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Posted by marksp | Apr 16, 2020 @ 06:55 AM | 4,902 Views
After seeing my buddy who owns 5 Moki radial engines new UMS 5-125, I decided to try the new BlackStar 5-250 to add to my current Moki S250.

Here’s some unboxing pics -

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Posted by marksp | Aug 24, 2019 @ 08:59 PM | 2,178 Views
Decided to replace dead stick crash of my Valiant 30cc with the new Timber 110. Looks to be a higher performing newer design of a high wing bush plane that I can use most of my same components :-)

- VVRC40
- Hitec 5645MG ailerons/flaps/elevators
- Hitec 7956 rudder
- Tail dragger RC servo extensions
- Jeti EX R10 REX Assist
- Tech Aero IBEC
- Tru-turn 3” alum spinner
- XCub sprung gear
- XCub tail gear
- Dubru 6” tundra tires
- QuickFire fuel filter
Posted by marksp | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:19 PM | 6,207 Views
Virtually the second this plane was announced, I jumped on the pre-order list! Big bush plane - yes please! Being from Pacific Northwest, I’m very partial to bush planes and have thoroughly enjoyed the Hangar 9 1/4 scale P/A-18 Super Cub (both gas & EP), Hangar 9 DHC-2 Beaver (gas & EP) and the 1/5 scale Carbon Cub (gas).

Most of the build list went together quickly and includes:

- Servo (aileron/Elev/Flaps): Savox 1258TG
- Taildragger RC servo extensions
- Rudder: Hitec HS-7956HR
- Rudder: Savox 1231SG
- LED system: Electrodynamics (Nav/anti-collision, wig/wag landing, beacon)
- IFlytalies instrument panel
- PR Bushwheel struts
- PR Bushwheel 8.75” (222mm) Tundra
- Air Top 200mm (7.87”) Tundra - Summer tires
- Jeti Duplex R10 Rex Assist
- Jeti Duplex Dual Mag Switch
- Jeti Central box 200
- (2) Jeti Duplex EX R3/RSW 2.4GHz Receiver
- Jeti Duplex EX R3 REX 900 MHz Receiver
- Jeti Duplex R7 Rex Assist

The hard part was power selection. Spent the better part of 2 months going back & forth between short list:

1. Saito FG-61TS
2. EME 70 twin w/auto-start
3. 12S EP setup

Finally pulled the trigger on the Saito...beautiful engine although twice the price of the 2-stroke gas and EP. Should sound more scale which is important to me :-)

Now that the engine is sorted, added a few things to the list

- RotoFlow - 16 ounce
- Tech-Aero Ignition BEC
- JC Super XCub prop

Let the build begin!

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Posted by marksp | Sep 11, 2016 @ 10:47 PM | 5,482 Views
Finishing my 1/3 Stearman project. Here are the build components:

BUSA Stearman kit (includes Sierra Giant Scale gear)

Moki S250
Emotec PowerFuel 380HV fuel pump
Powerbox Royal SRS
Jeti Duplex EX R3 REX (2) receivers
Powerbox 5.5v SparkSwitch (custom)
Powerbox Smoke v4 pump
Futaba S-9156 (rudder, elevator)
Savox SV1270TG (ailerons)
Custom machined tail wheel gear, main gear axles/nuts
Fiberglass Specialties cowl
Electrodynamics LED's
Duralite Sentinel A123 batteries - ignition
Powerbox PowerPak 5.0x2 (2)
Extreme Flight FlowMaster 50 oz fuel + smoke
Soloprops 32" adjustable pitch w/scale spinner
Axels Pilots 1:3.5 scale pilot dude
Ace Wing Carrier wing bags
Callie Graphics paint masks
Posted by marksp | Jul 13, 2014 @ 10:18 AM | 8,110 Views
I sort of stumbled across an opportunity to pick up a circa 2005 9 year old, unopened kit of a giant scale biplane that I dig - Curtiss P6-E Hawk! I immediately jumped on it! Great Planes re-released this kit and this one is a "Phase 2", from Dec. 2010.