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Posted by DismayingObservation | Oct 30, 2015 @ 05:35 PM | 10,166 Views
I can't adequately express how happy I am at how well these reviews turned out:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2326205

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2521685

Next on the schedule are an FPV unit for legions of JJRC Tarantula X6 quadcopter fans and the decidedly different HobbyKing Super-G autogyro.

The latter is something I have never flown, but I hope to give it a whirl - literally - on Sunday.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Oct 27, 2015 @ 05:24 PM | 9,185 Views
Oh, is that Nitroplanes Pitts ever a sweetheart per my last blog...

Flies great with absolutely no bad habits. That Valley View RC engine is a huge part of the equation.

I'm just waiting for the green light from the folks who made this model possible and once it's published on the large scale page and over at Flying Giants, I'll blog back.

This is the basic ARF:

http://www.nitroplanes.com/23a02-pitts-pn-kit.html

Here's the engine:

http://www.valleyviewrc.com/estore/v...as-engine.html

Stay tuned!
Posted by DismayingObservation | Oct 11, 2015 @ 07:03 PM | 10,338 Views
I've been doing official reviews for this site for a long time, but one upcoming review in particular has been a big undertaking, so much so that I split the reviews of both an airframe and engine in two parts.

The airframe is the large scale Nitroplanes Pitts Model 12 biplane with a 20cc gas engine, J'tec Pitts muffler and 17x6 prop from Valley View RC up front, held in place by most of an Aeroworks mounting kit. Guidance is via an Airtronics SD-10GS radio and the Pitts Python graphics are from none other than Callie Soden at Callie Graphics.

The second parts of each review should be ready within a couple of weeks; I wasn't able to get video of the maiden flight earlier today. My club's president did the honors of the maiden flight and yours truly snapped some pictures.

All I can say is, this combo simply rocks. Full details soon to come here at RCGroups and Flyinggiants.com.

Enjoy the photos!