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Posted by icarus the 2nd | Apr 13, 2021 @ 02:05 AM | 3,321 Views
At the end of March 2021 I finally received my long awaited FMS Rafale

Here's my first Rafale vid showing that the plane is perfectly capable to take off from a rather short grass field that doesn't resemble a golf court.

FMS Rafale: world's first vid on a grass runway (4 min 12 sec)


I'll share my mods and more info in the next posts!
Posted by icarus the 2nd | Dec 21, 2019 @ 02:21 PM | 11,665 Views
This is a direct comparison between Freewing & FMS 80mm EDF units, both with an inrunner motor.

FMS 80mm 12b 3280 2100kv inrunner motor.
Freewing 80mm 12b 3658 1857kv inrunner motor.


I have both setups running already in 2 of my planes: the FMS unit in my Freewing Skyhawk and the Freewing unit in my Freewing L-39. Both are excellent setups and I'm very happy with the performance in both planes.


As I want to change to stock 80mm outrunner unit in my Freewing Mig-21, I decided to test both setups and let the numbers decide for me
Thrust is very important to me as I fly on grass field which isn't perfect and rather short, max. 80 metres.

I bought the Freewing unit as a whole assembly at Banggood: https://www.banggood.com/Freewing-E7...p-1601176.html
(The title isn't completely right, it's a metal housing with a 12 blade fan and a 3658 1857kv inrunner motor)

I bought the FMS 2100kv inrunner motor separately at Aliexpress a while ago and recently I bought a unit without the motor.
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/32977514087.html
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/33005297363.html
I installed the inrunner motor in the housing myself and the balance was just right, no vibrations at all.

Here's the measurements:
For starters, me and my friend Hans tested the thrust, amps and watts at 50% throttle and 100% throttle. For both setups we set 12 degrees (low) and also 24 degrees (medium) timing on the Plush 32 120A HV ESC. Both are inrunner motors and need a...Continue Reading
Posted by icarus the 2nd | Dec 16, 2019 @ 08:22 AM | 14,891 Views
My base grey Freewing F/A-18C received a new & special RAAF Classic Hornet 2019 2OCU scheme.

Freewing F-18 RAAF classic hornet 2109 (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by icarus the 2nd | Aug 24, 2018 @ 04:48 AM | 5,950 Views
Hi, I'm very pleased that James from Motionrc accepted my media files from my Freewing Mig-21 (bought at Motionrc eu warehouse) and made a nice fan media vid!

Thanks again James!

Fan Flight - Icarus the 2nd and his Freewing Mig-21 - Motion RC (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by icarus the 2nd | Apr 24, 2018 @ 03:49 AM | 6,329 Views
Some flight with my Dynam Gloster Meteor twin EDF

Dynam gloster meteor complete flight and bonus footage (4 min 50 sec)


Dynam Gloster Meteor uncut maiden flight (3 min 6 sec)
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Posted by icarus the 2nd | Jan 17, 2018 @ 03:23 PM | 7,462 Views
Dynam P-61 Black Widow with music

Dynam P-61 Black Widow video with music (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by icarus the 2nd | Nov 21, 2017 @ 03:37 PM | 8,108 Views
Dynam P-61 Black Widow

Geert - Dynam P-61 flights & 3 - 17nov2017 (5 min 16 sec)

Posted by icarus the 2nd | Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:20 PM | 7,982 Views
FMS BF-109F 1400mm tribute

FMS BF-109F 1400mm compilation (9 min 9 sec)




HobbyKing Avios BushMule
Hans & Flight of the Bushmule (3 min 40 sec)
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