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Posted by JimNM | Jun 22, 2015 @ 10:10 AM | 928 Views
92" Hurricane
55cc DLE
20x14x3 prop

Only lacking insignia and squadron.
Posted by JimNM | Jun 13, 2015 @ 06:50 PM | 1,308 Views
The 92" VAILLANCOURT Hurrican project is nearing completion. We are waiting on the solartex to arrive. Here are some incentive
Posted by JimNM | Jun 13, 2015 @ 06:25 PM | 1,300 Views
The 92" VAILLANCOURT Hurrican project is nearing completion. We are waiting on the solartex to arrive. Here are some incentive
Posted by JimNM | Feb 02, 2015 @ 01:45 PM | 1,979 Views
Working along. size of Vaillancourt Hurricane keeps me in awe. Working on landing lights before we close up the rest of the wing.
Posted by JimNM | Dec 21, 2014 @ 02:43 PM | 2,356 Views
Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations (2 min 10 sec)

Thank you, brothers and Mr. Harvey for speaking out for them. There is honor in service to others and no "Thank you " is ever expected.
Posted by JimNM | Oct 02, 2014 @ 02:34 PM | 3,769 Views
Giant Lanier Stinger 70cc (2 min 12 sec)

A short video of my first wet power plane. I still have a lot of learning to do
Posted by JimNM | Apr 10, 2014 @ 06:35 PM | 3,751 Views
Posted by JimNM | Jan 02, 2014 @ 08:27 PM | 4,037 Views
Here is an older version of windmap - uses local reported windspeeds.

Here is a new version that covers the whole earth, not just the contiguous US.,31.96,512
Posted by JimNM | Nov 22, 2013 @ 05:05 PM | 4,097 Views
Got the big one flown today. Elegant 700 from RCM/Pelikan that has been on my build bench for 13 months. 42 degrees with winds 8-10 mph on the leading edge of a massive winter storm. It was today or not for the next month or so.

Scorpion 3026 on a 13x7 graupner
4000 mah 3s battery
6x HS81
A9 radio and 7 channel rx

Effortless climb on ~600 watts. Single 14 minute flight due to weather. Some minor trim issues not worth working on in these conditions and a loose flap servo. 4 channel control for me today. It is not a fast handler but it should thermal dang nicely. Landing took almost the whole field thanks to 90 degree cross wind and sunken field with plane eating trees all around.
Posted by JimNM | Oct 11, 2013 @ 10:48 AM | 4,218 Views
Jim's Launch Video (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by JimNM | Jul 15, 2013 @ 06:18 PM | 4,259 Views
This is the re-re-maiden of my PasserX. Broken prop on the first maiden and an esc overheat on the second has made this plane a pain to get dialed in.

I am turning the 11x7 prop a little over the max rpm at full throttle (7000 rpm max) and I have had trouble with the set screw attachment. Half Throttle launch to about 100 feet for trim.

Passer X launch (0 min 26 sec)

Posted by JimNM | Jul 05, 2013 @ 09:35 PM | 4,333 Views
Here are two more flights on the P40 from today. I found how to make the head can record at 125 degrees rather than at 175 degrees of view. The trade off is that it costs me more band width and I have the basic vimeo. Short videos...

Both flights were on same pack. Loose motor mount cut the day short. I broke a hinge on the flap, so flying flapless for now. Back to stock prop, 7 mins or so on a 4000 pack. My field is at 4000 feet ASL, so I am about %12 down in performance compared to our sea level friends.

Number 2
Posted by JimNM | Jun 26, 2013 @ 08:27 PM | 4,522 Views
Flying Tiger Flyin' (5 min 59 sec)

Nice flying plane.
Posted by JimNM | Mar 05, 2013 @ 05:40 PM | 4,799 Views
Same video, loaded in HD this time. Got to the vimeo page to see it in HD

Still love this plane

Aviator Pro without compression (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by JimNM | Feb 28, 2013 @ 08:16 PM | 4,937 Views
Here is a video of my boy running his SWAMP DAWG airboat from Hobby King. 2s lipo makes for decent control - 3s causes too much vibration. We have a car esc setup, so it will back under power. I'm thinking 'ol dad needs one too - hey it worked for the r/c car

Swamp Dawg by Hobby King (1 min 13 sec)