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Posted by stickybeatz | Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:22 PM | 1,894 Views
I tweaked the default Extra 300 L in RealFlight 6 to make it fly halfway decent. It came out much better than my attempt at the Sbach. Check it out here. Let me know if there are any more tweaks you guys think it needs.

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Posted by stickybeatz | Feb 19, 2012 @ 01:37 PM | 1,823 Views
Here's version 1 of my tweaks to the 35% Sbach in RealFlight 6. It's flying pretty decent, but there is still some work to do. 3D flight is almost spot on, but snap rolls still need some tweaking. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Posted by stickybeatz | Nov 11, 2011 @ 04:47 PM | 2,723 Views
Here's an 89" AJ Slick I made for RealFlight 5.5. I think it flies pretty good. Let me know if there are any tweaks you think I should make. Enjoy!
Posted by stickybeatz | Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:22 PM | 4,524 Views
I looked around at all the planes and plane parts hanging around on my garage floor and decided that I needed to come up with a way to store all this stuff. So... it was off to Home Depot to see what they had that could hold airplanes.

I ended up buying some basic shelving components and some pipe insulation to make a pretty decent looking and modular plane rack. I used 4 70" Rubbermaid Twin Track Uprights, a bunch of 24" Rubbermaid Twin Track Brackets and some 3/4" Pipe Insulation to pad the tops of the brackets. If you wanted to get extra fancy, you could run some 2x4 stringers between the floor and the ceiling a foot out from the wall and install the uprights on the stringers so that the planes can sit further in on the brackets. I haven't felt the need to do this with mine but I suppose if you have a bunch of jets or other planes with a swept wing and a rearward CG, it might be a good idea.
Posted by stickybeatz | Apr 29, 2011 @ 12:53 AM | 6,461 Views
Here's a quick how-to on how to take 2 12v server power supplies and run them in series for 24v. I am by no means an electrician so please use this guide at your own risk!!!

First off, you need 2 12v power supplies. I used the 12v 47a power supplies that feathermerchant sells. The ones at the bottom of the page here: http://www.feathermerchantrc.com/ . If you decide to use a different power supply, my instructions for floating the DC output on one of the power supplies probably won't work.

First thing you need to do is open up the case. This was the hardest part of the process for me. One part of the case comes off easily with a handful of phillips screws. When you pull that piece off, you'll notice some black insulating material covering most of the electronics. This black insulating material is stuck to the second piece of the power supply case that you need to remove. Unstick the black stuff and you can get the second piece off pretty easy.

Now that the case is apart, you'll have to unscrew the main board from the case and pull it out. You'll have to push the green LED out of the mount, unscrew the AC ground cable from the top of the case on the AC input side of the supply, unmount the AC plug from the case, and unscrew the output board. You'll also need to unscrew the fan. Remember which screws go where.

Once the electronics have been removed from the case, you'll have to remove the two screw posts that are closest to the output/fan side of the power supply. This is...Continue Reading