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Posted by kwasch | Oct 23, 2015 @ 04:34 AM | 1,234 Views
I bought a new FMS v8 P-51 Mustang to replace my crashed Corsair. The Corsair was a great plane up until the wing broke apart mid air and upon crashing started a small lipo Fire. My point is that it left a void in my hanger since it was my only 1400mm size plane. I flew my smaller fleet for a few months but really missed something larger. Did some homework and finally settled on a FMS 1450mm P-51.
I had a tough time deciding between a B or D model and it ultimately came down two criteria : Blue nose and weither the custom nose art I was planning would work.

I ended up choosing the D model Petie the 2nd. It had the blue nose , the Petie 2nd logo looked the easiest to change to what i wanted , and had a sliding canopy for the cool factor.

Nose Art:
I wanted to do something different than the handful of mustang schemes that are available. I started searching the Internet, first stop was Callie Graphics. She had a great selection of mustang decal kits but nothing quite fit the bill. I started looking at photos of all different wartime nose art I could find . I had just about given up when I saw the perfect one. "My Achin' Back"
Now this is perfect for a few reasons. I first got into this hobby after recovering from two back surgeries, so I know a thing or two about an aching back
It had a pinup girl on it which represented my wife as I was trying to incorporate her, ( when the wife lets you drop $300 + on a new plane, she deserved to be on the plane ) and...Continue Reading
Posted by kwasch | Oct 26, 2014 @ 03:24 PM | 1,909 Views
My new giant scale plane. Airfield F4U Corsair 1450mm. Installed a HobbyEagle A3 gyro and flying with a 3600mah lipo. Check out the maiden flight
Airfield F4U Corsair 1450mm - Maiden Flight (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by kwasch | Sep 15, 2014 @ 09:37 PM | 2,261 Views
Here's my maiden Corsair S flight, had a few hiccups but overall went well

F4U - CORSAIR S - Maiden flight:
F4U - CORSAIR S - Maiden flight (8 min 10 sec)

And here's my first flight of the day before sunrise

E-Flite Apprentice S15e - Dawn Patrol:
E-Flite Apprentice S15e - Dawn Patrol (3 min 24 sec)
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Posted by kwasch | Sep 06, 2014 @ 11:34 AM | 2,962 Views
Just wanted to share what's been working for me for FPV on my Apprentice plane . Also included some of the mods I've done:

808 #16 lens extension mounted to a 3/16 carbon fiber tube. Allows for stable video as well as a view of the whole plane

vTx mounted underneath the plane. skyzone TS5823 with IBcrazy antenna

My FPV ground station mounted in a pelican case. 20" monitor, RC305 vRx, IBcrazy antennas, a spot for my Dx6 transmitter , and Cinemizer goggles.

My apprentice with upgraded eflite power 25 motor

Spektrum TM1000 telemetry , currently using voltage and altimeter sensors

Upgraded to Eflite 60amp pro ESC
Posted by kwasch | Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:42 PM | 3,976 Views
AR7010 installed in DJI F550
Posted by kwasch | Jun 01, 2014 @ 10:10 PM | 2,795 Views
Apprentice Rx bound to DM8