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Edge Walker

Posted by zeroback | May 17, 2013 @ 01:05 PM | 8,351 Views
Details to follow when I get time. Thought I would post pics of this plane to show a few details on how I accomplished some of the build. It may provide some idea's for your foamy project.
The name is from the Edge 540 airframe and the Spacewalker trim scheme. My affection for the Spacewalker came from the Real flight sym plan, it's the only one that flew right without changing the sym parameters. I also really liked the color scheme. I wanted to build one but have never found the single seat version in a size I could afford between space and money. The Edge 540 just happened to be the only foamy aerobatic/3D plane for sale at Graves when I was ready to give this venue a try. But the first one flew pretty good so I bought a second one and wanted a finish that was different....Continue Reading
Posted by zeroback | Apr 13, 2013 @ 04:55 AM | 6,314 Views
The visible results of the work that took place over the year since I first opened the box on this ARF.
The first power system was an Axi 2808/24, Jeti 30A, TP 25C 2100 3s, 10X4.7 APC SF. AUW about 28oz. Nice flying airplane although not enough power to hover. The wheels provided with the plane where marginal at best and horrible with my runway.
Wanting a little more oomph, I decided to try the recommended E-flite Park 480 motor swinging a 12X6 APC E and some Dubro 2" wheels and axles. Those two mods added about 2oz to the plane. With this set up and weight this frame went from warm and fuzzy into cold and prickly, it flew way to fast and hard to slow down and an airplane that fly's fast crash's fast. So I did. The damage was severe but repairable, but the way it flew I saw no sense in repairing the crash damage. With out some other changes the next crash would probably do it in and waste all the repair effort. So I set it aside and went back to foam and perhaps when my skills improve the plane will have a better chance. I kept looking at it wanting to fix it but cringed at the amount of work it would take to repair what I had. The other option of buying replacement parts that almost cost what a new kit cost was an even more distasteful option. But what really put the brakes on the repair was it wasn't gonna be a fun plane to fly as fast as it was.
Fast forward, skipping allot of foam and motor winding, I found my solution to the power to weight problem....Continue Reading
Posted by zeroback | Apr 10, 2013 @ 12:21 PM | 5,411 Views
it can never happen again.

This house was built in 1957, with real wood, a 2X4 measures 2"x4". The chunk of the worlds most useless wood probably weighs 2000lbs and the top was at 70 ft. I would compare it's structural characteristics to that of a Broccoli sprout with concrete in it's veins. But the Dade Pine house won. It broke one 2X12 rafter at a knot in the wood so that came thru the ceiling in the room but the actual hole in the roof is small, didn't even brake the window. If one's asking ones self why didn't that dummy just have it cut down....well I live in Broward county FL. you would need to experience this place first hand and then the story would make no sense. So it's best classified as an act of God.
Posted by zeroback | Feb 05, 2013 @ 08:41 AM | 5,805 Views
Mercury 300XS (1 min 50 sec)

Fresh off the repair bench 2) Mercury Optimax 300 XS power heads. The rest of the engines and the boat is half way around the world from here. The boat rolled during a high speed run (over 100 mph) and both engines went under running. It is amazing there was anything left to repair.


Posted by zeroback | Sep 28, 2012 @ 06:40 AM | 6,468 Views
Posted by zeroback | Dec 04, 2011 @ 07:56 PM | 8,522 Views
This is our swamp known as the Everglades. If the gators don't get ya the skeeters will, as they say.