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Posted by dLdV | Mar 15, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | 133,959 Views
Something about insolation
Posted by dLdV | Jan 07, 2015 @ 10:54 PM | 135,548 Views
Just weighing sheet wood as a reference. Should give a rough idea of the relative heaviness of non-graded wood off the shelf. This seems as good a place as any to keep it.

1/32"x4x36 - 15g

1/16"x3"x36" - 9g, 10g, 11g, 12g, 12g

1/16"x4x36 - 35g

3/32"x3"x36 - 18g, 12g

1/8"x3"x36" - 21g, 36 g
Posted by dLdV | Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:24 AM | 135,444 Views
Just parking a picture or two here
Posted by dLdV | Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:05 PM | 136,074 Views
Missed pics from a Spitfire, two F-4's in formation with a P-51, and an F-16 trailing a KC-135 with the boom out. The B-1 was truly awesome, it is one powerful machine. The building shook when it went over. Sorry, was using phone camera. May get pics later from a real photographer I met there....Continue Reading
Posted by dLdV | Jun 21, 2012 @ 10:02 PM | 135,960 Views
Posted by dLdV | May 03, 2011 @ 10:36 AM | 137,046 Views
Made the flaps operational on this model. This is my first plane to get flaps. It does seem to help with the landings, except in a stiff crosswind.
Posted by dLdV | Feb 27, 2011 @ 02:24 PM | 137,193 Views
The maiden went well, no incidents except it was flipping awesome. So far it has two flights, one with paint and one without. Plenty of zip, crisp, clean handling. Landing and takeoffs are no sweat. I like it.
Posted by dLdV | Feb 13, 2011 @ 10:55 AM | 137,630 Views
I liked this plane so much on some videos I decided to order the kit. Took about a week to assemble it. It maidened this morning, flew just fine right off the bat. Good roll rate, maneuverable, stable, slows down well. We still have crusty snow on the ground, so I got to have some fun scooting around on the snow as well. I ordered the really cool Coast Guard theme decal set, hopefully I'll eventually get around to sticking it on.

Our field floods every now and then, so I may get to fly from water this year. Nice plane. I'd recommend for anyone that has an urge for a flying boat.
Posted by dLdV | Feb 11, 2011 @ 05:46 PM | 137,469 Views
Got one of these flying last year but it crashed three minutes into its maiden flight. When I went to full throttle I roasted a speeder to golden brown perfection.

Learned my lesson. The speeders on this new one are out in the breeze. Waiting for the last of the snow to melt and the wind to lay down.. Shouldn't be too long now.

The only interesting mod is addition of a DuBro 1/2A front landing gear. The stock nose gear I feel are too fragile for anything but the intended light power configurations.

Can't settle on a paint scheme. I'll fly it ugly a few times before deciding.

Don's Wicked 4000 motors
Custom balanced EDO 64mm fans
Pentium 40A ESC
2600 mAH 3S 30-40C battery
36 ounces AUW
Posted by dLdV | Jan 27, 2011 @ 01:00 AM | 139,252 Views
This is an out of production Hobby Lobby kit I got from a friend. First stick built model in a good while for me. The original weight was supposed to be about 23 oz. I made no effort to build light at all and it came in at 17.5 oz. The weight savings are all from modern motor and battery. Now to wait for some weather to see how it flies.

Span: 59.5"
Weight: 17.5 oz
Motor: BP 2208-14
Battery: 1250 mAH 3S
Prop: 7 x 5 APC...Continue Reading
Posted by dLdV | Oct 29, 2010 @ 11:14 AM | 138,192 Views
Turned out OK. Covered with polyspan paper, shrunk with alcohol, painted with thinned latex. Replaced the old TP 2408-21 with a Micro Dan 2505. Now to wait for the wind to lay, and we'll see if it passes the torture test!
Posted by dLdV | Oct 28, 2010 @ 06:15 AM | 139,227 Views
Finished the nose bottom, painted the corny foam engine. Club buddies say " Put on the stupid engine, see if I care". I'll take that as a yes.
Posted by dLdV | Oct 25, 2010 @ 10:06 PM | 137,902 Views
We'll start with the nose job on the HL Inferno Bipe. Smacked the nose off a couple weeks ago. Its outta production, so gotta fix it or chuck it. Its gettin fixed. Trying to decide if a funky foam V8 in the front bay looks good. Kinda like a Rat Rod. Or better to just streamline it like the original? Decisions, decisions. I'll do the bottom half first, then decide.
Posted by dLdV | Oct 25, 2010 @ 09:35 PM | 137,778 Views
I'm always a decade behind on personal technology, which means its time start a blog. So here we go. Hope RCG can handle the traffic, wouldn't want to pop their server.

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