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1/3-scale scratch-built Pietenpol Aircamper — free to good home

Aug 26, 2011 8 Comments

Free to good home!!! One 80% competed 33% scale RC Pietenpol Aircamper. Built from full-size plans from Don Pietenpol’s website. ideal for 40 to 50cc gas engine. Scale Airfoil and all parts to complete. no engine or radio. 9.5″ spoked wheels and Aluminum lift struts included. Only thing I ask is that someone who flies [...]

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RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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The KW Flying Dutchman Scale Rally Sept 10-11th

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

The 42 annual KW Scale Rally is probably the biggest and well known RC event in all of Canada.  This Monster event will have it all and more! So mark your calenders and be there!  Do you go ga-ga for scale than this show is for you.  check the website for details Photos by Peter Merkel  http://www.kwflyingdutchmen.com/scalerally.html [...]

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The Big Jolt

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and [...]

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The Great Canadain HuckFest a 3D Aerial Adventure who’s time has come

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

Its New and its going to happen in Hamilton Ontario Saturday October 1 2011 The Event: —–* This is a FunFly, open to any type of aircraft!! —–* HUCKING / 3D encouraged!! —–* BBQ lunch —–* After lunch, any pilot that wants can do a freestyle routine to their own music —–* Loudest crowd cheer [...]

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Let’s Talk Fuel Lines!

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

On all of my nitro and gasoline-powered airplanes, I use zip ties to secure my fuel lines going from the fuel tank to both the carburetor and the muffler. When routing lines within your airplane, make sure that they can move freely and are not bent in any odd fashion. After all, you need to [...]

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Onboard Camera Mount

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

Ever since purchasing a small camera from Hobby King I’ve been taking onboard videos, also known as FPV (first person view) videos, from my Sig LT-40 Kadet which is electric powered. Up until recently I’ve been simply attaching the camera to the side of the fuselage with velcro. The view was okay, but it was [...]

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New FPV setup

Aug 23, 2011 3 Comments

Hi Everyone! I was on the way back from the field today after being chased out by an approaching storm and I got to thinking about the FPV (First Person View) setup on my LT-40. If you go back in the archives of this blog, you’ll find a few of my amateur looking videos taken [...]

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