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Crank

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pgk,
The original radio is a console the size of a toolbox and has to be plugged into a wall. If you feel brave and have a fire extinguisher handy, you are welcome to try plugging it in LOL! For now I'm using a DX6i.

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Hahahaha I kind of figured that was the direction you were going! Oh, and no thanks on plugging that console in.. LOL
 

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I fly the Beam Avantgarde 600 size electric heli shown in my avatar.
A 4 HP motor on 44 Volts (nominal, it's a bit more). It's quite fast.
It feels light in the air - and it should, since it weighs only 3.3 kg fully loaded.
I also have a Goblin 500 - nice, but I don't love it as much as my Beam.

I believe in 2018 it'll be 40 years since I started. Back then it was planes only.

Cheers
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Here are the last two remaining models I have. I used to fly model airplanes all the time until I started to get near sighted and loose fine detail out at distances. I started dumping planes into the dirt because I had trouble figuring out if they were banking left or right when the sun would hit them in certain ways.

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Or do what I'm doing - get bigger planes! :big grin:

-Ron
That reminds me of out annual model plane gathering over at Wright Patterson AFB. There was this guy that had a 3/4" scale Edge 540. He was not allowed to fly it because it was too big, but he did fire it up and run it for a minute or so. The engine was a 4 cylinder, 1000cc two stroke engine. I think it produced something like 400 lbs of thrust. It was insane.
 

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I still have a rc10 buggy somewhere, but always wanted to make a styrofoam fishing boat with real down riggers
 

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That reminds me of out annual model plane gathering over at Wright Patterson AFB. There was this guy that had a 3/4" scale Edge 540. He was not allowed to fly it because it was too big, but he did fire it up and run it for a minute or so. The engine was a 4 cylinder, 1000cc two stroke engine. I think it produced something like 400 lbs of thrust. It was insane.
Wow! That would have been a sight to see. At some point a when building a 3/4 scale a guy has to start to wonder if it wouldn't make more sense to refurb and RC a full size bird? :wink:

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I've had an RC lawnmower in mind too. Some day I'll have the time, too busy mowing the lawn for now. I was thinking about maybe RC plus GPS guidance... RC to drive it to the patch of grass, GPS to do the rest.
 

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Just noticed this forum. I'm into RC fixed wing. Not much machining involved in planes but I do make muffler adaptors and motor mounts occasionally.



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That is until one starts to make his own engines :D !!
HA! Even if I had the capability (which I don't) I would never fly a plane with the kind of investment that a shop built engine would entail. My motto is never fly a plane you can't afford to crash. There's a lot of electronics in a plane (transmitter, receiver, half dozen servos) any one of which can make your plane do a figure 9. I have a biplane that I've been flying 20 times a season for 5 years without incident and I have another plane that has had 3 crashes do to various equipment failures in one season. Chinese electronics are a crap shoot.
 

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I am into RC anything that will fly. My smallest RC plane has a 9 inch wingspan and weighs less than one ounce flying weight,. My smallest heli is a 6 inch rotor dia that I have flown in the house many times. at the other end of the spectrum I have a big plane with a 62cc gas engine, another that has a real jet turbine engine, and another that I am still building that should have a top speed in level flight of around 250 MPH, faster coming out of a dive.
If it flies I am interested.

Making custom pats for all these flying contraptions is what originally got me into machining. Why buy a part off the shelf for a buck when you can spend a week making it yourself for $20?????
 

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Making custom pats for all these flying contraptions is what originally got me into machining. Why buy a part off the shelf for a buck when you can spend a week making it yourself for $20?????
Aint dat da troof!
 

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I originally got into machining because I was a gearhead. Having some one else make my driveshafts, motormounts, suspension bushings, ect off site proved to be too expensive and prone to producing parts that had to be redone. I also make a lot of specialty tools like the set I needed to rebuild my outboard motor lower unit. Yamaha wanted $800 and I built them after a $50 trip to the scrap yard. And, of course, I love building rifles.
 

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I fly small (<1200mm) foam planes and, 5" quadcopters, but less often. At least once a week I head out to a nearby lot and bash my buggies. RC is good therapy.
 

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My first RC plane was a Junior Falcon, which was a Goldberg balsa kit model. I powered it with a Cox Thimble Drome 0.049 Baby Bee engine. My controls were a single channel Controlaire transmitter paired with a single channel receiver and rubber-band powered escapement which drove the rudder-only control.

After numerous crashes, I finally got the plane to fly. But several successful flights later, the thing got caught in a thermal, yet to be seen again. I had my contact information on the plane and am still waiting for someone to call me and return it. But I am starting to lose hope --- after 59 years.

Before RC, I played around with U-Control planes and tether cars. At least, the tether car never took off on me - it's still around, but needs an engine re-build.

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I have two 1/5 scale cars and was competing nationally, my club car is an FG all alloy, the race car is an RS5, I can post a photo or two if anyone is interested. I found that a lathe is great especially when checking straightness of drive shafts etc,
Nick
 
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