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other toys and projects

Postby artib270 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:56 pm



this is what i build when im not doing autobody,or building dirt track race cars,or working on and riding my goldwing or my ninja.like most guys i got way to many projects,hobbys,and toys!im gonna be scared to fly this one when its done!
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Postby actionpack » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:05 pm

8-) now thats a nice plane , looking good
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Postby Steve F » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:22 pm

I thought that skick-building was a lost art. Lookin good 8-)
Yeah, I'd be afraid to fly that too, but I haven't flown for decades :lol:
As they say in show biz, "break a leg"!
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Postby artib270 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:46 pm

ive been building and flying rc airplanes for twenty five years.i enjoy the building moreso than the actual flying.now they have foam planes that are way easier to build and way less expensive and way less time consuming to build.i used to build a large balsa plane kit in a few weeks when i was young,but now it takes months with family and kids and old age lol! i dont fly as well as what the real old serious guys can and theres young kids now that perform stunts and hovering like pros.i have an rc simulator to practice and ive learned to hover these new aerobatic lightwieght foam planes.its a blast!if you crash a foamy plane well you only lose maybee 100$ if i crash my biplane well nearly 1000$ lost and months and months of craftsmanship reduced to splinters! so when i finish her up i will just hope to take off,circle a few times and land her in 1 piece succesfully.i still gota install a 400$ nitro motor,all the servos and reciever,and covering,prop,landing gear,hardware,etc etc.i hope to fly it this summer i will post pics as i finish her up and il video the first flight and post it on you tube.if you guys want to see some flights with on board camera or me on my ninja with onboard camera go to artib270 on youtube.i havent rode my goldwing with the camera yet but will soon.i just gota paint it and fine tune a few things this month.i also have a small hobby shop and have rc planes and rc cars n trucks for sale and many new parts,if anyone needs any cool toys let me know artib270@att.net il send you pics.life is either work or play for me i hate sleep!

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Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 am

When I was in flight school, they closed our airport for a day for the city to have an "aviation day" - giving rides to kids, etc. One of the runways was set up for the RC guys to use to demonstrate their airplanes, and we watched them for a while.

In the afternoon, one guy brought out a giant B-17 that he had spent years building. It had a good 5 or 6 foot wingspan, four engines, it looked perfect. This was to be its very first flight. Quite a crowd gathered to watch.

He started up all four engines, tested the control surfaces one last time, and taxied down to the end of the runway. Another quick check, and he throttled up. Quite a noise! It quickly accelerated down the runway, and he gently lifted it into the air. It made it about ten feet into the air, rolled inverted and nose-dived into the runway, smashing into a million pieces.

I don't know - I just can't see myself spending hundreds of hours building something that I could very well just destroy in seconds.

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Postby thrasherg » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:59 am

That looks really nice, I fly RC helicopters (6 foot rotor diameter), also a very expensive hobby, and one where the helicopter ends up in a pile of broken parts much more quickly than an airplane!!! At least planes fly, helicopters fly just like bricks!! But I find it very rewarding.. When I was in my Mid 30's my wife and I built a Rotorway Exec 2 seater kit helicopter and we both passed our helicopter licenses in it, but when the kids were born she said it was too dangerous (I couldn't really disagree!) and it had to go, so I got my kicks flying RC helicopters.. I would love to get back into flying the real thing, but it is so expensive to fly these days!! Not that the RC models are cheap, I fly electric and the batteries alone are more than $1000 each (and I need 2 in each helicopter)!! Post some pictures as you progress on the build..

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Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 pm

thrasherg wrote:That looks really nice, I fly RC helicopters (6 foot rotor diameter), also a very expensive hobby, and one where the helicopter ends up in a pile of broken parts much more quickly than an airplane!!! At least planes fly, helicopters fly just like bricks!! But I find it very rewarding.. When I was in my Mid 30's my wife and I built a Rotorway Exec 2 seater kit helicopter and we both passed our helicopter licenses in it, but when the kids were born she said it was too dangerous (I couldn't really disagree!) and it had to go, so I got my kicks flying RC helicopters.. I would love to get back into flying the real thing, but it is so expensive to fly these days!! Not that the RC models are cheap, I fly electric and the batteries alone are more than $1000 each (and I need 2 in each helicopter)!! Post some pictures as you progress on the build..

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You need to transition that hobby into a business! It's big bucks for the real estate agents... http://www.skycamusa.com/realestate.shtml

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Postby thrasherg » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:24 pm

I often attach cameras and my "GoPro" camera to the helicopter and go flying just to watch the video and pick out a few frames!! I often wondered about real estate photography, but I suspect the liability insurance would be quite expensive!! There is very little noise as they are electric, but they still can do a lot of damage when they crash!!

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Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:57 pm

Here's one for you...360 mph. One moment of inattention, and this thing would be gone!




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Postby Pam » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:18 pm

She is licensed and ready for paint, once that is done the interior
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Postby artib270 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 pm

i got a friend in charlotte with a nitro heli with a 5 foot blade length,its huge he only wants around 1000$ its only been flown 1 time.i only fly helis on the simulator.we attach a small inexpensive camera to our planes,its like a small car door remote to unlock your car doors on a keychain.well thats what it looks like.only cost 10$ we velcro the mini cam to our planes and take videos from way high above.you can see over a mile easy.we also had the realtor idea but never pursued finding potential customers.we have a glider that we put a brushless motor on and we take it really high and you can litterally put the controller on the ground and smoke a ciggarette and the plane just hangs out and awaits your return to the controls!this is the best plane to take videos for the realtor idea.i think i may go check out a few realtors and see if they would be interested.i wont charge much hell getn paid to play!the glider is plastic n foam,its only worth 100$ and its so easy to fly a 7 year old could land it.a go pro is kinda expensive and heavy.these little keychain cam take nice videos at slower speeds.if we get to radical with our faster planes video stumbles a bit.i also put the cam on my ninja 600rr and at 140-160 mph the video isnt pefect but around a 100 works great.
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Postby artib270 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:01 pm

hey pam to bad you live in canada!? my son and i restore and custom paint cars and trucks we really enjoy doing the old muscle cars nice mopar!big block?4 speed?

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Postby artib270 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:14 pm

wow! that jet is crazy fast! im building a jet also but mine is gonna be propeller and nitro engine,not that fast,your correct you could lose sight of that plane and never be able to find it.cool video!plus it could kill someone only a pro should fly that,im only semi pro lol

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Postby Pam » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:31 pm

She is just a 318 automatic, but numbers matching. Found the build sheet under the drivrs seat

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Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:13 am

i've been r&r-ing some older snowblowers but unfortunantly we haven't had any snow
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Postby actionpack » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:52 am

that was a mean jet , don't even no how they keep track of it , 8-)
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Postby actionpack » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 pm

Pam wrote:She is licensed and ready for paint, once that is done the interior

looks like a fun project , good luck with the build 8-)
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Postby actionpack » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:58 pm

them were some nice rideing routes , we have some good 1's here to , the towns are 20 miles Part , gonna miss my ride , the wife and i traveled alot of diff routes here , hell , i'v been missing it ever sence it rode away ,
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Postby binder49 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:48 pm

long winter days bored in the garage is to blame for this. 8hp bar stool
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Postby thrasherg » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:50 pm

binder49 wrote:long winter days bored in the garage is to blame for this. 8hp bar stool


There's a distinct lack of suspension here!! But looks like quite a laugh...

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Postby fysty-1 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Pam wrote:She is licensed and ready for paint, once that is done the interior

Ah this old broad is just a sucker for a Charger or Challenger. Is that a 70? Angela aka fysty-1
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Postby actionpack » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:51 pm

binder49 wrote:long winter days bored in the garage is to blame for this. 8hp bar stool

nice build on the bar stool 8-)
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Postby Pam » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:43 pm

fysty-1 she is a 74 last of the old beats. Can't wait until I can driver her . But then I will have to decide to ride or drive. That is going to make for some decision making. Once she is painted I can probobly get the interior done in a week or so. Still have to decide on what tires and rims to put on as well. Any one got any sujestions :?:

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Postby Al Waters » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:52 pm

I admire you guys that can fly planes and copters. I was never very good at it so I opted for boats 20 plus years a go. This is one of too many. :P
But they sure are fun to race.

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Postby fysty-1 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:21 pm

Just saw a news report on a guy in Saskatewan that was so much into RC that he is using RC bulldozes, diggers & dump trucks to dig out his basement. This was a news ribbon so they didn't say how long he expected this to take but I bet it will save him a "ton" of money. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D


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