Posted by Toby W | Sep 06, 2009 @ 12:37 PM | 6,539 Views
Only watch second half or end of video ... best dynamic soaring video I can think of using F3F or F3B airframe ... very end of video is uber These pilots perform figure 8's & all maneuvers, pumps circles or loops gain speed if your wing deflections are correct ... very fun flying
TOOL F3B - Dynamic Soaring (4 min 21 sec)
Only watch second half or end of video Listen with sound! New video ... fun fast DS action with Joe Wurtz
Myself and Joe Wurts DS Battle at Parker Mt (1 min 28 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by SonyVegasUser | Sep 06, 2009 @ 11:54 AM | 3,594 Views
Way back when I was a teenager my dad got all kinds of RC Airplane magazines. I read them all of the time and my dad had lots of planes in the basement but no RC planes. He had built a bunch of Free Flight, Control Line, Rubber Power airplanes and gliders.

Back then RC was very expensive, at least for us. My dad wanted to get into RC but didn't have the time or money. I loved everything I read in the magazines and didn' want to do anything less than full RC.

So, I got a Christmas job and made enough money to buy a radio, plans and a bunch of parts. My dad helped give me advice as I built the plane. His years of building and coaching helped me get the plane together. I ran out of money before getting over the goal line. Then college, marriage, work and kids kept lowering the priority of finishing it.

Then my dad was diagnosed with termimal bone cancer. I wanted to get him in the air before he died. So I got started researching RC again and bought a few RTF planes. I was only able to get him into the air twice before he died but he had a lot of fun. We flew a silly little AirHog from Target and a 48" SuperCub trainer.

One day I will finish this plane and think of my dad.
Posted by R/C_Addict | Sep 06, 2009 @ 11:46 AM | 4,447 Views
So, my Kaos 40 has been completed. It now has an OS 40FX instead of the Magnum 40 because the latter would not start after hours of frustration.

Hopefully I'll maiden it today or tomorrow.

Posted by Rocco Leo | Sep 06, 2009 @ 11:18 AM | 4,581 Views
Posted by AJWoods | Sep 06, 2009 @ 10:02 AM | 13,658 Views
It's been a while since I've flown off water, and given the current stretch of warm weather I decided to pick up a float plane.

I love multiplex stuff so I decided to go after their minimag and float set. Assembly was a breeze, and I went with a Cessna Aerobat-ish paint scheme.

Flew with wheels this morning, I'll try water later today, the switch takes about 5 minutes.
Posted by AIRWOLF25000 | Sep 06, 2009 @ 06:01 AM | 1,815 Views
AIR WOLF 4CH: I have just charged the battery of the newly received AIR WOLF 4CH for two hours, but the "ready to fly" warning light is turned red all the time instead of green when the lamp switch is on and also all the servo controls are functioning except the throttle. The blades does not spin at all. Please let me know how to set this toy to fly. It seems the throttle servo control is not functioning as it does not received any signal at all from the remote control.
Posted by deckert | Sep 05, 2009 @ 11:32 PM | 4,620 Views
I crashed my baby a couple of months ago at the college due to radio interference. (E-Flite TC-450) Yea, I was stupid in flying there just looked so sweet. I finally opened it up tonite to assess the damage. The Flying Gods were good to me. The major damage was the firewall and the pieces were minimal. Thank you O Flying Gods! She's back together and awaiting some wind under her wings. A little rougher for wear but still stout and ready to go.

I've blogged a bit about my first foamie from Lee Ulinger and I have to say, this darn thing has been an absolute hoot to fly. It just gives you a sense of being solid. I'm not done wringing it out but it's been one heck of a lot of fun to-date and I'm looking forward to more flights with it. Especially when I take it off the dialed down throws.

Posted by crazy1pilot | Sep 05, 2009 @ 10:11 PM | 11,325 Views
how do i connect 2 channels to 1 digital servo

i am making a velocity model and it has two rudders and i am putting in a speed brake which make the two rudders go out wards causing a speed brake and and i need to know how to connect the rudders & speed brake to the same "digital" servo.

there is 1 servo for each rudder
Posted by redhotpearl | Sep 05, 2009 @ 09:01 PM | 3,620 Views
Got to fly a couple of batteries today of EZStar AP. Couldn't have been a nicer day. Got some good shots of the course and the neighbor. Aiptek A-HD+ Camera, Easystar highly modified, mega motors 16/15/4, turnigy 40 esc, rhino 2150 batteries, FMA co-pilot,...FPV coming soon!

RC Flying: AP Valleybrook Golf Course Sept. 5 (7 min 46 sec)

Posted by canbarelyhover | Sep 05, 2009 @ 06:53 PM | 6,003 Views
sorry no pics. too pissed off at the time to take them. pitch arm broke off the blade grip and cyclic went nuts. bye bye to a spankin brand new set of Radix600SBs. at least i hit TH this time. my last crash i forgot and paid dearly for it. damage looks light but the main blades are toast - gonna try out the mav G5 pros. heard good things about them and theyre only $67 at a local store.
Posted by xatled99 | Sep 05, 2009 @ 05:37 PM | 3,357 Views
put ten packs through the rex today; all systems nominal. starting to get my sea legs back. did some big loops and stall turns and a few furtive attempts at inverted again. no longer gun shy about nose-in.
Posted by Zaitsevsky | Sep 05, 2009 @ 05:36 PM | 12,551 Views
An aircraft weighs more than air, and it needs neither wings nor a propeller.
The only problem is too high weight of the power supply. Video

In this work, I demonstrate a development of a simplest aircraft. In addition, I tried to design a very light high-voltage power supply. However, the apparatus cannot raise the weight of the power supply in the meanwhile. The principle of operation of such apparatus is known for over 80 years. The period of validity of the patents issued to Thomas Townsend Brown, the inventor of the technology, had expired long ago. Up to now, the technology was not duly developed (or we are not aware of its development).

The additional information about the similar aircrafts is located at the web-site: BlazeLabs
Posted by sg sailing | Sep 05, 2009 @ 05:24 PM | 2,522 Views
Here is some vid of the Whisper

whisper on board cam (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by helikopter600 | Sep 05, 2009 @ 05:03 PM | 6,122 Views
Hello everybody,

Here are some photos to construct my Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) F-16. The construction plan I took from Thomas Nelson. I find it somehow small sized plane but very fascinating in its scale look...

In this part, I will show some initial steps of my construction. I got a cuple of 3mm and 6mm Depron sheets of 1250x800 mm2 area enough for my construction. Even I have some rest that can be used to make another plane... may be a small Cessna!

Depron sheet was cut according to the plan. First, I decided to shape the upper shall...shown in the photos. I tape it while bending as it retained its shape overnight so that it retains afterwards...This step was done by "hot water method"...
Posted by Tram | Sep 05, 2009 @ 03:14 PM | 16,032 Views
Arron loved his so much that he said I had no choice but to build one.. Well, a few days later a box shows up with a Yak in it.. Thanks bro..

I wanted to give it a decent paint job and play with my new Iwata Eclipse.. Were it not for adreher and his videos found here.. I don't think I would have been able to do it.. Thanks!

So.. here she is.. Still needs electronics, but we'll get to that..