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Archive for May, 2012
Posted by Fish99 | May 19, 2012 @ 09:25 AM | 3,379 Views
Got back from my business trip and the flying club is now open and running. One of the lads there, Dave Ellis, had a PA Extra 260 he had purchased and built and put about 14 flights on. He was not enjoying the plane, it's more for 3D and he enjoys a faster plane that is more for sport aerobatics / pattern flying. As a result he sold it to me for a very reasonable price.

I had been looking at one of these for some time, wanting to get into 3D flying, but just didn't want to order it and pay the high price of a new one so this worked out great for me! Plopped an AR500 into it that I had bought off another club member who does not fly spectrum and voila, new to me used plane in the fleet.

First impression ... SIMPLY AMAZING! What a super flying plane. No bad tendancies at all. WILDLY slow and stable on the bottom end. Tons of power and verticle, even with the sport prop on it. (I have to get the 3D prop!)

Was incredibly easy to land. What can I say, just a jem. Have even been getting pretty good hovers out of it. Nice flat spins, nice knife edges, nice harriers, walls, etc. Just a beauty of a plane that makes me look like a much better pilot than I am.

Here is a video of the maiden.

Marlin

Precision Aerobatics Extra 260 Maiden Flight (8 min 49 sec)

Posted by Fish99 | May 19, 2012 @ 09:19 AM | 3,670 Views
Well I have been neglecting the BLOG for while so have a couple updates. First off, I got the Hanger 9 Corsair 50 size for Christmas. Over the winter I put it together and went with an electrical setup. All HITECH servos, Turnigy G42 motor, 4c 4000 & 5000 mah lipos and 70A ESC, MAS 13x8x3 prop. Using a Spectrum 6 channel full scale Rx with satelite Rx on my DX6i.

The build was pretty straight forward, though getting the gull wings together at the correct angle was a bit tricky. The molded belly plate was a bit out of shape so it took a lot of hot gun and bending to get it right. Other than those two things everything else was VERY EASY to do. Templates for the electrical motor mounting were great, as was provided mount. (I found the holes for the G42 might be ever so slightly off from the Power 42 from Eflite and required a bit of finessing to get it to fit, but nothing big.)

I got it out for a maiden flight right before leaving town for a 3 week business trip. All went GREAT, it looks amazing in the sky and is very stable, even in some wind. Landing was much easier than I thought it would be. Overall, was VERY impressed with this model.

Marlin

Hanger 9 Corsair 50 - Maiden Only - No Music (9 min 2 sec)

Posted by Fish99 | May 04, 2012 @ 12:36 AM | 3,453 Views
Well I finally got around to posting some video of my mCPX onto the tube. Nothing special, just flying on the street in front of my house last fall. Couple back flips, some fast passes, some hovering. Just a chance to let you see how nimble and plain old COOL this little heli is! Amazing technology to make something this small fly so well.

Marlin

EFlite Blade mCPX Mild 3D Front Steet Flight (3 min 46 sec)