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Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:46 AM | 4,118 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 | 4,250 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 | 4,210 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 | 4,038 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 | 3,997 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 | 4,061 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 | 4,180 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 | 3,987 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 | 3,913 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 | 3,899 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 | 3,563 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 | 3,742 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 | 3,813 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.
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 29, 2012 @ 08:00 PM | 4,080 Views
Well okay it's in the books, My buddy and I were able to build and fly a F-22 with a mini Stryker attached
Drop (3 min 30 sec)
. We call it the Drone Drop. here is the result...enjoy...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:34 AM | 4,319 Views
Allright I scored a Hobby King "Gumby" at one of my clubs christmas party last night. It came ready to go with 2 lipos, all I needed to do was add a reciver. Got up this morning and put her together. Sounds like it will be a really SLOW flyer. I'll maiden it when the weather clears up.
Posted by Barney Boy | Nov 29, 2012 @ 09:11 AM | 3,962 Views
Good thing winter is here, it seemes like everything I own needs some sort of work on it. I guess it was a fun summer... Anyways with the Holidays here, things will slow down in the shop a bit. I will work on my stuff right after X-mass, so I can be ready for next season. As I reflect on this past year, it was a awsome year. I can only hope next year will be as fun....don't see why not...I hope you all have a great holiday season, enjoy your family, and friends. be safe when driving, beware of the other drivers around you, as this time of year there is a lot of drunk drivers. God Bless, and Merry Christmas.
Posted by Barney Boy | Nov 13, 2012 @ 05:35 PM | 3,899 Views
Well okay we maidened the jets and after a few mods we got them to fly and drop.The mini Stryker had a prob, as the horn turned and the pushrod sliped up and as a result the Stryker went down. The repair has been made and we are ready to have another go at it. Here is a video of the maiden.

Drop (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:51 AM | 4,111 Views
Okay here's how it goes. It all started when I added a mini glider jet to the f-22, (you can see in preveious post) it was such a sucess that at a meeting it was suggested to hang a mini Stryker to one,So here it is...Enjoy stay tuned for the maiden...
RC Flying Newbie (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:32 AM | 3,542 Views