Posted by old sunday flyer | Mar 21, 2006 @ 09:02 PM | 3,336 Views
I am open to suggestions as to what you more experienced e-flyers consider a good rel.iable inexpensive brushless controller (15-20 AMP)
Posted by Air Midi | Mar 21, 2006 @ 08:02 PM | 53,246 Views
Just a short video shot from my Slow Stick, and Matt Stick.

More videos on my hobby website
Posted by spinnetti | Mar 21, 2006 @ 07:05 PM | 5,847 Views
Awaiting budget for a new motor for the FW190. I have a 2025, but thats way overkill for this plane. I was always, like most good Americans figuring that more power is always better, but I'm slowly learning that lower power and lighter weight is a better balance for my back yard. Yes, I can blaze along at 70 in high powered glassed plane, but due to the space I can't do much more than NASCAR type laps B.O.R.I.N.G!

I find the slowstick at about 40w/lb is the first thing I fly, and then the SU27 which is even less I think.
Posted by rkhoo | Mar 21, 2006 @ 10:48 AM | 20,709 Views
I am getting a few more lipo packs for my eflight experience. Given the recent lipo fire reported on this forum, I wanted to increase my lipo saftey measure.


Most lipo accident happeded during charging. Parallel charging is currently the saftest way.

There are balancers and parallel charge on the market. I will employ a Common sense Balancing chrager (4 single cell parallel charging) to charge all my packs.

I aslo ordered a Astro Blinky for my Hobbico Field Charger MkII as a backup charger.

Charging will carried out in my basement inside a shower reeom with cemermic floor. Currenlt charging is done insode a metal Brinks box. This is about to change.


Although lipo are not known to ignite itself, but after a accident, the packs may developed a minor short which may leads to accident. I wanted to keep the packs in s flame prove conatiner while extra emmission of heat and smoke are directed upward.

Brinks box and other metal container are good but when the somke preasure build up the emssion are in all direction. If the relative space of the container is too smakk for the emitted gas, than the stream of hot gas is quite dangerous. One should direct these streams in a safer way.

Preventive measure is indeed the most effective way for this subject matter. However, it is storage, especually while I am on a week long out of town vacation, that concerns me.

To design or source an approate conatin is not easy....Continue Reading
Posted by monitor | Mar 21, 2006 @ 08:37 AM | 7,118 Views
Over the winter, I have been working building a brushless stryker based on the hundreds of posts found here on rcgroups. My final build includes the following:

MEGA 16-15-4 Motor
TP 3 Cell 2100 mAh "Pro Lite" pack
(2) Hitec HS-81MG Metal Gear Micro Servos
Hitec HFS-05MS 5-Channel SC Micro Receiver
Hitec Focus 3 Tx

I am working on some videos, but at present I just have some screen shots.
Posted by wingbeat | Mar 21, 2006 @ 01:15 AM | 5,090 Views
Latest rehab of Airtech Pixel.

Wings reinforced and recovered. Fuse repaired, filled, painted. New covering scheme. Tail permanently attached and filleted in place.
Posted by spinnetti | Mar 20, 2006 @ 09:29 PM | 5,849 Views
Thought I'd try this blog thing.

I enjoy R/C, but more the design and build than the flying probably.
I've had 20 or so planes, and have learned more through crashing them than flying them. I'm still a duffer, but can at least get around the back yard with all my toys.

I have 3d cad, a machine shop, a tig welder and love to design and build stuff. I currently have RC projects, a (road) race car and am designing and building minature (running) gas engines. I hope to do a big stearman with my ~10cu in 9cylinder radial I'm building eventually.

I had a 50% scale FW190 homebuilt, and when the kids get a little older, will probably build another.

Anyhow, if you got this far, and want to shoot the breeze or bs about the design and construction of any sort of car or plane related stuff, drop me a line.
Posted by Tomapowa | Mar 20, 2006 @ 08:58 PM | 7,390 Views
I guess I don't have much to say but... FLY AND HAVE FUN !!!
Posted by ltownflyer | Mar 20, 2006 @ 08:51 PM | 5,356 Views
Well a little about me,,
I live just above Phila. PA. I grew up Down in central FL. I love my Striker,( oh love my wife and kid too)LOL.. I am an electrician for a living, when there is work that is.
I haven't been into R/C for long, about 1yr with the airplanes, and maybe two with cars. Been through the air with the airo-sport, challanger, and now have 2 strikers and a blade cx. This hobby just sucks the money out of my wallet.
It all stared with a tmaxx after working a crapload of overtime, I thought I deserved a new toy........... thousands of dollars later........
oh well,, can't take it with me when I die.
does anyone read these?
talk to me latter,,,,,
Posted by jcm1010 | Mar 20, 2006 @ 08:50 PM | 3,025 Views
Ultimate Bipe Blog
Posted by helijeff | Mar 20, 2006 @ 08:20 PM | 2,809 Views
Anyone got any tips for a "tyro"-- just got a heli and a little intimidated!?
Posted by nemo_uk | Mar 20, 2006 @ 02:54 PM | 18,511 Views
M.A.E. Jinx for RealFlight G3 modelled by Rick Deltenre

download it from
Posted by slopemeno | Mar 20, 2006 @ 01:42 PM | 7,927 Views
Blog update: I got to fly Reeds Jart a week ago and it was so sweet. Definite treat-time. I was flying at the "Big-W" slopw site after work on Wednesday, 3-15 and screwed up a landing with my Zipper, which meant a climb down the side of a 400' cliff to retrieve it.

Flying weekend of 3-18, I flew my Alias, and just about every other plane I own. Alias, Mach Dart, Destiny, Zipper, Hillbilly,Sparrow, and Turbo all flew. The sole exception was my Genesis since the wind was coming up. Its a struggle to get that many planes in the car. Crashed the Zipper because I launched with a broken horn I didnt see.

On 3-19, I brought only three planes: Destiny, Mach Dart, and the Turbo. Poor Turbo.... That plane is my go-to crasher I guess. I've pulverized that plane so many times, and, uh, I did it again. It had been needing all the down trim available, so I landed and changed the trim via the clevis. I turned the clevis the wrong way, however, and the thing was flying around in a near-stall. I lost control and it went in hard, breaking the fuse into three pieces.
I tried piecing it together, and made a mess of it, and in a fit of pique broke it over my knee. I took my time on the second attempt, and tacked it together with CA. Once I got the major alignment issues corrected (and they were many. Five major fuse rebuilds had left it looking like a banana, with a right bend) I tacked some uni-directional carbon in place with CA so I can handle it without breaking it again. Tonite I'm going to go crazy with some major uni-d repairs on the inside and outside of the fuse. I'm so freakin tired of major rebuilds of this plane, but it flies so sweet when the lift is about 20.
Posted by monitor | Mar 20, 2006 @ 01:15 PM | 7,066 Views
Well First of all, here is my archived gallery with some Parkzone P-51 videos I made:
Posted by hyper7 | Mar 20, 2006 @ 01:13 PM | 3,830 Views
Part of the pit area
Posted by Insanety | Mar 20, 2006 @ 01:05 PM | 4,987 Views
Here is my latest build...
It started out as an all-out scale, but ended up being a "fantasy" plane.
I was planning to do a "Orlynk" WIG (wing in ground effect), but when the build started I found my drawings to be lacking. So insted of redoing all the work I put in, I abonded my drawings and continued building "Freehand".
Build using Balsa and bluefoam..
Posted by Screamin' Eagle | Mar 20, 2006 @ 12:59 PM | 16,231 Views
Flew the West Wind Spot again with JEB21 yesterday afternoon. His new Halfpipe was crankin'! That boy can build clean. I got some stick time on it and was favorably impressed.

With the nice big LZ at the new spot, I figured a Contender maiden was in order. The ship ripped like it had a motor on it. No signs of slowing down in turns, upwind, downwind, whatever. Clean loops and rolls, easy landing by flying behind the ridge.

The hangar has been thinned significantly now, but the remaining ships are all gems.

I got some DSing in with the 2m Blade. It flew well and the few times I found the right line it really accellerated. I got a nice punch-out zoom to the frontside as well.