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Posted by xplaneguy | May 29, 2014 @ 08:37 PM | 14,977 Views
Here's some photos of the Freewing F-86. This jet is a must for any F-86 Fan. I'm flying it on a 6S 60C 4000mAh battery. Flight times are 4 minutes.

Features:
•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 F86 AMA compliant (the fan blades themselves are NOT metal, so there are no flying restrictions)
•Super scale details include hand painted pilots, scale drop tanks, machine gun turrets, airfoil panel lines, and super detailed USAF "Jolley Roger" graphics package
•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
•Independently controlled elevators allow perfect trim and more responsive climb and descent capability
•Drop tanks are connected via rare earth magnets to allow easy attachment and detactment
•Carbon spars and EPO foam construction provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
•Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
•Outrunner motor, servos, ESC and EDF come pre-installed for your convenience.

Best,
Tony
Posted by xplaneguy | May 16, 2014 @ 05:54 PM | 15,138 Views
Here' s a bunch of photos of my Freewing A-10 which I'm flying on a 4S 3300 mAh battery. Too much fun!

Features:
•Ultra-scale design including US Air Force graphics, hand-painted pilot, detailed cockpit, machine guns, bombs, drop tanks
•Twin 64mm EDFs powered by two 2836-3500KV motors produces over 1700grams of thrust
•Electronic retractable main landing gear and retractable steerable nose gear both with metal trunnions
•Flaps ready (just add two 9g servos) for quick take-offs and slow, scale landings
•Metal gear servos for strength, precision, and long life
•Twin 40A ESCs are housed in a special compartment designed for effective cooling
•Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
•Brushless motor, ESC and servos come pre-installed

All the best,
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Posted by xplaneguy | May 16, 2014 @ 05:10 PM | 13,449 Views
There's nothing better than sharing the hobby with good friends! In this case, how about giving a model to a good friend?

After I received my Durafly P-51 'Old Crow', my good friend Brent Hecht (Corsair Nut) stated that he really wanted to get one but he had just been through a tough medical situation recently, which put spare change for models on hold for a while. My first Durafly P-51D Ferocious Frankie (FF) was collecting dust and needed a good home, so I gave it to Brent knowing that he would not only appreciated it but would make it his own....he did! Shortly after delivering the model to his home, he went to work filling, sanding and repainting Ferocious Frankie as Glamorous Glen III. Brent and I are both fans of Gen. Chuck Yeager and his model is a stunning tribute to this great American Hero.......our Hero!

Here's photos of both models together. Again, nothing better than friends sharing the joy of model aviation with one another.

All the best,
Tony