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Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:08 PM | 1,308 Views
This is a Twilight Flight of my Durafly Me 163 Komet on 4S.

Durafly Me 163 Komet 950mm PNF 4S Twilight Flight (4 min 22 sec)

My pilot buddy Robert had never seen a Durafly Me 163 Komet in action, so this afternoon I took mine out of the hangar for a few sunset / twilight flights. On my last flight, Robert decided to record some video footage from his iPhone. I didn't realize he was recording my flight, otherwise I would have waited for him to get ready and settled so he would have been able to capture the takeoff. Either way, I think he took some excellent footage of my Komet doing what a Komet does best.

Don't blink.

MODIFICATIONS:

1) Hitec Energy Sport 60-Amp ESC

2) APC 5.5x4.5 Speed 400 Electric Propeller

3) Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Coated Airframe (2 Coats)

4) Nerf Vortex Whistle (Painted to match with Rust-Oleum “Poppy Red” and Clear Coated)

5) Protective Black Wing Bump Skid Plates (Pretty Woman Designer Nails: Stiletto Shape / Long Length)

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 G2
Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver
Stabilizer Gains: 9 O’Clock Setting on all Gain Pots & 38% Master Gain Decrease
Control Rod Placement: Outermost Holes on Elevons and Rudder
Rates Used: 64% Aileron / 46% Expo, 75% Elevator / 24% Expo, 95% Rudder / 15% Expo
Battery: Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 15.14 Volts out of 16.80 Volts (~3.78 Volts / Cell) at 29%
Max Static Amps: 38.1
Output: 586 Watts

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Camera: iPhone 7 at 1080P / 60 FPS
Cameraman: Robert B.

Thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:55 PM | 907 Views
Saluting all who have served, past, present, and future. Thank you for your service and commitment to our country. God bless you all.

Eflite FJ-2 Fury 70mm EDF Jet - Veterans Day 60-Second Tribute Flight (1 min 8 sec)

A Veterans Day 60-second tribute flight in my Eflite North American FJ-2 Fury. 🔥

Thank you for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:38 AM | 1,598 Views
This is the first recorded flight of my Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet.

Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet Solo Flight (4 min 31 sec)

I challenged my flying buddy Robert to capture the footage on his iPhone on 1080p at 60fps. I told him.. "surprise me." For someone that typically doesn't video any flights, I was very surprised that he actually did a great job capturing the flight. He even zoomed in a few times for some close-up action.

My Force RC F/A-18 Blue Angels V2 64mm EDF Jet was what I would call, initially a Problem Child. Issues with incorrect manual information, incorrect CG information, and defective electronics were all points of frustration for this model. But because I am a fan of the F/A-18 Hornet / Super Hornet, the success of this aircraft was a must. So I decided to sort through all the issues.

Thanks to the RC Groups Dedicated Thread, I researched and corrected all the issues.. specifically the biggest issue being with the manual's recommended CG range of 80-85mm back from the leading edge of the main wing. Reading the CG horror stories within the RC Groups Dedicated Thread, I opted to never fly it at that the manual's recommended CG range and chose to fly the aircraft with a CG of 63mm back from the leading edge of the main wing. This was achieved with my Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C Lipo (243 grams) placed aftmost within the compartment and with the front of the battery wedged with a foam block. The foam...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:06 AM | 1,670 Views
This is a photo compilation of all work performed on this model for durable 4S flight operations, saved for posterity:

The very first thing I did was cut the first front section of wooden platform in the nose, to allow my Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C lipos to slide in at an angle all the way to the front of the nose. My Roaring Top 4S 1800mAh 70C lipos weigh in at 204 grams and should allow for plenty of nose ballast without the need to add any additional weight.

A new ZTW Mantis 45-Amp ESC was installed, replacing the stock 30-Amp ESC, appropriate for 4S power.

Minwax Satin Finish Polycrylic Triple-Coat was applied. It only took 14 hours total for the fuselage and wing surfaces. All of the surfaces have been aligned and glued on with JB Weld 5-Min Clear Epoxy. The Elevator Screw has been secured with Loctite and the Elevator Rods have been glued down on the openings of the servo arm with a dab of Foam Tac.

I also took an extra step and added 10mm carbon fiber flat spars. With my F9F Panther running on 4S, I was concerned with the flex in the wings and the longevity of the model just being glued on by JB Weld 5-Min Clear Epoxy, so I used one of the straight panel lines on the underside and used a sharp Xacto knife to cut a 10mm-long channel running from the fuselage/intake area to the main wing pieces. Then I pre-fitted 10mm flat carbon fiber spars by pushing them into the channel and then pulled them out, creating a fitted space for the spars. Then I glued them...Continue Reading
Posted by Blaze0021 | Oct 10, 2018 @ 03:44 PM | 1,212 Views
This one was too good not to share - It's not often you see a P-38 Lightning on the David Lorenz Flying Field. This BlitzRCWorks 58" wingspan P-38 Lightning V2 is my buddy Robert's latest acquisition from a private seller.

Robert’s BlitzRCWorks P-38 Lightning V2 Restoration Maiden Flight (3 min 40 sec)

An extensive amount of restoration work had to be done on this P-38 to get it back to flying status. However, this video is the re-maiden flight with all of the upgrades listed below.

Motors: DYS D2830 1000KV Brushless x 2.

Cells: 4 Cell Lipo.

ESC: RC Electric Parts 30amp ESC w 3a UBEC x 2 (counter-rotating setup).

Receiver: Lemon RX DSMX 7-Channel Diversity Stabilizer / Receiver

Main Wing: 4mm flat stock spar added vertically to leading edge of round stock from Nacelle to wingtip and glued with 5-min epoxy.

Wheels: 2-1/2" mains and 2" nose.

Battery Compartment: Enlarged to accept 4S lipo battery.

Complete repaint.

A job well done Robert!

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Posted by Blaze0021 | Aug 19, 2018 @ 07:46 PM | 1,345 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 | 1,339 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 | 1,668 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 | 2,164 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 | 2,743 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 | 2,736 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 @ 09:59 AM | 3,366 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 @ 01:47 PM | 3,759 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 @ 11:24 AM | 4,033 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 @ 10:22 AM | 3,843 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 | 4,495 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 | 4,726 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 | 4,164 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 | 6,018 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 | 7,683 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)