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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.
Sopwith Pup, since I can't see the other one.
That's a lot of dope!
not to mention the beer bong.
My models fling themselves at the ground and become chunks quite well on their own, I don't need no steenkin' keeds to help me, thank you very much..
Yup. that's a Balsa USA 1/3rd scale Sopwith Pup, seriously big wing area and frontal drag. You need at least a 60cc engine to fly it nicely.
For those who are interested in DLG, pop over to RCGroups/Handlaunch to read more.
The best way to learn DLG (if you already of R/C plane experience) is to find someone with a DLG and spend a day just learning to spin-throw, the owner pilots the plane (trust me he will be grateful). You start out just doing really wimpy throws (10 foot launches), and slowly progress up in speed and power to get to ~50-100+ foot launches in a couple of hours.
Then the next time, you change roles. You fly, the owner throws (if the owner trusts ya ).
The third time out, you do it all. Throw and fly.
After that you're on your own, and you start researching which plane to buy.
Hate to say it, but it's like crack. Very addicting :eek1 Using the above regiment, we have converted many R/C guys as we call it "to the dark side".
As for those who say "Looks like to much work." I thought the same. But in actuality it isn't. The only time we break out in sweat is when it's just plain hot out. You do get a bit tired after an hour or so of flying, but by then you need to recharge the battery in the plane anyway. So you take a break, recharge battery, and bullshit with other pilots.
I have done the car thing for over 20 years, just now getting into planes, being I can't ride yet.
I have an EasyStar, that is just relaxing to fly...sit in a chair with a cold one next to you, you can even take your eyes off of it get your dring and it is still flying. Started flying this winter with a GWS Tiger Moth.
Just finished a GWS Zero, and hope to do a first flight with it tonight if it is not too windy.
Also picked up a Parkzone Corsair, that looks like a nice plane.
I also picked up a used GWS Tiger Moth 400 and a PT-17, ordered the parts to get those in flying shape.
Foam is so easy to repair, a little epoxy and away you go.
After I get better with these I am looking at some of the Great Planes WWI birds....they are sure good looking.
Having some fun flying, filming, and creating.
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Finally, a Ducati that is affordable
Thunder Tiger Ducati Desmosedici 1/5 Nitro
Oh, they have an electric version also
Thunder Tiger Ducati 999r Testastretta 1/5 Electric
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Not the original poster, but I believe that is a Kyosho Wildcat:
I remember drooling over them in the Tower Hobbies catalog when I was little. Still one of the coolest looking R/C buggies IMHO.
needs bigger pond.
Thanks. I meant to get around to looking that up and forgot.
I've posted this on ADV before but NEW THREAD so here goes.
1:24 scale, 40" long, 50+ lbs, three 12v gel batteries in series powering two Pittman wheelchair motors geared down 3:1, 3.5" wheels in Kort nozzles, wired for lights but they are not hooked up yet.
This is about as finished as it is now, still lots of stuff to do but I lost motivation.
And of course it needs a barge.
Also have a Tamiya WRX and Pajero rally car.
Still have not finished or driven this.
Thanks for the info! I was thinking it was Kyosho but looked older then the Assault.
I had one of these: http://www.vintagercweb.com/montero_runner.html Sold it in a fit of stupidity as I couldn't get it started. I bought one off ebay a few years ago but it's pretty run down compared to my old one.
Hey, look what I found. Too expensive for me though.
Was at an RC event where a dude with a turbine jet did about a 200+mph fly by. That was almost as exciting as hearing him fire that beast up. Video does not do that justice. Sounded just like the boat.
Very, very cool...
I'm suprized that the Thunder Tiger Ducati doesn't have one of their lovely 4 stroke engines installed, the screech of that 25,000 rpm buggy engine would ruin it for me.
There's a number of nice little aircraft 4 strokes that could be adapted to RC motorbike use.
It was just a matter of time......I'm on a couple r/c boards and it seems like there's always a motorcycle thread popping up on those boards now and again. Count me in the "r/c nut" category too. About a dozen planes, two helicopters, and a half dozen cars. The offroad race season just started here and I got to debut my electric converted 1/8th scale buggy. It's fun racing a toy car that uses more power than my microwave!:eek1 Just hope those lithium packs can handle it! Now I need to get me one of those Venom GPV-1 1/8th scale MotoGP bikes!