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Posted by flipsideflyer | 07-05-2018 @ 05:52 PM | 8,215 Views
Like many other R/C airplane designs on the market today, this particular model was only available for a short period of time. That’s unfortunate. This plane makes an excellent platform for the venerable, old-but- reliable Zenoah G-62. Having a couple of G-62’s sitting around with nothing to do, I randomly picked the Hangar 9 Inverza 62 for one of my building (assembly?) projects. As of this writing, I’ve logged nearly thirty flights and couldn’t be happier. In fact, it’s one of the sweetest flying giant scale planes I have yet to fly. It’ll climb vertical with ease; handles all the maneuvers that I know how to throw at it and it lands and takes off like a trainer. An added bonus is that its flight characteristics, both upright and inverted, are nearly identical. As I said, it’s truly a sweet flying airplane!


Here is a summary of the modifications I made to accommodate the G-62 engine and to allow me to continue flying from sod and/or unimproved runways.


1. Removed 1 ˝ inches from the front of the motor box. First, however, I transferred the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) engine thrust lines from the kit-installed firewall to the outside of the motor box before actually shortening the box. These lines served as a reference for the new firewall installed later. I used a box-cutter to remove the 1 ˝ inches from the nose of the box...yeah, it’s soft ply!

2. Cut and installed eight (8) small, triangular pieces of ply to fill in the structure on both the left and right sides of the motor box. Then added a 1/8” sheet of ply over the top of them in order to beef up the sides of the motor box. I then installed a 3/8” ply firewall, adjusted to match the original thrust line, added hardwood triangular stock to all the stress points, pinned and fiber glassed the firewall at the side rails and fuel proofed the section of the fuselage, motor box, etc.

3. Because I don’t run a tuned exhaust, I have no need for the “tunnel style” landing gear. Instead; I can benefit from a stronger gear-mounting platform. TNT manufactures a “flat style” gear that serves as a perfect replacement. To beef up the mounting, I installed a 3/8” ply platform on top of the OEM aluminum rails. The ply platform runs from side to side and from the front bulkhead to the second bulkhead. In order to install the new platform, it was necessary to first split it down the middle (using a squiggly cut) and notching the sides to clear the OEM hardware. I epoxy-glued the entire platform in place, including along the squiggly center cut.

4. Once the epoxy glue had set, I installed a rectangular piece of 1/8” ply to fill the gap between the aluminum rails on the bottom of the platform, again using epoxy glue. I then used foil-backed duct tape to cover the entire gear area...including the small openings and running across the entire platform under the landing gear. Then I drilled the necessary holes and bolted on the TNT gear.


I’m using high-voltage electronics for all except the engine ignition....JR8911HV for surfaces; JR8711HV for throttle and JR RS1222 RCVR. The engine ignition utilizes a 4.8 NiMH 2200 mAh battery while the rest of the equipment utilizes a pair of 2S 2200 mAh LiPo batteries. Once the airplane was fully assembled and with the ignition battery located inside the motor box, I used the LiPo batteries to finalize the CG. In my case the LiPo battery location was ~1 inch behind the spar tube. With the batteries in these locations, NO (as in “zero”) additional weight was needed to obtain the perfect CG. Weight with batteries and no fuel is 18 lbs.


The final touch was adding a nylon “carry strap” around the spar tube to facilitate loading and unloading from my van. I leave the strap in place when flying as it’s in a location that doesn’t interfere with anything inside.


Several miscellaneous tips:

a) Elevator servos: use a long (20mm X 3mm) screw in place of control arm screw to hold servo in place while installing.

b) Rudder: install the control horn BEFORE putting the rudder on the plane. Also, make a decision on tail wheel steering and install any needed hardware BEFORE installing the rudder. Oil the rudder hinges to prevent epoxy from entering and jamming the hinges following rudder installation.
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Posted by Pecanpatch | 07-05-2018 @ 10:22 AM | 5,997 Views
My Buddy Mike Stout had a hard time getting to the needles on his DLE 170CC twin.
He suggested this muffler mod and I made it happen!
I also made the exit pipes the same length... Then re-media blasted both pipes to match.
Later I made him a custom long screw driver to reach through from outside the cowl.

Now Mike is Happy....

Be like Mike
Posted by Ethan Ater | 07-03-2018 @ 11:07 PM | 5,847 Views
Hey Everyone! Here is the first video on the Xtra Vector

The Xtra Vector is a nearly indestructible plane. Perfect for beginner 3d pilots looking for a first Epp 3d foamie kit. It's a CRAZY beast on 3s for those pilots who just want to wring it out! Cannot wait to fly this plane again

plane was flown with the following power with a 3s 450mah battery: https://twistedhobbys.com/power-comb...pitts-tmw-tws/

Enjoy the video

Hacker Xtra Vector 3d Rc Plane (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by Ethan Ater | 06-28-2018 @ 09:29 AM | 5,969 Views
Got to maiden the Punkair Wilco 1.3m RC Hang Glider yesterday and man was it fun! Also got some video so enjoy

Plane was flown along with the recommended power combo provided by Hacker, which is also available along with the hang glider at TwistedHobbys

ALSO: Be sure to check out the official build and discussion thread for the Wilco. First part of the Build Log will be up soon

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...istedHobbys%21

Punkair Wilco 1.3m RC Hang Glider (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by weallfly365 | 06-23-2018 @ 11:07 PM | 5,550 Views
Texan 55 " wingspan
Almost ready to fly
Still needs to be finished

Electric retracts

includes
Brand new Saito 30 4 stroke glow engine
JR brand servos

does not include
Radio
Receiver
Batteries

350$$
Posted by weallfly365 | 06-23-2018 @ 10:57 PM | 5,403 Views
Cosmic Wind Fiberglass 64"

Incuded:
Motor: Moki 180
Servos: Hitec

Does not include
Receiver
batteries
transmitter

450$$
Posted by weallfly365 | 06-23-2018 @ 10:38 PM | 4,991 Views
1/6 Scale Spitfire MK 1 72 inch wing span

Air Retract System!

Includes
Motor: Moki 210
Servos: Hitec
Receiver: Futaba
Batteries for both receiver and engine included!!!

Does not include transmitter

1000$$$
Posted by weallfly365 | 06-23-2018 @ 10:28 PM | 4,820 Views
Top Flite 1/5 Giant P-51D Mustang 84.5" wingspan

Air Retract system

All Included
Engine: 3w 55i
Servos: Hitec
Receiver: Futaba

Does not include
Receiver battery or Transmitter

1500$

1700$ with futaba 2.4 G 10 channel radio
Posted by RCMC | 06-23-2018 @ 09:54 PM | 5,025 Views
This plane is the 3D Hobby Shop 75" Edge 540. I'm partial to white planes so I took the orange color scheme and stripped the covering off right out of the box and recovered it in UltraCote White.

The plane has a new DLE-35RA motor and Hitec 7954 servos all around. The elevator and rudder servos are equipped with SWB arms. It has a Tech Aero cutoff switch and an Emcotec switch from Esprit Model in Florida. It also has a Xoar 20x8 prop inside a Tru-Turn 3.5" Spinner.

The motor cowling and canopy were painted in a local auto body shop and the paint looks like a car finish.
Posted by Ethan Ater | 06-22-2018 @ 01:32 PM | 4,823 Views
I’ve always wanted to try a video with stick movements. Here is my first attempt! Enjoy

Oxy 2 RC Helicopter (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 06-21-2018 @ 11:41 AM | 4,533 Views
The title says it all - great fun with the home made balloons later on ;-)

Rectory Farm 15 6 18 (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 06-13-2018 @ 10:04 AM | 5,727 Views
So I got this old 3DHS 87" shp, it was in really rough shape when I got it, some of the hinges were so wore out there was 1mm play on them, PLUS the fella who owned it just didnt know how to take care of a plane, the rudder was re-hinged by the prior owner with a 5mm hinge gap, CA and epoxy evrywhere run on smoke, deck screws in key areas, probably about a dozen breaks in the frame, I wish I had gotten pics before I started on it but didnt, I will however get pics of the fixes.

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Wingspan: 87.00 inches
Wing Area: 1475.00 sq. inches
Wing Loading: 24 oz./sq.ft.
Length: 90.00 inches
Weight: 15.50 Lbs.
Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical
Posted by paolo jasson | 06-08-2018 @ 08:34 AM | 4,917 Views
Hi can the Super Decathlon be flown without wing cabane only with the main wing spar (black tube) to save assembly time at field?
regards.
paolo jasson
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-18-2018 @ 09:29 PM | 6,717 Views
Posted by Ethan Ater | 05-06-2018 @ 03:04 PM | 7,225 Views
Here's my first video of TwistedHobbys' latest release, the Lil Fokker! Such a fun airplane with insane throws and great precision, especially for its class. This Little guy does not disappoint!

Enjoy the video

Airplane and power combo available at TwistedHobbys.com

Twisted Hobbys Lil Fokker (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-04-2018 @ 06:22 PM | 7,542 Views
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-30-2018 @ 12:12 AM | 7,818 Views
Aj laser 230z (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-14-2018 @ 07:17 PM | 8,704 Views
Fortem DroneHunter (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 04-14-2018 @ 01:06 PM | 9,473 Views
A gallery of engine weights and related gas engine items