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Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 21, 2017 @ 09:18 AM | 9,042 Views
Updated February 21 2017 overview of my largest and greatest planes (currently 23 ceiling hung / wall-mounted) in Hangar Bay 1.

Select Your Aircraft - The Main Fleet: Updated 2/21/17 (1 min 32 sec)

My larger planes in Hangar Bay 1 consumed a lot of floor space until they were hung from the ceiling by ceiling planter hangers, anchored to the ceiling studs. I'm using 550 paracord for hanging material and the wings and fuselage are protected from foam denting with the paracord by a protective hollow core foam pipe insulation material that can be purchased at Lowes, Ace, or Home Depot. I just had to cut a pair of protective pipe foam segments to fit on the bottom of the wings, and/or fuselage and the planes are hung from the pipe foam with the paracord.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 06, 2017 @ 01:25 AM | 12,349 Views
This is the 4S Conversion Performance Flight of my Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2m Warbird.

Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2m 4S Conversion Performance Flight (5 min 36 sec)

Lately I've been flying RC Planes in the 980-1100mm size range with much faster speed and power. Therefore in the search for more power for my Eflite 1.2m-class aircraft, I chose my Eflite T-28 Trojan 1.2m to be a perfect candidate for the 4S Conversion Process.

Addressing Cooling: Removing the spinner and prop, I removed the 4 screws holding the plastic radial engine faceplate. I carefully and accurately cut out trapezoidal holes in between each radial engine section of the faceplate, allowing for increased air cooling for the stock motor and interior compartment. The trapezoidal section cutouts are discreet yet large and effective. I also opened the rear section of where the stock 40-Amp ESC used to be crammed in, allowing further airflow towards the inner compartment of the fuselage. A finishing touch for this fuselage section included painting the interior front motor wall with Tamiya Acrylic Black, providing a very stock clean look when the customized radial faceplate was installed.

Addressing Amp Draw: Maximum static amp draw of the stock system using an Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C on a full charge yielded 60.1 amps, using the Eflite Power Meter. This was also the highest amp draw out of 3 static max throttle pulls. Therefore I replaced the stock 40-Amp ESC with an Eflite EFLA1070 70-Amp...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 02, 2017 @ 01:49 PM | 9,244 Views
This is the performance flight of my Parkzone FW-190A-8 using the Lemon Rx DSMX 7-Channel Receiver / Stabilizer with Diversity Antenna Satellite.

Parkzone Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 1100mm Lemon Rx Performance Flight (4 min 4 sec)

This plane was given to me as a Christmas present from my flying buddy and cameraman, Mike "Deuces Wild" Frontiero. This was a plane that I had long admired from his collection and had only been flown a handful of times. Coincidentally, I videoed Mike's flight on this same Parkzone FW-190 about 2 years ago with the stock Spektrum AR610 (no AS3X) Receiver:

Parkzone FW190A-8 w/retracts (5 min 9 sec)
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