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General Discussion / Users on line.
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:48:46 AM »
What happened to the old one. The numbers on there now mean nothing.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Lemon rcvrs
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:35:24 AM »
  I see leading edge has the Lemon rcvrs in now. This is not an advert., just a recommendation. They are in all of my planes but two, and never had a glitch. Gyro system settings are done on the rcvr itself. No having to plug it into a computer. I use the 6 channel versions, as that's all you need for sportflying.
 And the price is right. ;D

General Discussion / Indoor flying
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:21:59 PM »
 Some food for thought:: When we had indoor flying , we could fly at  least regularly.
 With the weather changing the way it is, the club might better rent a spot to fly, at least once a week, as we are lucky to get one good day a week outside.
 Wadya think.

VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / VCR Videos.
« on: February 25, 2017, 05:18:41 PM »
I would like to find out if anyone is still using VCRs
 I have quite a few on aviation, 75 to be closer. I would take them out to the field for your use of, but if no one is using VCRs any more, or if there is no interest, I won't bother.
 Many are movies, plane profiles etc.
 What do you think.??

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Next trick
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:12:37 PM »
 For my next trick.
Just need to figure out how to put a speaker in the piano. ;D
 And crank up the volume. :o

General Discussion / A little update.
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:53:43 PM »
Hi shawn: What have you been up to?? Are you still flying. ??
 Be great to get the replies working again. I'm a computer klutz, so would be no help. I keep having to remember where the ON switch is on my computer. :'(


General Discussion / Thank You
« on: December 04, 2016, 04:53:07 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful birthday party out at the field today. Really appreciate the thought and wanted to tell you how much it means to me. Shows how thoughtful and what a great club this is.
 It's you guy that give me the young attitude that I am glad to work on.
The rest of the cake will last me the rest of the week.
. Thanks a million again. :)
Hard to type with a tear in your eye.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Combat Planes.
« on: December 01, 2016, 02:57:52 PM »
Thinking of getting into some slow speed combat. More chance of minor damage , rather than demolish one another.
 Many of you have seen my Fokker DR1 Triplane and this would be a good candidate. Rolly is going to build one, after flying mine. No use having two DR1s fighting , so I'm building a Sopwith Triplane.
 These are made from foam underflooring 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. thick, depending on where you buy it from, Home Depot or Lowes.
 I'll try to do a step by step. I got a three view of the Sopwith and blew it up to get 30 in. wingspan. I trace the patters to posterboard in case I need to make more parts. ;D The parts are cut out of the foam with the smaller Olfa knife. As easy as cutting out a cardboard plane.
 Just doing the hinges for the ailerons. Made from Drywall course tape.
Will add pics ASAP
  Here's a pic of the Sopwith Tripe at least.
 Have to fix my camera. Bummer.

General Discussion / Indoor turbine
« on: October 03, 2016, 04:52:18 PM »
No reason for this

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / 3DR1 Fokker Triplane
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:26:27 AM »
The idea behind this was, an aerobatic 3D type plane. I figured with a short span with lots of wing area would fill the bill. Don't get much better than 3 wings. :D
 Light weight was one of the other criteria. That's where this foam from Home Depot pays off. It's normally used for under floor insulation. It has a film of thin plastic on either side.
 It's only very roughly semi scale. I wanted to be able to fly at very slow speed too, so I made the control surfaces oversized to enable that.
 Bottom wingspan is 26 in. span.
 Middle span is 30 1/2
 Top is 36 in. not counting the ail. outer tabs.
 The total ail. span is 38 1/2 in.
  Wing chord on the bottom two wings is 8 1/2 in.
 Top wing outer is 9 1/2 in. inner part is 8 1/4.
These numbers are not critical. 1/2 in. either way is not going to matter. One of the joys of scratch building. ;D
 Fuselage is 5 in. deep and notched out for the bottom wings.
Length is 24 in.
 This one turned out a little nose heavy, so I'd move the wings back by 1 in. So the bottom wing will be 4 1/2 from the firewall. Middle wing is 3 1/2 in.
 Now, if you put a ruler between the bottom and the centre wing, the top wing leading edge will be in line with the two bottom wings. Wings are about 4 in. apart.
 Here are some pics. If you need anything specific, let me know.
Rudder hinges have very little area so I used the heavy nylon hinges with the brass cotter pin that you would normally find on the larger 1/4 scale planes.
 I think everybody knows what the tail skid is.
 I forgot. The motor is a BP 2217-7T and 1250 KV and sold by Leading Edge.
 By the way, the plane weighs 1 lb. 2 oz. W.O. batt.

General Discussion / Flying wing
« on: August 15, 2016, 06:29:51 AM »
 Gotta give this guy an awful, awful lot of credit. He's my new idol. :o ;D

General Discussion / Indoor flying
« on: August 14, 2016, 05:55:16 AM »
   Oh, to be indoor flying again.!!
 A lot of imagination has cut loose here. ;D

General Discussion / The Show
« on: July 11, 2016, 08:19:32 AM »
 This is for Glen and Robbie.
 Practice boys, practice. ;D :D ;) :P

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / New Pogo
« on: July 03, 2016, 05:55:45 PM »
Building a new big Pogo as my old one is pretty well beat to death but still flies well. Only looks good at a distance.
 This thing flies so well, otherwise I wouldn't bother. Flies like a trainer plane.  ;D
 This one will hopefully be a little more rugged, as now I know where the weak spots were.
 This new one is made from the floor insulation foam from Home Depot that is 3/4 in. thick.
 Here are the cutouts for it.
 If there's any interest I'll put up pics as I progress.
 Let me know.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Angry bird combat
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:26:52 PM »
 OK who wants to fly Angry Bird combat. Working on a plane right now to check out at the field. Built a few of these before with one of our former members yrs ago and they are huge fun as you can see. ;D
 There is a thread on RCGroups that I'll refer to if there is any interest in plans that can be downloaded for these birds..

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