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Archive for July, 2006
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 19, 2006 @ 12:11 PM | 5,415 Views
Well, bad news for me. Had a wing fail in flight on the OS 50 powered Lark X. Needless to say, the flight ended rather soon after the wing decided to part company with the fuse. Heres the carnage. Fixable, just frustrating.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 16, 2006 @ 01:18 PM | 5,292 Views
Maiden crashes with the super flea that was donated to us when we were deployed last year. Awesome little plane.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 16, 2006 @ 01:13 PM | 5,127 Views
Man, I piled the Tazz hard that day. This video was made during the first week or so I had the Tazz.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:04 AM | 5,371 Views
Ok the Aerobird video from Iraq is fixed now. Sorry about that, you can watch the entire thing now. Doug cracks me up in this one.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:00 AM | 5,524 Views
Here is the Tazz with Kristy and a couple pics of it over in Iraq. Thanks to Greg Covey, and all the companies that donated the Tazz and all the related electronics to me while I was in Iraq.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 12, 2006 @ 05:14 PM | 5,502 Views
Heres a couple pics of the wifes EZ*. She LOVES them cows, sooooo I figured...
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 10:45 PM | 5,383 Views
Please feel free to comment on anything. Im always interrested in hearing what you all have to say. Especially about the planes I designed/built. If they suck, tell me so! If their cool, tell me so!!

If you want plans... well, sorry, I dont know how nor do I really have time while Im in flight school to do them! I will give you basic dimensions and instructions though. Just ask!

Laine
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:59 PM | 5,335 Views
This is my other Lark X with a nitro motor. These things are just a blast to fly!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:58 PM | 5,177 Views
This one has a 4120 AXI on 6S TP lipos. AWESOME plane!!!!!!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:56 PM | 5,235 Views
This is my ECO with a Mega 30-3 brushless. Love this thing!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:51 PM | 5,280 Views
This thing will scream along at around 100mph +/-. LOTS of fun! Has a Typhoon 3W inrunner on a 3S TP lipo. Not bad for a $30 plane!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:47 PM | 5,167 Views
This is a little EDF delta from Ohio Combat. Its a beta test version. Neet little plane, havent got to fly it yet due to a stripped junky servo on the test glide.

I used the interfacing method on this one... MAN is it stiff!!!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:40 PM | 5,245 Views
Here is my Mini BOP from Edge RC with the first covering job, then what it looks like now. Thanks go to my wife, Kristy, for holding it in the picture! Nice video of it too. Love that Hacker motor!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:37 PM | 5,224 Views
This one my wife, Kristy, designed and built. Really good flyer, just needed a lighter power system. We ended up giving it to a buddy to put a motor on it and do some flying.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:34 PM | 5,231 Views
Wanted to make a big plane one day, so I came up with this thingy. Wing span was just short of 7 feet. Nice flyer, just ended up being way too slow for me. I guess I cant do the glider type plane thing, I need the rush of speed and insane roll rates!
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:29 PM | 4,675 Views
Figured I would make a boat one day just to see if I could from FFF. Slapped on a mean 3 turn brushless with a 5x5 prop. Check out the video and you be the judge. Plus you get to hear my 4 year old talkin to mom about "Catapults". Quite cute.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:23 PM | 4,495 Views
Here is a little jet I designed. Flew great but didnt live long due to numb thumbs. Oh well, maybe I'll build another one day.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:21 PM | 4,531 Views
Decided I needed another Formosa, for some reason the wife didnt agree . So, I bought this slope glider and built and covered it. Power is from a Himax 2816 outrunner and a Phoenix 25. Even put retracts on this one. Now the wife likes it.

I kinda have a thing lately for the yellow/checkers theme... getting a little Taxi lookin though. Time to switch it up some on the next plane.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:16 PM | 4,407 Views
GWS A-10 with minor modifcations, just for durability and weight savings. Maidened it today and burned up one motor, the other is squealing so its not far behind. Guess a 3S lipo wasnt the greatest idea.

Flew great, slightly underpowered. I'll slap a couple brushless motors in there at a later date.
Posted by lmopar69 | Jul 11, 2006 @ 08:13 PM | 4,516 Views
My 2nd plane ever after a GP Slinger that I learned on,it is, obviously, my Formosa that was donated to me and the guys when I was deployed. They said it needed to be desert camo, so, its desert camo! Flew fine on a stock motor with a little old gws 7cell AAA battery (thats all I had!)