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Posted by weallfly365 | 06-23-2018 @ 10:28 PM | 4,797 Views
Top Flite 1/5 Giant P-51D Mustang 84.5" wingspan

Air Retract system

All Included
Engine: 3w 55i
Servos: Hitec
Receiver: Futaba

Does not include
Receiver battery or Transmitter

1500$

1700$ with futaba 2.4 G 10 channel radio
Posted by RCMC | 06-23-2018 @ 09:54 PM | 4,997 Views
This plane is the 3D Hobby Shop 75" Edge 540. I'm partial to white planes so I took the orange color scheme and stripped the covering off right out of the box and recovered it in UltraCote White.

The plane has a new DLE-35RA motor and Hitec 7954 servos all around. The elevator and rudder servos are equipped with SWB arms. It has a Tech Aero cutoff switch and an Emcotec switch from Esprit Model in Florida. It also has a Xoar 20x8 prop inside a Tru-Turn 3.5" Spinner.

The motor cowling and canopy were painted in a local auto body shop and the paint looks like a car finish.
Posted by Ethan Ater | 06-22-2018 @ 01:32 PM | 4,782 Views
Iíve always wanted to try a video with stick movements. Here is my first attempt! Enjoy

Oxy 2 RC Helicopter (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 06-21-2018 @ 11:41 AM | 4,495 Views
The title says it all - great fun with the home made balloons later on ;-)

Rectory Farm 15 6 18 (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 06-13-2018 @ 10:04 AM | 5,681 Views
So I got this old 3DHS 87" shp, it was in really rough shape when I got it, some of the hinges were so wore out there was 1mm play on them, PLUS the fella who owned it just didnt know how to take care of a plane, the rudder was re-hinged by the prior owner with a 5mm hinge gap, CA and epoxy evrywhere run on smoke, deck screws in key areas, probably about a dozen breaks in the frame, I wish I had gotten pics before I started on it but didnt, I will however get pics of the fixes.

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Wingspan: 87.00 inches
Wing Area: 1475.00 sq. inches
Wing Loading: 24 oz./sq.ft.
Length: 90.00 inches
Weight: 15.50 Lbs.
Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical
Posted by paolo jasson | 06-08-2018 @ 08:34 AM | 4,894 Views
Hi can the Super Decathlon be flown without wing cabane only with the main wing spar (black tube) to save assembly time at field?
regards.
paolo jasson
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-18-2018 @ 09:29 PM | 6,685 Views
Posted by Ethan Ater | 05-06-2018 @ 03:04 PM | 7,185 Views
Here's my first video of TwistedHobbys' latest release, the Lil Fokker! Such a fun airplane with insane throws and great precision, especially for its class. This Little guy does not disappoint!

Enjoy the video

Airplane and power combo available at TwistedHobbys.com

Twisted Hobbys Lil Fokker (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 05-04-2018 @ 06:22 PM | 7,509 Views
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-30-2018 @ 12:12 AM | 7,784 Views
Aj laser 230z (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 04-14-2018 @ 07:17 PM | 8,669 Views
Fortem DroneHunter (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by decuzar | 04-14-2018 @ 01:06 PM | 9,425 Views
A gallery of engine weights and related gas engine items
Posted by Chiefpilot46 | 03-26-2018 @ 07:34 PM | 7,872 Views
I would like to have repairs done on a 40% scale Extra 330S r/c airplane... anyone in New Jersey, please respond if you do or know someone who does that kind of work. Thank you!
Posted by BillG1 | 03-26-2018 @ 10:17 AM | 8,564 Views
After retiring my Aeroworks Yak 54 airframe to another collapsed LG , and while waiting for the made-to-order JTEC muffler for my AJ ARS300 project to arrive (was sent the wrong one initially), I decided to start on a slightly smaller build. I started assembling a Goldwing Yak55M for a new DA-35 I acquired. I am anxious to get a reliable gasser in the air, and enjoy the long flight times!

The price of a Goldwing ARF, and the low shipping cost, made it too good to pass up. I would normally avoid such a low-priced ARF due to quality concerns, but a friend at the field I fly at put one together and it is a very nice flyer! I've not seen any build threads on one, so I thought I'd do a brief assembly review.

The ARF ships in a honeycomb cardboard box with the 6 sides held together with glue and packing tape. Simple, strong, low-cost, and effective. No shipping damage whatsoever.

The covering quality seems quite good-just minor small wrinkles here and there; easily heat-gunned out. The hardware seems on par as well. Perhaps the tailwheel will be the only item I replace; I like a tiller steering vs. a spring to the rudder as supplied.

The build is very straightforward, with the spilt elevator joiner being the only challenging procedure so far. One has the option of dual elevator servos (too heavy, weight too far back in my opinion), or cutting the leading edge of the elevators for a beefy hardwood joiner (included). The joiner has to be installed after one side of the elevator is installed, before the second side is hinged and installed. All while coated with epoxy... a bit challenging, but doable with prior careful fitting to ensure everything will line up perfectly .

I'm using ProModeler coreless servos. 305 oz-in for surfaces, 110 oz-in for throttle. Beautiful anodizing on the heatsink center section, loctite patch on the horn screw, allen head drive on the mounting screws, serrations under the built-in washer head on the mounting screws. Six screws for gear case top cover. Nice engineering details.
Flying surface servos installed and trimmed with no issues. Centering is great. They seem fast and strong on a 2S LiFe; can't wait to fly them!

More to come....
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 03-17-2018 @ 02:49 PM | 9,101 Views
DA-120 unboxing #015 (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by BillG1 | 03-16-2018 @ 09:25 AM | 8,513 Views
Been flying large RC Helis for the past 8 years or so. Belonged to a great club in SoCal that had a large group of 3D Heli pilots. Have a 3D foamie that I played with from time to time.

I've now moved into retirement in a new community where the local club only has a couple of small heli pilots (non-3D). So, being in Rome... I've become proficient in airplanes again, with a variety of 3D balsa ARFs (e-power aerobatic & 3D).

Now moving into gassers, I acquired a used Aeroworks 50cc Yak 54. I'm learning the flight differences with these much heavier models. I've knocked the gear out on a dead stick (rough field), but have been able to neatly rebuild it, so that it's barely even noticeable that it's been repaired.

While I continue to learn on the Yak, I'm building an AJ ARS 300 MkII. I hope to build it light- 17 lbs. max is my target. Some pics below.

I've learned a lot reading through the forums on FG, I hope to be able to also contribute as I build up experience. Thanks for reading.

Bill