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Posted by LannyG | Dec 04, 2012 @ 12:22 PM | 416,445 Views
Test to see if loads from phone
Posted by LannyG | Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:48 PM | 416,343 Views
E-Flite PT-19
E-Flite Advance 25e
Flyzone Calypso
Posted by LannyG | Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:37 PM | 416,313 Views
Well, I succeeded in breaking a few planes.
I've lost track but have a few new ones. The Parkzone Corsair is a nice airplane but oddly isn't as much fun to fly or as easy to see on an overcast day as the T-28.
E-Flite PT-19 flies great as does the Flyzone Sensei (lost to an RX failure).
I was so happy with the Sensei that I bought the Flyzone Calypso which I am really enjoying.
Oh, and the E+Flite Advance 25e. Flys great but it could be a bit lighter. A bit difficult to get the CG back as far as it should be. 32 and recommended battery would require weight in the tail. 2650ma battery far back and the 25 motor seemed best.
Posted by LannyG | May 20, 2008 @ 02:04 PM | 419,936 Views
I have no more room or money for more airplanes. I better crash a couple to make space and a reason to get more.
I really like this Parkzone T-28. It really flies nicely and is great fun to do landings and takeoffs. Very happy with it!
LannyG
Posted by LannyG | May 13, 2008 @ 06:35 PM | 419,990 Views
Put the old Hobie Hawk together again with modern radio. Flew without even having to trim it after sitting in its box for 31 years. Fun!
Posted by LannyG | May 05, 2008 @ 09:53 PM | 420,513 Views
Finished the Mini FuntanaX.
Posted by LannyG | Apr 29, 2008 @ 10:30 AM | 420,397 Views
I needed a new "travel plane". We camp at altitudes from 6500 to 8500' so the stock Easy Star is a bit weak at those elevations. I fitted my old Superfly motor by bolting a stick to the top of an empty 400 motor can. This gave clearance for the 8x4 prop. Plenty of power to ROG. Stock downthrust is fine but it pulls some to the right under heavy power. Not sure which way to go with sidethrust on a pusher when it does that. I may not bother anyway. Its not uncontrollable.
Posted by LannyG | Mar 04, 2008 @ 02:25 PM | 420,558 Views
One flight, but I sure like it on a nice calm morning. I'll get a feel for it and up the rates and try to learn some 3D stuff.
Its got the Atlas motor from my Alfa FW190D. Plenty of power.
I'm no purist so I like the homemade landing gear. Weighs 15.5oz
Posted by LannyG | Aug 22, 2007 @ 11:01 PM | 420,991 Views
Its a nice little airplane. I used the E-flite 450 from the dear departed MUS for power. Works great.
Posted by LannyG | Aug 14, 2007 @ 07:34 PM | 420,873 Views
Oh, I like this airplane. Easy to fly and flies great. I just like its looks so much that it makes me nervous to fly it.
Posted by LannyG | Mar 25, 2007 @ 10:02 PM | 421,778 Views
Finished the SE5a and flew it for the first time today. Flew great. Only had to add a small amount of downtrim. I'm going to enjoy flying this aircraft.
Posted by LannyG | Mar 01, 2007 @ 06:46 PM | 422,465 Views
Got 'em on today but have yet to try them. I may need a bigger lake though.
Posted by LannyG | Feb 15, 2007 @ 04:27 PM | 421,842 Views
I just threw this together and it works great. I couldn't figure how to put the cheap $39 Walmart camera on the plane without doing a bunch of cutting I didn't want to do. I figured it would be too much drag hanging out there in the breeze and it couldn't drag on the ground of course.
I rubberbanded and spot glued with hot glue and put it at the CG. I used the long piece of plywood and dowels so that the rubberbands wouldn't damage the wing. I was SURE that the weight and drag on one side would be terrible. It was just a few clicks of aileron trim and you would really have to be paying attention to notice any decrease in performance. And all you have to do to get ready is two rubberbands over the wing and plug in the servo to the rx. Used a servo hotglued to the plywood and a bellcrank made out of a servo arm hot glued to the camera. It comes off easily. I drilled some holes in the back of the plywood so I could see the lcd screen and push the buttons with a stick for deleting etc..
LannyG
Posted by LannyG | Nov 02, 2006 @ 12:03 PM | 422,526 Views
Ege

Added Himax 2816-0890 outrunner and turbo spinner w/aeronaut carbon cam 11x6 folding prop and tp3s 2100 lipo. Gobs of power and 31.4 oz..
Posted by LannyG | Aug 06, 2006 @ 11:42 PM | 422,877 Views
While on a camping, flying, hiking vacation last year.
Met this bear on a busy day at Convict Lake right by the trail, not 25 feet away. He is a Black bear even though he is cinnamon in color. He was friendly except when he and I got into a Slowstick vs. Easy Star discussion on best first plane.
Posted by LannyG | Aug 05, 2006 @ 07:36 PM | 422,804 Views
Foam is the future, but it's nice that you can get a balsa/ply built for you at a reasonable price. I'm really am happy with my E-flite Mini Ultrastick. Much easier to fly than I thought. If you've only flown 3 channels, but don't get mixed up on your orientation while flying, then you can handle the MUS. The self correcting only comes into play when you get "lost" and don't know what the plane is doing. If you've licked that, there is nothing difficult about ailerons. Just more precise, hence, easier. The MUS doesn't land faster than most 3 channels, so that isn't a problem either. FUN!
Posted by LannyG | Aug 02, 2006 @ 12:54 AM | 422,892 Views
Here is my Superfly sitting in the meadow below Yosemite Falls
Posted by LannyG | Jun 07, 2006 @ 06:36 PM | 423,785 Views
I repainted the ES. I got the idea from Patrick Plawner's page. The "fin" is removable via velcro.
Posted by LannyG | May 29, 2006 @ 05:04 PM | 421,936 Views
If I had it to do over I would cut the extension box on a 45 and save a lot of space. It works great though to protect it in the car and the garage.
Posted by LannyG | May 18, 2006 @ 12:40 AM | 422,129 Views
Finished it today. 12.9oz with 3s 1200 Polyquest.