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Posted by agarchitect | Jul 28, 2015 @ 10:24 PM | 8,781 Views
An original John Higgins ALIAS fuse. Thanks Matt.

And an ARF Alias. Thanks Billy.

Adam
Posted by agarchitect | Jul 01, 2015 @ 11:03 PM | 8,294 Views
Lars built 19.5oz , 24" span MiniZero with static display landing gear and magnetically attached fuel tank. Custom travel crate built by me.
Posted by agarchitect | May 21, 2015 @ 04:23 PM | 8,735 Views
Wizard Compact BPV 2.5m with fixed stab and ruddervators.

First flight at Tick in 20mph winds from the west. Two clicks down and two to the right. A couple of down clicks for the elevator/crow compensation and off she went. Great colors, perfect size. Fast, stable, tracks solid and slows to a crawl on landing. I suppose with some ballast it will come alive. Oh, it has the distinctive "scream " on high speed passes.

Thanks George and Greg.
Adam
Posted by agarchitect | May 17, 2015 @ 11:20 PM | 10,254 Views
After three tosses, adjustments to the elevator and the CG the RC Gull flew well. Pretty fast and rather convincing.

It is true what they say about the Jart M70s flaps. Just about stops in mid air and hovers to a soft landing. Thanks to the excellent build by Mo it needed no adjustments. Flew out of my hands and performed like a champ.

The Typhoon flew great as usual. First time I have flown it with full ballast. It's a different plane with ballast. Faster and tracks better.
Posted by agarchitect | May 08, 2015 @ 04:54 PM | 8,934 Views
First flight went off without a hitch. Two clicks of down and one right click and off she went. Tick Point maiden. Thanks Erik!
Posted by agarchitect | May 01, 2015 @ 10:43 AM | 9,184 Views
Just got this from a club member.

Looks like it was available through Hobbyclub.com Sure looks like a 2m Nan Spider. Nice quality. Ballast tube in the wing and pretty stiff skins. Carbon canopy. Full flying stab. Six servos. Green bottoms. Full crow and 90 degree flaps.

Looking forward to tossing it off a cliff.

Update.
It flew great on its first and many subsequent flights.

Chip, enjoy it!
Posted by agarchitect | Oct 24, 2012 @ 07:08 PM | 13,687 Views
... a RTF Daryl Perkins 60" WHIP slope racer, a hybrid TWF composed of a SAMURAI fuse and carbon ROTOR wings...an original Mark Wilkerson SCEPTER, version 2.
Posted by agarchitect | Mar 03, 2012 @ 07:33 AM | 13,958 Views
Here are some pics of my MACCHI. All I did was trade for it. Keith did ALL the work! Fantastic build on this little jewel. Its' about 20oz and has the "scale" 24" wingspan. I have yet to fly it, but I have seen others fly and they are fast.

Here is Keith's build thread with lots of great building tips for any project:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1465925
Posted by agarchitect | Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:19 PM | 14,045 Views
George is RTF.
Posted by agarchitect | Feb 12, 2012 @ 07:02 PM | 5,288 Views
I finally found a carbon bagged wing version of CR Aircraft's RENEGADE 60" Slope Racer. Thanks Dave!

Decided to give it a new a new coat of paint, high visibility orange tips and some vinyl stripes on the bottom and it looks brand new.

More info and Kits can be found here:

http://www.craircraft.com/Renegade.html

Check out the site. These great planes from the 90's are available again.
Posted by agarchitect | Jan 28, 2012 @ 08:54 AM | 5,443 Views
I now have a variety of planes...not JUST slopers...although any of these ought to fly just fine on a slope

Adam
Posted by agarchitect | May 31, 2011 @ 01:42 PM | 15,740 Views
Here's a couple of great flying +/- 1.5m slope gliders. A Higgins RODENT, designed and built in the 90's and a brand new Manor Models DYNAMIC 60; so new the tape is still on the control surfaces. Can't wait for it's first flight.

The RODENT has a foam core wing covered in lite plywood, hardwood leading edges, balsa tail and paint. Super simple and can be built at home. It flies great and has only three servos...no mixing. Just land it already.

The D60 has a hollow molded wing and has five servos. Flaps, ailerons and an elevator (no rudder). It can be set up to take advantage of modern radios. I have seen Steve's fly at Tick and it screams...really, it makes a cool noise while flying.
Posted by agarchitect | May 19, 2011 @ 08:03 PM | 15,560 Views
Here's a homebrew I call the AGitator. A combination of a Higgins RODENT fuse and a set of VS Sailplanes ROTOR wings. It is pitcheron controlled with a fixed v-tail. Check out my build thread here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1419215
Posted by agarchitect | Apr 27, 2011 @ 05:05 PM | 16,384 Views
Here a some pictures of my Ronn Vann designed slope racing glider called the ELIMINATOR. I purchased this from Tom Roberts. He built it. It has never had gear installed.

It has a one piece 110" wing! That's right...one piece. The fuse has a solid front (no canopy or slip on nose cone). Built to last and built for speed.
Posted by agarchitect | Apr 27, 2011 @ 04:49 PM | 16,096 Views
Here are some pics of the F3B VIPER. A Daryl Perkins design. This one was produced by McLean Models. 112" three piece wing. 80 oz AUW w/o ballast. 12.3 oz/sf wing loading dry. It can be ballasted to 20.3 oz/sf !
Posted by agarchitect | Apr 12, 2011 @ 01:14 PM | 7,236 Views
I recently purchased a pair of LASER 3m molded gliders from a club member. The all white one is a bit lighter. Both will be fun on the slope and between the two of them I'll be able to fly thermals and practice my racing. These will be great for honing my skills with a larger glider.
Posted by agarchitect | Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:19 AM | 16,979 Views
Here's a vintage CR-Aircraft CONTENDER I built in the mid-nineties and flew a few times. Been in storage since then. It has the fiberglass fuse and 1/64" ply sheeted wings. Natural bottoms and painted tops. Fixed rudder and painted tails. Two servo - wingeron. UPDATE: This plane has made its way to Southern California. Perhaps we'll see it's Extreme Makeover posted on RCG.
Posted by agarchitect | Nov 24, 2010 @ 09:28 PM | 16,833 Views
Here's a MINI-SHARK I picked up locally and rebuilt. Weighs 40 oz. 57" w/s. One piece construction...wings permanently attached to the fuse.