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Old 03-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #1786
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Masked off for paint


All done and mounted up!!! I really like the way it turned out.


Project DONE!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #1787
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Masked off for paint


All done and mounted up!!! I really like the way it turned out.


Project DONE!
Nice work
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #1788
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Maidened my T-copter today!

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #1789
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Maidened my T-copter today!

Very nice! No nose in? ;)
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #1790
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Very nice! No nose in? ;)
The velcro on the copter started to peel and the battery came loose before I could get more time/flights in. More tomorrow!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #1791
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Just finished the latest plane to the fleet...might be a bit before its first flight...Snowing like crazy again and 28mph winds....will winter ever end.

Anyway here it is a Starmax 1400mm Cub, I also posted up a photo of the Starmax Panther and FMS HS123









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Old 03-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #1792
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Project DONE!
Came out nice.



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Old 03-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #1793
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Here's my Axial EXO I've been working on. It's all just bolt-ons for now. The paint is Tremclad rust paint if you are interested. Body prep is the most important thing for painting, not the paint. The inside finish is just as smooth and glossy as the outside.





Actually, the color didn't come out right in those phone pics. Here's one that shows the true color. Still a crappy phone pic though.



I have a CC Mamba Max Pro SCT in it with the 2400kv 1415 series motor. Maybe a bit overkill for something that looks like it will spend more time on the shelf than anywhere else.

Next steps are some nice wheels and new rubber (sand paddles perhaps) and some lights.


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Old 03-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #1794
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Great looking buggy....I just started playing with a TIG welder and was messing around trying to make a trailer for the Tamiya sand scorcher....I want to get a tow car for it....this looks pretty darn good....I have also been looking at some of the other Tamiya offerings, Jeep and such.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #1795
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Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.




Not positive what happened, but something let go in flight. I was buzzing around looping like Larry when all of a sudden it spiraled & rolled hard left. I still had radio contact, but not what you would call "control". There was nothing I could do but watch it go in.

Looking at the wreckage, everything on the swash is still intact. BUT, two of the servos have stripped gears. The tail rotor pushrod is also broken. Any one of those things could have happened in flight or on impact.

Sigh.... Time to make a list of parts to order.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #1796
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Ouch, orry to hear/see that, Saget! Hope you get 'er back up soon.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #1797
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:38 AM   #1798
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saget - nothing I hate more than a mechanical failure causing a crash!!!

If it makes you feel better, watch this old video of me flying my Raptor .50 when the receiver battery unplugs while inverted




Dakar - looking good! I want to see the roll rate!
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:47 AM   #1799
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I am happy when I KNOW why it went down....be it being me stupid or something else.

I am really lucky at the number of times I have almost lost it. Lost half a elevator, one aileron servo...this stuff you could see and hear. Having it go down because of a WTF just happened really ticks me off. Going to have to magnet the wings on my Raidon...they are not being held quite as tight as I would like...last time it came down they had come apart pretty far.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #1800
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I am happy when I KNOW why it went down....be it being me stupid or something else.

I am really lucky at the number of times I have almost lost it. Lost half a elevator, one aileron servo...this stuff you could see and hear. Having it go down because of a WTF just happened really ticks me off. Going to have to magnet the wings on my Raidon...they are not being held quite as tight as I would like...last time it came down they had come apart pretty far.
Everyone loves a good crash....as long as it isn't your equipment crashing.

I had a Florio Flyer 60 that I had flown for many years at competitions all over the country. All that time I had a modified Helo .60 on it with a Hitori header and pipe. Unlimited vertical from a stop. Great fun. I decided I wanted to put a 120 4 stroke on it so I picked the supercharged 120, bolted it on and got it all setup. First flight out I'm ripping around the field with this gigantic prop on it and next thing I know the right half of the horizontal stab separates from the fuse. I see it fluttering to the ground...I'm trying to get the plane headed back towards the field and find that if I roll inverted it'll fly well enough to get it back. So in it comes, inverted and I plunk it into the nice hard clay soil we have here. I guess the vibrations from the 4 stroke augmented some weakness in the stab and away it came. Clean break so we think it was scored originally when the Monokote was trimmed.

That was the last 4 stroke I've ever bought. They sound cool, but the vibes are crazy!

Still have the Florio and the Helo motor for it. I rebuilt the wing and stab. Just have to put it back together. What a fantastic all around plane. Jim Florio was a genuis!


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They're offering kits for all the Florio stuff!!!!

http://greatflyerrc.com/kits/
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