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Posted by gooniac33 | Sep 17, 2016 @ 12:25 AM | 8,946 Views
Here are the videos of me running it up with the amp meter attached, a thrust test and letting you hear my balanced fan...

Freewing 90mm F-15 with Leopard 4092 1730kv inrunner and 12 blade fan (3 min 4 sec)

Freewing 90mm F-15 thrust test with Leopard 4092 1730kv inrunner (1 min 17 sec)
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Posted by gooniac33 | Sep 15, 2016 @ 10:04 AM | 8,751 Views
I finally got the 4092 1730kv motor installed. I had originally put it in the 5 stator red inrunner fan housing but it never did feel right and I wasn't able to get it balanced to my liking. It actually rubbed the housing from vibrating. So I took it out and had to actually sand out the inside of the new 8 stator fan housing that is used for the 8s set up. It was about 1mm too small and after a couple mins with a circular sanding wheel (I think plumbers and pipefitters uses these) I was able to get the motor in with no issue. I used the new rotor that came with it and it was pretty close to balanced when I installed it. Very little time was needed to get it sounding wonderful. It sounds a bit different than the other housing to me. Cleaner and more whoosh than before.

Also I have been using the Red Brick 200amp esc from hobby king. I hadn't been able to change up the settings at all because of the programming instructions being wrong. And according to the website there is no programming card for the Brick... or so I thought!! The Hobby King ESC progamming card was only a couple bucks and I figured that I would give it a try since a couple people on youtube have said that the throttle stick programming was the same as the Hobby King escs... so I got it and what do you know.... it works!!!! So I adjusted the esc timing to low and it changed the readings I was getting by about 10 amps. So now the set up has really come to life! I am getting 145amps peak and it settles...Continue Reading
Posted by gooniac33 | Sep 02, 2016 @ 04:47 PM | 8,067 Views
The stock outrunner was not an option for me since I ordered the kit plus version. I needed a fan motor combo and first opted for a 3674 1700kv inrunner motor. flight performance was good but amp draw was really high. Several ESCs were blown trying to harness all of this power. So I did some searching and a friend actually found the Leopard 4082 1600kv motor. Much bigger which for this application could actually turn many more rpms than the stock fan with an out runner.

So I did some watt meter readings with my set up. My wattmeter has a 100amp limit so they may be off some.... but this is what I got none the less. The battery voltage stayed the same with the wattmeter disconnected so I am not sure if it is off or not.... it could be pretty dang close... so when I get a different way to check the amps I will post those results too

Half throttle

full throttle peak. I also left the throttle at full for 10 seconds and the numbers did not drop too much. The battery is well above where it needs to be. On a 6s that is 22.2v. I am well above that... Battery is a 6s 40c 5000mah. I also tried my new 6s 30c 6200mah pack and got almost identical numbers.

Here is a video of it performing as well... very good and having a low amp draw makes it even better...
F-15 Early flight (3 min 51 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:47 AM | 9,365 Views
Bang Good was kind enough to send me one of their brand new Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcats to review... Wow!!!! What a cool plane!! All of the packaging was some of the best I have ever seen. The box was molded to the plane and everything fit in perfectly!

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Posted by gooniac33 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 07:45 PM | 9,658 Views
I wrote an Article for In Flight USA about the UTM Convention at NASA AMES back in July... Take a look!

I am writing as an RC advocate. Basically I am educating General and Commercial pilots about the use of Multirotors and other UAVs to show that we are on their side...
Posted by gooniac33 | Nov 12, 2015 @ 07:20 PM | 9,147 Views
A fellow RC pilot got some amazing footage of my planes! My F-15, A-10, Gee Bee and Cessna covered in LED's have never looked so good! Take a look!!

On your six: Air to air FPV chase (1080p60) (3 min 22 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 27, 2015 @ 09:22 AM | 8,497 Views
I was able to get 2 airframes for 12.99 each and got a surprise!! they came with everything!! Control rods, horns and a fan housing! The canopy was assembled and there were even pilots inside!

It is a bullet with the XRP fan and it dropped in with no mods....NONE AT ALL!!! No grinding needed!!! it just plopped right in where the stock fan does!!! I had to make some room for wires and as you can see in these pix I made some mods to the wiring to make it cleaner... It is very very very fast!!! Will get a video as soon as I can... here are some pix..

You can see the pilots here... and the old on is gone to a new home now...

I had some decals left from the Critical Mass so I used them on it...
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Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 21, 2015 @ 09:55 AM | 8,742 Views
Fleet Week was a couple weeks ago and I rented a huge lense for the event. I am not a pro but an aviation nut! So here are a couple low resolution photos... More of the higher resolution to come...

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Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:31 AM | 8,578 Views
Just for those that are interested.... here are a couple facebook pages that I run...
Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 14, 2015 @ 12:06 AM | 9,122 Views
This is a yearly event and it was cool to see someone capture me doing what I love to do! TEACH!! Showing people how to fly RC is a blast and so rewarding!

Flight training at the Portola Night Flight (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM | 8,938 Views
I ordered some receivers from these guys and they had it shipped out the same day!!! How awesome is that?? check the out!!
Posted by gooniac33 | Oct 12, 2015 @ 11:42 AM | 6,059 Views
Nic Lechner (aka Nerdnic) and I did a how to video this weekend. I have been complimented on my super silent EDFs or Electric Ducted Fans which power electric RC jet models. Most of these fans come from the factory without the proper balancing which makes them sound and feel horrible! This 18 min video shows you the method that I use to balance my fans... Quick and easy is the way that I like to do it!! take a look!!

How To Balance an EDF (18 min 3 sec)

Posted by gooniac33 | Jul 30, 2010 @ 03:09 PM | 7,432 Views
I didn't realize that I could! More to come...