Posted by GRW3 | Mar 04, 2006 @ 12:45 AM | 7,544 Views
Tools again. After years of trying to use my hands, rubber bands, blocks of wood, etc., etc. I bought some clamps. While I lost some of them during my downtime, they were among my first tool purchases. With balsa, I don't like the spring loaded clamps. I want to control the amount of force on the parts. Don't forget to have some wood blocks to augment the force of the clamps.

The picture below shows the clamps on the shelf that I have the stereo on. The stereo is a high powered Pioneer that I run through a couple of cheap Pioneer speakers. It may seem like overkill but it was just sitting in the attic after being replaced with a superior Yamaha unit. I have a CD player and an XM satellite radio attached. I love XM radio. Top channels - Bluegrass, XCountry (Americana), Frank's Place (American Songbook), Classical, Fox News, NASCAR.

I keep a guitar in the garage to play while I'm thinking about my next action or just hanging out. It's a cheap Chinese Martin copy but it's pretty good for the money. I will also carry this guitar to the field with me. I plan to make a Porter Wagoner mod to the guitar in the near future.
Posted by Masked Pilot | Mar 04, 2006 @ 12:33 AM | 2,438 Views
I am still looking for some of the discontinued K. and B. Superpoxy paint. I want ONLY the clear and satyn catalyst. I use this stuff to put fiberglass cloth over balsa and plywood. for model boat and model airplanes.
If you have any of this stuff, I will buy or trade for other hobby items.
Regards, Robert. San Francisco. Cal. Thanks...
Posted by tadatuo | Mar 03, 2006 @ 11:12 PM | 4,592 Views
Here is my HPI RS4 Nitro car. Very sweet and fast. This was when it was brand new. Now I have a silver Supra body. They are kinda hard to keep looking nice!

Trex Pictures

Posted by tadatuo | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:50 PM | 6,147 Views
Trex pics and modifications.
Posted by cessnajfb | Mar 03, 2006 @ 09:05 PM | 4,195 Views
I finally got some time to video my son's canard plane design that he got from Popular Science. This was my first attempt at editing digital video on the computer and it shows. I used movie maker that came with our pc. I love the sound on this model.

Here are my favorite weird effect ap photos.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Mar 03, 2006 @ 03:16 PM | 5,863 Views
Interesting...I've never felt the need to post to a blog before, but this is kind of cool.

As I write, the wind is blowing something fierce, not uncommon here. So much for practicing with the Blade CP. I'm still down one wrecked model airplane (my UltraFly Cessna 182) and I fear all three of my battery packs for my ParkZone J-3 Cub are toast. They served long and well.

Might tinker with the HPI Savage 25, an exercise in futility if ever there was one. I could go on forever about how much of a pain that truck is just to try and keep it running.

I must admit, this is a far more satisfying and friendlier place than Wikipedia. 20,000-plus edits. Six featured articles. Countless other original contributions. Protector of the weak, even. The site has at least two autistic users who contribute regularly and out of the hundreds of editors, I became the unofficial "welcome wagon" and mentor for these individuals. A nice feeling, actually. Spent two years toiling...finally had enough. Trolls and vandals galore. A naaaaasty troll did it for me. If the dweeb can gripe about me on his blog, I can gripe about him here. The meek may very well inherit the earth.

I hope to hear more from Charlie Hua over at UltraFly very soon. That's a class act if ever there was one.
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 03, 2006 @ 01:37 PM | 19,004 Views
Just in case somebody hits the Blogs button:

Here is the thread:

Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:57 PM | 6,037 Views
Posted by Robert E. Boyd | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:54 AM | 3,290 Views
I'm New to RC Helicoptors, have flown nitro planes for quite some time, but could use some expert advice on setting up the :Raptor" 30 with a Multiplex RoalEvo 7 channel radio. I need to know if there are any special problems to watch for, the RoyalEvo is a great trans. but I'm having trouble understanding all the complexities of programming for helicoptor. I have run the helo tied to the ground on a board, but doen't have a gyro for the tail yet, what is a decent reasonably priced gyro that will work. I know there are masters out there that can assist a "newbie" to helicoptors. Thanks.
Posted by hotairflyer | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:47 AM | 5,991 Views
Posted by fly_boy99 | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:50 AM | 5,789 Views
Latest graphs for the Scorpion ESC test:
Posted by shinobi938 | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:01 AM | 2,651 Views
Here is a couple of pictures per request of my Nikon 3700 lens protector.
Posted by Velo-Venom | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:52 PM | 2,718 Views
My name is Jim and I live in Gettysburg Pa.
I used to fly gas planes years ago but finding a good flying site was
always a pain. The closest club to me at that time was about 30 miles away.
About two years ago I got interested in flying again and discovered back
yard and park flyers. The cutting edge technology of brushless motors and
li-po batterys really lets me get in a lot of stick time.
I am curently building the Sikorsky S16 from FlyRC magazines pull out plans.
I will post some pictures of it when it is done. In the mean time here is a few shots of some of my other planes.
Posted by GeorgeJetsun | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:35 PM | 2,143 Views
Today I purchased an Easy Star. Should have delivery 03-10-06. I have a little concern about building it correctly. Some suggest glue, velcro or metal clamps. Going to do some more reading on the site and figure which one is best for me. Any ideas?
Posted by peterangus | Mar 02, 2006 @ 07:02 PM | 13,938 Views
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There is a large ammount of cell data in these forums.

As a user of cells, I find that most of this data is incomplete and unconvincing. And what good data there is, has to be processed to make it usable.

Some suggestions in the attached file.
Posted by HACK | Mar 02, 2006 @ 06:33 PM | 12,796 Views
Just maidened my A-10 with 5800kv Feigao Motors

Flew great! I am having so much fun with this plane.

Here's 2 videos. I Compressed them but they are still big ~ 20meg but should start streaming right off the bat.

A-10 Maiden

A-10 Second Flight


Posted by rob mueller | Mar 02, 2006 @ 01:13 PM | 5,741 Views
Posted by pitviper51 | Mar 02, 2006 @ 11:14 AM | 9,359 Views
lanny heres a pic of the kayak, on salt river , green river check out the discriptions!, im planning to do a 45 miler on green river in april if all goes as planes, yipppi

Posted by GRW3 | Mar 02, 2006 @ 10:39 AM | 7,025 Views
The latest issue of Model Aviation contains a note that there will be no "Grand Event" this year as there were no offers to host it. Well, it could be that people just don't think that putting on a extravaganza for non AMA members is such a Grand Idea!

The Grand Event was held in Waco last year and several people I spoke to were considering attending until they learned it was not for them. The flyer basically said not to bother bringing airplanes because the event was not for AMA member participation, it was to attract new AMA members.

Spending big money on an event for non members seems foolish to me. Particularly since some of the money went to things that don't fly like rockets, cars and boats. Maybe the trade associations picked up the tab for this but I'm doubting it.

I believe a proper Grand Event would be aimed at the members who foot the bills. The AMA could use some sort of event that is more akin to the EAA's Oshkosh than to either the Grand Event idea or the Nationals.