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Posted by mudman1959 | Apr 10, 2009 @ 05:13 PM | 7,682 Views
Started this "Hyper EZ" from plans at this link...

It is going together quickly... or should I dare say... EZ. Powering it with a Grayson Hobbies GH2212-10 swinging a MA E0740 prop using a 1500 mAh, 11.1, 10C Lipo and a Suppo SP-40A ESC. It is going to have functional canards and elevons twisted by Tower Pro SG-91R Mini servos, also going to use a GWS mixer so that I can get all of the servo travel. Control is going to be from my Spektrum DX6I radio with a AR6100 receiver. Should be a little Rocket with this combination. Construction is out of Dollar tree foam with carbon fiber rods strategically placed for support. More Pics to come... 04/11/09... Continued the work on the EZ... moved the servo for the canards forward into the nose bay area and this allowed the battery to move forward more. Cut out the battery bay slot. Attached the canards to the carbon fiber rod and adjusted the linkage for just a bit nose up. Mounted the motor and ESC. Installed the Wing tips and started fitting the Elevons. Installed carbon fiber strips to the leading edge of the canards and the wing and to the wing tips. Hooked up the motor and verified proper rotation... Like I said before... It's going to be a rocket! Will post more pics later... 04/14/09... Posted a short video of this plane on the Electric Video section... 04/23/09... Two semi-successful flights and the third... not so much... needs more pitch authority at lower...Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Feb 13, 2009 @ 09:50 PM | 12,560 Views
It is not a RC airplane, but a lot of the construction is like building a RC airplane. It is a Zenair CH 701 STOL, It is a two person short take off and landing airplane. Powered by a 80 Hp.Rotax 4 cylinder opposed engine. I completely wired one for a friend of mine and he has about 35 flying hours on it now.
Update 04-02-10
Just a few pics of my friends Zenair 701. Took him around two years to build it. He now has about 150 flight hours on it. Springtime cleaning and maintenance getting ready for the summer.
Posted by mudman1959 | Feb 12, 2009 @ 10:07 AM | 7,747 Views
This is my next build... going to make some changes like a pusher with Thrust vectoring, working canards, and a rudder. This is the link to the plans... Stay tuned... Update 02/17/09 Got all the parts cut out... Tried a new way to remove the paper off of the foam and it worked! Sprayed the parts with a bathroom cleaner spray and let it dry and the paper fell off. Started working on the plane today and got quite a bit done on it. The motor mount came out pretty good and is easy to move up and down, instead of using plywood I used aluminum and it is stronger. Also got the Canards working, decided to make both of them move together and I will tie them into the servo for the Thrust Vectoring and use the mix function on my receiver to the flap switch to turn it on or off and mix it with the elevons. Started on the fuselage and wing, got all of the carbon fiber put in. Going to make some changes to the fuselage to make it more rigid, basic design is a plus sign layout + going to put foam on the horizontal beam to the top verticle beam at a 45 degree angle. More pics to come... Stay tuned Posted a short Video on the "Electric" video section of my Eurofighter with Thrust vectoring and working canards. Made a few more changes... The Thrust vectoring for the motor is now controlled by two servos and each canard now has its own servo. Going to do the mixing like Dave on RC Powers does using a GWS mixer and Y adapters for the servos....Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Feb 10, 2009 @ 09:46 AM | 6,694 Views
A buddy sent this to me, the photo was taken in June of 1986... I was a lot younger and a lot lighter too. The plane is a Craft Air "Scout 15" with a "Thunder Tiger" .20 on it. You got to love the old radio. Lots of hours flying this plane and lots of crashes... This plane met its demise when I strapped on a "Fox .35" and lost control of it due to a low battery. I even tried to do a electric motor on it, but it was to heavy and I was only able to get it off the ground and barely flying. The Beetle was my 1966 and it was clean, drove that car from Tulsa Oklahoma to California, then to Tennessee. Wish I still had it!!!
Posted by mudman1959 | Jan 04, 2009 @ 05:56 AM | 6,910 Views
Going to try this design based around a cheap 2408-21 motor swinging a 8x4 prop using foam I purchased from Dollar tree for .99 cents a sheet. I built a prototype out of Fan Fold foam for lay-out and fitting issues Got all the parts traced out and cut out and the soaked them in the tub for about an hour... the paper came right off. Got the carbon fiber strips glued on to the leading edges of the wings and the stab and down the center rib for the fuselage, started to assemble the fuselage last night. Will post more photo's soon. Here is the link to the post for this plane...
Everything went together good, and just a few things left to do before trying to fly it... Maiden Pending... Weather permitting... Took the Infineon to work and weighed it... It came out to 16 ounces with 4 of them belonging to the battery. The 2408-21 puts out approx. 21 ounces of thrust with a 8x4 and this puts me at 1.3 ounces of thrust to 1 ounce of weight... would have liked it closer to 1.5 to 1 or higher. Should still fly ok......Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | May 13, 2008 @ 09:59 PM | 8,407 Views
This is the New cowl from Pat's Custom Models ([email protected]). It was originally made for the L-4, but with a little modification it does fit the Herr Engineering 1/2A Cub. Go to this post to see the cowl build-up. /

Cub Update... 10-01-09 Well with the demise of my Fast Cat... I have resurrected my Herr Cub. I replaced the bad servo in the wing and installed two new ones for the Elevator and rudder. Motor, prop and ESC also came off of the Fast Cat. Got it all put together and rechecked the CG as compared to the prints. The CG was well aft of the wing spar which is where the prints call for it to be??? There was nothing changed from the last time I tried to fly this plane.... Hmmm Maybe thats why it flew badly. It took 3 oz. of lead in the nose to get it right. Took it out on the road this afternoon and did some hops with it and it flew good. To windy now that the batteries are charged to go to the field and re-maiden it and now the news is saying we have bad weather coming in... Well I can always make some snow ski's for it......Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | May 08, 2008 @ 09:49 PM | 8,353 Views
I Guess You should not let me near your Airplanes TOO!!! Funny things happen when you stall a Airplane... They go straight up and drop a wing and come down even Quicker A good amount of damage but all repairable, no damage to the motor and other electrical components.
Posted by mudman1959 | Apr 23, 2008 @ 10:02 PM | 8,183 Views
Would you let these guys near your airplanes???? I THINK NOT My Brothers... Got to Love them!!!!
Posted by mudman1959 | Oct 26, 2007 @ 12:10 PM | 8,991 Views
Just some Photo's of my Dad's Old Airplane he owned several years back before he passed away. It has a 5 cylinder "Ken Royce" Radial engine. The plane flew very nice, similar to a Piper Cub in performance. Does anyone know if there is a RC kit for this airplane? I think it would be a nice project......Continue Reading