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Posted by bry55 | 11-15-2017 @ 11:14 PM | 3,490 Views
Hello all that will read this. My name is Bryan w, I am from Hemet California and I have been flying model aircraft since I was 10 years old.

My grandfather was the beginning to model aircraft flying for my family. He used to be on the cover of many model airplane magazines and even issued one of his custom made plans for a airplane he created. My father grew up flying and had a passion for building airplanes and flying them. As a small child my dad would take me to go flying every weekend. I would watch and loved it and one day for some reaso we stopped going.. A few years passed and This passion and commitment soon passed down onto myself. At age 9 I began looking at the model airplanes that we still had hanging up in our garage collecting dust, the engines the radios all of the electronics just siting and never being used. I asked my dad to buy a simulator for me so I could try flying. After a few months of stick time on the simulator it was time to go fly. We had a small plane called the “sig fazor” it was my dads “aerobatic” plane that wouldn’t cost so much if i decided to crash it. After a test flight by my dad he took off a second time and handed me the transmitter... boom I was flying, it was great feeling like I could do anything as this 10 year old kid I sent the plane into my first loop, my dad asked “ what the hell are you doing “. He told me to just fly around and get used to the flying. After that first flight I was hooked, I took the plane off the second time and even landed it. The simulator was all I needed to learn how to fly.

A few months went by and I had saved up for my first airplane. It was made by hangar 9 called the “big stick “ we did everything by the book. Built that plane and went and flew it. Soon my dad was hooked again. It was the greatest time of my life. Every weekend we would go flying and burn through a gallon or two of nitro fuel. My dad was flying a kit build ultimate by plane and I was flying my big stick.
Soon after we started flying again we would notice a plane flying down our street, a small foamie. One day we had our garage open with all the planes hanging on the walls like a small hanger, and the neighbor down the street stopped by and asked about the planes because he had flown as well. This neighbor would become out best friend and my really great friend that I would fly with almost on a daily basis. His name was Randy Dreyer @rad951. We build a relationship like no other. We would fly everyday in the street and then on the weekend at the model airplane field. Soon randy stepped up the game going from a nitro plane to his first gas airplane. I was amazed, jealous and very excited to get my first big gas plane one day.
About a year or two went by, And on Christmas Day 2009 it finally happened. After opening all these presents of bad ass servos and a receiver I was left wondering what we’re the servos and receiver for. All of our planes were already built and didn’t need anything. So I asked and my dad was amazed that I hadn’t noticed the couch pulled off the living room wall about 3 ft. Behind it were 3 huge boxes. And inside those boxes was my first big airplane. It was the hangar 9 carden yak 54. I was so excited to have the plane built I think by the end of the week it was almost ready to fly.

I flew that plane so much and had so much fun with it . The airplane was so great that my dad ended up getting a second one so that we could have matching airplanes. Randy and I began the quest of competition flying. With the 50cc planes it was challenging. So we looked into bigger planes. Randy bought a plane that was 150ccs it was the biggest plane at our airfield and my 50cc plane was the second largest. After a few months of watching randy get better and better with his big plane my dad had finally made the jump. We bought a yak 54 150cc airplane from a friend. It was ready to fly and I was excited. We began competition flying in iMac. Excelling very quickly.

After flying my 150cc plane for competitions I began getting into the art of 3D flying. Starting with Charger RC foamies, I began learning how to hover and do all that comes with freestyle flying. I began flying my 50cc plane as if it was a foamie. I used to put on a show every weekend for my local club. Hovering 2ft off the runway, knife edge 3 ft off the runway, having a blast. One day flying I had a brown out on my radio, using a dx7 that I had never had an issue with before. Flying doing some rolls I lost it. The plane stopped inverted, going into fail safe it pulled up and set the throttle to half. Unfortunately the plane was inverted and I was to low to wait for the radio to possibly re connect. My 50cc plane that I loved so much had just went nose first into the dirt, destroying everything.

More to come. I hope you are enjoying this blog. I will post more up to date as soon as my story of how it all began is finished.
Posted by Bob Kibler | 11-07-2017 @ 01:58 PM | 4,074 Views
Does anyone have any idea where I can get detailed building instructions on my Skyline MXS-R 30cc 1915 mm plane?
Extreme Flight has very detailed building instructions available.
I have searched on line and contacted Skyline with no success.
Help !!
Posted by flyby744 | 11-06-2017 @ 09:20 PM | 4,479 Views
STOLEN MAMBA 70CC, Yes sad but true. I was at the best flyin of the year in Iron City Ga. the host Rusty is the best. But someone a Bad person or persons were there that left the event Sat morning between 5:45 am and 7 am. This is most likely the ones that [STOLE] it. So please keep a eye out for used mamba or da 70 for sale. If some one is selling a da 70 I have the eng#. I can also tell you about some repairs to look for on the Mamba.
please send me any info or if you see someone show up with a mamba they didn't have before. as you know there not any used ones on the market because they are so awesome! It was not even a large event and vary family friendly and if you were there you talk to every one at on time or another.. so please be looking for it and the people that STOLE IT because we all need to know who they are. we are in the best hobby and the best peoples. So sad there a couple of loser among us.

There are Two modelers offering $500.00 EACH REWARD to find and convictions of those involved. So keep looking!!!!!!!!! just send me leads. If they are found and convected with your lead you get $1000.00
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 11-04-2017 @ 08:49 PM | 5,627 Views
Posted by Colin Hyatt | 10-27-2017 @ 04:49 AM | 4,168 Views
Horizon Hobby just announced a brand-new scale aircraft for their E-flite line, and this one is packed with features. The E-flite Cirrus SR22T 1.5m BNF sports a 60" wingspan and EPO foam construction. It's officially licensed by Cirrus, so you know the details and lines are exact! The SR22T comes in either BNF or PNP versions, the latter requiring a compatible receiver. Both versions come with an E-flite 10-sized brushless motor, 40A esc, and six Spektrum A330 micro, 9 gram servos. The BNF comes with a Spektrum AR636A Receiver with AS3X and SAFE. Scale details such as working nav lights, handles, steps, removable antennas are included.


Specifications:
  • Approximate Flight Time: 6-8 mins
  • CG (Center of Gravity): 2.25″ back from leading edge
  • Flaps: Yes
  • Flying Weight: 1633g
  • Length: 41″
  • Material: EPO
  • Minimum Required Radio: 6-Channel (sold separately)
  • Minimum Speed Control: 40 amp
  • Motor Size: 10 Brushless outrunner
  • Propeller Size: Scale 3 blade
  • Recommended Motor Battery: 2200mAh 3S Lipo battery;
  • Servos: 9 gram Micro
  • Wing Area: 338 Sq In
  • Wingspan: 60″
View more info: http://rcfpvplane.com/e-flite-cirrus-sr22t-1-5m-bnf/
Posted by Linda Lai | 10-27-2017 @ 03:30 AM | 3,842 Views
1.VOLTAGE
Lipo battery cells have a nominal voltage of 3.7 volts per cell.
If a model named a 3 cell (3S) 11.1 volt battery – lets just say that is what has to be used.
2.CAPACITY
Capacity indicates how much power the battery pack can hold in milliamp hours (mAh). This is just a fancy way to say how much load or drain (measured in milliamps) can be put on the battery for 1 hour at which time the battery will be fully discharged.
3.C Rating(DISCHARGE RATE )
Discharge rate is simply how fast a battery can be discharged safely.
4.Safety Instruction
Many people ignore the label, the battery was soon broken.
If you need your battery life longer, you must use it as the label says.
Posted by rolling circle | 10-12-2017 @ 01:05 AM | 6,114 Views
I am just dropping off a little blog note here. Some folks that frequent FG love 3D EPP foam planes. Well, you may not have known that Twisted Hobbys has released yet another Cody Wojcik designed 3D masterpiece. The Crack Laser was so popular and well behaved that it became, and still is, a big favorite among Twisted pilots. The new Crack Laser Pro is a Super Lite version and able to be flown indoors and out. You aren't likely to find a more agile and capable plane. With the power combo (includes servos, ESC and motor) you get a plug and play monster. Cody went over all the moments and made all the necessary tweaks so that the performance really shines through for this new super-lite setup. Get the Twisted combo and you have plug and play simplicity AND outstanding performance. It rips. You gotta fly it to believe it. You can let your grandma fly around real slow and then take the transmitter and go off into the most crazy freestyle you can dream up. So, we welcome the magical Crack Laser Pro to the Twisted Hobbys lineup. It's a great plane outdoors when weather permits but, as long as you have an indoor place to fly, you will welcome winter weather with this bird in your arsenal. It's probably the best indoor freestyle/3D plane out there for this coming indoor season.

Here's a short video to show her off

Crack Laser Pro Demo Vid 1 (2 min 49 sec)


Fly Twisted - Take care
Posted by Rickey Thomas | 10-09-2017 @ 10:01 AM | 4,871 Views
anybody got a rossi 105 they want to sell cheap?
Posted by decuzar | 10-01-2017 @ 12:06 AM | 7,232 Views
93" Extra 330SC

Upgrades INCLUDED In the Box:

Reinforced motor box and internal structure with Carbon Fiber Fire wall.
Includes new SFG for better slow 3D manuevers.
Includes Carbon Fiber reinforcement to strengthen the balsa wood frame.
Carbon rods that run the length of the fuselage for better strength and reduced flex in high-G manuevers.
Designed for extreme 3D performance with Stunning looking exlusive color scheme to match.
Covered in High Quality Oracover skin!
Additional Oracover Skin included in every box for minor repair and patchwork!
High Quality hardware kit with Carbon Fiber horns.
Pre-Plumbed High Quality Clear bottle Fuel Tank
Specifications:
Wing Span: 93 in (2326 mm)
Length: 90.9 in (2311 mm) *NOT Including Spinner*
Wing Area: 1 715.85 sq. in (110.7 sq. dm)
Fly Weight: 17.20-19.65 lbs (7800-8913g) Depending on motor
Posted by sklote1964 | 09-24-2017 @ 11:35 PM | 6,229 Views
My Great Planes Pitts M12S
Posted by Ethan Ater | 09-17-2017 @ 11:05 PM | 7,440 Views
Second video of the CLP is up, I love this plane more and more every time I fly it!

Enjoy the video

Twisted Hobbys Crack Laser Pro vid 2 (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by ELR0Y | 09-15-2017 @ 10:55 AM | 6,889 Views
Hello all!
After +17 years, I finally decided to build my Top Flite 84.5” P-51B kit. I inventoried the box of parts and all is still in good order.

I stopped flying 15 years ago but have 8 years experience flying RC planes ranging up to 30lb with 9ft spans. I am looking at picking up a cheap mid size tail dragger ARF (80in span~ish) to get my skills back up to par and use it to teach my kids how to fly. At the moment I am getting a copy of my plans made so I don’t have to worry about getting them messed up. I already have a sturdy/flat workbench (12ft x 3 ft with 3/4" finished ply on a 2x6 frame) and plan on building the kit over (4ft x 2ft) ceiling tiles from Lowes. I have lots of question;

1. How hard would it be to build this kit to true scale? (What changes need to be made?)
2. How much would the flight characteristic change?
3. At the moment I want to go electric over gas power, you thoughts?
4. I have been a Futaba guy but out of the RC community for the last 15 years. I really like the Taranis X9D Plus (or SE with the Hall gimbals) with all the virtual switch options but don’t know if the Taranis brand is trustworthy?
5. I want to use electric retracts but been seeing hit and miss problems with Robarts gear. Options?
6. I eventually want to run a 4-blade prop. Is running 4 blades affordable or worth the investment on this size of a build?

Any help is appreciated.
Posted by pittsartist | 09-13-2017 @ 07:09 AM | 7,621 Views
Are now in Full swing in South Africa. 1 3/4 rounds complete, 2 1/4 left to go.


Full details here.


http://www.civa-results.com/2017/WAC17/indexpage.htm


Here's what they have chosen to inflict upon themselves for the next round ... masochists i'd say. (especially the Swiss .... and the Brits !)

http://www.civa-results.com/2017/WAC...known2_fig.pdf
Posted by Javier20b | 09-10-2017 @ 09:59 AM | 7,214 Views
Got to maiden this new 330 this weekend.
Posted by Brandon 3D | 09-08-2017 @ 08:46 PM | 6,877 Views
Posted by Brandon 3D | 09-08-2017 @ 08:36 PM | 6,449 Views
Posted by esecondseat | 09-03-2017 @ 06:36 PM | 7,049 Views
My personal policies for classifieds


BUYERS==

#1. DELIVERY TIMES - I can only ship 4 times a week, so PLEASE DON'T PANIC if you don't see your item in 7 days. If I receive payment right after a trip to the PO, you can most certainly add a extra day to the delivery date. Sorry, I have a real life RC is not my business, and that comes first...

#2. SHIPPING METHODS - Unless stated in my posts, I ship small stuff via 1st class and larger stuff via Priority Mail or FedEx. If you have a problem with this, please make this clear in your offer. I will ship anyway you like but I will also pass on the costs to you.

#3. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SELL TO WHOM I CHOOSE. I will usually work on a first come first serve basis, If you are the "first buyer" to respond to my ad, you will have 12 hours or less to post payment or the sale will fall to the next buyer in line with the same "12 hours or less" rule. This is at my discretion. But I reserve that right in special circumstances. I WILL ALWAYS HONOR MY WORD

#4. I AM WILLING TO TAKE OFFERS, but if you ASK A LOT OF FOOLISH QUESTIONS or HAGGLE, please don't expect to be the first considered just because you were the first to contact me. As soon as somebody says "I'LL TAKE IT", the item is SOLD (pending payment within 24 hours). I certainly don't mind answering questions, but a quick sale is what I'm really looking for.
I absolutely hate haggling, but still feel free to make offers, ya never know...I rarely get my actual asking price, so it does pay off.

#5. FEEDBACK - I may not leave it right away, but I WILL leave it. I tend to have a lot to leave at once so I do it in batches when I can squeeze it in. If you check my feedback, you'll notice I've left a whole lot more than I've received...

#6. RETURNS - Everything is posted "AS IS unless otherwise stated", If you have a problem with something you received from me, Talk to me, ( yelling is a NO NO ) I will do everything possible to correct the situation and / or make you happy. Check My feedback.here and EBAY...

SELLERS -
If I make an offer and you accept it, that's a deal. Don't wanna hear "didn't hear back in time" or "somebody else paid first".
Deal is a deal. Check my feedback. I checked yours....

When selling on any site (RC G roups, RC Universe, Flying Giants ETC. ) PLEASE HAVE THE COURTSEY TO MARK ITEM SOLD WHEN SALE IS COMPLETED

FOR THE ONES WHO DON'T APPRECIATE MY TRADING HERE -

#1. I like to trade a LOT. So what?? Why do so many people have a problem with that fact that I just love to have cool stuff in my hands, even if I'll never get to use it. I WISH I could keep it all [/COLOR]

[If you have no feedback and you are new to RC Groups clasified and want sell , or buy from me I may ask you to call me by phone , or I may ask for your number so we can do business together LETS JUST TREAT OTHERS AS WE WANT TO BE TREATED!!

Please CREDIT "punkindrublik" AMA 506547 WITH THIS: Many Thanks to him for his honesty and foresight .I have taken the liberty to edited his Polices to fit my needs, I Wish Everyone would adopt this Pledge . I THINK THIS SHOULD BE A ***** BUYER/SELLERS BIBLE !!***