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Posted by marblekit | Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:08 PM | 3,592 Views
I was trying out GPS Return to Home on Baseflight and it caused my plane to immediately nose dive... anyone know what went wrong?

FT Explorer Crash (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:16 PM | 3,411 Views
Posted by marblekit | Nov 20, 2015 @ 09:51 PM | 4,505 Views
Maiden of my new FT Explorer. Built for FPV!

FT Explorer Maiden (w/RunCam 2 comparison) (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:21 PM | 3,724 Views
I made an FT Explorer with internal LEDs that are super bright!

Can't wait to take this out for an evening fly.
Posted by marblekit | Nov 06, 2015 @ 11:15 PM | 3,873 Views
Maiden flight of the Flitetest FT Bronco. Downloaded the plans from the Flitetest website and made this plane exactly as described in their build video so no need for me to make one too!

Specs:

Sunnysky 2208 1500kv motors
20amp ESCs
4x 9gram Turnigy servos
LemonRX 7-ch Stabilzer Receiver
2200mah Lipo for this maiden flight.

It flies really nice. Can go fast and slow and is fairly acrobatic. I highly recommend this for FPV which is what I will be adding to this plane in the near future.

FT Bronco Maiden Flight (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Nov 03, 2015 @ 10:24 PM | 4,163 Views
Just finished up my build of the FT Bronco w/ the A-Tail style. Looks amazing. Will post maiden video soon!

Specs:
2x Sunnysky 2208 1500kv motors
2x 20amp ESCs
9x4.7 CW & CCW Props
4x 9g Turnigy TG9z servos
AUW = 615gram w/out Batt
Posted by marblekit | Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:00 AM | 3,544 Views
Here's an example of a plane you should NOT build!

Pink Pusher FAIL (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Oct 01, 2015 @ 05:35 PM | 3,557 Views
Yes, it flies!!!

Zulu Mini Slope Soaring (5 min 14 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Oct 01, 2015 @ 05:27 PM | 3,361 Views
Filmed with my Mobius on my new ZMR250 mini quad.

ZMR250 Air-to-Air Video (3 min 2 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:52 PM | 4,208 Views
Mini Zulu Build & Test (2 min 19 sec)


Watch the "incident" at the end!
Posted by marblekit | Sep 17, 2015 @ 08:34 PM | 4,123 Views
My maiden of the FT Bushwacker built from plans but I didn't use a power pod... flies really nice!

FT Bushwacker Maiden (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by marblekit | Sep 04, 2015 @ 07:50 PM | 4,102 Views
FT Bloody Baron FPV Chase! (5 min 27 sec)


Watch on the Big Screen TV!
Posted by marblekit | Sep 03, 2015 @ 12:04 AM | 3,807 Views
My latest scratch build from Dollar Tree foam board. I made this glider to do some FPV with.

60 inch wing with 5.5 inch chord.
45 inch length
Twin motor AX2308n
2x 12amp ESC

This time I covered the paper with wing tape for protection and added strength.

There is a 30 inch 6mm carbon spar in the center section of the main wing.

The entire plane weighs only 550g (without battery).

FPV Glider Maiden (2 min 13 sec)
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Posted by marblekit | Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:06 PM | 4,066 Views
Posted by marblekit | Aug 22, 2015 @ 03:58 PM | 3,013 Views
After the wood failed on my first motor mount, I dremelled out the center and attached an aluminum motor mount from a real Fun Cub.
Posted by marblekit | Aug 22, 2015 @ 03:54 PM | 2,908 Views
Fun Cub Clone Low & Slow (12 min 11 sec)


I used a motor mount from a real Fun Cub and attached it to the wood motor mount and now it is solid.

I also found the correct CG and balanced the plane at 75mm instead of 50mm. It flies just about perfect now. With flaps on, it slow down to a silly crawl especially into the wind.

Sorry about the parts where the plane flies into the sun. This part of the afternoon, the sun makes flying (and filming) difficult. I also did not edit out any portions of the flight for those who may be interested in how this clone flies.

I was able to fly two batteries (2200mah) for about 5-6 minutes each and the batteries came down at about 3.8-3.9v per cell. I probably could go 8 minutes safely with this type of slow flying.

If you're interested in how I built this plane from $3 in Dollar Tree foam board, I have a build video playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ldbyASGNRRP2Gh
Posted by marblekit | Aug 22, 2015 @ 12:04 PM | 2,934 Views
Posted by marblekit | Aug 19, 2015 @ 05:34 PM | 3,195 Views
On my maiden I was unable to find the correct CG (it was really nose heavy) and on my third flight up, the motor mount failed.

The shaft broke and I lost the propeller mid-flight. I was still able to land the cub safely. I will post video soon...
Posted by marblekit | Aug 18, 2015 @ 01:48 AM | 3,555 Views
I made this Fun Cub clone using Dollar Tree foam board with paper removed in strategic places (mostly on the outer surfaces) replaced with 5mil laminate.

The blue color accents are from wing tape.

This is as an exact copy as I could produce. Turns out making a copy is a lot harder than building from plans!

Motor: NTM Prop Drive 3542 1250KV
Prop: 11x8 Master Airscrew
ESC: 60amp Hobbyking w/5.5a SBEC
RX: LemonRX 7-ch stabilizer receiver
Servos: EMAX Metal Gear Digital (elevator), Turnigy TG9z (aileron, flaps), generic tower pro 9g for rudder

The motor mount is made from paint sticks and gorilla glue...
I hope it is strong enough!!!

I posted some videos on this build on my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ldbyASGNRRP2Gh...Continue Reading
Posted by marblekit | Aug 05, 2015 @ 07:16 PM | 3,399 Views
Here's a video of my FT Bloody Baron. I built this from the plans on the FliteTest forums here:

http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...dy-Baron-Build

The speed build kit is currently sold out.

This plane flies extremely well. Just make sure you dial down the throws and have a good amount of expo.

FT Bloody Baron Maiden (2 min 2 sec)
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