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Posted by jefffassbinder | Nov 08, 2017 @ 03:07 PM | 5,905 Views
Well just getting the Bonaza to its initial stages of finish sanding with prime applied. Still need to to the top of the wing but can really start the finish sanding that it necessary to get the paint flowing. This will be built as electric debating if I use a geared motor or go to a large brushless outrunner. Be using my trusty Castle Creations ESC on this 10 or 12s depending on motor combo. Using robart retract air, and Futaba for guidance.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 29, 2017 @ 09:59 AM | 6,258 Views
Well have tail and ducting in place. Also glued the ducting to the front intakes. Wiring for servo is in order. Just need to fashion a small bulkhead for canopy attachment and start thinking about cg. Need to get some pilots or go bare? Still need to install nose steering. All horns have been installed, used 1/2a sized horns as the stock ones seem a little to light for my liking.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 21, 2017 @ 11:27 PM | 6,146 Views
Starting another build of a 90mm Hawk. Just putting the ducting together and ready for some carbon tow.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Aug 02, 2017 @ 06:10 PM | 6,433 Views
Well, I'll start on the P-38 from Legend models, putting in some Robart electric gear the 630 series. First I start off with some of the images of where I'm at this moment. The landing gear installation required me having to fish in some bind nuts with a cable after drilling out the holes and then press in blind nuts and screw in to compress into the wood a little tight in the nose gear area for my hands. The flap system is unique on this model. The controls were installed per the manual on that.
Posted by jefffassbinder | May 21, 2017 @ 03:53 PM | 8,089 Views
Had a great day with my son out at Prado. Heat was over 90 degrees before 10am. Utilized full body flaps dive brakes and flaps and had landings with half stick of throttle to maintain airspeed....Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:49 PM | 9,680 Views

Breeze by Yuneec (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by jefffassbinder | Mar 15, 2016 @ 07:10 PM | 10,236 Views
Yuneec International Announces Pricing and Availability of Highly Anticipated Typhoon H
The Award-Winning Typhoon H Offers Professional Capabilities at an Unprecedented Price

Yuneec Typhoon H

ONTARIO, Calif., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, has announced that its award-winning Typhoon H is available for pre-order starting today at consumer electronics retailers, popular online stores and specialized outlets world-wide. First customer deliveries will begin in two weeks. Originally unveiled at CES 2016, where it won numerous top awards, Typhoon H redefines the enthusiast drone. Pricing is set at a highly competitive suggested retail price of $1,299. Also, for a limited time, Typhoon H is being offered with a free Wizard controller, enabling team operation and GPS tracking of a subject.

"We're excited to bring our game-changing Typhoon H to market, opening access to creative possibilities previously only available in expensive professional platforms. Now, anyone can capture incredible aerial footage like never before," said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. "It's our most advanced consumer drone ever, setting a new standard in capability and value, while being ready, easy and safe to fly."

An all-new six-rotor airframe provides a solid platform for the full 3-axis, 360-degree gimbal, and the new CGO3+ camera. In addition, the landing gear retracts during flight...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:13 PM | 10,502 Views
Posted by jefffassbinder | Apr 25, 2015 @ 05:47 PM | 12,900 Views
Well had a chance to get out and fly today with my kids at the Wings Over Prado event held at PVMAC. There was a good amount of scale aircraft present. Many of the EDF locals were present. I did manage to see Rich F-4 fly, as well as Brent and his huge F-15 photos don't do it justice. Brian had a TJ A-4 on hand, and Chris Wolfe had the Mirage III with him that is very nice. Chris also had the JHI A-7 on a 90mm and it flew very well. Myself I stuck to the JHI Fury and did all my flights with this great bird on a 90mm Jet Fan system. Winds at time were very interesting and challenging but that didn't stop most. Later in the day the rain said hello and most at that time packed up. Well here are a few images of the event for those who were unable to attend.

Best Regards,
Jeff...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Apr 12, 2015 @ 10:45 PM | 12,868 Views
Just acquired another TamJet A-4 Skyhawk. This one I've changed a few minor things but such as fan and receiver battery. Before it was using a Dynamax with big scream motor and also using Lithion Ion type batteries.

Well I was doing a little annual work I redid the plumbing and also some of the wiring for the new fan. A Dynamax was used but with a Neu motor. This new configuration saved 2 lbs AUW. So will see how this does with the performance of the model.

Unlike my other A4 this one is fitted with the EDF intakes which have a much smoother radius. My other model has the more turbine like intakes which are sharp. So I hope that I'll be able to see and hear the differences in flight.

Here is one in flight from the past. Will see how this one will do once I'm able to get some video.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Mar 17, 2015 @ 06:48 PM | 12,788 Views
Well if you looking to get started in Multicopters or dare I say it "Drones" make sure when you go to your local retailer to ask to see the M470 from Align. This Multicopter packs in many features right out of the box. The Combo version shown here comes with the G2 gimbal. Need help finding a local retailer, call Assurance R/C for one in your area.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Mar 15, 2015 @ 07:30 PM | 14,836 Views
Well I had the opportunity to go out an enjoy the day with some friends and do some flying. Brought out some of my airplanes and also got to see a few of my friends new birds. A couple of maidens. Last flight of the day was a shake down of my old Tam A-4 which flew great. Well no photos of it since I was the camera guy today.

Using my 2.8 80-200 manual focus!

The planes shown are Bob, Rich and some of my own as well. Great day but getting a little on the hot side....Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Feb 22, 2015 @ 11:19 PM | 13,882 Views
Well here is a much closer to done F-16 than when I first started. Well it will be ready for a maiden here shortly. Simply need to add flat spots on all gear locations with grub screws.

Rich will just have to add batteries for RX and his choice of 8 or 10s on the fan system. CG based on batteries used and he is ready to give it a go....Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Feb 20, 2015 @ 03:27 PM | 15,173 Views
Hello G3-GH and G3-5D users. Available now is a FREE upgrade to your Gimbal. Simply contact your dealer for details. This new Booster will increase voltage while increasing holding power. Highspeed flight or adverse wind conditions can be problematic. Well with this new FREE upgrade you'll be able to handle most any condition.

What is included:
1-VB-16 Voltage Booster
1-Booster Extension wire
2-Tilt Arm Side Plates

Contact your dealer today.
Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder​
Posted by jefffassbinder | Feb 18, 2015 @ 07:25 PM | 13,722 Views
Well trying to finish off the F-16 for a friend but have a leak that needs to be dealt with. Don't want to close up and have to pull everything out again. Here is the maze of airlines. Well it's not that bad just looks it right now.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Jan 21, 2015 @ 12:30 AM | 13,335 Views
Well here are a couple shots of the intake ducting.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Jan 18, 2015 @ 09:17 PM | 12,462 Views
Started the cutting of the canopy and the servos have been centered and programmed on the Futaba 14mz. I'll be able to give the program to my friend and go fly. So the canopy and vertical are now drying overnight. I'll be starting the layout for brakes as it will be digital and the gear and doors are using Tam's technique.

Only thing I may do later tonight is wrap the ducting with carbon tow just to make sure no collapse of the intake.