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Posted by wr_mizzard | Jul 02, 2012 @ 12:49 AM | 3,106 Views
L-39 Albatros short kit
forgot to measure the winspan (see pics)
light layup fiberglass fuse
sheeted foam core wings
balsa tailfeathers
Plastic model so you can say "why doesn't mine look like this" when you're done building it.
Original thread I got it from... and I ain't ever gonn'a build it.

Posted by wr_mizzard | Jul 02, 2012 @ 12:23 AM | 3,004 Views
53" wingspan
HS-65HB Vtail
probably the same on the ailerons
Rudimentary ballast system in the belly
It needs the pushrods replaced and servo tray repaired (glue to fuse).
There is some cracking in the top skin just in front of the trailing edge (see pics). There are also some small cracks on the saddle that have been CA'd.
No battery, no receiver.

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Posted by wr_mizzard | Jul 01, 2012 @ 11:52 PM | 2,895 Views
HS-65MG ailerons
DS368 elevator
1500mAh 2/3A battery (
Dymond 6ch dual conversion receiver

...formerly a 53.5" wingspan model this plane was crashed and the inboard portion of the wing was demolished along with the nosecone. The wing was reassembled and a new nosecone fashioned. It no longer has flaps. It's a handful to fly.

Posted by wr_mizzard | Feb 19, 2012 @ 12:19 PM | 2,709 Views
Control Horns for Opus, from "Opus mods" thread
Posted by wr_mizzard | Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:17 PM | 3,339 Views
Here are some point forecasts (click on the "Hourly Weather Graph" link on the bottom right of the page) for some of the spots I'd recommend.

Carrizo Gorge
The only spot with wind, but it's a drive, and a hike, and a bad landing area. Plus, I have to work Friday when it looks like it'd be the best.

Blossom Valley
Big air spot, probably not the best for a heavy JW maiden, but there is a small ridge that is DS'able. 4x4 accessible, otherwise another hike (not as grueling as Carrizo though).

Small hill where most SD DS'rs pop their backside cherry. Another hike (unless you know how to open the gate at the top of the hill with a piece of wire or weedwacker string).

Lake Hodges
A cool spot with a very small DS ridge, not really do'able with a heavy JW. Nice lake-side ambiance with lots of bird life though. Another short hike... I'm beginning to realize all our spots require some hiking.

Bill's Hill
A step-up in DS hills around SD. Access is questionable right now. Last I heard, some kids (not RC pilots) rolled their jeep off the road (yes it's a drive up and fly spot). One of the locals went there soon afterward and was asked to leave and told about the accident. I don't think anybody has been back since so I'm not sure about the access at this point. This place is great for DS combat with wings and 100-150mph with crunchies.

The only other spot that you could consider (and is a drive up spot) is Torrey Pines.
AMA required and there's a day use fee.
Posted by wr_mizzard | Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:36 AM | 5,013 Views
Some photos of the carbon mini-blade for Casey to check out.

Damages and repairs:
Fuse break behind the wing saddle repaired.
Damage to right wing root repaired.
Skin on underneath of left wing at LE repaired.

HS125's in the wings (jittery as usual).
DS368 on the elevator.
5cell 720mAh NiMH battery (I think).
Dymond 6 channel dual conversion Rx (ch20)
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Posted by wr_mizzard | Apr 13, 2010 @ 12:26 AM | 6,136 Views
Some pics of the Filip 400 slope glider.

D60's on the ailerons
HS45's on the ruddervator
1100mAh NiMh
Dymond Dual Conversion Rx 6ch (will swap out for the 8ch seen in picture)

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Posted by wr_mizzard | Feb 25, 2010 @ 11:05 PM | 5,390 Views
Some pics of the fuse setup for my RaceM... for Bruno's sake.

Not sure what those batteries are, Sanyo 4/5 NiCd something or other...

Posted by wr_mizzard | Oct 08, 2009 @ 08:58 PM | 5,685 Views
Here are pics of the Wanderer and the Poodle (RIP)... the wing is still intact and works great on the Wanderer fuse.
More pics for Xpress to check out.
Posted by wr_mizzard | Oct 08, 2009 @ 08:51 PM | 5,668 Views
This is the first non-ARF plane I ever built, and only the second plane I ever built. It was a box of sticks with blueprints. I'm surprised I still have it These are just some pictures of pictures so eXpress can check it out for a possible purchase. The plane is down in storage right now.

Posted by wr_mizzard | May 21, 2009 @ 12:53 AM | 5,559 Views
This is my LEG 72" P40 kit which includes:

Unshaped EPP fuse
EPP wings
Some foam for filets (I think?)
Balsa tailfeathers with hardware for elevator
Balsa ailerons, flaps, sub-trailing edge
Plywood plate for attaching the wing to the fuse
Basswood spars for the wing and sub-trailing edge
Carbon longerons for the fuse???
Hardware: Bolts, clevis', control horns, and pushrods

Posted by wr_mizzard | Apr 06, 2009 @ 12:43 AM | 6,950 Views
Mini Weasel (heavy) $50 Sold
More or less unobtanium. Has a broken servo. Fix as you see fit. Here's her story: Mini Weasel Redux

Mini Floh $50 Sold
Dymond 6ch single conversion Rx, Ch 45
2x D60 in fuse (vtail)
2x HS81 in wings (aileron/flaperon)
300mAh NiMH

Well flown with what has always looked like a crooked vtail since I got it used. It flys in very light lift and it's nice and aerobatic with the option of flaperons for landing. There is grip tape on the bottom of the fuse.

Thanks for looking. Buyer pays shipping. Please PM me if you are interested.

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Posted by wr_mizzard | Feb 05, 2009 @ 09:53 PM | 6,498 Views
Just posting this picture of tension hinges for dc812 or anybody else who might find it usefull.

Posted by wr_mizzard | Aug 28, 2008 @ 05:38 PM | 6,791 Views
I got a PM from someone regarding the publification of Bill's Hill location, and the fact that he thought it was not to be publicized.

Did I say that..!?

My take on it is like this... being a surfer and having experienced "localism" and "secret spots" with their often uninviting and unfriendly orientation, I would hate to see the same circumstances develop in our hobby.

There are enough slopes and plenty of wind to go around for the small community of slopers that we are. Trying to keep any of that community from visiting any spot would seem highly unproductive for the longevity of our hobby. Personally, I enjoy meeting new people out on the slope. I may be a hypocrite for posting Bill's Hill location, but it's better than being a crusty local with a "this hill is for me and my friends only" attitude.

Another point, just 'cause they know where it is doesn't mean everyone is going to go there all the time. Driving time, location, personal preferences... there are a lot more things keeping people off the hill than on it.

And finally...
...they're turning it into a landfill soon so the more it gets flown now, the better... 'cause like some of the best surf spots in the world, they might just disappear someday when someone thinks of a "better" use for the land (harbors/landfills).

Just trying to explain his reasoning