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Posted by 3rd-dem | Jan 20, 2017 @ 05:34 AM | 1,325 Views
Getting more comfortable flying a heli again! Nothing fancy, just glad to be able to move this beast around, and hold a steady hover so the guys on the ground can get the "Perp"!

Progress, little steps! (2 min 49 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Jan 13, 2017 @ 05:43 AM | 1,535 Views
Got into helis again and can say for sure "bigger flies better" as I now own a 700 size bird. Wish I could have afforded this back when I had 450 and 600 size birds, cause what a difference! I'm sure also the new flybarless systems would have helped too! This one is an Align 700E that I changed to flybarless and installed into an old Hughs 500 fuse, got a great deal, plus couldn't swing the 7 to 8 hundred for a new one. I'm in the process of making it a Police type fantasy bird, Judge Dredd, if he had one!
Posted by 3rd-dem | May 15, 2015 @ 05:32 AM | 6,921 Views
Got one of these Hobby Top Gun Hawks, came epoxy coated, kind of nice actually and a surprise as I was unaware they were made this way. Assembled it,flew it twice and decided to change a few things.
First was the nose that resembled a porpoise then the struts/gear that can handle only the softest of landings,one of the mains busted on the second landing. Third was the overall scheme of these great flying birds! They are either Red, White with orange(Navy) or a few Blue ones. After extensive searching I found a novel scheme by an artist that did several renderings of jets and planes in F-1 paint schemes,


With the help of Calie Graphics, my fantasy jet is coming to life ...........

I'll post more as it comes!...Continue Reading
Posted by 3rd-dem | Feb 23, 2015 @ 05:27 AM | 3,769 Views
Working on a Fuse and better lighting.....

Hunter V-Tail Fuse (0 min 16 sec)

Lights Hunter V-Tail 500 (0 min 27 sec)
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Posted by 3rd-dem | Oct 27, 2013 @ 06:30 AM | 3,944 Views
Yoda's getting more comfortable!!!
Walt Flying His Aero-Pro Cap 231 on 10-26-13 (12 min 49 sec)


Posted by 3rd-dem | Oct 13, 2013 @ 11:00 AM | 4,348 Views
A bit more of the fun yesterday!
Walts cap 231 (12 min 29 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Oct 12, 2013 @ 06:55 PM | 4,235 Views
Finally got her up and thanks to all for the help!

Walt's Cap 231 30% Scale (2 min 55 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Jul 22, 2013 @ 05:45 AM | 4,319 Views
Aeropro 30% (87"span) Cap-231 with Zenoah G62
Posted by 3rd-dem | Jul 22, 2013 @ 05:38 AM | 4,285 Views
I am really enjoying the way this bird handels, twin 70mm edf on 6s 40c 4000 and all stock!

Walt's Twin 70mm F22 Raptor (5 min 27 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Jul 22, 2013 @ 05:31 AM | 4,262 Views
1st pic-BH twin 70mm F-22, Dynam Pitts M-12, Dynam ME-262
2nd pic- F-22, Motion r/c P-51, E-flite Super Cub 25e
Posted by 3rd-dem | Apr 28, 2013 @ 06:54 PM | 4,553 Views
Some of the quad, this time with out the Fuselage and maybe 20 to 30 mph wind! I think there will be much less "Sorry it's to windy to fly"

Walt's Quad X 3rd Flight (6 min 10 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Apr 27, 2013 @ 05:44 PM | 4,519 Views
Couple more of the quad and it's really getting to fly good

Walt's Quad X fight1 (1 min 12 sec)

Walt's Quad X Flight2 (0 min 59 sec)
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Posted by 3rd-dem | Feb 10, 2013 @ 05:26 PM | 4,823 Views
I've been working on this and finally put it in the air! These things are great, the stability is awesome and I can see a lot of hours on this!!
Test flight of Quad X on MWC PRO2 FC (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Feb 07, 2013 @ 05:28 AM | 5,030 Views
Here is some more edited video from flying this past weekend, at about 2:14 in this video it's clear she is effortless on launch!

Walts New F18 Part2 (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Feb 06, 2013 @ 04:57 AM | 4,816 Views
Some video from this past weekend,
Walts New 70mm F18 (3 min 58 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Jan 27, 2013 @ 05:26 AM | 5,151 Views
Finally got her in the air! A couple of noticeable differences w/mods;

1) more thrust from the same electronics
2) quiter/faster but lost a lot of the "woosh"

I'll get some better video on the next flight,as on this one I was keeping her high for obvious "maiden" reasons!

Centennial F 18 (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by 3rd-dem | Jan 09, 2013 @ 08:04 PM | 5,181 Views
Some stats before the Maiden;

All Up weight..............1396g (49.28oz)
Bird w/o lipos..............1001g (35.36oz)
4s 40c 3000 lipo...........347g (12.32oz)
3s 450 lipo(on bec).........48g (1.6oz)

Thrust as measured in the video and settling a bit = 1464g (51.64oz), the scale read 1530g (53.97oz) at its' peak. Here's a short vid on how I tested it;

F-18 Thrust test (0 min 56 sec)