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Posted by jbc | Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:45 PM | 1,783,624 Views

This is my P-38 Lightning by GWS. I think it's a nice size with a 1200mm wingspan, not to big not to small and it has a very distinctive shape which can't be mistaken for anything else.....I like
I used twin 830kv motors with one counter rotating to help with balancing and ended up using a 4S power system to help keep amps down and power reasonable. I actually ended up with more power than expected but it just means I can ease back on the throttle and do the odd speed burst here and there whenever I want, yes.....she has unlimited vertical
I used twin 20Amp ESC's but probably should have gone 25's as she pulls around 19Amps on each ESC WOT static and that's a little closer than I normal would like. The reason I didn't go bigger was because I had already installed them and ran the wires through the fuselage(and glued). I had to swap out the original motors I had intended on using due to problems with them getting too hot and the replacements were a slightly higher KV hence the amp draw increase. It's still within it's limits, it just means I gotta watch my WOT runs
This GWS model was a bit more fiddely than most foamie builds with more than your average amount of parts, so therefore took a little longer to build. I did a little customizing with the paint to try and make her look a little better and was happy with the overall finished look. I'll post a flight report and video review soon once I maiden her

Power is as follows:

600watts @ 39Amps on a 2650mAh 4S 20C...Continue Reading
Posted by jbc | Aug 09, 2010 @ 07:51 AM | 1,778,575 Views
Here's a video I made of crashes, splashes and a bit flying thrown in A great Saturdays fly at our local field we call Area 51. An awesome mix of Prop planes and EDF's from all the guys, there was alot more I could've shown but youtube limits the video to only 10mins, I hope you enjoy it

RC flying at AREA 51 (9 min 59 sec)

Posted by jbc | Aug 04, 2010 @ 07:15 PM | 18,170 Views
Why do we love RC so much???

Here's a video I made, it's a compilation of planes and jets and I tried to cram all the best...and some worse bits of this wonderful hobby we all love. I warn you now, after watching this you may have an uncontrollable urge to wanna go out and fly your planes ENJOY........

RC Compilation "WARNING": you will want to go flying after watching this! (2 min 10 sec)