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Will Drones Be Illegal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Audiss Feb 18, 2012. 5 Replies

Thought I should share this.…Continue

73 MHZ radio

Started Nov 14, 2011 0 Replies

I have acquired 2 gas airplanes that have not been used in awhile.  They are balsa wood handbuilts and very nice.  The radio controllers are Futaba in 73 Mhz frequency.  They have futaba servos in…Continue

Hand Built Airplanes For Sale

Started Oct 27, 2011 0 Replies

The 2 airplanes pictured are for sale.  The Red and Yellow one is a 4 stroke and is a real hot rod I am told.  The Blue and Yellow one is a 2 stroke and is very agile aerobatic airplane.  Both were…Continue

Need Advice on Gas Planes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessie Nov 10, 2011. 3 Replies

I have just bought 2 hand built (wood and film) airplanes from the original builder.  They are very beautifully built and the guy is a perfectionist in everything he does.  They have not been used…Continue

 

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Craig Audiss replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Will Drones Be Illegal?
"Yes. You are absolutely correct, however the non representing representatives in Government have forgotten their place and their oath of office. They will do whatever they want when it suits them to do so."
Feb 18, 2012
Nafru replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Will Drones Be Illegal?
"Agreed. It is not that they are illegal, they are illegal to use in some situations and environments. No different than your vehicle, firearms or even your dog.The article seems to be an all or nothing of freedom statement rather than a ballanced…"
Feb 18, 2012

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Gary Mortimer replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Will Drones Be Illegal?
"I think that's nonsense, they are not illegal in the UK, Canada, Australia oh I could go on."
Feb 18, 2012
Nafru replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Will Drones Be Illegal?
"The concept that if everyone builds a drone that it will all “slow down” is kind of stupid in my humble opinion. If that was the case, marijuana would be legal throughout the USA just based on the numbers of people imbibing there. I…"
Feb 18, 2012
Jason replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Will Drones Be Illegal?
"I thought it was a tad funny when the heat turned up in LA backed by DOJ, then a few days later congress and FAA start yapping about licensure, AND approving UAV use CONUS. These things always seem to surround MONEY (read that as contracts) and…"
Feb 14, 2012
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Feb 14, 2012
JR Kennedy replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Internal combustion power is much more complicated. However the tinkerer in me loves that stuff. One thing I have noticed is that plane preference varies by individual. If the glow stuff you are talking about jazzes you then work the basics then…"
Dec 31, 2011
Craig Audiss replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Thanks, and thanks to all who have given words of encouragement and advice.  I think my Radian Pro is so beautiful and it pains me to crash and have to glue it back together.  I think things will progress well now if I can get my mentor…"
Dec 30, 2011
Sussexfly replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Yes keep plugging away I'm on my third rc plane  this year the first was lost in dense woodland the second smashed to pieces and today was the maiden flight of my Radian it was a bit breezy and within minutes the fuselage was in four…"
Dec 30, 2011
JR Kennedy replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Hang in there!  I have splattered a whole fleet of craft in my few years flying.  I think you feel miserable right now and that is to be expected.  Give it a couple of weeks and the "sting" will lessen then you'll start…"
Dec 30, 2011
Stephen Wuest replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"By the way, 2 part epoxy will harden even in large pieces (you can fill spaces with it). White glue only hardens where it is exposed to air (It makes a bad filler, as the inside doesn't harden.)"
Dec 27, 2011
Stephen Wuest replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Craig, Make sure that the center of gravity is about 25% back from the leading edge of the main wing. Make it balance here -- don't rely on this or that size battery to balance it. Without this right, the plane just will not fly. Make sure that…"
Dec 27, 2011
Craig Audiss replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Pretty discouraged Right now
"Have now procured a mentor ... finally.  We took the Radian Pro out the other day and the C G was still not correct.  He had his hands full but at least he did not crash it.  Wanted to do loops and was nearly uncontrollable.…"
Dec 26, 2011
Craig Audiss posted a discussion

73 MHZ radio

I have acquired 2 gas airplanes that have not been used in awhile.  They are balsa wood handbuilts and very nice.  The radio controllers are Futaba in 73 Mhz frequency.  They have futaba servos in them and my questions are these: 1 What range do the 73 mhz radios transmitter have? 2 Are they viable for use in todays 2.4 Ghz? 3 Can I use my new 2.4 ghz Spektrum radio to fly these airplanes with futaba servos?4 Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks,See More
Nov 14, 2011
Craig Audiss commented on Kirill's photo
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"Very nice ... tell me what you have done here..... FPV or autonomous ?  Autopilot?  What air frame is that ... it looks very compact and transportable."
Nov 10, 2011
Wessie replied to Craig Audiss's discussion Need Advice on Gas Planes
"As for the "stiffness" of the motor, heat it up with a hair dryer, then put a bit of fuel down the glow plug hole. gently turn the motor over a few times untill its loose, then start it. should be fine.   the right thing of course is…"
Nov 10, 2011

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About Me:
Semi retired, single dad, kids grown up. I enjoy outdoor activities like camping, fishing, hunting.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Looking for a hobby that is fun and I have always wanted to have a R C airplane, looks like a lot of fun. Love the concept of the UAV, pretty cool technology. Want to learn to fly and then build a fairly hi tech one to check crops for my brother.
Hometown:
Gregory South Dakota

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