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Old 04-27-2013, 05:08 AM   #1876
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #1877
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #1878
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Darn you guys. I tried to resist. Came home with a micro F4U from parkzone and a Spektrum D6i. I'm rationalizing it on supporting the local small biz. And like that I'm back in after years.
I know the D6i is a little overkill but after looking around and talking with my students I have plans to get into the DIY quad coptering and drone work. Sold it to the wife as: safer house inspection of the roof. With a roll of the eyes she said as long as at some point we'll use one for pool parties. Don't some of you build quads?
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #1879
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Just landed a job with these guys ...

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #1880
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My latest toy arrived!



Got it second hand (looks new!) with 30 batteries. Charging a handful of them now so I can land on my ceiling. haha
My new to me MCPx (also used) came yesterday. Didn't take me long to lose a rotor linkage so I can't play again till Monday...

Although mine is the V2 and has been converted to all brushless. Talk about a hyper little thing!!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:24 AM   #1881
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Too stupit to imbed...but I have been looking for one of these for quite a while.

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #1882
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RCF Sbach

Here's my first vid onboard my 48" RC Factory profile Sbach. Camera is 100 grams naked but the plane handles it nicely.

Pardon the dead-stick at the end, I think my ESC is a bit undersized.

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #1883
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I had one of these warehouse hobbies RC boats about 12 years ago. It was a blast.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:14 AM   #1884
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They start to look like gliders... but I still have to place the motor, servos & receiver. I am slow...

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #1885
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:42 AM   #1886
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Was lucky enough to have yesterday off...so spent the morning flying. All of these guys got at least one flight.

Starmax Cub...the gear is so weak on this plane...it actually broke on TAKEOFF. Made some changes and I hope belly landing this is now in its past. 1400mm

FMS Stuka, this is really a great flying plane flies like a trainer, 1400mm.

FMS P51B Maiden this plane yesterday...first plane with retracts, we will see how they hold up on the rough field I fly from. This flies very very nice as well...if all the FMS 1400mm planes fly like this I will be getting more.

Parkzone Albatross. Real nice little WWI plane and like all PZ planes it is just a stick battery in and go type plane. Wish the battery bay was a little larger 1700 bats fit fine 2200 are very tight.

FMS P40 this little guy is 800mm and you do have to stay on top of it...likes to be flown quick and you do have to be on it all the time or it will take a bight out of you. I think all their 800mm planes are pilots planes, I have had 3, Lost my skyraider, and still have the Zero and P40. I like them but their small wheels are really hard on my rough strip. I usually take about 10min to get them in the air...they just do not roll...and landing is usually a nose over and sometimes requires epoxy after.

All in all a good day, that P51 is my first plane with retracts...like it a great deal....I am now eyeing their Zero and P40. Gotta build up the toy funds again.







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Old 05-13-2013, 05:22 AM   #1887
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I have a total of 6 flights on the FMS P-51B and what a nice flying airplane. 1400mm and needs a 4s battery...I use 3300, but most use a little larger.

This thing still flies and lands fantastic....it is just amazing how much plane you can get for your money now. I usually only fly foam and ARF balsa planes any longer...just don't have the time to build anymore.

Over on rcgroups there is a lot of talk about the new PZ plane and its cost....that Mustang cost me $230 to my door...lights, flaps, retracts and fit and finish that is very darn nice. In looking at the PZ offerings their Corsair is $250 you have to add flaps, add retracts, and I would say the model looks more toy'ish (for lack of a better word) out of the box.

This hobby has really taken big steps from my first electric plane....a GWS pico tiger moth....and I am wondering if PZ is going to go the same way as GWS....hope not they make some nice planes....but the value for what you get is just not there.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:29 AM   #1888
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Below are three of the corsair offerings...Durafly, FMS, and parkzone....the durafly and Parkzone are both right at 1100mm the FMS is larger at 1400mm.

Durafly is around $150
Fms is around $250
Parkzone is around $250

I like parkzone....but they really need to up their game.







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Old 05-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #1889
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Picked this up Saturday.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #1890
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Picked this up Saturday.
Fly it yet??
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