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Posted by Justwingit | Aug 08, 2020 @ 05:09 PM | 3,366 Views
Larry Staples' gorgeous BUSA Nieuport 17 flying at the SoCal Scale Squadron's Warbirds and Classics event a while back...
Balsa USA 1:3 Scale Nieuport 17 - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! SoCal Scale Squadron Warbirds and Classics, 2018 (6 min 47 sec)

Frank Kelley was stirring the sticks during this flight and did a fine job !

Posted by Justwingit | Aug 05, 2020 @ 03:14 PM | 2,754 Views
Brent and Justin having some fun with a pair of beautiful Freewing T-33's out at Rabbit Dry Lake !
Freewing T-33 Shooting Star 80mm EDF Jet PNP - Two Ship Flight at Rabbit Dry Lake (6 min 15 sec)

Sorry for the wind noise...I'm working on a fix for that for future viddys

Enjoy the shenanigans !

Posted by Justwingit | Jul 31, 2020 @ 06:03 PM | 4,310 Views
In today's "FRIDAY FLASHBACK!" we have a gorgeous VQ Warbirds Pilatus PC-6 Porter at the SoCal Scale Squadron's Warbirds and Classics event back in 2018 :
VQ Warbirds Pilatus PC-6 Porter - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! SoCal Scale Squadron Warbirds and Classics, 2018 (6 min 30 sec)

Kenny Rhoads is the builder/pilot of this great flying bird !

Posted by Justwingit | Jul 25, 2020 @ 06:11 AM | 4,057 Views
So for today's "Friday Flashback" we have Paul Bradshaw and his 141" wingspan Super Cub over St. George Utah a few years back !
The World Models 1:3 scale Super Cub (141" wingspan) - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! St. George Utah, 2017 (12 min 47 sec)

This thing is so big, so graceful...just absolutely a joy to watch

All the best !!
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 21, 2020 @ 06:14 AM | 3,490 Views
So here's Brent with his super cool Jet Hangar Hobbies Mirage (Kfir) with a K&B powered ducted fan !
JHH Dassault Mirage III (Kfir) with K&B 82 Nitro Ducted Fan - Tuning and FIRST FLIGHT! (11 min 55 sec)

Brent tunes it up, and then takes her aloft on her first flight in this configuration

Posted by Justwingit | Jul 19, 2020 @ 11:14 AM | 5,325 Views
In this installment of "Friday Flashback", we are featuring an older, but never before uploaded, video of the UMX Wildcat at the Outpost :
E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! Dawn Patrol at the Outpost (7 min 21 sec)

Enjoy and all the best !
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 14, 2020 @ 08:19 AM | 10,648 Views
So this was a recent sport flight over the mighty Mojave Desert !
Tower Hobbies Cherokee EP 43.2" wingspan - Sport flight over the Mojave Desert! (10 min 15 sec)

Such a nice, honest flying plane - it's a shame they discontiued it...

Enjoy the flight !
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 10, 2020 @ 02:38 PM | 7,032 Views
So for today's "Friday Flashback", we have John Morgan's super cool I-16 Rata in the mean skies over SEFF, 2017 :
Polikarpov I-16 Rata - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! The Little Hot Rod; SEFF 2017 (6 min 36 sec)

Enjoy my friends, and all the best !
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 07, 2020 @ 08:47 AM | 6,379 Views
Sport flying the UMX Citation as a hand launch belly lander recently...:
E-flite UMX Cessna Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF - Pure AWESOMENESS! (10 min 4 sec)

The little jet does surprisingly well in this configuration - tons of power and all sorts of fun !

Posted by Justwingit | Jul 04, 2020 @ 10:54 AM | 6,477 Views
In today's "FRIDAY FLASHBACK" RC aerobatics legend Seth Arnold dials in a newly installed Aura 8 AFCS in George Valverde's gorgeous ESM Grumman F7F Tigercat at the Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF) back in 2018 :
ESM F7F Tigercat - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! Seth Arnold dials in the Aura 8 AFCS; SEFF 2018 (5 min 58 sec)

Have a safe and happy Independence Day to all my Yank brethren !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 30, 2020 @ 10:27 PM | 6,637 Views
Flying the E-flite Twin Otter off of a paved runway in pre-Covid times...:
E-flite Twin Otter 1.2m BNF - Paved runway operations (8 min 51 sec)

What a sweet flying little twin !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 26, 2020 @ 01:42 PM | 3,473 Views
In this, the first of several "FRIDAY FLASHBACKS" on my YouTube channel, I'm featuring videos that for whatever reason, never got uploaded. Sometimes they're long forgotten on some crowded hard drive, and sometimes life just gets in the way...

With some free time as of late, I've gone through several storage drives, and have found some REAL GEMS !

First up is a rarely seen, gorgeous model of a de Havilland D.H.86 Express by master modeler Dan Johnson :
de Havilland DH-86 Express by Dan Johnson - FRIDAY FLASHBACK! St George Utah, 2016 (5 min 8 sec)

Please enjoy watching this beauty cruise gracefully over St. George Utah during the 2016 St. George Electric Festival !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 25, 2020 @ 06:13 PM | 6,372 Views
Flying the UMX Turbo Timber at historic Barstow High School prior to the official arrival of the Covid...
E-flite UMX Turbo Timber BNF Basic - Fast Times at Barstow High (9 min 1 sec)

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 22, 2020 @ 05:25 PM | 6,861 Views
Brent Hecht's classic old SIG Kadet powered by an old O.S. FS-52 out a Rabbit dry lake :
SIG Kadet LT-40 with O.S. FS-52 4 stroke engine - Is this the BEST RC trainer of all time? (3 min 19 sec)

I was given this plane by a local hobby shop who in turn was given it by a widow who had no idea what to do with it. I gave it to Brent who then recovered the fuse (it was in pretty bad shape), but kept the original skin on the wing and tail surfaces as it really tells the story of the plane, with the original SIG markings on the tail, and the mHz frequency on the main wing!

Question: is the SIG Kadet the greatest RC trainer of all time

Let me know what you think...
Posted by Justwingit | Jun 16, 2020 @ 03:01 PM | 10,781 Views
Last fall I was able to meet and spend some time with RC legend Brian O'Meara while he was at the Las Vegas Warbird and Classics Scale Event. He was flying many of his giant-scale beauties, including this outstanding and rarely modeled Republic F-84F Thunderstreak. This was made from a Phantasy in Blue kit imported from Holland and is powered by a JetCat 200 turbine engine.

Unfortunately, she experienced a flameout and with his longtime crewchief and spotter Wayne coaching along the way, Brian calmly and successfully brought his model in for a perfect deadstick landing !
Republic F-84G Thunderstreak by Brian O'Meara - FLAMEOUT! (Deadstick Landing) (5 min 41 sec)

What a treat to watch an experienced pilot and spotter bring in a stricken ship...!

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 12, 2020 @ 03:33 AM | 11,314 Views
So here's the maiden flight of my "new to me" To-Ho Cherokee EP !
Tower Hobbies Cherokee EP 43.2" wingspan - MAIDEN FLIGHT!! (10 min 11 sec)

It's really a shame this fine flying little plane is discontinued

She's a great blend of old-school built-up construction, along with modern brushless electric power, that looks great and flies even better !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 09, 2020 @ 05:33 PM | 14,446 Views
Jim Spice's superb 1:6 scale AH-1F Cobra at the Arizona Electric Fest a couple of years back
Bell AH-1F Cobra at Arizona Electric Festival (7 min 22 sec)

Enjoy the show !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 07, 2020 @ 06:02 PM | 3,550 Views
Practicing safe flying with the UMX Turbo Timber at a remote dry lake deep in the Mojave desert...
E-flite UMX Turbo Timber BNF Basic - Social Distancing during the COVID 19 Pandemic (10 min 35 sec)

Posted by Justwingit | May 31, 2020 @ 10:07 PM | 8,386 Views
So here's Brent Hecht's gorgeous VQ Warbirds F8F Bearcat with an Evolution 7 cylinder, 77cc Radial over Rabbit dry lake :
VQ Warbirds F8F Bearcat (80" wingspan) with Evolution 7 cyl, 77cc Radial Engine (11 min 8 sec)

That awesome radial engine is swinging an incredible 22x10 propellor !

Check out the end of the video and you can see the little push-rods doing their thing

Enjoy the show and I wish everyone all the best
Posted by Justwingit | May 28, 2020 @ 02:27 PM | 5,059 Views
So I've been flying my E-flite UMX Cessna Citation Longitude as a belly lander recently...


This thing is NUTS !
E-flite UMX Cessna Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF - This thing is NUTS! (10 min 44 sec)

Enjoy the show and I wish everyone all the best !