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Posted by rockom | Jan 19, 2007 @ 11:24 AM | 4,542 Views
This is my first Blog ever!
So, I'll start with my fleet.

All my birds have a mix of Futaba and Hitec servos. Futaba Rx's except where noted. My first radio was a Futaba 6XES however I upgraded to a 9CHP last spring.

Sig Kadet Mk II
This plane deserves a commentary. It was my first airplane given to me in 2002 by my brother in law. It had been half built about 20 years before that. One fuse side was started and the wing was framed up. I finished the build, found a local club, and the rest is history. As luck would have it, the club field was only 7 minutes from where I lived. From being stored for so in various apartments, garages, and storage sheds the wing was warped. I didn't know it was warped until after I learned to fly. My flight instructor said "Damn...this thing is squirrley. If you can learn to fly thing thing you'll be able to fly anything!!" Addicted for life. Right now the Kadet is naked. I stripped it down for a rebuild. I'm converting it to a tail dragger and intend to build a new wing (without the warp) but with some polyhedral. I'm getting rid of the rubber band posts in favor of nylon wing bolts. A new covering job and new cowl will finish it off. For the most part...I'm trying to rebuilt it like the Flyin King from BTE Models. Powered by a GMS 40.

My favorite to fly right now. Symmetrical airfoil plane from This was designed as 3D trainer. I don't think he's selling kits anymore....Continue Reading
Posted by rotorheid | Jan 19, 2007 @ 03:00 AM | 5,316 Views
Hi Guys,

A copy of the excellent Twirl drawing for information.
If anybody wants to try a Contratwirl I am in the process of making a conversion drawing, lots of information in my blog including rotor construction and basic dimensions. More information in the main Twirl thread to but it's a wee bit spread out.


Posted by voodoodaddy | Jan 18, 2007 @ 11:22 PM | 4,772 Views
It was cold, wind was slight, but I went for it. I'm not patient at all. The grass is covered in a light snow, so I launched from pavement and landed on the hard surface too. I hovered fairly close, then it caught a couple of gusts. I kept the heli away from the cars and the building. I took the heli up a little got it to 20 feet. I felt a couple more gusts and got a little nervous.

I brought it down to about 6 feet. I was starting to get a little more nervous. I really don't want to destroy a bunch of parts. The cold and hard surface were not what I wanted. But it was the best opportunity I had since everything was put together. So I decided the quick test flight was over.

I told myself not to chop the throttle, I know it will drive it down. Well, that's all fine. But I still don't have a good grasp of how must movement it takes to drop it slow. It dropped a little faster that I wanted to let it down.

The struts broke on the left side. I cringed but the blades cleared the ground and it stayed upright. I know there will be more, bigger crashes to come, but they can wait!

I'm addicted, I want to fly more! Maybe I can buy a dome for my backyard?? Maybe a big steel warehouse building. The neighbors won't mind! The Dragon Dome in Pekin will be up again soon I'm sure, but don't they know I'm WAITING!


Posted by silvr_tung_devl | Jan 18, 2007 @ 10:34 PM | 2,840 Views
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Jan 18, 2007 @ 02:52 PM | 8,871 Views
Guess w.e. know why o.u.r. spy satellites started failing last week. Now there's a billion pieces of metal flying around in polar orbit, brought to you by the "peace loving" Chinese.

Recall a year ago, when China was launching humans into space, and saying they didn't want to militarize space, Dubya was the war monger here, and the voters were trying to unload Dubya for wanting to militarize space against the peace loving, truth telling Chinese. It was Dubya being a war monger by not involving China in the "vision for space exploration".

More interestingly is how the Americans, so deluded by the media and their politicians, still insist that China is peace loving and Dubya is the problem even after losing a spy satellite. How much do they have to lose before they start using their own eyes instead of their leaders?

Maybe China can put the deluded Americans out of their misery.
Posted by LKC | Jan 18, 2007 @ 09:03 AM | 7,142 Views
Flash 5 TX and 2 GWS RX's
Posted by ozrcboy | Jan 18, 2007 @ 07:09 AM | 3,149 Views
I keep my blog here - take a look if you like:
Posted by Fahrenheit-145 | Jan 18, 2007 @ 06:56 AM | 4,398 Views
This is the 3rd Generation of my Watercooler´s,constructed for the New ESC with the New MosFET´s.
Greeting from Vienna
...Continue Reading
Posted by bentwing | Jan 18, 2007 @ 04:38 AM | 4,813 Views
After the snow on tuesday I did'nt think this was going to get here on time .Imagine my surprise when the UPS man showed up
Posted by Jesse1979 | Jan 18, 2007 @ 04:31 AM | 2,421 Views
This is where i will post our progress of building a Maule M7 235C, this aircraft will be used as a towplane.
We hope to get started Saturday. (February 20, 2007).
Posted by Tequilasunrise | Jan 18, 2007 @ 04:23 AM | 2,047 Views
Hi guys
I didnt know we could put blogs on here. but I already have one at

but I will try to move some of that to here
Posted by stevemc32 | Jan 18, 2007 @ 04:07 AM | 3,536 Views
Just a few pics of the foam cutter. It's operational but there's still a bit of work to do on tidying it up.
Posted by PetruSoroaga | Jan 18, 2007 @ 02:02 AM | 3,274 Views
After a 10-15 year pause, I'm back to planes. I'm tired of helis, I want some fun while flying.
With my planes, I can actually leave off controls and look another way for few moments

This is my new PC-9.


Posted by Ryan502 | Jan 17, 2007 @ 07:44 PM | 2,051 Views
Im ryan i am 12 i am into stuff.thaz all you need to know...
Posted by bentwing | Jan 17, 2007 @ 05:46 PM | 4,801 Views
Well I wish I had better video for you guys mabey I could get some feed back, heres a couple of stills.Heres how it went: Arrived at field armed the plane waited for Doc to give the word and then launced. It almost ate the ground like in the second Maiden attempt, but I had just put more throw into the elevator so I was able to recover.The plane climbed like a rocket I leveled off at about 200 feet and tried turning back towards us. thats when i figgured out I didnt have any left or right it was almost like i was getting hit I cut the power and pointed the noise down so i would'nt crash into the surounding houses and went for a ditch in the plowed field behind the field we fly off. It went in really hard and I knew it was done. oh well theres always more to build and fly ........and crash

heres a vid of sorts

aka bentwing