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May 27, 2019, 05:13 PM
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Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm 4S Performance Flight - Memorial Day 2019


In 1080p 60fps - This is the 4S Performance Flight of my 2-year old Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm Warbird.

Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm 4S Performance Flight (5 min 44 sec)

I switched out the FMS/RocHobby 10.5x8 Strega 4-Blade Prop that I had previously used for 3S flights and reverted back to the stock Eleven Hobby 10x7.5 4-Blade Prop. I also upgraded the stock 40-Amp ESC to a ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC with 5-Amp ESC. Powered by Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipos, the weight of the 4-cell lipo was enough to counter the formerly needed 28-grams (4 7-gram lead weights) that I had hidden behind the plastic radial face plate and were removed, retaining the CG at the recommended 90-95mm from the leading edge of the main wing. Max Static Amp Draw with a fully charged Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C lipo is at 53.1 amps.. well below the limits of the ZTW Mantis 65-Amp ESC. The stock 850Kv motor comes down barely warm after a flight.

The result is an Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm that has the performance similar to the FMS 980mm High Speed series warbirds, but retains all of the exceptional flight characteristics of the stock Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat.. of all the taildragger warbirds in my fleet, this one is simply the best of the best.

TODAY WE HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR NATION. WE ARE GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM.

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, & SETUP:

Transmitter: Spektrum DX8 (G2)
Gain Settings: Aileron - 9:30 O'Clock, Rudder – 9:30 O'Clock, Elevator - 10 O'Clock
High Rates: 100-Aileron / 25% Expo, 100-Elevator / 25% Expo, 100-Rudder, 0% Expo
Low Rates: 70-Aileron / 20% Expo, 70-Elevator / 20% Expo, 70-Rudder, 0% Expo
Control Rod Placement: Ailerons - Outer Hole, Elevator - Outer Hole, Rudder - Middle Hole, Flaps – Outer Hole
Flap System: Mid - 45% / Full - 75%
Flap Delay: 2.0 Seconds
Center of Gravity: 90-95mm
Battery: Admiral Pro 4S 2200mAh 45C
Throttle Timer: 4 Minutes
Lipo Final Voltage: 11.42 Volts out of 12.60 Volts (35%)

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

Thanks for watching!
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