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Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 27, 2010 @ 01:46 PM | 2,315 Views
Well I had an absolute blast this weekend.

Their was an Full Scale Fly-In that me and my dad went to ...

We met a couple of Foambusters and other RC fliers their. We were standing buy Chris Woodwards J-3 Cub when he asked if I wanted to go for a ride. I said yes ... signed a waiver ... and got in the air !

It was really fun , and I even got a little stick time. It was so fun and I hope to do it again.

I then got some good flying in today at the flying field ....

I will post video and pictures when I get some more time ...

What an awesome 16th birthday ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 23, 2010 @ 10:53 AM | 2,194 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 21, 2010 @ 11:46 AM | 2,380 Views
My friend got it airframe only and put Hobby City gear in it.

Here is some video , but it losses a fan in flight. It landed safely and I got it on video.

Big A380 RC Jet Loses Fan Inflight , Parkzone T-28 Flying (6 min 9 sec)

I also turn 16 Thursday ! ! ! ! ! ! ! That mean a heck of a lot more flying !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:14 PM | 2,266 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:00 PM | 2,375 Views
I tried out my new glider.....

It didn't have enough power , but I was using a small prop , so I will use a bigger one.

The Firewall didn't hold after a couple minutes in the air it came off.

So I need to fix the damage and remount the firewall. Not to bad , at least I know it will fly.

I also used some Wing Tape on my Pylon Racer to make it easier to see , I almost have the right power system , I just need to order it and install it.

The AMX jet had an issue , on my first landing of the day , a crosswind got me and made me over correct causing the plane to tumble.

It broke the nose off a little and the wing tips.

Upon inspection on the nose I found it needed to be replaced , so I found an old nose cone and I am going to paint it yellow and glue it where the old nose was.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 14, 2010 @ 08:21 PM | 2,184 Views
I finally finished converting my glider/sailplane. It ain't pretty but it should work.

I had to put the servos way far back to balance the plane , but at least they work. I need to get a new folding prop , the one I am using doesn't fit correctly with the spinner on.

I hope it will thermal semi well ... if not I will take the motor off and get a real sailplane.

I also got a plane in the mail today ! Its a Hobby City Mini Swift ... I thought it was a neat little plane and it was cheap , so I got it.

Next project ... Pylon Racer
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:14 PM | 2,242 Views
I was flying Sunday and a friend of mine crashed his DC-3 ..... so I made this video about it.

Bad DC-3 RC Plane Crash ! (2 min 14 sec)

I got a lot of flying in , and no damage to report. I killed a Li-po , it dropped a cell in flight and hit LVC , so I order two new ones two replace it.

I am getting closer to finishing the glider , all I have to do is figure out how to get the servos farther back ...

I ordered a Hat Cam so more videos soon.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 09, 2010 @ 08:53 PM | 4,191 Views
I got some EPP foam , some spackle and went to work.

I first cut out all the expanded ,shrunken and melted foam out.

Then I cut out a piece of EPP the size of the hole and hot glued it in.

I got the Spackle out and covered the foam.

I then sanded it down until it looked good and I was pleased.

Paint wouldn't have helped with discoloration , so I didn't bother , I just put some stickers over it and now you can't even tell.

Well , what do you think ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 07, 2010 @ 09:26 PM | 2,433 Views
Well on my last flight of the day .... DISASTER !

I was flying and just after take-off I lost power.

At this point I did really think it was a problem ... I was wrong ...

The landing was perfect ... better than usual , but as I was looking at the plane while bumping the throttle I noticed some white smoke ... OH NO !

I flipped of my hat and sunglasses knowing that they would fall off and RAN to the plane.

I arrived shocked and dismayed at what I saw , smoke coming from every part of the plane. I looked to see what the battery was doing , and if it was safe to touch it. If was fine and I unplugged it and ripped the receiver out and let the smoke die down.

I then took the cowl off and found the aftermath ... the ESC completely burnt to a crisp , darn Hobby City ESC's.

Their was some damage , a hole in the side of the plane , and some burn marks , nothing to serious , I thought it was pretty funny.

I think the problem was that the ESC did not have air cooling , but I thought it would be ok because of the fact that it was a 40 AMP ESC that I would probably be only running at about 20 AMPS. I was wrong.

It will fly again ... now all I need is a sticker to go over the hole in the fusealage .... anybody have any ideas ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 06, 2010 @ 12:46 PM | 2,409 Views
I got to the field with my dad at about 7:30 , it was already windy and I really couldn't fly what I wanted.

I flew my T-28 four times , and my Reno Racer twice .....

As I was packing up , a good friend of mine named Bruce arrived and gave me this plane !

He said a guy gave a bunch away and he thought I would like it. Its a PYLON RACER !

What a nice thing he did.

Their were also some other planes , and I picked out a glider body , and a glider wing that I will fix up and get flying.

If you have any information on these planes please tell me !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 01, 2010 @ 08:05 PM | 2,307 Views
I finished my Reno Racer ... I got my batteries and finished it up.

It flies ok , but the motor is giving me some troubles , sometimes it does weird things , but I think I figured it out. I need to order a better ESC.

I also got the new motor fly my Sukhoi from Headsuprc , I hope it works !

I also am going to upload some pictures of how I turned my T-28 into a taildragger.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 30, 2010 @ 08:06 PM | 2,337 Views
I got to fly a lot more today.

I got at the Field at 9:00 , I slept in a little and was an hour late. I tried out my T-28 which I turned into a TailDragger. I really like the way it lands. I have to get some new wheels for it though ..... sometimes they will get stuck and cause the plane to tip over.

I flew the FunJet and even tried a 4 Cell battery which gave me ALOT more power ! But the servos where not strong enough so I didn't get a chance to push it , on the landing a got hit with a nasty cross wind gust and caused it to land on one wing tip. It broke one Control horn off and one control arm off. I replaced those when I got home. I will upload some pictures later.

I also got some video of some of my stuff.

Memorial Day Weekend Flying (6 min 42 sec)

It was a good day , not many crashes on my part , but their where many that were not mine.

I am going to get my Sukhoi and Reno Racer in the air these week , if my packages come.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 29, 2010 @ 04:57 PM | 2,272 Views
Here is my FunJet flying ...

Cool FunJet High Speed Passes (3 min 20 sec)

Can anyone Doppler this for me.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 28, 2010 @ 09:29 PM | 2,460 Views
I am going to start the build on this little gem.

I first mounted the motor , which is a Eflite Park 250. I am going to wait for the batteries before I get any further.

I am going to use Hi-Tec Hs-45HB servos and an Electrify Speed Control and some 2s 400mah batteries.

I installed one servo , but I need to solder the ESC so I can center it and hook up the ailerons. It should be a fun plane.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 27, 2010 @ 07:00 PM | 2,270 Views
I got to do some serious flying today.

No more school , so if the weather is nice , and I can get a ride ... I can go fly !

I flew the FunJet , I was slightly worried about the repair I did to the elevon which ripped of in a landing last sunday, I used some hinges and tape to repair it. It flew just fine and I love the setup I am using.

I am running an HET 2w-20 and Turnigy 80 Amp ESC. Its a great 3s setup.

I had to buy a motor mount from CustomRcParts.com for my Super Cub and it fits prefect and is much more stronger than the one I made. It should last me a long time. The Cub is a really nice flying plane , I might add ailerons ... I just need to buy some other stuff first.

I flew the AMX and the T-28 also , I have really been pushing the limits with my T-28 , I need to get some video. I flipped the canopy off doing a knife edge and kinda messed up the nose gear .... again .... its not that hard of a fix though.

A guy lost a big gasser way out in the trees ... it didn't sound good and I hope he finds it.

I flew the Micro P-51 too. I messed up the motor , which stinks because its probably not going to last much longer. I like that little plane , but I should probably spend my money on other things.

It looks like Sunday will be OK for flying if it doesn't rain or get to windy ... their is only a 30% chance.

I am going to order a new motor for my Sukhoi and a new motor for my Reno Racer soon ... I can't wait to get the Reno Racer in the air.

I am also look at either buying a Warmliner here shortly to , if I can't find one I will will buy a Electric Glider ....

Posted by wamsy55 | May 20, 2010 @ 04:05 PM | 2,029 Views
I finally got the chance to go fly ...

I only took three planes I flew the Suhkoi first and it flew great until the wings nearly flew off when coming out of a loop! It scared me and I made an emergency landing ... and it looks like the EZ connector decided to come loose and I had to land with one aileron it was a fun day with no other mishaps.

The T-28 and SuperCub both flew well !

I didn't fly at my normal field , I went and flew at a different flied with some other guys. They had some super nice helicopters and did some insane tricks.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 11, 2010 @ 06:29 PM | 2,319 Views
I finally got it back together ..... all I need to do is mount a control horn ... which I don't have .... but ordered ...
Posted by wamsy55 | May 11, 2010 @ 03:37 PM | 2,215 Views
I sent in the Wing and the Motor in last week ...

They gave the WHOLE wing set and repaired my Park 480 motor ! All I have to do now is hinge the aileron and get the motor mounted ....

Thank you Horizon Hobby ......

Now the plan is to use this plane to learn how to land a taildragger .... and then I will buy a 42" Slick from 3DHS ...
Posted by wamsy55 | May 02, 2010 @ 09:55 PM | 2,433 Views
Well remember back when I thought I stripped a servo during a blender which caused me to basically wreck my plane.

I wanted to retest the servo , just to make sure ... and I found a little problem.

I simulated doing a blender when this happened ... look at picture one...

NO WONDER I CRASHED ! The control horn kept the elevator from recentering/ going back to neutral.

I also went on my simulator and made it simulate if a servo got stuck like that during a blender ... and it was EXACTLY what happened to me.

Is this a design fault ? If it is I will send an email to E-flite ... just to make sure they know of the problem. ( If they do anything)

Maybe they can send me a new pair of wings that were messed up in the crash .... or a new motor .... which also broke... (92.00 Bucks for Wings)
Posted by wamsy55 | May 01, 2010 @ 10:16 PM | 2,141 Views
I finally got all the things for a 3s/4s setup for my Funjet ..... I can't wait to fly it.

To bad the weather in TN has been absolutely terrible ...