Saturday, September 15, 2007


Some flying buddies came over from east and north side to visit us at segar field this morning. It was great to have them over. Weather started well, cool and slight overcast.

It was a warm feeling to see and have flying kakis from all over to come and join us at our usual field. I very much enjoyed the interactions and chit chats. We were all having a great time when the skies decided to open up. Well at least everyone had at least one flight.

Here's some pics of the cool guys. You guys are always welcome anytime.

Helis everywhere
WY looking cool
CKS after a satisfying flight
Check out his full house tray
Fit catching up on some rc news
Happy CJ

Ken from RadioControlSports put up a aggressive 3D display.

Ipod inspired tx.
Shocking pink. Nice!
Helping to mow the grass
So much was achieved with just tt50, stock pipe, align 3amp bec, berg 7 FM rx. "Its the pilot". Hohoho
He brought with him the new BEAM heli from korea.
Bling Bling. Simple and solid.
Packing up before the storm hits.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Biggest motor?

What's the biggest motor you ever owned?

Here's mine.
LOL. The electric starter for engine.

Eagerly wanted to fly yesterday after work, brought all the stuff to the field only to find out that the spinner cup of the starter had came loose. Duh... cant start engine, cant fly.

I couldn't remove the nut as i had applied some CA last time. So had to dissembled the starter to remove and then re-tightened the nut.
The whole starter is the motor itself, simple design n works. The hard part is putting everything back after that. The brushes has a spring that pushes it against the commutator.Huge magnets
Contact switch
The trick i found out is to push the brushes back,lock them in place to make sure enough gap for the armature. Install the armature, then release the brushes so that they push against the commutator. Followed by the outer can and the rest follows.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Heli litters

One of the interesting aspect of this hobby is meeting (new) people who share the same interest. At funflys, pilots share their stories like old friends. There is much to chit chat, see, learn and get inspired.

Was at Tampines ave 5 last Sunday, the field was very big stretching some 200meters, able to accommodate 2-3 flight lines. There were at least 10 over pilots with their helis and planes littered all over the pavement.

The flight lines
Plane fliers gathered at one side of the field
Gold plated 90 SE with muscle pipe. Bling bling
Somebody got a new toy
Kamelot hotliner. Beautiful sound as it cuts the air, unfortunately, it folded its wings in a spectacular dive.
Brushless slowstick. There were a pair of them, flying so high in the skies.