Thoughts from the workbench of Radical RC. The online retailer of electronics and kits for radio control aircraft. Dave Thacker shares his thoughts and knowledge of electronics, batteries, kit design and overall enjoyment of the hobby.
Gil Weiss from southeast PA sends a beautiful photo of his Micro Stick. Just test flown. Looks Great Gil!
Several years ago I built a Micro Stick. The kit went together very nicely. The little plane sat on a shelf until today. I enjoyed the last nice day of calm warm weather here in SE PA and test flew the plane. It was a real Hoot! Flew great and had an unbelievable roll rate. Landed fine. Other than add some more “expo”, no changes were required. I will keep this plane in my active fleet from here on out.
I know you are interested in getting young folks interested in Model
Aviation. Last Saturday my club helped at the NASA Space and Rocket Center
Aviation Challenge event. Here is a photo of me planting the seed with a
little one (he was thrilled). Later I introduced his dad to flying and we
“set the Hook”.
Enjoyed watching a CV-22 Osprey arrive in front of our shop. The United States Air Force Museum is across the street from “US”. Osprey pilot dusts the snow off our roof. 😉 He put on a short airshow, bank angles easily up to 70 degree’s and a nice dirty pass with the rear ramp open. What a view we have here.
“Hello Dave…just a quick note about my recent order with you folk. All to often we let opportunities slip by to offer commendation and I didn’t want to let this one pass. I just had to say many thanks for you prompt shipping and the incredible products you have made available for the little Dremel 580 Table Saw. Your “table saw set up jig kit” is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I was getting so frustrated trying to get my newly acquired 580 saw properly set up that I was ready to sell it and simply go back to using my full sized Dewalt 745 when I stumbled across you site and accessories. In my humble opinion I think everyone should own your setup jig! What a wonderful and totally affordable accessory that takes all the guess work and frustration out of saw setup. Keep up the good work and I hope all the other accessories pictured on your site such as the miter slot slides will at some point be made available as well.
One of my favorite events. This is a smaller event where I get some time to fly and participate myself. Dry camping is available on site. It’s in the back of a horse farm inside of a practice sulky track. An interesting setting to say the least. It’s a very well groomed grass strip. Yes, you can get a ducted fan in and out on it’s gear here. There are often many scratch built models here to enjoy. See you there.
Check out this fantastic workmanship. In this video you’ll find every reason why you need to get yourself to Triple Tree at least once. Don’t miss out.
Notes from the author of the video:
The Joe Nall Fly-In, which is hosted by the very generous Pat Hartness at his estate in Woodruff South Carolina is possibly the largest radio controlled model aircraft event found anywhere on the planet. And as a model aviation enthusiast I am captivated by the thousands of beautiful aircraft and have great admiration for the piloting skill of those who travel to the event from all over the world.
But for me it is the event itself which keeps drawing me back and each time I drive through the magnificent front gates at Triple Tree Aerodrome I soon forget about the twelve hour journey it took to get there. You see, for seven days in May each year, the Joe Nall Fly-In is our little slice of heaven on earth that we call home. A magical place where people of vastly different ages, religions, occupations, and wealth come together for a common cause and to forget about the stresses of life.
I could have easily filled my slideshow with pretty photos of model airplanes but in doing so I would have done a great disservice to those who have never experienced Joe Nall. Hopefully you will be inspired by my video and perhaps you could join our family next year.
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Comments from Dave:
OK, you all know me, I can’t help myself. I have to put up resistance to the Objectors to Liberty wherever they reside. The fact that you or I couldn’t offer to pay this film maker even $1 to get those aerial shots for us is an Objection to Liberty. What’s wrong with Liberty I ask you? As a society, we need to identify these people who want to control and hamstring us as what they are. There are forces at this very moment attempting to prevent the very video you just enjoyed along with other activities in our hobby. Let us reject their ideology of control and force wherever we see it. Let us reject the Objectors to Liberty. If successful, at the very least, we’ll have more great video’s of our country’s best events!!!!
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 Slow Stick mods is to do it your way. Great Job Kern!
Dave here’s a few pictures of a Slow Stick Bi-Plane I built using a couple of your SS hop up parts. It’s very stable and fly’s nice and slow 🙂
I am relatively new to RC Flying and want to commend Radical RC on a truly great site, company, etc. that offers great products at good prices with GREAT service. In addition, a few times I called Radical to discuss and ask about specific items and your people were totally helpful and knowledgeable.
Keep up the good work. I recommend Radical RC to all my flying buddies.
Attached are couple photos of my finished Ben Buckle Super 60 kit I bought from Radical RC last year. I’m pleased with the way it turned out and the kit was pretty nice, I would build another BB kit one day.
Its covered with Sig Koverall and painted with Brodak dope, power is an OS 25AX, 3 channel control using JR equipment.