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Archive for December, 2012
Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 20, 2012 @ 07:19 PM | 13,512 Views
Watching Quicksilver Ultralights in the sky as a kid was always a thrill but getting to fly one later in life was amazing, so....this New Drifter Ultralight from Hobby King had a date with my doorstep.

A simple model to assemble in under an hour with most of the time spent detailing the hardware. I flew the maiden with the recommended 2S 1000mAh battery but the model required 1 gram on weight in the nose to obtain proper CG. I'll be going to higher mAh battery shortly. A truly fun Ultralight which looks great on the ground and in the air!

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Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 20, 2012 @ 06:55 PM | 10,153 Views
Several years ago, I purchased the Dynam Skybus/DC-3 and have been flying it for more the two years. I just love it! This new version as the C-47 is much better than the original release and only cost $89 from Nitroplanes a few months back. I finally put it together and what a wonderful surprise. The powered system is quieter and smoother. The thrust is greater with the three bladed props. The finish is matt green/more scale looking and the wing has the proper dihedral for greater stability and again, better scale appearance. I added a steerable tail wheel mod, painted the window silver, landing gear silver and cowlings OD Green.

I love this version so much that I put my original White DC-3 up for sale.

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 20, 2012 @ 06:38 PM | 9,757 Views
Here's a few photos of the Starmax 70mm F-5E in Swiss markings. The model has been on the market for more than three years but it's on sale for $109 and I couldn't look the other way without pulling the trigger. A nice flying F-5E! The retracts required a little strengthening and the retract servos need to be upgraded.....it was cheap and I like my first one I put together two years ago. I painted the canopy white and exhaust steel.

Best,
Tony