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5 Attachment(s) pumpkin plane pic
Discussion / Posted by moltenmetalmixer / 10-28-2014 @ 11:42 PM / 927 Views / 5 Comments / Reply
Trying to post a pic, for a chance to recieve a Great Plane.
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Extreme Flight Vanquish
Build Log / Posted by everyseason / 10-28-2014 @ 11:34 AM / 982 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Not a full build log, just some thoughts. Initial impression is of very good quality. Actually glad to have a little older one that has pinned hinges. Just dip the hinge point in a little vasoline and work it back and forth to keep from getting glue in the hinge point. I leave them sit bent fully and only one control surface at a time to prevent contamination of the shaft section. The Blenderm tape has more resistance to movement than the hinges.

On the linkages I added a washer to each side of the linkage inside the horns because I didn't like the idea of adding stress to the fiberglass horns.

It always bothers me when there is instructions to use a particular diameter size screw, but multiple lengths are supplied but not specified.

Now to install the little hex screws for the cowl and the landing gear, I took some 1/4 inch aluminum rod, drilled and threaded the ends, and then cross drilled holes to insert the different size Allen wrenches.

The. I would take the screw, washer, and lock washer, and take a small price of black tape and attached them to the foot long Allen wrench I just made. After I got each one started I could pull the tool out and then remove the tape with a pair of needle owe On one side I had to open up the hole in the side of the fuselage to get the screws to lineup.

Also opened up the hole in the former for the pull pull cables.

One other thing that made life a little easier was when I was installing the little aluminum brackets for the incedence adjustment I woul start one screw in it, then take some double sided scotch tape to hold it in place while I got the second screw started.

Now I just need to finish tying up the wires and balance it and should be ready to maiden.

One last thought at the moment, you need bigger than a 6 foot table to work comfortably on a 2M plane.

First Giant Hucking I've ever seen
Discussion / Posted by bsbauman / 10-27-2014 @ 03:47 PM / 1,202 Views / 3 Comments / Reply
This was the video that got me hooked and interested in RC... inspired me to buy my first RC plane, a Parkzone (plastic fuse) Decathalon.

Discussion / Posted by kbaerg1 / 10-26-2014 @ 04:06 PM / 1,339 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
For those who may want to know who I am search my old username........ kbaerg .....
Futaba 14 SG and Servo Matching
Discussion / Posted by phoenixjeff123 / 10-26-2014 @ 12:48 AM / 1,705 Views / 22 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
Has anyone had any luck with matching two SBUS servos on one (1) aileron surface without the use of power boards or matchboxes?

If yes, I would love the details.
Whats a music video doing on here ?.
Discussion / Posted by pittsartist / 10-25-2014 @ 04:06 PM / 1,683 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Have a watch - all will become apparent

(Not a bad tune too)

pilot heads
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 10-24-2014 @ 10:07 PM / 1,836 Views / 8 Comments / Reply
Does any 1 know whats going on with red aero mega pilots? if not are there any where where i can find some decent pilots,
Announce / Posted by godofthunder77 / 10-24-2014 @ 09:20 AM / 1,852 Views / 0 Comments / Reply

Fly it like you stole it
Discussion / Posted by BobPhx / 10-23-2014 @ 02:59 PM / 2,141 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Discussion / Posted by George2106 / 10-22-2014 @ 05:10 PM / 2,196 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Well I almost had the exhaust problem solved. I had an adapter plate made that gave extra clearance between the throttle push rod and the motor mount. After bolting every thing up I found out the exhaust pipes were too close to the nose wheel pant and would require a large cut out in the bottom of the cowl.

I decided to have a muffler made with the exhaust exiting at 70 degrees from center. I am trying to set up the exhaust to exit the model like the full size plane. I hope this works out.
Extreme Decathlon 25%
Discussion / Posted by Retes Flying / 10-21-2014 @ 04:34 PM / 2,522 Views / 3 Comments / Reply
I want to buy this model very soon, expect a special offer seasonal Halloween deTeam Bill Hempel Edge
Time Flys 2014 - an Aviating year in 4 minutes
Discussion / Posted by pittsartist / 10-21-2014 @ 02:52 PM / 2,480 Views / 5 Comments / Reply

Here's my 2014 "yearbook" in film and photos. Please press "play" and I do hope you like it
4 Attachment(s) All finished up
Yippee! / Posted by Kendalldad / 10-21-2014 @ 02:33 PM / 2,552 Views / 3 Comments / Reply
Very excited to maiden this new plane
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350 Blade QX2 AP Combo
Download / Posted by WHobbies / 10-21-2014 @ 11:00 AM / 2,386 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Check out the new 350qx 2 AP Combo flying around whobbies. Check us out for all your hobby needs. Connect with us on MIP TAGS. check us out on Facebook, and our Youtube page. Like and Subscribe!!
PAU 100cc Extra 300sp
Discussion / Posted by 3Dbandit / 10-19-2014 @ 08:23 PM / 2,846 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
6 Attachment(s) DLE 60 Twin Failures
Discussion / Posted by dbarnard79 / 10-16-2014 @ 12:30 PM / 6,058 Views / 30 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 3 ) / Reply
I purchased an Aerobeez Sbach 342 30%. Using Hitec 5645 MG for all control surfaces, standard Hitec MG for throttle. Spektrum satellite receiver. LiFe 6.0 v battery for receiver and servos, LiPo battery for ignition on engine, Optical kill switch, with DLE 60 twin engine to limit vibrations and for the extra power.

First DLE engine was broke in on the plane, ran for a full two hours using 91 octane 100% gasoline mixed with Penzoil air cooled 2 stroke oil at 30:1. First flight was learning the low speed attitude of the plane when engine stopped running and was luckily able to bring the plane in with minimal damage to anything.

Removed motor and returned to LHS. They sent it in and after two and a half weeks called me stating that they had a replacement.

After opening the box did a visual inspection of the motor and found significant pitting in one of the cylinder's wall. Called Great Planes and asked if that was common or if it would pose an issue. They replied that sometimes there is pitting and that as long as the motor is broken in properly it would not be an issue. Still having uncertainty I call my LHS and spoke with their motor guy and he also stated that pitting is found and that as long as the motor is broken in properly it would not be an issue.

Istalled the motor and once again ran it on the ground for two hours with 91 octane 100% gasoline mixed 30:1 with penzoil air cooled 2 stroke oil. While breaking the motor in I did notice that the cylinder with pitting in it had higher temperature readings than its counterpart. At one point I did get a reading of 280 and immediately throttled it down to idle then killed the motor. Rotated the engine so that the pistons were at bottom dead center while it cooled. Once it was to ambient air temperature started the motor again and kept a very close eye on the temps. That cylinder ran at about 20-30 degrees higher than its counterpart but did not get a reading over 240 and towards the end of the break in process was getting readings of 210-220.

During the break in i did not get any abnormal RPM readings nor did they fluctuate while running. Two days after break in I finally had a clear and very calm day to try the motors maiden voyage. Took off without incident, flew numerous passes trimming the airplane for level flight at 30% throttle, tested the engine's transition from idle to high speed numerous times. Did a couple idle passes to see how the plane would react to landing approach. On the final idle pass over the landing strip as the plane was flying away from me 30' off the ground the motor seized up.

Attempted to turn the plane and salvage as much altitude as possible but at the end of the turn the plane finally stalled. Managed to bring it to withing 20 yards of the landing strip but did not make it back. Went down in a recently plowed field tearing landing gear off and ripping most of the under side of the plane out.

Now I am left dealing with a damaged plane, pile of scrap metal motor, and the final fun fly of the season two days away. Yes I have other's to fly but the Sbach is 87" wingspan and the was the crown jewel of my collection to enjoy flying.

I am confident that the motor will be replace at no cost to me but am now without an aircraft to put the motor in nor am I willing to say that I will even want to try a third motor in what will most likely be another new aircraft.

Did I do something wrong, or am I out of line in feeling that the engine failure caused the aircraft to crash and the manufacture or LHS should assume some of the responsibility for damage caused by the crash?
17 Attachment(s) 3dhs extra 330lt
Cool / Posted by Kendalldad / 10-16-2014 @ 11:06 AM / 4,902 Views / 9 Comments / Reply
coming along loving this plane hopefully have wings done tonight
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FPV lost
Cool / Posted by naldin / 10-15-2014 @ 10:38 PM / 5,090 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
I was lost for a few seconds

Aeroplus RC Pre-Order Now Open!
Announce / Posted by KoleDeRacer / 10-14-2014 @ 09:02 PM / 5,346 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Pre-Orders for the new Aeroplus ARFs will be open for one week. So, If you have been wanting one now is the time!

3 Attachment(s) More YS Fun
Discussion / Posted by 49dimes / 10-13-2014 @ 05:26 PM / 5,198 Views / 6 Comments / Reply
New to the hanger... A really good precision practice plane with a monumental power package!
The YS DZ 70 is a tiny engine with "punch you in the face" power!! WOW!! It will turn a 15x7!!! prop!!!
The original F-120 turned a 15x7 prop!!!
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