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Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Oct 06, 2012 @ 02:30 PM | 15,142 Views
I just finished up my new MythoS125e from SebArt last night, and flew it for the first time this morning. If anyone is on the fence on buying this plane you need to pull the trigger on this one. The airplane is very well designed and flies extremely well. The plane is just shy of a full 2M pattern plane (approximately 3" short of 2M") so the airplane when flown at pattern distances presents much like a full 2M plane. Here is my setup:

MythoS 125E
Hacker A60-6XS v2
Spektrum H6040 Servos on Ailerons and Rudder
Spektrum H5010 Servos on Elevators
Spektrum AR8000 DSMX Reciever
Hobbywing HV120 ESC with Soft Braking enabled for down-line braking
2- 6S 3300mah Lipo Batteries in parallel to equal 6S 6600mah.
APC 18x12e Wide Propeller (needs a little bigger prop will test a 19x12e next)

With the above setup I was able to fly the entire F3A P-13 Sequence plus about 5 additional practice maneuvers and used 4450mah (67% of the capacity).

The MythoS is a great practice plane for the seasoned pattern flyer, and a great airframe for those who want to compete in pattern without costing as much as some of the higher end pattern planes of today.

For more info on the SebArt MythoS 125E and Hacker Motors check out the following websites:

www.sebart.it
www.sebartrc.com
www.aero-model.com


Special thanks to Horizon Hobby for their support!
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Aug 12, 2012 @ 01:36 PM | 10,403 Views
Troy Hamm had me do a few flights on his prototype Top Dawg Aviation 100cc Slick 540.

Top Dawg Aviation 100cc Slick 540 (4 min 53 sec)

Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Aug 12, 2012 @ 01:34 PM | 10,333 Views
My buddy Troy Hamm had me do some flying of his Aerobeez Slick.

Aerobeez 50cc Slick 540 (5 min 34 sec)

Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jul 26, 2011 @ 09:20 AM | 11,846 Views
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jun 21, 2010 @ 07:13 PM | 13,327 Views
Just got back from the international "The Bruce" F3K competition, wow what a great time! Got to see some old friends, and made a ton of new friends. There was a total of 77pilots and the competition was really stiff as the field was made up of the best of the best in F3K from all around the world. This event took place in Bruce Davidson's backyard aka "The Thermal Farm," and between the terrain, heat, and constantly changing lift conditions the event was really challenging. Overall, I was very pleased with my performance placing 11th overall barely missing the finals by 6pts. I learned alot about F3K this weekend, and should be able to eliminate a few mistakes for the next contest. Definately going to put the 2011 "The Bruce" on my calendar for next year.
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jun 07, 2010 @ 07:08 PM | 13,068 Views
On May 29th, I finally finished my LSF Level IV. It had been almost 11years since I worked on any LSF stuff and since I recently got back into sailplane flying I figured it was time to get it done. It was an awesome day to be flying, clear skies, good lift, and lots of flying. The day started with a goal in mind, and that was to finish my LSF level IV by completing my 2km(4km total) goal and return XC flight. We spent most of the morning fun flying until enough witnesses showed up to get the show on the road. Adam was knocking out his LSF level II duration flight when some people started filtering in to the flying field, so I grabbed my Superstar, launched to the moon and started looking for lift. About 10minutes later I had specked out the Superstar and decided it was time to hop in the bed of Adam Quennoz's pickup and start driving/flying to our goal distance and turn around point. Off we went down the road and made it to the turnaround point with out any issue, but about half way back to the field the air cycled out and I landed out. So back to the field we go. I put the Superstar on charge and got some DLG practice in. Now that the Superstar was fresh off charge I decided to give it another go. So I launched, and couldn't find any lift worth circling in, so I decided to land and relaunch. I relaunched and fiddled around in some spotty air for about 7 minutes never exceeding launch height, and was beginning to think that we'd have to try to get the XC done another day. I...Continue Reading
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | May 19, 2010 @ 07:37 PM | 13,235 Views
Some of you might know that one of my R/C passions is soaring, and if you didn't well now you know. Here are my 2 Blaster2 DLGs ready for the St. Louis Gateway 2day F3K contest which is US Team Selection qualifier event. If you are planning on attending the event make sure you e-mail Glauco Lago([email protected]) no later than 5/19 to sign up. Here is a thread for the event: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1213224
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jan 18, 2010 @ 08:20 PM | 11,317 Views
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jul 12, 2007 @ 10:54 PM | 14,446 Views
Just finished my Synergy N9 heli tonight!

Synergy N9 Heli
YS 91SR
Curtis Youngblood MP5 Muffler
Airtronics Stylus
Airtronics 94758 Servos on CCPM/Swash
CSM 720 Gyro/ Airtronics 94758 servo
CSM RL20 Governor
Flightpower EVO-RX 1800 2s lipo Rx pack
710mm V-Blades
Hyperformance RC HyperHub
Hyperformance RC HyperRings Dampners


Paint by Adam Quennoz at KillerKanopies
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jun 30, 2007 @ 10:19 PM | 14,408 Views
Here is a video of me flying my T-Rex 600E on 8s

Flightpower 8s 3700mah
NEU 1515/3D 1360KV
CC HV85 High Governor mode
RevCo 11t Pinion

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/698352..._probro_event/
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | May 13, 2007 @ 12:20 PM | 16,445 Views
Here is a flyer for our up-coming event. See you there!

Special guests to attend:

Alan Szabo Jr.
Bert Kammerer
Clint Akins
Henry Caldwell
and many more!!!
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | May 12, 2007 @ 12:32 AM | 16,271 Views
Here are a few pics of my new T-Rex 600 Nitro!!
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Apr 22, 2007 @ 03:53 PM | 16,320 Views
Here is a few pics from this weekend at the Kennett, MO Heli fun-fly. There was a total of 39 pilots and the weather was great!
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Apr 13, 2007 @ 06:41 PM | 16,834 Views
Here is a few pics of my T-Rex 600.
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Apr 03, 2007 @ 06:55 PM | 18,829 Views
Here is a pic of my new T-Rex 600 Canopy that was painted by my good friend, Adam Quennoz (AKA AcrophobicFlyer). Let him know if you need any heli canopies painted he is awesome!
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Mar 29, 2007 @ 10:21 PM | 18,285 Views
Here is a link to a recording that I did tonight on 3.5. Enjoy!!

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...o=file&id=1624
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Feb 02, 2007 @ 08:11 PM | 18,487 Views
Just finished doing a test flight(I could only stand one flight 15 degrees F with a windchill of 2F) on the new Just Go Fly 500TH motor in my T-Rex 450S-CF. Man this thing has some power and is the same weight as the 430l! I am currently running a 13t pinion gear on it while running the Castle Creations PHX 35 in High-Governor mode set at 75% and +/-12 degrees of pitch. I tried to bog the head speed down in flight and it wouldn't! Currently the head speed is about 2900 with this set up. I am going to switch to a 14t pininon and set the head speed for about 3100. Should be perfect! Here are a few pics.
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Feb 01, 2007 @ 05:32 PM | 16,655 Views
I just wanted to take the chance to thank all my sponsors in public for 2007. Thanks goes out to:

R/C Groups
Airtronics
Fliton
Align R/C
CSM
RevCo
ZDZ Modelmotor/ RC Showcase
Team FlightPower
Castle Creations
Hobby-Lobby
E-Cubed R/C
Posted by Jeff Pfeifer | Jan 28, 2007 @ 09:23 PM | 19,961 Views
Here is my current setup:

T-Rex 450S-CF
V-Blades 325mm Carbon Blades
No Fly-bar weights
Gorilla Programable Paddles w/no weights installed- smoother around center, but faster cyclic rates
Gorilla Low-Profile Landing gear- Raises the vertical CG slightly
Castle Creations PHX35 ESC- non governor mode 100% straight Throttle Curve in Idle 1/2 with +/- 12 degrees of pitch
Align 430l 3550Kv motor
Futaba Gy-401 Gyro/ Airtronics 94761 T/R servo
Airtronics 94091 micro-servos on the swash
Airtronics Radio Guidance

Next week I will be testing the new Just Go Fly 500th motor with the Castle Creations PHX35 ESC set to governor mode. Should make this heli ballistic!