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Posted by kevin whitesell | Jun 13, 2021 @ 01:15 PM | 33,626 Views
Hiya Gents- I bought and traded for a N.I.B. E-Flite F-18 Hornet. Traded my F.M.S. B-25 and $300 in cash. This weekend I just built and binded this new bird. Multi-tasking reading the thread, building the plane and doing yard work. I have throws, c of g , ect that I will get figured-out in time. Will order 1 more Admiral 6s 4000mah 40c from motion next week.I use this battery in my F.M.S.A-10, BAE HAWK, E-Flite F-16 and F-4.. Really nice foam , paint and great scale detail on this F-18 Hornet.
Posted by kevin whitesell | May 22, 2021 @ 04:21 PM | 25,390 Views
E-flite 80mm F-4 Phantom. Swapped-out stock nose wheel for Avanti Nose wheel system. Trailing link is needed on grass. Stock folded on 1st landing.
Posted by kevin whitesell | May 09, 2021 @ 03:53 PM | 3,178 Views
It has been 7 years since my last post here on my R.C.G. blog. I am still flying R.C.planes. Still love my Warbirds and have more jets now
In my hanger. The best jet I have ever owned so far is the E-flite F'16 Thunderbird. I have around 76 flights in her to date. Jets...E-flite F-16 , F-4 Phantom , J-2 Fury, UMX F-16 and Mig 15, Durafly Canadian Vampire , FMS B.A.E Hawk and A-10 Thunderbolt 2. I replaced the stock nose wheel on the E-flite F-4 with the F.M.S. Avanti 3 nose wheel. The Avanti V-3 is a trailing link gear. I also have trailing links on mains and nose wheel of my F.M.S. B.A.E. Hawk. Since I fly my jets off of grass, I think any jet purchases in the future with require atleast trailing link nose wheels.
Posted by kevin whitesell | Nov 29, 2014 @ 03:16 PM | 8,736 Views
Saw someone convert their PZ mossie from a day-fighter into a night fighter on the RCG thread so I copied it. I re-made the machine guns (originals snapped-off ) Made them out of carbon fiber rods . It can't be seen in the pics but I also made cannon nozzels out of carbon fiber tubes. The invasion strips on the bottom of the fuse have remained, according to a picture of a R.C.A.F. mossie nightfighter I've seen. Next up is going to be some detailing of the cockpit. A navigator needs to be in the cockpit with the pilot , amoung some other things that beg to be done-will post pics here and on the thread once done!-kevin
Posted by kevin whitesell | Sep 02, 2014 @ 10:04 PM | 9,521 Views
NEW WARBIRD THE FMS FW-190 AND A NEW FLYING SITE! Avery nice flying warbird from fms. Only mod to the fw-190 is the zip-tie mod to the stock 3 bladed prop and kill markings and swastika on the tail!
Posted by kevin whitesell | Jan 26, 2014 @ 12:21 PM | 9,712 Views
E-flite hurricane got it for Christmas and put her together with some painting and weathering done. Exhaust stacks and gun soot. Paint-red at gun barrels and gave the hurricane an air intake under the wing. Over-all a nice warbird IMHO I look forward to maiden in the spring.
Posted by kevin whitesell | Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:51 PM | 9,622 Views
a new warbird to my hanger a starmax 1600mm p-51 . The things I liked immediately about this warbird was that it was in R.C.A.F. colors and with City of Winnipeg Squadron markings for local historical reference.What's also nice about this p51 is the scale quality.
Posted by kevin whitesell | Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:50 PM | 9,809 Views
Gents here are some pics of one of only two b-17s flying in all of North America. This b17 recently visited the Western Canadian Aviation Museum in Winnipeg Manitoba Enjoy!
Posted by kevin whitesell | Apr 24, 2013 @ 03:06 PM | 10,136 Views
PICT0005 (9 min 13 sec)
shot last summer this was an attempt to get some chase footage of my pz albetros.The alby is in the frame for the longest point of 3:18- 3:40.The problem was that the camera plane(les' large scale cessna 182) had to slow down to almost stall speed inorder to stay behind the slower flying alby.So what we have more of is some nice lowlevel flying by les. Keep your eyes peeled for two head -on flybys of our two planes in the vid.-kevin
Posted by kevin whitesell | Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:09 PM | 10,204 Views
PICT0001 (8 min 18 sec)
This is my 2nd posted inflight vid but,actually the first vid using the wingtote mini dvr camera.The vid was shot last year and in this one i got into the air alittle quicker,than the last vid(pict0006) The vid also features in the end anice dead stick landing and some humor.
Posted by kevin whitesell | Apr 21, 2013 @ 10:09 AM | 9,704 Views
PICT0006 (6 min 40 sec)