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Posted by Barney Boy | Mar 20, 2012 @ 06:43 AM | 4,700 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 | 4,662 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 | 4,243 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 | 4,210 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 | 3,974 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 | 4,352 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 | 4,250 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 | 4,063 Views
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:46 AM | 4,196 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 | 4,206 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 | 5,129 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...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 23, 2011 @ 08:41 AM | 4,715 Views
Well Christmas is here so I decided to make my twin grandson's their own plane. with that in mind, a guy at our club hosted a build in his shop, he pre ordered all the parts and supplys we needed. We built 32" foam planes they have 2cell lipos with a 12am speed controler running a 1500. Got to admit the things are a blast to build and fly. of course I had to have one too. after I was done I noticed I put the strips on backwards oh well...
I think we will still like em.
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 19, 2011 @ 08:58 AM | 4,555 Views
Well after some research I discovered that the 3w 24i engine was not going to be big enough for the 30% Edge I am working on, so I got a DLA 56cc. for it. Now I know I will have plenty of power for this beast... Can't waite to get it all together. I plane on installing the 3W 24i in a 90 size Cap.
Posted by Barney Boy | Nov 29, 2011 @ 07:51 AM | 4,331 Views
Well it's offical I am the new News Letter editor for our club. I have 2 months under my belt now... it's located on our web page http://www.teamrc.org/
Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 25, 2011 @ 07:53 AM | 6,989 Views
Ok too many planes and not enough space = wall racks...I spent the weekend painting the garage and made and installed my new plane racks I used angle and pipe with pipe insalation on the outside. cheap, strong, and easy... now I can get busy this winter in a clean work area...
Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 14, 2011 @ 08:24 AM | 4,730 Views
Well I was able to get the Edge striped down this week. I also fixed the rudder. I had to dig the old robart hindges out, over size the holes then fill with dowl rod and redrill. turned out okay... next I need to decide the color sceem and start skining her...I like the the color sceem on the plane in this entry...
Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 13, 2011 @ 08:27 AM | 4,527 Views
This is how I want to fly...
104" AJ Slick - 3d comfort food (9 min 19 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 08, 2011 @ 04:02 PM | 4,329 Views
well I got a new winter project to work on... It's a BME Edge 540 30% I found it down in the Bend area looks like it should be a good one once I lighten her up a bit. as far as the power plant I have a 3w 24i I wonder if it will work? anyways I am tired from the drive so I think I'll take a nap...I plan on posting the progress on the project...
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 27, 2011 @ 09:19 AM | 4,581 Views
well as promised here are the pics of the Season End BBQ at our club flying field. It was a great day of flying and good eats...the weather could not have been any better for flying. all and all it was a great way to end a season of fun filled flying....
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 18, 2011 @ 06:35 AM | 4,433 Views
Well it's has been a great summer of rc flying, but it is time to start wraping things up for the season. With that in mind this next weekend we have our last club fly in. We reset our S.P.A.D. event due to the weather on the first one. This gives me a chance to fly combat one more time this year, so I made another plane to take with me...I call it the Zero spad...anyways I replaced the electric power plant with nitro in the spadet and put a nitro in the zero, 40 size on both...as well as biger gas tanks 10oz. I will remaiden them this week befor the event...I will post pics of the day next week.