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Archive for September, 2010
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 26, 2010 @ 09:49 PM | 2,944 Views
It was a nice windy day today ... which meant that flying was limited ....

I don't like flying 3D in the wind ..... so I mostly flew my T-28.

My dad brought out his good camera to get some cool photos ......

I flew my Aito in the wind a little ... it was fun

The Diablo died ... The motor mought came off and after gluing it back it broke again .... I didn't have enough power to do 3D moves .... but I tried anyways ...

I also tried out the pylon racer and surprisingly flew well ... maybe it will stay around for awhile ..... the CG still needs to be adjusted .....

It was a fun day .... even though it was turbulent and windy
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:59 PM | 3,089 Views
Here is my new plane ....

It flies awesome .... it might even become my new favorite !

I will get some video next time I fly it ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:04 PM | 2,858 Views
It was an awesome day for flying today ....

I started out at the flying field around 6:20 ... I maidened the new Diablo and it flew reasonably well .... it needs more power ...

It has just enough to hover ... It looks very good if you ask me .... but I broke the motor mount after falling out of a hover ... so that will need fixing .... not to bad.

The Pylon Racer flew great ... I had a of couple smart guys at the field suggest some wing incidence angle changes which helped a lot ... but unfortunately ..... I stalled it on the landing .... it wasn't even a foot off the ground ... but it broke the motor found and a little place behind the wing .... not to bad ... but after all the work I put into it I wish I could have flown it a little more ...

I might fix it but I am not sure .... I hate making firewalls ..... and motor mounts ....

I flew the Slick and the T-28 most of the day ... they flew great like usual ! Jim H out at the field got some awesome photos ....

I also bought a F3P Biplane from a guy super cheap .... so I will get that flying soon ... probably by the end of the week ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 16, 2010 @ 09:34 PM | 3,022 Views
Well after I killed my Diablo .... I missed it so I started a new build tonight ...

I have almost everything traced out onto the foam ... tomorrow I will build the airframe and hopfully paint it and install the electronics Saturday night ....

I plan on a nice paint scheme ...... I hope ...

Sunday their will be a Fun Fly ..... I am going to bring as many planes as I can fit in my Car !

Hobby Lobby was cool ... I almost rented an RC Car to have some fun with ... but resisted ....

I then when to another LHS and looked at some planes on consignment ..... A GWS Cargo was RTF with Spektrum Receiver was very tempting ...

I hope school goes by fast tomorrow because this weekend is going to rock !

I hope I get to try out my Pylon Racer tomorrow also ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:21 PM | 3,548 Views
Tomorrow I am going to Hobby Lobby International ... Wahoooo !


I haven't been in over a year ..... I normally like to visit all the local RC Places .... their is no school due to parent teacher conferences ... so thats another excuse.

I also got some good flying in Sunday .....

I tried the pylon racer out and found that there were some problems .....

1: The rushed aileron linkage caused the the right aileron to get stuck up .. causing it to roll to the right alot ...

2: The CG was a little nose heavy .... but not extremely bad ...

On the landing I ripped the wing off and that caused some damage that is all fixed now ... I will give the plane a couple more tries and see how it flies ... then decided if I would keep it or scrap it and buy a better Pylon Racer

I also did some awesome combat with my Reno Racer ... it took some serious abuse ... but lived .... Photos below ....

This Sunday is the local Fun Fly ... then the next Sunday I don't get to fly due to my family going to a UT game ....

Then the Tullahoma Electric Fun Fly !

The plane to finish is the Twin Jet ... I need to find some decent motors ... the ones I ordered just weren't the right setup ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 09, 2010 @ 09:34 PM | 2,953 Views
Here are some cool pictures that were taken last Sunday when I was flying ....

It was a prefect day and flew from 6:30 to 5:00 .... it was a long day full of flying.

I flew the Cap ... until I nosed it in and broke the motor mount ... not sure if I am going to fix it ...

I am try to phase out older beat up planes for newer and nicer things ....

I decided it was finally time to get my DMA Skat Pylon racer finished ... I am working on the aileron servo and its almost mounted ... and the motor is on the way ....

I picked an Electrifly Ammo Motor .... I am not sure if its the perfect motor ... but it should be a descent setup ... and if this plane fails ... I will get a Electrifly Rifle .....

It won't be super fast ... probably only about 100 mph ... I decided if I really want to go fast I will buy something made for brushless motors and bigger lipos. ( Voodoo)

I can't wait to fly again .. maybe tomorrow after school ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 04, 2010 @ 03:18 PM | 2,748 Views
It was time to retire this airframe .....

The elevons were all messed up from being ripped off multiple times and the servos were going bad ....

I took everything out and now I have some new goodies .....

An HET 2W-20 , a Turnigy 80 Amp ESC , and a receiver ...

The receiver will go in my reno racer so I can fly it tomorrow ...

I also crashed the Cap and had to remount the motor.
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 03, 2010 @ 11:53 PM | 3,371 Views
After the Demise of my Diablo Foamie ... I wasn't sure what to do with the electronics ...

I was talking to my dad about getting rid of a few old airframes when he gave me the idea of getting the Cap back into the air ....

I am using the same motor and servos ... I bought another HXT 900 from the LHS ...

I hope it will still fly ... it won't fly exactly like my foamie ... but should fill the need for some LOW 3D ...