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Posted by Tahoed | May 10, 2019 @ 09:16 PM | 1,112 Views
Just bought a new slope missile ....I just hope I can get the IDS system installed correctly
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 16, 2019 @ 04:12 PM | 3,530 Views
Just a few more things to tidy up......Comes in at 3 lb. 2 oz. nicely balanced...
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 09, 2019 @ 09:45 AM | 3,191 Views
I picked this kit up around Christmas. Probably manufactured in the late ninety's. It was advertised as "Never Built" but should have said "Started, screwed up a few things, then returned to box". Rudder post was installed incorrectly at an angle so when lined up the rudder the bottom hinge didn't reach the post. The control rods in the fuse were installed, but the one for the rudder had a big curve in it right before the exit and the inner sleeve for the elevator was missing. (Luckily, I had a replacement in stock.) I repaired the issues and moved on. Ordered some graphics from Callie Graphics and spoilers from Esprit. The graphics are are great and Esprit as usual shipped quickly. Here's a few shots of the build and what it should look like when finished. (More or less ) More later.........
Posted by Tahoed | Apr 26, 2018 @ 10:15 AM | 4,664 Views
Finally got a chance to fly it....

talonmaiden (6 min 4 sec)

Posted by Tahoed | Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:24 PM | 4,817 Views
A few pics...
Posted by Tahoed | Sep 26, 2017 @ 10:25 PM | 6,056 Views
Putting together an old school '80's sloper with some new school twists.....
Posted by Tahoed | Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:32 PM | 8,851 Views
PW-51 cores,1 .75 oz. cloth with 1/32 balsa over, lost foam fuse, live hinged. Fuse slides over wing so no need for a hatch.... Covered with Ultracote I had laying around. Built for frontside and medium DS. Probably around 15-16 oz. balanced. (I'll find out tomorrow)
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:34 AM | 10,029 Views
Finished my Tom 1.7 Pretty cool plane.....Something a little different.
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 31, 2016 @ 08:38 PM | 9,629 Views
Progress continues.....
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 04, 2016 @ 11:53 AM | 9,747 Views
After 20 years of collecting dust I decided to make this my winter project. Broken off (and missing) wing tip (now fixed), broken and missing formers, missing float tip and instruction manual and my shop assistant lacks focus..... but I must be a glutton for punishment. Air frame is mostly Spruce so it's still in pretty good shape. Adding flaps and individual servos for ailerons. This is going to be interesting....I think this is going to involve some TLAR building techniques.....
Posted by Tahoed | Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:50 PM | 9,497 Views
....Just another one for the plane pile.......
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 27, 2016 @ 07:15 PM | 9,593 Views
Picked up a NOS CR fuse here on RCG, had a friend cut some cores. This is the end product, perfect for some light to medium air, lazy afternoon slope fun.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 16, 2016 @ 03:48 PM | 9,921 Views
Does anyone have some information on this plane? I know it's a Blue Airlines Filou. Updated from a Cobalt 05 to a Turnigy Glider Drive, I've had this plane for about 20 years. The thing is bulletproof! Flies like it's on rails....
Posted by Tahoed | May 17, 2016 @ 10:03 AM | 10,229 Views
Stopped and took a picture of my new toy the other day while walking the dog. It's the meadow behind my house. Works as a pretty good spot for flying too.
Posted by Tahoed | Feb 26, 2016 @ 12:32 PM | 10,906 Views
Built this one with flaps
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 26, 2016 @ 11:02 AM | 11,490 Views
Fat tire electric bike...
Hey old guys.....I picked this up to avoid those hikes that are required for some of our slope sites. I'll figure out the plane rack this week.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:08 PM | 11,119 Views
Decided to build one with a fuselage this time. Used a little electric planer to shape it. Have no idea how I'll finish this one. Naked foam, glass, goop, tape ?
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 16, 2015 @ 02:37 PM | 11,769 Views
The fiberglass version came out about twice as heavy as the foam edition at around 21 oz. balanced. It needed a nose to properly balance so a quick look around the shop and came up with this. The top to a bottle of mosquito repellent.