Monday, April 27, 2015

Two new projects

Recently I went to my local hobby shop sponsored flea market (RC Country for those in the Sacramento area).  They hold this event once a year in April.  These are great ways to find awesome deals on any sort of RC gear!  This year I went as early as I could and arrived at 7:00am.  Just driving up I could tell that I was late to the game as I had to park several blocks away!  I found out that sellers were there as early as 5:00pm the previous day and some had sold stuff as early as 11:00pm the previous day.  Surprisingly enough there were still a lot of bargains to be had.

I had $60.00 in my pocket burning a hole and I was not leaving without a new project plane.  Well, I ended up with two project planes!  One a serious project and one a fun project.  The biggest deal of all was that I did not spend any of my 60 dollars!  That's right!  I got both planes for free!  Ok, one is a little indoor/outdoor foamy but it had all its parts including motor, esc, servos, and receiver.  Well the receiver was an old 72MHz so I'll have to swap that out.

The left photo shows all the parts and after I broke the tail off.  I forgot to get a photo before starting.  On the right is a photo that shows the tail on but it was crooked and epoxied on (and a not very good job).

The other is a nice 44in. balsa profile 3D plane.  The bad part(s) is that it has damage to the wing leading edges and a fracture in the fuselage right behind the wing.  Also it was gas and I'll be converting it to electric.

Well, I think I have my work cut out for me!  My upcoming posts will be progress updates for each so stay tuned to see how they turn out.

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