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Posted by Sofa King | Jul 28, 2012 @ 06:41 PM | 2,712 Views
hope to see the build log here too one day soon....maybe this winter?...Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | Jul 24, 2011 @ 11:37 AM | 4,238 Views
this plane went together great.....looks great too....if they were still in stock i would buy another one today!!!!!


sv 26cc engine .... 16x8 prop ...... servoes JR821's


the engine could have used a little more tuning as it didn't seem to run top speed.....a control horn sheared of in the first couple minutes of flight....i could hear a fluttering rattle.....found the aileron horn was broken after landing.....i'm going to put on some new horns and retune the engine.....but even at what seemed 3/4 throttle there was plenty of power for flight


if anyone has one laying around or knows where this model is in stock....please PM me.....i really do want another one!!!

http://www.nitroplanes.com/extra300s140.html

thanks
Posted by Sofa King | Jun 07, 2011 @ 04:25 PM | 4,193 Views
OS 52 Surpass....11x4 prop......flys great!

the airframe was built by my flyin' buddy Wayne.....thanks Wayne!
Posted by Sofa King | Jun 05, 2011 @ 01:30 PM | 3,967 Views
maiden flight.....it flys GREAT!!!!! saito 65 and 13x6 prop......it takes a little rudder through the turns....floats forever....i think it's a keeper
Posted by Sofa King | Jun 01, 2011 @ 02:59 PM | 4,315 Views
12x6 prop....saito 65.....all ready to fly today......split in fuel tank....thanks hobbyparts.com this is the second tank this season !

anyways....i put in a flight on the revolver....OS 65LA.....13x6.....plenty fast!...Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | May 10, 2011 @ 09:39 PM | 5,216 Views
i re-made the ribs .... laser cut the ribs and formers....maybe an easier build?
Posted by Sofa King | Nov 28, 2010 @ 10:48 AM | 5,248 Views
super tiger .10 brushless.....8x4 prop....3s lipo

the .10 brushless is more than enough power...good price too.

i'll have a few more pics and get to maiden as soon as the weather gets a little better
Posted by Sofa King | Oct 31, 2010 @ 03:24 PM | 8,312 Views
........but it was a good day for pictures.


gp revolver.....OS 65LA .....13x6 prop.....good looking plane....no maiden on it yet

hyperion cap 232....4s lipo 11X6 prop.....this one flies great



winds were at 10-15mph.....on a maiden for the revolver i think getting it trimmed out would be poor at best....the cap is just a little too light for 10-15...i think it would fly ok in it but it would be a handfull....Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | Oct 21, 2010 @ 07:34 AM | 5,797 Views
ultimate 120....26cc gas...16x8 prop
ultimate electric.....OS 10 ....9x4 prop
erc mustang........




ultimate 50cc with a 65cc gas engine coming soon....may be spring time before its maiden
Posted by Sofa King | Aug 28, 2010 @ 09:29 PM | 6,680 Views
well its done.....alot of carving on this old kit....i took it out for the maiden flight today....i had a little trouble with the engine tuning and the tail wheel....so i didnt take a chance flying as it seemed the airplane gods were telling me to wait....i took a few pics anyways....

the pilot turns with the rudder....os 40 engine....10x4 prop...reshaped the tail a little from the plans....port accents from walmart auto dept added to help airflow around the engine..

anyway i think it turned out good and hope to fly it soon and return it to the house in one piece
Posted by Sofa King | May 02, 2010 @ 02:34 PM | 6,412 Views
Wayne rebuilt his 4star 60.....its a whole new plane....he didn't get to fly it today as he had issues with the little red&white plane....it didn't come back in one piece......

the four star 60 of mine not pictured in this thread flew great with the 17cc gasser....i think the prop is a little pitchy or the engine needs broke in a little more....the rpm's weren't as good as i would have liked them....14x8 prop may go to 14x6 or 13x6....

and finally i lost an old friend today....the RedBull Extra330....thats what i get for showing off....pilot error all the way....luckily i have another still in the pile begging to be built....i may try a little 4stroke on it this time....
Posted by Sofa King | Apr 11, 2010 @ 08:24 PM | 6,854 Views
great weather at the Mansfield airport today.....i took the four-star 120 with its 26cc gasser....16x8 prop.....flys great as usuall.......the plane is kind of an old beater but it has taken a few less than perfect landings and has yet to let me down.....

.................i also took the R4 Coupe out for a couple rounds....also flies great...40la ...10x4 prop......wayne also brought his R4 Coupe out for its maiden flight....sadly the engine wouldnt let him get close to take off....he also had two mishaps....not a great day on the runway for wayne


i did get a few pics of his Coupe....looks good!...Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | Mar 13, 2010 @ 06:03 PM | 6,870 Views
....brushless...gyro upgrade.....i found the shark canopy on feebay....i have a set of CNC parts for the head and tail....i'll get those on just as soon as i can figure out how....this may take a little time as it isnt on the top of my list....



i have not flown it other than a little hop in the living room....thats why the training gear is still on.....
Posted by Sofa King | Sep 25, 2009 @ 10:25 PM | 8,943 Views
hours and hours of drawing and redrawing........back and forth to the laser cutters.......autocad2010 and corel X4.....lonestar AAA balsa....several trips to the print shop....revised 4 times(thats where the R4 comes from)and finally the 3 prototypes are done......i'll keep you posted with some pics and i hope a good build log.


i'll add pics as we go........
Posted by Sofa King | Aug 23, 2009 @ 01:47 PM | 8,287 Views
i flew the four star 120 i picked up from new1200 .....i used a ASP 1.08 and a 16x8 prop......added a couple clicks of trim....and WOW!!!! my new favorite plane!!!!! thanks again new1200


the spad is a kit from spadfyer.com....$54 shipped.....i added some old crappy servos .... a very broke in OS 46 and a 11x6 prop.........its a quick building kit and it flies great....i like being able to just chuck in it the truck and not worry about a hole in the monokote.......


the rutan got its new colors on since its last repair.....looks better i think...but the design on the front wing....well....its a piece of crap.....it snapped on me again.......i think this time i will add a layer of fiberglass to the bottom of the front wing.......it flies great when its up in the air...but anything slightly off from a perfect landing and its in need of repair.


i ran out of time before i could fly the bipe....i picked it up from neoplanes as a second....it was missing the cowl (thats why it was a second)...but i turned it into a nitro plane OS 15 and 8x6 prop........feels like way too much power....i dont believe i just said that.......anyway...i'll post more on it as soon as i can get around to flying it.....

theres a pic of our runway and wind sock....the weather was perfect....light 2-5mph breeze.....wish they were all like that.......Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | Aug 10, 2009 @ 01:06 PM | 8,315 Views
just a few pics of the last time we went flying....the rutan went down hard and needed a wing rebuilt....also got a little face lift...pics comming soon....the wind picked up too much for a maiden on the mustang...the ultimate flew like a dream......and the extra 330 redbull has yet to let me down...it flew great too....Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | Jul 09, 2009 @ 09:38 AM | 8,561 Views
this summer has been either raining or windy...we finally pulled out two days in a row to fly.....

i took a few shots of the soon to be repaired bobcat...i used a OS Max-H 60 and turned the front housing 90 degrees to the side to allow the engine to start in reverse and use a tractor prop instead of a pusher....also rigged up a onboard glow ignighter....12x6 prop...the plane flew GREAT!!!! on its third flight of the day the homemade muffler that came with the engine came off...hit the prop and ended the bobcat with a very hard belly flop....its very repairable and hope to fly it again soon.......

Wayne Leigh made it out to fly his two new scratch built planes he made from mostly scrap balsa !!!...i sure wish i could do as nice a covering job!!!
i dont think he has a name for the yellow model but i think it is fashioned after a Cub....the other is a mustang profile...both flew great.

the redbull 330 so far is my favorite flyer....and the rutan quickie is pulling in second place....i love the rutan canard design...looks great in the air....its running on a OS 46 and a 12x6 prop....its no acrobat but it did pull some nice loops...the 12x6 may be overkill and i have switched to a 11x4 to slow it down a little...not that it was too fast...but it will give me a little more time to enjoy it as it goes by in a low pass ...Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | May 29, 2009 @ 03:40 PM | 8,781 Views
here are a few pics from Mansfield Missouri airport.....

my dad and nephew came out...dad is trying to learn and Cody my nephew is thinking it over.......my flying buddy Ed Harlin spends all winter on vacation in Texas flying in a club down there....he was getting ready to try out his four star 60.....i flew the heck out of my little Q500 and got a good flight out of the senior kadet.....we had dads hanger 9 trainer up for a great flight...he sure is enjoying it...........Continue Reading
Posted by Sofa King | May 10, 2009 @ 12:24 PM | 9,092 Views
shrike 15 ready to go....i used a os la .25 ...9x8 prop.....i hope to get it out to fly soon....also hope its a little faster than the Kadet that it looks like i need to add a few pictures of ....

the pilot is one i saved off a .60 corsair...trimmed the shoulders a little and fit right in there...

the devil/angel trucker girls are some i printed off and cut out over some black monokote
Posted by Sofa King | Apr 01, 2009 @ 08:02 PM | 8,993 Views
its been a slow build....i think the wing is done now....i'll start covering the rest soon....i have taken most of the dihedral out and also added ailerons....i love the cream and maroon colors...makes it look a little vintage...