Search results

  1. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Well, my dad and I just got into a true giant scale- 1:1 Hiperlight SNS-8. 20 hours total time on engine and airframe. Can even fly my fatt butt and still be part-103! Heading to Ohio next week to pick it up. Selling off a few projects to fund this one! Goodbye AMR 1/3 Waco kit. Goodbye...
  2. BRUTUS

    Austro Hungarian Albatros D-III Scratch Build

    Any progress is good progress!
  3. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Been getting a few flights with the Super Cub in Austin. It took me a few days to get it all back together after the floats beat the hell out of it last summer. I Found a new club 10 minutes from where we are staying. Super nice club- big paved pits and runway, lots of grass, and surrounded...
  4. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Yep, bottom hole was closed off. On the next one I will move the baffle up a bit.
  5. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    https://youtu.be/12HenBjovmg Some fun before the mess. I thought I did a pretty good baffling the engine- I will definitely make the intake holes bigger next time. I already made the stock holes 1" bigger! I made sure the pipe tunnel was open, had a lip made out of 1/2" balsa tri-stock, and...
  6. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Well, last trip out started great. My buddy Tim brought out his old AW 50cc edge 540 for a re-maiden with his new dx18. I took a flight to make sure the new 7950s were going to work, and limber up my thumbs. Engine was still pretty rich and burbling so I barely tweaked the high needle 1/8...
  7. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Thanks Pamster. Been stressing out! Lots of wheels turning right now.
  8. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Hopefully Billy T got the invoice for my servos......
  9. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    I understand, and Mike is going to forward his receipt to me as soon as he gets a chance. I'm perfectly happy paying for the repairs on the other servos I sent in, they're all well worn and way out of warranty. Those production code stickers were NEVER on any of the servos to start with...
  10. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    ...
  11. BRUTUS

    Xpress logs his flights, and other nonsense

    All of the above lol!
  12. BRUTUS

    Xpress logs his flights, and other nonsense

    What a beast!
  13. BRUTUS

    Xpress logs his flights, and other nonsense

    Ouch! Glad she's going back together!
  14. BRUTUS

    I hate Gyros!

    Gyros are stabilization enhancers. Most "drones" aka quad copters have a minimum of three gyros that control pitch, yaw, and roll. They make flying highly unstable platforms easier by doing most of the work. Some even have self-leveling. But, there is a certain demographic that likes to use...
  15. BRUTUS

    I hate Gyros!

    The only legitimate use I have found is for aerial camera platforms. It's the only thing that makes sense.
  16. BRUTUS

    Xpress logs his flights, and other nonsense

    Hey, just wanted to say it was nice talking to you today, and I really appreciate your dedication to this site, and the flight logs! We need more people like you around here that's for sure!
  17. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Trim carpenter, cabinet and furniture maker. Thanks man. I'm glad you posted about your mah use. Definitely peace of mind for me! Soooo.... Slightly more eventful hookey day than what I was hoping for! My buddy Tim took the day off and I decided to join him at LAMA. Got 3 perfect...
  18. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    After hating drones (for obvious reasons) for years, my dad wants to start a "drone" business. Our first lesson is that software is the real cost. The hardware isn't cheap either! We'll see how it pans out. He has the cash for one good setup, but nothing else. The software we want is $8k...
  19. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    Angie, it is a scale scheme. Google Matthias Dolderer VW scheme edge 540. I am sponsored by www.milehighrc.com, Aeroplus, and Bull Engines. Wingspan is 111" 2.8M or 9'3".
  20. BRUTUS

    Brutus Flight Blog

    I don't know if you guys can tell but I'm falling in love with this airplane! It looks sick doing low knife edge passes. The forward swept wing, the curvy wintips, the flying qualities, the scheme. I'm stoked.
Top