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Posted by stonekap | Nov 17, 2010 @ 11:56 AM | 2,888 Views
T-shirts and hats available here...

Posted by stonekap | Nov 16, 2010 @ 12:22 PM | 2,814 Views
Who wants to win stuff?
We want to give away planes and other cool prizes. Help get us get to 500 likes on Facebook so we can!

Posted by stonekap | Nov 15, 2010 @ 03:57 PM | 3,171 Views
The greatly anticipated Quicksilver GT-700 is here... and we got it for its maiden flight! As far as we can tell, this is the first one that rolled off the line. This little replica is inspired from the classic Quicksilver recreational aircraft. You'll get to see Josh Bixler fly this aircraft for the first time! Scheduled release of this model will be November 29th, 2010.

Flite Test - Hobby King Quicksilver - REVIEW (8 min 54 sec)

Posted by stonekap | Nov 12, 2010 @ 07:18 AM | 3,768 Views
Flite Test - F-18 Blue Angels EDF - REVIEW
Alas! Josh Scott gets to see this classic jet up close and personal. Plus there is an additional surprise Josh Bixler can't wait to share with his buddy with the same name.
Flite Test - F-18 Blue Angels EDF - REVIEW (10 min 36 sec)


Flite Test - F18 LED Afterburners - FLITE TIP
Looking to make your EDF jet just a tad more realistic in the air? Watch Josh Bixler modify this Hobby King F18 by adding flames to the afterburners! No... not real ones. But they look pretty darn real! With less than $20 in parts you can do this simple modification too. Enjoy!
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Posted by stonekap | Nov 08, 2010 @ 07:03 PM | 2,800 Views
Flite Test - November Reviews - UPDATE (2 min 7 sec)


Josh and Chad (the director) give a quick preview of what's to come. Hobby King is sending us gobs of goodies... And we can't wait to get them in the air! Upcoming reviews will include:
  • The Hobby King Quicksilver
  • The Hobby King HK-500 GT 3D Helicopter
  • The F18 Blue Angels EDF
  • The Hobby King FPV system
And many more before the year ends.

We appreciate the wonderful support we've been getting from our viewers. You keep watchin'... we'll keep makin'!

www.flitetest.com
Posted by stonekap | Nov 03, 2010 @ 11:20 PM | 3,498 Views
Flite Test - Choosing A Propeller - FLITE TIP (5 min 38 sec)

Flite Test - FLITE TIP
Choosing A Propeller
A Hobby King sponsored segment.

Choosing the right propeller can be tricky. Josh and Josh go over the basics of propeller design. Please visit our website for information and links to help you choose the right propeller.
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Posted by stonekap | Nov 01, 2010 @ 11:20 PM | 2,847 Views
Flite Test - Expos and Dual Rates - FLITE TIP (10 min 17 sec)

Have you ever wondered what dual rates were? Or maybe someone told you to dial up your expos... In an attempt to save face, you nod in agreement while fiddling with your controller. Heck, why not just add 10% here, 50% there? Then next time maybe you'll be able to hang with the cool flyers. Don't feel bad. Just let Josh and Josh give you a little insight on dual rates and expos. After watching this action packed episode of Flite Test, you'll have the knowledge and confidence to walk onto any flying field. And this time... you're the cool one!

You're welcome!!!

CAST & CREW:

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

Posted by stonekap | Oct 27, 2010 @ 07:04 PM | 2,758 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 @ 07:50 AM | 2,846 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 @ 02:15 PM | 4,126 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 @ 01:50 PM | 5,573 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 21, 2010 @ 12:39 AM | 4,052 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 21, 2010 @ 12:24 AM | 5,849 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 @ 03:03 PM | 3,555 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 @ 02:27 PM | 3,761 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 @ 06:55 AM | 3,986 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 12, 2010 @ 12:38 AM | 2,905 Views
Just to prove that we're listening...
Flite Test - Viewer Feedback 01 - UPDATE (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by stonekap | Oct 12, 2010 @ 12:36 AM | 2,966 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 @ 07:55 AM | 70,536 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.