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Posted by Vintage.Racer | Apr 09, 2021 @ 10:07 AM | 4,496 Views
Big "Thank You" to Metal Massager https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/itrader.php?u=822665 here on RC Groups, offered me a little rough Freewing Eurofighter V2, shipped up from So Cal, I looked at a few pics and decided it wasn't to bad. I had it about a week later, and I have to say, he packed it for shipping with great care. Custom built box, and all parts were well wrapped, just a fantastic job.

One of the issues was a missing canard. I knew he had tried to locate one without success. Took a look at the remaining canard, and knew it could be made from plywood without to much difficulty. I chose 1/4 thickness, to allow for the thickness of the original pivot rod. Plan was to sand them to shape on the leading /trailing edges. After the first one was complete, I made a left also. The plywood was quite a bit thinner that the original foam part. More like the real aircraft.

Did some research on the paint colors, found what I needed easily, and started a few repairs on some hangar rash, and maybe a couple gear up landings.
Posted by Vintage.Racer | Dec 28, 2020 @ 05:48 PM | 9,682 Views
These pics are captures from my GOPRO 7 Black.

Been flying the AVIOS MiG-17 lately, very smooth and stable, added all new servos, HiTec digital type. Great 90MM jet, very happy with its performance, even though there are some quirks to get used to. Mainly the landing gear sequencer. I make sure I get 5 successful cycles of the gear before I fly it. There are PLENTY of horror stories out there about it. Also several proven methods that don t seem to work on how to initiate the system to avoid those horror stories!

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Posted by Vintage.Racer | Jun 26, 2020 @ 01:36 PM | 8,737 Views
I really like this Freewing Su-35, and completely understand now it's popularity among EDF Flyers. here are some shots of mine...and have now passed the 100th flight barrier with EDF powered model aircraft.

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Posted by Vintage.Racer | Jun 16, 2020 @ 02:33 PM | 15,609 Views
Well, I am closing in on my 100th flight with EDF type model aircraft. Never thought I would get the hang of it, but I have become confident enough now that I would allow the rating to be awarded if that sort of thing took place in model aviation. Be kinda cool if it did. Guess it would be a bit of a nightmare for the AMA to track, but it could be done at the club level, without to much difficulty. This barrier was a little tougher for me than the tail dragger one. But they don't move quite as fast, and you have a bit more time to make decisions and fly the airplane. I actually flew a Spitfire the other day, and that was the first propeller driven model I had flown in over 6 months. This EDF Challenge thing started after I destroyed a Freewing MiG-21, by getting very slow with full flaps during my turn to final. It was a little windy, I traveled well past where I should have been and selected full flaps well before I should have. In a descending right turn, well behind on the power and speed I could not recover what I needed, traveled to far, lost sight of the airplane below the horizon and caught the top of the farmers fence for the grazing pasture, You have to see our field to get a better idea, but if I had been a foot higher, I might have cleared the fence. Not long after that I crashed a Freewing Su-35 in a landing accident where once again, I was not carrying enough power or speed. It was my second flight of the airplane, but my first landing. Not really what I...Continue Reading
Posted by Vintage.Racer | Dec 20, 2019 @ 10:59 AM | 11,658 Views
Needed a break from the race car, and always wanted to fly R/C, so I am really enjoying the planes and the people. And learning to fly has been a great challenge that I am happy to say I am overcoming, with a minimal loss of airplanes, thanks to Real Flight.