SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old May 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Thank Cali. Nice hearing you! Rich makes it look so easy to video via the transmitter. I tried! On the maiden flight of course. I gave up after that. LOL! Mike got me with the body English, hahhahahahaha! Busted!

Oh well, still figuring on how to decorate this bird. I have to say, this is one graceful bird.

I will replace the aluminum front gear with some nice hard 6061. Eventually, I want to make a shock absorbing system as the nose takes some abuse sometimes.

Dave
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old May 22, 2010, 08:08 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Guys.....It is time to decorate this bird. I am making a seat for Austin and he is pretty much ready to fly. So.....I was thinking about some decorations.

Let me know what you think? should I drop in some flowers and piece signs?

Got any opinions?
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 09:54 AM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
jodini's Avatar
Omaha Millard, Nebraska, United States
Joined Sep 2004
4,063 Posts
I like it! No flowers please! Just flags!
jodini is offline Find More Posts by jodini
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 11:20 AM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Austin will be the pilot.....
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 09:30 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Damn guys!!! I thought you might have some creative input? Anyone???
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 09:31 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jodini View Post
I like it! No flowers please! Just flags!
Were you even alive during the 60's?
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 09:45 PM
gyrobeetim
Australia, NSW, Port Macquarie
Joined Oct 2009
111 Posts
Dave.........Can we expect to see some chopping and modifying of the rear end on this one, either way enjoy it and decorate it with lots of flowers Austin wouldn't want it any other way cheers Tim.
gyrobeetim is offline Find More Posts by gyrobeetim
Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 10:56 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
No chopping on this one. I should have never chopped up the other one honestly and learned a valuable lesson. I will fly it as is and Bill did an outstanding job on the build. Just one little detail kept him from flying.

I did do a mod to keep the front gear from bending up and the other mod....I tied wires to the axles and wrapped around the UC base and keeps the aluminum gear from bending so much.

I am going to experiment with props once I figure out how to program my shut off lower on the ESC.

Dave
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2010, 02:21 AM
Registered User
Cali's Avatar
Joined Apr 2009
392 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by imsofaman View Post
Damn guys!!! I thought you might have some creative input? Anyone???
Dave
I think you should get your modelling clay out again and re-model Austin to look like Rich, all you need to do is remove the glasses and make the hair a bit thinner “ok a big bit thinner” LOL

Cali
Cali is online now Find More Posts by Cali
Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2010, 08:54 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
SafeLandings's Avatar
Stourport on Severn ,Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Joined Dec 2007
4,881 Posts
LOL!!...you could make 2 Dave and put one in the garden to keep the cats out
SafeLandings is offline Find More Posts by SafeLandings
Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2010, 09:57 AM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Now.....that is the kind of input I was looking for guys! I had started a white bearded giant with a funny hat.....but got bored with it.

Rich on the other hand is a challenge! Where is my clay????
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2010, 11:30 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
Hat Cam #2 is complete!!!!
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2010, 12:17 PM
Registered User
imsofaman's Avatar
Nowhere
Joined Aug 2003
6,178 Posts
OK.....got a couple movies here. Last movie, my nose gear folded down under the fuselage. LOL!!! No major damage.

Dave

RPG Autogyro at Dunkerhook (9 min 9 sec)
imsofaman is offline Find More Posts by imsofaman
Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2010, 02:37 PM
What could possibly go wrong!!
In Bedfordshire, UK.
Joined Oct 2008
663 Posts
Hat cam is working fine, sorry to see that arrival but it doesn't look anything too serious, it flies very well. I'm sure you have mentioned it before but what blades are those?

Chas
Gyrocopter is offline Find More Posts by Gyrocopter
Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2010, 03:04 PM
Suck it and see
Norfolk Flyer's Avatar
Cromer, North Norfolk Coast, UK
Joined Aug 2008
525 Posts
Dave,
That flies well. Is this the model that Bill made from birch ply? It was some time ago, so my memory may be playing tricks.
At least the mishap was not down to your piloting. A new nose wheel leg and all will be fine.

Well done.

Regards
John
Norfolk Flyer is offline Find More Posts by Norfolk Flyer
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Mud Duck Sport matthew954 Fuel Plane Talk 168 Jun 28, 2012 12:07 AM
Discussion mud duck cahoo Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 13 Nov 30, 2009 11:21 PM
Discussion Diddle-Duck Micro sized Mud Duck Sport matthew954 Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 10 Oct 17, 2009 10:19 AM
mud duck birdbrain Electric Plane Talk 5 Sep 25, 2001 10:51 PM