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Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:57 AM | 4,540 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 | 4,316 Views
I just love this time of year....
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 11, 2012 @ 08:56 AM | 4,277 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 | 4,488 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 | 4,237 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 | 4,426 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 | 4,832 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 | 4,672 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 | 4,722 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 | 4,733 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 | 4,696 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 | 4,286 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 | 4,248 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 | 4,024 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 | 4,384 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 | 4,297 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...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 27, 2012 @ 08:03 AM | 4,105 Views
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:46 AM | 4,237 Views
Well I had some extra parts from our 3-D build and decided to upgrade my old park zone cub. It was a 3 ch. 26Mhz park flyer. I gutted it out and cut some alirons in it and set it up on 2.4 Mhz with new servos and reciver. I put the 1500 engine in it with a 8" prop. Also I put some big wheels on it, brush plane...I will fly her this week and see how it does. I hope this will be my new fun cub at the field...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 07, 2012 @ 07:04 PM | 4,242 Views
Everybody showed up at the field today. We all had such a blast with the fomies. It's not to often we get the chance to fly them in the winter...
We had all the stations full today...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 27, 2011 @ 09:26 AM | 5,168 Views
Well it's been one year now that I have been in the RC hobby. I joined the AMA and rcgroups one year ago and did my first flight on 2-11-11. It all started with my 1/4 scale J-3 Cub. from there it went nuts ,trainers, SPAD combat planes, 3-D fomies. In the last year my hanger has changed a lot, I even had to make racks to keep everything in order. This past year I have built and flown many different planes, the SPAD's or coro-planes were a blast, I really like flying combat. The 3-D fomies are fun too.
As I look back on the year, I have been quite busy, not only learning to fly but getting involved it my club, as I took over the Web Master and news letter for the club it has been a chalange as I have Dislexea as you might have guess by now. you can view here http://www.teamrc.org/.
Who knows where the next year will take me. I do plan on trying my hand at some IMAC flying, as I picked up a 30% Edge 540 and am installing a DLA56cc. in it, and I might take my big Cub to a Scale Masters event as well. I love the events our club puts on, so you know I will be at all of those as well.
You can read all my stuff on my blog. Untill my next post Fly safe and have Fun. Happy Newyear...