Here’s an update about what’s going on in the 2010 season. The integral is pictured here with a new undercarriage which was violently torn off minutes after the picture was taken. The Integral is the best flying plane I’ve seen. I just love how it presents itself in the air and the color scheme is […]
The idiot does it again. Although the battery change worked (I bought two just in case) I had a little accident. The battery blew up in my face during soldering so I had to spend a couple of minutes picking plastic bits from my left eye. All the while my safety goggles were hanging from […]
This radio was a christmas present given to me by my parents in 1991 and has seen extensive use. After being replaced by the MC-22 it has served as a backup radio. I planned to start using it again as an easy to carry indoor and small electrics radio when I noticed that the backup […]
I fell for this very simple plywood transmitter tray from Berger Modellbau. The tray is cheap, easy to assemble and very useable. I got one for my dad’s Graupner MX-12 too. I Don’t know if I’ll use it since I am satisfied with the Graupner original but the construction is clever and I’ll make a […]
Have you ever primed the engine, connected the glow driver, flipped the prop only to have the &%¤%¤##%!! engine lock up, backfire, toss the glow clip, loosen the prop nut and generally misbehave? Of course you have. This is something we all live with. With 2-strokes ist just annoying but with 4-strokes it can be […]
I may fly glow engines but when I’m in the workshop all I ever do is charge things! Not visible in the photo is the Laser being charged by a Schulze Lipo card. I’m also charging my DeWalt drill all the time too. I say, I’m as electric as the next man!
A new box! Smaller, lighter but even more room for tools than the previous one. It’s a Graupner “starterbox” # 1691, found in the 2008 news catalog. It has a sort of false bottom where you can put a 12v NiMh battery and lots of stuff you don’t dare to leave behind but never use.
I am now the proud owner of a Schulze LiPo Card 2 field charger. It can charge one lipo pack at a time, up to 4 cells and 3850 mAh charging current. The beooootiful thing is that is has a built in balancer and auto-detects cell and battery type when balancer is connected. Very nice […]
What am I doing? Lots! – Repairing the Saphir II: New Tru-Turn spinner, new prop (APC 13×10 turning 9800 rpm), new covering on the wing (AGAIN!). And taping and sealing off every damned piece of covering I can, a piece flies off every time it flies. – Repairing the red Laser, fitting new wheels (lost […]
In theory, it should provide double fun, double thrust, require twice the power and produce half the noise. Nothing of that will be true, but a better gadgetfactor-to-dollar ratio than a four blade APC 15,5×12 and matching Tru-Turn spinner does not exist, not in this life or on this earth! Central hobbies stocks both and […]