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Forum: Seaplanes
01-22-2017, 05:23 PM
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Posted By IfIHadWings

Model Aviation's Sky Skimmer scratch build

Build log for my Sky Skimmer. Warmer months will let me sort out a few more things.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2412554-Model-Aviation-s-Sky-Skimmer-52-waterplane
Forum: Kit Building
03-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

Added micro tailwheel

My original build opted for a tail skid that worked well initially but grew tiresome when trying to take off or land on pavement..which is 95% of my flying. I found a Dubro micro tailwheel that...
Forum: Kit Building
08-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

Very nice! The Gadget will be a relaxing build...

Very nice! The Gadget will be a relaxing build for you...no doubt.
Forum: Kit Building
08-25-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

Very cool ideas. I was at Grayson Hobby's...

Very cool ideas. I was at Grayson Hobby's showroom a couple of weeks ago and they had some 11.1v LED strings ... I didn't ask if they had something I could use with my 2S system on this plane but I'm...
Forum: Kit Building
08-25-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

VG - yes to both questions. The Gadget is a very...

VG - yes to both questions. The Gadget is a very docile, three-channel plane. It handles wind very well, it will fly slow if you want it to and the landings are very predictable. Of course, a lot of...
Forum: Kit Building
08-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1912156Callie Graphics made custom "Gadget" decals for under $10!
Forum: Kit Building
07-03-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Alien Aircraft Gadget

<div>Thanks!</div><div>
</div>Wing span is 28.33"; wing area is 231.8 sq". <div>RTF weight with 2s1000 is 11.4oz. </div>
Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By IfIHadWings

Alien Aircraft Gadget

I received this kit from Model Airplane News after they accepted one of my Tips &amp;Tricks. Although I have seen ads for Alien Aircraft in various magazines, I had not built one. The kit consists of...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-29-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,211
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: WARNING AVOID NITRO PLANES!

R Pilot - Welcome to RCU and the hobby! Both can be addictive...consider yourself warned. :)

Like you, I bought a RTF foamie from Nitro a little over a year ago. It was an emotional purchase that...
01-22-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,163
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Official HZ Champ!! & Micro Flyers thread

Champ, Albatros and Polecat...tons of fun with the same 1s batteries! Just ordered another handful from HK.
Forum: Kit Building
12-23-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Alien Aircraft Gadget

I noticed the motor cover...really finished it off nicely.
Battery hatch sounds like a must and I'll take your tip on the LG.  I saw a YouTube showing this model with micro retracts...I may explore...
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Alien Aircraft Gadget

Thanks, David. Your response was exactly what I was asking for. And the photos are a nice bonus. Your Gadget looks fantastic!
Forum: Kit Building
12-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Alien Aircraft Gadget

<ul> MAN...Model Airplane News.[/list]
Forum: Kit Building
11-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Alien Aircraft Gadget

What motor/ESC/battery/prop combo did you use in the Taylorcraft?
Forum: Kit Building
11-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By IfIHadWings

Alien Aircraft Gadget

I received this kit from a R/C magazine after they selected one of my building tips for an upcoming issue. Needless to say, I was very surprised and excited to have a new kit just before winter.

I...
10-24-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,163
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Official HZ Champ!! & Micro Flyers thread

I have about eight 1S  150 mAh batteries so I can keep the Champ busy for a while.  I have one 1S 165 mAh that really lites it up!  I set my Tx timer at six minutes and I've noticed
minimal power...
10-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Biggest Boat-Anchor of an Airplane EVER!

I agree that the allure of these planes can get a newbie in over their head. The FMS F4U was my second plane after a 15 year hiatus...it was an emotional purchase (I blame growing up in the mid-70's,...
10-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Biggest Boat-Anchor of an Airplane EVER!

Yep... I connected the Airfield/FMS/Nitro dots after reading a British R/C magazine.  I agree that FMS has some amazing planes with extraordinary options at a good price.  But you can search any...
10-03-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Flyzone Switch mods

The Turnigy 3530 is less than $15 from HK...might  be easier to swap the motor.  Good luck!</p>
10-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Flyzone Switch mods

Could you use a 5mm collect as your prop adapter?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/prop-adapter-with-collet-5mm-EFLM1925.  It will likely give you the same distance to clear the cowl.
10-01-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Biggest Boat-Anchor of an Airplane EVER!

I bought the RTF Airfield 1400mm F4U last year and after the Tx/Rx proved themselves worthless (thankfully during bench and taxi tests) I swapped them out and now have no problems.  Nitro did send...
10-01-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Flyzone Switch mods

I had to drill a hole in the stock motor mount to allow the rear collar and shaft to spin freely.  After marking the center of the mounting pattern I slowly drilled successively larger holes until...
09-28-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By IfIHadWings

Flyzone Switch mods

A few photos and list of the mods done to my Flyzone Switch:

* Sensei main gear - slips right into the existing fuse slots. A few minutes with a drill and the blind nuts mount it perfectly.
*...
09-12-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,690
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: Radios

Spectrum DX7s, Tactic TTX 404</p>
Forum: Kit Building
08-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,111
Posted By IfIHadWings

RE: LHS Rant!

I have stopped by two LHSs in past month and noticed one thing missing....kids.  They were notably absent from the stores and especially the R/C area.  We need to bring youth to the excitement and...
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