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Posted by CKD315 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:29 AM | 2,115 Views
WWI planes...

I'd love to have any of these models again with a 60" wingspan...

A lot of fun with some ultimate classics. I only wish I could have had the Sopwith, though the SE5A definitely made up for it.

If you have anyone of them, be sure to include the latest pilot...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 1,942 Views
Obtained from a fellow Veterans Park flier.

My Aussie buddy John let me have this after he had three unsuccesful flights on it. Turns out he didn't have enough ballast up front and it was extremely tail heavy.

Luckily it survived, and I was fortunate to just replace only the motor/cowling piece and repair a landing strut.

A beautiful and slow classic flyer. Really enjoyed this one...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:57 PM | 1,867 Views
Another of the planes that have recently passed through my hands...

The EFlite Pitts. Designed by Quiqui Somenzini from the original.

I loved flying this plane because of how solid it is. You are definitely flying a classic aerobatic/stuntplane and you'll feel everything you throw at it.

I bought it on RCG years ago from a Northerner and have just passed it on to another Southerner. I'd have probably kept the plane if I had that spinner...

I added the wing wires and rebuilt the landing gear mount at least twice. The weight makes it hard to float this plane in when landing, a bit of airspeed helps...

Awesome plane with a 4s 2800...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:31 PM | 1,793 Views
The Fokker and the SE5A have been sold and I'll list the Electrifly Yak 54 and the WorldModels Voodoo Mustang next. I'm going to offer a few Texans and the Spitfire again...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 04, 2011 @ 10:50 PM | 2,024 Views
A few photos of the planes I'll be posting for sale...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 04, 2011 @ 10:37 PM | 1,969 Views
I'm getting ready to move and I'll be selling off the rest of my smaller planes. I'll miss the bigger birds and will soon be missing most of my smaller ones.

It's been fun having twenty plus planes to fly but the time has come to pick out a handful or so...

I'll post the keepers and will post some of the others that I've sold. (For nostalgia's sake)
Posted by CKD315 | Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:24 PM | 1,981 Views
I've had this plane flying for about a week now and have flown it about a dozen or so times. It seems like every time I fly it I have something happen with this plane that gives me that "pucker" factor. Today was no different...

Decided to amp the power up with two 3S 2250 connected together on a 45ESC and the Power 25 motor. My first 45 seconds of flight was uneventful until I heard a loud screech and then realized I had no throttle. I had already come around for my approach leg and decided to land. Tried to set the gear, no gear, sooo, belly landed in a nice grassy area without any damage.

I walked out to it and checked it over and everything was fine with it. Retracts worked, all the servos worked and the throttle was fine... Decided to go for a second flight...

Take off was just as fast as the first time, nice and smooth, and then I heard the same loud screech again and 100' off the deck I once again had no throttle. In a split second I decided against circling back around for another approach and instead dove for airspeed and managed to deadstick another landing without the gear down...

I thought I was damn lucky to have saved the plane twice, and as I was walking out to it I noticed smoke coming from the plane and realized it was starting to get thicker and darker and that it was coming from the battery compartment. I immediately hit my fastest stride and raced about a hundred yards and was able to get to the plane and rip the lipos out and extinguish the...Continue Reading
Posted by CKD315 | Dec 21, 2009 @ 10:21 PM | 3,050 Views
I crashed my P-47 on its second flight. I stalled after too slow of a roll about 40' off the deck. It nosed in after a quick spiral and everything forward of the battery hatch was destroyed.

I managed to reassemble and fly it within a few days after that...

I damn sure love Gorilla Glue...