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Posted by moxjett | Jun 20, 2009 @ 08:34 PM | 7,326 Views
I was watching Ben of 3DHS having so much fun flying his 3DHS 40" Edge at the 2nd annual Grapevine FLI, that I knew I had to have one. I crashed my E-Flite profile CAP a few months ago that I flew during the week at lunch, so I thought this would make a great replacement. Lucky for me a fellow RCG member (fatcat220) had a used one for sale at the FLI that just needed an Rx and battery. Man, I'm glad I bought the Edge. This is one of the best flying small airplanes I've flown that wasn't a foamie or a profile. I've flown the Edge about ten times now, both in windy conditions and calm conditions, and this little plan is a blast windy or not. The best part is that it fits perfectly in the trunk of my car, so at lunch time I, pop a battery in and I'm flying. SCHWEEET!
Posted by moxjett | Jun 16, 2009 @ 08:45 PM | 7,763 Views
I finally got to maiden my 3DHS 51" Slick this evening, and all I can say is WOW! What a fun plane to fly! This plane is way more capable of doing things then I'm able to make her do. I have a lot of practice to do to make this plane fly like she deserves to be flown. It'll be fun practice though.

Torque 2812/720
Airboss 60
Rhino 4S 2350


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Posted by moxjett | Jun 15, 2009 @ 06:35 PM | 7,376 Views
He's about ready for the simulator.
Posted by moxjett | May 10, 2009 @ 09:03 AM | 6,830 Views
I got some video of my second flight with the Yak, so nothing to spectacular. Iím still getting a feel for how she flyís. I have about 4 flights on the Yak now, and itís a lot of fun to fly.

EDIT: I added the third flight video.

Extreme Flight Yak-54 Profile 48" (9 min 47 sec)


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Posted by moxjett | May 08, 2009 @ 04:52 PM | 6,875 Views
The wind calmed down last night before sunset so I got a chance to maiden the EF Yak. I wish all maidens were that easy. I only took one battery, but that was all I needed to know this is going to be a fun plane to try and master. Within a couple laps to get a feel for her, I took her up and tried out some waterfalls and flat spins. I love a plane that can do waterfalls with ease, and the Yak did not disappoint. I tried a couple blenders, but I think I had too much control surface movement, because it kept flopping out at weird angles, so Iíll have work on those. Knife edge was a lot of fun and effortless. It wanted to tuck to the landing gear, but I always mix in elevator/rudder mix for about +5% up elevator in all my planes, so all I had to do was flip a switch and knife edge was perfect. And last but not least for the maiden flight, the landing was beautiful. She floated in and at the last minute I gave a burst of throttle and she harried in with ease. I think Iím going to like this plane.

I'll get some video on the next flight.
Posted by moxjett | May 07, 2009 @ 05:04 PM | 5,980 Views
Finally got my Extreme Flight Yak-54 e-Profile 48" and Great Planes Edge 540T 50" ready for their maiden. The Yak has a Torque 2814T/820 with a 14x7 prop and a FP 2500 4S. The Edge has a Hacker A30-10XL with a 13x6.5 APC prop and will be powered with 2200 4S lipos.

Weather has been rainy and windy for the last week, but this weekend I think I'll get a chance to maiden them both.

Will post flight report on both.
Posted by moxjett | Feb 19, 2009 @ 09:28 PM | 6,558 Views
I scaled back my EPP Edge to a size closer to that of leadfeather's EPP Yak. I also didn't like the looks of the bigger Edge's Fuselage, so I changed it a little as well. Mainly changing the looks of the canopy. This one took awhile to finish painting, but I like the looks of the Castrol Edge 540, so it was worth the extra effort. I used Testors Model Masters spray cans and a "LOT" of tape. Some of the methods I used, like the checkered areas, I got from watching adreher's painting method video. I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet. I'll wait till I get some of the components installed. Hope she fly's as well as the Yak and I'll be pleased.
Posted by moxjett | Feb 10, 2009 @ 09:43 AM | 6,189 Views
The Three Amigo Pugs:

Blondie, Blackie, and Pinkie

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Posted by moxjett | Feb 02, 2009 @ 09:19 PM | 5,555 Views
edfrules posted this video in the 3DHobbyShop 103" Extra 330 SC thread. I enjoyed it so much I wanted to put in on my blog to watch it whenever I want to feel inspired. This is the kind of video that makes you want to fly.


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Renaud Ecalle aerobatics in Extra 330SC (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by moxjett | Jan 28, 2009 @ 05:21 PM | 5,104 Views
leadfeather took some video of me flying my EPP Edge last night. It's a really good flyer when it has some room to maneuver. Knife edge is effortless. The only bad thing about the plane is my aileron setup. It doesn't roll very fast. That could be due to aileron size or the slow speed of flying inside. Either way, I can live with that.

Thanks for putting that on Youtube for me Dan.

Wing Span (in.) 50
Length (in.) 45
Weight 10.2 ozs AUW

Motor : E-Flite Park 370
Battery: Rhino 2S 750 mah
ESC : CC25
Servos : HXT500


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Moxjett's Edge 540 all EPP (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by moxjett | Jan 10, 2009 @ 12:40 PM | 4,836 Views
I used the plans from my Stevens Aero Edge 540 to trace out templates for this EPP Edge. I then used the same principles leadfeather uses to contruct his EPP Yak. Trying to get it done to fly indoors tomorrow.

Wing Span (in.) 50
Length (in.) 45

Link to EPP Yak


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Posted by moxjett | Nov 22, 2008 @ 05:44 PM | 3,978 Views
"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

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Posted by moxjett | Nov 03, 2008 @ 06:27 PM | 3,886 Views
My son admiring my 3DHS Extra SHP. Lookís like me at Christmas time, and that was just last year.


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Posted by moxjett | Oct 30, 2008 @ 06:23 PM | 4,037 Views
Halloween is such a fun time of the year.
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Posted by moxjett | Sep 23, 2008 @ 09:01 PM | 4,362 Views
DX5e pics
Posted by moxjett | Aug 29, 2008 @ 10:43 PM | 3,911 Views
I took the A-10 out today after work only to get to the field and have a wicked crosswind that was gusting pretty bad. I wanted to fly it with the new landing gear, but I just didn't want to fight the crosswind on it's first flight with legs. I did get to fly my Katana and Stick, so the day wasn't a total lose.

I'll try flying the A-10 tomorrow.
Posted by moxjett | Aug 17, 2008 @ 01:22 PM | 4,074 Views
I tried two props on my AXI 4120/14 motor that's mounted on my A-10. Here are the numbers of each prop and some pictures. As you can see from the picture, I was using a 5S 3300 mah FP lipo.

12x6 Prop - 40 Amps - 697 Watts
13x6.5 Prop - 50 Amps - 852 Watts

This will be enough to fly the A-10 at it's current AUW of 8 lbs, but if I'm to paint it and finish the details, hopefully that won't add but a pound or two. I'm going to try and fly it next weekend, so we'll see if she flys any better.

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Posted by moxjett | Aug 15, 2008 @ 09:32 PM | 4,302 Views
I finally got the retracts installed on my A-10 so I could make sure there is going to be enough clearance for a 12" to 13" prop. Good news, there is more then enough room for the prop. I won't be able to rotate aggressively, but I donít think there is going to be enough power to do that anyway. There is going to be around 3 to 4 inches between the prop tip and the ground. There shouldnít be an issue with prop strikes if I stick to scale takeoffs.

While I had the A-10 fully assembled, I went ahead and added the batteries and took some photos of it. I also weighed it with everything new installed and its battery installed. As you can see below, sheís gained some weight and tops the scales at just a tad over 8 pounds. Not to bad, but Iíd like to keep it under 10 pounds or itís going to need another motor upgrade.

Here is the LINK to the build thread.

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Posted by moxjett | Jul 16, 2008 @ 09:44 PM | 4,243 Views
Grim Reaper GR-30 with burnt windings.
Posted by moxjett | Jul 11, 2008 @ 12:45 AM | 4,501 Views
A local club is having a Float Fly this weekend and I finally finished something I've always wanted. Iíve always wanted the ability to retrieve planes without a full scale gas sucking boat. I've been working on an electrical retrieval boat since last October. I had most of the body done before winter hit, but didnít get a chance to paint it. I finally started painting it a few months ago, and tonight I finally finished it. This will give me a day to test it out before the Float Fly on Saturday. I'll try to get some video of it. I know it's nothing exciting, but I like remote control boats of any type.

Here is what she looks like. She has a BM2915-5 motor, one of the Chinese imports with a KV of 930. It will run on 3 or 4 Li-Po's, and can handle up to 35 Amps. The motor comes with the nice prop adapter shown in the photo, weighs 4.3 ounces, and is rated for up to 400 Watts. I'm using a 4S 3200 lipo. I'm not plan on using all that power, I'm hoping to not have to change the battery out only once or twice the whole day
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