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Old 08-12-2017, 04:50 PM   #2826
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Default Nanoplanes Balsa Speed Shark #2

Putting the finishing touches on my second Speed Shark, the green one. The strips of fluorescent green I put on the wing of my first one, for spotting at the back side of the circuit, worked so well I decided to cover the entire second one in high vis. The first clocked over 166mph on the MicroDan 2510-2700kv so I am guessing the second should beat it with a 2510-3100kv 4s Props still in shipping (5.25x4.75apc) so no trimming until hopefully next weekend. Will put a half dozen more flights on the older one today.

It's a shame they took these kits out of production. Managed to pick up a MegaShark 1 meter version of this plane as well as a depron NanoShark. Part of the reason for pushing this SpeedShark off the bench is to get into building the nano. I'm a little anxious to have a 100mph+ kit foamy! The Mega wil have to wait for winter build season due to a lot of fiberglass work on the wing structure. Can't afford any flutter at these speeds.




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Old 08-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #2827
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Originally Posted by Leadchucker View Post
New girl on the block,Ultra Sport 46 with Rimfire .55. Kinda reminds me of old school pattern planes with wing planform and retracts.

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I built a couple similar back in the early 70s. Wish I could remember their names. They were followed by an ATLAS powered by a 61 blackhead from memory.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:27 AM   #2828
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Default I am starting a "Comet" Hellcat

It's a lasercut version of the old printwood F6F, 24" span park flyer with
outrunner 180 and Spektrum brick.


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Old 08-13-2017, 09:31 PM   #2829
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Another edf ! Pre-ordered the Freewing A4 Skyhawk . Just getting used to the FW A-10.




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Wingspan 940mm / 37in.
Length 1430mm / 56.29in.
Weight 2200g / 78oz including missiles/tanks, without battery
CG (Center of Gravity) Please refer to the manual
Power System 3530-1850KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control 100A ESC, 5A BEC, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF 80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan
Landing Gear Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
Required Battery 6S 22.2V 4000mAh or 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector

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Old 08-14-2017, 05:04 PM   #2830
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Default Akro Kat

Newest in my fleet is the Akro Kat. This is a control liner, scratch built using plans downloaded from Outerzone that I modified for electric power and a semi-profile fuselage, and a bunch of spare parts and wood I had cluttering up my work area.
37" wingspan, with an EMax BL2815/09 motor, Sky Power 45A ESC, 3s 1800mah 50C lipo, and control line timer. I did have to buy a set of lead-out wires, so my total out of pocket cost on this one was $1.99!


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Old 08-15-2017, 10:04 PM   #2831
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Well during my visit to UK .... I have invested in one of the best iconic models ever designed ... WOT4 ....

I had two of these back in the 1980s .... powered by piped 61's ....

I have the version designed for E or IC power ... and cannot decide which to go ...

The new version now has access for battery.

The model is designed for 30 - 55 Glow power ... so a probable E power is about the 4250 size on 5S .... or more.

My EPP Edge is wrecked and to be honest I have a love - hate relationship with it and reluctant to repair ... so the gear is available for the WOT4 .... (or a 61 glow is sitting the bench ..... )



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Old 08-15-2017, 11:21 PM   #2832
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Awhile back, a buddy purchased a WOT4 foamy version off the Ripmax site.......he now has two.....a very versatile craft. He had mentioned that back-in-the day, the glow powered balsa versions were the rave for quite some time......I can see why now........Hope you can keep yours out of the dirt long enough to show her off here.........
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:02 AM   #2833
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Looks like a very nice Aerobatic plane: http://www.ripmax.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=A-CF020A
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:15 AM   #2834
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
My newest is a 60" scratch-built glider with a Kline-Fogelman wing. (Apologies if I've posted this already. I thought I had, but then couldn't find it.)







Beautiful! Plans available for this one?
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:41 PM   #2835
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Originally Posted by pizzano View Post
Awhile back, a buddy purchased a WOT4 foamy version off the Ripmax site.......he now has two.....a very versatile craft. He had mentioned that back-in-the day, the glow powered balsa versions were the rave for quite some time......I can see why now........Hope you can keep yours out of the dirt long enough to show her off here.........
For nigh on 30yrs .... the WOT4 has been the follow on fun machine for many in UK. The sales are still brisk and Chris still flying in his 70's.
At UK flying sites ... you can literally g'tee that more than one Wot4 will be there. I can remember seeing 10 or more at a single meeting ... with all sorts of power set-ups. The most popular seemed to be the OS40FSR up front ...

I looked at the Wot4E (foamy) but my love goes back to the original wood version.

What gives it the incredible versatile range of flight is that very thick semi symet wing.

I am really looking fwd to getting home and putting her together ...

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Old 08-16-2017, 10:49 PM   #2836
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:32 AM   #2837
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HK Piper j3 1800 mm coming along nicely (with some extra effort due to lack of instructions!)


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Old 08-17-2017, 08:47 AM   #2838
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:59 PM   #2839
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Hello all, first time posting in this thread. Today I had the maiden flight of my Cox/Gravity Hobby ME-109. This plane is discontinued but I had been searching for one and I found this one Ebay. They originally ran off a 130 brushed motor, NiMh batteries, and RET. I put in a 10 gram brushless motor, 2 cell 460 mah, on a 6x4 prop, on elevator, aileron, and throttle. She flies very well, quick, agile, but very stable. I love this plane and thought I would share my latest addition to the fleet!


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Old 08-18-2017, 09:16 PM   #2840
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:36 PM   #2841
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Why doesn't my elevator take commands from the controller futaba
But when I switch n play with reverse it moves up n down. Need help!
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