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General Discussion / Re: Warning - electrical issue!
« on: Today at 10:32:11 AM »
I had the same experience with my first FunCub. As designed the power wires are quite close to the edge of the motor casing and eventually did short out.

I'm confused (ing)
I thought the Wilton event would include both secret and non-secret planes, and that the maidening might be done before or during the Gordo Foamie Fiasco
Anybody that wants to post stuff ahead can, or keep the whole damn thing secret. Me, I'm going to show one ahead, and probably bring two other "secret" entries.

Absolutely there will be cake!

Great news, Dwayne
There will be two categories for entries; pre-announced, and secret!
At the event, prizes will be awarded for:

Most novel design
Best self-design
Biggest flop (failure to fly, or spectacular crash)
Best performance (as judged by peers -slowest fastest, etc)
Best paint job

Other rules:
No limit on number of planes/pilot entered.
No planes we have previously seen in the air at Wilton
Each plane entered can only win one award
All entries must be srcatchbuilt (no kits) and substantially constructed of foam and hot glue, and must contain at least 50% Dollar store foam.

I think the awards banquet should be decided by a meeting of the core builders group..

Any other thoughts?

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Sale Of indoor-flying planes
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:25:47 PM »
Here are some things to consider:

NIGHT VAPOUR - has seen considerable duty, including replacement of one wing covering with clear plastic, "revised" engine mount. Last time I flew it performed well. - $35

EMBER - never been out of the box - $65 with charger

BLADE NANO QX Quadro copter - flies well, spare cowling and props. $25

RADIAN  UMX - lots of fun indoors or out, like new except for replaced nosecone, - $50

helicopter - with spare landing gear and spare canopy, needs one motor - $25

In honour of Gord, why don't we have a foamie building challenge this winter, final presentation and award ceremony to take place in the spring?
First of all we have to decide whether it's just a undefined category or whether we should have a specific challenge, like high-wing, delta, twin, or something like that. We could have different awards like best self-designed, funniest, slowest, most colurful..etc.
How many of you are up for this - Gary, Dwayne, or anyone else who is hot-glue certified or a graduate the Flypaper School of Aeronutical Knowledge?
Ideas everybody? Let's set up the "rules" and do it!

You can blame Gary for this one, I was looking for something really unusual and this came out as a winner in that category. It was a terrible build, don't look too closely and it has not been made and yet. The wingspan is 24 inches and it will be interesting to see how it goes.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / New build number one-Mr. Slowly
« on: November 23, 2018, 02:29:01 PM »
Building at the club seems to have slacked off so I thought I'd post something to motivate some of you builders, or potential builders out there. That aspect of our hobby seems to be going away quickly, but there are still some excellent plans available that can easily be built out of foam.
So I was searching RC groups for plans of slowly flying fomites and the winner was, believe it or not, named Slowly.
It flies well, I've had it up half a dozen times in light winds, and I'm not sure how it would deal with moderate winds because it is so light and has so much lift that it only takes about an 18 inch run to take off and it can harbour very easily like a drone. Here's some photos:

General Discussion / Re: Tariffs
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:15:43 PM »
A drone strike on the white house could solve all this!

Float Flying at Deseronto / Re: Float Flying Basics
« on: July 26, 2018, 08:07:14 AM »
Are you sure that stuff is rigid enough? The EPP foam in ARF's is more rigid, and is stronger in 'tear-away" resistance. I suppose you could use a thin coat of fibreglass.

Float Flying at Deseronto / Re: Float Flying Basics
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:43:02 PM »
I need practice. So far I have made 5 water take-offs, and only one successful landing!

Float Flying at Deseronto / Re: Float Flying Basics
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:41:05 PM »
Members should know that Deseronto Club hosted a float fly last Saturday, and because of the wind there was no flying. However we all had a great time, a terrific barbecue, a swap shop, and lots of talk. The next one should be fun! Thans Walter!
Gary - your idea of a Deseronto Club Events category on our site is great.


General Discussion / Re: Spektrum SD Cards, Backup
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:19:14 AM »
I have been quite happy to just backup my models to the SD card without any further manipulation, it's simple, and once I did need to restore.
Where is Airware? Is that the software built into the Tranmitter? I'm not sure how you access it except throught the model import/export function.
Is there any way to easily sort the model locations (say alphabetically) using it? I've used model copy function, but you have to rebind at the new location.
Over to you, DS

I have been using Corrosion-x for about 20 years. I first discovered it while sailing, and used it widely, especially on the radar connectors which hate salt. It is incredible as you say. One outstanding feature, it is the best nut and bolt release agent. no matter how rusty or jammed, this stuff will get in there overnight and Bob's your uncle!
The last time I bought it was at Westmarine, but they have now closed. You don't need much. They sold it in 2 ounce bottles, and I've still got a bit left after years.

Hi Guys:
I have as complete sheet of FunCub decals if someone wants to refresh their ship!
These sell for $22 USD, make me an offer.

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