How to Build an RC Jet – Part 6

Finishing Fiberglass – Let’s finish that dorsal!

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Last time we finished up construction of our rudder/dorsal assemblies and built our offset rudder hinge.  So, now it’s time to clean these assemblies all up and make them as ready as they can be to be installed onto the fuselage.  The installation of the dorsal onto the fuselage will occur once all of the construction of the fuse is finished however.  The primary reason for this is so that all work on the fuselage can be done without the dorsal being in the way as the fuselage is rotated around while it’s worked on.

Primer – Sand…repeat, repeat, repeat…
With the dorsal and rudders being glassed (see Part 5 for that discussion), the first item of business is to start the Continue reading

Wings Over Prado 2015

The Wings Over Prado Wrap-up Report

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If you’ve never been to an RC airplane event, you should go to one, even if it’s just to spectate.  It’s a great time where pilots hang out and share their love of RC.  Not to mention, you get full access to an RC field for 2-4 straight days to get in as much flying as your thumbs can handle!  April 24-26, 2015 was the Wings Over Prado event hosted by the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club (PVMAC) at the Prado airpark near Chino, CA.  They have a world class venue with a gorgeous 800 ft paved runway and tons of wide open sky to tear up.  Plus, for you single guys, there’s a women’s prison down the road if you’re looking for a date!

I attended the event Friday and Saturday taking what video and pictures I could when I wasn’t flying or shooting the breeze with friends.  Unfortunately, the weather those days wasn’t ideal, but that didn’t stop us from getting in the flying we wanted!  The winds Continue reading