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Posted by racedouge1 | Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:21 PM | 570 Views
Picked up a Sig T-Clips the other day and have been working on it. It had a power 52 and a six cell battery, Which made it fly very fast and heavy. After making a little custom motor mount it now has the worlds largest CD-Rom motor, A Motofly 4315 714Kv motor and a four cell. The plane is now a pound ans a half lighter and has a 20 watt per pound more performance.
Posted by racedouge1 | Jun 18, 2018 @ 08:18 PM | 2,031 Views
Great Planes powered Carbon-Z Cub flies great now.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 12, 2018 @ 07:17 PM | 1,366 Views
I'm so glad Horizon and Great Planes are one in the same, I can now do this too.
Like my Cub I'm now a proud owner of a 30cc Ultra Stick, And like the Cub...That's right it gets an O.S. GF40 four stroke gasser.
Unfortunately The GF40 is about 150 to 160 grams heavier than a Evolution GT33 . No big deal...A little lead in the tail fixes that right...No
The GT40 has the carburetor on the back of the engine and it extends the prop hub another inch and three quarters past the GT33 witch is a whole lot of nose weight.
Solution...I'll cut two inches off the nose of the fuselage...No big deal, But I really don't want to buy a roll of that ugly a$$ green Ultracote to fix it.

Does anyone know if the GF40 will run mounted sideways...
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 07, 2018 @ 05:57 PM | 1,283 Views
With Horizon and Great Planes joining hands, I thought it's time for my Carbon-Z Cub to do the same.
That's right...That's a Rimfire 80. in my cub...No more dead sticks from the piece of crap E-Flight BL-50 delamination of the magnets and having to glue them back in. Real horsepower.
17X8 Prop...We'll see if I can keep the tips off the ground.
Posted by racedouge1 | Apr 02, 2018 @ 05:41 PM | 1,915 Views
Finally scored me an Umma Gawd 250. Picked it pretty cheap and cleaned it up with a white frame kit.
Posted by racedouge1 | Mar 29, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 1,532 Views
I'm on board with iSDT charging...T8 1000 watt, PD-100 6 amp discharger, Battery checkers and the new C4 charging A123 cells.
I know some have had problems with the T8, But mine has served me very well.


Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 01:42 AM | 2,914 Views
The closest shave ever...Ain't no Harry's in that.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 09, 2018 @ 01:37 AM | 2,841 Views
Did I mention that top drive is the absolute worst thing ever devised in aeromodelling...
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 26, 2017 @ 06:30 PM | 2,346 Views
Now to find a used DX6 to try it out on.

That's what I'll do but to a DX6
Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 07, 2017 @ 08:34 AM | 2,402 Views
So...This time he wanted me to solder female servo leads into the board so he would have a brick of female connectors glued together.
I came up with this to save space, I think it came out very cool...He liked it too.
What do you think.
Posted by racedouge1 | Oct 02, 2017 @ 09:38 PM | 3,458 Views
My pair of Vortex 150's with Runcam micro swifts V2 and 3D printed hoods. Thanks Rob
Posted by racedouge1 | Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:22 AM | 3,345 Views
First time I put end pins in an AR6210 with a a carbon satellite. It will be going into a full carbon pylon racer. Be interesting to see if it works, He didn't want to spend the 80 on a 6270.
Posted by racedouge1 | Feb 03, 2017 @ 07:55 PM | 4,444 Views
I've had such good results with the Axi motor . I don't have a tach, but 24.5 Amps 340 watts and 4s on a 15X9.5 Vita prop. The motor is rated to 300 watts.
I picked up a NIB Hyperion heli motor HS 2221-2580 and going to mount on the same gearbox. Motor rated at 400 watts and almost double the Kv at 780
Posted by racedouge1 | Jan 01, 2017 @ 11:52 AM | 4,735 Views
Going a little different direction with the new 2 meter hotliner. The 2217 Axi motor on a MPI 3.3:1 gearbox and Ice 50 are proving to be quit impressive.


Posted by racedouge1 | Dec 13, 2016 @ 09:55 AM | 4,122 Views