Designed & made an alum. upgrade strut for the QQ out of 1/8 bar stock, & milled it down to 3/32.. Bends & angles were pretty tricky.. It also has about an inch more ground clearance now,, & is ''way'' stouter than the stock wire gear .. Think the stock strut design was definitely figured to short .. Also only added about 35g... Needed the extra nose weight anyways.... I
This post is going to be some extended reading, so it will be broken up into multiple sections,,, due to limited word space per post.
Anyways,, We are getting closer everyday on our ''still'' going full time RV,, here in the near future... Have been down sizing & reconfiguring my fleet of planes,, & currently have 2 left that are up for sale,, because they don't break down good enough for full time RV.
Got me a new plane!, first ''brand new one'' in over 6 years. This is an E- flite twin 30mm edf UMX micro jet. Wing span is just over 25'. Has lights & everything, & is BNF. Am using a 1000ma 25c - 3S pack. Picked up a ''like new'' first gen DX-6 @ the swap meet for 8 bucks this winter, & that DSM frequency is useless on new stuff. Installed & soldered in a Lemon DIY full range DSM2/DSMX module.
Very rare Gem that I scored on this winter. It is a JR models 1.53m Mini Discus ''back pack'' semi scale Sailplane.
It was designed in Germany & the kit came out of CZ back in the early 90's. I got it from a Buddy in Colorado, & it had been ground looped crashed @ least once.. I fixed the wings, & made semi up sweep tip blocks, then covered with Ultra cote park lite... Also made the rudder.
Wat to go Bengals !!! . . . . Doesn't look like the ''sore looser'' Mahones even went out on the field after the game & shook hands with anyone... Go figure. ….. If SF wins,, I 'am rooting for the Bengals in the SB. …. if the Rams win,, I will be rooting for them instead.
Hope Mahones gets a schelacking today.! '' Go Bills '' !!
Steelers fans,, the Raiders just got you into the playoffs !! .. Unbelievable 2 games today !! . . There was Steelers fans @ the Raiders game cheering on the Raiders,, how cool is that !! - feeling happy
Finally got the Ninja fuse finished. It took 25 covering panels, & ''a lot'' of time,, but was well worth it. Looks ton's better... Happy New Years everyone !! .. Ian - feeling happy
Streamlining & refinishing my ''old'' Sig Ninja & FVK/Sig Obsession ''slope ship'' fuse's.
Been wanting to do this for a long time...
Good early winters projects !!
''Merry Christmas everyone'' !
Aluminum motor heat sink that I designed & made out of aluminum shower door channel & alum rivets... It works ''real good'' in keeping the motor cool. - feeling cool
Got the wing mounted, turbine cowl painted,, & modified a duel water pickup rudder, & have that mounted. Missing graphics,, I 'am ordering from Callie, @ Callie graphics. She has awesome prices, & does excellent work. A lot of R/C'rs get graphics from her. After the graphics order, I will be ordering the 3660-2150 kv inrunner. That's coming out of Chiner,, so it will probably take a bit to show.
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...