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Posted by Timbo383 | Jun 19, 2019 @ 09:25 PM | 1,586 Views
Really gotta work on my blog, I don't like talking to myself so this is one of those things I have difficulty keeping up with.
As of so far I've done some fun builds.
Did a shark plane I called "sharknado" last year just for fun, but it didn't do well since I refused to make the fins 'wings" oversized for better stability I wanted to keep it more shark looking even tho I knew that would hurt how it would fly. It did fly like it was in a tornado hence the name.
The VX-30 concept space plane was an interesting build, ended up with three of them, tried my hand at edf with one of them, learned a lot about edf builds with that one.
The "Sprimbo" a blended wing that Mike Springer designed that I took the liberties of changing it up a little more to my liking...and naming it too...came out to be a pretty good flyer after a bit of testing and adjustments and with some input swapping with Mike. Liked it so much I ended up with three different variations of it.
And the latest is what I decided to call the JAC-1 "just another canard" plane. It's actually from a picture that I had downloaded a while back from somewhere that someone else had designed but may have not built one. Did some searching but came up empty so I decided to go for it with any info and built it based on the picture I had.
Posted by Timbo383 | Mar 15, 2018 @ 06:27 PM | 2,040 Views
Started redoing my TR Interceptor that I made after watching Tron a few months back. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ard-type-build
Hopefully the adjustments will make it fly better then the original designs. Don't know, but it's fun to try. I do love experimenting and trying new things whether they work or not....one of these days I'll actually do some studying on how to make RC planes that fly by actual physics and mathematics and not just getting lucky when they do fly.
Posted by Timbo383 | Mar 06, 2018 @ 03:45 PM | 1,842 Views
Last year I tried to get my son interested in the rc hobby by making a couple of "cars" out of a sheet of dollartree foam with a motor and prop pushing it. He enjoyed driving it but couldn't get into the building part....computer games are way more fun according to him. Anyways just thought I'd post them and the video if it'll work.
Me and son playing with dollar tree foam rc cars video 2 (2 min 50 sec)

Posted by Timbo383 | Mar 01, 2018 @ 06:17 AM | 2,508 Views
Well, where shall I start....I guess from my avatar. This was my first successful canard design after many failures. It was based on Tony's funky flyer and took me awhile to get the right combination to get it stable. The painted, larger plane depicted didn't fly as well as the smaller lighter one I first made. It was smooth but lacked the agile of fun spirit of the original.
My first attempt at airbrushing was on a divinity wing....yes I had a lot of yellow paint to use up.
Posted by Timbo383 | Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:21 PM | 2,341 Views
Well, I guess It's time to start a blog. Taking a vacation this week and the wife will be out of town, so, since the honey do's will be a little light this week I will have time to do what I've put off doing for so long. Of course once my 12 to 14 hour work days come back...and wife... I wont be posting too often afterwards.
I have some pics I need to transfer to the computer of things I've accomplished and the failures too. Most of the planes I've been building of late have been of the odd varieties, I do enjoy making the weird ones versus the traditional types even if my planning and building skills are sub skillful.
I'll be back with some pics and info once I get everything transferred to the computer.