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Archive for November, 2011
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:29 AM | 2,889 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.
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 2,728 Views
Obtained from a fellow Veterans Park flier.

My Aussie buddy John let me have this after he had three unsuccessful flights on it. I watched him each time he flew it and he'd struggle for about twenty seconds and then crash land it as best he could. (I filmed it, I should post it here) Turns out he didn't have enough weight up front and it was extremely tail heavy.

Luckily it survived, and he was through with it, so he just gave me the airframe and wished me luck. I was fortunate to just have to replace only the motor/cowling piece and repair a landing strut.

A beautiful and slow classic flyer. Really enjoyed this one...

(Update 1/1/2015, two of them are for sale NIB here on RCG... I'd get one again but I've got another classic bipe already on the way, though I know it's not going to look as good as this Stearman)
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:57 PM | 2,655 Views
Another of the planes that have recently passed through my hands...

The EFlite Pitts as designed by Quiqui Somenzini.

I loved flying this plane because of how solid it is. You are definitely flying a classic aerobatic/stunt plane and you 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...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:31 PM | 2,564 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 | 2,809 Views
A few photos of the planes I'll be posting for sale...


(Update 12/30/14, I decided to keep flying and only wound up selling the Fokker)

I'm going to get busy and start posting some of the plane pictures again for nostalgia's sake...
Posted by CKD315 | Nov 04, 2011 @ 10:37 PM | 2,732 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)