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Posted by Tha Hodgehound | Jun 12, 2007 @ 07:47 PM | 9,422 Views
I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! The Nite Stick is undergoing final assembly! May actually get to maiden it this weekend. Check out the Build Log....
Posted by Stuart Warne | Jun 12, 2007 @ 05:55 PM | 33,947 Views
Ok so for the last day of holidaying/visiting relatives in Athens I managed to go up in a Cessna 150. My brother in laws brother owns it and so we went flying out of a North Athens airfield from were he store's it. Well it was a fantastic evenings flying got about 40 mins at the controls to add to my previous time (including 40 min in a AT6 Texen whilst in Florida a few years ago) so I have about two and a half hours fixed wing now! Great stuff. The city of Athens is really great from the air but also the airfield had a large collection of ex military types. Best of all were the 4 F86 Sabre's and the Mig 15 parks on the ramp, especially as I just brought an Alfa Mig They also had a T33, Yak 18, Grumman Albatross, DC3 and many more. Also flying back to the airfield we had two Hellenic A/F fire bombers pass just 200ft to our left at 3000ft. Very exciting to see these two coming towards you out of the haze. They funniest part though was the wasp we discovered we had flying in the cockpit with us as we come off of the circuit at 2500ft, quite a drama trying to get that thing out of the plane

Anyway here are some pictures of the evening flying; I'll be doing the same again in September. As for my model, well I've got the Mig to start and finish when I get back home this week ready for my next fly-in at Old Warden at the end of July.

Until then.....
Posted by spitzelder40 | Jun 12, 2007 @ 05:00 PM | 4,758 Views
alrighty then ive made up my mind im gonna get a H9 mustang 60 size as soon as i get the money ill let u know when i get cross ur fingers the bank(parents aren't to keen on my airplane schemes)
Posted by hm5g4flyer | Jun 12, 2007 @ 04:07 PM | 3,545 Views
Reference for the Walkera HM5G4 RC Helicopter:

In order for the Electric RC Helicopter to start flying properly, you must follow the follow steps:

A. Fully charge the lipo battery. The 3.7V 1000mah lipo battery come with the helicopter will take about 1 - 1.5 hours to charge. Follow the charging instruction in the manual. Pay attention when you are charging the battery. Do not charge the battery without attention, very danger. And can cause fire.

B. RC Transmitter and Receiver:
- Before you connect the battery to the helicopter, you must follow these steps to start up the r/c helicopter properly:
1. Put in 8 AA size batteries to the transmitter
2. Turn on your transmitter (the light on the transmitter will ON)
3. Flip the 2 silver color switches on the top of the transmitter to the top position (UP POSITION)
4. Set all the trim switches and the control sticks to the center position,
except the throttle control and the trim switch beside throttle (refer to No. 5)
5. Lower the throttle and the trim switch beside throttle to the very bottom first (Throttle is the control stick on the transmitter which you can lower to the bottom and when you released your hand, it will NOT return to the center position automatically)
6. Now you can connect the battery to the helicopter
7. The light on the 4-IN-1 mainboard will flashing first, then go solid red. Now
ready to fly.

This Video will explain the start up steps - Watch the transmitter setting for start up video now
Posted by Liquidity | Jun 12, 2007 @ 02:29 PM | 3,821 Views
Today I had a massive crash that ended up with one plane heading to the big green garbage can in the sky, 1 destoryed motor, and 1 split open LIPO.

You read that correctly 1 split open LIPO. Long story short, the wings folded on my plane. The fuselage came darting down from 50ft. WHAM!

The ending picture was a bunch of toothpicks surrounding a 3s2100 Thunder Power Lipo. The battery was split wide open. You can actually see inside the cell of the battery. I could not believe this thing did not go up in flames instantly.

The pictures will be attached shortly.

So I call up Crosborne to come down and bring his fire safe. He shows up and is in disbelief that the battery did not catch on fire. We loaded the battery into the fire safe after it set on the asphault for 20 mins.

I drove with the battery in the fire safe in the passenger seat with the window down. I was prepared to pull over and throw the safe out the window if it caught fire.

On my way home, I stopped at Radio Shack to see if they could take care of this one. They have disposed of lipos before, but never a lipo that was split. The manager there said he would take it. I opened the fire safe and let him look at it. I explained that it is not safe and could catch on fire. He said he would take care of it and thanked me for bringing it in.

Key to remember. Radio Shack is AWESOME. They will dispose of any lipos you bring them and will thank you for bringing it to them and not throwing it in the trash. (Dont know why someone would throw it in the trash)
Posted by gumush | Jun 12, 2007 @ 01:06 PM | 10,201 Views
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Posted by johntom | Jun 12, 2007 @ 10:31 AM | 12,835 Views
Two new projects are underway at www.john-tom.com

RC Frigate "General Artigas" and A Deep Sea Salvage Tug "Hermes"

Build details, lots of photo's and plans are available from the website

John-Tom.com RC Ships
Posted by Enoki | Jun 12, 2007 @ 09:48 AM | 3,229 Views
Hello,
I was afraid of oil leak from a cap, while assembling a fuel tank. So I tried a watertight test, pressurizing the tank in water of a bucket. I blew a tube in my mouth. A bubble came out. To seal, I screwed tight. Blowing again, a bubble came out from the other side of the cap fringe at this time. I screwed again, no bubbles came out at last. The cap can rotate by my fingers, no good. I had better use a cheap tapered rubber packing for chemical tubes to get tight seal.

Taking out the cylindrical seal. As matter of fact, it shows a packing. The leaks were out of the points at partition line of plastic forming. A forming shrinkage was observed.

I do not think this type of the packing is suitable for aircraft. It is incapable of a long time usage at all.

Enoki, http://sky.geocities.jp/enokiec/
Posted by Olier | Jun 12, 2007 @ 02:44 AM | 1,781 Views
How to count the charging time of rechargeable battery?

Charger time(H) = nominal capacity of rechargeable battery (mAh) / charging current(mA) * 1.5(rate)
Fox example: if you charge the battery with1600mAh and the charging current is 400mAh, the charging time: 1600/400*1.5=6H
(Notice: this counting way is not suitable the new rechargeable battery or the one not used for long time)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 12, 2007 @ 12:24 AM | 8,888 Views
'Madeleine's Fund : Leaving No Stone Unturned ' More Information Here

Madeline McCann Missing Since May 3rd 2007

Please dont assume because this didnt happen in the states that this child may not be in the states or there may not be anyone with information about this in the states. People have friends relatives in all parts of the world,many internet users talk to people from other countrys on a regular basis,and people travel all over the world on there vacations or for bussiness travel etc. It cant hurt to atleast make people aware of this and expand the search effort and support. Theres a lot of info online about this abduction. Theres worldwide support for her return as well. Most leads have been in europe at this time and theres been some international inquiry as well. Simply copying and pasting her name in google will pull up info as well as most recent search efforts and leads.
Posted by IwantaJet | Jun 11, 2007 @ 11:04 PM | 2,312 Views
Ronnie maidened his Weasel today. It needed almost an ounce in the nose. Once it was balanced it flew great, at least as well as mine. We flew them and Jerry flew the WW for almost two hours in light winds.

The wind came up as the sun was setting. Jerry threw out the Carbon Banana to prospect for lift and it was there. It was time to maiden the Expresso, or as we've been calling it, the Coffee Plane. Six or seven clicks of down elevator and it was flying well. It retains speed and makes that great moldie scream on close passes. The crow setting is going to need a bit more down elevator. I flew it for 10 min or so and then shot a half dozen approaches before landing it. The lift pretty much died after the landing. I'm going to add more down to the crow mix and also lower the aileron low rate or maybe add some expo on that channel.

The JW is done and awaits the right wind. AUW is 43oz . It needed 2 1/2 0z in the tail to balance it on the spar. I think the build thread I followed was for a 60" version and mine is a 54". I also used a 5 cell battery.
Posted by raynet11 | Jun 11, 2007 @ 07:50 PM | 8,265 Views
My old Formosa had seen better days, a few weeks ago I did a dumb thing and forgot to check the model type on my transmitter, what a dumb move. Needless to say the Mosa didn't fly well on my heli program. The old one had served me well for at least 2 years now so I figured it was time to build a new one.

Formosa Part 2:

E-flight park 450 swinging an APC 10X5
CC-25 ESC
HS-55 for rudder and elevator
2 E-flight S75's for the ailerons
1350-1500mah 3-cell

Sloppy paint job by yours truly..

cheers,
Ray
Posted by John Glezellis | Jun 11, 2007 @ 07:29 PM | 20,299 Views
Hello Everyone,

While I have been extremely busy in preparation for the Extreme Flight Championships as well as getting flight time in a Cessna 152, I just wanted to take a moment and share a few pictures of one of my newest electric models.

It is truly amazing to see the development of electric aerobatic models. Within the past year, many manufacturers have designed models around the Hacker A30 and Axi 2820 series of motors. With a 49" wingspan and a light wing loading, this model has a lot of potential.

On my Raven, I have been using the Futaba 6-channel 2.4 system, which has been working flawlessly. If you have any questions on either the Raven or the Futaba 2.4 systems, be sure to ask. Either contact me via e-mail or through the Team RC Groups forum.

As a side note, if you are in the Muncie (Indiana) area this week, make sure you try to attend the XFC event. The XFC is a freestyle competition that will start this Friday and last until Sunday afternoon. Bring the family, and I hope to see you there!

Best Regards,
JPG
Posted by camship | Jun 11, 2007 @ 06:13 PM | 13,205 Views
This is a first attempt at a new covering system.

NOTE: The PolyGuard is NOT involved except to keep the wind from blowing the nacelle away while photographing it!
Posted by spitzelder40 | Jun 11, 2007 @ 04:09 PM | 4,429 Views
any body i need advice on ww2 airplanes or relly nice aerobats please i don't know what ta buy anybody please
i got my eye set a seagull edge 540 or H9 p-51
ive been flying for almost 3 years i need some help