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Posted by efinkg | Jul 18, 2008 @ 03:42 PM | 3,076 Views
Since Christmas, when I last needed a new trannsmitter, I had been looking at the JR XP 9303 with something approaching lust, but it was way out of my price range. Fast forward 6 months, and my local field was having a swap meet, as I was looking at the parts being offered, I noticed a synthesized 9303, I randomly asked what it was, expecting it to be quite expensive, but the response was 175! I quickly snapped it up. Now, I just have to learn how to use it properly.
Posted by efinkg | Apr 28, 2008 @ 09:31 PM | 2,521 Views
Still only gotten in one full flight with it, but what a kick that was. Gobs of power, fast, flew solid as a rock, though landing was a little hot. Has flaperons programmed in, I'll try them out next flight. Current problem is the motor likes to come loose, which is a serious problem in flight, had one minor crash because of it. Still, a great plane.

Kontronik Fun 500-27 5.21
APC 14.5X11 4 blade prop
Polyquest 4s 4400 12c Lipo
HS 225 servos all around
AR-6000 RX
Hacker Master-70 ESC
BEC
Posted by efinkg | Apr 28, 2008 @ 09:17 PM | 2,975 Views
My first, most fun, and most reliable plane. This guy is way overpowered, not even close to precision flying, but is an absolute blast. I've currently got it set up with nightlights for flying at night, and that's a blast. My favorite trick with this plane is to mosey along, floating in the wind, barely able to stay airborne, then punch the throttle all the way up and climb like crazy. An absolute hoot to fly, takes off in feet, flies decently fast, lands well, an all around great plane.

GWS 2208 18T
APC 9X7 slowflyer prop
Thunder Power 3s 1320 lipo
2 HS-55
AR-6100
Posted by efinkg | Apr 28, 2008 @ 09:14 PM | 2,780 Views
My first real warbird, fast, flies great, but it's a bit of trouble to hand launch, so it doesn't get to stretch its wings as often as I'd like. Bought this one on concession at my LHS, originally built by Pat Tritle, I believe, but the nose has been rebuilt a few times since my acquisition. I highly suggest it to the intermediate flyer who likes scale.

Astro 020 6T
CSRC 2s 2000mAh lipo
6X4 Graupner Super Prop
2 HS55 servos
Futaba RX (not sure exactly which one)
Posted by efinkg | Mar 22, 2007 @ 10:56 PM | 3,514 Views
I don't really know how this whole blog thing works, I will probably post sporadic updates, usually when I get new planes, or lose existing planes. I am beginning to figure out that the high speed, on wing flying is what I really like to do, so don't expect any flat foamie 3d stuff from me. I personally hate foam and love old-fashioned wood and ply building, though I have no aversion to modern power systems, to the contrary I love the light weight, high power I can get. Anyway, hope I can impart some wisdom to the masses.