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Posted by big12fan | Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:56 PM | 3,678 Views
This was my first Jet plane to put the advanced technology of the e-flight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have never flown this plane before. Mostly because i love WWII warbirds more than anything. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

There was 1 servo reverser installed. Everything is stock. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane, an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct "SAFE" movements. This plane is so beautiful. And with SAFE, it flies so easy. Can't say enough about this plane. If you have a question feel free to ask. Happy flying all.
Ground Videos:
Freewing F-86 with eflight SAFE technologies (3 min 33 sec)

Air Video:
Freewing F-86 80mm with Eflight SAFE (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by big12fan | Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:13 AM | 3,743 Views
This was my fourth FMS plane to put the advanced technology of the e-flight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have never flown this plane before. Mostly because i was always afraid of its ground handling stories. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

There are a few servo reversers. Everything is stock. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane, an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct "SAFE" movements. The looks of a 109 are boxy yet sexy, great looking WWII plane. And with SAFE it flies so smooth now. No more ground handling worries. If you have a question feel free to ask. Happy flying all.
Ground Videos:
Eflight "SAFE" in FMS BF 109 part 1 (1 min 35 sec)

Eflight "SAFE" in FMS BF 109 part 2 (1 min 41 sec)

Air Videos:
FMS BF 109 with Eflight Safe (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by big12fan | Jul 15, 2016 @ 08:08 PM | 4,291 Views
This was my third Dynam plane to put the advanced technology of the e-flight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have been flying this plane over 2 years and it has the most flights on it. Mostly because it is a great flying plane. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

In the SAFE cockpit video you can see I have an on/off switch. There are a few servo reversers. Everything is stock except the ESC, I took the Detrum out and installed a Skywalker 60 from one of my Airfield planes. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane, an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct "SAFE" movements. The looks of a Thunderbolt are beefy and bold, great looking WWII plane. And with SAFE it flies so smooth now. If you have a question feel free to ask. Happy flying all.
Ground Videos:
Dynam P-47 with Safe part 1 (0 min 30 sec)

Dynam P-47 with Safe part 2 (2 min 58 sec)

Air Videos:
Dynam P-47 with Safe (5 min 27 sec)

Set-up Video:
Dynam P-47 SAFE set-up (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by big12fan | Jul 15, 2016 @ 04:06 PM | 4,220 Views
This blog will take me a day or two to upload the videos and pictures for the plane..............

This was my second FMS plane to put the advanced technology of the eflight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have been flying this plane over a year but it only has around 17 flights on it. Mostly because it is my favorite plane and I didn't want to crash it. And also because I've just flown other things. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

In the SAFE cockpit video you can see I Dont need an on/off switch. There are 2 servo reversers. Everything is stock except the motor, I upgraded to the FMS 580. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the...Continue Reading
Posted by big12fan | Jul 13, 2016 @ 05:07 PM | 3,936 Views
This was my third Airfield plane to put the advanced technology of the e-flight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have been flying this plane over 2 years but it only has around 10 flights on it. Mostly because of a crash on its maiden, had to replace landing gears and the cowl. And also because I've just flown other things. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

In the SAFE cockpit video you can see I have to use an on/off switch. There are 2 servo reversers. I removed the sky walker esc 60 and put a sky walker 80 amp in it. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane. I have a on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the...Continue Reading
Posted by big12fan | Jul 13, 2016 @ 02:57 PM | 4,105 Views
This was my second Dynam plane to put the advanced technology of the eflight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have been flying this plane over a year and it has over 50 flights on it. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few buildings around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

In the SAFE cockpit video you can see I have to use an on/off switch. There are no servo reversers because I manually flipped the elevator and rudder servos? I removed the detrum esc and put a sky walker 60 amp in it from one of my 1450 Airfield planes. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane. I will eventually add an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct...Continue Reading
Posted by big12fan | Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:06 PM | 4,102 Views
This was my first Dynam plane to put the advanced technology of the e-flight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. I have been flying this plane over a year and it has around 50 flights on it. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby.

Since I coach, I sometimes fly at our football field which has the fake grass blades (field turf), flying here I have the luxury of very smooth landings that save the gears and blades, very absorbent. But the trade off is that I only fly non risky, meaning no maneuvers, there are a few builds around, along with poles, goal post.....so I don't like to chance anything, just boring circles, but that's ok, still fun! My other place I like to fly is at the airport, but I have to let them know ahead of time so it's not as convenient and I'm more likely to break something because of the cracks in the old WWII runway.

In the SAFE cockpit video you can see I dont have to use an on/off switch. There are also some turnity servo reversers I have to use, I believe they are for the rudder and elevator. I removed the detrum esc and put a sky walker 60 amp in it from one of my 1450 Airfield planes. I also show you how the safe system works to correct the plane. I have added an on board camera for flight video at the very bottom along with a video showing how the...Continue Reading
Posted by big12fan | Aug 16, 2015 @ 07:10 PM | 4,534 Views
This was my first plane to put the advanced technology of the eflight apprentice "SAFE" technology in. This also is a quick blog of one of my favorite planes I have put SAFE in. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby. The main reason for this is to get my son involved with warbirds and make a transition from a high wing trainer.

When putting the SAFE receiver in I like to put it as close to CG as I can. I also know a lot of gyros like to be mounted on wood or balsa. So in most of my cases I use Popsicle sticks. In the cockpit video you can see I have an on/off switch, turnity servo reversers on the ailerons. I think at some point I would like to take it off and just switch the direction of the servo arm.

This blog is a build in progress. I will also include a short video on how the SAFE process works. If Jim lets me, I'll include a link to his blog and video explaining how the SAFE process works in more detail. I will eventually add an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct "SAFE" movements. This is definitely my favorite plane to fly, SAFE or no SAFE! On board footage is a tad shakey do to me holding my phone to film from my computer screen, sorry, I was being lazy. Please also note that these videos are from 2 different planes and flights but both are Airfield T-28's.

Ground Cam:
Safe in Airfield T-28 part 1 (1 min 39 sec)


Safe in Airfield T-28 part 2 (0 min 25 sec)


On board Cam:
Airfield 1450 T-28 on board footage (0 min 56 sec)


Airfield 1450 T-28 onboard footage 2 (0 min 17 sec)


Airfield 1450 T-28 with "SAFE" technology (0 min 55 sec)


Here is a link to Suenaga blog bench testing the Eflight SAFE receiver.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2252764
Posted by big12fan | Aug 16, 2015 @ 07:23 AM | 4,255 Views
This is a quick blog of one of my favorite planes I have put SAFE in. I personally like SAFE because it helps you to avoid mistakes and if you do make a mistake it can save your butt. I've flown for over 15 years and haven't always had this luxury. I think this technology is wonderful for our hobby. The main reason for this is to get my son involved with warbirds and make a transition from a high wing trainer.

When putting the SAFE receiver in I like to put it as close to CG as I can. I also know a lot of gyro like to be mounted on wood or balsa. So in most of my cases I use Popsicle sticks. In the cockpit video you can see I have an on/off switch, turnity servo reversers on the ailerons and elevator. I think at some point I would like to take them off and just switch the direction of the servo arms.

This blog is a build in progress. I will also include a short video on how the SAFE process works. If Jim lets me, I'll include a link to his blog and video explaining how the SAFE process works in more detail. I will eventually add an on board camera for flight video and a video showing how the plane should look with all the correct "SAFE" movements.
Airfield 1450 P-51D preflight checklist (0 min 33 sec)


Airfield 1450 P-51D post flight checklist (0 min 36 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by big12fan | Jul 21, 2015 @ 04:17 PM | 3,915 Views
This is a group of planes that either will get SAFE installed in it or had it in at one time, I've flown all of these without safe but my son is entering the hobby and ready to leave the high wing trainer, I'm excited for him but I like the idea of protecting my planes from lots of crashes. I'm sure some will happen cause that's how we all learn but the more I fly with SAFE the more I like it. Now, if I just can get all these Dynams to arm with SAFE! I am also hoping to try WISE technology as well since I can't buy a lot of Eflight SAFE receivers all at once.