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Post by dominicm » Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:19 am

Challenging flight of Javad's exceptional scratch built twin turbine F-4 Phantom. Strong cross wind on the day but that didn't dissuade us from flying/

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Post by dominicm » Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:22 pm

They don't come any bigger than this. An awesome display of this monster sized ARF by Steve Carr at the Popham Model Show. Wingspan: 180 in (4.58M) Wing Area: 6290 sq in (40580sq cm) Fuselage length: 161 in(4.1M), empty weight with hardware 65.9 lbs (29.9kg) Engine: 400cc min (Self designed/built 550cc engine used by Steve Carr)

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Post by dominicm » Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:11 am



The Durafly Night Tundra follows in the footsteps of the popular and firmly established Tundra series. No longer do you have to finish flying when the sun sets, with the incredible, super-bright light system on the Night Tundra you can just carry on into the twilight and beyond. The Night Tundra retains the no-limits flying characteristics of the original Tundra. Whether it’s flying from rough bush fields, water, snow, or sand, FPV flying, aerobatics, glider towing, candy dropping (with optional part), or just good old-fashioned super STOL slow-flying, the Night Tundra takes it all on with ease. Its lightweight yet rugged and beautifully finished EPO foam construction, powerful brushless set-up, and perfectly harmonized design give you instantly a feeling of confidence on the sticks as quickly as it puts a smile on your face.

The Night Tundra includes all the improvements made on the Tundra V2. These include the vortex generators added to the leading edge of the wing to increase stability at slow speeds, a more secure and easier to install landing gear thanks to machine screws and brass inserts, and the metal landing gear cross braces for improved durability. Also included is the improved battery tray, wing connectors, wing mount, upgraded motor, and Aerostar 40 amp ESC with reverse.

Simply put, the Night Tundra is an immense amount of fun to fly, and you will be flying very quickly due to the very straightforward and speedy assembly process. Take on the very best mother nature can throw at you either in daytime or nighttime, and still come up smiling. With the Night Tundra, there are literally no limits!

Features:
• Super bright LED lighting system for twilight and night flying
• Two-piece wing with dedicated wing connectors
• Beautifully molded, rugged EPO construction
• Pre-installed 3S powertrain offering near-vertical performance
• Bush-style landing gear with huge molded foam rubber wheels and improved metal cross brace mount
• 'Barndoor' style flaps and vortex generators for true STOL performance and super slow flight
• FPV canopy tray, floats and water rudder included

Specs:
Model: Durafly Night Tundra (PNF) STOL/Sports Model w/Full LED Lighting System
Wingspan: 1300mm (51")
Length: 920mm (36.25")
Wing Area: 26dm2
Flying Weight: 1150g
Number of Channels: 6 (throttle, ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, lights)
Motor: 3636-900KV brushless outrunner
ESC: Aerostar 40A brushless ESC w/reverse
Servos: 6 x 9g
Lights: Full LED lighting system
Prop: Durafly carbon fiber 12x6

Included:
1 x Durafly Night Tundra airframe
1 x Full LED lighting system
1 x 3636-900KV brushless motor
1 x Aerostar 40A brushless ESC w/reverse
1 x 12x6 carbon fiber propeller
6 x 9g servos
1 x Floats set w/water rudder
1 x FPV canopy
1 x Complete hardware pack w/Tundra wheels
1 x Quick start instruction guide

Required:
6-7CH transmitter and receiver
3S 11.1V 1800~2200mAh LiPo battery (30C minimum)
Suitable LiPo battery charger
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Post by dominicm » Sun May 01, 2022 8:38 am

With our new Arduino based head tracker the FPV experience is complete. Just brilliant flying experience and the head tracking enables me to concentrate 100% on the flying and not panning/tilting the camera with other controls.

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Post by dominicm » Fri May 27, 2022 7:31 am

Great scale flight from the owner of this seriously large Lama scale RC helicopter. The owner shared with me that it is made by Vario and powered by a Kontronic Pyro 800 brushless motor on 12S 10,000 mah. Maximum 10 minutes flight time on a good day.

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Post by dominicm » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:44 am

Formation RC flying doesn't get any better than this. Onboard action captured with the Insta360 ONE X2 action camera. Azza and Sonny on the sticks controlling these 60% scale Bill Hempel clipped wing Cubs.

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Post by dominicm » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:04 am

Near bird strike distracts RC airliner pilot

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Post by dominicm » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:27 am

The yellow Waco built and flown by Greg was built from a Barth kit (Germany) and the other Waco was built from an American AMR kit at the same scale. They weigh 23kg and the 29kg respectively and both are powered by Blackstar 250cc 5 cylinder 4 stroke radials from Tomahawk Aviation throwing 32x16 propellors. Both Wacos use Futaba radio with Powerbox sbus systems for guidance.

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