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Posted by Justwingit | Nov 21, 2021 @ 07:28 PM | 11,279 Views
So this is Derek Micko's gorgeous, scratch-built Polikarpov I-16 "Rata" flying to a period correct piece of music :
Warszawianka (Whirlwinds of Danger) - Derek Micko's Polikarpov I-16 Rata at St. George Utah (4 min 16 sec)

The Warszawianka (Whirlwinds of Danger) was a very popular revolutionary song that became famous during the Spanish Civil War, where these little fighters shocked the world...

Enjoy !

Posted by Justwingit | Nov 04, 2021 @ 07:25 PM | 21,405 Views
So this is Rodger Hecht's super cool, 3D printed Avro Vulcan bomber recently at St. George Utah :
3D printed Avro Vulcan Bomber w/50mm EDF by Rodger Hecht at St. George Utah (5 min 10 sec)

I STILL can't believe this little jet is powered by a single 50mm EDF and flying on a 3 cell battery !

Here's the build thread :

Posted by Justwingit | Oct 23, 2021 @ 08:30 PM | 24,174 Views
So this is Barrett Hochhaus' absolutely HUGE, completely scratch built Me 323 Gigant recently at St. George Utah !
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant ("Giant") by Barrett Hochhaus - Scale Flight Demo at St. George Utah (14 min 40 sec)

This is a RARELY modeled aircraft, of which only a little over 200 were ever built full scale. This plane truly exemplifies the title "gentle giant" and is a credit to the imagination and skill of Barrett

Enjoy the history and scale flight demo !

Posted by Justwingit | Oct 10, 2021 @ 11:09 AM | 33,574 Views
So this is Barrett Hochhaus' gorgeous, scratch-built, and virtually forgotten Budd RB-1 "Conestoga" at St. George Utah recently :
The Budd RB-1 Conestoga by Barrett Hochhaus - History and Scale Flight Demo at St. George Utah (10 min 42 sec)

This very rare plane makes for even rarer scale model subject; I think Barrett did a fantastic job capturing the essence of this strange plane from WWII...

Enjoy the history and flight !
Posted by Justwingit | Oct 03, 2021 @ 09:52 PM | 15,121 Views
So this is the maiden flight of the scratch-built wonder by Scott Ramirez, a Mitsubishi G4M3 "Betty" bomber :
Mitsubishi G4M3 "Betty" bomber by Scott Ramirez - Maiden Flight! (6 min 22 sec)

To say the model flew amazing would be an understatement....

Thanks for watching my friends !

Posted by Justwingit | Sep 28, 2021 @ 06:26 PM | 20,771 Views
This is the maiden flight of master modeler John Morgan's last build: an 84" wingspan Vought SB2U Vindicator. John passed away last September when the model was roughly 60% finished. John's widow gracefully allowed the model to be transported across the country to be finished. A team of friends and highly skilled RC airplane modelers completed the job and this is the culmination of their efforts to finish the model in honor of John:
John Morgan's last build: the Vought SB2U Vindicator - Maiden Flight (4 min 28 sec)

Please enjoy this tribute flight, and thank you so much for watching...
Posted by Justwingit | Jul 16, 2021 @ 08:37 PM | 15,393 Views
Brent Hecht's Freewing F-4D Phantom II redone as a QF-4B Target Drone at Socal Warbirds and Classics a while back...
Brent Hecht's Freewing F-4D Phantom II/QF-4B Target Drone - Friday Flashback! (5 min 23 sec)

Enjoy the show my friends !

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 28, 2021 @ 06:25 AM | 12,625 Views
Spencer Kleinhans' super detailed Skymaster F-16 ripping it up over the Hemet Jet Rally !
Skymaster F-16 Falcon with Swiwin SW300B by Spencer Kleinhans at Hemet Jet Rally, 2021 (11 min 29 sec)

Jan Sundberg's really nice Hawker Hunter makes a guest appearance in the video as well...

Enjoy the show !
Posted by Justwingit | Jun 21, 2021 @ 06:06 PM | 29,050 Views
Mike Sheryak takes his beautiful Global Aerofoam L-39 Albatross up for a few laps around the pattern at the Hemet Jet Rally, 2021 !

Global Aerofoam L-39 Albatross with KingTech K-60 by Mike Sheryak at Hemet Jet Rally, 2021 (6 min 23 sec)

Enjoy the show !!
Posted by Justwingit | Jun 14, 2021 @ 12:11 PM | 31,196 Views
So here's the first of many great videos I shot recently at the Hemet Jet Rally, in Hemet California !

First up is Jan Sundberg putting on a wonderful scale flight routine with his smoke equipped giant scale Top RC Hawker Hunter! This is an amazing model jet being powered by a KingTech K-160, being flown by an equally amazing pilot...
Top RC Hawker Hunter with KingTech K-160 by Jan Sundberg at Hemet Jet Rally, 2021 (5 min 40 sec)

Like always, I encourage you to open up the video in YouTube so you can really see the jet in all it's glory

Enjoy the show !
Posted by Justwingit | Jun 05, 2021 @ 10:41 AM | 35,244 Views
So here we take the little WPL Models Toyota J40 Land Cruiser out for it's first drive in the mighty Mojave Desert !
WPL Models Toyota J40 Land Cruiser - First Drive in the Mojave Desert! (13 min 56 sec)

Despite my rolling it a couple of times (which didn't really do any damage, surprisingly!), I think the truck itself did really well, and in some pretty brutal terrain at that...

Please watch the video in YouTube for best viewing and let me know what you think in the comments. I'm feeling my way through shooting video of surface vehicles so your input is greatly appreciated!

Cheers and all the best to you my friends

Posted by Justwingit | Jun 01, 2021 @ 10:03 AM | 25,045 Views
So I had my super nice UMX Carbon Cub out for fun in the sun at the dry lake in Newberry Springs a while back...:
E-flite UMX Carbon Cub SS - A Blast from the Past! (9 min 16 sec)

What a sweet old UMX: very fun and can be flown in some really tight places. Plus, she just looks so good in the air with those scale lines and very nice paint scheme. All in all, this one was a winner and really lead the UMX revolution!

Cheers everyone and happy flying

Posted by Justwingit | May 21, 2021 @ 06:24 AM | 31,507 Views
My first try at something like this...
WPL Models Toyota J40 Land Cruiser - Unboxing (13 min 53 sec)

Please be patient, as this is my first foray into surface RC.... !

Posted by Justwingit | May 11, 2021 @ 06:21 AM | 9,809 Views
So here's another great flight by Chris Wolfe of his super cool F-14 Tomcat "FLIR CAT" re-paint at the Victor Valley EDF fun fly...:
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet "FLIR CAT" by Chris Wolfe at Victor Valley RC EDF Fun Fly (5 min 31 sec)

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Enjoy the show !

Posted by Justwingit | Apr 15, 2021 @ 10:41 PM | 10,906 Views
So I shot this video right after the New Year, and managed to misplace it on the computer !

Found it by accident recently...some things are better late than never I suppose :
Hobbyzone Super Cub LP at the Playa in Newberry Springs (11 min 34 sec)

Enjoy the shenanigans and please don't forget to hit that Like, Subscribe, and Notification Bell !

Posted by Justwingit | Apr 06, 2021 @ 07:44 PM | 11,499 Views
So here's Brent Hecht's Uber-Kewl Luftwaffe repaint of his MiG-29 out at Rabbit a while back...:
Freewing MiG-29 Fulcrum Twin 80mm EDF Jet - Luftwaffe repaint by Brent Hecht! (5 min 33 sec)

Be sure to watch this on YouTube as the pilot/canopy decide to abruptly DEPART the model in mid-flight !!!

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All the best and enjoy the show

Posted by Justwingit | Mar 30, 2021 @ 06:45 PM | 11,516 Views
So here's Chris Wolfe's gorgeous makeover of the Freewing F-14 Tomcat out at the Victor Valley EDF Fun-Fly a couple of weeks ago...!
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet PNP by Chris Wolfe at Victor Valley EDF Fun Fly (6 min 19 sec)

Chris went all out on this one, doing it up as a Gulf War era F-14B the "FLIR Cat". The cockpit detail is incredible, which is a shame as you can't really see it as the jet is zipping by...

Enjoy the show and please be sure to use the link and watch it on YouTube !

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Posted by Justwingit | Mar 23, 2021 @ 08:01 PM | 14,746 Views
So here's Brent Hecht's super cool P-80 Shooting Star during a shakedown flight out at Rabbit Dry Lake !
SUPER COOL Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star KIT-BASH from a Freewing T-33 by Brent Hecht! (8 min 21 sec)

Be sure to watch until the end as Brent goes over all the various changes and work that went into making a P-80 out of a Freewing T-33...

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Posted by Justwingit | Mar 19, 2021 @ 09:00 PM | 19,700 Views
Keith's LOVELY scratch-built Percival P-56 Provost flying in pre-Covid times...
FRIDAY FLASHBACK! Keith Hedge's Percival P.56 Provost at SoCal Warbirds & Classics, 2018 (7 min 39 sec)

Posted by Justwingit | Mar 16, 2021 @ 07:34 PM | 20,397 Views
Brent Hecht's super nice VQ Warbirds F8F Bearcat all done up in stunning Blue Angels Livery out at Rabbit Dry lake :
VQ Warbirds F8F Bearcat w/EME 70cc Twin Gas Engine (11 min 32 sec)

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