Carl La France's Blog (9)

Radian to Multiplex Power transfer

This week I was busy making a propeller hub for the Radian pro propeller blades  and welded  the motor mount to the aluminum spine that is going to run down the center of the Multiplex easy Star . The Radian pro motor is a tractor motor. So rather than turn it around and mount it on the Easy Star and run it backwards causing the motor to pull against the mounting bolts…


Added by Carl La France on March 15, 2013 at 10:31pm — 5 Comments

Aluminum spine for Multiplex Easy Star

Hi guys I had an opportunity build the aluminum spine to put between the 2 haves of the Multiplex Easy star this week

What I observed on you tube Foam planes don't stand up to impact very well when they hit the ground they break in half or they suffer from…


Added by Carl La France on March 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Radian pro to Multiplex Easy Star rebuild

 ( Sorry for the crappy photo )  It's time to retire the Radian pro after logging over 100 flights in the past year The wings are pretty well mush from flexing so much. Spring is just around the corner and I am going to

"Morph the Radian pro into a Multiplex easy star I live and fly near a significant body of water and there is always a breeze here you get a on…


Added by Carl La France on March 1, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Back At it

It has been a while but I am back at it . I made my first video the other day and with the help of Rainer Keller  and Chris Anderson  I finally figured out the path to post it on here to  show you guys. 

I Got a Midland XTC200 personal action cam strapped it to my Radian Pro and went flying . At my place on the farm there is a 150 foot cliff down to Lake Erie…


Added by Carl La France on February 24, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Trip to Candy Store!

First sorry for the blurry pictures the camera on my phone is crap. I have been back to the phone store 3 times to get a new one and every time there is a line up of kids getting new electronic devises for school and they tell me there is an hour wait. I just give up and leave. I live in the boonies and about once a month I make a…


Added by Carl La France on September 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

My T-drone project update

My wing is complete now I am back to working on the fuselage. Having left the fuselage for a while I have come up with some different Ideas for it. My Eflite 6s 22.2v 5000ah 30c lipo battery is about a pound more than I figured on. So I took the air frame back to the shop and lightened it up even more I cut out the material between every…


Added by Carl La France on August 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

"T Drone Update

Hi Guys I got the wing covered With Ultra Cote from a roll I bought 25 years ago when I first got into R.C.and added flaps and Ailerons out of solid Balsa. mounted with 1/2 inch nylon hinges with a brass cotter pin I put black markings on the bottom of the wing so I will know if it is right side up or not I am debating putting 1 3/4 inch slats 3/4 of an inch ahead of the leading edge to give it "STOL" performance I think I will leave it the way it is for now and finish the build I still have…


Added by Carl La France on July 31, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Rebuild to EDF

Hi Guys  It has been a while .My plane is probably 1/2  built  I has been "modified and is now a EDF. I covered one of the wings with ultra cote  I have to re iron it a couple of more times to get it smooth You think you got it leave it for a while come back and you find spots you missed I started covering the ailerons and flaps also. Then…


Added by Carl La France on July 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

"T Drone "Power Plant

Hi guys I decided to make the "T Drone an EDF and if it doesn't fly? well ? I will suck it up and maby try a glow engine on a pylon .I got a 80 mm  Delta 32 EDF out of a Habu  The brochure says  in a static lab test it puts out 5.4 pounds of thrust and a lab test in a Habu 4.8 pounds of thrust . I don't plan on zipping all over the sky like the guys with the jets do even though I will be the same weight . My plane has a very efficient high lift high aspect ratio air foil it…


Added by Carl La France on June 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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