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Posted by scatological | Sep 30, 2014 @ 08:03 AM | 3,463 Views
A few months back I was given a paper airplane book by another member on here. Seeing as I'll have a little time left after my helldiver build. I'd like to add a second entry to the contest. Old_Pilot, this ones for you.
Posted by scatological | Sep 26, 2014 @ 08:04 AM | 3,366 Views
It's time to make things official. A little sorting and organizing, a short wait from my local hobby shop, and a fresh roll of wax paper. This will be my entry into the BBCC5. It may be a late entry. I do plan on another accelerated build. My OCD and pension for being a workaholic won't allow it. So let's get these plans tacked down and start gluing some fingers together!
Posted by scatological | Jun 17, 2014 @ 01:49 PM | 4,583 Views
Several years back, as a young impressionable modeler. The Grand Wing Servo company guided my hand into my newly discovered world of electric flight. It started out so simply with an inexpensive ebay purchase. The fuse was lit and I never looked back. My first four channel ship, the GWS F-4U, then the Zero, and then my favorite. The P-38 Lightning. I heard viscous rumors a buzz on the internet. Anxious enthusiasts waiting for the release. And to top it all off, they now offer brushless motors with the kit. Wasting no time, the kit was purchased and plotting had begun. Like so many others in this hobby. I knew there were improvements to be made. So I changed location of the elevator servo, added flaps, and reinforced the weak areas with 1/2oz glass cloth. So anxious to put this in the air. Maiden was flown far before paint or any real finish was applied. A little heavy and a little underpowered is not the best combination. Like so many of these birds I suffered from the fatal death spiral. Though mine was from a flap hinge delaminating. Sitting in pieces, a sad memory of a favorite model. A recent move accompanied by a back injury. Left me with some spare time and a fresh look at what I had kicking around. A couple of shots from what I found to what I finished with. I'll post some more (as I have limited internet access) when I can.
Posted by scatological | Apr 04, 2014 @ 09:48 AM | 5,828 Views
Going through my plans last night. No small task on it's own. I came across a little old zip file downloaded and forget. Sitting there in the bottom corner of my screen, begging the question. What the heck is that? Once opened I saw a very nice slow fly model for the old brushed motors and NIMH batteries. After entering the BBCC4 my inspirational fuse was lit for the season. Not to mention my downtime in between good days to fly. Taking this design a step further, I began drawing last night. A new three dimensional fuselage was made, wing span increased, and accommodations for a four channel set up. I have the horizontal stabilizer and boom details left to draft. I will post pics of the rough design before I start to slice into some fresh sheets of balsa.