Posted by raynet11 | Apr 11, 2007 @ 07:54 PM | 8,244 Views
My collection of YouTube in flight videos using my stock Easystar running a brushed motor , 9.6V 2/3A IB-1200 packs. The camera I'm using is an Aiptek IS-DV2 it was a $100.00 Target store purchase. The orginal vids were taken in 640X480 but YouTube seems to downgrade the quality of the videos when you post them.

06-10-07: Just updating, I actually own a camera now that I can take some videos with, the first round of vids are ugly starter videos as myself and my friends get the hang of this whole shooting video thing.
Posted by stirlingnut | Apr 11, 2007 @ 07:02 PM | 3,533 Views
I Love Rc!
Posted by spinfree | Apr 11, 2007 @ 05:42 PM | 3,156 Views
2 BM2408-21
1 CC Tbird 18
Posted by Dora Nine | Apr 11, 2007 @ 04:30 PM | 6,893 Views
I managed to maiden my Funtana X today--great flyer...tried some hovering( previously I had only done this on my sim). I managed to hover for a few seconds, but nothing special. I kept the hieght to around 15 feet. Close enough to see, but still some room to bail. She's a fun plane. Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll have my EF Yak-54 to fly as well. Enjoy!
Posted by bethelairforce | Apr 11, 2007 @ 02:32 PM | 1,762 Views
i would like to know if any one can suggest where i can get nice cylinders for this air plane the sig ones look like dog poo! sorry glen you'll get me for this thanks barney
Posted by UBILDIT | Apr 11, 2007 @ 12:49 PM | 4,724 Views
Trying to finish the F-18 and the ME262. Both should maiden this weekend. The F-18, although the pictures don't show it because the rear fuse is covered in light spackle prior to sanding... is coming out really good. Should have an AUW of 20 - 22 oz. it was at 19 prior to paint and installation of servo extensions. The fan unit is a 70mm from BP hobbies and I cant remember the name, but it's designation is DF70.. it kicks butt. Its run by a Mega 16/15/3 and should come close to putting out 23 oz. of thrust on a 4S 1800 Hyperion 20C pack. Static testing is awesome...well beyond my expectations.

The 262 is powered by 2 GWS brushless inrunners,... I believe they are the 3100 kv inrunners that I found on E-Bay. It also runs on a 4S 1800 pack and estimates that each nacelle is putting out close to 2lbs of thrust... I don't believe it, but people who have been doing this much longer than me tell me it's true. Here's a few pics of each.

See ya'll at SEFF... I'll be with Vyceroy, Hippo, and others in an RV with a sign on it that says "In a Van Down by The River".

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Apr 11, 2007 @ 11:15 AM | 4,382 Views
One of the floating A/D converter pins was dead on Coptershyna's 2nd PIC. Her first PIC had no good A/D converters. The only explanation is that she's seeing extreme static discharge. Maybe airflow across the flight surfaces is building up energy and it's getting channeled through the avionics.

At least now we have data from the ADXL330.

Was forced by a certain event to tell R.H.II a lot more, a lot faster than intended. Think R.H.II handled the fallinlovement discovery pretty well. Americans just chop your head off.
Posted by gtfreeflyer | Apr 11, 2007 @ 11:00 AM | 24,018 Views
This blog is dedicated to my SkyMaster and the modifications I've made to it.

Before I started putting this plane together, I was following a great thread on this plane and collecting ideas:

Here is my build log... enjoy.
Posted by Acer | Apr 11, 2007 @ 10:08 AM | 8,049 Views
Hey guys, I just uploaded a new video of the SpeedWing 250 MK II to the website.

This one is powered by a Feigao 3125kv 30T 20mm short can motor spinning a GWS 4x4 prop and using 3s 1320's. The amp draw is just under 10A static, so I'm using a ThunderBird 9 ESC.

This is a very nice flying, fast setup on the cheap ($25 for motor, $25 for speed control). You can use 3s 800's for even lighter wing loading and cheaper battery setup.

This was shot at my local club field in Greeley, CO, elevation 5,000 ft. It was pretty windy that day, but the SpeedWing 250 MK II didn't mind at all

Well, here's the video:

-- Acer
Posted by macaria | Apr 11, 2007 @ 06:36 AM | 1,959 Views
Shown are stock, black, and carbon
Posted by GlennS | Apr 11, 2007 @ 12:54 AM | 11,605 Views
Needed a trainer for club solo test as the existing foamies etc. didnt meet the club criteria.
Purchased a "Classic" 40 size trainer from the LHS (only A$69.00). Built like a truck.
Fitted it out with:
- Emax 2826 motor from Extreme RC.
- APC 13x6.5 prop
- 60Amp/80Amp Hobby Wing Guard ESC with switch mode BEC, (United Hobbies).
- 2 x 3S 1700mAh 20-30C Extreme Power packs in parallel.
- JR R77S receiver

Setup pulls about 45Amp and develops 2.1kg static thrust. All up weight of model is 2.3kg. The model is pretty heavy and designed for a gas engine. Even though the Emax motor weighs 200gm, it needed another 150gm of lead weight in the nose to get the CG correct.

The battery packs fit into a little carrier that is shaped to fit where the fuel tank should have gone.

The flight performance is quite good, it takes off in a couple of metres and is very stable in the air. Hardly needed any trim.

With 4S the performance would be excellent.
A short flight with two takeoffs and landings and about 6 circuits consumed 1660mAH out of 3400mAH. Was flying it carefully as wasnt sure how much capacity it would use up.

Maidened it, charged it up and went for solo test.
Quite happy with the result.

Both props tested were APC E
Posted by slopemeno | Apr 10, 2007 @ 11:55 PM | 10,500 Views
No, seriously, lets talk about this for a second.

What IS it with the Maura Tierney/Kim Deal/Picabo Street look? I dont freakin' get it..Why would three people be able to play either one of each other in a made-for-tv-kinda way, yet be totally unrelated?

Sometimes I wonder.

You kids under 25 just go back to reading the devilscries thread, you'll find it more entertaining...he speaks to your demographic.

Anyway, yeah, its like you could have Maura Tierney play any one of these three, including herself, and, I suppose Kims twin sister Kelley.
Posted by new2rc | Apr 10, 2007 @ 10:48 PM | 9,692 Views
This was our first warbird. I ended up putting so much time into it with the retract install, it was a real heart breaker to lose her on only the third flight.

The experience gained was worth it though in retrospect. I enjoyed the building and customizing as much as I do flying.
Posted by WarrrEagle! | Apr 10, 2007 @ 09:49 PM | 7,962 Views
Added a E-Flight Cessna with the Park 400 outrunner to the collection. Looks nice... That is the best think I have to say about it. Horrible quality control and is the only plane I have that tip stalls... Scary lesson to learn. Flies too fast, lands too hot... I am stripping the gear and it is going to live out it's days as a display in my wife's classroom.

On a better note I also added a Super Zoom with an Axi 2212/26. Flies like it is on rails. Solid and tight. Me likee.

My only complaint is that it is a tad underpowered compared to some planes I have but it is more than enough really... I am spoiled by some insane power to weight ratios.

Anyway, mo fun and mo money!
Posted by _OZ_ | Apr 10, 2007 @ 09:14 PM | 21,536 Views
The best method I've used for getting a plane out of a tree is to use a slingshot, a spool of string and a 2 - 5oz fishing weight. Don't try to shoot your plane down, just get the string over the branch, let the weight fall to the ground, grab both ends of the string and can shake the plane down.
This method has been use to retrieve 5 planes now. Only one was destroyed, but that happened from the plane hitting the tree.

Also, use a pair of leather work gloves because the string will cut up your hands.
Posted by tadatuo | Apr 10, 2007 @ 06:59 PM | 3,449 Views
Here are some pictures of the venus!
Posted by spitzelder40 | Apr 10, 2007 @ 05:58 PM | 2,285 Views
just an airplane from my old old man called a dominator??
radio and engine and all sorry no pics
it rocks
he told a couple a weeks ago he is working on a scale piper pawnee crop duster it looks real good justs need covering and radio and engine he got a saito 65 4-stroke.
Posted by Ibanezjimjim666 | Apr 10, 2007 @ 05:04 PM | 6,939 Views
Necessities of life right now

1) a house
2) a big car like an '89 Olds Custom Cruiser or a U-haul for cargo transport.
3) patience and wisdom to know that for the next year I can only afford AirHogs/Silverlit planes
4) having enough toys to keep one amused during the house de-lamifying process.
5) any plane-money, guitar-money, beer-money... ok maybe not the beer money have been redirected into home funds, car maintenance, bills,
...and beer!

6) the De-Laming procedures of Pimpin'Up a used domicile are subject to change during the process so don't expect having free time open in the near future !.
7)<optional if you play in a rock band or two>
band performances are fun and all, but the pay sucks!

Irrelevant question pertaining to #7

Why do cover bands who bring the same amount of people as original bands get paid twice as much at most venues?

For the next couple o' months-or-so I might not be able fly (my big planes)so those afternoons after work will only lead to more work at home.....



First defense against after-work boredom !!!
That's what the Havoc Heli is for!!!
but indoor flight right now interferes with the house-fixer'upping (not really but the fun factor does suffer a bit ).

Micros are next in-line for defending against boredom in my yard after work but the sucky weather (I.e. WINDY) has already staked claim to the fun-thwarting responsibilities a long time ago and will continue to do so as it sees fit.
My fleet of Aero Aces have been grounded for 2 WEEKS now!

(stupid thoughts)

Why was it when I was into kites as a kid the wind almost seemed to be on vacation most of the time but NOW....!

Don't quite get this blog thing yet but what the hey?
If you think this sucks right now come back later!

silly quote
"I like to breathe... keeps me alive"
Posted by 2lairrol | Apr 10, 2007 @ 04:49 PM | 7,467 Views

JEAN Airport, 40 miles South of Las Vegas.