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Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 28, 2008 @ 12:24 PM | 13,998 Views
So, we finally got Matts Cub up in the air a couple days ago. The weather was perfect, we were not on the flight schedule, nothing could stop us... or so we thought!

We got to the field, set up with the buddy cord, and I planned to take off for him and trim it out. Well, it had other ideas. It went hard left and into the ground. Easy fix with some CA right there at the "field".

So, we tried again. This time, it got airborn! Sweeeet! It flew... well, ok I guess. So, I made some trim adjustments in the air and hit the trainer switch so Matt could fly his creation!

He flew great, although the plane flew, well, again, ok I guess. Matt decided to come in and land, but I said, "fly it longer, it could be your only flight!" He agreed and kept on puttering around the field.

About 2 minutes later, on a nice mid speed, 20 foot high or so pass near us, the wing decided it had done enough work for the day. That thing folded up like a book in mid flight and, well, you know the rest!

We all laughed a bit, because it was cool to see it happen. Matt wasnt too upset since it wasnt the nicest looking plane we have seen. But, on a good note, it did fly! Not bad for a first build ever and a rookie pilot on the controls.

Enjoy the pics!
Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 15, 2008 @ 01:47 PM | 14,808 Views
Matt and I did some work on our planes today. His Cub is coming along pretty good. Not bad for a first EVER build. My "Hummingbird" is looking interresting. The blue is a little "sedate" but it looks ok. The wife thought it would look good with some #43 and STP decals. Too bad I didnt listen.

So, we get a little silly when we work sometimes. As you can tell by the pictures. Mine is ready to maiden once we have time and weather for it. Matts will be about one more day and it will be ready to go.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 08, 2008 @ 01:16 PM | 14,786 Views
For those of you who have been following the building progress of The Lighthouse over here, I would like you to take a look at what the great guys at Castle Creations are doing for us! Click HERE and check it out!

Thank you all and thank you Castle Creations!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 06, 2008 @ 07:21 AM | 14,168 Views
So, good old CW2 Dennis Eelkema finished building his Mountain Models Smoothie that Shovelheadfreak sent over to us. Sorry, no build pictures, as he was in such a hurry to finish it he didnt take any.

However, here are some pics of "maiden flight day" on, as Dennis calls it his "ninja plane". Yeah, he's a bit different, but he keeps us laughing.

I did the maiden for him just to get it all set up and trimmed. We are flying it on an AXI 2208/34, 9x4.7 prop and two 3S 1320 lipos. Plenty of power and just heavy enough to handle the mild winds today. All in all, great flying little plane!

I didnt have my buddy box available today, so I took it up about 150 feet and handed him the TX. He flew about 3 nice patterns before getting a bit disoriented. I took the TX and landed it without incident though. All in all, not bad at all for a firts time builder/flyer!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 04, 2008 @ 06:22 PM | 13,712 Views
So, again, thank you to Shovelheadfreak for sending some planes over for us. These pictures are of my Lee Stangel Hummingbird kit Im working on and Matt Coles Hobby-Lobby Super Cub he is working on.

Both are turning out quite nicely and both should be done sometime this week, depending on our schedules.

The Cub is Matts first kit build ever. He saw it when it came and freaked because he LOVES Cubs. Unfortunatly, we didnt have enough yellow covering for him to do the entire thing yellow. Its all good though, its taught him how to add some detail to a covering job.

My Hummingbird is a really neat little kit. 30ish inch wingspan and I love the long nose on it. Really gives it an interresting look. It is supposed to be built with some dihedral, but I dont like dihedral! So, I "took it out". I'll be powering this one with an AXI 2208/34 with a 8 or 9" prop. Should fly quite nicely and balance out really easily.

More to follow later!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Oct 01, 2008 @ 07:48 AM | 13,108 Views
Courtesy of "shovelheadfreak" we now have some more planes over here! This is one that I decided to build. Its a Acro 28 from Slofly. Im running an AXI 2208/34 on it with a 3S 1320 (cuz thats what I have!) Flys pretty well too now that the winds have started dying down in the evenings.

I did the maiden yesterday. Quite happy with it! Thanks Shovelhead!

More pics of more planes coming soon!

Laine.