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Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 12, 2018 @ 09:16 AM | 1,795 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 | 2,294 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

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 29, 2017 @ 12:47 PM | 2,934 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

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Dec 12, 2017 @ 10:24 AM | 3,054 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 | 2,844 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 | 3,543 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 | 3,652 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.

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Sep 05, 2017 @ 11:08 AM | 3,234 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.


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Posted by Blaze0021 | Jul 17, 2017 @ 03:57 PM | 4,996 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 | 6,852 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 | 6,025 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 | 4,741 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 | 5,112 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 | 6,765 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
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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:58 PM | 7,291 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


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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 20, 2017 @ 08:35 AM | 7,302 Views
A short flight demo of my Eleven Hobby Grumman F8F Bearcat. Outfitted with the RocHobby 10.5 x 8 P-51 Strega Propeller, this RC Warbird is an excellent performer with outstanding flight characteristics. I can't say enough about how much I love flying this plane!

Eleven Hobby Grumman F8F Bearcat 1100mm Short Flight Demo (0 min 57 sec)

Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 09, 2017 @ 08:01 PM | 7,834 Views
This is a dusk flight video of my Eflite Night Visionaire.

Eflite Night Visionaire 1143mm Dusk Flight (5 min 6 sec)

A fun Spring Evening Flight with my Eflite Night Visionaire, demonstrating how well this Aerobatic Model lights up the dusk sky. Aside from the larger Parkzone Mosquito MK VI 3.25" Wheels, this model is stock and performed a beautiful moonlit sky dance in just Precision Mode.

UPGRADES / MODIFICATIONS:

Parkzone Mosquito MK VI 3.25" Wheels - Taken from ParkZone Retract Strut Set Mosquito MK VI (PKZ6323)

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
Rate Mode Flown: Precision Mode
Battery: Admiral Pro 3S 2200mAh 45C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Total Flight Time: 3 Minutes 56 Seconds
Lipo Final Voltage: 11.23 Volts out of 12.60 Volts (20%)

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

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 04, 2017 @ 11:01 AM | 8,413 Views
This is the uncut performance flight video of my Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat.

Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm Warbird Performance Flight (5 min 51 sec)

Where to buy the Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat: http://us.banggood.com/Wholesale-War...a-1064148.html

Out of the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find no blemishes or shipping damage, as well as the quality fit and finish of the parts. The smooth leading wing edges, molded fuselage panel rivets and the rolled control surface hinge edges add a level of detail not often found on a RC aircraft model in this price point. The interior compartment is also very spacious - an added bonus for Lemon Rx Users for Receiver / Stabilizer / Antenna placement and orientation.

Assembly was very simple and took only 30 minutes and Setup / Adjustments took approximately 2 hours. The parts count is extremely low and all went together intuitively. Testing of the electronics revealed no issues (although I did have at one point a slightly buzzing Rudder Servo in which the buzzing eventually went away with use). Because I’m using Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45 C Lipos with this Bearcat, I added (4) Great Planes 7-Gram Sticky Back Segmented Lead Weights just behind the Plastic Radial Faceplate to achieve the recommended 90-95mm CG mark when the model is balanced upside down.

Only lightly modified with the RocHobby P-51 Strega 10.5 x 8 4-Blade Propeller and “locked-in” with the Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible 7-Channel (End-Pin)...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 22, 2017 @ 04:55 PM | 8,402 Views
This is the 3S Conversion Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat.

Eflite UMX F4F Wildcat 3S Conversion Maiden Flight (5 min 31 sec)

The Conversion process is very simple, but will require 2 (or 3) components to complete the 3S Conversion:

1) Eflite BL180 2300Kv Brushless Outrunner (EFLUM180BL): https://www.amazon.com/Flite-BL180-B.../dp/B00406LZR2

2) Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt Lipo - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

3) (Optional Part) - Small Parts CNC Aluminum UMX Propeller Adapter: http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?r...product_id=167


PROCESS:

The stock BL180 3000Kv Motor is easily removed by unscrewing the single set screw and disconnecting the power cable.

At this point, carefully remove the Foam Prop Spinner from the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop by scoring around the base of the Prop Spinner with a sharp Xacto knife. Then remove the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop from the Prop Adapter holding the Eflite BL180 3000Kv Motor by unscrewing the Prop Screw that is holding the Prop and stock Prop Adapter together.

Install the new Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor in reverse order, along with the Prop Adapter (plastic or aluminum) installed.

Then re-attach the 120mm x 70mm 3-Blade Prop to the Prop Adapter and secure it with the Prop Screw.

Re-glue the stock Prop Spinner with a light drop of Foam Safe CA or Rubber Cement. Make sure the Prop Spinner is centered and rotates evenly.

Make...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Mar 04, 2017 @ 11:48 AM | 9,285 Views
This is the 3S Conversion Maiden Flight of my Eflite UMX Waco:

Eflite UMX Waco 3S Conversion Maiden Flight (5 min 31 sec)

Following the success of my Eflite UMX Beast 3D 3S Conversion, my UMX Waco is also powered by the same 3S Powerplant setup. The Conversion process is very simple, but will require 3 (or 4) components to complete the 3S Conversion:

1) Eflite BL180 2300Kv Brushless Outrunner (EFLUM180BL): https://www.amazon.com/Flite-BL180-B.../dp/B00406LZR2

2) GWS 5043 Propeller - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

3) Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt Lipo - Can be purchased at RCBabbel: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31-BabbelBatts

4) (Optional Part) - Small Parts CNC Aluminum Propeller Adapter (Long): http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?r...product_id=173

The stock BL180 3000Kv Motor is easily removed by unscrewing the single set screw and disconnecting the power cable. Install the new Eflite BL180 2300Kv Motor in reverse order, along with the Prop Adapter (plastic or aluminum) installed.

Then attach the GWS 5043 Prop to the Prop Adapter and secure it with the Prop Screw. Make sure you dynamically balance the GWS 5043 Prop prior to flight. While these Props provide excellent performance, they have been known to be slightly off-balance from the factory.

The final component is the power source. Roger's Hyperion 3S 240mAh Babbelbatt power's this UMX Waco and is held securely (but...Continue Reading