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Posted by seaspb | Jan 05, 2014 @ 12:39 AM | 1,741 Views
So I needed a new field charger for those days where flaying all day is gonna happen or a buddy forgets to charge his model or transmitter the night before.

I had a 12v 9AH gel cell battery, 1 Turnigy charger with leads and a cigar box that just so happened that the battery fit in to. Made a trip to the electronics supply store and picked up a dual 12v cigarette power socket, toggle switch and 2' 16g wire.
Posted by seaspb | Dec 24, 2013 @ 01:36 AM | 2,311 Views
So this is one fun model! Took me a long while to find it but I finally did at Alofthobbies. The airfoil thermals well and once loaded up it will haul the mail.

I will be using mostly to fly at the flat field off a high start and slermal it at the inland slopes.

I've already attached the nose using slow cure epoxie and chopped glass mix. Installed the tow hook and made the pull pull carbon control horn for the rudder. I've had this kit for a while and have been working on it this the last year or two.

The airframe as pictured weighs 35oz no radio gear installed.
Posted by seaspb | Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:09 PM | 2,377 Views
It's time for a new set of f3f models for the 2014 season. Here's my solution to getting the control horns installed with consistency on both models and the servo tray I made for the v-tail servos. For the wing connector location, I was searching for clues on how to do it when I found I build thread over the pond with a great solution. I'll post link later, can't seem to find it right now. I'm using Deans 4 pin connector for the wings.
Posted by seaspb | Mar 04, 2011 @ 01:09 AM | 3,492 Views
New toy plane from SUSA. Its Nan tracer green with red trim.

After thermaling the nemesis fun, but really challenging. I've seen a couple of these fly and they look fun. This is gonna be my all arounder. Replacing and upgrading an old Bisk II. That plane was fun! Using a bungee it thermaled well, on the slope it was fast enough to race.

I plan on reading Targets build thread before starting.

Here are the numbers so far
Empty air frame 60.55oz
All gear+ 23oz (this includes manufactures packaging)
I realistically will see AUW of 78 or less. I'll post pics tomorrow. Build might start on Monday.
Posted by seaspb | Jan 15, 2011 @ 06:11 PM | 3,409 Views
This was my first moldie. i needed to replace as the first one met the Pt.Fermin cliff early last summer.
some upgrades from the original. using all hyperion digital mg servos at all surfaces, Ball links at all surfaces too, for battery i wanted to fit the largest mah i could 4 3/4A's 1500's i think will do the trick nicely, though tight. here's some pics.....Continue Reading