Posted by Paul09 | Mar 08, 2006 @ 07:10 PM | 2,242 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 | 4,497 Views
My XL "footwarmers"
Posted by HACK | Mar 08, 2006 @ 12:22 PM | 16,513 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 | 10,483 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 | 3,306 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 | 43,051 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 | 59,264 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 | 18,922 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 | 5,975 Views
with canopy
Posted by Ed Morales | Mar 06, 2006 @ 10:03 PM | 4,622 Views
mast is stepped, running rigging needs to be fitted.time on water required to balance and trim the boat.
Posted by mp- | Mar 06, 2006 @ 09:13 PM | 6,236 Views
I'm buried at work, and I'm buried at work at home. I just haven't had time to type another installment of my usually witty and insightful blog. So, how about a picture? The motor adapter allows use of the smaller diameter sl/bl motors.
Posted by pitviper51 | Mar 06, 2006 @ 06:13 PM | 9,026 Views
just though id see if any other rc's here also kayak, or canoe white water or touring, doesnt matter if so share some stories, i know you havem hehe,
Posted by HACK | Mar 06, 2006 @ 12:45 PM | 15,025 Views
I'm trying to build a tiny scale heli from the Micron.
The body will be paper or maybe formed .010 polystyrene?
Posted by noodle | Mar 06, 2006 @ 12:28 PM | 5,906 Views
Ha! On time today. And the link of the week is:

Airfoil Aviation

This place is really just an interesting curiosity. They sell R/C powered parachutes. They make little electric versions, but the most interesting part would be the BIG one, the large scale UAV. It has a 100 lb. payload. Pretty interesting!
Posted by ib456 | Mar 06, 2006 @ 04:54 AM | 3,674 Views
Almost 2 weeks have past since I ordered my EPP... turns out it had been stolen from the courier van and since the courier company are total crap... they never noticed as they have no checks in place... So didnt get to make the DC-3 while on holiday, didnt really get a holiday either due to work, had 6 days leave plus 2 weekends, ended up working all but 3 days...
broke the stadium truck again.... i am starting to lose faith in nitro trucks... well mine anyway... just too much time spent fixing it...

Have decided to change my mind on the foam CD powered P-51 and build a Corsair instead, cooler looking in my opinion...

Have gotten a new watertight radio box for my enforcer as well.. now to find time to put that together... should have all the toys finished in time for christmas I think..
Posted by UAVPilot | Mar 06, 2006 @ 04:06 AM | 40,954 Views