My BP Cub has been such a great little airplane for almost a year now...I love everything about it except the landing gear, until now. It's a little tall for scale, but it should be quite an improvement over the wire gear setup that comes in the box. It lasted all this time with many repairs, but it was time to create what I've been contemplating ever since I opened that box to build her.
One change I've made since taking these pix was to cut the crossmember CF and add fuel tubing to add some shock absorbtion.
The Dubro 3" foam tires are big, and again the stance is taller, but I think it works well. Now gotta make sure the skis will mount. :-)
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Jun 29, 2009 @ 04:30 AM | 2,636 Views
YardbirdRC has come out with a neat little rotating camera mount for the Aerocam. I had a few flights on it yesterday, it works great. Mine needs a little tweaking, but I managed to get some good video on the first few flights. I installed a servo slower to make it pan a little more gracefully. More later, here are a few stills.
Have a good week. I'm outta here. Headed for MSP, SLC, then Aspen...no, not on vacation. My vacation is now OVER.
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Jun 28, 2009 @ 11:11 AM | 3,461 Views
While I am new to the group, it is obvious that JCSF is a great bunch...like family who all love building and flying R/C, and enjoy each other's company. The field is a beauty, and yesterday was a great day for the club to show it off once again while enjoying some GREAT fun. One brief heavy rainshower was all that interrupted the fun...oh and the mid-air caused a delay as well. Wow....
This day was definitely one of the highlights of my year so far.
This is my first blog entry. Slow to catch up with the times I guess. Better late than never...
Finally, the Top Flite 182 that my father started building 14 years ago is ready for flight. Can't wait for that day, although the thought has crossed my mind that perhaps I should leave this model as a static display only because of it's special history. However, I am a pilot, and aircraft are built to fly.....therefore.... stand by for more pictures and maybe a video or two.