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Posted by Dreamcatcher | Aug 05, 2016 @ 08:27 AM | 3,761 Views
This week, little Arcus Airy 780 passed the 57 flying hours.
Sadly the flying conditions was rather poor on the slope but it's still a real pleasure to fly that mini slope glider that is able to fly from 10km/h winds and up to 40+ Km/h winds.

She is the best 17 i ever invested in my life, for sure !

ArcusAiry780 Playing in weak conditions for her 57th flying hour. (4 min 13 sec)

Enjoy !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jun 27, 2016 @ 07:42 AM | 4,491 Views
Hi !
I finally could maidened my HK Ridge Ryder flying Wing. This is a little video of the maiden flight.

Ridge Ryder - Maiden flight (5 min 56 sec)

This wing is pretty easy to pilot and is able to fly with poor conditions (i had no more than 10-15 Km/h winds during the maiden flight).
I used the indicated Center Of Gravity position.

I think she will be able to carry some light weight FPV gear or a mobius.

May be increasing the lateral surface could be a good idea too to avoid her "butt" to wiggle at low speed

A very nice product for $24
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jun 07, 2016 @ 10:39 AM | 4,771 Views

I just finished the build of the most famous protocol droid of the last 40 years.

This is a 1:12 plastic model kit from Bandai (Japan import).
If you are not a model builder, no problem : It's really easy to build, no need of any painting or any glue. All parts just slot together and fits perfectly.

It was a real pleasure !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Mar 22, 2016 @ 06:46 AM | 5,616 Views

I have the great opportunity to make a review and a fligh test of the very nice FMS / RocHobby MXs 1100mm

The indicated specs was :
Wing span : 1100mm
Length : 1080 mm
Wing Area : 30.8 dm
Wing load : 35.7 g/dm (i.e. the same as a fiber glass slope glider !)

I started the review here :
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Mar 15, 2016 @ 09:36 AM | 5,367 Views
My home made automatic hot wire saw project is reaching his end !

I still have some electric wiring to do but i hope to be able to test her soon
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Feb 19, 2016 @ 06:51 AM | 5,343 Views
Last Wednesday i received a Ridge Ryder Kit from HK Europe.

I just unboxed the model yesterday and i have to admit that I'm very pleased with the quality of this very affordable model

Wing span is 910mm and was sold as a kit for less than $24 during the flash sales !!

I plan to use it as an FPV/UAV model.
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jan 29, 2016 @ 07:35 AM | 5,950 Views
Last Sunday i flew the Sky-King for the second time.
Some R/C buddies wanted to try it so... I shared this Toy with them

Sharing the Sky king with Rc Buddies (5 min 35 sec)

All of them enjoyed and had fun !

May be the next flight will be at the slope ?

See you !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jan 26, 2016 @ 02:14 AM | 5,972 Views
Hi !

This is a little video made with some rushes i took on sunday morning to test my new Mobius Action Cam (Lens-A) :

Troll Session (3 min 53 sec)

As you can see, the TROLL is what we can call a Slow flyer !!

This little biplane is the best 3D foamie i ever piloted and i really enjoy each flight with her !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jan 11, 2016 @ 05:27 AM | 7,482 Views
Hi there,

Gearbest.com offered me the opportunity to test a little foamy 3 Ch. electric powered glider called "Sky-King"

This is the video of the maiden flight :
Sky king Maiden flight (6 min 31 sec)

It's a funny little bird, very well designed and i'm pretty sure that it can easily be modified as a micro FPV mini plane or be used to perform some aerial video.

Enjoy the video and sorry, it was my first time piloting with a mode 2 transmitter (i usualy use mode 1)
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Jul 03, 2015 @ 08:49 AM | 6,607 Views

After a long sleep in the clusters of my hard disk drive, the Canadair CL-415 project is back on track !

I learnt some new building tricks using a hot wire cut during the build of my Me-109E PSS project and i hope to use them again for building this bird.

4th of July Update : i don't want a too big bird so... Scale is fixed at 1/32.
Span will be 90cm (35.5 inches) ; lenght : 69cm ; height : 28 cm

4Th of april : i managed to find some free time and start the build !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Apr 27, 2015 @ 03:43 AM | 7,824 Views
A Rendez vous at the slope with some friends after our day at work... What else ?

Tuesday Afterwork HD (7 min 32 sec)

4 Arcus Airy 780 on the slope + a Phoenix 1600 = a lot of fun !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Feb 25, 2015 @ 10:30 AM | 8,159 Views
My little self designed Me-109 E PSS glider is finished and waits for the spring time south breezes to be maidened at the slope

I did my best to try to reproduce the Me-109 E4 flown by the Gruppenkomander Hans VON HAHN from the I/JG3 during WWII.

Posted by Dreamcatcher | Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:08 AM | 7,511 Views
There was too much time that this kit was in my stash...

The box is now opened and the build started slowly.

There is a lot of vaccuum formed parts in this Kit that are not so easy to assemble.

The wing : Here again, the quality is not as good as it should be.
-Once the correct dihedral is set, there is a lack of foam (about 1.5 to 2mm) on the extrados of the wing .
-The location of the two ailerons control rods are also not identical. I had to cut the one that was in left wing and to correct the systems both in height and in length.

I'm a bit disgusted by a so poor quality... i think i will pause this build and back on it later.
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Nov 12, 2014 @ 05:29 AM | 10,292 Views
i just finished to draw the CAD plan of an Extra 300 / Mx designed by Arm1s.

This plane is very great looking and also fly VERY well.

You can find the plan download links here and also some very nice video of this plane performing 3D flights :

Drawing this plan allowed me to get mee more familiar with the new improvements of the Turbocad designer 21 software i bought a couple of monthes ago to replace my hold Turbocad LE version that was not Windows 7 / 8 capable.

Thanks a lot to Arm1s for the pictures and axplanation that allowed me to draw the plan.

I hope you will enjoy to build this nice plane !
Posted by Dreamcatcher | Sep 26, 2014 @ 03:31 AM | 7,920 Views
I fitted my little F16 PSS glider with new servos to improve the roll rate.

The test flights have been successful

f16 PSS 2 (2 min 58 sec)