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Posted by PittSpecial | Nov 01, 2018 @ 04:43 AM | 12,832 Views
Hello good people!

During Halloween evening here in Central Florida (USA), I was able to acquire (purchase) one very hard to find Slow Flyer model known as the Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister by ROBBE.

It was amazing how things worked out as my "WANT Ad" was not the first. Years ago, I put one out and someone else replied but, that person never completed any transaction. A nice gentleman this time replied and we were able to complete the deal last night so, things has stepped up into very good chances that I will be getting this model after years of being out of production.

I am super excited because this model really looks good (Scale) and it's a Slow Flyer model plus it's simple, Rudder, Elevator and Throttle control only.

A good friend of mine had it years ago and I was too busy with other models and never got around to ordering one and before I knew it, it was out of Production and Diamond RC, the distributor closed their doors and a few years later ROBBE went out of business as I understand.

Therefore, as you may perhaps understand, I am thrilled and super excited to finally acquire such a model that has been out of circulation for so long and not in production anymore.

Back in the day, this model flew very well with the Brushed + Gearbox and heavier Ni-MH batteries so, you can imagine with today's modern Brushless motors + advanced Electronic Speed Controllers plus most especially super light and powerful Lithium Polymer batteries it will shine even more for that super "Scale" Slow Flight effect.

Of course, when and if I get the guts to fly this wonderful model, it will be with the ultimate perfect weather conditions and the best radio gear.

Thanks for watching!

Carlos

EDIT: The following pictures is from the seller!
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:56 PM | 11,952 Views
Hello good people!

EDIT: Providing discussion Thread over at the RADIO section under General Topics:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-DM9-Module%21

Just a heads up for those that might have a JR XP-8103 laying around without any use and collecting dust like mine were.

About 4 years ago, I was given two (2) JR XP-8103 Transmitters from a very good friend that moved away and didn't want to move these with him. I have had these in storage for all this time and did the following:

1. Purchased some new 3-Cell, 2500mAH, 3C, Lithium Polymers for both.
2. Purchased Spektrum DM9 2.5G (Spectrum) Band module "JR" compatible.
3. Cleaned the radios and adjusted the sticks and that's it!

The Spektrum DM9 2.4G Module works like a charm, however, you need to place the radio in PPM mode and lucky me it was already when I powered it UP after 4 years in storage.

Now I have the better of both worlds, I can continue flying my older fleet that still has Super Narrow Band 72-Mhz radios and my newer fleet with the DSM-2 and DSM-X receivers. The JR XP-8103 was almost a top-of-the-line radio in it's day so, it's just amazing the quality and wide variation of switches and nubs!

JR XP-8103 Manual:
http://www.jramericas.com/manuals/jrp8612-manual.pdf

A few pictures!
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 13, 2018 @ 03:51 AM | 9,790 Views
Gals & Guys!

It's been a little over ONE solid year since I bought my 2nd operational Park Zone P-47 Thunderbolt from a good seller over near Tampa, Florida (Ruskin).

I have finally flown it and the model didn't disappoint! It was amazing that I found someone selling a 7-Channel Orange Receiver during the GravesRC Swap Meet (9th Annual) and this receiver didn't disappoint as well.

The model took off and didn't require any trim.

Here's the FOR SALE Ad:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...kzone-P-47-LPU

I am posting some Post Flight Pictures from yesterday at the RC Club field.
Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 01, 2018 @ 06:12 PM | 4,654 Views
Gals and Guys,

Trying to Empty / Clean the Hangar a bit.

If anyone is located within Central Florida and see anything you like then, give me a PM.

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Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 29, 2018 @ 11:02 AM | 4,159 Views
This is an Amazing Baby Doll in the Air!

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGDYP&P=SM

I acquired this model from a good friend on Friday and this Saturday morning I was shock and pleasantly surprised how well it flew.

Really light on the sticks and super smooth control.

Tower Hobbies 60 size Electric RC Aiplane Model 09 29 2018 (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:13 PM | 4,042 Views
Greetings good people!

I came across this thread just now
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...CGroups-Review

and a few days ago I came across another thread stating that there has been issues with the STOCK motor of this "RE-RELEASED" Parkzone T-28 (NAVY) 1.1M (44-Inch wing span) Trojan.

Of course the "RE-RELEASE" comes in the Horizon Hobby / E-Flite Box labels instead of the Park Zone.

The most significant post that I made over at this "other" thread citing issues with the STOCK Park Zone 480 960Kv motor was at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=30

You can read the entire 3rd page discussion here!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...or-Issue/page3

Hopefully, someone with the "RE-RELEASED" Horizon Hobby / E-Flite T-28 (NAVY) Trojan can give us more detail in terms of pictures of the motor.

Thank you for your time and attention.





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Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:26 AM | 4,479 Views
Greetings!

One of Gary Wright's designed and built E3D XL still lives and owner, David R. flew it with skill.

Just an amazing 3D model.

Gray Wright's E3D XL flys again by David Rich at Moon Port Modelers RC Club 07-28-2018 (5 min 14 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 18, 2018 @ 04:18 AM | 4,867 Views
I truly believe that Horizon Hobby has done their homework on their new 1.5m AT-6 Texan, as it is my thoughts that it is not only the light weight (low wing loading) but, the Airfoil shape they have developed so, it will not snap like a typical AT-6 airfoil and still have that scale look of a AT-6.

The devil is in the details and they (HH) has dealt with the stall thingy head-on and I am very pleased with it's ability of float in on landings so much at a low speed that a typical AT-6 airfoil will snap no matter how light you make it.

If "Anyone" has any doubts or interested in the Maiden Flight of my E-Flite AT-6 Texan then, I welcome you all to go to:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1075
Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 14, 2018 @ 11:42 PM | 4,339 Views
Guys,

I got the book out again to keep me out of trouble but, as you have seen, it didn't work! Ha!

Especially with my new E-Flite AT-6 Texan model.


Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 09, 2018 @ 04:54 AM | 5,194 Views
Well, tried to fly my Beloved T-28D Airforce and experienced a greater failure / damage due to the Lawn Dart crash from two weekends ago! The ESC just didn't want to ARM the motor. The onboard Castle Creations 35-AMP ESC just allowed the control surfaces to work but, never ARMED the Motor and a RED Light on the ESC kept FLASHING.

Came back home and did more troubleshooting and using other ESC discovered that the STOCK PZ 480 made some ugly noises upon start up and using a SPARE Motor, discovered that the Castle Creations 35-ESC was Toast as it didn't ARM a good known SPARE Motor.

Decided on the Model Motors AXI 2820/10 (1,100 KV) coupled with a E-Flite 30-AMP Switch-Mode ESC and this Power System will be very spirited using a 2-Blade Master Airscrew 10 X 8 Wooden "GLOW" propeller.

Since my repairs have introduced a new compound, at least for me and it has turned out very successful, I made a Video sharing my repairs for those interested in successful repairs of the Plastic Firewall and other hard components using the JB WELD compound.

Here's the Video:
Park Zone T 28D Airforce Trojan Crash Repair Tips 07 08 2018 (11 min 46 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jun 28, 2018 @ 01:28 AM | 5,817 Views
Hello good people!

Please humor me here as I am just placing this to record my efforts on changing spark plugs. Since today's spark plugs last upwards to 80,000 - 100,000 miles then, this little job of replacing them are overlooked in all accounts, even though Spark Plugs are perhaps the most important part of your vehicle's ignition system.

My main goal is to show you a few tips about Spark Plugs and how they are very important to your Vehicle's Ignition System. My daughter's 2008 Avenger SE just surpassed 84,000+ original miles and decided to replace the spark plugs. It was just an extremely daunting task to figure out which brand, type of Spark Plug to get as there is just a great amount of selections. To play it safe I decided to go at the Parts Counter over at my local Dodge Dealer and they recommended a Nickel Spark Plug, V-grove and good for 40,000 miles. Why? Because the Avenger is not driven so much and is a pleasure car. The important thing to note is the Heat Classification and in this situation the selection was for a 5 heat rating, the factory recommended.

TIP #1: This is a General wide Brush of ALL About Modern Spark Plugs (excuse VW reference within this Video):
What You Need To Know About Spark Plugs (12 min 29 sec)


TIP #2: Since the original Spark Plugs that came with my 2008 Avenger SE are NGK's then, here's an informative Video of ALL About NGK Spark Plugs!
Spark Plug Types - NGK Spark Plugs - Tech Video (4 min 41 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Apr 16, 2018 @ 01:24 AM | 5,140 Views
Just for FUN!
Posted by PittSpecial | Apr 05, 2018 @ 02:22 PM | 4,624 Views
Guys,

Introducing Robert "RED" Jensen from the Armstrong Flight Research (Formerly Dryden Flight Research) who landed his dream job with Micro UAS experimental Aircraft.

Career Profile- Subscale UAS engineer/pilot Robert "Red" Jensen (10 min 2 sec)


Latest Project is the new Micro-Cub UAS Project:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstro...st_flight.html

The Successful Maiden Flight for NASA’s Newest Subscale Aircraft (1 min 2 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Jan 26, 2018 @ 07:45 AM | 4,944 Views
Many keep complaining about one or two particular issues with Toyota Camry's and keep Wide Brushing them to be bad just because one part didn't function like they expected and it really all depends on where they were made/assembled. Like in my case, my 1992 Camry made in Japan come with these plastic speaker covers with cloth material glued over them. Once the cloth detaches it looks terrible, however, another Camry made else where had a solid part made of plastic and no cloth material as shown in the pictures!
Posted by PittSpecial | Jan 19, 2018 @ 10:15 PM | 6,921 Views
Hello gals & guys!

How many are still enjoying their Clipped Wing Cubs?

Make a LONG Story Short, my buddy just gave me his and it was missing the Fuse Servos for Rudder / Elevator and not trying to be ungrateful but, the power system is someone on the heavy and the propeller output shaft had a wobble.

I almost sold it and thought for a moment that the last time I sold a model without trying it, I got really sorry feeling as it just defeats the purpose of being in this hobby in the first place! This little Clipped Wing Cub is just so nice looking that I just have to see what it does in the air. Of course I have seen the Horizon Hobby Video of this model in action and make no mistake that I know this should be a graceful little model with lots of mild sport potential.

The very first thing was to take OUT that heavy power system and I ordered the recommended E-Flite 280BL Motor and the 6.8 X 3.8 Propellers. After 3 days I had the new E-Flite 280 Outrunner in my hands and wasted no time and installed it with one Castle Creations BL 9-AMP ESC. Since it didn't come with any FUSE servos (Elevator / Rudder), I installed two Hitec HS-55's in their place and let me tell you, it is with a LOT of Patience I am here to say that working on such a small RC Airplane like this one has it's challenges. It was a Royal Pain in the Rusty Dusty in installing the new servos within that tiny and small receiver hole while you feed the connector wire towards the back of the FUSE...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Jan 11, 2018 @ 08:11 PM | 8,039 Views
This makes me really angry!

This will ruin our Hobby!

Our military may be at high risk or someone better have a Good Jamming device like those the VIP uses when they travel around!

Yes, the news cast says the materials are readily available out in the public but, it takes know how!

Unbelievable !!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian...s-drone-swarm/...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Jan 05, 2018 @ 06:13 AM | 5,729 Views
Hold on to your noses! Here's my World Models AT-6 EP of 44 inch wing span!

It's made of Balsa & Light Plywood (some Bass Wood now after two major repairs!).

Well, after making sure that this model has proven itself to be an excellent flyer, I have gone back and made some improvements to repair some nagging issues at the Firewall edges where the FUSE -to-Firewall balsa meet. Additionally, glued in some standoffs for new attachment points for the fiberglass cowl.

I can't believe it. This model has transfixed me something terrible and I keep going towards it.

I just might buy another one (New-In-Box).

It still Looks Good considering several crashes!

For those interested in my earlier adventures with this model ever since I got it then, please go to:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ound-of-Stalls





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Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 24, 2017 @ 06:30 PM | 6,080 Views
Hello good people!

At time of this write-up, I am sure everyone is looking forward to their new shinny RC Airplane model, however, I am here insistent to successfully fly a very good looking model but, a very unforgiving one, considering it's the size of a PARK FLYER. The good looks really brings a good favorable selling point but, that's about it, and take it from me since I have been following this specific model since the original owner (Rodney) who I had the pleasure in video record it's maiden flight, minus the landing (there's a reason!).

For those wondering what I am talking about then, take a look at when Rodney owned it at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-EP-02-29-2016

Okay, fast forward today, I was lucky enough to buy this model from Rodney on Friday, December 22nd and took it home and that night I was able to set it up with my Radio Gear and adjusted all control surfaces and made sure all was working okay, including the power system. The following morning, Saturday, I was able to get over my RC Club Field and was able to attempt my first flight with this model and it was disastrous at best because:

1. Unknown to me the Propeller Adapter set screws were not tight enough and on take-off the model was missing critical RPMs as the Adapter was free wheeling (spinning) during the application of Full Power on Take-Off.

2. It went down the runway with what appeared to be enough airspeed but, as soon as I applied slight UP Elevator this...Continue Reading
Posted by PittSpecial | Dec 06, 2017 @ 01:09 AM | 7,100 Views
Guys & Gals,

My good friend Mark acquired a nice TUG, made exclusively from PLANS!

The builder, Tony Lombardo from Titusville, Florida was told that he will NOT be able to build it from just plans and that he needed to DISH out the hard Cold Cash for the KIT as well.

http://www.dumasproducts.com/product...roducts_id=235

Well, Tony Lombardo Proved DUMAS wrong!

Mark's TUG Run-1 Sand Point Park 12-05-2017 (2 min 46 sec)


Mark's TUG Run-2 Sand Point Park 12-05-2017 (3 min 19 sec)
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