Thursday, August 17, 2006

On vacation

Will be away until August 23rd. Wife and I are traveling to Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Updates when I get back!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The FX Cirrus

Work has begun to get the FX-Cirrus pictured above flight ready. The wing shown mounted actually had a broken spar. That was fixed this evening. In addition, a new dark blue elevator was cut and control horn was mounted. Robert, the guy I bought the plane from, had an extra light blue wing and elevator. I will be keeping those as spares.

This plane will have an OS 40 FP mounted to the nose. Will keep you posted.

The Blue Devil (Demon) has also had some recent work done to it. The wing is now bolt on and has some extra reinforcement added to it. Mike from the club folded his demon wing on a hard landing. Mind you, that was with the gear mounted in the wing. Since mine is now mounted in the wing, he suggested the reinforcement.

So many projects, so little time (sigh)...

More flying today...

Got in 4 more flights today on the Easy Goer! That is a total of 8 flights with 3 deadstick landings on the field! I am getting better at deadsticking :) Special thanks to fellow flyer Mike for getting my TT 40 tuned correctly. The Easy Goer seems to be slightly under powered with the 40. But, it flies great as a trainer and the landings are floats! She just really floats nice!

Afternoon was fantastic for flying! Although there was some strong wind at times, the Easy Goer flies with no bad tendencies. Got a lot of comments at the field on how well she is built and flies!

Until next time....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Flight of the Easy Goer

Well this past Sunday I was finally able to fly one of my new planes. The photo above shows the Easy Goer with the dihedral wing mounted. Flew the plane with that wing first. Wind was about 8-10 mph and the day was very hot. I am guessing mid 90's. I have mounted on the Easy Goer a Thunder Tiger 40. I had bought this engine off of ebay and this was my first attempt at starting it. Fortunately, it started easy but was a pain in my behind to get adjusted right. After almost an hour of messing around I finally had it running well enough to fly. Still needs some fine tuning but it worked for now.

The Easy Goer with the dihedral wing flew well. Fairly stable. That was after I cart wheeled it 3 times on take off. Seems my trims were way off! LOL Thank god it is a SPAD! Anyway, after two flights I put on the straight wing. Much faster and I liked the handling even better. So much so I ran 3 more tanks out of her. Was very fun to fly. The 40 with a 10 x 6 prop pulled her around at a reasonable speed. Can not wait to fly her again! Oh, and have the engine tuned correctly!

I have included the FX-Hobbies web site in the links section on the right side of this page. Go and check out their planes!