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I was at Bethel over the weekend with my flying buddies at the Golden Age Air Museum Air Show and RC Meet and saw a plane that I'd been quietly lusting after for a couple of years after seeing it for sale at the CPAA Lebanon Swap Meet. Well there it was over by Zeke's Park Scale Models booth. Met the owner, Dave, very nice guy and we talked about the story behind the model (I'll tell that one in the rebuild thread. Great story!!) and negotiated for a little while. We eventually came to a number that made us both happy and I was the proud new owner of a Duncan Hutson DeHavilland Tiger Moth in 1/4 scale all done up in fabric and painted in a beautiful and striking red and cream . Very well detailed and not at all heavy. Tacon Bigfoot 110, Castle Phoenix Edge 100, Hitec HS-5665 MH servos. It's a nice 8s set up. I swapped out the 20x8-14 prop for a more efficient APC 18x10 electric prop and put in two 4s 5000mah lipos in series. Made a bit over 1700 watts. AUW was right around 17 lbs. Took my time assembling it at the field and did my usual preflight checks (I will be adding a few things to the checklist going forward!) and taxied the Tiggie out to the far end of the field. Taxis very nicely and tracks well. I released back pressure on the elevator too soon and the first take off attempt ended after a few feet in a slow nose over. I walked out to her and set her back down and gave her a once over. Looked ok. I decided to stand behind her and take of from where I was since I was...Continue Reading
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | May 02, 2019 @ 01:15 PM | 1,718 Views
Easily calculate to any scale without pulling out the calculator.
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Apr 07, 2018 @ 08:14 PM | 9,222 Views
I like this guy's sense of proportion.
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Jul 21, 2015 @ 08:47 AM | 15,361 Views
This is what has all of my attention lately:

Mike K- Ninja 250 at NJMP (1 min 0 sec)

Posted by CarreraGTSCS | May 02, 2014 @ 02:16 PM | 17,679 Views
Found this here on RCG:

Plug one side of the elevator into the ELEV channel and the other side into the AUX 3 channel. Go to System Menu and choose Wing TYPE. Jog over to the Mate line under ELEV and push the roller. A box will appear with 4 choices: GEAR, AUX2, FLAP & AUX3, choose AUX3. You have just mated the AUX3 channel with the Elevator channel; the radio will now automatically refer to these channels as REL (right elevator) and LEL (left elevator) in all menus.
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:19 PM | 18,520 Views
20x12 XOAR
22x8 Dynathrust
22x12 XOAR
22x14 Zinger
23x13 Turnigy
24x10 XOAR
24x13 Turnigy
26x13 APC e
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Jan 01, 2014 @ 02:36 PM | 18,435 Views
Since there is no dedicated forum on RCG devoted strictly to WW1 models and aviation I've decided to use my blog as the repository for all things WWI related. Feel free to post in this blog topic any of your WW1 models regardless of power source, photos, video clips, questions, etc. We need a single place here that we can discuss WW1 modelling and aviation without regard to whether of not the model is powered by batteries or by glo/gas or by size. From micros to giants are welcome. It's not about the propulsion system after all, it's about the aircraft. Let's agree now that all WW1 models qualify to be posted here whether scratch, kit or ARF. There have been some very impressive customizations of ARF done here and they deserve some respect.

Here's my first contribution. It is definitely worth watching. All of this footage was new to me.

WW1: Richthofen Film (1919) (40 min 48 sec)

Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Dec 12, 2013 @ 06:28 PM | 17,775 Views
This is to remind me of what I have in the SPAD.

Commonsense RC AXI clone: Axi 5330/Power 110 sized 195kv outrunner
12s 5000mah lipos
Electrify Silver Series SS-60 esc
17x8,18x8 prop

Changed to:
Tacon 110 295kv
6s 5000mah
18x10 APC
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Oct 03, 2013 @ 07:52 PM | 21,536 Views
Posting this to remind me of the specs and possible combinations.

Motor: TURNIGY 50-65A 400kv Outrunner
Model : TR50-65A-400
Input Voltage : 14.8V~29.6V (4~8S Li-po)
Kv : 400 rpm/V Ā} within 10%
Current capacity : 60A/60s
Dimensions : 50mm X 65mm / 1.97in X 2.68in
Shaft diameter : 8mm / 0.31in
Weight with cables : 414g / 14.60oz
Number of poles/magnets : 14
Recommended model weight : 3000~4500g / 100~200oz
Power equivalent : .50 to .72 glow engine

My first choice for a a ESC was a TURNIGY K-Force 70A-HV OPTO Brushl,
but it has literally toasted on the first run, ok second choice of ESC:

TURNIGY Plush 80A w/ UBEC Speed Controller
Cont Current: 80A
Burst Current: 90A
UBEC Mode: 3A/5v out
Voltage Range: 5.6v ~ 26v
Weight: 91g
Size: 88x31x14mm

Use HIGH timing, 6s 4400 lipo, 15x8 or 16x8

15x8 APCe, 6s 4000 Flightmax lipos, HK SS60-70 esc, 46-47amps, 1050watts

Proctor 1/6th Camel, Plush 80, 4s 4400 lipo, 16x12 Zinger (standard timing)
Alien/EMP/Turnigy C80-100 130kv
Model: HXT80-100-B
Wire Turns: 8
Resistance: 32ohm
Idle Current: 2A
ESC Required: 130A
Input Voltage : max. 48V
Kv : 130 rpm/V
Weight: 1570g
Shaft: 12mm
Voltage Range: 20-48v
Non Load Current: 2.0A
Maximum Power: 6500W
Equivalent: 60-80cc Gas Engine

IT'S A MONSTER ....! ... The largest electric motor we have ever had! Model: EMP 80-100/06; Weight:...Continue Reading
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Oct 03, 2013 @ 03:29 PM | 18,336 Views
56in wingspan
Engine: Up to 61 engine; recommended .60 with 14x5 prop
- Aileron: 40 deg.
- Rudder: 25 deg.
- Elevator: 25 deg.
- CG Rear Limit is marked 4in 5/8 behind the leading edge of the upper wing. Plain indicates that CG is best 1/2" behind leading edge of lower wing

Linked thread:
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Jan 27, 2013 @ 11:08 PM | 19,701 Views
Following is a quote of a quote that I found online. It ws posted on some military board Sept 23, 2003:

"A quote about the F-104 from a friend that taught me a lot about flying the Zipper..."

"I must comment on the fact the Italians are going to the F-16 ADV news. I am and have been in contact with many Italian F-104 pilots and from what I hear they are not happy to give up their "Zippers" for the "Viper and square corners" ; further more, no F-104 pilot would ever say the 104 is not a fighter. These comments came from staff weenies who no nothing about aerial combat or aircraft of any type. Regarding F-16 victories over Bosnia one needs to be there in order to engage, from what I hear no "Zips" were actually there, but were relegated to ADC behind the FEBA. If the Italians and for that matter the Turks and Taiwanese had done the avionics and other upgrades proposed by Lockheed in the early eighties then there would be no need to switch. Most if not all kills in Bosnia were/are "Slammers" AIM 120s, with the help of AWACS. The "Zip", if so modified as recommended, and deployed into the threat area would be killing Migs. Read some of the engagements a piper cub equipped with "Slammers" could have gotten most of the kills. We put up with the same BS in Vietnam not allowing us to go up on Linebacker and other Mig hunting operations. Having fought the "Zipper" fight now for 40 years, I can...Continue Reading
Posted by CarreraGTSCS | Aug 18, 2012 @ 07:36 AM | 21,386 Views
I found this online today. I've been a bit Cub crazy the last few months.

From the PIPER CUB Special J3C-65 OWNER'S MANUAL, dated MAY 15 1946.


1. THOU SHALT NOT BECOME AIRBORNE WITHOUT CHECKING THY FUEL SUPPLY: It only takes a few minutes to gas upÖ it may save you a forced landing.

2. THOU SHALT NOT TAXI WITH CARELESSNESS: Taxi slowly and make S turns to clear the area in front of the nose. Know the proper use of the controls for taxiing in strong winds.

3. THOU SHALT EVER TAKE HEED UNTO AIR TRAFFIC RULES: Keep a constant lookout for other aircraft. Follow the rules so that pilots of other planes will know what you are going to do.

4. THOU SHALT NOT MAKE FLAT TURNS: This is particularly important when making power-off turns. You steer with the ailerons, not the rudder.

5. THOU SHALT MAINTAIN THY SPEED LEST THE EARTH ARISE AND SMITE THEE: Donít be fooled by the increase in ground speed resulting from a downwind turn. Keep sufficient airspeed.

6. THOU SHALT NOT LET THY CONFIDENCE EXCEED THY ABILITY: Donít attempt instrument flying in adverse weather conditions unless you have the proper training and the necessary instruments. Instrument flying is a highly developed science. Donít pioneer.

7. THOU SHALT MAKE USE OF THY CARBURETOR HEATER; The carburettor heater is your friend. Know when to use it. Remember that itís easier to prevent ice in the carburettor than to eliminate it after it has formed.

8. THOU SHALT NOT PERFORM AEROBATICS AT LOW ALTITUDES: Aerobatics started near the ground may be completed six feet under the ground. Thereís safety in altitude.

9. THOU SHALT NOT ALLOW INDECISION IN THY JUDGEMENT: Be certain! You canít afford to make errors of judgement. ďI think I can make itĒ is on the list of famous last words.

10. THOU SHALT KNOW ALWAYS -- THE GOOD PILOT IS THE SAFE PILO T: Itís better to be an old pilot than a bold pilot.

Courtesy of Piper Aircraft Corporation
Lock Haven, PA