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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Apr 23, 2010 @ 01:07 PM | 7,879 Views
I modified these planes last summer and they are still flying even though they have new owners.
The Eagle II was modified right from the box and flies so much better than the original. I used a OS 40 for power. It is now proudly owned by Garrett V. of Holland, MI. He has received many compliments from clubsters on the looks and flying characteristics of the Eagle II-T.

The Great Planes STIK 40 was sold (prior to converting) to my flying partner Kyle V. of Niles, MI. While out at the field one weekend (summer of 09') we were flying in-formation and started bumping wingtips. Before we knew it we both went into combat mode and started chasing each other around the patch. I was flying my Hobbico Superstar 40 in which was highly modified powered by a OS 46 FX and a macs tuned pipe and header. Kyle decided to brake check me and I flew into the the back of him at full throttle taking his elevator and whole vertical stab and rudder off the StiK 40. The STIK 40 went into helicopter safe-mode and flat spun to the ground only breaking the propeller upon impact with earth. I was able to land deadstik without issue!

I told Kyle I would replace the Stik's airframe and transfer his Saito .65 and radio gear to the new airframe when it came in. That's what friends are for, right??? After taking his broken plane home I decided after looking it over it really was not that bad and figured if I were going to buy him a new one I might as well do something with this one rather than just...Continue Reading
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Apr 19, 2010 @ 11:32 PM | 7,681 Views
Thunderbirds flying over Lakeland Florida 4/15/2010
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Apr 12, 2010 @ 09:40 AM | 9,739 Views
Old Top flight Elder after being restored to flying bliss once again... This plane is old and had a OS 46 engine in it mounted through the top of the cowling, that had to be changed! I removed the OS 46 and installed a inverted OS 61 FS and then reworked the cowling. I used heat and duct tape to it and then scuffed it with Scotch brite to make it look like aluminum. This plane is a superb flyer and now is being directed through the air via SPEKTRUM 2.4. How things have changed with our hobby since this plane was originally built many years ago... Enjoy!
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Apr 04, 2010 @ 02:04 AM | 7,864 Views
This plane was bought in Ohio by me along with several other planes. It was a basket case and in pieces when I got it. I decided to modify it to a V-tail configuration. After spending some of the Michigan winter month's cooped up in the shop this is the finished product. Powered by a OS 65 LA engine with pitts muffler/cowl is from a GP Decathlon 40/Coverite fabric/enlarged flaperons(plane originally 3 ch.)/Floats or wheels/also wired lights and two crazy Ducks at the controls! Still deciding on trim scheme. The main thing is that it flies and flies well!!!

This bird is not for sale Hope you enjoy!
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Apr 04, 2010 @ 01:47 AM | 6,805 Views
Very great flying biplane. Powered by a OS 120 four stroke and controlled by my JR 8103 radio.