Posted by prophecypilot | 02-04-2016 @ 08:57 PM | 4,226 Views
Regulators and stuff
Posted by pittsartist | 01-31-2016 @ 03:06 PM | 16,360 Views
I've been trying to improve my flick roll technique of late. Every so often I hit a good one - but it's not consistent. Soooo, I've made a little film to help reinforce what it should look like to help me remember.

The current "recipe" is

-Set full power and climb 45 deg to drop airspeed to 85mph
-Level off and allow to accelerate to 100mph
-Rapid tug of up elevator to give about 2.5g,
-At the exact moment the G peaks bang in about 70% left rudder
-When the aeroplane "breaks" Unload to 80% fwd stick / 70% left aileron
-Keep the rudder in until 3/4 complete (I often fail here !)
-Change feet, then , a little more fwd stick (like a mini punch) then back to neutral to stop

This is what it looks like. (still slightly over rotated and a slight L/H heading change - but at least there's a fair "snap" to the rotation)

Flickroll Analysis (0 min 42 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | 01-24-2016 @ 10:21 PM | 23,006 Views
A friend of a friend has been working on this film:
Rotor DR1 - Official Movie Trailer (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by edwinkania | 01-18-2016 @ 11:04 PM | 16,500 Views
I hope to put some of my aircraft here and whatever I am working on.

Posted by scalechoppers2003 | 01-18-2016 @ 02:03 AM | 16,106 Views
The collection
Posted by genelavine | 01-15-2016 @ 06:25 PM | 20,101 Views
125” Extreme Flight Extra 300 Build

Built by Gene Lavine: www.rcairplanestands.com on our deluxe model stand.

Specs for this airplane are as follows:
Wingspan: 125 inches
Length: 122 inches
Wing Area: 2830 sq. in.
Weight: 40 - 44 lbs
Power: 150cc - 200 cc Gas

Day 1:

A lot of people often ask "how large of an airframe can fit on your stands?" so I thought what better way to show it off than do a build thread on one of the very best airframes on the RC Market.

The plane of choice is the Extreme Flight 125” Extra 300 and is in my opinion the very top of the line when it comes to large scale radio controlled ARF’s. Owners Chris and Melissa Hinson at Extreme Flight are extremely pleasant and very professional to deal with providing quality customer service matched only by the quality of their products. As this is an advanced RC model it does not come with an instruction manual however one can be found on their website at: http://extremeflightrc.com/assets/im...xtramanual.pdf should you need one.

This will be my third build of an Extreme Flight Extra build, the second of the 125 inch version so there are a few things I do a little out of order from the manual and a few modifications I like to make along the way however these are my personal preferences and are not required. If you follow the instructional you will have a top notch model you will be very proud of as is. I will try to post as many photos as I can along the way and explain the modifications I do to my preference as I go.
I have left out the photos of the original boxing but can confirm the plane comes packed up in a double lined box packaged up to withstand the roughest of handling.

I prefer to start with just the fuselage, so I leave the wings, stabs and rudder in their original packaging until I am ready to begin work on them. The parts I have unpacked come out in perfect condition with no dings or flaws whatsoever, all thanks to the great packaging provided. The kit comes complete with all the hardware required including turnbuckles, high quality phenolic control horns, quality wheels, axels, carbon tubes all around, instrument panel and a very nice pilot head figure. Each part is conveniently marked and packaged in their own separate baggie so you will know what each goes with. Covering on the plane is UltraCote and is in excellent condition, bright and shiny right out of the box. The clarity of the canopy is excellent with no flaws or dull spots, usually pretty hard to get on a canopy of this size but like everything else in this kit it is top notch. All you are going to need is your choice of radio equipment, servos, wiring, batteries and engine.

In my case, I have yet to choose my servos but as everyone that knows me, knows I am a 3W guy so this airframe will be getting a 3W 157 Competition engine from Aircraft International http://www.aircraftinternational.com/ running on Pro-Flow rear dump cans from Plane Bender products (Dave Sullivan): http://www.planebenderproducts.com/ . I will also be running my usual PowerBox Competition power management system powered by lithium Ion batteries. The engine will be turning a 32/11 Falcon Prop for my flying style of half IMAC and half 3D. Last bit of bling of bling up front will be a 5” Carbon Spinner by SMJ Spinners. Other hardware will be mentioned along the way once I make my final decision. One really nice feature of the Extreme Flight Extra is that they actually check all the incidences of all the surfaces and prove the incidence check list with the model. As you can see in the picture attached, this model is extremely well rigged and should need very little trim once assembled. Just as note, the first 125” I built for my Dad required 1 click of down elevator for perfect level flight at half throttle settings. I am confident this one will be that close as well even though this one will be set up just slightly more tail heavy than his was.

Day two to follow:
Posted by Vapor Trails | 01-13-2016 @ 03:01 PM | 23,780 Views
Tyler Perry's new toy
Posted by Cheddd | 01-12-2016 @ 09:36 AM | 16,783 Views
I have an OS 15gt that I have had to replace the kill swiitch module twice. Can I convert this engine to a ggt15 that uses a glow plug and elimate the ignition system?
Posted by mitchnauta | 01-07-2016 @ 10:42 PM | 16,728 Views
It's all finished now
Posted by alexmai83 | 01-06-2016 @ 01:20 PM | 13,736 Views
Hi guys.

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

Posted by Vapor Trails | 01-05-2016 @ 09:10 PM | 18,717 Views
bandsaw magic (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 01-04-2016 @ 12:59 PM | 13,259 Views

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

Quite a good optical illusion though methinks
Posted by XtremePowerRCs | 01-03-2016 @ 09:21 PM | 12,686 Views

Posted by sfaust | 01-03-2016 @ 06:22 PM | 12,115 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 | 12,403 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 | 12,081 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 | 12,926 Views
Posted by JPhillip | 12-20-2015 @ 12:58 PM | 10,881 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 | 16,208 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 | 12,392 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.