Monday, July 30, 2012

Another Great Modeler Passes

Some sad news today, the passing of Giovanni "Ninneto" Ridenti of Rome, Italy

His Duchessa: 1st place in the Concours and in the "C" Ignition flyoffs
http://www.rcrclub.it/eventi/pensacola/pensacola.htm

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Best RC Transmitter Antenna Direction

It seems like everybody at the flying field points their transmitter antennas in a different direction. I’m talking about the spread spectrum or 2.4 GHz radio systems. These antennas have a blind spot at the end of their tips. They also have the strongest signal at about a 45 degree circle around the tip. Pointing the antenna straight up or forward risks pointing the end of the antenna directly at the model. I have noticed that folks either lean their transmitter forward or back and they do not seem to know they are  Continue reading......

Friday, July 13, 2012

Earl Stahl "Gypsy" 8 Ounce Wakefield, covered entirely in regular polyspan, Higgins Fade proof ink used for the color. Site is a little over 7 minutes from my house

I did not have anyone with me to take a launch picture. I weighed the motor, 36" long, 24 strands of 1/8 FAI Tan II from the 90's and it was (I think) 2.83 ounces. I put in a little over 200 turns on the first flight and it flew well actually getting up there to my surprise. My second and last flight showed 472 turns on the winder and it got up quite high, picture in the air to follow. The glide can best be described as "floaty" or superb. Cheers, cccnh out in the Rural American West, Lewistown, Montana, home of The Greater Central Montana Co-Prosperity Sphere p.s. this model was built in about 1997 or '98 and this is the second prop which is much better than the first one. Very little vibration. Having a swell gin and tonic and basking.

The "Gypsy" still climbing, the air was dead calm


Karl Gies

Sylph

Servo Connector Caps

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

From Vladimír Švec: More Photos of the 2012 Eurochamps



LaTorre Alert

Ubiquitous Bomber

Peerless Panther

Stardust Special

Shereshaw Nimbus


Enlarged Folly

PB-2

Lanzo Airborn


The remainder of the 213 photos can be viewed here.