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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 27, 2016 @ 06:14 PM | 887 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my new Parkzone Ultra Micro (2S Brushless) P-51 Mustang that was completed April 25, 2016.

Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 Mustang (2S Brushless) Maiden Flight (5 min 30 sec)

The project took 7 hours, starting from 7pm and ending to 2am. The receiver is a brand new UMX Beast 3D AS3X receiver (EFLU4864). The new 4-bladed prop is from a UMX P-47 Thunderbolt, The prop adapter is a standard Eflite UMX 2S BL prop adapter. The motor mount is a custom-made Aeromodz UMX P-40 2S BL motor mount that I shaved down to fit in the motor cavity.

What took the longest was switching the positions of the rudder and elevator control horns as well as re-fitting the carbon fiber control rods to work correctly with the EFLU4864 AS3X receiver (Since the rudder servo on the receiver board is on the right side and the elevator servo is on the left). Everything else was fairly straightforward.

All wing surfaces have been reinforced with .050 carbon fiber rod spars and the undercarriage has been reinforced in select areas with Scotch tape (in the event I want to ever belly land this plane). Control surfaces have been trimmed to neutral and binding to the DX6 was a non-event.

For additional prop clearance, I installed Dubro 1-1/4" Mini Lite wheels and raked the landing gears forward slightly for better landing and ground-handling characteristics.

The battery used for this plane was the Eflite 2S 200mAh 45C as it provided the best fitment in the...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:58 PM | 963 Views
This is a flight with my Eflite UMX Sbach 342 V1 that has been upgraded with the same AS3X Receiver that is used on the UMX Sbach 342 3D V2, upgraded Spektrum Servos, as well as a 3000Kv Motor. (More info below..)

Eflite UMX Sbach 342 Upgraded V1 (AS3X / 3000Kv) Flight - Sleeper (5 min 8 sec)

This past week, I completed the transformation of my new Eflite UMX Sbach V1 that has all of its internals upgraded, which included the following parts:

UMX Sbach 342 3D AS3X Receiver (SPMAS6410NBL)
Eflite 3000Kv 180BL Motor (EFLUM180BLB)
Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Prop Adapter
Spektrum 2.3 Gram Performance Linear Long Throw Servos x 4 (SPMSA2030L)
Carbon Fiber Rod Spar Reinforcements on Vertical & Horizontal Stabilizers
Dubro 1-1/4" Mini Lite Wheels

What took the longest was replacing all of the stock servos for the Ailerons, Elevator, and Rudder with the Spektrum 2.3 Gram Performance Linear Long Throw Servos. The original stock servos were very "noisy", making some sort of radio frequency chatter upon plugging the battery in. The new Performance Long Throw Servos were silent on start-up. I also took my time to tune and balance the Eflite 5 x 2.75 Prop (which surprisingly gives more punch and power for this airframe as supposed to the GWS 5030) until all that can be felt was the clean spin of the 3000Kv motor itself. With that said, this V1 is now a "Sleeper" AS3X version with an upgraded motor and servos.

For this flight, a Hyperion 2S 240...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 17, 2016 @ 09:53 PM | 1,492 Views
This is a Snow Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D outfitted with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Floats.

Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D - Snow Floats Maiden Flight (6 min 9 sec)

With 3 days of a Spring Colorado Blizzard blanketing every regional park with fresh powder, I decided to test my upgraded Eflite UMX Sbach 342 3D (Eflite 3000 Kv Motor / Eflite 5x2.75 Prop), and outfit it with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Optional Floats with Custom Attachment Points.

This is the same set of Floats that I used with the Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm and Rear Keystone Mounting Bracket that I previously outfitted on my UMX Beast 3D as well as my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons).

Eflite UMX Beast 3D Snow Floats Maiden Flight - Snow Beast: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2634090

Hobbyzone "Champ Crophopper" (2S Brushless w/ Dual Servo Ailerons) Snow Floats Flight: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2564877

The Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm that I made for my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons) also happened to fit correctly on the UMX Sbach 342 3D, and all that was left to do was create a Mounting Point for the Rear Arm holding the Keystone Bracket. This was accomplished with a small square piece of Scotch Tape on the Rear Mounting Area of the Fuselage, followed by a square piece of Industrial Velcro. The Velcro itself can be removed (when it is applied on top of the square Scotch Tape-surfaced part of...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 13, 2016 @ 01:20 PM | 1,107 Views
Today is my Birthday! To celebrate the occasion, last week I picked up an FMS T-28 Trojan V2 800mm PNP, a Spektrum AR400 4-channel receiver, and 2 Eflite 3S 1300mAh lipos. My LHS was also kind enough to switch out the stock 2S power lead for an EC3 connector for the 3S lipos. This is the Maiden Flight footage.

FMS T-28 Trojan V2 (800MM) PNP Maiden Flight on my Birthday (5 min 12 sec)

Aside from my first plane (the venerable Hobbyzone Champ), the FMS T-28 Trojan V2 800mm is my first non-AS3X plane in my fleet and despite some of the gusting that was present at the park, this T-28 was solid and predictable. I noticed however that on take-off there was a significant amount of torque steer to the left, which I had to counteract with some right rudder. I also noticed that on hard throttle punches, the T-28 would slightly attempt to roll left due to the amount of sudden torque.. All of these sudden little movements that I probably never noticed before since any of my AS3X-equipped planes would have most likely absorbed those outside forces. After some light trimming, this FMS V2 T-28 800mm flew great with a jet-like presence. Landings are also a non-event with the robust gears. This plane comes in on approaches beautifully! With the timer set to 5 minutes on my Spektrum DX6 transmitter, I was able to easily hit my target flight time with plenty of power on reserve for landing approaches. Voltage left on my 3S battery read 11.44 volts.

Something tells me I'll need to stop by my local hobby store again. I'm going to need more batteries.

MODIFICATIONS / UPGRADES
EC3 Power Lead Connector for 3S Lipos

SETUP / EQUIPMENT
Receiver: Spektrum AR400 4-Channel Receiver
Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 3S 1300 mAh 20C
Timer: 5 Minutes
Battery Discharge: 11.44 Volts out of 12.60 Volts

Control: 100% Rates
Expo: None

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/Mount-Smartpho..._detailpages00

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 04, 2016 @ 05:35 PM | 1,167 Views
This is a Landing Practice Flight Video of my UMX Yak 54 with my Custom .047 Music Wire Landing Gear Set.

Eflite UMX Yak 54 Landing Exercises - Turbulence (6 min 36 sec)

I had noticed that with the UMX Yak 54, the balance point of the Landing Gears towards the fuselage and its ground height relative to the 5.75x2.25 Stump Puller Prop may tend to lend itself to more Prop Strikes and Noseovers. Factor in wind during Landing Approaches and the chances of these issues increase.

Using the Landing Gear design of the UMX Beast 3D, I made my own set of Custom set of Landing Gears for the UMX Yak 54. The material used was .047 Music Wire, which is just as light as the stock Landing Gears, but is thicker and stronger. This Custom Landing Gear Set is also 1/2" longer on the legs, providing extra clearance height for the 5.75x2.25 Stump Puller Prop. The legs of the Landing Gear are also slightly raked forward, reducing the chances of the tail lifting up and causing a Noseover or Prop Strike.

Additional modifications include the use of UMX Pitts S-1S Foam Wheels mounted on Dubro Mini Lite Hubs. The foam is very soft and allows excellent shock absorbency on impact. The plastic motor mount has also been replaced with a Small Parts CNC Aluminum Prop Adapter. The original Canopy Hatch that had the chalk-marked “3D” sticker has been replaced with a new Canopy Hatch that is unmarked for a clean look.

Field conditions were ideal for the Landing Exercises and Test,...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM | 1,116 Views
My LHS was able to source another UMX Yak 54 at one of their other locations and was able to transfer it down to my location. I purchased it for $129 with my AMA Discount that they offer. My first UMX Yak 54 is so enjoyable to fly that I wanted to keep that first one in the box to save and wanted to have this second UMX Yak 54 to use the most on the field. As this plane is now discontinued, it has exceeded my expectations and therefore gets my "is worthy of two" status.

Last night I finished prepping my second UMX Yak with my personal upgrades (.050 Carbon Fiber Rudder Spar, UMX Pitts Foam Wheels with Dubro Mini Lite Hubs, GWS 5030 3-Bladed Prop, Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Carbon Cub SS Prop Adapter - Long).

All control surfaces have been centered and the landing gear wire has also been raked slightly forward for better ground handling and reduced nose tipping (especially when landing on astroturf fields). I also replaced the stock canopy hatch with a new sticker-less canopy hatch, as I couldn't stand that ridiculous chalk-mark "3D" sticker that comes stock affixed on the nose. Lastly, I added a Canopy Hatch Tape-Tab for ease of access to the battery (the magnets on this hatch is strong), as well the replacement of the stock battery Velcro to Industrial Velcro.

Of course, I finished setting this plane up and prepping it at 2am as I didn't get home from work and then coaching until 9pm (which is normal for me). Then I had to feed the...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 27, 2016 @ 09:02 PM | 4,406 Views
This is a Snow Maiden Flight with my UMX Beast 3D outfitted with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Floats.

Eflite UMX Beast 3D Snow Floats Flight - Snow Beast (5 min 11 sec)

With 2 days of a Colorado Blizzard leaving me stuck at home with nothing to do but want to fly my upgraded UMX Beast 3D (3000 Kv Motor / GWS 5030 Prop), what do you do? Outfit it with the UMX Carbon Cub SS Optional Floats and wait for it to stop snowing!

This set of Floats is the same set that I used with the Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm and Rear Keystone Mounting Bracket that I previously used on my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons): http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2564877 The Custom .047 Music Wire Front Arm that I made for my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless w/ Ailerons) also happened to fit correctly on the UMX Beast 3D, and all that was left to do was create a Mounting Point for the Rear Arm holding the Keystone Bracket. This was accomplished with a small square piece of Scotch Tape on the Rear Mounting Area of the Fuselage, followed by a square piece of Industrial Velcro. The Velcro itself can be removed (when it is applied on top of the square Scotch Tape-surfaced part of the Fuselage) later, damage-free. The Industrial Velcro then attaches to the Rear Keystone, providing a shock-absorbing and secure attachment point.

Winds at the Valor Highschool Football Field were fairly gusty, however proved no match for the UMX Beast 3D's AS3X wind-...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:49 AM | 1,721 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Yak 54.

Eflite UMX Yak 54 Maiden Flight - Taming of The Yak (6 min 30 sec)

Prior to the Maiden Flight, I had outfitted my UMX Yak 54 with Dubro 1-1/4" Mini Lite Wheels and then raked the Landing Gears slightly forward for improved AstroTurf Ground Handling and minimizing nose overs. I had also reinforced the Vertical Stabilizer / Rudder and the Horizontal Stabilizer / Elevator with .040 Carbon Fiber Rod Spars for increased rigidity and protection. For ease of Battery Hatch access, I added a small Tape Tab at the front of the Hatch, and for a finished look, I added a UMX Pitts S-1S Prop Spinner which not only matched the Prop, but also the whole scheme of the Yak.

I was very impressed with the flight characteristics of this plane. Flying at the Factory Manual 100% Rates and recommended Expo, the UMX Yak 54 was well-mannered with very predictable handling. As I stated in the video, I'm not much of a 3D Pilot but I could not help smiling as this plane revealed to me the wide flight envelope it possessed. It flies very much like a mono-wing UMX Beast 3D. Even with some moderate gusting at the park, the UMX Yak 54 maintained poise and predictability with the on-board AS3X. Landings however can be a bit floaty as there is a sweet spot of throttle that has to be managed in order to set up a smooth approach, very much like a UMX Sbach 3D. Using a stout Hyperion 2S 330 mAh Babbelbatt (17 Grams) placed in the middle...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 02, 2016 @ 10:15 AM | 1,467 Views
Thanks to the latest Flite Test video, I was able to create my first FT / Horizon Hobby Ultra Micro Nutball using a new Receiver Board off a Hobbyzone Champ, as well as a new 8mm Brushed Motor and Prop Combination from the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S. Thanks North_Of_49 for pointing that video out and Flite Test for the awesome idea!!

Flite Test Ultra Micro Projects Video:

Micro Plane Projects | Flite Test (12 min 45 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 12, 2016 @ 04:40 PM | 2,575 Views
This is an Aerobatic Speed Performance Flight of my Eflite UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special "Morgan" over David Lorenz Regional Park.

(Bonus: "Alien" Tractor Beam Fail at 2:17s and flight footage of additional Landing at the end of the video with candid commentary)

Eflite UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special "Morgan" GWS 5043 Performance Flight (6 min 51 sec)

For more information on the initial build process with photos, please click the link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2601171

With the suggestion of Joel (aka Turboparker of RCGroups.com), I swapped out the stock 5.75 x 2.5 "Stump Puller" Prop and opted for the GWS 5043 "Speed" Prop to maximize the output of the 3000Kv Brushless Motor and release any air restrictions on the Custom UMX Habu EDF Booster Unit.

Upon take-off my initial impression was, "This Pitts is fast.. Very fast." Not to mention, highly maneuverable. Even with the high drag fuselage of the UMX Pitts, this ultra micro biplane is now moving at a very impressive speed. The UMX Habu EDF Booster Unit comes alive with the GWS 5043 Prop now mated to the 3000Kv Brushless Outrunner. It almost feels as if the 3000 Kv Motor / GWS 5043 Prop combination is literally force-feeding the fast moving air right into the UMX Habu EDF Booster Unit and amplifying the speed. With that being said, all aerobatics have been enhanced as well. Unlimited Vertical has been achieved. Rolls are...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 10, 2016 @ 02:27 AM | 1,679 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Pitts S-1S EDF "Morgan" over the icy snow-covered fields of David Lorenz Regional Park.

Eflite UMX Pitts S-1S EDF - Boosted Biplane "Morgan" Maiden Flight (4 min 18 sec)

Field conditions at David Lorenz Park were less than favorable as the location was still encased in layer of snow and ice. There was however a small strip of exposed AstroTurf that was just enough for me to take off and land from. Not knowing how the UMX Pitts was going to respond with the UMX Habu EDF Booster Unit installed, I kept this flight slightly conservative. But it wasn't long until I realized that the UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special "Morgan" was ready and eager to please.

This variant of the UMX Pitts is considerably faster and yet remains solid in the air with connected feel and maneuverability, while displaying no bad tendencies. I also didn't encounter any weird trim issues, nor did the UMX Pitts react adversely to the UMX Habu EDF Booster when under throttle. Speaking of throttle... with this setup its really hard to resist not going full throttle and watching this plane banshee through the sky. Sport Aerobatics are executed with predictable ease. Vertical is near to unlimited. Its a good thing that its powered by dual Hyperion 2S 330mAh Babbelbatts that supply excellent punch and quality power, in a small size and lighter weight. The two Babbelbatts when placed against the Brushless Outrunner Firewall...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 09, 2016 @ 03:34 AM | 2,145 Views
This is a preview of my second Snow Day Build, the UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special "Morgan" and is my attempt at creating an EDF - boosted ultra micro biplane.

Eflite UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special "Morgan" - EDF-Boosted Biplane Preview (6 min 52 sec)

The UMX Pitts S-1S EDF Special is powered by the stock Eflite 3000 Kv Brushless Outrunner with a 5.75 x 2.5 "Stump Puller" Prop, as well as an 11750Kv Brushless UMX Habu EDF mounted to the underbelly.

The inspiration to create this dual power-sourced 2S Brushless Outrunner / EDF Hybrid comes from the unique Screamin' Sasquatch Jet-Boosted Waco biplane:
2014 R.I. Airshow @Quonset - Screamin' Sasquatch (Jet Waco Biplane) (14 min 17 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 29, 2016 @ 12:04 PM | 2,261 Views
Here is the touch and go, take-off and landings flight demo of my UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL) 3000KV using my custom Dubro 2" Tundra Tires.

Eflite UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL) 3000KV - Custom Dubro 2" Tundra Tires Flight (6 min 6 sec)

The process to make your own custom Dubro Tundra Tires set is as follows: (see below...)

I gently pried off the Foam from a set of these Dubro 2" Super Lite Wheels: http://www.horizonhobby.com/super-li...ls--2-dub200sl

The Foam is a PITA to remove and requires patience as well as a blunt nose pair of pliers as you grip the edge of the Hub and pull.. and pull your way around. The Foam will eventually give, but will not tear. Others have cut the edges of one side of the Hub off, which is another way to do it if you have small sharp shears.

Then I took the Hubs from these Wheels: http://www.horizonhobby.com/mini-lit...1-1-2-dub150mw

I spray painted these Hubs a metallic black, then added the lug nut details and finally press-fitted them directly on the Dubro 2" Super Lite Foam. They are a direct fit (not loose or wobbly) and will not come off. The Hubs are also a direct Landing Gear Fit which makes installation very simple.

"How did you make your Tundra Tires?" is the question I get asked most often with regards to my UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL), Hobbyzone Sport Cub S (2S Brushless) "Icarus", as well as my Hobbyzone (2S Brushless) Champ Crophopper. These custom Dubro Tundras have proven themselves time and...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 26, 2016 @ 05:29 PM | 2,052 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL) that I've upgraded to the 180BL 3000KV Motor. I've also installed UMX Carbon Cub SS Navigation Lights for enhanced orientation in lower lighting conditions.

Eflite UMX J-3 Cub 3000KV Motor Upgrade w/ Nav Lights Maiden Flight (5 min 55 sec)

The Eflite 180BL 3000KV Motor is a direct fit replacement to the stock 180BL 2500KV Motor. You'll just have to switch 2 of the power wires to get the Motor spinning in the correct direction. The stock 5.75 x 2.5 "Stump Puller" Prop has been fitted on a Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Prop Adapter with the Prop dynamically re-balanced.

I've also installed a set of UMX Carbon Cub SS Lights on the wing. To finish the "clean install" look, I concealed the LED Wires that run on the leading edge of the UMX J-3 Cub wing with Tamiya Masking Tape which also happens to be a close "Lockhaven Yellow". I applied two layers (one perfectly on top of each other) of it over the LED wires and trimmed to fit, finishing a very clean look.

Fuselage pieces were then re-connected using the "Tape-Tab" Method, using smaller pieces of Tape Tabs on the existing stock tape that was applied from factory, minimizing tape overlap and retaining the "clean" look.

The Eflite 3000 KV Motor performed excellently upping the Thrust and Speed considerably when mated with the stock 5.75 x 2.5 “Stump Puller” Prop. While the UMX J-3 Cub battled the wind...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 20, 2016 @ 02:51 PM | 7,881 Views
Last night, I upgraded the stock 2500KV Motor to the 3000KV Motor on my UMX J-3 Cub. The stock 5.75x2.5 "Stump Puller" Prop has been fitted on a Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Prop Adapter and dynamically re-balanced.

I also installed a set of UMX Carbon Cub SS Lights on the wing. To finish the "clean install" look, I concealed the LED Wires that run on the leading edge of the UMX J-3 Cub wing with Tamiya Masking Tape which also happens to be a close "Lockhaven Yellow". I applied two layers (one perfectly on top of each other) of it over the LED wires and trimmed to fit. Looks clean!

Fuselage pieces were then re-connected using the "Tape-Tab" Method, using smaller pieces of Tape Tabs on the existing stock tape that was applied from factory, minimizing tape overlap and retaining the "clean" look.

I don't have a way of testing static thrust, but I could tell right away that there is significantly a lot more pull on my arm, as compared to stock. The UMX Carbon Cub SS Lights look awesome on this plane.

The weather looks like it will cooperate today for a few test flights.

If anything, I should see a performance identical to my Hobbyzone Sport Cub S (2S Brushless) "Icarus" when it was fitted with the 3000 KV Motor and the 5.75x2.5 "Stump Puller" Prop.

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S (2S Brushless) - Yak/Pitts Prop 3000KV Flight (6 min 56 sec)


I'll find out soon enough. Either way, my UMX J-...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 17, 2016 @ 11:34 PM | 2,733 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL).

Eflite UMX J-3 Cub (2S BL) Maiden Flight - Golden Age Classic (6 min 15 sec)

It was a sunny yet cold 34 degrees Fahrenheit at the park. Winds were however, very mild providing ideal conditions for a maiden flight and also gave me the advantage to explore the flight envelope and aerobatic characteristics of this new UMX J-3 Cub.

Prior to take-off, I installed my custom Dubro 2" Tundra Tires, which are a personal preference for me and Cubs and Champs. I also performed a control surface check and found the ailerons and the elevator deflection to be a bit lacking. Therefore, I moved the control rods of the aileron and the elevator one hole closer in towards the fuselage (which is the same setup as my Hobbyzone Sport Cub S 2S Brushless "Icarus"). Using an Eflite 2S 280 mAh 30C Lipo, I used the wing strut fuselage connecting points as a measuring guide and placed my Lipo Battery's midpoint right in between the wing strut fuselage connecting points. Then I set the Timer on my DX6 to 6 minutes and prepared to taxi for take-off.

Upon take-off, I could already feel that this was going to be a great maiden flight. The flight characteristics of this new UMX J-3 Cub were nearly identical to that of my custom 2S Brushless Hobbyzone Sport Cub S "Icarus" (when equipped with the Eflite 180 BL 2500 KV Motor and Eflite 5.75 x 2.5 Prop combo), making me feel right at home on the sticks...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 16, 2016 @ 02:16 PM | 1,992 Views
An aerobatic flight tribute to my first 2S Brushless Conversion Build, and the plane that started my 2S Brushless Fleet.

Eflite UMX F4U Corsair (2S Brushless) "Pappy" - Tribute Flight Music Video (4 min 59 sec)

Originally my second RC plane which was purchased more than a year ago and then originally converted on July 11, 2015, this venerable 2S Brushless UMX F4U Corsair retains itself as an incredible ultra micro warbird and the first in my 2S Brushless Fleet.

My 2S Brushless Conversion Fleet: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...BiE4PRLlaB4A7V

For more information, please see my RC Groups Initial Blog Write-Up with Build Photos Link below for more information on the Conversion/Build Process: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post32137934

CONVERSION PARTS:
Motor: Eflite 180 Brushless 2500KV Motor
Motor Mount: Eflite UMX Beast 3D Mount with Firewall
Propeller: GWS 5030 3-Blade Prop
Spinner: Eflite UMX P-47 "Cup" Spinner
ESC/Receiver: UMX Beast 3D AS3X Receiver EFLU4864
Wheels: Dubro 1" Mini Lite

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C
Timer: 5 Minutes

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

Music: Stars Align by Lindsey Stirling

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:30 PM | 2,270 Views
A slow with snow "merry go round" flight duet with my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless with Ailerons) and Mike "Deuces Wild" Frontiero flying his Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS at David Lorenz Park. As the last snow storm left a good layer of fresh virgin powder snow, we did a pretty good job of "exploring the spaces of the studio" as well as both of our batteries' LVC limits when faced with 39' F temps.

Hobbyzone (2S BL) Champ Crophopper & Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS Flight (3 min 45 sec)


CHAMP CROPHOPPER RCGROUPS.COM WRITE-UP LINKS:

Champ Crophopper RC Groups Snow Float Write-Up with Photos: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2564877

Champ Crophopper RC Groups Initial Build Write-Up with Photos: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2506217

CHAMP CROPHOPPER CONVERSION PARTS

Motor: Eflite 180 BL 3000KV
Motor Mount: UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS
ESC / Receiver: EFLU4864 (UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS) AS3X
Aileron Servos: Spektrum 2.3 Gram Linear Long Throw Offset
Propeller: GWS 5030
Adapter: CNC Small Parts Aluminum UMX Carbon Cub SS (Long)
Landing Gear: .047 Music Wire Custom Hobbyzone Champ Front Arm Fitment for the UMX Carbon Cub SS Snow Floats

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Lipo: Eflite 2S 7.4V 200mAh 30C
Timer: 4 Minutes

Camera: IPhone 6 at 1080 P / 60 FPS
Camera Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 07, 2016 @ 02:05 PM | 1,993 Views
A flight music video with my Parkzone Ultra Micro Custom 2S Brushless P-40 Warhawk.

Parkzone Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk (2S Brushless) "Stella" - Music Video (3 min 18 sec)

Winds at the park during this flight were gusting and constantly changing directions, making the flight unpredictable and a bit unsettling. Fortunately, the AS3X and the 2S Brushless power provided excellent air authority over the constantly changing conditions as I was able to combat the wind through an aerobatic flight and bring her home safely.

"This flight is dedicated to Stella and Family. As the wind is ever-changing and unpredictable, your wings are strong and you'll overcome whatever challenges the winds of life brings. Have faith."

For more information, please see my RC Groups Initial Blog Write-Up with Build Photos Link below for more information on the Conversion/Build Process: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2532958

CONVERSION PARTS:
Motor: Eflite 180 Brushless 2500KV Motor
Motor Mount: Aeromodz Custom P-40 Motor Mount
Propeller: UMX P-47 4-Bladed Prop
Spinner: Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 Mustang Nose Spinner
ESC/Receiver - UMX Beast 3D AS3X Receiver EFLU 4864

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C
Timer: 5 Minutes

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

Music: Angel Beats Theme by Taylor Davis

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 04, 2016 @ 03:22 AM | 2,624 Views
Here is my first video of 2016, taking to the skies with my custom-built Easysky / Horizon Hobby FW-190D (2S Brushless) "Simone."

Easysky / Horizon Hobby FW-190D (2S Brushless) "Simone" - Sunset Flight (4 min 57 sec)

It's been a while since I've flown my custom 2S Brushless Focke Wulf, however I managed to squeeze in 2 flights today in some fairly brisk temps. As the sun was slowly descending in its icy halo glow, I was able to open up Simone to some aerobatic flight. With the Fuselage of an Easysky FW-190D and the Internals of a UMX Beast 3D, Simone is one quick and agile Warbird, especially after the 2S Brushless Conversion, yet still retains her docile flight characteristics for smooth flight.

For more information, please see my RC Groups Initial Blog Write-Up with Build Photos Link below for more information on the Conversion/Build Process: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2534766

CONVERSION PARTS:

Motor: Eflite 180 Brushless 2500KV Motor
Motor Mount: UMX Beast 3D Motor Mount
Propeller: Eflite 5 x 2.75 Prop
Spinner: UMX Beast 3D Spinner
ESC / Receiver: EFLU4864 (UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS) AS3X
Dual Servo Ailerons - Spektrum 2.3 Gram Linear Long Throw Offset
Custom Drop Tank (Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C Lipo Holder)

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Battery: Eflite 2S 200mAh 30C
Timer: 5 Minutes

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

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