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Posted by santanig5 | May 21, 2021 @ 06:39 AM | 27,224 Views
Discussion Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...sion-Questions

LOA: 48"
Wingspan: 62"
Weight: 4 lbs airframe only
Power: Millennium PRO 65 glow.
Prop: 12x8



Donor power system from an old FMS 1400mm Pitts, 6S.

Wingspan 1400mm / 55.1in
Length 1297mm / 51.1in
Flying Weight 3300g / 7 1/4lbs.
Power System 5060-Kv360 Brushless Motor
Speed Control 85A ESC, Internal 5A SBEC
Propeller 14x8, 3-blade propeller with spinner
Required Battery 22.2V 3300mAh 25C 6 cell LiPo

Maiden setup: 5060-Kv360 Brushless Motor, 12x10E propeller, 3500mAh 60C Lipo, 3/4oz weight on the tail.

Grate Planes Sportster My Maiden (3 min 32 sec)
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Posted by santanig5 | May 07, 2021 @ 06:43 PM | 4,785 Views
https://www.flexinnovations.com/product/rv-8-super-pnp/

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...PER-PNP-Review

Specifications:
Length: 66.3″ (1685 mm)
Wingspan: 75.8” (1925 mm)
Weight: 10 lb 3 oz. (4660 grams) with 6s 5200mAh
Wing Area: 1120 sq. in (72.3 sq. dm.)
Channels: 6+ (7 if switching night LED’s)
Battery: 4200 5S -to- 6200 6S
Flight Time: 5 to 9 minutes depending on flying style

SPEKTRUM 4651T DSMX SRXL2 SERIAL RECEIVER

Florescent orange accents
Posted by santanig5 | Dec 29, 2020 @ 02:02 PM | 14,016 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ti-S-Sport-Jet

https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...anti-s-red-arp

https://www.freewing-model.com/freew...-airplane.html

Wingspan - 1236mm / 48.6in
Length - 1300mm / 51.2in
Flying Weight - 1920g(without battery)

thrust - 3300(g)

CG (Center of Gravity) - 105-110mm where wing's LE meets fuselage (see manual diagram)

Recommended Power System - 3530-1800KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Recommended Electronic Speed Control - 100A ESC with EC5 Connector
Recommended EDF - 80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan

Servos
9g metal gear standard with 200mm lead : nose gear steering. left flap, right flap
9g metal gear standard with 500mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
9g metal gear reverse with 600mm lead (+ 300mm lead) : right elevator
9g metal gear standard 600mm lead (+ 300mm lead) : left elevator, rudder

Landing Gear - Electric retracts and trailing link suspension struts for grass operation
Required Battery - 6S 22.2V 4000mAh or 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector
Flaps - Split
Hinge Type - Nylon reinforced hinges

Notes:
Motor install - 3270-KV1930 inner runner
3D printed Tail Cone - 22g
3D printed nose brace - 8g
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Posted by santanig5 | Aug 28, 2020 @ 08:43 AM | 16,679 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...mm-EPO-Warbird

Purchased May, 2016

Specification:
Wingspan: 1400mm/55.1in
Overall Length: 1240mm/49.0in
Flying Weight: Around 2440g
Motor Size:4250-KV540
ESC: 70A
Servo:2*9g metal digital, 6*17g metal digital
Radio: 6 Channel(Not Included)
CG (center of gravity): 110mm(From Leading Edge) NOTE: CG from Forum is 90-95mm, not 110mm
Prop Size: 14 x 8 in 4 blade
Recommended Battery: 14.8V 2600 mAh 25C
Approx. Flying Duration: 6 minutes
Experience Level :Intermediate
Assembly Time: 1 hour
Material: Druable EPO Foam

As flown
Spectrum AR636 AS3X receiver with SAFE Select
Roaring Top 3700mAh 4S 45C (400 g, Dimensions (mm): 30Hx42Wx136L)

FMS F4U-4 Corsair V3 1400mm Maiden Flight (2 min 54 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...wNHr1ZutKBmhy0

Update: 8/30/20 - Added a dedication and a Minwax shine, secured the ESC with a foam block cut from the shipping box, also did the tailwheel "Fix" (
FMS F4u 1400 mm Tail wheel Fix (3 min 13 sec)
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Posted by santanig5 | Jul 16, 2020 @ 06:40 PM | 12,043 Views
https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...m/EFL7850.html

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-F-16-70mm-EDF

Key Features
The easiest to fly high-performance F-16 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet!
Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team
12-blade 70mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
Factory-installed high-power 6S compatible brushless inrunner motor and 70-amp ESC
Fast and precise factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
Steerable nose wheel and electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts for operation from a variety of surfaces including grass
Spektrum™ 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
The unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology
Includes a decal sheet to choose and apply the Thunderbird number designation of your choice
Easy final assembly with removable wings and a magnetically-secured nose cone
Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
Durable yet lightweight, composite reinforced EPO airframe


Specs
CG (Center of Gravity) 110mm to 95mm from leading edge
Fan Size 70mm EDF
Motor Size 2860-1850Kv
Product Length 49.6 in (1260 mm)
Recommended Motor Battery 6S 22.2V 2900-4000mAh LiPo flight battery with EC5 connector
Trim Scheme Colors Red, White, and Blue
Wingspan 32.1 in (815 mm)

E-Flite F-16 Thunderbirds Maiden Flight (3 min 59 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OWq_uXnoTwANvR
Posted by santanig5 | Feb 18, 2020 @ 04:57 PM | 13,117 Views
https://www.motionrc.com/products/fl...-ix-1600mm-pnp

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Spitfire-Mk-IX

Scale Fidelity:
* 92% Scale Outline, 94% Scale Contours
* Scale suspension struts, pre-installed on all PNP aircraft
* Scale four spoke wheel, plastic, with brass axle shaft
* Scale four panel split flaps, plastic, with ribbing detail
* Scale canopy contours
* Cockpit floor and wall area is designed to accommodate a near-full depth cockpit tub, for you customizers/detailers out there
* Big 16" Prop
* LED wingtip lights
* Pre-installed dorsal signal light. Can be plugged into the circuit board to flash intermittently, but because the real Spitfire only used this light to flash Morse Code to communicate.

Durability:
* Soft tires, slightly oversized, for operation on rough surfaces
* Grass capable landing gear with thick steel pin and metal trunion
* Digital Metal Gear servos on all control surfaces
* Brass Ball Links on all control surfaces
* Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
* Plastic cowl
* Machine Screw Inserts molded into the spinner backplate for easy adjustment of the blades' tracking while mounted on the motor
* COOL: Plywood ribs and carbon spars sandwiched in a hollow chambered wing. Strong, light, rigid.

Transportability and Usability:
* Removable Wings (Wing halves are screwed together, then screwed to fuselage)
* Removable Cannon Barrels
* Removable Antenna Mast
* Removable chin scoop (the part most prone to frontal...Continue Reading
Posted by santanig5 | Dec 22, 2019 @ 07:27 AM | 12,731 Views
https://www.horizonhobby.com/opterra...-plus-efl11460

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-and-SAFE-Plus

Purchased used on eBay, Original owner painted the fins red.
Added magnets in the wing halves for better hold.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...T0-HP6NV0hAJeQ

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Flying Weight: 34.6 oz (980 g)
Length: 20.7 in (525mm)
Material: Foam/Carbon
Minimum Required Radio: Full-Range 6+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® (sold separately)
Minimum Speed Control: 30A Brushless, 3S–4S LiPo Compatible (installed)
Motor Size: 480-Size, 880Kv Brushless Outrunner (installed)
Recommended Motor Battery: 2200–3200mAh 3–4S LiPo with EC3™ Connector (sold separately)
Servos: (2) 13-Gram Digital Micro (installed)
Wing Area: 437 sq in (28.2 sq dm)
Wingspan: 47.2 in (1200mm)

Key Features
Includes a factory-installed FPV camera and video transmitter with interactive OSD
Capable of sport flying, aerobatics, soaring and more
3S and 4S LiPo compatible brushless motor and ESC
Exclusive SAFE® Plus GPS-enabled drone technology
AutoLand, Holding Pattern and Virtual Fence functions
Optional-use Altitude Hold, self-leveling and angle limits
Spektrum™ receiver with 2.4GHz DSMX® technology
Stability and precision of AS3X® technology
Tool-free and fastener-free airframe assembly
Convenient hands-free servo connection system
Enlarged elevons offer excellent control response at any speed
Multiple vortex generator locations enhance slow speed stability and control
Includes FPV camera and optional-use standard noses
Integrated keel makes launching easier and adds landing protection
Lightweight and durable EPO foam construction with carbon-fiber support
Molded-in LED channels for optional night flying capability
Compatible with an optional TBS Crossfire micro receiver for extended range operation
Posted by santanig5 | Dec 22, 2019 @ 07:21 AM | 12,741 Views
https://www.horizonhobby.com/viper-e...70mm-p-efl7750

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...70mm-Viper-Jet

E Flite 70mm Viper Jet Maiden Flight featuring RC Geek's Center Burner (3 min 15 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ip6YJTSQvIidba

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Approximate Flight Time: 4+ min
CG (Center of Gravity): 75-85mm back from LE or wing @ root
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Fan Size: 70mm EDF
Flaps: Yes
Flying Weight: 4.2-4.4 lbs (67-70 oz)
Length: 40.4 in (1025mm)
Material: EPO
Minimum Required Radio: 6+ Channel
Minimum Speed Control: 70A
Motor Size: 2860-KV1850
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200-4000mAh with EC5 connector
Retracts: Yes
Wingspan: 43.3 in (1100mm)

Repainted the blue to fluorescent orange for better visibility and uniqueness.
Posted by santanig5 | May 25, 2019 @ 07:06 AM | 13,264 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-Hawk-80mm-EDF

FMS 80mm Bae Hawk Maiden Flight (3 min 48 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...qtkhCZha2I3wRi

Wingspan 1042mm / 41.0in
Overall Length 1226mm / 48.3in
Flying Weight Around 2500g
Motor Size 3270-KV1930 inner runner
ESC 100A with 8A BEC
Servo 13g Analog Metal Gear Servo* 8pcs
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 90-100 mm
Recommended Battery 6S 4000mAh 35C
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 4-5 Minutes




FMS 80mm Bae Hawk Maiden Flight (3 min 48 sec)
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Posted by santanig5 | Oct 13, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 16,579 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...EBEE-Sportster

Dynam GeeBeeY (1270mm) Maiden (4 min 41 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...UuhfOAoyKFcuc5

Specifications:
Wingspan: 50in(1270mm)
Overall Length: 45.8in(980mm)
Wing Loading: 42.2g/sq dm
Flying Weight: 2.8lb(1250g)
Motor: BM3715A-KV900 Brushless Outrunner
Speed Controller: 40A Brushless with T connector
Servo: 9g x 4
3S 2200mAh LiPO

Used AR636F4U (3 flight modes).

Conversion Notes:
Replaced ESC. Dynam ESC is not compatible with SAFE!
Moved Rudder servo arm to opposite side of servo.
Created a wooden platform for Rx.

YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...UuhfOAoyKFcuc5
Posted by santanig5 | Sep 28, 2017 @ 07:05 PM | 12,339 Views
Many pilots are making use of the E-Flight SAFE systems.
One of the drawbacks of the system is that the pilot does not have the ability to modify the flight settings until recently with the SAFE Select system.
Here I have documented the steps I have taken to enable three flight modes.

Tools I used:
Spektrum PC programming software.
Digital Transmitter (I use a DX9).
SAFE Select Receiver (mine was flashed with E-Flite Commander mPd firmware).

Transmitter Programming

Step 1. Flight Mode Setup
Set Switch 1: To the switched used to enable/disable SAFE mode. In my example Switch B.
Flight Mode Table - Default settings.

Step 2. Servo Setup
Reverse flight mode Channel. In my example Aux 2.

Step 3. Telemetry
Auto-Config, Clear unwanted settings, ensure that AS3X is configured.

Step 4. AS3X Gains
Set Input: L Trim or R Trim your choice.
Channel: Same as your flight mode switch. In my example AX2.
FM Switch: Same as the switch used to enable/disable SAFE mode. In my example Switch B.

Receiver Programming

Flight Mode 3 is SAFE mode, no changes made.
Change Roll, Pitch, Yaw Rate Gain from ABS (absolute) to REL (relative) for Flight Mode 1 & 2.
Rate Gain % changes will need to be vetted out. As a rule of thumb keep one flight mode stock and one half that then adjust via Tx.
Change Flight Mode Switch to your SAFE Select switch. In my case Aux 2.
Aircraft type - Default.
Surface Setup - Change as needed.

TEST
Switch to Flight mode 1 and SAFE should work normally.
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Posted by santanig5 | Dec 21, 2016 @ 08:28 PM | 18,858 Views
This is my first flying wing.

Wingspan: 78.3 in (1989mm)
Overall Length: 40.8 in (1035.6mm)
Wing Area: 1033 sq in (66.6 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 67 oz (1899 g)
Motor Size: 10-Size Brushless Outrunner (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel
Battery: 2200-3200mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo with EC3 Connector
Experience Level: Intermediate

YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...3eNm5kK8Cecq-d
Posted by santanig5 | Nov 20, 2016 @ 09:20 AM | 18,846 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-15e-BNF-Basic

E Flite Pulse 15e Maiden Flight PiP (5 min 55 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...z4tQ0n6P_YY8aA

Key Features
Tricycle and tail dragger landing gear options (included)
Converts easily to a float plane (floats sold separately) Purchased.
Oversized access hatch and battery compartment
Matching wheel pants and blue anodized aluminum main gear
Potent 15-size brushless power system (installed)
Accepts a wide range of 3S 11.1V Li-Po battery packs
(4) Micro servos (installed)
Lightweight design with hollow structure
Constructed with durable Z-Foam™ material
Tinted canopy provides a sport-scale appearance

Needed To Complete
Full-range 4+ channel transmitter and matching receiver
2500–4000mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po flight battery
Battery charger

Specs
Flying Weight: 58.5 oz (1660g)
Length: 1160mm (45.5 in)
Material: Z-Foam
Minimum Required Radio: 4+ channel
Spinner Size: 2 in
Wing Area: 551 sq in (35.5 sq dm)
Wingspan: 55.0 in (1400mm)

Installed the E-Flite EFLR310013 Apprentice SAFE receiver.
Required an inline reverser for the Ailerons.
Posted by santanig5 | Oct 07, 2016 @ 01:16 PM | 19,607 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...fficial-Thread

Rochobby SuperScorpion over Mansfield (5 min 25 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...jDS7huAGpw8poL
Wingspan - 830mm / 32.7in
Length - 960mm / 37.8in
Flying Weight - 1020g / 36.0oz
Power System - Brushless 2845-2750KV
Speed Control - 70A, T Connector
Propeller / EDF - 70mm 12 Blade EDF
Servos - 4x 9gram Digital Metal Gear Servos
Landing Gear - None
Required Battery - 4 Cell 14.8V 2500mAh LiPo (required)
Required Radio - 4+ Channel Full Range (required)
Rudder - No
Flaps - No
Ailerons - Yes
Lights - No
Hinge - Type Foam
Material - EPO Foam

Build note: I used a soldering iron to create a wire trough for the elevator servos.

E-Flite SAFE Conversion
Rx mounted on top of the wing.
In-line reverser required for Elevator
Added Skid Guard Safey Tape to grip.
Covered with 3M Paint Defender for high gloss finish.

YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...jDS7huAGpw8poL...Continue Reading
Posted by santanig5 | Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:29 AM | 20,015 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-2-Fury-w-AS3X

FJ 2 Fury Maiden (6 min 33 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...3DG1rN7lEDrbyf
E-Flite FJ-2 Fury 15 DF
EDF Size: 69mm
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: 3.3 lb (1.49kg)
Length: 38.75 in (984mm)
Material: Z-Foam
Motor Size: BL15, 3700Kv
Recommended Fuel: Electric
Recommended Motor Battery: 14.8V 4S 3200mAh LiPo
Retracts: No
Servos:13g
Speed Control: 60-Amp (installed)
Wing Area: 304 sq in (19.6 sq dm)
Wingspan: 36.75 in (933mm)

Combined Ailerons with a wye cable, required to reverse left elevator servo. All other controls worked in the correct direction.
Also required an On/Off switch between ESC and Rx.
I changed the EC3 plug to a deans as all of my 4S batteries have them.
***UPDATE*** 9/8/16
Replaced Reversing wye cable with standard wye cable and used Turnigy in-line short reverser to reduce the size of the wire bundle.
Posted by santanig5 | Jul 10, 2016 @ 01:42 PM | 20,044 Views
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...om-BH%21%21%21

FMS Pitts with SAFE Rx maiden flight (3 min 49 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...qHXSaVzSC_iuph
FMS Pitts Biplane 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP
BRAND: FMS / SKU: FMS058
Wingspan 1400mm / 55.1in
Length 1297mm / 51.1in
Flying Weight 3300g / 116.4oz
Power System 5060-Kv360 Brushless Motor
Speed Control 85A ESC, Internal 5A SBEC, T Connector
Propeller / EDF Three Blade Propeller
Servos 17gx4 All Metal Gear
Landing Gear Fixed Main Landing Gear with Steerable Tail Wheel
Required Battery 22.2V 3300mAh 25C 6 cell LiPo
Required Radio 4 Channel
Flaps No
Lights No (Added My Trick Rc kit
Hinge Type Foam
Material EPO Foam

Installed Apprentice EFLR310013 SAFE receiver.
No channels reversers were required and there is plenty of room in the fuselage to place it anywhere, I am a few mm behind the 90mm COG.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...qHXSaVzSC_iuph

Update: 08/15/16 Wing Design with Calli Graphics.

Walk around with lights

FMS Pitts with SAFE Rx maiden flight (3 min 49 sec)
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