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Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 04, 2012 @ 11:19 PM | 4,697 Views
Well I had this old Aspire glider in the hanger for years, the time has come to get it in the air. I got this plane at a garage sale for 10 bucks, it was in preaty good shape but, I did recover it and changed it to a power glider as it was a slope plane. I cut the nose off and gutted the inside to start. then I added a fire wall and a blue wonder motor with a 25 amp esc running a 1500 3 cell as well as a 8x4 folding prop. I put the micro servos in the rear and redid the pushrods.
Took it out today for her maiden and what a wild ride it was. It took all the skill I had to get her down and home safe. first off I had the rudder on the rudder channel on the radio, I had to change it to the aliron channel it worked much better. the trim had to be reset on the elevader because it wanted to pull up the whole time, with the trim all the way up, so I reset it and it is fine now. Also I had to make a canopy for it, I used a Dr. Pepper bottle to do the job. All I can say is what a great flying bird, If I would have known that before, I would have done it much sooner. I can't wait to go gliding at the field with the guys.
Posted by Barney Boy | Aug 15, 2012 @ 06:18 PM | 4,920 Views
Well the time has come for me to get out of the heat. I'm off to Alaska in the morning, 10 days of nature and fishing. (might even have a beer or two). I don't have room for any aircraft but, I was able to load my simulator.. The wife doesn't know yet. guess she will find out soon enough. (she said "no airplanes on the trip.") I have a couple of projects to work on as soon as I get back.
1. P-51 Mustang with a .45 nitro- stay tuned.
2 a 40 size Cherakee- stay tuned.
both will be fun to get going and fly, and I do plan on attending the Huck Fest in Washington as well.
untill then have fun and fly safe.
Posted by Barney Boy | Aug 13, 2012 @ 09:29 AM | 4,681 Views
Just a quick note: I went with a good friend Bill to help another gentelman fly his DC-10 a few weeks ago. I wanted to make note of it. The bird had twin 180's turnning 8200rpm. The owner's name is also Bill and he is about 95 years young. He wanted to fly this thing before he died. So we gave it a shot. My buddy and I hauled it to the field and set it up for him, time came and he wanted me to fly it and I said "Nope It's all yours" I handed him his raideo and gave him a quick nod and smile and told him he was all set. We did not taxi it for take off, instead we gave it full throdle and I held the tial, then let her go... off it goes banking right the pilot pulled it left and tried to turn her into the wind, but did not make it. (Full throdle into the ground) from about 50 feet or so. All I can say is he tried.
Posted by Barney Boy | Aug 11, 2012 @ 08:20 AM | 4,727 Views
My new saying "waiting on parts" seemes like thats all I do these days. UPS came today...
Posted by Barney Boy | Aug 06, 2012 @ 08:55 AM | 4,677 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 @ 11:42 PM | 4,573 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 @ 09:19 AM | 4,764 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 @ 07:36 PM | 4,734 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 @ 10:57 AM | 4,613 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 @ 08:04 PM | 4,394 Views
I just love this time of year....
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 11, 2012 @ 09:56 AM | 4,355 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 04, 2012 @ 12:25 AM | 4,579 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 @ 09:21 AM | 4,327 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 @ 11:46 AM | 4,537 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 @ 09:18 AM | 4,949 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 @ 09:05 AM | 4,770 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 @ 08:28 AM | 4,840 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 @ 07:43 AM | 4,825 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 @ 09:24 AM | 4,783 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 @ 08:43 AM | 4,375 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...