Posted by Scotty35 | 07-10-2010 @ 11:18 PM | 3,046 Views
Just wondering if anyone out there has any viable opinions on the ZDZ engine line. I have an RV-80 which does run good so far, but I have VERY limited experience with their lineup. Also, being in Alberta, I'm noticing it's pretty awkward getting service for it.. Thinking of switching to DA, but their 85 seems to have a less than auspicious history.. Please chime in, if you have any valid opinions guys. Thanks... Scotty.
Posted by GMoney | 07-09-2010 @ 02:02 PM | 9,424 Views
Well my main focus was to get out the the Flying D Ranch for there grand opening. A brand new facility with lodging on site a place built on our needs as modelers. Like everything in life "You can want in one hand and **** in the other, you see what fills up faster" Well with it being the fourth and us living on the lake we have become a destination of sorts for family and friends. I regardless loaded up on Thursday night got everything ready to go. Wouldn't you know it the first crew shows up bright and early on Friday morning.. I'm stuck no flying my wife see's my frustration and tells me if I'm good and things settle down I can go fly on Saturday night for a couple hours.. "Great!"

So Friday comes and goes, Yeah I'm having a good time the boat is running great, the Bar-B-Que is nice and hot and loaded to the limits of the screens. More of the same for Saturday the weather is perfect I got a couple of nice runs in on the wakeboard and I am looking at perfect weather a little overcast a nice breeze keeping the temps down. The truck and trailer all ready loaded and hooked. I get the green light stop for nothing get in a GO!

The field is only minutes away (15) and I have the ear to ear smile.. So I get there place is vacant I'm stoked perfect skies nobody hear I can grab three flights and get back before the serious drinking gets started. I do notice a dark sky WAY off in the distance but dont think twice about it. I throw everything together check the battery, fill the tank, confirm the right model, get my restraint strap ready. Its time, Choke her three flips she pops, pull the choke off four more flips and the sweet sound of a 3W106 just purring at idle..I do a quick double check on the surfaces and run her up, Hit the timer release the strap and bam! Cross runway take off.. You know the normal blow the dust off run her around keep an eye on the now very close dark sky. I'm still thinking I will have zero problems getting three flights in before it gets this far.. The first drop of Rain hits me at 6.54 on the timer.. YEP, screwed!!!!!!!! So if figure I have pushed it far enough and should get her on the ground. No kidding by the time I make a quick short downwind, final and flare.. Its Freaking POURING. not raining its pouring. So the fire drill starts, with the wind screaming now and the rain coming in the trailer I can't work fast enough I am drenched already and the canopy isn't even off. So I tear into her throw the wings in the bags slam the fuse in the trailer tie her down with the door shut.. Rip the battery out put the transmitter away lock the door and CRAP I left the window to the truck down.... So I tear my shirt off jump in and get moving. The window wont come up the gate has swung closed so here I go.. So I get the gate locked up, the window finally goes up. Its raining so hard the road is a river my wipers are screaming and I still cant see. So I roll home my 6000lb truck sliding all over the road.

I make it no problems safe.. The skies are perfect the lake is flat, I'm soaked to the bone almost a week later the truck seat is still wet. The things we will do do get 7 minute flight in....

Posted by Thomas Luttrell | 07-08-2010 @ 08:51 PM | 4,878 Views
Just finished buying five Hitec HS-7954SH servos for $79.95 each. Need to decide on what servo to use for the throtle would like a standard Hign volt servo for it of just might use a JR DS 821 with in line voltage reg. Now I just need to buy tuned pipe, hane a Slimeline pits I could use but want the power and less noise. Anyone want to but a Slimeline pits for a DA50?
Posted by kuhn.gu | 07-07-2010 @ 07:29 AM | 2,398 Views
It was very hot yesterday.I didn't like hot weather.
I was sick,so I stayed at home.
I got up at 10:30.
Then I turned on my computer,and checked my E-mail.I had 5 E-mails.I replyed E-mails for about an hour and a half.
At 12:00,I wasn't hungry,so I didn't eat lunch.
I felt very tired,so I took a nap.
Posted by naldin | 07-05-2010 @ 10:26 PM | 4,021 Views
In June 24, 25, 26 and 27 happened the Giant Itú 2010, one of the biggest events of RC aircraft from Brazil. Below videos of our team:

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Posted by ravigupta | 07-04-2010 @ 04:01 AM | 2,331 Views
iHi friends i am new in this club. so pls help me
Posted by Thomas Luttrell | 07-03-2010 @ 09:09 AM | 5,053 Views
Bought the Extreme Flight 88" Yak 54 today, now I need to save up for servos and tuned pipe.
Posted by naldin | 07-01-2010 @ 09:50 AM | 3,920 Views
This weekend happened the Giant Itú 2010, one of the biggest events of RC aircraft from Brazil. Below some photos of some RC Aicrafts.
Posted by MadMonkey | 07-01-2010 @ 02:47 AM | 6,630 Views
Lately I've mainly been working on getting foamies out for customers... all but two have been profile F-22's with simple thrust vectoring (essentially elevon counterbalances behind the prop). The other two were profile Eurofighters, which have unreal roll rates and a full-speed turning radius of about 4 feet

I have almost all my orders filled, and I'll quit building RTF's when that is done. Waaay too time consuming getting all that junk together!

My Wild Hare Sukhoi is sitting in the shop waiting for servos. I picked up an MT57 engine and props for it, and it's ready for final assembly. I've had it for months, just haven't gotten around to finishing it up... hopefully next month! My 25% Velox is in the same condition but waiting on servos AND engine.

Since I've had limited RC funds lately, I've been working a lot with foam and small motors and have come up with some interesting planes, including a profile 3D plane with reverse-tapered wings (based on this 2006 thread, which has been closed https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/...hlight=tapered).

The interesting thing about that thread is that NOBODY DID ANYTHING. All that was accomplished was a large-scale argument with no action. I'm pleased to say that the plane actually performed very well, but needs further tweaking which will happen down the road. I've picked up more inexpensive power systems so I can do more tests

Also due to using cheap foam, I've gotten (over?)confident with the inexpensive planes, which has allowed me to push the envelope as far as stunts are concerned. Let's just say that flying lengthwise down our pit cover is no longer a challenge

I do have an interesting *stunt* (I suppose it's a stunt) coming up shortly that I've seen discussed, but not done (at least not this way). Whether it will work in practice remains to be seen, but my radio is capable of the mixes I need and I think my fingers are nimble enough, so we shall see. Rest assured there will be a video

Now that a lot of our club members own or are building foam parkjets, we're finally ready to take our first baby steps into E-combat. There are two prevailing schools of thought for our guys: Full-contact and streamer. I'm a fan of both, though I see full-contact as a waste of good planes... a fun waste, of course Streamer combat looks to be a good alternative, so we'll be trying it out unofficially for a while before settling into rules and classes.

On that note, I've also convinced a couple of the guys to try some formation flying with me, which should be interesting. I've done it before, but not with more than one other plane (at least not planned)... but it's a heck of a lot of fun. I'm going to be filming it from onboard cameras, so keep an eye out for that.

Speaking of filming, I've been doing some FPV flying lately and I'm building a second ship specifically for that purpose. The first time I turned my Parkzone Trojan to final with the FPV gear on it, it was the closest thing to magical I've ever experienced, and I was instantly hooked.... especially now that I have a system that WORKS! Now to save up for video goggles and a new radio!

I also got my Leadfeather Yak-55 from WMParkflyers finished, and have been flying it. It's a blast! But I'm REALLY craving some giant-scale flying again... I miss my old Ultimate, and can't wait to get my Su-26 up and running. I feel like my skill has dropped a bit flying 3-channel planes over the last few months.

That's it for now, hopefully I can post more regularly now. Looks for pics and video next time
Posted by Thomas Luttrell | 06-30-2010 @ 01:27 AM | 4,891 Views
My DA 50 waiting on a new home.
Posted by naldin | 06-29-2010 @ 09:13 AM | 3,976 Views
This weekend happened the Giant Itú 2010, one of the biggest events of RC aircraft from Brazil. Below some photos of some Pilots. We had the presence of Quique Somenzine here.
Posted by GMoney | 06-28-2010 @ 11:53 AM | 9,453 Views
Like most things its never easy. I was hoping to leave Thursday morning early (4 a.m.) but the old truck had other ideas so I spent Thursday installing new wheel bearings, changing the oil (3 1/2 gallons) a new belt tensioner and new serpentine belt. With all that behind me I loaded up and got under way after two hours of sleep and left at 4:15 a.m.. I go there in just under 5 hours and got straight to the business of flying. I spent the next 80 hours, flying, BS'ing, eating, more BS'ing, Sweeting a ton ( lost 6lbs) sleeping very little (7 total hours). I cant tell you guys how much I love going to vents but when its an event like this one with huge event sponsors and 75 pilots with the same exact purpose to have fun.. That is it smile, laugh, fly and just enjoy what Hot Springs had to offer, A kick ass host club, perfect weather and hundreds of the best people this hobby has to offer. I was going to be done until the Tri State shoot out in Ocotober but with an empty bank account and no real job to speak of I will to what I have to to get to another Huckfest in 2010 Ohio is next and its only 48 hours of driving,, I need some road partners, I need more HUCKFEST. I am still buzzing from the trip. I did sleep almost 18 hours straight when I finally got home.. I hope to see you and meet you at an event in your back yard,

Posted by naldin | 06-24-2010 @ 09:47 AM | 3,684 Views
Lovely for one and hated for other, we into in this category. We liked it, following the same line of shock flyer, low coast and very funny.

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Posted by naldin | 06-22-2010 @ 11:32 PM | 3,636 Views
Flying over the car.
Posted by hsfrok | 06-22-2010 @ 02:50 PM | 2,289 Views
Anybody out there have a Pica Spitfire 1/5 scale Plan? Thanks much.

Posted by DiabloKid | 06-13-2010 @ 05:50 PM | 6,363 Views
now this is cool, user blogs! I dont have much to say but I would like for you all to check out my new website. I am starting a site that will showcase ARF reviews.

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Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 07:36 PM | 3,733 Views
My friend Pengo and his Yak55M painted by him