-20L
Hobbywing 25A esc
GWS 10x6DD
Hitec 81's
polyquest 1200 3s
HC 2300 3s

Still looking for a folding prop for it

AUW with the 1200 is 31.5oz. and 34 oz with the 2300. Everyone that flies it seems to get a big smile
Posted by keyman923 | Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:07 AM | 3,491 Views
An Aeromax Yak 54 Hybrid I built for 1 of the club members.
Mg14's servos
35-42-1000
3s2200