Posted by Conehead |
Jan 15, 2013 @ 05:10 PM | 3,826 Views
After 3 trips to different airports where I fly, two trips to Thompsonville, one to Empire, I got a chance to fly my new Sea Monkey today. My bride had to take the oldest dog to the vet and get her rabies shot, probably her last one ever and when she returned, there was no wind. We loaded dogs and my airplane and transmitter case and off we went.
We got to Thompsonville Airport and I flew it off the tarmack. It was covered with some ice and snow and only one small area was clear. That is where I parked and where my bride stood to take these shots. I didn't know how it would fly, I hit the throttle, up it went, about 4-6 feet on the ground, up it flew. I flew it around, needed some right rudder, about 1 or 2 clicks of up trim and it was fine.
What you see in the background is Crystal Mountain, they were making snow, since we have had such a mild winter and their snow was melting last week.
It was about 22-24 degrees, hardly any wind and bright a heck. Sun was out, it was cold.
Again, Thanks for looking.
Posted by Conehead |
Jan 04, 2013 @ 08:56 PM | 3,803 Views
I finished up the Sea Monkey today. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. Pulling the wires through a small space was not the easiest, but I got it done. I glued the servos in, made the push rods, bound the rec and got the motor turning the right way. So it is all good.
Thanks to Lazertoyz for the lights, I bought them, I just like Diane and Dan Greathouse and they are very great people to work with. Emails, phone calls are always answered and they helped me a lot. Thanks Diane and Dan.
I am posting some photos of what I did. I made a hatch and used magnets to hold it on the fuse. I had some magnets from an airframe that went to Airplane Heaven, so I thought I would use them. I wasn't sure how to make the hatch work other ways, so I did it this way, hoping it will work. It is too windy for a maiden flight, so that will be in a few days when we have calm winds. No propurious voyage, since the lake has some ice on it and it is not safe.