A bit of News from the San Antonio Annex to Hell... I just made a deal which pleases my wife no end; I thinned out my herd to the tune of 1 complete Heli (My LeadersHobby/Hausler450) and a spare complete Aeolian frame for same. In return, I got a fellow flying club member who's higher than a kite with his new REALΒ*Heli, and a complete kit of RF 6.0 + 6.5 Upgrade W/Futaba Elite Controller (That's a good thing, right?) to call my very own. [img][/img]
It really is a good deal for both of us; he's been between jobs for a while and has had to sell off much of his stable, and as such ''has flown the wheels off his Real Flight''. Meanwhile, as you may know, I'm software-buying-money poor, but have accumulated a fair-sized collection over the last couple years of ''trying to find the perfect match'' so am relatively helicopter-rich. This should help me develop some much-needed ''fundamental flying skillz'', and I may actually be semi-competent once I finish my .050 size Cub. [img][/img]
I'm trying to decide whether I need to take the Hausler 450 out of my sig; while I DIDΒ*give up the FS-CT6B radio, I STILL have 2 1/2 complete spare chassis, one of which I've had half-built for months now. I guess it's time to do an inventory anyways; this'll be an excuse to ''litter up half the living room widdall muh junk''. My wife will NOTΒ*be so pleased about THAT. [img][/img]
It's OK; she gets along fairly well with my addiction. And SHEΒ*bought me the Cub, so I know she's a keeper.[img][/img]
Hugh - Noice lawnmower motor you got on there booboo! [img][/img] I hope my J3 Cub turns out half as nice; it won't have that lovely brappity-brappity-brapp to it, but then I won't be coming home smelling like an oil refinery, either. Big plus on the ''Domestic Tranquility'' front there.
I've gotten the Great Planes GPMQ1855
gear on it; I found that if I overlapped the halves so the inner set of screws line up, it fits my chassis PERFECTLY. I bent mine in a 5'' vise to make the overlap flush; the centerline of the wheels (ie, the coathanger temporary axle) is 13'' wide and 4'' from the belly vs 12'' wide & 3 1/4'' with the stock gear, so not quite scale... but then, without the springers, really not scale anyhoo.
I'm planning to put 4'' or 4 1/2'' balloonies or tundra tires on it instead of the 3''ers you can see on it since my club meets at a local soccer field with short-clipped grass; if I don't like the look of it with the bigger dognuts on there, I may cut the wheel mounting flanges off and bend new ones right at the bottom line of the original gear dress-up panels which you can see I've already bonded on them with silicone RTV sealant.
There's always room for one more...