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Posted by stonekap | Oct 27, 2010 @ 06:04 PM | 2,662 Views
Time for viewer feedback!

Flite Test - Values and Hobby King Sponsorship - UPDATE
Flite Test - Values and Hobby King Sponsorship - UPDATE (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by stonekap | Oct 27, 2010 @ 06:50 AM | 2,767 Views
Thanks to Flying Monkey we have a Flite Test Fan Club...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1328801

Posted by stonekap | Oct 26, 2010 @ 01:15 PM | 3,989 Views
NEW Flite Test - REVIEW
Hobby King
Turnigy 1300mAh 11.1V 3S 25C Lipo Battery

Flite Test - Turnigy LiPo pack - REVIEW (7 min 21 sec)

This week Josh and Josh review Hobby King's Turnigy 1300mAh 11.1V 3S 25C Lipo Battery Pack. Hobby King has been taking some flak for their batteries. Some claim they are overrated and don't live up to the advertised specs. We chose a popular size with a mid-range rating and put it to the test.

Spec.
Minimum Capacity: 1300mAh
Configuration: 3S1P / 11.1v / 3Cell
Constant Discharge: 25C
Peak Discharge (10sec): 35C
Pack Weight: 116g
Pack Size: 71 x 34 x 24mm
Charge Plug: JST-XH
Discharge plug: XT60

CAST & CREW:

Josh Bixler - Host (Experienced)
Josh Scott - Host (Noob)

Chad Kapper - Producer/Director
Michael Cameneti - Producer/Videographer/Editor/Composer
Eric Monroe - Videographer/Pilot/Builder
Posted by stonekap | Oct 22, 2010 @ 12:50 PM | 5,373 Views
Hobby King contacted us within 24 hours of uploading our first episode. They immediately saw the potential in what we were doing and wanted to work with us.



We are very excited to be working with them! We just recieved our first review plane today. It's a balsa Gyro Plane. It's heavy and wierd looking (in a good way). I am very interested in seeing it fly.



We also just shot a segment on night flying. The footage looks great. We installed LED lights (from Hobby King) on a swift.

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Posted by stonekap | Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:39 PM | 3,930 Views
Flite Test - Spektrum DX8 - REVIEW (9 min 51 sec)


Josh and Josh unbox Spektrum's latest advancement in radio technology. The NEW Spektrum DX8! It's loaded with features and they're ready to give it a spin. They take to the sky with the E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 to run the DX8 through its paces. Vibrating alerts, telemetry and a backlit display are just a few features explored in this review.

Spektrum DX8
Key Features
• High-speed 11ms frame rate with 2048 resolution
• Large 128 x 64 backlit screen
• 30-model internal memory
• Electronic E-ring electronically prevents overdriving the cyclic servos
• Includes AR8000 8-channel High-Speed Receiver
• Spektrum Data Interface provides expanded model memory, model sharing, and firmware update capability with the included SD card
• 8 Wing Types and 5 Tail Types are available for nearly all aircraft types
• Active gain and governor trim allows for in-flight adjustment of the gyro gain and RPM
• Programmable Flap System with Flap Delay and elevator compensation
• Programmable Telemetry Warnings provides both tone and/or vibration alerts
• 4 Swashplate Types
• SimpleScroll™ roller provides easy menu navigation
• User-assigned switch function
• Programmable Throttle Cut Function
• Includes TM1000 Full Range Telemetry Module providing real-time Flight Log data, receiver voltage, flight pack voltage, RPM and temperature
• Exclusive AirWare™ Software offers advanced features that are easy to use
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Posted by stonekap | Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:24 PM | 5,508 Views
Here are some pictures and descriptions of my FPV setup. This is what we use to get our air to air shots for the reviews.





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Posted by stonekap | Oct 20, 2010 @ 02:03 PM | 3,477 Views
The fog, cool crisp air and colorful autumn leaves made this a magical FPV flight this morning.

The camera plane:
Multiplex Twinstar II with the GoPro Hero HD camera and Eagletree looger/OSD.

www.flitetest.com - Watch it!


Flite Test - FPV - Foggy Fall Morning 2010 (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by stonekap | Oct 15, 2010 @ 01:27 PM | 3,636 Views
VOTE NOWWe want you to choose the next Flite Tip. Simply vote on your favorite topic and that's what we'll shoot next week! Josh and Josh are eagerly awaiting your input. Vote... then call, e-mail or messenger pigeon your friends to have them vote as well.

THE POLL:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1323107
Posted by stonekap | Oct 14, 2010 @ 05:55 AM | 3,826 Views
Flite Test - E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 - REVIEW
Flite Test - E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 - REVIEW (10 min 6 sec)

The original Taylorcraft is one of private aviation's most popular airplanes. E-flite's version of the Taylorcraft 450 ARF is an easy-to-assemble, lightweight, scale parkflyer constructed of balsa/plywood. High wing placement makes it docile and gentle enough for most pilots. This replication of the clipped wing variant makes it aerobatic-capable so more advanced modelers can experiment with loops, rolls and inverted flight. Watch as Josh and Josh give their opinions of this very popular scale aircraft from E-flite.


Will this be the episode Josh Scott gets to fly?

AIRPLANE SPECS:
Wingspan: 46 in. (1170mm)
Overall Length: 36 in. (915mm)
Wing Area: 370 sq in. (23.8 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 30 oz (850g)
Motor Size: 450 or 480
Servos: 4 x sub-micro
Prop: APC 10x8E or APC 11x5.5E
Scale: Parkflyer
Assembly Time: 4-6 Hrs.

CAST & CREW:
Josh Bixler - Host (Experienced)
Josh Scott - Host (Noob)
Chad Kapper - Director
Michael Cameneti - Videographer/Editor/Composer
Eric Monroe - Videographer/Pilot

We are passionate about creating quality shows that entertain and educate the viewers. Please feel free to comment and help us shape future shows.

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Posted by stonekap | Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:38 PM | 2,832 Views
Just to prove that we're listening...
Flite Test - Viewer Feedback 01 - UPDATE (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by stonekap | Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:36 PM | 2,885 Views
FLITE TEST
The Parkzone F4F Wildcat
REVIEW
Flite Test - Parkzone F4F Wildcat - REVIEW (8 min 1 sec)


This is a little show that we've been trying to get off the ground.
We'd love your feedback! If you'd like to see more shows like this please spread the word to help us get an audience.

FliteTest - Review of the Parkezone F4F Wildcat BNF

Key Features:
  • Ready to fly in minutes
  • Full 4-channel control (throttle, aileron, elevator and rudder)
  • 3S 11.1V 1300mAh Li-Po battery and balancing charger included
  • Spektrum™ AR500 DSM2™ 5-channel sport receiver installed
  • Powerful 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner motor installed
  • Dual aileron servos for precise control
  • Battery compartment accommodates most 1800-2100mAh Li-Po packs (sold separately)
  • Scale details include realistic paint scheme, molded panel lines, simulated retractable landing gear and hand-painted pilot figure
  • Only requires a full range DSM2 aircraft transmitter (sold separately)
This is a sweet flying airplane! I wasn't expecting much when I bought it. Once I got in the air, it quickly became my favorite plane. It definitely helps to have some flight time under your belt before fliying this this one… it's fast! I recommend using the elevator and the rudder together to get a tight snap roll. Parkzone did a great job of building the power system (prop/motor/esc/battery). I find myself flying at 3/4 to full throttle a lot and nothing gets hot. If you love warbirds, and speed, I highly recommend this plane.
-Chad Kapper
FliteTest Pilot

This is our first episode. We are very passionate about creating quality shows that entertain and educate. Please feel free to comment and help us shape future shows.
Posted by stonekap | Oct 07, 2010 @ 06:55 AM | 68,291 Views
FLITE TEST
The Parkzone F4F Wildcat
REVIEW
Flite Test - Parkzone F4F Wildcat - REVIEW (8 min 1 sec)


This is a little show that we've been trying to get off the ground.
We'd love your feedback! If you'd like to see more shows like this please spread the word to help us get an audience.

FliteTest - Review of the Parkezone F4F Wildcat BNF

Key Features:
  • Ready to fly in minutes
  • Full 4-channel control (throttle, aileron, elevator and rudder)
  • 3S 11.1V 1300mAh Li-Po battery and balancing charger included
  • Spektrum™ AR500 DSM2™ 5-channel sport receiver installed
  • Powerful 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner motor installed
  • Dual aileron servos for precise control
  • Battery compartment accommodates most 1800-2100mAh Li-Po packs (sold separately)
  • Scale details include realistic paint scheme, molded panel lines, simulated retractable landing gear and hand-painted pilot figure
  • Only requires a full range DSM2 aircraft transmitter (sold separately)
This is a sweet flying airplane! I wasn't expecting much when I bought it. Once I got in the air, it quickly became my favorite plane. It definitely helps to have some flight time under your belt before fliying this this one… it's fast! I recommend using the elevator and the rudder together to get a tight snap roll. Parkzone did a great job of building the power system (prop/motor/esc/battery). I find myself flying at 3/4 to full throttle a lot and nothing gets hot. If you love warbirds, and speed, I highly recommend this plane.
-Chad Kapper
FliteTest Pilot

This is our first episode. We are very passionate about creating quality shows that entertain and educate. Please feel free to comment and help us shape future shows.