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Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:48 PM | 10,575 Views
The SAE Aero Design West 2016 Competition was held on 22-24 April 2016 at Apollo XI Field in Van Nuys, CA and it was an awesome event!

This year was my first time attending as a Volunteer Pilot for the California State University Northridge Team and it was an amazing experience, not to be forgotten.

If you're interested in volunteering to assist teams at the next event, check out the link below. I highly recommend getting involved in this rewarding team building opportunity.

http://students.sae.org/cds/aerodesign/west/...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:20 PM | 9,978 Views
This past week, I attended SEFF 2016 for the first time and though the weather was not ideal, I sure had a great time with old friends and made new friends. This is a must attend event, if you can do it. Great folks, awesome venue, amazing hospitality....all held in a gorgeous part of Georgia.

Special thanks to my good friend John Morgan for his trust in me to fly all of his amazing scratch built pusher jets and biplane. It was truly an honor! ...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Apr 01, 2016 @ 01:28 AM | 11,795 Views
I've had the pleasure of flying the new FlightlineRC Spitfire Mk. IXc several times recently and it is a fantastic flying model, with outstanding scale features. With it's stunning scale looks, outstanding flight characteristics, robust gear and exceptional price point...the FlightlineRC Spitfire is a winner!

As always, another outstanding offering from Motion RC.

http://www.motionrc.com/flightlinerc...-wingspan-pnp/

Specs
Wingspan: 1200mm / 47in
Length: 1085mm / 42.7in
Flying Weight: 1550g / 54oz
CG (Center of Gravity): 80mm from the leading edge of wing at the root
Power System:
3748-580Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport power system)
Electronic Speed Control: 60A Brushless with T connector
Propeller: 12x7 4 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)
Servos: (2x) 9g metal gear (4x) 9g standard
Landing Gear: Electric retracts with metal trunions
Required Battery: 4S 14.8V 2500mAh - 4000mAh Li-Po with T connector
Required Radio: 6+ Channel 2....Continue Reading