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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Apr 12, 2015 @ 09:45 AM | 1,634 Views
Bad ESC = **whoosh**
fly away (0 min 38 sec)

Got it back and swapped out the bad ESC:
Sundsøre 01 (2 min 58 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 19, 2014 @ 05:11 AM | 2,168 Views
All stock Blade 300 X bound to my DX 8. It flies surprisingly well out of the box. The plastic servo gears have held up, so far (4 flights). The tail has no wag, and stays solid.

On idle up though, it makes a strange sound I have never heard before. Not sure if it's canopy resonance, or something else completly. For now I'm still getting the hang of it, so idle up is sometime in the future anyway.

Heres a little vid of the 2nd flight. Nothing fancy, just getting a feel for the bird:

Blade 300 X 2nd flight (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Aug 29, 2014 @ 12:57 AM | 2,279 Views
This is the plane to get if you want to roll faster than your makita drill. I like the size of the thing. It is very light and suprizingly durable. All up a good investment for anyone wanting to get into 3D or take their game to a new level.

Crack Pitts Mini (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jul 02, 2014 @ 05:42 AM | 2,918 Views
All of these videos are without a camera gimball and GPS. It's all hands-on flying The videos at the top are the newest, and the ones at the bottom are the "oldest"
I usually fly with a GoPro at the front facing at an approx. 30deg downwards angle. The GoPro is in it's waterproof housing, and has a cheap 52mm ND4 filter pressed on. On the back of the quad is the mobius w. anti-jello setup (set the to sunny and added the flitetest ant-jello mobius mount)
Hvam Mølle *airbourne* (2 min 55 sec)

Hvam st airbourne (3 min 0 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jun 17, 2014 @ 05:18 AM | 2,643 Views
Only managed to get 13!! flights in before one of the motors crapped out. Tried some v959's, but they lacked power. Checked where I purchased the Alias, and noticed they had some "Black Devil" motors in stock. A guy called Benedict Haak confirmed his company Micro Motor Warehouse made these motors. So I changed out the 959's with the plug'n'play "Black Devils" and now feel the dark side of the force
Alias (dark force) w mobius drop (1 min 34 sec)

LaTrax Alias with Mobius (1 min 44 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jun 03, 2014 @ 06:19 AM | 2,259 Views
New props and canopy. It is a hell of alot easier to see now.

Quad fun (4 min 9 sec)

mQX beetle quad (3 min 48 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Mar 04, 2014 @ 05:09 AM | 3,128 Views
130 X stock setup

These videos show the Blade 130 X flying with zero upgrades, bling, subtrim and the like. The tail wag is obvious and will be my first fix.

130 X at sundown (2 min 10 sec)

130 X stock hovering (3 min 28 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:39 PM | 3,222 Views
2014 all about the Crack

RC Factory/ Twisted Hobbys products take a beating better than most. They are easy to fix and cheap. Most of my retailers sell their stuff, so it's a good choice for my crummy flying

Finally getting the hang of hovering:
Extra Slick Hovering (2 min 39 sec)

Crack Yak 2nd flite:

Crack Yak 55 vs. Wind (2 min 30 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jan 22, 2014 @ 06:30 AM | 2,975 Views
January 2014

Most of my flying is indoors, due to the cold/dark/windy weather outside

Blade mCPX GoPro vs Mobius [1080p 30fps] (2 min 26 sec)

I have also managed to *upgrade* my first TelinK Toro 900 with a 3S battery configuration. It's alot quicker now, but much less floaty (have the 2S version for that)
Posted by Nighthawk74 | Nov 06, 2013 @ 09:29 AM | 3,123 Views
Summers gone and it's getting cold

Summers Gone! (3 min 16 sec)

Pearl Jam'in
Autumn Fall youtube (3 min 14 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:40 AM | 3,466 Views
Hey! **it Happens
Thank god for EPP

CråååsH (0 min 29 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 17, 2013 @ 09:42 AM | 3,563 Views
rOktober (6 min 10 sec)

rOktober II Ground View (6 min 8 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:33 AM | 3,651 Views
We all Crash

Believe it or not, we all crash.

Crash Compilation [2013] (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 28, 2013 @ 01:02 AM | 3,739 Views
Nighthawk74 the last 4 years

I have had a ball in the last 4 years. Started out trying a co-axial heli, and from there on, I was sold. The co-ax flew over my house roof never to be seen again, but I stuck to it. Later progressed through the UM Blade helis and UM planes, from Horizon. Now I like Wings and 3D Foamies. Every now and then I go back and have fun with the UMs, but mostly fly the bigger stuff now.
Flying with Nighthawk74
Flying with Nighthawk74 (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 22, 2013 @ 07:15 AM | 3,273 Views
The HeeBeeGeeBees

This bird is a firecracker. Certainly not for the noob, or the 2nd plane even.
It does have AS3X, which makes it less responsive to wind.

Learning the UM Gee Bee (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 20, 2013 @ 05:40 AM | 3,283 Views
This is my 2nd Toro 900. The first one had a faulty orange rx, that kept swapping the servoes around. I Have strenghened it and will keep it for later, when I want to use a 3s version

The 2nd one weighs in at 374g AUW and runs on a Desire Power 1800mAh 2s Lipo. It carries an 808#16 keychain camera:
Pitch flyin (2 min 52 sec)

Toro 900 2s with onboard camera (4 min 56 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:49 PM | 4,435 Views
Zeta Wing Wing Z-84

I have had this kit lying around in the basement for ages. Decided on putting it together last week. It's an easy build, anyone could do it, but just to clarify, it's an intermediate/advanced flier.
My setup is similar to the Assassin wings: CF2812, 25-30a ESC, 2x9g, orange rx, 1.3 nano. Swinging a 5043 Champ prop! It flies about as fast as the mini Stryker with this setup. In the future I may upgrade to a more powerful motor and an APC prop.
Heres a short clip :
Wing Wing Z-84 by Zeta Science (0 min 33 sec)

Heres the maiden:
Zeta Wing Wing Z 84 Maiden (4 min 16 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:16 AM | 4,444 Views
Crack Wing

This little firecracker is great fun. If you want unlimited vertical, hovering, slow n' fast, rippin' up the skies, combat or plain fun. This can do it all. Easy and affordable. This is an excellent first wing, or if you want a wing with 3D capabilities.

RC Factory/Twisted Hobbys - Crack Wing (4 min 45 sec)

One or two batteries, just Arent enough

Crack Wing #1 (4 min 19 sec)
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | May 30, 2013 @ 10:16 AM | 4,115 Views
It has been a year in the process, but it is finally done. The Crash Test Hobby Assassin Combat Wing, or The Toughest RC Plane on the Planet.

CTH Assassin Maiden (bloopers) (2 min 52 sec)