Dominicm's Radio-Controlled Aircraft Videos

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Post by dominicm » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:32 pm

Steve Holland flies his exceptional scratch built scale replica of the DH.88 Comet G-ACSS 'Grosvenor House' that won the famous 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia. This model is powered by 2 Zenoah 74s. and in total it cost Steve £5000 in materials to build it.

The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a British two-seat, twin-engined aircraft built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia. Development of the DH.88 Comet was initiated at the behest of British aviation pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland, along with the support of de Havilland's board, being keen to garner prestige from producing the victorious aircraft as well as to gain from the research involved in producing it. The Comet was designed by A. E. Hagg around the specific requirements of the race; Hagg produced an innovative design in the form of a stressed-skin cantilever monoplane, complete with an enclosed cockpit, retractable undercarriage, landing flaps, and variable-pitch propellers.

Three Comets were produced for the race, all for private owners at the discounted price of £5,000 per aircraft. The aircraft underwent a rapid development cycle, performing its maiden flight only six weeks prior to the race. Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House emerged as the winner. Two further examples were later built. The Comet went on to establish a multitude of aviation records, both during the race and in its aftermath, as well as participating in further races. Several examples were bought and evaluated by national governments, typically as mail planes. Two Comets, G-ACSS and G-ACSP, survived into preservation, while a number of full-scale replicas have also been constructed.

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Post by dominicm » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:49 am

Keeping the memory of Concorde alive. This giant scale dual turbine powered, Concorde is about as realistic as it can get.

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Post by dominicm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:07 pm

Giant but super light indoor flight of 3.1 metre 1:4 scale RC F4U Corsair with folding wings, twist & turn retracts. Filmed at Modell-Hobby-Speil in Leipzig, Germany.

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Post by dominicm » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Martin and Daniel, members of the DMFV Indoor Team, fly their amazing super light A-10 Warthogs indoors at the Modell-Hobby-Spiel Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany. Not only are these guys amazing and ingenious builders but they are also superbly skilled RC pilots.

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Post by dominicm » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:23 pm

Not an ideal landing approach but not bad either. Sometimes it's best to take the opportunity and not abort, go around, and aim for perfection. This is why...

Bad luck. Fixable though I suspect.

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Post by dominicm » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:03 am

Joel's aspiration to achieve vertical take off, transition to flight and vertical landing has had its challenges. There have been disappointments along the way...but he's persistent and the latest results are promising. 

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Post by dominicm » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:45 pm

Designing F-35B Vertical take-off/Landing (VTOL)
Joel shares design and engineering that has been invested in his F-35B project. Hoping we get to see first transition flight soon.

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Post by dominicm » Fri May 22, 2020 9:16 am

Superb little P-51. Very quick assembly. The included flight stabilisation unit makes it fly like a much larger model. Very locked in feel while it is flying. Gives immediate confidence for low fast and slow passes and aerobatics. Super impressed.

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Post by dominicm » Sat May 23, 2020 10:24 am

Azza and Sonny are well known for their close formation aerobatics and this was another brilliant flying slot at the Cosford Large Model Association Show featuring their two Bill Hempel Clipped Wing Cubs. These radio controlled aircraft have a wing span of 18 feet (216 inches) and are designed for the 3W-275cc engine but Azza and Sonny used the ZDZ 420B4-J. The weight is approximately 94-96 pounds.

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Post by dominicm » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:12 pm

Eachine Mini F4U Corsair
Following on from the hugely popular P-51 Mustang this is the new Eachine F4U Corsair. No assembly required other than attaching the fixed landing gear if you feel so inclined. Comes with 3 batteries. Charge them up with the provided USB charger, put 4 AA batteries in the transmitter and go fly. Has 3 flight modes. Beginner, Midd and Expert. I flew on Midd most of the time and it was great fun especially in the warm breeze.

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