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Posted by mpope1 | Jan 13, 2012 @ 09:53 AM | 2,101 Views
Fly.wmv (3 min 49 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | May 11, 2011 @ 01:43 AM | 2,591 Views
Me and 2 buddy's converted the 90" nitroplanes P-38 about 5 yrs. ago. At the time it was considered to be a large electric conversion, but not so much by todays standards. We added spring air retracts, which was alot of work because the airframe isn't retract ready. We also added hatches for the flap and aileron servos. Its powered by 2 hacker a50-16s motors running on 6s per side. We have recently upgraded the receivers to 2.4 spektrum, 2 of them powered by 2 cell lipos regulated to 5.8 volts. We copied the California cutie full scale, adding all the graphics and paint to match. Has to be one of the best flying warbirds I have had a chance to fly. It has become a staple at the Az electric festival for the past 5 yrs.
Nitroplanes P-38 (6 min 30 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | May 11, 2011 @ 01:10 AM | 2,695 Views
Nitroplanes Falcon 120 powered by a Hacker/dynamax 127mm fan on 11s. Plane weighs 18 lbs. and flies real smooth. The retracts are the e-flite electric 120's.
Mike's Falcon (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | May 05, 2011 @ 02:25 AM | 2,821 Views
This was my first conversion of a H9 warbird. Used a e-flite 60 on 6s.
Mike's P 40 (5 min 30 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | Apr 20, 2011 @ 01:42 AM | 3,023 Views
Electric conversion of the Nitro F-86D from a prop to an EDF. Lots of work, but flew really nice!!
Mike's F-86 11-8-09 (4 min 31 sec)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=nitro+f86
Posted by mpope1 | Apr 20, 2011 @ 01:33 AM | 2,729 Views
Electric conversion of the 82" H9 P-47.
Mikes P47 Electric Power P47 at the FEAR Event (5 min 13 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | Apr 20, 2011 @ 01:27 AM | 2,660 Views
Great 90mm jet from nitroplanes, and very reasonably priced!
Nitroplanes CMPro T-45 2-13-11 (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | Mar 28, 2011 @ 06:02 PM | 3,484 Views
At my local field alot of guys were getting into edf's way before I did. I watched the technology improve dramatically, and when I thought the time was right I jumped on the bandwagon. I started out with a airpower F-20, and was hooked instantly. I had a few different types of jets, one large conversion of a F-86 which was a great flying airframe and really looked great in the air. I sold it and set out for something a little more interesting, that had more bells and whistles like functional gear doors and a nice scale looking cockpit. I settled on a Fei Bao F-5, taking a risk cause I just couldn't find any info on a electric version that had been done. There were plenty flying with P-60 turbines and I spoke to someone that had one, and he said it flew great. So I decided to give it a shot. When I finally got shipment on the plane, I wondered if I was crazy and took on a project that was far above my capabilities. In alot of ways it was, there were ducting issues and I almost gave up on it. I let it sit for a while and then came back to it and finally got the courage to finish the project. I am happy with it and it does fly real nice. Got a ton of help from people that were already doing pretty large turbine conversions, without them I probably would have given up! Here is a link to a vid and build thread, this was another year long project before it ever got off the ground! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1141615
f-5 from aef.wmv (4 min 6 sec)

Posted by mpope1 | Mar 28, 2011 @ 05:27 PM | 3,947 Views
Never did a blog before thought I would give it a try. I had my eye on the Esm planes going back to when KMP had them. They look great, but were kind of pricey and heavy. Since being heavy isn't as much of an issue as it used to be I pulled the trigger. Also Troy built models and Vq warbirds had greatly reduced the price from what KMP originally had them at. The air retract package was really nice, and inexpensive and was a drop in fit. They work flawlessly and do not leak. I started getting into scale competitions and thought that the P-51 D would be a great plane to scale out a bit, but still have the ease of build being an arf. I am really happy with this mustang, and would really like to convert another ESM plane in the future. I was able to qualify for this Octobers scalemasters in the open class and am really looking foward to it. Here is a link to the build thread, it took me about a year to get it to where its at now! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1155776
Mustang (6 min 14 sec)