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Posted by bsbauman | Dec 24, 2011 @ 11:46 AM | 8,513 Views
Some pics my buddy James took as the sun was going down:
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:18 PM | 8,551 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 | 7,625 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 | 8,049 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 | 7,981 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 | 8,790 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 | 7,546 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 | 10,491 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 | 8,052 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 | 8,279 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)

Posted by bsbauman | May 18, 2011 @ 03:11 PM | 8,699 Views
My buddy RPStar just got back from Nall with the following pictures; can anyone out there in RC land tell me who the owner/builder of this plane is?

I would love to know if they reside in Georgia and I would like to discuss hiring them to recover one of my planes...check out this fantastic piece of art:...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | May 11, 2011 @ 01:28 PM | 8,068 Views
I havent posted in a while so thought I would share a few of my favorite photos.

I do a lot of flying with WebDr, and big thanks to him for always taking such fantastic shots!!

Enjoy:...Continue Reading
Posted by bsbauman | Feb 28, 2011 @ 01:28 PM | 8,359 Views
Aight Fellas, here is the story:

There is a great group of pilots that have secured an excellent indoor venue for this winter's season in the Greater Atlanta Area. Unfortunately, as temps have risen over the last several weeks, we have seen a large decline in pilots attending our events.

I strongly encourage anyone that is even remotely interested in indoor flying in GA to come check us out...

if we do not get about 5-10 more pilots soon, we will loose our gym


So in a last ditch effort, I am posting here in my blog in the hopes that some new folks may read this in the blog section and join us if interested.

Whose game for some indoor flying? Details can be found here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1351262
Posted by bsbauman | Feb 13, 2011 @ 08:02 PM | 8,524 Views
One of the Atlanta's finest caught me in a speed trap today...

I got a ticket for doing 75 mph in a 15 mph zone
...and for not coming to a complete stop at the intersection
Posted by bsbauman | Feb 01, 2011 @ 10:52 AM | 7,768 Views
The new Super Duo charger...
Posted by bsbauman | Jan 22, 2011 @ 11:33 AM | 14,900 Views
New Super Duo Charger!

I am hoping this will last me many years... at least until the technology changes

It came with 4 balancing adapter boards for 2-7s batteries, 2 sets of battery charge leads (one set for output 1 and one set for output 2), all appropriate cables, leads and USB for the computer monitoring and loging to be used with the free program that is available for download at hyperion-world.com

I will add, it came with simple but thorough instructions and great flow charts to help navigate through menus. I will post more later, at this point I have not even put power through it yet!
Posted by bsbauman | Dec 20, 2010 @ 01:40 PM | 7,943 Views
This is a shot of my hangar, it shows most of the fleet:

From left to right-
Precision Aerobatics Addixtion X
E-flite Diamante
Precision Aerobatics Katana MD
Mini Swift Wing (above Katana MD)
Parkzone P-51 Mustang BL
Cermark Lil Banshee
Hobby Lobby F-16 Tiger Falcon "Super Scale"
Parkzone Trojan T-28
Windrider 48" Bee Wing (black wing behind Lil Banshee, F-16 and the Trojan)

Not Pictured:
Fancy Foam Fenix
Millenium RC Micro SSX Bipe
E-Flite UMX Beast
GWS E-starter

en Route:
Micro DH-2 kit
Stevens Aero Micro Pylon racer

On the bench:
Beam E4 CP Heli
Fancy Foam MX-2