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Posted by Blaze0021 | May 27, 2019 @ 05:13 PM | 2,553 Views
In 1080p 60fps - This is the 4S Performance Flight of my 2-year old Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm Warbird.

Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm 4S Performance Flight (5 min 44 sec)

I switched out the FMS/RocHobby 10.5x8 Strega 4-Blade Prop that I had previously used for 3S flights and reverted back to the stock Eleven Hobby 10x7.5 4-Blade Prop. I also upgraded the stock 40-Amp ESC to a ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC with 5-Amp ESC. Powered by Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipos, the weight of the 4-cell lipo was enough to counter the formerly needed 28-grams (4 7-gram lead weights) that I had hidden behind the plastic radial face plate and were removed, retaining the CG at the recommended 90-95mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Max Static Amp Draw with a fully charged Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipo is at 53.1 amps.. well below the limits of the ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC. The stock 850Kv motor comes down barely warm after a flight.

The result is an Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm that has the performance similar to the FMS 980mm High Speed series warbirds, but retains all of the exceptional flight characteristics of the stock Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat.. of all the taildragger warbirds in my fleet, this one is simply the best of the best.

TODAY WE HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR NATION. WE ARE GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
Gain Settings: Aileron -...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | May 13, 2019 @ 10:58 PM | 1,716 Views
In 1080p 60fps and best viewed in Full Screen - I actually wasn't planning on posting this flight. Mike wanted to test his video capturing skills and asked me to fly my Durafly EFXtra to give him a tough challenge. I think he did a great job!

Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF 4S Flight - Music Video (5 min 0 sec)

This is the same Durafly EFXtra, only about 2 years later from the first video I posted of her. With all the original electronics and hardware, and no issues to this day. But still every bit as fast.. and still the fastest in my fleet. I love this plane.

I was playing music obnoxiously loud during the flight, under the assumption that I wasn't going to post this video later. After seeing the footage, I changed my mind. Then I ended up dubbing the same song I was playing during the flight, as it actually matched my maneuvers, as well as the entire footage.

Song: Seraph of the End "X.U." - AmaLee

MODIFICATIONS

1) Packing Tape Shielding on Leading Edge of Main Wing and Canopy Hatch Perimeter
2) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Protective Coating (2 Coats)

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX "LM033" DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Stabilizer Gains: 9 O’Clock Setting on all Axis-es
Rates Used: 100%-Aileron / 40% Expo, 100%-Elevator / 20% Expo, 100-Rudder, 0% Expo
Propeller: Stock 7x6.5
Battery: Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo (243 grams)

ADDITIONAL INFO

Camera: iPhone X at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike "Deuces Wild" Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | May 12, 2019 @ 09:06 PM | 1,796 Views
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there! This is just a relaxing Sunday flight with my Twisted Hobbys 32" Crack MXS-C.

Twisted Hobbys 32" Crack MXS-C Sunday Funday Flight (3 min 52 sec)

Powered by a Pulse 3S 450mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 40 grams. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX LM033 DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver.

My 32" Crack MXS-C is equipped with the Twisted Hobbys Power Combo 30-32" Standard Mono & Pitts "CS-DMG" with the "Hot" Setup for 3S power, using the GWS 8x4 DD Prop.

CG was measured at ~3.5" or ~89mm back from leading edge of the main wing.

The rates I used on my Spektrum DX8 G2 were as follows:

Aileron: 100% with 30% Expo
Elevator: 100% with 28% Expo
Rudder: 100% with 30% Expo

The Twisted Hobbys 32" Crack MXS-C is just an all-around fun 3D machine that can be placed quickly in the car and flown just about anywhere. This is my plane of choice when I don't have much time to fly and don't want to deal with setting up a larger plane on the field. It's portability, and high fun factor make it a very well-flown aircraft in my hangar.

Flight video footage taken with Mike's iPhone X on 1080p 60fps. Thanks Mike for the flight footage!

Thanks for watching!