HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old May 29, 2012, 02:37 PM
Registered User
godofthunder77's Avatar
Vermilion, OH
Joined Aug 2010
887 Posts
Man this thread is going to be huge they way they keep upgrading this bird....
godofthunder77 is online now Find More Posts by godofthunder77
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old May 29, 2012, 02:38 PM
Registered User
godofthunder77's Avatar
Vermilion, OH
Joined Aug 2010
887 Posts
I guess at least they are upgrading it, unlike other Manufactures.....cough, cough, LX
godofthunder77 is online now Find More Posts by godofthunder77
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 03:02 PM
Registered User
Germany
Joined Nov 2010
58 Posts
Ferocious Frankie Video

Finally Ive finished my video.
I used several perspectives after seeing Brandons vids and also copied his mounting ideas by using a thermoplastic resin which is beeing used in the dental industry (im a dental technician) to fabricate protections against teeth grinding. Thank you very much Brandon for the inspiration.
I also did the V8 Prop Mod, thanks for that really great tweak, V8.
Further I installed four 1 Watt LEDs instead of the machine guns.
Filmed with a #11Keycam with a FishEye lens and a Panasonic HD camera.

FMS P51 Mustang Ferocious Frankie 1700mm OnBoard HD (3 min 56 sec)
Minicocker is offline Find More Posts by Minicocker
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 03:02 PM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
And on top of that..its tapered and pre-bent for diheadral
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by brandonmoon; May 29, 2012 at 05:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 08:40 PM
Registered User
bnick2k8's Avatar
Portland, Oregon
Joined Aug 2008
1,543 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minicocker View Post
Finally Ive finished my video.
I used several perspectives after seeing Brandons vids and also copied his mounting ideas by using a thermoplastic resin which is beeing used in the dental industry (im a dental technician) to fabricate protections against teeth grinding. Thank you very much Brandon for the inspiration.
I also did the V8 Prop Mod, thanks for that really great tweak, V8.
Further I installed four 1 Watt LEDs instead of the machine guns.
Filmed with a #11Keycam with a FishEye lens and a Panasonic HD camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvTS5O0iP5Q
Now thats a good video and some great cam placement... Very good thanks for sharing...
bnick
bnick2k8 is offline Find More Posts by bnick2k8
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 08:55 PM
Ldm
Registered User
Ldm's Avatar
United States, PA, Conestoga
Joined Jun 2006
8,249 Posts
Paul , thanks for the reply I am looking for a system for my BH 79" p40
Ldm is offline Find More Posts by Ldm
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 08:55 PM
Shameful Warbirdaholic.
Aros's Avatar
Maple Valley, WA
Joined Apr 2006
8,348 Posts
Great vid!!
Aros is offline Find More Posts by Aros
RCG Plus Member
Old May 29, 2012, 09:48 PM
Registered User
Letsmakeadeal's Avatar
United States, TX, Dallas
Joined Dec 2008
291 Posts
Beautiful!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minicocker View Post
Finally Ive finished my video.
I used several perspectives after seeing Brandons vids and also copied his mounting ideas by using a thermoplastic resin which is beeing used in the dental industry (im a dental technician) to fabricate protections against teeth grinding. Thank you very much Brandon for the inspiration.
I also did the V8 Prop Mod, thanks for that really great tweak, V8.
Further I installed four 1 Watt LEDs instead of the machine guns.
Filmed with a #11Keycam with a FishEye lens and a Panasonic HD camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvTS5O0iP5Q
What pilot did you use? It looks awesome in the cockpit. Beautiful video and flying site..Bravo!
Letsmakeadeal is offline Find More Posts by Letsmakeadeal
Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2012, 10:49 PM
Should've, Would've, Could've
v8truckin's Avatar
United States, CA
Joined Dec 2010
6,710 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minicocker View Post
Finally Ive finished my video.
I used several perspectives after seeing Brandons vids and also copied his mounting ideas by using a thermoplastic resin which is beeing used in the dental industry (im a dental technician) to fabricate protections against teeth grinding. Thank you very much Brandon for the inspiration.
I also did the V8 Prop Mod, thanks for that really great tweak, V8.
Further I installed four 1 Watt LEDs instead of the machine guns.
Filmed with a #11Keycam with a FishEye lens and a Panasonic HD camera.
Man thats an awesome video! love the wing tip looking in view. Glad you liked the prop mod, it really makes this plane fly like she looks. I think thats about all the power you really need for her. Again great video and from a non vendor.
v8truckin is online now Find More Posts by v8truckin
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 12:58 AM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
Folks I asked BH CS last week if the replacement Wings for the FMS 1700 Mustang that they offer were V2 and the CS rep seemed a bit confused I guess and origionally told me they were V1, but today they answered my written communication to them about this and responded with this.....so I thought I would share it incase any body else is also looking to by a replacement set and has the same questions I had about them being a V2 wing and what they include....Yes they are V2 as you can see by the photos they sent me and Yes they do include the added spar and retract mount with outer door fairing
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by brandonmoon; Jun 15, 2012 at 06:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 02:08 AM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
IMO, after just getting home and thoroughly going over the new Red Tails" Mustang and already having the "Ferocious Frankie" Mustang it is by far obvious that the "Red Tails" is a much better and Quality Aircraft. and includes extras that did not come with the Frankie version.

extras and differences noted:
1, came with extra ribbon cable for the wing connection
2, Came with more extra hardware for all control horns and major component mounting, plus mounting flanges in the horizontal and vertical stabs are of a more dense plastic material with metal blind nuts.
3, Main spar joiner for the wings is Aluminum and pre-bent with Dihedral
4, servos came with twice the amount of extra control horns
5, twice the amount of rubber cement included
6, Packaging and protective foam wrapping of components was much more intense

Haven't powered it up yet, so not sure about the big important part!!!!....RETRACTS

only pit fall so far is the the pilot is not glued into the seat and is flopping around loose in the canopy hatch piece.....no biggie for me as I intend to replace it any way


Crap!!....I almost hate to mod this one as I intended...it's so dang!!! Gorgious!!! and welll molded and painted.
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Relocated back to Arizona
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 02:29 AM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
here is a picture of the Main wing joiner spar. The small CF black one for the leading edge joined is the same on both versions

They are not interchangeable, as the recieving tube on the main wings is located in different locations on the wing between the two different versions. the Frankie version recieving tubes on the wings are mounted higher on the wing halves than the Red Tails version which is mounted Dead center on the wing and directly in the middle of the wing thickness and angled upward toward the wing tips (Dihedral)
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by brandonmoon; Jun 15, 2012 at 06:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 02:39 AM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder77 View Post
I guess at least they are upgrading it, unlike other Manufactures.....cough, cough, LX
Not sure if it's an upgrade or what? the spar tube is actually shorter as you can see from the posted photo....but it's definately different? Bad thing is ...you can't use this from one livery to the other....
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Relocated back to Arizona
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 03:17 AM
Registered User
United States, CO, Lakewood
Joined Mar 2007
3,013 Posts
I'm not so sure the new one is stronger. Like you said, it's shorter. However the BAD thing I see is that it's bent for the dihedral. Once the tube is bent, all the strenth of the tube is gone!!! I can see that spar bending & failing way before the strait glass rod.

I sure hope I'm wrong. I hope they test flew it as hard as they could.
ColoradoHeliNut is offline Find More Posts by ColoradoHeliNut
Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 03:48 AM
Fly & Have Fun..Enjoy the Ride
brandonmoon's Avatar
United States, AZ, Mesa
Joined Mar 2009
5,657 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoHeliNut View Post
I'm not so sure the new one is stronger. Like you said, it's shorter. However the BAD thing I see is that it's bent for the dihedral. Once the tube is bent, all the strenth of the tube is gone!!! I can see that spar bending & failing way before the strait glass rod.

I sure hope I'm wrong. I hope they test flew it as hard as they could.
I'm with you on that one....not sure my self?, one good thing is...that it is thick and heavy duty. I can actually flex the CF spar just a little, but you can't flex this thing at all. it's a 1/16th inch thick....but it's also just a bit heavier too? the bend in it is roll bent...not crease bent... so that's a positive?

I am currious as to why it's shorter though? 5 1/4 inches shorter
brandonmoon is offline Find More Posts by brandonmoon
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Relocated back to Arizona
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold NEW FMS 57" P-51 Mustang with upgrades godofthunder77 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 11 Sep 14, 2011 02:55 PM
Sold NEW FMS 57" P-51 Mustang with upgrades godofthunder77 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Sep 04, 2011 01:41 PM
Sold FMS/Airfield P-51 Mustang V6 - Newest Version w/ tail retract, nav lights, more: BNF Roswalt Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 9 May 25, 2011 11:08 AM
For Sale Guillows North American P-51 Mustang SupaMan Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Jan 04, 2010 09:38 PM
For Sale Guillows North American P-51 Mustang SupaMan Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Jan 04, 2010 09:07 PM