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Posted by lmopar69 | Apr 26, 2011 @ 08:37 PM | 15,806 Views
Woke up this morning with an idea. Jumped out of bed, and out to the trailer I went. Well, bummer, power was out because of the storm last night. So, drug out my big old Dewalt generator, plugged the trailer in and off I went working on a new plane for my little 9 year old Kameron. About 3 hours later, we went out in the wind for a maiden flight, and to my surprise, the thing flew awesome! So, I asked the little bugger how we should decorate it, and, here ya have it. The fully decorated FFF Kaminator! Elevons and rudder for controls a 3S 1320 and a 10x4.7 apc prop. Video coming soon.

Laine.

The Kaminator (7 min 23 sec)

Posted by lmopar69 | Apr 18, 2011 @ 10:42 AM | 15,355 Views
Here ya go folks. I promised you'd see it after I got to SEFF, but i couldnt get photos uploaded until I got home.

FiremanBill helped me get it ready and we put just 2 flights on it to make sure it was there for the folks from Castle to see it.

Thanks go to Castle Creations for the ICE HV 80 and BEC Pro, Hobby Lobby for the AXI, Thunder Power for the 10S 5000 45C lipos, Air 2 Art for the killer paint job and Redwing RC for the custom covered ARF.

The green looks stunning in the air too, simply a beautiful paint job on a great looking airframe that flys awesome!

I cant wait to hear what the local yokals have to say about it when I get it out to the local field to fly it.

Laine.

Added a couple more pictures. I also downloaded the in flight logging from the Castle ICE HV 80, shows 49 amps, 2700 watts, 6000 rpm....Continue Reading
Posted by lmopar69 | Apr 05, 2011 @ 09:32 AM | 18,676 Views
Look out SEFF LMR contest, here I come with the Acro Maxie. Im sooooo gonna get my butt kicked! Never done an LMR contest or even flown a sail plane. Should make for a good time.

I'll slap a motor/prop on it soon. Shooting for 8lbs of thrust in a 5lbs plane. Good enough for me.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Apr 01, 2011 @ 04:31 PM | 19,358 Views
Well, bad news on the phone for me today. All leaves are cancelled indef. due to the issues in Libya. So, all the work, all the time, all the money spent to get ready for SEFF is for nothing. I have only been home from Afghanistan for a bit over a month, and now this? It really needs to end at one point.

Needless to say Im more than a little irritated about it, but, when it all comes down to it, its my job, its what I signed on the dotted line for over 18 years ago, its what I do.

You guys have fun at SEFF and hopefully I'll see you next year.

Laine.