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Posted by BrunswickOH | Jan 13, 2007 @ 01:53 PM | 4,707 Views
himax motor
Posted by Bohh33 | Jan 13, 2007 @ 12:49 PM | 4,165 Views
Posted by histarter | Jan 13, 2007 @ 10:51 AM | 11,373 Views
Contest strategies for a smaller RC Soaring universe:

My foremost motivation in flying toy airplanes was to have some kind of structure, so that I am always flying competition of some kind. Control line had the stunt pattern that had to be practiced for me to comfortably make the circuit for organized competition - to enjoy camaraderie – not as a champion, but as a contributor to a great avocation. Nordic sailplanes (FF) was a bit more hands-on free flight that kept the challenge going to make more duration time then the dead air time of the machine's natural glide. Wakefield was my most sophisticated challenge - requiring the most education in many fields, to yield enough 'power' to be a worthwhile opponent!

My entire soaring “career” had been biased to fly against air itself - with a bit of structure for definitions of my personal accomplishments. I did the contest circuit to fly parallel to my friends and acquaintances, without regard to serialization – i.e. thrilled for the winner (without prejudice), curious about his technology if differing from mine, while always willing to exchange good information. This was the punctuation of what RC soaring was about to me. Winning events was for younger, and more talented individuals than myself, so I flew machines that I enjoyed flying, rather then popular cult type aircraft of narrow 'performance over everything' characteristics.

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Posted by voodoodaddy | Jan 13, 2007 @ 08:51 AM | 3,584 Views
Well, it got power to fly! But the tail boom torquing is not good. It pitched the nose up obviously. I think I need to read up on Revo mixing too. I can hold the tail with left stick but if I'm off at all it goes nuts. First thing it to get the tail solid. I may look to see if I can make the boom out of the 4mm O.D. tubing I have and put end sleeves on it to connect to the frame and tail sections.

Oh, and I was determined to control it in it's current state. Yeah, not a good thought on my part. I can be too stubborn...hind sight is 20/20 though. I hit a wall (in too small of a room no less) and it snapped the anti rotation support for the swash. And the blade tips got dinged. The body didn't touch the wall, just the blade tips. I have a friend that works at a metal shop, I may see if he can CNC me a support. Othmar has something too I believe. I'll most likely epoxy this one for testing as I'm securing the tail boom.

I'm pleased with the response of the servos and the power of the motor. Being as new as I am, flying the tail and the direction of the swash is a nightmare. At one point it was 4ft up and I stopped it drifting and over ran the rudder and it did some nice piros. I set it down with no harm. That's probably what lead to the later wall contact, I got too confident that I could just set it down.

Well I'm off to see what I can find for materials!
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 13, 2007 @ 01:54 AM | 6,298 Views
weather.com wrote:
> 33°F Feels Like 26°F
> Wind: From NNE at 8 mph
> Humidity: 33%

The first time we achieved subfreezing temperatures in high winds. Too bad global warming only happens during republican congresses.

Unlike hiking or trapezoid missions, you can't fly in any wind at all if the temperature is below 40' because you have to stand upright and stationary while manning the sticks, and we do mean man.

What country puts out this dry ice anyway?
Posted by voodoodaddy | Jan 13, 2007 @ 12:13 AM | 3,540 Views
I don't know what I did different, maybe I had on my lucky socks? Whatever it was, that tail does what it's supposed to do. When I set my #52 aside I took the AR7000 RX and put it in my Trex. Then tonight I put the AR6100 on the #52 just to see what it all looked like. Then I plugged everything in.

At this point I'm thinking "Man, what is this things deal, why can't it just work". I twisted the gain and proportional to about where I've read others to set theirs. Then I plug in the battery. The ESC plays it's little bit. I wait a second for the 3-in-1 to setup. I flick the servos around to see what they are up to. Everything is still. The tail motor is not running. "Great, now neither motor is going to work".

I push the throttle up to about 25% or so. The main spins, nice. The tail, it's spinning! Is it really obeying me? I shut it down.....the tail stopped spinning! Now I'm not going to argue with it, but I have NO idea what changed.

Tomorrow I'm going to top off my little cheap stock battery and see what happens. Hopefully I can get the tail to hold without to much headache.

One step closer to my DX7 commanding my #52!
Posted by eBird | Jan 12, 2007 @ 11:40 PM | 6,976 Views
high res for desktop BG's
Posted by shadow74 | Jan 12, 2007 @ 11:01 PM | 3,056 Views
Today was the HIGHLIGHT of my flying carreer!!! I got an opportunity that most pilots never dream of. I got to not only ride in, but I got to pilot the Goodyear Blimp!!! I live in Ohio...and the blimp hanger is only 4-5 miles from my house. I met a guy at work on monday and struck up casual conversation with him only to find out that he was Pilot-in-command of the "Spirit of Goodyear" airship. I asked him what it took to get a ride and he handed me his card and told me to give him a call. An hour later I was talking to his secretary, and 5 days later I am sitting at the controls of the blimp. I got to fly for 15+ minutes....and the pilot actually signed my pilot logbook for my official first lesson in the lighter than air category with the blimp. I promise to have pics, and short videos of the flight posted very soon. Best part of the flight...the take-off...we climbed out at just shy of 2500 feet per minute. It felt like being in a rocket...we were between 60-70 degrees to the ground...unbelievable feeling!!!
To put the icing on the cake, my wife got me a Blade CX2 an hour after my blimp flight. She got me a Blade CP for Christmas (I have a way cool wife), and i have 12 successful flights on that with no crashes. (thanks to my previous Hirobo Shuttle 30 experience 10 years ago) However...I do have to knock a little rust off in the heli area, so outdoor flying with the CP is no problem, but indoors where there are boundaries aka walls, I am not comfortable yet. So the Blade CX2 will help me knock the rust off, plus it is just a stress-free, fun heli to fly. I just got back to R/C helis and I am having a blast doing it. I am finding that i love to fly indoors, so the CX2 satisfies that completely. What an awesome little bird...I cant say enough good about either of them, the CX2 or the CP. Well off to bed I go.......


Posted by Boathead | Jan 12, 2007 @ 08:09 PM | 2,716 Views
Posted by fly_boy99 | Jan 12, 2007 @ 04:32 PM | 4,537 Views
Well here's one of my first LRK winds I've attempted.

It's a 3520-6.936

That's 12T of 2W 23G wound LRK and terminated Delta.
Posted by MicroRotors | Jan 12, 2007 @ 03:47 PM | 13,736 Views
Hello To All and Happy 07;

Well I moved From Oxnard, Ca. to Alta Loma / Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. at the end of 2006 and in doing so I had to down size my fleet of aircraft. I need something to rack my planes to keep them from getting hanger rash let alone keeping them off my furniture, floor and off of everything I own. I decided to make a rack system to see what can be done about my storage problem. After looking around the different forums, I came up with some ideas and decided to make one myself. I like it and it was cheap and simple to make, and it looks good to, so I will make 2 more.

If you want to make one the total cost was ... $15.89 and 1.5 hours of actual labor.

Here is the breakdown of materials;

2 - 1x2x6 Poplar .............................. $5.94
5 - 5/8x4 Wood Dowels ................... $9.95
6 – 1.5” Drywall Screws (already had)
Minwax Cherry Stain (already had)

I first drilled the holes were I wanted them with a 5/8” forstner bit at a 7* angle with my Mini Mill/Drill. I then sanded them smooth with some 220 grit sand paper to get my pencil marks off and to soften the outer edges. This seems like a lot of work but it only took about 2 minutes for each 1x2x6 so four minutes was a breeze because the poplar wood sands like butter.
Posted by rotorheid | Jan 12, 2007 @ 02:18 PM | 4,363 Views
Hi Guys !
I'm back from my Winter holidays in Bonnie Scotland and am delighted to be back with you in the autogyro forum, got back into the land of sand in your bearings early this morning and am trying to catch up with all the fun you have been having, and sleep, so I'll keep this short.

I was given a new toy for my Christmas by my better half, so I'll keep you up to speed on that as I torture it into shape and hopefully into the air.

Speaking of torture and air, here is a picture of some lenticular clouds taken from my house in Inverness. The wind is from right to left blowing at 35 mph on the surface, probably 60-80 mph at 10,000 ft. The big flying saucer in the middle, shown by the moisture in the atmosphere. It gives an impression of the tremendous vertical movements produced from the ground. This is a standing wave phenomina common to mounainous countries, the thing to note, is that under the "wave cloud" is an area known as "ROTOR" It does just that. more info here,

The last picture is of me bending back the mast of my Contratwirl to illustrate one of the problems of "lack of stiffness" as applied to autogyros. Here you can see that due to the larger moment on the top rotor disc the drag can bend a flexible mast to induce blade strikes, this can be a size limiting factor with this configuration and stiffer materials will certainly help, Increasing the distance between rotor discs may not solve the problem as you are making the top rotor moment longer.


Posted by voodoodaddy | Jan 12, 2007 @ 01:55 PM | 3,822 Views
Wow, is the AR6100 tiny. I was expecting it to be small, but to actually see the thing in my hand. I really want to get my 3-in-1 situation figured out with my #52 now. The little AR6100 looks like it was made for this the #52.

I'm still getting the out of control tail on the eFlight 3-in-1. I'll have to dig into that or go back to the 4-in-1 and Walkera radio for a short time and revisit the issues later. I really want to use my DX7 though. I don't want to go with a brushless tail and seperate gyro.
Posted by larsy87 | Jan 12, 2007 @ 12:43 PM | 4,555 Views
I just realized how neglected this blog is.
Posted by Flying Squirrel | Jan 12, 2007 @ 11:33 AM | 2,083 Views
How do you set the CG on a Sig Hog Bipe? I hear there were problems.
Posted by skeppley | Jan 12, 2007 @ 10:21 AM | 6,787 Views
I loaded up on Lipos, chargers, and balancers. I can finally fly nonstop as long as I want, or the weather gets bad!
Posted by skeppley | Jan 12, 2007 @ 10:14 AM | 7,014 Views
Got the Trex 600 Flying a few months ago, and all i can say is WOW!!!

This bird is incredible!...Continue Reading
Posted by cyclonetoy | Jan 12, 2007 @ 10:09 AM | 2,500 Views
i am so glad today.our product win the airplane competition .there are 16 players in the competition,hehe.this one is P-38 twin engine airplane. .hehe.so glad to tell everyone
do u have some news to tell us!hehe.
Posted by CyberPilot | Jan 12, 2007 @ 10:06 AM | 4,568 Views
custom pilot figures

First I took a picture that my wife took of me and the twins.

Then I cut out the girls individually.

Next I had to flip one so they would both be facing the same way.

The next step was to merger both girls together.

Then make the new picture level.

Then make a copy and flip the 2nd image

Then print it and cut it out.

I used a Dremel tool to cut up a CD case and used two sided servo tape to attach the cut outs to the plastic. I left 2 sharp points of plastic sticking out the bottom and used that to poke holes in the foam cockpit. I used a toothpick for the pilot's control stick (colored with a magic marker) and finally I used hot glue to secure it all together.

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