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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 29, 2014 @ 08:10 AM | 6,820 Views
Tuesday Afternoon, October 28th, 2014:

Conditions: Breezy with Cross Wind!


Took this opportunity to demonstrate a few things with this Dynam Twin 64mm Electric Duct Fan (EDF) Remote Control Model. The example that this Model certainly packs good airspeed with just 3-Cells Lithium Polymer Batteries (Admiral 3-Cells, 2200mAH, 35c discharge). The other is the perfection in how this model handles with Flaps in Cross Wind and breezy conditions. Watch the landing carefully. I hope this quells the curiosity of some who has not seen me land this model.

Dynam Twin 64mm EDF Jet at Moon Port 10-28-2014 (5 min 26 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 27, 2014 @ 04:35 AM | 7,107 Views
Not only does it have great flight manners but, on the ground it just does not want to NOSE OVER! It is very well balanced and E-Flite (Horizon Hobby) team did a fantastic job on this model.

My buddy Gerry completed two flights today using the Admiral 3-cell, 2200mAH, 35C discharge and watch it zoom with zest appeal!

E-Flite Dallas Doll P-51D Mustang 10-26-2014 (4 min 52 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 26, 2014 @ 05:39 AM | 6,084 Views
Hello again, Good People!

This Part 4 is dedicated for the pure enjoyment of the vehicle and the following video shows me driving my mom around in her very first experience in a convertible car.

The 1987 BMW 325i convertible performed flawlessly and that straight in-line six (6) cylinder Engine never got warm! We had just wonderful weather conditions in Central Florida and had the TOP down all the time.

Excuse the Spanish conversation between my mother and I but, we come from South America so, we are bi-lingual. However, the laughter is universal and she had a great time.

For those looking for PART 3:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2266687

Here is the Video:
1987 BMW 325i Convertible Driving Mom2 10-24-2014 (1 min 35 sec)




UPDATE: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Driving Into Sunset 1987 BMW 325i Convertible 11-07-2014 (0 min 58 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 24, 2014 @ 07:26 PM | 6,790 Views
My buddy Gerry (simano) flew his this afternoon ( approximately at 3:03pm Eastern) with 12-MPH + Winds and most of it was cross-wind with referenced to the runway strip.

A few days ago he ordered two brand new Admiral (MotionRC) 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 35C discharge, Lithium Polymers and he flew one of those battery packs today with me as a witness and I video recorded the flight.

To my pleasant surprise this "New" battery pack transformed this model into a true Mustang!! Wow, I just could not keep up with the camera and most importantly, I have never seen Gerry with such an Ear-To-Ear smile while flying any model.

I am now a "true" believer of AS3X technology & stabilization as you will see the landing phase of this video capture and watch the landing with a high degree of Cross-Wind and just watch (Slow Motion) how the Electronics provide that extra level of assistance in a rather horrific windy conditions to make the model look like it is flying in calmer conditions and best of all, it made that landing look like cake walk for I would never try it in any of my models considering the windy conditions and cross-wind.

Here is the VIDEO Footage (Go Full Screen)!

E-Flite Dallas Doll P-51D Mustang 10-24-2014 (6 min 18 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 19, 2014 @ 03:48 AM | 6,550 Views
Guys,

Just an amazing Saturday morning in Central Florida. Dead Calm and cool slight breeze on occasion.

A few pictures by my buddy (SkyBro), Gerardo Rivera!





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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 16, 2014 @ 08:27 PM | 6,289 Views
Hello Again, Good People.....

Worked on the 1987 BMW 325i Convertible again this past weekend that included Monday, October 13th, 2014 and this time completed the Left Rear Wheel Bearing. This completes both the Right and Left Rear Bearings and the flip side is that I now hear all kinds of noise coming from the front!

Part 2 can be seen at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2259087

I finally finished my quest to bring the rear of this rag top 1987 BMW 325i back to full glory and not have to listen to the awful noise from the rear. The trouble "is" that now I hear all the bad stuff coming from the front now!:rofl:

A lot of interesting items I learned doing the Left Rear bearings, CV Assembly and brakes.

1. The Rear Spindle Hub is Discontinued and no longer readily available and the dealer wanted a cool $295.76 plus tax for one Rear Spindle Hub!:bawling:

2. Installing the these Rear Bearings can be done by using the Harbor Freight "Front Wheel Bearing Adapters" which are Pittsburgh Automotive - item#66829.

3. When installing REMAN CV Assemblies you have to take care and inspect the spindle shafts to make sure they will go in smoothly without having to jam and hammer the daylights out of them to insert them inside the Rear Wheel Spindle Hub.

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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 10, 2014 @ 04:23 PM | 6,198 Views
Guys,

This early morning got a great ground based video showing a super flight of my model. Unfortunately, someone had to land in an emergency , his batteries took a dump, and I was not able to taxi my Dynam Jet fast enough and his model hit the tail boom of the Jet.

Reviewed the ground based video and it captured the runway collision.

Still need to verify the onboard video and make sure the collision Didn't corrupt the file that key-chain camera used to record the flight.

Here is the Ground Based Video!

Amazingly the two models will fly again soon. The smaller Balsa Model by Charlie who was flying the Top Flight mini-Contender and not a scratch on it!

Dynam Twin 64mm Jet Flight and Crash 10-10-2014 (6 min 38 sec)


The Onboard Video Survived the impact at the Runway!

This is my Key Chain Camera mounted on top of the Left EDF Units and angled towards the Cockpit.

Enjoy!

SUNP0010 (4 min 40 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 05, 2014 @ 07:18 AM | 6,413 Views
Hello Good People!

Incredible progress done for Do-It-Yourself (DIY)!

For Part1 go to:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2247009

My older mechanic Friend and I discovered a JUNK YARD CV Assembly that was installed by one of the previous owners and it does NOT appear that it belongs to this model year!!:thumbdwn:

I have NO idea how my good friend took it out of the Spindle hub because when the Wheel Bearing was complete, it just did NOT want to go in and we tried three times unsuccessfully. The next morning, I wasted NO time and got my hands on two NEW pair of Rear CV Assemblies for this car at a super price deal.:rofl:

Once I got back, the new CV went in very well without any issues. It appears that the SHOP that performed the last Rear Wheel bearings didn't realize that this Right Rear CV was not for this model year and they forced it in during installation and ruined the bearings and subsequent driving.

It is incredible how SHOPS are pressured to complete WORK at a rapid pace and NOT care of workmanship any longer that they submit to methods of poor judgement and using AIR tools to force things back together. It is obvious that there was something wrong if a CV is not going in correctly. I am glad I took this Bimmer Beauty to my Friends back yard to take our time with it.

Some pictures!

THE YELLOW PAINT IS AN VERY CLEAR INDICATION OF JUNK YARD PART!




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Posted by PittSpecial | Oct 04, 2014 @ 05:05 AM | 6,776 Views
Well Guys,

I am totally HOOKED on this Dynam Twin 64mm EDF Turbo JET!

Flew it twice on Friday morning.....yes, played hookie from work since the best Weather Conditions in Central Florida were realized and they were fantastic since in a long time and cooler temps. Best of all, I am able to fly this JET for 5 Minutes with mixed throttle with the Admirals 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 30C, Lithium Polymers and they still have 11.4 Volts resting at the end of each flight.

I just can't get over how well its AIRSPEED with just 3-Cell operation as it zooms past me with very good speed.

EDIT: Dave (dbc) was the one who assembled and professionally setup this model. He took a good amount of time and effort to dynamically balance both Fan units in order to have them sounding sweet and smooth as they didn't come out this manner from the box. Dave enjoyed 137 flights before selling it to me and I like to report that all Motors, ESC's, Servos, Flaps and Retracts are original and still working beautifully. Dynam planes are amazing products. Easily the equal, or better, than the "name brands" that cost far more.


Here's another Video captured using my Cowboy hat setup.



Dynam Twin 64mm Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) Turbo Jet 2nd Flight for 10-03-2014 (5 min 41 sec)