Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Mar 01, 2006 @ 02:13 PM | 18,028 Views
I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather be at a warmer place right now.

Ever wondered how Stephanie looks like when she is not holding a model?

Posted by RCJacq | Mar 01, 2006 @ 02:02 PM | 2,610 Views
Well I started a blog on the net before I knew there was a blog here..


Posted by jim73 | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:47 PM | 3,082 Views
Posted by Grejen | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:31 PM | 14,594 Views
I like to watch birds just to practice my R/C vision. I've seen gangs of two or more seagulls harrassing eagles and occaisionaly the eagles chase the seagulls. Both avians are opportunists so I've always assumed they were chasing each other away from nests or whatever was washed up on the beach.

From our car parked on the ferryboat a familiar movement out over the beach caught my eye. A bald eagle and a seagull involved in aerial combat. I watched the gull dive and twist easily out maneuvering the larger bird. The eagle could out climb the gull and stay above it but when it dove the gull would simply turn. As they were 'on-the-deck' this forced the eagle to pull up hard and climb again giving the gull some more manuvering room. The battle progressed out over the water away from the beach and I thought the gull would simply land. I was amazed at the amount of energy the eagle was expending to rid itself of a pest. A moment later I discovered this was not the case at all.

The gull made a break running in a straight line away from the beach, it's wing tips touching the tops of the waves. The eagle, from about 100 meters back, was instantly after it about a wingspan above the water. The speed difference was amazing. The gull did not get another 100 yards and the eagle was on it. Tallons reached and gulls fate was sealed. The next instant the eagle was struggling for some altitude with it's payload before winging back to the beach. It perched on a piece of driftwood high on the tideline then I saw it's head dip quickly in a swiping motion. Eagle 1, Seagull 0. No second chance.
Posted by slowracing | Mar 01, 2006 @ 05:15 AM | 5,625 Views
Wrap the broken area with kevlar thread and a criss cross pattern then soak it with thin CA. It will be stronger than before and best of all; you don't have to take it apart. Just make sure it's straight before you soak it with the CA
Posted by curiousD | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:57 AM | 4,617 Views
Hey guys, here's a few more pix of my Tigermoth.

Posted by surfimp | Mar 01, 2006 @ 01:00 AM | 22,362 Views
The theory is when you are not in lift you are in sink.

- John Elias
Posted by John Kim | Mar 01, 2006 @ 12:27 AM | 10,741 Views
"나의 노래" 가수/문정선

샛노란 은행 잎이 가엾이 진다해도

정말로 당신께선 철없이 울긴가요

새삘간 단풍 잎이 강물에 흐른다고

정말로 못견디게 서러워 하긴가요

이 세상에 태어나 당신을 사랑하고

후회 없이 돌아가는 이 몸은 낙엽 이라

아 - - 떠나는 이몸 보다 슬프지 않으리

이 노래 들어 보세요. Link

나이가 77세가 되서 이 노래를 들으니, 정말 실감을 느낍니다.

Listen to the music from the above link. English translation follows.

Title of the song: My Song

Don't weep for yellow autumn leaves falling to the ground.

Don't sorrow over crimson leaves floating down streams.

I came to this world to give you a love.

Now I am leaving this world without regret.

What is more sorrowful than myself,

falling like autumn leaves.

(Requiem to an old man

나의 노래 / 문정선

나이가 75세가 되서 이 노래를 들으니, 정말 실감을 느낍니다.
현인이 불렀던 "고엽" (Autumn Leaves) 을 다시 불러 봅니다.

Remember French chanson "Autumn Leaves?" Listen to it while reading this poem.
Posted by crash test dummy | Mar 01, 2006 @ 12:09 AM | 5,200 Views

Posted by Pat Lynch | Feb 28, 2006 @ 09:57 PM | 17,675 Views
I have always dreamed of flying a very detailed, accurate R/c model - I used to build 1/32 plastc kits and "super-detail" them, and had this desire to build a much bigger model and dress it up to the nines! With no flying skills whatever, this was a bit ambitious hence the preceeding models. As my flying ability has improved (a little), I feel more confident that I can get a plane into the air with less anxiety than 12 months ago but with only 35 or so hours of experience, have a loooooong way to go!

Currently, I'm building a couple of prototype designs for Peter Rake - an FK-24 "Baboon" biplane, and a small Hanriot monoplane from 1913. Easy builds but as they have never flown before - a bit of a responsibility!


A 48" close-to-scale Bleriot XI is slowly progressing and being described on rcgroups electric scale forum. This is a long-term project and other models will be built to gain building and flying experience in the meantime.

Dream list? - like most scale modellers, it is endless and expanding :

A WWI pusher - DH2 etc
Something bigger - 54" SE5a or similar
Hawker Demon or related late Bipe
A simple twin - I've never made or flown a twin
An indoor scale electric machine
He-111 - a favourite
Supermarine Walrus - love it!
etc, etc.......

What I dont have much interest in:

Pitts Special
you get the picture.......

So many planes, so little time....Pat
Posted by John Kim | Feb 28, 2006 @ 08:52 PM | 9,845 Views
Beautiful women are like beautiful flowers.

See posted under previous thread "What is Blog?"

아름다운 여인은 아름다운 꽃과 같습니다. What is Blog를 보십시오.
Posted by Kill_A._Byte | Feb 28, 2006 @ 07:31 PM | 3,018 Views

Posted by noodle | Feb 28, 2006 @ 04:42 PM | 5,326 Views
Okay, a day late again. I don't really have an excuse this time. Here's the link of the week:

NASA Dryden Research Center Graphics Index

If you want a 3-view of something interesting, try this place. They've got 3-views of lots of interesting aircraft including the Pathfinder, the Helios, the Gossamer Albatross (or Condor. I forget which), and many others. Check it out!
Posted by HACK | Feb 28, 2006 @ 04:24 PM | 10,058 Views
The AA-10:

3 mil Depron, 18.5g AUW. Havent flown it yet but it glides pretty good.

Also, this BLOG is also a small discussion group so feel free to reply/comment if you have any. I'd love to hear them.

It can still be used as a GALLERY, just post pictures only.

Posted by Nutty_gnome | Feb 28, 2006 @ 02:22 PM | 3,723 Views
Hi all, thanks for stopping by.

My current interests/projects include:

Mini 3D-capable foamies:
I'm currently flying a Mike Glass ~28 inch Matrix foamy with 3 HS-55s, P-25 ESC, Berg 6, and a 11T 22g Komodo 278 V2 DIY brushlessmotor. 2S1P 1100-1320 lipos provide motivation.

Large (48inch and larger) electric flying wings:
I've flown lots of these. Currently flying a 48 inch E-Thruster that was extensively documented here on RC-Groups. Flying with 9cell 1800 HeCell Nihms, P-35 ESC, 2 HS-81s, and a FMA M5 Receiver. Powered by a 450T and an 8x4 prop which is an excellent combo. Highly recommended on 9 cell Nihms.

Do-it-yourself brushless motors
Currently flying the Komodo 278V2 kit as an 11 turn 22 gauge motor. Wonderful on 2 cells. Thinking of dropping a lil weight and going to the new 257 kit Komodo just put out.

I also have an interest in slimers but am not currently flying one. I am trying to trade one of my Mega 4 turns for a 40 size glow. Would be interested in building the Lanier Profile sport Cub kit. Barring that, some sort of high-wing sport ship would be nice. I've just joined a club that flys mostly glow so I should probably get one.

I am also interested in SAM and vintage models. I like the Spirit of Yesteryear kits and own the Liesure Wasp vintage pylon racer. Haven't built it yet but will someday. Its hard to build from plans when you've gotten used to electric foamies!

Till next time, N_G.
Posted by LannyG | Feb 28, 2006 @ 12:09 PM | 5,265 Views
The camera mount is 4 1/16" wide and the bottom reaches 4 3/8" below the fuselage. As you can see it is cable tied to the fuse. Its built at an angle and points a few degrees down so that I can get the photo I want when the plane is too high to see the bank angle of the wings. Its 3/16" x 1" basswood. Its right on the CG and hangs below the 3s 2100ma lipo. The motor is stock 400 with D gearing and boomer recommended GWS 10x4.7prop. Although I used the hd 1060 prop until the GWS 10 x 4.7 came in the mail.
Posted by IwantaJet | Feb 28, 2006 @ 02:37 AM | 3,150 Views
If you're reading this, you really need to get a life. Go fly something or build something or buy something or go to sleep. It's late.
Posted by surfimp | Feb 28, 2006 @ 01:43 AM | 21,663 Views
As an adult, you are better off making something happen in addition to thinking about it.

Execution counts. Even if you don't know how you got there.

- Pork Tornado