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Posted by simages | Nov 23, 2020 @ 05:21 PM | 3,689 Views
After 2 separate flying days and watching a fellow club member tweak and fly this plane, I had to order it Tower Hobbies. I also; ordered the same power system as he did saving a good amount of dollars, should be under $200.

I will put up a "Build Log because there are a few things that should be identified since it's been available for for some time now. I'll start by saying that at the time of starting this post, I purchased the UPROAR V2 for $99 and went elsewhere for the Power System.

My Build Thread is HERE
Posted by simages | Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:42 PM | 5,692 Views
On October 4th was the World Wide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon which was the 4th year in a row, the BCMA Ukie Squadron entered the
Controline Contest. We had 4-5 pilots entering to fly as many flights as they could to be logged into the World Wide Web Site and history books.
COVID probably affected beating the 2019 record logging; 554 pilots who made 6,127 flights
Posted by simages | Oct 20, 2020 @ 12:10 PM | 5,051 Views
Although, I have 2 other projects on the bench, I've decided to start building the Carl Goldberg Cub as an Electric "Clipped Wing" version. Going to modify the cowling with a Continental A-65-8 dummy engine kit from Top Notch Products as well as using the Landing Gear from Super Cub 25e.
I hope to use my Permax BL-O 4235-0480 Motor & 60A ESC from the Multiplex XL Cub which has the same WS, length and flying weight, plus (+-) 1 lbs........

Specifications

• Wing Span: 76 1/2 in. ( 194 cm)
• Clipped Wing: 67 1/2 in. ( 171 cm)
• Wing Area 744 sq. in. ( 4800 cm²)
• Length: 48 in. ( 122 cm)
• Weight: 7 1/2 lbs. ( 3.4 kg)
• Engine: . 40 – . 61 2 – cycle. (6.6 cc – 10.0 cc 2 – cycle) . 40 – . 90 4 – cycle. (6.6 cc – 14.7 cc 4 – cycle)

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Sep 21, 2020 @ 06:38 PM | 3,804 Views
The original Church was built in 1928 and 1929, by Jim Church of Chicago. He used basic Heath Parasol parts, ie the wings, body and tail. His plane was powered with the famous Henderson motorcycle engine. In 1929, Jim entered the Church in the Cleveland Air Races in the 100 cu in class. The Church, piloted by Freddie Lund, test pilot for Waco, lead the race for five laps before a burned valve forced it from the race. The airplane performed so well, Jim started kitting his modifications for the Heath. He also sold the complete plane and parts to potential builders.

General Characteristics

Length: 16 ft 9 in (5.11 m)
Wingspan: 26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)
Wing area: 110 ft2 (10 m2)
Empty weight: 367 lb (166 kg)
Gross weight: 584 lb (265 kg)
Fuel capacity: 4.5 Gal (17 L)
Powerplant: 1 × Heath-Henderson B-4 Inline 4 cylinder, 27 hp (20 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 78 kn (90 mph, 140 km/h)
Cruise speed: 61 kn (70 mph, 110 km/h)
Stall speed: 24 kn (28 mph, 45 km/h)

Classic Models BUILD thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jun 03, 2020 @ 09:51 PM | 5,963 Views
This has been way over due for me.......

Have always planned to finish this into a NASA Cobra AH-1G. I'm sure it will take a little time.....

Still on the fence regarding the finishing theme for the Corbra. I'm so leaning toward the Military version so, I can truly honor the designer of this kit, the late CW2 James R.V. Linder. James also founded Approach Engineering.

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jan 17, 2020 @ 06:08 PM | 9,607 Views
The two-seat Aeronca C-3 was dubbed the “flying bathtub” because of its unusual fuselage shape. Following the successful C-2 Scout model, the C-3 Master was marketed as an all weather convertible, with removable door and fold-down window. The Master, inexpensive to own and operate, was popular with sportsman pilots and required only 70 feet of runway to take off. Approximately 400 were produced.
The E-113C engine used on this aircraft has a single magneto ignition system. Later, Aeronca E-113CBD engines featured dual magnetos as required by the new safety standards of 1938. The engine consumes about three gallons of gas per hour at cruising speed (85% power). The fuselage is fabric-covered welded steel tubing and the wings are fabric-covered spruce.
It has dual control wheels. The Duplex was the open cockpit configuration and sold for $1730; the Master was the enclosed version and sold for $1790. For 1936, all C-3s were built with enclosed cockpits.

Specifications:
  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 Pilot
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in. (6.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in. (10.98 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 6 in. (2.32 m)
  • Wing area: 142.2 ft2 (13.2 m2)
  • Empty weight: 569 lb (258 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1006 lb (456 kg)
  • Powerplant: Aeronca E-113C horizontally opposed 2-cylinder engine, 40 hp (29.8 kW)
  • Maximum airspeed: 90 mph (145 km/h)
  • Range: 190 miles (306 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,267 m)
This highly prefabricated kit belongs in the "super scale competition" models category. Once built, the airframe is extremely light and clean but still able to withstand the high loads and stresses associated with aerobatic flight. The manufacturer uses the latest construction techniques including Laser CNC cutting to achieve high strength and low weight. Each part and every detail are meticulously made.

Wingspan: 51.25"
Length: 28.75"
Weight: 25-26 oz. (710-740g)
Channels: 4,5

Will start soon.....

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jan 14, 2020 @ 06:44 PM | 8,174 Views
Well, this is still on the shelf until I get the power system, servos and finish 3 other projects.....


Build thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jan 14, 2020 @ 06:37 PM | 7,849 Views
Well, this is still on the shelf until I get the power system and servos......

However; first I'll have to build the eStar Decathlon kit that I just purchased.......

Build thread HERE

Posted by simages | Jan 13, 2020 @ 10:55 PM | 6,367 Views
Just ordered this eStar kit from Esprit. However; I was going to purchase the eStar Aeronca C-3, but the Decathlon was right under it's listing. I've been wanting a Decathlon for some time, but wanting a smaller than 67". Actually less than 50" and there it was.........

Wingspan: 43.5" (1100mm)
Length: 30.5" (775mm)
Weight: 21-23 oz. (600-650g)

The Bellanca Super Decathlon is the best aerobatic trainer around. Powered by a Lycoming 180hp engine, this aircraft can be stressed to 6 Gs positive and 5 Gs negative. It's easily capable of 4 minutes of sustained inverted flight. The Decathlon's symmetrical wing makes it ideal for inverted maneuvers. This highly prefabricated kit belongs in the "super scale competition" models category. Once built, the airframe is extremely light and clean but still able to withstand the high loads and stresses associated with aerobatic flight.

The manufacturer uses the latest construction techniques including Laser CNC cutting to achieve high strength and low weight. Each part and every detail are meticulously made.

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Nov 13, 2019 @ 06:36 PM | 5,273 Views
Going to start on this build before the AllStar Bipe.....


Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Oct 27, 2019 @ 10:36 PM | 4,554 Views
Will start soon..... will be using an added short kit from LaserWorks to build the wings instead of using original foam wings.

Will start soon enough.......

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Oct 27, 2019 @ 10:24 PM | 4,423 Views
StevensAero - Pietenpol (Pi-a-ten-pol) Sky Scout (480) Laser Cut Scale Electric Park Flyer

Specifications:
Wing Span 48"
Wing Area 425 sq in
Length 28.5"
Flying Weight 24 oz
Loading 8.1 oz. / sq ft
Wing Cube Loading 4.7
Control Layout R/E/A/A/T

Build Thread HERE

Posted by simages | Mar 06, 2019 @ 04:32 PM | 10,315 Views
Reconditioned my Carbon Z into an Army L4 scheme using LTC Charles "Bazooka Charlie" and his L-4 Grasshopper, Rosie the Rocketer (s/n 43-30426) mounting a trio of bazookas


Build and updated Thread HERE

Posted by simages | Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:14 PM | 11,352 Views
Specifications

Wing span – 40 inch / 1014mm
Length – 43.08 inch / 1095mm
Wing area – 582.4 sq inch
AUW (ready to fly including battery) ~ 38.45oz / 1089gr
Wing loading – approx 9.5oz sq ft!!

PA Ultimate AMR

My Airframe order included;

Ultimate AMR 40 ARF - Red, Airframe
PA Thrust 40 brushless outrunner
PA Quantum 45A ESC Pro
Nexatec NXT 70HV servo - Pack of 4 servos
Carbon fiber MD size long servo arms -set of 4pc
Thin gauge electric extension lead - 2 meter / 78"
VOX 13x8 Electric wooden propeller
1.8" Carbon Fiber Ultimate Style CNC machined spinner

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Feb 11, 2019 @ 05:08 PM | 12,457 Views
Although I'm not a 3D guy, I have always loved my Addiction after I bought it on impulse, but most of all I love the technology, design, flight performance and quality of PA's aircraft! So, why the Extra 260?

Honestly; I had come across a special sale with Precision Aerobatics and bought a motor combo with the Thrust 30, Quantum 45 Pro and spinner combo. I put it with my other power systems and forgot about it. While recently listing some items in the "RCG Classifieds", I added this combo to the mix.

After 6 days and 126 views no bites so I asked myself, why would anyone look for a thrust 30 and what would they install it in? Crap, the Extra 260 of course..... after looking at it a little closer and saw the price, I clicked on the colors, but the yellow had no sample pictures.

That made me "Google" the 260 and boom there it was in yellow.

EXTRA 260

Specifications

Wingspan: 1219mm /48″
Length: 1094mm /43″
Wing area: 490 sq.in
Flight weight: approx 955gr/33.7oz
Wing loading: approx 9.9oz/sq.ft

Now I just have to wait for Delivery......

Because I already have the Thrust 30, 45 Quantum Pro and spinner my setup will be PA's recommended Integrated Performance Airframe-Drive System (iPA).

My Airframe order included;

Extra 260 ARF - Yellow, Airframe (New production run)
4x Nexatec NXT 70HV servos
Carbon fiber MD size long servo arms
Extra 260 Carbon Fiber Vortex Generators
4x PA V4 Lipo 2200mAh 11.1V 25-50c (by 3 get 1 free)
Thin gauge electric extension lead
VOX 13x5 Electric wooden propeller

Already have 12x6 and 12x7 props

Weighed in at 35.0oz / 992g - 35.5oz / 1006g with wheel pants

PA's flight weight is approx 33.7oz / 955g


Build Thread HERE

Posted by simages | Jan 16, 2019 @ 03:53 PM | 14,736 Views
Wing Span | 40 in
Overall Length | 19 in
Wing Area | 220 in2
Flying Weight | 9.5 oz
Wing Loading | 6.2 oz/ft2

Controls Required | 4 channel, R/E/A/A/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply
Category | Park Flyer

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jan 11, 2019 @ 09:31 PM | 14,246 Views
Wing Span | 23.75 in
Overall Length | 15.25 in
Wing Area | 100 in²
Flying Weight | 2.1 oz
Wing Loading | 3.0 oz/ft²

Controls Required | 3 channel, R/E/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply

Build Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM | 17,286 Views
The Monocoupe 22, the prototype of the 70, was the first light cabin monoplane to be certificated under the Department of Commerce regulations established in 1927. In 1928, nearly 90 percent of all the light airplanes produced and sold in the United States were Monocoupes. The popularity of this light cabin plane lay in the side-by-side seating and the pleasant, though spirited, characteristics of the aircraft that made it fun to fly.

Build Thread HERE

• • Specifications • •
Recommended Flying Site: Flying Field
Airframe Type: Sport
Pilot Skill Level: Intermediate
Builders Skill Level: Intermediate

• RTF Weight: 10lbs / 160oz
• Wing Span: 82 in
• Wing Area: 1054 sq in
• Length: 50 in`
• Loading: 21.9 oz sq ft
• Wing Cube loading:

• • Power • •
• Engine: Saito FA90R3 / FG19 KELEO Exhaust
• Onboard Glow Driver: ElectroDynamics 1.2v
• Propeller: 12x7 - 13x6 - 13x7
•Batteries: 9000mAh 1.2v Nicad and 6v NiMH

• • Control • •
• Control Layout: 7 Channels - R/E/A/A/F/F/T
• Aileron Servos: 2 x Futaba S3152
• Elevator Servo: 1 x Futaba S3152
• Rudder Servo: 1 x Futaba S3152
• Flap Servos: 2 x Futaba S3152
• Throttle Servo: 1 x Futaba S3004
• Receiver: Spektrum AR7350 AS3X
Third tank Break in......

FA90R3 - Field Break in (2 min 27 sec)

Posted by simages | Apr 29, 2016 @ 07:40 PM | 20,800 Views
This 55-inch-span Strega MK2 is designed for .46 to .55 glow power or electric, this plane comes built and covered and ready for radio and power installation.

Wingspan: 55.5 in (1410 mm)
Length: 50.3 in (1278 mm)
Weight: 7-7.5 lb (3.2-3.4 kg)
Wing area: 640 in2 (41.3 dm2)
Wing Loading: 24.5 oz/in2 (75 g/dm2)
Requires:
6-channel minimum radio
Five standard servos
800-1200mAh NiMH battery
2-stroke .46-.55 /4-stroke .52 glow engine
1000-1400kV outrunner brushless motor
4-6 cell 4000-5000mAh LiPo battery
50-80 amp ESC


Build Thread HERE