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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 16, 2011 @ 11:15 AM | 4,820 Views
April 16th
I decided too do a Mini F-18 build as a test build before making the full size version.I well put a Power system in her. Would make for a decent parkfkyer on calm days. Now i need too decide what motor to use.

Heres a few pics of the dry fit with Stick pins.


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 15, 2011 @ 01:42 PM | 5,871 Views
April 15th
TomHe's F-18
Designed by Tomas Hellberg

My new build it is going to be another TomHe's line of well designed Aircraft.
http://rc.tomhe.net/fa-18
I haven't decided if i am going full scale yet. But seeing its only 28.5'' i well Prob stay to scale.
I have 3 sheets of 9mm EPP and alot of DSF. My Plans are too round off the Fuse a bit more on this one. Sort of Like the top of my Euro Fighter.


But i have too watch the weight. doubling up dollar store can get heavy if your not careful. Ask me how i know!!
I am also debating Servo-less Re-tracks for the f18. I thought about doing it with the Euro Fighter after i had it built,but i thought it would be better to add them during a build ,verse's cutting up a built model.

Also with the lower wing load of the F18 i well be doing a KFm airfoil haven't decided which yet.
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Apr 05, 2011 @ 08:52 PM | 7,325 Views
She is coming along nicely. Here's a few pic's i just took.
Flats all Gooped up. I used White Gorilla glue on the Yakk55,so i figured id see how the GOOP was. So far on the Stick mount its holding nicely.





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Sticky: New EPP Yakk 55
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Feb 19, 2011 @ 11:43 AM | 5,406 Views
FEB 19th
New EPP Yakk 55

This is what I've got down so far. Spent the last 2 days building...
Im not sure if i want too use those Motor Standoff motor mounts or just make a round one form Ply.. Most of my Flying with well outside. With Wind/light brezzes.


GOOP on the hinges. Did a few test hinges at first form Scrapes. Im very Pleased. On the main fuse Joints i uses White Gorilla Glue..Works Great!! Very light and Super Flexible.


I don't have the Upper Fuse glued yet,waiting for my Order From HK for those Stand Off Motor Mounts.

So far im am very happy with EPP..
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Feb 22
Finished mine this evening...Did a few Hovers in the Bedroom. Very nice..And that EPP sure is Tuff... the Walls are no Match... I used WHite Gorerlla Glue everywhere (except for Hinges(GooP). Light/Flexable)
I'm hooked...;0)
I was going too head to the School Parking lot that is well lit,but its snowing outside now. Cant wait too really fly her outside.

I ended up using HK 3.7g's for the R/E...Right now with the 3s 500Mah(50g) Battery, I'm weighing in about 210g...All my Flying is outside. So the bit of extra weight well be fine.. She still hovers great. Later ill get some lighter batt's.

Im also using .032 Wire with HK Light Quick connects. I surely could shave some weight if i went with CF Push-rods.

But im happy with her.the 1700 BW Kicks A$$
Heres are some more Pictures

3DHS Style Servo arms ,made form Light balsa,then coated with CA to seal/stiffen.


GUTS





Same home made Arms for more throw. the 3.7g's do not have long arms. Stock arm would not even give 30% Throw. even with TX settings Maxed.


HK Light metal Quick Connects.


Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jan 28, 2011 @ 02:21 AM | 5,783 Views
I was in the market too get a decent TX case too store my Radio. After looking around i seen a few different(Brand Name) styles at around $60-$80. Plus either ordering one online or getting my LHS to get one in for me.
Then i got thinking about "Do i want too Spend that on a TX Case"?

I was at Wal Mart before Xmas seeing what kind of Gifts i could get for my Siblings lol. While walking through the hardware dept ,i seen a nice aluminum style tool box.Hmmmm and it was only $19.99
Then i got the idea ..Hey i can make one myself!! Now lets get some foam! i thought. Headed too the bedding dept..Nice they have foam. I bought a block that was 16''L x 16'W x 5H''ish if i am correct.(Price $11.98) and i also got a piece of around the same dimensions,but the type that has the Bumpy top.(Price $9.99).Thought this tpye would be Prefect for the top of the TX case. These foams are a yellowish/white color, most of the TX cases I've seen have a nice sharp black/Grey foam. Ok so i need Dye, picked up some powered dye and i was set!!!(Price $4.99).

First step was too cut the foam the touch bigger then the dimensions of the Case for a snug fit. Then i got my 2 pales i use for cleaning the Fish tank. One for the water/dye and one for just cold clean water.(Yes i put the Dye in the pale i always Siphon the dirty fish tank water in)
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Jan 26, 2011 @ 01:03 AM | 5,173 Views
Well recived my New TX mit form HK yesterday.
Its pretty nice. the bottom of the inside is a short nap type felt material .
Ive already got plan too install some fabric on the bottom. Goin too get some of that Shag carpet type material. I may just lay it in or get out the tread and needle.If its a heavy material ,i cant see it moving around much if you cut it 1/2'' bigger then the area of the base. Velcro would work as well.. Hmm Ideas ideas...

When i have the neck strap on and the radio hanging, there is tons of room on the bottom,as the radio come away from the bottom,but not enough for your TX sticks too hit the top.
The hand openings are a perfect size..With a Jacket on, the Cuffs well seal it up nice. To small of hand opening could spell disaster if your toss your plane with your right hand.( Like i do) I did some mock test today .of throwing a plane and trying too get my hand in the hole. Not a Prob at all.I should start throwing the plane with my left hand anyways seeing im left handed... im one of those mixed up people.im a south paw but do most everything with my Right hand. But i can Airbrush/paint/draw till the cows come home.

Bottom is a Pleather material

Inside the hand opening there is a wires frame keeping it keep its shape and Sturdiness
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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 21, 2010 @ 04:04 AM | 8,931 Views
Well the Weather has been the Poops up here in Newfoundland, Canada as of late.
This fall has been very Mild.Lots of Rain and High winds.Xmas is just around the corner
and Santa came a week early .Let just say it was addressed Too Mike
From Mike lol


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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Dec 10, 2010 @ 01:45 AM | 5,507 Views
Well with the winds being mostly High this time of year.Ive been looking at making a Wing. for Sloping and Possibly a Out-runner on the back(maybe a addition after Slope Maiden)
I had a old AH Titan throw Glider kicking around in my Closet for sometime.And the Build i was doing,i lost interest in it.
So i trimmed the Inside of the 2 Wing half's and butted them together.
Right now AUW is 155g.Going too get some Colored Packing tape.Add 24K CF tow Spar...and take it too the Slope(lol once i find one)
Anyhow just a little Test Wing...
Heres a Link too the Spec's,With the CG calculator.

http://fwcg.3dzone.dk/?wing_span=43&...ow_mac_lines=1



Posted by Eastcoast78 | Nov 13, 2010 @ 11:29 AM | 5,039 Views
Headed too Primes field today for some flying,WX finally worked in our favor.
Tested the OrangeRX from Hobby King and i am very pleased...
Parkflying (8 min 58 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 29, 2010 @ 11:34 PM | 5,336 Views
Maidened the OSG this Evening...Noticed at WOT shes wanted too go Left as shes climbed.I found her soft and docile on the rudder which is good ...Uploading a Video now.used my Hat camera,need some adjusting,first time using it,and Stupid me never noticed the Infinity setting was off,so alot of the vid was Blurry/non focused...I edited most/what i could out..
Cant wait too try her in some winds where she'll just soar in one spot

I know shes a One sheet glider but i may add a 1'' strip too the rudder too see if i get more response...


OSG glider maiden Flight (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 28, 2010 @ 12:42 PM | 5,636 Views
Heres my newest Scratchbuild,thanks too Springer for the great plans and info



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Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 23, 2010 @ 12:58 AM | 5,578 Views
EuroFighter Maiden crash (5 min 35 sec)

Me and Prime8 headed too my clubs field for the Maiden flight of the EuroFighter.
On the second pass of the Sun...Im not sure what really happened,it happened
so fast...Next thing i know im inverted and was not enough Space between the plane and the ground to pull out of.If the the trees were not there i may had enough.But if i never it was of been a Complete rebuild.I i think the trees saved her
Plane is repaired and ready for some touch up paint

Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:05 PM | 5,026 Views
Running down the Pre flight check before the Maiden flight...
Tomhe's Euro-fighter Build

Pre Maiden Check ScratchBuilt EuroFighter (4 min 58 sec)


This bird is my first Scratch-build and i have to say i am very pleased of the ease
it was too Build.
Using only Elmer's foam board and a mix between 5min epoxy and FS CA glue ,it went together very good.
I found the hardest/frustrating part of the build was soaking/peeling the darn paper off the foam board.
Posted by Eastcoast78 | Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:01 PM | 4,877 Views
New Scratch build Tomhe's Eurofighter
RCtimers 2212-6
30Aesc
Tunergy 1300mah 25-35c
HK9G servos
OrangeRX/DX6i
ScratchBuilt EuroFighter (2 min 12 sec)