Posted by HOT ROD LOCAL | Feb 19, 2006 @ 12:41 AM | 4,317 Views
Go racing, that is my blog!
Posted by Joe Ford | Feb 18, 2006 @ 07:42 PM | 17,076 Views
My buddy Mike posted a pic of our TM400's together. Running a Mega 16/15/4 with 3:1 gearbox, 3s lipos, APC 13x6.5 prop. Modified this one a bit to handle the power. Glassed both wings with 3/4oz FG cloth, fuse with 1/2oz cloth, CF rods in both wings, CF struts, 4lb test fishing line for wing wires, custom LG to clear the 13" prop, dual aileron servos w/top wing ailerons as well, and a few others. Paint scheme and decals modeled after a full scale version that is still flight worthy.
Posted by mdscientist61 | Feb 18, 2006 @ 03:32 PM | 8,737 Views
This airplane first flew in May 2005. It is a good sport trainer. I put probably more than 100 flights on it until I voluntarily decomissioned it, removed the engine radio and hardware, and gave away the wing and fuselage to someone who was ready for an advanced trainer. This airplane was built from a mish-mash of different plans from The wing was modified from the BUHOR except with no dihedral, the fuselage was an upside-down modification of the CoroCub, and the tailwheel was from the Corostang. This was a good advanced trainer for sharpening my skills. Because the wing was so thin and pointy, it would stall quite abruptly, and it would do nice snap rolls. With my Webra 61 on it, it could climb at about 80 degrees off vertical. I had lots of fun flying it.
Posted by kdahlhaus | Feb 18, 2006 @ 12:23 PM | 18,041 Views
Hey this is cool. Didn't know we had blogs.
Posted by Mike Kolesnikov | Feb 18, 2006 @ 04:25 AM | 2,314 Views
The new local record in the table repair time:
| Table             | Op     | Msg_type | Msg_text |
| | repair | status   | OK       |
1 row in set (19 hours 32 min 42.73 sec)
Painful, eh?
Posted by mdscientist61 | Feb 18, 2006 @ 12:10 AM | 8,657 Views
I needed an airplane with a nice thick airfoil and a large wing area so that it would fly slowly and stall gradually. So I built this SPAD. The wing is a modification of the SPAD Extra on the website, and the fuselage is a modification of the CoroCub except upside-down. The tail wheel is borrowed from the Spadstang. The wingspan was 68 inches and it weight 7.5 pounds ready to fly. I was fascinated by swept wings, so this one had an 11 degrees sweep on the leading edge. The motor was my Webra 61. I liked this airplane a lot. It was fun and relaxing to fly. It was decommissioned after that rather embarassing (if admittedly amusing for the onlookers) incident with the power line. The motor, radio and other hardware were moved to yet another machine.
Posted by GRW3 | Feb 17, 2006 @ 11:16 PM | 6,810 Views
After 4 years of not building Iím at it again. Iíve built a lot so I donít have to start simple. I acquired a Balsa USA Eindecker to be my first build. Iím posting a build log in Power - R/C Scale so go there for details. The last three planes I built I never flew. I had a giant scale PT-19 (an ARF but still a job), an Astro Hog Bipe (really nice) and C/L Flite Streak. I sold the first two four years ago and the last one just today.

Cleaning up my workshop was a real chore. Turns out my milk crate with flite line items was put on the floor to make room for some crap uh property of my daughter when she moved back in (for the second time in four years). My fast field charger, my starter, my tachometer and my field battery were destroyed when our washing machine wore out there was a massive leak. Other things were missing too. Mostly tools but odds and ends. One thing was the chuck key for my drill press. Who needs a chuck key for a drill press. I had three battery powered drills two heavy duty and one light duty. The latter was just gone and of the former I have the drill/battery of one set and the charger of the second. Thereís other stuff but itís more annoying than critical.

I got some more clamps to replace the missing. I had already bought a replacement drill. I got some new rotary tool fittings. I cleaned up the rest of my tools, etc., etc. Mostly I just cleaned and threw trash and junk away. In the process I reclaimed my building tables. I have two. The primary...Continue Reading
Posted by John Rood | Feb 17, 2006 @ 05:36 PM | 13,953 Views
Back in the late 1960's or early 70's my younger brother ArthurTheMenace built and flew this great old kit, the House Of Balsa Focke Wulf FW-190A-3.

Well, all these eons later, I have found the actual plans that Art used to build his 190! They were downstairs here in Boston, buried under a ton of aero-things rescued from our childhood back in the Palisades.

36" span, 1/12th scale, this cute plane was an enormously popular 1/2A gas "schoolyard / stand-off scale" model (that's what they called it back then) designed by Fred Reese, and amazingly House of Balsa is still in business, and by popular demand they reintroduced this kit! Price seems a bit higher than I remember it was back during the Nixon Administration.

Of course now this airplane is a happy candidate for e-power, and here's a recent build-review:

Meanwhile, my PSS glider pal Jan recently told me that he built one and sloped it off Palos Verdes way back when! How cool is this??? What a connection.

So I just might need to make a HOUSE OF FOAM version for PSS.
Posted by Gary Morris | Feb 17, 2006 @ 03:48 PM | 12,363 Views
Well it looks like another missed weekend, the prediction is for 2-4 inches of snow and ice! Guess I'll just have to stay inside and work on my new camera mount for my Eolo Pro heli. I finished editing my videos and friends videos using the CVS Camera, they turned out pretty well considering the poor quality of the video from the camera. I have posted them here on the Ezone and as well on a few other sites. March is just a few weeks away and getting and itch to fly on the dam at Percy Priest! I hope we can have some of the Huntsville Slope heads join us soon! Til next time, keep your batteries charged and pray for good weather! For a list of recent video's I've posted click on my putfile home page here.

Posted by John Rood | Feb 17, 2006 @ 03:11 PM | 13,682 Views

"Wow, what a fascinating blog."

-- speaketh Teacake, The Maine Coon

Posted by Reed | Feb 17, 2006 @ 11:03 AM | 16,650 Views
...let's try this again. I've decided I just can't do the rant thing. Gotta keep it positive, yo!
Posted by yugioh_girl | Feb 17, 2006 @ 09:24 AM | 2,678 Views
Are eagles affected by pollution or pesticides?
Posted by Drillah | Feb 17, 2006 @ 01:40 AM | 4,452 Views
I can't belive some of the trick bike i'm seeing on the mc forum. those guys (you guys ) are mad.
Posted by Drillah | Feb 17, 2006 @ 01:38 AM | 4,400 Views
The 4 stroke still needs an adapter for the carb and a new exhaust setup.
I'm in no hurry to get it done actually because I really have no time to run it and play. Much less try to race it.
One of these days I'll get it going again.
Posted by mdscientist61 | Feb 17, 2006 @ 12:10 AM | 7,762 Views
I built this one using the wing of the "Spadet" from the website. The fuselage was a modification of the one from the FlatBat. The rear part of the fuselage was a child's plastic basball bat, and the fron part was a piece of aluminium from a junked ladder. It was powered by an old 0.61 motor. You might have noticed that everything looks bent and crooked. That's because this picture was taken after the machine cart-wheeled after flying through some tree branches when I was coming in to land. I didn't have any pre-crash pictures of it. too bad. This airplane was easy to fly, slow and relaxing. The flying characteristics were similar to the SlowPoke on the simulator. I built it in March 2005, and crashed it maybe 6 weeks later. It was while flying this airplane that I learned how to actually keep the airplane on the runway while landing. For me, that was an improvement.
Posted by Reed | Feb 16, 2006 @ 04:50 PM | 16,723 Views
A shot across the bow of the RC slope community....