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Posted by Barney Boy | Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:55 AM | 4,629 Views
Wow they did it... The Rover (Curiosity) is now on Mars...way to go guys, good luck with the rest of the mission...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:42 PM | 4,528 Views
Had a great time on Sunday, My buddy John and I went to watch and meet Daniel Holman. He has inspired me so much in this hobby, it was great to fianly meet him in person. He is such a talented pilot it's awsome to watch him fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nd0PiHqTG3M

one other note: I took my dog benjerman with us, I think he had a good time too.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 28, 2012 @ 08:19 AM | 4,724 Views
Here is a video of me and My buddy John messing around last weekend with the key cam...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nknLXYbcwAo
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 22, 2012 @ 06:36 PM | 4,689 Views
Watch the video to the end to see a great aborted landing and a controled crash landing. The landing gear got stuck in the airplane. (Had to belly land it).
July F86 (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:57 AM | 4,575 Views
Last night we had some interesting weather come through the area, it produced a double rainbow and I just happened to be flying in it.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:04 PM | 4,346 Views
I just love this time of year....
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 11, 2012 @ 08:56 AM | 4,312 Views
Well I have been tearing up the skys lately with my home built foamies. The weather here in the great nortwest could not be any better for flying.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:25 PM | 4,531 Views
Well I had to make a new Dollar Tree plane, as the old one was crashed. I decided to mark it in red white and blue to honner the 4th. It preforms as well if not better than the first one.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jun 30, 2012 @ 08:21 AM | 4,281 Views
Well I dumb thumbed it... I guess I'll make a new one, I just hope it will fly as well as the old one.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:46 AM | 4,482 Views
Well I added landing gear to my depron fomie made from Dollar Tree foam board. I call it the Dollar Tree Edge. It flys like it's on railes. It is a much better flyer than the EPP planes I have made in the past. the only thing it was missing was landing gear, so I solved that prob. I just love flying it right off the street. takes off and lands perfect.
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 26, 2012 @ 08:18 AM | 4,894 Views
I had problems tunning the engine. I tried everything...carb off and cleaned, high and low needles set, I still could not get it to run right. It would run untill it gets warm and then quits running. So I took a look inside and discovered the ring and cylinder mared. I am not sure when it happened or if I got the motor in that shape. I only have a tank os so through it. I have fresh fuel and am mixed at 40 to 1. To make a long story short I ordered a new piston and ring, should have it on the first or second of may...Mean while I finished up my new mini edge. It,s a Cermark Edge 540 electric.
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:05 AM | 4,719 Views
Well allright, It's been maidened, we flew it and trimed it on Sat. did one flight and the tunning was not right so I added a tunning hole in the cowl and re tuned it. I flew it yesterday and had a blast. I did some rolls and loops, and it seems to be a great flyer. On the third flight I hit the deck kinda hard and the landing gear failed Broke the gear and prop Luck has it I have landing gear from a preveious project. Should be back up in the air by this weekend...
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 07, 2012 @ 07:28 AM | 4,770 Views
Well ok today the weather today looks to be awsome so I am taking the new Edge out fo it's maiden I set the cg foward about 1" from the last mark (per advice from others that have this plane.) I plan on flying high the first few flights, so I can get to know her, and trim it out. I'll post pics later.
Posted by Barney Boy | Mar 20, 2012 @ 06:43 AM | 4,772 Views
Well allright Spring is almost here...I will hit the field this year with a new airplane, a CMPro Edge 540T 50cc. I got it last week and will spent the next week or so to set her up.
Posted by Barney Boy | Mar 06, 2012 @ 08:24 AM | 4,740 Views
Ok here's how it goes...I built the f-22 out of the Dollar tree stuff and it flew awsome, till the prop snaped...the motor riped out of the plane and it went down. I repaired it and it flew ok till it cut a servo wire...it went down again so this time the dammage was bad enough to call for a compleat rebuild. So here are pics of #2 f-22. I did the maiden yesterday and I am hooked on the speed and controll of this bird...
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 19, 2012 @ 07:43 AM | 4,326 Views
Well ok it's ready for it's maiden...
TowerPro 2409-12A motor
HiTec hs-55's
v-tail mixer
3s 500 mah
I'll take it out today weather permiting...
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 18, 2012 @ 10:27 AM | 4,285 Views
Just a quick update: I got her all painted up.
Now onto the motor, servos and ESC....
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 15, 2012 @ 05:16 PM | 4,072 Views
Well ok since I was working with the Dollar Tree stuff I decided to make a F-22, just to try something a bit different. I think it's comming along.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2012 @ 08:17 AM | 4,425 Views
Well ok I decided to turn the last fomie into a night flyer. I put red LED's on the front underside of the wings and a single blue one in the rear. It's not too hard to fly at night or at least not as hard as I thought. I might need to add one on the top side, when I bank the plane you do lose sight of the underside. Other than that it's a blast to fly at night. My first night flight was last night, I ran two batteries just to check it out... Looks like we have a winner...
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 02, 2012 @ 07:22 AM | 4,333 Views
Okay here is how it happened: One of my buds wanted a plane when he saw my fomie, so I said we would build him one if you bring over the guts...between the two of us we had enough parts to build a couple. I got a piece of EPP for his plane, and he picked up some fome from Dollar Tree. To make a long story short, we built his plane and I played around with the thin dollar tree stuff. Well I peeled the paper off and through the pattern on it and BINGO the two dollar plane is born. I could almost get it done with one piece, but not quite so I did use two. they 20"x30"x1/8''. I flew it yesterday and it did great. I need to brace the tail but other than that it is a great cheap plane... not bad for a overnight airplane...