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Archive for December, 2010
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 22, 2010 @ 10:12 AM | 3,336 Views
Well I was able to get the Big J3 up in the hanger for the Christmass season...as I was worried about the plane getting dammaged from some of my guest, smoking and drinking...and such. they all like to visit in the shop as I don't allow smoking in my house. so I try to keep things picked up in the shop.

So I will say Merry Christmass to all and to all, a good flight...will check in after the season...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 15, 2010 @ 08:34 AM | 3,393 Views
motor movie (1 min 1 sec)
so here is the 28 cc I converted it swings a 18-6/10 prop.
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:24 AM | 3,487 Views
Well ok today I was able to cover the wings and do a fitting I put the engine is just temp. as I need to figure out where to do the fianle mount, and run gas lines and push rod and such...I will start the work in the fuse next and do some detail work. with the holidays here I now have company around and it will be hard to find time to work in the hanger. But I will plug away at it in the mornings....will post again later....
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 12, 2010 @ 08:20 PM | 2,912 Views
Well allright I got my die yesterday but was to busy to do anything so today I finished the push rods in the wings and hindged the alirons I will start covering the wings in the morning...once that is done I will fit the wings and post some pics... then I will start the fitting of the power plant...and working on the servos for the ruder and eleavader along with the fuel cell...that's it for now will post more later...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 10, 2010 @ 11:48 AM | 3,573 Views
Well for what it's worth...I am new to this hobby my wife and I are new "empty nesters" and I feel it is time to start the hobby I have allways wanted to do, with that in mind my first build is the 1/4 J3 cub with a 28 cc weed eater motor I just finished the engin conversion last week and it turned out nice I plan on installing it soon then work on the cowl...the fuse is covered and waiting for the survos and fuel cell to be installed. The wings are almost done but I am waiting on a 2-56 die so I can finish the pushrods and survos I still need to hindge the alerons then cover them. I plan on going with the clipped wing scamatic when I detail it..Cub yellow with black and the traditional z stripe.
I also bought the Hobbico SuperStar 40 as I plan on learning to fly with this trainer will join the AMA soon and am joining a group that flyes out of McMinville this spring is when i will fly... meanwhile I have set up a flight simulator in the shop and was able to load all of my models in it, great way to pratice this winter...
I have a 2meter glider I picked up a a garage sale this summer so I decided to put a nitro 25 in it had to extend the shaft and put a folding prop on it...this should be a fun flight...My wife got me a 1/8 j3 park flyer as a gift a couple of years ago and I only flew it twice. I plan on busting it out as well. I also made a light v tail rubber band powered plane out of scrap wood from the Big J3 build I call it "Scraps" and yes it does...Continue Reading