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Posted by Draven | Oct 07, 2012 @ 08:51 PM | 2,392 Views
Sadly, I crashed my 3DHS Edge last week. Since it was my first 3DHS plane and it gave me over 2 years of fun, I thought it deserved a little more respect than just a toss in the bin.



Flys like on rails.


Posted by Draven | Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | 1,946 Views
Take a look for yourself.
My Tron Room (2 min 24 sec)

I'm not sure why the floor lights flicker in the video. That doesn't happen in person. Also, the lights are much brighter than they apear.

I also fitted my longboard with green LEDs. They run off a 3s 1800mah lipo.
Posted by Draven | Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:31 AM | 1,841 Views
-Motrolfly Brushless Motor 2815 950
-Proton 60A ESC
-Hitec HS-65MG servos
-Turnigy 2200mah 25c 3s
-14x7 APC prop
Posted by Draven | Jan 21, 2011 @ 10:28 AM | 3,330 Views
TRON Legacy Inspired!

I drew this conceptual design of a flyable lightjet. After seeing the movie Tron legacy, I thought of the Idea of making an RC lightjet. I was thinking... orange LED strips, and 64-70mm EDF.
Posted by Draven | Jul 31, 2010 @ 12:12 AM | 4,867 Views
Finally finished! It was a pleasure and an awesome learning experience building my first Balsa Plane ARF. I can't believe it was just $99... Totally worth it and more. It looks so great! Sorry for the Iphone pics (bad quality).

Total build time for me, 12 Hours.

Materials, Setup, Electronics:

-72g Omega
-Mystery 40a ESC w/SBEC
-4x 1500mah 3s 20c Turnigy Lipo's with XT90 connectors
-1550mah 20c 3s Rhino
-4x Futaba s3114's Servos W/ Servo City 3D Arms (30cm extensions on all servos
-ASSAN X8 R6M Micro 6ch Receiver (4.5g)
-"APC" 12x6 Prop
-Extreme Flight E-lite Series Spinner (Black) 40mm = 1-1/2"

Thanks 3DHS, and Rcgroups.

The addiction has begun!
Posted by Draven | Jul 21, 2010 @ 06:52 PM | 3,863 Views
My first guitar, a GRX20. After some abuse, I decided it was time to recondition and make it new again. I spent my last summer sanding, painting, and laquering

It now has matching Black and White Hexbucker Pickups. And new D'Addario EXL120.
Posted by Draven | Jul 21, 2010 @ 06:47 PM | 3,775 Views
Built this corsair about 2 years ago. Had a recent crash due to stripped elevator servo. I rebuilt it one night, and ordered a new outrunner.

Setup-
Alpha 400 920kv Outrunner w/ APC 10x5
22a ESC/BEC
Rhino 1550mah 3s 20c and occasionally Turnigy 1500mah 3s 20c packs.

EDIT: The motor was making funny noises. So I replaced the Front Ball Bearings on the outrunner. Used old the bearings from an old E-flite 370 outrunner.
Posted by Draven | Jul 19, 2010 @ 11:48 PM | 3,761 Views
Original VTOL Design I've had in my head for years. I tried my best to design it on Sketchup. I've made a small flying model of it. It flys great but it has too much wing area, therefore, I need a lot of weight in the front to bring the CG closer to what I found to be Ideal on the Model.

The V-Tail design, is one of the several Tail Designs I have in mind. But decided to go with this one on the models.

EDIT: The squarish angles (Airfoil, fuse) are a result of a beginner on sketch-up. It is mean't to be smooth.
Posted by Draven | Apr 01, 2009 @ 09:47 AM | 5,253 Views
I finally finished my piaget today. It has the stock Motor, Pheonix 10amp ESC, 360mah & 610mah 2s 20c Lipo, 3 HXT 5 gram servos, GWS Rx.

It hovers extremely well. I have yet to try it outside.

EDIT: I removed everything, CF, electronics, etc. I cut off excess EPP to make her lighter. Saved 15 grams....Continue Reading
Posted by Draven | Apr 23, 2008 @ 08:13 PM | 5,659 Views
-reserved for future special plane- (APRIL 23, 2008)


-> (December 28, 2008)

more pics of my 190 that i finished up in august. it still hasn't had its maiden. canopy still needs to be glued in place. And some pics of my infinion.
Posted by Draven | Apr 20, 2008 @ 09:01 PM | 6,030 Views
5mm, 1100kv, 840mah3s, 18A esc, 14 oz AUW, waiting for 2840kv motor to arrive then i'll start making some serious jets
Posted by Draven | Mar 22, 2008 @ 10:23 PM | 5,989 Views
Finished 20 minutes ago. Im so happy with the final result. The decals arrived today and i took an hour to put them on. I totally destroyed the right side "marie" decal. And ripped the left side a couple of times, its a bit off but theres nothing i can do about it now. I bought an Apogee 3s 830mah lipo from an rcgroups member. Thats the last part i need before i maiden.


EDIT: I learned so much on her. Unfortunately, she was return shipped, and was crushed, I repaired and repainted her all black and flew her on 1500 3s's until she died.
Posted by Draven | Mar 18, 2008 @ 12:03 PM | 6,612 Views
I finished painting her this morning. I'm waiting for the "Marie" decals from the Alfa P-51 to arrive. I'm also waiting for the power system to arrive. I accidentally bought transparent yellow so i had to make 6 layers. It didn't work so i used model masters yellow....Continue Reading
Posted by Draven | Mar 17, 2008 @ 11:44 AM | 7,723 Views
Heres some pics of my Brio 10 Power setup. 1100kv brushless outrunner, Pheonix 18 ESC, Electrifly 640 2s lipo.