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Posted by alpea 41 | Apr 23, 2018 @ 07:42 AM | 18,549 Views
I finally built the B2 model I picked up at the GWS moving sale and successfully flew it yesterday. Here's the build thread with how I did it

And here's the second flight
GWS B2 highly modified (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by alpea 41 | Jan 11, 2017 @ 07:12 PM | 21,129 Views
Ive had trouble finding this video B 4 now I know where it will be found.
MVI 0921 (1 min 17 sec)

Posted by alpea 41 | Jul 09, 2016 @ 02:36 PM | 23,133 Views
Those of you that missed it please don't jump off that freeway bridge. It finished yesterday and ran for about 3 weeks. I was fortunate in that a club mate works there part time. So he announced it at our club blog and at prices on most of their kits of any where from 70 to 90 % off, I made a glutton of myself.
All the sale kits were white un-powered EPS foam and for us locals ( the warehouse is in Upland about 5 mi. from me)there were 4 pallets stacked 6 ft. high of incomplete kits for $5. ea.
Those I really took advantage of , what the hey GWS u poor , foam safe contact cement is worth $5. a tube. And although the warehouse'es plan was to sell them sight un-seen because of my bud they let me open the boxes and pick the most complete kits. YEE HAW It was Xmas in June and July. So all together in 3 separate trips to the Land of Zanadu I figure I ended up with 38 kits. Not all of them for me mind you. I hope my wife never reads this but I got them for a measly $365. Less than $10 ea.
They were also closing out a RTF 64mm EDF jet called a Fox Hawk that was manufactured almost 10 years ago so its motor is a 4300 Kv inrunner powered with a 1800 ma 3s 16 c li po. It originally was priced at about $200. they were selling them for $25. So I got 3 of them. One for a friend and the one I'm currently flying I burnt up the motor on 4 s so I swapped it out for a 4000Kv out runner and a EDO 5 blade fan and now it flys decently.
How was I blessed you ask , Let me count the...Continue Reading
Posted by alpea 41 | Jun 22, 2016 @ 01:47 AM | 22,482 Views
Yorba Linda Park on La Palma in same city.

I know I couldn't believe it either.

One of my grown up sons lives close by it in a small condo. So for big get togethers he has us meet in the park.
This past Saturday he threw a Fathers Day brunch there and this time I asked a ranger and they have no restrictions or rules against the safe flying of Electric aircraft although he said they are not " Drone Friendly"

2 Easters ago I flew a small quad, and a U M Stryker there. And its a bit chancy because there are many trees. But this time I took a Infinity 3 Der and asked the gate keeper and a ranger and was told Have Fun Be safe,

The real sweet spot for flying is behind the park over the Santa Anna River. Where there is also a 2 lane smooth black top bike lane. Which is only about 12 ft wide but stretches 20 some miles to Huntington beach.
I was told the Park has no jurisdiction about the use of the river and aside from a moderately steep concrete bank it looks like a great float plane site .
Heres my story of it and a hat cam video of me flying there.
Posted by alpea 41 | Apr 11, 2016 @ 12:38 PM | 26,828 Views

Ive been fascinated by the B 2 since getting into Electric R /C about 16 years ago. I have built many profile examples starting with GPWs sorta scale one to the extreme of carving an 8 foot w. s. full fuse model from Insulboard foam.
When Banana Hobby came out with a Blitz R/C scale EDF version I drooled over the super scale looks of it and almost purchased an airframe at one time.
Since learning slope soaring and becoming an advocate of that R /C skill a scale B 2 slope glider has been on my bucket list for some time.
Im not getting any younger.

So while I still have this burning ambition Im pursuing it to completion.

Im going to fly it with a 3 axis gyro Rx. The real B 2 has over 100 computers that help the pilot fly it so a gyro Rx is kind of a non brainer.
Im not going to clutter or un scale it with vertical stabilizers or fins. To maintain stability in the yaw axis Im going to use what glider guys call "CROW " on each wing controlled by the gyro Rx and the rudder input.
To do this I'll have 2 elevons on each wing , an outer one and an inner one. They will activate one up wards and one downwards to make each wing draggier independent of the other to cause the aircraft to rudder turn towards the wing with more drag.
Sounds good on paper huh.

My building materials will be 1/2 inch insulfoam, balsa , dowels, Readi Board foam and pool noodles . The pool noodles will simplify the building of the fuse and engine nacelles.
The w. s. is 80 inches and Im hoping to meet a 3 pound A.U.W.
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Posted by alpea 41 | Sep 19, 2014 @ 01:01 AM | 25,536 Views
Reserved for the GOOD

Still searching.

I got it a Heaven where men and women exist in different demensions. I know its his show but he could fix things without admitting any mistakes. .
count down to Sept 24,2015 already been. Causing.crazy I see .And thats my 3rd wheels observation of the newest version of human sexuallity after the greys took over.Biggest problem so far everyone is male, half the world has it's head in it's spincter looking for where all the women went. You can still smell them so some guys are positive thier xes would stay with where the snakes go
The other problem is no one has a womb. Greys.are saying glass vessels arem better
we will see
some are mourning the missing females we think they are close enough to smell and just a whisper of trash talk about now that the men can breed themselves they must be very happy. And thats true everyone smiles all day And only occasionally squints and starts whispering thats it dont stop while breathing heavy.mommas in the beggning didn"t work now everybodys gonna be a Broke Mnt. Cowboy and then they giggle Like witches. With envey
it's nice here everyone is doing well
Posted by alpea 41 | Feb 28, 2014 @ 11:08 AM | 25,671 Views
What Kuk says here is worth a listen for newbs like us
Hobbyking's KK2: QUICK START TUNING GUIDE (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by alpea 41 | Feb 23, 2014 @ 05:17 PM | 25,673 Views
German plane , german plane, Jap plane ,Chong you'll never change
Posted by alpea 41 | Feb 23, 2014 @ 03:00 PM | 26,377 Views

So we've gone over to the dark side and are currently building and flying Multi Rotors . My son and my buddie are working on a Flite Test Bat Bone tri. It's #3 for us . Here are the others we've done

Mario cart tricopter. (2 min 7 sec)

MVI 1008 (0 min 35 sec)
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Posted by alpea 41 | Feb 23, 2014 @ 12:54 PM | 25,541 Views
I'm gonna be using my blog a lot more now. Once I learn how to use it. I dont wanna make new threads with it. I just wanna have it as a site of my R/C doings.
Posted by alpea 41 | Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:03 AM | 26,262 Views
Dang 2,500 hits and I don't use it

Been working on a Teamsters office remodel in Covina Hills , Ca for the .last week and a half. Have already completed Mens and Ladies room wainscot walls and floors about a month ago . But now have almost completed Walls of Arcithecual stone in Lobby Foyer, anteroom to the big conferance room and back splash over granit counters in employees lunch and break room.Property owner is really shelling out the big bucks.The whole ground floor of this app. 10,000 sq. ft., 2 story office space has been re-done. New office cubicles, conferance room with raised stage ,2 big flat screens and sound system . And new vinyl imitation wood plank flooring and carpet. Here's what the crew has been working...Continue Reading