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Posted by CRCJA | Nov 05, 2019 @ 08:42 AM | 4,154 Views
The Global Jet Club Aerofoam Diamond is a little different looking type of jet. I took it out of the box for preliminary pictures, and will begin the mounting of equipment. I say mounting instead of building because it comes Turbine and Receiver ready. All servos, retracts, struts, wheels, brakes, lights, turbine pipe, main tank and UAT are already installed for you. Basically glue in the nose cone, screw in the Horizontal stabilizer and the building is done. The mounting of your 60n to 80n engine, Receiver and batteries and you are ready to go fly.

Global Jet Club flight...Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Oct 27, 2019 @ 01:03 AM | 5,353 Views
I decided to build my Banana Hobbies BlitzRcWorks V-22 Osprey. I received the Marines low vis grey version. It is now built and ready to as soon as I get a chance to go fly it. Thanks Carrie at Aeroworld RC for having such a cool little jet.

Total build time was only about an hour, before any radio work has been installed. The V-22 can take off vertically and also land vertical. It flies on 4S 2200mah battery.

The build is very quick, basically glue in the two vertical fins to the elevator, then glue the tail to the fuselage. The only part left is to install your propellers to the motors and insert the landing gear into the slots.

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Posted by CRCJA | Oct 23, 2019 @ 09:19 AM | 6,794 Views
I was allowed to fly the prototype L-39 from Global Jet Club at the Best in the West Jet Rally, basically I picked up the jet on Wednesday night, out it together in the Hotel at night and fly it the next morning before the official start of the event.

This was accomplish because the Aerofoam jets come complete with all servos, lights, retracts, wheels, brakes etc. All installed and ready for you, all you provide is your own Turbine, Receiver and batteries. The hard part for me is was that I would be in charge of figuring out the CG and control throws for this Jet and then pass on the information to the factory. No pressure

I managed to get 14 flights that weekend, I am not going to say they where all uneventfull, but only had problems with the landing gear doors. The power to the retracts and doors is cut off about 3 to 5 seconds after retracting and the main landing gear doors would free fall down and I would think the gear was stuck. This could be solved by replacing the landing gear door digital servos with analog ones which was passed on to the factory. Remember this is the prototype and I am the only one with it at this time.

The build begins and ends with you installing the nose cone to the L-39 . The Jet comes in two pieces and it's a simple 4 bolt installation. I consider that the end of build process and the mounting begins with that. The Turbine, RX and batteries are mounted.

Length 72 inches (1828 mm)
Wing Span 56 inches (1433 mm)
Weight RTF minus Fuel...Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 26, 2019 @ 12:28 AM | 6,920 Views
Here is another Jet that I love, I used to have a foam electric version but a set of batteries died while in flight and it did not make it back to the field. This is a replica of an Italian Jet from their air display aerobatic team. The Frecce Tricolori (; literally "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313 Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, based at Rivolto Air Force Base.

I have heard that the build time is about four hours, since everything is installed at the factory. The list includes. All servos, servo wires, retracts, struts, wheels, brakes, Turbine pipe, gas tanks, snake tank, UAT and lights. The only thing needed will be: 1. Batteries for receiver and radio. 2. Receiver of your choice 3. Turbine of your choice. This will be outfitted with the new ACEx 80 Turbine from Global Jet Club. So both the MB-339 and ACEx Turbines are available at

The jet arrives in a wood crate, and is packed perfectly in there. It did take me a good 30 minutes to get everything out and get ready to ditch the box it comes in.

I just received via text the pictures of my new engine that is now ready to ship....Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 26, 2019 @ 12:00 AM | 6,399 Views
Well, Since I have I enjoyed my regular sized Xcalibur so much, that now I got it's bigger bother, the Xcalibur plus. Now this really can't be called a build thread since all you have to do is mount the equipment into the Jet. This will have the simplicity of Electron Retracts, struts, wheels and electric brakes. and a new CMJets tank with built in UAT is being designed for me as we speak and should be ready soon. Available from or
Posted by CRCJA | Nov 09, 2018 @ 08:01 PM | 9,681 Views
This is pictorial of the conversion of a Foammie Hobby Top Gun MIG-15 to Turbine. I has held up for 4 years now and still enjoying it. I will add details alter....Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 20, 2018 @ 12:20 AM | 10,142 Views
Top Gun Aircraft Ultra Eagle II, the original plane, before it was upgraded to Ultra Eagle was for a Byron Fan, then with the Ultra eagle, it received a sleeker fuselage that made it for Ramtec or Dynamax fan. It also allowed the use of under camber in the wings to make them more scale. On this Version I installed Flaps, Ailerons, Retracts, brakes and the most modification was a Full Flying Stab. It is powered with a Jet Fan 120 MM Fan, HET 635 KV motor and Castle 160 ESC. I had started a build page when I was almost done but I guess I just came back to make a blog of it instead....Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 07, 2018 @ 11:18 PM | 9,160 Views
This is the Formost 150 converted to EDF with no cheater hole. I acquired some ducting from Airshow RC back in the day for a jet they called the "Venture" and adapted it to the Formost 150 for a clean EDF installation. A carbon tube was added to replace the 2 piece that comes with the kit and this tube goes all the way across the airframe for support. his one has a Dynamax Fan with a Scorpion 630 kv Motor and Castle 160 HV ESC....Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 07, 2018 @ 11:00 PM | 9,196 Views
The Plane has not been available for at least 10+, I had the original one built by Tommy Robertson until the main hatch came loose during flight and got stuck in a 90 degree vertical position acting like a giant speed brake, That was over 16 years ago . About 6 years ago I found one online that was built and painted, but had no retracts, wheels, brakes, servos etc. I happened to still have my parts plus a couple of extras. This one has Rom Jet Gear for retracts, BVM Purple nose gear from Bobcat, Bandit, Sabre etc. Air Magic scale wheels and brakes, a Custom Made BVM Electric fan with a HET Motor for 10S. Castle ICE HV 160 ESC and 10S Graphene batteries.

Wingspan is 39" and the length is 72" 16.5 lbs ready to Fly....Continue Reading
Posted by CRCJA | May 27, 2017 @ 12:20 AM | 13,471 Views
The refurbishment has began, this Jet has been sitting around for about 10 years. Rodger (Air Sally) had fixed my wings recently, after they started to collapse, now the rest of the Jet is getting overhauled.
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 30, 2017 @ 07:32 PM | 12,919 Views
I bought this Top Gun Ultra Eagle III maybe 16 plus years ago. I started with the Scale wing under camber manually and then basically sold it to a friend of mine. He owned it for about 12 or so years and got the Full Flying stab done and then I bought it back. Now it's finally getting finished and it will be powered by a JetFan 120MM HET Motor and Castle 160HV controller on 10S. All flying surfaces have JR DS9411 on them, I have not decided (as of 3/30/17) if I will add brakes and landing gear doors. For now, it will have Robart main gear (air up Spring Down) and Spring Air in the nose. Struts made by Robart specially for this Jet and BVM Wheels.
Posted by CRCJA | Feb 08, 2016 @ 04:51 PM | 15,435 Views
This is a Fly-Fly MB-339, it has had four lives (three repaints) and has been one of the planes that has flown the most out of my inventory. It is the original and first MB-339 from Fly-Fly to reach the US,

it first flew on 6S for the original Blue and White paint scheme (Frecce Tricolori ) then it went to all black and finally twice it has been redone with a Desert Chamo paint scheme. New power is a JetFan 90mm with a HET-1680kv Motor Castle 120 HV controller and 8S Battery. I purchased some used retracts from a Taft Hobby Viperjet and that is what has been incorporated into this jet now.

Posted by CRCJA | Feb 08, 2016 @ 03:53 PM | 15,636 Views
The plane is sold as a ARF and this one has gone through three paint jobs before it landed as what you see here. It will be powered with a JetFan 90mm and HET-1400kv motor which I got both from Gary at ESC will be a Castle HV 120, the chart says I should draw about 106 amps. I purchased it used here on RCG as a T-33/P-80 that was ready to fly, I did not ask further questions or pictures only to find out later that the Wing tanks had ben cut off and the seller was trying to make new wingtips out of Balsa, that put me off and the plane sat in the corner of the Hangar for about 18 months. After the repairs where done, It was first painted silver to try do a different scheme and that didn't go too well or look the part, so it got a second paint job later in Orange and White.

Posted by CRCJA | Dec 16, 2011 @ 10:32 AM | 17,739 Views
Time to Start building my Epic Victory Jet from RPM USA. First off, I had a test blog and for the life of me I could not erase it, so I decided to change it and make it the Victory Build. Now, I had this plane since very early this year, but other projects got in my way of starting the build. I had asked for a plain White one because I didn't want mine to look like everyone else's, when that didn't happen, I placed it on the back burner. I did not want the Fan or the servos, but it came loaded with everything minus the RX, ESC and Fan. I am not here to BASH any of the stock products that came with the plane, many people are flying those all stock with no problems. Most of my choices are for Personal Preference. For example, I felt that the stock servo control arms are too flexible for my taste and I have no Idea on the brand of servos, so I took most them out already and replaced them with some of ones I trust.

The airplane fuselage joints had some "stepping" so I sanded out all the edges and filled them in. This is a LARGE plane, so since the beginning I decide I am not going to worry about small dents here and there from Hangar rash, I would never fish the Jet. First step was to take out all the paint from the Fuselage and Tail and fill in any major factory boo-boo's

Power will be a JetFan 90 with an HET Motor, but I have not narrowed it down yet. (settled on the 1400 as shown below).
HET-700-68-1200 kv on 12cells does 11.2 lbs of Thrust pulling 94 Amps
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Posted by CRCJA | Nov 08, 2011 @ 10:46 PM | 21,952 Views
Known as the Globlemaster III, the C-17 is built in Long Beach CA. Where I helped assemble the first 5 aircraft before getting the boot from McDonnell Douglas (Reduction in Force), you can call it what you want, to me it will always be a McDonnell Douglas C-17. (yeah, I know it was bought out by Boeing). I am even going to do a color scheme sold by Boeing. This will be a SLOW build as I have two more planes to finish ahead of this. The idea is to TRY to have it for AEF 2012. (Note) came back to add pictures of the Finished Product. I took Best EDF at the Tucson Jet Rally 2014 with this Jet

Original Contractor McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Current Contractor The Boeing Company
Wingspan 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75m)
Winglet Span 9 feet, 4 inches (2.80m)
Length 174 feet (53.04m)
Height at Tail 55 feet (16.76m)
Stabilizer Span 65 feet (19.81m)
Cruise Speed 540 mph (869km/h; Mach 0.73)
Max Speed 570 mph (917km/h; Mach 0.77)
Range 4,700 nm (8,704km) without cargo; Unlimited with inflight refueling
Service Ceiling 45,000 feet (13,716m)
Operating Weight 276,000 pounds (125,192kg)
Fuel Capacity 181,054 pounds (28,000 gallons)
Max Payload 169,000 pounds (76,657kg)