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Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2020 @ 08:31 PM | 6,696 Views
Wow, I cant believe 4 years has gone by since my last entry. I have built around 2 dozen more planes since 2016. Mostly all FPV. Also built about a hald dozen DJI HD Quads. Anyway, here is my latest and greatest!
Had my Albabird out for the maiden this week and probably 4 more flights after that to get it tuned. Flies very nice now and just sips at the battery for having 2 motors. I am cruising at around 5 to 6 Amps at a speed of ~32mph. Running brother hobby 1300KV motors in it (7X4 3-blade props) and a 10,500mah custom li-ion battery. This is a keeper for sure!
Posted by baddb1 | Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:14 PM | 16,943 Views
What a fun flying plane, especially off of water! Setup for FPV and I am getting about 15+ minutes of flight time with a HK 5000mah multirotor battery in it. And to think I was going to sell this plane before I even built and flew it??!! This is a keeper!
Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2016 @ 01:59 PM | 11,031 Views
Wow first blog post in awhile....
ThisTyphoon H works pretty darn good. I just grab the small wizard which is the size of a TV remote and I can have the Typhoon H follow me / Watch me. The wizard is a great little remote and can do a lot of the main controls that the ST16 main controller can do!

This was also flying into a 10-15 mph wind and the Typhoon Hex handles the winds no problem!

More Vids to come!

Yuneec Typhoon H Watch me / Follow me (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Sep 24, 2015 @ 12:49 PM | 11,378 Views
Here is a short clip of my Canadair CL415 using the MFD and waypoints. (OSD viewpoint). Seems to doing the waypoints quite well!

Canadair CL415 Flight (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Apr 13, 2014 @ 06:42 AM | 13,947 Views
My waterproof Dex Mini Quad is done and a lot of fun to fly! !
My build includes a 1.5 Flip flight controller, Lemon rx, 2205C 1400KV motors from HobbyKing, 30A SimonK ESC's and a 1600mah 3S battery. Lots of power with this combo!
Next is to attach my GoPro for some above and under water footage! Maybe I'll even go fishing with it!

DEX waterproof Quadcopter! (0 min 56 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jan 16, 2014 @ 09:47 AM | 13,665 Views
Well, I finished my Twinstar II and had the maiden flight today! Unfortunately I could not get my Dubro snow skis to work on it so I just put the oversized Fun Cub wheels on it. She flew very nice and only needed a little trimming out!! Now to get to work on adding my FPV gear to it!

Multiplex Twinstar II maiden (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:42 PM | 16,467 Views
My heli's all have floats on them,,so why not my new Blade 350QX>? LOL

Blade 350QX on floats! (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 01, 2013 @ 07:26 AM | 13,733 Views
I added some floats on my 300X for a new twist. All electronics were waterproofed with corrosionX. Lots of fun!
Blade 300X on Pontoons (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:42 PM | 14,026 Views
Getting used to the CP flying. So far about 25 flights w/ the Nano. Love my mCPx and 130X too! A 300 may be in my future...!!? (Way in the future LOL)
The Nano is GREAT to learn CP heli flying!! This thing takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!!

My Nano CPx flight, around the yard.... (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:37 PM | 14,000 Views
Thought I'd try it since I am always flying float planes!!

MJX F45 on pontoons! (3 min 8 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Oct 04, 2012 @ 07:43 AM | 14,967 Views
I'm really enjoying my freshly built MAKO seaplane. This baby is a fun plane to fly with it's aerobatic lighter weight airframe. This video is on the maiden flight,, and I was doing inverted passes and felt very comfortable doing them!

West Michigan Mako Seaplane maiden flight! (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Apr 09, 2012 @ 02:38 PM | 14,880 Views
Picked this up used and added floats to it. What a beautiful looking and flying plane!
Hanger 9 Saratoga on floats (5 min 0 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:09 AM | 14,820 Views
The ice is gone so I took out my Seadart on the lake for the first time! She flew very nice! Hopefully I will get some onboard video next time...
R/C Seadart flight (6 min 29 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Nov 28, 2011 @ 09:23 AM | 16,881 Views
I cut down the prop nacelle mount for the Polaris and added a 70mm EDF. She runs on a 4S 1850 battery. Lots of power but I'm only getting about 3-1/2 minutes of run time. To be expected I guess.... I may look into a larger battery but that may add too much weight. I also put the rudder in the jet-stream blast to allow for turning while taxiing! She flies great though! Love it!
Polaris EDF Jet RC (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jun 16, 2011 @ 06:08 AM | 15,895 Views
So I have to give all the credit to "Velyter" here on RCG for giving me this idea! I removed the old motor pod and added a 55mm EDF on my Coota. And, as promised, it worked very well! Well..... at least until the ESC quit and it went ker-splash!! LOL I should have added some cooling for the ESC since the coota originally flew fine with a smaller 20A but I had to use a 30A for the EDF w/ a 4500KV motor. Sooo, back to the drawing board for a few mods. Luckily, only the EDF just broke clean off and a litle hot glue will fix her up just fine! Here's the vid of it:
EDF Coota (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | May 20, 2011 @ 06:08 AM | 16,995 Views
Very nice plane to fly! She slows down to a crawl if you want her to! A definite keeper for my fleet!

HobbyKing Canadair CL-415 flight (7 min 5 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Apr 02, 2011 @ 08:23 AM | 26,252 Views
Took my Drongo out for the maiden flight yesterday on the snow and I am impressed on how well it flies! I just had to give a few clicks of trim but that was it. Very fun and fast plane to fly! It just feels very light in the air and rolls are nice and axial and landings are slow, smooth and predictable. Pretty much vertical performance too!
I am using the same motor as on my Polaris (2212-6) but it appeared to be a bit faster than the Polaris. The weight came in at just about 17 oz. w/ a 2200 3S battery. My Polaris weighs in at about 21 oz. w/ an 1800 3S so that probably explains the speed difference.

Drongo RC plane (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Mar 06, 2011 @ 07:41 PM | 16,236 Views
Hobby Lobby Mig-15 (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by baddb1 | Jan 23, 2011 @ 08:23 PM | 16,267 Views
Shoveled an airport on the ice so I can take-off.... I love this jet and the F9F Panther. Nice flying EDF's!!