Posted by mitchnauta | 01-07-2016 @ 10:42 PM | 16,753 Views
It's all finished now
Posted by alexmai83 | 01-06-2016 @ 01:20 PM | 13,757 Views
Hi guys.

Exra 330 GB-models build (5 min 48 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | 01-05-2016 @ 09:10 PM | 18,908 Views
bandsaw magic (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 01-04-2016 @ 12:59 PM | 13,283 Views

Actually, Not. (The photo's upside down)

Quite a good optical illusion though methinks
Posted by XtremePowerRCs | 01-03-2016 @ 09:21 PM | 12,716 Views

Posted by sfaust | 01-03-2016 @ 06:22 PM | 12,144 Views
Most of my blogging is done on my Wordpress site. Plenty of entries on my giant scale airplanes and 3d helicopters. You can visit it here --> https://flyingrc.wordpress.com/
Posted by XtremePowerRCs | 01-01-2016 @ 08:36 PM | 12,429 Views
New to Flying Giants, but can already tell I'm going to love it. Hope to find some people around my area that fly at the BVRC in Wixonvalley by College Station TX.

Happy flying to you all!
Posted by kdh77 | 12-25-2015 @ 11:16 PM | 12,102 Views
This plane was passed along to me after it had an unexpected hard landing that removed more than just the landing gear.
Posted by pittsartist | 12-22-2015 @ 06:35 AM | 12,952 Views
Posted by JPhillip | 12-20-2015 @ 12:58 PM | 10,901 Views
To all a Happy American Holiday season - Merry Christmas, New Year and all other USA National Holidays included!
I have been blessed again closing out another Great Flying Season and give Thanks to Santa I am expanding my Fleet once again! Best wishes for the same to all!

Posted by buckeyeflyer | 12-18-2015 @ 11:48 PM | 16,310 Views
Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 2015 was an awesome year.. Full of great events and friends.. I have had the opportunity of flying with the nicest people in the hobby and I want you to now how much your friendship means to me. God Bless this country and Thank you Flying Giants for having this great website for us crazy giant scale guys and gals.. Thanks to Matt Gunn for covering our event this year.. The video you shot of the 2015 Hoverpalooza was epic... Can't wait to see everyone again August 4,5,6,and 7th 2016... Hoverpalooza 2K16 is going to be off the hook.. Have a safe winter and see you all at Nall in a few months.
Posted by oalhindi | 12-18-2015 @ 04:46 AM | 12,438 Views
Hi guys,

I need some HELP.

8 month ago I flew my new 3DHS 120cc extra. on the second day while flying the Airelons started to Violently turn right ( 45-90 degrees instantly). Everytime I corrected the plane the ailerons would do it again( every 1-2 seconds apart) since I'm experienced 3d pilot I managed to land even though it was a hand full as the wing almost clipped the ground repeatedly.
I haven't flew it since as I have other planes.

Today the same thing occurred while flying my 3DHS 120cc Slick. this plane has at least 15 gallons with no trouble. but at around the 6th flight ( after changing both batteries) I went up and the same thing started happening. violent right turns with no inputs. again I managed to land and started to investigate.

on the ground both planes acted normal. No loose wires even when I start the plane and move the wires around nothing happens. when I flew it again the plane started to violently turn right.

the setup on both are identical except the servos. which are
1. Spektrum power safe receiver AR 12120 DSMX
2. Spektrum telemetry Tm 1000
3. Ultra IBEC from Aero-tech
4. Dual battery for receiver
5. No loose wires that I found on either
6. servos on the extra are Savox 1270
7. servos on the SLICK are Futaba BLS 152

the only thing in common is the TX which is Spektrum DX18 GEN 1. but the first event with the EXTRA is 8 month ago and today the SLICK started the same thing. I have 120cc H9 BEAST with the same setup and Foamies with no problems.

my servos on the wings ( servos on each ailerons are matched using the TX.

this is now driving me crazy as I cannot figure out the problem.

I would appreciate any helps or feedback.
Posted by Tophat | 12-14-2015 @ 06:30 PM | 12,166 Views
I haven't done much with this build due to excessive overtime. For the past 6 months I have been getting only 1 to 2 days off a month. So I am just waiting for a break where I'm not too tired to build it. So here are some pictures of what I did before the overtime kicked in and put a stop to building the Edge 540. I added yellow covering to the leading edges and the bottom tips on the main wings and the stabilizers
Posted by rolling circle | 12-13-2015 @ 12:53 AM | 17,022 Views
Here she is. Twisted Hobbys and Cody Wojcik have produced my new favorite Park flying sized foamy. It's a 43" wing and it's all EPP reinforced by carbon. It's a real fun kit to build. I am flying on 3S Pulse 2250 mAh 65 C Packs. Other than that, I'm getting real good power from the Twisted 100g 1050kv. Serious fun. Servos have been bulletproof. The flights here are from DAY 1 with this plane. So,I know this is one we will be talking about for quite a while as the highest performance foamy out there. Enjoy the vid.

Veloxity - The Time Has Come (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by Tophat | 12-12-2015 @ 05:25 PM | 11,358 Views
I just recently purchased a Revolver 70 and found that the right wing has an incidence defect from the manufacturer. The leading edge incidence alignment pin if lined up with the fuselage cut out shows a positive 2 degrees incidence and if I line up the back alignment pin with the cut out on the fuselage it registers 0 degrees incidence. With the wing forced fitted on the fuselage the right wing has a positive 1/2 degree incidence. The manufacturer has plotted in the wrong x / y axis for the laser cut out for the front locating pin. So I just got through modifying the front bore in the fuselage for the right wing. Now both wings are at 0 degrees incidence with the fuselage laying on its belly and fit smoothly into the fuselage. I am not sure if all Revolvers have this defect but I know if there is one there are others just like it.

I just glued in a 5/16 wood dowel into the original bore and relocated the bore as necessary to obtain 0 degrees incidence to match the left wing; which was okay from the start.

Installed the horizontal stabilizer today. There was a lot of slop in between the fuselage and the stabilizer so I had to add a 1\32 shim to the bottom of the fuselage in order to maintain 0 degrees incidence and lateral height. Here are some pictures.

Installed riser blocks for elevator servos, here are some pictures.

I've heard a lot of issues about weak landing gear Structure on this aircraft so I added a 3 inch by 3 1/4 sheet of .025 thick aluminum plate hopefully this is enough reinforcement to strengthen the main gear. If anyone thinks differently please let me know thanks. Here are some pictures of the reinforcement that was done I actually feel that I should have went further behind the gear about a 1/2 inch further .

Today I made some positive stop blocks for adjusting the pull pull rudder linkages. This prevents the servo horn from moving while tensioning the cables along with immobilizing the rudder during final installation. I measured from the ball link screws center to the forward bulkhead to get them equidistant while setting the positive stops. Doing the installation of pull pull systems like this is the best way to get everything correct. The positive stops are made out of 440 rods, threaded on both ends and 440 kwik links and basswood blocks 25mm Long X 15mm Wide X 10mm Thick. The rods are threaded just beyond the length of the basswood and the basswood blocks are threaded completely through the length of them, making them adjustable. I've attached some pictures of the positive stops.

I'm getting close to the home stretch on this build the receiver is installed and the servos are plugged in with the exception of the ailerons. I just have a few things that need to be adjusted on the cowl then it should be ready for balancing the CG and lateral balancing. Here are some updated photos of where the plane is at in the build. I did however modify the landing gear structure once again, and added another. 025 sheet of aluminum on the bottom to prevent the landing gear from rotating counterclockwise if in the event there is a rough landing.


CG Test For The Flight Pack
Suggested CG location 5 1/2" from leading edge at the fuselage.

This placed my flight pack in the location of the servos for the rudder and Elevators. So now I'm working on possibly mounting the pack to the canopy platform or adding the pilot figure and seeing how much this would change the location of the flight pack. So here are some more pictures.
Posted by chrisknee | 12-12-2015 @ 03:20 AM | 9,306 Views
My engine was too heavy for this plane. Made it a challenge to fly but eventually got it right. Notice the engine was DEAD standard. Wing area was about 860 sq in.

Just when I was really starting to have fun, the left aileron went into flutter and departed the plane during a high speed pass.
I couldn't hold it level and it sank into the deck. Rats! Bent the crankshaft!

Despite what other think, I'm sure the engine can be significantly lightened.
Anybody else done this?
Posted by watersrick | 12-11-2015 @ 09:39 PM | 9,068 Views
I have a Ziroli F6F Hellcat with a single piece 95" wing span. It is just to hard to transport. Does anyone know how to convert, or has converted one to a 3 piece wing as the newer Ziroli F6F Hellcats, center section stays on the fuse, with a left and right wings. Please respond, or email me at [email protected]
Posted by Kendalldad | 12-10-2015 @ 01:04 PM | 11,603 Views
finally got it finished ready to maiden just need to find the time.

Gp123 for power and savox 1270 tg servos
Posted by michael Sullivan | 12-09-2015 @ 08:11 AM | 8,804 Views
I would like to know how many other people have tried to deal with aerobeez. I have been trying to get parts from them & all I get are promises & lies, I don't know where else to get parts for their 90" extra. They don't even answer email or phone calls , This will not get & retain customers! I will sell this airplane if you want to take the chance with a product with no support, like aerobeez, beautiful plane,too bad no customer service. I will not buy from a company who neglects their customers needs. There are many of these companies who serve customers, STAND WITH ME TO STOP THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT BY UNCARING COMPANIES WHO ONLY WANT THE ORIGINAL BIG BUCKS< NOT JUST SMALL PARTS< THIS IS SAD FOR THE HOBBY AND ALL HOBBIESTS MICHAEL
Posted by bobzilla | 12-07-2015 @ 06:25 AM | 13,365 Views
Finished building a classic Edge540 from Aeroworks. Powered by 3w100, PowerHD 1218th on ailerons, elevators, Hitec HS7980 on rudder. Powersafe 9100 with dual 3600mah LIFE batteries. 3D tested by 2 of our local 3d expert flyers, Logan and Kim3D.

Video here:
AEROWORKS EDGE540 (2 min 5 sec)