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Posted by rmmc | Sep 01, 2017 @ 07:11 PM | 1,183 Views
The Mystique is still flying strong.
I will replace the servos in about 25 - 30 more flights.
The stabilizer rod was moving around too much because the "limiter" at the end of the right stabilizer rod tube had apparently broken off inside. I had to re-work that thing and put white paint on the center of the rod so that I can see if the C.F. rod is getting off center again. I had the left elevator flop loose in flight because the rod had moved way over to the right. It was actually not a big deal in flight but if the rod had passed through the control horn that would have been it.
I always like going back to thermal gliders.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 05, 2017 @ 08:55 PM | 2,979 Views
After tip stalling my Super Sniffer I cut the fuse in half just behind the leading edge of the wing. The damage had stopped at the broken former and I cut across that line.
I pulled out the original plan and extended the nose a little bit since I did not really like the very short nose when seeing it in the air. ( I actually liked the stubby nose up close and that was why I purchased the kit.)

I tried to maintain the original lines even though it was a little longer. I did not need the three additional ounces of lead in the nose after moving the motor, landing gear, and wheels forward.
Posted by rmmc | Feb 04, 2017 @ 12:07 PM | 3,403 Views
Here's a Super Sniffer that I just completed. It is a BMJR kit.
The wing has so much dihedral that I'll need very calm conditions to get it off the ground.

Edit .... It is much easier to hand launch.
I like it. It will handle a light wind well. I'm still getting to know it. It will land really slow.
Use hardwood for a stick mount motor. The balsa stick is much too soft for a motor mount.
Posted by rmmc | Mar 21, 2016 @ 03:06 PM | 4,347 Views
This is my first bi-plane as well as my first 6-cell model.
Looking forward to having some fun with this. I installed an E-flite aluminum spinner.

I have since lost elevator control and this one crashed and burned when the battery "torched". I purchased another one and replaced the tires with Dubro 3.5" pneumatic tires for really soft landings. This is a wonderful model.
I had about 260 flights on the first model and should have replaced the servos sooner. I just did not pay attention.
Posted by rmmc | Sep 02, 2015 @ 06:31 PM | 4,839 Views
Enjoying this Yak 54 lately. I can't do it justice but it is a blast to fly anyway. I lost my old Brio and needed to have something to throw around the sky.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 10, 2015 @ 04:30 PM | 4,763 Views
This Pawnee was purchased in 2008. I currently have 869 flights on it.
I pick my days now in order to see if I can reach 1,000.
Posted by rmmc | Apr 10, 2015 @ 04:16 PM | 4,675 Views
I have been enjoying this Super Cub. I was drawn to the detail of the metal wing struts and the landing gear suspension system. The ribbed flap and aileron surfaces are a plus as well as the large tires and the optional cockpit kit. Lots of nice features in this plane.