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01-11-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,242
Posted By wheelholder

I wrote a comment on the FAA site concerning the...

I wrote a comment on the FAA site concerning the registration. Basically told them it was going against congress and with my membership in the AMA unnecessary.
Forum: Beginners
12-30-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,309
Posted By wheelholder

beginner airplane

If you want an almost impossible to destroy and easy to fly , look at Crash Test Hobby . They sell EPP planes that are pretty much ARF's. The Albatross is one of the easiest planes I have ever...
Forum: SEFF 2014
04-14-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,453
Posted By wheelholder

Really nice pics Don. My wife especially liked...

Really nice pics Don. My wife especially liked the 2 pics of me with my CTH Albatross you took early T in the morning. I really appreciate you posting those. Maybe next year I can be a hog and get...
03-06-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

Yeah, I just guessed at to what size to make the...

Yeah, I just guessed at to what size to make the whole wing. After I cut them down and see how it flies, will post an update. Maybe this weekend I can get back to the field.
03-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

On this wing, I used hot glue for the coroplast....

On this wing, I used hot glue for the coroplast. I used epoxy to glue the motor mount that i made out of lite plywood.

Just be careful if you use coroplast. As others have said, it is a bit...
03-04-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

Finally flew the wing. It is slightly unstable...

Finally flew the wing. It is slightly unstable when hand launching, but after building up a bit of speed, it flies pretty well.

It rolls better to the right than the left. I think I am going to...
Forum: Beginners
02-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,880
Posted By wheelholder

For those that are looking for a tough and...

For those that are looking for a tough and inexpensive plane, Crash Test Hobby has one called the Pelican. It is a 36 inch wingspan made out of EPP foam. Very low piece count, and very easy to build....
12-28-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

I guess I gave incorrect info on the motor. it...

I guess I gave incorrect info on the motor. it is a rimfire , not park 300. Not sure if that makes any difference. Looked at the screen dump attachment. Looked at my motor and it shows 28-22-1380...
12-28-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

Thanks for the replies. I guess it would have...

Thanks for the replies. I guess it would have helped if I had included the weight and area of the wing.

Overall weight including battery is 395 gr or 14 5/8 oz. I calculated wing area and is 278...
12-27-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,530
Posted By wheelholder

enough power?

Built a delta out of coroplast. It is 21 inches long, and 18 inches wide. CG is approx 7" from nose box. I have a park 300 motor for it. Weight is at the top end of the recommended weight...
Forum: Beginners
10-03-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By wheelholder

The Fun Cub is a pretty neat airplane. Watched...

The Fun Cub is a pretty neat airplane. Watched several at SEFF this year. It does some pretty amazing things in the air. One that we saw had flaps, and I saw it hovering. The high alpha was pretty...
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