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Posted by Ken Lapointe | Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:27 AM | 8,489 Views
Just completed the Parkfler Plastics OV-10 Bronco

2 Eflite Park Flier 450 motors. Weight is 3lbs 2 oz without battery
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Jul 06, 2018 @ 04:55 PM | 9,205 Views
L-39 from plans I enlarged

100mm EDF

1 year from start to finish
Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 10, 2018 @ 03:14 PM | 9,665 Views
BVM Maverick Sport Jet

This is my second Maverick after the first one crashed due to a stalled servo

I found this old plane had a glow ducted fan, fan was removed and the jet restored as an electric ducted fan plane

lots of elbow grease, paint and filler and it became a really nice plane
Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 10, 2018 @ 03:04 PM | 9,638 Views
BVM-T33 with 5612 EVF fan and 12S 6600 packs

BVM T 33 maiden (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:34 PM | 9,935 Views
A few pics from the field

Top Flite P-47 and JHH F-86

My F7F Tigercat

Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 07, 2017 @ 02:25 PM | 12,048 Views
Finished painting my Tigercat Today. Went with the high viz drone scheme.
Latex paint from Home depot, Callie graphics and some light weathering.

Still need to make a few adjustments and check the balance but its almost ready to fly
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 29, 2017 @ 02:15 PM | 12,221 Views
ready to fly . I gotta practice before the maiden.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 16, 2017 @ 10:26 AM | 12,231 Views
Made a little more progress.

Still needs a little weathering along with the pilot, electronics and a few more decals
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 09, 2017 @ 12:07 PM | 12,633 Views
Adding a little color to the P-47
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 12, 2017 @ 01:56 PM | 13,249 Views
More sanding
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 11, 2017 @ 07:39 PM | 13,223 Views
Top flite P-47 covered in foil tape from McMaster Carr.
Lots of sanding to do still.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 11, 2017 @ 01:52 PM | 13,043 Views
Building in the winter offers unique challanges
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 27, 2014 @ 11:14 AM | 15,305 Views
Here is my PICA FW-190
8S battery with a fite power 90
Great flyer
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 17, 2013 @ 02:58 PM | 16,269 Views
I did finally get around to flying the Fury
90mm fan on 12S, flew great, landed pretty well

EDF Fury Maiden (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 17,182 Views
Some flight video of my Yellow Aircraft F-18 from the club picnic last week

Take off with a few fly-bys

Electric Kens F-18 fast fly by (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 25, 2012 @ 05:39 PM | 17,153 Views
JHH Fury
9lbs 6oz empty
4 lbs for 12S 5500 Genace 25C

Total of 13.375 lbs ready to fly

Fan TJ90 with midi rotor, , Neu 1515 2Y,ICE 2 HV120
4 KW, at 87 Watts

yields 300 Watts/lb

Callie Graphics provided lettering and stars and bars

Hope to fly latter this summer.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 13, 2011 @ 02:19 PM | 17,806 Views
I liked the look of my BVM Maverick but it needed something. So I came up with a few ideas, sent my request to Callie Graphics and presto, Maverick is now properly dressed
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 02, 2011 @ 03:26 PM | 17,853 Views
One of our club members broke out his new camera and took some nice action shots of my trusty ole House of Balsa F-86, thanks Fred

Its on a Midi fan, 8S, mega motor set up

First shot is straight off the bungee
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Aug 21, 2011 @ 06:22 PM | 18,810 Views
Maiden Flight of BVM Maverick.

Built from an old partially started kit.

EVF 5012 on 11S 5500 Gen Ace 25C packs
Tamjets trailing link struts
BVM retract units

Fastest pass was around 140 mph

Eats up the sky

BVM Maverick Maiden flight.wmv (3 min 40 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | Jun 26, 2011 @ 03:54 PM | 18,448 Views
I finally did the maiden flight on my YA F/A-18C.

Used the Extreme Dynamax fan unit on 12S XPS 30C cells. I have to download the data to see how many amps and watts I was using.

Flight went ok, takeoff was a bit long, I had takeoff flaps set. A bit bumpy on the grass. Slight wind down the runway and the grass was just cut, so I am a bit concerned about the takeoff run being so long.

Gear stuck down, looks like an air line came loose I was not able to pull the gear up. The gear problem kinda started getting me worried , you know the first flight jitters, so I decided to land it early. Also because I was using more throttle with the gear down and did not want to empty the battery. I did not have to change the trim, but the ailerons were a bit touchy on the recommended settings.

I came in a bit high and fast, I had full landing flaps down but it did not slow down as quickly as I thought it would, so the landing was a bit long. Watching the video I should have gone around, but at the time I thought I had plenty of runway.

The nose gear bent back a bit, but that was the only damage to the plane.

Plane flew ok, kind of a tame flight. It does sound great though.

Heres to better flights next time around

Yellow Aircraft F-18 Maiden Flight.wmv (2 min 21 sec)