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Posted by metrorcflying | Nov 24, 2011 @ 01:29 PM | 4,822 Views
Sorry I missed putting the CG on the "Relax" plans. I will add it to the online plans later.
I am attaching a photo the shows the CG.
Posted by metrorcflying | Apr 20, 2011 @ 04:05 PM | 6,921 Views
I am uploading my modified plans for the "Relax".
This is an ongoing plan set since I continue to modify the plane.
Updated April 26,2011.
Here are some of my building instructions:

I used a piece of drywall to build the plane on. I put the plans over the drywall and then I cut 3/8” by about 1ft. strips of 2mm Depron foam and laid them between where the carbon rods would be. This kept the glue from sticking the rods to the plans.

I then pinned the curved rods in place using T-pins and a tack hammer. I laid the straight pieces over the first rods and then put a very small drop of CA (cyanoacrylate) on each joint. As soon as I put the glue on I touched it with a scrap of paper towel to wick off almost all of the CA. and then I put a drop of kicker on the joint. You don’t want to add much weight to each joint because there are so many of them.

You can buy a roll of very small tubing at the hobby shop that has about a 1/25” hole in the middle. I put this tubing in the top of the CA and the kicker bottles. The tubing is usually close to the CA display in the hobby shop and is sold for this purpose. For the kicker I save an empty CA bottle and clean it out so that I can put the kicker in it. This uses much less kicker and gives you better control.

After getting all the rods glued I very carefully pick it up and take it to my vise. I take a piece of fine thread about 15” long and put one end of it in the vise to hold it so I can pull it...Continue Reading
Posted by metrorcflying | Feb 03, 2011 @ 09:10 PM | 7,580 Views
I posted a video of the Relax since I painted it. It is located on U-tube at:
The "Relax" after adding acrylic colors . (2 min 58 sec)

I painted it just around the edges so I could see it and still not add much weight. It added just 1 gram to the plane.
Posted by metrorcflying | Jan 31, 2011 @ 12:01 AM | 6,542 Views
Here are a few pictures of my "Relax" airplane now that I have got it painted. The acrylic paint around the edges added only 1 gram of weight and now I can see it when I'm flying.
Note - Before I was flying it covered with clear and it was hard to see part of the time.
Posted by metrorcflying | Jan 28, 2011 @ 10:15 PM | 6,055 Views
Just to goof around I have landed my IFO 30 or 40 times on overhead wires at our flying sites.
If I hook the wheel on the wire it stays put and you can just fly right back off the wire.
Here's a video of it:
My IFO hanging on the wire at the soccer center. (1 min 16 sec)

This is a video of my other IFO flying. "I have 2 of them". This one is an original Wild RC Kit, with heavier carbon rods, that I modified with the top & bottom landing gear, side area and controllable rudder. This IFO weighs an ounce more than my new one. Just joking around I added 2 business cards for drag on the down lines.
Indoor flying with an IFO (2 min 0 sec)
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Posted by metrorcflying | Jan 26, 2011 @ 10:15 PM | 10,256 Views
These are pictures of my IFO. To view and download IFO plans, that I made in Adobe Photo Shop, click on the the My-IFO-Plans.pdf file.

I have updated the IFO plans to show the front view so that the flying wires, that are made from thread, can be seen. Without these threads the IFO is not strong enough to fly....Continue Reading
Posted by metrorcflying | Jan 23, 2011 @ 08:09 PM | 6,578 Views
Hi, my name is Keith Paskewitz.
I have flown R/C for many years. I started in 1969 and flew R/C Pattern and Scale plus a little Pylon racing until about 1983.
At that time I owned a 1/3 share in a full size Grumman American TR-2. With the costs of flying full size planes, R/C planes and supporting my family I was forced to give up something so I stopped flying R/C until about 1999.
Now that I no longer fly full size planes and my family is grown and moved out I could start flying R/C again. I built a couple of Giles G-202 pattern/scale planes for outdoor flying and also got involved in flying indoors.
I wanted a plane for indoor that could do maneuvers and when I first started indoor there where not any good ones to choose from. I saw an IFO fly and it could do many of the maneuvers so I got one and over the next years I put a controllable rudder on it plus side area so that it could hover or torque roll. I decided to put landing gear on both the top and bottom so that I could land up-side-down.
I kept trying to find a foam plane that flew slow, was crash resistant and could do all the maneuvers I wanted to do. I was never happy with the results. I purchased a Ghost Bi-Plane that was made from Depron foam cut out and covered with Reynolds Wrap. It flys quite well but still not what I wanted. I scratch built a mono plane with this same technology and although it flys OK it’s still not what I was looking for.
Then I saw a plane named the “Relax” by Lantsov Alexey. It...Continue Reading