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Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:29 PM | 1,414 Views
Found this BH Tornado ARF on line. Thought it looked very similar to the old MidWest Strikemaster Kit.
Recovered it and added some missels. I also installed an eflite bomb drop release below for fun fly events. Powered by a OS 46FX. Decals from Cali Graphics.
Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:25 PM | 1,337 Views
Finally built this Red Bull Edge 540 from Fliteworks. Hitech micro servos and stock motor and ESC offered by Tower Hobbies.
Posted by jricchio | Dec 31, 2018 @ 06:19 PM | 1,233 Views
Latest build, Hangar 9 Spitfire 60. Has electric retracts and a Saito FA100. Used the last can of Top flight dul coat in existence, to give it a more realistic appearance. Decals from Cali Graphics.
Posted by jricchio | Sep 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM | 869 Views
I have not flown the Flyzone F4U Corsair for a few years. The poor original paint job always bothered me and found the decals started to peel. Repainted it and a fresh set of decals from CaliGraphics, breathed some new life into her.
Posted by jricchio | Nov 03, 2015 @ 11:16 AM | 4,152 Views
Purchased a "air frame" only and installed some spare parts to build this Col. Eagelston P-47D for my son.
Flaps, retracts, Eflite motor and and ESC. Durafly Prop.
Finished off with some nice Callie Graphics decals.
Posted by jricchio | Feb 20, 2015 @ 06:04 PM | 6,810 Views
Here is a few photos on my progress. Slow but sure.
Took off all the covering and went with Monokote silver.
Set up will be a Eflite BL50 and ESC/BEC 80, Eflite electric retracts with the stock struts.
Posted by jricchio | Jul 18, 2014 @ 08:25 AM | 4,674 Views
Installed a MrRCSound system in my Shangrila. I originally tried to install the speakers in the battery compartment, but it was just too tight to get the battery tray to slide in and out. I decided to go the route that "Shung" posted (#4557).
Color matched the paint at Home Depot.
.....now if I can only figure out how to sync the motor to the sound card. Its been a frustrating ordeal.
Posted by jricchio | Mar 10, 2013 @ 09:55 AM | 5,790 Views
Finished the build. It was nice and simple. I hated the large fuel tanks on the outer wings supplied in the kit. I had some 1/18 scale bombs and racks from a static P-51. I added them for a more realistic look that the SBD had. When I purchased mine, I made sure I ordered a spare canopy. I didn't go crazy with repainting the entire cockpit. I painted a few noticeable areas where the canopy was open and exposed.
Posted by jricchio | Jul 27, 2012 @ 08:42 AM | 5,703 Views
Aerosky 55" Midget Mustang from Nitroplanes

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Moded the tail wheel. Worked well on the first flight today.
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Posted by jricchio | Apr 19, 2012 @ 04:39 PM | 6,530 Views
Since I was a kid, I had this fascination with the exploits of Manfred von Richthofen. It must have started when my father took me to the movies when the movie "Von Richthofen and Brown " came out in 1971.
Anyway, I bought this ARF about a year and a half ago. When Parkzone and Hangar 9 announced they were coming out with Albatros planes, I got the bug and started this build. Its not a exact replica of the Baron's plane, but its close enough for me.