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Posted by Rusty-Gunn | May 02, 2009 @ 09:11 PM | 18,488 Views
This is my new prop in the slot jet, the Spyder Fighter. I used 6mm Depron for the plane.
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Mar 21, 2009 @ 08:36 PM | 18,014 Views
This is my initial attempt to design and build a nitro trainer of my own design. I intend to use a Magnum .28 nitro motor for this plane.
I've built many Guillow's kits as a kid, and a few balsa planes for electric, but never for nitro. It really isn't that differcult, but I did do a lot of research and asked questions before starting.
My first version was a bit small, and would end up qyite heavy, most likel over four pounds. This second version is a bit larger, more for the size of the .28 motor, and ought to be lighter because I'll use a stick build fuselage, rather then the heavy plank fuselage of the first version (I use bass sheets for the fuse, not balsa sheet).
If you ahve any advice please share them. I'm diffenately in the learning curve when it comes to nitro planes.

Edit 3-29-09... I did more work to the fuselage. Before I glued on the formers and engine mount I use a method of beefing up the engine/firewall mount area of the fuselahe by epoxying a bounce dryer sheet (used and washed) to act as a "fiberglass" sort of thing. It does indeed stiffen up the sheet balsa. I'm very impressed with the strength it adds (it also fuel proofs the area). I've yet to mate the two halves together, and will continue next time.

Edit: 4-22-09 I did manage to glue the two fuselage halves together. I'm very pleased they mated together proportionally, straight as can be hoped for on a new design from a beginner nitro flyer. The build is coming along slowly, due to...Continue Reading
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Jan 27, 2009 @ 12:03 AM | 14,954 Views
"Tingoon". Inupiaq Eskimo, for 'airplane'. This is a dinner matt that my wife found at a yard sale. We had one of these when I was young, so it was wonderful she found one for our home, too.
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Nov 16, 2008 @ 11:16 PM | 14,061 Views
Here are more pics of a plane I built some time back.
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Sep 05, 2008 @ 10:16 PM | 14,802 Views
Here are the plans to my Prowler, a single wing Slasher Cat, with a different profile style fuse.
This one used aileron, elevator and throttle control. Power was a 2408-21 brushless motor, swinging an 8x3.8 APC prop, with a 11.1v 1000 mah lipo 20C pack.
Here is a link to the build thread.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hlight=prowler
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Sep 05, 2008 @ 09:50 PM | 13,302 Views
Here are the plans for my Baby SR-71 Blackbird prop jet. This is an excellent flying prop jet. Here is a link to the uild thread.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ght=baby+sr+71...Continue Reading
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Sep 05, 2008 @ 03:48 PM | 12,038 Views
Here are the plans for my Dr-1 fattie, which is a larger version then the Baby Dr-1 fattie.
This tri-plane used rudder, elevator and throttle for control. Power was from a Fegaio gear drive, spinning an 11 inch APC slow fly prop, using 11.1v 1ooo mah lipo 20c packs.
Speed was slow, making for a lazy flyer. More power is required for more speed.
Build thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...highlight=DR+1

Edit: Improved plans made by Jacoda88 on page 5, post 74....Continue Reading
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | Jan 28, 2008 @ 12:22 AM | 9,628 Views
Here is the Slasher Cat biplane, using a cartoonish Prowler laminated fuselage. Foam used is FFF (Pro Brd III), with white 'C' foam laminated the fuselage sides, the way I did the Prowler fuselage. This biplane will have TEAR control, with a brushless power system.
Posted by Rusty-Gunn | May 22, 2007 @ 10:45 PM | 9,885 Views
Hello. Here is a project I am working on. Its a mid-wing airplane I designed, called the Prowler. It is built using BP Hobbies' White "C" foam (EPS sheet), hot glue, Sharpie markers, and various other items used to create a flying plane. The motor I use most often is a 2408-21 brushless, powered by 1000 mah 11.1v 3-cell balanced packs. My favorite tx/rx is a Futabe Sky Sport single stick. I also have a 4-channel system, my nephew is currently using it.