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Posted by Mokulele808 | Aug 16, 2020 @ 01:05 PM | 3,724 Views
I was browsing and came across the Douglas Aircraft Quicksilver and although the box looked really ugly, I decided to take a chance and pick it up to get the wing cores. The fuselage was already partially constructed but I was thinking of putting a motor in my version. It did have a ratty plan but enough where the major portion of the aircraft was visible. It also had the instructions. Having built several models from scratch, I thought I'd give it a try....Continue Reading
Posted by Mokulele808 | Jun 03, 2016 @ 02:00 PM | 4,335 Views
Recently completed Supreme Hobbies Airbus A330 in Hawaiian Airlines artwork.

Supreme Hobbies Hawaiian A330 RC (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by Mokulele808 | Feb 05, 2015 @ 01:20 AM | 5,987 Views
This AMD F-4 Phantom hasn't seen the light of day in years. Has anyone built and flown this? Any suggestions?
Posted by Mokulele808 | Jan 11, 2015 @ 03:22 PM | 4,531 Views
My friend found this in storage. Looks like a two-piece fiberglass fuse. Possibly for a Sagitta XC?
Posted by Mokulele808 | Nov 25, 2014 @ 12:48 AM | 12,348 Views
After flying the TH Vista EP, I saw a new brushless version being offered. Two friends immediately placed a combined order for three Vista BLs. As a result of this order, we got free shipping and three $10.00 certificates.

The BL's assembly is much like the EP's, with gluing the wing halves together first. The instructions are very clear and include photos.

The tail was then assembled. There is an addendum to the instructions where the pre-drilled holes in the horizontal stab need to be modified as the pins on the vertical stab do not line up.
Posted by Mokulele808 | Dec 10, 2013 @ 01:47 AM | 4,543 Views
Just bought a used Culpepper Models Chuperosa but it was lacking the plans and instructions. The kit also came with the 2 meter wing cores but have no instructions or plans as well. The kit came with the 7037 wing cores. If anyone has the manual scanned as a pdf, I would appreciate it if you can e-mail it to me.
Posted by Mokulele808 | Mar 09, 2013 @ 06:52 AM | 8,310 Views
Being an avid fan of the Wanderer 2 Meter, I was always intrigued with the 99" Wanderer after being given a 2 meter fuselage and completed wing. The Wanderer was great for those light days on the slope and I was always confident that I could hand launch on days where everyone else is sitting, eating sunflower seeds, and waiting for more lift.

I began searching the threads on this site and found some information on the 99 and started thinking of building one. So I needed a full size plan and an instruction book. It's always nice to have the original ribs to use as templates but it seems that these kits are very rare.

So I'm talking to my friend who lives across the street in my neighborhood (coincidentally the same friend who gave me the incomplete 2 meter Wanderer) and expressed my interest in building a 99. He has hollow molded planes and had been flying since the 70's but has been too busy to fly lately. He tells me, "I got the plans for the 99". "Great" I thought, it would be a good beginning. He looks in his storage rack in his garage and low and behold, he pulls down the Wanderer 99 box. Holding the box, I noted that it felt heavy to be hiding the plans. I thought "can it be?" I slowly lifted the cover and inside was the ENTIRE KIT! (He even has a Bob Martin SR-7 with the duralene fuse)

I was allowed to take the box home to make a copy of the plans and make tracings of the ribs. I subsequently created an inventory sheet to make it easier to order wood. I've gotten some inquiries on the Wandering thread if I was going to build one.

I had already begun to duplicate parts so I guess I'll just do it. Just one caveat, it's going to take some time because I need to order the wood and am currently working on other projects, but hope you enjoy the build.
Posted by Mokulele808 | Aug 15, 2012 @ 05:56 AM | 18,226 Views
I live close to some great slope locations and I have a great time flying different RC planes. I completed a flying wing and have flown it a couple of times. About a month ago, I saw a video of a Mamba from SlopeWings and went ahead and ordered it.

I wanted to compare the Mamba to my previous build, a Zagi 5C. So after receiving the kit from Jordan, who told me that no one has done a build log (they're probably hanging out at their favorite slope spot) so I began taking photos.
Posted by Mokulele808 | Jul 29, 2012 @ 06:53 AM | 6,807 Views
I was looking for a rib template for the Gentle Lady when I stumbled on a source that would allow me to upgrade to a better airfoil for the GL. RA Cores In Massachusetts, better known for their Combat Gremlin and flat foamies carries an upgrade kit for the Gentle Lady and 2M Spirit. The kit contains foam cores, spars, web shears, sheeting, balsa leading edges and fiberglass tape. The kits are available in SD7037 and S3021 airfoils. On Jim Reith's recommendation, I went with the SD7037. Instructions include options to change the dihedral and installation of flaps and ailerons. The kits are $35.00 plus shipping. http://www.racores.com/
Posted by Mokulele808 | Jul 16, 2012 @ 04:12 PM | 7,043 Views
A friend brought his giant flying wing to the slope this weekend. Even though the wind was marginal, he assembled it and tossed it out. There's a photo of a 48" Zagi and a 2 meter Wanderer for size comparison.

Flying Wing (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by Mokulele808 | Oct 10, 2011 @ 04:35 AM | 8,601 Views
I needed to reduce lift for my Radian because my flying site can be windy at times. Since my RTF version came with a five channel radio, I chose to use the "Gear" channel to activate two servos that I installed under the wing. I used 1" aileron stock and removed a 14 inch strip from the trailing edge of each wing, 1" from the fuselage. I used nylon hinges to attach the spoilers.

I didn't have any idea how big the spoiler should be and in retrospect, could have used the foam material from the wing and reinforced it with a CF strip and tape hinges. I used two HXT500 servos and routed the wires in the existing slot under the wing and fed a Y harness up from the receiver compartment and imbedded the connector housings in the fuselage where the wings are inserted.

I've flown the Radian a couple of times with the modification and it works great. Just need to give some up elevator when the spoilers are being deployed but it prevents the Radian from floating away on windy days or during fast descents.