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Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 14, 2019 @ 01:31 AM | 1,379 Views
In 1080p 60fps - A flight with my Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet.

Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet Performance Flight (4 min 5 sec)

"Does the color of the sky mean anything special to you? It does to me.. a hell of a lot. When I close my eyes, the sky in my dreams.. is a deep, dark blue.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Hitec Energy Sport 40-Amp ESC w/ 2-Amp SBEC (Replaced defective stock 40-Amp ESC).
3) Custom-painted Freewing F/A-18 64mm EDF Jet Wingtip Pylons.
4) Minwax Semi-Gloss Finish Polycrylic Spray Coated Airframe.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver (LM0033)
Rates Used: 93% Aileron with 24% Expo / 90% Elevator with 30% Expo / 100% Steering with 6% Expo
Control Rod Placement: Outer holes on both Servo and Horn ends.
Center of Gravity: 63mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 20 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.15 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 29%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Brad L.
Music: "Faceless Soldier" - Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:47 AM | 834 Views
In 1080p 60fps - This is a Video Capture Challenge Flight of my Durafly EFXtra 975mm Racer.

Durafly EFXtra 975mm Racer - Video Capture Challenge 4S Flight (5 min 26 sec)

My friend Brad had been looking forward to the challenge of capturing my old Durafly EFXtra "Bolt" on video this past weekend. He's been taking excellent footage of my EDF jets, but the EFXtra is a completely different animal to capture well (if at all) on video. This is also his first experience seeing an EFXtra up close in action.

Will Brad manage to keep his video target locked? Stay tuned!

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver "LM0033"
Stabilizer Gains: 9 O’Clock Setting on all Axis-es
Master Gain: +0
Rates Used: 100%-Aileron / 40% Expo, 100%-Elevator / 25% Expo, 100-Rudder, 0% Expo
Propeller: Stock 7x6.5 2-Blade
Additional Modifications: Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Protective Coating (2 Coats)
Battery: Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C (241 grams)
Battery Positioning: Full Forward
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 4 Minutes, 18 Seconds
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.22 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.81 / Cell) at 34%

ADDITIONAL INFO

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Brad L.
Music: "Siren's Song" - Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 07, 2019 @ 04:47 PM | 1,334 Views
In 1080p 60fps - This is a performance flight of my FMS F-15 Eagle V2 64mm EDF Jet.

FMS F-15 Eagle V2 64mm EDF Jet Performance Flight (4 min 29 sec)

Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C, weighing in at 241 grams. The CG was set to 95mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Flight Timer was set to 3:40 minutes. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter. Two coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic were applied to the entire airframe for increased paint durability. Aside from this, no additional modifications were added from stock.

This is an FMS "predecessor" jet that I've had for a while now and also enjoy taking to the flying field quite often, before later acquiring the EFlite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF Jet BNF Basic version (which was to be Eflite's "successor" model) just released this past year. Both versions are identical in specs and performance, with the only exception of differing brand electronics and paint scheme.

For whatever reason, it just occurred to me that I didn't have a video of my FMS F-15 Eagle.. that is, until Brad managed to capture this quality footage from one of my fun flights. Well-deserved and long overdue for such an excellent model. I hope you enjoy the video!

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP INFO:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
Lemon RX Gain Settings: Aileron - 9:30 O'Clock / Nose Gear Steering - 10 O'Clock / Elevator - 9:30 O'Clock
Master Gain Setting: +0
Center of Gravity: 95mm from leading edge of...Continue Reading