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Old 03-02-2011, 03:38 PM   #101
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Woohoo! F9F panther arrived at my door. Now if I can just find a source for a Hawker Seahawks and a F2 banshee. I really wish there were more models available from the early days of jet combat.

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Old 03-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #102
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EFlyte T34 Mentor. First flite today. New to sport, just stepped up form an Apprentice
I have about 200 flights on mine, shaf. I LOVE this airplane. It has the broadest flying envelope I have ever seen... from docile trainer to sport aerobatic trainer. You are going to love her too.

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Old 03-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #103
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After some initial testing I decided to go with a different motor, partially due to the fact that it was hard to remove the old one with the mount I made for it. So now I have an 1850kv instead of 840kv! Plus I added the Ultrafly P-40 2 bladed 2" spinner as well. I think it makes it look kinda like a YAK fighter IMO. Full throttle output is now up to 137 watts @ 14 amps! Plus I added flames to make it look faster


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Old 03-05-2011, 04:23 PM   #104
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Less than 12 hours old, going to go racing today at the SEFSD Ultra Mini Stick Pylon races!



Photo taken at 10:30pm last night as I was getting ready to wrap up for the night


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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Less than 12 hours old, going to go racing today at the SEFSD Ultra Mini Stick Pylon races!


Photo taken at 10:30pm last night as I was getting ready to wrap up for the night
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #106
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Hi
Heres my latest
Now i just need to setup the control surfaces and power system
Do enjoy
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #107
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi
Heres my latest
Now i just need to setup the control surfaces and power system
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What the heck IS that, Hank?

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #108
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Originally Posted by Saddlebum View Post
What the heck IS that, Hank?

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Just something i slapped together
Was going for that private jet look
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #109
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Last plane I bought was a habu. Last plane I worked on was a spare parts super cub lp for my brother. He had to buy the fuselage, tail and cowl. I had the rest of the parts laying around.

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #110
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Good Luck!
I got first place in the "Silver" main event! (which means I was the fastest of the slow guys today!)


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Old 03-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #111
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Here's my newest. It's a Great Planes .46 size Shoestring. It's set up with a 50-55 580 kv motor, 12 x 6 APC prop, 80 amp ESC, Castle Creations 10 amp UBEC and two 3S 4000mAh packs in series for a 6S set up. If I ever get around to it, all it needs is the decals put on, balanced and test run. Should be close to 1000 watts and 9 lbs of thrust. AUW estimated around 7 lbs so around 143 watts per pound.

Edit: Decals are on and it's been test run. 966 watts, 42 amps and AUW 6lbs 13oz. That motor has some pull. Can't wait to fly it.


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Old 03-06-2011, 02:02 AM   #112
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Hi, everyone!
Just finished my Mountain Models L-4 Grasshopper. Haven't had a chance to maiden it yet, possibly next weekend.


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Old 03-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #113
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Hi, everyone!
Just finished my Mountain Models L-4 Grasshopper. Haven't had a chance to maiden it yet, possibly next weekend.
Looks nice Bill. You can't go wrong with a Grasshopper. Good luck with the maiden.

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Old 03-06-2011, 04:06 AM   #114
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After another diddling session - if the upload window says it can do 7-odd MB, why can't it? - here's my latest OD.

As my Four Star 40 was around for 11 years and nicknamed 'The Old Gal', this low winged aerobatic sports flyer has the staggeringly original title of 'TNK' - The New Kid.

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52" span across roundy wingtips. Power's an AXI 2826/10 that can handle 3s or 4S Lipo and will also be tried out on 4S A123 to see how far I can take that cell type.

Okay, the wing section is remarkably like the 4*, though its a sheeted D box. The cowling is purebred 4* on account of I like the shape and had a spare handy.

Model's getting to the point where I run out of excuses, sand the puppy smooth, cover it and see if it flies.

The wing has covered some miles. I built it two years ago, along with an Ugly Stik-ish fuselage to show a good looking Stik-alike could whup the Asian UgryStliKrone. Didn't care for the fuselage enough to haul it with us when we moved from MD to Chicago, but the wing came. A handy fuselage CAD file was adapted to go around the wing and here she is.

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:43 PM   #115
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Got an Airfield 4Ch 55" Sky Trainer for Christmas. Really a neat looking plane my three daughters gave me. I'm just starting to put it together and am working on adding flaps. I now have all the parts and it's just a matter of doing it. Got lucky and was able to buy the Turnigy module that you can adjust to slow down the flap servos. This is going to look great.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #116
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My latest one is posted here. Only about 4 flights so far. Wind has been blowing dawn to dark the last few days. http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60476
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #117
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Micro Telemaster. Maiden flight was successful. Waiting for calmer weather for a good trimming flight and full assessment. Ailerons very effective, and it's a handful on a breezy day.

Ok. Got a couple more flights in today. Still pretty cold and breezy. It hand launches nicely and glides fairly well. Two nice landings on the wheels without nosing over. Also ROGs with a very short roll. Plenty of power with the 1-oz brushless and an 8x4. Need a bit more elevator throw and a little down thrust. Should be zeroed in pretty well now. Still waiting for a calm day.

Four more flights on 3/14. Flies nicely even with a fair breeze. Feels like such a tiny plane compared to my others, but fun to fly. Lots of power. Glide and dead-stick flare is much improved with the CG somewhat behind the main spar. Must be the effect of the lifting stabilizer. Had to shift the battery back toward the tail. Just a tiny bit of downthrust (1/64" plywood shim under the top of the motor mount) leveled out the climb attitude under power.

12/6/2013: Here's a recent scratch build; a smaller version of its bigger brother. Flies very nicely at 11.5 oz AUW and about 7.5 oz/sq.ft.

1/23/2014: A Sniffer electric conversion is also a fairly recent scratch build. Flies nicely within a fairly narrow, slow speed range.


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Okay, one finished and ready to cover, one done and ready to see if it flies at all.

First, a day or two with my more sedate models is desperately needed! Flew twice last year, and otherwise not since mid 2009

'VST' - 'Very Short Tailless' - is 32" span, weighs around 20 oz for a 1000 - 1300mA 3S LiPo. Learned years ago that a tailplane is purely optional and see no reason this one shouldn't fly as well as the rest of my tailless designs.

TNK - 'The New Kid', my replacment for 'TOG - The Old Gal, AKA my Four Star 40 which put in 11 years before expiring due to old age, cranky joints and suchlike. 51" span, around 64oz back of an AXI 2826/10 which should be good for pushing 600W on a 4S 3700 or so. Aimed to be the one I always take flying. If it's not windy enough for me to stay home, TNK will be up there. Easy battery access, hefty UC for grass fields, easy to service RC gear, the lot for a serviceable sports aerobatic model. About to start on covering her.

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My REAL newest......which I don't want anymore


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Wanted something different so made a Drenalyn. Great for this windy March.


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My REAL newest......which I don't want anymore
Looks like a nice plane, why don't you want it anymore, especially if it is new?
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I am "allowed" to buy a new plane since the diving trip my wife got for me fell through because of scheduling conflicts.

Been thinking of either the electric Ultimate 20-300



Or the Great Planes Super Sportster EP



Both similarly priced, any of you guys have them and have anything to say?

I know the Sportster is a classic because I remember 25 years ago they had them with the .40 and .60 models (still do), but I have never had a Bipe either, leaning more towards the sportster though now.
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Looks like a nice plane, why don't you want it anymore, especially if it is new?
Seriously because it is a beautiful plane.I haven't flown before,and want to stick to 3 channel for a year or so.I nwill have to obtain some great confidence to try and fly this one.I don't want it broke and mangled.
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Seriously because it is a beautiful plane.I haven't flown before,and want to stick to 3 channel for a year or so.I nwill have to obtain some great confidence to try and fly this one.I don't want it broke and mangled.
Gotcha and makes sense, I have crashed my Stryker and T-28 several times and both look a little rough but still fly great and every accident was a learning experience and I definitely have more confidence now, just don't feel bad about crashing, it is going to happen, even to the best pilots.

This is one of the best pilots at our field, amazing what he can make a Yak do, but about two minutes into this video you see him have an oops and it makes all of us newer pilots feel a little but better

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Gotcha and makes sense, I have crashed my Stryker and T-28 several times and both look a little rough but still fly great and every accident was a learning experience and I definitely have more confidence now, just don't feel bad about crashing, it is going to happen, even to the best pilots.

This is one of the best pilots at our field, amazing what he can make a Yak do, but about two minutes into this video you see him have an oops and it makes all of us newer pilots feel a little but better

Well I reckon I have a crash coming my way.But at least I know to expect it huh?That's why the Dynam will stay in the box.Because of videos like that.
I love that Biplane you have pictured above.I would trade the Grand Cruiser for a good 3 channel Bipe!
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