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Posted by woodendesk | 11-30-2017 @ 07:44 AM | 23,704 Views
HSD 105MM F-16
Now this F-16 I fell in love when it first came out. I bought it the day it came out. I have had it for sometime now but have not flown it yet since the field I fly is not long enough I have discovered. However I am building it up first to my detail expectations. I have a mini F16 i fly in the meantime (UMX). 8)


- Warbirds.com Jet Pilot 1/8 scale
- Custom built cockpit
- Corrected Sparrow missles and custom painted
- Model sounds inc sound system from dymondusa.com
- JP 105MM ducted fan unit
- Aura 8 gyro
Posted by woodendesk | 11-30-2017 @ 07:24 AM | 23,327 Views
83 inch Tigercat (Don Palmer)
RCGF 26cc Gas engines (2)
Beila 17 X 7 3 blade WW2 props (2)
Robart/ CJ Landing Gear
Callie Graphics 1/7 graphic set
Lemon telemetry receiver
Booma RC Smart bus Elite
Star6 dual fuel dots* more to come on that as to why.
Dag (Damon Atwood) 3D printed R-2800 Radials

I bought this plane from a friend out in Columbus Ohio in 2016 summertime. I was never sure as to whose plans they were. I wanted to determine that so I could better understand its construction and layout. Meanwhile I bought most everything I needed to restore the plane and improve upon it. This was to be my long term project plane. I spent those two years studying and researching what to do with this plane. I finally had come up with my plan for January 2019. I began work that new years day with orbital sanding the imperfections out of the surfaces. I removed all the attached panels, cowls, firewalls engines, fuel tanks..the works. I could then see what I was working with. Being well built and remarkably intuitive design, I began to look for key markes of the design to determine the plan maker. Noted that the wings disconnected at the posterior flap location. The canopy was set with 4 mini screws. the battery compartment located just behind the cockpit, all key elements to determining the Don Palmer plans!! I began to develop a research packet on the plane, panel lines, fuel tank location, bolt patterns, etc. I have a great love for this plane as it represents all the skills I have developed in this hobby over the last 6 years. I expect at least a year or two before she flies, but it can always be sooner. stay tuned!
Posted by woodendesk | 11-29-2017 @ 03:38 PM | 22,849 Views
I was at an LHS in the mid summer of 2014 I believe. I saw the Corsair. I didn't have the money for it at the time, but I knew I liked it. so I did research on it through youtube and Tower Hobbies when it came out. I got the money in the summertime and ordered it from Tower Hobbies.When I flew it, I noticed it was a little hard to fly in the wind, but knowing about full scale corsairs, I began to make changes.. It flies to this day as smooth and level like no other plane I have in my collection.
-Callie Graphics set (Ira Kepford)
-Dynam 13X 7 Corsair propeller
-Ramoser Vario 3 blade prop B option
-Custom paint detail by myself
-Brewster bomb rack I custom built (attached by earth magnets)
-Flyzone 1200mm zero bomb
-EMS door/gear sequencer delay module
-Tru turn 5/8 "A" style prop nut
-Custombuilt tailhook
-Custom detailed cockpit
-Detailed radial dummy
-Motion rc EAGLE gyro
-Custombuilt Corsair exhaust ports
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 05:41 PM | 21,334 Views
I bought this plane from the club presidentlate July 2015. I wanted to go bigger after the 50cc class I got used to.I love this plane as it flies like its on rails.
- DLE 61cc engine
- RCEXL Ignition cut off optical kill module
- Iridium NGK MC6 spark plug
- Fortitude Fuel tank 20oz. V.1
- JTEC Muffler Pitts style
- Falcon Carbonfiber Gas propeller 26 X 8 with painted red tips
- Miracle Silver Fuel Dot
- Red Clear Tygon Fuel line (just added)
- VP Gas racing Fuel 40:1 ratio with Redline oil added to make 50:1 ratio
- Pilot Yak 55 carbon landing gear strut (less slip angle flex than Extra stock struts)
- Carbon fiber interior deck modification
- Callie Graphics Custom request with MT propeller logos
- Secraft canopy bolts in red 4mm
- Secraft Wing bolts 6mm Steel pin
- Rudder:
- Aileron:
- Elevator:
- Throttle: XO power
- Source LiFe 3200 Mah/ 10C/ 6.6v 22wh (charge at 3.2A) (x1)
- Hobbico hydriMax Ultra NimH 5c 6.0V 2000Mah 2/3A battery pack (ignition module) (x1)
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 01:45 PM | 20,956 Views
Callie graphics MT propeller logos
B&E graphics
DLE 55cc with fresh carb rebuild
Stock Muffler
Carbon Spinner
Falcon 24 X 8 carbon propeller orange tip
Purple and Orange fuel line
Fortitude Fuel tank
SWB servo arms
Hitec servos
Smart Fly optical Kill switch
VVRC fuel dot painted purple with Hot wheels spectra-flame purple.

I bought this plane from a club member who had been flying it at the field for some time. I always loved how it flew when he was up in the air. Originally built by Gary Gunther our club president so I knew I could trust what i was getting.
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 01:31 PM | 21,298 Views
Following a promotion at work, I wanted to take the opportunity to build a plane for myself.I always wanted a PAU edge since realflight 6.5. I did research on the brand and found that the plane had everything I wanted. competition proven airframes, lightweight construction, excellent build quality. I researched the prototype of the 540T 35cc and fell in love. Tseres was my go to for the build when i had questions or wasnt sure how to approach a specific aspect of the build. I purchased all the same servos and motor the prototype had. Nothing but the best for this plane. during the build I ran into issues with the DA motor: the carb adjustments would vibrate out of the tune a friend and I had done. I ended up shrinkwrapping the adjustment screws to alleviate the problem, this solved my issue. This plane flys on rails and is light to the touch on the ground during landing. Thank you to Herve LaJeune for providing a great product!!

PAU 35cc Edge 540 T
No Limitz Carbon Spinner
XOAR 20 X 10 green tip prop Carbon
DA 35
Jtec Muffler
All MKS servos (same as prototype)
Fromeco 7.4 LioNs (2)
Smart fly Batt share
Green tygon fuel line
Green wire loom
PAU fuel tank
Miracle (black) plug, switch, fuel dot panel
RCXEL optical Kill
B and E Graphix
Callie Graphics MT Propeller logo
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 12:46 PM | 21,133 Views
This was my first gasser, I bought it March 2015. Steve Humunski of NJ (original posting of this very plane: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/arf-...-180-a-13.html) I bought it from, good guy! I took it home and began to modify it to my liking. It honestly didn't need much in the way of maintenance to fly. I just went wild buying parts I wanted for it. I wanted a certain look and feel for it for sure. My first flight I wing wagged in and put the gear through the wing skin. Fixed it easily and was back up in the air again. I've put about 30 flights on it thus far since Ive had it. I am in a constant state of bettering this plane .

Seagull Extra 260- modified
*This is how the Seagull should look!
IBEC for ignition
Modified Rudder assy. for 3D flight
repainted new Xoar sword propeller (sealed)
Secraft canopy 4mm bolts (red) flushmounted
Graphtech Carbon Landing gear
DLE 30 w/ Secraft carb intake funnel
Hitec servos/ Savox on the ailerons for faster response (see below)
No Limitz 3 inch spinner (white)
B and E graphix small extra 260 logos/ aeroshell
Callie Graphics Mt propeller logos/ Extra 260 large logos and fuselage sponsor graphics.
Robart joints swapped in on ailerons - better throw (original CA hinges break after 50 flights or so.)
Polished Jtec Muffler
flown on VP fuels only
Fortitude fuel tank
Miracle fuel dot
miracle single switch assembly
Modified cowl with baffles for improved cooling
Horizon hobby pilot 25%
Redwing Carbon tail wheel assy.
Red Fuel line- Taildragger RC
New Red 3/8" wire loom
Quickfire fuel starter
200 X 250 3K weave carbon plating added for rudder servo tray.
DuBro Red Servo Ball joint hinges all around
New Savox aileron high speed servos
6STAR red servo tray for throttle
Red servo safety clips
Aluminum thin plate inside base of motor box to prevent fuel drippage from carb damaging the motor box.