|Sep 04, 2010, 07:37 PM|
The Beginning of my Fleet
Not much to show so far, since I only got started in R/C in February 2010... though I've been thinking about it since 1986 (and I have the hobby magazines to prove it! ).
Plane 1 is a standard GWS E-Starter. That's what my LHS gets everyone started on, they have a pile of E-Starter boxes in the R/C shelves. Stock 400 brushed motor, HS-55 servos, 2S LiPo, 20 oz AUW. Received a rather thorough spackle/WBPU/Silkspan/Paint job, which makes up 3 oz of the model. But it's the prettiest trainer anyone has seen at the store so far!
It flew, but sluggishly, and my instructor crashed it on take-off (landing gear came off due to a previous bad landing). Minor damage, that covering is tough! It awaits a brushless motor and ESC, and will fly again -- with flaperons this time.
Plane 2 is a scratchbuilt Cub from plans found here on R/C Groups. Didn't want to wait too long to fly again, but I also wanted a plane I wouldn't feel bad about crashing. Unpainted foam, nothing fancy, 15 oz AUW. It uses the R/C equipment from the E-Starter. Soloed on this one, and the Cub has proven remarkably resilient so far. It has survived both a tree and a 30-feet shallow dive with no damage other than a loose cowling.
Plane 3 is being built right now. Not much to show so far, but it's coming along.
|Oct 10, 2010, 06:38 PM|
More pictures of number 3 below, construction is still not done. Got started on #4 today, a simple foamie. It's the only one I have a motor for, the rest is grounded until I get my order from HK.
|Oct 11, 2010, 01:37 AM|
Super job on the plane! It looks like a P38 but with a single engine. Here is the link to the planes I posted in this area of RCG. I have five more planes to photo and post onto the thread.
Thanks again for sharing
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