Posted by Pat Lynch | Feb 28, 2006 @ 09:57 PM | 18,094 Views
I have always dreamed of flying a very detailed, accurate R/c model - I used to build 1/32 plastc kits and "super-detail" them, and had this desire to build a much bigger model and dress it up to the nines! With no flying skills whatever, this was a bit ambitious hence the preceeding models. As my flying ability has improved (a little), I feel more confident that I can get a plane into the air with less anxiety than 12 months ago but with only 35 or so hours of experience, have a loooooong way to go!

Currently, I'm building a couple of prototype designs for Peter Rake - an FK-24 "Baboon" biplane, and a small Hanriot monoplane from 1913. Easy builds but as they have never flown before - a bit of a responsibility!


A 48" close-to-scale Bleriot XI is slowly progressing and being described on rcgroups electric scale forum. This is a long-term project and other models will be built to gain building and flying experience in the meantime.

Dream list? - like most scale modellers, it is endless and expanding :

A WWI pusher - DH2 etc
Something bigger - 54" SE5a or similar
Hawker Demon or related late Bipe
A simple twin - I've never made or flown a twin
An indoor scale electric machine
He-111 - a favourite
Supermarine Walrus - love it!
etc, etc.......

What I dont have much interest in:

Pitts Special
you get the picture.......

So many planes, so little time....Pat
Posted by John Kim | Feb 28, 2006 @ 08:52 PM | 10,096 Views
Beautiful women are like beautiful flowers.

See posted under previous thread "What is Blog?"

아름다운 여인은 아름다운 꽃과 같습니다. What is Blog를 보십시오.
Posted by Kill_A._Byte | Feb 28, 2006 @ 07:31 PM | 3,245 Views

Posted by noodle | Feb 28, 2006 @ 04:42 PM | 6,083 Views
Okay, a day late again. I don't really have an excuse this time. Here's the link of the week:

NASA Dryden Research Center Graphics Index

If you want a 3-view of something interesting, try this place. They've got 3-views of lots of interesting aircraft including the Pathfinder, the Helios, the Gossamer Albatross (or Condor. I forget which), and many others. Check it out!
Posted by HACK | Feb 28, 2006 @ 04:24 PM | 10,772 Views
The AA-10:

3 mil Depron, 18.5g AUW. Havent flown it yet but it glides pretty good.

Also, this BLOG is also a small discussion group so feel free to reply/comment if you have any. I'd love to hear them.

It can still be used as a GALLERY, just post pictures only.

Posted by Nutty_gnome | Feb 28, 2006 @ 02:22 PM | 3,975 Views
Hi all, thanks for stopping by.

My current interests/projects include:

Mini 3D-capable foamies:
I'm currently flying a Mike Glass ~28 inch Matrix foamy with 3 HS-55s, P-25 ESC, Berg 6, and a 11T 22g Komodo 278 V2 DIY brushlessmotor. 2S1P 1100-1320 lipos provide motivation.

Large (48inch and larger) electric flying wings:
I've flown lots of these. Currently flying a 48 inch E-Thruster that was extensively documented here on RC-Groups. Flying with 9cell 1800 HeCell Nihms, P-35 ESC, 2 HS-81s, and a FMA M5 Receiver. Powered by a 450T and an 8x4 prop which is an excellent combo. Highly recommended on 9 cell Nihms.

Do-it-yourself brushless motors
Currently flying the Komodo 278V2 kit as an 11 turn 22 gauge motor. Wonderful on 2 cells. Thinking of dropping a lil weight and going to the new 257 kit Komodo just put out.

I also have an interest in slimers but am not currently flying one. I am trying to trade one of my Mega 4 turns for a 40 size glow. Would be interested in building the Lanier Profile sport Cub kit. Barring that, some sort of high-wing sport ship would be nice. I've just joined a club that flys mostly glow so I should probably get one.

I am also interested in SAM and vintage models. I like the Spirit of Yesteryear kits and own the Liesure Wasp vintage pylon racer. Haven't built it yet but will someday. Its hard to build from plans when you've gotten used to electric foamies!

Till next time, N_G.
Posted by LannyG | Feb 28, 2006 @ 12:09 PM | 5,563 Views
The camera mount is 4 1/16" wide and the bottom reaches 4 3/8" below the fuselage. As you can see it is cable tied to the fuse. Its built at an angle and points a few degrees down so that I can get the photo I want when the plane is too high to see the bank angle of the wings. Its 3/16" x 1" basswood. Its right on the CG and hangs below the 3s 2100ma lipo. The motor is stock 400 with D gearing and boomer recommended GWS 10x4.7prop. Although I used the hd 1060 prop until the GWS 10 x 4.7 came in the mail.
Posted by IwantaJet | Feb 28, 2006 @ 02:37 AM | 3,365 Views
If you're reading this, you really need to get a life. Go fly something or build something or buy something or go to sleep. It's late.
Posted by surfimp | Feb 28, 2006 @ 01:43 AM | 22,232 Views
As an adult, you are better off making something happen in addition to thinking about it.

Execution counts. Even if you don't know how you got there.

- Pork Tornado
Posted by 2lairrol | Feb 27, 2006 @ 10:20 PM | 9,046 Views
My fuse
Posted by tadatuo | Feb 27, 2006 @ 09:34 PM | 5,553 Views
Current interests: Align T-Rex XL CDE and Cox Micro Warbirds

Recently got the Cox Corsair and it rocks. Great bang for the buck and it looks so cool flying around the school yard. It is going to be great when my Dad and brothers get theirs up in the air!

Posted by Just ShootMe | Feb 27, 2006 @ 07:14 PM | 5,143 Views
Posted by RyanPSU21 | Feb 27, 2006 @ 07:02 PM | 14,542 Views
Tail cone of the DVa. I found out I really do hate working with foam as much as I thought I would with this and this new blog feature stinks. Bring back the gallery please.
Posted by GRW3 | Feb 27, 2006 @ 06:40 PM | 8,008 Views
One of the problems of increasing mail-order dependence is lack of the ability to go "juslookin". In San Antonio, we only have one really friendly shop (2nd Chance R/C) like I grew up with in Houston (Anybody remember Ace Hobbies off Tidwell?) and they are a part time limited stock operation. The others just business (very busnesslike if you like markups over list in one) or car oriented.

I went to Austin with a friend and flying and music road trip. (We both fly models and play bluegress.) There are only national chain stores left there for model airplanes. Calls to others get "not in service" replies. The yellow pages had an add for Discount Hobbies in Georgetown, another 20 miles up the road. We took a chance, went there, and I'm glad we did. Good stock of modeling supplies (of course no one builds kits anymore so they were sparse). Friendly place, magazine prices, discount for club members. In my "juslookin" mode I found some Hobbico building aides I could not live without. Check them out.
Posted by slopedog | Feb 27, 2006 @ 03:59 PM | 4,366 Views
My first and last Blog entry......
Posted by Toypro | Feb 27, 2006 @ 11:13 AM | 2,807 Views
I don,t have time for blogs! Please bring the Gallery back.
Posted by moorejeff | Feb 26, 2006 @ 08:58 PM | 4,295 Views
See my website for some aerial photos.
Posted by purple | Feb 26, 2006 @ 12:17 PM | 4,523 Views
Wow, I have a blog. and without knowing it... Well what should I write? I could tell you about my latest project, the "Sorta Pitts" from

I started on this on friday night and was finiched on saturday. It will get the maiden today! It has a span of ca 400 mm, and ca 75 grammes AUW. Hope it fly...