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Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 20, 2010 @ 12:47 PM | 6,473 Views
Here's a few pics of my daughter Evelyn and her new Raiden from Parkzone. She is doing fantastic and I'm proud for her.

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:22 AM | 6,117 Views
My daughter Evelyn and I took our 50mm jets and other RC aircraft to the Mojave Airport 75th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, 18 Sep 10. There was lots of interest and great feedback.

SpaceShipOne Astronaut Mike Melvill came by our display and was amazed by these aircraft. What a fun day!

Here's a few pics from the day.

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 15, 2010 @ 12:51 PM | 6,913 Views
Here's a few pictures of the new Blitz RC 50mm L-39 from Banana Hobby.

I did the maiden yesterday and this jet is fast!

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:50 AM | 10,017 Views
Just wanted to share some photos of this new Blitz RC Works Piper J-3 Cub taken at the West Coast Big Jolt. Banana Hobby will be offering two Cubs this year. This is the larger Cub. Thanks to Pete from BH, I was given an opportunity to fly this first sample several times this weekend during the West Coast Big Jolt. The power is more than enough for a Cub, the stability/handling is great and it has amazing scale looks for a RTF J-3 Cub. The Banana hobby site shows availability in early Oct.

Wingspan: 1400mm (55.1 inch)
Length: 950mm (37.4 inch)
Wing Area: 56dm2
Flying Weight: 1800g (41.3 oz)
Drive System: 3745 outrunner 700KV brushless outrunner motor
Speed Controller: 45amp brushless ESC
Servo: 4X 9g high speed micro servos
Battery: 14.8V 4S 2200mAh 20C Li-Po
Control system: 4 CH 2.4GHz Multifunctional Transmitter and Receiver
Radio Control Range: 3000 feet (1000m)

http://www.bananahobby.com/2075.html

The smaller Art-Tech Cub on this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1294550

Regards,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 13, 2010 @ 01:13 PM | 6,332 Views
Here's a couple of sneak peeks at several jets under development from Jet Hangar Hobbies. Cool Stuff!

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 13, 2010 @ 12:20 PM | 7,774 Views
Good news! I spoke with Mike Greenshields from Hobby People this weekend at Big Jolt and the release date for the Phase 3 U-2 is sometime in November. Now...that news was great, what was even better was that he brought it to Big Jolt and let me fly it. Get ready to spank your credit cards because you guys will love it. It looks real in the air and handles a 10 mph wind with no problem.

The power is perfect and the handling is nice. It's made of EPO, needless to say, be careful leaving the U-2 in the sun. That black paint on EPO does warp it and popcorn the foam.

Here's just a few pictures. I'll post more on my blog later today!

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Sep 01, 2010 @ 10:47 AM | 7,305 Views
Yesterday, I received and built my 64mm Alpha Jet from Banana Hobby. I had the pleasure of supporting German Alpha Jets overseas, so this was a must have addition to our fleet. This offering from Blitz RC Works really looks great and at $119.90, you can't go wrong! It runs on a 14.8 20C 2200 mAh Battery which should give it impressive speed.

http://www.bananahobby.com/1967.html

During the 2 hour build, I added pilots, painted exhaust with Testors Metalizer Burnt Metal, painted/color matched the control horns, intakes, fan hatch holddowns and servos.

Maiden planned for this weekend!

Best,
Tony