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Posted by AVGDAY | Jan 16, 2018 @ 08:13 AM | 1,268 Views
Here's an article I wrote in June 2012 for RC Pilot Magazine about my favorite transmitter layout...
Posted by AVGDAY | Dec 16, 2017 @ 01:01 PM | 1,474 Views
Going through old files today, I found this aerial footage I shot with a GoPro attached to my Ben Buckle Super Buccaneer. The video is unedited and the flight footage begins at about 1:55. The Super Buc was powered by a geared Astroflight 40 swinging a 14x8 prop. I believe I was using a 5S lipo and had wired a Liposhield low-voltage cutoff into the circuit to guard against draining the battery too low. Sorry, the audio did not upload.
NEAT Fair 2012 GoPro- Sorry, no audio (9 min 2 sec)

Posted by AVGDAY | Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:14 PM | 3,435 Views
Just found this on Youtube. AMA video about scale modeling from 1979. At 35:17 there is a shot of me at age 6. Great memories!
Academy of Model Aeronuatics Presents Grand illusions 1979 (46 min 4 sec)

Posted by AVGDAY | Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:39 PM | 5,882 Views
Just finished my latest bike. It's a 1974 Honda CL125 and it's a cool little thumper. Now that it's done, I can build some stuff that flies!
Posted by AVGDAY | Feb 04, 2013 @ 10:31 PM | 5,074 Views
Check these out- notice the differences.
Posted by AVGDAY | Feb 04, 2013 @ 06:40 AM | 5,340 Views
Just sold the engine from this plane. It now hangs in the clubhouse of a vintage motorcycle club that I belong to.
Posted by AVGDAY | Nov 08, 2012 @ 11:06 PM | 5,736 Views
Please explain the logic to me of having a sludge collector in the middle of the crankshaft which is in turn fixed into place with a cap that takes an act of Congress to remove??? On these old BSA's and Triumphs, you can either strip the entire engine and take years off your life trying to remove this thing or you can risk your crankshaft exploding at a most inopportune time! Final tally- 2 broken tools, 1 broken knuckle, 1 mangled sludge trap cap, more expletives than I can count, 1 sludge trap removed! Take a look at the pics- absolutely packed with crud. Glad to have this part of the build out of the way!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 18, 2012 @ 09:46 PM | 6,733 Views
Finished my engine teardown on the BSA A65 engine. Everything looks to be in decent shape except the tach drive which is toast! I'll have to measure everything to be sure. Maybe after I clean up the workbench I can get back to model airplanes for a while!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 16, 2012 @ 10:25 AM | 6,108 Views
I finally got my Brit bike... well, I got a pile of parts that I hope to turn into a BSA Bitsa (i.e. a bit of this and a bit of that). The frame is a 1962 A50, the engine cases are from a 1964 A65 and the rest of the parts are unknown. I have since found a '70 A65 Thunderbolt engine which is in very good shape which I plan to rebuild for the powerplant. This is a project for the long haul!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 16, 2012 @ 09:41 AM | 6,210 Views
This was a classic example of dumb luck. I bought this bike thinking it was a '72 (per the seller) and completely disassembled it to build a caff. When 75% done, I discovered I really had a first model year CB750! I sold it to a collector in Australia who is presently restoring it to factory stock.
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 15, 2012 @ 07:21 PM | 5,598 Views
1976 Honda CB750F. I have done more to it after these pictures were taken (removed crash bars) and it still needs a little tinkering, like synching the carbs.
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 15, 2012 @ 05:23 PM | 5,558 Views
Besides aircraft, I find myself obsessed by vintage motorcycles. I just sold the one that got me hooked- a 1971 Honda CL175 cafe racer.