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Posted by wmcneal | May 28, 2012 @ 09:00 PM | 8,212 Views
Recently put my ipod touch video camera to use and posted these to my Utube channel.

Me flying my Parkzone Habu (1 min 34 sec)


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Posted by wmcneal | May 11, 2012 @ 12:27 PM | 8,279 Views
This has been a back burner project for almost a year, but I finally finished it and flew it twice today. It's another one I built for my friend Rick.
It's a pusher ( I don't remember the motor size ), runs on a 5s 2650mah lipo. Top speed is about 75 mph.

This was a very strange airplane to build.
The wings and tail are foam that is covered in some type of plastisized paper covering, not like Monokote, but thicker.
The fuselage has a plywood framework, but the skin is entirely ABS plastic.
Most of the details are done with stickers in the normal fashion of most ARFs, but the bottom of the fuselage had to be painted which I did over several hours with a brush and modelling paint.
Posted by wmcneal | May 05, 2012 @ 12:32 PM | 8,153 Views
My friend Rick and I finished up the second of his 2 Bobcat/Falcon planes yesterday and flew this one today. I estimate about 120mph top speed with unlimited vertical. This one flies just as good as the 80mm fan propelled one in my last blog entry. The only difference is that you have to be a little smoother on the throttle with this one because it tends to want to torque roll if you advance the throttle too quickly.
These planes are kind of a pain in the butt to assemble, but they are so worth it for only a $55 plane.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/bo90arfrarec.html