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Posted by CRCJA | Dec 16, 2011 @ 09:32 AM | 2,501 Views
Time to Start building my Epic Victory Jet from RPM USA. First off, I had a test blog and for the life of me I could not erase it, so I decided to change it and make it the Victory Build. Now, I had this plane since very early this year, but other projects got in my way of starting the build. I had asked for a plain White one because I didn't want mine to look like everyone else's, when that didn't happen, I placed it on the back burner. I did not want the Fan or the servos, but it came loaded with everything minus the RX, ESC and Fan. I am not here to BASH any of the stock products that came with the plane, many people are flying those all stock with no problems. Most of my choices are for Personal Preference. For example, I felt that the stock servo control arms are too flexible for my taste and I have no Idea on the brand of servos, so I took most them out already and replaced them with some of ones I trust.

The airplane fuselage joints had some "stepping" so I sanded out all the edges and filled them in. This is a LARGE plane, so since the beginning I decide I am not going to worry about small dents here and there from Hangar rash, I would never fish the Jet. First step was to take out all the paint from the Fuselage and Tail and fill in any major factory boo-boo's

Power will be a JetFan 90 with an HET Motor, but I have not narrowed it down yet.
HET-700-68-1200 kv on 12cells does 11.2 lbs of Thrust pulling 94 Amps
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Posted by CRCJA | Nov 08, 2011 @ 09:46 PM | 5,838 Views
Known as the Globlemaster III, the C-17 is built in Long Beach CA. Where I helped assemble the first 5 aircraft before getting the boot from McDonnell Douglas (Reduction in Force), you can call it what you want, to me it will always be a McDonnell Douglas C-17. (yeah, I know it was bought out by Boeing). I am even going to do a color scheme sold by Boeing. This will be a SLOW build as I have two more planes to finish ahead of this. The idea is to TRY to have it for AEF 2012.

Original Contractor McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Current Contractor The Boeing Company
Wingspan 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75m)
Winglet Span 9 feet, 4 inches (2.80m)
Length 174 feet (53.04m)
Height at Tail 55 feet (16.76m)
Stabilizer Span 65 feet (19.81m)
Cruise Speed 540 mph (869km/h; Mach 0.73)
Max Speed 570 mph (917km/h; Mach 0.77)
Range 4,700 nm (8,704km) without cargo; Unlimited with inflight refueling
Service Ceiling 45,000 feet (13,716m)
Operating Weight 276,000 pounds (125,192kg)
Fuel Capacity 181,054 pounds (28,000 gallons)
Max Payload 169,000 pounds (76,657kg)