RC Airplanes and Helicopters

One of my passions, other than work and cooking, is flying Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters.  I have been flying since I was 5 years old and regularly compete in National Aerobatic Championships.  When I’m not building and practicing for an aerobatic competition, I thoroughly enjoy sport flying in my backyard and one of many flying fields throughout the country.

On most Saturdays (or Sundays) you can find me at the Fresno Radio Modelers field or the SCCMAS field, in Morgan Hill.

My Aircraft and Build Logs

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RC Airplanes and Helicopters Blog Posts

Legacy Aviation 72″ Muscle Coupe – Build Day 1

Last week I saw that Extreme Flight/Legacy Aviation released a new 72″ Muscle Coupe and it looked really cool, so I had to have one.  The red and white scheme really caught my eye so its the one I selected. I opened the box when it arrived earlier this week and immediately noticed the build … Continue reading Legacy Aviation 72″ Muscle Coupe – Build Day 1

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100cc Extra 260 KS Canister Install

I have had an issue with my AeroWorks 100cc Extra 260 being very loud.  The 3W 110cc CS engine, on stock exhaust, runs about 120db.  Which is not AMA legal and most flying fields won’t let you fly there; as there are noise restrictions. With that said, I decided to install KS canisters.  This airplane … Continue reading 100cc Extra 260 KS Canister Install

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AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric – Motor Mounted

This is the second article in my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 electric conversion project.  In the first article, I listed all of the electric parts I am using in the build.  In this article I show how the electric motor is installed. I mounted the electric motor in my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 yesterday. Here … Continue reading AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric – Motor Mounted

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AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric

I have been flying my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260, 76″ wingspan, for over a year now.  I have more then 200 flights on it and absolutely love it.  Its a wonderful aircraft and can do any aerobatic maneuver you ask of it.  The only issue I have had with the airplane is the DLE 35cc … Continue reading AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric

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T-6A Texan II – Motor Selection

To continue on with my T-6A Texan II Build Log, I am in the process of determining the appropriate electric brushless motor.  There is a lot of science around selecting the best electric motor for specific applications and, I must admit, I am still learning. This aircraft is designed for a .75 to .91 cu … Continue reading T-6A Texan II – Motor Selection

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T-6A Texan II – Build Log

About two weeks ago, I started building a T-6A Texan II.  This is the Beechcraft version built by Raytheon Aircraft Company. In the image above, the fuselage is about complete.  I am fitting the cockpit items; dahs and pilots.  None of this is glued in place yet; I still have some trimming of the front … Continue reading T-6A Texan II – Build Log

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100cc Extra 260 IMAC Competition Aerobatics Build

One of my favorite airplanes is the Extra 260.  I have many in various sizes.  This is my AeroWorks 100cc Extra 260; which I use in IMAC International Competition Aerobatics events. Wing Span 104 inches (8.6 feet) Wing Area 1867 Weight 27 pounds Engine 3W 110cc CS Gas, 12.8 HP Servos (9) Hitec Digital (Programmable) … Continue reading 100cc Extra 260 IMAC Competition Aerobatics Build

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