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Forum: Aerial Photography Today, 05:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By mclarkson
Not at all. He expects me to swim in after him!

Not at all. He expects me to swim in after him!
Forum: Aerial Photography Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By mclarkson
I went out to scout some locations today and...

I went out to scout some locations today and wound up doing a couple of flights. It was the scariest flying I've done for quite a while, with bad visibility, bad landing approaches and unfamiliar...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-23-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By mclarkson
Nice flying, sir. That looks like a lovely...

Nice flying, sir. That looks like a lovely location as well.

I'm hoping to have some fall color in mine, so I'm waiting for the trees to turn...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-22-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By mclarkson
It's true. :) And I've even scratch-built an...

It's true. :) And I've even scratch-built an An-2, which I think qualifies.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By mclarkson
I've never heard of it, but I learned a new word...

I've never heard of it, but I learned a new word in looking it up: sesquiplane.
Forum: Beginners 10-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mclarkson
Welcome! You can contact HeadsUp. Tell them...

Welcome!

You can contact HeadsUp. Tell them what plane you have and what you want to do and they'll recommend a setup. Jeff and the guys there are terrific.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-21-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Maybe so. The odd thing is I had a Parkzone SE5a...

Maybe so. The odd thing is I had a Parkzone SE5a do the same thing to me last week. Fortunately, it was on the ground. I pulled the servo arm off, re-seated it, and it was fine.

*shrug*
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Ouch! Went for another test flight this afternoon...

Ouch! Went for another test flight this afternoon and the rudder servo lost its mind, mid-flight.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 631
Posted By mclarkson
I think I have that same transformer! :) ...

I think I have that same transformer! :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/p526x296/1621855_10201469002189933_1327303651_n.jpg

My first few efforts went so badly that I...
Forum: Foamies 10-19-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,837
Posted By mclarkson
Looks sweet, Crash. Have you flown it off a lake...

Looks sweet, Crash. Have you flown it off a lake yet?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,822
Posted By mclarkson
That plane looks so very awesome! I'm certain it...

That plane looks so very awesome! I'm certain it will be worth the time.

I absolutely understand the need to 'walk away' sometimes.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
I went out today with an 1800mAh 3-cell jammed in...

I went out today with an 1800mAh 3-cell jammed in there. (w/ EC3 3.5mm bullet connectors) The pack came down hot, but not HOLY CRAP OUCH!!! scary hot.

Man - what's it gonna take to keep up with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 631
Posted By mclarkson
I have had zero luck in my hot wire cutting...

I have had zero luck in my hot wire cutting attempts, but I'm sure you'll do better.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
I'm gonna have to switch to a bigger pack for...

I'm gonna have to switch to a bigger pack for starters and see how that works. Those 850's were en fuego when I pulled them out.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
I live very near an Air Force base, so I can hear...

I live very near an Air Force base, so I can hear their "bugle" at 5PM, 9PM etc.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By mclarkson
Looks like a real challenge. Best of luck, sir!

Looks like a real challenge. Best of luck, sir!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 631
Posted By mclarkson
Good luck, ma'am!

Good luck, ma'am!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Here's the video of the maiden flights. ...

Here's the video of the maiden flights.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By mclarkson
Congratulations guys!

Congratulations guys!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Guilty. I'm not often optimistic but it caught me...

Guilty. I'm not often optimistic but it caught me out this time. :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By mclarkson
I can only enter once. :)

I can only enter once. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
The more-or-less complete battery hatch. It has...

The more-or-less complete battery hatch. It has two coffee stir halves sticking out to fit into the fuselage and hold the back in place. At the top/front, I've epoxied in rare earth magnets which...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Finding the correct battery placement. ...

Finding the correct battery placement.

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/finding-CG.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
I put a double layer of foam and a piece of thin...

I put a double layer of foam and a piece of thin ply in the top of the nose. This is where the battery will mount.

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ESC-mount-inside.jpg
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
I didn't want to mount the ESC on the outside,...

I didn't want to mount the ESC on the outside, and I didn't want it getting hot inside, so as a compromise I cut a window through the fuselage for the ESC to peak through. I reinforced the wall with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
Unfortunately, I don't think there'll be a...

Unfortunately, I don't think there'll be a special prize for that. :D
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-17-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By mclarkson
I fly at a couple of places. Here's a small...

I fly at a couple of places. Here's a small schoolyard very near to my house:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10258744_10202797788488760_5678996415086395091_o.jpg
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
It flies! ...

It flies!

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/maiden001.jpg

However, the 850mAh 3-cell LiPo I put in there came out as hot as molten lead, so I'm gonna have to make some...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By mclarkson
If it's not powerful enough, there's always the...

If it's not powerful enough, there's always the 4-cell. :D
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