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Posted by rockom | Dec 28, 2008 @ 12:47 AM | 4,634 Views
I've tried to use emery boards for sanding in small areas. Most of the time they are not suited. I'm talking about the thin cardboard type. They are flexible (sometimes a good thing but usually not) and the are not flat. I decided to make my own.

I used a piece of 1/16" x 3/4" aluminum stock cut to about 6" long. 220 grit sand paper is applied on one side and 150 grit to the other side. So far, it works great.

-Rocko
Posted by rockom | Dec 28, 2008 @ 12:41 AM | 4,372 Views
Flyable:
Doghouse by Dick Smith (symmetrical foil aerobatic stick)
Jim Ryan P-38
GP Reactor Bipe
Raptor 30 Heli

On the Bench:
Peck Polymers Lacey M-10

In the shop:
Mini Ultra Stick (crash recovery and motor replacement)
Sig Kadet Mark II (extensive rebuild and mods)
Align T-Rex450 Heli (tail block repair)

The ARF & Kit Pile:
Carl Goldberg Ultimate Biplane
TopFlight Hot Kanary
E-Flight Taylorcraft 450
E-Flight Mini Pulse XT
Great Planes Li'L Poke
Flyline Models Great Lakes "Trainer"
Peck Polymers Baby Ace
Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Nesmith Cougar
Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Andreason BA4-B
Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Mitsubishi Zero
Comet Phantom Fury
Guillows #201 Thomas Morse S4C Scout
Diels Engineering 1/24th scale Boeing F4B-2 Bipe

Guillows #905 P-51
Guillows #308 Beechcraft Musketeer.

-Rocko
Posted by rockom | Dec 28, 2008 @ 12:31 AM | 4,312 Views
All the Santa's brought great gifts this year. I've enjoyed indoor flight much more than years past with all the new advances in micro electronics so I put a few indoor RC items on my list.

Santa responded with an Ember 2 and a Vapor. I've flown both in the past when a couple flying buddies let me try theirs. I thoroughly enjoyed it can't wait to get back to the gym to fly my own.

Also on my list were some free flight kits. I received a whopping FOUR kits by Peck Polymers. That brings the total to 10!!.

Here is what I got so far:
1. Peck Polymers Baby Ace
2. Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Nesmith Cougar
3. Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Andreason BA4-B
4. Peck Polymers Peanut Scale Mitsubishi Zero
5. Comet Phantom Fury
6. Guillows #201 Thomas Morse S4C Scout
7. Diels Engineering 1/24th scale Boeing F4B-2 Bipe

8. On the bench I have the Peck Polymers Lacey M-10.
At my next indoor fly, I'll be picking up:
9. Guillows #905 P-51
10. Guillows #308 Beechcraft Musketeer.


I only recently became interested in the free flight kits when I learned I could convert them to RC with the electronics that are available today. I prefer to stay away from foam when possible. With the exception of the Ember, I prefer to fly built up balsa. A foam core wing is fine now and then but again....balsa is preferred. Hopefully my Lacey build will go well and I'll continue by building the rest of my FF kits.

-Rocko
Posted by rockom | Dec 15, 2008 @ 08:55 AM | 4,998 Views
I'Ve started my first Peanut Scale build. I'm working on the Peck Polymers Lacey M-10. My intention is to make this three channel RC. I'd like to use DSM2 electronics or maybe Plantraco. My next indoor fly is January 10th. I'd like to maiden by then.

I thought this would be quick and easy. My opinion so far is, this is much more difficult than a larger airplane. Everything is so small and breakable. Here is what I got so far....Continue Reading