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Posted by Dan Landis | Jun 25, 2011 @ 03:00 AM | 5,885 Views
Hey Guys!!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that were able to make it out to the Warwick fun fly last weekend. We all had a great time and awsome weather!! Here are some pics from the event, Enjoy!!...Continue Reading
Posted by Dan Landis | Jan 14, 2010 @ 09:22 PM | 7,139 Views
Hey Guys,

I just wanted to pass on some great info. My good friend Al, just started up a Custom Vinyl shop. He has over 10 years of experience, and the only person I will let work on my stuff. He has done everything from my airplanes, to my boats, helis, rc cars as well as my trailer. His work is top notch and quick service is next to none.

Check out his web site: http://alanmmostekdesigns.weebly.com/

Also here are a few pics of some of the stuff that he has done for me. More can be seen on my web site: www.danlandisinc.com

Great work Al, Thanks!!!!
Posted by Dan Landis | Dec 20, 2009 @ 03:05 PM | 8,327 Views
Hey Guys,

Just thought I would post on my Demo plane from Neat 2009.

Extreme Flight Yak 54

Wingspan: 110 Inches
Motor: Reaper Gr85
Speed controller: Castle Creations ICE 160HV
Batteries: 12s2p 9,000 mAh Enerland Packs
Radio: Futaba FASST System
Flight time: 8 min

Also check out more info on the plane and set up at my web site: www.danlandisinc.com

Posted by Dan Landis | Dec 19, 2009 @ 06:34 PM | 8,045 Views
Hey Guys,

I just made a new website, check it out, let me know what you think.


Posted by Dan Landis | May 07, 2007 @ 11:40 AM | 13,809 Views
Hey guys,

Here is some info on the plane I flew at SEFF for a demo as well as one of my pattern planes for the '07 NATS.

Wingspan: 78 inches
Weight: 10lbs 13oz
Length: 78 inches

Motor: Hacker C50 14XL
Speed controller: Castle Creations 85HV
Batteries: Tanic 10s1p 5,000 mAh LiPo
Prop: APC 20.5 X 14 E prop

Tx: Futaba 14MZ
Rx: 1x Futaba 146ip
Servos: 4x Futaba 9650
1x Futaba 9255

I would like to thank all my sponsors for their help and support with this project:

Castle Creations
Tanic Packs
Hacker Brushless Motors
Hobby Lobby
Great Planes

Posted by Dan Landis | May 07, 2007 @ 11:36 AM | 13,735 Views
Hey guys,

Got a lot of e-mail asking about the Cap I was flying at SEFF so here are the specs.

The plane is a Great Planes 35% Cap 580 in Matt Chapman's colors.

Wingspan: 99.5 inches
Wing Area: 1885 sq inches
Weight: 29lbs 13oz
Length: 95 inches

Motor: Hacker A150 (outrunner)
Speed controller: Castle Creations SHV 80 Volts 200 Amps
Batteries: Tanic 15s2p 10,000 mAh LiPo
Prop: Mejlick 27x10

Tx: Futaba 14MZ
Rx: 2x Futaba 5014
Servos: 8x Futaba 9351

The way the plane was set up we were running 63 Volts at 180 amps.

I would like to thank all my sponsors for their help and support with this project:

Castle Creations
Tanic Packs
Hacker Brushless Motors
Hobby Lobby
Great Planes

Posted by Dan Landis | Apr 05, 2007 @ 04:37 PM | 19,457 Views
Futaba FASST™ Module / Receiver Sets for 2.4GHz


More 2.4GHz breakthroughs from Futaba!
If it's from Futaba, you know it's done right - the first time! 2.4GHz systems are the hottest category in R/C, and Futaba is once again at the forefront with three new module/receiver sets. These modules are designed to work with existing Futaba radios, so you can simply plug them in and start enjoying all of the benefits that spread spectrum technology has to offer, without having to invest in a new transmitter! No other manufacturer understands 2.4GHz as well as Futaba, who has the experience and expertise to develop hobby-specific components that are unmatched in performance and reliability.

The advantages of FASST Futaba 2.4GHz systems:

Other 2.4GHz systems hold firm to one or two frequencies, increasing the potential for interference. The frequency of Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems shift every 2 milliseconds, so there are no signal conflicts or interruptions - and no need for a frequency pin!

2.4GHz FASST scans incoming data and applies sophisticated error correction techniques - resulting in a system that gives you a solid, impenetrable connection with your model.

Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems seamlessly select the best reception between two receiver antennas, so there's no loss of signal.
(R603FF receiver included with 3PM 2.4GHz does not offer DAD.)

100x Faster Antenna...Continue Reading
Posted by Dan Landis | Sep 27, 2006 @ 09:01 AM | 17,605 Views
Hey Guys,

Here is a video of the AirWild Extra 260 I have been working on.

Enjoy: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575331

Posted by Dan Landis | Sep 12, 2006 @ 11:41 AM | 18,832 Views
Hey Guys,

Its done!! Finised it up last weekend and test flew it. Its an awsome flying plane. I know everyone has been wanting to know what motor I was going to use so here it is, it is a new prototype from AXI. It is an AXI 5345/16, I am using a Castle Creations Pheonix 110HV with a Tanic 12s1p 5000mAh LiPo. The prop is an APC 24x12 e prop and I am pulling about 105 amps and close to 4000 Watts. The power is AWSOME

Quick flight report, WOW its awosme, nice and smooth take off, two clicks of right alieron trim on the finest trim setting that can be set in the radio. Rolls, very easy and straight. Loops were true, hammer heads were great, the rudder has a lot of power. Ok onto the 3D stuff, The up right harrier was very smooth, almost no wing rock and the little that was there was due to the windy day I did the test flight on. Inverted harriers also very smooth and easy to do. Rolling harriers were quick and easy to keep the nose up. Hovering very easy and the AXi has tons of power to hover at about 1/4 throttle and pull straight up and out with no problem.

Did I mention this is an AWSOME airplane, it flies just like the 40%....Continue Reading
Posted by Dan Landis | Sep 06, 2006 @ 10:10 AM | 19,565 Views
Hey Guys,

Here you go. I have now got the rudder on and the cables run with the servo mounted. The rudder servo is a Futaba S9351 with an Airwild servo arm and SWB connectors on the servo side. The control horn on the rudder side is made from a peice of 1mm solid carbon plate.

Also I have attatched the ailerons and mounted the servos and pushrods as well as the control horns. Again for the servos I am using a Futaba S9351.

You will also notice that I have installed the receiver, Futaba 319 synth receiver, 6 volt regulator as well as my Tanic 2s1p 2500 mAh LiPo. The try that this equipment was made out is a thin peace of plywood with two stringers run under it across the fuselage to screw the plate into.
Posted by Dan Landis | Aug 28, 2006 @ 01:46 PM | 18,874 Views
Hi Guys,

I have just recently received the new Extra 260 from Airwild. Check out there website: www.airwildhobbies.com I am planning to do an Electric conversion on the model. The estimated weight of the plane is about 15lbs and I am planning to be about 15.5lbs ready to fly with batteries.

Here are the specs on the plane:

Construction: Balsa / Lite-Ply Built-Up Construction

Wing Span: 87 in. ( 2210 mm )

Fuse Length: 78 in. ( 1981 mm )

Wing Area: 1,370.5 sq. in. ( 0.9 sq. m )

Approx. Weight: 14.75 lbs. (DA50-R)*

Recommended Engine: DA-50R

Here are some pics:
Posted by Dan Landis | Apr 26, 2006 @ 10:43 AM | 22,546 Views
A fun plane to play around with. This is the Fliton Extra 330, converted to E power. The conversion was very easy.

Airplane: Fliton Extra 330
Radio: Futaba 14MZ
Servos: Ailerons Futaba 9451 (2X)
Elevators Futaba 9650 (2X)
Rudder Futaba 9451
Receiver: Futaba 5014 PCM G3
Motor: AXI 4130/16
Speed Controller: Castle Creations Phoenix 80
Motor Battery: Tanic 6s1p 3650 mAh LiPo
RX Battery: Tanic 2s1p 1550 mAh LiPo
6 Volt Regulator: Tanic 6 Volt Regulator
Prop: APC E 18X12
Avaliable from Fliton USA

More pics to come on the E conversion...