Archive for September, 2011
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!
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!
|RCAA Comox Valley Float Fly Fun Fly 2011 at Comox Lake (24 min 44 sec)|
|SN Hobbies - Hobbico / Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Box Opening (4 min 49 sec)|
|Scratchbuilt Radio Controlled Twin Otter (5 min 26 sec)|
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!