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Posted by bsbauman | Jan 05, 2013 @ 02:06 AM | 8,491 Views
Looks like I will be back to RC in just a few days, but I had a helluva break!

We fished for about 4.5 hours today and hauled in over 50 fish (below is a portion of our catch). YellowTail, Porgy, Hogfish and Trigger.

(jump to blog to see a giant BullShark caught a few days ago)
Posted by bsbauman | Jan 03, 2013 @ 01:47 AM | 9,090 Views
Rekindling my oldest childhood hobby- fishing.

While in the Florida Keys this week, my cousin pulled in this beast:
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 23, 2012 @ 08:55 PM | 7,185 Views
Thanks to MLT for the flawless assembly and Callie for the excellent design and vinyl services; I maidened today and absolutely LOVE IT! ....Still a little more work to be done, a few more decals and a cockpit with pilot.

EF 64" MXS - Georgia Tech Scheme
Posted by bsbauman | Sep 30, 2012 @ 08:04 PM | 7,229 Views
She Flies!

Pic courtesy of WebDr.
Posted by bsbauman | Jun 04, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | 7,387 Views
Went out to fly the Ford TriMotor a few weekends ago, our club set up a display of model aircraft on the tarmac and a friend snapped this one for me- she looks so real!

Picture was taken by either Matt Gunn or Joel Levine- not sure...

This 1/4 scale ARF has been recovered in fabric. Still undecided on scheme, but I am leaning towards a the Navy Piper AE-1 air ambulance; I am also open to suggestions for other schemes...


It has been very difficult to find yellow versions of a military J-3. I have found a few Super Cubs but yellow military J-3's are few and far between. If you have any pics of one, feel free to post it up in this thread!

Thanks!
Posted by bsbauman | May 14, 2012 @ 10:30 PM | 6,652 Views
More video to come... lots to edit.

Here is what she looks like:
Night Flying landing at DFC with Burned Retina (PA Addiction X) (0 min 19 sec)

Posted by bsbauman | May 09, 2012 @ 06:51 PM | 7,350 Views
I will be posting up many more pics and video when I can get her in the air and in some good light.

This is my new H9 1/4 scale J-3 Cub purchased at SEFF 2012.

cub walkaround (1 min 31 sec)


After seeing this plane at SEFF on an Orange Rx (with 400+pilots), I knew I had to buy this plane before it met its demise.... here is the history I know and what I have learned after a thorough going over.

What I know:

The original builder passed away before it was completed. He recovered the entire plane in fabric; a set of J-3 plans and 2 views (top and profile) was used as a guide for the rib detailing and stitch work. The stitching was a rather clever DIY method I will share in the H9 J-3 Review thread by Michael Heer later (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698597).

The original builder tediously recovered ever square inch of the interior in expert fashion and I was told did the majority of the rib-work. I am not sure if these seats were recovered, but they are different than the seats pictured in the review. Mine are white leather with black piping. Also all hardware is heavy-duty quality stuff and beefier hinges with metal pins were used

The gentleman who completed the plane is who I bought it from. I was told it has around 15 flights.

What I discovered and assume:

There is a significant mix of high quality and dogpoop electronics- the guy I bought it from flew it on Orange Rx's. There is an E-Flite Power 110 with a CC HV ESC up front,...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 24, 2011 @ 11:46 AM | 8,238 Views
Some pics my buddy James took as the sun was going down:
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:18 PM | 8,097 Views
Well I picked up this ol Guillow F-15 forever ago on RC Groups. After being build the original builder was scared to fly it. It needed recovering and after removing the previous tissue, revealed it was not the most accomplished builder. Different size ducting and exhaust for each EDF unit, and a few bits of missing wood here and there were replaced, but not all of them. These were some of the "irks" I discovered but I got tired of this little guy sitting on the bench and went ahead and started to recover without fixing some of what I felt were non-crucial areas

In the future, when covering a model of this scale, I will not use a shrink film but a tissue and dope. I have only covered the bottom so far, but there where areas that when shrunk, removed some of the classic lines of the F-15. Like the little dip between the turbines, and in spots between the wing and fuse has more curves than it should.

This was a Build n Show model display kit No. 1401, converted to rc with twin 30mm EDF motor and fan units.

Bottom of fuse and wings have been covered, I also covered the the full flying stabs. (not pictured) More pics will be posted once she is buttoned up.

Overall, I am somewhat dissatisfied by the original builder's build, but do believe it will fly and hopefully fly somewhat well. I do not typically video maidens, but as there have not been many of this particular model flying (none that I know of at least; if this model has been converted before please do send me some information) I will try to get it on film.
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 11, 2011 @ 09:00 PM | 7,355 Views
After over a year on the bench since I LVC'd into the trees, the Addiction X is back in the air and had its re-maiden tonight.

At about 2x the recommended weight, she still flies well. Poor night for a maiden, cold and windy; but I hope to get more pics and night footage soon.

The CG was still way off and tail heavy despite having added nearly 40g of nose weight Anyway, we will get that sorted out with a few more flights.

Here is something to chew on; I present "Burned Retina":
(photo by WebDr)
Posted by bsbauman | Nov 08, 2011 @ 10:27 PM | 7,766 Views
501 LEDs installed so far, more to be added to the fuse, canopy and landing gear. Next update on this bird, I will have it covered.

Precision Aerobatics "Burned Retina" Addiction X Lights Part 3 (1 min 51 sec)

Posted by bsbauman | Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:40 PM | 7,683 Views
Weighing over 75lbs and just under the 77lb limit at which one needs an Experimental waiver, this Fly Eagle F-18 has all the bells and whistles. The twin turbines produce approximately 60lbs of thrust (30lbs each). Truly a spectacular creation.
Posted by bsbauman | Sep 16, 2011 @ 10:35 AM | 8,430 Views
I have started a thread on this bird that can be found here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1502256

What started out as an Addiction X, is in the process of receiving lights. When it is all said and done, there will be exactly 501 LEDs on board.

I may add an additional 27 to cover the LG and canopy, but most likely, I will not be that ambitious

Covering will be all white, with red bottom
Posted by bsbauman | Sep 13, 2011 @ 01:36 PM | 7,269 Views
My friend Mark hosted about 30 pilots at his farm for a memorial fun-fly on 9.11.

Here are a few pics my friend WebDr took of my Sundowner 50 and of my Windrider 48" Ele-Bee wing.


Thanks for hosting Mark; I really appreciate you and Judy opening your home to all of us!

Thanks for the photos Matt Fantastic shots as always!
...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Jul 19, 2011 @ 04:17 PM | 10,209 Views
it is my opinion, that this edra fellow has poor character and is not to be trusted in any type of transaction. Personally, i will never buy anything from him
Posted by bsbauman | Jun 21, 2011 @ 01:46 PM | 7,770 Views
Grateful Dead King Bee Honolulu Civic Auditorium 1-24-70 (6 min 32 sec)


The 100"ws Windrider Queen Bee with 70mm SAPAC EDF power system

more/better pics to come
Posted by bsbauman | Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:28 PM | 8,019 Views
This makes me proud to fly PA:


Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to the RC Mafia. Do you know what I'm talking about?

The RC Madtricks (22 min 44 sec)