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Posted by jesses151 | Mar 04, 2014 @ 11:09 AM | 1,748 Views
Finally finished..... My friend Scott Enyart sprayed the camp scheme modeled after the Alaska Aggressors. Decals are from Calli Graphics.

Just need a break in the weather and we'll see what she can do!
Posted by jesses151 | Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:55 PM | 1,542 Views
Just rec'd my Glacier 5 Cell pack from BuddyRC.com Ran the motor up and got these numbers: 1367 watts at 70 amps. Pretty good power for a plane that will weigh in at 2.95 lbs RTF. I definately reconmend the guys at buddyrc.com they're local (Columbus Ohio) and always anawer the phone. The prices are great to for a battery that is not a typical name brand but is definately higher quality than the Hobby King brands.
Posted by jesses151 | Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM | 1,514 Views
To install the intake I needed to leave the topside of the intake un-reinforced to allow for flex during the install. So, once the intake was in I took a piece of carbon fiber prepreg and cut it out to fit from the nose of the airframe to the end of the duct. After I had the right geometric shape I used a heat gun to form some curvature that would fit the outside of the intake. This made for easy epoxying with less working of the cloth.Once the epoxy sets up, I'll put the intake to the final test of a full throttle run.
Posted by jesses151 | Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:20 AM | 1,387 Views
Finally got the intake duct installed as well as the EDF and thrust tube. The thrust tube needed to be redesigned do to the different OD of the Changesun EDF. I found this link: http://www.conelayout.com/ for the redesign. It's a free download for 21 days and worked perfect. Just plug in diameter 1 (intake end) then diameter 2 (exhaust end) and the total length and it creates a pdf of the cone layout.
Posted by jesses151 | Dec 10, 2013 @ 10:20 AM | 1,570 Views
The Change Sun 12 Blade EDF and HET 2w-25 motor arrived. Looks like I'll be doing a 4 cell 30c Glacier pack. The watt meter registered 961 watts at 62 Amps. If I need some more punch I can always go with a 40-50C pack later. Unfortunately the Change Sun EDF shroud did'nt fit into the HET Intake, so I did some light sanding to the intake as well as the outer surface of the shroud. Using the free trial of Cone Layout I made a better thrust cone for my application. Found the software here: http://www.conelayout.com/ My dimensions were: 12.25" long with an exit diameter of 55.3mm.
Anyway I sould be re-installing the intake soon then installing the power system after that.
Posted by jesses151 | Nov 16, 2013 @ 08:28 AM | 2,103 Views
This is my Habu 32 that recently aquired from Bob Belluomini. Only have a few flights on it but, man is it fast! The power plant is a Jet Fan 80 with a Neu 1512/3D 8s setup. This jet has power! Verticle is no problem. Speed is 150+mph, as a matter of fact it doesn't want to slow down. I'm a huge Tanner Foust fan so I thought it would be appropriate to do a Rockstar Energy / Tanner Foust tribute.
Posted by jesses151 | Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:38 AM | 1,599 Views
Using 3/4 oz fiberglass cloth, I applied two layers of fiberglass. Due to the tight fit going back into the fuselage I only applied fiberglass to the bottom of the intake (the rest is accessable from inside the fuselage). The colapsed area was on the bottom anyway so no need to use the plugs once re-installed. I'm going with a Changesun 12 blade fan and a HET 2W-25 motor, so I'll be waiting to install the intake until after I receive the fan just to make sure everything fits good while the intake is out.
Posted by jesses151 | Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:27 AM | 1,538 Views
I used heavy duty shipping foam to make form fitting plugs. I needed three at about 2" long each to fill the areas that were damaged by the original repair. Before I installed them I used some 3m fiberglass tape to hold the duct together. Otherwise the pressure was too much and the duct began to split apart at the seem.
Posted by jesses151 | Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:18 AM | 1,506 Views
Started a winter project this weekend. It's an old HET F16 version 1 (the one with the very week intake duct). When I aquired this the previous owner thought it would be a good idea to use expandable spray in foam insulation to re-inforce the intake duct. The end result was a colapsed intake duct.
Posted by jesses151 | Sep 20, 2013 @ 07:02 PM | 2,322 Views
My new favorite plane. These gassers are so COOOOOL to fly. Love It!
Posted by jesses151 | Jul 06, 2013 @ 09:09 AM | 2,402 Views
Found what I was looking for! Got this 30cc dle pilot rc sbach from a guy named Maynard Troyer (former NASCAR driver and best known for his end over end crash in Daytona back in the '70s). Anyway thanks for the outstanding deal! Almost ready to fly just need to replace the fuel hoses and get ahand pump from the lhs.
Posted by jesses151 | Nov 02, 2012 @ 09:53 AM | 2,504 Views
Decided to keep the ME109 airframe (that was originally a balsa/monocoat gasser) and electrify it! Used a Hobby King G46 (40 sized electric motor). It's a 670kv motor. With a 13" prop on a 5s 2650mah battery it draws 42 amps and makes 800 watts. RTF the model weighs in at 5.1lbs. I found that the Great Planes electric motor mount for medium sized motors worked perfectly. Can't wait to maiden it. Been too windy for my comfort level.
Posted by jesses151 | Oct 07, 2012 @ 08:19 PM | 2,759 Views
Been focussing all my spare time on my chaos 600 Airwolf build. I know its been done over and over again but, not by me. I've wanted to build one of these ever since I was a kid and saw a very rare (at the time) large scale gas rc Airwolf. This was back in the early '80s. With the cost of large electrics coming down and fuselages readily available and reasonably priced, I finally get to build one!
Posted by jesses151 | Apr 12, 2012 @ 02:20 PM | 3,066 Views
My first fiberglass EDF plane. The Eflite F86 Sabre. Picked up from RCG classifieds, great deal. Man is this a beauty! After reading over all of the threads i can't wait to fly this thing. But, reading over the instructions this looks like a perfect winter project ( may take me a while to build given the time I have to spare).
Posted by jesses151 | Apr 12, 2012 @ 06:40 AM | 3,014 Views
Got a smokin deal on this Dynam SBACH 342 from Wingman Jeff. This plane flys like a dream. It seems impossible to crash this plane!
Posted by jesses151 | Apr 12, 2012 @ 06:36 AM | 2,874 Views
Built another Phase 3 F16. This time I skipped a few speed tricks to lighten the airframe up. Weighs in at 1.9 lbs RTF as apposed to the previous 2.1 lbs.
Posted by jesses151 | Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:16 AM | 3,724 Views
I recently aquired this gem, donated by Chad of Ludlow Falls Ohio. I saved it from going in the dump. All electronics were fine. The original 12 channel RX was smashed. Don't think I'll need it though. I can get by with my 7 channel, I just won't have the ejecting pilot?, drag chute, or individual controls (elevon mixing). This thing has all the bells and wistles though (scale retracts, nav lighting, thrust vectoring), hope I can get another fuselage and rebuild it.
Posted by jesses151 | Jan 06, 2012 @ 05:30 PM | 3,356 Views
My Chaos 600e made it here before Christmas. Just in time to be a short winter project. Got it together and have a few hover flights in using a small 6 cell. The correct battery will be here soon....and then I'll get some real flights on it.
Posted by jesses151 | Oct 24, 2011 @ 09:42 AM | 3,666 Views
This has been done for a while, but finally got around to photographing and posting. Chasis is EXI450 all nitro plane parts with the exception of the tail servo (had to go with a quality high torque servo). Fuselage is a heliartist MD500D. The main rotor head is a CopterX 5 blade with CopterX scale plastic blades. Anyone wanting to build a mutli blade heli, feel free to do it without a 3 axis gyro. i did it and the result is just as good as when I had only 2 blades.