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Posted by guybrowme | Aug 10, 2021 @ 11:48 PM | 17,212 Views
Last winter I picked up a kit from a lady selling it for her neighbor on FB. Look through the kit for the first time it looked as if pretty much everything was there. When I got it home I noted the landing gear was missing but not much else. I started building it in about January of 2021.
Posted by guybrowme | Dec 26, 2020 @ 11:09 PM | 12,561 Views
I decided in late November of 2020 to start a glider build of some sort but I wasnít sure which kit I wanted to purchase. Since Iíve been out of the RC Airplane hobby for about 7 years or so, things have changed quite a bit. I purchased a Volantrex ASW28 in the summer and have had a blast with that glider. I built quite a few balsa kits when I was a kid and really wanted to have the experience building a kit again. I looked around for quite a few weeks at many gliders. I love the modern F3 RES gliders like the Yellow Jacket and some of the European gliders as well.
I decided on the Sig Riser 100. After looking g at some YouTube videos and reading through other build logs, it seemed like a great glider to build.
I purchased the Sig Riser at the beginning of December 2020. Iíve been taking shots along the way and will post them as I go along.

My first task was to create a good building surface on my work bench. I knew I would need roughly 48Ē in width which is about what my bench is. Iíve heard other talk about creating a build surface with acoustic ceiling tiles, but I ended up buying some foam insulation that has a reflective plastic coating on it. It came in a 4íx8í sheet for about $10. I cut it to the size of my work bench, then cut a layer of cardboard to go on top of that. I was afraid the insulation want going to be stiff enough for the pins.
Posted by guybrowme | Mar 27, 2012 @ 11:09 PM | 4,189 Views
Well, I got my Lancair up and running. I stripped the cockpit down, rewired the RX and pulled off some lead weights I had glued into the bottom. I re balanced the plane with the lipo. I took it up shortly after getting everything fixed up. Man, this thing flies great! Smooooooth! Nice power with the 2200mah, a little less with the 2000mah. I had a bouncy landing today because the wind was a touch gusty. Need a new prop, but other than that, lovin' the Lancair.
Posted by guybrowme | Feb 15, 2012 @ 01:00 AM | 4,606 Views
I have recently started flying my first heli. I have been flying a Nine Eagles Solo Pro VII for about 2 months now. It is much harder than it looks. Very fun. I have been flying planes for about 20 years off and on, so I figured it would be easier for me to pick it up. I have crashed a lot and ordered quite a few parts. I can now fly pretty well.

I also want to get back into flying more. I have the GP Lancair (since 2009) and an EP Decathlon. I want to get my Lancair back up in the air soon. Need to fine tune my setup a bit.

Take it easy....