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Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:26 AM | 4,822 Views

One of Gary Wright's designed and built E3D XL still lives and owner, David R. flew it with skill.

Just an amazing 3D model.

Gray Wright's E3D XL flys again by David Rich at Moon Port Modelers RC Club 07-28-2018 (5 min 14 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 18, 2018 @ 04:18 AM | 5,267 Views
I truly believe that Horizon Hobby has done their homework on their new 1.5m AT-6 Texan, as it is my thoughts that it is not only the light weight (low wing loading) but, the Airfoil shape they have developed so, it will not snap like a typical AT-6 airfoil and still have that scale look of a AT-6.

The devil is in the details and they (HH) has dealt with the stall thingy head-on and I am very pleased with it's ability of float in on landings so much at a low speed that a typical AT-6 airfoil will snap no matter how light you make it.

If "Anyone" has any doubts or interested in the Maiden Flight of my E-Flite AT-6 Texan then, I welcome you all to go to:
Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 14, 2018 @ 11:42 PM | 4,680 Views

I got the book out again to keep me out of trouble but, as you have seen, it didn't work! Ha!

Especially with my new E-Flite AT-6 Texan model.

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 09, 2018 @ 04:54 AM | 5,626 Views
Well, tried to fly my Beloved T-28D Airforce and experienced a greater failure / damage due to the Lawn Dart crash from two weekends ago! The ESC just didn't want to ARM the motor. The onboard Castle Creations 35-AMP ESC just allowed the control surfaces to work but, never ARMED the Motor and a RED Light on the ESC kept FLASHING.

Came back home and did more troubleshooting and using other ESC discovered that the STOCK PZ 480 made some ugly noises upon start up and using a SPARE Motor, discovered that the Castle Creations 35-ESC was Toast as it didn't ARM a good known SPARE Motor.

Decided on the Model Motors AXI 2820/10 (1,100 KV) coupled with a E-Flite 30-AMP Switch-Mode ESC and this Power System will be very spirited using a 2-Blade Master Airscrew 10 X 8 Wooden "GLOW" propeller.

Since my repairs have introduced a new compound, at least for me and it has turned out very successful, I made a Video sharing my repairs for those interested in successful repairs of the Plastic Firewall and other hard components using the JB WELD compound.

Here's the Video:
Park Zone T 28D Airforce Trojan Crash Repair Tips 07 08 2018 (11 min 46 sec)