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Posted by Pilebuck | Sep 06, 2012 @ 05:10 PM | 3,739 Views
On a bit of a scale kick here lately.
Posted by Pilebuck | Aug 28, 2012 @ 01:20 AM | 3,821 Views
Russmans has been working on two Habicht for Soar Utah.

Habicht ARF Slope Gliders (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by Pilebuck | Aug 20, 2012 @ 02:15 AM | 4,895 Views
The legendary Moswey 4; star of the short film Whispering Wings:

Moswey 4 - HB-520 - Whispering Wings - Film vom legendären Moswey4 - HB-520 (15 min 49 sec)


History and photos: http://www.moswey4.ch/


Video from the second flight:

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Posted by Pilebuck | Jan 12, 2012 @ 03:29 AM | 5,380 Views
The new Precision from Samba Model.
Posted by Pilebuck | Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:01 PM | 4,662 Views
A new Pike Perfect from Samba model.

I will be outfitting the C68 ET wing with both glider and electro fuse.

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Posted by Pilebuck | Nov 19, 2011 @ 01:35 PM | 5,084 Views
Aris HN looks pretty good.

Install photos to follow...> Comments.
Posted by Pilebuck | Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:06 AM | 5,579 Views
The Hypnosis has finally met it's match in the Espadita from Jaro Muller.

Although originally intended to be a contender in the 2m class as a TD ship, the Espadita has turned out to be even better as an all-round light/medium air sloper. It is very capable at acro and will hang on a gentle breeze for light air groovin'. My example weighs in at 42oz.

Thanks to Thomas for shooting/mixing-up the vids:

Espadita in 5-6BFT (2 min 26 sec)
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Posted by Pilebuck | Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:20 PM | 5,570 Views
Thought I would post up some old news, lol.

After a bad launch, I felt it was my duty to refurbish Thomas' Rudi. This model was BEAT UP over the years! Anyhow it turned out OK.

Repair to follow...> Comments.
Posted by Pilebuck | Oct 25, 2011 @ 10:57 AM | 7,857 Views
Baudis Model Fosa.

Install photos to follow...> Comments.
Posted by Pilebuck | Feb 07, 2010 @ 11:23 PM | 12,750 Views
The Artist from JKFlight.com

Young-Seok Shin introduced the Artist to the RCG community last spring; one look and I knew I should have one.

Here is a photo thread documenting the radio install with an emphasis on depicting the quality of the model (for those who may be afraid to order from an unknown entity.) I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when my $$ went down the wire... No worries, the model was delivered and looks good; I let the photos speak.

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Posted by Pilebuck | Dec 16, 2009 @ 08:33 PM | 10,615 Views
A few photos of the Tomahawk from Zdenek Jesina... The best looking F3X model around!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821417

Blue one was destroyed in a mid-air at soar Utah... Thomas had a premonition: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...81&postcount=3 There was no doubt I would replace it.
Pss
Posted by Pilebuck | Dec 16, 2009 @ 07:57 PM | 10,529 Views
Was a time when I fancied a couple PSS ships... Never did get to finishing them; they hang in the rafters as decoration.
Posted by Pilebuck | Dec 15, 2009 @ 11:12 PM | 10,764 Views
The Jessina Stratos 6.

The Stratos is a fine piece of kit. Foil is a HQ at just under 8% thick and a slightly less than 2% camber. Although mostly found in "J" versions of F3X models, the Stratos' HQ being a little thinner and decambered really moves out with a load of ballast.
This particular model has a fairly heavy layup and thus is in it's element in 15mph or more on the slope. As a matter of fact, I think the fastest model we have recorded with the GPS happens to be this one.
Also worth mentioning is the way this model feels in flight, it flies like it's on rails, it will punch through a 30mph chop as good as anything I have.
That said it just doesn't have the AUW to be able to compete with the Brio in huge conditions....Continue Reading
Posted by Pilebuck | Dec 14, 2009 @ 10:26 PM | 11,047 Views
Since I'm basically computer illiterate, don't have an I-Pod, and am too stupid to find the address book on my smartphone, I've decided to try and reverse this trend by not being the last RC'er to convert to 2.4Ghz.

I've chosen the Spektrum equipment because I fly JR, and more importantly Spektrum offers the widest selection of 2.4 receivers in the industry. Specifically the "carbon" versions of the various products since I have many full carbon models that may or may not present a challenge to convert. I also had a sneaking suspicion that I could modify the stock Spektrum gear to better suit my needs... But I'll get to that later.

The Ceres drew the short straw and therefore she will be the first to undergo a brain transplant.

First things first; let's disect some of these little 2.4 critters and see what's inside...

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Posted by Pilebuck | Jan 02, 2009 @ 01:57 AM | 11,704 Views
At 96oz empty, this example is heavier than most... Jiri added a little extra carbon. It was built for sport flying in 40+ winds at Eagle/Chandler and my home slope.
Posted by Pilebuck | Jan 01, 2009 @ 12:18 PM | 11,531 Views
I crashed my freaking Opus! Snap rolled into the rock face at Chandler Bute while racing in 40-50mph winds. It was fun while it lasted! Misc photos from the build... After a couple seasons flying the Tri-Cities area, it is plain as day that a good model is a heavy model; this one went around 100oz AUW, the next ones will be heavier. Next ones?? Yup, two more on the bench for '09.