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Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 19, 2018 @ 07:46 PM | 788 Views
Happy National Aviation Day! This is a windy day footage of my new H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet. Enjoy the flight!

H-King SkySword 70mm EDF Jet (PNF) - National Aviation Day Flight (4 min 24 sec)

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Custom Elevated Basswood Tray for the Lemon RX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 100% Aileron / 20% Expo, 100% Elevator / 25% Expo, 100% Rudder / 5% Expo
Flap Settings: Pos 0: 100% Flap / 0% Elev, Pos 1: 55% Flap / -4% Elev, Pos 2: 12% Flap / -12% Elev
Center of Gravity: 145mm back from the leading edge of the main wing
Battery: Admiral 4S 3000mAh 35C Lipo
Throttle Timer: 3:40 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minute(s), 33 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.17 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.79 Volts / Cell) at 30%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 07, 2018 @ 12:25 PM | 891 Views
This is a 4S flight video of my Freewing F-8 Crusader EDF Park Jet, modified from 3S.

Freewing F-8 Crusader 64mm EDF Jet 4S Flight (3 min 45 sec)

I upgraded the stock 30-Amp ESC to a Predator 40-Amp with 3-Amp SBEC and also shortened the ESC wires to scoot the ESC as aft as possible to balance the Crusader to the factory recommended CG. The battery used for the flight is a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C Lipo which is positioned as far back as possible, butted up against the rear foam compartment wall. The 5-blade EDF fan unit and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor are both stock.

Checking in with Motion RC, I was advised that the stock motor and fan are both 4S-capable, but I would need to upgrade the ESC. I’ve been flying my F-8 Crusader on 4S with no issues for a while now after I found the 3S performance to be lacking in power, especially at altitude. I thought I would share my results.

Hope you enjoy the video and flight footage!

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Predator 40-Amp ESC with 3-Amp SBEC
2) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple Coated Airframe: Maximum paint and finish protection.
3) JB Weld 5-Minute Clear Epoxy Coated Air Intake: For belly landing abrasion protection.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Rates Used: 85% Aileron / 32% Expo, 100% Elevator / 16% Expo
Battery: Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C
Throttle Timer: 3:10 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 2 Minute(s), 48 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.03 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.76 Volts / Cell) at 22%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS shot on an Action Mount Head Cam

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM | 1,112 Views
Freewing F/A-18E Super Hornet “Royal Maces” 4S High Performance 64mm EDF Jet - Into The Sunset (0 min 57 sec)

Off into the sunset with my Freewing F/A-18E “Royal Maces” Super Hornet.

Thanks Mike for capturing my flight!

Music Credit: Lorde - Perfect Places (Bass Boosted) (Whethan Remix)
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 05, 2018 @ 09:44 AM | 1,661 Views
This is an assembly overview and flight video of my Freewing F/A-18E Super Hornet 4S High Performance 64mm EDF Jet. This is also another flight video footage that my fellow RC Pilot buddy Mike decided to sneak in and capture on his iPhone 7 while I was simply enjoying my flight (the first candid video Mike took was of me flying my Freewing Rebel V2 EDF Jet.. he’s getting good at sneaking these video captures now, as I’ve been lazy as of late making these in-depth flight videos). Fortunately I had taken a photo timeline of the assembly process of this model and added them to this flight video.

Freewing F/A-18E Super Hornet 4S High Performance 64mm EDF Jet - Assembly Overview & Flight Video (4 min 40 sec)

This Freewing F/A-18E Super Hornet 4S High Performance 64mm EDF Jet has quickly become my go to and favorite EDF Jet on the flying field. This Freewing model is completely stock, with only a few minor modifications listed below. Thanks again Mike for managing to catch this one and thank you to the RC Groups Dedicated Thread Members for the assistance and tips in setting up this brilliant model!! Hope you enjoy the video and flight footage!

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Nose Cone Ballast: 16 grams of weight epoxied to the hollow nose cone to achieve 64mm CG.
2) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple Coated Airframe: Maximum paint and finish protection.
3) Custom Plastic Landing Gear Insert Covers: To cover the exposed nose gear foam attachment points for belly...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jun 24, 2018 @ 09:16 PM | 2,229 Views
This is what happens when I decide to take up my completely stock 1-year old Freewing Rebel V2 70mm EDF Sport Jet out for an aerobatic flight and unknowingly get recorded by my fellow RC Pilot Buddy Mike, aka "Deuces Wild." Completely candid, unrehearsed, and just letting loose.

Freewing Rebel V2 70mm EDF Jet PNP - Candid Flight (5 min 17 sec)


Taking advantage of the clear skies and warm weather this weekend.

Hope you enjoy the candid flight!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 12, 2018 @ 09:16 AM | 2,250 Views
I had a fun flight-filled weekend. This is a "line of sight" flight demo of my lightly customized ZOHD Dart PNP 635mm Sweepforward Wing.

ZOHD Dart PNP 635mm Sweepforward Wing - Line of Sight Flight (4 min 55 sec)

MODIFICATIONS:

1) APC 5.5x4.5E Speed 400 Propeller
2) Nerf Vortex Whistle (Canopy Hatch)
3) Great Planes (3) Segmented 7-Gram Lead Weights for CG Balance
3) Krylon ColorMaster Satin Black (Canopy Hatch)
4) Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Banner Red (Fins)
5) Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic Protective Coating (Entire Airframe)

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Spektrum AR400 4-CH DSMX - (I assigned the unused Rudder Channel to the Gear Channel for the Mode Switch)
Rates Used: 90% Aileron / 45% Expo, 100% Elevator / 9% Expo
Mixes Used: Throttle / Down Elevator 8%
Max Static Amps: 19.1
Watts: 221
Battery: Pulse 3S 1350mAh 75C
Throttle Timer: 5 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 5 Minute(s), 25 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 11.49 Volts out of 12.60 Volts (3.83 Volts / Cell) at 42%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” Frontiero

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 07, 2018 @ 08:59 AM | 2,825 Views
This is the 4S Maiden Flight of my Eflite F-27 Evolution BNF Basic.

Eflite F-27 Evolution BNF Basic 4S Maiden Flight (5 min 57 sec)

I can still remember the first day I saw a Parkzone F-27 Stryker. At the time I thought they were the coolest thing that the hobby store had on the shelf. And it appeared that they were on sale as they were being discontinued by the manufacturer. But that was about 5 years ago. At the time, I had never flown any RC aircraft and was just getting started in the hobby. I left the hobby store that day with a Hobbyzone Champ.

Fast forward to today, with years of waiting. Here is the successor to a legendary RC aircraft.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Minwax Clear Semi-Gloss Finish Polycrylic Coated Airframe
2) Deans ESC / Lipo Battery Connector

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Rates Used: 100% Aileron / 34% Expo, 100% Elevator / 30% Expo
Mixes Used: Throttle / Down Elevator 4%
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200 mAH 45C
Max Static Amps: 38.3
Watts: 570
Throttle Timer: 5 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 5 Minute(s), 12 Second(s)
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.07 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (3.76 Volts / Cell) at 24%

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/Mount-Smartpho..._detailpages00

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 29, 2017 @ 12:47 PM | 3,322 Views
Happy Holidays! While staying over at my parent’s house in Cali during my Christmas Vacation, I received a wonderful Christmas present – the Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang. This is a perfect go-to UMX plane to keep at my parent’s place while vacationing so that I could have something to fly at their local grass park whenever I visit them. I had also brought my trusty Spektrum DX6 (now my secondary transmitter) on my trip to Cali, just in case flying RC during my vacation became an option. Here is the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang.

Eflite UMX P-51D BL Mustang Maiden Flight - 2017 Cali Christmas Vacation Plane (2 min 57 sec)

I had challenged my Mom to record this on my iPhone 6. Please keep in mind that she does not know anything about RC and has never seen me fly an RC aircraft in person before, so recording this very small plane was very difficult for her (I actually had to edit out a good portion of the footage as at one point she had lost sight of the plane completely, lol). Overall, I think she did a wonderful job! And the Mustang (as most Mustangs do) flew beautifully and predictably out of the box with no surprises.. just a sweetheart of a plane, perfect for vacations. All recorded and edited during my Christmas Vacation with my iPhone 6, using the app Videoshop.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Clear Tape Protective Film on Leading Edges of Main Wing, Nose Undercarriage, and Intake Undercarriage

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Rates Used: 100%-Aileron / 0% Expo, 100%-Elevator / 3% Expo, 100%-Rudder, 0% Expo
Battery: E flite 280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo
Throttle Timer: 5 Minutes

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 6 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Video Editor: Videoshop for iPhone
Cameraman: Mom

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 12, 2017 @ 10:24 AM | 3,512 Views
This is the first 4S Test Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF.

Hobbyking Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S-Powered Test Flight (4 min 34 sec)

As I thoroughly enjoyed the flight characteristics of the RocHobby Swift and Durafly EFXtra, I decided to get my Durafly Me 163 Komet up to speed as well. I was definitely in for a surprise when I made the switch to 4S, as I now consider this plane to be ridiculously fast for its size. More fine-tuning with the rates / throws will be required on future flights as the controls are a lot more sensitive on 4S speeds.

Using the Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC / APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller setup and powered by a Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C, I measured 38.1-amps max static with 586 watts on the Eflite Power Meter. The Nerf Vortex Whistle adds a unique sound during flight and was installed by drilling a hole on the circular canopy hatch indent and is secured by GE Type II Silicone. The Pretty Woman Designer Nails Set: Stiletto Shape / Long Length that I found at Walmart are also the perfect shape to protect the vulnerable painted foam wing tip bumps that are commonly scratched during landings, and are glued on with Loctite 5-Minute Epoxy. Lastly, the airframe finish is protected with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic.

MULTIMEDIA:

Hobbyking Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF (Red Edition): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/durafly-...m-pnf-red.html

RC Groups Durafly ME-163 Komet Main Thread: https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:22 AM | 3,327 Views
Here is the flight of my Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF on 4S power.

Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF 4S Flight (4 min 40 sec)

My friend Zach made a surprise visit at the park to see my Durafly EFXtra in action and decided to try his hand at capturing the flight footage. He did an excellent job considering that he normally doesn’t record anything like this. I think the Durafly EFXtra and its ridiculous 100+ mph speed took him by surprise. As Zach would say, she’s “stupid fast!!”

Here is a 60-Second Trailer I made just for how awesome this plane is:

Durafly EFXtra 975mm PNF 4S Flight 60-Second Trailer (1 min 0 sec)
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Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 09, 2017 @ 12:42 PM | 4,001 Views
This is a 3S Demo Flight of my Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF. This is my first experience with a Durafly model from Hobbyking.

Durafly ME-163 Komet 950mm PNF Demo Flight (5 min 17 sec)

A few caveats when purchasing this model – First, I was surprised to find that this model arrived with the lack of an instruction manual... you would think that any manufacturer would supply this. I ended up researching the model on the Hobbyking website and found a PDF download to use. I also found that the hardware box did not include items like fuel tubing to secure the control rod clevises. I stopped by the local hobby shop to find fuel tubing that would fit and was able to find Dubro Shrink Tubing that fits over the clevises. I was also unaware that the model came with an XT-type ESC to lipo battery connection (my fault.. I should have researched this further), as I use lipo batts with either EC3’s or Deans connectors. Luckily, I had an unused Eflite 40-Amp ESC in my spare parts bin that I was able to swap out (it would have been easier to use an XT to EC3 or Deans Adapter, but I didn’t have any at the time of the assembly). Finally, the overall build process (such as gluing the main wing halves and vertical stabilizer to the fuselage) made me question the future service-ability of components like the servos. For how great this model flies, I would have gladly paid more for a better design in serviceability (a few screws and no glue).

Initial frustrations aside, I...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 19, 2017 @ 09:50 AM | 4,157 Views
This is the 4S Maiden Flight of my Eflite PT-17 1.1-meter.

Eflite PT-17 1.1m 4S Maiden Flight - Prop and ESC Upgrade (5 min 51 sec)

Modified with a Xoar PJN 11x8 Wooden Propeller, Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC with 5-Amp BEC, and 1-ounce of nose weight mounted within the hollow plastic dummy radial motor.

MODIFICATIONS

1) Xoar PJN 11x8 Wooden Propeller: https://www.amazon.com/XOAR-Electric.../dp/B01CM495IO

2) Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC with 5-Amp BEC: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEWMV

3) Great Planes Bullet Adapters 4mm Male / 3.5mm Female (3): http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPHD9

4) Great Planes Segmented Lead Weights – 1 Ounce or (4) 7-Gram Segments: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SABEgItuPD_BwE

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Stock
Rates Used: 100-Aileron / 0% Expo, 100-Elevator / 7% Expo, 100-Rudder, 7% Expo
Max Static Amps: 45.1 Amps
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 4 Minutes, 38 Seconds
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.13 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (3.78 Volts/Cell) at 29%

ADDITIONAL INFO

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” F.

Thanks for watching and if you haven't already please click the Thumbs Up and Subscribe!...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 05, 2017 @ 11:08 AM | 3,667 Views
This is the performance flight of my FMS P-39 Airacobra 980mm High-Speed "Hells Bells" modified with the FMS / RocHobby P-39 Cobra II 10.5x8 4-Blade Propeller, FMS / RocHobby P-39 Cobra II 4-Blade Spinner (custom painted with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer Matte White), and Sky Power 80-Amp ESC with 6-Amp SBEC.

FMS P-39 Airacobra 980mm High Speed - 10.5x8 4-Blade Prop & 80-Amp ESC Upgrade (5 min 29 sec)

This "Cobra II" setup is a much faster setup over the original stock setup.


MODIFICATIONS

1) FMS / RocHobby P-39 Cobra II 10.5x8 4-Blade Propeller: https://www.motionrc.com/products/ro...obra-propeller

2) FMS / RocHobby P-39 Cobra II 4-Blade Spinner (custom painted with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer Matte White): https://www.motionrc.com/products/ro...-cobra-spinner

3) Sky Power 80-Amp ESC with 6-Amp SBEC: http://www.headsuphobby.com/Sky-Powe...EC_p_2215.html


TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Receiver with Stabilizer
Gain Settings: Aileron - 9:30 O'Clock, Rudder - 10 O'Clock, Elevator - 10 O'Clock
Rates Used: 75-Aileron / 30% Expo, 75-Elevator / 30% Expo, 75-Rudder, 10% Expo
Flap System: Mid - 50% / Full - 80%
Flap Delay: 2.0 Seconds
Max Static Amps: 45.1 Amps
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.19 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (33%)


ADDITIONAL INFO

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Mike “Deuces Wild” F.


Thanks for watching and if you haven't already please click the Thumbs Up and Subscribe!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 17, 2017 @ 03:57 PM | 5,469 Views
This is the Performance Flight of my new Eflite FJ-2 Fury BNF Basic.

Eflite FJ-2 Fury 15 DF BNF Basic - Performance Flight (4 min 28 sec)

As some of you may have witnessed the wonderful AstroTurf “airfield” that me and some of my other pilot buddies fly on, it is with some RC aircraft limitations – especially when it comes to DF (ducted fan) style aircraft. The small rubber turf chips of the Astroturf are most likely to get sucked into the intake on any DF aircraft designed with a cheater intake duct or a DF aircraft with a nose wheel “rooster-tailing” the rubber chips right in front of the intake duct on take-offs, damaging the EDF fan blades over time, or worse.. causing a DF lockup / shutdown 6 feet above the ground on take-off and right into the chain link fence perimeter of the airfield – ask me how I know (RIP Freewing F-16 4S Standard). Unfortunately most DF aircraft are designed with the intake just asking for Astroturf rubber chips to be sucked right in like a hungry Dyson vacuum cleaner. It really sucks (pun intended). Now here I am, left with (4) Roaring Top 4S 3700mAh 70C Lipos, and no RC aircraft to use them in.

After some research, I found the now discontinued Eflite FJ-2 Fury. With the intake design ahead of the front landing gear and no cheater intake duct, it was the ideal DF aircraft design for no rubber chips to get sucked in and cause damage to the DF fan blades / internals. The recommended lipo battery for this plane is also a 4S...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:56 AM | 7,251 Views
"Blaze, you are cleared for take-off." - Great flying day with my Eflite 1.4 meter Commander!

Eflite Commander mPd 1.4m on 4S - Take-Off to Power Climb Loop (0 min 28 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 05, 2017 @ 02:54 PM | 6,841 Views
This is the 4S Maiden Flight of my new Eflite Commander mPd 1.4m BNF Basic.

Eflite Commander mPd 1.4m BNF Basic 4S Maiden Flight (5 min 35 sec)

After performing the initial Maiden Flight of my Eflite Commander mPd on the stock 3S setup, I found the performance to be lacking and sedate.. it probably doesn’t help that most of my RC flights are in Highlands Ranch, CO where the altitude is 5920 feet above sea level, and performance is affected by altitude. A big thank you and credit goes to Discover RC who posted a video on the Eflite Commander, modified for 4S. After watching his video, I followed suit with the same type of modifications to my Commander, using an APC 11x7E Prop and a Sky Power 60-Amp ESC with Switchmode BEC. The flight performance on 4S is outstanding and what I would consider as “appropriate” for an RC aircraft of this size, compared to the other RC aircraft that I fly. As Discover RC stated in his video, “okay now that’s hot sauce!”

Thank you to my friend Mike “Deuces Wild” Frontiero for capturing the 4S Maiden Flight on his iPhone 7, and a Happy 4th of July to everyone!


UPGRADES / MODIFICATIONS:

Propeller: APC 11x7E (APC11070E)
https://www.horizonhobby.com/electri...x-7e-apc11070e

Electronic Speed Control: Sky Power 60-Amp ESC with Switchmode BEC (H-110)
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Sky-Powe...EC_p_2213.html


TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
High Rates: 100-Aileron / 5% Expo, 100-...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 02, 2017 @ 08:41 PM | 5,143 Views
A short but sweet flight demo of my Eflite 1.1 meter Night Visionaire before the Park Ranger locked up the park. This night flyer was a hit at the airfield and I had almost all of the guys that work at the local hobby shop with their cellphones out, recording the "light show."

Eflite Night Visionaire 1.1m Short Demo Night Flight (1 min 40 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Jun 25, 2017 @ 05:54 PM | 5,497 Views
Just slipping through Sunday like...

Side-Slipping Through Sunday Like... (0 min 9 sec)

Enjoying my Sunday Funday with my 1.3m Eflite Valiant. Upgrades include an APC 11x8.5 Prop, Eflite Timber Tires, and an Eflite 40-Amp Switch Mode ESC.
Posted by Blaze0021 | May 30, 2017 @ 01:20 PM | 7,241 Views
This is the Performance Flight of my new Parkzone Stinson Reliant SR-10, re-released in May of 2017 by Horizon Hobby.

Parkzone Stinson Reliant SR-10 1.3m Performance Flight (6 min 35 sec)

When I first started flying RC Aircraft 3-1/2 years ago, I had purchased the Phoenix 5.5 Simulator to hone my RC Aircraft skills. While practicing on this Simulator, I was immediately drawn to the Stinson Reliant model and its very unique appearance - It had ultimately become my “Go-To” Aircraft while on the Simulator. At the time I had wondered “how cool it would be to actually own one of these someday”, as this particular model was already discontinued by the time I was learning how to fly RC Aircraft. Fast forward to today with the re-release of this model. Thank you Horizon Hobby for bringing back this one of a kind Aircraft.


UPGRADES / MODIFICATIONS:

Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible 7-Channel (End-Pin) Receiver / Stabilizer with Diversity Antenna (LM0033)
http://www.lemon-rx.com/index.php?ro...product_id=131

Propeller: Parkzone Extra 300 10.5 x 9 Propeller (PKZ5101)
https://www.horizonhobby.com/propell...ra-300-pkz5101

Electronic Speed Control: Eflite 40-Amp BEC Brushless ESC (EFLA1140W)
https://www.horizonhobby.com/40-amp-...-esc-efla1140w

Flap System: Parkzone DSV130 Metal Gear Servo (PKZ1090) & Spektrum Standard Servo Extension 6” (SPMA3051)
https://www.horizonhobby.com/dsv130-...l-gear-pkz1090
https://www.horizonhobby.com/standar...ion-...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:58 PM | 7,756 Views
This is the Maiden Flight of my FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm Warbird. I received this beautiful A6M5 Zero as a Birthday Present from the Cheer Central Suns J2 “Glitter” (Glitterati).. the All-Star Cheer Team that I Coach.

FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm Warbird Maiden Flight (4 min 31 sec)

Out of the box, all of parts arrived pristine with no blemishes. Assembly of the model was very straightforward and simple. The only main modification was adding (16) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Lead Weights within the Plastic Cowl Interior to achieve the manual’s recommended 60-65mm Center of Gravity. Aside from this, the model was assembled and balanced in a short amount of time and ready for setup on the Spektrum DX8 Transmitter.

The FMS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 1100mm is a smooth-flying, aerobatic, predictable, and gorgeous Warbird.. a plane that I’ve wanted to have in my fleet for quite some time now.

This Maiden Flight is dedicated to my 2016-2017 Cheer Central Suns J2 “Glitterati” who honor me with this treasured present. With heartfelt gratitude.. thank you.


UPGRADES / MODIFICATIONS:

Receiver: Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible 7-Channel (End-Pin) Receiver / Stabilizer with Diversity Antenna (LM0033)
http://www.lemon-rx.com/index.php?ro...product_id=131

Ballast: (16) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Lead Weights within the Plastic Cowl Interior
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXK204&P=ML


TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, &...Continue Reading