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Archive for July, 2015
Posted by marblekit | Jul 29, 2015 @ 07:15 PM | 3,384 Views
One Sheet Glider (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Jul 19, 2015 @ 01:40 PM | 2,936 Views
Posted by marblekit | Jul 19, 2015 @ 03:00 AM | 3,517 Views
Skywalker Rear Camera (3 min 46 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Jul 18, 2015 @ 10:28 PM | 3,357 Views
Flying my Parkzone UM P-51D

Parkzone UM P 51D Loops, Rolls & Inverted (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Jul 17, 2015 @ 03:14 AM | 3,675 Views
Another plane that's part of my "Flying Trash" series!

I got this T-28 for nearly nothing. It was in very bad shape. The nose was almost completely destroyed. I put the pieces back together and filled in gaps with extra foam from other scraped planes.

After putting it all back together, I repainted the whole plane. I went with a yellow on top and orange on bottom theme to help with orientation.

I laminated the main wing, horizontal stabilizer and the nose area. These are now very strong. The laminate acts like a skin and gives stiffness to foam that was once very flexible.

I added a Turnigy 3536 1000kv motor and a 9x8 master airscrew propeller. It should be faster than the stock 480 brushless motor.

This is also using the LemonRX stabilizer receiver, though it probably doesn't really need it.

Parkzone T 28 The Phoenix (9 min 24 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Jul 12, 2015 @ 01:09 AM | 3,096 Views
Video of my first FPV flight. All went well until about 5 or 6 minutes into the flight. My ESC cutoff the motor and I had to glide to an abrupt landing.

First Time FPV Flight (6 min 42 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Jul 11, 2015 @ 12:57 AM | 3,368 Views
Posted by marblekit | Jul 05, 2015 @ 02:04 AM | 3,591 Views
Posted by marblekit | Jul 04, 2015 @ 01:26 PM | 2,904 Views
Flying Trash! Parkzone P-51D (Part 1) (2 min 41 sec)

I recently purchased the entire collection of planes, crashed planes and other RC airplane parts, accessories and other "junk" of a hobbyist who was quitting the hobby for almost next to nothing (too sick and tired of crashing and repairing!)

This plane was built from a completely trashed Parkzone P-51D. The entire nose of the plane was torn off. Motor and ESC were fried, smashed cowl, unusable spinner, no prop, stripped servos, no canopy...

BUT, the main wing and stabs were still in good shape so I decided to try and rebuild it. I added an AX2308n 11kv motor, 20amp ESC, servos for the ailerons and elevator (no rudder).

I didn't have a canopy so I created a temporary cover with some dollar tree foam and BBQ skewers.

Yeah, this plane looks super ghetto! BUT, it flies!

The motor is definitely too weak for this airframe. I will replace this motor with a more powerful one for the next part and make a proper looking canopy to at least make it look like a decent P-51!