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Posted by KLH | Oct 14, 2006 @ 06:21 PM | 4,414 Views
10/14/2006
I put some wheels on my EZ. I just used the forward 5/32" brass tube that I previously ran through the fuselage to mount the floats. I made an axle out of 1/8" CF tube with some .072 steel axle rod through that to mount the wheels on. I glued a short piece of 5/32" alum. tube on the CF tube as a shoulder stop and used 3 wheel locks to hold everything in place.
My EZ will ROG off almost any surface without the wheels, but thought I would give it a try just for the fun of it. Works pretty good and will probably save some wear and tear on the bottom of the fuselage when I fly off of dirt or gravel.
Still haven't had a chance to try the floats on water, but have used them a bunch off of grass. May have to give the floats a try off of snow this winter.

Kern
Posted by KLH | Sep 05, 2006 @ 03:50 PM | 7,642 Views
9/05/2006
My EZ with floats. I tried this off of grass this AM. ROG with out any problem. Flys a little different with all that drag, but nothing unpredictable. Won't be able to try it off of water for another week or two.
Usual mods: enlarged rudder, air inlet holes in nose on either side of fuselage with an outlet at back of hatch. 1/8" CF tube in bottom of fuselage from nose to tail.
Power: Warp 4t, TP2100 3c, APC 6x4, Cool Running 25 Amp ESC, DX6 RX, HS-81 Servos.
I'll up date this when I get a chance to try it off water.

Kern
Posted by KLH | Feb 04, 2006 @ 11:39 AM | 6,189 Views
2/04/06
As some of you who have read my posts from time to time or visited my home page you're aware that I've got way to many models. Well actully not to many just a lot. At the present time I have somewhere between 50 and 60 ready to fly E planes (lost count) and about half are my own designs. That sounds like a lot of models to some, but I've been building and flying model airplanes since I was 10, I'm 68 now and retired with lots of time on my hands.
With regards to elec. planes I've been playing with them since the early to mid 70's when I first saw some of the stuff Astro Bob and his brother were experimenting with. My first attempts were with converted old timers and gliders and the results were not to impressive, but I did manage to get some of them to fly. The tech. has come a long way in the last 10 years and it's just going to get better and better.
My latest toy is the new Spektrum DX6 TX. I've been playing with one for several weeks now and really like it. My wife won another one in the pilots raffle at the Arizona Electric festival last week, so now were a two DX6
family.

Kern