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Posted by pvtzemerak | Sep 06, 2020 @ 02:23 PM | 3,642 Views
I’ve been out of the RC hobby for quite some time. Corona lockdown has given me lots of extra free time on my hands so I figured it would be a great time to explore getting back into the hobby. I’ve flown everything from indoor F3P to 3D Heli’s, so it was tough to pinpoint the best way to get back into the hobby- until I came across my old, beat up superfly I bought back in 2009. I remember how much of a blast this thing was to fly, and how durable it was- no matter how many times I dumb-thumbed it- I was always able to hot glue it back together. I estimated having over 1200 flights on the beat up, dusty frame over the course of 6 years. So I sent Jeff an email and to my suprise, he was still able to cut kits. Rather than gut the old electronics, I wanted to start fresh.

My setup is as follows:
  • Microdan 1845kv spinning an APC 8x4E
  • Turnigy plush-32 30A ESC
  • Turnigy DMC809 Brushless Metal Gear Servos
  • Tattu 3s 850mAh 45C lipos
  • Spektrum DX8G2 W/ AR6600 Rx

Building this kit is an absolute joy. The entire kit goes together with hot glue. For paint I broke out my old airbrush and used transparent createx paint. My airbrushing skills drastically declined over the years, but am happy with how it turned out. I opted to ditch the Z-bend control linkages and built my own pushrods with 4mm carbon rods and 2.5mm ball links.

Flight report:
What an absolute blast this ship is to fly. The range of performance of this design is outstanding. From full throttle flyby's to...Continue Reading
Posted by pvtzemerak | Apr 16, 2013 @ 05:16 PM | 4,538 Views
Here is my First 3D flight with the Fury 55. Once i got the engine tuned in, i decided to try and put it through some mild 3D. I still am having problems with Tail-Down Hurricanes. The tail wants to kick out, My Vbar tail gain is at 92%. There are some things i might try:
  • Tighten Belt
  • Move Vbar Unit
  • Swap 95mm Tail Blades to 105mm Tail Blades
  • Tighten tail blade grips
I have a log for the Fury 55 here:

Fury 55 Flybarless (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by pvtzemerak | May 09, 2012 @ 09:37 PM | 5,279 Views
Hello Rcgroup'ers,
This is the build log of my Miniature Aircraft Fury 55, my first helicopter.. ever. It is also my first nitro model ever. I have about 2-3 years of Sim experience, i mastered all hovering, and flight orientations. I wanted to jump to a .50 size heli because ive been doing so much indoor flying, i miss being out on a nice summers day with a machiene that is meant for flying outdoors, unlike a foamy. Anyway, the build has been increadibly smooth with no problems. I'll edit this blog as i go along. But here is my setup:
Miniature Aircraft Fury 55 FBL kit
  • O.S .50 SX-H Hyper Engine
  • Curtis Youngblood Enterprises Mp5 50 SB muffler
  • Align DS610 servos on cyclic + Throttle
  • Outrage BL 9188HV servos on tail
  • Mikado Full size Vbar 5.2
  • Edge 603mm FBL blades.
  • Guided by Spektrum Dx8
Posted by pvtzemerak | Mar 17, 2012 @ 01:09 PM | 5,123 Views
New Sultimate V2:
  • Hacker A10-9L
  • CastleCreations Pheonix 10A
  • Futaba S3114's all around
  • Ar6110
  • Guided by a Spektrum Dx8
I used T-rex 250 ball links for the ailerons. This is a new-ish trend in the indoor scene, and it works alot better than z-bends. I have no play whatsoever using these. In the past when i used the Z-bends, i would always geta tiny bit of play in the ailerons. Also, i find the Ball links alot easier to setup rather than the z-bends.
Posted by pvtzemerak | Mar 21, 2011 @ 07:28 PM | 5,687 Views
Here is the latest design, a simple SU-29 with modified control surfaces. I havn't tested the model yet. Other than doing basic 3D, my goal for this model is a fast/ consistant roll rate to fit my style of flying. While i enjoy all aspects of 3D flight, i like rolling manuevers more than anything, rolling harriers, rolling loops, rolling harrier spin, ect ect.
Anyway, here are pics in Solidworks, hope to be able to print out soon, and get it flying.
Posted by pvtzemerak | Aug 28, 2010 @ 09:31 AM | 7,830 Views
Hey guys,
Over the last indoor season, all i heard about was Rj's new Mx2 and how awesome it is and ect. At first, i didnt care for it. I loved my Donuts Models Sultimate more than any other foamie
So, after soo many people were suggesting me to get, i said screw it, and ordered one up for the beggining of indoor season.
As for the build, its one of the easiest foamies to build, i had no trouble putting it together.
My current setup is:
  • Hacker A10-9L swinging a GWS 8x4.3- great power combo
  • Turnigy 12A esc; made it lighter by removing covering, shortening wires
  • Futaba S3114 servos all around- amazing servos.
  • Ar6110e w/ removed case to save weight.

So as of now i got around 20 flights on it, WOW i should of bought this thing awhile ago. very precise in KE flight, yet it will preform all the manuevers you want. Rolling circles, rolling loops, blenders, KE spins (wich i LOVE), rolling harrier spins, this Mx2 can do it all!
I highly suggest if you dont have one, to get one, even two for this upcoming indoor season.

Here are some build pics & video
Fancy Foam Mx2 (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by pvtzemerak | Mar 02, 2010 @ 07:49 PM | 6,492 Views
Heres some pictures of my Breeze Bipe designed by racerxky.

Alright, got my Breeze Done Today. It came out pretty nice! So after checking everything, i took it out of a quick flight. After getting in 2 trim passes or so, i tried pulling some rolls. Pretty nice model! I havnt put it through any sequences yet, my flight lasted only 2-3minutes because it started to rain
Thanks for the Awesome Design Racer! Great [email protected]
Heres My Set-up
  1. TURNIGY 2204-14T 19g Outrunner Motor
  2. GWS 8 x 4DD prop
  3. E-flite 9A ESC
  4. X2 HXT 500 ( for elevator and rudder)
  5. X1 Futaba S3114 ( for Aileron)
  6. Spektrum Ar6300 "Nanolite" Reciever
  7. Dualsky Xpower 2s 7.4V 300mah Lipo

Cant wait to get another flight!

Posted by pvtzemerak | Feb 10, 2010 @ 11:54 PM | 6,882 Views
Finished the airframe for the matchless juka.. So far so good.
As of tonight, all i got done was setting the servos up, power system will be the following..
  • HXT 24 gram 1700kv "Blue wonder"
  • Turnigy plush 12A ESC
  • X2 HXT 500 Servos ( for Ailerons)
  • X1 Futaba S3114 Servo ( for elevator)
  • X1 HXT 500 Servo ( for Rudder)
  • Ar6100e
  • Rhino 2s 360mah packs