F/A-18 Hornet 50mm

F/A-18 50mm EDF Maiden Flight

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Maiden flew the F18 today, that was a bit nerve racking having not flow a plan like that before. Went really well flew a number circuits and landed. Went up with a second battery, 800Mah 25C BRChobbies, using a bit of lead to bring it up to the stock battery weight so the balance point […]

Spitfire (403)

Guillows Spitfire Maiden Flight

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Flight 1: Not enough down thrust, too much power for take off up down, crunch. 2 hours rebuild due to the firewall coming off. Wasn’t too bad getting it back together Flight 2: CG too far forward short flight. Flight 3: CG further back but not quite enough yet, here’s a video: [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk50Yw8pzV4[/yt] Needs some […]

Spitfire (403)

Spitfire Wing Tissue Covering

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A bit more progress: I’ve made the wing removable using a carbon rod at the front into a piece of ply glued to the fuselage. The back is held on with two bolts through a piece of ply in the wing and another piece in the fuselage. There’s a reinforcement piece of ply along the […]