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Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 20, 2020 @ 05:13 PM | 2,565 Views
I've finally found switches worthy of my XG-14's. These are for flying my DLG's for the launch mode settings in the radios. They are On-On-Momentary with a 25,000 cycle life. Digi-Key part number M2027ES1W01
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:49 PM | 10,680 Views
I'll never get used to obnoxious running lights on machines, And I'll never get used to covering them up with beer cans.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:22 PM | 9,567 Views
I guess if you've never land a qaud on one arm...You're not trying hard enough.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:21 PM | 6,889 Views
I don't know who Mr. Xing is, But he builds one nasty motor. I like building with balsa and using cheap quad motors to power them. My moulded red Demon has a F-80 T-motor on 8s, Just over 200 Mph and faster in a dive. This xing motor is awesome, Going to build a fuse for this elliptical wing and a 2806.5 1900Kv Xing with 7x4 APC on 6s. That's 200 watts more than the demon. Impressive motor for thirty bucks. I have the 1300 Kv xing on it's way to see what it will do on 8s.
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 1,405 Views
Building an Addiction for a friend, decided on a Motrolfly 2610 1250 Kv. Should go...
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 26, 2019 @ 01:42 PM | 1,313 Views
Absolutely love Subsonic motors, Ken is awesome, But had to deal with a crazy motor mount. For some reason the mount has counter sunk holes on the backside. Solution...make stand offs that have a three mil counter sunk threaded hole that fits the mount. Problem solved. The motor is a 3615 1350 Kv. spins a 10X6 gas prop with 110 Mph prop speed. Going in the Sig Kobra I'm building. Should go.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 28, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 10,329 Views
I needed a flight battery for a 2-meter fling wing project, So I dropped by the local hobby shop and much to my surprise...I found they had little two cell 360mAh 7.4Volt lithium-ion packs on sale for .99 cents. I asked "why so cheap" they said that some Helion boat was discontinued and the extra batteries were no longer needed. So I picked up all eight of them. Much to my surprise when I pulled them apart the cells have negative and positive are on the same end of the cell with a very convenient circuit board on the end. This will make it super easy to rewire and even parallel packs togher. Super cool...
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 4,302 Views
I've smeared a few planes in my time flying models, But this is the craziest one yet. Astro Flight 020 4 turn in a converted sloper. A 26' P-51 Dago racer. I hit a metal picnic table awning at well over 150+ Funny thing is...That's the motor after the crash. Motor mount, Still glued in. Motor shaft, Not bent. Prop, Not broken. Spinner, Missing and the other half of the the screw is broken off in the prop nut. Speed controller, Missing also. Crazy right.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 04, 2019 @ 03:38 PM | 9,130 Views
My new building broad project. I want to build a Sig Kobra, with E-Flight .10 size electric retracts. This is new landing gear wire I bent out of 1/8th stock. 4 loops for the nose and 3 loops for the mains. Notice...I even made a right and left for the mains. Good Start...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:54 PM | 9,009 Views
1968 Moore point to point CNC jig grinder running on Fanuc 16...This baby is in tip-top shape. When I was a lot younger I used to do 200 holes a day on a manual.
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:31 PM | 9,054 Views
Some unfortunate news...RC Foam is going out of business, I guess if you can't get Depron any more you can't sell it. Fortunately for me I drove down and picked up a box of 9mm. So I built a mini bow and have a whipit. I wonder what kind of wing I can build with a whole box.
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:21 PM | 8,910 Views
Picked up a Sig T-Clips the other day and have been working on it. It had a power 52 and a six cell battery, Which made it fly very fast and heavy. After making a little custom motor mount it now has the worlds largest CD-Rom motor, A Motofly 4315 714Kv motor and a four cell. The plane is now a pound ans a half lighter and has a 20 watt per pound more performance.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 18, 2018 @ 08:18 PM | 10,277 Views
Great Planes powered Carbon-Z Cub flies great now.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 12, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 9,733 Views
I'm so glad Horizon and Great Planes are one in the same, I can now do this too.
Like my Cub I'm now a proud owner of a 30cc Ultra Stick, And like the Cub...That's right it gets an O.S. GF40 four stroke gasser.
Unfortunately The GF40 is about 150 to 160 grams heavier than a Evolution GT33 . No big deal...A little lead in the tail fixes that right...No
The GT40 has the carburetor on the back of the engine and it extends the prop hub another inch and three quarters past the GT33 witch is a whole lot of nose weight.
Solution...I'll cut two inches off the nose of the fuselage...No big deal, But I really don't want to buy a roll of that ugly a$$ green Ultracote to fix it.

Does anyone know if the GF40 will run mounted sideways...
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 07, 2018 @ 05:57 PM | 9,645 Views
With Horizon and Great Planes joining hands, I thought it's time for my Carbon-Z Cub to do the same.
That's right...That's a Rimfire 80. in my cub...No more dead sticks from the piece of crap E-Flight BL-50 delamination of the magnets and having to glue them back in. Real horsepower.
17X8 Prop...We'll see if I can keep the tips off the ground.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 02, 2018 @ 05:41 PM | 10,225 Views
Finally scored me an Umma Gawd 250. Picked it pretty cheap and cleaned it up with a white frame kit.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 29, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 9,794 Views
I'm on board with iSDT charging...T8 1000 watt, PD-100 6 amp discharger, Battery checkers and the new C4 charging A123 cells.
I know some have had problems with the T8, But mine has served me very well.

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Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 02:42 AM | 11,195 Views
The closest shave ever...Ain't no Harry's in that.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 02:37 AM | 11,099 Views
Did I mention that top drive is the absolute worst thing ever devised in aeromodelling...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 26, 2017 @ 07:30 PM | 10,666 Views
Now to find a used DX6 to try it out on.

That's what I'll do but to a DX6