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Archive for December, 2009
Posted by customcarmaker | Dec 19, 2009 @ 01:58 PM | 3,011 Views
Well yet again today the reason i joined this site was proven. The people here at rcgroups are some of the most friendly and helpful people in this hobby. I really enjoy being able to share my airplanes without ridicule. Every once and a while you meet amazing people. I hope one day to return the favor that one gentleman did for me. It was small but so helpful. Thanks again rcgroups for representing our hobby in the highest form.
Posted by customcarmaker | Dec 18, 2009 @ 12:53 AM | 3,255 Views
This stuka kit is taking me back to when i built old comet kits. My first model airplane was a comet cub. I built a few rubber planes then went to control line but these kits never get easier. In fact i think they get harder to build the more experienced you get because you want everything perfect and when something doesnt look right you change it to make it right. Oh well thats the way it is for all kit builders. I do however prefer building kits than arfs but when space is at a premium or like me no workbench arfs just make it easier. But the kit skills are needed when you crash an arf. I almost always rebuild unless i have to buy new parts. Maybe i should stop crashing but that would mean stop flying. No its not that bad.
Posted by customcarmaker | Dec 16, 2009 @ 01:13 PM | 2,828 Views
Well i'm not a new user but i figured its time to start a blog. My recent aircraft activity has been well disasterous. It started about a month ago i purchased a used 40 size super sportster and a new in box K&B 45. I finished the plane and broke in the engine. Well on the first flight of this "new" plane 3 minutes in the reciever crystal fell out. I know never happened to me before most of the guys at my club have only seen it a few times in their lives. So i helplessly watched it auger in about 3/4 throttle. Motor and radio gear is all that survived. Then one week later my 1/6 goldberg cub went into the corn after the motor coughed on a touch and go. I lost about 12 inches on the wingspan and did various other damage as well. Last week my trainer that i have had for two years now and flown quite hard finnally crashed it on a crosswind landing, that was 20mph, flipped it right as it touched down. So as of right now all planes in my hanger are damaged. but the cub and trainer are getting repaired and a new scratch built plane will be replacing the sportster. Currently i am building a guillows giant stuka for electric. So in the next few weeks i hope to have everything flying again.