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Posted by 50%plane | 12-25-2010 @ 12:27 PM | 22,816 Views
this is a rant. don't read any further.


I hate this time of year. Such a bloated reincarnation of what it used to be. Most of us feel entitled to receive something, yet complain about spending money and giving... I truly wish everyone the best, but why should we treat anyone any different than the rest of the year? The only holiday cheer that I see are the stores that are making a profit from manufacturing a fake holiday, or twelve.

The only holiday that I really enjoy, anymore, is Thanksgiving, when there's lots of family and food. Everything else, is just an excuse to spend ridiculous amounts on your kids... Whatever happened to giving a kid a nice shotgun, 'cause they deserved after all the hard work they did around the house this year? Instead, kids are lazy, have a foul attitude, yet parents feel like they have to give them thousands of dollars worth of PS3's, and the like for the sole purpose of "Santa"...


Oh yea, there's no such thing as a fat man that flys around on Christmas eve, in his reindeer powered sleigh giving toys to little boys and girls. Why do parents feel the need to lie to their kids like that.... sets a bad example...

just my rant for this season. back to living my boring life... stupid rain needs to leave so I can finally go and get some more flying in...
Posted by GMoney | 12-22-2010 @ 04:17 PM | 16,301 Views
Ah, man I am 100% addicted to this thing. I love my Ipod but after awhile its still the same couple thousand songs in the same order. Man I hit this and typed in "Southern rock" over a month ago and I have yet to hear a song I didn't like. I just wish I could get it piped out to my shop and into the truck and out to the flying field. I am listening as I type and man what a great song. I guess I should get one of those new I phones and grab the app. This one place could get me to pull the trigger on a new phone..I was talking to my dad a couple weeks ago and he asked me what I was listening too and I told him Pandora. He checked it out and today on my way home he called me and he couldn't believe the music stuff he had not heard in years mixed with stuff he had never heard.. Best part he finally had to agree "Kid Rock" is not only caring the rock flag but the guy has some serious style and can rock the freakin house. I had to laugh cuz he would always bust my balls in the shop about what real music is.. Ah, I guess I have him now..

Enjoy Pandora..
http://www.pandora.com/#/song/thumbs-up/S38381
G$

"You never met a mother fucker like me"
Posted by javierkc | 12-22-2010 @ 03:53 PM | 13,430 Views
Guys, I got almost all the equipment to put together a 50cc airframe. I am having a hard time deciding beetween the 89" AJ Slick from 3D Hobby Shop or the 88" Extra 300 from Extreme Flight. I currently own three EF airframes and I cannot be happier with them, simply love'em!!!!...... But I had to admit the the Slick is ringing my bell..... I only read and hear good things about it...

It will be great to hear some comments about current owners from both planes, or better if someone had both or at least had flew them. I am not considering any other so please dont post any comments from another plane that is not the already mentioned.

Any help will be apprecciated....
Posted by 3Dillon | 12-21-2010 @ 05:51 PM | 45,584 Views
When is the FX3D in Jacksonville Flordia?
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Posted by lachlan.j | 12-21-2010 @ 04:25 AM | 12,285 Views
hi guys

been given an almost finished cap 21 from a club mate. only been in the hobby for about 1 1/2 years so don't realy know heaps about this stuff. I'll soon be working on a 30cc mx2 so don't expect this progect to get finished in the near future. i've got some questions but any additional info will be helpful. back to the questions, how much should it weigh? how well does it fly? would a satio 100 be any good? and can i paint it or will that make it to heavy? and finaly what aerobatics does it exel at.

thanks lachlan.

sorry about the spelling.
Posted by CDA Flyer | 12-20-2010 @ 02:02 AM | 8,799 Views
Well, I bought some typical graphics for my AW 35% Extra 260. (Futaba/Fromeco/DA/ect) and I am now realizing this doesnt create any uniqueness for an ARF like the Aeroworks. This is where my creativity falls short with this hobby and it looks like I may resort to copying someone else.

Any cool schemes or graphics ideas will be appreciated.
Posted by naldin | 12-19-2010 @ 09:03 AM | 9,161 Views
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Posted by Shadow6036 | 12-17-2010 @ 08:09 PM | 8,225 Views
Upcoming, an SE-5A on an AXI 5345/16 with two Thunder Power 4s, 6000 mAh batteries in series. Hope it fly's great!!!!!
Posted by airboss/oc | 12-17-2010 @ 01:05 PM | 20,921 Views
whats up guys ? you all who know me and for you all who dont ,
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
whats up with Biplanes ? is everyone scared of them ? what about the new www.aero-works.com
100cc 20-300 Ultimate ?
how come the only biplanes you see are all scaled up overweight and dont 3D , but wait here comes H9 with the beast and it has glue on stabs with wires , jeez ,we want bolt together ARF's dammit ! so its been many months with the 36% Sbach342 from www.pilot-rc.com and all I can say is
F'n fun plane guys !

we shall see how the AW plane does if I get it , Hmmmmm , I do like the biplane look especialy the Ultimate 20-300.
Posted by ledsled | 12-17-2010 @ 10:41 AM | 8,461 Views
Well, 2010 was a great year. The club problems from 2009 dissipated with the new club officers refocusing the club on flying and having fun. Man that really helps the atmosphere at the flying site. Much of our club's members are retired and some not in such good health. And I know the attitude for them is they want to go out doing what they love, flying not arguing. Thanks to the club members that see the light. Speaking of the flying site, our club finally bit off the chew, and replaced the building and cover. Great donations for some key club members made that all possible. Check out the new duds. http://www.lrccky.com/ Also I have to thank Big John for the help on the web site. It sure makes a big difference when you have help on project like these. Even though I had less flights in 2010 than I did in 2009, it was still a great year. Added several new gas planes to the hangar, two YAKs, two SUKHOIs.

Now to turn our sights on 2011.
My new years resolution will be to fly more, work less and fix those planes that beg to go flying!
I made Oshkosh in 2009, and I want to make Joe Nall and a Huchfest in 2011.
My new job will likely make that possible.
Numb thumbs on new years day will likely be a cold ass day!

My Areoworks Edge 540 needs a couple warm days to have it ready for a maiden.
I love my old version DLE30 on my SU29, and can't wait to see how the 55 pulls the Edge.

I also want to voice my appreciation for the folks at Flying Giants. I love following all the regulars.
So cheers to all of you all that love the same hobby that i do!
Posted by naldin | 12-17-2010 @ 10:34 AM | 8,550 Views
A simple way to illuminate for small models is using LEDs, two LEDs are sufficient. The resistor used can be between 560Ω to 2200Ω. The low value of resistor will be greater intensity of LEDs. Below details in photos.
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Posted by naldin | 12-13-2010 @ 09:23 AM | 7,822 Views
VPP Mamo Models System and Pengo's Paint.

Coming soon...
Posted by danielph | 12-12-2010 @ 01:28 PM | 25,422 Views
I have been blessed to have an excellent and full year of flying! Here are some of my favorite videos from this year. Hope you all enjoy them!

Extreme Flight EXP Trio by Daniel Holman (7 min 13 sec)

Extreme Flight Edge 540T EXP 2011 (5 min 46 sec)

Extreme Flight MXS EXP (7 min 27 sec)

Daniel Holman's 1st place PCFC Freestyle 2010 (8 min 44 sec)

Extreme Flight MXS EXP in the snow HD (6 min 36 sec)

Edge 540 EXP Spring flying.wmv (6 min 57 sec)

Daniel Holman (danielph)'s freestyle for the PFFC 2010 (4 min 30 sec)

Humble beginnings to Team Extreme! (7 min 37 sec)

Posted by jyod | 12-11-2010 @ 01:52 PM | 6,539 Views
i would like to say hi to all the rc people around the world and thaku you for accepting me in the club
Posted by GMoney | 12-03-2010 @ 08:58 AM | 13,593 Views
Well I have a thread on another forum and it seems that I may be "Hyper-lite" Crazy. Or obsessed with planes that are NOT over weight. I picked up a 38% Columbo Anderson Extra a couple months back and its been sitting sort of waiting for me to get the right deal on a 150. I have been reading Sensei's threads for almost two years I started like many of you calling the guy nuts. He calmly worked his ass off and proved me wrong. Well since then I have wanted to do my own project and since then Aerotech has started to kit these designs. UP to this point all I have been doing is sending links and sharing as much of Sensei's work that I can and I may have gone a tad over board with the "FANBOY" stuff really just three airplane companies out there for me right now. So I may be biased.. NO I am.. Now you all know I have a real hard time buying anything new. Hell if I could get used eggs and milk I would. (speaking of chickens I will have a coup for next spring) no more buying eggs for this guy..OK, So I'm sitting looking at this Columbo and like everything else its on the list..I grab my 106 and wouldn't you know it.. IT fits right on the dang motor box.Name: striped (12).jpg
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Gmoney
Posted by GMoney | 12-03-2010 @ 08:43 AM | 13,445 Views
Ok, well it has been brought to my attention lately that I may have too many projects going on at any given time. So I thought about it. What is too many? I figure right now I have roughly 100 active projects granted not all flying but a solid 100. Now I probably have another 100 or so on the back burner and another 100 or so on my mind. I sort of have what they call Adult Attention Disorder defect. I am sort of wired different than most. I need a lot going on to keep my mind straight. I have four airplanes in some sort of build/repair process. I have five helicopters in repair or update process. I don't think that is too bad. I make my own fuel I have a 38 ford truck that is going to be a Diesel powered rat rod, I love to wake board and paddle board I make both my own boards and paddles. I have two paddles almost done for next years season. I will need to build at least three more for the kids and my wife wants a new one. I have a house that is in constant state of remodel and repair. I am going to school full time. The boat is getting a complete interior redo and a motor freshen up. I need a new slider built for next summer. The wife wants a pontoon boat I found one but it needs to be redone from the trailer up. My two daily drivers both have well over 200K. I have two more Mercedes Benz turbo diesels in some sort of disorder. I am constantly buying selling or bartering. I have a gun problem but it way sorted out for now. Airplane trailer needs complete redo and repaint. Red to match the truck. I found a camper for the big truck today started looking yesterday I bartered the repair of chicken coops for the rig. It hardly leaks so I can get it fixed pretty quick. sold three cars this month bought four more. Now that I think about it I don't see a problem.. I get almost everything I start finished. Some projects get sold or parked due to finances. I figure one door closes another opens.
Posted by glenn metzler | 11-23-2010 @ 06:05 PM | 7,153 Views
Does anyone know where to get parts for the XYZ 26cc A spec engine?
Posted by GMoney | 11-08-2010 @ 05:21 PM | 12,313 Views
Man what a great year.. I got all settled in out here in Texas.. Although not perfect the family is getting on with it well. One of my concerns with moving out here was the loss of my flying friends. Granted I will see and talk to almost all of them either here or at TFC but nothing can take the place of time at the field or in the shop.. Anyways I was amazed at the vibe and the attitude about going to fun flys. Man everybody is in and driving 4 to 12 hours is the norm, heck I even found some guys flying full scale in just to chill for a couple hours at the RC field. I had an amazing season and normally I am totally burnt buy this time and I am ready to put it up or my normal its time for a change and I either grab a helo of a glider but not this year I can't seem to get enough. I have projects stacked up in the shop I have been out there almost daily and making good progress on multiple projects. I am so looking forward to my very first indoor event. Yep never before been to an indoor event. I am already chomping at the bit for next years schedule to hit so I can start scheming ways to get on the road. I am going back to school later this month so I maybe cant get out for the full length but I'm looking forward to some serious fun with all my new friends.. I guess I just wanted to say thanks to everybody I meet this year and for the incredible reception I got at every venue I made it to this year.. With only one more event to make this year I couldn't be happier with the outcome and I truly can't wait for the 2011 season to start popping.

Gmoney