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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 450
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: 4,786
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: 5,759
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 31
Views: 450
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 17
Views: 329
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: 31
Views: 450
Posted By mclarkson
Good luck, ma'am!

Good luck, ma'am!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
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: 141
Posted By mclarkson
Congratulations guys!

Congratulations guys!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
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: 24
Views: 413
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 313
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: 47
Views: 512
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: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
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
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
With everything hooked up, I thought I'd give it...

With everything hooked up, I thought I'd give it a little 'taxi test' to see if it'd at least drag itself across the floor. The front end is still not finished, so I just taped a random 3-cell LiPo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks. I'm aware that it will mess me up in that...

Thanks. I'm aware that it will mess me up in that way, but couldn't figure out a simple way to get it down on the center of mass. :/
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
I'm keeping the nose unfinished until the very...

I'm keeping the nose unfinished until the very last, so I can see where the battery needs to go for CG purposes and sort of build around that.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
I picked an easy build. :) Routing the ESC...

I picked an easy build. :)

Routing the ESC wires up for the motor:

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

Coffee cup ... I mean, engine nacelle, mounted atop...
Forum: Beginners 10-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By mclarkson
People always say that and I suppose it would be...

People always say that and I suppose it would be true if you were flying in a wind tunnel or something with a perfectly smooth flow of air. However, in the real world where I fly, the amount of wind...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks. I tried it out (the linkage) and it seems...

Thanks. I tried it out (the linkage) and it seems to work.

Now I'm trying to figure how best to mount the EDF nacelle. It's always something, isn't it? :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-15-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By mclarkson
I'll watch (and listen) with interest.

I'll watch (and listen) with interest.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 512
Posted By mclarkson
Continuing to tape the top, and figuring out...

Continuing to tape the top, and figuring out where the servos are going to go and how to hook up the rudders. This is what I've come up with.
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