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Posted by CRCJA | May 27, 2017 @ 01:20 AM | 3,392 Views
The refurbishment has began, this Jet has been sitting around for about 10 years. Rodger (Air Sally) had fixed my wings recently, after they started to collapse, now the rest of the Jet is getting overhauled.
Posted by CRCJA | Mar 30, 2017 @ 08:32 PM | 3,862 Views
I bought this Top Gun Ultra Eagle III maybe 16 plus years ago. I started with the Scale wing under camber manually and then basically sold it to a friend of mine. He owned it for about 12 or so years and got the Full Flying stab done and then I bought it back. Now it's finally getting finished and it will be powered by a JetFan 120MM HET Motor and Castle 160HV controller on 10S. All flying surfaces have JR DS9411 on them, I have not decided (as of 3/30/17) if I will add brakes and landing gear doors. For now, it will have Robart main gear (air up Spring Down) and Spring Air in the nose. Struts made by Robart specially for this Jet and BVM Wheels.
Posted by CRCJA | Feb 08, 2016 @ 04:51 PM | 6,655 Views
This is a Fly-Fly MB-339, it has had four lives (three repaints) and has been one of the planes that has flown the most out of my inventory. It is the original and first MB-339 from Fly-Fly to reach the US,

it first flew on 6S for the original Blue and White paint scheme (Frecce Tricolori ) then it went to all black and finally twice it has been redone with a Desert Chamo paint scheme. New power is a JetFan 90mm with a HET-1680kv Motor Castle 120 HV controller and 8S Battery. I purchased some used retracts from a Taft Hobby Viperjet and that is what has been incorporated into this jet now.

Posted by CRCJA | Feb 08, 2016 @ 03:53 PM | 6,743 Views
The plane is sold as a ARF and this one has gone through three paint jobs before it landed as what you see here. It will be powered with a JetFan 90mm and HET-1400kv motor which I got both from Gary at ESC will be a Castle HV 120, the chart says I should draw about 106 amps. I purchased it used here on RCG as a T-33/P-80 that was ready to fly, I did not ask further questions or pictures only to find out later that the Wing tanks had ben cut off and the seller was trying to make new wingtips out of Balsa, that put me off and the plane sat in the corner of the Hangar for about 18 months. After the repairs where done, It was first painted silver to try do a different scheme and that didn't go too well or look the part, so it got a second paint job later in Orange and White.

Posted by CRCJA | Dec 16, 2011 @ 10:32 AM | 8,631 Views
Time to Start building my Epic Victory Jet from RPM USA. First off, I had a test blog and for the life of me I could not erase it, so I decided to change it and make it the Victory Build. Now, I had this plane since very early this year, but other projects got in my way of starting the build. I had asked for a plain White one because I didn't want mine to look like everyone else's, when that didn't happen, I placed it on the back burner. I did not want the Fan or the servos, but it came loaded with everything minus the RX, ESC and Fan. I am not here to BASH any of the stock products that came with the plane, many people are flying those all stock with no problems. Most of my choices are for Personal Preference. For example, I felt that the stock servo control arms are too flexible for my taste and I have no Idea on the brand of servos, so I took most them out already and replaced them with some of ones I trust.

The airplane fuselage joints had some "stepping" so I sanded out all the edges and filled them in. This is a LARGE plane, so since the beginning I decide I am not going to worry about small dents here and there from Hangar rash, I would never fish the Jet. First step was to take out all the paint from the Fuselage and Tail and fill in any major factory boo-boo's

Power will be a JetFan 90 with an HET Motor, but I have not narrowed it down yet. (settled on the 1400 as shown below).
HET-700-68-1200 kv on 12cells does 11.2 lbs of Thrust pulling 94 Amps
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Posted by CRCJA | Nov 08, 2011 @ 10:46 PM | 12,776 Views
Known as the Globlemaster III, the C-17 is built in Long Beach CA. Where I helped assemble the first 5 aircraft before getting the boot from McDonnell Douglas (Reduction in Force), you can call it what you want, to me it will always be a McDonnell Douglas C-17. (yeah, I know it was bought out by Boeing). I am even going to do a color scheme sold by Boeing. This will be a SLOW build as I have two more planes to finish ahead of this. The idea is to TRY to have it for AEF 2012. (Note) came back to add pictures of the Finished Product. I took Best EDF at the Tucson Jet Rally 2014 with this Jet

Original Contractor McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Current Contractor The Boeing Company
Wingspan 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75m)
Winglet Span 9 feet, 4 inches (2.80m)
Length 174 feet (53.04m)
Height at Tail 55 feet (16.76m)
Stabilizer Span 65 feet (19.81m)
Cruise Speed 540 mph (869km/h; Mach 0.73)
Max Speed 570 mph (917km/h; Mach 0.77)
Range 4,700 nm (8,704km) without cargo; Unlimited with inflight refueling
Service Ceiling 45,000 feet (13,716m)
Operating Weight 276,000 pounds (125,192kg)
Fuel Capacity 181,054 pounds (28,000 gallons)
Max Payload 169,000 pounds (76,657kg)