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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jul 02, 2014 @ 05:42 AM | 1,774 Views
Dualsky Hornet 460 w. FC 450 and CF props:

Hornet and the tramp (1) (Enhanced) (3 min 8 sec)

Next step will be to install an ND Filter on the Go-Pro
Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jun 17, 2014 @ 05:18 AM | 1,551 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)

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jun 03, 2014 @ 06:19 AM | 1,313 Views
New props and canopy. It is a hell of alot easier to see now.

Quad fun (4 min 9 sec)

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Mar 04, 2014 @ 05:09 AM | 2,174 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)

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:39 PM | 2,231 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:

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Jan 22, 2014 @ 06:30 AM | 2,024 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 | 2,186 Views
Summers gone and it's getting cold

Summers Gone! (3 min 16 sec)

Pearl Jam'in
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:40 AM | 2,499 Views
Hey! **it Happens
Thank god for EPP

CråååsH (0 min 29 sec)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 17, 2013 @ 09:42 AM | 2,629 Views
rOktober (6 min 10 sec)

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:33 AM | 2,733 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 | 2,796 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 | 2,328 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 | 2,350 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)

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:49 PM | 3,383 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:
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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:16 AM | 3,294 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

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | May 30, 2013 @ 10:16 AM | 3,014 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)

Posted by Nighthawk74 | May 22, 2013 @ 11:09 AM | 2,882 Views
A typical outing with this Little UM Rocket

Parkzone F27Q Stryker 180 Tree Incident ;o) (4 min 28 sec)

Crazy flyin'

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Apr 26, 2013 @ 02:38 AM | 3,638 Views
Started building my Extra Slick by Twisted Hobbys today.

Hyperion -1709 9-Turn 1500-Kv motor
Jeti Eco 08 micro ESC
APC - slow fly 8.0 x 3.8 prop
2x D47 diamond servos
1 x Tower pro 9g servo
Orange RX
Desire Power 2S 360mAh 35C battery

First step was to glue the 2 wings onto the fuse. I chose to use Uhu-Por, as they don't recommend CA for this, and living in EU we don't have shoe-goop, welders, or foam-tac

*28th April 2013 update*
Glued in the spar yesterday. Applied glue on both sides of the spar, before inserting it in the pre cut slot. Glued on the elevator part of the tail. Today. Soldered the wires on the micro ESC. Soldered bullets onto the motor. Centered servos. Noticed the pre-installed servo arms on both my D47 Diamond servos, were off center

*1st May 2013 update*
Glued in all 3 servos. The front one needed a balsa servo-extender glued on. CAed it, and looks like it will hold. Glued the bottom fuse on, using Uhu.

Glued most of the EPP parts on...still need the fuse trusses, but a servo arm is in the way. When the glue dries, I will have to cut-out room for the arm.

*11th May 2013*
Pushrods, servo arms and motor Mount are all installed. This build should be done tomorrow

Twisted Hobbys Extra Slick Maiden (5 min 9 sec)

On high rates:

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Posted by Nighthawk74 | Feb 16, 2013 @ 04:04 AM | 3,872 Views
Todays flight report had a bit of a learning curve. Took out my wing. Made sure the batt was snug, and the ESC wires were deeply glued in. Fired her up, a slight bit of shakiness (tightening of motormount screws insued). Fired her up again and tossed her up, she flew for several seconds, before the right servo decided to stick. Being a noob I may have banked a little hard and the battery's balancing wire came loose, snip...crash. Tried to find the lost balancing plug, for a few minutes...untill I noticed SMOKE from my EPP model. Seemed a black and red wire hooked up. I quickly unplugged the batt. **Whew** a cheapo lipo can easily be replaced, but having to reorder parts for an entire model, would have ruined my entire weekend.

Damage report: 1 fried 1300mAh 2s lipo, and a slight burnstain on the Wing.
The battery goes straight in the lipobag, until it's disgarded at the local electronics dump.

This time I was LUCKY