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Posted by outngo | Jul 01, 2010 @ 10:59 PM | 2,599 Views
great debate: note to self

Elapor
price: G
easy to fix: G (ca and go)
dent: B
last long/hanger rash: B

Wood
price: G
easy to fix: B(splinters to pieces)
dent: G
last long/hanger rash: G

Carbon
price: B
easy to fix: B(hard to damage but again if damaged, long epoxy layup process)
dent: G
last long/hanger rash: G

Key
G=Good
B=Bad

Score
Wood: 75%
Elapor: 50%
Carbon: 50%
Posted by outngo | Jun 02, 2010 @ 11:30 AM | 2,317 Views
Neat Video. Nice E-Glider!

Autonomous Soaring Project (0 min 58 sec)


I wonder what model they used to make that?
Posted by outngo | May 21, 2010 @ 01:29 AM | 2,464 Views
clears things up
Posted by outngo | Apr 29, 2010 @ 12:17 PM | 2,405 Views
Will be flying this beaut over the weekend if the weather is nice, if not next week. A friend is letting me fly his deNight special 50 at his grass field. One awesome looking plane.
Posted by outngo | Apr 29, 2010 @ 12:08 AM | 2,692 Views
I been loving this ww2 mod, the dog fights are awesome in it

Operation flashpoint ww2 mod

*Tons of planes from German, US and Russian side
*Tons of tanks from those sides (more than 30 for each side!) NOT including ww2 apc and half tracks artillary pieces and trucks from those 3 sides.
*over 80 player models on each side and weapons from the era from mp-40 right to BAR to mosin nagant

BASICALLY ANYTHING IN WW2 YOU CAN THINK OF.. AND I MEAN EVERYTHING
Posted by outngo | Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:25 AM | 3,205 Views
Posted by outngo | Apr 21, 2010 @ 01:30 AM | 2,630 Views
AP From Video.
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Posted by outngo | Apr 04, 2010 @ 10:13 PM | 2,700 Views
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Posted by outngo | Mar 17, 2010 @ 10:37 AM | 2,700 Views
Jut make sure you bring your lipos to room temp if they are sitting somewhere in storage over the winter they are going to be cold and won't charge good cold.

charging
Per cell

4.20v = 100%
4.03v = 76%
3.86v = 52% (good for storage)
3.79v = 30%
3.70v = 11%
3.6v? = 0%
Posted by outngo | Jan 17, 2010 @ 11:00 PM | 2,926 Views
Arrow Incident (1 min 51 sec)


Make sure you tick on HQ, Found this off youtube and thought I would like to share, It's around the 45-46 sec mark. What you think?
Posted by outngo | Jan 01, 2010 @ 10:17 AM | 2,949 Views




Looks like a nice park E-sailer, hopefully price will come down though..

Merlin ARF Highlights:

* Low parts count for quick and easy assembly
* Molded of ultra durable ElaporŪ Foam
* Can be built as a glider or as an electric version
* Elevator, Rudder and 2 Servo Aileron Controls
* Stable flying characteristics
* Raised ailerons as landing aid
* High-quality plastic components
* Easily taken apart for easy transport

Specifications:

* Wingspan: 31 in
* Overall Length: 24 in.
* Flying Weight: 9.6 oz. (Glider), 12 oz (Electric powered)
* Motor Size: 50 - 100 Watt Outrunner
* Radio: 4+ Channel
* Servos: 4-HS-55 Servos
* Prop Size: 8 x 5
* Speed Control : 10 - 18 amp
* Recommended Battery: 3S 450mAh LiPo
* Optional Power Packs Available (MPX332653, MPX333653)

Posted by outngo | Nov 22, 2009 @ 09:32 PM | 3,673 Views
This is Great news for the Ol' Terry fans. The "S" is updated so much from the last Terry model. Looks to be a nice park glider also.

Nice Review/Pics
http://www.graupner.de/fileadmin/dow...erryS_RCME.pdf
Posted by outngo | Nov 11, 2009 @ 11:44 AM | 4,059 Views
Well I have been looking everywhere for this PDF file and finally found it. It tells you which length the stripes are most visible in the air. It is very useful for orientation on the ground. Not to say a larger width stripe than 6inches can be seen further up..

Right click when viewing file then > rotate clockwise.
Posted by outngo | Oct 31, 2009 @ 09:39 AM | 3,429 Views
I don't think I will ever get into fpv flying although one time, I seriously though about it. There is a lot of materials to purchase and charging them is more of a hassle than anything else. The videos are very neat and the experience is fun for sure. After thinking of it I thought of the reasons that fpv would be bad for me. One of the reasons I chose to fly a couple years ago was to relax and to get away from those Tv, computer, and phone screens that seem to already feed back into our eyes daily. ..For me flying wouldn't be the same with fpv, as it would be just another bright screen for the eyes. Another reason is that if you fly fpv alone, how do you know who is around you? While flying fpv you lose sense of your surroundings and who comes onto the field etc. I have heard stories of people flying distances with fpv and people come onto the soccer field, only to find now you don't have a place to land. You and the equipment you setup are very vulnerable while flying fpv alone, whether it be some a rabid coyote or another person looking to steel/damage your equipment or car etc. Although these are all very small possibilities it could still happen. Just staring into yet another screen just isn't for me.
Posted by outngo | Oct 24, 2009 @ 09:02 AM | 3,349 Views
If anyone has bird pictures thermaling or checking out your glider/plane, I have made a thread on the E-Sail section about it... So far there are a couple of great pictures!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1128341
Posted by outngo | Oct 24, 2009 @ 08:59 AM | 3,383 Views
For some time now, I have been using Google Earth to scope out possible flying areas around me. This is a great resource to use if you are not in a club, your own club is closed or for any reason or you can't fly at a certain place. Google Earth will show all the parks around you that will be highlighted green. If you don't have access to Google Earth just go to http://maps.google.com where you can view the satellite where public parks, school fields, lots and developers land is, from here you can go to the site and see if it is public and that there is no :osted:: signs or someones lawn/field. Again it is a great application to use and you will find parks you never even new existed.

Places I have found and flown at with Goole Earth, this is only limited to electric stuff:

*Parks I never knew existed.
*School fields.(on weekends, holidays, if no games etc.)
*Huge developers land-lots and fields.
Posted by outngo | Oct 16, 2009 @ 11:26 AM | 3,380 Views
gone
Posted by outngo | Oct 13, 2009 @ 11:55 AM | 3,919 Views
Thought I would share this, I just found this camera on hobby-city today, it looks like it would fair pretty well for basic low-medium altitude AV stuff. It's about $40-50 cheaper than most aerial cams. It's 30fps and looks pretty nice.

Specs:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...gital_Camera__
Posted by outngo | Oct 12, 2009 @ 11:08 AM | 3,754 Views
Rcgroups user Santeepat has released a video of a 14 foot giant easystar taking off and flying. Here are the videos. Pretty amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrUyZTHW7N0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr24FkMzuw
Posted by outngo | Oct 11, 2009 @ 10:58 AM | 3,366 Views
A big recommendation to CAM folding props. I have had some really hard landing in the past, where at times the whole front end of the plane meets the earth fairly hard. I have tried various folding props before including those made of glass filled nylon, etc. Almost all of those have shattered on medium landings even in high grass. I won't go back to anything other than CAM folders or carbon folders, for the electric sailplanes.