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Posted by MikeMcChiken | Sep 07, 2014 @ 03:54 PM | 1,476 Views
Went to an airshow yesterday . Lots of cool planes . Military finally sent some planes to fly but not much military in static other than WWII . It was real cool to see a Harrier in person and what it can do ....Continue Reading
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Feb 03, 2010 @ 11:38 PM | 3,351 Views
Nice Flyer and floater with an E-setup . My first attempt at a conversion and great success with help and advice from ProBros . You just can't beat the power of a brushless motor and lipo's . Weight is 3.8lbs dry and 4.8 with lipo's .

Lanier Radical Profile

- Value Hobby G32-800kv brushless motor
- HobbyWing 80amp esc w/bec
- 4 x DS-821 Spektrum servos
- Hitec Electron-6
- 2 x Zippy Flightmax 4s 2200mah 20c(in parallel)
-14x7 APC (1265watts) 15x6APC (1475watts)
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Dec 29, 2009 @ 01:41 AM | 3,247 Views
After sitting around in pieces for so long , I finally got this thing back together . I picked it up for free from a buddy that sold me my 30% Yak54 . It was well needed experience learning to put a broken fuse back together . Especially when learning 3D .

- R-168 Futaba Rx
- Turnigy 50-55a 400kv (switched to ValueHobby G-32-800kv)
- Hobbywing 60 amp esc(switched to Turnigy TZ-85)
- 3x Hitec HS-225mg (Rudder,Elevator Halves)
- 2x Hitec HS-225hb (Ailerons)
- 2x Flightmax 3S 2200mah 20c Lipos (in series)(now use FlightMax 4s4000 )
(Trial on 2200's to get a flight time and project size needed)
-15x8 APC(Now use a 15x6e APC)

Getting about 1100 watts at 20volts and pulling 54amps WOT
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:42 PM | 3,165 Views
We all eventually have accidents . This happened to my dad . We later found condensation in the fuel and found that to be the problem for engine failure . Keeping fuel in a metal can vs. a plastic jug could help reduce this from occuring . It was a pretty funny accident though and we did fix the plane .

Whats even funnier is it flys better now than before .
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Dec 16, 2009 @ 12:35 PM | 3,197 Views
This is my 32" E-Yak made by BackSlider on ProBro's website . Almost finished with it . Great build with interlocking pieces . It's covered in Coverite Lite .

Will use

-2x JR s185's Ailerons
-2x Hitec HS-65's Rudder & Elevator
-E-Flite Park 400 outrunner
-Hitec 5ch Rx
-Turnigy 18amp esc
-Flightmax 1300mah 3s 20c LiPo
-10x4.7 APC
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Oct 12, 2009 @ 09:35 PM | 3,588 Views
This is my first gasser . Even though it had more than 300 flight on it before I purchased it , it still flys great . Had to rehindge the elevator but that was it . Got a heck of a deal from a friend who sold it to me .

-DLE-55 with stock pipe
-Futaba 149PCM Rx
-4 x HS-7955TG on Ailerons and Elevator halves
-1 x DS-8611 Rudder
-1 x HS-5625MG Throttle
-Duralite 4s2p 4300mah LiIo on radio
-Duralite 6v Regulator
-2600mah Hydramax NiMh on Ignition
-Smart Fly Optical Kill
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Oct 01, 2009 @ 11:29 PM | 3,233 Views
Cool vid of the 51" AJ Slick flown by Bajajrider . Disregard the chit-chat at the end .

3DHS A J Slick (5 min 14 sec)

Posted by MikeMcChiken | Sep 26, 2009 @ 07:44 PM | 3,133 Views
Flew for about 10hrs total . Not enough power running it on 3s . Set it up for 4s and it became a rocket . Never liked the charactoristics of this bird as far as 3D goes but it was a wicked sport flyer on 4s. Tore it down to use some of the electronics on the Extra .

Torque 2814/820
Turnigy 40 amp ESC
4 x hs-65hb servos
13x6.5 APC
Hitec Electron-6 Rx
Flightmax 4s-2200mah 20c LiPo
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Sep 22, 2009 @ 09:56 PM | 3,558 Views
My first trip to the Reno Air Races . Great experience and fun . Everyone must do it at least once if you love airplanes . It is the only full-scale pylon race event in the USA . I had more pics but I didn't want to be a memory hog. ...Continue Reading
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Aug 28, 2009 @ 05:24 PM | 3,273 Views
Great sport or pattern flyer . 3D it is not . Made a tank craddle and added a bottom hatch to ease in motor changes . Crashed the plane on the 7th flight and tore the bottom out and motor due to a deadstick . Finally sent the crappy OS back and installed a real engine . Had problems with analog and digital servo interference and the 9252 not working properly with a pull-pull system . Couldn't ever keep the OS running . Went through a lot of crap to get this one up but learned quite a bit from it . Now I have a nice flying sport plane .

Saito 115
15x6 Xoar
Futaba 9ch PCM Rx
3x s-9252 futaba's
1x hs-5625mg
1x hs-225mg
Posted by MikeMcChiken | Aug 27, 2009 @ 10:40 PM | 3,424 Views
New Bird on the Block . It's the last of it's kind . I knew I'd get around to building it one day . Got 7 flights on it now and already enjoy it much more than the Yak54e . Might be the lighter setup and it doesn't snap out so easy .
Crazy power . Will probly prop down to a 11x6 to drop watts a little . NOT!

Turnigy 35-36 1100Kv
4 x HS-65hb
Older AirBoss 45 amp ESC
12x6 APC
Flightmax 3s 2200mah 20c LiPo
3DHS Swept Carbon Graphite Gear (with homemade aluminum axle's)
Hitec Mini 6 Rx
Posted by MikeMcChiken | May 28, 2009 @ 04:50 PM | 3,671 Views
A good friend , Rest His Soul , picked this kit up at a garage sale for $1 . He sold it to me for $3 . This got me back into RC after 20 year break . Now I am an RC Addict .

--Carl Goldberg Original Eagle62 Kit
--Saito 82 w/ 12x8 k-series
--Futaba 9c PCM Super
--2 S3151's 2 S9252's R-149pcm Rx
Posted by MikeMcChiken | May 28, 2009 @ 04:43 PM | 3,653 Views
It Goes MOOO ! Awesome 3D machine . Born in the vertical position .

--Mojo 40 Kit
--Saito 82 (yes the one from the eagle62)w/14x4 xoar
Switched to 13x6APC(much better)
--Futaba 9c
--2 s3151's 2 s3050's R149pcm Rx
--Spots , Lots of 'em