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Posted by shigetyann | Jan 21, 2013 @ 06:48 PM | 6,584 Views
As one ask me to know the posistion of cutwater parts on Macchi M67, I open a picture that shows the plastic plates.
Posted by shigetyann | Jan 14, 2013 @ 05:28 PM | 6,882 Views
My friends and I took a precious time at the base of Mt. IBUKI. The field was covered snow. White was the base color which bore great scinery of rice field and small mountains, of course Mt. IBUKI.
We made exellent use of small high vision cameras. Three electric powered sailplane were flown in the blue sky at the same time. This chance brought very awsome video.


伊吹山 空撮 Fly over the snow field, FOX, Salto H101, Palser 3.2 (6 min 54 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Dec 29, 2012 @ 09:26 PM | 6,572 Views
It takes long time to make my thrid ICON-A5 s288
Rainforcing the tail, carbon rod unit lat down in the center of fuselage.
For waterproofing the elevator servo, I put glue on joint lines.
BTW one of the power unit from HK was damaged along shipping. I have to cry myself to sleep as it's tough to finish recieveing guarantee that I standed it.
Posted by shigetyann | Nov 26, 2012 @ 07:45 AM | 6,931 Views
I've been making ICON-A5 s288 small version as a third plane.
I started from a kit version for the first time.
At last, I knew its construction.
I backed up what would be replaced or rebuild.
And as I enjoyed two, I've noticed what and how it'll be modified.
Now I started to make the brand new one.
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Posted by shigetyann | Oct 30, 2012 @ 08:54 AM | 7,077 Views
I flew Pilatus Turbo Porter last weekend. It's third and forth flight.
I get used to control this plane. Flaps work well to get low keeping low speed.
Motor power is enough to gain altitude at 30 degree elevation angle.
Posted by shigetyann | Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:40 AM | 6,922 Views
One of my best friend called "Kunidon" made a tiny seaplane.
The plane is a scale model of PS-1 that is an antisubmarine patrol plane.
This has four 50XC motors and 2cell 700 mAh. Its weight is only 386 gram, and made of scratch balsa.
After several improvement, this flies awesome.
Posted by shigetyann | Aug 08, 2012 @ 09:14 AM | 7,690 Views
I have to introduce this electric power boat “Sea Fire”.
Last weekend, I maidened this boat.
“SeaFire” has great potential
It needs a little skill to build, runs fast and stable. This causes miss choiced to click "good" or jealousy voted poor before open to thie international forums such this RCGroups. This boat has such a great potential. Why don’t you try this? Now I understand this boat is out of stock!

HobbyKing SEAFIRE electric power boat maiden run So Fast! (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Jul 24, 2012 @ 06:19 PM | 7,431 Views
We got it! We have convinced of the success of the flight in the Japan International Birdman Rally in 2012.
The pilot and the all of our members have had no doubt of the great flight in the rally.

120722_3rd Fligt Tests at Nagoya International Exhibition Hall (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:32 AM | 6,793 Views
Since last the latter half in May, I’ve been working at every weekend, as a member of “Birdman Team-Holland”. This team is getting in “Japan International Birdman Rally 2012”

The team launched at the middle of last May. I got my hands up to get together this challenge. The man-powered aircraft is a real plane, not a model. The construction is almost near a model though, it’s terrible difficult to work up the 32 meters wing span plane. Other teams take a year from design to finish.
But we finished the first day in July, only two months basically.
The birdman rally will be held on 28,29th in July 2012.




Record "Setting up for the first time" (1 min 5 sec)

120708_Team Holland Test Flights on the first day (1 min 41 sec)
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Posted by shigetyann | Jun 29, 2012 @ 06:47 PM | 6,495 Views
A weekend in May, I went to a small mountain to fly sail planes.
A scenery was great, sailplanes flew against a background of Mt. Fuji.
Posted by shigetyann | May 28, 2012 @ 07:00 AM | 7,031 Views
Hi everyone!
A weekend on this May, I joined Slope Soaling Festival in Izu peninsula.
I made FPV on Duo Disucus, its wing span is 3 meter.
Five Hi-vision movie cameras were mounted.
I suppose this is the first trial in the world.
Please enjoy!

凄い 世界初 5台 ハイビジョン RC Sailplane with Five Hi-vision Onboard Cameras (9 min 54 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | May 13, 2012 @ 11:08 AM | 7,374 Views
Hi everyone
I maidened OK model Pilatus Turbo Porter 90.
This plane is to use a tug plane for pure gliders.
I replaced to electric motor 2100W by Hyperion HP-HS4025-0630, with Air screw D;16 inch, P;10 inch, Lipo 4000mAh 8Cell, colored Austrian Air-force PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter ”3G-EL”.

Posted by shigetyann | Apr 26, 2012 @ 09:43 AM | 6,931 Views
Hi all

At last, I tried my BIG ICON took off from the water.

This video is the first flight test from the water.
I found some problems, but in general this trial became successful.

ICON A-5 Flight Test from the water 水上からの離陸試験 (10 min 26 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:40 AM | 6,871 Views
The other weekend my freaks and I went to called M- Lake.

We love sailboats and seaplanes. Most of all members got their yachts and seaplanes.

On that day, cherry blossoms were in full broom. The sky was clear. It was calm or sometimes breeze. We enjoyed sailboats in wind and seaplanes in calm and ate and drank in all day long.

Of course I fried my big ICON from the water....Continue Reading
Posted by shigetyann | Apr 18, 2012 @ 09:56 AM | 7,171 Views
Hi everyone.
I made two rack housings of instrument panel in my ICON.
At first, I made positive die from balsa block.
The housing was made of 0.5 mm thick PVC sheet.
Using heat gun, the sheet transformed into rack housings.
Then colored and cut, rack housings were finished.
Attached on dashboard it, and also fit a motor cowl, my ICON looked as if the model had finished.
I’m going to fly it from the water in the next chance.
Posted by shigetyann | Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:38 AM | 6,666 Views
At last, I made a test flight from the land. “The flight test” means my ICON has not finished yet, mainly around the cockpit. Its elevator trim was cruel at first. I had to push elevator stick up half…
In some way, I finished to check every gimmicks work well.
The next flight test is from the water.

Flight Test From The Land テスト飛行 ICON A-5 (A488) (陸上から) (6 min 47 sec)

Posted by shigetyann | Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:12 PM | 7,394 Views
Hi everyone
Now I started make ICON’s cockpit.
Firstly I made paper template.

Posted by shigetyann | Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:50 AM | 7,447 Views
As my friends pushed my back to make cocpit, I start to compile some pictures, mainly from ICON A-5 home page.
I get a start on checking what’s different from the kit, and compare what parts should be modified.
The last tasks are waiting closely in front of my actionplan.

Posted by shigetyann | Mar 04, 2012 @ 11:02 AM | 7,028 Views
At last, I got a clear canopy.
Big ICON A5 from DZ hobby, selling by Hobby King now, has a big canopy. The original built-in one is too dark to show cockpit.
Maybe everyone wants to replace a clear one. At last, I finished it today. Making a clear canopy was terribly hard job.
For me, try this one was beyond my boundary, but I wanted clear one cordially.
Since last autumn I imagined how to make it, but I couldn’t imagine how to make. I made the first step to make was in December 2011. Every time, I found sure approach, I took a step. It took about a half year to finish the clear canopy.


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