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Maiden flight of a 6 (six!) meters span Piper J3 Cub made from scratch in Portugal

May 22, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s a pleasure to showcase here a friend’s project that finally came to life… it’s a HUGE Piper J3 Cub (55%), perfectly built.

The maiden flight was piloted by the great Pedro Precioso, as he’s simply the best pilot we all know. We use to say that in his hands even a rock can fly… πŸ™‚

Here’s the maiden video and, as you’ll see, the Piper flies beautifully!

RC Jet Eurofighter Typhoon – Dual EDF 127mm (custom made)

May 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hello my friends! I’m back again after a few months halt… Too much to do, no time for everything… But i’m definitely back!

Here’s a great video of an RC Jet with two custom made 127mm EDF fans. And it sounds amazingly realistic!!!

Hope you like it!

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterβ„’ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 59 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 43 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 819kb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 30th with 128 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rcgroups.com, forum.rcdesign.ru, healthfitnesstherapy.com, iphone5g.net, and digg.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for walkera twipter, walkera rc twipter, rc heli, walkera rc twipter helicopter plane, and dh 88 comet.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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About April 2010
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Walkera soon to release the Twipter! July 2010

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In-Depth – De Havilland DH-88 Comet May 2010
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RC Helicopters – Getting Started (Part 1) May 2010

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Airplane Design Calculator May 2010

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Fun R/C quotes – Part 10

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi guys! This “Fun R/C quotes” series is coming to it’s 10th edition! And to celebrate it, i’ll post here a very special quote… or should i say comparison! πŸ™‚

Hope you like it as much as i did! Here it goes…

Why Helicopters are better than women?

Helicopters can kill you quickly; a woman takes her time.

Helicopters can be turned on by a flick of a switch.

Helicopters don’t get mad if you “touch and go”.

Helicopters don’t object to a pre-flight inspection.

Helicopters come with manuals to explain their operation.

Helicopters have strict weight and balance limits.

Helicopters can be flown any time of the month.

Helicopters don’t come with in-laws.

Helicopters don’t care about how many other airplanes you have flown before.

Helicopters and pilots both arrive at the same time.

Helicopters don’t mind if you like to look at other airplanes.

Helicopters don’t mind if you buy airplane magazines.

Helicopters expect to be tied down.

Helicopters don’t comment on your piloting skills.

Helicopters don’t whine unless something is really wrong.

However, when helicopters go quiet – just like women – it’s a bad thing!

Fun R/C quotes – Part 9

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Helicopters are like horror movies. You know something bad is going to happen, you just don’t know when.

If you heli is coming towards you, throw your transmitter at it and run.

“You watch the head, I’ll watch the tail.”

“Damn it! The bird always wins…”

Flying helicopters is like juggling three Β£50 champagne bottles. It’s not a case of if you drop them, but rather how many.

Fun R/C quotes – Part 8

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Hobby rationalization lesson 1 –Β $5.25 for a burger king combo meal is a “rip off”;Β $399.99 for a GY601 is “worth every penny”.

A heli’s worst enemy…..the occasional burst of gravity.

The difference between an experienced pilot and a beginner is that the experienced pilot knows how much the crash is going to cost him 3 feet before impact, but the beginner doesn’t know till he gets home and adds it all up.

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us more money!

“Clear the runway.. I have an idea!”

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Fun R/C quotes – Part 7

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

If your not crashing, your not trying hard enough.

I’d rather be a lucky pilot than a good pilot!

When failure is not an option, success can get expensive.

Planes are for people who can’t fly helicopters…

You start with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience, hopefully you fill up the experience bag before running the bag of luck empty.

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