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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 16, 2019 @ 02:12 AM | 898 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of my new RocHobby Super Scorpion 70mm EDF Jet, purchased directly from FMSModel.com.

RocHobby Super Scorpion 70mm EDF Jet Flight (My New Super Scorpion in 2019) (4 min 20 sec)

I've made amends with my old former RocHobby Super Scorpion and have returned her to the current owner after he was kind enough to loan her to me for a week to get a chance at flight redemption (see previously posted video). 4 years ago (2015), I had a bad experience hand launching that first Super Scorpion, resulting in a quick crash on the launch. I won't make the same mistake this time around.

I then purchased this new Super Scorpion as a successor and rightful addition to my fleet. And this time I'm more than prepared.

No amount of money is worth the value of experience.

What an incredible jet.

http://www.fmsmodel.com/rochobby-70m...ed-pnp-edf-jet

----FLIGHT DETAILS----

Powered by an Admiral 4S 3000mAh 35C lipo, weighing in at 310 grams. The CG was measured at 165mm from the leading edge of the air intakes. Weight without lipo installed is 863 grams. Flight Timer was set to 3:10 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX LM033 DSMX 7-Channel Stabilizer / Receiver.

No modifications from stock, aside from a dual spray coating of Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic Finish over the entire airframe, as well as a foam brush-applied coating of JB-Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy on the Front Air Intakes (to create a hardened reinforced section against frontal landing abrasion), followed with Polycrylic over the Epoxy-coated Air Intakes to match the overall shine.

The rates and control linkage setup I used were as follows:

Aileron: 80% with 26% Expo - Control rod to the outermost hole from the servo horn.
Elevator: 76% with 22% Expo - Control rod to the outermost hole from the servo horn.

Flight video footage taken with my Mike's iPhone X on 1080p 60fps. Thanks Mike for recording my flight - The video was perfect!!

And as always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 07, 2019 @ 11:57 PM | 1,413 Views
In 1080p 60fps - This is a Night Flight of Robert's Twisted Hobbys Crack Fokker Dr.1 with a custom light set that was purchased at Remote Control Hobbies of Littleton (our local RC hobby store).

Robert's Twisted Hobbys Crack Fokker Dr.1 w/ Custom Light Set - Night Flight (3 min 19 sec)

Purchasing these LED light strips at the local RC hobby store and with some basic soldering skills, Robert was able to convert his Crack Fokker into an excellent night flyer. Taking advantage of the Park Ranger who was late to close the park gates, we decided to sneak in a few evening flights before his arrival.

Video Footage taken with my iPhone 7 at 1080p 60fps.

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 04, 2019 @ 11:08 AM | 1,619 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of my flight with the RocHobby Super Scorpion 70mm EDF Jet.

RocHobby Super Scorpion 70mm EDF Jet - Redemption Flight (4 min 26 sec)

This flight video was 100% personal. 4 years ago, I gave up on this Super Scorpion and sold her wreckage after my inexperienced self crashed her on the maiden flight. I was 100% to blame, using poor hand launch technique. I had always regretted making that decision and definitely something I wasn't proud of.. giving up too soon.

I sold this Super Scorpion to an RC Pilot who had repaired and flown / crashed her a few more times, repaired again, and was inevitably sold to my RC pilot friend Dustin who is now the current owner. He was very kind enough to loan her to me to re-trim, tune, and test fly. He must've been very confident of my skills knowing my previous history with this model. 4 years is a long time though, and I've learned and gained a lot of experience, especially with hand launch models since then. So I had to go for it.

It's not often that you get second chances, and with the same exact plane that you sold 4 years ago! So being able to make amends and come full circle was something I felt I needed to do. I'm very thankful that I was given the chance, and a big thank you to Dustin who loaned her to me for the opportunity at redemption.

Shortly after this flight, I ordered a new RocHobby Super Scorpion 70mm EDF Jet directly from FMS Models: http://www.fmsmodel.com/rochobby-70m.....Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 31, 2019 @ 11:41 PM | 1,897 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of my Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet, modified for 4S power.

Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet 4S Flight (4 min 23 sec)

Powered by a Tattu 4S 1800mAh 75C lipo, weighing in at 193 grams and pushed as far forward into the nose as possible (to accomplish this, I had to cut a segment of the front of the interior wooden frame grid, just stopping right before where the velcro straps are screwed in, so that the 4S lipo can slide all the way forward into the nose at an angle). The CG was measured at 23mm from the leading edge of the air intake (because of the additional weight of the 4S lipo, no additional nose ballast was required and I found this CG to be spot on for this model.. and I'll let my flight video confirm that). Flight Timer was set to 3:10 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver.

Personal modifications were as follows:

1) ZTW Mantis 45A ESC w/ 5A SBEC (for safe and durable 4S operation).
2) Slotted .057x.177 Carbon Fiber Flat Wing Spars (for added 4S structural reinforcement).
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy-Coated Undercarriage (durable landing skid finish protection).
4) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy-Coated Fuel Tank Heads (for additional skid finish protection).
5) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Dual Coating (for overall airframe finish protection).
6) Foam Tac Surrounding Elevator Rod Keeper (additional safeguard...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 24, 2019 @ 11:48 PM | 1,914 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of the 3S Test Flight of my new FMS Moa 1.5m Glider.

FMS Moa 1.5m Glider 3S Test Flight (7 min 6 sec)

Powered by a Tattu 3S 850mAh 75C lipo, weighing in at 80 grams. The CG was set to 57mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Flight Timer was set to 3:00 minutes (yes 3 minutes). Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter and using a Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver.

Personal modifications were as follows:

1) Eflite 30-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC (for safe 3S operation).
2) Custom-Drilled RX Diversity Antenna Exit Port (to allow for 90 degree separation).
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy Coated Front Skid (for additional landing skid finish protection).

The rates and control linkage setup I used were as follows:

Aileron: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the innermost hole of the control horn.
Elevator: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the middle hole of the control horn.
Rudder: 100% with 0% Expo - Control rod to the middle hole of the control horn.

Lemon RX Stabilizer Gain Settings:

Aileron: 8:30 O'Clock Position
Elevator: 9:00 O'Clock Position
Rudder: 9:00 O'Clock Position

(I also increased the gain to an additional 50% on the Master Gain Knob of my Spektrum DX8 G2).

Additional Tuning Used: Throttle - Down Elevator Mix. First I trimmed the Moa for a "power-off" level glide. Then I assigned a switch on my Spektrum DX8 (G2) to add a 9% "...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 17, 2019 @ 09:02 PM | 2,798 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Here is the raw uncut footage of the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic.

Eflite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic Maiden Flight (6 min 20 sec)

My Eflite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic has only 2 modifications from stock. I upgraded the stock 11x7 prop which weighed 27 grams, in favor of a much lighter 18-gram Xoar PJN 11x7 Beechwood prop. Secondly, the entire airframe has been coated with 2 applications of Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic.

Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. Following the advice of RCG members, the CG was set to 70mm from the leading edge of the top wing, with the front of my 4S lipo battery lined up to the front edge of the battery tray. This CG location felt just right for this initial flight. Flight Timer was set to 4:00 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter. Control surface linkages were setup according to manual. The rates I used were as follows:

Aileron: 85% with 28% Expo
Elevator: 100% with 15% Expo
Rudder: 95% with 15% Expo

Note: With these initial settings my Eflite Pitts felt very responsive to the point of being twitchy (especially the Rudder), but was still manageable. Additional tuning will be needed for my flight preferences.

An interesting thing to note is that I've actually had my Eflite Pitts S-1S unassembled in pieces in my hangar since October of 2018. I had just about completed the polycrylic coating process, up until the fuselage. Of course life happened...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 10, 2019 @ 08:11 PM | 2,883 Views
In 1080p 60fps - The Eflite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF BNF Basic in the Splinter Camo is a perfect "twin" to my already excellent FMS F-15 Eagle V2 64mm EDF in Sky Camo.

Eflite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF BNF Basic Flight (4 min 25 sec)

My Eflite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 85mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3:40 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates, with 24% expo to the Ailerons and 5% expo to both the Elevator and Nose Wheel.

Flight video footage taken with Mike's iPhone X on 1080p 60fps.

Thanks for the video capture Mike!

And as always, thanks for watching!

***CG TUNING UPDATE: After several more tuning flights, I found my CG of choice to be further back at 91mm from the leading edge (that's basically pushing my 240-gram Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo as far back in the cavity where the front edge of the battery is lined up to the back roof edge opening of the canopy hatch. Doing this allows the Eagle to float in with minimal throttle management on final approaches, with no negative issues in flight. This was actually the CG I used in this flight video, not the previously stated 85mm.***
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 18, 2019 @ 09:43 PM | 3,184 Views
PLEASE READ FIRST - I was very hesitant to post this flight video as there were too many iPhone 8 camera focusing issues that I wasn't pleased with.. video taken with another pilot's "upgraded" iPhone camera (next time I'll ask to have it recorded on my iPhone 7.. mine doesn't have these issues). So if you're the "Video Quality Recording Police", please skip over this video altogether.

Eflite Extra 300 3D 1.3m BNF Basic Shakedown (2nd) Flight (3 min 58 sec)

Otherwise, this was a great second flight as I was putting my new Eflite Extra 300 3D through her paces, getting more of a feel for the flight characteristics, as well as wind tolerance, right before the intermittent snow storms that we're currently experiencing arrived this week. What a blast to fly, and even more fun to land!!

My Eflite Extra 300 1.3m is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 100mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3 minutes as recommended by the manual. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates and 30% expo on all control surfaces.

I can safely say that I'm very impressed with the appearance, flight characteristics, wind handling, and power of this latest aerobatic / 3D offering by Eflite. I had been bugging Horizon Hobby for a few years now for something along the lines of a 1.1m Sbach Thunderbolt and this Extra 300 more than fulfills that desire. I'm very proud to have this as part of the fleet.

As always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:04 PM | 3,679 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Best viewed in fullscreen. This is the maiden flight of my Eflite Extra 300 1.3m wingspan BNF Basic. Not only is it my first flight with this amazing machine, it's also my first time being chased and recorded by a drone (thanks Jeff). Given that we aren't pros I think it turned out pretty well!

Eflite Extra 300 1.3m BNF Basic Maiden Flight with GoPro Drone Chase (4 min 7 sec)

My Eflite Extra 300 1.3m is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 100mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3 minutes as recommended by the manual. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates and 30% expo on all control surfaces.

Jeff's Drone is a Diatone GT-M530, Ethik S3 props, Frisky R9M Rx, VAS Ion antenna, Frisky Taranis Tx with R9 Long Range Module, GoPro Session 5.

Thanks for the video capture Jeff!

And as always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:40 PM | 3,736 Views
What a treat to see a Fokker Dr.I on the flying field! And a Twisted Hobbies Crack Fokker nonetheless!!

Robert's Twisted Hobbies Crack Fokker Dr.I Triplane Maiden Flight (3 min 59 sec)

What a gentle yet very aerobatic model. And adding Muttley at the stick was also a great touch.. very fitting! Great job building and flying this Crack Fokker Triplane on her Maiden Flight Robert, and also a very Happy Birthday to you!!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 09, 2019 @ 04:51 PM | 3,595 Views
ďHey Robert, got your iPhone?? You may wanna get this landing. LOLĒ

Eflite Timber X - Gusty Landing Approach (0 min 52 sec)

Flown on the Basic Setup (non - Full Span) with a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo and Xoar PJN 13x4 Beechwood Prop.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 11:12 PM | 4,977 Views
This is the raw uncut footage of the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic. I will apologize in advance as Robertís iPhone 6 died right after I touched down on landing.

Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic Maiden Flight (5 min 1 sec)

Aside from a double-coat of Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish, this Maiden Flight is completely stock. I also used the manualís basic setup and did not use the optional Flap/Aileron Link Mix that Horizon Hobby provided as I still had to do some light trimming and gauge the Timber Xís basic flight envelope before using the Advanced Mix.

100% Rates were used with 10% Expo on the Aileron and Elevator, and 15% on the Rudder. Flaps settings were set according to the manual.

The lipo battery used in this flight was a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C, which balanced perfectly to the manualís 95mm CG (when the steel rear horizontal stabilizer rod spar is installed, which I also opted to use). Timer was set to 4 minutes. The full flight was approximately 5 minutes with the the remaining battery at 15.26 volts (~3.82/cell).

The Timber X is a very capable aerobatic (and extremely fun) aircraft, limited only by the pilotís proficiency. With the optional Flap/Aileron Mix, a new level of flight authority can be unlocked. I canít wait to put her in the air again. This one is a sweet keeper.

As always, thanks for watching!!

Derick
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:06 PM | 5,815 Views
5 years old and long since discontinued, my Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m wingspan Warbird remains to be one of the best, reliable, and formidable in my fleet.

Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1.1m Flight - January 6, 2019 (4 min 5 sec)

Operating with a Lemon RX 7-Channel DSMX Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver and powered with a Pulse 3S 2250mAh 65C Lipo. With only light modifications such as an APC 11x8.5E Propeller and double-coated with a Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish, this WWII Ghost of the German Air Force has seen many flights, and continues to fly on for many more.

Wishful thinking that Horizon Hobby will re-introduce this exceptional Warbird in their lineup in the future. If I could only keep one 750mm-1.2m Parkflyer-Type Warbird in my fleet, this would be it.

Lately I've been too occupied with life to go through the trouble of creating these flight videos and actually wasn't planning to post any, but a fellow pilot just happened to catch my last flight of the day on his iPhone 8 Plus (which actually came out really well with the exception of a few iPhone focusing issues), so here it is.

Hope you enjoy the video. Thanks to all my supporters and subscribers and of course, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:08 PM | 5,928 Views
This is a Twilight Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet on 4S.

Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S Twilight Flight (4 min 22 sec)

My pilot buddy Robert had never seen a Durafly Me 163 Komet in action, so this afternoon I took mine out of the hangar for a few sunset / twilight flights. On my last flight, Robert decided to record some video footage from his iPhone. I didn't realize he was recording my flight, otherwise I would have waited for him to get ready and settled so he would have been able to capture the takeoff. Either way, I think he took some excellent footage of my Komet doing what a Komet does best.

Don't blink.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC

2) APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller

3) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Coated Airframe (2 Coats)

4) Nerf Vortex Whistle (Painted to match with Rust-Oleum “Poppy Red” and Clear Coated)

5) Protective Black Wing Bump Skid Plates (Pretty Woman Designer Nails: Stiletto Shape / Long Length)

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Stabilizer Gains: 9 O’Clock Setting on all Gain Pots & 38% Master Gain Decrease
Control Rod Placement: Outermost Holes on Elevons and Rudder
Rates Used: 64% Aileron / 46% Expo, 75% Elevator / 24% Expo, 95% Rudder / 15% Expo
Battery: Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.14 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.78 Volts / Cell) at 29%
Max Static Amps: 38.1
Output: 586 Watts

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Robert B.

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:55 PM | 5,518 Views
Saluting all who have served, past, present, and future. Thank you for your service and commitment to our country. God bless you all.

Eflite FJ-2 Fury 70mm EDF Jet - Veterans Day 60-Second Tribute Flight (1 min 8 sec)

A Veterans Day 60-second tribute flight in my Eflite North American FJ-2 Fury. 🔥

Thank you for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:38 AM | 6,520 Views
This is the first recorded flight of my Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet.

Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet Solo Flight (4 min 31 sec)

I challenged my flying buddy Robert to capture the footage on his iPhone on 1080p at 60fps. I told him.. "surprise me." For someone that typically doesn't video any flights, I was very surprised that he actually did a great job capturing the flight. He even zoomed in a few times for some close-up action.

My Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet was what I would call, initially a Problem Child. Issues with incorrect manual information, incorrect CG information, and defective electronics were all points of frustration for this model. But because I am a fan of the F/A-18 Hornet / Super Hornet, the success of this aircraft was a must. So I decided to sort through all the issues.

Thanks to the RC Groups Dedicated Thread, I researched and corrected all the issues.. specifically the biggest issue being with the manual's recommended CG range of 80-85mm back from the leading edge of the main wing. Reading the CG horror stories within the RC Groups Dedicated Thread, I opted to never fly it at that the manual's recommended CG range and chose to fly the aircraft with a CG of 63mm back from the leading edge of the main wing. This was achieved with my Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo (243 grams) placed aftmost within the compartment and with the front of the battery wedged with a foam block. The foam...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:06 AM | 6,510 Views
This is a photo compilation of all work performed on this model for durable 4S flight operations, saved for posterity:

The very first thing I did was cut the first front section of wooden platform in the nose, to allow my Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C lipos to slide in at an angle all the way to the front of the nose. My Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C lipos weigh in at 204 grams and should allow for plenty of nose ballast without the need to add any additional weight.

A new ZTW Mantis 45-Amp ESC was installed, replacing the stock 30-Amp ESC, appropriate for 4S power.

Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple-Coat was applied. It only took 14 hours total for the fuselage and wing surfaces. All of the surfaces have been aligned and glued on with JB Weld 5-Min Clear Epoxy. The Elevator Screw has been secured with Loctite and the Elevator Rods have been glued down on the openings of the servo arm with a dab of Foam Tac.

I also took an extra step and added 10mm carbon fiber flat spars. With my F9F Panther running on 4S, I was concerned with the flex in the wings and the longevity of the model just being glued on by JB Weld 5-Min Clear Epoxy, so I used one of the straight panel lines on the underside and used a sharp Xacto knife to cut a 10mm-long channel running from the fuselage/intake area to the main wing pieces. Then I pre-fitted 10mm flat carbon fiber spars by pushing them into the channel and then pulled them out, creating a fitted space for the spars. Then I glued them...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 10, 2018 @ 03:44 PM | 5,807 Views
This one was too good not to share - It's not often you see a P-38 Lightning on the David Lorenz Flying Field. This BlitzRCWorks 58" wingspan P-38 Lightning V2 is my buddy Robert's latest acquisition from a private seller.

Robert’s BlitzRCWorks P-38 Lightning V2 Restoration Maiden Flight (3 min 40 sec)

An extensive amount of restoration work had to be done on this P-38 to get it back to flying status. However, this video is the re-maiden flight with all of the upgrades listed below.

Motors: DYS D2830 1000KV Brushless x 2.

Cells: 4 Cell Lipo.

ESC: RC Electric Parts 30amp ESC w 3a UBEC x 2 (counter-rotating setup).

Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver

Main Wing: 4mm flat stock spar added vertically to leading edge of round stock from Nacelle to wingtip and glued with 5-min epoxy.

Wheels: 2-1/2" mains and 2" nose.

Battery Compartment: Enlarged to accept 4S lipo battery.

Complete repaint.

A job well done Robert!

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 19, 2018 @ 07:46 PM | 6,066 Views
Happy National Aviation Day! This is a windy day footage of my new H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet. Enjoy the flight!

H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet (PNF) - National Aviation Day Flight (4 min 24 sec)

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Custom Elevated Basswood Tray for the Lemon RX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 100% Aileron / 20% Expo, 100% Elevator / 25% Expo, 100% Rudder / 5% Expo
Flap Settings: Pos 0: 100% Flap / 0% Elev, Pos 1: 55% Flap / -4% Elev, Pos 2: 12% Flap / -12% Elev
Center of Gravity: 145mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Admiral 4S 3000mAh 35C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 33 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.17 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 30%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike ďDeuces WildĒ Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 07, 2018 @ 12:25 PM | 5,969 Views
This is a 4S flight video of my Freewing F-8 Crusader EDF Park Jet, modified from 3S.

Freewing F-8 Crusader 64mm EDF Jet 4S Flight (3 min 45 sec)

I upgraded the stock 30-Amp ESC to a Predator 40-Amp with 3-Amp SBEC and also shortened the ESC wires to scoot the ESC as aft as possible to balance the Crusader to the factory recommended CG. The battery used for the flight is a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C Lipo which is positioned as far back as possible, butted up against the rear foam compartment wall. The 5-blade EDF fan unit and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor are both stock.

Checking in with Motion RC, I was advised that the stock motor and fan are both 4S-capable, but I would need to upgrade the ESC. Iíve been flying my F-8 Crusader on 4S with no issues for a while now after I found the 3S performance to be lacking in power, especially at altitude. I thought I would share my results.

Hope you enjoy the video and flight footage!

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Predator 40-Amp ESC with 3-Amp SBEC
2) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple Coated Airframe: Maximum paint and finish protection.
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy Coated Air Intake: For belly landing abrasion protection.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 85% Aileron / 32% Expo, 100% Elevator / 16% Expo
Battery: Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C
Throttle Timer: 3:10 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 2 Minute(s), 48 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.03 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.76 Volts / Cell) at 22%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS shot on an Action Mount Head Cam

Thanks for watching!