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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Keep That Airplane Squeaky Clean

Keep your glow powered airplanes squeaky clean with this home brew cleaner. I've been using this recipe since finding it on the bulletin board last summer. Works great.

5 Cups water
1/2 Cup ammonia
1 Cup alcohol
1 oz Dawn dish detergent (be sure and use Dawn, other brands don't seem to work as well)

Mix well and put in your favorite spritzer bottle.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I saw this on Engadget. The man carrying aircraft are starting to be more like models.
Thanks to a composite carbon fiber bodies and a sub-44 pound drive trains, each weighs less than 154 pounds, hitting the FAA definition for an ultralight vehicle and forgoing the need for a pilot's license. But, while the company is pitching these electric-powered propeller vehicles as flyable straight out of the box, the things are still subject to FAA regulations, so don't expect to go joyriding near a major airport anytime soon -- and then there's the "theoretical operational distance" of 40 miles to contend with. Pricing ranges from €25,000 to €27,000 ($36,380 to $39,290)
 The company site:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JetPack Sets New Flight Record

I want one! Who's going to make the first scale R/C of one?

From New Scientist:
Ever wish you could use a jetpack to fly over traffic? It could soon be possible thanks to a device designed and built by Martin Aircraft of Christchurch, New Zealand. In this video, you can watch a recent outdoor test where the flight lasted seven minutes, a new record for this particular model.

Full story here.

Via New Scientist

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How About a 24 Foot Wingspan Pink Foam R/C Plane?

Have not had much to post lately, so check this out.
He used Polyquest Lipo batteries totaling 6S 10400Mah, Phoenix 80 ESC, and a Hacker C50 14XL with a Hacker planetary 6.7:1 gearbox. Gotta remember this was 5 years ago. Large outrunners were not readily available then. The flight took place at 5:30pm, Badger Prairie St. Park, Madison Wisconsin, April 2 2005.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kiewit P17 Stearman Maiden Flight

60% Scale Stearman PT-17
No other information available at this time.

Via Tony Harris

Monday, April 4, 2011

Campaign Success!

From the AMA Web Site:

Thank you for supporting AMA! Our message has been heard in the nation's capital by Congress and the FAA, so we are suspending our letter-writing campaign as of March 28.
Please regularly check for the latest updates and, if necessary, a resumed campaign to make federal officials understand that regulations on model aviation are both onerous and unnecessary.

2 Cycle Oil To Gas Mixture

Thanks to Tony Harris and "ChunkyPlunker1"