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Posted by Liquidity | Jun 01, 2009 @ 04:57 PM | 3,988 Views
here are the pics as promised. There are two holes in the covering where the bolts go to connect the canopy to it. Perfectly normal. ...Continue Reading
Posted by Liquidity | Apr 27, 2009 @ 01:44 PM | 4,135 Views
post 2 jog my memory

seagull harrier - kyle
lancair - randy
profile yak - andy
Posted by Liquidity | Mar 17, 2009 @ 10:18 AM | 5,036 Views
I have a build thread on WF going on. So I am jsut going to copy and paste it here.

I picked up a Millennium RC Micro 3DX from James Karpy at the Perry Swap meet. I was not planning on building it till way later, but I had to begin.

I recently had our first baby. While I am thrilled, it takes a lot out of a person. I have decided to slowly build this plane in the evening time while my wife watches the baby for an hour or 2.


So here it is, the build thread. I will add some pics tomorrow, but now it is sleeping time.
Posted by Liquidity | Nov 01, 2008 @ 08:06 PM | 6,665 Views
Yesterday I went to Hodges for BREFF with some buddies. We had an excellent time. I went there knowing I wanted a larger warbird. I did not know which one I wanted. I looked through a few of the ktis and decided to go with the Sopwith Camel.

I will power it with a Saito 100 that I got from Wes. (Thanks again Dude). Here is my build thread.

Step1: Connect and align the Wing Braces - No real problems I used loctite to ensure they will not move.

Step 2: Install landing gear- This is straight forward. The tail shid is pretty neat. It is a piece of wood with a metal joining rod sticking out. The main gears did not want to push in too well. I took a drill bit and cleared the holes. They went in with a small push after that. Both the main gear and the rear skid are held down with piece of nylon and sheet metal screws.

I like the "shock absorbing" connection. It uses o rings to hold the main axle to the landing gear. While I am not a fan of O rings, they will hold until I place some stronger rubber bands on it.

I will also be replacing the landing gear with some real rubber tires and metal spoke rims.

Here are some pics to keep you interested....Continue Reading
Posted by Liquidity | Oct 16, 2008 @ 11:29 AM | 5,083 Views
Lucien,

Here are the pictures of the 2 Scorpion 3026-12 motors. These were ran in my E-Flite Deuces Wild 25e with 2 12x8e props and a 2 4s3300 Flight Power Lipos.

As you can see both motor mount arms sheared apart from the rest of the mount. One motor even has a loose magnet as can be seen in one of the pictures.

I have seen a friends motor mount do the same thing with the same type of motor. Please let me know how we can fix this situation. Luckily I found the problem before I took her up for another flight. I would hate for someone to lose their nice model because of this problem.
Posted by Liquidity | May 18, 2008 @ 04:19 PM | 5,508 Views
I closed my other thread on accident. This blog is just for me to post pics. .
Posted by Liquidity | Feb 24, 2008 @ 03:22 PM | 6,776 Views
Well I have a new toy in my hangar. Jeff and Kenny convinced me to get into Pylon racing with them. The race is March 8th, but I have a pretty busy couple fo weeks before it.

This is my first nitro plane, thus I have a good amount to learn in a short period of time. It would be much easier for me to size a brushless outrunner, esc, and lipo. I am wildly excited about this.
Posted by Liquidity | Feb 23, 2008 @ 08:46 PM | 6,403 Views
I went to Hodges to get some flying in with a few of my buddies. There was some wind, but the nitro/gas guys showed up in force. We had a great time.

My Siren flew like a champ. Daves glider did well too. Here are some pics to keep you all looking....Continue Reading
Posted by Liquidity | Feb 01, 2008 @ 04:29 PM | 9,776 Views
Well Kev has inspired me to get to work on some kits I have under my work bench.

I have a Micro Telemaster, Razzor 400 wing, and a Micro SSX (Well, I will be picking it up tomorrow).

I decided to start with the Micro Telemaster. This way I can fly it inside at the Perry Swap meet.

Update 1:
Took a picture of the box, the contents inside, and started work on the fuselage.

Really simple build, the fuse is sheated and there are fuselage formers and fuselage doublers near the motor. That is all for now, I might go back and do some more work.

I have not made up my mind on a power system. Park 250 or Park 180? I have a Park 250 in my mini stick I could easily transfer. Any thoughts?
Posted by Liquidity | Jan 16, 2008 @ 12:33 PM | 6,262 Views
I had a 4s lipo that was at the end of its useful life. Here is an aftermath picture of it. The video is currently in Youtube processing. I will post that when it is availible.

The lipo is an ammo can. It is the lipo graveyard.

4s lipo short (4 min 29 sec)

Posted by Liquidity | Dec 19, 2007 @ 07:08 PM | 8,902 Views
I went down to Hodges a few yesterday and asked Bill for a kit to keep me busy during the day. He suggested the Radical RC Mini Stick. This was going to be my first real kit build.

I am glad he suggested this kit. It was a fun plane to build. I have completed the balsa build of the model. It is all sanded and ready for covering. I currently have the LG wire on it, however I am not too sure If I will keep it on. I might make her a belly lander.

Uncovered, she weighs 1.3 ounces (38g). How awesome. I am thinking the following for power. Let me knwo what you think.

Motor: Park 250 (14g)
ESC: T-Bird 9 (8g)
RX: AR6300 (it weighs 2g, but I have a AR6100 which was 4.4g that I could put in it.)
Servos: TowerPro SG-50 (5g each)

Total weight - Covering and battery = 79.4g
Here are some pics to keep you interested.
Posted by Liquidity | Dec 13, 2007 @ 10:17 AM | 6,159 Views
Here are some vides I took yesterday at Hodges when we were flying.

Focke Wulf crash on landing
Focke Wulf crash (5 min 34 sec)


Kennys controls Reversed
...Continue Reading
Posted by Liquidity | Oct 23, 2007 @ 10:24 AM | 8,616 Views
Well after seeing some guy on here that is trying to sell a Night flying UFO for over $2000.00 RTF. I have decided to build one and document the price along with the time it has taken me at each step along the way.

First step: Order LEDS and Resistors
Second step: Solder Resistors to LEDs. Wow this is tedious.
I have soldered 25 Leds so far. (20 UV and 5 Blue)
I still have 20 more Blue to go, 20 White, and 25 Red. It will take some time, but it will be worth it.

Price so far: UPDATED
Leds and Resistors - $44
2 HS 55 Servos - $24
1 AR6100 RX - $50
1 Park 480 motor (used) - $40
1 CC Phoenix 25A ESC - $40 (Used)
Huge piece of Blucore Foam - $10
DX7 radio only - $200
RTF Total (so far): $408

Time invested: (Not including cure time)
Setup, solder 25 LEDs, cleanup - 40 mins
Foam Cutting - 1hr 30 min
Foam Build - 4 hours
LED design - 1 hour
Total time invested: (So far) 7 Hr 10 min
Here are some pictures to keep you interested. I will continue to update this blog as I progress.
Posted by Liquidity | Sep 19, 2007 @ 03:32 PM | 6,865 Views
I am sitting on the couch watching the Red Bull Air Race from Turkey. It always amazes me to watch these pilots. I am a private pilot, so the ideas of flying are with me, but these guys are just incredible. Some of these guys are in their 50's and are withstanding 9G's. AWESOME!

I get a huge kick at watching the crazy crop dusters near my house. I would love to go to one of the events if they ever come to the east coast. The San Diego Air Race is sure to be a blast.
Posted by Liquidity | Sep 01, 2007 @ 08:28 PM | 6,836 Views
Today I went down to Hodges with That_Rat and met up with Sticky, Bill, Mac, Photohikedive, Buddy, and numerous others. We got there around 9am and stayed there until almost 6PM.

The wind and rain was off and on. That did not stop us though. I can not count how many flights I got in. All I know is I always had batteries on the charger. I was actually limited by my transmitter. By the time we left, my transmitter was down to 10V. Well, I corrected that problem. I picked up a Lipo for my DX7.

So we flew during the morning hours, then went to lunch with the entire gang at a Hotdog resturant in Americus. It was a good time and I got a ride in the Hodges Van.

After lunch we went back to Hodges and got more combat in. Apparently today was not my day for combat. I got destroyed by Sticky once and cheater Bill (just kidding Bill) twice. The last flight my motor seperated from my plane. It was wild.

I have not had so much fun with rc planes ever. A good time was had by all. If you are going to the all Electric Fly-in, call up Hodges and ask Bill to send you a combat plane. It is going to be wild down there.

Thanks to all the Hodgehounds for a great day.
Posted by Liquidity | Aug 25, 2007 @ 09:15 PM | 6,564 Views
Paul, Here is the file for the Brio with a Park480. I was mistaken, they did not have one on KnifeEdge with the 480, so I put one on it. You can alter it by editting the aircraft. not too hard to do. It has a 11x7E APC prop on it. Let me know what you think.
Posted by Liquidity | Aug 24, 2007 @ 12:00 PM | 6,244 Views
Well I went out to the field again today to get some more flights in. I love to fly, it is a lot of fun, the weather is cooling down a little. It was only 91 at the field instead of the 100 degree weather we have been having.

The only thing better than flying, is flying with your friends, but all of my buddies are gone:

Bildo - In VA or NC on a business trip
Crosborne - Just PCSd to Korea
That_Rat - In OH planning for his wedding
Me - Here by myself for another few days

Well I took out the EFlite Brio 10, the HL V-Diamond, and the Keith Rider Racer.

Keith Rider Racer - It flew, but that is about all I can say about it. I do not like the characteristics of this plane. It is ok to punch the throttle and take turns, but that is about it. It is marketed as a pylon racer and with a stronger motor it woudl be a good one if flying against similar planes.

HL V-Diamond - Fun plane to do high speed passes and yank and banks. The carrier landings are always fun. The recommended motor is a Axi 2212/20. I do not think this is enough power. I will replace the motor with sometihng stronger later on.

E-Flite Brio - Lots of fun. I have a Power 10 in this plane. Take offs are quick and flight performance is excellent. I was KEing around the field for awhile. Inverted flight is great. This best part of this plane are the landings. With a little power, you can fly her all the way in. I had one of the best landings I have ever had with this plane. It was extremely smooth. A blast to fly.

Horizon has these on a combo. The brio and a Park 480 for $100. DO yourself a favor and buy this combo. You will be happy you did so.
Posted by Liquidity | Aug 15, 2007 @ 06:47 PM | 6,850 Views
Here is my Lynx with a Pusher prop. At first I was unhappy with this plane with the EDF motor in it. It did not fly as I wanted it to. I had it on my wall just sitting there for a little while.

When HL put this plane on their CRASH Sale, I voiced my opinion. The Don informed me that he sells a 2700kV motor for $25 that gives him impressive results. I took the bait and am I glad I ever did. This motor made me like this plane. It zooms past me at awesome speeds.

Here are some pics depicting the installation of the pusher prop. It is important to run a Watt meter on this motor. I am running a 25A Phoenix esc, and a 4.5X4.1E prop. This set up gave me 23A at 90% throttle on 12.0V.
I recommend a 35A esc or a cheap 40A esc. I also had to use a 3s2100 TP lipo instead of a 3s1320 Lipo becuase of the Amp draw.

Unfortunately my ESC is buried in the plane and I can not get it out without cutting, so I could not change it. I also had to add 1oz of weight to the motor area to achieve a cg I was happy with.

Here are some pics. The motor is mounted to an E-Flite stick mount. Only 2 screws hold the motor to the mount since the holes on the motor are two different sizes.

Taek, let me know if you have any questions.
Posted by Liquidity | Aug 13, 2007 @ 05:17 PM | 6,343 Views
Here are some random pics of me and friends flying. Some are older, some are new. Have fun....Continue Reading
Posted by Liquidity | Aug 12, 2007 @ 07:59 PM | 6,053 Views
It was late in the afternoon so, Crosborne, That Rat, and I decided to get together for some late combat. It was pretty windy, so it was hard to get control, but a lot of fun nonetheless....Continue Reading