Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:29 AM | 3,732 Views
The Corsairs enemy the ZERO 350C C/G, 90X70X3 prop, CC 25A ESC,Vam's 2 cell 1050 lipo, all Hitec electronics. !3.5 AUW
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:20 AM | 3,716 Views
Brushless Mk2 25/25-26 5:1 gear, all hitec electronics.Jeti 18p ESC, 3 cell TP1320 lipo. Way too much plane for me yet.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:06 AM | 3,634 Views
this is my beater. If my heart and lungs hold out and I learn i'll be flying my GWS birds. This is foamed inside due to many oaks infatuated with yellow planes. I've converted it to ailerons instead of rudder.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 12:58 AM | 3,717 Views
converted to 350C C/G GWS, Vampower 2 cell 1050 lipo, 10X4.7 prop, all hitech electronics. AUW 15.5 oz.
Posted by Esprit440 | Mar 12, 2006 @ 04:58 PM | 4,932 Views
Well, I wrecked another one today. Last week I built a small 15" wingspan plane powered by one of the many GWS CNC-12 motors I have lying around from brushless EDF conversions.

I started to design in Rhino but found myself making slow progress, so I just decided to design and build on the fly. First step was to form a sheet of 2mm depron around the torchiere lamp in my living room. With assistance from my wife and a heat gun I was able to get a nice curve.

The wing was built next from a sheet of folded 2mm depron with a 3mm carbon spar - fiberglass tape was applied to the fold to keep the depron from splitting & protect the leading edge from damage.

3mm depron strip ailerons were hinged with tape, and with the wing in hand I eyeballed the fuselage length and cut my preformed fuselage piece. This was pinched at the back for a nice taper and two depron formers glued inside.

After that it was a matter of cramming all the gear inside. The most difficult part of the build was the wing attachment system; I ended up using neodymium magnets with music wire catches but that arrangement wasn't particularly effective.

The detailing was done late last night with adhesive backed vinyl film. I like the canopy since it gives the impression that something is there although the surface is flat.

I made a rough guess on the CG and took it out for the maiden this morning. Throttled up, gave it a good toss... and off it went! I was so relieved that this one...Continue Reading
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:47 PM | 23,721 Views
The first Model Fair of the season where the public gets to see the new models. Despite some bad flu I drove down there for the day. The icy roads this morning where quite a challenge for the summer tires on my BMW rental car.

Here is a picture of a real big "ParkFly" Ultimate:
Posted by Gary Morris | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:09 PM | 14,389 Views
The weather here is changing, i.e., yesterday was 80 degrees, today more of the same, winds are 15-20 and gusting. It's been too windy to fly outside so I've taken things inside and been flying the Aero Ace by Airhog. It's a tiny twin motor biplane that uses differencial thrust to control direction and power to control pitch. These can be had at Wal-mart, Kmart, Target, and ToysRUs for anywhere from $26.99 to $39.99 at Wal-mart, so much for the lowest prices. They will fly about 10 minutes on a single charge of their lipoly battery, (provided), and the transmitter uses 6 double a alkline batteries to power it and charge the plane. Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure and a few pictures as well.

Gary Morris
Posted by slowracing | Mar 12, 2006 @ 11:27 AM | 4,949 Views
Here's a couple pictures of my New Moth.
Posted by jet head | Mar 12, 2006 @ 09:39 AM | 2,387 Views
all questions have been answered.
Posted by rickhg12hs | Mar 12, 2006 @ 04:39 AM | 2,046 Views
This is a test. Had this been an actual blog entry , you would have been notified what other blog to read to make better use of your time. This has been only a test.
Posted by Spiderman_48 | Mar 11, 2006 @ 11:44 PM | 3,296 Views
Took her to the local football field and did some land trials. ... had to reglue some stress related joint separations, but it's a great turf runner ! It did pop into the air a couple times and acted very tail heavy . I had a small light battery in it, so, I'll have to use a heavier battery set to get more weight up front. I think it will be manageable when I get it trimmed, tho. It started raining too hard to move to the lake at McDonough Park today... Maybe tomorrow .
Posted by podavis | Mar 11, 2006 @ 10:46 PM | 4,104 Views
It seemed like the more I flew my Pico TM the more I caught myself trying to use its non-existent ailerons. This morning I resolved Pico aileron-less no more!

I've read in threads that the Pico doesn't do ailerons well. I found there is truth to this. The cantilevered torque rods are unusual. Even with the throws cranked-up the roll rate is slow and the delayed. It doesn't spin at all when it's going straight-up, not a single degree of spin.

But ailerons are a big improvement and were worth doing. In a nutshell, they greatly improve the precision of the limited aerobatics the Pico TM can do and the precison of its flying in general.
Posted by gregg f | Mar 11, 2006 @ 08:31 PM | 12,992 Views
Wren on the test stand.
Posted by Spekd'out | Mar 11, 2006 @ 05:46 PM | 3,788 Views
Got my Ergo flying today, found it used in good shape.
Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 11, 2006 @ 03:42 PM | 5,949 Views
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Posted by HELIRLC | Mar 11, 2006 @ 10:37 AM | 7,785 Views
This is my first heli that I learned how to crash. After awhile it became my first heli that I learned to fly..Of course these pictures are later after many parts replaced and other helis bought.
Posted by darthdrk | Mar 11, 2006 @ 09:55 AM | 35,705 Views
Welcome to my photo gallery
Posted by target | Mar 11, 2006 @ 01:27 AM | 74,968 Views
Well, I finally got to winch launch the Airtronics Thermal Eagle at Field of Dreams, on Sunday, March 5th.

It seemed that the odds were stacked against me, when I finally got to the field when they had the winch set up. The previous SULA club meeting resulted in no winch, just E-planes flying. This time the winch was there, and after the club secretary launched his Compulsion just one time, the battery was dead. He felt really bad, since he knew that I was hoping to get my plane up over a flat field this day. He went home, and retrieved another car battery, but that hadn't been charged, and brought it back. The other battery was weak, but since my Eagle has a rather "wimpy" joiner, and required a light pedal pumping, he felt it would do.

And so, the Eagle was hooked up to the winch, and tossed off with the line being pulled back onto the drum. Up she went, not at too steep an angle, but no "weaving" either. I dove at the end for a mini "ping". Altitude was MAYBE 300 feet, is all. I flew around, checking out the trim, and camber settings. Landing was fine, nice and soft on the soccer field grass.

After landing, I took a little bit of lead shot out of a small ziplock bag in the Eagle's nose, to get the CG back a bit. It was time for the second ever launch.

This time, I used some droop in the flaps, that I had programmed in as a launch setting. This launch was ok also, but nothing to get really excited about. Might have had something...Continue Reading