Sunday, 25 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Here's what's in the box of the Dynam Me-262. This great new model from Dynam is available at SN Hobbies.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
I picked up one of these little planes to toss in the back of the car. What a great little flyer! The AS3X system provides great stability and allows the plane to fly in the wind as well as a bit of 3D capability.
You don't see it in this video, but my rudder servo failed on the first flight. Apparently there was a bad batch of "bricks" installed in some of these models. The nice thing about Horizon Hobby products is the first class customer service - they sent me a new brick no charge which I was able to replace myself.
Friday, 17 August 2012
The RTR Impulse 26 is a great little boat - but it's a bit pokey for my tastes. I did a little research and found a suitable 3S power combo - the Turnigy ADS400L 3700kv motor driven by the Birdie 70A Boat ESC.
What a difference the brushless power makes! I recorded a 49km/h top speed (around 30mph) which made the boat a real blast. I was impressed with the hull's stability as well. Even in the mild chop it held pretty steady.
I was pretty happy with the 70A Birdie ESC, except there was no reverse! Not much need for it at these speeds however.
Monday, 9 July 2012
I was on my last visit to the RCAA Comox field and I was fortunate enough to have Jim drop by with one of his great projects. This one is a Westland Lysander that was based in Pat Bay. Like his other models, this has great details. It is a bit underpowered with an OS .71 four stroke, it really needs a .91. During this flight the engine sagged during a go-around and he got stuck in the "box canyon" at the end of our field - he almost didn't make it!
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Well, it works! The wing warping is a success. The model has positive (if slow) roll control. The model did crash on this flight, but it was unrelated to the warping mechanism. My cowl came loose and caused some vibration, eventually the motor mount pulled away from the model.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
My latest project - the HobbyKing L-59 90mm EDF jet. Here's what's in the box, as well as the retracts and lights that I selected for it. The retracts have brakes - how cool is that?