AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 2 – Mechanics

Jan 21, 2015 6 Comments

BUILDING THE MECHANICS: As noted in my intro posting, my first priority for my 700-size Cheyenne project was to build and test fly the mechanics. After all, if I couldn’t get the outrigger tail and variable-pitch pusher prop to work properly, what was the point? First decision was choosing the basic mechanics. Although this is [...]

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Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Project

Jan 20, 2015 5 Comments

A few years back I designed a scale model of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, probably my favorite helicopter of all time.  The experimental Cheyenne featured a variable-pitch pusher prop and small wings, which allowed it to fly much like an airplane and gave it a top speed of nearly 250 MPH.  My Cheyenne was based [...]

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Jun 17, 2014 3 Comments

MAKING FLEXIBLE CONNECTIONS   Foamies have led us to new ways of building and flying model airplanes. They allow us to assemble a plane in hours rather than days or weeks. Because they involve very little investment in terms of money and labor, we no longer need to fear pushing our flying skills to the [...]

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Wires out of control? Try this!

Apr 09, 2014 7 Comments

  Here are three simple ways to wrangle in those wild wires floating around inside your aircraft. From left to right: cable tie available in different sizes, Velcro cable ties and just some good old-fashioned electrician’s tape. Tidy Strips, available from Model Aviation Products (modelaviationproducts.com), are perfect for cleaning up wire (and air lines) in [...]

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Ares Tiger Moth 75: A ready-to-fly nano-micro indoor flyer

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

When you open the box, you see what’s meant by nano micro! This nicely assembled 3-channel indoor flying Ares Tiger Moth 75 has a span of only 11.4 inches and a flying weight (with 1S 50mAh LiPo battery) of only 14 grams. As a molded sport scale model, the Tiger Moth, which is distributed by [...]

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Flyzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek

Sep 26, 2013 2 Comments

Here’s a sneak peek of the Flyzone de Havilland Tiger Moth review from the upcoming January 2014 issue of Electric Flight magazine which will be on the newsstands shortly. Some behind the scenes pix of our test flight. The Tiger Moth performs nicely at my RC club’s flying field with calm conditions, like many other [...]

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ArmSafe: now with a white (or black) base

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

The ArmSafe® Arming Base includes the parts for installing the Base into one RC model. The user supplies the wire and shrink tubing as required. The base is very compact, it measures only 1.0″ diameter x 0.55″ deep, making it very easy to install into most RC models. The ArmSafe® System was created to improve [...]

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Kingston Father’s Day Fun Fly Weekend — Round Two

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments

  Had a great time at the event! if only I could get in some more practice I might fly better! After all said and done, I placed 6th in Sportsman Class :^)  

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