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Old Feb 08, 2008, 12:28 AM
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The little Curtiss FLYS!

Well, went out to the CCRC field this afternoon late figuring the winds would be down and I'd be all alone to witness the lifespan of my little Curtiss.

Get to the field and here's Jake Weaver, Richard Coleman and our latest "member to be" a gentleman named Steve. I gave Steve the .com addresses of this site as well as some others to get him really stirred up in our hobby. He'll make a fine member and pilot!

So Jake and Richard are just starting a trainer/sport plane....and they are on channel 24. What are the chances? They flew around a bit and then handed "the stage" over to see what would happen.

Wind out of the S-SE at about 5 or so, so after performing a complete systems check including range checking (I are the Safety Director ya dig) with the little Berg 4 performing flawlessly, it was time to head down to the west end of the runway and take off cross runway into the wind.

About 65% power and the little Curtiss rolled out about 20 feet and lifted off. Climbing out I heard Richard exclaim ""BEAUTIFUL!" from the shed. I thought to myself "Oh NO! Don't say it!" as the little Curtiss climbed with authority. A click of up and a click of left and she's flying like a Speed 400 Super Cub! Flew around with some altitude for about 10 minutes at about 60% power and then set up for the landing coming out of the North. Kept a little power on and set her down on the runway with a flair at about an inch off the deck. She rolls out a few feet and comes to a stop.

As for maiden flights being rated from 1-10, this one was a 48!

Rube, AKA Dave Huff
ps---if you look in the scale electric planes forum I listed the details, and there is even a build thread and video of the same plane built by a fellow in Arizona....that I wasn't aware of until I had finished mine. Check out the link and the video for sure!
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 09:08 AM
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Sounds great, I cant wait to see it fly. I went out to the field 2 tuesdays ago just to look around and get some ideas and the aux field looks great where we lined it out. i just gotta get out there now and chalk the runway edges. I might come out this weenkend, my extra 300 needs it wings stretched.
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Cheap Glider RC Conversion

here's my latest contraption. i got bored the other day and remembered seeing an article in a magazine where a club had a build and fly day (only take about 2 hours or less to convert these) and took some cheap foam gliders and converted them to rc. i took it one step further and found a mini glider. yes it actually flew, need more power though.
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 06:17 PM
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Yellow Aircraft F-16A

check out my new toy. gonna take a while to build this one.

Yellow Aircraft F-16A
O.S. .91 DF
Dynamax Fan
Spring air retracts, but i am probably going to sell them and get the scale retracts from YA.




http://www.yellowaircraft.com/jets/f16.htm




scroll to the bottom for pics

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...745490&page=19
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 08:54 PM
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New Planes and plans for others

Here are some photos of my latest. The biplane is the E-flite Ultimate FX 3D kit I purchased from Bernie at the swap meet. It will fly on an E-flight 400 class motor with an 1200 mah Thunder Power LiPo and an E-flite ESC. The other craft is from plans from www.3dfoamy.com and is called the VTO (vertical takeoff).It is constructed using 6 mm Depron. It will fly with a Hacker A30-8XI brushless motor, a Hacker X-70opto-pro ESC and a 2200 mah Thunder Power LiPo. This thing should singe the grass as it passes with that set-up. I am constructing the motor mount now and after this,I will paint it a garish color scheme, attach the control surfaces and the servos and linkages. You will see these at the Magnolia Classic! I, also, have plans to construct an electric autogyro but this will probably not be finished by the "Classic".
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 09:02 PM
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nice birds charles. speaking of autogyros, have a look at this one.

http://www.kombat40.com/gyro.html

later,
DJ
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 09:09 PM
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MMMMMM! Wouldn't I just LOVE a set of plans. Combat autogyros? Wow!
Charles
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 02:37 PM
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Ok DJ,

May as well take that little F-16 of yours to the next "Old Timers/Slow Flyers" meet and leave me your doppler radar gun!

MUUUUUUHAAAAAAAAAAAA!


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839166

Dave the Safety Director
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 10:25 PM
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Ok DJ,

May as well take that little F-16 of yours to the next "Old Timers/Slow Flyers" meet and leave me your doppler radar gun!

MUUUUUUHAAAAAAAAAAAA!


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839166

Dave the Safety Director

look at that pile-o-junk, i bet you can't fly it with those old fart reflexes you got. haha
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 10:40 PM
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ha

hey dave, i've got something thats gonna put that shrike of yours to shame. behold the mini-piper.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 11:58 PM
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hey dave, i've got something thats gonna put that shrike of yours to shame. behold the mini-piper.
DJ ..

That is a beautiful airplane .. with NIFTY floats, no less !!!!

Where the heck did you come up with a combo like that !?!?

( GREAT job of mounting the floats, I might add !!! )

Russ
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 02:36 PM
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a fella emailed me about it on rcgroups
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 03:55 PM
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LOL !!!

You ARE a pistol !!!

Russ
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 10:23 AM
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LOL !!!

You ARE a pistol !!!

Russ

haha ahhh crap i didn't realize that was you, thought it was someone else.

thanks again for the bird,
DJ
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This is another restoration I am doing on an Su-26 Mr. Max talked me into buying. Here are some before pics.
well the sukhoi isn't going to make the magnolia classic this year. i had some problems with paint (check out the pics) bubbling up and making spider cracks all over the plane. i decided to go ahead and strip the paint off and use monokote. the wings are already monokoted.
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