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Posted by xplaneguy | Mar 12, 2014 @ 02:11 PM | 14,355 Views
Here's some great photos taken by my good friend Mike Gaasch of my Supreme Hobbies A320 flying at the Apollo XI Field, Van Nuys, CA on Sunday, 9 March 2014.

Thanks Mike!

All the best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | Mar 06, 2014 @ 08:07 PM | 15,815 Views
Here's another great offering, the Freewing SBD-5 Dauntless available from Banana Hobby. I picked this one up at the AMA Expo at a great show price from BH. This model is an impressive EPO warbird with awesome scale looks and stable flight charateristics. The Dauntless flies on a 4S 2200 mAh battery pack and performance is respectable and well matched for this scale model. The Freewing Dauntless is a model that looks fantastic on the ground and in the air, especially in the air!

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This Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless is one of Freewing's best RC model reproductions yet. Measuring in at 1330mm wingspan (53-3/8") with a length of 1040mm (41"), one of the most striking scale appearances is the unique scale split "dive" flaps. Being the U.S. Navy's main dive bomber in the 1940's, the Dauntless was best known for delivering fatal blows to the Japanese carriers in the Battle of Midway.

Other great details are the very scale propeller and rotary engine design. High strength scale servoless retracts and perfectly replicated paint and color scheme add to the realism of this incredible RC model. Looks are nothing without performance and the SBD-5 delivers in spades.

Specs:
Wingspan 1330mm (52.4 inch)
Length 1040mm (41 inch)
Flying Weight 1750g (61.7 oz)
Drive System 3648 KV600 Brushless OutRunner Motor
Propeller 3-Paddle
Speed Controller Hobbywing 40A Brushless ESC
Servo 6X 9g
Retract System Servoless Retracts
Battery 14.8V 2200mAh 25C Li-...Continue Reading