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Posted by denbensd | Mar 09, 2014 @ 07:48 PM | 1,298 Views
Newest Warbird in my fleet. Great flying plane.

Rimfire 80
Castle 100 esc
6s 5000 mah battery
Posted by denbensd | Mar 05, 2014 @ 09:50 AM | 1,681 Views
Here's my latest gas converstion. I bought this plane from a guy that had never flown it. He had a YS110 Engine in it. He never even broke in the engine. I bought it without the engine, knowing that I would make this electric. I've got rimfire 120 in it, castle 100 esc. It had digital JR servos already in the plane. I maiden it this morning, and it flew great. My experience with Kyosho has been great. I think they make the best flying ARFs. I don't like mechanical retracts, so I added a pair of the 60-120 eflite retracts, which makes taking the wings apart a lot easier as well, not dealing with the mechanical pushrods.
Posted by denbensd | Feb 19, 2013 @ 01:58 PM | 2,110 Views
Here's the lastest addition to the Luftwaffe. VQ FW190 46 size. I've got a rimfire 55 in it, with Castle 75 esc. Using a 6s 2650 turnigy battery. Eflite retracts(46 size with VQ struts). Flys great, using a 3 blade prop.
Posted by denbensd | Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:46 AM | 2,291 Views
Here's my new BH FW-190 that I converted to electric power.

I got rid of the air retracts that came with it, and went with the Eflite 85 degree 60-120 size electric retracts. I used the air tank compartment as a battery hatch, worked out great. I've got a rimfire 120 in it, with an Eflite 80 amp ESC running on 6s 5000 mah 25c Sky Lipo battery.

Wingspan: 1780 mm - 70 inches
Length: 1520 mm - 60 inches
Weight:...Continue Reading
Posted by denbensd | Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:34 AM | 2,516 Views
Eflite's new Hawker Hurricane. I'm running it with stock setup, purchased the PnP version. Using a Sky Lipo 3s 3300 30C battery, same exact size as the Eflite battery. Put the eflite 15-25 90 degree retracts as recommended, I didn't realize there were special struts you can buy specifically for the Hurricane. I went ahead and used the struts that came with the retracts, they don't quite align perfectly to the wheel well, so the gear covers don't fit without cutting into them (gear covers). Also, I had to use smaller tires in order not have the wheels hit the side of the wheel well. The struts that are specifically made for this hurricane are slightly bent to address the fit of the retracts.

Product Specifications
Wingspan: 53.5 in (1360mm)
Overall Length: 42.0 in (1060mm)
Wing Area: 460 sq in (29.7 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 4.50 - 4.65 lb (2.00 - 2.10kg)
Motor Size: 25-size 1000Kv brushless outrunner (installed)
Radio: 5+ channel full range radio system
Servos: 6 digital high-speed metal hybrid gear servos(installed)
Speed Control : 60A Pro Switch-Mode BEC (installed)
Recommended Battery: 3200mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo, 12AWG EC3 (included)
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: 15-25 90 degree Main Eflite Electric retracts
Posted by denbensd | Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:18 AM | 2,263 Views
New foamie Zero from Bananahobby. Modified the battery compartment so I can fit a sky lipo 4s 3300 mah 30c Battery. Flies very nicely, lands very easy with half flaps.

Wingspan: 1400mm (55.1 inch)
Length: 1085mm (42.7 inch)

Flying Weight: 1880g (66.3 oz)
Drive System: 4250 KV500 Brushless OutRunner Motor
Propeller: 3-Paddle
Speed Controller: 50A Brushless ESC w/ 4A SBEC
Servo: 5X 9g and 1X 17g
Retract System: Servoless Retracts
Battery: 14.8V 3300mah 30C Li-Polymer
Posted by denbensd | Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:39 PM | 2,191 Views
Here's my F6F Hellcat by Hangar 9. Rimfire 80;75 amp Castle ESC; 6s 5000 25c Sky Lipo battery
Posted by denbensd | Feb 21, 2012 @ 11:43 AM | 1,953 Views
Purchased this discontinued BH Mosquito plane from another club member. Great flying plane, well put together.
Posted by denbensd | Feb 21, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | 2,469 Views
Here's my P-51 Mustang converted to Electric. Rimfire 120;Eflite 80 ESC; 6S 5000 25C Sky Lipo....Continue Reading
Posted by denbensd | Jan 04, 2012 @ 10:53 AM | 2,782 Views
VQ Fiat electric version. Flies great.

Set up:

Motor: Rimfire 46
ESC: Castle 75 Ice
Battery: 5s 3300 mah Sky Lipo 30c
Posted by denbensd | Jan 03, 2012 @ 04:32 PM | 2,721 Views
Just some pics of my new electric warbird. Dewoitine D.520

Wingspan: 71 in
Fueselage: 57 in
Motor: Rimfire 120
ESC: Castle Ice 100
Battery: Zippy 6s 5000 mah
Servos: 322 Hitec HD and 325 Hitec HB (ailerons)

Flown at Mission Bay San Diego, Calif. Silent Electric Flyers San Diego RC Club.

Photos by Vince G.
Posted by denbensd | Dec 16, 2011 @ 05:01 PM | 2,317 Views
Just posting an older video of my BH Stuka electric (built by Doc RC).

BH Models JU-87B Stuka Flown By Dennis B. (6 min 43 sec)

Posted by denbensd | Dec 09, 2011 @ 03:30 PM | 2,087 Views
My Saturday lineup of electric converted warbirds. Hangar 9 Spitfire, Seagull Sea Fury, VQ Zero.
Posted by denbensd | Dec 09, 2011 @ 02:51 PM | 2,182 Views
Pics of my hyperion FW190 D, plane flies on rails. Has 25e Eflite motor, 60 amp eflite ESC, runnning on 4S 3300 Turnigy. Eflite 15-25 retracts.
Posted by denbensd | Dec 09, 2011 @ 02:47 PM | 2,148 Views
Pics of my BH PC-9 electric conversion built by Doc RC. It has a rimfire 120, 100 amp Castle ESC, running on 6S 5000 Zippy battery.

Here's a video:

BH Models PC-9 Pilatus Australian Royal Airforce Maiden Flight (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by denbensd | Dec 09, 2011 @ 02:44 PM | 2,529 Views
Just a few pics of my electric conversion of the Kyosho TA152. Plane flies so well. It's a blast to fly.