The Summer of Space
So i have been a member here on RCGroups for 3 years or so. I stumbled across the site when i was looking for some information on electric planes.
I saw the stuff on scratchbuilt foamies and was totally shocked at the coolness i found.
So my first plane was a Steve Shumate Saab Gripen. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505535
It was quite ambitious for a first project but it turned out great.
From there i built a Cool Turbo Raven 3D plane. Had lots of fun with it. Then i built a 3DBatix Extra 330... Holy crap is that a great plane design. I put over 300 flights on that plane before i had to retire it and build another one.
Over the past 3 years i have built about 30 planes about 20 of them were Designs from other people and i learned a lot about how to build them right. I have been working on my own designs from way back, before i knew what i was doing.
My first design was a Star Trek USS Reliant
It was a VERY scale design and rather small. WHat can i say i didn't know. Many people (like GPW and Gene Bond) told me to start with a Profile and see if i could make it fly. I scoffed at such negativity and went on. Hahaha i was such a fool! Needless to say it never flew. I could never get a decent glide out of it.
Then i did a 3D design of my own. It stunk. Terrible design, too heavy, flimsy, etc. So i started working on some other designs.
Over the years i have designed a Hydroplane that flew great but wouldn't float.
My first really ambitious plane was a V-22 Tiltrotor. All ready to fly but i didn't have extra ESC's to power it. But it was really cool!
I have a bunch more power systems now so i may pull it out and fly it someday.
I built a couple other of my own designs, a B-58 Hustler that i built over the winter and still have not flown.
A canard design of my own destined to be a Heavy Lift plane
Then Kwinters posted his design for a Klingon Bird of Prey. It was soooooo cool. I got involved with his thread and decided to resurrect my Reliant.
So i designed a new LARGER profile version of the Reliant and it was really cool Flies awesome!
THen Kwinters had trouble making his BOP fly so i gave it a go. Mine was also a dismal failure but i would not be deterred! I designed a new one using some new ideas and it was a HUGE success!
Now i was hooked. I started designing all kinds of new spacecraft.
A Romulan Warbird
A Star Wars Tie Interceptor
Everyone said it would never fly... i have a video to prove it does!
I have been working on a design for an Enterprise D
I've got a few others in mind too.
This is going to be the summer of SPACE!!!
Gotta do more Star Wars!! An X-wing for sure, Maybe an A-wing, Millenium Falcon for sure. Definitely a 4' long Star Destroyer! Maybe a B-Wing.
THen i am thinking of doing some Battlestar Galactica ships! How about a Battlestar! Viper, Cylon....
Maybe some Babylon 5 ships? the Fury would be really cool to build.
Anyhow. I am kinda geeked about the whole space thing. Keep watching!