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Posted by Bajora | Oct 29, 2008 @ 08:54 PM | 12,801 Views
Have you happened to take a peek in one of the newer Forums here on RCGroups? There is a very exciting new product soon to "hit the street"! It is the Axon Racing Razorback Anti-Gravity Racer.

It will be available in both a RTR and RR (Receiver Ready) version. Other cool hop ups will include lights and a hotter motor for increased performance.

Take a peek at the really popping video on the company's web site HERE

I couldn't resist opening the box and taking it outside for a few photos this evening ... Watch for the RCGroups review of this cool new product! Its gonna be a FUN one I am sure!
Posted by Bajora | Oct 21, 2008 @ 08:36 PM | 9,987 Views
I am still putting the final, final touches on my L39 for Superfly VII.

A few light coats of WBPU to seal the decals and weathering. I think we are good to go now! TWO more days til we leave!
Posted by Bajora | Oct 19, 2008 @ 10:15 PM | 8,643 Views
Anybody who is anybody always build something a little special for Superfly in Las Vegas. Though I am standing in the shadows of some pretty big giants here, I decided to have a try at building up a new plane for the event.

Yeah, time to let the cat out of the proverbial bag! I stink at keeping secrets very long anyway!

I have built several of these Great Planes L39s since I had the honor of doing the review for RCGroups and Ezone. I love them. A WHOLE lot of fun for one hundred bucks!

This one has a Dons 4000Kv on an Alfa 60/25 fan, fed by 4S through a Castle Tbird 36. Bluebird servos all the way around and the crowning touch IMHO, decals by Callie Graphics! Done in a Czech Air Force Special Edition scheme. (THANKS Callie!!) I also did a custom tail pipe, as many have reported improved performance doing it. Thought I'd give it a try!

Maiden to take place Friday in Las Vegas! ...Continue Reading
Posted by Bajora | Oct 18, 2008 @ 05:03 PM | 7,702 Views
We had a great flying outing this morning. We went out to get media of two current RCGRoups review projects. With me on the sticks and Terry (Blueskyrider) on the shutters, we shot some stills and video of both the RC Lander F9F Panther and the Jpower A7 Corsair II from Hobby Lobby.

I just finished building the A7 last evening. Wow, talk about a FAST build?! Maybe two hours start to finish, and I tend to be slow! I am using one of the new Spektrum AR500 full range receivers in the A7 and it performed flawlessly, just as I have come to expect from Spektrum.

I logged the A7's first two flights today, as well as two more on my RC Lander F9F Panther. These are two VERY exciting EDFs and are an indication of how great of a time it is to be involved with electric ducted fans.

Reviews on both underway and soon to come ...

Thanks for the help again today TR! Great job as usual!
Posted by Bajora | Oct 14, 2008 @ 09:34 PM | 9,416 Views
There is a trend underway...it is larger EDF jets. Hobby Lobby has been steadily expanding their selection of these larger EDF jets. From a pair of 70mm F-5s to a 70mm F-16 and then a 70mm F-4 and now ... the latest addition is a 70mm fan powered A7 Corsair II from Jpower.

The A7 and F8 airframes have always been exciting airplanes to model IMO and I am stoked to see this A7 appear. It comes out of the box in the very advanced stages of being assembled. The servos are all installed (two for the ailerons, two for the elevator, no rudder) and the complete power system (Motor, fan and ESC) is also already in place. It will be a QUICK build! Add a receiver, glue the empennage to the fuselage, attach the wing and glue the nose one ... done. The fan is accessible by removing a pair of small screws from the bottom and then lifting off a hatch. Oh, and it comes with a 4S 2200 lipoly battery too!

If you have not seen the video already, take a look on the Hobby Lobby website HERE as Jason Cole puts it through its paces!

Watch for the RCGroups/Ezone review to come!
Posted by Bajora | Oct 10, 2008 @ 12:00 PM | 11,600 Views
Well, I resisting IS futile! I have found myself interested in the coaxial helis of late. I recently picked up a Blade CX and stuck one of the cool scale bodies that E-flite sells on it. And then they came out with the smallest offering of all, the mCX! I have been watching a few of the threads around here and just couldn't tell myself NO! (as usual! )

Out of the box, a few minutes to top of the wee lipo on the included charger, grab my trusty Spektrum DX7 transmitter (only one model memory left now! ), bind it and I am flying this little guy around the house instantly. I only needed one or two clicks of trim on the rudder and I can let this little bird hover hands off for photos. I have to say I am VERY impressed with the stability of this micro flyer.

When will wonders (and things that I just HAVE to but that empty my wallet!) cease!? Way to go E-flite ... looks like another excellent product from you'all! ...Continue Reading