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Posted by brandonmoon | Apr 24, 2014 @ 11:14 AM | 2,102 Views
For all my friends and colleagues here on RCG.... I want to let everyone know as of April 2014, I have moved back to Arizona in the Mesa & Gilbert area.

Moved back and quit my job with Lockheed Martin in GA for family and health reasons. Also just simply didn't like living there any more .

Will be looking for new employment here in AZ as well as planning on going back to school and peruse my dreams & goals toward engineering. Any leads or help to that end would be greatly appreciated

Happy to be in my element and back in the open warm desert country

I'll be back up and active before you can say ...yippee- cye- yay!!!!
Posted by brandonmoon | Dec 08, 2013 @ 10:05 PM | 3,527 Views
This Has been my Baby & "Pride and Joy" for Years....Really!!! reluctant to be selling this one but time to be moving on to other new projects.

This is actually a true scale replica of an original V35B Bonanza located at Falcon Field in my home town of Mesa, AZ.

This is one smooth and graceful flying Air Plane and I've enjoyed many hours with her in the air. I flew hew with several motors, but the best was the Saito 150

I'm now moving all of the those parts over to my new Project the TF T-34 Mentor

I do hope some day Top-Flite re-release this Kit some Day. I would love to build this one again some day.


My Only regret is that I never got any video of me flying this plane, but that was long before I got into or had the ability and equipment to video the flights.
That will Not be the case with the TF T-34 Mentor I do Next

Posted in the RCG classifieds: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2047825...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Nov 30, 2013 @ 06:31 PM | 3,166 Views
Guys...I'm planning on possibly moving back to AZ and have reduced most of the prices on all of my Classified Adds...even if it's not changed in red, send me a pm or call me @ 480-415-5924 (Cell) and we can discuss....as I may have missed editing some of the adds.


Most of these are large and can't be shipped so sorry...most are for local pickup only or come get it....Cash or PayPal only.
Posted by brandonmoon | Nov 09, 2013 @ 08:55 PM | 3,841 Views
This is another video (Better one) of my Bungee Catapult Launcher for My R/C Planes...Specifically my Sky Walker X8 & my XF-61 Phantom Flying wings both set up for FPV use. This can be used on many different kinds of R/C Aircraft and is easy to build.
I got my inspiration for this from R/C Groups and more Specifically a User there "Brett".
Thanks so much for the great idea Brett. Credit goes to you for this innovative design and great idea!!..... Well Done
Here is a couple of links to the RCG pages where he made his at
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1950531
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1806237

This is the video of mine taken with my new 720P Video Sun Glases....I love these things Cost me about $210 or so to build this one @ 8 Ft long with extra left over hardware

http://youtu.be/HUu0210hlOc
Posted by brandonmoon | Oct 15, 2013 @ 06:05 AM | 4,322 Views
Well I finally have started to revive many of my Nitro Birds after years of storage and have started to prep them for next summers flying season. This is my Top Flite B-25J Mitchel with twin Saito 82 Gold Knight 4 stroke motors on her controlled by an electronic "Twin-Sync" setup, Controlled individual bomb release and full working Bomb Bay, along with a Working rotating Top Gun Turret.

I'm currently working on converting the Robart Pneumatic 630 Retracts to the New electric version with the electric conversion kit from Robart, also a few modification to the gear doors sequenced open/closed operation....Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Sep 10, 2013 @ 07:55 PM | 4,338 Views
Folks I'm headed for the Hospital to have an angiogram done and possible Heart Bypass...I'll be out of commission for a while

Other Health issues, but we're working on those....Nothing gonna keep me down for long .....I hope?
Posted by brandonmoon | Feb 20, 2013 @ 09:46 PM | 7,495 Views
Ok...I started the ShockWave sound modification to my "Obsession" P-51 Mustang that I was working on this last spring. Hope to have this all finished up by next weekend. Still a little undecide on the front speaker or speakers lay out yet? Not sure if I'm going to use two 3 inch speakers in the nose (one on each side in speaker boxes) -or- another 4 inch speaker on the bottom in the nose, also in a speaker box?

The speaker box adds a much deeper and richer sound I have found rather than just mounting the speaker directly in the foam. The box also reinforces the the weakened area where the foam has been removed, so I'm not concerned there.

The ballance of the speakers and sound module will be here on friday.....I will be busy on it this weekend....as well as on the A-1 SkyRaider doing the same thing and finishing up the LX Corsair sound mod...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Feb 17, 2013 @ 09:47 PM | 7,250 Views
Coming soon, in the next few weeks...I will be posting information and pictures of my Modification to the StarMax A-1H Sky Raider with the Shock Wave sound module from http://www.modelsoundsinc.com/index.htm

Also will be doing a retract modification, even though several have already been done in other threads.

This is how she looks currently and is completely stock and flys beautiful and gracefully

A special thanks to Pete and Banana Hobbies for sending me this Beautiful Airplane ...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Feb 16, 2013 @ 04:29 PM | 6,134 Views
I have been working on doing a sound mod to the LX F4-U Corsair. This is waht I have gotten done so far...Still a work in...Continue Reading
Sticky: My FMS BF-109
Posted by brandonmoon | Jan 27, 2013 @ 10:04 PM | 8,042 Views
Well I started working on my FMS BF-109 Messerschmitt. Not sure exactly what Livery I'm going to do yet? so for now I'm leaving it in the winter stock scheme

I noticed right away that the inboard flap sections do not close well and I have one that is slightly warped. Also the linkage between them is preventing the outboard sections from lining up with the ailerons trailing edge properly, It's just slightly off and drooped....Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:23 PM | 7,726 Views
Here are the pictures of the LX A-10 and the build modification I did 2 years ago. Many folks have asked me for these since I had them removed when I was cleaning up my account a while back....Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:58 PM | 7,555 Views
Here is some of the work I've done to the Freewing ME-262. The stock pilot is actually one of the better stock pilots I've see and decided to go ahead and use him with a repaint make over done to him to give him a bit more depth and realistic look. I also added some more details to the cockpit I noticed from studying some online documentation reference photos.

I also repainted over all of the nuetral gray areas on the plane with a darker Green gray and added some weathering effects....Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Jan 05, 2013 @ 06:37 PM | 9,000 Views
Just finished making a new set of storage racks for my FMS Birds and a transport rack for my pickup from and idea that "Sundancer" did and got his idea from "MRFASTPHILL" http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=236107 who did the origional concept design. I like "Sundancer" http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1323713 also expanded on it and did a few tweeks and additions of my own to mine, to suit my wants better.

The extra 2 wing cradels aren't shown in these pictures as well as the extra fuselage support. In it's current configuration it's rigged to carry 5 planes.

Most of the origional measurements I got from Gary "Sundancer" and then stretched them a bit, with the addition of the third trap piece in the middle, which fits perfectly in the back of my 97 Chevy Silverado 3/4 ton. I did a road test with it today fully loaded at speeds up to 65 mph on the freeway, and like Gary posted on his blog with his...it handled it with no problems at all, and everything stayed nice and secured. ...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Dec 09, 2012 @ 06:53 PM | 8,004 Views
LX B 25 Real Sound Modification (0 min 0 sec)
FMS P 47 with Benedini outside test of system (6 min 3 sec)
FMS FW 190 with the MrRCSound Pro B sound unit installed (3 min 33 sec)
Brandon Moon's Mr. RCSound modifications (0 min 0 sec)
Brandon Moon's modification Of a Pro B and Budget A Mr. RC Sound system cards (18 min 40 sec)
FMS P 51B modified outside test of Benedini Sound mod (3 min 3 sec)
A-1 Skyraider sound demo 001 (0 min 0 sec)
My ShockWave sound modification to my FMS 1400mm BF-109G 002 (0 min 0 sec)
http://youtu.be/o-XQLyLSyJM
The FMS JU-88 Stuka with the Mr.RCSounds V4 Sound system install 003 (0 min 0 sec)
2nd video of my FMS Stuka with the V4 Mr. RCSounds system installed (0 min 0 sec)

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Here is the newest one in my FMS 1400mm P-51B (Mr. RCSound system V4 and two 2 inch speakers)
My Mr. RCSounds V4 sound mod to the 1400 mm FMS P-51B 001 (0 min 0 sec)

Here is the conversion of my FMS FW-190 from the origional MR. RC Sounds V2 (Pro Budget B System) to the new V4 sound system
http://youtu.be/o-XQLyLSyJM

the lasted syncronized light addition to the P-51B
http://youtu.be/k20cTiDeHgU

This is one I did for a friend
My Movie FMS 1400 mm T 28 Trojan For Bruce Bergey (20 min 6 sec)

Posted by brandonmoon | Oct 12, 2012 @ 04:32 AM | 10,093 Views
Here are pictures of several of the Modified "Aces of Iron" pilots I have done for myself and others here on RCG. I don't put boots or shoes of any kind on them since typically they are covered up or hidden and you can't see them anyway. But if you wanted to ?...usually at any craft store you can find stuff like doll shoes and G.I.Joe boots and that sort of thing and just simply glue them on.

For anybody interested in having me make one for them?...shoot me a PM. Typically for this size guy I charge $65.00 shipped (the the Continentals US Lower 48 States) (Over seas shipping is extra due to higher cost) and you provide the "Aces of Iron" pilot bust shipped to me (I do not want to infringe on their copy right figures), I'll modify it and paint it up like I did mine ( or special painting request taken also) and ship it back to you. Since I do these in my off and spare time from work it usually takes about 2 weeks (usually sooner) to get it back to you once I've received your Pilot bust. If you send payment please do so via Pay Pal (which I prefer).

If you just want a the "Aces of Iron" bust figure painted up, I charge $45.00 which includes the cost of shipping him back to you (within the continental U.S. shipping only... Outside the U.S. is extra). For painting only, I can usually finish one in about a week or two (some time it takes longer depending on my full time work scheadule?) and get him back to you.

Remember these are custom works...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Jul 04, 2012 @ 09:05 PM | 10,595 Views
This was my Custom Re-engineered and completely repainted LX Mig-29. I did 3 different LX Mig-29's, but only 2 have...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Jul 04, 2012 @ 08:54 PM | 10,824 Views
Here are some pictures of my most recent projects and conversions I did with some of the 1700 mm FMS War...Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | May 01, 2011 @ 01:25 AM | 6,266 Views
Hi Folks, this is the first time I have ever started a build thread, but since I was back in the mood for a little EDF building... I thought I would share some of my ideas here and welcome all the other fine craftsman and builders out there to gather together and share our experience and creative ideas. Well here goes....I have recieved a new LX twin 70mm EDF F-18 ARF in the "Diamond Viper 50th anaverary scheme" from Banana Hobbies to build and evaluate.

My first impression after opening the box and going over all the pieces is WOW!!!...Beautiful plane and very detailed, more so than the previous LX 70mm EDF's. I've posted several quick pictures (Sorry for the focus problem on a few of them, My camera is not the greatest) and will post more as I begin to assemble the portions of this Beautiful Aircraft over the next week or so....Continue Reading
Posted by brandonmoon | Mar 08, 2011 @ 08:43 PM | 13,748 Views
Some of my planes past and present, and have been doing this since 1987. My passions are War Birds both Nitro and Electric, I ventured into EDF jets with the help of my good friends Bob Ruff and Robert at EJF and have fell in love with them ever since, but always a war bird fan, both Prop and EDF.

I've met some fantastic talented craftsman here on RCG and throughly enjoy sharing the experiences and helping others where I can as well as learning new ideas from others....Continue Reading