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basslord1124's (Perkyplanes & RC) plane/project list and other resources

basslord1124

Well-known member
#1
Just a list to keep me on track PLUS give me more room to type (you can't fit a whole lot of characters in a signature). Got my trusty Mt Dew here so lets get started...

Hangar- Ready to go!!
-Hobbyzone Champ
-FT Bloody Baron
-FT Tiny Trainer
-KFM Wing
-FT Edge
-FT Spitfire


Currently in the build/repair process OR almost ready to maiden
-The "I wanted to keep it a secret plane that is now no longer a secret...introducing the Shrubsmacker"...a design by @Grifflyer
-FT Seaduck
-FTFC20 - Travel Air Mystery Ship
-FT Corsair

Uncertain??


Future ideas


Needs a little bit of work and TLC
-FT Mini Scout v2 Speed demon
-Galaxy Glider
-FT Simple Cub
-FT Simple Storch
-Dynam PA 18 Super/Piper - "I don't know what it is" FrankenCub
-DIY Snowskimmer
-FT Baby Blender (wife's only FT build)

Needs A LOT of work, kit still in box, long term project, etc.
-FT Bushwacker (speedbuilt kit still in package) - got last Christmas as a gift

-Balsa - Hangar 9 Easy 2 VRTF - Got for about $20-$30 from someone my father-in-law knew. Originally gutted, missing landing gear, and needed some minor tail section repairs. Turned into all electric, flown about 3 times. Picked up some more tail damage...mostly minor though. Also removed old covering. Needs elevator repaired, new covering job, and electronics reinstalled.

-Balsa - Mini Funtana - airframe is in pretty good shape, some covering color fading. Picked up for about $25 at our RC club swap meet. Needs electronics.

-Balsa - VQ models, DHC2 Beaver -picked up for $75 at RC club swap meet. Still NIB, 60" wingspan, military color scheme. So far, I have assembled it and installed most of the servos. Still needs motor/ESC/receiver.

-FT Mini Corsair and FT Mini Mustang (speedbuild kit) - originally purchased for my father-in-law b/c we thought he might be interested in building them too. After having a hot glue mishap he got upset and pushed them aside and gave them to me.

-FT3D - airframe built, and somewhat painted. Needs electronics.

-Delta Dragon 3 channel pusher - free from a club member. Foam 50"-60" wing, plastic body. Used an FM radio that I couldn't ever get to work. Brushed motor seemed dead too. Would like to convert to brushless and 2.4Ghz.

-Balsa - P51 (nitro) - another RC club swap meet find...think father-in-law picked it up for $100. Don't remember much about as it's sitting at the in-law's house. I remember it was mostly equipped minus the receiver. 50"-60" wingspan, nitro OS engine, fixed landing gear.

RIP (but still open for resurrection)
-FT Super Bee
-FT Mini Scout v1
-FT Long EZ
-Profile Plane

This post, of course, will be updated as things progress/change.
 
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basslord1124

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#9
Looking forward to the Mystery Plane!!
(Even though I know!) 😜
Yeah it's officially out in the open now. :)

Where are you at with the Shrubby?
Just got the plans printed out at this point. Things have been going so nice and easy with the Spit build, I'd say I may dive into the Shrubster here in the next few days or coming week.
 

BATTLEAXE

Well-known member
#10
Not that I am promoting the Shrubby like I usually do, but since I have recognized your flying style on the more relaxed side I will say this plane will be your go to warm up plane. Something that will ease the thumbs and the knees into the rest of your flying session. I can't wait to see you try it out in the maiden, trees be damned, and you may find that your flight could be next to flawless for you. I say next to because there are always variables we can't control but it will trim in super stable and be a treat to burn a full battery and land without incident, prop in tact lol
 

basslord1124

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#11
For the most part, yeah I like relaxing flying. I think STOL planes are cool and can't wait to add the Shrubby to the hangar.

Something that's kinda funny too is that I am using the same motor I used to use in my FT Super Bee way back when. If I were to say squeeze a 4S battery in the Shrubby (which the ESC/motor can handle 4S), then I'd have the complete opposite of a slow relaxing STOL plane. :eek::D
 
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...Something that's kinda funny too is that I am using the same motor I used to use in my FT Super Bee way back when. If I were to say squeeze a 4S battery in the Shrubby (which the ESC/motor can handle 4S), then I'd have the complete opposite of a slow relaxing STOL plane. :eek::D
4s Shrubby...that'd be crazy, it already has unlimited vertical at like 3/4 throttle on 3s:eek:
 

BATTLEAXE

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#13
4s Shrubby...that'd be crazy, it already has unlimited vertical at like 3/4 throttle on 3s:eek:
I cant's say anything for your other planes or warbirds because I haven't built them but as you can tell I think the Shrubby is an amazing versatile plane, 3s is more then enough.
If I were to say squeeze a 4S battery in the Shrubby
A good plane you might want for speed in the mini size with a 4s might be one of the warbirds @Grifflyer or @nerdnic has designed. You want to take your building and flying experience up a notch or two that would be my choice. Mind you I have gotten the FT-22 and versions of to be comparable to speed and power. Mind you I put a ridiculously large motor in that plane and it was nuts, no such thing as to much power!
 

basslord1124

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#14
While 4S would be some crazy fun, I'll stick to 3S for starters. I figure if the plane has still survived a good bit and I've gotten a good feel for it...I may throw in the 4S at some point later just for the heck of it. Might be a good way to retire it. :)

Ya know, the FT-22 has interested me too (well shoot most all of their planes interest me). I may give it a try someday.
 

BATTLEAXE

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#15
While 4S would be some crazy fun, I'll stick to 3S for starters. I figure if the plane has still survived a good bit and I've gotten a good feel for it...I may throw in the 4S at some point later just for the heck of it. Might be a good way to retire it. :)

Ya know, the FT-22 has interested me too (well shoot most all of their planes interest me). I may give it a try someday.
I made 4 prop'n'slot versions of the 22 and enjoyed 3 out of 4 of them. It is definitely a different flying experience, and build too
 

PoorManRC

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#16
Not ever flying a Prop'n'Slot before... Several People say that the FT-22 and the 3 Stem Jets are really good flyers, slow or fast!

You guys got me excited about the ScrubSmacker and it's big brother too. 😊

My very next one will have to be Duster... Request from Greyson! πŸ˜‰
 

basslord1124

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#17
I made 4 prop'n'slot versions of the 22 and enjoyed 3 out of 4 of them. It is definitely a different flying experience, and build too
Yeah...I've never flown one, they kinda have this vibe that they are a good intro into jets.


Not ever flying a Prop'n'Slot before... Several People say that the FT-22 and the 3 Stem Jets are really good flyers, slow or fast!

You guys got me excited about the ScrubSmacker and it's big brother too. 😊

My very next one will have to be Duster... Request from Greyson! πŸ˜‰
I've got some high hopes on the Shrubsmacker. Plus I'm always up for smaller planes to take to my wife's aunt's house.

Yup you better do the Duster! :)
 
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Not ever flying a Prop'n'Slot before... Several People say that the FT-22 and the 3 Stem Jets are really good flyers, slow or fast!

You guys got me excited about the ScrubSmacker and it's big brother too. 😊

My very next one will have to be Duster... Request from Greyson! πŸ˜‰
Scrubsmacker? Never heard of that one, I have heard of a Shrubsmacker. Is the Scrubsmacker some kind of cleaning product?:LOL:

If Greyson wants a Duster, I could shrink it down and send you dimensions so you can build it with a ruler and a triangle.
 
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BATTLEAXE

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#19
they are a good intro into jets.
I would say yes they are, agreed. Not that I have flown any jets but I think it would be a similar experience. They work just like a bank and yank but because they are a pusher mid fuse they seem to drift around corners like a sports car. Straight line handling they are really quick and stable, rolls, loops, and if you keep your speed up in a corner they will track nice too. In a sharp 180 agree turn I found they will still out and takes some throttle to maintain altitude and control. All of which sounds like what jets are like.

I have a thread or two you can pull some references from if you like here and here
 

PoorManRC

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#20
Scrubsmacker? Never heard of that one:LOL:

If Greyson wants a Duster, I could shrink it down and send you dimensions so you can build it with a ruler and a triangle.
That's really nice of you to do! 😊
I asked the Boss if he wants a small one, because @BATTLEAXE had the same idea.... good on too.

The Boss said "No Gampy, big!" That's my orders. πŸ˜‰
I'm glad I didn't show him Bixler's Video on the Monster Duster!! I'd be in deep doo doo. πŸ’©πŸ˜³

Sadly I'll need someone to cut one for me... and these days I'm not keen on asking for any help.
I wish I had a working Printer, or Computer.
Somehow, He IS getting his Dusty! 😊