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Posted by Rat Brother 1 | Jan 25, 2012 @ 04:03 PM | 7,704 Views
Motor: Eflite Park 480 1020Kv
ESC: Thunderbird 36A
Battery: GENS ACE 3S-1550
Prop: APC 11x5.5
Servos: Hitec HS 65 (all)

This plane has a number of fans. I am not one of them. The plastic control horns that you have to fabricate out of sheet stock have caused my ailerons to bind-up twice! Replaced with fiberglass horns. The tailwheel as designed will not track straight. Added a fuel tube collar CA'd on the inside and a lock nut on the outside, and built up the axel with shrink tube to eliminate the wobble. And don't get me started on the motor mount.

Update: O-ring mounted plastic motor mount replaced with plywood firewall/motor mount. No more broken o-rings in flight from vibration and/or fatigue.
Posted by Rat Brother 1 | Jan 23, 2012 @ 06:21 PM | 5,406 Views
Two planes, two styles of flying. Both good.

Motor: Hacker A20-50S
Battery: RHINO 3S-750
Prop: APC 8x3.8

E-flite Advance 25e
Motor: eRC .25 size brushless, 850Kv
Battery: SKY LIPO 3S-3300 30C
Prop: APC 12x6
Posted by Rat Brother 1 | Jan 23, 2012 @ 05:28 PM | 5,508 Views
Modifications include:

Clipped wing (5") with ailerons
Carbon fibre in wing, horizontal stabilizer and rudder
Reinforced landing gear with oversize tires
Modified battery box
Navigation and landing lights
Custom paint
Posted by Rat Brother 1 | Jan 23, 2012 @ 02:07 PM | 5,239 Views
HH Super Cub LP, modified with ailerons, ‘Bird dog’ paint
ParkZone T-28 'Gluezilla'
E-flite Advance 25e
3DHS 34" Edge EPP
TufFlight 40” Bouncer EPP
FMS/Airfield RC 55” P-47 - Green (unbuilt)
3DHS 42" AJ Slick – Red
FancyFoam 42" YAK-54 - yellow custom paint
Precision Aerobatics 39.5" Addiction - Yellow
Graupner 55" Elektro Rookie QR Glider - White/Red custom paint
SebArt 60” Pilatus PC-21 50E - White/Red (R.I.P)