Posted by HACK | Mar 06, 2006 @ 12:45 PM | 14,561 Views
I'm trying to build a tiny scale heli from the Micron.
The body will be paper or maybe formed .010 polystyrene?
Posted by noodle | Mar 06, 2006 @ 12:28 PM | 5,261 Views
Ha! On time today. And the link of the week is:

Airfoil Aviation

This place is really just an interesting curiosity. They sell R/C powered parachutes. They make little electric versions, but the most interesting part would be the BIG one, the large scale UAV. It has a 100 lb. payload. Pretty interesting!
Posted by ib456 | Mar 06, 2006 @ 04:54 AM | 3,436 Views
Almost 2 weeks have past since I ordered my EPP... turns out it had been stolen from the courier van and since the courier company are total crap... they never noticed as they have no checks in place... So didnt get to make the DC-3 while on holiday, didnt really get a holiday either due to work, had 6 days leave plus 2 weekends, ended up working all but 3 days...
broke the stadium truck again.... i am starting to lose faith in nitro trucks... well mine anyway... just too much time spent fixing it...

Have decided to change my mind on the foam CD powered P-51 and build a Corsair instead, cooler looking in my opinion...

Have gotten a new watertight radio box for my enforcer as well.. now to find time to put that together... should have all the toys finished in time for christmas I think..
Posted by UAVPilot | Mar 06, 2006 @ 04:06 AM | 39,800 Views
Posted by Joe Ford | Mar 05, 2006 @ 10:57 PM | 18,530 Views
A few pics of my H9 Sport CAP 232 build...GREAT looking airplane!!!
Posted by del | Mar 05, 2006 @ 10:03 PM | 6,230 Views
Sounds like a good name for a model airplane...

But what would it look like?

Posted by AirWarriorBelgy | Mar 05, 2006 @ 08:36 PM | 5,688 Views
Well here it is....the new world order

and all I can say is that....if you build the better mouse trap...someone will come along and change it.....only because they can.

I forget the name of the Gal that Jim hired to run the board but I will say that I'm told its her husband...or supposed to be her husband that is the instructor in the real flight G-2 Sim......I hit him with a plane everytime i can

I miss my Moderator buddies too......i had a heli do an inverted lawnmower on his head over that one.

See what happens when women take over.......BLOGS!!!!!

Look lady all we wanted is a simple place to post pics and to chew the fat with our friends we have to do a diary

Oh i just can't wait for a woman president.....
no more congress......just a political Blog site

Okay enough gripe'n

Posted by tippy | Mar 05, 2006 @ 08:08 PM | 4,745 Views
Ok ... the gallery is closed ... and the blogs are open. Question: where do we store images to be used in threads/blogs. I'm not talking about attaching images as thumbnails which is still possible. I'm talking about inserting a link to an image in the gallery.

How can I do this if I now have nowhere to store the images (gallery is off-limits to new uploads) and Blog only allows attachments (as far as I can tell).

I know ... I can store the images anywhere on the internet that can be accessed via a URL. Well ... the images in the now defunct gallery have URLs too.

As far as I'm concerned RC groups took a step backwards by removing the gallery as a storage and URL reference for images.

Good-bye RCGROUPs
Posted by jlballou | Mar 05, 2006 @ 06:40 PM | 3,121 Views
First off, I'd like to agree with everyone who misses the old gallery. It's still there, and you can access it HERE but you can't add any photos to it anymore. Your stuff should still be there, including the videos. It's not clear what's going to happen to it, but the last I heard was that they've trying to figure out how to combine it with the Video/Blog format.

This blog thingy does have potential. I read about 10-15 blogs regularly in the current events/world affairs area, and it is a constant source of information/entertainment. It also encourages readers (and writers) to waste time, but it can be fun.

To that end, here's what I did today: I have not twiddled the sticks of my radio for about a week (or so it seems), and today was about the last time I would be able to get to it for at least several days. A severe weather system is moving into the SF Bay Area, and with it, lots of wind and rain. The wind around noon was gusting to 40MPH plus, and that meant that I wasn't going to be able to put anything light up. Also, I didn't want to put up an AP ship, because taking pictures in the wind can result in plane and camera damage, and the likelyhood of non-blurred pictures is extremely small. See my New Years Day pictures HERE

So, that left the gliders - The Three Meter SPF117 would be flying backwards in this wind, and the Fling would likely be blown back to the next county. That meant that my ancient DAW P-51 foamy was my only hope. I realized...Continue Reading
Posted by epagel | Mar 05, 2006 @ 02:31 PM | 4,564 Views
I have successfully modified a B-29 ARF and a foam toss glider into fun RC projects that fly quite well. The appeal here is not necessarily to save money, though that is fun too, but to have something different that shows your creativity and inovation. When it really works well, there is extra satisfaction. The B-29 costs $39 and the AF Glider costs $8.50. Of course the radio and motor, driver etc, costs many times more. Once you have this stuff you can install it in several projects and swap it around. The main thing for me, is that I usually have the only one of its kind at the flying field. Check all my posts for the complete story on both models.

My latest mod is for the Estes VIP Airliner #4120. This one has the best performance of all. It is also the easiest to do. It is available from JC Penney for $69.95 online. Best performance is had by replacing the fans with EDF 55s from Tower hobby for about $12 each. Spread Spectrum is best choice for radio.
Posted by Depron Dave | Mar 05, 2006 @ 01:14 PM | 13,853 Views
So this is what happened to the gallery eh?
I kinda liked the old layout, and my movies are all gone.
oh well.
I guess I now post my pics/videos here?

And you can order the KA27 here,
Posted by Esprit440 | Mar 05, 2006 @ 12:07 PM | 5,052 Views
I had a little more luck with the Sliver prototype today, but still brought it home in pieces.

Last night I had checked the weather forecast and was surprised to see only 3-4mph winds predicted all day. That meant I could sleep in a little bit instead of heading out early before the winds kicked up.

First to fly was the MiG-25 which I had shelved for a while, mainly to use the receiver in something else. I had modified the fuselage internals a little bit to move the battery back, and added a short exhaust duct.

It flew just like I remembered from last year, very smooth with a great climb rate. Rolls with the tailerons were positive but a little on the slow side. Speed didn't seem any higher with the thrust tube; I think the big intakes are pretty draggy.

This model was built from 2mm depron and the whole thing resonates like mad at full throttle. Box section fuselages really amplify fan noise - can't say that I like it. I need to spend some time thinking of ways to cut down the howling - rubber fan mounts, or maybe earplugs.

Flight time was 6-7 minutes with the 730 mAh pack; it was cold out so I hit the low volatge cutoff a few times until the pack warmed up.

I noticed a Sikorsky S-58 crawling along in the distance, but didn't get a good look because the battery finally tapered off and it was time to set up a landing.

Next up was the Sliver. I throttled up to 60% and gave it a good throw at about 45 degrees. Imagine my surprise when it shot off...Continue Reading
Posted by orectolobus | Mar 05, 2006 @ 09:14 AM | 7,800 Views
I just finished my latest design project, a Kawasaki KI-61.
The aircraft is all balsa with the following specs:

Wingspan 34"
Length 25"
Weight rtf ~20.5 oz
wing area 165 sq in
wing loading 17.5 oz
recommended motor AXI-2212/20 or Mega 16/15/6
recommended battery 3s 2100 Lipo

...Continue Reading
Posted by Just ShootMe | Mar 05, 2006 @ 08:06 AM | 4,403 Views
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 05, 2006 @ 07:54 AM | 19,582 Views
Then this model got the right name - FunJET from Multiplex.

Posted by GRW3 | Mar 05, 2006 @ 12:41 AM | 8,071 Views
Today I drove to Dallas and back. Well over 500 miles total. Why? Well my wife's baby and my youngest son is an aspiring actor and he had an audition he needed to be at.

As I was planning my route I had the brilliant thought (well, I had a thought anyway) to look up Dallas hobby shops and try find one close by. The one closest to the audition was Mike's Hobby Shop. I haven't been to any in several years but I some of them from the past. I knew this one was pretty well stocked and the web site said it was in a new, bigger location. So Mike's was put on the list to visit.

On the way I decided to stop in Waco to stretch my legs. I hooked it out to the Lake Waco flying site. I knew things had changed but I did not know by how much. What used to be a public access site was now gated (and locked on this cool day). This certainly has plusses for the club but it's also sad in a way. (I do remember being at events there where they had trouble keeping the general public out of the pits because they had a belief they could go anywhere they wanted at a public facility.) Traffic moved faster than I thought it would so I kicked myself for not looking up directions for Max Blose's shop.

After the boy's audition we drove the 10 additional miles north to Mike's. I'll diverge here to discuss the shortcoming of mapping iprograms like MapQuest. If you have the time, or inclination, you should double check the route with a competitive program. Today MapQuest had me exit and do a U-...Continue Reading
Posted by WinginIt Jr. | Mar 04, 2006 @ 11:17 PM | 3,498 Views
Info on my planes can be found here
Posted by slowracing | Mar 04, 2006 @ 11:10 PM | 5,011 Views