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Hi all. I'm still lurking and wanted to tell you about my fun in the sun yesterday. It has bee na beautiful couple of days here and on the weekend I actually reached the joyous position of having al...
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An update on the deporn model I christend with the rego "2-FUGLY". It actually flew quite well. THe fact that the wheels and wing were only retained with rubber bands made adjustment of COG trivial....
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Here's the video. I know - now your life is completed ;) Sorry to cause so much suspense :D http://youtu.be/Jwhtcdlqnx0
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I'll post a video when I work out how to turn a mov file onto an mpeg.
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Not a plane, it doesn't even fly - how useless is this invention. My eldest son and I spent an afternoon in the shed and all we have for it is a "Useless machine" (google it).
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Thanks guys. Jason, The elevator halves don't join so I need two linkages. Rear mounted feels much easier to mount and service. If I mount two servos for theelevator, I still need a long linkage...
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On a more pretty note, the Katana X is getting very close. Here's some nude shots - if you are under age, please avert your eyes... I just need to sand the fuse and determine the servo mountin...
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Here's the photos. The wing is one sheet (1000x350) of 3mm depron folded over a combination CF square tube and 6mm balsa spar maning a 12mm spar thickness. The fuse is similarly 3mm depron, fo...
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Here`s the latest from my workbench. I saw a youtube video on folding a wing from foamboard and another doing the same with depron so I decided to try it. Obviously, the wing then needed a fuse, etc ...
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The little Skyartec Cessna I picked up from Steve @ Christmas finally got in the air. It's first attempt at taxiing was a bit challenged by the "long" (10mm) grass and the little wheels. However, it...
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I'm re-assembling the mx2 tonight in anticipation of being able to visit the local field this weekend. A brief visit revealed a permanent clubroom, shaded pit area and 240v available on workbenches u...
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We drove through the storm over the Hay plain. When we got to Barmera, they said some places we're reporting 60-70mm!!!
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I think the prop for the HK MX2 is a three blade 12x9.
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Super nerdy technical content warning!!! This post may contain formulas unsuitable for those without high school education. :paranoid: Here's the rub. A plane needs to move through the air faste...
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Sorry Kev, I've consulted Santa and I need to pick it up. I am planning to drop into the field on the 10th and could grab it then but maybe it would be more comfortable to arrange apick-up sooner. L...
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Steve, Is it assmbled and maidened or still in the box?
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I figure, it makes it worth planning around A51 for Christmas.
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After a significant wait for parts, this beast was ready for a re-maiden with a new cowl, new prop and surgically repaired wing. Actually the damage from the trip into the trees ended up being quite ...
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John J & Aaron, I've still got your depron. I brought it today withe the hope of catching you. As you see from my other post, we need to arrange for you to get your foam probably some other way t...
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This is a standard foam plate 3D floater. I tossed it out stock everything and it sat in the air really quite nicely after a few clicks on the tirms here and there. Up and down a few times with nice...
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Flying this morning was really good but even better to get out in the sun with the blokes and have some chinwag time. I maidened a Hawk 80 that KB was kind enough to send my way. I finally assembled...
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I'm keen to try McCoy if I can get out of bed early enough to make it worthwhile. Gaz, I hope to see you there and see this hotliner that's been so long in the building.
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Mishap? I thought I saw you floating it around quite solidly? What happened?
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What are the chances of it staying that way after this storm tonight? :(. If it's good tomorrow I might make it to Toonie but I haven't got the time tomorrow to get to Enigma if we're swamped out aga...
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I've had a close inspection and the field is dry, hard and the grass is nice and short here in PhoenixRC. THe sun is out and there's just a touch of wind. I'm doing landing practive but you're wel...
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Jason, Thanks for the help and kind words. I've found someone who skinned an Extra to look just like my MX2 and been practicing landing flares!!! :). I also must apologise - it seems that when...
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I've sold out to the dark side!!! I ordered an EPO MX2 from Hobby King at Midnight on Wednesday and it was on my doorstep Friday morning. After dropping my son at cubs, I started assembly at 8:30p...
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85% chance on Saturday - I'll take those odds. I did a dreadful damage to my balsa plane @ Marulan but patched it up so it flies. I've got the fuse for a 1.4M Katana just waiting for the CNC turtle ...
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I got a big cardboard box yesterday. If Willy is telling fibs to tease Steve, I'll bring them to the field on Saturday.
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Oh to be able to fly good enough to have old equipment!! ;)
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The depron order is in. I've done some black magic with a spreadsheet and come up with this volume based cost calculation. It looks fair to me. I'll txt you each payment details.
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I went down around 10:00ish and bumped into John Hale who had come down for a visit but not to fly. I ended up leaving the RC gear in the car and doing some control line flying - with kites ;).
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If my son is well enough, I'll bring the floats :). I've been keen to try them out since the day at the pool.
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 FPV
Here's a nice build project: http://rabbit-hole.org/ Is this the ultimate extension of the FPV finding a "useful" implementation?
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Ok, last call. The order's going in this week.
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I'm definately booked in to be at the field next Saturday - now watch the weather turn :(.
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I can't believe it! A beautiful sunny day with no wind and my wife offers for me to go flying and I turn it down!!! Squeezing flying in between the pre-booked fathers day fixtures just wouldn't work w...
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According to me it is currently 11:17pm. The site seems to be as keen as I am to jump into daylight savings!!!
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Servo Wrote: (01-09-2011, 09:44 AM) -- There is a company in the US selling 1mm depron but the postage is high so I don't have the actual price yet. Are u interested in some 1mm? -- Kev, I'm not...
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In series, 4s+4s x5000 = 8s x 5000 In parallel 4s x 2500+2500 = 4s x 5000 You want to buy 2 of 4s x 5000 to get your 6s x 5000
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With some taking the depron challenge seriously, it might be time for another box of foam. Any requests? So far... Aaron 4x6mm & 2x3mm Kevin B 5x6mm, 2x3mm & 2x2mm Jason 5x6mm John J 4x6mm & 2...
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I've got a few sheets spare of 2mm if you need some for skins or smaller planes. Otherwise, I'm happy to reopen the depron order thread for another go.
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There's a train oriented model shop in West Ryde - Toms Hobbies or something like that. THey have some ply, etc. I haven't looked too closely.
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Andrew, You will find a vast majority of people on 2.4G and only people who have been in RC since Noah have anything other (72, 36 & 27 - depending on your age). I have a 2.4G SANWA and swapped ...
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I'm at the field and it looks real nice with the mowing (thanks steve). The main strip is a bit squishy and so I might coninue the drive to penrith.
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I am desperate to get some air time. I'll drive by and see if anyone is down at the field but possibly continue on and visit Penrith if I'm alone.
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What, you mean like - a helicopter? ;)
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My plane just went for a swim.... pictures @ 11 ;)
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