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Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 19, 2018 @ 07:46 PM | 6,999 Views
Happy National Aviation Day! This is a windy day footage of my new H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet. Enjoy the flight!

H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet (PNF) - National Aviation Day Flight (4 min 24 sec)

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Custom Elevated Basswood Tray for the Lemon RX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 100% Aileron / 20% Expo, 100% Elevator / 25% Expo, 100% Rudder / 5% Expo
Flap Settings: Pos 0: 100% Flap / 0% Elev, Pos 1: 55% Flap / -4% Elev, Pos 2: 12% Flap / -12% Elev
Center of Gravity: 145mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Admiral 4S 3000mAh 35C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 33 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.17 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 30%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 07, 2018 @ 12:25 PM | 6,830 Views
This is a 4S flight video of my Freewing F-8 Crusader EDF Park Jet, modified from 3S.

Freewing F-8 Crusader 64mm EDF Jet 4S Flight (3 min 45 sec)

I upgraded the stock 30-Amp ESC to a Predator 40-Amp with 3-Amp SBEC and also shortened the ESC wires to scoot the ESC as aft as possible to balance the Crusader to the factory recommended CG. The battery used for the flight is a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C Lipo which is positioned as far back as possible, butted up against the rear foam compartment wall. The 5-blade EDF fan unit and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor are both stock.

Checking in with Motion RC, I was advised that the stock motor and fan are both 4S-capable, but I would need to upgrade the ESC. I’ve been flying my F-8 Crusader on 4S with no issues for a while now after I found the 3S performance to be lacking in power, especially at altitude. I thought I would share my results.

Hope you enjoy the video and flight footage!

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Predator 40-Amp ESC with 3-Amp SBEC
2) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple Coated Airframe: Maximum paint and finish protection.
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy Coated Air Intake: For belly landing abrasion protection.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 85% Aileron / 32% Expo, 100% Elevator / 16% Expo
Battery: Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C
Throttle Timer: 3:10 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 2 Minute(s), 48 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.03 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.76 Volts / Cell) at 22%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS shot on an Action Mount Head Cam

Thanks for watching!