Here is a list of the various RC Airplanes I have built, owned and flown....... Maybe I will post some pics of these planes.....
Carl Goldberg Eaglet 50 with a .25 glow motor
When: - 1985
Modifications - None
Comments - Learned to fly and to build kits with this baby. This kit was easy to build. The plans and the die cut wood made building this kit fun and quick.
Status - After tucking away my plane stuff for 15 years and moving 3 times, My radio gear was trashed and I simply threw it all away.
Mustang kit (don't remember the manufacturer)
When - 1986
Modifications - it was designed for a .25 - .35 motor. I stuffed a .40 K & B glow motor in it.
Comments - I thought I knew everything I needed to know about rc flying since I mastered the Eaglet. Not true....... after build, my plane was tail heavy...... flew once. It was a dramatic flight with a dramatic ending
Status - Crashed - nose first. Used a shovel to dig out the motor.
Carl Goldberg Anniversary Edition Piper Cub
When - 1986 (after mustang crash)
Modifications - Original stock set-up was a 4 channel futaba FM radio with a .40 K & B motor to an electric. Now, after getting back into the hobby, I converted it to electric.........
Here are the specs as it currently stands....
Motor: Scorpion Brushless Outrunner 3026-8 1212KV motor producing 1000 watts of power
Prop: 12" x 6" APC E
Speed Controller: Scorpion Commander 70 amp ESC
Batteries: 2 - 11.1V 4000 mah lipo 25C COPPER TAB HECELL
Status - Converted to Electric in 2008 -Love this plane, still flying
Multiplex EasyStar - The best trainer airplane money could buy.
When - April 2008
Modifications - Put brushless motor instead of stock can brushed. Modified the rudder by increasing the size for better turning. I added ailerons.
Comments - What a wonderful trainer. After 20 years of being out of the hobby, I decided to use the EasyStar to get re-acquainted. Fun, easy to repair (gota love elapor) and very durable.
Status - Going to convert back to a 3 channel standard plane with brushed motor......... Good to let the kids try out.
Multiplex TwinStar II
When - June. 2008
Modifications - Converted to a brushless set-up:
Team Orion Avionics Wind MS Brushless 400 Motors,
Turnigy plush 25 amp brushless speed controllers and APC 9x6E props.
Comments - My first twin prop plane. This electric plane looks great, is made of durable elapor and is a great flyer. Vertical climbs are a breeze with this very efficient and extremely quiet setup. With a 1800MAh 3SP Lipo battery, flight times are averaging about 20 minutes
Status - One of my favorite planes. Quite, unlimited power, slow slow flyer and very stable.
When - Sept 2008 Impulse Buy
Modifications - None.... this plane is great flying STOCK!
Comments - Once I felt confident enough with the other planes, I really wanted a warbird. I was a little late in the game as e-flite discontinued this plane. I managed to find one of the last ones still New In the Box. More about this plane in one of my later blogs..... This plane is one of the best flying planes I have had
Status - This is one of my trunk planes... keep it ready to fly all the time....
Parkzone P-51 Mustang (bargain buy)
When - July 2008
Modifications - tried to put a brushless in it, This plane was designed to fly stock and not modify.
Comments - It is made of a plastic inner frame structure and cheap/thin foam skin on the outsite. Fun to fly but a real piece of crap.
Status -Flew 6 times before crashing because of a poor hand-launch (my fault)
When - 2009 (bought from my brother for 65 bucks!
Modifications - Scorpion brushless motor from the Parkzone mustang.
Comments - great flyer. Lots of fun.
Status - Logged my first flight on this plane March 14, 2009
HobbyKing Cessna 182 ST
When - March 2009
Modifications - Stock
Comments - Great deal from hobbyking. 99 bucks for complete plane, servos, speed control & motor! All I needed was a battery and receiver.
Status - Great scale flying plane......
Scratch Built P-47D Thunderbolt
When - Completed building & Maiden Flight May 2009
Specifications - 48" span (360 sq in) weighing in at about 2.5 lbs RTF with 42-40-800 Electrifly outrunner and 3 cell 4000 mAh pack producing 440 watts with 13x 8.5 MAS E prop. Wing loading is an impressive 16 ounce!
Comments - My first Scratch Build project with much assistance from Mark Rittinger. This plane flies smooth and true to scale. I am overwhelmed how a pile of foam and balsa can be made to look and fly so nice. See Complete Build Thread Here.
Status - adding additional details (ongoing)
Scratch Built P-51B Mustang
When - Build is currently in progress Nov. 2009
Specifications - 42" span weighing in at about 2.0 lbs RTF with 42-40-800 turnegy outrunner and 3 cell 4000 mAh pack
Comments - My 2nd Scratch Build project and the first one doing pretty much a solo build. See the Build Thread Here.
Status - In-Progress
E-Flite P-40 WARKHAWK - (no, I didn't misspell "Warhawk" , E-Flite did :-)
When - Oct. 2009
Specifications - 25" span weighing in at about 6.5 oz with 2 S lipo batteries.
Comments - I love the display stand. Great conversation piece. Flies nice on the original setup. Looks very scale...... good job e-flite.
Status - Flying just great.......
Joined Jul 2009
Hello friend, i writte you from venezuela, my name is javier, i like to build the Multiplex TwinStar II, but i have not the build plans, can you help me ? please if you have the plans send me, my email is email@example.com
i have all the components to build this, the motors, esc`s, proppellers, receiver, and battery.
thank you กกก
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