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Posted by papadwight | Yesterday @ 06:08 AM | 1,404 Views
Hot glue to motor mount than small amount of ca glue. Set of wheels I have for a ember 2 hot glued on frame and adjusted prop test runs free no hitting ground when on wheels. Let dry over night with frame blocked up. Took more than a few to get motor angles right but look good. Put plane on scale check how heavy after all these repair's. Showing .6 on scale same weight as new plane. Test fight to follow on no wind night to adjust trim if needed.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:06 PM | 1,112 Views
Charged up 2 battery's tonight to go flying. Checked controls all seemed well. Checked the wind 1 to 2 mph seemed like good night to fly. Up I went maybe to much throttle plane going for the moon. Pull down on elevator plane picks up speed. Coming in low the plane takes a dive motor broken off hanging there one wheel gone. Thinking do I repair after this planes hard life or order a new one. I well replace or repair it for sure. Only night flyer in planes I have. Got one helicopter and one quad with lights so flying it for now well do.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 07, 2015 @ 10:48 AM | 1,086 Views
I starting to have a lot of just flying toys around and was already out of room for rc planes. I done no building this year just rc repairs and flying. Let my back yard Dirt runway grow out this year and miss it. Setting up and stopping on dime was a lot of fun. A lot planes around body's together no part's installed because i could build a great looking plane making it fly great was another thing. Always like the cheap repairs for my planes and a dollar tree foam plane would be great. So many models and planes for looks still around not together. Building storage unit for toys to clear off table for planes. The flying field behind house not cut all summer they cut today. So I can fly my micros out there and see them when I crash....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 03, 2015 @ 10:13 PM | 1,579 Views
So my wife comes home from work with a new indoor flying toy. Skythunder flying drone a quad in a cage to go up and down walls doors . And yes a read very little charged it up and went flying not knowing a thing. So little hard for me to get battery's in but I did and off I went. Up and down the wall and door across the room you name it I did it. Got to say for indoor flight this thing is great and easy. Few more flights to get the hang of it can see this is going to be one of my top indoor toys and you can gets parts and the batterys comes out the toy.
Posted by papadwight | Sep 26, 2015 @ 09:57 PM | 2,078 Views
Today in Smyrna tn at family Hobby it was family day. Kids all over driving rc car's. I took Kathryn and she loved it. They had rc car's you could drive no charge. And from the looks of them these were not cheap car's. They were flying a new quad with camera around, And kids inside on the Simulator they have there to try. New and used rc car's plane's and boats just rc all over the place. It nice to have a shop that has all this a nice people there with rc repairs. There winter indoor flying on tuesday nights well start soon. We picked out which car she want's for Christmas the first one she picked was 325.00 but got her to pick out a cheaper model....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Sep 25, 2015 @ 01:31 AM | 1,293 Views
Open the box, got it out and charged and headed outside to fly. Started out in beginner mode found it flow well no problem easy hover front or back or turning. Now I can fly the pant's off a Champ in the wind anytime but as to my helicopters I am not to good so I found this thing to be a lot of fun. 5 min's and I was taking off and landing on a little box no problem. $33.95 at costco want a great Christmas gift for a kid big or small....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Sep 21, 2015 @ 08:44 AM | 2,166 Views
My Stealth Fighter for Commodore C64 Far from simple even today. Run on a computer on 2 sided disk. You must keep a book to get started and so many controls no simulator I have has as many. Still played on a real c64 or on my IBM laptop or desk top running C64 forever. I have so many old commodore flight simulators I can not count them....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:55 AM | 2,825 Views
Always looking for good things on any trainer that make any plane better. I was watching A video by Paul Willis on the F4U landing gear mod for grass landing and take off. The Video was on you tube and is very good . It shows how moving landing gear angle can make this plane a good grass lander. He liked having the instant flight recovery and the three flight modes. I have always been watching any plane good at grass landing and take off on grass. Many time's showing witch seaplane can do the job. I have always like a tail dragger for grass landings. I have been able to always land them in very short distance on grass if the wheels were big. Paul shows before and after and shows how much better this plane is after mod. I know there are many think this is not the best trainer to start with. But there are many who well not own a high wing trainer and for them this plane is the way to go. Than there are people don't like any safe plane....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Sep 08, 2015 @ 07:27 PM | 2,471 Views
I have more than a few Champ's many times more than one at A time. I for now have one that has much more power than all my other's ever did. At full power well climb and do loop after loop after loop. I also have a old one shorter wings I fly on windy days at full power and it fly's level. Some days I just go cazy and go up and over many times. When there is no wind and you know how fly this plane can be a lot of back yard fun. Its also small and I fly it out front on the street when no one's out. I tryed flying under a street light but it did not go like I what. But I like having a plane the wings just above $11.00 AND TAIL JUST OVER $7.00.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 28, 2015 @ 08:59 AM | 2,456 Views
Fly the harrier took me awhile but i got it taking off like a helicopter and off in the sky no crash after many try's. The helicopters I am doing better with and getting better. There are no quads on my clearview se or my realflight basic. Just have better control on realflight but I did not download any helicopters on clearview se at the time did not own one. Now I have planes a quad and a helicopter....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:10 AM | 2,672 Views
Well When to the hobbyshop today and picked up Realfight Simulator. My desk has turned into joystick haven. With the two computers running so many simulators and so many controls. Fms did not what to work right so I got this. Flys very nice now to add some of the new planes to it. The control worked fine no adjustments at all. Which I had to tape up the cord on my old dynam control 2 years old now and still going.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 20, 2015 @ 11:31 PM | 2,669 Views
With my new windows 7 desktop and windows 8 laptop of all my simulator, But FMS flight simulator is the only one not working on one of the two. My 64 forever works fine and all its simulators work fine. Roller coaster tycoon deluxe on my windows 8 computer. I have clearview se with 20 airplanes and 6 flying sites on it. FMs with over 200 model planes was working on my old xp computer in the past. Now only clear.view works well and rc deskpilot works it has 5 model planes on it. My wife and I were talking about adding realfight 7.5 today for the no fly days in the future. I know it's a good program but that program's not cheap. But I do miss having all them planes to fly. I had all my favor's to fly but my old xp just stared crashing after being on the internet. And more and more programs would not work on a xp. or the program that did was not compatable with more and more site,s on the internet. The last week I spent more time keeping it running than I did playing on it.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 11, 2015 @ 07:30 PM | 2,629 Views
Well it took a while for me to try my sport cub s in the wind no runway like my Champs. 2.0 oz where the champ only 1.3 oz. Flying right out my hand flying high to give me time to correct and try my grass stall landings which is the fastest way i know to get her on the ground safe. The less time landing the less time near the ground for the wind to get me. It did fine only over flying me once when the wind came up. Stopping on the deck just before the door. Which i have done with most of my small planes. Went back in the box after 3rd flight still looking fine and flying like a king. It seemed like it came in even slower than my champ one time. Was hard to find in the tail weeds and get all the grass from around the prop. It must have been not stopped turning when I hit the weeds. Great around the house flyer never even used beginner mode.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 03, 2015 @ 09:55 PM | 2,681 Views
During my first planes and flying I had 3 micro biplane while I loved the way they flow they were easy to knock the landing gear or top wing off. So now I have saved up for the pt-17 which I like the way the landing gear go's on like a champ. I made a Champ in to a biplane it flow great and had no problem keeping it together. This PT 17 is one good looking plane. During that time I also went to thinking I could fly in high wind's even my micro's. Which I got away with for a few month's. Than in one week hurt most of my planes. The one wing micros all fixed and flow again. The biplanes never were right again after a while taking apart for part's. I saved up the money for this new plane do I go get it. If I do get it well not be for a windy day.
Posted by papadwight | Jul 22, 2015 @ 03:42 AM | 2,808 Views
I have had a small dirt runway in my back yard for a few years now. It has not always gone well keeping grass off the runway keeping it level no old grass or roots to hit the tires of the plane. Knocking off many landing gear off a small biplane over and over. Other than the fun cub or super cub with big wheels or a large plane with large wheels whats out there. After watching many seaplanes or other pusher planes with lots of power taking off grass with no wheel's. Taking a 20 inch lawn mower and cutting the grass low for a seaplane is not hard to do. There are some seaplanes that have the power to push a lot of grass. Me I like the PBY two engines lots of power can do tricks , but a big planes and most of my planes are 30 inch or under most around 22 inch to 24 inch but there so small and light they fly out my hand and in a stall landing are going so slow I can land them in grass. It don't look good but the planes are ok needing no repairs....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Jul 14, 2015 @ 09:03 PM | 2,792 Views
Well with all my old simulators it was just easy to run Window's XP. The commodore 64 programs and old flight simulator's ran great on them. This week windows Xp computors are crashing online. Many update's to programs don't work or make them non working programs. After getting a computor running 2 or 3 time's its time to stop spending hours getting it back running. My laptop I replaced with a windows 8 unit and my desk top with a wndows 7 unit this week. So far I have commodore working on the laptop unit and now clearview S.E. on the windows 7 desktop. Found most of my planes and put them back on. Could have stayed with xp unit if it was never online....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Jul 11, 2015 @ 05:43 PM | 2,854 Views
Well when your flying that night vapor late at night every now and than a car comes. You don't want to crash but you must always leave room for them to go by. Most times I move the plane over the grass a good distance from want ever car is near. Some times they stop and look at the night vapor and the lites on the plane. Never has a driver said anything bad to me about the plane or flying there late at night. Some picture I look near the car, but at no time am I or the plane within 30 feet of a car. I fly away from the car and keep the plane away. I have seen want a quick wind can do to this lite plane. I do this so I can keep flying here and I take video and than get pictures from that.
Posted by papadwight | Jul 05, 2015 @ 11:06 PM | 2,889 Views
Thank you to fine men and women who work so hard to keep us safe.
Posted by papadwight | Jul 02, 2015 @ 06:40 AM | 2,609 Views
Knowing today at what times the wind well be micro safe for me my planes with my skill level. I may do weather over kill checking 3 web sites and 3 other ways to see wind speed. I fly light micro planes so I what 5 mph or under winds. Flying most years at sun rise and sun site when the wind is not fast most day's, This year strong winds many days. I use a chart by usairnet. com for a chart showing what wind should be at what times each day. I use the weather underground which has live wifi weather station all over the country. They have one with in a 1/2 mile on each side of me for a live real reading. I have some old plane transmitter with a ribbon on it if the wind blows the ribbon up no flying. I have a flag mount out back if its flying hard no flying. And I go out front and back to feel wind on my face. Even with all this I well be up flying and strong winds well come up some time's. My night flying has no wind most nights a few hours after dark.
Posted by papadwight | Jun 26, 2015 @ 06:05 PM | 2,984 Views
Flying and getting pictures of that plane flying harder than you think. Trying not to crash but having plane in the picture and being able to see that micro. I have a way a little work but it works. I take a sony camera put on video by setting the camera on a table maybe on a box on the table. Than get the plane ready and charge battery when plane is ready I put it down and turn on the camera. Now all i got to do is fly in the camera view. Than I load the video on my laptop and play with Vlc player which can take a picture a any time during video play. Than I corp the picture with the program that came wit camera. This lets the cropped picture be seen by picsa 3 than I edit each picture. I may cut it down more or adjust the lights or darks but I have a picture of my plane flying or crashing or landing. Sounds like a lot of work but all done setting at a computer and only working on pics not trying to fly to....Continue Reading