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Posted by CrazyJB | Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:25 AM | 1,707 Views
http://www.arthobby.com/

This guy is great! Service, product, all. He'll answer questions and help you out. You can go further on a smaller budget by doing a little more work to the finished plane. He has high performance gliders, some electric, slope/TD/multitask, mostly traditional airframe and a flying wing, sheeted foam core wings. I would buy more from them.


http://www.northcountyflyingmachines.com/

Like refined designs, high performance slope soaring, flying wing designs, and crash resilience? These people have some great looking high performance EPP wings, they answer your questions, shipping is quick, I would definitely buy more from them. (Forgot to mention: I got a 48 inch Half Pipe from them. That thing flies so incredibly smooth and fast and penetrates ANY wind like nothing, it raised my standards for slope. It can also fly in the lowest wind despite being a lead sled! VERY efficient plank wing. Best flown on a big long slope with plenty of sprint space)

http://www.flyingfoam.com

I got a 36 inch Joker from Flying Foam. Just great! Still have to paint it and fly it but I love working with EPP core kits.
Posted by CrazyJB | May 02, 2012 @ 10:34 PM | 1,957 Views
#1 Multiplex Blizzard (probably won't break as easily as the Agena and much faster too)

#2 P-51D Mustang (with more than scale power, I want to make cars blow like leaves)

#3 De Havilland Vampire (EDF, prefer Venom but can't find a foam one)

#4 P-47 (big fuse, can fit a ludicrous power system)
Posted by CrazyJB | Apr 28, 2012 @ 08:58 PM | 1,697 Views
I spooked over an incoming text message. The only parts good are the spinner and prop and possibly the motor and some of the servos. About $500 - $600 down the drain. It was at Baylands about 40 mins ago.
Posted by CrazyJB | Apr 17, 2012 @ 12:58 AM | 1,904 Views
It's different but equally valuable. Maybe you can't do dives and aerobatics on a constant basis like a motorized glider can but the slope and thermal combo is a plus and you can fly all day on just one battery. Highly recommended, but I hear it's only good for a short time in the beginning of the spring, during those times phenomenal for light to medium weight birds.
Posted by CrazyJB | Mar 17, 2012 @ 03:19 AM | 2,185 Views
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Description: I got this at the swap meet and I've already stripped her nude, replaced the pushrods, put a new gear in one servo and cut some new and improved elevons. Here, I stripped off all covering, redesigned the elevons, replaced a gear in one servo and replaced the plastic pushrod. I'm going to redesign the stabilizer too.

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Description: Patched some small holes like this one. I figured I could peel masking tape off epoxy so I gave it a try. Perfect mold for small repairs. For the bigger holes, I'm going to get glass balloons. Here is a closeup a small hole I patched with epoxy. I figured masking tape could be peeled off epoxy after it cures and luckily it did. Perfect mold.

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Posted by CrazyJB | Feb 03, 2012 @ 12:45 AM | 3,228 Views
So far (Agena ES from Art Hobby). I HIGHLY recommend www.arthobby.com. You may have to do more work but the price is good that way and it's high quality parts, you can build it how you want and finish it how you want. I added flaps to mine. And Art Hobby are the MASTERS of customer service!

Here is a link to a video prior maiden flight after programming:
My first non-simulated glider. (1 min 6 sec)


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Description: All good.

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