We popped this out of the molds and Traian assembled it with me last night- I am so friggin happy and excited! I still have radio install, setup, and some light sanding of one wing root before she flies.
Yes, you read that right! This is a high performance, competition-grade DLG with a two piece wing!
AUW projected at 250g after radio install.
More pics to come, more info here:
Do you have cane furniture; doesn’t everybody? Cane is possibly one of the most renewable natural resources we have after plastic, it is not only strong but lightweight and attractive. Every item in my apartment is made of cane, including my television. It looks like the one from Gilligan’s Island but is in colour of course. Do you remember that episode where a robot came to the island? That was the best one in my opinion. I always preferred Mary Anne to Ginger, same with Flintstones - I found Betty much more attractive than Wilma but then I am not really keen on redheads at all. They have freckles all over their body did you know? It’s the ones on their back and shoulders that creep me out the most.
I myself like to go for a jog every night to keep fit but fear leaving the house so I have to jog on the spot taking very small steps with my arms straight down. Once, I went to a party in a bear outfit which worked out well as it was freezing and I was the only one warm.
I am currently soundproofing my apartment with egg cartons as I realise my dogs can cause quite a bit of noise. Especially during feeding time when I release live rabbits.
Currently I only have eight dogs but one is expecting puppies and I am very excited by this. I am hoping for a litter of at least ten as this is the number required to participate in dog sled racing.
I have read every Jack London novel in preparation and have constructed my own sled from timber I borrowed from the...Continue Reading
This photo was taken a few minutes before I took off...with reversed ailerons!!
After taking off and rolling to KE, I knew I was screwed but several of my buddies thought I was hotdogging... next thing I know, I am inverted and start giving down elevator to climb out. I knew what was wrong, and had to do opposite of intuition just to stay up, I was simply trying to tame it before attempting an approach.
Mark Murdock was at my side, and did a great job of managing to refuse the transmitter while also keeping me surprisingly calm. He was able to talk me down using rudder and elevator, and using opposite aileron controls to keep the wings level. I wanted to write it off, but we were able to bring it in suffering only a broken prop and a scratch on the cowl.
My knees were about to buckle, I could not believe how fortunate this was
Lesson: Always double check your controls- especially on a new tx, with a new plane! Also don't rush- even if there are folks waiting for your frequency.
I had been putting this off long enough, time to get back to tinkering on the P-47.
First I was delayed on funds, then when I finally got it all together I found I had some fuel-flow gremlins in my aircraft. Then I got sidetracked for SEFF, then for the Southeastern FPV Fly-In.
With my other projects mostly off the bench, I am going to get back to my warbird. First on my list is to install Robart giant electric retracts, then replace the fuel lines and system with this goodiebag from Hodges Hobbies and Jersey Modeler.
When plugging into my LED's during Tuesday night at SEFF, I had a series of shorts and burnt wires throughout the fuse. It was just before the first flight of the night... not sure if I will open her back up to do lights and recover. 501 LEDs and a lot of love went into this- Thanks for the countless fun nights!
A big thanks to Weathervane for picking up this Cub for me and driving it down safely to SEFF. The original builder, VacoBob, did a fantastic job on this plane, it is unrecognizable from the stock H9 J-3 Cub. The detail is outstanding, down to the fly fishing rod tucked away in the cabin. Other notables include iflytailies pilot, hat, headsets, magazines, map, Cub teddy bear, matte finish, and 8" GoodYear air tires. My biggest thanks to Weathervane for taking the time to pitt stop, load it up, and delivering it safely. I could not have done a better job! Thank you!...Continue Reading
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.
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!