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Archive for August, 2006
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 30, 2006 @ 06:10 PM | 5,818 Views
Heres "My Big Nutz" with my hotty wife, Kristy. Too rainy to fly, so may as well take pics!
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 28, 2006 @ 11:42 PM | 5,564 Views
Here is a quick video we made of me and my buddy Jay flying the OH-058 a few weeks ago. We are now flying UH-60 Blackhawks. We will be done with flight school in about 2 months and heading off to our new units to fly fly and fly some more!!!! Dont hate! Enjoy!

Oh, the 2nd half of the video is basic "Army recruiting type" video. the first half us me and Jay.

Laine

http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.c...oid=1066200776
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 28, 2006 @ 06:44 AM | 5,441 Views
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 28, 2006 @ 12:12 AM | 5,225 Views
Well, I got a couple of videos of my Big Nutz tonight. Flew excellent!!! I think I will back the CG up from 12" to 13". Should be better then. Man that 10x8 nitro prop sounds viscous! Now I just need a bigger motor that can actually handle it. Any suggestions for a motor that will spin a 10x8 or 11x8 nitro prop at under 40 amps?

As for the videos, once I figure out how to edit quicktime crap I will be able to make the files a little smaller. I use "Movie Maker" and it wont import quicktime from my wifes camera. Any help on this? Anyone?

Anyway, enjoy.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 27, 2006 @ 06:40 PM | 5,347 Views
Its done, except for prettying it up some and flying. Sooo, were going out to test fly it in a few minutes. Test glides in the back yard seem perfect, so all should be right with the world!

Laine
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 27, 2006 @ 03:09 PM | 5,384 Views
My latest build... an 76" wing "Big Nutz". Hope to have it done tonight. It has LEDs in it on top, bottom, front and back. Then I put some whistles my wife got me into the wings (whistles not shown). More to follow

Laine
Yak
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 18, 2006 @ 09:15 PM | 5,249 Views
Well, here is my first flat plate 3D type foamy that 9LIVES1968 gave me. First couple flights were pretty cool. I never thought this type of plane would fly so well. Had lots of fun with it, until I was inverted over the neighbors house, the motor cut off because the battery was getting low. I lowered the throttle to reset it, and when I increased power again it slammed nose first into the roof of a carport. Dont think its too fixable this time.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 15, 2006 @ 10:13 PM | 5,678 Views
Added landing gear and a pilot to the Corsair. Still flys beautifully. Nice little plane just to float around with.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 13, 2006 @ 01:23 PM | 5,058 Views
Over-powered by a 400XT and modified to ailerons and elevator, hope to fly it later today. Thanks to my little buddy Kameron for helping with the color, and to my niece Ryann for modeling it.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 11, 2006 @ 11:32 PM | 5,356 Views
Heres my wifes Twinstar II I just built her. It the replacement for her Easy Star that the ground reached up and grabbed. This one is powered by a 3S 3200, two BP-21s, with Master Airscrew 8x4 props, 2 - 18A Dynam controllers.

We still have some paint work to be done on it, but its getting there.

Did the maiden for her today. Very nice flyer. Plenty of power. She will do fine with it.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 09, 2006 @ 03:13 PM | 5,631 Views
Well, here it is in all its glory. Finished. Just waiting for my buddies to get here so we can go out and maiden it. Hope to get a few speed runs in with the radar gun and hopefully some video and pics of it in the air. Hope you like it.

UPDATE: The mid mount didnt work out so well, so I have now modified it into a pusher motor. Works much better, but it takes a big battery to get it to balance. Speed as a pusher was around 75mph. I'll get some pics up of it eventually.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 08, 2006 @ 09:33 PM | 5,179 Views
Here it is, almost ready to fly. Just add control horns, winglets and batteries.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 07, 2006 @ 07:32 AM | 5,180 Views
Electronics are mounted. Home made motor mount, elevons and what not. Still have to bury some wires and other things, then start the covering. Its getting there.
Posted by lmopar69 | Aug 01, 2006 @ 09:37 PM | 5,081 Views
Here are some pics of my latest project during the interfacing process. Its a Super Fly that, with any luck, will go over 100mph on 4S lipo and an inrunner. We'll see. More pics will be posted after the covering is on and motor mounted etc...