Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Planes - All Scratch Built


Just some of the planes I built.  The main material is foam board from National Bookstore, reinforce with bamboo skewers, or spruce and balsa and some with carbon fiber tubes or strips. I enjoy scratch building them as much as flying.  Scratch building keeps my mind active, my hands busy and my drawing skills sharp.

 "the DREAM"  also known as MANTIS
- Semi-profile fuse
- WS at 46"
- Controls are E/R/T
- Motor: Brushless outrunner 2408-21 with GWS EP0947 prop
- Battery: Dualsky LiPo 3s1P at 11oo mAh

Profile P51
- WS at 44"
- Motor: Himax BL with gearbox on GWS 1047 prop
- Control: A/E/T
- Battery 3S1P LiPo at 1100 mAh

Fat OV-10
- Profile fuse with 2 IPS-A motors, 9070 prop on each
- WS at 30"
- Controls are E/R/T
- Battery: 3S1P Lipo at 620 mAh
- AUW at 12 oz.

- Full fuse with 40" WS 
- Powered by a BL motor
- Controls are A/E/T

Profile A-10
- Controls are ailerons/elevator/throttle
- WS at 32"
- Motors are two Mabuchi 250s (from Tamiya) with 4025 props on each.
   I run out of IPS motors, that's the reason for the 250s and it did not do well. After several flights, one of the motor over heated and burnt. 
   I love A-1os.

Mini Fokker Eindecker EIII
- GWS IPS-A motor with a 9047 slow prop
-WS at 32"


V-tail trainer
-GWS IPS-A motor on 9047 slow prop
-2S1P 6oo mAh LiPo battery
-WS at 30"

Here are some first on this plane:
• this is my very first scratch built plane to use a foamboard
• my first plane to use a lipoly battery. no more nicads or the likes on my planes.
• my first plane to use my Hitec Optic6.  before that, my venerable Futaba Attack4 is my main tx.
• my first plane to actually do a ROG (raised off ground).  all of my planes i usually hand-launch.
• this is the plane i used to train myself on proper landing.  before that, all my landings i considered crashes. hehe.


Monday, May 25, 2009

My Last Flight at Sta. Lucia


Minutes after Irene finished taking this video, a bike-riding security guard approached and informed us that the site, a vacant residential area at the back of SM City Fairview owned by Sta. Lucia Property is closing it's gate to all rc fliers and is therefore discouraging the use of the site as a rc fly zone. Security of the place and safety of the people are the main reasons he gave and also as per order of Sta. Lucia management.

Just as I am starting my return to rc flying, the site where I do my sortees is grounding all would be earthbound pilots in the area.

(by the way, the noises you can hear are sounds of vehicles in the area. not the BL motor. hehe)


preparing for flight

(photo and video courtesy of icy)


Sunday, May 24, 2009

She is back! I am back!


After a battery leak ruined my four year old Hitec Optic 6, now she is back. Many thanks to Anthony Ballesteros of Bullet Hobby (Pasig), who also consults for Hitec RCD Philippines who made a quick fix on my TX.

Well, it looks like I am back to flying again.


Hold! Take 2!


With a few "keepers" hanging on my wall, I'll try rejuvinating this blog.

"One you've tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth
with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been,
and there you will always long to return."