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Posted by Tahoed | Apr 26, 2018 @ 10:15 AM | 2,048 Views
Finally got a chance to fly it....

talonmaiden (6 min 4 sec)

Posted by Tahoed | Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:24 PM | 2,323 Views
A few pics...
Posted by Tahoed | Sep 26, 2017 @ 10:25 PM | 3,533 Views
Putting together an old school '80's sloper with some new school twists.....
Posted by Tahoed | Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:32 PM | 6,372 Views
PW-51 cores,1 .75 oz. cloth with 1/32 balsa over, lost foam fuse, live hinged. Fuse slides over wing so no need for a hatch.... Covered with Ultracote I had laying around. Built for frontside and medium DS. Probably around 15-16 oz. balanced. (I'll find out tomorrow)
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 25, 2017 @ 11:34 PM | 7,423 Views
Finished my Tom 1.7 Pretty cool plane.....Something a little different.
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 31, 2016 @ 07:38 PM | 7,178 Views
Progress continues.....
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 04, 2016 @ 10:53 AM | 7,261 Views
After 20 years of collecting dust I decided to make this my winter project. Broken off (and missing) wing tip (now fixed), broken and missing formers, missing float tip and instruction manual and my shop assistant lacks focus..... but I must be a glutton for punishment. Air frame is mostly Spruce so it's still in pretty good shape. Adding flaps and individual servos for ailerons. This is going to be interesting....I think this is going to involve some TLAR building techniques.....
Posted by Tahoed | Nov 15, 2016 @ 11:50 AM | 7,045 Views
....Just another one for the plane pile.......
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 27, 2016 @ 07:15 PM | 7,167 Views
Picked up a NOS CR fuse here on RCG, had a friend cut some cores. This is the end product, perfect for some light to medium air, lazy afternoon slope fun.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 16, 2016 @ 03:48 PM | 7,470 Views
Does anyone have some information on this plane? I know it's a Blue Airlines Filou. Updated from a Cobalt 05 to a Turnigy Glider Drive, I've had this plane for about 20 years. The thing is bulletproof! Flies like it's on rails....
Posted by Tahoed | May 17, 2016 @ 10:03 AM | 7,751 Views
Stopped and took a picture of my new toy the other day while walking the dog. It's the meadow behind my house. Works as a pretty good spot for flying too.
Posted by Tahoed | Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:32 AM | 8,374 Views
Built this one with flaps
Posted by Tahoed | Jan 26, 2016 @ 10:02 AM | 9,018 Views
Fat tire electric bike...
Hey old guys.....I picked this up to avoid those hikes that are required for some of our slope sites. I'll figure out the plane rack this week.
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:08 PM | 8,674 Views
Decided to build one with a fuselage this time. Used a little electric planer to shape it. Have no idea how I'll finish this one. Naked foam, glass, goop, tape ?
Posted by Tahoed | Oct 16, 2015 @ 02:37 PM | 9,316 Views
The fiberglass version came out about twice as heavy as the foam edition at around 21 oz. balanced. It needed a nose to properly balance so a quick look around the shop and came up with this. The top to a bottle of mosquito repellent.
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 08, 2014 @ 07:33 AM | 10,204 Views
Nice little sloper. Comes with all hardware, except the servo tray. HS5055's fit in the wing perfectly. AUW is around 15oz. (Probably could have been an ounce or so lighter with HS55's (or similar) in the fuselage and a lighter battery pack. But heck, it's not a DLG.
Posted by Tahoed | Dec 06, 2014 @ 05:27 PM | 10,130 Views
The American Heavy Iron.....