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Posted by Jason Noll | Nov 14, 2007 @ 06:36 PM | 15,913 Views
I just finished up a kit built from a Dumas kit. I have to tell you, I'll never build anything other than a Dumas kit for small indoor stuff!

I pulled the guts out of a Park Zone mini Cessna Centurion and installed them in the airplane. I printed the tissue paper on my laser jet printer after I designed the artwork in Photoshop.

The AUW ready to fly is 23 grams!

Enjoy,
JN
Posted by Jason Noll | Sep 18, 2007 @ 02:43 PM | 16,755 Views
Hello everyone!

Just finished up my new Ultimate 20-300s that will be an ARF from Aeroworks. The quality is astonishing as always from AW!! I will be flying the Ultimate in the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout along with the 42% Extra 260 for the freestyle. Below are a few pictures and specs. I don't have much info at this time because the airplane is still in the early stages of prototyping.

43% Aeroworks Ultimate 20-300s (two place ultimate)
Designed by myself and the scheme for Aeroworks
42 lbs with Greeves tuned exhaust and a special mombo DA-150
9% airfoil w/o flying wires!!!!
air-foiled stab and vertical fin
Carbon gear
Carbon stab tubes
carbon wing tubes
Carbon tail wheel assy.
Tunnel and mounts pre-installed for the greeves pipes to slide right in
Full of hardware! Gas tank, smoke tank, machined metal control horns, ball links, pull-pull hardware, throw gauge, fuel line, foam rubber, velcro, and much more!!! Even spare sheets of Ultracote to fix hanger rash!
All control surfaces are pre hinged and glued

Best Wishes,
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Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 30, 2007 @ 02:08 PM | 17,589 Views
Just a little bit about my 767 that I brought to SEFF since there seems to be so much interest in it.

Specs:

Wingspan: 115"
Length: 122"
Weight: 35lbs.
Wing area: 1,763.25 sq. in.

Electronics:

Fan units: (2) Aeronaut 120mm Turbo Fan 4000's www.hobby-lobby.com

Motors: (2) Neu Motor 1527 1.5Y www.neumotors.com

Controllers: (2) Castle Creations Phoenix 110HV's www.castlecreations.com

Batteries: (4) 6s 5000mAH Thunder Power packs. 12S 5000 on each motor www.thunderpower-batteries.com

Landing gear: Robart landing gear, air valves, tanks and gear door air cylinders www.robart.com

Gear sequencer: Jet Tronics gear door sequencer www.jetcatusa.com

Lighting systems: www.ramrcandramtrack.com

Graphics: windows, logos etc.. www.aerographix.biz

Each motor nacelle produces 3000 watts of power with 18lbs of thrust at 69 amps. The 767 rotates at about 75% power and cruises at about 25% power.


I want to thank the following companies that helped make this project come to life.

Neu Motors
Hobby Lobby
Castlew Creations
Thunderpower
Robart
Jet Cat USA
Aerograhix
Bill Cline


Stay tuned for the full build review and photos in Fly R/C Magazine soon!

Thanks,
JN
Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 03, 2007 @ 10:23 PM | 19,305 Views
Guys!

Here is a couple of shots of the new Vrolet V2 kits. The printing is much lighter than version 1. In fact, the new print sceme only adds 5 grams vs a white version. The F3P version will have the CV drag brakes in the kit. After the E-toc, we will be selling the milled out Vrolet "Feather" F3P. Sub 5 oz is easy, ready to fly and pre-printed!

If you are going to Toledo, stop by booth 64 and say hi!

BTW, the old versions are going on a DEEP discount until gone!

Enjoy,

Mike Hammel
www.fancyfoam.com
Posted by Jason Noll | Feb 15, 2007 @ 06:15 PM | 20,701 Views
I have decided to name my break system for my Vrolet. The "Noll CV (constant velocity) Brakes”. It seems to be very popular! The airbrake system will be available from Fancy Foam in the near future along with some other great things I am very excited about!

Best Wishes and Happy Flying,
Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | Jan 10, 2007 @ 07:10 PM | 22,936 Views
I have had a little time on my hands lately so I have built some projects that I have always wanted to do.

1) 767 - The 767 is 11ft. long and will weigh about 40lbs when finished. I am in the process of refinishing the model ina different scheme. It will be powered by two electric fans that will produce about 20lbs of thrust each.

2) Aeronca Champ - I wanted an indoor micro airplane and I am a big fan of the champ. The AUW will be roughly 50 grams.

3) Velocity - I made this out of 3mm depron. With some help from George Hicks as far as wing placing, CG, etc.. This airplane flied like a dream!!! The airplane weighs 10 oz and has a 50" wingspan.

4) Dehavilland Dragon Rapide - This is also a 3mm depron design of mine. It is bigger than my skyvan IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER THAT ONE. It has twin electric motors and weighs 11 oz with a 55" wing span.

5) My Competition Freestyle Vrolet - I custom painted this guy. This will be my competition Freestyle Vrolet for this year. I have the F3P version custom painted as well but I am not showing it as of yet.


Enjoy!
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Posted by Jason Noll | Jan 05, 2007 @ 06:32 PM | 23,605 Views
Hello Everyone,

I just have just recently returned from a week out in Oregon with Knife Edge Software working with them on further enhancing what I feel is already a great product, RealFlight G3.5!

I have personally worked with Knife Edge and their extremely talented team of designers fine tuning many of the RealFlight aircraft. This is as real as it gets when it comes to R/C Simulation. I have spent many hours doing real life one to one comparisons on the simulator and back out to the flying field to replicate the exact airplane behavior that we see in precision aerobatics and 3D flying.

I have also felt that some of the airplanes were too "easy" to hover and fly around so I have made some changes there as well. My biggest fear personally is that some of you might get a little spoiled on how easily you would like some of the airplanes to behave and then go out the field and destroy your airplane because the sim was much easier. I can tell you, it's not easy to do harrier rolls, hovers, waterfalls and many other 3D maneuvers so I have done my best along with the designers to replicate that in the simulator.

I have recorded a few videos of some key highlights that I feel RealFlight has matched the real life R/C behavior that many of you are most interested in. I currently use and will continue to use this simulator for all my "initial" choreography in my routines as well as new maneuvers and to keep sharp when the indoor facilities are closed and it's snowing outside.

I hope you all enjoy and I look forward to some of your comments.

Best Wishes and a Happy 2007!
Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | Dec 09, 2006 @ 08:10 PM | 24,073 Views
I am dropping a note to all of you to let you know that my 2007 indoor model is now available at Fancy Foam Models. Mike Hammel and I have worked very closely to produce a "top notch" indoor airplane that you will all enjoy flying as well as building. This airplane is 2 years in the making and its early versions have won the ETOC and the E-Fest. After many hours of improvements and many different opinions I have developed what I believe to be one of the best indoor models available. My goal was to have this model competition ready right out of the box with an all-up-weight of no more than 7.0oz with the heaviest set-up. You can chose from two different version of this model, one being an F3P version with drag brakes, different wing spacing and a few other secrets for precision flying and the other being a Freestyle version for all out Freestyle. You can purchase these two models at www.fancyfoam.com

You can keep up to date on the Vrolet on the Team R/C Groups forum. I have started a thread for discussion.

Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | Aug 13, 2006 @ 09:01 PM | 26,353 Views
I have recently joined up with Hobby Lobby to provide the quality battery packs for my lightweight, high demand needs. I use the PolyQuest "twenty" packs for my receiver batteries as well as my ignition batteries. I run two 7.4v packs on seperate switches into one receiver and one 7.4v pack for my ignition. All are 3300 mAh. I can run about 7 consecutive flights with this set-up. Read more at www.hobby-lobby.com/polyquest.htm

Jason
Posted by Jason Noll | Aug 13, 2006 @ 08:43 PM | 26,383 Views
I have been very busy flying and building lately. I wanted to share with you my 3W Yak 54 that will be my back-up airplane for the Masters this year. I just painted the fuselage two days ago myself with Dupont paint and with the help of a paint booth and a really expensive paint gun from one of my good friends. I just finished up the stabs a short while ago. I decided to change up the colors a little bit on the one just to have something different. The wing scheme as you can see is basically the same as I have had for two years now with some minor changes. I am putting a DA-150 and Manfred Greeves pipes in this one as well. So far it looks like I am going to make a weight of 36.5 - 37.0 lbs. I have built 4 of these now so I kind of have a rough guesstimate of were things are going to come in at. I should have it flying in less than a week.

Keep you posted,
Jason
Posted by Jason Noll | Aug 13, 2006 @ 07:08 PM | 27,538 Views
To all:

I want to caution everyone who purchases or deals with Aviation Models / TOC 1. There have been many events that have occurred with myself and with others that I must pass on. I will not get into details, but I must warn anyone who tries to deal with this company. The owner, Sammy Lee has been involved with many altercations that ultimately have ended up with companies and individuals losing tens of thousands of dollars. Right now, Sammy has AGAIN relocated to another country because of bad dealings. This message is not to discriminate anyone, it is only to protect anyone who purchases or buys an airplane from this company. Also, this is not targeted towards individuals that rep for this company.

Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | Jul 28, 2006 @ 11:26 AM | 27,904 Views
This will be my second 39% Krill Katana and will more than likely be my Primary airplane for the Masters this year. It's a great all-a-round airplane that I think many people will enjoy. I designed the scheme as you can see below and sent it to them. You can also see it's a mirror image of what I sent to them. The Katana is on it's way to me and will be here from the CZ Republic today or Monday. The scheme will be available soon from Krill. www.krill-model.com

Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | May 11, 2006 @ 06:35 PM | 21,363 Views
Hello everyone,

I am looking for someone who is very experienced with laying up and fixing composite structures such as Nomex, carbon fiber and glass. I have a 40% airplane that I need to have fixed that the fuse is buckled in half on. If anyone know's anybody in the central US, please let me know!!!

Thanks,
Jason
Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 13, 2006 @ 08:57 PM | 23,524 Views
This is my new Toy. Ok, so the warm weather has motivated me to do some building lately. It's a Hyperion Yak 54. The specs are below.

Wingspan: 54.5"
Wing Area: 571 sq. in.
Weight: 84 oz.
Length: 50"
Wing Loading: 21.2 oz/sq. ft.
Servos: Futaba 9650 mini high torque digitals
Transmitter: Futaba 12Z
Receiver: Futaba 5014 PCM G3 Hi-res receiver
RX Battery: Electrifly 2S 1500 mAH li-po w/ Duralite 6V regulator
Battery: Electrifly 3S 3200 mAH li-po + Electrifly 2S 3200 mAH Li-po (5S total)
Motor: Hyperion Z4020-14 brushless
ESC: Electrifly Silver Series
Prop: APC 14x8E
Flight Duration: 10 minutes (aggressive aerobatics)
Manufacturer: Hyperion HK
Available From: US: Empire Hobby LLC
International Distributors

Jason Noll
Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 11, 2006 @ 09:07 PM | 21,974 Views
This particular plane is from Japan. It's all EPP and weighs 9oz RTF. I built a cage around the prop out of carbon fiber rod that worked amazingly well. It lasted 8 rounds without a scratch. Sean McMurtry, my Father (Frank Noll) and myself all flew this in the event.
Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 11, 2006 @ 09:02 PM | 21,093 Views
I love ther RC Groups colors so I had to do a scheme. AUW is 8.2 OZ RTF

Equipment:

Radio: 12Z
servo's: Futaba 3110's
receiver: Futaba R114F w/o case
Motor: Electrifly Baby Rimfire
ESC: Electrifly Silver series 8
Battery: Electrifly 3S 640mAH
Posted by Jason Noll | Apr 11, 2006 @ 08:55 PM | 20,355 Views
Attached are a few files of my modified Eclipse for the ETOC freestyle. AUW is 7.1oz RTF.

Equipment:

Radio: Futaba 12Z
receiver: Futaba R114F w/o case
servo's: Futaba 3110's
motor: Electrifly Baby Rimfire
batteries: Electrifly 3S 640 mAH
controler: Electrifly Silver Series 8

Jason Noll