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|Thread: Durafly Slow Poke with aerial shots|
Good to see someone else enjoying this one. Flew one for the first time at the weekend and thought it was stunning. Flies soooo slow. Nice job Cliff.
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Durafly's new performance Racing FPV wing is out. Arrives with very little to do to get it in the air. FPV gear is optional. Features carbon throughout to add rigidity and has 2 tip lights and a rear nav light. Gave it a spin and flew it line of sight for the maiden flight on a 4S2700 pack. It tears around at full throttle. Next time out going to keep it low and tight around some pylons.
A variation on the timeless classic that is the 'Slow Poke'. From Durafly...this new version of this retro flier takes minutes to assemble from the small number of components in the box. For relaxed easy SLOW flying it's fantastic. Super slow fly-bys, tight turns and easy inverted flight all make it really enjoyable to throw around in a relatively small space like my local club field.
Version 2 of the H-King Bonsai wing. Minor tweaks for FPV. Great little EPP wing that's almost indestructible as we found out when I gave my buddy Al the responsibility of the first flight. Never again !
I was quite amazed by this. I had never seen or even heard of a Magnus Effect plane until Finley showed up with what looked like an upside down lawn mower. He's a very articulate kid and talked me through the physics of how this thing works. It doesn't just work...it flies really well...and he built it totally from scratch. Quite looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next.
My buddy James brought an old Kyosho Learjet off eBay 3 years ago...and over last few months gradually put some time into restoring it. This is an old ARF from Kyosho and originally had brushed motors in the fans and fixed landing gear. James replaced with nice 64mm EDF system with brushless motors and retractable landing gear. Question remaining was would it fly off our relatively small bumpy landing strip?
Great to hear you enjoyed it Tim. Agree...it's going to be a fun piece of kit to use this year.
Moving on to your next vid. This is a compilation of the action from the Classic Jets event which brings together the best in Kerosene powered models.
You're welcome John. I'll be using it a lot more on future projects. So many ways we can use it.
The first application of our new 360 camera. I attached it just behind the canopy of my turbine powered CARF Models UltraFlash sport jet. With its JetCat P160SX engine this jet will get to ~250mph.
This camera allows you the viewer to change the field of view both horizontally and vertically by using your pointer. Pan to the rear of the jet to see it climb out steeply or pan to the front to scorch across the strip. Enjoy !
Edited By Dom (Essential RC) on 08/04/2018 02:43:12
It was going well until a flameout coming down the runway...fortunately John executed a masterful belly landing.
This model is built from a Jetwelt kit (no longer made as they are sadly no longer in business). Powered by a G-Booster 160).
Dave Wilshere flies Bob White’s CARF Skygate Hawk for its 4th flight. This is CARF Model's biggest Hawk at 1:3.75 scale, guided by Jeti Radio with Powerbox Royal and JR servos. Powered by a Behotec 220 turbine engine. Smoke and pilot to be added soon.
Probably the most futuristic looking turbine jet out at the moment. Very distinctive and sounds great due it's relatively short thrust tube.
Steve Elias flies his 1:5 scale F-16 at the recent Classic Jets event in Abingdon. Super smooth scale flying at its best.
More fantastic onboard moments using the RunCam2
I've used the RunCam2 micro camcorder quite a bit over the years to get some great onboard shots from some of the larger models at the shows and events. Here's a first compilation of some select clips from recent projects. For this season I've got a HD 360 camera that will enable the viewer to pan the view themselves! Looking forward to trying that out on a few large scale models.
Not often you will see a biplane jet. Just looks kinda weird...but it does fly well. Landing was a big disappointment but easily resolved. Will fly again soon!
Safety's off. Time to fling the NEW Avios Grand Tundra around a bit.
At 1.7m wingspan this is one BIG foamie. Bigger is better and this Grand Tundra flies much like it's original 1.3m version from 2 years ago but in a BIGGER much more stable way. Same big Bush wheels, same big barn door flaps...but there are some awesome new enhancements. 6 part light system is one nice addition as are the turbulators on top of the wing to reduce the stall speed.
The first in a series of short vids showing some of the best (and not so good) landings at Shows and Events I filmed at last year. Conditions aren't always favourable but, has to be said, the pilots always do their best to put on a great demonstration even if the wind is gusting across the runway.
A highlight of many UK RC Shows is the Panic Display Team flying their radio controlled Avicraft Panic biplanes in formation in various aerobatic manoeuvres. How they don't collide is anyone's guess. Skill of the pilots and their coordination is key to them all arriving back home after a superb flying demonstration. Seen here at the Southern Model Show 2017.
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