Posted by Steig | Mar 09, 2006 @ 09:19 AM | 6,535 Views
Readied the thorn for DS, tossed it out over the frontside and... Yeehaa! Here is a picture just a few moments before launch at our excellent, nearly private DS site in Western Wisconsin.
Posted by darthdrk | Mar 08, 2006 @ 11:56 PM | 35,477 Views
What is this Blog Thingy ?
Posted by Miami Mike | Mar 08, 2006 @ 10:58 PM | 7,666 Views
Nothing to see here.
Posted by ghoti | Mar 08, 2006 @ 10:56 PM | 6,222 Views
GH as in enough

O as in women

TI as in nation.

George Bernard Shaw, I think, thought that one up.
Posted by Joe Ford | Mar 08, 2006 @ 09:25 PM | 18,606 Views
Few pics of me and my best friend, DB.
Posted by Kill_A._Byte | Mar 08, 2006 @ 08:04 PM | 3,136 Views
OK, got sick of the weak mechanics of the DF2 so I started in on this.
...Continue Reading
Posted by jlballou | Mar 08, 2006 @ 07:26 PM | 3,203 Views
Hey, Hack - Thanks for the information. I had always been using the basic entry system, and I guess RCGroups likes to have you enter your www links in a different way.

Here's the link to the home page of my humble website...

Link to My Website
Posted by Paul09 | Mar 08, 2006 @ 07:10 PM | 2,345 Views

I used to fly a Heli-Boy (60) many yrs ago when collective was even hard to find! However since it was (& still is!) in my blood I was thinking about buying maybe a "BLADE CX" from A & J hobbies here in Toronto. I know flite time is directly proportional to "stick movement" & other varying factors but cud someone maybe suggest "typical flite times"? Another important thing I feel is the imortance of having at least one or even 2 extra battery packs on site but since I have no idea of charging times or whether the "newer" packs are fast charge? Are most chargers now run from 12V. & is 110V.A.C. in also available in case ur close to a source?
I've never even seen, let along flown a Coaxial machine but I think I'd be ok since flying gas units (albeit) many moons ago! Think Noah had his Ark then!

I suppose there's a million more questions but the invaluable knowledge I've gained just from joining RC Groups is totally excellent & I'd also like to say to any other members that happen by: Many thanks to you all for your professionalism, invaluable and very informative postings etc.

Thanks again guys,

Paul 09
Posted by Tintin | Mar 08, 2006 @ 04:05 PM | 4,670 Views
My XL "footwarmers"
Posted by HACK | Mar 08, 2006 @ 12:22 PM | 17,113 Views
Here's a pic and video of the Wattage Slow Jazz with a brushless motor.

Wattage Slow Jazz Video
Posted by Ed Crowell | Mar 07, 2006 @ 11:40 PM | 11,104 Views
Here are some pictures of my Lord Nelson Victory Tug, EC-12 Sailboat, Canterbury J Sailboat, Garwood speedster and Monterey Clipper.
Posted by jlballou | Mar 07, 2006 @ 09:30 PM | 3,436 Views
This will be the first in a weekly series of stereophotos. Most of you may know that I do aerial stereophotography, and there is a pretty large collection in the gallery

This feature will be ground-based stereophotography, and, most of the time, will have an aviation-related theme, but sometimes will feature other subjects.

This week, I have a photo from the Reagan Library of the exhibit of Air Force One, with Marine One visible under the wing. See aerial photos of the place in the following two threads:
and , taken by BrentLA.
Posted by ivanc | Mar 07, 2006 @ 04:32 PM | 44,809 Views
Sig Rascal 40 ARF - started Feb 16, 2006

Phoenix Sukhoi Su-31 46 ARF - started Sep 28, 2005.

My first plane design - CoroStar 40 - started Feb 07, 2005.
Posted by theKM | Mar 07, 2006 @ 01:47 PM | 60,975 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 | 19,268 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 | 6,176 Views
with canopy