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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
THANKS HK, i just spent 30 minutes and...

THANKS HK,

i just spent 30 minutes and screwed the outer wing struts in place. she is very solid without the center piece that forms the "N" shape. i may leave it out for the time being as it is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
oh man...am i ready to finish this mini:D:D:D i...

oh man...am i ready to finish this mini:D:D:D i recommend this conversion to any one building the mini. it's so easy to top load the battery.

rx is in stalled permanently in it's location ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
ZTW Gecko Series 85A Brushless ESC w/ 8A...

ZTW Gecko Series 85A Brushless ESC w/ 8A Adjustable SBEC
ZTW GECKO SERIES Airplane/Heli ESCs are competition-grade speed controllers from one of the most tru..

i will be doing review on the ZTW...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By tobydogs
we fly 4 planes at a time and choose the...

we fly 4 planes at a time and choose the direction depending on wind direction. as for me,i like to fly aerobatics so i will fly up behind someone and do stunts then catch up again so they never lap...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
update progress on the mini, motor is...

update progress on the mini,

motor is installed using nylon stand offs and the cowel is screwed in it's place. i then mounted the top and bottom wings minus the outer struts to begin weighing...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-11-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 35,809
Views: 1,619,695
Posted By tobydogs
steve, oh man,i am so very sorry to hear...

steve,

oh man,i am so very sorry to hear of your loss,i always loved seeing bandit in your pictures. he will be really missed. i'm a huge dog lover do known how hard it is to loose a pet....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-11-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By tobydogs
http://www.nanoplanes.net/images/balsa-speed-shark...

http://www.nanoplanes.net/images/balsa-speed-shark01-s.jpg





Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-11-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By tobydogs
the nanoplanes "speed shark" build..need for speed.

dude!!!!!what is it about this lil motor that makes it so expensive? i am building the nanoplanes speed shark this winter and am planing on using a dons wicked 3000kv with 4 cell and 80 amp esc. this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By tobydogs
i prefer balsa over any foamy in the hanger,but...

i prefer balsa over any foamy in the hanger,but the superfly delta has had it's share of being flown straight in....picked it up a flew again.

epp isn't indestructible but the hot glue gun is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
thanks hkeell, progress tonight as follows, ...

thanks hkeell,
progress tonight as follows,

i have now connected all the servos and hooked up the rx to center them before final connections. one minor mistake i made is i have my push rods...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-08-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
glued the tail surfaces on today and also ca'd...

glued the tail surfaces on today and also ca'd the rudder,elevator and ailerons.

p/u some red paint...it is ever so slightly darker and i had to give it several coats on the cowel to cover...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By tobydogs
i posted a few years back a 145mph funjet video...

i posted a few years back a 145mph funjet video flown by Ahmed on 6 cells!:eek: one of my better videos taken of a fast plane.
Ahmed is a member here at wattflyer and recently brought his funjet...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
spent the last hour covering the fuse.....heres a...

spent the last hour covering the fuse.....heres a few pictures. sunday it off to p/u red spray paint to paint the cowel and head rest. now i'm thinking of painting the cabanes red also[can always...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
thanks jimmy, just finished dinner and may...

thanks jimmy,
just finished dinner and may head down the the shop to cover the fuse,then i'll glue the tail fins on sunday.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
rainy day here in nj,so no better time to get the...

rainy day here in nj,so no better time to get the mini covered[popcorn]

i already did the wings ,elevator and rudder assembly and i'm really pleased with the way the monocoat is bending...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-05-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
no pictures tonight,just a whole lot of dust in...

no pictures tonight,just a whole lot of dust in the workshop.:ws:

sanded all parts of the mini with 150g sandpaper ,then 220g to the point where i am ready to cover:D i took the 45min ride each...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
i'm loving this build!!!! installed pushrods for...

i'm loving this build!!!! installed pushrods for the elevator and rudder. the plans call for using a balsa stick with piano wire threaded ends to be the push rods. just seems so old fashion....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By tobydogs
yep.... on arfs i ca over most areas important...

yep.... on arfs i ca over most areas important like motor box/firewall. but one area i'v noticed always needs beefing up is the landing gear area. seems arf manufacturers think we all grease in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By tobydogs
not knowing how well you fly and if your quick...

not knowing how well you fly and if your quick with the sticks leaves me wondering how anyone can say your ready. the funjet ultra is a blast to fly and repair...lol...ask me how i know:D

i...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,258
Posted By tobydogs
ditto what all the others have said john, ...

ditto what all the others have said john,

plus i just said a prayer for you and your family. may the Lord bless you with a safer and healthier upcoming holidays and the new year.
sounds to...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By tobydogs
i used to have all different setting for...

i used to have all different setting for different planes with the expo and duel rates. then i got a new tx. i have all expos set to -30 since it's a hitec tx.

i have dialed in some more expo on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-02-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
folks will aways have differing opinions,but as...

folks will aways have differing opinions,but as far as some of the older design kits like the sig hog bipe and the mini,they are built heavier than most mass produced arfs. arfs seem to be built much...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By tobydogs
i loved that bipe that flew solo ,looked like a...

i loved that bipe that flew solo ,looked like a metal plane,she sure looked solid.

actualy i liked all of them:Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-02-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
i haven't been buying hk motors lately,will be...

i haven't been buying hk motors lately,will be using a eflite motor with a castle esc. after spending this many hour tinkering around i want the mini to have the best chance at survival...:Q.

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
just wanted t add a picture of the cabanes...

just wanted t add a picture of the cabanes epoxied with the first coat,i have to belt sand the high spots and re-coat before rounding all the edges and fine sanding. then paint.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
started to trim out the struts and cabanes today...

started to trim out the struts and cabanes today with balsa. it has a ways to go before final shaping ,but heres what i did to make it easy to build out all piano wires involved with balsa.

i...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By tobydogs
what about a speed contest? i'm considering my...

what about a speed contest? i'm considering my second build this winter will be a nano shark. it is built up balsa plane meant for speed. lets set no boundaries on cost but rather a dopplered speed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-29-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
todays progress, cut the thin piano wire...

todays progress,
cut the thin piano wire and bent the same as the drawing showed for forming the "n" struts. cut the 8 brass plates and drilled them out. installed the struts in the wings as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-28-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,515
Posted By tobydogs
dang i am stuffed:blah:,family has left after...

dang i am stuffed:blah:,family has left after turkey dinner and desert and hanging out. wife and son watching football while i spent an hour in the workshop.

items completed tonight. i hinged...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By tobydogs
i hope everyone enjoy a happy thanksgiving...

i hope everyone enjoy a happy thanksgiving weekend and also gets some flying in.....may sunday for us here in NJ.
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