Winter Builds 2010/11

Revy

K, letsgo!!
Spring is around the corner and its time to put to the test our latest creations. What did y'all build over the winter? Show it off!:D

I finished my Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10 300S 54" kit (NIP since 1991). Its got a DLE20, single A123 2300 pack, IBEC, covered in Monocote and tips the scales at 8.5 lbs. Two and a half years later and a lot of "first time to's", it's ready for the maiden. This was my first kit, but not the first finished though. ;)

Snow isn't melting near fast enough! I hate the hurry up n wait stuff!:cryin:

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Votec Yak Guy

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AJ slick 89" - just about done,Hacker A60-18L powered, JR8911HV's all around
Habu DF - retracts, flaps & 170mph on 6S, 5000 pack!
 

Revy

K, letsgo!!
Well finally got the maiden in! Awesome combination! No real surprises other than the control surfaces were really effective! The throw I programmed in was way too much for low rates. RTFM...lol. Took it easy on the first couple of flights (1 @ 5.5 min, 1 @ 8.5min.) and the single A123 only drained 550mAh. The next few flights I should get her dialed in for the way I fly and I'll give it more of a workout.

DLE20, 94 oct w/32:1 Redline, 17x6 Xoar 8650rpm in 8*C at 920m ASL, AUW 8.5 lb.

Any update on yours, Joe?:cool:
 

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JoeAirport

Obsessed with planes
Well finally got the maiden in! Awesome combination! No real surprises other than the control surfaces were really effective! The throw I programmed in was way too much for low rates. RTFM...lol. Took it easy on the first couple of flights (1 @ 5.5 min, 1 @ 8.5min.) and the single A123 only drained 550mAh. The next few flights I should get her dialed in for the way I fly and I'll give it more of a workout.

DLE20, 94 oct w/32:1 Redline, 17x6 Xoar 8650rpm in 8*C at 920m ASL, AUW 8.5 lb.

Any update on yours, Joe?:cool:
Hey Revy, I forgot I even posted here until I saw the thread and stumbled in here today. Man was this plane was a lot of work. Took me 7 weeks to finish it using any free time I had (not much obviously). I actually snuck out for a maiden last week. We had a three day window of amazing weather...and I had to WORK!!! Well on the way home from work I explained to my son that we were taking out the Yak tonight. I had the choke backwards and took a half hour to figure that out (my shoulder still hurts). Once we got it started I checked everything and promptly took off and climbed out. The feeling of watching this huge Yak take off was a site for sore eyes. It flies so light and nimble, and the DA-120 makes it feel even lighter. These things literally fly like they are full of helium. I only had time for one flight but it was enough to test if my CG was right, and it was perfect. Rates were good too. I took it home and buttoned everything up for the season. It's all ready for more action. It's probably about 28 pounds, I still need to weigh it. Using Pennz air cooled 32:1 for break-in. Then probably Stihl Ultra 32:1. Our field is 840' ASL. Here's a pic of my crabby son who really didn't want to go with me. Also a pic of it ready for the maiden.

I love bi planes and your looks sweet. I gotta get me one.
 

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JoeAirport

Obsessed with planes
That's a wicked combo Joe!
Thanks Jim, it really is wicked. That one flight was a total teaser. I can't wait for the next batch of flights. This thing is a joy to fly. Point rolls like it's on an axle. Very easy to do too. I need to fly it again! :cryin::willynilly::eek:ut:
 

Chad H

Passin` Gas
Man you guys have some sweet ships to kick the season off with. Makes me drool.

Well, the weather this spring so far up here in Southern Ontario has been total crap compared to last year. We had a couple nice days last week and it was just starting to dry up. I graded the lane a quarter of a mile back to our air strip last Thursday or Friday, and last week end I was gonna roll the sod. But than the cold, rain, and sleet have came back with a vengeance.

I am really excited to get this flying season started. The hobby will be like a new one for me this year as all the things you are all used to in giant scale I am still getting up to speed with after so many years flying glow.

I just got a few flights on my new 50cc Aeroworks Edge last fall before the season ended, and have done a few changes to it this winter like put in a new Powersafe RX. So it will be like a test flight again, and my settings will all have to be fine tuned once more.

I needed a new TX bad, so I went 2.4 of coarse and I am still getting used to playing with it. I really, really like it.

I did a over descriptive build on here with a Peakmodel 30cc MSX-R this winter, and I am really sick of wondering how it will handle and the anxiety is driving me nuts.

Also a new budget glo-tard for some care free puching holes in the sky. All three have A123`s in all three which is new technology for me, plus a new 4X charger for them which I am still not routine with yet.

And for my first electric, a new small PZ foamie to stick my toe in the water with.

So I am all prepared for some mayhem and destruction. I just wish the weather would change for the better.
 

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JoeAirport

Obsessed with planes
Hey Chad, cool looking planes you got there. 50cc Edge was my first gasser. Lots o' fun on that bad boy (it was a BME, now PAU). Sounds like you have a lot of new stuff to get used to. Exciting times with 2.4 and A123. Both huge improvements in the hobby. Oh, weather here sucks too. It's just cold and rainy. It's killing me. Need....To...FLYYYYY!
 

Flatspinjim

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Glad your maiden went well Joe. I flew a friends EF Yak with a DLE 111 and it had good power so I can imagine how much you'll have with the 120. Nice flying planes. Glad you made the jump to the 35%er? :biggrin:

Revy, that's a sweet looking plane. You did a great job on it!!
 
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