Build pics and a flight report from the little retro-racer Graupner Chico with a very nice Enya .15 in the nose.
I was lucky to get hold of a modern replica of this 1977 kit. It builds nicely, and I will ditch the silly Cox dummy engine in favor of a real engine. An Enya .15 fits nicely in the nose with a few modifications.
Wow! The Nürnberg spielwarenmesse starts today and as always Graupner releases their news catalog. Download it here Updated: Here’s a video from Airmix where they show some menu screens from the MX-24S and fondle the prototype. Almost one year later, the radio is still not available. It makes you wonder, as the next Nuremberg toy […]
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 […]
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.
The list of items to go into the Laser is getting pretty complete: Servos Hitec HS-6635HB x2 (Wings) Hitec HS-5985MG x2 (Elevator, Rudder) Hitec HS-475HB (Throttle) Battery Emcotec DPSI mini dual power with magnetic switch Graupner (Kokam) 2S 800mAh LiPo x2 Receiver Graupner SMC-16 Scan 7 channel SPCM synth Radio Graupner MC-22 I’m missing tailgear, […]
DSCN2577, originally uploaded by aerowold. The new 1,5ah Flight Power battery and two new C261 servos for the elevator and rudder. The servos are amazingly small AND you can fit standard servo horns. The old waypoint-like servos are really disgusting and will be used in the Bluebird project. The battery has a different connector than […]
Radio: Graupner MC-22The Graupner MC-22 is a fantastic radio! Notice the three-way stick-switch which is an add-on that enables you to switch flight modes without taking your hand off the stick. I use this to toggle full rudder throw on the way up during stall turns, and to switch all rates to high before entering […]