Russell's Fokker DR1. Wingspan is somewhere in the neighborhood of 88 to 98 inches.
It's powered by a G-62 and flies quite well as the video illustrates.
Russell's Fokker DR1 maiden flight. (video)
Just ask Chris to let you fly his Zero and see what he says.
Dick's Super Falcon Maiden Flight
Luis' Kingcat maiden flight.
Chris' TBM Zero maiden flight.
TRCF visits another club's field in Denmark, S.C.
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Chris Bottomly found some videos of TRCF flying at Mac Hodges Jet Fly-in 7-16-2009.
Richard Prouty flying
Richard Prouty Landing and Fockewolf
Luis' ducted fan
I found 6 pictures on a UK site take with a still camera and though it would be more dramatic if they played like a video.
Unbelievable Passenger Jet Stunt
TRCF at Mac Hodges Jet fly-in the week of July 16.
Here is an interesting article concerning tundra tires. http://www.flyingmag.com/article.asp?section_id=13&article_id=576&print_page=y
Merle Larson prepares to start a J-3 engine in flight over Concord CA in 1946. Gladys Davis is flying the Cub from the rear seat. Larson was a WWII B-24 veteran, airshow pilot, aircraft designer "and no circus daredevil," says Bill Larkins, who took this photograph.
-Take a look at this eBay auction. It's an Aerocar, car/plane hybrid. CLICK HERE
-Video from metacafe.com. Hotspot fireball from Dixie Jet Rally.
-Video of an L-39 in the Pyci/Rus aerobatic team flying low and crazy. VIDEO
Pilot crashes $25,000 A10 after being knocked down by another jet. VIDEO
Check out that windsock. Indicating 20mph.
I saw these on eBay a few weeks ago and they made me laugh. I mean, look at that silly grin. ...or is that a look of "strain". Picture would have been less amusing if there was an actual control stick in his hand.
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Randy's RAM 750-powered Aermacchi MB-339 in Frecce Tricolori (translation - Tricolor Arrows) color scheme. Video
David's 84" scratch-built Quaker. It's powered by an open rocker OS 60 4-stroke.
Advanced Scale Models said its C-130 should never be banked more than 45 degrees. "A full scale 130 couldn't be flown that way." Apparently, the Swedish Air Force proves them wrong . VIDEO
Exactly how big is Russell's big Bearcat? Click here to find out.
Unreal full-scale commercial jet crosswind landings. VIDEO
Video of interesting full-scale aerobatic display in Japan. It appears to be held in the grounds of a race track. It features the gorgeous Russian Svetlana Kapanina and Hungarian Peter Besenyei, the inventor of the Red Bull Air Race. There are some interesting similarities between the Red Bull air races and this video. This may be where he got his inspiration. It's worth downloading and keeping. I found this video about 5 years ago. Haute Voltige video
Here is a TRCF classic! click here
Video or Richard's Bandit on Youtube
Video of Luis' Hotspot on Youtube
Video of huge Cessna Citation. The pilot actually rides on it when taxiing it out to the runway.
Video of massive C17 21 foot wingspan. 265 lbs., 3.3 gallons of fuel. Impressive.
Mac Hodges crashes his B29 in Kentucky Sept. 13, 2008. He forgot to put the wing bolts in. I'm sure he was distracted, thinking about his friend and builder of the B29 who passed away recently. VIDEO
These images of Dick and Richard Prouty are from the late 60's to early 70's.
Dave flies with a Buzzard and an Osprey. Gotta wonder what is going through their heads.
A beautiful full scale clipped-wing Piper Cub visits TRCF.
Older - Newer
Slower - Faster
Relaxing - Nerve-racking
$Hundreds - $Thousands
7000 rpm - 150,000 rpm
Propwash - Jetwash
80db - 125+db
75 vs 125 (heart rate)
Can't land it - Can't wait to land it
Doesn't like the wind - What wind?
Its tame - It flames!
One Million Hits!!!!
We reached 1 million hits on the 10th of June! I know some sites receive this many in one day, but I think its an accomplishment for a 16-member club. We have been visited by 90 countries. The average hits per day was 6615 - January through June 10.
Joe Nall 2008
Location: Joe Nall. David and Steve could feel the tension build in the air as the day wore on. Luis (aka, Rico Suave) was counting his cash...apparently he had his sights on something but still had not purchased a plane. Problem was, if he did, how is he going to get it back? Will it fit in the Randy's Expedition with all the passengers kicked out? Fortunately or unfortunately, depending who you were, it fit in the Expedition. Then we saw Luis taking a big plane apart with a big grin on his face. Good for Rico. He's too sexy for his plane, to sexy for his plane, so sexy it hurts. The food on the hill was better than last year and last year was good. Big hamburger patties, reasonable prices. Sitting under those huge shade trees makes you wish you could build a house right there. You could still see the action, albeit from 100 yards from the flight line.
Trenton RC Flyers go to Perry!
TRCF had a good time at the Southeastern Model Show in Perry, selling and buying. Dave Williamson said it best..."It would be a good time to start in the RC hobby." Everything was so inexpensive. Guy got the deal of the show. He accosted a guy who was carrying in the fuselage of an OV-10 Bronco. Its a beautiful plane with pneumatic retracts and brakes, lights, flaps and a full cockpit. He was the first in line and the first with $500 of his pocket. He hadn't seen the rest of the plane at that time.
David and I sold 10 planes we bought locally and made a tidy profit. It was the first time I left Perry with more green than I showed up with. David bought a new JR9303 2.4 radio. No one knew what Lewis had until he asked for help carrying out to his trailer what didn't sell. "You can leave it right there." he says. He had two giant scale aerobats in there! What a sneak! If his knee was bothering him, it wan't until after he loaded up his trailer.
David and I helped Russell load up his trailer with stuff he wanted to take to Perry. From what we understand, he nearly sold it all. That trailer was absolutely packed. Now he has room for more planes.
I bought a beautiful Powerhouse old-timer with a nearly new OS 70 Surpass for $160 and sold it 45 minutes later for $275. Can't wait till Perry next year.
Cargo Plane engine departs wing and crashes
Amazingly only minor damage. Plane was a crashed ASM C130, rebuilt with 6" added to the wing chord and 2 .91 two strokes. Plane jumped off the ground and flew fantastic during many flights (unlike the stock ASM C130) until the right nacelle "ejected" as the plane was crossing the runway at a 30 degree angle. I had just turned around from video taping some of the flight when I heard the engine depart, still running at 3/4 power. It buzzed into the runway. We were all concerned about bystanders and cars. There aren't usually many spectators. The plane yawed left and banked over the end of the pits. I was between my truck and Randy's Excursion and I hit the record buttonand leveled the Sony MiniDV that I always carry with me. The pilot did a magnificent job keeping the plane away from people, vehicles an grounded planes. It all happened pretty fast and John did an amazing job to keep it safe. I video tape most takeoffs and landing because that's when most things happen. Take my 80" cub for instance. I was landing in a cross-wind, the left wing was unexpectedly lifted and I tore the wing off in a cartwheel. Nothing that re-glued front and rear wing mounts and rudder balancer can fix. I'm gonna have to make a helmet-cam to tape my own flights.
Video of Super Bandit Fireball at Joe Nall
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What an Engine!
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
28 Cylinders (4 rows of 7 cylinders)
A nice Tri Pacer. Fabric covered, pinking tape, lots of scale detail.
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Here is a picture that was taken in June of 2001 at the field in Blythe.
Perry Swap Meet
Another Perry swap meet has come and gone. (aka Southeastern Model Show) Luis made out like a bandit, selling enough stuff to pay for the 140" B-17 he negotiated from the second owner. This second owner possessed it for only a few hours. Steve bought a sharp looking pattern plane and numerous glow plugs for the season. Richard bought an Extra 300 to replace the one that didn't survive a nasty descent. I easily walked 5 miles in two days.
Joe Nall 2007 has come and gone. Luis, Randy, Dave, Steve, Scott, Dick, Richard and Russel all went to Joe Nall on Friday. What an unbelievable event? We are fortunate to live so close, 90 miles, from the biggest giant scale RC event in the country. The runway looks better than most golf course fairways. It wasn't as hot as it has been at past events, but it was warm. There was much talk about the 2.4 gigahertz radios by announcer Bob Sadler. Quique flew his routine with a 2.4 radio. Its no surprise considering the freedom from the transmitter impound. Events are still impounding all transmitters to keep the stray 72mhz from being powered on and shooting down another plane. It won't be long before 72mhz radios are prohibited. There was a jet crash at Joe Nall. What a spectacle...the biggest fireball I've ever seen from a jet.
Can't wait until next year! l. What a spectacle...the biggest fireball I've ever seen from a jet.
Full Scale Fly-in at Triple Tree!
On September 26-29 2007, Chapter 249 Greenville SC is hosting "TRIPLE TREE: A DIFFERENT KIND OF FLY-IN" This is a full scale fly-in to he held at the Triple Tree Aerodrome. Triple Tree is the home of the JOE NALL Giant Scale RC Fly-In held in May each year."
I have seen a number of full scale planes landing and taking off at Joe Nall events, but it was one or two planes. This one is going to be interesting. Honestly, I don't know where they plan to put all these planes...unless they clear some trees. I know the end of the runway near the new tower would be ok, but that's at the end of the runway...not a good place to park planes and have spectators milling around. I think having the tower was one of the things that allowed this to happen. Maybe that's what Pat Hartness had in mind for the tower all along. Just my thoughts. I will try to attend. Those guys really work hard to put on a good show. I've never been disappointed. Can't wait until next year!
RC Engine Bearings
Here is a source of R/C engine bearings...and any other bearing you might need. Inexpensive and they are also sold on eBay.
Ok! So you guys want to pylon race? Check out these planes.
Huge RC C-130 Video