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Posted by vtach688 | Jun 24, 2019 @ 08:02 AM | 3,758 Views
Hi everyone, got a teaser trailer for the edge 540t. Iíll have a review vid up soon. Thanks for watching.




Edge 540 trailer (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | Jun 07, 2019 @ 10:29 AM | 469 Views
Got a new video on the J3 cub with onboard flight footage.





Great Planes J3 Cub ARF (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | Jun 06, 2019 @ 04:23 PM | 484 Views
ok got the new video up ( after making fixes).

Specs

Wingspan 54in
weight 4.2lb
APC 13x8
4s 2200-3300 batteries



The Yak 54 (3 min 47 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | May 29, 2019 @ 09:14 PM | 771 Views
Just put up a new video and short review of the E Flite Extra 300 1.3

E Flite Extra 300 (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | May 15, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 675 Views
Hi everyone.

Now Iím partial here to balsa planes and just like the way they fly. My foam planes usually consists of planes like the E Flite timber and are fun. I did some research and wanted a 3D/ IMAC trainer.

Well I went to my local hobby store and picked up the Extra 300. The quality is nice and assembly was super fast. The longest part was waiting for the 5 min epoxy to dry on the rudder hinge and tail wheel.

I was most impressed with the superb flying characteristics. I would say itís very close to my larger Hangar 9 Sbach 60. It will do the beginner IMAC schedule with no problem and more. Inverted flight is spot on and it tracks great. It has good power on a 3s 2200 mAh and much more power with the 4s set up, the 3300 mAh gives me more flight time (5-6min) and balances the plane well. There was no issues with the CG with either battery set up.

On the watt meter I got 800-1000 watts with 73-75 amps with the 13x6 prop and 60-62 amps with an APC 12x6, which I like better. Just a side note, two other members of my club have the same plane with a stock set up and they both got 73-75 amps with 1100 watts. So thinking itís the C rating on the batteries.

Iíll be doing a video on the plane soon on my YouTube channel, RC Aldrin. So check that out Iíll put a link below. Thereís a trailer for the extra, just a short teaser so to speak.


E Flite Extra 300 1.3m (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | May 14, 2019 @ 05:31 PM | 717 Views
Hi everyone, I have a new YouTube channel dedicated to the RC hobby. Iíll be posting more videos soon. I plan on doing vids focusing on the fun side of the sport, reviews, and promoting the hobby. Check it out, subscribe, and add your comments. I put up the 1st video and more to come. Enjoy and thanks for watching.


Hereís the link

Testing the GoPro 7 at MARKS (3 min 10 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | Apr 05, 2019 @ 08:51 AM | 995 Views
I was looking for a Cub as my next project and was looking for a kit, but I came across this ARF on Amazon. I've built and flown the Great Planes .40 kit back in the 90's and loved it. So here are some detail of the ARF. This is the fabric covered version and looks pretty scale.

Great Planes GPMA1310
Wingspan: 81 in (2055 mm)
Wing Area: 984 in≤ (63.5 dm≤)
Weight: 8.5 lb (3.86 kg)
Wing Loading: 19.9 oz/ft≤ (61 g/dm≤)
Fuselage Length: 49 in (1245 mm)
Requires: 2-stroke .40-.65 cu in (6.5-10.5 cc) or 4 stroke .52-.70 (8.0-11.5 cc)

I chose to go electric and used a Rimfire 55 motor and 60A esc with 6s 4000 mAh battery, with a 5A bec.

The assembly was straight forward and no issues where found. It has a one piece wing with two servos for the ailerons ( nice because you can mix in flap-arons ). I use standard Hitec HS 311 servos all around, a ZTW 60A esc, and hobby king flight batteries. I also put on the bigger Kavan 5in wheels, they where a lot lighter than the Dubro's and it makes it look way cool (IMO)

I fabricated a door to change out the flight batteries.

The plane flies great! Flies like a Cub, it will ground loop so you have to walk the rudder (like the real airplane), and rudder input is needed on turns ( to make it look scale). I first put on a 15x4 Xoar prop and she flew slow, and steady, doing nice lazy 8's and stall turns. The 13x6 APC flew it more sporty with loops, rolls, and simple maneuvers. It flies well at 30% power.

I put it on the watt meter and had 800-1000 watts @ 35 amps with the 13x6 APC, with a 70% charge on a 30c batt. I haven't checked the 15x4 prop. It also had 50% charge left after a 7 min flight. The 15x4 prop drained the battery quicker ( 15% left after a 6 min flight). Over all I'm very happy with the plane.

here's link to the short youtube video.

J3 Cub (1 min 21 sec)



Great Planes J3 Cub ARF (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by vtach688 | Sep 22, 2018 @ 12:12 PM | 2,122 Views
Itís been over 10 years since I last built a kit and about that long since Iíve flown. Now I have time to do both and thought I would start up again. Iíve always loved building and thought that I would start with a kit.

I chose the Sig Kobra kit because of the quality of their kits and they are just a builders kit, inMy opinion.

I am building it as an electric using a 3s 2200 batt. Other than that Iím going to build it as per the plans.