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Posted by NanoSio2 | Oct 09, 2010 @ 08:45 PM | 3,802 Views
Here's my latest finished project - a Husky. I spent about nine months building this plane (built 3-4 ARF's during that time too). This is a really nice laser cut kit with a lot of cool details, like a paddle to attach to the floats, really nice scale water-slide decals, etc. They recommend you have some building experience though, only because not all is explained in a lot of detail. Also, there are no full sized plans in the kit! It goes together more like a jigsaw puzzle. The laser cutting is really well done and the tolerances are really tight.


FoxLite Models - Aviat Husky Float Plane (2 min 7 sec)

Posted by NanoSio2 | Oct 09, 2010 @ 08:37 PM | 3,042 Views
This little plane is about a year old, but it wasn't until about a month ago that I was able to get some flying footage. These are really nice kits, and highly recommended as a first balsa kit (it was my fourth kit). Very relaxing slow flyer.


Mountain Models Cessna 180 (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by NanoSio2 | Jun 15, 2010 @ 09:11 PM | 3,335 Views
Memorial Day Weekend, 2010. Tri-Valley RC field, Rosemount, MN
Posted by NanoSio2 | May 22, 2010 @ 09:08 PM | 3,691 Views
Here's some onboard and third-person footage of my f-14 from I am flying the stock ESC/Motor recommended by Grayson Hobby, and a 2200mah 3-cell. She augered in recently - just went unresponsive, pointed the nose down, and went straight in for a glorious ending. They all have expiration dates, right? I got three good flying seasons out of her, so I am satisfied. I wonder if it was a 2.4 lockout issue?
Posted by NanoSio2 | Mar 28, 2010 @ 10:09 AM | 3,623 Views
This is Jim's (JRB on RC Groups) Hangar 9 cub

Jim's (JRB) Hangar 9 25% Cub Electric Conversion (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by NanoSio2 | Mar 28, 2010 @ 10:02 AM | 3,676 Views
During our honeymoon on Maui my wife and I were invited to take a drive upcountry to watch some local friends fly their paragliders and RC sailplanes. The scenery was amazing and the company was great!
Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 25, 2006 @ 12:18 AM | 5,550 Views
I would wager that there are some sim jockies out there in RC groups, and I don't mean G3. I've been a fan of flight sims since I had Sublogic's Flight Simulator on my Commodore 64. Flight sims have come a long way however, and I have a lot of fun with Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004. Granted, at the end of a flying session you might say that all I did is make electrons on a screen move around, but then... at the end of an RC flying session one could say that all I did was move around some oxygen and nitrogen molecules! Both hobbies are a lot more fun than that. That being said, in case those of you in NCEF (check us out in the clubs forum) are wondering what is taking so long on my ME-109 glassing project, well, this is one of my explanations...

I'll use this thread to describe my Virtual Airline (VA) hobby. Watch for links, pics, and hopefully audio and video one of these days.
Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:50 PM | 5,330 Views
I actually started build scale models before I got into RC. It was good to learn that a lot of the tools I accumulated with scale models carried over well into RC aircraft. Scale RC is a big interest of mine.

Building scale model aircraft dilutes my RC hobby time and budget a bit, but it is rewarding as well, especially when you feel you have built an accurate miniature of the subject. The purpose of this thread is to provide a forum to post pics of my scale models.

The F-4 Phantom is one of my favorite subjects. This one is a 1/48 scale Hasegawa kit. I have also attached a pic of the real one. Since building this one I have also built a 1/32 scale Revell kit of the same plane, which now patrols the skies in our son's bedroom. I'll post some pics of it later.

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Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:34 PM | 5,593 Views

Eflite Ascent
Alpha Models P-51
GWS P-51


GWS ME-109

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Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:29 PM | 5,252 Views
In case you were wondering about my RC groups handle, well, it is not very interesting, but NanoSio2 is based on what I sell for a living - Colloidal Silica. Colloidal silica is made up of nanometer sized particles of silicon dioxide. Here's a pic:

It is basically an inorganic adhesive - but it has many many applications, such as wine and juice clarification, golf club heads, jet engine turbine blades, orthopaedic implants, gun parts, etc etc. I am still trying to find an RC application for my left over samples! It probably would work well for gluing the heat sink to my motor, but not sure what else. Note the nanometer scale in the pic (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) and also note the magnification, 110,000x. The photo was taken with a Transmitting Electron Microscope. Like I said, it is pretty dull stuff, BUT not only does it pay the bills, it pays for this hobby! Anyway, now you know...