Posted by SEMPERFI8387 | Mar 19, 2006 @ 07:10 PM | 3,218 Views
Too much wind today so no flying. The winds were blowing 5-10 mph with probably 20 mph gusts. I really did not feel like chasing the slow stick, or picking up parts. I especially did not want to break the new camera I got from Etonic on it's maiden flight. I was so looking forward to my first AP pics and video, but oh well, next weeks another chance. Better to wait than destroy my plane and camera.
Started building my Pico F this weekend. I forgot to use foam safe glue, so I melted it a little. Not too bad, nothing I can't fix. I know one thing, ZAP glue & kicker gets hot as hell. I got my finger on it while it was setting, and wow, did that ever sting! The plane looks pretty cool. Lousy tail dragger setup, worse then the cheapy S/S tailwheel. I will modify it with something better. I may even use a nylon skid, anything has to look better than a piece of wire.
I won a GWS B2 on Ebay so I should have that in a week to add to my collection. I really gotta unload the BN2's I have. Thay take up way too much space. Maybe I'll try to start building the one I got from Etonic a while back to see how I like them. I may keep an extra one if I do. Hell, maybe I'll make a quad motor BN2 !!! Wouldn't that be different.
I think I'll let the S/S in the truck so if I get a chance, I'll break it out this week @ work @ lunch. Maybe I can get a little flight time in then. Not much time after work, till I get home, take the dog out, eat, run, make dinner for wife (second shift) it's dark, so no flying then. Maybe when daylight savings time changes, I can get out more with the extra hour of light.
Posted by Joe Ford | Mar 19, 2006 @ 02:57 PM | 18,139 Views
My brother sent me this. Hilarious...especially for those of you who speak German. For those of you who don't, the guy speaking in the beginning of the vid is telling the rookie which sector he's responsible for, where the sonar is, etc. ENJOY!
berlitz_junior_40.mpg (0 min 40 sec)

Posted by surfimp | Mar 19, 2006 @ 01:30 PM | 22,166 Views

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 19, 2006 @ 12:21 PM | 26,642 Views
Spontaneous video (16MB) from this afternoon:

Posted by jeffreym | Mar 19, 2006 @ 12:00 PM | 2,845 Views
no help no plane
Posted by target | Mar 19, 2006 @ 10:35 AM | 76,133 Views
I bought another new plane; when will it end?

Thanks to Larry out in MO; he mailed the kit on a Saturday, and I had it on Tuesday. THAT'S FAST!!

Anyway, it was just a $50.00 kit, quite the bargain. It's K&A's Mini One, a very small, low wing, aileron/elevator sloper. It has forward swept wings, with high taper, and should be a "blur" on the rolls.

I find it amusing that I've bought other planes, costing over 10 times as much, that I still haven't made my maiden with! I've already started construction:

Fuse is built, and 3oz glass twill went on last night. The wings were sheeted night before last with West Systems, and now have a pine LE and the balsa tip blocks, and balsa sub TE drying with PU glue. I love that stuff, so sandable!

Will post pics later.

Posted by tomi | Mar 19, 2006 @ 01:37 AM | 6,430 Views
Posted by Joe Ford | Mar 18, 2006 @ 09:47 PM | 18,643 Views
A lot of great planes of all shapes and sizes. Some of the scale ships had AMAZING detail!!! 3D/freestyle event was outstanding as usual. Quite a few sponsored pilots attended. Some of the heli pilots were really wringing out their ships. Both the 3D'ers and heli guys did tricks I never imagined possible.........and probably will never be able to do I might add. The pics showing the KC Chiefs practice field (where the event was held) speak for themselves...even saw a couple of the Chiefs players working out. ...Continue Reading
Posted by Calle | Mar 18, 2006 @ 04:47 PM | 2,598 Views
you will find images, videos and a complete building report of the zenith evo epp at
Posted by hyper7 | Mar 18, 2006 @ 04:41 PM | 3,667 Views
16 Zagis.
Posted by mohillbilly | Mar 18, 2006 @ 02:19 PM | 11,591 Views
Moving sucks..............

Well I recently got moved from San Diego, CA. to Whidbey Island, WA. In the process many of my planes were damaged by so call Professional movers. Since then I set up a new workshop and started repairing and building again. Check back to see new pic's of planes in the works etc.

Have a good one Mo.
Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 18, 2006 @ 12:48 PM | 5,898 Views
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Posted by Reed | Mar 17, 2006 @ 11:50 PM | 16,384 Views
Finally got this site up and running. Trying to add a forum and proper blog software but since it's being hosted by the lame I'm having a terrible time getting the software configured. Don't use these guys if you want to do anything interesting with your website. I'll be getting a new host ASAP.
Posted by Steig | Mar 17, 2006 @ 06:20 PM | 5,504 Views
Posted by Puke Master | Mar 17, 2006 @ 06:11 PM | 3,563 Views
Meet my folks.......
Posted by dan duesentrieb | Mar 17, 2006 @ 03:51 PM | 5,880 Views
scale 1/5
front and rear suspension with 1/10 car oil shocks.
front susp. telelever system like some full scale BMW motorcycles
telelever arm made from magnesium
rear susp. pro-link progressive linkage
single sided swing arm, mv-agusta style-chain adjustment by excenter
front brake disc (stainless steel) mounted on rim as known from Buell bikes
floating front brake caliper
epoxy/glass fiber brake pads
OS Max 21 engine with custom exhaust
main frame monotube style made from 30x30mm aluminium profile
engine mount subframe: 1.5mm stainless steel sheet
rear frame made from 5mm magnesium sheets
fairing: something between bimota 666 and BMW RS1200R
tires: GRP soft
gear calculated for 90 km/h @ 30.000 RPM
fuel tank: 75ml from traxxas 1/10 car
Posted by martin kopplow | Mar 17, 2006 @ 02:53 PM | 4,261 Views
Yesterday, I did not know what a blog was (Probably something slimy living in the kitchen sink?) today I got one! Man, that's progress - you can't stop it.

Wonder what I can do with this blog? Can I show pictures to others? How much memory may I chew up before the webmaster will close my blog? How do other users find out about what's in my blog, and about the fact that it exists at all?

Until I learned more about that, there will probably not be much traffic around this place ...

See you in the forum,