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Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 12, 2021 @ 07:11 PM | 10,375 Views
I've been wasting my time with a 3=D printed wing lately. Nothing against the designer, Just not my cup of tea.
Than I go to the local hobby shop and low'n behold an Airtronics Jetfire .40 kit...Score...
And NX radios are in stock...Bummer there goes five bones.
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 23, 2020 @ 09:56 PM | 14,807 Views
That's full tilt counter rotation wall art. Planes to follow.
Posted by racedouge1 | Nov 11, 2020 @ 09:04 PM | 105,870 Views
None of my crazy projects could even be imagined without Cenco Grinding in Allentown Pa. Once again, Thanks guys. Ordered these little beauties from Banggood, The manufacturer claims they can be used for quads. I'd like to see a 150 sized quad with eight motors. I have different plans though, A 3mm 3 and half inch long drill blank for a new motor shaft. This is to get the tractor prop away from the pusher prop. I've learned alot from the mini stick. This system will going into a West Michigan Liberty Bibe. Should be a fun 3-D plane.
Posted by racedouge1 | Nov 05, 2020 @ 09:40 AM | 16,044 Views
Bought 1.5 mm JST connectors from Digi-Key for a Spektrum 6310 receivers. My problem isn't cripping the socket to the wire, It's inserting the socket into the housing. Seems as though I keep smashing the socket when I try to push it into the housing.

My question is can someone please offer some advise to me.

Thanks Doug
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2020 @ 07:33 PM | 11,174 Views
E-Flight Mini Ultra Stick with 750 watts of counter rotation power.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 07, 2020 @ 09:49 PM | 13,208 Views
Just finished up a 2 meter Alpha from Vitalii Vashchenko from the Ukraine. What a beautiful model.
The project I choose was posted from davereap, Can't find any info about it, But it just caught my eye and I have the prefect counter rotation system for it.
It will be covered with 1/4 mil speaker membrane mylar and tisuse. Indoor model with a big fat airfoil.
Posted by racedouge1 | May 03, 2020 @ 09:27 PM | 17,076 Views
I've been on a surface plate grinding crap to a tenth for 15+ years now. I haven't flown a DLG contest for 2 years now, But have been meaning to do this for a while now. Created a bearing block to hold my Weather Flow on top a 31 foot telescoping pole. It will bluetooth wind direction, wind speed and barometer to my phone from several hundred yards away. I wonder if that would be legal in competition. I'm more amazed that I could still program an Easypath.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 02, 2020 @ 10:43 AM | 15,434 Views
Saw an interesting way of hot wiring a wing from a Jim Thompson's video. He hot glues down foam sheets to hot wire ribs, then skins them with fiberglass sheets. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ailplane-build
So I thought. I want to try to do something like this. When RC Foam sold out I bought a lot of boxes of Depron. I want to start with a small light weight flying wing (of course) with a Spekrum UMX brick. The wing skins will be 1mm Depron. Has anyone have experienced thinning out BSI Foam-Cure with denatured alcohol.

Now to start on templates.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:47 PM | 18,571 Views
A friend asked me how I get my X-Acto blades so sharp, So I thought I'll share it with everyone.
I don't use sharpening stones of any kind for when the edge wears out I just replace the blade. You have all seen stropping leather and different kinds of rouge or polishing compounds. Well...It's similar to that, But I don't use leather or any kind of aluminum oxide polishing compounds. I use a block of 3/4 quarter inch MDF bare and apply a product from Japan called Koyo K-1 green rouge. The difference is K-1 is .5 to 1.5 micron carbide. K-1 isn't cheap...I think you'll pay 50 bucks for it nowadays, But none better to quickly polish the edge of any knife to hair popping sharp. Not drag it across your skin, But pop a hair in two sharp.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 06, 2020 @ 07:14 PM | 15,608 Views
Wow...Pictures do these no justice. APD F-Series 40F3 They are small and will bring a whole new meaning to quad motors and hotliners. BL heli hear I come.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 20, 2020 @ 05:13 PM | 15,108 Views
I've finally found switches worthy of my XG-14's. These are for flying my DLG's for the launch mode settings in the radios. They are On-On-Momentary with a 25,000 cycle life. Digi-Key part number M2027ES1W01
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:49 PM | 23,050 Views
I'll never get used to obnoxious running lights on machines, And I'll never get used to covering them up with beer cans.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:22 PM | 22,158 Views
I guess if you've never land a qaud on one arm...You're not trying hard enough.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:21 PM | 19,318 Views
I don't know who Mr. Xing is, But he builds one nasty motor. I like building with balsa and using cheap quad motors to power them. My moulded red Demon has a F-80 T-motor on 8s, Just over 200 Mph and faster in a dive. This xing motor is awesome, Going to build a fuse for this elliptical wing and a 2806.5 1900Kv Xing with 7x4 APC on 6s. That's 200 watts more than the demon. Impressive motor for thirty bucks. I have the 1300 Kv xing on it's way to see what it will do on 8s.
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 13,725 Views
Building an Addiction for a friend, decided on a Motrolfly 2610 1250 Kv. Should go...
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 26, 2019 @ 01:42 PM | 13,583 Views
Absolutely love Subsonic motors, Ken is awesome, But had to deal with a crazy motor mount. For some reason the mount has counter sunk holes on the backside. Solution...make stand offs that have a three mil counter sunk threaded hole that fits the mount. Problem solved. The motor is a 3615 1350 Kv. spins a 10X6 gas prop with 110 Mph prop speed. Going in the Sig Kobra I'm building. Should go.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 28, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 22,657 Views
I needed a flight battery for a 2-meter fling wing project, So I dropped by the local hobby shop and much to my surprise...I found they had little two cell 360mAh 7.4Volt lithium-ion packs on sale for .99 cents. I asked "why so cheap" they said that some Helion boat was discontinued and the extra batteries were no longer needed. So I picked up all eight of them. Much to my surprise when I pulled them apart the cells have negative and positive are on the same end of the cell with a very convenient circuit board on the end. This will make it super easy to rewire and even parallel packs togher. Super cool...