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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Feb 26, 2011 @ 08:20 PM | 10,145 Views
I bought this Hyperion C-182 from PTTSE who is a member here who sells great products and is located in China. I was blown away at what I received for $65 shipped just one week later. Right out of the box it was in perfect condition and noticed I had a really nice airplane.

I started it back around Thanksgiving but stuck it back in the box because of the Holidays and other projects that I was trying to finish. Last night I pulled it out and decided this weekend it needed to get finished. Here it is~

Balances perfect with a 3S 2200mah lipo and it is swinging a 6X4 prop by way of a 30A esc and Hi-Maxx 2700 inrunner. Sounds like a edf at full throttle. Servos are Futaba 3114's and it is guided by JR/Spektrum. I cannot wait to take it out and see what the top end is...

The airplane was very easy to finish and the only problem encountered was my hands not being able to go inside the fuse for wiring lights and installing the motor.

Lights are by Eflight but I do not think I will ever fly it at midnight like I do with some of the others. *If using the Eflite lights you can turn them on and off in-flight simply by plugging the light controller into the GEAR slot on your receiver and flipping the switch.

Hope you like and just wanted to show you what I have been up to. Some say NO GOOD but I beg to differ...Continue Reading
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Feb 22, 2011 @ 11:51 PM | 11,977 Views
I purchased this HobbyLAB SR-71 Last weekend at the swap meet in Kalamazoo, MI after missing out on it in IN at the Pot O Gold show back in November. Same guy had it and I picked the whole thing up with radio and launchpad for $30. Since last November I was bummed because most of the show I was thinking about it but was busy with my table and by time I went back the gentleman selling it had left. Now I have it and here we go!

I gutted the Focus 2 2channel radio gear and added 1/8" ply and some rails to mount the main gear retracts. That also added strength across the center of the airplane. I sinply added two rails in the nose to mount the nose retract and installed 3 lightweight DSP75 Spektrum servos to operate the retracts. I used my JR9503 programming to slow the servos down to make the gear go up and down more scale-like. Very neat feature of my new TX~

This has now fitted with working retracts, Spektrum RX and 1000mah 3S lipo and is still under one pound minus esc/s and motor/s. I am now deciding between single inrunner or dual outrunner set up. Any suggestions???

This thing is awesome and the SR-71 has been my favorite airplane since junior high... It is balancing nose heavy right now but by time the motor and esc package and a couple of servos are added it should be close if not right on the money! More to come including flight video and new pics.

HobbyLab Modified SR 71 Blackbird Retract Test! (0 min 59 sec)

RTF Hobbylab SR 71 Blackbird Retract test #2. (1 min 20 sec)

SR-71 Takes Off~ (1 min 39 sec)

SR 71 In Flight! (0 min 28 sec)

SR-71 Landing. (0 min 4 sec)