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Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 17, 2018 @ 04:11 PM | 1,837 Views
I usually don't build for other people other than close friends at the field, and then it'll be one of my flat jets or a combat ship...nothing too complicated or time consuming......too much like work....lol ......However, the fellow that helped me with my very first maiden flight was an S-3 pilot in the Navy.....over 1500 hours and 450 cat shots/traps....can't say no to that....and you never forget those that help you.....So I tried to duplicate the squadron markings of his aircraft.

This is the second aircraft I cut with the E3
Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 08, 2018 @ 02:04 PM | 2,065 Views
"One click of down......."

S 3 Maiden (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Feb 01, 2018 @ 02:49 PM | 1,676 Views
Waiting on one ESC.....otherwise she'd be flight ready.....48" 50% KFM-2 wing, (2) 6 blade 70mm fans with 3500 kV motors, ES-3104 servos, 60 amp ESC's and (2) 3400 mah 60C 4S batteries....same power plants that are in that big (and heavier) 60" bomber I built not long ago.....and we know it flies !
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 20, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 1,677 Views
Bloody Hell III (3 min 43 sec)

Sorry about losing her on the vertical climb, but I was laughing so much I forgot what I was doing....she's a beast
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 18, 2018 @ 04:36 PM | 2,125 Views
Forgot to put this one up.....

Version 3 of the Bloody Hell....1/2" pink foam fuselage, Elmer's board built up wing and feathers, covered with 1.5 mil Doculam, painted with rattlecan.

I've flown her 3-4 times, but no video yet......been too cold and now snow........Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:10 AM | 1,863 Views
Another variant........27" WS x 43" OAL with a 90 mm fan and fabricated nacelle....Flew her about a week ago.....she's a bullet...need to turn the throws down and the expo up......video when the snow melts and it gets above freezing

SS 12 (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 01, 2018 @ 06:28 PM | 1,683 Views
Fun with nacelles....decided to form one instead of depending on Wendy's and McDonalds for my thrust cones...two layers of heavy construction paper laminated together with Tite-Bond....inlet fairing is a piece of 5/32 vacuum hose split lengthwise ...outlet is 3.0625" diameter (7.37 sq-in, which is 95% of FSA for this 90 mm fan)

And then I built a test stand......(2) cross pieces, (8) Verticals and (4) Spacers
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 27, 2017 @ 07:31 PM | 2,095 Views
Getting the fleet back up to full compliment..another one of these.......the last one lasted less than 2 minutes....... LOL....today's effort...27" StealthStream with a 70mm fan....tape, servos, electrics, pushrods and control horns...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 16, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 2,301 Views
I named her "The Garand" because I took the shape of her nose from a 30 caliber rifle bullet.......Enjoy

Garand Twin 70 (2 min 25 sec)
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Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 10, 2017 @ 07:49 AM | 1,817 Views
Fitted the nacelles to the wings....up next is the fuselage
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 09, 2017 @ 12:12 PM | 1,669 Views
I built a better hot wire cutter using a variable voltage/amperage power supply and I've been playing with it....cut these two 70mm nacelles yesterday for a 48" twin fighter bomber I'm working on.....new fuse and feathers..... wing is salvaged from a failed build....but what I discovered this morning was that clear packing tape adheres better and it shrinks when you hit it with a sealing iron set at ~ 3 - 3 1/2.....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 07, 2017 @ 07:29 AM | 1,933 Views
Back to designs and components I KNOW will fly
Posted by Old_Pilot | Dec 02, 2017 @ 08:42 AM | 2,516 Views
Here's what happens when I channel Kelly Johnson and Wile E Coyote.......

UPDATE: That POS Taft Hobbies 90mm 12 bladed fan (1850 kV motor - 4000 mAh 40C 6S) wouldn't push this thing across a waxed hardwood floor even with Teflon strips glued to the bottom of the skids......4 tries to make this fan useful was 3 tries too many........but it sure sounded great as it sat there on the ground....not moving........at all.......ever.....FUPOS....
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 09, 2017 @ 12:53 PM | 2,379 Views
I've got 2 to build now.....that little blue foam fighter (The Blue Brick) and now this one..a twin engine (wing mount) variant of the Avro CF-105 Arrow....I've built this one before with moderate success.....hopefully this one will perform much better.....I call her the CF-105.2

I built it a couple of years ago with cardboard nacelles and a lot less knowledge about fan sweep areas and efflux cones...she flew, but I'm hoping this version will fly better, especially with new (read : better designed) nacelles
Posted by Old_Pilot | Oct 30, 2017 @ 03:14 PM | 3,112 Views
This one was an experiment.....first time working with blue foam and my first Armin wing......I mashed together several airframes just so I could use the nacelles from a ME-262.....

And here's the flight video

Klungaknull (2 min 34 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 12, 2017 @ 03:12 PM | 5,066 Views
Haven't built this one yet....just finished the preliminary drawings.......plan is for a 60" wing span, KFM-2 wing, and (2) 70 mm fans.....I guess we'll see soon.

Weather doesn't look to promising for flying so I guess I'll start cutting this one out.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 12, 2017 @ 03:07 PM | 4,602 Views
Haven't posted in a while, so this will serve as catch up.....4 new ones.....

The white twin had 64's and was anemic in flight, the grey twin had 70's and flew beautifully, was playing around with masking tape on the camo one...and the combat was a replacement
Posted by Old_Pilot | May 09, 2017 @ 01:17 PM | 4,598 Views
Flight ready ! Bloody Hell II.....
38" WS x 33" OAL, 39 ounces all up, Gforce 3542-1200kV motor, TowerPro MG91 13 gram MG servos, 9x6 APC-E prop, Lemon 6 channel DSMX/DSM2 Featherlight receiver, GForce 2600mah 40C 4S battery, 65Amp Mantis ESC w/ 5 amp BEC, 50% KFM 2 airfoil........3/16" Elmer's board.

Ok fellas..........hang on......this little girl is a hoot to fly...not near as squirrelly as the little one........So here's proof of flight of the Bloody Hell II for the C&S "Build One From The Files Section" Contest..... My friend Roger Basset is at the controls....I was on camera....but I flew her 4 more times after the PoF video....she's a quick little thing.....I apologize for the background noise.....our mowing contractor showed up......on a Sunday morning.....WOW !

Bloody Hell II (2 min 49 sec)