Posted by David G | 06-03-2017 @ 02:16 PM | 5,878 Views
I plan on flying my planes at the RC flying field on Sunday. It's a long story but June 4th is a special day on many counts.

I first dreamt of RC flying as a kid. My dad had an old RC plane engine in his workshop and every once in a while he'd put it in the bench vice and we'd run it just because. We never had or flew planes but it was enough to plant a seed in my mind.

Later in life Dad bought a trainer plane for himself, determined to eventually learn. It was built and taxied around the lawn but sadly he passed before it ever took to the skies. I wasn't around to be a part of this.

Fast forward several more years and I took up the hobby. At first, it was just as a way to finish something he started, but I immediately loved it and have been flying RC planes for many years now.

I bought my first giant scale plane in early 2010 and toiled over the details. It was a Hanger 9 Sundowner F1 with a DLE 30cc engine. I could not get it to fly. I had electronics issues, engine issues, etc. On one failed attempt I damaged it while unloading it at the field.

Until June 4th 2010. June 4th is my dads birthday, I was taking the Sundowner to the field and had literally cried that morning asking dad that if he could see me to help get this plane in the air for his birthday.

At the field, that DLE engine fired right up, the plane taxied and took off without hesitation. I flew several times that day without incident (barring tears) and even have a video of it somewhere.

Months later when my sister Anne was visiting, the Sundowner airframe became a casualty of my poor flying skills when an engine stall during takeoff caused too much damage to repair. Amazingly, that very same DLE engine still flies and is in my SBach 342 airframe.

So on Sunday, I'll be flying my RC planes for my dads birthday; for the memory of that first giant scale flight; and for of all those memories of silly things like running a glow engine in a bench vice.
Posted by ratchetop | 05-30-2017 @ 01:43 PM | 4,268 Views
I completed the build and got to maiden the Giles. What a great flying plane.
I want to say thank you to my brother for an amazing airplane. The plane flew great with no surprise and had plenty of power to spare.
Posted by rolling circle | 05-29-2017 @ 04:05 PM | 7,993 Views
Well, we made the trek and managed to get some video organized into a 5 minute Joe Nall epic summary sort of thing. I hope you enjoy the Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality of Triple Tree someday if you already have not. It is a beautiful place with great people and there is just tons of awesomeness going on. You gotta see it to believe it.

Get your 5 minutes worth of popcorn ready cuz here we go... God bless y'all

Joe Nall 2017 (5 min 12 sec)

Thanks to Karen Schaffer for the pic of my plane on the thumbnail for the vid too... Great shot
Posted by Ethan Ater | 05-27-2017 @ 02:27 PM | 7,324 Views
TwistedHobbys Crack Camels in action under the lights at Joe Nall 2017! Enjoy

TwistedHobbys Crack Camel: Joe Nall 2017 (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by rclad | 05-24-2017 @ 11:23 PM | 5,971 Views
If interested, see https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-Battery-Breez for my build log for a battery tray for the 87" 3DHS Extra 300 SHP.
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Posted by pittsartist | 05-17-2017 @ 09:04 AM | 6,617 Views
Some photos from Sunday whilst putting away.

How many photos before you know the aircraft type ?.

IMG_3826 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

http://IMG_3835 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3820 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3803 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3792 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3810 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3784 by WIGY TV, on Flickr
Posted by Ethan Ater | 05-08-2017 @ 07:27 PM | 7,229 Views
The Wind finally went from 35mph to 10-15 with some occasional 20mph gusts. So I took the advantage of the "little" wind and got enough video for this little Intro to Twistedhobbys' brand new release, the Crack Camel! This video features the Blue scheme. Man this plane is amazing,! Very light, agile, and responsive. It can also be a good trainer when the rates are dialed down, a very smooth feeling, especially with no wind.Thank you Twistedhobbys for all the support and thanks to the Lord for His blessings!

I am running the TMW Twistedhobbys combo, with a 2s 450mah (will probably change to 600mah)

kit and power combo available at Twistedhobbys.com

TwistedHobbys Crack Camel Intro (2 min 21 sec)

Posted by rolling circle | 05-07-2017 @ 02:48 AM | 8,539 Views
Enjoy - First flight on a new WW1 foamie

CRACK CAMEL RELEASE VID 1 (2 min 51 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 05-06-2017 @ 06:38 AM | 7,170 Views
Still grinning a week later ..... ;-D

Untitled by WIGY TV, on Flickr
Posted by UAL 747 driver | 05-03-2017 @ 11:59 AM | 4,918 Views
I purchased a 29% Orange & Black SBach from another pilot. It is in need of a new Cowl and Red Wing no longer carries the replacement. Any Suggestions?
Posted by OsideRCflyer | 04-28-2017 @ 08:39 AM | 5,081 Views
Started with the VQ Pilatus Porter; 107" wingspan, 30cc in the Swiss Alps livery. White & blue. While researching the the plane, I discovered the American built version, the Fairchild AU-23. This plane was used for special operations in Vietnam. The Thai government purchased them from the US and also use them for COIN ops. Their planes were camouflaged in three tone tan, olive and dark green.

I was originally going to make this a 12s electric, then decided on gas.

Major components:

DA-35 with Pitts muffler, Chevron 91 octane and Redline racing oil, 40:1
Savox servos in Ailerons, Flaps and tail.
Hitec servo for throttle
Futaba servo for tail wheel
Sparkbox, Castle 75 ubec pro, Fromeco 5200 lion, Scorpion back-up
Spektrum 9 chreceiver with 2 satellites


Scheme-Royal Thai Air Force
Self-etching primer
Tamiya spray paint
Tamiya Acrylics airbrushed fine tuning cammo
Satin clear

VQ covering accepts paint very well
Well built ARF
Flies great

Some parts ok quality
Tail wheel steering week, changed to having its own servo
Wing strut attachments changed

Scale details added:

Side turbine exhaust

Details to be added:

Pilots, Vulcan gun mount, interior cabin
Retractable landing lights
Wing pylons