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Posted by dr.gak1959 | Jun 13, 2010 @ 09:25 PM | 1,787 Views
Anybody reconize this blueprint? found it in a pile of my dad's stuff!!
Designed for line control but will be modifing it for 4 channel and constructed of foam.Thought Id get my feet wet into the autogryo world with this one!!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | May 05, 2010 @ 08:26 PM | 2,240 Views
MY P-51 TESTBED COMES THRU AGAIN...EXPOSING A FLAW IN THE UPGRADE DESIGN THIS TIME. POOR STRENGTH IN THE MOTOR MOUNT NOT ABLE TO WITHSTAND EVEN SLOW SPEED NOSE-IN CRASHES. THE esc HAS ARRIVED FOR ME TO FINISH THE P-40
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Apr 19, 2010 @ 09:52 PM | 2,282 Views
with my ESC in the mail, time to get back to the building or should I say modifying!! with the P-51 as sort of the testing frame prototype, I found that i needed to be able to replace the motor, so the latest in an ongoing upgrade is the addition of this motor mount!!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Apr 05, 2010 @ 08:19 PM | 2,081 Views
finished up on the aileron mod on this gravityhobby.com warbird. what a fun little project.
Now on hold due to back ordered esc which is needed to get the CG right and also thinkin of changing the stock servo mount locations. stay tuned!!
Time to think about the next addition to my warbird collection. brushless motor and reinforced wings and control surfaces to handle the micro G's,Yeah thats it or is it...gonna keep thinkin!! have to decide which one tooo!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Apr 02, 2010 @ 04:33 PM | 2,294 Views
Two things i love more than rc stuff...
My family,for helping me fulfil my purpose here on earth and my God, Jesus Christ, for giving me this purpose and promising me eternal life all for simpling believing He died and rose again,repenting of my sins and following Him the rest of my days!!!!
Make it a great Easter!!!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 23, 2010 @ 08:50 PM | 2,385 Views
Oh-boy!! Hats off to the guys at gravityhobby.com for keepin this old family guy and his budget on top of the latest in RC and having fun with all kinds of upgrades and mods to this baby. additionally with the weight savings and increased power plant I'll be adding ailerons. stay tuned as we move along!!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 21, 2010 @ 08:55 PM | 2,106 Views
not quite enough power to over come a wind gust.but the great thing about these gravityhobby.com planes is they are cheap,well designed, quick and easy to build also easy to mod and upgrade. my next one a P-40 warhawk.
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 21, 2010 @ 03:41 PM | 1,942 Views
Gave up on rotarywing figuring the good ones are the expensive ones So with raising a family still and RC budget low I set out to find just the right plane for the guts of that cheap heli to fit in. searched high and low til I remembered about Cox which was very popular in the old days. Found the perfect fit in a P-51 Mustang from Gravityhobby.com.Not mention the right size for the family minded budget! very pleased with the plane and the build, also come to find out they have all the Coxs molds to boot!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 19, 2010 @ 08:21 PM | 2,425 Views
20 yrs later didn’t get it out for family #2 ,Then out of storage but after our 3rd adoption now family #3 this is all the further I got and not enough time to commit to it, but still wanting something to fly for the kids… of coarse! I turned to RTF’s and since I was a former helicopter mech I went with a cheap RTF heli and it didn’t go well.
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 18, 2010 @ 08:44 PM | 2,441 Views
So when I got started in modeling, 20 yrs ago, I found the only flyable Bellanca in honor of my dad. I started out to convert it to a line-control, but only got so far with it before family #one came along and into storage it goes!
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 06, 2010 @ 01:20 PM | 2,351 Views
My pop died in his private plane after engine failure.at age 18 i made a run of his family business but failed and then joined the Marines. Trained as a sheetmetal mech on helicopters. 4 yrs were up and they offered me nothing so i got out of there and the Marines are still looking for a few good men!!!
Hired on with Sikorsky aircraft as a field tech and traveled the world on their dime.achieved an FAA mech license and then left avation to earn more money else were but keeping it going thru models.
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Mar 01, 2010 @ 01:42 PM | 2,244 Views
did i mention that my pop was really into the model airplanes even before i was a twinkle in his eye, but in those days it was all line control. i remember a bench full of finished models that were mostly flown at one time or other. never saw him fly them thou. By the time i was a teen he was working a homebuilt with a snowmobile engine! More later with pics.
Posted by dr.gak1959 | Feb 26, 2010 @ 08:17 PM | 2,407 Views
I got started in aviation as a lad when my pop would put me in the left seat to operate the brake pedals. scared to death and still am but love theses flying machines. much prefur the toys to the real thing.