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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Steaming Dents Out Of Foam
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:08:35 AM »
This is a technique which I have been using. I even thought that I had invented it! On several recent occasions, I heard folks asking for advice about this.
I came across this write-up, with pictures, and thought that it would be useful to post here:


 In cases where there is some major damage, say, near the leading edge of a glider wing, you may not be able to completely heal it using this technique. You may even have had to splice in a chunk of foam and then try to conform the repair to desired shape. I had to do such a repair on a large foam sailplane canopy after it popped off and encountered the prop on its way out.

 Light spackling compound is your friend! It weighs very little, can be  thinned with water as needed, applied in layers and easily sanded. Give it lots of time to thoroughly dry, don't try to build up huge globs as once, especially if you have mixed any water in. Overnight is a perfect cure time. After sanding, you can paint over it, and the surrounding area, if you wish. My canopy was a real mess, but after repairing and painting (several coats of brushed on water-based acrylic craft paint), it is very hard to tell that it was ever damaged.

General Discussion / Too quiet in here!
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »
Hello  -   Is anyone out there?

Ok, here is a nice little video, a little bit of fighter jock competition ...

Of course, there can be a lighter side to  life, as well ...

General Discussion / Inside a Drone Factory
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:52:09 AM »
Another great item posted on the FLITETEST forum. This also gives a great insight into what one of China's great cities and manufacturing hubs is like - not really what many folks imagine.

This will pull together and replace a couple of items which may be of help to someone trying to figure out how to post their product.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / MOVED: Aerobatics
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:50 AM »

Lost And Found / Introduction to Lost and Found
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:57:48 AM »
Please post a description of the item(s) in here.

In the case of a lost aircraft, tell us what kind and colour the plane was and  try to describe landmarks which may enable someone else to track it down.

For example:
"Standing at the Clubhouse door, look toward the second Flight Station. I think the plane may be a long way out, past the first tree line. We saw it go down".

OR, perhaps:

 "Joe X. saw it go down from where he was standing." (That way ,Joe can point out to others more specifically what he saw).

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Servos Wanted
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:30:13 AM »
Don't throw out any servos that may have stripped gears, etc. Pass them along to me, I have uses for them!

Of particular interest are the small ones, such as HiTec HS-81, Hextronic HXT900 and HXT500.

I rebuild some servos. I also have a collection of gears from rebuilt ones (unfortunately, it is always the same gear which breaks in a servo.) I am planning to use these to set up a little "mechanical engineering" project for small humans to play with and learn about gears and gearsets.

This is a new but widely used and well respected Transmitter targetted for multi-rotors. I bought it as an experiment to see if it would work on airplanes. It did the basic job but lacked certain features that I require. (It looks like there are some Open Source efforts underway to modify it for more general purpose use, but no updates yet.)

- Evolution Transmitter, with originally included Receiver
 - 2 additional receivers
 Original value, over 100$CDN.
 Make a reasonable offer!

General Discussion / 2017 Record ClusterHuck
« on: August 28, 2017, 03:48:12 AM »
Lots of posts surrounding the HuckFest this past weekend! In here is the video of the ClusterHuck - new record, 14 in the cluster! KRCM was well represented by Brad, see if you can spot his plane in there ...

Wouldn't it be fun if we could entice the group to come down here some weekend? Folks would be able to see and learn about top notch 3D and regular sport flying, as well as the intricacies of the most advanced technology in our sport from some of the best in the field.

General Discussion / Real action!
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:35:28 AM »

 Now, that's what I call FUN!

General Discussion / STEM
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:11:38 AM »
The Filtetest guys are really  great bunch and have brought some terrific ideas and products to the RC world. Perhaps more than any other individual or group, they have been responsible for attracting and keeping more young people in particular.

STEM  (Science, Technilogy, Engineering, Math) is being emphasized in schools in Ontario, as well as in may other jurisdictions. The future - of society and our hobby!

The following video is a great example of what the FT guys have been up to and what young students can accomplish. Enjoy!

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / For Sale - Senior Telemaster
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:32:44 AM »
 This is the large version of the classic Telemaster. It is legal for, and has been flown at, several Giant Scale event.

 An extremely docile aircraft, yet it is fully aerobatic. Takes off and lands in almost zero length.This would be an excellent entry level plane for anyone wishing to try giants.

 It was built from a kit, with several modifications, including 2-piece wing and detachable tail for easy transportation in a small car. The design calls for a .61 size engine, but this one sports a dynamite OS 120 4-stroke engine (could be easily converted to electric). It has fully independent Flaps and Ailerons, plus a servo and dual purpose release mechanism suitable for banner or glider towing. Candy drops? - it's a natural! All servos are high quality, high torque metal gear. Any radio of 6 channels or more can be used (receiver is not included in this sale).

It flies well on wheels or skiis (snap-on Coroplast ones provided). Rear fuselage has been strengthened in critical area for possible float attachment.

For $200, it is yours!  ;D

 Thank you, Wilf, Harold and Terry for your assistance during a very interesting series of tests. Here is the product of your efforts - the Ups and Downs of flight testing this bird. Having video is very useful, as I can run it in VLC, slow motion and stop it, to see what happens during the most critical second or two of a launch, for instance.

 There may or may not be more flying of this machine, as it has undergone some sessions with the glue gun and the foamboard itself is getting sort of punky due to the paper detaching. I think that we may have gone past the Flypaper Golden Ratio of hotglue:foam, so this may be the end of my work with this one. The next one is radically different, still a taildragger wing, twin-engined, vectored thrust but much simpler. It will be much easier to get going, due to my experiences and learnings to date, plus the extensive programming of the DX9 which will be essentially unaltered for the new machine.

 Meanwhile, rumour has it that there may be one of these beauties incubating in the fevered mind of Flypaper, or it may already be on the operating table! Go Gord, Go!

So, here is the whole sordid affair:

FPV at KRCM / New FPV Camera from Lemon
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:39:45 AM »
 Very interesting! This was just announced.

 For those who are not familiar with Lemon, they have a lot of great products. I have a number of their DSMX receivers, receivers with integrated stabilizers including the latest Stab+. Testing done by outside RC and electronics experts have shown them to be unmatched in range. A number of others in the Club are also Lemon users.

 The designer is from Vancouver and has terrific support, which he reciprocates, amongst the Lemon user community. He normally provides samples of the latest items to a select few to thoroughly test and document. The Lemon manual for the original stabilizer and the Stab+ were both developed by a a pair of flyers - one in the Ottawa area, another in New Zealand - and have addressed all comments and concerns throughout the lifespan of the products, with the developer's total support. In fact, when you order one, you are provided with the link to that manual and other information on RCGROUPS.

  This tiny FPV setup will undoubtedly live up to the standards of all previous offerings. (I already have too many things sitting in boxes, awaiting installation in carious flying things, so I hope that someone else bites on this so I can at least see one!)

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