"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

Building and flying the LST 1/2A Trainer

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Old 05-08-2015, 05:06 PM
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Almost done. Just need to setup the radio gear.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hllywdb View Post
Windows look great. Never thought of just printing them. The gradient makes all the diference in the world. Nice touch on the outline too, gives it a 3d look.
I usually do transparent labels on a colour laser printer, but they pretty much need to go on white covering or the background shows through. What I did on these was print them on white paper, but I put a yellow border around the black trim, so when I cut them out I could if I went slightly off it didn't show as a white mark.

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Old 05-08-2015, 06:23 PM
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Here's a PDF of the windows if anyone wants to use them.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
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Very nice, very nice. Hope we get some video from the maiden.... or at least shortly thereafter. Personally, I have enough to worry about with a maiden to worry with video.
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Well, I haven't flown in a couple of years, so I might need to be on a buddy box. Lol
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Originally Posted by hfenn View Post
The Seawind motor with an 8X6 prop that the Seawing uses, plus a 3 cell 1000-1300 LiPo will give you some great performance.
And on a 4S 1300 with an 8-6 it hauls my Seawind like mad, loads of fun (the added torque is hard on the stock motor mount though, I left a motor on the bottom of the lake and glided home last year after it tore itself out). No doubt when Giorgio gets a bit of time on the sticks he'll start craving more power.

Giorgio - hope everything goes great with your new model! Looks good. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Bipe Flyer View Post
Home made stickers for the windows.

Very nice touch with the windows. Best wishes for the first flights. Looks like a winner!
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All done. Using a 3 cell 2200 mAh battery.
Just waiting for the tx battery to arrive.

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Old 05-21-2015, 09:12 PM
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Finally got it out for a flight. I had been so long since I flew that both my transmitters needed new backup batteries and main batteries. I was surprised I still remembered how to fly. lol It was a pretty blustery day, which you can hear in the video, but it handled the wind pretty well.

My son was able to do a few circuits by the end of his first flying session. His knees were shaking, but he held in there.

Video was shot with my phone, so it's not the best quality.

Maiden Flight
https://youtu.be/OoKpdczw32U Some inverted flight
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Very nice, very nice! I keep hearing "bigger flies better" but that looked smooth as silk!
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Originally Posted by PatrickCurry View Post
Very nice, very nice! I keep hearing "bigger flies better" but that looked smooth as silk!
You know, it's funny you mentioned that. We went out on Saturday and tried a .25 sized trainer because I thought it would be a little easier to take off on the grass and would handle the wind a little better. Often people think that slower responding, larger trainers are easier to learn with, but it was the opposite with my son. He couldn't get used to the delay between his inputs and the plane responding, causing him to hold the stick too long and to over correct. The smaller LST is just as forgiving but responds to stick inputs quite crisply, so we'll be using it in the future.
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It really turned out super..!
Does your son like to look at old model magazines...?
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:54 AM
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Yes, he does. I haven't bought a magazine since before RCM went out of business and they stopped construction articles. We haven't been able to find any mags at the drug/grocery store.
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