Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:45 AM | 3,925 Views
109 350C C/g, 9070X3 prop, GWS 4PII rx, Hitec electrics, Vammy's 1050 2 cell lipo, many mods for strength. Auw 13.0 oz
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:37 AM | 3,969 Views
350C C/g, 1080X4 prop, blue arrow 15A ESC, bluebird 306BB servos, GWS 4PII RX, burgerking coffee stirrers for rockets, plus other mods.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:29 AM | 3,968 Views
The Corsairs enemy the ZERO 350C C/G, 90X70X3 prop, CC 25A ESC,Vam's 2 cell 1050 lipo, all Hitec electronics. !3.5 AUW
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:20 AM | 3,957 Views
Brushless Mk2 25/25-26 5:1 gear, all hitec electronics.Jeti 18p ESC, 3 cell TP1320 lipo. Way too much plane for me yet.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 01:06 AM | 3,868 Views
this is my beater. If my heart and lungs hold out and I learn i'll be flying my GWS birds. This is foamed inside due to many oaks infatuated with yellow planes. I've converted it to ailerons instead of rudder.
Posted by cwksr | Mar 13, 2006 @ 12:58 AM | 3,961 Views
converted to 350C C/G GWS, Vampower 2 cell 1050 lipo, 10X4.7 prop, all hitech electronics. AUW 15.5 oz.
Posted by Esprit440 | Mar 12, 2006 @ 04:58 PM | 5,165 Views
Well, I wrecked another one today. Last week I built a small 15" wingspan plane powered by one of the many GWS CNC-12 motors I have lying around from brushless EDF conversions.

I started to design in Rhino but found myself making slow progress, so I just decided to design and build on the fly. First step was to form a sheet of 2mm depron around the torchiere lamp in my living room. With assistance from my wife and a heat gun I was able to get a nice curve.

The wing was built next from a sheet of folded 2mm depron with a 3mm carbon spar - fiberglass tape was applied to the fold to keep the depron from splitting & protect the leading edge from damage.

3mm depron strip ailerons were hinged with tape, and with the wing in hand I eyeballed the fuselage length and cut my preformed fuselage piece. This was pinched at the back for a nice taper and two depron formers glued inside.

After that it was a matter of cramming all the gear inside. The most difficult part of the build was the wing attachment system; I ended up using neodymium magnets with music wire catches but that arrangement wasn't particularly effective.

The detailing was done late last night with adhesive backed vinyl film. I like the canopy since it gives the impression that something is there although the surface is flat.

I made a rough guess on the CG and took it out for the maiden this morning. Throttled up, gave it a good toss... and off it went! I was so relieved that this one...Continue Reading
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:47 PM | 24,151 Views
The first Model Fair of the season where the public gets to see the new models. Despite some bad flu I drove down there for the day. The icy roads this morning where quite a challenge for the summer tires on my BMW rental car.

Here is a picture of a real big "ParkFly" Ultimate:
Posted by Gary Morris | Mar 12, 2006 @ 02:09 PM | 14,632 Views
The weather here is changing, i.e., yesterday was 80 degrees, today more of the same, winds are 15-20 and gusting. It's been too windy to fly outside so I've taken things inside and been flying the Aero Ace by Airhog. It's a tiny twin motor biplane that uses differencial thrust to control direction and power to control pitch. These can be had at Wal-mart, Kmart, Target, and ToysRUs for anywhere from $26.99 to $39.99 at Wal-mart, so much for the lowest prices. They will fly about 10 minutes on a single charge of their lipoly battery, (provided), and the transmitter uses 6 double a alkline batteries to power it and charge the plane. Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure and a few pictures as well.

Gary Morris
Posted by slowracing | Mar 12, 2006 @ 11:27 AM | 5,237 Views
Here's a couple pictures of my New Moth.
Posted by jet head | Mar 12, 2006 @ 09:39 AM | 2,590 Views
all questions have been answered.
Posted by rickhg12hs | Mar 12, 2006 @ 04:39 AM | 2,219 Views
This is a test. Had this been an actual blog entry , you would have been notified what other blog to read to make better use of your time. This has been only a test.
Posted by Spiderman_48 | Mar 11, 2006 @ 11:44 PM | 3,509 Views
Took her to the local football field and did some land trials. ... had to reglue some stress related joint separations, but it's a great turf runner ! It did pop into the air a couple times and acted very tail heavy . I had a small light battery in it, so, I'll have to use a heavier battery set to get more weight up front. I think it will be manageable when I get it trimmed, tho. It started raining too hard to move to the lake at McDonough Park today... Maybe tomorrow .
Posted by podavis | Mar 11, 2006 @ 10:46 PM | 4,386 Views
It seemed like the more I flew my Pico TM the more I caught myself trying to use its non-existent ailerons. This morning I resolved Pico aileron-less no more!

I've read in threads that the Pico doesn't do ailerons well. I found there is truth to this. The cantilevered torque rods are unusual. Even with the throws cranked-up the roll rate is slow and the delayed. It doesn't spin at all when it's going straight-up, not a single degree of spin.

But ailerons are a big improvement and were worth doing. In a nutshell, they greatly improve the precision of the limited aerobatics the Pico TM can do and the precison of its flying in general.
Posted by gregg f | Mar 11, 2006 @ 08:31 PM | 13,890 Views
Wren on the test stand.
Posted by Spekd'out | Mar 11, 2006 @ 05:46 PM | 4,031 Views
Got my Ergo flying today, found it used in good shape.
Posted by -DoubleV- | Mar 11, 2006 @ 03:42 PM | 6,330 Views
Posted by HELIRLC | Mar 11, 2006 @ 10:37 AM | 8,179 Views
This is my first heli that I learned how to crash. After awhile it became my first heli that I learned to fly..Of course these pictures are later after many parts replaced and other helis bought.