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Posted by billwhit | Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:03 AM | 3,775 Views
This is my Savoia S.21, it's one of my favorite planes in my fleet. I built it from Dollar Tree foam, it has a 36" WS and AUW of about 22 oz. It's powered by a 45 gram 1700kv outrunner and a 3 cell 1000 mAh lipo. It flies great off of grass and has taken off once from water as well.

My build log as well as the plans I used can be found at the following link. My first build was a smaller 24" version that I eventually replaced with this larger one.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352881

Porco Flying (2 min 6 sec)


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Posted by billwhit | Dec 07, 2011 @ 10:21 AM | 3,393 Views
This is my Airhogs Titan glider converted to rc for taking video. It's flying with RET and uses a rewound Blue Wonder motor, and 5x5 prop, and a 3 cell 750 mAh lipo. I left the main wings stock but rebuilt the rear stabs and I use a Creative VadoHD for the video. It's flies great and glides awesome...sometimes it just doesn't want to come down.

I finished it in time for a road trip my wife and I took last summer. I managed to get a few nice videos, It's a lot of fun to stop along the trip and get a quick flight in then have some video to watch later. Here are a few of the videos, enjoy!

Saint Mary Lake, Montana:

Saint Mary Lake (6 min 21 sec)


North Dakota Badlands:

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Posted by billwhit | Apr 25, 2011 @ 01:23 PM | 4,875 Views
This is my full fuse Edge 540 built from scratch. I created the plans from 3 views and have posted a build log that can be found here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1411612

It has a 36" WS and an all up weight of about 24 Oz. I'm flying it with a 40 gram 1500kv outrunner on a 9x4.7 prop and a 3 cell 1300 mah lipo.
Pretty much the entire build is DollarTree Rediboard aside from the monoblock.

I was insirped by the Red Bull Air Races and did a paint scheme from them. So far I've been very happy with how it looks and performs, please stop by the thread if you interested. Below are the first couple of video's I've got since I finished it.

Red Bull RC Edge540 (2 min 36 sec)


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Posted by billwhit | Apr 21, 2011 @ 09:58 AM | 4,130 Views
This is my SE5a from Tony's plans in the scratchbuild thread. It's all Rediboard construction and flies on RET. I've got a 26 gram HXT motor on it running an 8x4.3 prop. This is more power than necessary and I find that over half throttle is not needed. It's a fun little floater to fly around, and I finally have a WWI bipe in the fleet.

SE5a (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Apr 06, 2011 @ 04:48 PM | 8,031 Views
This is my Airhogs Titan chuck glider modded into a Batplane. It has full house controls and tricycle landing gear. I fly it with a high kv rewound Blue Wonder using a 6x4 prop and a 3 cell 1300mAh lipo.

Titan Batplane conversion (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Mar 31, 2011 @ 10:01 PM | 5,555 Views
Here is my J-Power 50mm T-33. I upgraded it to a 4800kv Turnigy EDF motor and a HK 6 blade 50mm fan. I fly it with either a 3 cell 1300 mAh or a 4 cell 1000mAh lipo. Below is a video of it flying with the 4 cell.

T-33 on 4 cell (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Mar 31, 2011 @ 09:41 PM | 5,953 Views
This is my 30" Typhoon Delta "Rebel fighter" designed by Kronikpilot. It running on a 40 gram 4200kv outrunner using a 7x4 APC prop and a 1300mAh 3 cell lipo. This guys a lot of fun zipping around the park. Plans can be found in this thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1320277

30" Typhoon (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Mar 07, 2011 @ 10:08 AM | 5,001 Views
This is my "Dark Knight" Batjet (plans by kronikpilot). It's flying on a 26 gram HXT motor with a 3 cell 750 mAh Lipo. It has just two servos for elevon control and I used colored packing tape on this one. The thread with plans can be found here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378513

Typhoon Batjet (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Feb 04, 2011 @ 10:31 AM | 4,924 Views
This is my Blubaby that I modified into a pusher for my Vado HD camera. I took it on a road trip last summer and I've been happy with it so far. I got some good video of some different parks along the way too.

Ship rock at Sunset

Ship Rock at sunset (3 min 57 sec)


Chaco Canyon at Sunset

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Posted by billwhit | Feb 04, 2011 @ 10:01 AM | 4,790 Views
This is my J-Power T-45. I've upgraded the system to a HK 6 blade fan unit and a Turnigy 5000kv EDF motor. This is one of the best flying J-Power model and can handle 3 or 4 cells on this setup. I typically use a 30c 3 cell 1300 mAh and then put in a 4 cell 40c 1000 mAh for a little extra kick.

T-45 (1 min 43 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:28 AM | 5,345 Views
This is my forward Swept Wing Prime Jet. It has a 24" WS and runs on a Blue Wonder and a 3 cell 1000 mAh Lipo.

Plans are posted here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1304036

Flying the FSW (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by billwhit | May 24, 2010 @ 10:26 AM | 6,002 Views
This is my Air Hogs Titan Pusher Jet bash. My only mods to the stock airframe were to clip the wings, remove the dihedral, and added a piece of CF to the Horizontal stab. It weighs 390 grams with the following:

26 gram HXT outrunner
1000 mAh 3 cell Lipo
2 - 9 gram HXT servos
18 amp Turnigy controller
GWS reciever

Titan Glider conversion (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Apr 20, 2010 @ 11:54 AM | 6,117 Views
Well, the time came for a rebuild of my F22. This will be my third one, I think I'm getting better! One of the biggest changes this round was using WBPU and coffee filters to cover vs packing tape. So far this seem better as it holds the paint better and shouldn't warp in the sun.

The other main change was the motor, this one has a bit more power than my last version. I'm using a 1700kv infinity 30 gram motor from okhobby. With the 7x3 prop it's pulling just under 10 amps and giving about 470 grams of thrust. I painted this one gold and black (instead of silver) to match the motor. I wasn't sure about the color combo at first, but I do think it looks good.

As with my last one, I printed the 24" plans at 75% for an 18" wing span. This size works out well for me, and it's a blast to fly!

Black and gold F22 (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Apr 12, 2010 @ 09:58 AM | 7,362 Views
This is my new J-power AMX jet. It flew ok on the stock system, but I've already given it an upgrade. It's now running a 4800kv Turnigy EDF motor in a Wemotech 50mm fan on a 3 cell 1300 mAh Lipo. The performance is quite a bit better than stock and the Wemo is a solid fan that should last.

This is basically my first EDF jet. I was a bit leery about getting into EDFs, but I think this jet was the right way to go.

AMX with upgrade (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Feb 26, 2010 @ 11:55 AM | 5,947 Views
This is my new scratch built P40 from the planes found here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995275.

I used them at 75% for a 32" WS. I'm running a 1300kv BW with a 1000 mAh 3 cell Lipo. Final flying weight came in under 14 Oz.

The P40 was always been my favorite warbird so I'm pretty happy to have this in my fleet. Unfortunately the spinner pictured causes too much vibration so I fly without it.

A quick P40 flight (1 min 8 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Jan 25, 2010 @ 09:43 AM | 7,055 Views
This is my scratch built Grumman Goose. I did a build log you can find here including a link to Vyceroy's awesome plans that I used:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1171221

It has a 42" Wingspan and came right at 20 Oz. including the following:

2 HXT 23 gram "Blue Wonders" wound with 9T24 and 6x3 props pulling 7 amps each
1300 mAh 3 cell 20c lipo
2 turnigy 10 amp controllers
4 HXT500 servos
Corona 6 channel receiver

Goose on water (1 min 42 sec)


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Posted by billwhit | Dec 08, 2009 @ 11:19 AM | 7,427 Views
This is my TW Mustang. It was bought as a RTF, but stripped all the electronics out and replaced them. Now it flies using a TP 2410-12T brushless motor and a 1300 mAh 3 cell lipo. I did a little reinforcing and a new paint job as well. Turned out to be a pretty good flyer. The video isn't bad but the camera man started following my buddies spitfire for a bit, but then he gets back to my Mustang.

Mustang in the wind (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Dec 07, 2009 @ 01:46 PM | 6,543 Views
This is my scratch built "Bluhurri" Hawker Hurricane. I built it with Dollar Tree foam using Tony's plans at 75%. It has a 34" WS and has a total flying weight of 12 Oz. It's powered using a custom wound Blue Wonder 1300kv and a 8x4.3 prop.

Hurricane (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Jul 07, 2009 @ 03:51 PM | 6,600 Views
This is my Focus 400. I did a number of mods to the stock airplane. I removed the landing gear and move the aileron servo internally for bell landings. I gave the main wing a spar, packing taped the whole plane, tossed the stickers and gave it a red paint job. I also replace the motor with a TP 2410-12t.

Focus 400 (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by billwhit | Jun 24, 2009 @ 10:23 AM | 6,489 Views
My F22 is 18" (scaled the 24" at 75%), running on a rewound BW (1500 kv?) pulling 6 amps on a 0735 prop using a 20c 500 mAh lipo.

F22 flying (2 min 0 sec)