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Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2020 @ 07:33 PM | 1,196 Views
E-Flight Mini Ultra Stick with 750 watts of counter rotation power.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 07, 2020 @ 09:49 PM | 3,434 Views
Just finished up a 2 meter Alpha from Vitalii Vashchenko from the Ukraine. What a beautiful model.
The project I choose was posted from davereap, Can't find any info about it, But it just caught my eye and I have the prefect counter rotation system for it.
It will be covered with 1/4 mil speaker membrane mylar and tisuse. Indoor model with a big fat airfoil.
Posted by racedouge1 | May 03, 2020 @ 09:27 PM | 7,309 Views
I've been on a surface plate grinding crap to a tenth for 15+ years now. I haven't flown a DLG contest for 2 years now, But have been meaning to do this for a while now. Created a bearing block to hold my Weather Flow on top a 31 foot telescoping pole. It will bluetooth wind direction, wind speed and barometer to my phone from several hundred yards away. I wonder if that would be legal in competition. I'm more amazed that I could still program an Easypath.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 02, 2020 @ 10:43 AM | 5,608 Views
Saw an interesting way of hot wiring a wing from a Jim Thompson's video. He hot glues down foam sheets to hot wire ribs, then skins them with fiberglass sheets. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ailplane-build
So I thought. I want to try to do something like this. When RC Foam sold out I bought a lot of boxes of Depron. I want to start with a small light weight flying wing (of course) with a Spekrum UMX brick. The wing skins will be 1mm Depron. Has anyone have experienced thinning out BSI Foam-Cure with denatured alcohol.

Now to start on templates.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:47 PM | 8,803 Views
A friend asked me how I get my X-Acto blades so sharp, So I thought I'll share it with everyone.
I don't use sharpening stones of any kind for when the edge wears out I just replace the blade. You have all seen stropping leather and different kinds of rouge or polishing compounds. Well...It's similar to that, But I don't use leather or any kind of aluminum oxide polishing compounds. I use a block of 3/4 quarter inch MDF bare and apply a product from Japan called Koyo K-1 green rouge. The difference is K-1 is .5 to 1.5 micron carbide. K-1 isn't cheap...I think you'll pay 50 bucks for it nowadays, But none better to quickly polish the edge of any knife to hair popping sharp. Not drag it across your skin, But pop a hair in two sharp.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 06, 2020 @ 07:14 PM | 5,824 Views
Wow...Pictures do these no justice. APD F-Series 40F3 They are small and will bring a whole new meaning to quad motors and hotliners. BL heli hear I come.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 20, 2020 @ 05:13 PM | 5,297 Views
I've finally found switches worthy of my XG-14's. These are for flying my DLG's for the launch mode settings in the radios. They are On-On-Momentary with a 25,000 cycle life. Digi-Key part number M2027ES1W01
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:49 PM | 13,320 Views
I'll never get used to obnoxious running lights on machines, And I'll never get used to covering them up with beer cans.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:22 PM | 12,248 Views
I guess if you've never land a qaud on one arm...You're not trying hard enough.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:21 PM | 9,582 Views
I don't know who Mr. Xing is, But he builds one nasty motor. I like building with balsa and using cheap quad motors to power them. My moulded red Demon has a F-80 T-motor on 8s, Just over 200 Mph and faster in a dive. This xing motor is awesome, Going to build a fuse for this elliptical wing and a 2806.5 1900Kv Xing with 7x4 APC on 6s. That's 200 watts more than the demon. Impressive motor for thirty bucks. I have the 1300 Kv xing on it's way to see what it will do on 8s.
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 05, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 4,057 Views
Building an Addiction for a friend, decided on a Motrolfly 2610 1250 Kv. Should go...
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 26, 2019 @ 01:42 PM | 3,927 Views
Absolutely love Subsonic motors, Ken is awesome, But had to deal with a crazy motor mount. For some reason the mount has counter sunk holes on the backside. Solution...make stand offs that have a three mil counter sunk threaded hole that fits the mount. Problem solved. The motor is a 3615 1350 Kv. spins a 10X6 gas prop with 110 Mph prop speed. Going in the Sig Kobra I'm building. Should go.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 28, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 12,919 Views
I needed a flight battery for a 2-meter fling wing project, So I dropped by the local hobby shop and much to my surprise...I found they had little two cell 360mAh 7.4Volt lithium-ion packs on sale for .99 cents. I asked "why so cheap" they said that some Helion boat was discontinued and the extra batteries were no longer needed. So I picked up all eight of them. Much to my surprise when I pulled them apart the cells have negative and positive are on the same end of the cell with a very convenient circuit board on the end. This will make it super easy to rewire and even parallel packs togher. Super cool...
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 6,889 Views
I've smeared a few planes in my time flying models, But this is the craziest one yet. Astro Flight 020 4 turn in a converted sloper. A 26' P-51 Dago racer. I hit a metal picnic table awning at well over 150+ Funny thing is...That's the motor after the crash. Motor mount, Still glued in. Motor shaft, Not bent. Prop, Not broken. Spinner, Missing and the other half of the the screw is broken off in the prop nut. Speed controller, Missing also. Crazy right.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 04, 2019 @ 03:38 PM | 11,751 Views
My new building broad project. I want to build a Sig Kobra, with E-Flight .10 size electric retracts. This is new landing gear wire I bent out of 1/8th stock. 4 loops for the nose and 3 loops for the mains. Notice...I even made a right and left for the mains. Good Start...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:54 PM | 11,583 Views
1968 Moore point to point CNC jig grinder running on Fanuc 16...This baby is in tip-top shape. When I was a lot younger I used to do 200 holes a day on a manual.
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:31 PM | 11,655 Views
Some unfortunate news...RC Foam is going out of business, I guess if you can't get Depron any more you can't sell it. Fortunately for me I drove down and picked up a box of 9mm. So I built a mini bow and have a whipit. I wonder what kind of wing I can build with a whole box.
Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:21 PM | 11,496 Views
Picked up a Sig T-Clips the other day and have been working on it. It had a power 52 and a six cell battery, Which made it fly very fast and heavy. After making a little custom motor mount it now has the worlds largest CD-Rom motor, A Motofly 4315 714Kv motor and a four cell. The plane is now a pound ans a half lighter and has a 20 watt per pound more performance.