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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By abborgogna
Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I...

Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I realize it does have a close resemblance to aerobatic control line airplanes. Part of the experiment was to see if the C/L wing design and airfoils...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By abborgogna
New scratch build took to the air today.

I have been working on this plane for a little over a month. It is built around the wing designed originally for a control line aerobatic plane called the Naughty Girl. I got to build the prototype...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By abborgogna
A Berkeley Brigadier powered by a Cox Baby Bee. ...

A Berkeley Brigadier powered by a Cox Baby Bee. It went up and then it came down! I knew nothing about F/F, but God I love to build and still do. I really never had anybody to help me as a kid. ...
Forum: Foamies 01-05-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By abborgogna
Having replaced the ESC and the motor before I...

Having replaced the ESC and the motor before I heard about this I would recommend you open up the holes around the faux radial motor. They already have openings but if you remove the rest of the foam...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 01-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By abborgogna
Really amazing! I don't suppose you have plans...

Really amazing! I don't suppose you have plans available for the Mocking-Jay? I would love to build and fly one.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 12-30-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By abborgogna
Well I got bored flying 12 minute flights that...

Well I got bored flying 12 minute flights that basically were trainer flights. So I got it into my head to up the anti on power. No not just a little but a whole bunch. I installed a 2200kv motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By abborgogna
"What we need is someone to educate the people...

"What we need is someone to educate the people that are selling this stuff" Believe it or not some of us who are selling this stuff are telling people about the laws and what can happen if they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-21-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By abborgogna
I guess that "I was speaking to the OP."...

I guess that "I was speaking to the OP." indicates it was aimed at me. I know this, I have had mid airs, I have seen mid airs, and I have talked to many others who were involved in mid airs. I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By abborgogna
I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum...

I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum hater, in fact one of my planes flies with specktrum equipment and I was trying to find a receiver that was compatible with the transmitter I pictured. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By abborgogna
Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy...

Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy part is it's looks very new and unused, guess I know why. I also now know why Spectrum has such a bad rep around here.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By abborgogna
I think you guys told me what basically already...

I think you guys told me what basically already was thinking, toss it! I fly Airtronics equipment, this was a gift so no money is lost. I have another Spektrum radio a DX5 and it works fine with a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By abborgogna
Help with DX6 park flyer from Spektrum

I was given this transmitter, when I went looking for a compatible receiver I could not find one. I went to Spektrum and there was a note saying receivers were no longer available for it. Even...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By abborgogna
This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40...

This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40 years of flying I have had three. The first was minor and we both survived, the second I survived the other was totaled, and finally this one. The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By abborgogna
How do you avoid midairs?

This past Monday I went to a new flying site and was having a great time with my planes. An old friend who I flew with years ago showed up, he had a very slow flying plane that was set up with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By abborgogna
You are correct it was 25 per month not week. ...

You are correct it was 25 per month not week. Sorry for the mistake, I had it right in the original statement and 25 per month is again what the FAA guy said this morning.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By abborgogna
As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely...

As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely broken everyday, but according to my LHS boss, who is also a licensed pilot, he is supposed to stay above 600' and we are supposed to stay below 400'...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By abborgogna
This issue made national news this morning on TV

On this mornings TV show "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" they had the FAA boss on and the subject of near miss incidents with drones came up. The FAA guy said on average there are 25 reported...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By abborgogna
I agree with the opinions expressed above. I...

I agree with the opinions expressed above. I work in a hobby shop and see people come in daily wanting the biggest quad (drone) we sell so they can put a Go-Pro on it and impress their friends. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By abborgogna
Drones Vs. full scale airplanes

Read it and weep. Below is from todays news.
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Since July 1, commercial airlines, private pilots and air-traffic controllers have reported 25 incidents to the FAA in which small drones came...
Forum: Beginners 11-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By abborgogna
Ken, I would like to know how you are selecting...

Ken, I would like to know how you are selecting the prop for your bench test. Here is how I do it. I first check the "continuous current" spec. for the motor to be tested. A lot of motors are...
Forum: Beginners 11-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By abborgogna
As my friend who graduated from MIT with an...

As my friend who graduated from MIT with an aeronautical engineering degree is frequented to say "empirical data trumps theoretical data every time". Which is also why I do not use any programs that...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 11-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By abborgogna
Update

New motor and new ESC and this thing is back in the air. I actually flew this wing on a 2 cell battery. It didn't fly very fast, but it did fly. I checked the power with my watt meter and it was...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
Yep aint electric starters great! Anyway back to...

Yep aint electric starters great! Anyway back to the thread, I flew the Stik this morning and guys it even flies better than it looks and it looks really good. Guys kept coming over to see why I...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
Now that is a sweet looking ride! Mine is...

Now that is a sweet looking ride! Mine is suppose to be blue, but in the sunlight it takes on a purple look, but not as purple as yours. I do love my Harley...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks Road King, I think I will pull down some...

Thanks Road King, I think I will pull down some plans. By the way I ride a 2000 Road King that I bought new way back when.
Forum: Foamies 10-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
It really is amazing that a plane that was...

It really is amazing that a plane that was designed just to test repaired radio equipment has become such an icon for our hobby. The original Ugly Stick had to be covered with silk because when...
Forum: Foamies 10-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
Guys the electric motor sits in the gas tank...

Guys the electric motor sits in the gas tank compartment, not inside the fake engine. There is a drive shaft that goes from the electric motor though the fake gas engine and drives the prop. See...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By abborgogna
Well now she flys quite nicely, but the first...

Well now she flys quite nicely, but the first couple of flights were interesting to say the least. What I didn't notice (read: didn't check!) was that I had positive incidence on the motor, in short...
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
Picture of rear of engine and motor location. I...

Picture of rear of engine and motor location. I overran the data limitation on the previous input and didn't realize it until I look at the entry.
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By abborgogna
I have some pictures of the motor installation....

I have some pictures of the motor installation. You can just make out the prop shaft entering the faux motor through the back plate and if you look closely you can see the shaft through the carb as...
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