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Diamond Demon Flashes New Skin In The Sun

David Millburn from down under (That’s Australia mate) shows off his freshly covered Ben Buckle Diamond Demon. Purchased in late 2013, she’f nearing the fledgling flight! Great color combination. Hopefully he’ll fill us in on radio and power system. She’s … Continue reading

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Slow Stick Bipe Photo’s – Kern Hanson

Check out Kern Hanson’s Slow Stick Bipe creation. I can see parts from various models and he altered the wing mount system to hold the motor a bit higher than the stock setup would have been. The whole point with … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 6

Some final photo’s from Keith: Last two. Attempt to show Orville “flying”. Last photo is from pre-detailing to show rib and spar details. Done with a light brown Prismacolor marker available from craft stores like Michael’s. Put on the bare … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 5

At the field. Note the “cross-country fuel tanks”. Each tank contains two A123 cells inline, housing made of 1/64 ply and card stock. The 4 cells and holders weigh about the same as a 4 amp-hr 3s LiPo pack, but … Continue reading

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Excellent Use of Z Rack N Stack

Dave Baer Writes: Hey Dave, Thanks again for your great customer service I really appreciate it. Take a look at how I used your hangers to get a bunch of planes in a spot that wasn’t being used at all. … Continue reading

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Scratch Building: Transfer A Drawing To Wood

We’re converting a Hobby Lobby Telemaster into a 1928 Fairchild FC-2W2 for a National Parks Service program. This aircraft was the first ever owned by NASA and later the first owned by the National Parks Service. Information link at bottom. … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 3

More details…. Close up of the creative chain drive:

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Project Part 2

You’ll notice a detail here. Keith modified the kit so he could remove the front frame and canard assembly for easier transport. Also notice the rib detail on the foam. Keith told me he purchased a marker intended for furniture … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Project Part 1

This series of posts created from email correspondence between Keith and I. He’s really done a lot of neat things to this kit. Expect a new report every Thursday for at least 5 weeks. Keith is in the AMA Hall … Continue reading

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Can you think out of the block?

I love all things interesting mechanically or engineering wise. Check out this engine project. Great engineering and thought whet into this. You can tell by how simple it is. Any dummy can engineer a solution with great complexity. Genius is … Continue reading

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