Posted by applejack | Mar 13, 2006 @ 06:23 AM | 2,827 Views
18 tooth Ditto with 20 5x5x2.5 N50 magnet poles wound 22 turns 24awg. A 12x6 prop does not seem to load this motor down at all.
Posted by applejack | Mar 13, 2006 @ 06:05 AM | 2,813 Views
First attempt at making my own flux ring and face plate. Also my first LRK style motor. 25x6.6 stator w/14 5x7x2mm N50 magnets

A favorite 22.7mm single stator motor with 23 turns of 26awg Y

Bits and pieces - 22.7 stators ready to wind
Posted by nemo_uk | Mar 13, 2006 @ 04:09 AM | 19,353 Views
new stuff for RealFlight G3 ... Extra 330S & RC Universe Biplane modelled by Rick Deltenre. Raptor 30 V2 modelled by me.

download them from http://www.rfmodels.com/
Sticky:

Introduction

Posted by billekens | Mar 13, 2006 @ 02:36 AM | 2,827 Views
I am relatively new to RC flying. Eight years ago, I made a Gentle Lady from a kit and used a four-channel Futuba radio for the RC. I had a great time learning to fly this glider. It was slow enough so that I could learn the difficult conversion from standing outside the cockpit and having the controls seemingly in reverse if the aircraft comes towards you. I know now that nothing reverses but my mind thinks in reverse. We sold our house moved to a new city. My Gentle Lady was delegated to a shelve for a few years. I am now in the process of putting electric power in my Gentle Lady.
I have many hours flying full size aircraft like Beavers, Otters and Twin Otters to name a few. I have been a commercial pilot for forty years and have extensive experience in the arctic. Now that I am retired, I would like to take up the hobby of RC again. Eventually I will build a Beaver on floats if I can find a good-looking model kit. I do not know if that could be materialized with electric power. That question will be answered in the future
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 02:31 AM | 3,819 Views
Just like everybody elses I bought this to train on but the more I play with it the more fond I become of it. I will have a blast with this SS. AUW 13.6 with a lot of L/G reinforcement and a 7in piece of p/treated stick slid in fuse to straighten the bow in the middle.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 02:20 AM | 4,133 Views
This plane is a display. static build, no mtr no elecronics.
I suffer severe end term heart failure and one of my DR's (rare Doc who actually takes care of his patients) happens to be a P-51 fanatic. He kept saying the P-51 was THE PlANE and I should do one so I did, as a gift to him. I did this plane as a tribute to the " Tuskegee Airmen " and used their colors. This is entirely hand brushed.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 02:07 AM | 3,897 Views
This plane is my first EDF and it has 150 mtrs in it. No power so I made some serious mods to the intakes and gained about 30% This is all GWS and AUW's at 13.0 looking closely at the intakes reveal how much restriction was removed without integrity threatened or weakened.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:58 AM | 3,756 Views
The Spit is done in desert Africa camo 74 squadron. I modified the cowl section to provide cooling to electrics and motor. 350C B/g. 9x4.7 2 blade, easily balanced at 13.3 ox AUW, MTR moved 3/8 in. FWD with 15A ESC mounted in cowl. GWS 4PII Rx ,pico servos.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:45 AM | 3,712 Views
109 350C C/g, 9070X3 prop, GWS 4PII rx, Hitec electrics, Vammy's 1050 2 cell lipo, many mods for strength. Auw 13.0 oz
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:37 AM | 3,747 Views
350C C/g, 1080X4 prop, blue arrow 15A ESC, bluebird 306BB servos, GWS 4PII RX, burgerking coffee stirrers for rockets, plus other mods.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:29 AM | 3,755 Views
The Corsairs enemy the ZERO 350C C/G, 90X70X3 prop, CC 25A ESC,Vam's 2 cell 1050 lipo, all Hitec electronics. !3.5 AUW
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:20 AM | 3,741 Views
Brushless Mk2 25/25-26 5:1 gear, all hitec electronics.Jeti 18p ESC, 3 cell TP1320 lipo. Way too much plane for me yet.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:06 AM | 3,658 Views
this is my beater. If my heart and lungs hold out and I learn i'll be flying my GWS birds. This is foamed inside due to many oaks infatuated with yellow planes. I've converted it to ailerons instead of rudder.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 12:58 AM | 3,744 Views
converted to 350C C/G GWS, Vampower 2 cell 1050 lipo, 10X4.7 prop, all hitech electronics. AUW 15.5 oz.
Posted by Esprit440 | Mar 12, 2006 @ 04:58 PM | 4,957 Views
Well, I wrecked another one today. Last week I built a small 15" wingspan plane powered by one of the many GWS CNC-12 motors I have lying around from brushless EDF conversions.

I started to design in Rhino but found myself making slow progress, so I just decided to design and build on the fly. First step was to form a sheet of 2mm depron around the torchiere lamp in my living room. With assistance from my wife and a heat gun I was able to get a nice curve.

The wing was built next from a sheet of folded 2mm depron with a 3mm carbon spar - fiberglass tape was applied to the fold to keep the depron from splitting & protect the leading edge from damage.

3mm depron strip ailerons were hinged with tape, and with the wing in hand I eyeballed the fuselage length and cut my preformed fuselage piece. This was pinched at the back for a nice taper and two depron formers glued inside.

After that it was a matter of cramming all the gear inside. The most difficult part of the build was the wing attachment system; I ended up using neodymium magnets with music wire catches but that arrangement wasn't particularly effective.

The detailing was done late last night with adhesive backed vinyl film. I like the canopy since it gives the impression that something is there although the surface is flat.

I made a rough guess on the CG and took it out for the maiden this morning. Throttled up, gave it a good toss... and off it went! I was so relieved that this one...Continue Reading
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:47 PM | 23,757 Views
The first Model Fair of the season where the public gets to see the new models. Despite some bad flu I drove down there for the day. The icy roads this morning where quite a challenge for the summer tires on my BMW rental car.

Here is a picture of a real big "ParkFly" Ultimate:
Posted by Gary Morris | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:09 PM | 14,421 Views
The weather here is changing, i.e., yesterday was 80 degrees, today more of the same, winds are 15-20 and gusting. It's been too windy to fly outside so I've taken things inside and been flying the Aero Ace by Airhog. It's a tiny twin motor biplane that uses differencial thrust to control direction and power to control pitch. These can be had at Wal-mart, Kmart, Target, and ToysRUs for anywhere from $26.99 to $39.99 at Wal-mart, so much for the lowest prices. They will fly about 10 minutes on a single charge of their lipoly battery, (provided), and the transmitter uses 6 double a alkline batteries to power it and charge the plane. Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure and a few pictures as well.

Gary Morris
Posted by slowracing | Mar 12, 2006 @ 11:27 AM | 4,974 Views
Here's a couple pictures of my New Moth.
Posted by jet head | Mar 12, 2006 @ 09:39 AM | 2,403 Views
all questions have been answered.