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Posted by tdab | Feb 13, 2021 @ 08:11 PM | 9,487 Views
Got this Stone Blue P-51 kit in the classifieds here because it looked like the old Potensky foamies that were available about 15 years ago. I guess this plane has been discontinued for a few years because I could not find anything on it. No directions, just a box of foam and some spars and a few other things. The seller also posted a how-to video but this must have been an early version because the parts in my kit did not match the plane in the video.

Anyway here is what was I purchased.....

...and the finished product....The paint came out really nice, much better than I expected.
Posted by tdab | Apr 26, 2014 @ 02:51 PM | 13,434 Views
Went and checked out the War-birds at the Sod Farm 4-26-14

Some really nice planes there today and some good flying. Check out all the pics.......Continue Reading
Posted by tdab | Sep 27, 2011 @ 01:18 AM | 15,565 Views
My family and I were lucky enough to be able to have another beach vacation last week on Fripp Island. I wasn't sure how "flyable" the beaches were going to be but it turned out to be great (but only at low tide!). We also got very lucky with the weather.

I took a of my few jets, my Acromaster and of course my EZ Star clone One thing about this particular area was that high tide pretty much wiped out the entire beach area, so you could only fly at low(er) tide. The sand was great for a runway flat and packed My kids loved all the wildlife on the island...check the pics below. The beaches on Fripp are pristine. Also, it's not everyday you can hand feed an 8 point buck in the wild!...Continue Reading
Posted by tdab | Aug 02, 2011 @ 10:08 PM | 16,250 Views
Flying my Mega-powered Sky-Surfer at the beach while my kids are playing in the surf. The afternoon weather has been great the past few days.
Posted by tdab | May 26, 2011 @ 08:44 PM | 16,636 Views
So I now have about 18-20 flights on the Kyosho T33A 48" ws that I got a few years ago from a member here. My set up is as follows:

Stock 75mm fan (minus spinner)
Balanced rotor
Mega 16/15/3
CC PH 60
4S 3300mah 20C - 30C
AUW 39.5 oz

Reading earlier discussions on RCG regarding this exact setup, I was under the impression that the stock fan would explode at around ~500 watts. Maybe I'm just lucky so far because when I ran the numbers tonight on my watt meter I got the following on a fresh pack:

753 watts

After 10 seconds.....Settled to:

715 watts

The Mega is only rated at a max of 35a, (I think?). I rarely use full throttle not even during hand launch so maybe it will last. I estimate the top speed is in the mid 70's, maybe a bit faster if I do a fast pass early in the flight.

This is one of the best flying models I have ever flown. It tracks so good and is very predictable. Landing is easy too, it slows down nice.
Posted by tdab | Jan 28, 2008 @ 09:37 AM | 16,549 Views
After getting lucky enough to find a used Kyosho T33, I have removed the brushed power system and I'm going with a mega on 4s. From other reports of this system, it should be decent.
Posted by tdab | Oct 06, 2007 @ 03:29 PM | 17,119 Views
Old School Skateboards:
Posted by tdab | Sep 08, 2007 @ 08:34 PM | 16,880 Views
Finished Acromaster after over a year