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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 28, 2012 @ 06:38 PM | 12,082 Views
I'm not much of a German WWII aircraft fan but a few really cool axis aircraft have an amazing history and yes...look cool! The ME-262 is definitely one cool jet. This new 70mm twin EDF 262 is awesome! Awesome value, size, performance, scale appearance and great Dynam value. It flies on a 4s 4000mAh battery and stock speed is impressive. The only issue I've experienced during my 6 flights is lack of cooling in the fuselage for the ESCs. Adding cooling holes are a must, otherwise, no other issues...just pure fun!

Here's some photos of the new Dynam ME-262 available from Nitroplanes.com.

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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 19, 2012 @ 07:36 PM | 16,989 Views
Here's a few photos of the New Dynam Waco YMF-5D available from Nitroplanes.com. The Waco is powered by a BM3720A-650KV motor with a 40A ESC and uses a 14.8V 25C 2200mAh battery. The wingspan is 50in.

I painted the engine, prop, inside wing struts and hardware. Another amazing deal for only $109 during Nitroplanes 15% off New Arrivals sale last week. Looking forward to the maiden.

UPDATE: I just completed the maiden at 6:05am and only one word....AWESOME! Amazing stock performance and clean aerobatics. It flies around at half power and landings are gentle. Inflight photos to come later this week...my photographer was sleeping.

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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 19, 2012 @ 11:12 AM | 11,401 Views
This is the New Dynam F4U Corsair available at Nitroplanes.com. Like all Dynam products, the quality is really nice and the value is outstanding! Last week, this Corsair sold for $101 with Nitroplanes 15% discount on all new products. Outstanding deal! What a great way to introduce pilots to scale models at a low price.

I spent time painting/detailing this model and it really made a difference for me. The cockpit was painted black, pilot's face was painted skin tone. Painted the prop and added FMS decals. The only addition to the model was applying hinge tape to the control surface hinge points. My elevator was split on one side. Hinge tape is cheap assurance! This Corsair flies on a 14.8V 2200mAh battery but can easily take a 2650mAh pack.

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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 07, 2012 @ 06:11 PM | 11,566 Views
When it comes to cool warbirds.... it's hard to beat the North American P-51 Mustang. The new Durafly/FMS P-51D is not only a great looking foam example of the Mustang, it's a great flying model. Like many of the FMS products, this aircraft is an amazing example of scale detail and great features which include: electric retracts, flaps, scale paint/markings, scale prop, scale pilot, removable drop tanks and wing tip lights. It flies on a 11.1 v 2200 mAh battery. I painted the exhaust, control horns, antenna and wheel rims.

Another sweet warbird from Durafly!

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