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Posted by gooniac33 | Sep 02, 2016 @ 04:47 PM | 7,897 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 | 9,171 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 | 9,491 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 | 8,979 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 | 8,344 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 | 8,598 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 | 8,436 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 | 8,968 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 | 8,791 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 | 5,864 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 | 7,286 Views
I didn't realize that I could! More to come...