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Posted by bwoollia | Sep 29, 2011 @ 08:14 PM | 3,883 Views
I maidened the Hobbico Focke-Wulf FW-190 today, I got some great video footage, from the ground and the air. Here are some of the still shots from the onboard footage!





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Posted by bwoollia | Sep 27, 2011 @ 06:42 PM | 3,518 Views
This past weekend we had a great float fly at Comox Lake on Vancouver Island. Lots of fun - some things that shouldn't float did, some things that should have flown didn't, with splashes and crashes!


Posted by bwoollia | Sep 15, 2011 @ 11:30 PM | 3,569 Views

This is Frank's trusty Twin Otter that he built in 2004. The original was powered by two speed 600 motors with a 2.3:1 belt drive and an 8 cell NiMH battery pack - marginal by today's standard. After the brushless/lipo revolution, the model was fitted with two Nippy Black 1812-100s and a 3S 4100mAh battery pack turning 9X6 APC props. This gave the model much more power. Recently, Frank added the counter-rotating, three bladed Master Airscrew propellers which has increased performance yet again.

This model has also been fitted with floats, and is a great aerial video platform!
Posted by bwoollia | Sep 13, 2011 @ 09:35 PM | 3,050 Views