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Posted by RCflyerCT | Jun 16, 2013 @ 06:43 PM | 1,713 Views
Attached are some pictures of my new E-Bandit from the recent First in Flight jet event. This jet took me about 120 hours to build (had I been able to concentrate I could have probably done in 80, but I have 3 small kids that love to "help" when I am building). Detailed below are the specs of the jet:

Weight - 20lbs
Power - EVF 12s (puts out about 18lbs of thrust)
Batteries - 3 TP 4s 7700s
Gear - Electric "down and locked"
Receiver - AR12120 12-Channel DSMX X-Plus PowerSafe Receiver
Receiver battery - 2 Duralite LifePo 2100s
Flight Characteristics - fast and flys like a total dreamboat
Posted by RCflyerCT | Apr 19, 2013 @ 05:12 PM | 1,785 Views
Just did the test flights on my new A-10. Wow, I love this jet...it flew incredibly welll. Plenty of power..flew at 1/2 throttle most of the flights and it was still a bit too fast for scale. Lands like a trainer...full flaps and 1/4 throttle and it just greases in. Detailed below are the specs:

Weight - 32lbs
Power Plant - 2 TJ Dynamax conversions (128MM), flying on 12S each for a total of 24S
Batteries - 4 GensAce 6S 5300MAH
Flight time: 8+ minutes flying scale, 6 minutes aggressive flying
Gear - Down and Locked electric conversions of the original pneumatic system.
Gyro on nose wheel

Update - June 2013 - video of me flying my A10 at the recent First in Flight jet event. Wilson, NC USA.

A10 (5 min 19 sec)

Posted by RCflyerCT | Apr 19, 2013 @ 05:02 PM | 1,732 Views
Just finished the first test flights on my Elan...all went great. Detailed below are the specs:
* Cheetah Turbine Perfect power plant for this bird IMHO
* Deamworks Electric pro-link gear these worked flawlessly!
* Jet Central smoke system
* Spektrum AR12120
Posted by RCflyerCT | Oct 28, 2012 @ 06:10 PM | 2,207 Views
Just flew my Skymaster 1/4 scale Hawk this weekend. Many thanks to the PA Fairview flyers who have an awesome club, and Dave Malchione and Dave Malchione Jr., who helped tremendously!!!

Hawk Specs:

Length: 94"
Wingspan: 77"
Weight: Approximately 38lbs
Power: Rhino Turbine
Other: Jet Central smoke system
Details 4 Scale lights and super detail kit

update June 2013 - picture of me landing my Hawk at the recent First in Flight jet event - Wilson, NC USA
Posted by RCflyerCT | Aug 13, 2012 @ 05:19 PM | 2,319 Views
Finished my Habu 32 last weekend. The Jet includes:
* TJ80 motor and fan setup
* 8S 5300 (combo of a 6S and a 2S GensAce)
*Tam struts and retract upgrade
*Custom cockpit - using a Hobby King cockpit and pilot set
* Light set - includes red and green nav lights, and a landing light
* Afterburner ring - linked to the motor speed - powered by a 3s 350MAH.
* She weighs in at a hair over 8lbs.

Pics are from the taxi test at Wintonbury RC Club in Bloomfield, CT.
Posted by RCflyerCT | Aug 13, 2012 @ 05:10 PM | 2,251 Views
My Freewing SU35 Desert Camo. I have replaced the stock gear with the Eurofighter gears and they work great. All else is stock except for a CCbec Pro. She flys on a GensAce 6s5300.
Posted by RCflyerCT | May 14, 2012 @ 03:01 PM | 2,534 Views
My LX A-10

All stock except:

Hobbywing platinum pro 60a ESC X 2
CC Bec Pro
Hitec servos for Elevator, Ailerons, nose gear control
E-flite 25-46 retracts
Carbon fiber rod through fuse deep into both wings
Carbon fiber rod and strips reinforcing fuse right above wing

Flys on a Gens Ace 6s 5300