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Thanks, Dwayne, Gary has a good hand on the camera.
I didn't know he had also done one on Terry the pterodactyl on the club roof for YouTube.  My wife was in stitches over it.
Sadly, Terry has gone to the great boneyard in the sky (except for his body in the garage , so I might recreate him this winter with a better wing design.)
As for Eddie, he continues to amuse everybody that sees him. I'm just trying to figure out a camera location on him.

Fabulous video, thanks so much,
Reg and Eddie

General Discussion / Re: Solar-Powered Recharging Station?
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:18:52 AM »
A recent issue of the MAAC magazine described this in detail, a club has already done it.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Hinging of Foamboard
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:39:43 AM »
I don't know. looks tricky to me and you know I don't have much patience. There must be a better way. I like pin hinges, but they will pull out in time. I'm going to try different things till I get it right. Being a crasher, I need something strong. The fibreglass hinges tend to pull away.

The most durable has been the hot glue hinge, but also tricky to get right.

As for the foam seminar, that would be fun if you can find more than 3 interested parties. Count me in.

Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Foam cutter?
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »
Try Gord! I wouldn't mind trying it myself if I could get some good EPP material.

General Discussion / Re: Indoor flying
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:58:10 AM »
I've always found indoor to be too much of a melee, and I need the outdoor space for my limited skills! But creative thinking anyway, congrats.
I guess I'll stick to flying wings and deltas with stabilizers, as they can take more wind.
 So trump thinks there's no global warming?

General Discussion / Re: Gary
« on: June 11, 2017, 12:45:28 PM »
Que pasa?

« on: June 06, 2017, 06:32:29 AM »
I did merge those two planes and with a little tweaking of wing incidence, it produced a fun powered glider which i was able to thermal one day, but I'm looking to move up to a Radian for more performance.
My plane has a camera slot right up front.

Can you post the executive summary?

« on: May 01, 2017, 09:02:29 AM »
Thanks, Wilf.
I guess if I merge the Blue Floater body with Simple Soarer wing, I should call it the Bue Soarer (or the Simple Floater?)

« on: April 29, 2017, 06:50:56 AM »
I have built 6 different Flite test designs and I find them great fun, but one common weakness.- the wing construction. They work well in flight, but have a tendency to "dish" after a bit of handling. I "solved" it by putting extra spars and a few ribs. It adds a bit of weight, but you can deal with it.
I did this on my second FT Versa wing, and also reinforced the LE under the spot that I hold it to  discus launch. The Versa 2 also has a CF spar, added after a crash which the foam spars didn't handle too well. Anyway it still floats like a butterfly, and is about my favourite plane.
Do you remember my Blue floater? I found that the fuse on the FT Simple Soarer was too weak. so I threw it away and am keeping the wing to mount on the old "Blue Baby" , I might see you up there!

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / P40
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:49:25 AM »
P 40

This a Will Hobby kit, partly assembled with one (wing) servo. All balsa, the kit is complete with box, all parts, decals and instruction manual. No motor or electronics.

WS - 33.8in, wing area, 206 sqin, weight all up - about 16 oz, fuselage length, 29in

 A steal at 25$ gets it!, I'll throw in two more servos and a prop.

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Pitts Special - Hobby King
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:51:11 AM »

This is a great little plane in very good shape cosmetically and structurally. It is light and lively. I'm selling it because I have two!

It has an upgraded motor and esc, (BP 2217-09) and I added a second wing servo so you can trim L&R ails separately. The red cowling is a replacement because the new Pitts cowling doesn't come in blue. I also improved the electronics bay depth and hatch. The landing gear is larger and more robust than the kit gear, but the original gear with wheel spats is a part of this offer. Also I replaced the 10x4 prop with a 3-bladed one.
Here's what HK has to say:

The HobbyKing® ™ Brushless Pitts Special is as exciting to look at as it is to fly!
It's scale details complete with wheel pants and Pitts livery make it a very attractive plane, however the excitement doesnt stop there! This little foamie is equipped with 4 ailerons to give spirited aerobatic performance and the included oversize outrunner and 10x4.7 prop gives more than enough power for all aerobatic flight, and when you feel the need to turn it up a notch just switch the 10x4.7 for a 11x4.7 propeller for hovering capability! All this and still this little foamie is very controllable at slow speeds. This plane loves a walking speed fly-by.A combination of scale looks, excellent flight characteristics and great power plant make this foamie a real winner.
Length: 760mm
WingSpan: 860mm
Weight: 540g
Motor: ESC: 20A brushless

I'm asking for $60, firm, add your receiver, bind n' fly

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / E-flite RC UMX Radian BNF
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
Key Features
•   AS3X® System provides outstanding stability and smoother flight
•   3-channel control for easy-flying and friendly soaring characteristics
•   Contoured spinner with folding propeller
•   One-piece, removable wing with carbon fiber support
•   E-flite® 8.5mm x 23mm coreless brushed/geared
•   Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® 5-Ch UM AS3X Receiver/Servos/ESC unit
•   E-flite USB Li-Po charger, 300mA

This is a complete set, plane, charger and a pair of brand-new Turnigy batteries (160 mah, 2s, 40c) plus a manual, everything except the box and your transmitter.
I have flown this plane several times out doors, sometimes nearly out of sight. It erforms well under power and glides like a dream. Indoors it should be blast too!
It is in good condition, no repairs or major cosmetic damage, it looks lightly used. The only non-original item is the little foam nose spinner which I had to replace.

Order now and I'll throw in an E-flite USB LiPo charger!

These go for over $100, but I'm ready to move for $60


Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / FliteTest MiniGuinea
« on: April 17, 2017, 01:35:06 PM »
A fun little twin cargo plane complete with servo controlled cargo hatch for dropping stuff on your friends. We have dropped 3 little clothes-peg paratroopers at the club field.

Plane is complete with orange receiver, two A1510 motors and two 5A esc, 5 - HXT500 servos (2 ails, rudd, elev, hatch.). The nose wheel is castering. Wings and tail have been reinforced and there is some cosmetic damage that a paint job would hide. All wired and ready to fly.

BUY NOW and you get a second detachable nose free! Mount your flight camera in there, what a view!
Looking for only $60 to cover some of the gear, I need the hangar space.

Order today and you get a second set of props - FREE!

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