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Posted by woodendesk | 10-10-2019 @ 12:36 PM | 5,800 Views
Friend of mine Jeremy Holt is an airshow pilot. There also hasn't been any updates to the umx beast Pitts 12 either. So I am combining both worlds. This is a totally new build, all from parts available online.
I'm looking for swift performance along with added speed.
***Original livery done by Jim Kimball Enterprises (aircraftstudiodesign.com)

1.Umx beast airframe and control surfaces
2.Custom carbon wheel struts and wheel pants
3.Carbon fiber battery tray
4. Carbon fiber wing strut supports
5. Callie graphics
6. 2.8v led nav lights custom
7. Servo protectors custom
8. Cherry red Behr paint along with black and white accents
9. Foam tac glue
10. Carbon fiber tabbed cowl/battery cover to accommodate larger batteries

1. Dsmx with safe as3x board and on board 2.3g servos- installed/ set up
2. 2.3g micro servos (4)

1. 3600kv brushless motor
2. 120mm by 70mm 3 blade 5 by 2.75 inches
3. Aluminum prop shaft
4. Cirrus SR22 3 blade spinner
Posted by woodendesk | 07-12-2019 @ 08:58 PM | 7,393 Views

(orange-aircraft.com) - Maker of the real revolution

Another UMX I had to have!! When the I first flew my P3, it became my favorite plane. It flew on rails and was well balanced. I felt it needed more though {no surprise there from me lol}. Therefore, I decided to improve upon the already great design.

CURRENT UPGRADES___________________________________
* All carbon parts were cut from a .5mm X 200mm X 250mm sheet 3K tabby pattern. (found on ebay)
-Carbon fiber wheel struts
-Carbon fiber wing struts w/carbon rod backing
-Carbon fiber tail horn control arm
-Upgraded carbon fiber battery tray- accommodates bigger batteries to run 3S.
-Painted propeller like Prometheus P2 and added MT propeller logos (just because lol)
-Silver outline to red cowl flames

PLANNED PERFORMANCE UPGRADES_______________________________________
-Aluminum prop shaft *coming soon
-BB Hyp G5 50Cmax (3S) 240mAh w/UMX connector & JST-XH balance tap (BabbelBatts)

-Silver pen around edge of the red flames on cowling and fuselage. *coming soon
-Polish canopy
-Servo covers underwing
Posted by woodendesk | 06-19-2019 @ 10:41 AM | 7,928 Views
Well I've moved in officially!! Here is the first shot of the 4 car garage and shop I have going for me now. Comment any suggestions you may have to making it more friendly, fun, enjoyable, etc. I have a full fridge and freezer in there too for libations! Also a full bathroom in the garage!!
Posted by woodendesk | 06-10-2019 @ 08:06 AM | 8,231 Views
3DHS YAK 55M 91inch
*More to come....Here is what I see just on the surface the Yak has. I will update as I go along going over the plane. Consider this also documentation of the Yak, servicing, modifications. As most of you know I love to be thorough.
-Rudder: (Hitec) HS-7955 TG (Titanium Gear) (X1) 4.8-6.0V programmable
SWB servo arms

-DLE 60cc Twin
-Falcon 24 X 9 (Gas Carbonfiber Propeller)
-Fortitude Fuel tank (20oz./V.2)
-EASY PULL fuel dot (silver)

-Fromeco Wolverine power switch
-Tech Aero Ultra IBEC (ignition battery elimination circuit) 5v-6.6v
-Spektrum receiver

*TBD- I haven't decided what route I want to go here.
Posted by woodendesk | 05-13-2019 @ 11:32 AM | 10,151 Views
- Metal prop shaft
- Carbon fiber Battery tray to accommodate larger batteries (custom made)
- Mt propeller logos (Callie Graphics)
*all carbon parts made from 200 X 250mm X .5mm Carbon 3K Tabby twill pattern (ebay)
- Carbon wheel pants (custom made)
-Carbon Landing gear struts (custom made)

Future add-ons_____________________
-3000kv motor (P3 revolution)
-Clear custom servo covers
-BB Hyp G5 50Cmax (3S) 240mAh w/UMX connector & JST-XH balance tap battery (Babbebatts).
Posted by woodendesk | 02-09-2019 @ 06:54 PM | 24,247 Views
Hobbico Twinstar:
I bought this off the club president for 300.00 back in 2015. He had only flown it twice, back then it had 2 blade 8 x 6 props and stock spinners. I found it really squirrely in the air. Knowing enough about propulsion, I changed out the props for 3 blades 9 x 5. this did two things for me. It smoothed out the flight characteristics a bunch. the props were larger so the motor acceleration curve smoothed out and produced less torque roll. the only real change in overall characteristic was I had to let the plane gather another 20 feet in ground speed to accomodate the thrust difference. Here is a list of all that is in the plane.
OS .25 nitro engines (x2)
OS no.7 glow plugs (x2)-medium range heat
Master Airscrew 9 X 5 3 blade (x2)
Dubro 3 blade no marks spinner (x2)

*more to come

*more to come
- ignition glow driver module (possibly)
Posted by woodendesk | 01-09-2019 @ 12:04 PM | 25,504 Views
I bought this at Lebanon Swap meet in 2014. After using realfight 6, I wanted one. Found one at Lebanon for 150.00. New unused Servos (5) for 10.00 each! I cleaned the plane up when I got home to assess the condition of the skin. I then wrote my list of steps I was going to take to bring the plane back to like new standards. I rebuilt the motor, Didnt really need it, but I like to make sure. Put in a new Long glow plug and it ran like a champ. I painted the prop so it could be seen easier, I don't like missing fingers... I de-skinned the wing and replaced the aging skin with new Solartex Red. I must say its pricey but is very forgiving and super easy to work with, worth the price if you ask me. I finally got the Ultrasport to run and look as new as it should. this was my first attempt at a refurb, thank goodness for years of building experience.


-Ultracote white strips and Silver pinstripe
-Sullivan glow plug ignitor relocator
-Master Airscrew 12 x 8
- OS 61FSR motor
-OS No.8 long glow plug
-Spektrum servos
-Solartex True Red covering
- new 4-40 rods for landing gear
- larger 2.5 inch DuBro wheels
-New DuBro tailwheel
- New Batteries/ switches
Posted by woodendesk | 12-11-2018 @ 08:42 AM | 26,599 Views
FMS P 51 D 1450mm
I bought the plane from MotionRC in 2014. Version 6 P 51 D. I purchased and installed the version 7 circuit board for the wings. going to also install an eagle 3A gyro as well to balance the flight characteristics. I went with Callie Graphics as always for Nervous Energy V, in which I got to get into the cockpit as a teenager in the late 90's which was a dream come true!!

Modifications__________________________________________________ ______________________________
- Version 7 circuit board
- Callie Graphics- Nervous Energy V
- Prop Modification- zip tie strip mod
- Warbirdpilots.com WW2 pilot
- Modified cockpit with scratchbuilt detail.
- Callie graphics instrument panel** an upcoming order
- Eagle gyro
- custom painted exhaust manifold and airframe
Posted by woodendesk | 11-30-2017 @ 07:44 AM | 23,689 Views
HSD 105MM F-16
Now this F-16 I fell in love when it first came out. I bought it the day it came out. I have had it for sometime now but have not flown it yet since the field I fly is not long enough I have discovered. However I am building it up first to my detail expectations. I have a mini F16 i fly in the meantime (UMX). 8)


- Warbirds.com Jet Pilot 1/8 scale
- Custom built cockpit
- Corrected Sparrow missles and custom painted
- Model sounds inc sound system from dymondusa.com
- JP 105MM ducted fan unit
- Aura 8 gyro
Posted by woodendesk | 11-30-2017 @ 07:24 AM | 23,313 Views
83 inch Tigercat (Don Palmer)
RCGF 26cc Gas engines (2)
Beila 17 X 7 3 blade WW2 props (2)
Robart/ CJ Landing Gear
Callie Graphics 1/7 graphic set
Lemon telemetry receiver
Booma RC Smart bus Elite
Star6 dual fuel dots* more to come on that as to why.
Dag (Damon Atwood) 3D printed R-2800 Radials

I bought this plane from a friend out in Columbus Ohio in 2016 summertime. I was never sure as to whose plans they were. I wanted to determine that so I could better understand its construction and layout. Meanwhile I bought most everything I needed to restore the plane and improve upon it. This was to be my long term project plane. I spent those two years studying and researching what to do with this plane. I finally had come up with my plan for January 2019. I began work that new years day with orbital sanding the imperfections out of the surfaces. I removed all the attached panels, cowls, firewalls engines, fuel tanks..the works. I could then see what I was working with. Being well built and remarkably intuitive design, I began to look for key markes of the design to determine the plan maker. Noted that the wings disconnected at the posterior flap location. The canopy was set with 4 mini screws. the battery compartment located just behind the cockpit, all key elements to determining the Don Palmer plans!! I began to develop a research packet on the plane, panel lines, fuel tank location, bolt patterns, etc. I have a great love for this plane as it represents all the skills I have developed in this hobby over the last 6 years. I expect at least a year or two before she flies, but it can always be sooner. stay tuned!
Posted by woodendesk | 11-29-2017 @ 03:38 PM | 22,835 Views
I was at an LHS in the mid summer of 2014 I believe. I saw the Corsair. I didn't have the money for it at the time, but I knew I liked it. so I did research on it through youtube and Tower Hobbies when it came out. I got the money in the summertime and ordered it from Tower Hobbies.When I flew it, I noticed it was a little hard to fly in the wind, but knowing about full scale corsairs, I began to make changes.. It flies to this day as smooth and level like no other plane I have in my collection.
-Callie Graphics set (Ira Kepford)
-Dynam 13X 7 Corsair propeller
-Ramoser Vario 3 blade prop B option
-Custom paint detail by myself
-Brewster bomb rack I custom built (attached by earth magnets)
-Flyzone 1200mm zero bomb
-EMS door/gear sequencer delay module
-Tru turn 5/8 "A" style prop nut
-Custombuilt tailhook
-Custom detailed cockpit
-Detailed radial dummy
-Motion rc EAGLE gyro
-Custombuilt Corsair exhaust ports
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 05:41 PM | 21,321 Views
I bought this plane from the club presidentlate July 2015. I wanted to go bigger after the 50cc class I got used to.I love this plane as it flies like its on rails.
- DLE 61cc engine
- RCEXL Ignition cut off optical kill module
- Iridium NGK MC6 spark plug
- Fortitude Fuel tank 20oz. V.1
- JTEC Muffler Pitts style
- Falcon Carbonfiber Gas propeller 26 X 8 with painted red tips
- Miracle Silver Fuel Dot
- Red Clear Tygon Fuel line (just added)
- VP Gas racing Fuel 40:1 ratio with Redline oil added to make 50:1 ratio
- Pilot Yak 55 carbon landing gear strut (less slip angle flex than Extra stock struts)
- Carbon fiber interior deck modification
- Callie Graphics Custom request with MT propeller logos
- Secraft canopy bolts in red 4mm
- Secraft Wing bolts 6mm Steel pin
- Rudder:
- Aileron:
- Elevator:
- Throttle: XO power
- Source LiFe 3200 Mah/ 10C/ 6.6v 22wh (charge at 3.2A) (x1)
- Hobbico hydriMax Ultra NimH 5c 6.0V 2000Mah 2/3A battery pack (ignition module) (x1)
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 01:45 PM | 20,943 Views
Callie graphics MT propeller logos
B&E graphics
DLE 55cc with fresh carb rebuild
Stock Muffler
Carbon Spinner
Falcon 24 X 8 carbon propeller orange tip
Purple and Orange fuel line
Fortitude Fuel tank
SWB servo arms
Hitec servos
Smart Fly optical Kill switch
VVRC fuel dot painted purple with Hot wheels spectra-flame purple.

I bought this plane from a club member who had been flying it at the field for some time. I always loved how it flew when he was up in the air. Originally built by Gary Gunther our club president so I knew I could trust what i was getting.
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 01:31 PM | 21,284 Views
Following a promotion at work, I wanted to take the opportunity to build a plane for myself.I always wanted a PAU edge since realflight 6.5. I did research on the brand and found that the plane had everything I wanted. competition proven airframes, lightweight construction, excellent build quality. I researched the prototype of the 540T 35cc and fell in love. Tseres was my go to for the build when i had questions or wasnt sure how to approach a specific aspect of the build. I purchased all the same servos and motor the prototype had. Nothing but the best for this plane. during the build I ran into issues with the DA motor: the carb adjustments would vibrate out of the tune a friend and I had done. I ended up shrinkwrapping the adjustment screws to alleviate the problem, this solved my issue. This plane flys on rails and is light to the touch on the ground during landing. Thank you to Herve LaJeune for providing a great product!!

PAU 35cc Edge 540 T
No Limitz Carbon Spinner
XOAR 20 X 10 green tip prop Carbon
DA 35
Jtec Muffler
All MKS servos (same as prototype)
Fromeco 7.4 LioNs (2)
Smart fly Batt share
Green tygon fuel line
Green wire loom
PAU fuel tank
Miracle (black) plug, switch, fuel dot panel
RCXEL optical Kill
B and E Graphix
Callie Graphics MT Propeller logo
Posted by woodendesk | 11-28-2017 @ 12:46 PM | 21,120 Views
This was my first gasser, I bought it March 2015. Steve Humunski of NJ (original posting of this very plane: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/arf-...-180-a-13.html) I bought it from, good guy! I took it home and began to modify it to my liking. It honestly didn't need much in the way of maintenance to fly. I just went wild buying parts I wanted for it. I wanted a certain look and feel for it for sure. My first flight I wing wagged in and put the gear through the wing skin. Fixed it easily and was back up in the air again. I've put about 30 flights on it thus far since Ive had it. I am in a constant state of bettering this plane .

Seagull Extra 260- modified
*This is how the Seagull should look!
IBEC for ignition
Modified Rudder assy. for 3D flight
repainted new Xoar sword propeller (sealed)
Secraft canopy 4mm bolts (red) flushmounted
Graphtech Carbon Landing gear
DLE 30 w/ Secraft carb intake funnel
Hitec servos/ Savox on the ailerons for faster response (see below)
No Limitz 3 inch spinner (white)
B and E graphix small extra 260 logos/ aeroshell
Callie Graphics Mt propeller logos/ Extra 260 large logos and fuselage sponsor graphics.
Robart joints swapped in on ailerons - better throw (original CA hinges break after 50 flights or so.)
Polished Jtec Muffler
flown on VP fuels only
Fortitude fuel tank
Miracle fuel dot
miracle single switch assembly
Modified cowl with baffles for improved cooling
Horizon hobby pilot 25%
Redwing Carbon tail wheel assy.
Red Fuel line- Taildragger RC
New Red 3/8" wire loom
Quickfire fuel starter
200 X 250 3K weave carbon plating added for rudder servo tray.
DuBro Red Servo Ball joint hinges all around
New Savox aileron high speed servos
6STAR red servo tray for throttle
Red servo safety clips
Aluminum thin plate inside base of motor box to prevent fuel drippage from carb damaging the motor box.