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Posted by jokeane | Nov 23, 2008 @ 03:27 PM | 3,076 Views
Another 'golden oldie' - a 52" WS Zagi-style flying wing. Powered with a speed 400 brushed motor, 8 cell NiMH pack.

I actually built two of these, the red and black one had some serious orientation problems since in the sky the red and black colors were too similar. The yellow and black scheme worked much better.

Video here:
Home made 52" Wingspan flying wing (0 min 17 sec)

Posted by jokeane | Nov 23, 2008 @ 02:52 PM | 2,739 Views
Another picture from several years ago.

This was the beginning of my foam to balsa conversion. This plane flew so crispy... fast and accurate. Very fun for what the ARF cost... something around $65.
Posted by jokeane | Nov 10, 2008 @ 09:33 AM | 2,424 Views
I've been doing some 'hanger shuffling' and repair work now that the weather in Wisconsin has officially turned nasty.

I've sold a number of NIB kits I had sitting around which were on the small side wingspan-wise.

This weekend I fixed up the Brio. Looks like it will fly again in spring. It turns out that repairing the wing was really pretty easy. Since I have only five 2.4Ghz receivers, I might move one of my 72Mhz receivers into the Brio. I ordered another NIB Brio off R/C groups... just in case. ;-)

I also picked up an 3D Hobby Shop Aspera airframe from a guy I met from McFarland. I'm placing the motor from the Sky Cat into this airframe. It needs smaller servos than I used in the Sky Cat, so I'll be using HiTec HS-65's. This one gets a Spektrum 2.4Ghz receiver.

So it looks like I'll have two pattern type planes ready to fly in the spring.