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La-7 Fighter Plane

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Hello everyone!

I'd like to share with you my experience of building La-7 fighter plane model. I used styrofoam because the time until the contest was short and there was no way I could make the dummy to build the model out of plastic bottles.
I'll keep it brief, if you have any questions, ask away in the comments below, I'll reply.




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Countryside Getaway

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For my last vacation I resorted to the countryside to have some me-time and fly my model. Here's a short but (hopefully) fun video report. Thanks for watching!

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Car chase with Quad

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The brick-flyer and propeller's illumination

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It all started in winter, when there were many threads about night flights.


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Testing the Multistar High Capacity 4S 10000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack

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The new line of Multistar High Capacity Batteries hit the market last summer. I chose not to rush, because I didn’t want a pig in a poke and looked for user feedback, but that made the choice even more challenging. Eventually, after six months I did buy a Multistar High Capacity 4S 10000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack just for experiment: Multistar High Capacity 4S 10000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/1525105/

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An UFO in Chita

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Winter is a good season for an aeromodeller.
Plenty of boring time to watch and edit your old video records.

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My La-5FN

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Hello, I’m here to introduce to you my next creation – a semi-replica of the legendary WWII La5FN Fighter.

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Twins 3.3m

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Just wanted to make it big, so I'm building Twins: wing span is 3.3 meters, body length 2.2m, approximate weight 8-10kg.





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My DIY HeadTracker for FPV

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Today I would like to tell you about a wonderful thing like the HeadTracker. Total value – about $17.

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F3P Class Indoor Planes!

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The Ugly Duckling’s Elder Brother: the Twins, 2500mm

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After the killer New Year holiday the I-want-a-big-twin-engine bug bit me hard into really building it.

Thank God, I’d gained a bit of skill...
Гадкий утенок+116
15 ноября 2014 года в 20:10 | Андрей Скворцов Новосибирск
Статья http://www.parkflyer.ru/blogs/view_entry/9968/

I did it based on my experience with the field-tested little Twins cargo plane.

Characteristics:
1. BIG SIZE (consist of 4 elements)
Pros: lots of free space, good weight-lifting ability
Cons: storage, transportation and assembly inconveniences

2.horizontal stabilizer with a lifting profile
Pros: high tail-unit stiffness, an opportunity to shift the normal centering back by 15-20% (in fact – by 50%)
Cons: none

3. two-fin tail
Pros: good propeller blowing (a smaller surface area is ok).
Cons: two servos are required

4. Rigid fastening of the wings and the tail (polyethylene bolts with captive nuts).
Pros: clear geometry, simple and reliable fastening.
Cons: 5kg of total weight can contribute to destruction in case of hard touchdown.

5. All these pros and cons are typical of twin-engine planes.
6. Сlark - Y15 wing profile (just the right thing for a cargo plane).


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My RC Metal 1/10 semi-replica of the SU-102 (dedicated to WoT fans...)

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Here is my RC semi-replica of a Soviet self-propelled gun. Metal only. This is an almost completely kitchen-table product, as I used a minimal amount of equipment and tools as I built it. I didn’t face any difficulties casting the aluminum mantlet, and I wrote articles on that earlier:
Casting aluminum parts at home is easy! A muffle furnace and equipment.+0
Dec 18, 2015, 5:22:32 PM | Konstantin Morozov Ufa
Article http://www.rcfair.com/blogs/view_entry/12989/

Casting aluminum parts is easier than you think!+2
Dec 28, 2015, 1:04:51 PM | Oleg Trapeznikov Polyarnye Zori
Article http://www.rcfair.com/blogs/view_entry/13050/

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Crash-proof quadcopter. The basics of how to avoid major repairs (Pt. 1, Mechanics)

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I've been flying an F450 quad via FPV for about 4 years now. It endured many crashes (free-falls), some were caused by my actions, while some had to do with the work of electronics.


In this article I highlighted a few techniques/rules that will help you prevent serious damages:

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Ice Racer

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Building a canopy

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Yak-54 of styrofoam

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Fk 12 Comet. Building a styrofoam biplane replica model

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EXTRA - my first experience

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PWM, PPM, FrSky and Turnigy

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This post is more of an answer to than a question about “why my ppm goes fritz”. Well, I'm going to take a roundabout approach to the issue, and I hope those holding a quadcopter remote control in their hands will learn a good thing.



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ZMR 250 quadcopter. For novices from a novice.

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Now I'm about to assemble my first frame. This topic is quite new and popular. Instead of retelling what you can read online, I’m going to tell you about the innovations, which have been introduced in this design. Also, I would like to recommend all hobbyists from Nizhny Novgorod who have all types of copters in possession, including mini FPV 250, to refer to this new VK.com community: http://vk.com/copter250. Please, join now!
And one more thing: in the end of the post you can read about simulators, which I use.



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