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7 Attachment(s) 1966 BSA Lightning 650
Discussion / Posted by Muttdog / 08-22-2014 @ 03:46 PM / 1,398 Views / 16 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
Ok so I know it's not RC related but most of my friends don't care about this and I know there are a lot of old school brit bike fans out there. These pictures are of a 1966 BSA lightning 650 that my father and I have been restoring for the last 2.5 years or so. It's not quite done yet but we just got it back on it's wheels so it is a victory of sorts. I fully rebuilt the engine and did the wheels while my dad is doing the chassis. I live in FL and he lives in Texas so it's sort of a long distance project but now that the wheels are done, my part is over and the rest is in his hands. We never planned on taking it to this level but when I presented the engine to my father on Christmas he was so blown away by how well it came out that we decided to do a full resto. My father spent a lot of time making tools to rebuild the suspension and meticulously rebuilt both gauges and calibrated them. While not a full concourse resto it will be about 95% correct or better. We are using powder coat and modern base/clearcoat paint instead of lacquer, we added electronic ignition (for reliability) along with a add on oil filter and there are a few non OE parts in the engine. Other then that it will be 100% OE. My Father purchased this bike when I was 9 years old (I'll be 41 in sept.) and it had major engine issues (cracked cases). With 4 kids to raise my father just pushed it off to the side and there it sat for over 30 years. I'm not a huge brit bike fan but this bike is special to me and will be be cherished for the rest of my life. Please feel free to post pics of your babies and resto projects. Show us What'ya got
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Pilot Yak 54 100cc
Build Log / Posted by chrisventer / 08-20-2014 @ 02:26 AM / 2,040 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
hello
please need help please
on the cowl must i cut extra holes for vent accept for exhaust ?
it is still standard did not do any thing accept fitting exhaust
thanks
Chris
chris@jrcomp.co.za
Super Decathlon
Build Log / Posted by warren58 / 08-18-2014 @ 10:05 AM / 2,383 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
I have a problem putting a O.S 120ax max on my super D with a J'tec muffler up/inverted muffler. engine mounted upside down so muffler is on left side but cowl will not fit, hits bottom front corner of muffler. any suggestions?




Warren
smoke tank
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 08-16-2014 @ 11:39 PM / 2,635 Views / 4 Comments / Reply
Are there any one flying the pilot yak 54 37.5 running smoke ? i was trying to put both tanks side by side, after i was all done i notice that there is a wing bolt that sits in the same location as the tank, kinda stuck, any one ran into the same problem? any help would be appreciated thanks
Close quarter Corn Hucking. 3d flight
Discussion / Posted by KeithIlle / 08-11-2014 @ 12:41 AM / 3,976 Views / 6 Comments / Reply
Made a movie today of me flying a short 4 min low slow 3d flight in a close tight area with my 92 edge. The corn makes this place really tough to fly when it gets this tall.
Engine stand off
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 08-10-2014 @ 06:42 PM / 3,919 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
Any one running a da170 on there pilot yak 54 37.5 ? can u please tell me what length stand off i need ?
2 Attachment(s) PDF to Autocad Conversion
Discussion / Posted by ashay99 / 08-04-2014 @ 05:30 AM / 5,673 Views / 6 Comments / Reply
I have many PDF plans of planes but the problem is they r not vector PDFs so cannot convert them to CAD for laser cutting. Manually tracing can take even months if that's a Giant RC plane. Well m seeking for help in this issue.
Pauls
Announce / Posted by Pauls / 08-02-2014 @ 05:35 PM / 5,723 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Looking for DA 35. Anyone have one for sale?
How to : Evoloution 33GX Strip & Rebuild / Service vid
Discussion / Posted by FlightPunch34 / 07-31-2014 @ 05:11 PM / 6,284 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Latest video we done,lovely engine,so nice to work on,ease of maintainence assured,Extremely tough and durable, very high quality looking components makes for a long lasting investment if you ask me!


MVVS in USA
Announce / Posted by KoleDeRacer / 07-31-2014 @ 04:16 PM / 6,630 Views / 8 Comments / Reply
Limitless Aero will now be selling and servicing the full line of MVVS gas engines. Also we will service any mvvs engine under warranty with no labor charge at all, regardless to where the engine was originally purchased. If the problem was user induced you will only be responsible for parts and shipping. If the engine is out of warranty please call us and we will take care of you. I believe these engines are hands down the most overlooked engine on the market as most of the current owners already know. We are really looking forward to working with MVVS and the owners. There is lots of exciting things coming down the line.
1 Attachment(s) Nitroplanes! What a Joke!!!! Out Of Stock Should say out of business
Discussion / Posted by AeroncaChamp / 07-29-2014 @ 03:12 PM / 7,586 Views / 19 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
Temporally out of stock! Wow! How can Nitroplanes survive? Temporally means short time. I've been waiting for three years for the 50cc bipe and the 100cc yak. What a joke! Well it's time to move on. Any nitroplanes company cronies what to reply? I like to here their snow job. I'll will be TEMPORALLY waiting.
Feetech 6 Degree Of Freedom NanoBiped Robot Combo
New Product / Posted by strongwind / 07-28-2014 @ 08:59 PM / 6,940 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Feetech 6 Degree Of Freedom NanoBiped Robot Combo
Please see the following video to learn more about our new smart control servo
FEETECH SCServo SCS15 Biped 6 Control by TTLinker mini Arduino part3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CJTqoK9Kd







1 Attachment(s) My get well gift.
Gallery / Posted by KoleDeRacer / 07-27-2014 @ 01:25 PM / 7,627 Views / 11 Comments / Reply
My get well gift. Always have wanted a red one.
header canister hook up
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 07-19-2014 @ 09:54 PM / 9,088 Views / 3 Comments / Reply
Are there anyone running Da mtw flex headers for the 170 with the large pro flow cans?

can u please tell me what size mm coupler and clamps are needed thanks
Scotland Flight last weekend
Discussion / Posted by pittsartist / 07-19-2014 @ 05:17 PM / 9,161 Views / 7 Comments / Reply
Round Scotland in 3 mins 24 seconds

A quick video of an impromptu trip in my Zenair last weekend.

About 650 hours to build from aluminium and pop rivets, the kit costs around 14k here in the UK. It flies at about 95 MPH and has a 6 1/2 hour range (if your butt can stand it !)

Graduated oil-mixing measuring cup
Discussion / Posted by TnAeroNut / 07-19-2014 @ 11:07 AM / 9,625 Views / 15 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
I'm getting back into gas after 7 years away. Most of my workshop was lost in the Nashville flood of 2010, so I'm re-acquiring some of the tools and gadgets I used with gas engines before. One very useful tool was a clear plastic graduated cylinder (although not actually a cylinder, it was larger around at the top) with marks showing how much oil to add for various oil mixtures: 40:1, 50:1, etc. It had marks for both 1 and 2 gallons of gas. Very useful.

Does anyone know where something like this could be had? Or, what other tricks and tips do you have for easy, no-mess mixing?

thanks,
Rick
1 Attachment(s) Carbon fiber spinner and metal ball link
Discussion / Posted by zyhobby / 07-19-2014 @ 04:45 AM / 9,401 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Carbon fiber spinner and metal ball link
http://www.zyhobby.com/index.php?mai...ndex&cPath=792
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3DHS FLY LOW IN EAST
Discussion / Posted by rolling circle / 07-15-2014 @ 11:52 PM / 10,134 Views / 5 Comments / Reply
Thank you everyone. Noll, you are awesome! Mr Jim, excellent contest and thanks for the great conversations. Joe, thanks for everything! GCA, thank you!!!

Chargers
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 07-14-2014 @ 11:18 PM / 10,393 Views / 6 Comments / Reply
Just wanted to get some advice, I am running 4cell li-ion 5600 mah pack , with dean connectors and a balance, in the past all I ever used was my duralite plus charger, Is it critical to balance these batteries, during charging? And if it is what's a good charger to charge these packs. Thanks
6 Attachment(s) F122 MXS-R 20CC Oracover film Special offer
Discussion / Posted by zyhobby / 07-11-2014 @ 10:16 PM / 11,158 Views / 9 Comments / Reply
F122 MXS-R 20CC Oracover film Special offer USD160

Oracover film,carbon fiber landing gear and tail wheel piece,carbon fiber main tube.

http://www.zyhobby.com/index.php?mai...oducts_id=1351

Wing span: 64in/1625mm;

Wing area: 50.1sq.dm;

Length: 59in/1500mm;

Flying weight:2700g;

Engine:20cc Gas ;

Radio:4channels 6sevors;
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