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Old 09-28-2015, 01:31 AM
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:41 PM
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Dear all,

Just to say "Hello" as a new member. I'm a professional photographer specialised in interactive panoramas and virtual tours. In other words, I crawl through aircraft with special equipment, get dirty and ruin my clothes, but the result of the work might be of interest to modellers, to get a close look at the original aircraft!

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Old 11-01-2015, 12:01 AM
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Hi!! I'm a new member getting back into RC model aircraft. I started flying RC back in the mid 80s flying a Goldberg Anniverary Cub powered by an OS 61 four stroke, an ARF Super Chipmunk, and a Sportster. I later moved up to Giant Scale building a Giant Ugly Stick and a Ziroli P40. In the late 80s, I decided to move into full size flying and bought a '74 Cherokee Cruiser. After flying that for about 12 years, I decided to built an airplane. I first built a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey two place amphibian in 1999. Then I built an RV-7A in 2003 and flew that until 2008. I was starting to get into other things so it was time to say good by to full scale flying.

In 2010 I started building a classic woody style outboard boat called the Glen L Zip. My latest boat is a one of a kind Glen L Torpedo. It is a 19.5 ft inboard runabout reminiscent to a Ventnor.

I am happily involved in boating and a member of the ACBS, but I have been wanting to get back into RC flying.

My husband and I still live on a private airport in SE WI and find our attached hangar and basement shop great places for our projects. Some of our members on our airport have gotten into Electric RC aircraft flying on our field. A while back, my husband bought me a Great Planes Little Toni Cosmic Wind kit. My intentions were to electrify this model. I recently finished the Torpedo, so I felt this is the time to start building that Cosmic Wind kit. I have many questions about power supply and hooking things up properly, so I will post questions in the appropriate threads as questions come up.

I'm posting a pic of my newly started Little Toni and a pic of my boat, the Glen L Torpedo.

So Glad to be here and hope to gain many new friends.

Roberta
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:23 AM
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Welcome, Roberta! That's a beautiful boat.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:38 AM
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:21 AM
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Welcome to Wattflyer, Roberta.

You have quite a history of building full size aircraft and boats. I gave up full size flying sue to the expense. It just cost too much to do for fun. I used to own and operate a FBO and was a Cessna dealer for a time. Now, I enjoy flying electrics, since can do that much cheaper.
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:37 AM
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Welcome Roberta! I had the Great Planes Shoestring, several of them actually. Started with one I converted to electric, then another with a Supertiger 90, then a couple more finally ending up with one doing about 130mph in electric form. It is a similar size and configuration to the cosmic wind.

I have the Seagull models Shoestring now and have a similar power setup in it.

Feel free to ping me with any questions you may have.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:08 PM
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Welcome Roberta, beautiful boats!
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:42 PM
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Thank you guys!!

Love the Shoestring!!! What are you powering it with? I'm planning on the Rimfire .55 480KV motor with a 4000ma 6s battery (40). I also have a Gecko 85A 8ASBEC controller. I plan on a 14X7 prop.

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Old 11-01-2015, 03:48 PM
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Hello Roberta, and welcome to the wonderful world of RC. I too have many things in sports to spend my money on. I am now total Elc. Not flying as much as should be due to many things. Health.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:42 PM
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Thank you!!!

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Old 11-01-2015, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
Thank you guys!!

Love the Shoestring!!! What are you powering it with? I'm planning on the Rimfire .55 480KV motor with a 4000ma 6s battery (40). I also have a Gecko 85A 8ASBEC controller. I plan on a 14X7 prop.

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I am running a
Scorpion S-4035-380kv
Castle HV 80
8s 4000mah lipo
14x10 APC prop.

It is not as fast as my old Great Planes model but I don't think this one will disintegrate in spectacular fashion like the last one did too...
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
Hi!! I'm a new member getting back into RC model aircraft. I started flying RC back in the mid 80s flying a Goldberg Anniverary Cub powered by an OS 61 four stroke, an ARF Super Chipmunk, and a Sportster. I later moved up to Giant Scale building a Giant Ugly Stick and a Ziroli P40. In the late 80s, I decided to move into full size flying and bought a '74 Cherokee Cruiser. After flying that for about 12 years, I decided to built an airplane. I first built a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey two place amphibian in 1999. Then I built an RV-7A in 2003 and flew that until 2008. I was starting to get into other things so it was time to say good by to full scale flying.

In 2010 I started building a classic woody style outboard boat called the Glen L Zip. My latest boat is a one of a kind Glen L Torpedo. It is a 19.5 ft inboard runabout reminiscent to a Ventnor.

I am happily involved in boating and a member of the ACBS, but I have been wanting to get back into RC flying.

My husband and I still live on a private airport in SE WI and find our attached hangar and basement shop great places for our projects. Some of our members on our airport have gotten into Electric RC aircraft flying on our field. A while back, my husband bought me a Great Planes Little Toni Cosmic Wind kit. My intentions were to electrify this model. I recently finished the Torpedo, so I felt this is the time to start building that Cosmic Wind kit. I have many questions about power supply and hooking things up properly, so I will post questions in the appropriate threads as questions come up.

I'm posting a pic of my newly started Little Toni and a pic of my boat, the Glen L Torpedo.

So Glad to be here and hope to gain many new friends.

Roberta
Nice boats and plane build iam happy to see another builder here Roberta and welcome ! Here are almost 7000 free to download airplane plans for you to look through . http://www.outerzone.co.uk/index.asp Happy building ! joe
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:21 PM
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Thank you!! Good to be here!!

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Old 11-01-2015, 09:15 PM
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Anytime Roberta ,And if your ever looking for a FREE plan i have saved to many of them..lol Iam a cheap ars builder and free is always good in my book.lol joe
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:08 AM
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Hello folks, I'm Mike and I love flying model planes mainly warbirds and edfs. Just started April this year and wanted to explore 100mph+ plane set-up. I heard from a fellow club member that this is a good forum. So here I am.
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeang39 View Post
Hello folks, I'm Mike and I love flying model planes mainly warbirds and edfs. Just started April this year and wanted to explore 100mph+ plane set-up. I heard from a fellow club member that this is a good forum. So here I am.
Thanks.

100 mph is now available in RTF package deal models.

Dynam's Me-262 EDF twin has a reputation for 110 mph straight out of the box. There are others that are faster.

Depending on your flying skill, it may or may not be a good idea to go for one of these advanced, high speed planes. Some can progress fast enough in under a year, most should get a bit more experience first.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:14 PM
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Thanks Don sorry to have been away so long[Been on crutches for about six months] so its restricted my build log but vastly improving now, been threatening to shuffle some balsa around the workshop even!!
However one c...up I made was to leave my tranny switched on in the case consequently the battery when ' Balloon' size. Any one know where I can get a LiFe 2500 9.9v tranny battery?? Seemto be rare wherever I've searched
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:16 PM
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Welcome Mike!
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:59 PM
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Welcome Mike, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Lots of good folks with good info here.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:08 PM
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Welcome Mike, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Lots of good folks with good info here.
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Looking forward in learning from your knowledge and experiences.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fhhuber View Post
100 mph is now available in RTF package deal models.

Dynam's Me-262 EDF twin has a reputation for 110 mph straight out of the box. There are others that are faster.

Depending on your flying skill, it may or may not be a good idea to go for one of these advanced, high speed planes. Some can progress fast enough in under a year, most should get a bit more experience first.
Thank you for the warning. I appreciate.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:30 PM
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Howdy all,
My name is Robert Fish. My main interest is pattern, but I also enjoy (electric) soaring and my little UMX's. I am the West Coast Regional Director for the Classic Pattern Association, so if you have any questions regarding classic pattern, hit me up. Classic pattern was and is majority glow power, but we are seeing more and more electric power in this arena.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:31 PM
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I began flying models in earnest in 1992, or so, after I was involved in a bad motorbike accident in Scotland 1990 (it wasn't until 1998 I was back to work). A 40 year old beginner, that was me, walking with crutches, for years.

But after trying mounting electric motors in gliders I found a format I could handle, and I was one of the very first that 'electrified' a Zagi (unknown to me the creators of the Zagi were doing similar experiments of their own).

And then I discovered Aveox, and spent a lot of money on their motors, and today you can buy similar motors for less than a tenth of what I paid for mine, then. $750, plus S&H, plus Swedish custom fees, and 25% tax, for a little motor those were the days!

Here is a page I did in the early 90's, as I looked then and what I did then:

aricraft.com / tord / tord.html

The details are not up to date (been married over ten years now), and I've lost most of my hair!

Hope to finish constructing, and fly, a STOL/VTOL seaplane model, based on the Multiplex Twinstar (weird that Great Planes now sell a Twinstar of their own, quite a different bird)! Any year now !

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Old 11-24-2015, 11:39 PM
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Vertigo/Tord,

Welcome to WF. A nice group here.

Vertigo, I'm a fan of pattern flying but not a pattern flyer. Is there a difference between 'classic' pattern and 'senior' pattern ?

You could probably start a whole category on pattern here.

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