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Posted by dpowellmeii | Dec 14, 2014 @ 05:32 PM | 1,760 Views
A lot of folks don't like the Raptors but for someone like me that doesn't get to fly a lot and probably couldn't do 3D if I flew every day, it's a great bird. Fairly inexpensive, not too hard to set up, parts are cheap and its a rock solid flying machine.

If you want a killer canopy for your heli, contact Scott Milton at AceHelis. He did the custom canopy I have. Great work Scott. This picture doesn't do it justice though, the yellow and blue aren't showing up well. I'll try to get a better one.

http://m.rc.runryder.com/helicopter/...AceHelis_Store

Raptor 50 Titan SE (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Dec 14, 2014 @ 05:20 PM | 1,491 Views
This is a great flying bird, very responsive and crisp. About half the hardware that came with it was junk but other than that it seems to be built well and light. It would be nice to be able to get another cowling for it but the manufacturer keeps directing me to the seller and the seller, generalhobby, keeps giving me the run around. It was like pulling teeth just to get them to send me a missing aileron linkage.

GoldWing Sukhoi Su-26 50 size O. S. .46FX (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Dec 14, 2014 @ 05:07 PM | 1,298 Views
A friend gave this to me to get it out of his way. Not a bad flying bird. I adapted a HET F-20 canopy to it with a scratch made spring loaded latch. Fun to do touch and goes with.

NitroPlanes F-20 Tigershark CS10 70mm EDF (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Dec 14, 2014 @ 03:12 PM | 1,537 Views
Cramming a CS10 in this bird was the best thing that's ever happened to it. Lots of power.

FMS/Airfield F-18C first flight (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Sep 08, 2011 @ 01:28 PM | 4,267 Views
Bought this from a friend, flew it a few times and it just wasn't my cup of tea. It now resides in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Aug 20, 2011 @ 08:33 PM | 5,269 Views
Pretty fun entry level wing but starts a bad flutter at high speeds and the whole wing will start flapping even though its been reinforced with carbon fiber rods. It's pretty hilarious when it starts flapping. Can't complain for $10 NIB.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:43 AM | 4,694 Views
Giant 102" stunt kite converted to rc with scratchbuilt thrust vectoring gimbal.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1340992

RC Kite Giant 102" wingspan with thrust vectoring (0 min 41 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:32 AM | 4,186 Views
Great flying heli, everybody should have one.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:30 AM | 4,145 Views
Some are still here and some are gone.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:25 AM | 4,157 Views
What a great flying extra, I want something else but I just hate to get rid of it.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:20 AM | 4,012 Views
Hopefully I will have the money to finish this puppy out properly. It's gonna be a beast when I'm done with it.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:16 AM | 4,476 Views
Another great flier and very stable. Great first edf.

Phase 3 EF-16 CS-70mm 10 blade (0 min 29 sec)

Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:14 AM | 4,015 Views
One of the best flying planes in my hangar. Tons of power and lands slow.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:10 AM | 4,022 Views
Dominos would be proud of this one.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:08 AM | 4,049 Views
Kit by DVFlightTech, very nice. Flew great with a Hobby-Lobby Esskay 400XT and 8x8 4-blade prop.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:01 AM | 3,938 Views
Yep I got bored again.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:54 PM | 3,951 Views
Great little sunday flier.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:45 PM | 3,897 Views
This thing looked really good in the air, didn't fly to bad either.
Posted by dpowellmeii | Feb 24, 2011 @ 01:18 AM | 4,153 Views
talk about a rocket. stuff a 4s in the fuse, lsjs motor on the fan, a phoenix 35 and you'll get it radared at around 135mph but its a pain to fly.