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Posted by PeterVRC | Nov 26, 2015 @ 06:04 PM | 15,120 Views
I have had the FlyFly MB229 for many years, in a box...... so it was time to get it out and build it finally! Especially with the demise of the Lander RC F9F Panther, though I had started the MB339 the week before that crashed - hmmm, maybe the F9F was not happy about that!

At approx 1.4m wingspan by 1.4m long, the FlyFly MB339 is quite a big "90mm" plane. It has a TON of internal space. This is all because the full scale one is not a 'big' plane and when you keep dimensions at "1.4m" across all the planes you make (FlyFly) then a smaller full scale plane makes for a lower scale number compared to other larger full scale jets they make. This then means the overall 'volume' of the plane is large, versus the lower scaled plane of the same span/length dimensions. (eg a Lancaster bomber of this same scale will have a pencil thin fuselage).

Everything about the MB339 is "Typical FlyFly" - nothing better, nothing worse. A great blank canvas to work on, though many have been built just as they came - and probably had short lifespans due to all those typical FlyFly inadequacies in their stock form. One common thing is the wings folding up = crash.

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Posted by PeterVRC | Nov 24, 2015 @ 03:44 AM | 17,165 Views
I finally bought a 3D printer, after a long time of humming and harring over the cost and the uses for it. For sure it would have uses, but they need to be cost effective too!

When HobbyKing had the Print-Rite 3D printer on special for almost $100 off, which was AUD$383, I quickly read up on it and with all reviews etc sounding good I decided to get one!

I am no 3D Printer Expert!! Not yet anyway. But this was easy to assemble and set up - with a bit of added DIY usefully added. And then the first two test prints went PERFECT right away! That was a surprise bonus, after reading so much about setting up importance and issues etc. you can run into.
Well, they are a quite simple device really....

I also ordered a heated bed from ebay for AUD$19, but on the 6 prints I have done so far the stock bed and tape setup has been totally fine really! I had read how good it is - better - to have a heated bed.... hmmm.

It IS important to align it all! The two main things are leveling the 'cross beam' and setting the home Z Axis nozzle height. It seems best to do that every time you get the printer out to print again, as they can move/change.

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Posted by PeterVRC | Nov 15, 2015 @ 03:03 AM | 12,920 Views
Hey! This sounds familiar!.....

After my first FPV Bixler 2 was irreparably damaged in its 'flyaway' crash into a tree I had decided that was that - I would not get another one.
But everyone I know has one! So I eventually decided I will get one just for fun flying, relaxing flying, and for letting other people/learners to have a go etc.
They really are an excellent plane, even though they are a minimalist flimsy 'rubbish' plane, LOL. They are just what they are made to be.... something that flies extremely well, light, glides, stable and a trainer.

This time I was going to leave it 'stock' but I could not bear to do that! It NEEDS things done better on it....

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