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Posted by baddb1 | Apr 13, 2014 @ 06:42 AM | 2,970 Views
My waterproof Dex Mini Quad is done and a lot of fun to fly! !
My build includes a 1.5 Flip flight controller, Lemon rx, 2205C 1400KV motors from HobbyKing, 30A SimonK ESC's and a 1600mah 3S battery. Lots of power with this combo!
Next is to attach my GoPro for some above and under water footage! Maybe I'll even go fishing with it!

DEX waterproof Quadcopter! (0 min 56 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jan 16, 2014 @ 08:47 AM | 2,910 Views
Well, I finished my Twinstar II and had the maiden flight today! Unfortunately I could not get my Dubro snow skis to work on it so I just put the oversized Fun Cub wheels on it. She flew very nice and only needed a little trimming out!! Now to get to work on adding my FPV gear to it!

Multiplex Twinstar II maiden (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:42 PM | 5,317 Views
My heli's all have floats on them,,so why not my new Blade 350QX>? LOL

Blade 350QX on floats! (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 01, 2013 @ 07:26 AM | 3,142 Views
I added some floats on my 300X for a new twist. All electronics were waterproofed with corrosionX. Lots of fun!
Blade 300X on Pontoons (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:42 PM | 3,364 Views
Getting used to the CP flying. So far about 25 flights w/ the Nano. Love my mCPx and 130X too! A 300 may be in my future...!!? (Way in the future LOL)
The Nano is GREAT to learn CP heli flying!! This thing takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!!

My Nano CPx flight, around the yard.... (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:37 PM | 3,283 Views
Thought I'd try it since I am always flying float planes!!

MJX F45 on pontoons! (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 04, 2012 @ 07:43 AM | 4,039 Views
I'm really enjoying my freshly built MAKO seaplane. This baby is a fun plane to fly with it's aerobatic lighter weight airframe. This video is on the maiden flight,, and I was doing inverted passes and felt very comfortable doing them!

West Michigan Mako Seaplane maiden flight! (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Apr 09, 2012 @ 02:38 PM | 4,283 Views
Picked this up used and added floats to it. What a beautiful looking and flying plane!
Hanger 9 Saratoga on floats (5 min 0 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:09 AM | 4,425 Views
The ice is gone so I took out my Seadart on the lake for the first time! She flew very nice! Hopefully I will get some onboard video next time...
R/C Seadart flight (6 min 29 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:23 AM | 5,737 Views
I cut down the prop nacelle mount for the Polaris and added a 70mm EDF. She runs on a 4S 1850 battery. Lots of power but I'm only getting about 3-1/2 minutes of run time. To be expected I guess.... I may look into a larger battery but that may add too much weight. I also put the rudder in the jet-stream blast to allow for turning while taxiing! She flies great though! Love it!
Polaris EDF Jet RC (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 16, 2011 @ 06:08 AM | 5,393 Views
So I have to give all the credit to "Velyter" here on RCG for giving me this idea! I removed the old motor pod and added a 55mm EDF on my Coota. And, as promised, it worked very well! Well..... at least until the ESC quit and it went ker-splash!! LOL I should have added some cooling for the ESC since the coota originally flew fine with a smaller 20A but I had to use a 30A for the EDF w/ a 4500KV motor. Sooo, back to the drawing board for a few mods. Luckily, only the EDF just broke clean off and a litle hot glue will fix her up just fine! Here's the vid of it:
EDF Coota (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | May 20, 2011 @ 06:08 AM | 5,963 Views
Very nice plane to fly! She slows down to a crawl if you want her to! A definite keeper for my fleet!

HobbyKing Canadair CL-415 flight (7 min 5 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Apr 02, 2011 @ 08:23 AM | 15,703 Views
Took my Drongo out for the maiden flight yesterday on the snow and I am impressed on how well it flies! I just had to give a few clicks of trim but that was it. Very fun and fast plane to fly! It just feels very light in the air and rolls are nice and axial and landings are slow, smooth and predictable. Pretty much vertical performance too!
I am using the same motor as on my Polaris (2212-6) but it appeared to be a bit faster than the Polaris. The weight came in at just about 17 oz. w/ a 2200 3S battery. My Polaris weighs in at about 21 oz. w/ an 1800 3S so that probably explains the speed difference.

Drongo RC plane (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Mar 06, 2011 @ 06:41 PM | 5,736 Views
Hobby Lobby Mig-15 (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jan 23, 2011 @ 07:23 PM | 5,701 Views
Shoveled an airport on the ice so I can take-off.... I love this jet and the F9F Panther. Nice flying EDF's!!
Posted by baddb1 | Jan 04, 2011 @ 06:04 AM | 5,762 Views
I received the new F-9F for Xmas from HL and love it. These little affordable jets from HL are great. I also have the Mig-15 and the F-86. Here's a pic of the F-9F ready for take-off on the frozen lake.
Posted by baddb1 | Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:30 PM | 9,558 Views
I just received my new ICON A5 from China. It has an 1800mm wingspan, mechanical retracts, flaps, etc. This will be the biggest aircraft I have flown so far since all mine are parkflyers in the 27" to 55" wingspan. Its powered off a 22 volt LiPo. I hope to assemble it this weekend. Check out the manufactures site at:
Posted by baddb1 | May 04, 2010 @ 08:40 PM | 6,174 Views
RC Catalina Seaplane (0 min 55 sec)

I upgraded my cheap Nitroplanes Catalina and added two 2212-10 brushless motors and a 2200mA LiPo battery. SOO much better than a NiCd battery and 400 brushed motors. She takes off VERY quick and has plenty of power for acrobatics. Love it now!!
Posted by baddb1 | Jan 21, 2010 @ 07:14 AM | 6,385 Views
Flew my cessna w/ floats. I used a Flycamone2 camera.
Fall sunset flight over the lake with RC plane (5 min 58 sec)