Posted by theKM | Mar 07, 2006 @ 01:47 PM | 55,930 Views
no really it is... it's a blog entry... just try and deny it.
Posted by Pat Lynch | Mar 06, 2006 @ 11:50 PM | 18,394 Views
A cold 2006 winter saw quite a few projects completed and a few more started . Some of my flying compatriots have been a bit critical of my mad pace, but I try to reassure them that I'm cramming about 20 or 30 years of non-experience into a couple - a lot of catching up to do!

Finished over the last few months are four Peter Rake prototype builds - Baboon, Hanriot, SE5a and an FE8 WW1 pusher.

Building a never-flown-before prototype is a fair responsibility. Not only do you need to build as per plan or at least check any changes with the designer, the design and plan must be verified, the model finished in reasonable time AND it has to be test-flown. Even more importantly, it must be flown, debugged, photographed and written up without destroying it - makes one nervous and careful!

The Baboon was finished and 'Flew off the board' no problems - it is a big model for a 42" and flies as slow as a kite.

The 36" Hanriot had a few teething troubles with balance and power but with that corrected - flew fine.

The 36" SE5a is a well-proven design and no trouble was expected from it so I chose to try out a few fine-detailing ideas. It looks good and flies well.

The 43" FE8 was Peter Rake's first pusher design and we had some fun getting used to it but it is now one of my regular flying models and performs well.

Build thread for the SE5A is

and the FE8 -
Posted by ndflicks | Mar 06, 2006 @ 10:59 PM | 5,619 Views
with canopy
Posted by Ed Morales | Mar 06, 2006 @ 10:03 PM | 4,263 Views
mast is stepped, running rigging needs to be fitted.time on water required to balance and trim the boat.
Posted by mp- | Mar 06, 2006 @ 09:13 PM | 5,675 Views
I'm buried at work, and I'm buried at work at home. I just haven't had time to type another installment of my usually witty and insightful blog. So, how about a picture? The motor adapter allows use of the smaller diameter sl/bl motors.
Posted by pitviper51 | Mar 06, 2006 @ 06:13 PM | 8,357 Views
just though id see if any other rc's here also kayak, or canoe white water or touring, doesnt matter if so share some stories, i know you havem hehe,
Posted by HACK | Mar 06, 2006 @ 12:45 PM | 14,502 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 | 5,165 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 | 3,386 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 | 39,436 Views
Posted by Joe Ford | Mar 05, 2006 @ 10:57 PM | 18,457 Views
A few pics of my H9 Sport CAP 232 build...GREAT looking airplane!!!
Posted by del | Mar 05, 2006 @ 10:03 PM | 6,160 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 | 5,609 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 | 4,692 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 | 3,078 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 | 4,518 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.