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Posted by pittsartist | 06-21-2018 @ 11:41 AM | 4,831 Views
The title says it all - great fun with the home made balloons later on ;-)

Rectory Farm 15 6 18 (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 06-13-2018 @ 10:04 AM | 6,123 Views
So I got this old 3DHS 87" shp, it was in really rough shape when I got it, some of the hinges were so wore out there was 1mm play on them, PLUS the fella who owned it just didnt know how to take care of a plane, the rudder was re-hinged by the prior owner with a 5mm hinge gap, CA and epoxy evrywhere run on smoke, deck screws in key areas, probably about a dozen breaks in the frame, I wish I had gotten pics before I started on it but didnt, I will however get pics of the fixes.

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Wingspan: 87.00 inches
Wing Area: 1475.00 sq. inches
Wing Loading: 24 oz./sq.ft.
Length: 90.00 inches
Weight: 15.50 Lbs.
Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical
Posted by paolo jasson | 06-08-2018 @ 08:34 AM | 5,044 Views
Hi can the Super Decathlon be flown without wing cabane only with the main wing spar (black tube) to save assembly time at field?
regards.
paolo jasson
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-18-2018 @ 09:29 PM | 6,879 Views
Posted by Ethan Ater | 05-06-2018 @ 03:04 PM | 7,533 Views
Here's my first video of TwistedHobbys' latest release, the Lil Fokker! Such a fun airplane with insane throws and great precision, especially for its class. This Little guy does not disappoint!

Enjoy the video

Airplane and power combo available at TwistedHobbys.com

Twisted Hobbys Lil Fokker (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-04-2018 @ 06:22 PM | 7,696 Views
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-30-2018 @ 12:12 AM | 7,968 Views
Aj laser 230z (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-14-2018 @ 07:17 PM | 8,834 Views
Fortem DroneHunter (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 04-14-2018 @ 01:06 PM | 9,834 Views
A gallery of engine weights and related gas engine items
Posted by Chiefpilot46 | 03-26-2018 @ 07:34 PM | 7,941 Views
I would like to have repairs done on a 40% scale Extra 330S r/c airplane... anyone in New Jersey, please respond if you do or know someone who does that kind of work. Thank you!
Posted by BillG1 | 03-26-2018 @ 10:17 AM | 8,680 Views
After retiring my Aeroworks Yak 54 airframe to another collapsed LG , and while waiting for the made-to-order JTEC muffler for my AJ ARS300 project to arrive (was sent the wrong one initially), I decided to start on a slightly smaller build. I started assembling a Goldwing Yak55M for a new DA-35 I acquired. I am anxious to get a reliable gasser in the air, and enjoy the long flight times!

The price of a Goldwing ARF, and the low shipping cost, made it too good to pass up. I would normally avoid such a low-priced ARF due to quality concerns, but a friend at the field I fly at put one together and it is a very nice flyer! I've not seen any build threads on one, so I thought I'd do a brief assembly review.

The ARF ships in a honeycomb cardboard box with the 6 sides held together with glue and packing tape. Simple, strong, low-cost, and effective. No shipping damage whatsoever.

The covering quality seems quite good-just minor small wrinkles here and there; easily heat-gunned out. The hardware seems on par as well. Perhaps the tailwheel will be the only item I replace; I like a tiller steering vs. a spring to the rudder as supplied.

The build is very straightforward, with the spilt elevator joiner being the only challenging procedure so far. One has the option of dual elevator servos (too heavy, weight too far back in my opinion), or cutting the leading edge of the elevators for a beefy hardwood joiner (included). The joiner has to be installed after one side of the elevator is installed, before the second side is hinged and installed. All while coated with epoxy... a bit challenging, but doable with prior careful fitting to ensure everything will line up perfectly .

I'm using ProModeler coreless servos. 305 oz-in for surfaces, 110 oz-in for throttle. Beautiful anodizing on the heatsink center section, loctite patch on the horn screw, allen head drive on the mounting screws, serrations under the built-in washer head on the mounting screws. Six screws for gear case top cover. Nice engineering details.
Flying surface servos installed and trimmed with no issues. Centering is great. They seem fast and strong on a 2S LiFe; can't wait to fly them!

More to come....
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 03-17-2018 @ 02:49 PM | 9,245 Views
DA-120 unboxing #015 (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by BillG1 | 03-16-2018 @ 09:25 AM | 8,625 Views
Been flying large RC Helis for the past 8 years or so. Belonged to a great club in SoCal that had a large group of 3D Heli pilots. Have a 3D foamie that I played with from time to time.

I've now moved into retirement in a new community where the local club only has a couple of small heli pilots (non-3D). So, being in Rome... I've become proficient in airplanes again, with a variety of 3D balsa ARFs (e-power aerobatic & 3D).

Now moving into gassers, I acquired a used Aeroworks 50cc Yak 54. I'm learning the flight differences with these much heavier models. I've knocked the gear out on a dead stick (rough field), but have been able to neatly rebuild it, so that it's barely even noticeable that it's been repaired.

While I continue to learn on the Yak, I'm building an AJ ARS 300 MkII. I hope to build it light- 17 lbs. max is my target. Some pics below.

I've learned a lot reading through the forums on FG, I hope to be able to also contribute as I build up experience. Thanks for reading.

Bill
Posted by tailskid2 | 03-10-2018 @ 02:16 PM | 9,012 Views
Well, it flies.....and flies well! And yes, the smoke pump/muffler work!
Posted by Fastasp | 03-07-2018 @ 05:32 PM | 8,417 Views
Anyone out there building (built) a Cessna 421 from Mr. Hostetler plans. Have one and would appreciate any information about weights, CG location and control surface movements! Thanks!!

Fastasp
Posted by Show871 | 03-07-2018 @ 01:50 PM | 9,162 Views
300x canopy issues