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Posted by bwoollia | Sep 15, 2012 @ 09:58 PM | 4,806 Views
Posted by bwoollia | Sep 09, 2012 @ 09:25 PM | 5,209 Views

I picked up one of these little planes to toss in the back of the car. What a great little flyer! The AS3X system provides great stability and allows the plane to fly in the wind as well as a bit of 3D capability.

You don't see it in this video, but my rudder servo failed on the first flight. Apparently there was a bad batch of "bricks" installed in some of these models. The nice thing about Horizon Hobby products is the first class customer service - they sent me a new brick no charge which I was able to replace myself.
Posted by bwoollia | Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:19 PM | 5,022 Views
The RTR Impulse 26 is a great little boat - but it's a bit pokey for my tastes. I did a little research and found a suitable 3S power combo - the Turnigy ADS400L 3700kv motor driven by the Birdie 70A Boat ESC.

What a difference the brushless power makes! I recorded a 49km/h top speed (around 30mph) which made the boat a real blast. I was impressed with the hull's stability as well. Even in the mild chop it held pretty steady.

I was pretty happy with the 70A Birdie ESC, except there was no reverse! Not much need for it at these speeds however.



Posted by bwoollia | Aug 08, 2012 @ 12:50 AM | 4,930 Views
Posted by bwoollia | Jun 29, 2012 @ 08:22 AM | 5,153 Views
Posted by bwoollia | Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:30 AM | 5,390 Views
Well, it works! The wing warping is a success. The model has positive (if slow) roll control. The model did crash on this flight, but it was unrelated to the warping mechanism. My cowl came loose and caused some vibration, eventually the motor mount pulled away from the model.

Posted by bwoollia | Jun 16, 2012 @ 11:57 PM | 5,063 Views
Posted by bwoollia | May 24, 2012 @ 05:46 PM | 5,168 Views