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Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 13, 2016 @ 04:30 PM | 1,632 Views
Clocked at a little over 130 with a data logger...I'll get video when the wind calms down.

Einzpfeil 90 - 32" WS x 42" OAL Elmers board (with a few carbon fiber sticks....LOL) airframe, 50% KFM-2 airfoil, 90mm Freewing 6 bladed fan, Freewing 3553-1750 kV motor, 80 A ESC, 3300 mah 40C 6s battery, Futaba S-3004 servos, Lemon 6-channel full range Rx, 0.156 CF spars, CF tape for leading edges...and a Wendy's 40 oz plastic drink cup for the fan nacelle....I'll post the plans and patterns here if you guys are interested.......here's a video of her sister ship

StealthStream 10 1 90 mm Fan (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 25, 2016 @ 02:31 PM | 1,893 Views
COMPLETE FAILURE !.severely underpowered..maybe version 2.0 with a proper wing and (2) 70 mm fans......she was much too heavy for those little 64's
Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 20, 2016 @ 05:29 AM | 1,665 Views
While I was waiting for the field to dry out.....40" S-3 Viking with (2) 64mm fans
Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 20, 2016 @ 05:26 AM | 1,619 Views
Haven't posted much in the last few weeks.......Somehow I volunteered to build a new pavilion at the club....you'd think I would have learned after so many years in the USAF.....LOL

20'x20' screened pavilion at the club to replace the old...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 03, 2016 @ 12:41 PM | 1,606 Views
Preliminary 2-view.....KFM-2 wing
Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 12, 2016 @ 08:27 AM | 1,892 Views
built this one for a friend at the club.....

Here's the maiden from this morning.......8-10 mph cross wind

StealthStream 5E 70 mm (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 24, 2016 @ 01:56 PM | 2,153 Views
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 22, 2016 @ 03:03 PM | 2,165 Views
It's been a while since I posted anything........Here's the latest:

30" WS x 40" OAL KFM-2 StealthStream with a 90 mm fan.

Preliminary number indicate a 1.85:1.0 thrust to weight ratio (3.5 lbs all up vs 6.5 lbs of thrust......took me longer to paint her than build her..LOL

Fan nacelle is a Route 44 cup from Sonic with the bottom 1.25" removed.......the rest of her is Elmer's board...

full sized servos (S-3004 or eq)
80 amp ESC
3700 mah 40C 6S
Lemon Featherlite 6-channel...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:02 AM | 2,409 Views
I buy my balsa from a local art supply store and one of the guys that works there asked me to build a display model to hang above his Midwest Balsa display....printed the drawings Monday, cut her out yesterday, and put her together yesterday afternoon and this morning.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 12, 2015 @ 01:10 PM | 2,843 Views
Did this for my friend Al..........he found a fly-away Apprentice and wanted to turn it into an L-19....she's as close as I'm going to get without major surgery
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 09, 2015 @ 11:51 AM | 2,717 Views
Here's the highlight of the Fun fly that we had on Saturday....

Jack Estes (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 13, 2015 @ 06:21 AM | 3,188 Views
Our annual Fun Fly to benefit Porter Leath Children's Home will be held October 24th at our field on Inglewood Place. In lieu of the $15.00 landing fee, bring a new, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value for the kids at Porter Leath. Last year we raised close to $1000 for Porter Leath along with a Santa sack full of toys. Let's do better this year.

We have secured lots of door prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants along with some spectacular aircraft "toys".

Many thanks to all of those that supported us in the past.

Contact me or any other officer if you can help out with setup and or take down.

Best,

Charlie
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 07, 2015 @ 03:34 PM | 3,305 Views
Enjoy......update.....changed the props to 7x5s....the 6x4's were anemic.......4000 mah 4s 40 C


Jacara Maiden II (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Sep 30, 2015 @ 07:16 AM | 3,166 Views
Flight ready.....maiden is scheduled for this morning....video, I hope...LOL
Posted by Old_Pilot | Sep 23, 2015 @ 02:14 PM | 3,043 Views
Finally got some time to devote to the Jacara....she's ready to cover...color scheme right now is OD green with USAF roundels....black canopy and nose

Power plants are Golden Power (Buddy RC) 2217-7 1250 kv swinging 6x4's 7x5 counter rotating. Each motor will deliver 21 oz of thrust and only draw 9.5 amps....Battery is a 3700 mah 4S 40 C, 30 amp ESC's...calculated max airspeed is close to 70 mph with a stall speed of 9 mph at 40 degrees AOA.....