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FT What Did You Do RC Today : Caution Offtopic At All Times

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
was a fun day flying, wicked cross wind, but that just added to the flavor. as we say at our club, "A real pilot can handle that..." :LOL:

also a productive day on the build front.

did some work on my mini-guinea, got the 2 ESC back in time. kinda hard to fly a twin when 1 motor goes to up to 10 and the other to 2. :sneaky:

finally finished my rebuild of the FT Explorer. for an FPV/Camera/Video platform this thing is exactly what the doctor order, and for cheap.

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also got the paint sprayed on the Demon. pretty happy with it. this is not my first time using balsa and CA, but you would think as much as i glued my fingers together so far. :rolleyes:

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next, do i finish the Pun Jet that we want to drop out of @Rasterize 's Guinea Pig? start a new mini 3D build? or, stop stalling and finish the Demon? :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
 
was a fun day flying, wicked cross wind, but that just added to the flavor. as we say at our club, "A real pilot can handle that..." :LOL:

also a productive day on the build front.

did some work on my mini-guinea, got the 2 ESC back in time. kinda hard to fly a twin when 1 motor goes to up to 10 and the other to 2. :sneaky:

finally finished my rebuild of the FT Explorer. for an FPV/Camera/Video platform this thing is exactly what the doctor order, and for cheap.

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also got the paint sprayed on the Demon. pretty happy with it. this is not my first time using balsa and CA, but you would think as much as i glued my fingers together so far. :rolleyes:

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next, do i finish the Pun Jet that we want to drop out of @Rasterize 's Guinea Pig? start a new mini 3D build? or, stop stalling and finish the Demon? :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
Finish the demon!!!:D
 
I have been working quietly with a handful of others testing the "next" iteration of Tri-Flight, based on BetaFlight 4.1. Have yet to get any air time, but the preliminary bench testing is going well. Had to dust off my *flight skills since I have mostly been flying dRonin firmware.

Cheers!
LitterBug
 
I realized that a while back I was given a bunch of planes and various rc plane hardware including a bunch of nitro engines.
One of them is a very nice fiberglass cessna, I would just have to make new foam wings for it and slap my 25 size nitro engine in it and it would work just fine, I just need to get fuel and tubing/tanks.

Also considering the fact im currently working on getting a runway setup, that could be fun.
 
The engines that I currently have in a box
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From left to right: OS max 35, magnum GP 25, AP 06 and unknown little thing.
They all seem in working order exept the 25 that has a broken fuel needle but I have spare parts so it is an easy fix.
I need to get some tubing and fuel tanks but I think I will try to revive the 06 first and put it in a flying wing, as I said the 25 will probably go into the cessna and the 35 probably in a VG-33.
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PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
@thenated0g Hiya mate long time no see welcome back. Hows things out your way

@Fluburtur Hit them with some after run oil if they have been sitting a long time and free them up by hand before jumping in and starting them up. The bearings and sleeves dry up and a cold start with no lubrication makes for a really bad day. Speaking of I need to hit my OFNA motor in my franken truck and give that a few spins again so that doesn't get flat spots from sitting dormant.