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Posted: 10/31/2009 5:12:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 8:44:26 AM EST by AZ_Sky]
Well, I'm infected with the RC aircraft bug.
Just because I fly the real ones means nothing when it comes to the RC world, I have five of these suckers now and believe it or not they still are in the air.

Here's my latest, I took a pic tonight because I think that early tomorrow it won't look like this any more (if you know what I mean)....



It's not a large wingspan 25", it's three channel electric, and elevator - aileron - throttle.



I'm going to "maiden" it in the morning, I hope it survives, I'll post pics of the aftermath tomorrow....

UPDATE:

Does anyone have any CA glue????



It was severely out of trim at launch and I just didn't have enough time to get it adjusted before it failed the ground abrasion test....
Actually I think I can fix it, it's bad - but not as bad as it looks......

I spent the rest of the morning flying my Ember 2, J3, and Micro P-51 with no mishaps......









It's still cheaper than building and flying my real ones.....

UPDATE 2:

Gotta love these foamies!!!
A little glue, a little reinforcement tape, a new prop and spinner, and I think it's almost good as new.
Electronics came through fine, it WILL fly again!
After the glue is really set and hardened I'll remove some of that surface glue that oozed out.







Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:32:38 PM EST
park flyers are always fun.

enjoy
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:34:38 PM EST
That landing gear is F'd up for sure.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:35:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 5:35:15 PM EST by Danner130]
dblt
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:39:50 PM EST
I love watching guys dogfight at airshows with those

Some one here posted a video a while back using them as aerial targets (gravity_ tester?)
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:42:26 PM EST
You should try RC combat (with streamers), 5 minutes of pure adrenalin if you don't do the lawn dart maneuver or have a major mid-air.

Fly half a dozen rounds and you go home exhausted.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:42:27 PM EST
HTF do you turn it without rudder.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:42:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By MACD:
I love watching guys dogfight at airshows with those

Some one here posted a video a while back using them as aerial targets (gravity_ tester?)

Yeah, pretty sure that is G_T for some MG shoot in AZ.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:43:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Morning_Wood:
HTF do you turn it without rudder.

An airplane doesn't turn with the rudder. It rolls, the rudder just helps "co-ordinate" the turn.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:47:24 PM EST
So........ aileron to get you on the axis you want and then a little elevator?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:47:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By Morning_Wood:
HTF do you turn it without rudder.

Actually, you can turn an RC aircraft with either rudder or aileron.
Turning with rudder is the beginner mode, turning with aileron is advanced.
In the RC world using rudder with aileron is the very advanced mode.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:48:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 5:49:18 PM EST by UtahShotgunner]
Originally Posted By Morning_Wood:
HTF do you turn it without rudder.


Ailerons and elevator. Just like the airline pilots do.

Left bank then up elevator will get a very sharp turn.

ETA: Okay, that is will covered now.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:51:49 PM EST
I always have loved the P40, especially the Flying Tigers edition, Chenault was awesome.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:52:07 PM EST
My Parkzone T-28 that I haven't had the balls to fly yet:



And my Parkzone Ember 2 that I fly in my hangar at the airport.....

Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:53:43 PM EST
AZ, which company made your P-40?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:53:48 PM EST
How much do these things cost?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:55:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 5:55:39 PM EST by Tekpc007]
used to fly gentle lady 2 meter gliders , much fun then dad got the bug and built some 6 ft wingspan super nice all fiberglass glider with 7 channels , 6 months to build... 1st flight dumped it into a pool and it hit the side and sunk... watching him go to the door of the strangers house was no fun and it was totaled, he never flew again after that either except for falcon 4.0 in the PC
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:56:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pita_146:
How much do these things cost?

+1
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:58:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
AZ, which company made your P-40?


That is an E-Flight ARF.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:58:10 PM EST
I built several of the large scale gas types made from balsa wood. My largest was a P51 Mustang with a 5 foot wingspan and fully operational landing gears. I had over 400 hours into building the thing and never hasd the balls to fly it. I sold it 10 years ago and the new owner promply crashed and burned.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:00:46 PM EST

When it comes to R/C planes, larger are always easier to fly.

Be sure to fly that little plane in calm air and over tall grass to maximize its chances of survival.

If you really wist to get into R/C, go find the local club and join. The clubs are always looking for new members to keep the hobby going strong.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:01:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pita_146:
How much do these things cost?


Depends on how much you really want to spend.
It is an addicting hobby.
You can get into it for as little as $150 for an indoor electric flyer, or spend $300 for an outdoor electric flyer, if you want to go gas it will cost you more.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:03:15 PM EST
I flew my Mid-Star .40 today for the first time in about 7 years. I graded out a 300' runway out back.

Thank god for the sim as I really was able to brush up on my skills without plowing the real thing into the dirt.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:06:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By Pita_146:
How much do these things cost?


Depends on how much you really want to spend.
It is an addicting hobby.
You can get into it for as little as $150 for an indoor electric flyer, or spend $300 for an outdoor electric flyer, if you want to go gas it will cost you more.

To get started, something for outdoors flying.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:06:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
I flew my Mid-Star .40 today for the first time in about 7 years. I graded out a 300' runway out back.

Thank god for the sim as I really was able to brush up on my skills without plowing the real thing into the dirt.


Are you using the G4 sim?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:09:11 PM EST
Oooooh that T28 is gonna be a heap of foam and balsa in a blink of an eye, I can feel it!!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:09:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By Pita_146:
How much do these things cost?


Depends on how much you really want to spend.
It is an addicting hobby.
You can get into it for as little as $150 for an indoor electric flyer, or spend $300 for an outdoor electric flyer, if you want to go gas it will cost you more.

To get started, something for outdoors flying.


If you have never flown RC before I'd recommend a very tame learning electric airplane.
In that case you could get into it for somewhere between $100 - $200 dollars, that would include the airplane and a very simple transmitter.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:11:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Infallible:
Oooooh that T28 is gonna be a heap of foam and balsa in a blink of an eye, I can feel it!!!!


Naw, I don't think so.
I won't fly it till I'm ready.
I also have a buddy cord for my TX.
I'm already flying a parkzone micro P51 with good results.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:14:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
I flew my Mid-Star .40 today for the first time in about 7 years. I graded out a 300' runway out back.

Thank god for the sim as I really was able to brush up on my skills without plowing the real thing into the dirt.


Are you using the G4 sim?


Yes, but I have an older version. I think it's 3.5.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:37:47 PM EST
I use Realflight G4. I was awsome to learn how to fly heli, Crash, hit a button and do it again, hell of a lot cheaper than learning on the real thing. Same goes for planes, i wish i had it when i started flying those!

Heres a couple screenshots this is from RF g4, upgraded to 4.5:
One handed hovering is hard! lol


And. you can modify the aircraft, i added a turbine and a 4 bladed v-tol prop on this one.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:48:37 PM EST
Sweet P-40, love the AVG markings.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 7:52:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Goodn:
I use Realflight G4. I was awsome to learn how to fly heli, Crash, hit a button and do it again, hell of a lot cheaper than learning on the real thing. Same goes for planes, i wish i had it when i started flying those!

Heres a couple screenshots this is from RF g4, upgraded to 4.5:
One handed hovering is hard! lol
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045787.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045854.jpg
And. you can modify the aircraft, i added a turbine and a 4 bladed v-tol prop on this one.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045682.jpg


The thing I hate about G4 is that the people are too fast & get out of the way before you can plow your plane into 'em.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:56:17 PM EST
I used to play multiplayer and chase and collide with other flyers when i was bored.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:59:32 PM EST
i've always wanted one, but afraid i'd trash it quick...

tag for follow up report + pics (hint hint)

Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:03:33 PM EST
I ordered this the other day...73" wingspan. Now I've just gotta find a good 4 stroke engine for it.

Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:25:10 PM EST
crashed and burned my Schluter Heliboy in the 80's and it's still painful when I think about it
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:42:54 PM EST
What round for RC planes?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:44:34 PM EST
Park Zone is the place to start for flying in my opinion. You can get into it for under 200-250 bucks and flying them is easy, fixing them is cheap.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:46:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mateba:
What round for RC planes?


8 shot.


Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:50:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pita_146:
How much do these things cost?


The plane I got was ~$200, the engine is another ~300, plus all the other crap...it's not cheap.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:11:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
I built several of the large scale gas types made from balsa wood. My largest was a P51 Mustang with a 5 foot wingspan and fully operational landing gears. I had over 400 hours into building the thing and never hasd the balls to fly it. I sold it 10 years ago and the new owner promply crashed and burned.


Nice post number!

I noticed your post number when I noticed your user name. I just bought my first damascus folder and I am considering another. Damascus shotguns are also a favorite of mine.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:15:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 3:15:50 AM EST by Towely]
Originally Posted By Aiden:
I ordered this the other day...73" wingspan. Now I've just gotta find a good 4 stroke engine for it.

http://site.wonderhobby.com/CMP_P40_140.jpg


That an ARF?

Sometime when I have time I'll snap some pictures of my dads non-ARF P-51 Mustang. I think it's got about a 45-50" wing on it. Don't remember what scale it is. Pneumatically retracted landing gears.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:47:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 3:48:07 AM EST by UtahShotgunner]
Slooowww double tap.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:57:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By Goodn:
I use Realflight G4. I was awsome to learn how to fly heli, Crash, hit a button and do it again, hell of a lot cheaper than learning on the real thing. Same goes for planes, i wish i had it when i started flying those!

Heres a couple screenshots this is from RF g4, upgraded to 4.5:
One handed hovering is hard! lol
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045787.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045854.jpg
And. you can modify the aircraft, i added a turbine and a 4 bladed v-tol prop on this one.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045682.jpg


I have Real Flight Basic and have been having a blast learning to fly with it.

Have you tried to fly under that canopy covering the benches behind the flight line? It's not easy but can be done.

You can also land on top of it and sometimes take back off too.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:37:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mateba:
What round for RC planes?


I've seen them soak up multiple rounds from an M2-as long as you don't hit a servo, the reciever, the motor or a control arm, they're pretty tough to kill.

And for a first plane, I would seriously recommend an IFO MK3. It's built out of carbon fiber rod (not tube) and ripstop nylon. If they're built as recommended, they are super forgiving. If you make the throws 4+ inches (instead of 2.5) and throw an outrunner and 3 cell on it, it's a whole other animal.

http://www.wildrc.com/htmlpages/ifomk3.html They even have RTF kits now-plane is pre-built, test flown and shipped with everything you need-including the transmitter.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:44:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 5:45:59 AM EST by Dragracer_Art]
I have a Parkzone P51 and it's hard as fuck to fly... It doesn't like to stay in the air unless it's flying damn near wide open throttle.

My Hobbyzone Super Cub is easy as fuck to fly. I can cut the power to zero and glide if I want... If I try that with the P51, it will fall out of the sky.

Needless to say... after the last fuselage destroying, lawn dart crash with the P51... I replaced the fuselage and hung it on the wall. Haven't flown it since.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:44:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By IBU-14_Gunner:
Originally Posted By Goodn:
I use Realflight G4. I was awsome to learn how to fly heli, Crash, hit a button and do it again, hell of a lot cheaper than learning on the real thing. Same goes for planes, i wish i had it when i started flying those!

Heres a couple screenshots this is from RF g4, upgraded to 4.5:
One handed hovering is hard! lol
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/Screenshots/ScreenShot1257045787.jpg


I have Real Flight Basic and have been having a blast learning to fly with it.

Have you tried to fly under that canopy covering the benches behind the flight line? It's not easy but can be done.

You can also land on top of it and sometimes take back off too.



i have tryed flying in all sorts of places on the maps, its amazing where you can go, and what you can land on. I like landing on roofs, or hanging from the prop to land on walls.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:46:24 AM EST

Better hurry.

If it lasts as long as the ones I have flown, you have about 55 seconds.

Those little fuckers are harder to fly than the real thing .......
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:23:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 7:26:45 AM EST by Gone_Shootin]
Originally Posted By SouthEndXGF:
i've always wanted one, but afraid i'd trash it quick...

tag for follow up report + pics (hint hint)



Tape is your friend.




And here's my Piper Cub, she flies great.



ETA: Yes that's in my junk room.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:50:09 AM EST
UPDATE first post - anyone have any CA glue?????
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:17:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:


Tape is your friend.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/GoneShootin/DSCF0914.jpg


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I think your CG may be off now.
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