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Posted by electrich | Jan 19, 2015 @ 11:14 PM | 37,369 Views
Hey there, it's been a while since my last blog entry so I thought I would start a build log of my latest model. It started with a simple combat wing that a bunch of us who attend SEFF and HHAEFI were flying. As far as I can gather, it is a design that Larry Towner came up with. He is a really nice guy who does the MC duties at SEFF. The original planes that we fly are made from 1/4 inch thick fan fold foam. They span 2 feet and run on a 3 cell 1300, with about a 370- 400 size motor.

So anyway, I was at Home Depot buying drywall for a home improvement project and saw some full size 4x8 foot sheets of pink foam. I figured why not buy a sheet. My intention was to build a lightweight box to carry my glider wings and DLGs so they are not damaged in transport. Then I had a beer and started thinking And then I had another and got out a utility knife. Then I pulled out a chalk line and the longest straight edge I could find I started cutting and gluing and taping and had another beer.. in the end, I don't think I used any of my "hobby" tools. It was mostly a framing square, utility knife, table saw, jigsaw, and 4 foot level to cut straight lines. The pix pretty much sum up the build....Continue Reading
Posted by electrich | Feb 23, 2012 @ 11:29 PM | 37,041 Views
Ok, for the last 12 months I have been reintroducing myself to RC. I grew up flying sailplanes with a winch and high start bungee. My first build from balsa was an Olympic 650. That was over 20 years ago when only a couple guys at the field had electric sailplanes. The batteries were heavy and the motors not that strong -but we had fun! Fast forward to February 2011. I bought a micro Champ and was blown away by the huge leap technology. 1 year later it is official. I have an RC addiction My DX7 is out of memory, I buy depron and fanfold even when I have a stack on the bench, I have enough lipos to fly for 8 hours without recharging and I have sold my golf clubs because I would rather fly

I have met a great group of guys at Dunwoody Flying Club and along with Mark down at the Pecan Patch they have been great help and inspirations to build and fly with. I went to SEFF with my brother in 2011 as a spectator. This year I am going for 5 days and plan on flying all my new creations day and night. My goal this year is to document my builds. I'll post some pics of the progress. I just need to remember to take pix as I build. Stay tuned....