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Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 06, 2013 @ 07:23 AM | 3,678 Views
Try Try again. Well a good buddy of mine set me up with a loaner plane untill I can get a replacment 50cc. airframe. It has really helped ease the pain of loosing my Edge540t. I am so very lucky to be involved with such a great club. These guys are the best. Thank you so much Bill. (You the man). We will take her out and trim it on Monday, provided the wind stays calm.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jun 30, 2013 @ 08:39 AM | 3,359 Views
After a year of working on this airplane it all came to a end on Sat. I got it running preaty good and decided to give it a go. So down the runway it went, liftoff a couple seconds later the radio lost contact with the plane. OMG it's on it's own. no control at all, the damn thing went up and looped twice then it went down. thank god it went down where it did and no one or any property got hurt. Turns out last week I lost a plane on the same radio, and I thought it was the reciver in the plane or the ESC. I have used this radio many times and have not had any probs with it. So I assumed it was the reciver. I should have range tested it before flying the Edge. I feel so bad I am almost SICK no crap...I am sitting here trying to decide whether or not to even continue in this hobby. I know it is part of the game to lose a plane once in a while, but this plane was my all. I'm pissed. my wife is pissed and I just don't know if I can continue with the giant scale stuff...The problem is once you get the taste it's hard to scale back down.

I think it's time to get my drunk on...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jun 01, 2013 @ 08:04 PM | 3,534 Views
Well it had to happen... I muffed a landing. What happened is I took off and I guess my tail wheel caught part of the mat runway and it broke off leaving just a 1 inch stub hanging, so I decided to kill the engine on the landing so it would not do as much dammage to the plane or the runway. As I reached to hit the kill I bumped the high rate switch and the plane droped out of the sky from about 4 feet or so. As a result I had to take the plane home in two peices. it sat for a couple of weeks and then I cut into her. to make a long story short., she is ready for her re-maiden. hope it flys like it did...
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 15, 2013 @ 07:28 AM | 4,293 Views
I reposted so I could move this video up in my blog. It's that good.

Stunt Planes in HD (3 min 46 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Mar 26, 2013 @ 08:40 AM | 4,355 Views
So I'm at the field when Homer jumps in the Extra 260 and said he wanted to fly it , so I let him. When he landed he had to change his shorts. I got to say he flies like he stole it. DOH!!!
Posted by Barney Boy | Mar 02, 2013 @ 08:01 AM | 4,573 Views
Well yesterday I took a couple of planes and tried some indoor flying with some of the guys in my club. We get a gym once a week for an hour, so I decided what the heck. I got to say it's not as easy as it looks. First off you need to stay on the stick all the time when flying, also if you need to do some trimming it is very hard due to the fact things happen very fast indoors. you almost need to hover to trim your plane. I was flying the 32" Yak and the 36" Extra, I really don't like flying inside, just not for me. I am not knocking it or anything, It's just not my bag of tea. I did have a great time hanging with the guys for a bit.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 27, 2013 @ 07:26 PM | 4,383 Views
Ok so I decided to make a Sbach out of the Dollar Tree stuff. here is the result...
I flew it today and I just love it. One of the best Dollar Tree planes I have built yet..
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:46 AM | 3,950 Views
So I decided to start Flying some IMAC this year, I will be trying the Basic catagory to get my feet wet. I will also spend a day at the Judging school so I can get an idea of what they will be looking for. I am lucky enough to have several pilots around me that already fly IMAC so I will be spending some time with them as well. I will be flying my 55cc. EDGE 540t as my main plane with the 44"Extra 260 as my back up. So I have the 2013 pattern downloaded and have started spending time on the sticks in the shop on the sim. I should have it memorized in a week or so. This is the reason I got into RC flying, well this and Freestyle. I hope to meet as many of you I can when I attend the events. I posted some pics enjoy...It's off to IMAC....http://www.mini-iac.com/Default.aspx
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 20, 2013 @ 09:23 AM | 4,093 Views
The last plane I spent some time on this week is the Extre 260 by E-Flight. What can I say this thing is going to be one of the best planes in the hanger when it's all done. I picked up a few parts I needed to finish her up, so I am hopeing this next week I can work on it again. The wingspan is 43" and it calls for the park 480 series of motors. The over all weight should come in around 28-30oz. with the batt. I'll be running the 12" prop on it.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 20, 2013 @ 09:15 AM | 4,050 Views
Well this plane is SO LITE it's increadible. All I have left on this one is the pushrods and it will be ready for it's maiden I hope this will be my indoor flyer and no wind outdoor. this will be great to fly around in the infield area, as well as any park. The ending weight should come in at about 6.0oz I plan on running it on 2s 500's with a 12amp ESC. with a 8x4 slow fly prop.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:50 AM | 3,889 Views
Well ok, This is the Lil' Banchee from Cermark. It needed some small repair to some of the monocote as well as installing the servos and power plant. so I am almost done with it and wanted to fly it as well this weekend. I went with a preaty powerful set up With the 2200kv as in most of the stuff I have, it should really rock and roll. Can't wait to fly her.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:40 AM | 3,851 Views
ModelFlight.com.au E-Flite Mini Edge 540 3D (1 min 42 sec)
Well I have been busy in the shop, I was able to set up a couple more planes. This one I Don't have a manual for it but I just used what I had int the shop to get her goinjg. All that is left on this one it a tail wheel. So I will maiden it this weekend and see how it flys. It seems to be preaty well built. When I got it it needed the landing gear put back in, as well as a power source. I went with a 2200kv and a 30amp ESC. with a 8x4.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 15, 2013 @ 07:51 AM | 3,917 Views
Well I was able to set up the sister plane to the 32" Extra. It is the Edge 540t. Again this plane looks to be a very light flyer. It sould be fun to fly. I will try to get a maiden on her this weekend.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 13, 2013 @ 08:33 AM | 4,022 Views
All right I was able to set up this kick butt plane. It's a 40" profile plane that I put a 2200kv with a 1500 3s and a 30amp SC. Man it fly's great. I am running a 8x4 on it and it seames to do just fine.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 13, 2013 @ 08:24 AM | 3,825 Views
Well here is the next plane I set up from my new pile of planes. It's a shock flier I think it's a indoor plane, but I fly it outside with no wind. I put a e-max 2822 with a 8" prop in it and run it on a 3s 500 it flies great.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:04 PM | 3,777 Views
As prommised my next plane I have set up is the Hot Rod mini from Hobby Lobby. As a large fomie it looks to be built preaty well. I plan on running a 3c 1.5lipo and a 10x4 prop on it. I did taxi it up and down my driveway and it seems to have plenty of power. I will maiden it with the X-Ray this weekend.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 09:53 AM | 3,735 Views
With my trip behind me, it's time to get back at it in the shop. Before I left a flying buddy gifted me a few planes, so I though this would be a good place to list them as I set em up. First up is the X-ray by Seagull models. It's a 39" electric with a park 450 I plan on using a 3s 2.2 to run it. I looks to be a great 3-D plane.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 09:43 AM | 3,434 Views
Well here's how it goes..I had to take a trip to help one of my daughters get accros the country to Ga. with her car, as she is moving (on base) with her hubby in the Army. So I drove with her as far as Fort Smith Ark, then rented a car and stayed in Poteau Ok, a few days to visit another daughter. While I was there sure enough a winter tornado broke out. Wow how exciting. So I drove to the top of the worlds highest Hill to watch. It hit about 50 miles from where I was. I posted some pics. Enjoy.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 25, 2013 @ 08:29 AM | 3,614 Views
A buddy of mine that I fly with cleaned out his shop and I was the reciepient of a few aircraft, Most all of it is set up for 3-D. Looks like it's going to be a great flying season for me...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 20, 2013 @ 08:03 AM | 3,735 Views
Well me and my buddy went to the field today and put some time in on the sticks...It was cold as heck, but we had a space heater and some warm drinks. here is the fleet I rolled with to the field.