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Old 02-24-2019, 07:43 PM
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Welcome to my blog!

2016 I build a house in a gated community, my neighbors all around me have RC airplanes, I am working but think when I retire I want to get into model airplanes.

2017 I buy the Real Flight system to learn on and I practice.

2018 Well let's start retirement in July 2018.

I joined the AMA late December 2018 and have a member number, this is a pre-requisite to joining the RC- Club where I live.

2019 January: The first meeting of the club me and my friend go to I sign up. Someone comes into the meeting with 3 planes in kit form to give away with and one glow engine OS032.
The president grabs the top ARF trainer kit puts the engine on it and sets it aside. He then grabs the next kit something like the Wright brothers flew and says who wants it, it is taken. Same with the 3rd kit... gone. He looks at me and says here is your first plane.

I scrounge from my friends a Spektrum 5xe radio, parts, and I buy everything else I need to go flying.

I build the Happy Fly trainer and have not been authorized to fly it yet so it sits in the garage.

My friend sets me up on a buddy box and I practice with him, I have logged 6 flights no takeoffs, no landings for a total of 60 mins airtime.

Feb 11 I get an email from a member of the club, I have asked some of you if you want any of the planes in my garage to show up on Thursday at 9 am.

That Thursday I go to his house at 8:55 am, and he had 7 planes in the various status of competition and he only had 2 left. One was an electric plane needing a lot of work and one was this monster of a plane a Great Flight 300L 100" wingspan just the finished airframe, I took it. So far I have dual servo elevators and ailerons installed.

So it looks like right from a trainer to a giant I go.
I joined this site hoping to learn more and I have.

I will soon have a 3w85cc twin for my plane that I hope to fly next year after I am really good with the trainer.

What I need:
I am an in need of a good radio something with telemetry. DX9 or 14 Futaba
A matching receiver for the radio
Prop suggestions the engine is broken in so maybe a 26 x10?
A spinner for the prop.
Some heavy duty servos
3 battery packs
Kill switches and off and on

Thanks for reading my first post follow along on my build!
Joe

2/27/19: Today I met someone from another local flying club and picked up my 85cc 3W engine. It has good compression and is complete, another needed addition to my project.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:00 PM
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Last of the parts bought

Yesterday I finished buying the rest of the parts:
Fuel tank 32 oz
26x10 prop and spinner
Cockpit stuff
Powerbox Pro
Batteries odds and ends
Getting ready for the build.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:03 PM
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3/18/2019: Well whoever called these planes "giant" needs a correction from me! Per "RC land" a 100-inch wingspan is a correctly called a giant scale plane (any single wing aircraft over 80-inch wingspan is.) but try to get your big mitts into the firewall box to do the prep work to install the engine correctly then tighten the engine mount screws... takes forever. I should have cut off the firewall that was in place and rebuilt it to my engine specs. The guy I got the fuselage from cut small holes for lightness and used the proper bind nuts for HIS engine single cylinder engine, not for the beast I am putting into the plane. I fought with the bolts for 4 hours today getting the 3 degrees right, the distance from the cowl to the spinner ( I hope it is right) so on and so on. Getting the engine and cowl correct is a PITA. Now I need to take the cowl off and form baffles to increase the airflow over the cylinders that will be tomorrows project.

Stay tuned the saga continues...
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:10 AM
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Gosh you sound very keen with the bigger plane, good luck with it. What has happened since your last post
Cheers Steve
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