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Posted by gabe221 | Oct 19, 2014 @ 12:27 AM | 1,166 Views
I went to the Memphis airshow today. http://memphisairshow.org/?utm_sourc...m_medium=email Was excited to see some great performers!!

Seen Kent Pietsch three storied acts that left me mesmerized. Include a dead stick routine from 6000ft, at the end a man is standinding on the ground with his hand extended, and Kent puts his spinner in his hand, softly. Then a rooftop landing on a moving RV/van. Jellybelly van. He did a comedy act wwhere he loses his (1) aileron, and wingtip scrapping the tarmack. Cuts tp with the wing tip also.
He flies a Interstate Cadet (cub) with a 37 ft span.

The Shockwave truck was there. Chris Darnell was driver/pilot today. It's a jet powered SEMI truck.

SKIP STEWART stole the show for me!! Well actually PROMETHEUS was the star. But he had a operator, Started out the SKIP way--knife edge take off, the inverted before really off the ground good. Seen him make a inverted pass low to the ground (20ft) cutting a ribbon with his rudder. He raced the Shockwave truck, and a Z06 Corvette down the runway. If you blinked the first time and missed it on the truck pass, you got to see it happen again, but they had a fire lite sky behind them making a great beautiful photo shot. We felt the heat clean across the field! He signed autographs, took pic's made pic's of friends, and spectators. He answered all my questions.
Prometheus is a Pitts S-2S plane. The shape is about as far as it goes. Skip and his wife Christina modified the plane to...Continue Reading
Posted by gabe221 | Oct 04, 2014 @ 01:53 PM | 2,090 Views
This is the last of my kit wings that I have. Got it on sale.
I painted it Fall colors.

I'll be installing the 400 zoom on it, along with LEDs, an Lemon receiver (DSMX).

Since the weather/season inspired me to be alittle creative with the art work/paint colors.
Posted by gabe221 | Aug 20, 2014 @ 12:14 AM | 3,145 Views
I have several listings now. Can't figure the visit thing out. Some of my post/ threads have more VIEWS than the whole blog page does?? something not right here Anyways it has been fun flying and chatting with ya'll. I have added SPM files to all listings , maybe this will help.

Any questions??
: cool: always wanted to do that !!

my next plane will be a Titan.


I GOT IT !!
Posted by gabe221 | Jul 27, 2014 @ 09:47 PM | 2,796 Views
Have you seen a useless box before? I got a kit from ebay and built it.

Austin has a time playing with it.

useless box (0 min 17 sec)

Posted by gabe221 | May 28, 2014 @ 10:37 PM | 4,240 Views
Will start another post soon, seems I got OL' yellow. The new BNF Sport Cub is in red, I don't do red. I am putting it together slowly. Local graphic shop is printing new decals for it.

Motor: stock parkzone 480 with the plastic base (back)

Esc: E Flite 30 amp switchmode

Prop: Parkzone 9.5x7.5 (T-28)

watts: 261

Amps: 21.8

I got it painted all yellow and silver.

Have water based polyacrylic (minwaxed) applied as well.

Got E Flite spinner (polished) :http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...t-4mm-EFLM1924

Flaps are installed as well, used the recommend servo.

Decals came from local shop: http://deltaimaging.net/index.cfm?pg=hm They will be happy to do yours !!

Tape used for masking : vinyl decal transfer 3M stuck to clothes first . Seemed to pull less paint than any other tape. I used this on the newly painted surfaces. Used masking take on the whit to start with. I painted yellow first, masked then silver....Continue Reading
Posted by gabe221 | Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:08 AM | 4,092 Views
I took my first ARF 900mm pop wing and converted it to this hot rod. I used the Power Up 400 Zoom motor, APC 7x5 prop, Emax ES08DE servos. I also use 2200 3s 50-60c batteries for it as well. This thing will move!! I had to glue the ailerons back on, the first time out they ripped off. I used foam tac for the hinge.
Since we are in the field now, night time is all I have to fly. (it's raining now)
I will be adding some LEDS to it as well, should be a couple days for them to arrive.



Edit: This is where I got my pop wings from, they are only $24-35 depending on size you want. http://www.nitroplanes.com/techone.html

Updated pic's of placement of LEDS for orientation.

May still take some LEDs off the top to improve flying time.
Posted by gabe221 | Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:52 AM | 3,931 Views
I recently got into night flying, and I had this laying around so, I set it up for 3s so it could run the lights. I used bigger servos as well, E max ES08DE.
A HURC 250 2400kv motor, GWS 5x3 prop. I run 800 3s , and 1000 3s batteries.
this is the plug I used from HURC: http://www.headsuphobby.com/3S-Femal...Wire-G-255.htm to power my lights on these popwings. Use the red and black outside wires, pull the middle ones out, they don't get used. I used phone wire to connect the LEDs together, because it is solid, small and will stay put. I have since got my battery plugs from Hansen Hobbies:http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/

Up dated pic's and info!!

Here you go MR. LANE ...Continue Reading
Posted by gabe221 | Apr 08, 2014 @ 09:05 PM | 3,348 Views
Here's the planes I fly most. Of coarse I have more, they are just smaller.
I will get them all in a current state pic soon, because some changes have been made to some....Continue Reading
Posted by gabe221 | Apr 04, 2014 @ 11:41 PM | 4,528 Views
If you look at this blog post about it. Heck at least it's something to look at!

Tell me what you think.
1333 views and 12 reply's , must not be doing something right.
Sticky: Dusty 2
Posted by gabe221 | Mar 30, 2014 @ 10:12 PM | 5,077 Views
I got my wing started today, got it cut, and servos laid out, and working in the right directions. I had to reverse one flap servo.
Posted by gabe221 | Mar 27, 2014 @ 09:31 PM | 5,918 Views
I got another FUN CUB on sale ($99) not to long ago, boys wanted to do it in these colors. I wanted to add some struts as well. My oldest wanted to help me, so here is what we came up with.
I had the idea to install all the telemetry that Spectrum offers in it. Just barely got it all there. Thanks to some small hands. It is capable of GPS data logging , and putting it on GOOGLE EARTH, displaying all the telemetry. I checked it before installing it in the plane.




Edit: Added some sunlight pic's.
Also numbered pic's in case of a question, for reference....Continue Reading
Posted by gabe221 | Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:56 PM | 4,403 Views
I received this gift from a friend here. Thanks Chris!! It has been a blast flying it. I fly while waiting for replies on the forum. Also can be used as flash light when the power goes out. I charge it while typing. It can be carried in a shirt pocket. I have since learned to flip it. Ya have to come in low over the air duct in the floor to do it. I would recommend it to any body wanting to keep their thumb skills in check. It's easy to fly.
Posted by gabe221 | Mar 05, 2014 @ 05:08 PM | 4,668 Views
Might add another one here. Like my son's tech one yak 54. He'll fill in the blanks.

Hi my name is Tyler and am 10 years old I am the oldest and this is what we did.

I wanted a tuff plane, I opened it and built it. First, I put the servos on and glued them on. Next, I measured and I centered the wings and tail. Then, we centered the control surfaces. Finally, I put the motor and the propeller on it. I really enjoyed putting this project together. Thanks dad!

I mastered the sim flying on planes and this will be my first plane. I have three helicopters that I fly regularly.

thanks, Tyler
Posted by gabe221 | Feb 24, 2014 @ 08:47 AM | 5,090 Views
I got a radio case finally. Got tired of dusting the radio off. I'll post some pic's this evening.
Here you go Lane
I need more stickers!! Who's got some extra?
Posted by gabe221 | Feb 16, 2014 @ 11:54 PM | 5,385 Views
Well somebody got me "hooked" on these FT planes. I had to build this one first to see if I can getter done. And I did. Here is some pic's of it.
I have some more builds on the way. I got it maiden yesterday. It flys!! The landing on the battery is awkward. Now for some paint.
I have got the "Dusty" plane built , it's in paint now.
I got Dusty painted. I used Minwax Gloss polyurethane. I let it dry for two days. I masked it off, then painted it with rattle can paint. AC orange to be specific. The black is a stripe of trim sheet. Exhaust Is made of balsa wood.
I got my Dusty maiden this morning. It can be tamed down to cruise around, or on high rates that can haul!! The roll rate is insane, inverted no problem, loops are tight, does have a wing drop at stall. Landings aren't a problem on grass. The only thing I noticed is the take off, Might play with the motor mount setting in terms of offset. Had to hold alot of right in take off. Once in the air it's ready for anything. I did add tail bracing to the vertical and horizontal....Continue Reading