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Posted by djmoose | Jan 22, 2022 @ 01:20 PM | 3,622 Views
This part 1 of episode 3 will prepare the horns and servo pockets for the ailerons and flaps. I'll explain how to prepare the surfaces and hardware as well as getting out the epoxy for the first time in the build.

How to install the Aileron / Flap Horns and Servo pockets on the CYModel 84" Lavochkin La-7 ARF (12 min 17 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Dec 16, 2021 @ 08:19 PM | 8,530 Views
Here's the first episode where I'll unbox the La-7 and show all of the pieces parts. If you ever wanted to know how a CYModel is currently packaged, check it out.

I am not trying to sell these...I'm merely documenting what I can about this model. I'm trying to show everything that I'd like to know if possible before buying the model.


CYModel 84" Lavochkin La-7 ARF - Unboxing (19 min 5 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Oct 23, 2021 @ 09:45 AM | 24,991 Views
The last few steps are to get the front of the plane ready to go. Let's mount the exhaust stacks and cowling.

Install the Cowling & Exhaust - Phoenix Model 20cc 68" Mitsubishi Zero ARF (9 min 25 sec)

"The first engine upgrade came with the introduction of the A6M3 (Model 32). The new model utilized a Nakajima Sakae-21 engine. The Sakae-21 was also an air-cooled radial with 14 cylinders in a double row producing 1130hp at 2750rpm. The new engine also incorporated a two-speed supercharger for better high-altitude performance. The powerplant had a down-flow carburetor and a redesigned cowling to incorporate the air intake at the top/center of the engine cowling."
"The new engine was used on the Model 32, Model 22, and Model 52."
"Some slight changes were made to the engine after the A6M5 (Model 52) was introduced. The most noticeable visual difference was that individual exhaust pipes replaced the older grouped exhaust pipes on each side. This allowed additional thrust to be generated by the engine exhaust, but required a redesign of the cowl flaps and additional heat shielding for the fuselage."
D'Angina, James. "Powerplants." Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp. 17.
Posted by djmoose | Oct 15, 2021 @ 03:43 PM | 32,128 Views
Here are flights #5 and #6 on the airframe. Getting all the kinks worked out. Sorry for the "boring" flights but I like to break them in nice and slow.

2 Quick flights and landings - Black Horse Gilmore 92" 60cc ARF - Electric - Dualsky GA6000 on 12S (7 min 37 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Oct 07, 2021 @ 08:20 PM | 11,993 Views
After going over Japanese WWII aircraft tail codes, we'll take care of everything in tail...horizontal stab, elevators, rudder, servos, linkages...and finish with the tail wheel.

Install Elevators, Rudder, and servos on the Phoenix Model 20cc 68" Mitsubishi Zero ARF - Tail Codes (10 min 0 sec)

"The tail unit was of all-metal construction except for the rudder and elevators, which were fabric covered. The tail fin formed an integral part with the rear fuselage, while the horizontal tail surfaces were attached just above the fuselage centerline.
Each elevator had a metal trim tab that could be controlled by the pilot, but the rudder trim tab could only be adjusted on the ground."
Jackson, Robert. "Technical Descriptions: Tail." Combat Legend Mitsubishi Zero, The Crowood Press Ltd, 2005, pp. 89.
Posted by djmoose | Oct 01, 2021 @ 07:36 AM | 12,714 Views
Let's install the ailerons, aileron servos, flaps, flap servos, and show you the flap hinges. Finally, we'll cut out the wheel wells and install the retracts and strut covers.

Install Ailerons, Flaps, and retracts on the Phoenix Model 20cc 68" Wingspan Mitsubishi AM6 Zero ARF (8 min 12 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Sep 24, 2021 @ 08:05 AM | 16,591 Views
Here's the first episode of a video series where I'll be putting together the 20cc Phoenix Model A6M2 Zero. We'll also visit a REAL Nakajima-built Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force™ at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH.

Unboxing of the Phoenix Model 20cc 68" Wingspan Mitsubishi AM6 Zero ARF (14 min 53 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Sep 17, 2021 @ 06:56 AM | 10,775 Views
I wanted to make a short video to show the details of these really nice padded wing bags from Extreme Flight RC. I'll unbox and go over the features to give you an idea of what is available if you're in the market for a set of nice wing bags for your favorite model airplane.
50cc Padded Wing Bags -
35cc Padded Wing Bags -

Extreme Flight RC Padded Wing Bags - Unbox and Review - 50cc and 30cc (6 min 1 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Sep 13, 2021 @ 04:37 PM | 14,210 Views
My good friend Glen from sent me one of his BenchTop stands to unbox and review on camera.

Hand-made RC planes bench-top stand. Top-quality, made from Baltic Birch plywood with quality hardware. Works well for medium (30 cc) to large (120 cc) RC planes. Fully adjustable arms and slings, the top of the arms have Velcro with a Velcro one wrap strap so you can adjust them as you move the arms in and out for a snug fit to your fuselage. The sides are removable with 1 screw.
BenchTop Model Product Page - Benchtop Model Stand Unbox and Setup (8 min 17 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:21 AM | 20,984 Views
If you're curious about the 301 piece Anderson Powerpole kit from, here is a quick video showing the kit, and crimping a 3S pack to allow for easy conversion to 6S via series connections.

How to Crimp Anderson Powerpole Connectors - Kit Unboxing and Demo - Powerwerx (9 min 39 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Aug 19, 2021 @ 08:20 PM | 36,927 Views
Want to see what you need to do to utilize this digital scale for your RC aircraft?

How to measure for the Xicoy Digital Weight and Balance Meter - Unbox and Demo (11 min 47 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Aug 19, 2021 @ 08:18 PM | 28,449 Views
Do you want some clear pictures of this 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF? Are you thinking of pulling the trigger? Here is a backyard video shoot of my finished (pre-flight) model purchased from @MotionRC.

Glamour & Style - Video Shoot - Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion 50cc ARF - Wedell-Williams Model 44 (7 min 22 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Aug 09, 2021 @ 07:51 AM | 13,140 Views
My last Gilmore build video is live. ESC mount and finishing touches including applying decals. Enjoy!

How to Apply Decals - 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF - Finishing Touches (16 min 24 sec)

"In Burbank, (Don) Young painted Turner's plane in Gilmore colors, finishing the job a few hours before lift-off. The cream-colored racer looked spectacular accented with red trim, the Gilmore Oil Company's red lion, and a black race number 121." - Wedell-Williams Air Service page 53
Posted by djmoose | Jun 20, 2021 @ 08:12 AM | 38,592 Views
Mounting the Dualsky GA6000.9 motor, painting the false radial engine, and mounting the cowl is what's in this next episode of my 92" Black Horse Gilmore ARF from MotionRC. Enjoy!

How to install the motor, cowl, and paint the radial - 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF - Build (10 min 26 sec)

"Pratt & Whitney supplied the powerplants, Wasp Jr. engines with 985 cubic inches of displacement. The factory beefed up and supercharged the engines with high-compression pistons and individual stacks for less back pressure. In 1932, the manufacturer rated them as follows: 525 horsepower at 2,200 revolutions per minute and 550 horsepower at 2,300 RPM when racing." - Wedell-Williams Air Service page 34

"The engine cowl for the Model 44s was a NACA-type provided by Hill Aircraft Streamliners. The full pressure cowl created a venturi effect at the trailing edge for the exhaust to exit the stacks. Turner's cowl tapered slightly more inward at the trailing edge than the other two. " - Wedell-Williams Air Service page 35
Posted by djmoose | Apr 30, 2021 @ 04:17 PM | 7,409 Views
Let's attach the rudder and elevator with Robart pin hinges in the same fashion as we did with the ailerons. We'll also install the respective servos and pushrods to connect everything up.

How to attach the Rudder and Elevators on the 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF (12 min 12 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Apr 24, 2021 @ 08:02 AM | 9,947 Views
How to attach the Landing Gear of the 2350mm Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion - Wedell-Williams 44 (11 min 40 sec)

I'll show you how to attach the landing gear and tail wheel in this episode. Also, a special bonus, I ordered the extra set of wheel pants from @MotionRC and there was a pleasant surprise of an extra spare piece I was not expecting. Check out the end of the video to see what it was!

About the real NR61Y:
"The gear was attached at the wing root area, projecting outward at an angle of 10 degrees to prevent them from buckling inward. The gear struts were attached to the wheel axle on the inside of the wheel so that the wheels and covering were parallel to the vertical plane or Z-axis. These factors allowed for an enhanced performance in crosswind landings. Goodrich low-pressure tired provided shock absorption." - page 29 - Wedell-Williams Air Service

About NR536V (#92 Miss New Orleans)
No. 92 would also be a Model 44 with outward appearance very similar to NR-278V. However, the landing gear legs extended from the wings in almost a straight line while No. 44 angled out a bit.
Posted by djmoose | Apr 16, 2021 @ 04:41 PM | 9,644 Views
Available at Legend Hobby:

Enjoy this relaxing montage of videos and photos of this beautiful Seagull Perestroika. You might think I went a bit overboard...but I had a BLAST creating this mini movie. I hope this conveys how I look at airplanes...and I hope that this shows off the beauty and style of this Reno racer.

Relax with the Seagull Model Reno Air Care Yak-11 - Perestroika Build Finale Mini Movie - Chapter 7 (6 min 47 sec)

Posted by djmoose | Apr 10, 2021 @ 08:13 AM | 9,119 Views
Wing Assembly of the 92" Black Horse Gilmore Red Lion ARF - Wedell-Williams Model 44 - Roscoe Turner (19 min 10 sec)

Let's glue the ailerons with pin hinges, install the servo, measure the pushrod, and run the servo extension in this first build episode of the 92" Gilmore from Black Horse Models and Motion RC!

"Don Young stood at one end of the field. Harry Williams and Roscoe Turner positioned themselves at the opposite end, a distance of one mile. Their stopwatches were synchronized to clock Jimmie's speed. Near the completion of his pass, something went terribly wrong. Aileron flutter or buzz apparently progressed to wing flutter. This caused the left wing to collapse when its guy wires snapped under the stress. The individually operated ailerons, designed by Jimmie, helped him keep the ship from rolling too fast about its own axis. This delayed the inevitable tumbling of the plane and allowed him time to unfasten his seat belt and bail out." - page 32 - Wedell-Williams Air Service
Posted by djmoose | Apr 10, 2021 @ 08:11 AM | 8,967 Views
Complete Walkthrough of the Hitec HFP-30 Servo Programmer (12 min 51 sec)

In depth explanation of the Hitec HFP-30 servo programmer explained and demonstrated for you.

I explain in detail both the servo testing mode and the servo programming mode of the HFP-30 programmer utilizing a Hitec brushless 9831 and one of the newer D-Series D951TW servos. If you're confused on exactly what the sync port does, I'll explain that as well.