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Posted by Roen | Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:52 AM | 2,974 Views
So here I am on another 12 hour "watch" again with my squadron with nothing much to do but look after our jets or specifically F/A-18C Hornets in the hangar and the flightline. I decided to bring along with me my Exceed RC F/A-18F Super Hornet for a paint touch up and some servos that need to be fixed.

I decided to bring my jet out to the hangar and post pictures alongside the full size legacy Hornets. Kinda like 'mini me' type of thing when placed beside the full size counterparts.

No worries. I don't plan on flying this jet in WITHIN this airbase where I'm at, namely NAS Oceana. AMA and FAA regulations does prohibit the use of any radio control flying aircraft in within 3 miles of any operating airfield without proper permission from proper authorities.
Posted by Roen | Jan 14, 2013 @ 12:12 AM | 3,105 Views
Hello all. I just thought I'd share what I have been up to in the RC flying world.

I have recently installed a set of custom lights kit on my Exceed RC F/A-18F Super Hornet. Added the usual navigation lights and the scale triple blink strobe anti-collision lights as seen on the real 'Rhinos'. It's about as close to scale as I can get it. The real Super Hornet's triple blink strobes would have a 3 second delay in between the flashes.

Exceed RC F/A-18F Maxilights demo (1 min 1 sec)

Also, I have recently purchased a new ExceedRC Concept X kit all customized to my specs.

It's equipped with a 4S 14.8V 3000mah Turnigy battery, 80A FlyFun Opto ESC, ExceedRC 3V/5A BEC, 4 Detrum 9g servos plus a stock servo off my old plane for the rudder, and ultimately my new 64mm RCLander DPS/MBS 10-blade 3300KV EDF unit pulling about 67A at 1420 watts.

These pictures were taken while I was on "watch" at work in my Navy squadron VFA-87. Decided to bring my jet along with me to finish up on the paint sealant I was working on before leaving the house. Can't wait to bring it up in the air when weather permits.