Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter building time is here!!

Let me know if you want to order kits for the winter, I have been traveling nonstop so I haven't had any time to add to the blog... I will be back around november 7th so get me quantities by that week and I will order up that Friday.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Euro Streamer Shuttle Hits the Streets @ 215g!!!

Harry Walker sent a shot of his 1st SS chill'en in the court yard before its first work out. Harry is the first Euro builder of the SS. ELES1 Models sent a few extra for Harry to pass around to his mates to get more feedback from across the pond.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


$20 per 10.
These are G-10 material CNC produced. Red is the hot color so if you want some you better call soon. You can see the weave on the black ones making them look like carbon, neat look!!

New LEs for Marshall Stewart

Just got these wrapped tonight. The red and yellow really POPS!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Buzzman Cometh!!!

Buzz Wilson has completed a small fleet of Streamer Shuttles for battle in the NW. These look fantastic with the colored covering and colored LE wrapping!!! You will notice that Buzz is running an external BC shut-off.

Real Job...

I am working about 12 hours a day, 7 days a week at the moment for Traxxas an RC car manufacture. During the week you will find me answering about 100 calls a day in the customer service department then traveling to various motors sports events on the weekends to promote the company’s products. This has left little time for F2D sadly. I am learning where the gaps are in my new found mayhem, hopefully using those gaps to get more info up and keep pressing the development of my F2D equipment.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marshall Stewart's new LE graphics

These are going to look great on Marshall's 6 new Streamer Shuttles!!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mexican Streamer Shuttles!!!

Mexican Streamer Shuttles from Fred Quezada. These look fantastic and Fred reports that he really likes they way they fly. Great work Fred!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another production run is in the works - order yours now!!!

I am doing a run on Streamer Shuttle wood kits, Streamer Shuttle precut leading edges, and colored phenolic bell cranks. If you want to get in on the excitement contact me by Monday the 14th with your order quantities.
Contact info:
4eles1 at gmail dot com
eight three two - nine two two - two five nine five

60 Streamer Shuttle kits

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stubb is a believer too!!

The "Stole from Stubb" special edition Streamer Shuttle before a work out at the famous Garland Hobby Park.
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Production Action!!

Kevin Hebestreit sent me this shot of his fleet in production. Kevin has completed building and flying 2 Streamer Shuttles and has 17 ready for final assembly. How many do you have ready?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How I build "Rocket Fuel" Bladder Tubes

After taking a huge amount of crap for my bladder tubes made from bi-directional tape I have refined them into a really cool part and saved building time in the process. First find a suitable mandrel, if you are building Streamer Shuttles the bladder tube ends are in the kit and are 1.5", I use a plastic tube from the hardware store. I put a reference line on the mandrel 90 degrees to the end and put it loosely on a stick so I can easily turn it.

Next I wrap clear packing tape sticky side out around the mandrel at an angle that only has about an 1/8" to 1/4" overlapping each time around.

Wrap all the way past the end of the mandrel.

You can be really fancy at this point and draw up some graphics for the tube on the computer. I also measured the size I wanted so they would print on the plastic film. Print.

Here are the sheets for 8 rocket tubes and some graphics in the fill spaces to use up the whole sheet.If you are not going to print the sheets I would imagine any film that is say 4mil or thicker would work here just as well. Just don't use bi-directional packing tape or your buddies with make fun of you...

I pre cut the film to the correct size (that I pre printed on the film) and align it on the reference mark on the mandrel.

While smoothing the surface with your finger to keep out any air bubbles rotate the mandrel working all the way around. I use a strip of tape to attach the overlap.

The part can now be slid off the mandrel with a little twisting and pulling and trim off the excess tape.

Glue the wood caps on both ends, I like the super thick CA for this. Repeat for how ever many Streamer Shuttles your building, say 20... like Kevin.

The tubes are going to be as sealed as you want them to be. The more care you take when gluing on the end caps and sealing the covering to the tube the better the chances of not having fuel in your wing after a bladder pops in the tube.

If you have better ideas, let us hear them in the comments section below.