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Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 29, 2017 @ 01:47 PM | 7,357 Views
Happy Holidays! While staying over at my parent’s house in Cali during my Christmas Vacation, I received a wonderful Christmas present – the Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang. This is a perfect go-to UMX plane to keep at my parent’s place while vacationing so that I could have something to fly at their local grass park whenever I visit them. I had also brought my trusty Spektrum DX6 (now my secondary transmitter) on my trip to Cali, just in case flying RC during my vacation became an option. Here is the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang.

Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang Maiden Flight - 2017 Cali Christmas Vacation Plane (2 min 57 sec)

I had challenged my Mom to record this on my iPhone 6. Please keep in mind that she does not know anything about RC and has never seen me fly an RC aircraft in person before, so recording this very small plane was very difficult for her (I actually had to edit out a good portion of the footage as at one point she had lost sight of the plane completely, lol). Overall, I think she did a wonderful job! And the Mustang (as most Mustangs do) flew beautifully and predictably out of the box with no surprises.. just a sweetheart of a plane, perfect for vacations. All recorded and edited during my Christmas Vacation with my iPhone 6, using the app Videoshop.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Clear Tape Protective Film on Leading Edges of Main Wing, Nose Undercarriage, and Intake Undercarriage

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Rates Used: 100%-Aileron / 0% Expo, 100%-Elevator / 3% Expo, 100%-Rudder, 0% Expo
Battery: E flite 280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo
Throttle Timer: 5 Minutes

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Video Editor: Videoshop for iPhone
Cameraman: Mom

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 12, 2017 @ 11:24 AM | 7,701 Views
This is the first 4S Test Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF.

Hobbyking Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S-Powered Test Flight (4 min 34 sec)

As I thoroughly enjoyed the flight characteristics of the RocHobby Swift and Durafly EFXtra, I decided to get my Durafly Me 163 Komet up to speed as well. I was definitely in for a surprise when I made the switch to 4S, as I now consider this plane to be ridiculously fast for its size. More fine-tuning with the rates / throws will be required on future flights as the controls are a lot more sensitive on 4S speeds.

Using the Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC / APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller setup and powered by a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C, I measured 38.1-amps max static with 586 watts on the Eflite Power Meter. The Nerf Vortex Whistle adds a unique sound during flight and was installed by drilling a hole on the circular canopy hatch indent and is secured by GE Type II Silicone. The Pretty Woman Designer Nails Set: Stiletto Shape / Long Length that I found at Walmart are also the perfect shape to protect the vulnerable painted foam wing tip bumps that are commonly scratched during landings, and are glued on with Loctite 5-Minute Epoxy. Lastly, the airframe finish is protected with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic.

MULTIMEDIA:

Hobbyking Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF (Red Edition): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/durafly-...m-pnf-red.html

RC Groups Durafly ME-163 Komet Main Thread: https://www....Continue Reading