Posted by will p3 | Mar 04, 2006 @ 06:39 PM | 6,957 Views
more bling
Posted by HACK | Mar 04, 2006 @ 02:28 PM | 16,234 Views
Flaperon Servo Picture

Here's a blurry pic of the dual servo setup for flaperons/spoilerons on the GWS A10.

As far as I have read, Flaperons and Spoilerons are the same thing: just up or down.

Does anyone have any experience with these? Should they be up or down for landing and what kind of elevator compensation is used?

Never used em before.
Posted by LannyG | Mar 04, 2006 @ 02:11 PM | 5,483 Views
My bad...
I just write that one should check everything and then I go out and fly and didn't properly secure the battery. Only a little velcro was touching where I had put the battery to get the COG right. I put some hunks of foam in there to kind of help out. wasn't enough. I was doing some pretty wild gyrations up a couple hundred feet and I see something white pop off the plane. I knew it was the canopy....then I see something black fall out...what?..... Its starts swinging and as I'm having difficulty controlling the plane I realize its the battery hanging by the wire. I really had to hang in there with the CG an inch aft at best and the battery swinging all around. Gotta get it under control and down before the wire lets go! Made it! I commend the soldering job done by and multiplex and the fit of the Ultra Dean's connectors.
I didn't check and think hard enough. Although I am kind of proud of getting it down in one piece.
Posted by Esprit440 | Mar 04, 2006 @ 10:18 AM | 5,440 Views
The first flights of my Sliver prototype this morning went poorly - about 5 seconds of flying and a rough landing that broke the tail off.

This model was meant for an EDF-40 ducted fan with 12mm brushless motor, but I discovered in the middle of building it that it wasn't going to balance properly. The fan was too far forward and the intake "ramp" on the underside precluded moving the battery back.

My solution was to finish the build, but convert it to a pusher configuration with a brushed motor way out back. I figured that I might was well see how it handled in the air before redesigning. I have a big heap of GWS CNC-12 motors that I've removed from EDF units that got brushless motors, and it was good to finally get some use out of one.

Everything balanced fine with a 2S 730mAh pack, flying weight was 3.5oz. The graphics were done with adhesive backed vinyl sign film. I bought this stuff a while ago and finally go around to using it with this model. It's much easier than painting and masking, but seems a little on the heavy side for a small model like this. Weight gain from the vinyl was 0.1oz.

Temperature this morning was 20 degrees with light wind so after arriving at my flying field I hooked up the battery and tested everything in the car, then dashed outside for a quick test flight.

First flight showed the model to be very tail heavy and yawing to the left, probably from prop torque. I moved the battery forward and the second flight was...Continue Reading
Posted by GRW3 | Mar 04, 2006 @ 12:45 AM | 9,111 Views
Tools again. After years of trying to use my hands, rubber bands, blocks of wood, etc., etc. I bought some clamps. While I lost some of them during my downtime, they were among my first tool purchases. With balsa, I don't like the spring loaded clamps. I want to control the amount of force on the parts. Don't forget to have some wood blocks to augment the force of the clamps.

The picture below shows the clamps on the shelf that I have the stereo on. The stereo is a high powered Pioneer that I run through a couple of cheap Pioneer speakers. It may seem like overkill but it was just sitting in the attic after being replaced with a superior Yamaha unit. I have a CD player and an XM satellite radio attached. I love XM radio. Top channels - Bluegrass, XCountry (Americana), Frank's Place (American Songbook), Classical, Fox News, NASCAR.

I keep a guitar in the garage to play while I'm thinking about my next action or just hanging out. It's a cheap Chinese Martin copy but it's pretty good for the money. I will also carry this guitar to the field with me. I plan to make a Porter Wagoner mod to the guitar in the near future.
Posted by Masked Pilot | Mar 04, 2006 @ 12:33 AM | 2,805 Views
I am still looking for some of the discontinued K. and B. Superpoxy paint. I want ONLY the clear and satyn catalyst. I use this stuff to put fiberglass cloth over balsa and plywood. for model boat and model airplanes.
If you have any of this stuff, I will buy or trade for other hobby items.
Regards, Robert. San Francisco. Cal. Thanks...
Posted by tadatuo | Mar 03, 2006 @ 11:12 PM | 5,258 Views
Here is my HPI RS4 Nitro car. Very sweet and fast. This was when it was brand new. Now I have a silver Supra body. They are kinda hard to keep looking nice!

Trex Pictures

Posted by tadatuo | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:50 PM | 6,872 Views
Trex pics and modifications.
Posted by cessnajfb | Mar 03, 2006 @ 09:05 PM | 4,793 Views
I finally got some time to video my son's canard plane design that he got from Popular Science. This was my first attempt at editing digital video on the computer and it shows. I used movie maker that came with our pc. I love the sound on this model.

Here are my favorite weird effect ap photos.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Mar 03, 2006 @ 03:16 PM | 7,107 Views
Interesting...I've never felt the need to post to a blog before, but this is kind of cool.

As I write, the wind is blowing something fierce, not uncommon here. So much for practicing with the Blade CP. I'm still down one wrecked model airplane (my UltraFly Cessna 182) and I fear all three of my battery packs for my ParkZone J-3 Cub are toast. They served long and well.

Might tinker with the HPI Savage 25, an exercise in futility if ever there was one. I could go on forever about how much of a pain that truck is just to try and keep it running.

I must admit, this is a far more satisfying and friendlier place than Wikipedia. 20,000-plus edits. Six featured articles. Countless other original contributions. Protector of the weak, even. The site has at least two autistic users who contribute regularly and out of the hundreds of editors, I became the unofficial "welcome wagon" and mentor for these individuals. A nice feeling, actually. Spent two years toiling...finally had enough. Trolls and vandals galore. A naaaaasty troll did it for me. If the dweeb can gripe about me on his blog, I can gripe about him here. The meek may very well inherit the earth.

I hope to hear more from Charlie Hua over at UltraFly very soon. That's a class act if ever there was one.
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 03, 2006 @ 01:37 PM | 19,852 Views
Just in case somebody hits the Blogs button:

Here is the thread:

Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:57 PM | 6,880 Views
Posted by Robert E. Boyd | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:54 AM | 3,733 Views
I'm New to RC Helicoptors, have flown nitro planes for quite some time, but could use some expert advice on setting up the :Raptor" 30 with a Multiplex RoalEvo 7 channel radio. I need to know if there are any special problems to watch for, the RoyalEvo is a great trans. but I'm having trouble understanding all the complexities of programming for helicoptor. I have run the helo tied to the ground on a board, but doen't have a gyro for the tail yet, what is a decent reasonably priced gyro that will work. I know there are masters out there that can assist a "newbie" to helicoptors. Thanks.
Posted by hotairflyer | Mar 03, 2006 @ 10:47 AM | 6,777 Views
Posted by fly_boy99 | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:50 AM | 6,306 Views
Latest graphs for the Scorpion ESC test:
Posted by shinobi938 | Mar 03, 2006 @ 12:01 AM | 3,083 Views
Here is a couple of pictures per request of my Nikon 3700 lens protector.
Posted by Velo-Venom | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:52 PM | 3,207 Views
My name is Jim and I live in Gettysburg Pa.
I used to fly gas planes years ago but finding a good flying site was
always a pain. The closest club to me at that time was about 30 miles away.
About two years ago I got interested in flying again and discovered back
yard and park flyers. The cutting edge technology of brushless motors and
li-po batterys really lets me get in a lot of stick time.
I am curently building the Sikorsky S16 from FlyRC magazines pull out plans.
I will post some pictures of it when it is done. In the mean time here is a few shots of some of my other planes.
Posted by GeorgeJetsun | Mar 02, 2006 @ 09:35 PM | 2,535 Views
Today I purchased an Easy Star. Should have delivery 03-10-06. I have a little concern about building it correctly. Some suggest glue, velcro or metal clamps. Going to do some more reading on the site and figure which one is best for me. Any ideas?
Posted by peterangus | Mar 02, 2006 @ 07:02 PM | 15,905 Views
BLOG 001
There is a large ammount of cell data in these forums.

As a user of cells, I find that most of this data is incomplete and unconvincing. And what good data there is, has to be processed to make it usable.

Some suggestions in the attached file.