Posted by insur06 | 02-19-2011 @ 10:49 PM | 9,976 Views
Currenly flying an Aeroworks 90 to 120 yak. Plane is awesome. I want to move up to 50cc, I am considering the Aeroworks Extra 260 QB or thr Yak QB. I am having trouble which one to purchase because I like them both but I have not flown them. Can anyone shed some light? jb
Posted by mr fabulous | 02-15-2011 @ 04:51 AM | 11,749 Views
wooo got me kit today bloody rapt with it , looks good , worked hard on it this arvo,,, got the undercarraige done lol
Posted by tradoux | 02-14-2011 @ 02:49 PM | 10,968 Views
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Posted by trout | 02-13-2011 @ 09:07 PM | 12,577 Views
Using refection tape in string size cuts on the body lines in addition to the outline lights under the white styrene.
2 on board backup light systems. things are moving along.
Posted by jans255 | 02-13-2011 @ 05:15 PM | 10,729 Views
So, here I am, starting my build thread from the roots......

Tony at Pilot-rc has been so kind, to provide me with the initial pictures, of what will become my YAK54 in my own design......

Going to update the thread with all the things I encounter while ordering, receiving, building, and finally flying the YAK. (I Hope I can leave the crashing part out of this thread......)
Posted by mr fabulous | 02-12-2011 @ 12:59 AM | 10,778 Views
wat ways are there to check the balance on an aircraft that has a 88inch/2metre wingspan?

measure wing width at fuse and divide by 3? and do i need to invert the plane or will that work with the plane upright?
Posted by naldin | 02-11-2011 @ 04:56 PM | 10,885 Views
Posted by stanordave | 02-10-2011 @ 12:39 PM | 11,443 Views
Needed to post some pictures to answer a PM request!
Posted by mr fabulous | 02-09-2011 @ 05:18 AM | 11,266 Views
am curious to know wat u blokes are doing to fix in your servos on the big stuff ,any particular screws? are you zapping the holes? etc . being bigger surfaces and more pressure on them and all compared to a .46 sized glow plane .
Posted by FG-Tech | 02-07-2011 @ 05:12 PM | 18,332 Views
We have changed the amount of points that are needed to get a permanent ban from FlyingGiantsl.com from 40 to 20. Expired points do not count towards this total, so we only look at the currently active point total. We felt that a large gap from the 15 point level to the 40 point level was giving too much leeway for troublemakers and that it was difficult for a user to reach 20 points unless they were intentionally trying to get banned, so this change should not affect most users.

If you have any comments or concerns about this change, feel free to post them in the Site Suggestions / Complaints forum and we can discuss them further.

Posted by lachlan.j | 02-07-2011 @ 04:02 AM | 13,575 Views
Hi guys

Wondering what the best iron on plastic covering is only been in hobby for about 1.5 years. Been thinking about using solartex on one of my models I've been given. Some questions on that then; whats the best paint to use? do you need to put a clear coat on it?

no doubt more questions to come.


Posted by skybolt10 | 02-05-2011 @ 07:44 PM | 10,710 Views
Here is a link of Heavenly Body in action.

b25.wmv (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by joesmith285 | 02-05-2011 @ 12:23 PM | 16,337 Views
Finally got some time in the gym so I could fly.
Motrolfly 2205-1750 with gws 8x4
Thunder Power 325mah 45c
HS-65 on ailerons
Hs-45 on elevator and rudder
This is my favorite set-up so far. The motor has really good power and comes down cool.
3DHS EPP Extra 330 with Motrolfly 2205-1750 (4 min 45 sec)

Posted by Shoytbus | 02-04-2011 @ 08:53 PM | 20,275 Views
Hey guys just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a Fun-fly in Panama City Beach Fl on April 9th but will most likely become 8th 9th and 10th it will be located near Pier Park at Frank Brown Park. Let me know if you are interested we can reserve campsite near by. Just shoot me a PM. This is to benefit the American Heart Association.

Steve Hoyt aka Shoytbu
Posted by naldin | 02-02-2011 @ 05:30 PM | 11,900 Views
My last paint.
Posted by FG-Tech | 02-01-2011 @ 04:53 PM | 16,824 Views
There are a few new features that were added in the last week or so that I would like to tell everyone about.

There are two new fields in your profile for latitude and longitude. If these fields have been filled out in your profile (it is optional), you will be able to do member search's by distance from you (obviously it will only be able to do this for other members that have filled out their latitude and longitude so it may be slow to show good results for a while).
The latitude and longitude and longitude fields can be filled in by clicking on "My FlyingGiants" in the menu and then "Edit your Details" in the left column. The latitude and longitude fields are at the bottom of the form.

Which brings us to the second feature. There is a link in the description of both latitude and longitude that you can click that can help you find your latitude and longitude. It takes you to a page with a google map where you can find yourself on the map. You can either do it manually or there is a helper that will attempt to find your location on the map by your ip-address. This doesn't always get it right, so you may still have to manually find yourself on the map. Once you have clicked on the map, you will see your location entered into the text box below the map and then you can click save changes and you will have your latitude and longitude approximated for you (Just click on "Edit your Details" again to verify this).

The third feature is two additional preference settings. The first is to turn the forum jump on and off. It is disabled by default now, so if you use this feature now, you will need to enable it by clicking on "My FlyingGiants" in the menu and then "Edit Options" in the left hand column. Check the display forum selection menu option and then click "Save Changes" to enable it.

The other new option on this page is to set your distance search preferences. Right now it defaults to kilometers (I will be changing this to be automatically set when you enter your latitude and longitude but have not done it yet).

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Posted by naldin | 01-31-2011 @ 10:03 PM | 10,159 Views
The first upgrade was a litium battery, with this battery Im getting between 6 at 8 flights without recharge. Not, I not make change on radio, as insert diode for drop voltage, I just plug the battery. Any voltage regulator, included SMD, support around 35v and will not burn with 12,6V. For drop voltage I just keep an eye on the display and when the voltage drope 11V its time for recharge again. For safety battery, I will not let down 10V.

Battery 2500mA:

The second upgrade was a Corona 2.4Ghz module. The set module + RX 8CH and RX 4CH was $40, great price and equipament. The installation on the 7C is very simple for those who have some knowledge electronics, in this radio the 72Mhx module is the separate board. Simply open the three wire coming the mother board where we have the PPM signal and voltage. I put one switch for change between 72Mhz and 2.4Ghz.

Module + RX 8CH:

Posted by STATUS | 01-30-2011 @ 06:25 AM | 9,756 Views
GW 89" SBACH DLE55 and canister
GW Pitts 12 Mintor 55cc
EXTRA 330 88" DLA 56cc
QQ YAK 73"
PILOT YAK55SP Mintor 33cc
CERMARK 55" Yak 54
HYPERION Extra 300
MULTIPLEX parkmaster 3D EP
RAPTOR 30 Glow
HOBBYZONE Cub EP with FMA Co-Pilot for the wife.

plus all the other i cbf posting.. they come and go to regularly :P