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Old 02-24-2017, 03:35 PM
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Just finished my FT SE5. Waiting for a slightly less windy day to maiden it.

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Old 02-25-2017, 12:16 AM
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That's a really cool little bipe.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:26 AM
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Has been a month or so but this is the latest addition to the hangar.
Eflite Corsair. I know it has been done a million times but is so fun to see in the air The flaps and retracts just add to the cool factor.
Next on the bench is an Extreme Flight 48" Edge
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:17 PM
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Just received and put together this past w/e. Weather did not cooperate so still waiting f/maiden. One can see the FPV pod...I should have the last bit of gear for that later this week. Might not get to FPV this w/e but hoping for a maiden.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:07 AM
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Just finished up an electrified version of Lou Garami's 1941 Strato Streak 52.
Did it old school with paper and dope for the covering.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Leadchucker View Post


Just finished up an electrified version of Lou Garami's 1941 Strato Streak 52.
Did it old school with paper and dope for the covering.
Beautiful plane but that shop is just way too clean.....
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by thaterikperson View Post
Just finished my FT SE5. Waiting for a slightly less windy day to maiden it.

Looks good

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Old 03-02-2017, 04:15 PM
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Leadchucker: What beautiful work. Boy How I wish I could build like you !!
Are their many old Free Flights that can be converted to electric??
Its just a Work of Art !! fdnyjery aka Jerry
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by fdnyjery View Post
Are their many old Free Flights that can be converted to electric??
All of them can be converted pretty easily. They don't need big electric motors and only need 2200 mah batteries for the most part. The SAM site has a list of planes with size and some phots. Bob Holman Plans plus some other have partial or full kits.
Here's a few more of mine. The three to the rear are electric and the two in front are original ignition engines from the 1930/40s.

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Old 03-03-2017, 09:08 PM
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lead chucker, You do just great work. I am going to check out that Bob Holman plans and kits. Many Thanks fdnyjery aka Jerry
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:11 AM
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Just finishing this one up. All that's left is control rods

The Acro Magnum Reloaded. A hard to find German design but every once in a while they show up in the states.

Pretty easy assembly. I was going for super light and think I made it. Just under 10.5 ounces all up weight.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:45 PM
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On a completely different note, I just pulled the trigger on the new Eflite UMX Waco BL. 21.7" wingspan, 3.5 oz in weight (98g for those across the pond). This really reinvents what a micro plane can be, with a scale looking and scale flying plane.

Not my video, but this shows what an excellent micro can do:




Pretty amazing for an instant airplane. I like it for flying in limited areas away from official flying fields. That way if I have an hour to fly I don't just say "It's too much trouble for that little time."
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:31 PM
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Looks real nice RR. Almost tempted but they are too expensive by the time they get here.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:05 PM
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Skyline 60" Sbach from Generalhobby.com

Seems to be a hybrid gas/electric. Made a few mods such as moving rudder servo forward and joining elevators to run single servo.

Leopard 5055 480kv 15x7 or 16x7 props
Turnigy Plush 80 ESC
4x HS-5245MG
Castle 10A BEC.

Comes in at a hair under 6lbs. with a 4000mAh 6cell.

Looks to be built well. Will soon find out how this $170 airframe handles some abuse...

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Old 03-12-2017, 06:57 PM
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Your going to love the Sbach. Handles fantastic and is a real beauty in the sky. Miss mine very much. I was just looking at the wing set in the workshop the other day[Have a shelf with many wing sets of past planes]. their all thats left of my Sbach.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:22 PM
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I really stepped in it this time. Pre-ordered the new super scale Freewing twin 80mm A-10 Warthog.

Over the last few years, I've been on an edf kick. Just love the Freewing jets. Now have the A6E, F5,Stinger 90, & Mig-21 in the 80mm+ class . Several others in the 64mm-70mm class and then the little guys in the 50mm category.

She's pretty big with a 67" WS. The LG have been carefully designed for grass ops. The wings have wood ribs. Very well built. Comes with full armament. Takes (2) 6S 5000+ lipos. What I've learned from the "testers" is that besides the grass field friendly retracts, she'll go 105 mph and get 5+ plus min of flight time with mixed throttle. That's unprecedented in the edf world. Arrives in late May. Can't wait ! Available at Motion RC. - Hawk




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Old 03-30-2017, 12:10 AM
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Beautiful model!
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:15 AM
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Thanks Don,

Added pic of wing structure. Pretty unique for foam.
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:42 AM
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Ft mustang with retracts. And I am currently working on 2 more and a 1/19 scale mustang.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:35 PM
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FlightlineRC F7F Tigercat. It was Matte finish,Put 2 coats of clear to make it a Shiny.have not maiden yet.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:34 PM
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It's been so windy for so long that my newest plane is a truck!
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sflyer View Post
FlightlineRC F7F Tigercat. It was Matte finish,Put 2 coats of clear to make it a Shiny.have not maiden yet.
70's,

I have one of these too. One nice plane . Added " Here Kitty Kitty" decals from Callie. Flying with a pair of 3700mah 45C Roaring Tops. www.rxjetwerx.com

This plane flies like a trainer. I think I need only a few click of elevator trim on the maiden. Clearly no need for a stabilizer, even in a good wind. She's heavy.

Not a speed demon but has great vertical. Very stable and easy to land with flaps. Do need to add some down elevator mix with the flaps to counter the balooning.

Best of luck with yours. I hope you'll like her as much as I do.

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Old 03-31-2017, 11:10 PM
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Just did a mini review of a Wing somewhere else. :-)

I have built 3 x 800 mm ones, a 600 mm one and now this is the new kid on the block, a 1000 mm Wing.
They are called Rainbows, but you wouldn't guess that would you? lol



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Old 04-01-2017, 02:46 AM
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Never had a WW1 aircraft so I'm trying a Maxford Nieuport 17.It's farther along than pic and graphics have been ordered from Callie.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:29 AM
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Looks pretty spiffy Lead. That piece of crap I posted above you is just a dog. Don't even think about one.... LOL.

EDIT I replaced the motor with a small Turnigy 2211 3200kV and now it is flying sweet. Any other wing this size requires a much bigger motor but not this one.


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