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Posted by rmmc | Jul 11, 2019 @ 09:17 AM | 5,281 Views
I think it would be helpful if R/C Group's "classified section" had a filter where we could view only the products for sale in a particular state. I don't see a way to do that now unless I'm missing something.
Posted by rmmc | Jul 14, 2018 @ 06:13 PM | 4,200 Views
This 55 inch Tiger Moth was given to me by a friend who built it from a kit. I have really had some fun with it. It is a very nice flyer and easy to land.
They seem to roll easier to the left than they do to the right.
Posted by rmmc | Sep 01, 2017 @ 06:11 PM | 4,986 Views
The Mystique is still flying strong.
I will replace the servos in about 25 - 30 more flights.
The stabilizer rod was moving around too much because the "limiter" at the end of the right stabilizer rod tube had apparently broken off inside. I had to re-work that thing and put white paint on the center of the rod so that I can see if the C.F. rod is getting off center again. I had the left elevator flop loose in flight because the rod had moved way over to the right. It was actually not a big deal in flight but if the rod had passed through the control horn that would have been it.
I always like going back to thermal gliders.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 05, 2017 @ 07:55 PM | 6,947 Views
After tip stalling my Super Sniffer I cut the fuse in half just behind the leading edge of the wing. The damage had stopped at the broken former and I cut across that line.
I pulled out the original plan and extended the nose a little bit since I did not really like the very short nose when seeing it in the air. ( I actually liked the stubby nose up close and that was why I purchased the kit.)

I tried to maintain the original lines even though it was a little longer. I did not need the three additional ounces of lead in the nose after moving the motor, landing gear, and wheels forward.
Posted by rmmc | Feb 04, 2017 @ 12:07 PM | 7,573 Views
Here's a Super Sniffer that I just completed. It is a BMJR kit.
The wing has so much dihedral that I'll need very calm conditions to get it off the ground.

Edit .... It is much easier to hand launch.
I like it. It will handle a light wind well. I'm still getting to know it. It will land really slow.
Use hardwood for a stick mount motor. The balsa stick is much too soft for a motor mount.
Posted by rmmc | Mar 21, 2016 @ 02:06 PM | 8,378 Views
This is my first bi-plane as well as my first 6-cell model.
Looking forward to having some fun with this. I installed an E-flite aluminum spinner.

I have since lost elevator control and this one crashed and burned when the battery "torched". I purchased another one and replaced the tires with Dubro 3.5" pneumatic tires for really soft landings. This is a wonderful model.
I had about 260 flights on the first model and should have replaced the servos sooner. I just did not pay attention.
Posted by rmmc | Sep 02, 2015 @ 05:31 PM | 8,510 Views
Enjoying this Yak 54 lately. I can't do it justice but it is a blast to fly anyway. I lost my old Brio and needed to have something to throw around the sky.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 10, 2015 @ 03:30 PM | 8,655 Views
This Pawnee was purchased in 2008. I currently have 869 flights on it.
I pick my days now in order to see if I can reach 1,000.

It's November of 2017 now and I'm up to 950 flights.
It's September 20, '18 now and I'm at 994 flights. I might get there this year.

Okey Dokey, I'm at 1,003 flights on 2/6/19. Actually reached 1,000 several weeks ago. It was a good milestone. In my opinion, it pays to replace servos once in a while. Sure, you are throwing out working servos, but you may have an investment worth protecting if you like that particular plane. It's getting harder to find wood planes nowadays.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 10, 2015 @ 03:16 PM | 8,358 Views
I have been enjoying this Super Cub. I was drawn to the detail of the metal wing struts and the landing gear suspension system. The ribbed flap and aileron surfaces are a plus as well as the large tires and the optional cockpit kit. Lots of nice features in this plane.