Posted by lachlan.j | 02-07-2011 @ 04:02 AM | 13,559 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 | 10,697 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 | 16,321 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 | 20,259 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 | 11,885 Views
My last paint.
Posted by FG-Tech | 02-01-2011 @ 04:53 PM | 16,796 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 | 10,145 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 | 9,740 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
Posted by killsdeer4fun | 01-29-2011 @ 11:07 PM | 9,840 Views
So update on what my little 4 Site has been doing:

At the Bilo center in Greenville, SC there was a monster jam. The thing where they have monster trucks in the arena. At pre-show and halftime I got to fly with a bunch of other guys running r/c trucks that were hitting the jumps the monster trucks use and the crowd was going absolutely nuts for us smashing those things to pieces. Louder than the trucks almost it seemed. There were 12,000 people there and they loved every minute of it. Definitely the best flying experience I have had to date. It was insane in the membrane. Nothing like hucking a small plane in a big way.

The video.

Hobby Connection at the Bi-Lo Center Monster Jam 1-29-2011 (10 min 23 sec)

Posted by Silvanskii | 01-29-2011 @ 02:11 PM | 12,262 Views
Just thought I would drop a line on here.

I started a Go Team Orange page on Facebook and have been posting some background information and updates on there about us and the XFCs of past and future. Feel free to post away in there if you like!

See you all in four months!
Posted by jswink | 01-28-2011 @ 03:09 PM | 11,247 Views
Hello, Something new, my personal blog. I'm looking forward to a great year of flying. The calender is already filling up with some really exciting flys. I have been busy getting the planes ready for some huckin and a few for some precision...IMAC. Year number two and ready for some good old fun with the friends. I can't think of a better way to spend time with the son and hang out with guys enjoying the same thing....flying. Sam and I are lucky to have the chance to promote our hobby through participation in airshow flys with the Texas Heatwave. Answering questions from potential RCers, along with getting a chance to fly at the airshow. It's a great way to expose the hobby to many. I'll get some pictures up on the blog to make it more interesting....nothing better than planes in action shots. jed
Posted by CSpaced | 01-27-2011 @ 01:08 PM | 19,160 Views
I just finished up a bunch of R/C projects that have been on the bench all winter. After finishing up I realized that there is no better feeling than having everything flight ready for when the winter breaks! Well, that is at least until the next project comes along (which never usually takes long!) ......
Posted by jm_mac | 01-26-2011 @ 02:24 AM | 18,208 Views
What do you think?
Posted by needy | 01-24-2011 @ 08:48 PM | 9,528 Views
im in pre retirement and looking for a hobby . i used to fly 20 years ago and was taught well by a real pilot. i really enjoyed the hobby and have built a couple of .60 size planes. as well as my .40 size trainer all scratch builds. i have just recently purchased an arf qb from aeroworks the ultimate biplane 55dle engine i havent found a club in my area that i want to join yet. they all have noise restrictions . hopefully i can find a canister that will reduce the noise level on my dle than the club choice will be easy. have to go back on my trainer to prove to the club i can fly than hope to take the ultimate on full tilt and maybe fly some compititions than travel to states and see some really cool club fields and compititions. thus in my mind creating the perfect retirement hobby. have tried many sports and hobbies like sailing golf played alot of hockey. can swim and love to snorkel. have done some water skiing and power boating used to own a nice little weekender 24 footer. done some traveling my favorite was the greek islands in my youth wow. but nothing has ever interested me as much as rc flying it really grabed me right from the beginning. i hope to become alot better at it than i am right now and can use all the help i can get . so please guys bear with me while i ask some dumb questions.
Posted by Outka Air | 01-24-2011 @ 11:51 AM | 10,502 Views
Decided to remove the 1/2" x 1/2" corner block that I doweled the other day. This was on the inside corner of the motor mount. I installed aluminum angle on the outside of the motor mount. This seems a lot stronger and I think it will not fatigue over time. This was a lot of extra work but I believe this was the better decision in the long run.
Posted by Outka Air | 01-24-2011 @ 11:48 AM | 10,216 Views
I drilled the motor mount corners and installed 1/8" dowels to tie the motor mount together. I hope this will keep the motor mount from failing prematurely.
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Posted by Outka Air | 01-24-2011 @ 11:41 AM | 10,182 Views
Mounted the throttle servo (A6000 Spektrum) and made the throttle rod using 4-40 rod. Slight overkill I think. I mounted plastic ball joints on both ends. I used a sullivan quick connect that mounts on a ball socket on the choke lever. To hold the choke rod striaght I cut a small piece of aluminum and bolted to the front engine mounting bolt to secure it. I do not like the plastic arm on the throttle servo but i do not think it will be a problem. I unattached the throttle return spring on the carburetor to keep the constant pull back to idle off the servo. Do most people do this??
Posted by Outka Air | 01-24-2011 @ 11:12 AM | 9,763 Views
My first attempt at drilling a prop went about as well as expected. The holes in the drill jig measure 4.78 mm and the bit that is recommended measure 5 mm as you can imagine the bit does not fit through the hole and the jig is so hard I cannot drill it with the bits I have. The drill jig said it was for DA 50 and DLE 55 engines but I must have got the wrong one from Troy Built Models. I drilled the holes with a smaller bit and then bored them out to 5 mm. This worked but I will not do this again as the bit seemed to wonder on the front side of the prop.
Posted by Outka Air | 01-24-2011 @ 11:06 AM | 9,566 Views
I remember seeing this soldering technique once before, so I tried it and it worked great. The surgical tools work great for holding this slippery little connector. I use the clamp to keep the heat from going up the wire and it seems to help. The clothes line clip works well to keep the shrink tube tight against the connector when shrinking it. The copper tubing is 1/8 and I used a dremel tool to cut the slots.