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Posted by bsbauman | Aug 23, 2013 @ 09:47 AM | 8,440 Views
We popped this out of the molds and Traian assembled it with me last night- I am so friggin happy and excited! I still have radio install, setup, and some light sanding of one wing root before she flies.

Yes, you read that right! This is a high performance, competition-grade DLG with a two piece wing!


AUW projected at 250g after radio install.
More pics to come, more info here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1800565
Posted by bsbauman | Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:07 PM | 9,192 Views
Do you have cane furniture; doesn’t everybody? Cane is possibly one of the most renewable natural resources we have after plastic, it is not only strong but lightweight and attractive. Every item in my apartment is made of cane, including my television. It looks like the one from Gilligan’s Island but is in colour of course. Do you remember that episode where a robot came to the island? That was the best one in my opinion. I always preferred Mary Anne to Ginger, same with Flintstones - I found Betty much more attractive than Wilma but then I am not really keen on redheads at all. They have freckles all over their body did you know? It’s the ones on their back and shoulders that creep me out the most.

I myself like to go for a jog every night to keep fit but fear leaving the house so I have to jog on the spot taking very small steps with my arms straight down. Once, I went to a party in a bear outfit which worked out well as it was freezing and I was the only one warm.

I am currently soundproofing my apartment with egg cartons as I realise my dogs can cause quite a bit of noise. Especially during feeding time when I release live rabbits.

Currently I only have eight dogs but one is expecting puppies and I am very excited by this. I am hoping for a litter of at least ten as this is the number required to participate in dog sled racing.

I have read every Jack London novel in preparation and have constructed my own sled from timber I borrowed from the...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Aug 10, 2013 @ 09:37 AM | 7,598 Views
A quick hop with the Blade NanoQX... best flying site in Atlanta
Blade NanoQX: A Short Huck over Buckhead (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by bsbauman | Jul 08, 2013 @ 04:23 PM | 8,043 Views
This photo was taken a few minutes before I took off...with reversed ailerons!!

After taking off and rolling to KE, I knew I was screwed but several of my buddies thought I was hotdogging... next thing I know, I am inverted and start giving down elevator to climb out. I knew what was wrong, and had to do opposite of intuition just to stay up, I was simply trying to tame it before attempting an approach.

Mark Murdock was at my side, and did a great job of managing to refuse the transmitter while also keeping me surprisingly calm. He was able to talk me down using rudder and elevator, and using opposite aileron controls to keep the wings level. I wanted to write it off, but we were able to bring it in suffering only a broken prop and a scratch on the cowl.

My knees were about to buckle, I could not believe how fortunate this was
Lesson: Always double check your controls- especially on a new tx, with a new plane! Also don't rush- even if there are folks waiting for your frequency.
Posted by bsbauman | Jul 08, 2013 @ 04:08 PM | 7,769 Views
I had been putting this off long enough, time to get back to tinkering on the P-47.

First I was delayed on funds, then when I finally got it all together I found I had some fuel-flow gremlins in my aircraft. Then I got sidetracked for SEFF, then for the Southeastern FPV Fly-In.

With my other projects mostly off the bench, I am going to get back to my warbird. First on my list is to install Robart giant electric retracts, then replace the fuel lines and system with this goodiebag from Hodges Hobbies and Jersey Modeler.
Posted by bsbauman | May 15, 2013 @ 11:02 PM | 9,896 Views
When plugging into my LED's during Tuesday night at SEFF, I had a series of shorts and burnt wires throughout the fuse. It was just before the first flight of the night... not sure if I will open her back up to do lights and recover. 501 LEDs and a lot of love went into this- Thanks for the countless fun nights!

...new avatar is in order.
Posted by bsbauman | May 08, 2013 @ 10:14 AM | 10,528 Views
A big thanks to Weathervane for picking up this Cub for me and driving it down safely to SEFF. The original builder, VacoBob, did a fantastic job on this plane, it is unrecognizable from the stock H9 J-3 Cub. The detail is outstanding, down to the fly fishing rod tucked away in the cabin. Other notables include iflytailies pilot, hat, headsets, magazines, map, Cub teddy bear, matte finish, and 8" GoodYear air tires. My biggest thanks to Weathervane for taking the time to pitt stop, load it up, and delivering it safely. I could not have done a better job! Thank you!...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:39 PM | 9,155 Views
Explain this:

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the "kicker":

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

AND...................:

Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse...

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater...
Posted by bsbauman | Jan 10, 2013 @ 02:29 PM | 8,825 Views
My efforts to gain weight have finally paid off- I have put on 20+lbs in the last 3 weeks

I am too fat for all my pants- wore jeans to work every day this week
Time for some new clothes that fit!
Posted by bsbauman | Jan 05, 2013 @ 02:06 AM | 8,767 Views
Looks like I will be back to RC in just a few days, but I had a helluva break!

We fished for about 4.5 hours today and hauled in over 50 fish (below is a portion of our catch). YellowTail, Porgy, Hogfish and Trigger.

(jump to blog to see a giant BullShark caught a few days ago)
Posted by bsbauman | Jan 03, 2013 @ 01:47 AM | 9,384 Views
Rekindling my oldest childhood hobby- fishing.

While in the Florida Keys this week, my cousin pulled in this beast:
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 23, 2012 @ 08:55 PM | 7,492 Views
Thanks to MLT for the flawless assembly and Callie for the excellent design and vinyl services; I maidened today and absolutely LOVE IT! ....Still a little more work to be done, a few more decals and a cockpit with pilot.

EF 64" MXS - Georgia Tech Scheme
Posted by bsbauman | Sep 30, 2012 @ 08:04 PM | 7,675 Views
She Flies!

Pic courtesy of WebDr.
Posted by bsbauman | Jun 04, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | 7,659 Views
Went out to fly the Ford TriMotor a few weekends ago, our club set up a display of model aircraft on the tarmac and a friend snapped this one for me- she looks so real!

Picture was taken by either Matt Gunn or Joel Levine- not sure...

This 1/4 scale ARF has been recovered in fabric. Still undecided on scheme, but I am leaning towards a the Navy Piper AE-1 air ambulance; I am also open to suggestions for other schemes...


It has been very difficult to find yellow versions of a military J-3. I have found a few Super Cubs but yellow military J-3's are few and far between. If you have any pics of one, feel free to post it up in this thread!

Thanks!
Posted by bsbauman | May 14, 2012 @ 10:30 PM | 6,907 Views
More video to come... lots to edit.

Here is what she looks like:
Night Flying landing at DFC with Burned Retina (PA Addiction X) (0 min 19 sec)

Posted by bsbauman | May 09, 2012 @ 06:51 PM | 7,753 Views
I will be posting up many more pics and video when I can get her in the air and in some good light.

This is my new H9 1/4 scale J-3 Cub purchased at SEFF 2012.

cub walkaround (1 min 31 sec)


After seeing this plane at SEFF on an Orange Rx (with 400+pilots), I knew I had to buy this plane before it met its demise.... here is the history I know and what I have learned after a thorough going over.

What I know:

The original builder passed away before it was completed. He recovered the entire plane in fabric; a set of J-3 plans and 2 views (top and profile) was used as a guide for the rib detailing and stitch work. The stitching was a rather clever DIY method I will share in the H9 J-3 Review thread by Michael Heer later (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698597).

The original builder tediously recovered ever square inch of the interior in expert fashion and I was told did the majority of the rib-work. I am not sure if these seats were recovered, but they are different than the seats pictured in the review. Mine are white leather with black piping. Also all hardware is heavy-duty quality stuff and beefier hinges with metal pins were used

The gentleman who completed the plane is who I bought it from. I was told it has around 15 flights.

What I discovered and assume:

There is a significant mix of high quality and dogpoop electronics- the guy I bought it from flew it on Orange Rx's. There is an E-Flite Power 110 with a CC HV ESC up front,...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 24, 2011 @ 11:46 AM | 8,478 Views
Some pics my buddy James took as the sun was going down: