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Posted by Old_Pilot | Sep 17, 2019 @ 07:04 AM | 1,849 Views
Two more.....the grey one is a 27" WS 70mm fan version....the black one is 30" WS 90mm fan.....

Made a few changes in the CNC programming, and the pieces fit better than ever.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jun 24, 2019 @ 03:05 PM | 6,616 Views
slowly plodding along.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jun 15, 2019 @ 08:19 AM | 1,800 Views
Decided to do a slow flyer / glider tug.......Everybody has a cub, or a Citabria, or a Cessna 188.....so I picked an Auster AOP.9.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Apr 19, 2019 @ 06:21 PM | 2,358 Views
Started on this one week or so back....but this time decided to cut the wing on my CNC machine, so I guess this will be Rev 3.0
Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 17, 2019 @ 05:28 PM | 3,852 Views
She's rather easy to fly

SU 25 Maiden (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Mar 05, 2019 @ 06:54 PM | 3,754 Views
I've spent the last few months rearranging my shop to better accommodate the new CNC machine..finally got back to this little girl

36" span, 47" OAL, (2) 6 blade 70mm fans, 3500kV motors, 80 amp ESCs with 6 A SBECs, 19 gram metal gear servos, Lemon 6 channel with satellite, (2) 2600 mah 60C 4S batteries, throttle and elevons. AUW is 54 ounces
Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 03, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 5,388 Views
I know I'm one to preach about "taking your time" and "check everything" before starting a cut......well dumbo here just cut out an entire airframe and forgot to account for the kerf of the bit......and I didn't discover it until I started the assembly of the wing..couldn't figure out why everything was a 1/16th to 3/32nds off.....D'OH !

I feel like burning the mess I made of the last airframe.......what a moron.....lost all interest in building her ....on to something different....probably an A-10 Thunderbolt foamie.........
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 17, 2019 @ 11:35 AM | 7,447 Views
down to push rods, control horns and markings/livery.....

Flight Ready
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:12 AM | 7,136 Views
Finally got to go back to building airplanes......getting closer to looking like an airplane

I used up some scrap MDF and some aluminum channel, and built a fuselage jig
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 30, 2018 @ 09:06 AM | 7,067 Views
Figured out how to cut a swept tapered wing in one piece.took me about 30 minutes to draw and program....took 3 hours to rough and finish cut and about 10 minutes to sand the finish marks...46" wing, SD7037 airfoil......
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:31 AM | 7,379 Views
Whew....Christmas is over, and I can finally get back to building.....been playing with the capabilities of my design software and my CNC router.....
Figured out I could cut wing cores and canopy plugs.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 21, 2018 @ 08:03 AM | 7,725 Views
HOLY CRAP....I didn't get to sleep until 12:30 last night, and here I am up at 5 already..Why you may ask......because I got to "fly" an Airbus A300 sim at FedEx Pilot Training for a little over 2 hours....can you say adrenaline rush ?

It was the third time in 2 years that I've had the privilege to play with their $20,000,000 "toy".....doing landings and take-offs etc....Last night however was different....Our host and instructor (a consummate gentleman) set the aircraft at 10,000 feet, told me I had the airplane, and then cut both engines ........so I'm flying a 300,000 pound airplane ...dead stick...we couldn't make Mem Intl, so I "landed" at the old Millington Naval Air Station....managed to get it stopped in a soybean field.......Andy had to pry my hands from the yoke..lol

And yes, I'm still spooled up

There may be video later.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:25 PM | 8,350 Views
There's an airplane in there somewhere
Posted by Old_Pilot | Sep 06, 2018 @ 02:10 PM | 24,684 Views
I've been busy with this beast.......24x48 cut area..
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 20, 2018 @ 07:29 AM | 7,714 Views
Since I'm not going to compete in BBCC 9 (not a conversion contest anymore), I've decided to revise and rebuild my SU-25, taking what I learned from the original build and flight and incorporating that into the new one..here's a pic of the first one
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 15, 2018 @ 03:48 PM | 8,204 Views
Needed a new combat and a new jet
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 08, 2018 @ 02:34 PM | 8,193 Views
Haven't maidened her yet....snarky weather....Not my best effort, but for stand-way-the-hell-off scale, she'll do.....and y'all really didn't seriously think I'd put RAF roundels on this bird did you.....LOL