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Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:06 PM | 1,227 Views
Back in May 2016, I had the pleasure for flying the first pre-production sample of the soon to be available FlightlineRC TA-152H1 from Motion RC.

At that time, I didn't know much about this warbird but after flying it several times, I was impressed with it's flying characteristics, cool looks, and performance on a 4S pack. A really sweet flying warbird!

Here's a bunch of photos from the May flying session....Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:43 AM | 2,223 Views
Here's a collection of photos taken during our three day stay at Vandenberg AFB, CA. One of our favorite places to visit. We been coming here each Summer for the past 9 years and absolutely love the history and weather of this hollowed place. Evelyn brought her FlightlineRC 1200mm Bearcat for a photo diary....it's her favorite RC model. ...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 24, 2016 @ 04:29 PM | 2,295 Views
Here's a fun video filmed by my daughter Evelyn of the FlightlineRC 1200mm F8F-1 Bearcat flying in the Mojave Desert. We wanted to try something a little different and it was fun. The 6 minute flight was flown with an Admiral 4S 2500 pack, 51% power left in the pack.

This plane flies like a Parkzone T-28 with flaps and retracts but on 4S power....sweet flyin Cat!

Thanks Eve for the Wild, Wild West flight and video work.
FlightlineRC 1200mm F8F-1 Bearcat Sunrise Flight (6 min 5 sec)

Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 22, 2016 @ 09:14 PM | 2,193 Views
Here's new photos of the FlightlineRC 1200mm F8F-1 Bearcat with Navy marking applied, which are included along with Blue Angel markings. An amazing PNP model for $199. Photos by Alpha.

More info on this awesome Bearcat:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2697755

Pre-order available at Motion RC. The first shipment is almost sold out, so....if you're a Bearcat fan, this 4S powered warbird is a MUST for your fleet:
https://www.motionrc.com/products/fl...-1-bearcat-pnp
Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 11, 2016 @ 11:33 PM | 2,590 Views
Here's a bunch of photos of the outstanding FlightLineRC 1200mm F8F-1 Bearcat available to pre-order at Motion RC:
https://www.motionrc.com/products/fl...-1-bearcat-pnp

IMHO...one of the very best flying/performance foamy warbirds coming to the hobby. Unlimited vertical performance, even with a 4S 4000 installed and it still lands like a feather....I was very impressed! Flew it for 7 minutes and still had 46% left in the pack.

During model development, the project was given the codename 'Project Evelyn' in honor of my daughter for her contributions to model aviation and desire to inspire young people to get involved in the hobby. And yes, the Grumman Bearcat is her favorite warbird.

Congratulations FlightLineRC and Motion RC, your solid partnership resulted an exceptional flying model aircraft. Thank you!

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Jun 18, 2016 @ 09:56 PM | 2,891 Views
Evelyn and I decide to take a trip to NAS Fallon this weekend and came across this great Air Park not far from our lodging room on the base. Pretty awesome collection!

Happy Father's Day!...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jun 10, 2016 @ 08:55 PM | 3,234 Views
Last week, Evelyn and I attended our favorite model aviation event held in Wrightsville, Arkansas on 2-5 June......S.M.A.L.L. 2016!!!!

At the event, you'll see and experience different aspects of model aviation which include R/C, Control-Line, Free Flight, and Model Rocketry. If you grew up with or have an interest in 1/2A powered models.....this year we had a great turnout of 1/4A to 1/2A models, most powered by Cox engines.

This event is laid back and so much fun. The local hospitality, lasting friendships forged, and the pure love of model aviation are what make SMALL so special. This event and it's attendees represent all that is great about our model aviation community. We're already looking forward to SMALL 2017.....Good times!!!

Check out the thread and photos beginning on page 19:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2553456
Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:48 PM | 4,514 Views
The SAE Aero Design West 2016 Competition was held on 22-24 April 2016 at Apollo XI Field in Van Nuys, CA and it was an awesome event!

This year was my first time attending as a Volunteer Pilot for the California State University Northridge Team and it was an amazing experience, not to be forgotten.

If you're interested in volunteering to assist teams at the next event, check out the link below. I highly recommend getting involved in this rewarding team building opportunity.

http://students.sae.org/cds/aerodesign/west/...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:20 PM | 4,665 Views
This past week, I attended SEFF 2016 for the first time and though the weather was not ideal, I sure had a great time with old friends and made new friends. This is a must attend event, if you can do it. Great folks, awesome venue, amazing hospitality....all held in a gorgeous part of Georgia.

Special thanks to my good friend John Morgan for his trust in me to fly all of his amazing scratch built pusher jets and biplane. It was truly an honor! ...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 01, 2016 @ 01:28 AM | 5,097 Views
I've had the pleasure of flying the new FlightlineRC Spitfire Mk. IXc several times recently and it is a fantastic flying model, with outstanding scale features. With it's stunning scale looks, outstanding flight characteristics, robust gear and exceptional price point...the FlightlineRC Spitfire is a winner!

As always, another outstanding offering from Motion RC.

http://www.motionrc.com/flightlinerc...-wingspan-pnp/

Specs
Wingspan: 1200mm / 47in
Length: 1085mm / 42.7in
Flying Weight: 1550g / 54oz
CG (Center of Gravity): 80mm from the leading edge of wing at the root
Power System:
3748-580Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport power system)
Electronic Speed Control: 60A Brushless with T connector
Propeller: 12x7 4 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)
Servos: (2x) 9g metal gear (4x) 9g standard
Landing Gear: Electric retracts with metal trunions
Required Battery: 4S 14.8V 2500mAh - 4000mAh Li-Po with T connector
Required Radio: 6+ Channel 2....Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:27 PM | 5,304 Views
Here's the latest offering from Horizon Hobby and it is their best Corsair yet. I have four flights on mine and I absolutely love it. Rock solid flying with active AS3X and incredibly slow with full flaps deployed. Scale power for all the aerobatic maneuvers and quality you come to expect from E-Flite. Bottom line - This is a must have for Corsair fan!

Key Features:
•Easy to complete final assembly
•AS3X® technology for rock-solid flight stability
•Accurate multi-sectional flaps with servos
•Retractable 90° rotating electric main landing gear
•6-channel control with a steerable tail wheel
•Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A DSMX® receiver
•Powerful 15-size, 850Kv brushless motor
•E-flite® 40-amp brushless ESC
•Accepts 2200mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po battery packs (sold separately)
•6 × Lightweight Spektrum micro servos
•Constructed with durable Z-Foam™ material
•Authentic US Marine Corps VMFT-20 training squadron trim scheme
•Realistic cockpit, 4-blade propeller and radial engine detail
•Removable wing tanks included

Needed To Complete:
•Full-range 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX technology
•Flight battery – E-Flite 2200mAh 3S 11.1V 25C Li-Po (EFLB22003S30) recommended
•Suitable charger
Posted by xplaneguy | Mar 06, 2016 @ 02:14 PM | 4,859 Views
I had the pleasure of flying the new RocHobby Nemesis 1100mm High Speed Racer from Motion RC recently and it was impressive. Outstanding performance and stability in the high and low speed flight configuration. Another winner from FMS/RocHobby and Motion RC.

http://www.motionrc.com/rochobby-nxt...-wingspan-pnp/

Features:
•Slick red & white color scheme for high visual appeal and orientation
•Comes with a powerful Brushless 3648-KV870 motor combined with heavy-duty 70A ESC
•Digital metal gear servos on the ailerons, elevator and rudder for maximum strength and durability
•Can be tuned to reach speeds in excess of 100 mph
•Nice scale appearance including hand painted pilot, chrome spinner and detailed cockpit
•Simple construction with no glue required for assembly
•Rugged electronic retractable landing gear with metal trunnions
•Durable EPO foam with reinforced one-piece wing
•Flaps for quicker takeoffs and slower landings

Requires:
•Minimum 6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
•6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
•4 Cell 14.8V 2500 mAh Li-Po Battery with T...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jan 17, 2016 @ 12:36 AM | 6,486 Views
I had the wonderful opportunity to get in three flights on the soon-to-be-released FlightLineRC P-38L available to pre-order now at Motion RC and it is absolutely AWESOME!

Bottom line: This is simply the best foamy P-38, I've ever flown. Vertical performance is outstanding, it's super stable in the slow, dirty configuration and it looks so freakin good.

If you're a warbird fan, the FlightLineRC P-38 is a must for your fleet.

Pacific Silver:
http://www.motionrc.com/flightlinerc...-wingspan-pnp/

Allied Green:
http://www.motionrc.com/flightlinerc...-wingspan-pnp/...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jan 10, 2016 @ 03:03 PM | 6,519 Views
Evelyn and I had an awesome time at AMA Expo 2016. We were encouraged to see more fixed wing aircraft return to the event since multi-rotors dominated last year....not that there's anything wrong with that.

We spent quality time with many old friends and were thankful to gain many new friends...by far, the best part of the event. Thanks everyone and we hope to see you to AMA Expo 2017! ...Continue Reading