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Posted by 0leur | Aug 20, 2013 @ 09:56 AM | 3,239 Views
My good buddy, BuckarooVT90, bought this UMX Habu from our LHS yesterday during lunch time break. Since we still have at least 15 minutes left before going back to work, we decided he will do the unboxing and maiden flight all at the same time.

My iPhone 5 recorded the event and he did the editing on his mini Ipad. Enjoy!.

UMX Habu maiden (7 min 22 sec)


He loves it and you will too.
Posted by 0leur | Aug 04, 2013 @ 03:40 PM | 2,512 Views
I got this Robbe Skyflex kit last year from an RCGroups member. Through out the winter season, I slowly built her up. Instead of using the hunky brushed motor that came with the kit, I used a brushless GForce outrunner with a matching 30A ESC driving a 9x4 APC prop. Steering is done via a Futaba S3003 servo. With a Spektrum RX and an 1800mah 3s 25C lipo, the onboard pilot was all smiles in the summer sun. Of course, only after the initial "pilot's error" occurred.

Here's a video of the maiden flight. Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/9DXOew4zNfQ

Some details of my setup.
Posted by 0leur | Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:21 AM | 2,451 Views
After reading reviews, blogs, and watching videos, I decided to get one of these awesome 50mm edfs made by SkyAngel or JPower.
I bought the F-16 EPO unpainted airframe from HobbyB.com. I got the stock motor/fan/ESC combo from another RCGroup member.
I flew it last weekend with my good buddy, BuckarooVT90, on the video controls and I was amazed at how easy you can fly this F16.

Here's the video.

SkyAngel F16 50mm EDF - Maiden flight (0 min 45 sec)


On to the next SkyAngel 50mm EDFs. I just ordered the A-4 SkyHawk from Toysonics. It should be fun .
Posted by 0leur | Dec 28, 2011 @ 10:40 AM | 3,058 Views
Happy Holidays everybody. I hope everyone's having fun this holiday season. It's been awhile since I updated my blog. I finally had the chance to do this today .

Here's one of the planes I been working on. She has not flown yet due to weather conditions here in VA. It's been cold and windy although sunny most of the time. I have seen videos of it and seem to be an easy park flyer. I just want to fly it in an almost perfect weather condition, i.e. not cold and not windy. Am I asking too much?

Presenting my Great Planes Nieuport XI WWI Parkflyer. She has the Rimfire 400 (28-30-950) brushless motor, a Castle Creations 36A ESC, Futaba S3114 micro servos, and will use a Venom 1300 11.1v lipo. It was fun assembling her. Yep...She's an ARF. Tower Hobbies has all the details here, http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXSR8&P=7
Posted by 0leur | Apr 02, 2011 @ 10:51 PM | 8,721 Views
Here's the video of my GWS Tiger Moth during its maiden flight last year.

I replaced the stock brush motor with a brushless motor of the same physical size but had to install a 10T pinion to mate with the stock spur gear. 10 amp ESC with 350maH lipo battery was used during this flight. Employed two(2) S3114 Futaba servos and a T4XA futaba 72MHz radio.

GWS Tiger Moth (1 min 39 sec)

Where did that light post came from?
Posted by 0leur | Jan 16, 2011 @ 05:38 PM | 3,345 Views
Posted by 0leur | Mar 19, 2010 @ 10:16 PM | 4,495 Views
Presenting my Mini Swift by MS Composit.

I bought this last year at E-Fest 2009 in Champaign, IL. I thought it will never have a chance to fly but after experimenting with different power systems, the below specs seem to work the best.
- D1811-2000 brushless outrunner by HXT
- 5x5 APC prop
- 10A ESC
- Thunder Power Pro Lite V2 450mAH 11.1V
- AR6100e Spektrum 2.4 GHz receiver
- Futaba S3114 micro servos

Here's a video.
Mini Swift (2 min 1 sec)


Pictures of my setup.