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Posted by nippaero | Jan 03, 2014 @ 11:27 PM | 2,160 Views
Got a new DX9.
Posted by nippaero | Oct 18, 2013 @ 12:58 AM | 3,553 Views
I am putting togther a new Hangar 9 Christen Eagle. I was originally going to electrify this one but later decided to go with a gas motor. After a bunch of research I decided on the new DLE 20RA. The plane balances nicely with the DLE 20.

http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdID=HAN5010

Product Specifications

Wingspan: 54.0 in (137 cm)
Overall Length: 50.8 in (129 cm)
Wing Area: 878 sq. in. (56.7 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 8.50 - 10.0 lb (3.85 - 4.50 kg)
Engine Size: .75 - .91 2-stroke; 1.15 - 1.25 4-stroke

Motor
DLE 20RA
http://www.valleyviewrc.com/estore/d...as-engine.html

Battery Setup
Single 2300mAh A123
http://www.taildraggerrc.com/a-grade...-volt-rx-pack/

Ignition
Tech Aero IBEC
http://www.tech-aero.net

Servos
Spektrum DS821
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3702
JR DS821
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/JRPS821
Hitec 225MG for throttle
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXN667&P=ML

Radio Gear
Spektrum DX18QQ
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...rodId=SPM18800
TM1000 Telemtry Module
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdID=SPM9548

Other Stuff
Xoar 17x6 Laminated Prop
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/xoar-17x6-lam.html
Sullivan Tank
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVEW4
Posted by nippaero | Jul 25, 2013 @ 06:50 PM | 3,106 Views
I picked up a CMP T-45 that I will be building soon.
Posted by nippaero | Apr 24, 2013 @ 06:04 PM | 3,044 Views
Dynamic Balsa P-51B Interior
Posted by nippaero | Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:11 PM | 2,670 Views
Posted by nippaero | May 08, 2011 @ 12:30 PM | 3,722 Views
I just got my new Tacon 160 motor. I am planning on putting this into a H9 1/4 cub on 10S.
Posted by nippaero | Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:05 PM | 4,135 Views
It started right up out of the box.

OS FR5-300 First Run (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by nippaero | Apr 07, 2011 @ 09:56 AM | 9,387 Views
Flew the maiden on the Yak yesterday. Good flying plane. Not a 3D plane like my slick but a good IMAC style performer. Motor is a Hacker A30-12XL on 4S.
Posted by nippaero | Mar 27, 2011 @ 11:15 PM | 4,368 Views
Got some more work in on the Fleet today. Motor mounted and sorting out the weight and balance now.
Posted by nippaero | Mar 05, 2011 @ 06:34 PM | 3,610 Views
I was cleaning out the garage and came across a bunch of my old engines.
Posted by nippaero | Jan 03, 2011 @ 01:55 AM | 4,259 Views
Made this 19" EppYak from 3mm Epp and 4-Site guts. Flies pretty good.
Posted by nippaero | Nov 26, 2010 @ 11:48 AM | 4,470 Views
I just finished up with my latest build. It's a Peck Pietenpol that I converted to RC.

Here's the thread.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1343419
Posted by nippaero | Jul 29, 2010 @ 05:46 PM | 3,925 Views
Taildragger, I hate your guts,

I have the license, ratings and such.

But to make you go straight is driving me nuts.

With hours of teaching and the controls in my clutch.

It takes a little rudder, easy, that's too much.

You see, I learned to fly in a trycycle gear

with one up front and two in the rear.

She was sleek and clean and easy to steer

But this miserable thing with tires and struts

Takes a little rudder, easy, that's too much.

It demands your attention on the take-off roll

or it heads towards Jone's as you pour on the coal.

Gotta hang loose, don't over control.

This wicked little plane is just too much.

With a lot of zigzagging and words obscene

I think I've mastered this slippery machine

It's not that bad if you have the touch

Just a little rudder, easy, that's too much.

I relax for a second and from the corner of my eye,

I suddenly realize with a gasp and a cry

That's my own tail that's going by.

You grounding looping wreck; I hate your guts,

Give a little rudder, Great Scott, THAT'S TOO MUCH.

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Posted by nippaero | Jul 22, 2010 @ 02:09 AM | 4,563 Views
I broke out the D40X tonight and took my first night shots. A couple of them turned out pretty good. I just got some more LEDs from HK and am planning on installing them on an EPP Yak soon.
Posted by nippaero | Dec 27, 2009 @ 08:38 PM | 4,956 Views
Friends,
I will be documenting the build of a Guillows Cessna 170. I will be converting this plane for electric RC use. This particular model has been converted by many people before. My goal is to make the airplane as light as possible for indoor flight. I hope to implement many of the modifications that others have recommended in these forums.

This is a good place to start for people interested in converting Guillows kits. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827861

Details on the kit can be found on Guillows website. http://www.guillow.com/GuillowDetail...=19&FamilyId=1