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Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 14, 2010 @ 05:38 PM | 4,217 Views
I picked up a mSR for some indoor/outdoor flying.
It's a durable fixed pitch helicopter that will allow me to better myself with flying helicopters with minimal expenses.
Here's a video of me flying it.
Blade mSR Helicoptor Flight (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 09:10 PM | 5,966 Views
I got this to fly in my house in 2008.
It flew really well and could practically hover. It flew really slow with a high angle of attack, but eventually got really boring so I sold it.
Very durable and a great indoor flyer for beginners.
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 09:01 PM | 4,492 Views
I got this back in 2008 which came with a DX6i controller.
I flew it about 2 times and eventually sold the controller and the Heli for money towards my FPV Easy Star setup.
It was hard to tune and I didn't want to crash it and spend money to repair it.
This was the maiden test flight in my driveway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ef_xVpnng
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 07:40 PM | 4,557 Views
I started to build this in May of 2008 originally for FPV.
This is also one of the current planes I currently still have.

Motor - HXT 2835 (380S) 2200kv Brushless Inrunner (Turnigy) - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5203&cda=32013
ESC - TURNIGY Plush 40amp Speed Controller - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...2165&cda=32013
Servos - HS-55's.

I mounted the ESC and vented out the where it rests, by making channels with my Dremal tool.

After the maiden flight, I modded the rudder and added a 1.8mm carbon rod to reinforce it.
I also added a 3.2mm Carbon rod where the antenna channel goes since I have a 2.4Ghz Rx with stubby antennas. The drilling of the hole for the ESC hot air exhaust slightly weakened the fuse, so adding the carbon rod made it stiffer than stock.
Also added a strip of packing tape on the bottom for those belly lands.
I also noticed during my maiden my wings were flexing a lot, so I added two carbon strips on the wing bottoms that mount flush to the bottom. If I need it stiffer, I will add a long 3.2mm rod inside the stock rod that goes further out into the wings inside.

I now have HS-81 servos, had a FPV kit with a EZPod KX-191 camera kit and video transmitter and receiver but sold that cause I never did the FPV I planned on doing.

These are the mods I did shortly after the build:
-Added 5mm outside diameter 40" CF tube inside wing tube and CA'd it in for less wing flex.

-Added Greatplanes Dural .19 landing gear...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 07:23 PM | 5,560 Views
I built this in 2008 after building a Slow Stick and getting back into RC.
It is currently one of the 3 planes that I currently have. (Slow Stick, Formosa 2, and Easy Star)

Wheel spats - http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopexd.asp?id=3502
Curved landing gear - http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopexd.asp?id=3504
Motor - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...2140&cda=32013
ESC - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...2165&cda=32013
Tailwheel - http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFV46&P=7
HS65MG servo on rudder with Dubro Pinned Hinges.
HS65HB's on Ailerons and Elevator with Great Planes CA hinges.
1.8mm Carbon rods with EZ connectors with Locktite.
Carbon Strip on Elevator to prevent unwanted movements.
Tamiya Acrylic Paint.
Crash Test Pilot.

This was the original build post from the Formosa 2 thread - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1638

Here's the maiden video -
Formosa 2 Maiden - April 22nd 2008 (7 min 46 sec)

Here's the video of it after I painted it -
GWS Formosa 2 - Painted Flight - April 30th 2008 (5 min 33 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 07:12 PM | 4,208 Views
I got this in 2004 I think from my LHS. Some guy who designed them lives by me.
It was equipped with:
3 GWS Pico BB servos. (I did the rudder mod.)
GWS 4Ch Pico Rx
GWS Dual IPS S1 gearing with heat sink. Flew well with 8x6 prop.
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 07:07 PM | 4,307 Views
I built this in early 2003, but never got a chance to fly it I don't think.
It had flaperons and retractable landing gear.
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:50 PM | 4,009 Views
I got this in late 2003 and had some issues running it with a 3s pack because the BEC was overtaxed. I eventually ran it on the 2s2p 1020 Kokam pack.
It flew very nice....Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:41 PM | 4,177 Views
From 2003. I put this together originally to fly in my backyard and then modified it with a Slow Stick Fuse and a larger motor.
I put 3 blue LED's on and it's powered by a 2s 1020mah Kokam.
I also used superkote on the tail pieces to make them stronger and I like white.
The stock Pico Stick fuse was way to flimsy. I was not happy with the bending and twisting.
I had a extra Slow Stick fuse lying around so I decided to give it a shot.
I used the Slow Stick plastic mounts also. I cut the Pico Stick wing holder so it could fit right into the Slow Stick wing holder.
The aluminum fuse weighed 22 grams and the stock Pico fuse weighed 8 grams.

- Pico 4 Ch Rx.
- (2) Pico BB Servos.
- ICS50 ESC.
- IPS "A" motor.
- 10x4.7 prop.
- Kokam 1020 2s Lithium Polymer.

AUW is 8 Oz.
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:17 PM | 3,851 Views
Another build from 2003.
This was stock mostly.
Here is the original build thread - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101659
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:10 PM | 3,818 Views
This was another build from 2003.
The GWS A-10. It was mostly stock except some wheels.

Here is the original build thread - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101358
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:02 PM | 4,681 Views
This was a build I made back in 2002/2003 if I recall. It was a Flying Styro Kit that was not meant to be remote controlled but I modified it to be.
I got the Flying Styro Corsair kit from www.hobby-lobby.com.
I completed it with a Dual IPS motor I had tried in my Moth, it was controlled by Rudder/Elevator but then I added ailerons with pico servos in each wing.
When I tested it, the thing felt like it was going to torque roll and go vertical.

Here were the specs:
4Ch Pico Rx with horizontal pins.
4 BB Pico servos.
2amp ICS50 ESC.
Dual IPS S2 geared motor.
8x6 prop.
2s or a 2s2p Kokam to power it.
It weighed 6 ounces with no battery.

Here was the original build thread with pictures - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92542
Here was the thread where I added Flaperons - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93295

This plane unfortunately met a early ending upon hitting some tree branches at full throttle and vaporized into little foam pieces.
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | Jun 23, 2008 @ 12:49 PM | 4,910 Views
This was another build from 2002 and my first aileron plane.

The maiden flight was on New Years Day 2003 in which my friend taped and edited and put together a funny soundtrack. I ended up crashing it at the end with very little damage when I tried to motor off it and glide . I had a lot of fun flying it that day and it was night and day difference from the other planes I had.
When I get the video uploaded I will post the video here.

Here's a video with some of the maiden flight and others and some of the Tiger Moth below. -
RC Mayham (2003) (3 min 6 sec)

Here are some pics:...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | May 26, 2008 @ 11:30 PM | 5,953 Views
Another one of my builds from 2002.

This was my GWS Tiger Moth.
I eventually made skis for it and put Curtek LED lights on it.

Here are some pictures:...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | May 24, 2008 @ 06:20 PM | 5,357 Views
This is another one of my older builds from 2002.

This was the next GWS plane I got after the Beaver.
This model was the older model with a aluminum fuse.
I experimented with Ailerons on this model but they had very little effect since the way the wing was designed.
I eventually added lights to it for night flying.

Here are some pics:...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | May 21, 2008 @ 12:19 AM | 5,031 Views
I'm going to blog a few of my older builds before I move on to my newer builds and videos.

This was my first GWS Plane that I picked up at my local hobby shop along with a GWS transmitter in late 2002. Before that I had a Firebird 2 channel which didn't provide me with enough controls. I wanted a 3 Channel plane and this one turned out to fly great.

Here is a video of it flying off a pond and landing:
Beaver taking off Pond (2003) (1 min 5 sec)

Here are some build pics:...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | May 19, 2008 @ 11:40 PM | 8,477 Views
This is my newer GWS Slow Stick that I use for Aerial Photography/Video and the various add-ons I have made.
I built this Early 2008.
It also has a steerable tailwheel for taxing during takeoff and landing.

This is the parts listing I used for my GWS Slow Stick - http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ3&P=ML

Motor: Turnigy 2213 20turn 1050kv 19A Outrunner - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5688&cda=32013
ESC: Turnigy Basic 18A v3.1 Speed Controller - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...2168&cda=32013
UBEC: Turnigy 8-15A UBEC for Lipoly - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...6233&cda=32013
Prop: APC 11x4.7 Slo-Flyer Propeller - http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...5020&search=Go
Servos: Hitec HS-55 - http://www.hitecrcd.com/servos/show?name=HS-55
Landing Gear: Millienium RC X-Gear - http://www.millenniumrc.com/X-Gear.html
Tail Wheel: Tail Wheel System. w/ Steering & Spring 20-60 Size - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...4349&cda=32013
Battery: LM Loong max 1300 3S1P 20C Lipo pack - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5513&cda=32013

Servo for Bomb Drop and Parachute Drop box are HS-55's.
Servo for camera shutter is a HS-81.

Video of me flying it around the house -
Slow Stick around the House - April 10th 2008 (4 min 48 sec)

This is the parachute drop box I made -
Drop Box with Parachuting Ninjas (0 min 56 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by LESLIEx317537 | May 19, 2008 @ 03:34 AM | 5,825 Views
This is my S.E.5a backyard slow flyer for calmer days when I don't feel like going to the field.

Here are the parts listings I used for my E-flite S.E.5a. - http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL1925

Motor: Hextronic 24 gram brushless outrunner 1300kv - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...2069&cda=32013
ESC: Turnigy Plush 10amp 9 gram speed control - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...4204&cda=32013
Prop: APC 8x3.8 SF - http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...dId=APC08038SF
Servos: E-flite S60 6 gram servo - http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFLRS60
Battery: Zippy 500mAh 3s1p 20C - http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...6791&cda=32013

I used spider wire fishing line to brace the wings instead of the stock thread.
It came to 225 grams ready to fly without the battery. The 500mAh battery I use weighs 50 grams making the plane 275 grams ready to fly with the battery.

Here are the build pics:...Continue Reading