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Posted by Goody63 | Jul 11, 2012 @ 02:57 AM | 2,643 Views
I swapped a HK Vampire for a LX A-10.

I'd actually arranged the sale of the A-10 from its original owner to the next guy (the one I got it off) but the 'new' owner was getting frustrated with getting it back in the air. Problems with the retracts, flap servos and ESC.

Anyway after;
- replacing the NG steering servo and upgraded the EJF retracts (NG) to a trailing link (for grass fields)
- replacing the HK Dlux ESCs with SS 60-70amps (one of the Dlux ESCs was suss and also they were a very high profile), and
- replaced the flap servos with HXT900s (including a DIY reversed servo)
she was good to go!!!

Maiden flight was with a Nanotech 4000MAH 25C 6S (again trying to keep the weight down for grass) and she flew great.

During the video you'll see me doing my best to stall her () whilst I was mucking around with the flap setting on low throttle (but luckily at a high level).

I ended up selling her to make way for an incoming Starmax Skyraider (going backwards in aircraft development ) but very highly recommended (once the bugs are sorted).

LX A-10 Warthog (4 min 32 sec)

Posted by Goody63 | Jun 04, 2012 @ 08:40 AM | 2,712 Views
Typical mornings flying at Southern River.

Southern River (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by Goody63 | Jun 04, 2012 @ 08:37 AM | 2,867 Views
The Hobby King F-14 has been an interesting experience.

The build was, hmmmmmmm............ challenging (lots of mods needed).

I also upgraded mine with a 4S setup; Cyclone Power motors and 64mm EDFs.

Early flights on 3000MAH 4S lipos showed it to be a pretty good flier....but just not quick.

Performance on a 3600MAH 30C 4S has been a good compromise between power and duration.

Hobby King F-14 Build (1 min 57 sec)


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Posted by Goody63 | Jun 04, 2012 @ 08:20 AM | 2,800 Views
The Wings Maker J-11B has turned out to me my favourite EDF. It it such a high quality kit and the EPO foam is 1st class.

The flying performance is also fantastic.

Highly recommended!!

TWM J-11B Maiden (2 min 2 sec)


Upgraded to 2 x L2855 2300KV outrunners and CS 10 blade fans.

Flys great!!

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