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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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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
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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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Default Latest build

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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Old 08-22-2017, 07:37 AM   #2842
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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!
you need to go to the radios thread.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:26 AM   #2843
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just picked up this today , now I have 1 super cub , 2 pz p47 snorting bulls, 1 pz Trojan and this p47 Kansas tornado



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Just traded for this one this weekend. Debating to go electric or gas. the 20cc Super tiger glow has to go one way or the other! I don't even want to guess how much fuel it uses.


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Just traded for this one this weekend. Debating to go electric or gas. the 20cc Super tiger glow has to go one way or the other! I don't even want to guess how much fuel it uses.
I think Denny has the lowdown on the A123 battery setup for this one !!

Wouldn't a Gasoline job be better if going wet-fuel ? Glow engines get mighty costly to run in the big sizes ...

Nice RCG 26cc ??

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I think Denny has the lowdown on the A123 battery setup for this one !!

Wouldn't a Gasoline job be better if going wet-fuel ? Glow engines get mighty costly to run in the big sizes ...

Nice RCG 26cc ??

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Yeah that is what I said, elctric or gas. Will get rid of that glow motor that is on it. Can't afford to feed it. Lol

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My beloved Papa Divine 60" flying wing snapped its main spar pulling out of a dive and I simply had to build another one. It was a moral imperative!


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Hey guys, these are my two latest planes. They're boat planes.. one is the Icon A5, and the other is the Tidewater. Both are great on water and in the air but the icon has poor rudder servo placement. After my 8th flight apparently some water got into it and now it twitches and I have to replace it. Working on building a small styrofoam tray to hold it up and out of the bottom of the hull so the wet doesn't short out the new generic servo I'm plopping in.

Also the tidewater leaks too, though I think my application of white gorilla glue (upcoming video) should solve the leak issue in both. I plan on putting a second coat of weldwood contact cement on the A5 due to it's waterproof nature as the first line of defense in case it doesn't fix things though though, that servo is getting lifted up an inch or so. It's crazy. nothing else in the Icon A5 is in a position to get wet no matter the orientaton of the aircraft, I'm not sure why they cheaped out on the servo.

You have to look real close and in one flight (the old RV guys can't help themselves) my camping neighbor and a couple others come over to check it out and, not wanting to be rude and ask them to be quiet while I filmed, some of that dialogue is in the video as well. my apologies in advance. I do manage to nail the takeoffs and landings and there are some stunts you can make out if you look close enough.

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Nice! I keep thinking about a 'boat plane' but I don't have a boat and I'm not sure what I'd do if I had a botched take off or landing.

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Nice! I keep thinking about a 'boat plane' but I don't have a boat and I'm not sure what I'd do if I had a botched take off or landing.
Thanks.

I've often thought about that and is part of the reason I built my scratch built hovercraft that would do a fine job of pushing it out of the water. The lake I'm at usually has a pretty good breeze running otherwise and would blow the thing back to shore eventually.

On my youtube channel I've got video of that hovercraft (more to come soon) and the horizon proboat, which has knockoff's all over amazon for about 50 bucks.. that, combined with a couple pool noodles and some narrow pvc pipe and fittings and you could build a decent recovery boat and floating capture setup.

Anyway, I don't normally fly them unless we're camping on a smaller lake so I only need a couple beers worth of time to wait till it floats right back to me.


Otherwise, I don't have a real boat either. Bought an inflatable intex rowboat for the camper when we go there, but haven't had to do an emergency inflation and deployment yet though I suspect it'd float back before I got the thing together anyway lol.

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