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Scale Hughes 500 with Trex 450 pro internals With scale lights and rain storm. (6 min 32 sec)

Scale Hughes 500 with Trex 450 pro internals flying a dangerous rescue missing in rain storm. With scale lights and rain storm.
Posted by captaingeek | Dec 18, 2011 @ 11:24 PM | 213,166 Views
Posted by captaingeek | Oct 23, 2011 @ 09:42 PM | 214,433 Views
I was planning on painting like a coors silver bullet then I started adding LED's.


Not finished yet but I'm gona maiden it then finish.

Build video coming soon.

Build / plans:

I got a kit from here and it was great:

It's sanded and RTF:...Continue Reading
Posted by captaingeek | Feb 27, 2011 @ 11:08 PM | 217,384 Views
the heptavian: it was built to replace my 75% heptad. purpose of the plane is for fpv av and uav testing. id like to consider it a prototype and a very moduler design. its my first design using minimal plans. initial plan idea was an easy build box fuse made using dollar tree foam. length of the main section is 30". the wing is also of my design and is a kfm3 60".

inspired by powers heptad , ezstar gliders and springers numerous osx builds

it uses 2 servos rel. also features a moduler nose that can easily be swapped out for a larger battery or video type. not finished but past first phases of flight testing and crashes.

built over about the past 3 weeks. worked my fingers til raw but building bug keeps on biting.

heptavian proto intro (4 min 48 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by captaingeek | Oct 10, 2010 @ 02:18 PM | 216,526 Views
attached is a file from my roteltek gps tracker i got for $40 on ebay. i had a tough time with it to start but was able to actually communicate with royeltek in TW to get it updated and its working well now. below is a sample file and a screenshot from a how high can you go that AA did. The attached file is from a seperate run, not the one shown in the screenshot.
Posted by captaingeek | Sep 29, 2010 @ 03:46 PM | 216,833 Views
Turnigy 2836 Brushless EDF Motor 3200kv

Dimension: 28mm x 38mm, 53mm(with shaft)
Weight: 72g (kv3200) (not including connectors)
Diameter of shaft:�F3.17mm
Length of front shaft:�F14mm
Lamination thickness: .2mm
Magnet type: 45SH

Max performance;
Voltage: 3-5S
Prop: 70mm EDF (3~5 Blade)
Power: 650W
For 70 size EDF

Kv (rpm/v) 3200
Weight (g) 72
Max Current (A) 0
Resistance (mh) 0
Max Voltage (V) 18
Power(W) 650
Shaft A (mm) -
Length B (mm) 37
Diameter C (mm) 28
Can Length D (mm) 22
Total Length E (mm) 55

HXT 2835 (380S) 3900kv Brushless Inrunner

Motor Size: 2835 (380S)
Speed: 3900kv
ESC Required: 40A
Voltage Range: 6~12v
No Load Curr: 2.0A
Max Load: 40A

Diameter: 28.2mm
Length: 37mm
Front Mounting Hole Distance: 15mm
Front Mount Thread Size: M3
Shaft Diameter: 3.2mm
Shaft Length: 12mm
Weight: 102grams

Kv (rpm/v) 3900
Weight (g) 102
Max Current (A) 40
Resistance (mh) 0
Max Voltage (V) 12
Power(W) 0
Shaft A (mm) -
Length B (mm) 37
Diameter C (mm) 28
Can Length D (mm) 36
Total Length E (mm) 49
Posted by captaingeek | Aug 19, 2010 @ 09:20 PM | 217,464 Views
when you have this kind of control, come back here and let us know. until then, um yeah OK:

RC Jet - Full 3D LAVI Fighter, Turbine Powered. Crazy! (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by captaingeek | Aug 02, 2010 @ 08:27 PM | 218,600 Views
Posted by captaingeek | Jul 03, 2010 @ 12:45 PM | 217,786 Views
Its finished. went through a rough maiden period with a couple of crashes. Its been a stable flyer for the past few weeks so I finished it. Bit of a rushjob on the paint.
Posted by captaingeek | May 08, 2010 @ 04:18 PM | 218,183 Views
projector 16x9
29" ws
42" l
Posted by captaingeek | May 04, 2010 @ 09:59 PM | 218,798 Views
Its been a long time since I bought an RTF plane, but here it is:
Posted by captaingeek | Mar 17, 2010 @ 07:48 PM | 218,881 Views
on board video showing rx loosing reception at what I would guestimate at over 500 - 600 ' away. could be much more, you be the judge.

see 2:50 where the rx is lost. The esc starts chiming about 5 seconds later indcating that there is no signal. luckly signal was regained and I was able to recover. i didn't realize this happened until i reviewed the video. very interested in hearing your thoughts.

heptad flying (rc video plane) SUNP0017.AVI (7 min 44 sec)