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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Where is the club and what is the name? Your location lists upstate NY. I, on occasion head up to the Albany area. If the club is near there, maybe I will bring a plane next time.
  2. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    We're about 2 hours from Albany

    Aeroguidance Society

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  3. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    Thanks for that... those little electrifly planes are nice, as are the micro RTF's or BNF's from parkzone I think it is. WE have a few of them around the club, they wound up getting flown in our tent at WOD this year during the rain. Decent power and performance that's for sure. Check out Maxford USA, they have some nice little WWI electrics also...


    And ya know, I was a little bummed when it happened, but I was really a little concerned with how long the plane was gonna last anyway. I generally don't just fly once or twice a day, and all that balsa and a gas motor... anyway it's a moot point now, the current one is more along the lines of the plans, lots more hardwood and ply.

    Speaking of which.. Oskar got to try out his new mount on for size for the first time... Dosen't look terribly enthusiastic does he?

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  4. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Hey, those not far from Ithaca, IRCS is having a bipe fly-in sept. 28.

    Any bipe or multi-wing, fuel or electric!

    I hope to be there with my Fokker D-VII.
  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I have looked very hard at the maxford DH2...very cool little plane.

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    I have also always loved Swifts....they have one of the few I have ever seen.

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  6. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    FYI, AGS is having the vintage fly in this weekend. 35 year old design or older. We usually get a big crowd.
  7. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    The Sopwith Camel, Triplane, DR1 etc are all great but they are overdone. I really love that DH2 or some of the bombers that they had. They really were trying to figure out what worked best in the air and that led to some crazy designs.

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    Bristol Braemar

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    Those are the ones I would love to see RC models of
  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I really don't think that any of the WWI planes have reached the over done state yet. We are not talking about Mustangs and Corsairs here. WWI planes are usually a little harder to do, and I think very hard to do in foam. Planes like the camel have a VERY short nose....hard to get it to balance right.

    I can only think of 1-2 ARF camel and DR1 planes in wood and none in foam. We have two Albatross planes now in foam, and two SE5's both long nosed planes. Not a great deal of choices for those that do not want to build.

    Truth be known if PZ or someone came out with a DR1 or Camel, Pup....something along those lines I would pre order.
  9. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Flight report.

    I stated a page or two ago that I picked up a Helimax Novus FP 200. The bird flies very well. For a FP heli, maneuverability is pretty good. Was flying in a 6 or 7 mph wind and still had plenty fwd movement. As would be expected, she is fairly stable.

    The only issue I had with it is a ball link failure, the pitch link to the swash plate. Luckily, I noticed her getting wonky and got it on the ground without any damage. The replacement part should be here shortly and I will give her a bit more of a wring out and see how she does.
  10. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    I'll have to dig around, I'm sure I saw somebody with a DR1 micro rtf somewhere.

    WWI, WWII, any scale model is a PITA, it just varies depending on the generation. WWI you're concentrating on cockpit, engine, guns, all the exposed stuff, WWII it's cockpit, landing gear details, surface details on the airplane. Always something.
    I saw this monster as a plastic model kit and got one of my fellow club members interested in building it. He's drawn plans in 1/5 scale, I believe, which works out to about 100" wingspan or so. I joking talked about doing it in 1/3 scale but that's about 163", not undoable, but a little challenging for a beginning builder. 1/4 puts it around the 120" or so range, not too bad, but it's an unproven model and as far as I know has never flown as R/C. Should be a decent flier...

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    And just for S&G, here are a couple pics from our club's Dawn Patrol last year. Great turnout, great weather... plus a great venue. Yes that is a real JU-52 in the background...

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  11. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    Whoa! Nice pics!!!

    And FPGT...very true, they are not Mustangs or Corsairs. And for a micro DR1, Flyzone has one.
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    And I goofed in my post...I said Triplane, DR1. Implying that they are different planes when they are the same. I got the SE5 and DR1 messed up in my head.

    Oh and the SE5 is on sale at Tower Hobbies for $40 I believe for the RX-Ready version.
  12. zoldar

    zoldar Adventurer

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    My hanger. DWFoamies 40" Juka, Parkzone Stryker, 32" EPP Yak55

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  13. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Ah. You must live near VA Beach.

    Saw the WWII event in May. Spectacular.

  14. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Tower's SE5 to me does not look that great. I think it is along the lines of Durafly's and modeled on a reproduction not the real plane. Did not know about the micro....but then again I care nothing about micros.

    But found the next plane for me....been a long time coming. Really needs a repaint however....I mean really....what where they thinking...other then that it does not look too bad, and after all we have so many choices in this plane...I am thinking an all black night fighter....I think all the antennas will not be too hard to do....but you know Cali will have a ton of different decals for this when it comes out...if not before.

    One of these years I will learn to imbed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0wo4-Lfmmw&feature=player_embedded

  15. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    Ouch :eek1

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Toy-Helicopter-Head-Teen-Brooklyn-Gravesend-222576101.html

  16. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Sad. Sounds like he was a good kid, Align sponsored, too. Rant/ That said, the lack of any common sense I see with some heli pilots makes me wonder this doesn't happen more. Personally when I see somebody at the field flying a 600+ size heli, I watch from the cover of the shade shed. I am a decent hell pilot and have up to 550 size ships but you will never see me hovering inverted and doing 3D right in front of my face with anything bigger than a 130x. I've seen too many in-flight failures and dumb thumbs to risk it. /rant.
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Yes real shame...to go all Oliver Stone on you....I hope the media does not go all nutz over this. They already hate our "drones" this might give them another weapon in their belt...they are deadly.

    These things are dangerous, so is a skill saw...you have to respect what they are and can do....this said by a person that still can't type right because of the knot on my finger tip.

    On a positive note I broke the cherry on my 1400mm P40 last night....what a great plane.
  18. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    Getting close...

    Checked CG, looks like it may need nose weight. OH well.. not entirely unexpected.

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  19. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Had a fun day at the hobby shop yesterday. One of the employees moved to Saturdays only because he took another full-time job. So, I stopped by to see him.

    The E-Flite UMX ASK-21 sailplane dropped to only $50 so he bought one and we were debating whether to get out the high-start or not. It has been raining here, lately, so we were trying to watch the storm. We caught a break between showers and customers and then an idea hit us.

    Pull up the ASK with the store's DJI Phantom and release it! It was great fun. We rigged a short line to the ASK along with a weight so the string wouldn't get caught in the Phantom's props after release. We towed the glider nose-up and released at around 300 feet. The Phantom stayed in altitude/GPS hold via another employee and the ASK owner flew it successfully to the parking lot. Great fun!

    I'll see if I can get a copy of the video.
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    a few posts back I asked for some guidance and advice about the run time of my Tamiya Supershot.
    been super buys of late but on the weekend got some proper fun time with - well for 9 mins at a time! From so info given on another forum - TamiyaBase, with the battery and motor set up, I could expect 9 min runs - and that is what we get.

    Yes, it has bearings all round and the drive train is very free, no binding, and spins well.
    I wondered if the ESC was overheating and so put it on the out side of the car, (see this post http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22137119&postcount=2055)

    Turns out it makes no difference, but it is a complex job to put it back in side so at the moment it is staying there.

    I went to the local shop that is now picking up where the RC Specific shop left off after it closed down, and they confirmed about the run time with the batteires we have. Will look at some larger batteries and possibly an better charger - an Ansama (?)

    now for a pic

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    to be honest, so far, I have enjoyed the tinkering and building more than the driving. Next will be to get the Bigwig finished. I am also thinking of building a custom chassis with easier access to parts, but got a few things in the way of that yet.

    thanks
    Hay Ewe