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Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 03, 2015 @ 05:07 PM | 2,359 Views
Here is a shot of my garage holding my foam planes. Still have not given up on flying, but only down to about a half a dozen planes.
Posted by verticalpilot | Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:49 AM | 5,491 Views
I've compiled few landings of my F-14 tomcat so I can watch it over and over and over....

RC F-14 Tomcat landing. (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:29 AM | 5,445 Views
Here are some of my fleet out on the field.

And video of Skylane Cessna 182 maiden from Durafly. I've flipped the flaps down around 1:14 or so, you'll see a jump.

Hobby king Durafly Cessna 182 RC plane Maiden (2 min 14 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Feb 26, 2011 @ 02:30 AM | 5,470 Views
Here is a video of the modded mustang, all I did was to use 3 cell battery with 20A esc and use the best overall prop. 8 x 6e prop will get you about 50mph pitch speed. I should be able to fly for at least 8 min or so on 1300 mah battery.

Now the mustang does unlimited vertical. I can't see very well too far, so I don't go that high.

Modded airfield mustang P-51 800mm series RC warbird. (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Feb 18, 2011 @ 06:41 PM | 4,941 Views
F-14 maiden flight, it flew nice!! The power system seems to work well, of course it doesn't hurt to have more power though.

Blitz RC Art tech F-14 Tomcat modded to 64mm EDF maiden from Banana Hobby (3 min 2 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:05 PM | 5,156 Views
I put 4 bladed prop to my Spitfire and 3 bladed, but bigger prop to the Corsair and flew it this morning. It was not bad, but needs more power from the motor. I may end up using 3cell batt to get power. It's crazy speed at 3 cell shown by Nitroplanes Youtube video, and I think it's too fast at max speed, but you don't need to fly at full throttle (all the time! ).

It looks cool!
Posted by verticalpilot | Feb 07, 2011 @ 01:37 AM | 5,485 Views
This is a cool video of Bf-109 flight on board camera pointed towards front and back. Awesome planes by airfield from Nitroplanes. Nitroplanes have taken care of one problem that I had. I support them, thumbs up.

RC Bf-109 on board cam flight from Nitroplanes by Airfield (3 min 34 sec)

Some pics of my new planes and planes that I crashed already!
Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:24 AM | 5,552 Views
Last one was so fun, I wanted to make an on-board version. I like motorcycle riding, so naturally I like first person view.


RC Motorcycle onboard cam action. (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 11, 2011 @ 12:41 AM | 6,159 Views
I had really fun times w/ this cheap Heng Tai Motorcycle I picked up for $20. I've upgraded just the battery as I didn't want to hack up the chassis/ cover.

I spent some time making this video, it's cool!

Cheap Heng Tai RC Motorcycle action! (1 min 56 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 09, 2011 @ 02:35 AM | 5,654 Views
Just a ground test. Seems good so far!

Art Tech F-14 Tomcat RC planes from Banana Hobby Taxing test. (1 min 6 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 09, 2011 @ 01:15 AM | 5,650 Views
This is another plane I got from Nitroplanes. It looks cool and flies just as nice as others. These are such cool planes!!

Maiden Flight RC Nitroplanes Airfield F4U Corsair 800mm Warbird RC Plane. (1 min 19 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Jan 03, 2011 @ 11:17 PM | 5,468 Views
As my friend who was helping me toss the F-117, it was waay too nose heavy. I was being over zealous and put too heavy battery too far forward.

My friend who took the video didn't edit it! Dang!

Back to rebuilding it...
Posted by verticalpilot | Dec 31, 2010 @ 10:28 PM | 7,419 Views
I put 2 64mm EDF this time on the same fuse with 40A ESCs. It's 750 grams AUW. It should be fairly decent performance. I wanted to toss it today, but it was too windy.

I'll post the flight vid soon, hopefully.
Posted by verticalpilot | Dec 31, 2010 @ 08:21 PM | 7,528 Views
I couldn't resist anymore of the F-14 Tomcat (Top Gun) has my interest for long, long time. Finally broke down and bought the best (most realistic) looking one for my budget. I wanted to use the 64mm EDF that I had because I thought it had very good power (from F-22 experiment). It should have far better performance than the stock 55mm with 20A esc. I put 64mm, 4300kv motor w/ 5 blade fan and 30 A plush ESCs. I also got rid of the servo reverser (which did not work). That prompted me to upgrade the elevator servos to higher torque, faster servos. I also need to upgrade the swing wing servo as it seems too weak. Don't want to trust that in flight.
Posted by verticalpilot | Dec 07, 2010 @ 08:27 PM | 6,136 Views
I got 2 warbirds from nitroplanes over the Thanksgiving weekend sale.

And I flew them in the same week. Not to bad for the price.

Here are some new vids of me crashing the Spitfire. I did fly it somewhat successfully before this. Ha!

What not to do with small RC Spitfires!! (0 min 37 sec)

Check out my other videos!

Scratch built RC F-22 fly bys, not too fast! (1 min 15 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by verticalpilot | Nov 27, 2010 @ 12:23 AM | 5,738 Views
Here is a video I took today w/ 1600 20c batt. It's best batt. I have right now, but I'll get a better batt and fly again.

Wind was very calm. A very nice Arizona weather!!

F-22 same plane w/ twin EDF motor and 1600mah batt (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by verticalpilot | Nov 21, 2010 @ 06:48 PM | 5,641 Views
This one is w/ one edf unit and probably not good exhaust tube mounted to it.
I'll try to get one w/ twin edf and upload it to Utube.

RC F-22 in the wind. (1 min 8 sec)