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Posted by RCAV8R13 | May 11, 2015 @ 06:59 PM | 3,718 Views
Well, I finally got around to flying the ASK21 with the EDF. I'm really happy with how she flew. There was no trim change with throttle which was a very welcome surprise. It doesn't have a lot of power but it will loop and roll. It flies fast because of its added weight but is still manageable. She's no floater and would need a boomer to thermal but that wasn't the point. it takes off from the ground and dose touch and goes and that's what I wanted. You can't beat the cute factor.
ASW21EDF second flight clip1 (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by RCAV8R13 | Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:27 AM | 5,256 Views
So I'm at the local hobby shop and see the ASK 21 is on sale for $50.00. I couldn't resist. Now I know, I've had a couple friends tell me they are lame (hence the sale price) but I like a challenge. I had a spare EDF unit from a Habu that I'm souping up with a hot fan on 3s. So, I made an EDF pod for the ASK. I also stiffened the wing with more carbon. That's been everyone's biggest gripe, the wings are too weak. Not anymore. I removed the tow release servo and mounted a CC Thunderbird 6A ESC under the Rx. I powered the Rx with the BEC from the ESC through the ch5 port, which is now the throttle channel. This way I can run the system on 2S for the fan and everything else on 5v. Simple mod. The C.G. is @20mm, so should be OK. She came in at 95g total weight, about 22g over stock. Not bad for adding an ESC, Motor, Fan, Mount, Nacelle and an extra cell.
The nacelle I carved from pink foam, filled and painted. The mount has studs that pass through the wing and are secured on the underside with washers and nuts. The fan has 1.5 degrees of down thrust (or is it up thrust?) to counter the nose down pitching moment typical with a pod. A slit in the back of the canopy fairing allows removal with the pod in place.
Haven't flown it yet. Will let you know how it goes.

Posted by RCAV8R13 | Apr 22, 2012 @ 08:03 PM | 4,043 Views
Should be at my place on Monday the 23.
I'll post pix.

Posted by RCAV8R13 | Sep 20, 2009 @ 12:49 PM | 5,761 Views
I've been working on some new colors. The colors should be close to what you see here when printed on the new printer.

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Posted by RCAV8R13 | Aug 29, 2009 @ 09:57 PM | 6,110 Views
My next Sukhoi will be green. I added sponsor logos to this one and added some logos for the blue bird too.
I'll be getting them both outfitted with BL set ups soon.
Posted by RCAV8R13 | Aug 12, 2009 @ 03:09 PM | 6,249 Views
Well, this is my first blog entry. I thought I would post some pix of my new decals for my Parkzone Sukhoi. I've had lots of great feed back from this effort and even a job offer to do some graphics for a new start up model airplane company.
I'm going to pick another bare airframe and do some new graphics and tranfer the gear from stock Sukhoi but up grade it to 1s BL.