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Posted by bwoollia | Oct 23, 2010 @ 04:36 AM | 3,859 Views
Posted by bwoollia | Oct 21, 2010 @ 01:40 PM | 4,356 Views
What an awesome jet! The maiden was nearly flawless - I put a bit of up-trim as a precaution but ended up taking it all out - zero trim required. More than enough power on 5S with the 28L56 motor, it went vertical until I started losing sight (the jet weighs almost exactly 2kg, or 4lbs 6oz).

Frank was along as tech support and brought his T-33, unfortunately his suffered a flameout just off the bungee launcher and went into the bushes - he tells me his repairs should be complete by now (he was fortunate to lose only a tip tank)

The two T-33s:

Planes with their pilots:
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Posted by bwoollia | Sep 19, 2010 @ 01:11 AM | 3,445 Views
One more video. Starting to get this sucker dialed in. The biggest issue I had earlier was the thrustline - lots of pitching down at high power settings, especially at low airspeed when the elevators are ineffective. I put a bunch of up thrust in which seems to really help. There is still some interaction, I'm going to add a bit more for next time.

I'm not really sure how to measure it - there isn't much to use as a reference. I'll see what I can work out. Of course your mileage may vary - with a 60mm fan, the thrustline will be lower and you probably won't need as much up thrust.

Here's the video of the latest flight. This one is using the club launcher, which is much lower to the ground than Frank's, so you spend much of the launch in ground effect. Watch this video, you won't be disappointed!

Posted by bwoollia | Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:16 PM | 3,893 Views
My latest jet. This is a trainer (with 1000W of power mind you) from Velocity-RC. Flies great!

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Posted by bwoollia | Aug 29, 2010 @ 03:27 AM | 3,578 Views
A quick video of my buddy's Astro Hog. Sweet little flier!

Posted by bwoollia | Jul 28, 2010 @ 09:19 PM | 3,233 Views
Some nauseating onboard footage from my 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP. This was taken with an $8 808 keychain camera with a 0.67X macro lens for cellphone cameras hot-glued to to it.

Posted by bwoollia | Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:42 PM | 4,471 Views
Here's a video with a quick review and flight demo of the HK 250-GT. For more info check out the RC Groups thread here:

HK 250-GT Review & Flight Demonstration (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Jul 12, 2010 @ 04:12 PM | 3,314 Views
Here is some footage sent to me by Velocity-RC. Lots 'o power in these fans!

Velocity-RC WM400MK2 and WM300 EDF Testing (1 min 18 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Jul 09, 2010 @ 02:10 PM | 3,864 Views
A flight with my latest addition.

HK 250-GT - Flight with Eyeglass Cam (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:01 PM | 3,174 Views
Some video of an Alfa F-86, Juno-RC Tsunami (electric) and a SebArt Wind.

Weekend Flying - Alpha F-86 EDF, Tsunami and SebArt Wind (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Jun 10, 2010 @ 12:58 AM | 5,070 Views
Here's my newest model - bought used though. Awesome plane!

3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP Flight with PIP (6 min 35 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Jun 09, 2010 @ 01:21 AM | 4,470 Views
Went in backwards this afternoon. Lost it in the sun - didn't get my orientation back in time. However, the damage was minimal based on the angle it went in...
Posted by bwoollia | Jun 07, 2010 @ 01:37 AM | 4,848 Views
This is Franks Boogie Hawk. This is the most spectacular EDF that I have ever seen in person. This model will pull up to 112A on 5S - just over 2000W! We dopplered it at 124mph during the filming of this video (the audio was from another source closer to the pass). This model is available from Velocity-RC at

Velocity-RC Boogie Hawk (4 min 44 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | May 18, 2010 @ 04:28 PM | 3,470 Views
Velocity-RC T-33 EDF (6 min 27 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | May 13, 2010 @ 02:00 PM | 3,632 Views
Now that the sun is shining and the wind is calming down (somewhat) we can call the indoor season over. But it was a lot of fun - this video is all about the highlights of this past season. Mostly crashes, some other stuff thrown in there as well. Enjoy!

Crash Compilation - the Best of the Indoor Season '09-'10 (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Apr 18, 2010 @ 02:16 PM | 3,239 Views
This is pretty funny.

Funniest Indoor RC Video Ever (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by bwoollia | Apr 12, 2010 @ 10:30 PM | 6,032 Views
Here's a video of one of our local fliers' models - the motor is a special treat!

1/5 Scale PT-12C Biplane with Radial Engine (9 min 1 sec)