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04-18-2012, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Stevedots

I printed that photo and I'm going to put it into...

I printed that photo and I'm going to put it into a frame!

thanks,

Steve
04-17-2012, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

It is truly a sad day, the only consolation will...

It is truly a sad day, the only consolation will be that people when seeing Discovery will appreaciate now what they used to take for granted.

I hope and pray that this countries goverment get's...
10-03-2011, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

Great flight and I loved the holding the nose up...

Great flight and I loved the holding the nose up landing! Took mine to the local R/C club's annual cookout, everyone enjoyed seeing the Shuttle, they are crowed pleasers!

Steve
07-31-2011, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Stevedots

The new (cheapo non-scale) landing gear are...

The new (cheapo non-scale) landing gear are working great. Now I have no trouble at all taking off from grass. I have increased the control throws...
07-25-2011, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

Gear change after crash!

Made a change to the Enterprise's landing gear. I have been 'beefing up' the scale gear to try to make it stronger to withstand the grass landings but it was getting heavier and heavier. I had a...
07-15-2011, 12:52 AM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks guys, Yes the grass make it tough...

Thanks guys,

Yes the grass make it tough plus I'm using small wheels to try to make them look closer to scale. The wheels have springs in them for up and down but I have to add typical R/C...
07-14-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

Video

I got some video of the Shuttle, one of the members of our club, The 495th took this video. It was the 4th flight so my thumbs still shake a little bit! The grass sometimes makes it tough to get lift...
06-20-2011, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

Getting better...but

Thanks Carlos and Jetplaneflyer for your recommendations.

Here is what I did for today’s flight. I have moved the main gear forward 1 inch, increased the control surface throws and started with...
06-20-2011, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Stevedots

Hi Carlos, Before I try the 5000 I'll give...

Hi Carlos,

Before I try the 5000 I'll give the single 4S 2200 pack I have a try again and see how it is with the main gear moved forward an inch. I will also increase the down elevator travel too...
06-18-2011, 11:24 PM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Hi Carlos, Nice to hear from you, I hope...

Hi Carlos,

Nice to hear from you, I hope everyone is well.

I know there is a good chance I may not get off the ground with the 5000 but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I do have some 2...
06-16-2011, 07:49 PM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Had another flight today, I raised the height of...

Had another flight today, I raised the height of the nose gear to help with take offs and tried the battery in a few different positions. Still having trouble getting liftoff even with the grass cut....
06-02-2011, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Stevedots

Thanks Carlos, Great photos of Atlantis and...

Thanks Carlos,

Great photos of Atlantis and of Endeavor's landing. Too bad they are being retired before their time but I think aviation history will remember them for all their great abilities....
05-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Shuttle maiden flight!

I finally have maidened the Space Shuttle. I gave up on getting a relative on scene with a video camera but I did get some stills. Sorry the in flight photos weren’t better but next time I’ll get...
04-29-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Newest Landing Gear

Here is the new gear installed in the "Enterprise". I hope to maiden sometime during the real Space Shuttle mission! I only have to get one of my relatives with a video...
04-09-2011, 05:02 AM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks, Once I get them I'll give it a try....

Thanks,

Once I get them I'll give it a try.

Steve:)
04-08-2011, 11:22 PM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Carlos, more great photos! Well the New...

Carlos, more great photos!

Well the New England winter has finally released its grip on our R/C field. Although we still get below freezing temps at night during the day it is almost spring like....
12-21-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks Carlos, Had a setback with the...

Thanks Carlos,

Had a setback with the weather. We recieved about 2 to 3 inches of snow yesterday (now on the club field) so I have to hope for a warm spell between snow storms to get a maiden...
12-15-2010, 05:26 AM
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Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks Nitro, I hope to get someone there...

Thanks Nitro,

I hope to get someone there with me for video so I'll try to get some good stills too.

Steve:)
12-15-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Hatch Graphics

Hello Carlos,

I know you saw this same info in the other thread but I thought I'd repost it here incase anyone is looking for hatch graphics.

It is the NASA stickers from KSC that really...
12-15-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

She is finally finished, here are some photos. ...

She is finally finished, here are some photos.

I hope to have a maiden flight before Christmas and if possable have someone there to take some video. I'll be posting a flight report ASAP!
...
12-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

New Nosegear

Here is the new nosegear. I had to cut and redrill the metal nosegear shaft. I would have liked to keep the shock absorber spring in it but it would have made it too long. It took me less time than I...
12-10-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Painting done!

I have an update, the Shuttle is all painted! Here are some photos.

Also, I got those decals today. Thank you very much Carlos!! The NASA 'meatballs' look great! I'll be putting them on the...
12-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Ready for paint

This shuttle has been a lot of fun. It is only the second r/c plane I've made that wasn't a kit or arf with directions. (thank goodness for Carols, Spaceshuttle1, killickb and everyone on the threads...
12-04-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Did some work today to fix a problem I noticed...

Did some work today to fix a problem I noticed with the nose gear. It had a little bit of play from side to side. The 'cheapo' mount only had one area holding the nose gear shaft so I added some...
12-03-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Today

Today I got a lot done. Finished up mounting the nose gear. Had to make a mini-pushrod and center it before mounting. I do have it so I can unscrew it from the bottom incase I have a servo problem.
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12-02-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks Carlos, With the New England weather...

Thanks Carlos,

With the New England weather I am forced to take my time. Which is a good thing because the closer I am to finishing her the quicker I want to fly her.

I am on vacation this...
12-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

I still have a lot of work to do but just for the...

I still have a lot of work to do but just for the heck of it I checked what I was pulling for watts after wireing up the ESC and reciever to center my servos.

With the 70mm Typhoon Brushless EDF...
12-01-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Nose Gear Base

Making more progress today. Did the nose wheel base. Pretty much the same as the main gear. I wanted to be able to unscrew the base and drop the nose gear out of the shuttle if I ever have servo...
11-30-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Main Gear Base

Did some work on the base of the main gear. I probably over engineered it but when mounting on foam I think more is better. First I cut the lower skin of the wing. As it turns out adding an upper...
11-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 113,237
Posted By Stevedots

Thanks Carlos, I will have my fingers...

Thanks Carlos,

I will have my fingers crossed when I finally weigh the shuttle. I also plan on haveing some expo programed into my radio for the first flight. I have a ducted fan jet that, at...
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