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Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 28, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 9,267 Views
I needed a flight battery for a 2-meter fling wing project, So I dropped by the local hobby shop and much to my surprise...I found they had little two cell 360mAh 7.4Volt lithium-ion packs on sale for .99 cents. I asked "why so cheap" they said that some Helion boat was discontinued and the extra batteries were no longer needed. So I picked up all eight of them. Much to my surprise when I pulled them apart the cells have negative and positive are on the same end of the cell with a very convenient circuit board on the end. This will make it super easy to rewire and even parallel packs togher. Super cool...
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 3,283 Views
I've smeared a few planes in my time flying models, But this is the craziest one yet. Astro Flight 020 4 turn in a converted sloper. A 26' P-51 Dago racer. I hit a metal picnic table awning at well over 150+ Funny thing is...That's the motor after the crash. Motor mount, Still glued in. Motor shaft, Not bent. Prop, Not broken. Spinner, Missing and the other half of the the screw is broken off in the prop nut. Speed controller, Missing also. Crazy right.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 04, 2019 @ 03:38 PM | 8,120 Views
My new building broad project. I want to build a Sig Kobra, with E-Flight .10 size electric retracts. This is new landing gear wire I bent out of 1/8th stock. 4 loops for the nose and 3 loops for the mains. Notice...I even made a right and left for the mains. Good Start...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:54 PM | 7,995 Views
1968 Moore point to point CNC jig grinder running on Fanuc 16...This baby is in tip-top shape. When I was a lot younger I used to do 200 holes a day on a manual.
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:31 PM | 8,021 Views
Some unfortunate news...RC Foam is going out of business, I guess if you can't get Depron any more you can't sell it. Fortunately for me I drove down and picked up a box of 9mm. So I built a mini bow and have a whipit. I wonder what kind of wing I can build with a whole box.
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:21 PM | 7,895 Views
Picked up a Sig T-Clips the other day and have been working on it. It had a power 52 and a six cell battery, Which made it fly very fast and heavy. After making a little custom motor mount it now has the worlds largest CD-Rom motor, A Motofly 4315 714Kv motor and a four cell. The plane is now a pound ans a half lighter and has a 20 watt per pound more performance.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 18, 2018 @ 08:18 PM | 9,286 Views
Great Planes powered Carbon-Z Cub flies great now.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 12, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 8,712 Views
I'm so glad Horizon and Great Planes are one in the same, I can now do this too.
Like my Cub I'm now a proud owner of a 30cc Ultra Stick, And like the Cub...That's right it gets an O.S. GF40 four stroke gasser.
Unfortunately The GF40 is about 150 to 160 grams heavier than a Evolution GT33 . No big deal...A little lead in the tail fixes that right...No
The GT40 has the carburetor on the back of the engine and it extends the prop hub another inch and three quarters past the GT33 witch is a whole lot of nose weight.
Solution...I'll cut two inches off the nose of the fuselage...No big deal, But I really don't want to buy a roll of that ugly a$$ green Ultracote to fix it.

Does anyone know if the GF40 will run mounted sideways...
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 07, 2018 @ 05:57 PM | 8,623 Views
With Horizon and Great Planes joining hands, I thought it's time for my Carbon-Z Cub to do the same.
That's right...That's a Rimfire 80. in my cub...No more dead sticks from the piece of crap E-Flight BL-50 delamination of the magnets and having to glue them back in. Real horsepower.
17X8 Prop...We'll see if I can keep the tips off the ground.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 02, 2018 @ 05:41 PM | 9,204 Views
Finally scored me an Umma Gawd 250. Picked it pretty cheap and cleaned it up with a white frame kit.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 29, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 8,775 Views
I'm on board with iSDT charging...T8 1000 watt, PD-100 6 amp discharger, Battery checkers and the new C4 charging A123 cells.
I know some have had problems with the T8, But mine has served me very well.


Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 02:42 AM | 10,160 Views
The closest shave ever...Ain't no Harry's in that.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 02:37 AM | 10,073 Views
Did I mention that top drive is the absolute worst thing ever devised in aeromodelling...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 26, 2017 @ 07:30 PM | 9,622 Views
Now to find a used DX6 to try it out on.

That's what I'll do but to a DX6
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 07, 2017 @ 09:34 AM | 9,605 Views
So...This time he wanted me to solder female servo leads into the board so he would have a brick of female connectors glued together.
I came up with this to save space, I think it came out very cool...He liked it too.
What do you think.
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 02, 2017 @ 09:38 PM | 10,760 Views
My pair of Vortex 150's with Runcam micro swifts V2 and 3D printed hoods. Thanks Rob
Posted by racedouge1 | Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:22 AM | 10,580 Views
First time I put end pins in an AR6210 with a a carbon satellite. It will be going into a full carbon pylon racer. Be interesting to see if it works, He didn't want to spend the 80 on a 6270.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 03, 2017 @ 08:55 PM | 11,667 Views
I've had such good results with the Axi motor . I don't have a tach, but 24.5 Amps 340 watts and 4s on a 15X9.5 Vita prop. The motor is rated to 300 watts.
I picked up a NIB Hyperion heli motor HS 2221-2580 and going to mount on the same gearbox. Motor rated at 400 watts and almost double the Kv at 780
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 01, 2017 @ 12:52 PM | 11,994 Views
Going a little different direction with the new 2 meter hotliner. The 2217 Axi motor on a MPI 3.3:1 gearbox and Ice 50 are proving to be quit impressive.


Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:55 AM | 11,341 Views