HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
GFBurke's blog
Archive for August, 2007
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 21, 2007 @ 01:55 PM | 7,703 Views
I received some PM's about RAM for sale. Well, here is what I have today.

for sale
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 21, 2007 @ 12:29 AM | 8,149 Views
RenoRacer parts


Plane
ThunderBird 10A ESC
CSRC 2s 1250
motor
prop
prop saver
3 servos


Pulling 11.0A @ 75w with this setup.

PICS

I ended up using Typhoon wheels and changed those Deans to mini deans.
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 19, 2007 @ 07:38 PM | 6,264 Views
I really liked this plane. But, it is really slow. Not sure if it's my style.
It looks great in the air though.
link to parts
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 18, 2007 @ 01:07 AM | 6,101 Views
So I have a typhoon for "crazy 3d" stuff. I have a slow flier - the Jenny . Now, It's time for speed.

Parts needed:
Mustang kit
3 servos (better than HS55's, just 1g more)
motor
Prop
25A Otter ESC (already have, - but an 18A ESC would be more "fitting")
berg 4ch RX (already have)
csrc 1500 15c packs (already have)
tx (have)




Video that made me do it...
video that made me want it
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 08, 2007 @ 05:51 PM | 5,679 Views
Build log.

My first "ARF Plane build".

"ARF".. I had a miss-conception for "almost ready to fly".
What this means is, that you get a bunch of parts and spend many hours building a plane. Also, you must go out and buy all the electronics, and even a prop! That's ok, it was fun. Just those words and what you do has no relationship. A "ARF" to me meant "PNP". Add a few parts and tweak it out. But I learned. Not so sure that I'd be interested in doing it again.. due to time.

hardware:
Jenny JN-4
ThunderBird 9 ESC
CSRC 2s 800
Hitec 4ch Feather RX
motor
prop
E-Flite S75 servos (2)
Also bought some mini esc to motor plugs and a small battery plug (like the CSRC batteries use) from hobbytown as well.

HobbyTownUSA pretty much has all of these parts. Except the motor and lipo. Well they have the Eflite 250 motor ($50) and the crazy expensive batteries.. but..



There is a few issues with the instructions:
One of the things the instructions forgot to mention is that those push rods are WAY to long and will just hit the front cabin. I find that they are very brittle and more or less shatter when trying to cut them down to size.. But I did get them down. I had to tighten that screw so when they did shatter, it would not break beond the screw point.
What the instructions SHOULD say, is to "bend the push rod , THEN put it onto the plastic connector for the wings, THEN attach the...Continue Reading