Posted by Velo-Venom | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:52 PM | 2,774 Views
Hi
My name is Jim and I live in Gettysburg Pa.
I used to fly gas planes years ago but finding a good flying site was
always a pain. The closest club to me at that time was about 30 miles away.
About two years ago I got interested in flying again and discovered back
yard and park flyers. The cutting edge technology of brushless motors and
li-po batterys really lets me get in a lot of stick time.
I am curently building the Sikorsky S16 from FlyRC magazines pull out plans.
I will post some pictures of it when it is done. In the mean time here is a few shots of some of my other planes.
Posted by GeorgeJetsun | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:35 PM | 2,183 Views
Today I purchased an Easy Star. Should have delivery 03-10-06. I have a little concern about building it correctly. Some suggest glue, velcro or metal clamps. Going to do some more reading on the site and figure which one is best for me. Any ideas?
Posted by peterangus | Mar 02, 2006 @ 07:02 PM | 14,104 Views
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Posted by HACK | Mar 02, 2006 @ 06:33 PM | 12,875 Views
Just maidened my A-10 with 5800kv Feigao Motors

Flew great! I am having so much fun with this plane.

Here's 2 videos. I Compressed them but they are still big ~ 20meg but should start streaming right off the bat.

A-10 Maiden

A-10 Second Flight

Esc

Posted by rob mueller | Mar 02, 2006 @ 01:13 PM | 5,815 Views
ESC
Posted by pitviper51 | Mar 02, 2006 @ 11:14 AM | 9,512 Views
lanny heres a pic of the kayak, on salt river , green river check out the discriptions!, im planning to do a 45 miler on green river in april if all goes as planes, yipppi

mike
Posted by GRW3 | Mar 02, 2006 @ 10:39 AM | 7,190 Views
The latest issue of Model Aviation contains a note that there will be no "Grand Event" this year as there were no offers to host it. Well, it could be that people just don't think that putting on a extravaganza for non AMA members is such a Grand Idea!

The Grand Event was held in Waco last year and several people I spoke to were considering attending until they learned it was not for them. The flyer basically said not to bother bringing airplanes because the event was not for AMA member participation, it was to attract new AMA members.

Spending big money on an event for non members seems foolish to me. Particularly since some of the money went to things that don't fly like rockets, cars and boats. Maybe the trade associations picked up the tab for this but I'm doubting it.

I believe a proper Grand Event would be aimed at the members who foot the bills. The AMA could use some sort of event that is more akin to the EAA's Oshkosh than to either the Grand Event idea or the Nationals.
Posted by Batavus | Mar 02, 2006 @ 07:45 AM | 2,793 Views
God dag, hello.

Arboga 2 March 2006

Here in Sweden winter is present. Snow is falling almost every day.

I am indoors repairing my Gambler+. The boom was broken but is now in one piece again. At the same time I am designing my own bicycle. Construction will start very soon. This will be my first homebuilt bicycle. I am looking forward flying my Gambler+ AND brazing steeltubes. Doing real things with my hands is very satisfying and relaxing. And the the contrast is huge - small delicate pieces in the G+ compared to filing and sawing steel. Luckily there is good information to get from internet in both cases.

Now I would like to show a picture of me catching the G+

And also picture of the bike.
The red lines is my present bike and the grey bike is the one to be constructed.
Posted by vrac | Mar 02, 2006 @ 04:00 AM | 3,079 Views
Caliber ZG is perfect heli for camera work
Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 01, 2006 @ 09:52 PM | 6,211 Views
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Posted by Reed | Mar 01, 2006 @ 09:30 PM | 16,136 Views
"If you are not confused by the uncertainty principle, you do not understand it."

"The universe is not expanding. The things inside it are shrinking."
Posted by gandharvas | Mar 01, 2006 @ 06:46 PM | 3,142 Views
Wow. So this is my first blog. With the loss of the gallery for photos, I guess I'll post them here, though chances are low anyone will ever look here.

I've been seriously doing R/C for about a year. I had made an attempt a couple of years previously with disasterous results. Totally crushed my spirits and any attempt to ever try again. Then a friend at church was building a plane and it got me excited again. I was going to start with Pat Trittle's 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane, but was convinced to try a Mountain Models Magpie. I am certainly glad I did!! I ended up building the Eastbourne anyway and it is now hanging in my cubicle at work. I entered it in the Colorado State Fair's model building division and managed to beat out the other entrants for a first place and best of show for the category. I acquired a Peter Rake Eastbourne and am going to build and fly it instead. But first, I need to master what I have.

To be honest, flying is a blast, but I really love building the birds, too.
Posted by MOST WANTED | Mar 01, 2006 @ 06:06 PM | 2,907 Views
hi this is my clod but i am looking to upgrade it big style so any suggestions are very welcome
Posted by curiousD | Mar 01, 2006 @ 04:04 PM | 4,320 Views
Hey guys,

This is my other hobby. She's a 1965 Lotus Elan S2 with a few mods.

I bought her when she was 10 years old. She needed a good amout of work. And she behaves much better (and has fewer problems) if I play bagpipe music once in a while when driving her!!! Go Figure

I slalomed her for a few years back in the 70's and also did some Rallies.

The slaloms are very hard on a car, so I have rebuilt her. Now she gets out once in a while for a nice run throught the mountains - great on the twisty bits! She is still a driver's car, not a museum princes.

Dave
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 01, 2006 @ 02:13 PM | 17,619 Views
I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather be at a warmer place right now.

Ever wondered how Stephanie looks like when she is not holding a model?

Jürgen
Posted by RCJacq | Mar 01, 2006 @ 02:02 PM | 2,414 Views
Hello
Well I started a blog on the net before I knew there was a blog here..

Opps

www.rcparkflyers.com

jacq...
Posted by jim73 | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:47 PM | 2,884 Views
Posted by Grejen | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:31 PM | 13,946 Views
I like to watch birds just to practice my R/C vision. I've seen gangs of two or more seagulls harrassing eagles and occaisionaly the eagles chase the seagulls. Both avians are opportunists so I've always assumed they were chasing each other away from nests or whatever was washed up on the beach.

From our car parked on the ferryboat a familiar movement out over the beach caught my eye. A bald eagle and a seagull involved in aerial combat. I watched the gull dive and twist easily out maneuvering the larger bird. The eagle could out climb the gull and stay above it but when it dove the gull would simply turn. As they were 'on-the-deck' this forced the eagle to pull up hard and climb again giving the gull some more manuvering room. The battle progressed out over the water away from the beach and I thought the gull would simply land. I was amazed at the amount of energy the eagle was expending to rid itself of a pest. A moment later I discovered this was not the case at all.

The gull made a break running in a straight line away from the beach, it's wing tips touching the tops of the waves. The eagle, from about 100 meters back, was instantly after it about a wingspan above the water. The speed difference was amazing. The gull did not get another 100 yards and the eagle was on it. Tallons reached and gulls fate was sealed. The next instant the eagle was struggling for some altitude with it's payload before winging back to the beach. It perched on a piece of driftwood high on the tideline then I saw it's head dip quickly in a swiping motion. Eagle 1, Seagull 0. No second chance.
Posted by slowracing | Mar 01, 2006 @ 05:15 AM | 5,308 Views
Wrap the broken area with kevlar thread and a criss cross pattern then soak it with thin CA. It will be stronger than before and best of all; you don't have to take it apart. Just make sure it's straight before you soak it with the CA