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Post by dominicm » Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:49 am

Not a concept I could have dreamt up...but when it flies it soars and glides beautifully. 

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Post by dominicm » Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:12 am

Now got the perfect FPV setup on my 3 metre Fox powered Glider. FPV flying doesn't get better than this !

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Post by dominicm » Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:59 am

After a line of sight flight to test my newly assembled RV8 it was time to fly it FPV for the first time.

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Post by dominicm » Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:35 am

Features:
• Stunning looks and a brand new high-viz color scheme
• Includes vacuum formed nose cone for slope soaring
• V2 is reinforced with even more carbon fiber and glass fiber
• Extreme speed, awesome maneuverability
• Unique forward-swept wing design
• Very powerful pre-installed drive train with improved folding propeller
• Ready to fly in minutes

Specs:
Wingspan: 1600mm (63.5")
Length: 1010mm (40.1")
Flying weight: 1320g (46.6oz)
Material: Highly compressed EPO foam
Controls: 4 Channel (Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder (V-Tail), Throttle)
Motor: 3542-800kv brushless outrunner
ESC: Aerostar 60A brushless ESC
Propeller: Aerostar carbon-infused nylon folding 13x8 with aluminum spinner
Servos: 4 x 9g high torque metal geared

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Post by dominicm » Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:42 pm

Huge side profile on this aircraft means it barely needs any rudder input in knife edge. Powered by a Hacker Q30 on 10S. Not something I had seen before.

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Post by dominicm » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:42 pm

Onboard my turbine sport jet with the Insta360 ONE X2 action camera at BMFA Buckminster with the first Jet Modellers Association (JMA) event of the year

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Post by dominicm » Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:15 pm

Not very often we see a scale jet built from a plan so always a joy to film such a model when I do get a chance. This Sea Vixen was built by Dave Batchelor from a Kerry Sterner design. Built over 2 years and flown expertly here by Dave Wilshere of Motors & Rotors.

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Post by dominicm » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:51 pm

Built by master aero-modeller Chris Golds over 20 years ago and in storage ever since. He was also a jet pilot of various full size aircraft including the English Electric Lightning and an accomplished aviation artist. He's enjoying retirement now so hoping he gets to see this vid of his creation flying again.

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Post by dominicm » Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:02 pm

20 years of aero-modelling so had a tidy up of several boxes of 'junk' and found a ChangeSun 12 blade 90mm EDF fan with a HET 1400KV motor and 120A OPTO ESC. Needed to put it in something and I liked the look of the FlexJet Pro. Turned out it was a very high quality kit with excellent assembly instructions. First flight on 8S4000 was good although one mains door hinge did get pulled out and landing on the slightly bumpy grass. Easy to repair with some epoxy. Looking forward to more flights in warmer weather.

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Post by dominicm » Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:20 pm

After a successful maiden flight in strong winds I was confident about flying the Frobisher again in kinder weather. The first flight of the day went really well although did show the difficult ground handling characteristics. The second flight ended in disaster. Powered up after pointing into wind but even with rudder the Frobisher yawed around almost into down wind direction. I should have abandoned the take off run but foolishly continued and once in the air it stalled. I corrected but it immediately tip stall over the other way and crashed. A sad end to a beautiful model but hey...it's just a hobby !

Sharing this experience so that others might learn from my mistake. To err is human and I think the most important thing is to understand why it happened and try not to do it again. I should have abandoned the take off and waited for the wind to reduce. Simple.

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