Posted by flynz4me | 02-26-2009 @ 01:24 PM | 11,415 Views
"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."

Henry A. Kissinger
Posted by flynz4me | 02-25-2009 @ 11:04 AM | 11,414 Views
"I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap."

Rodney Dangerfield

Ever feel like that?? I do, especially right now with the in-laws. Not on their favorite list, again...
Posted by sandboy | 02-25-2009 @ 04:16 AM | 3,203 Views
I am Currently Building a Composite 2.3 with ZDZ 80 RVJ I am planning on using hitech 5955 Servos all Round will one be sufficient for the rudder ?
Please Help
Posted by flynz4me | 02-24-2009 @ 03:11 PM | 11,299 Views
You must be the change you wish to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi

I think too many people have opinions about how things should be done (RC, politics, economy, etc...), but they only b!tch about them instead of proactively trying to change them.

I believe if you want something different, go out and get it. This also got me in trouble, so choose wisely what you go out and get .

Till tomorrow,
Posted by flynz4me | 02-23-2009 @ 09:44 AM | 11,315 Views
<dl><dt class="quote">The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.</dt><dt class="quote">
</dt><dt class="quote">Hannah Whitall Smith</dt></dl>How true is this?? I'm guilty with my parenting. How many people have you received advice from on here then they got torqued when you did something a different way?? I've seen it multiple times!

Have a good Monday all!!

Posted by rappid rich | 02-22-2009 @ 10:58 AM | 10,942 Views
what happened to dod ?
Posted by flynz4me | 02-20-2009 @ 04:55 PM | 11,336 Views
<dl><dt class="quote">"If it weren't for my lawyer, I'd still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging."</dt><dt class="quote">
</dt><dt class="quote">Joe Martin</dt></dl>Well after some deep quotes and thoughts I figured since it was Friday I'd throw in a humorous one.

Went out for a maiden today only to find a broken battery wire coming from the ignition. It wasn't visible till I pulled the plug and got intermittent spark when I moved the wire around. Not sure the Big Guy wants me to fly this plane!! This was maiden attempt number 2. Tomorrow is number 3... Third times a charm they say!!
Posted by flynz4me | 02-19-2009 @ 09:42 AM | 11,336 Views
"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe dedicated."~ Unknown Author

Ya know I get this alot. People, especially family describe airplanes and flying as my obsession. I have been into alot of worse things in my life and everyday I thank God for replacing all those bad things with the thrill and adrenalin of flying low and flying hard!

Have a good day!

Posted by Curtis_Lloyd | 02-18-2009 @ 11:36 PM | 3,821 Views
I have just recieved plans for the Ultra Hots. Many of us have enjoyed this plan in various sizes. This plane is nearly impossible to acquire in kit form. I have the ability to semi-mass produce this plane in the form of pre-cut parts. No laser cutting or die cutting, just pure and simple custom cuts. Should I choose to do this, is there a gerneral interest from this audience? Please, let me hear from you.
Posted by flynz4me | 02-18-2009 @ 09:45 AM | 11,336 Views
"Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different."

Dr Frank Crane

I chose this as the quote of the day because it relates to what I'm doing right now. I had a malfunction on my 30% which sent feedback to my 921 receiver and my plane went in on Friday the 13th. Just a fluke thing, but to be retroactive I traded a pair of CF landing gear for the fuselage of this old funfly plane that is unique looking and lightweight. The plane is to take my undamaged wings and build them onto that airframe. I havee to take a moment and publicly thank Gary Chezem, this guy is a class act and a master craftsman/engine guru. He is gachezem on the Giants and RCUniverse. He has taught me more things in the last couple weeks as we have worked on various projects. Now 2/3 the way through this unique build I'm learning at an astronomical rate about how incidence and squareness of a plane is built in. I've known of these things from building foamies but have only flown ARF's and have never checked the incidence. So in short THANK YOU GARY!

That's all for today.

Posted by flynz4me | 02-17-2009 @ 05:05 PM | 11,456 Views
"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."

Alexander Pope

My response is that; too few people can admit when they are wrong. People will even lie when they are brought the truth which hurts them all the more.

Image is something I've always been overly concerned about. Real people don't have to worry about this, their actions do the talking. I'm ready to let my actions speak for themselves and hold myself accountable to live by this from here on. It's time to live a better life.
Posted by MadMonkey | 02-13-2009 @ 12:29 AM | 7,470 Views
I was contacted by the North Texas Airsoft organization based here in DFW to get a small UAV system put together for an upcoming event.

A while back I decided that if I have a talent for something, I might as well use it as often as I can, and this is a prime example. The airframe will be very, very loosely based on the RQ-11 Raven observation drone... I'll be using a Multiplex Easy Star ARF with a hot EDF motor/ESC combo from Grayson Hobby (with a prop). The airframe will be modified to include aileron control, and the battery compartment will be enlarged to carry two batteries, one for flight and one for the camera equipment.

Since I'm in a time crunch, this version will be super-simple... one or two cameras, LOS remote control only (no autonomy or FPV flying), and easy to set up. It's possible that I'll use gyro stabilization, too (after all, we're trying to pick out camoflaged individuals from a few hundred feet).

I'll start ordering parts over the next couple of weeks, and hopefully begin flight tests late this month or early March. I'll keep the blog updated.

After this one is finished, I'm considering building a couple more.. a Global Hawk (EDF) with a head-tracking camera and autonomous flight capability, and a Reaper hunter-killer with a gyro-stabilized Airsoft gun turret (and possibly Nerf missiles).

Should be fun projects even if they suck at actually working
Posted by gregrussell | 02-12-2009 @ 02:12 PM | 2,069 Views
Hi Guys,
Greg Russell here. I am closing in on the production on [4] new Giant Scale composite kits. My web page is ready to post but I am wating on better weather to fly and video the new aircraft. I am putting out this message to get some feedback.I have considered offering all types of repair work/mods/and paintwork on composite aircraft.I have quite a few years experience in this area. This is a service I think may be needed and usefull to some of the modelers out there. I also design and build special accessories you may want to add to the aircraft. Loovers/fuel tank trays/composite formers/servo trays etc. Well, enough said.
Its been a long time coming but I am almost there!
Hope to here from you guys,

Greg Russell

Aquila composite Aircraft
Posted by john5909 | 02-11-2009 @ 08:14 PM | 3,147 Views
TBM rocks! I had the 30% yak reserved for purchase awaiting my direct deposit to bank, checked my acct for something to do & my check was deposited 24hrs early ! Immediately shot the paypal payment to TBM 10 mins before they closed and simultaneously called anthony to let him know the checking acct transfer of funds were on their way, he checked and BAMM it was there, anthony assured me the plane would ship on the 12th.not a minute ago I get the UPS shipping notice and it says the delivery of the 2 big boxes would arrive from sarasota to orange park on 02/12/09. RAPID TRANSIT Big Brown Truck! the guys stayed late to expedite the shipping. TBM thanks for making my weekend like Christmas ! you made a return customer for sure!
Posted by crashbuck | 02-04-2009 @ 04:39 PM | 3,933 Views
anyone have pict. how to make landing gear stronger. I would like to do work before i try to land plane. I only crashed 32 planes larning to fly. any help appreciated
Posted by yxlr8 | 02-04-2009 @ 10:49 AM | 3,720 Views
Can any one give me the dates fot the tuscon shoot out I am thinking off comeing across for a look thanks
Posted by mustangdriver | 02-03-2009 @ 03:47 AM | 3,284 Views
Does anyone have a A/W yak-54 120 with a OS 1.60 mounted on it? I was wondering if this is too much motor for this airplane. I want an all out 3d machine.
Posted by DJMETT55 | 02-02-2009 @ 03:14 PM | 2,803 Views
How do i start to design my own pattern for monocoate desgns !
Posted by Wildwings2 | 01-31-2009 @ 10:32 PM | 3,216 Views
Hi and Hello all im geting back in to this after a 10 yr Absence. i have a 28% cactus Aviation 540 Edge im Bringing back to live she has a 98 inch span and will weight about 20-22lbs loaded set up with smoke generator. been looking trying to figure out what power plant would be best for this. iml eaning towards a DA 85 .The radio il be using is a New Spektrum DX7 figure its easier then i can fly everything with one radio plus its layout is very easy. I built a Goldberg eagle 2 LOL its like flying a vW but it got me back in the Game. i also have 90 size Delta wing Pusher thats a blast to fly.Any feedback wil be appreciated .
Thanks John
Posted by erwin peters | 01-22-2009 @ 10:59 PM | 3,514 Views
I plan to install an aluminum plate in fron of the vent hole plate what gap should be betwenn the carb and vent hole plates?
Would be ok if I extend down the lenght of this same plate an 1" in order to get protection from erratic air flow over the carburetor intake