2018 Arizona Electric Festival!

Check out user-submitted event coverage from the AZEF...


Photos and Videos

Here are some great event photos and videos from RCGroups users greenseaships, Quiet E. Flyer and crxmanpat. Great stuff!

If you didn't make the event take a look! Also, we want to give a big thanks to Shannon Gallagher, the contest director of AEF 2018!

E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m with Tony Accurso at AEF 2018! (7 min 4 sec)

E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m with Victor Checkcinco at AEF 2018! (5 min 13 sec)

Boeing 737-262 by Barrett Hochhaus - AEF 2018 (3 min 18 sec)

Lockheed Vega by Barrett Hochhaus - AEF 2018 (7 min 59 sec)

Freewing 90mm A-10 Thunderbolt II - FOUR SHIP FLIGHT! AEF 2018 (8 min 44 sec)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator - THREE SHIP FLIGHT! AEF 2018 (10 min 15 sec)

Freewing 90mm F-4D Phantom II #2 (4 min 56 sec)

Freewing 90mm F-4D Phantom II #1 (4 min 11 sec)

Barrett & Rick's Southwest Airlines 737s (4 min 57 sec)

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Head over to the main thread in our event section to see more!

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Feb 22, 2018, 02:25 PM
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what kind of plane is that in the header photo?
Feb 22, 2018, 05:40 PM
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C119 flying box car
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Feb 22, 2018, 06:06 PM
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Nice coverage!
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Feb 22, 2018, 07:46 PM
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thanks turbonut!
Feb 23, 2018, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for the coverage Jim! The Arizona Electric Festival is one of the premier electric-only events in the Southwest US. We get pilots from all across the country, and see some amazing aircraft and excellent flying. Weather was fantastic with temps in the mid 80's and light winds.

We had 89 registered pilots this year, and every pilot received a prize from the pilot's raffle. We also had some great food vendors, hobby vendors, and a ton of spectators.

If you have never been to this event, it's one not to miss!

Thanks again!

Pat Gagnon
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Feb 24, 2018, 03:26 AM
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+1 !

A BIG THANKS for the coverage Jim !!!

It's an awesome event...you need to make it sometime in the future...

BTW, looking forward to seeing the gang at SEFF !
Feb 24, 2018, 07:24 AM
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Hey just wondering, is it ok for those of us living in Pa ( east coast ) to somewhat hate you guys flying on beutiful runways, great sunshine, and enjoying RC comradely while we live in rain , cold, doom and gloom lingering Old Man Winter ?????
Just wondering, great thread , great pics , but mannnnnnn am I jealous !!!!!!

My Tower Hobbies Phoneix Model A26 would have looked right at home on that nice baby smooth runway !!!
Feb 24, 2018, 02:20 PM
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That C-119 is so cool.
Feb 24, 2018, 02:38 PM
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Video coming up later today...
Feb 24, 2018, 05:27 PM
3d and EDF, some scale
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Love the 737-262, I'm thinking of building a Speed C160 with quad motors on 4s
Feb 25, 2018, 11:00 AM
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109" C-119 Flying Boxcar by Wade Joos!

Here's a truly one-of-a-kind model from master scratch-builder Wade Joos: an electric powered 109" Fairchild Flying Boxcar !

Watch as Wade's award-winning model takes to the skies over Mesa Arizona :
109" Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar by Wade Joos - AEF 2018 (9 min 23 sec)

As you can see, she flew great and Tony did a great job bringing her in with some pretty decent cross-wind...

Enjoy the Show !
Feb 25, 2018, 03:47 PM
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Packet was the C-82. Which was very similar, and better looking in my opinion.

But I'd take either!

That landing was heart-stopping. She's definitely still tail heavy!
Feb 27, 2018, 11:14 PM
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Hangar 9 P-47D in action at AEF!

Had a chance to see the new Hangar 9 P-47D up close a couple weeks back at the Arizona Electric Festival !

Spent some time with Team Horizon pilot Tony Quist and he put on a really superb scale flight demo with the new bird :
Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt ARF 67" - SCALE FLIGHT DEMO with TONY QUIST! AEF 2018 (7 min 31 sec)

This model has been "electrified" out of the box, and Tony does a great job explaining his set-up during the flight. As you can see, scale aerobatics are totally effortless, even on 6 cell power, and plane really looks the part in the air and on the ground!

Mar 02, 2018, 09:31 PM
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Douglas TDB-1 Devastator in action over AEF!

Here's Barrett Hochhaus' fantastic looking TBD in action in the mean skies over Mesa Arizona !
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator by Barrett Hochhaus - AEF 2018 (7 min 49 sec)

Seldom modeled, the TBD exhibited great flying characteristics, and looked simply AWESOME in the air !

Enjoy !

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