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Archive for June, 2010
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 27, 2010 @ 01:46 PM | 1,973 Views
Well I had an absolute blast this weekend.

Their was an Full Scale Fly-In that me and my dad went to ...

We met a couple of Foambusters and other RC fliers their. We were standing buy Chris Woodwards J-3 Cub when he asked if I wanted to go for a ride. I said yes ... signed a waiver ... and got in the air !

It was really fun , and I even got a little stick time. It was so fun and I hope to do it again.

I then got some good flying in today at the flying field ....

I will post video and pictures when I get some more time ...

What an awesome 16th birthday ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 23, 2010 @ 10:53 AM | 1,845 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 21, 2010 @ 11:46 AM | 2,054 Views
My friend got it airframe only and put Hobby City gear in it.

Here is some video , but it losses a fan in flight. It landed safely and I got it on video.

Big A380 RC Jet Loses Fan Inflight , Parkzone T-28 Flying (6 min 9 sec)


I also turn 16 Thursday ! ! ! ! ! ! ! That mean a heck of a lot more flying !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:14 PM | 1,953 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:00 PM | 2,019 Views
I tried out my new glider.....

It didn't have enough power , but I was using a small prop , so I will use a bigger one.

The Firewall didn't hold after a couple minutes in the air it came off.

So I need to fix the damage and remount the firewall. Not to bad , at least I know it will fly.

I also used some Wing Tape on my Pylon Racer to make it easier to see , I almost have the right power system , I just need to order it and install it.

The AMX jet had an issue , on my first landing of the day , a crosswind got me and made me over correct causing the plane to tumble.

It broke the nose off a little and the wing tips.

Upon inspection on the nose I found it needed to be replaced , so I found an old nose cone and I am going to paint it yellow and glue it where the old nose was.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 14, 2010 @ 08:21 PM | 1,808 Views
I finally finished converting my glider/sailplane. It ain't pretty but it should work.

I had to put the servos way far back to balance the plane , but at least they work. I need to get a new folding prop , the one I am using doesn't fit correctly with the spinner on.

I hope it will thermal semi well ... if not I will take the motor off and get a real sailplane.

I also got a plane in the mail today ! Its a Hobby City Mini Swift ... I thought it was a neat little plane and it was cheap , so I got it.

Next project ... Pylon Racer
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:14 PM | 1,885 Views
I was flying Sunday and a friend of mine crashed his DC-3 ..... so I made this video about it.

Bad DC-3 RC Plane Crash ! (2 min 14 sec)


I got a lot of flying in , and no damage to report. I killed a Li-po , it dropped a cell in flight and hit LVC , so I order two new ones two replace it.

I am getting closer to finishing the glider , all I have to do is figure out how to get the servos farther back ...

I ordered a Hat Cam so more videos soon.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 09, 2010 @ 08:53 PM | 3,736 Views
I got some EPP foam , some spackle and went to work.

I first cut out all the expanded ,shrunken and melted foam out.

Then I cut out a piece of EPP the size of the hole and hot glued it in.

I got the Spackle out and covered the foam.

I then sanded it down until it looked good and I was pleased.

Paint wouldn't have helped with discoloration , so I didn't bother , I just put some stickers over it and now you can't even tell.

Well , what do you think ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 07, 2010 @ 09:26 PM | 2,035 Views
Well on my last flight of the day .... DISASTER !

I was flying and just after take-off I lost power.

At this point I did really think it was a problem ... I was wrong ...

The landing was perfect ... better than usual , but as I was looking at the plane while bumping the throttle I noticed some white smoke ... OH NO !

I flipped of my hat and sunglasses knowing that they would fall off and RAN to the plane.

I arrived shocked and dismayed at what I saw , smoke coming from every part of the plane. I looked to see what the battery was doing , and if it was safe to touch it. If was fine and I unplugged it and ripped the receiver out and let the smoke die down.

I then took the cowl off and found the aftermath ... the ESC completely burnt to a crisp , darn Hobby City ESC's.

Their was some damage , a hole in the side of the plane , and some burn marks , nothing to serious , I thought it was pretty funny.

I think the problem was that the ESC did not have air cooling , but I thought it would be ok because of the fact that it was a 40 AMP ESC that I would probably be only running at about 20 AMPS. I was wrong.

It will fly again ... now all I need is a sticker to go over the hole in the fusealage .... anybody have any ideas ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 06, 2010 @ 12:46 PM | 2,075 Views
I got to the field with my dad at about 7:30 , it was already windy and I really couldn't fly what I wanted.

I flew my T-28 four times , and my Reno Racer twice .....

As I was packing up , a good friend of mine named Bruce arrived and gave me this plane !

He said a guy gave a bunch away and he thought I would like it. Its a PYLON RACER !

What a nice thing he did.

Their were also some other planes , and I picked out a glider body , and a glider wing that I will fix up and get flying.

If you have any information on these planes please tell me !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 01, 2010 @ 08:05 PM | 1,942 Views
I finished my Reno Racer ... I got my batteries and finished it up.

It flies ok , but the motor is giving me some troubles , sometimes it does weird things , but I think I figured it out. I need to order a better ESC.

I also got the new motor fly my Sukhoi from Headsuprc , I hope it works !

I also am going to upload some pictures of how I turned my T-28 into a taildragger.