Posted by LKC |
Jan 22, 2007 @ 01:44 PM | 4,417 Views
The first real RC plane, besides the early Aires glider, that got me hooked was the Mini Speed Wing or MSW. It requred very little space, ran of relatively inexpensive components and only required a 3 channel radio. The need for speed and performance soon found me hooking up with Henry from Zebrahobby who designed and at the time produced the Whizzz, 24" WS, EPS and tape construction, which became my next wing. The Whizzz is currently available through Rob at flywhizzz. This was a huge building block for me. I have built about 8 of these now, each one slightly faster than the next. Henry has told me I am "taking the plane way beyond what it was designed for". I am still currently flying one right now, and it's the ultimate take anywhere plane and always sparks interest. It runs with a 1320-3S pack partially imbeded into the wing, CC thunderbird 18 and a ARC 110 motor from lightflightRC Great performance in a reasonably well priced package. I have had it radared at 164km/hr, not bad for a little toy wing..
Heres a video of one of the earlier version here
A friend of mine, Rob Mueller, another Whizzz flyer even dabbled in rocket powering a whizzz.. named the Plasma whizzz, check it out here
Posted by LKC |
Jan 22, 2007 @ 01:33 PM | 4,254 Views
Well.. decided I needed to add a Blog entry but wasn't sure what to put.
Figured some kind of summary of what aspects of this great hobby that have grabbed me, throw in a few pics and that will be it.. I've titles it RC and ME.
In the beginning:
Well I got into RC in my homeland Australia, at around age 15, starting off with an Aires 2 channel glider, don't remember the manufacturer, but it was a great starting point for me, had a hi-start and some willing friend to run and tow me up. I soon got into other interests, bridging into RC car, electric, gas and electric boats. Then move away from RC for more teenage like activities.. Skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding.. ect
So, 15+ years, a career, wife and 2 daughters later, I've now been back into RC for about 4 years, in which it has been very addictive. With the advancements of lipoly, brushless motors, an addictive compolsive personallity, RCG, the internet and some equally enthusiastic friends I have found myself with a very obssesive RC habit. In a good way.. !!
I have found myself trying to cover every discipline there in with RC aircrafts. This is very dangerious, as we all know how many different areas there are. Such as Gliders, pylon, slope, 3D, micro indoor, jets, wings. While recently cleaning my RC workshop, I established that I have about 20 flight ready planes, and a pretty good supply of "stuff", all electrics of coarse.
The following is some of my planes and their stories that may accompany them.