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Posted by Tahoed | Sep 26, 2020 @ 10:51 PM | 11,572 Views
Picked up this from Aloft Hobbies Pretty impressive for the price....
Wing is only 10mm at the thickest, so it requires 8mm servos. The new 6mm KST's would probably be the best choice. I'm using some 9mm Bluebird's. (BMS 115-HV) They fit the supplied servo frames but are just a tiny bit tall for the servo covers.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 30, 2019 @ 10:13 PM | 13,083 Views
I've been watching the development of this plane built by Mike Fransden in Encinitas, California for a while and decided to put in a down payment about 2 months ago. Well, about 10 days ago I got "The Call" from Mike telling me my plane was just about ready. He asked me about the trim colors and told me he would install the servos, so I sent him a pair of KST X10/710's. The plane is now here and it's a work of art. It's a pitcheron so it only requires 2 servos, breaks down easily for transport and requires no tools for assembly at the flying site. If you happen to fly slope (or even if you don't) and haven't run across the thread check out the development on this American made plane. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...wing-prototype
Posted by Tahoed | May 10, 2019 @ 09:16 PM | 11,640 Views
Just bought a new slope missile ....I just hope I can get the IDS system installed correctly
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 16, 2019 @ 04:12 PM | 13,892 Views
Just a few more things to tidy up......Comes in at 3 lb. 2 oz. nicely balanced...
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 09, 2019 @ 09:45 AM | 13,697 Views
I picked this kit up around Christmas. Probably manufactured in the late ninety's. It was advertised as "Never Built" but should have said "Started, screwed up a few things, then returned to box". Rudder post was installed incorrectly at an angle so when lined up the rudder the bottom hinge didn't reach the post. The control rods in the fuse were installed, but the one for the rudder had a big curve in it right before the exit and the inner sleeve for the elevator was missing. (Luckily, I had a replacement in stock.) I repaired the issues and moved on. Ordered some graphics from Callie Graphics and spoilers from Esprit. The graphics are are great and Esprit as usual shipped quickly. Here's a few shots of the build and what it should look like when finished. (More or less ) More later.........
Posted by Tahoed | Apr 26, 2018 @ 10:15 AM | 15,075 Views
Finally got a chance to fly it....

talonmaiden (6 min 4 sec)

Posted by Tahoed | Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:24 PM | 15,208 Views
A few pics...
Posted by Tahoed | Sep 26, 2017 @ 10:25 PM | 16,495 Views
Putting together an old school '80's sloper with some new school twists.....
Posted by Tahoed | Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:32 PM | 19,258 Views
PW-51 cores,1 .75 oz. cloth with 1/32 balsa over, lost foam fuse, live hinged. Fuse slides over wing so no need for a hatch.... Covered with Ultracote I had laying around. Built for frontside and medium DS. Probably around 15-16 oz. balanced. (I'll find out tomorrow)
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:34 AM | 20,492 Views
Finished my Tom 1.7 Pretty cool plane.....Something a little different.
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 31, 2016 @ 08:38 PM | 19,905 Views
Progress continues.....
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 04, 2016 @ 11:53 AM | 20,108 Views
After 20 years of collecting dust I decided to make this my winter project. Broken off (and missing) wing tip (now fixed), broken and missing formers, missing float tip and instruction manual and my shop assistant lacks focus..... but I must be a glutton for punishment. Air frame is mostly Spruce so it's still in pretty good shape. Adding flaps and individual servos for ailerons. This is going to be interesting....I think this is going to involve some TLAR building techniques.....
Posted by Tahoed | Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:50 PM | 19,819 Views
....Just another one for the plane pile.......
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 27, 2016 @ 07:15 PM | 19,936 Views
Picked up a NOS CR fuse here on RCG, had a friend cut some cores. This is the end product, perfect for some light to medium air, lazy afternoon slope fun.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 16, 2016 @ 03:48 PM | 20,280 Views
Does anyone have some information on this plane? I know it's a.... Originally a slope kit. Updated from a Cobalt 05 to a Turnigy Glider Drive, I've had this plane for about 20 years. The thing is bulletproof! Flies like it's on rails....
Posted by Tahoed | May 17, 2016 @ 10:03 AM | 20,607 Views
Stopped and took a picture of my new toy the other day while walking the dog. It's the meadow behind my house. Works as a pretty good spot for flying too.
Posted by Tahoed | Feb 26, 2016 @ 12:32 PM | 21,244 Views
Built this one with flaps