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I74 shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Look'ie what I got yesterday !!
Had 2 of these ''way'' back in the day. They were originally powered by 2 - brushed 05 car motors in a gear drive,, with a micro switch ''so called'' speed control., & powered by 2 - 6 or 7 cell NIcds… They ran like the dickens for around 30sec.,, & were pretty much done within a minute & a half. LOL !!.. They were also ''very heavy'' with that set up...

I74 Ran out of space on last post.. Anyways,, Have been looking for another one for years,, to put in a light weight water cooled brushless set up ,, & power it with 2 -3s 2200 30c lipo's in parallel.. I was real lucky to find this one from a wanted ad that I posted on RCG.... This kit is from 1991,has never been finished,, & is over all in very good shape. 2 weeks ago
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I74 Added again,, The motor I' am going with, is a Surpass Rocket - 3660- 2150kv inrunner. It will have a silicone water cooling jacket,, & the ESC will be a 60/70a water cooled ''shark'' one. Free rpm's @ the prop, should be over 27k ! Under load should be around 23k. Figure it will be ''at least'' 2lbs. lighter than my originals, & should do 40 easy,, plus run 8 - 10min. with out breaking a sweat. It's... Show more 2 weeks ago
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I74 Forgot to mention,, It will sound pretty much like an EDF jet,, as the real ones were turbines. 2 weeks ago
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I74 Getting Her spiffed & painted. 1 week ago
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I74 Made the aluminum adjustable/breakaway turn fin & mount assy. Hardware's all stainless. 2 days ago
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I74 shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Here's one to help cheer you up Tony. LOL !!

Smokin Joe added 5 photos to Stream Photos album in NON-RC TOYS! group

Finishing up the Bronco. Roll bar in. Ordered another Big tire and wheel for the back tire rack. Here's a couple pics of it in the Original 'Yenko Chevrolet" showroom in Bentleyville, PA I store my 30 model A in there too!

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I74 Looks great Joe! 2 weeks ago
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Tony Hallo added a video. 1 month ago

Try this one

tony successful flight on his Champ

I74 Looked much better,, engine sounded like it was laboring though. 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo Waiting for a calm day for the next flight, reduced aileron throws a little more and added more differential at the low rate. I was at full throttle for 15 seconds during take off and climb, telemetry indicated 5700-5800 rpm during that period, prop is a 26 x 8. The rpm is just about perfect for a scale sound at full throttle. I may try a 10 pitch to slow it down a little once I'm happy with the... Show more 1 month ago
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I74 Other than aerobatic planes, I generally dial in as little ailerons as possible,, & more up than down on differential.. learned that on setting up Sailplanes.. I like around 25% expo pretty much on all aileron set ups also, regardless of what it is,, & around 30% expo on elevator... Rudder,, pretty much max, with no expo... My comment about the engine,, to me it sounded better on the first... Show more 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe That's exactly my expo setup. 25% on ailerons and elevator, 0 on rudder and rudder on full throw! 2 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe Nice flight Tony! That cherokee was a super nice plane! 2 weeks ago
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Tony Hallo Thanks Joe but it wasn't that good. All in all a bad year so far, dinged up the landing gear on the Champ last time out, lost the Cherokee before that due a very stupid error on my part, took off in range test mode! A new 30% Cherokee is underway. 2 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe That is going to be a nice project! 2 weeks ago
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Tony Hallo added a video. 1 month ago

Second flight a little better, number 3 will happen on a calm day, Maybe more differential as well.

Tony's Maiden with his RCM 33% Champ

Tony Hallo Wrong like. 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe It looks like that champ keeps you on your toes! Not exactly a laid back "Relaxing" plane to fly yet! 2 weeks ago
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Tony Hallo added a video. 1 month ago

The maiden didn't goes as well as I hoped!

Tony's Maiden with his RCM 33% Champ

Smokin Joe Hell of a save! Looks like that champ likes rudder better than ailerons! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe Did you figure out what happened? Was it a tip stall? 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo It was tail heavy, added 2 1/2 pounds to the nose, need to try again. Yes the ailerons were useless! Hope it flies better next time. 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo The Cherokee bit the dust last week as well, off to a bad start! 1 month ago
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I74 Definitely a hell of a save ! .. What % of the cord did you end up at when you added more nose weight ? 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo 28% 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo I have added differential to the ailerons as well 1 month ago
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I74 28% ought to work, with that short nose & forward wing.. Looks like you have enough positive incidence also,, from what I can see.. Good luck on your next flight,, I bet it will be ''much'' better. I 1 month ago
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I74 shared a photo. 2 months ago

Micro 17.5 brushless - 3s Unlimited Hydroplane that I was ''real lucky'' to pick up last spring. Little sucker scoots,, & does over 30mph !!
It want's to start taking off the water if you push it much past 30.. Cruising it in the upper 20's,, is only around 1/4 throttle !
Front canard wing is adjustable,, & I have that wing adjusted all the way down in front, plus the batt. ect. moved as far forward as possible,, to keep the bow down.
It rides really high off the water, & there is hardly anything touching,, other than a bit of prop, rudder,, & a smidge of sponson ride plates.
I had been...
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Smokin Joe I like boats with the props out of the water. 1 month ago
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I74 Yea me too !! Have always had a soft spot for Unlimited Hydro's... Had 4 Miss Budweiser's over the years of various sorts, & sizes.. Even had an 1/8th scale one, that was powered by a 26cc Zenoah,, with a tuned pipe ect… Am totally back into electrics now, & that's what I started with on boats back in the day.... They don't stink,, & maintenance is far less than Gas & Nitro stuff,, & they are... Show more 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo added a video. 2 months ago

ROTO 85 FS in RCM Champ

This is a Roto 85 FS in a RCM 33% Aeronca Champ, first start.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 3 months ago

Getting close

I74 Looks great Tony, & very stout ! 3 months ago
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Smokin Joe That is big! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe added a video. 3 months ago

Click on video and then watch it "FULL SCREEN". Tyler actually out-runs Dave on the ground on one of his low fly-bys! Little guy is fast! lol - feeling amused

Paraglider "Touch and Go" at Missed Approach

Dave does a "Touch and Go" at the flyfield. Tyler runs with him on all his passes and almost outruns him.

I74 Tyler's getting big ! 3 months ago
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Smokin Joe added a video. 3 months ago

More visitors at Missed Approach Fly Field!

Paraglider at Missed Approach Flyfield

Dave Landing the Paraglider at Missed Approach Flyfield!

I74 shared a photo. 3 months ago

Crappy pic of me before a cruise..... Had 4 layers of clothes under my old Plymouth racing jacket,, as it was chilly that day.... Sucks looking ''a lot '' older than you feel,, some days …....

Smokin Joe Looks like fun! Being a couple inches of the ground makes you feel like you are going a lot faster too! The karts handle so well on asphalt, sometimes it likes to throw you out of the seat. 3 months ago
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Did some research with comparing my elect. set up with an equivalent set up with a gas engine... My set up & performance is a bit better than a stock / governed 7 hp. 4 stroke, with a 6 - 1 gearing... That's pretty good !

I74 shared a photo. 4 months ago

Finally finished !! Took it out for a 40 min. shake down maiden,, & it did awesome !! .. Ended up going with 3 packs, for a total of 42ah. ect. ..Run times should get over an hr. easy... It pulls hills like nothing,, & frigg'n screams on the flat's ect.

Tony Hallo Telsacart 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo Really does look great 4 months ago
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I74 Thanks Tony ! .. I actually acquired the 4th pack, & am now running 4 of them in parallel... Am definitely getting my 1 hr.+ run time also... It free wheels about 40mph,, with the 6.9 - 1 gearing I' am running.. Plenty fast & efficient ,, for Subdivision - ''Lithium land cruising'',, with some pretty good hills.. It draws a pretty good crowd too...With the 4th pack, AUW came out to around... Show more 4 months ago
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I74 . 4 months ago
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I74 Pic with the 4th pk. 4 months ago
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Smokin Joe I has that electric torque of of the hole. Never drag race an electric vehicle. You will get beat out of the hole every time. 3 months ago
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I74 With my 6..9 - 1 gearing, Joe,, & 14.8 tall back tires,, it won't smoke the tires,, & is pretty much just set up for hills & all around cruising & speed on the flats... If I put 8 - 10' inch slicks on the back,, it would probably smoke the tires no problem... It's still ''surprisingly'' pretty quick though,, with the gearing & tires I' am running. .. I 3 months ago
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I74 shared a photo. 5 months ago

Packs showed up yesterday.

I74 48v,, 13s- 4p, 14ah. packs.. Will run in parallel for a total capacity of 28ah.. Which means theoretically,, I can run the Kart @ around 1hr.with pulling 28 amps constant. 5 months ago
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I74 Added,, ea. pack has 52 - 3500ma - 18650 lithium cells. 5 months ago
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Smokin Joe Man does that look sweet! Holy crap! 3 months ago
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