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Posted by lessram | Apr 24, 2011 @ 02:05 AM | 3,341 Views
Based on the experience of the previous builds, I decided to do a Mig 29 from scratch. Based on the concept of John Bright's Fulcrum, I did it from scratch.
That's the point where I realized, all the little details you have to consider, when you're putting a plan out.
I really enjoyed the build. The maiden was a nerve-wrecking experience, but the plane flew well. The second flight was a disaster: Due a receiver glitch (or interference) it just crashed down from about 100 feet.
In my disappointment, I just placed the plane into the scratch-yard.
Posted by lessram | Apr 23, 2011 @ 05:31 AM | 2,812 Views
All good things come in threes. So it had to be another Jetset design: the F/A-18. Like expected, the build was straight forward.
This time I checked Gotrek's blog and was immediately hooked up with the RAAF Hornet 20th Anniversary decals. He even went the extra miles to show me, how to paint (spray) the kangaroos.
I was happy with the result, even if the Hornet is the only brusher in my small fleet.
Posted by lessram | Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:32 AM | 2,982 Views
I always wanted to build a A-10. So why not do it from scratch ?
I looked for 3d- views, fired up my 3d software (pre-sketchup time) planned, drew, built, re-built, ...
I more or less finished the A-10 but was not really happy with it. So it went to the scratch yard, but it's still a plane I want to build in the future.
One thing I really learned doing this warthog: sanding (... and I still hate it )
Posted by lessram | Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:00 AM | 2,579 Views
Browsing around in the pusher forum and learning a lot from the community, I had the feeling, the F-15 would be a reasonable first pusher jet.
While building the F-15, I learned flying using a RC simulator and an Easy Glider and, in the process, just destroyed a GWS Spitfire in the maiden flight.
Nevertheless, the Shiro Ruyu was my first successful build.
But it was also the first time, I realized how easy it is to fix a crashed plane. In the meantime, the plane has been retired.
Posted by lessram | Apr 22, 2011 @ 02:36 AM | 2,442 Views
Around 2006, I stumbled somehow over Steve's F-14 and I knew, I had to build one. No clue about RC flying, foamies, lipo, esc,...
So I decided to build the F-14 without any electronics in it. Just wanted to figure out, whether it's fun or a pain to build an airplane all by yourself.
So after some months of cutting, glueing, sanding and painting, it has been done ... and it has been fun. So I got hooked up and wanted to build something that will fly.