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Posted by LittleG | Jan 12, 2009 @ 10:00 AM | 10,639 Views
This build log is to capture all the information required to complete the Binary-900 and to contain references of different building techniques that may be used in the Binary-900 build.

It's all put together, followed MattN (used to be known as pivlrs) build log thread of the Binary-900.

References:
Binary-900 Build Thread by pivlrs
Posted by LittleG | Nov 29, 2008 @ 12:00 PM | 10,655 Views
I don't know what it is, but my EP gliders have taken the back seat and are collecting dust created from sanding airfoils in balsa and depron wings.
Posted by LittleG | Oct 28, 2008 @ 10:52 PM | 13,177 Views
After months of having this kit in the box, I finally started to build it after watching a video of emb145drvr fly his DLG... I saw how much fun emb145drver was having and, especially, seeing the big grin on his face when he caught the plane. The reason for the procrastination was because of the complex construction of Swyft 2. When I first saw the instructions for it, I said to myself, "Whoa! This is going to be one helluva difficult build and would take weeks to finish", so I decided just to put it off or until I had a reason to build it. Well, I have a reason to finish it now - can't have emb145drvr have all the fun.. The build actually went fairly easily after I got going with it, and it wasn't as complicated as thought it would be. The instruction is just very detailed, which is great because I learned a lot of building techniques, and the whole expericence turned out to be quite fun... Well, enough of me babbling... Here's a few photos of what I've completed so far....Continue Reading
Posted by LittleG | Sep 06, 2008 @ 11:32 AM | 12,332 Views
Here's a concept design for the next twin boom drawn with Googlesketchup.
Posted by LittleG | Sep 03, 2008 @ 11:42 AM | 10,309 Views
Reference links for Skunkworks 4:
Demon build log thread

Depron Demon build log thread
Sticky: HL Speedy
Posted by LittleG | Aug 23, 2008 @ 11:03 AM | 10,254 Views
I started this blog on the HL Speedy to capture all the posts I made on this plane from the HL Speedy thread.

Link to its power setup.

Link to the photos of my HL Speedy.

I've recently tumbled my HL Speedy at Horse Shoe Park, it stalled and fell to the ground cracking the cockpit area of the fuselage. I should've taken pictures of the damage, since it's repaired now, to show the before-and-after condition... The repair actually turned out pretty well if I have to say so myself... I used the techniques from my Victor rebuild by CAing the cracked and damaged areas, filling the crevices with epoxy-resin mixed with microballoons - letting it cure, sanding the patched-up areas to the same level as the original surface of the fuselage and sanding them smooth, spray-painting with primer (2x) and sanding between the layers, repeating the process with enamel (2x), and finally, spraying it with clear polyurethane to protect the new painted surfaces.

Photos below depict where damages used to be.
Posted by LittleG | Aug 03, 2008 @ 03:38 AM | 12,272 Views
Well, I couldn't resist since the second twin boom, Boomerang, turned out so well and looks so good, I had to give my first twin boom glider (inspired by the Polly Pusher and used this instructions to build the wing) a face lift... Basically, I built a whole new pod from fan-fold foam and fiberglassed it. I removed the white packing-tape from the wing and reinforced it by restructuring the spar and fiberglassing the midsection (the root), made the ailerons as part of the wing by cutting the trailing edge of the foam wing where the ailerons are installed, and covered the entire wing with Towerkote to give a "newish" clean look. I also replaced the basswood booms with carbon fiber square tubes. Below are photos of the pod with the wing attached.
Posted by LittleG | Jul 20, 2008 @ 12:14 PM | 10,951 Views
I decided to gut out my Omei, so I can reinforce the interior walls of the cockpit area with carbon fiber uni-web since the fuselage is so flimsy; and also, to prevent more eggshell cracks from forming... Photos of the carbon fiber strips used and how they are laid out in the cockpit area.
Posted by LittleG | Jul 20, 2008 @ 01:01 AM | 7,238 Views
Here's my conversion of this EPP Windrider to electric powered. This conversion might take a while since I'm also working on other projects - multi-tasking.
Posted by LittleG | Jul 16, 2008 @ 10:38 PM | 10,103 Views
Twin Boom Glider - Boomerang

Well, guys, here's my rendition of a Boomer inspired by Robin Benett's plane in Build Log - Boomers!! Parkflyers for Beginners to Pros! Vid post 125 thread. I'm a big fan of twin boomers as you can tell on my avatar that this is my second one. My first one flies awesome, so I thought it was time to build a second one with a different variation (wings with polyhedral and the horizontal stab/elevator on top of the vertical stabs- what do you call this type of tailfeathers anyway?) , and also I think they're unique-looking and fly very well.

The plane has a 2" polyhedral wing and it is made of the wing from one of those grocery-store-bought foam gliders; and I used an inch balsa precut ailerons bought from LHS to extend the cord of the wings and also used them for the ailerons. The pod is scratch-built, made from 6mm depron sheet, and has been fiberglassed for durability (since I have never fiberglassed anything before, I thought this would be a good first-timer project to do). The tailfeathers are also cut from 6mm depron sheet. I covered the wing, tailfeathers, and pod with Towerkote I ordered from Tower Hobbies... The booms are the 7mm carbon fiber square tubings and I inserted basswood sticks, sanded down a bit, inside the square tube for reinforcement.

Here's the Motor/prop/spinner/esc/lipo setup...Continue Reading
Posted by LittleG | Jul 13, 2008 @ 01:14 PM | 6,348 Views
This is my very first build log... This contains information about the repair of the Victor. Click this link to view the maiden of the Victor and click this link to read what happen to the Victor after only a few flights, and view the short video clip of the aftermath.

Click here to view and read about the repair progress.