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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 07, 2014 @ 08:39 PM | 17,152 Views
Here's a model I've been flying for quite some time. I was fortunate to fly the prototype from Motion RC during developmental testing and I knew right away, I would buy this jet. What a fantasic foamy EDF that looks the part and performs! Everytime I fly it, I'm thinking of the film, Flight of the Intruder which I saw in the theater.

I detailed the exhaust, weapons, landing gear and nose. My good friend Brent (Corsair Nut) added the weathering.

- 12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with 3530-1750KV brushless outrunner motor produces realistic jet turbine sound and an incredible 6 lbs of thrust
- Composite fan blades combined with metal EDF housing make the A6 AMA compliant (the fan blades themselves are NOT metal, so there are no flying restrictions)
- Super scale details include two hand painted pilots, full instrument panel, refueling probe, scale drop tanks, airfoil panel lines, and complete USS Forrestal graphics package
- Optional weapons set can be added for increased realism
- 80 Amp Hobbywing ESC with 5A BEC
- Electronic retractable landing gear with all metal shock-absorbing struts
- Steerable, shock absorbing nose gear for enhanced ground maneuverability
- Full function drop down flaps allow shorter take-off distances and slow, scale landings
- Full function linked horizontal stabilizer/elevator gives incredible climb and descent capability and true to life scale detail
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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 07, 2014 @ 08:13 PM | 15,654 Views
This first time I ever saw the Hawker Hunter was in my favorite film, The Right Stuff. The aircraft was used to represent the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket and for the longest time, I thought it was the Skyrocket with Scott Crossfield flying it. I've learned much since that time but the Hawker Hunter brought that scene to life and I've always enjoyed watching this aircraft fly while station in the UK.

Here's photos of the RC Lander Hawker Hunter from Hobby King.

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Posted by xplaneguy | Aug 07, 2014 @ 07:52 PM | 14,696 Views
During the 90's, I'd made several trips to Italy and had the pleasure of watching the Fiat G-91's in action. On one trip, I was given the opportunity to sit in the aircraft by Italian Air Force maintainers. What a great experience! Once I saw this SebArt G-91, it was a no brainer....pulled the trigger!

Looking forward to getting this bird in the air this Fall.

Photos of Drag Chute deployed:

Wing Span: 46.0"
Weight: 86-88 oz
Length: 54.0"
Servos: 10 (9g) servos installed
Batteries: 6S 5000 mAh
Transmitter: 7 Channel Minimum
Motor: 1750Kv Motor Included
ESC: 85Amp ESC with 5A BEC Included
Fan Unit: 90mm EDF (Included)

All the best,