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dominicm

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About dominicm

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  • Birthday 15/06/1969

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    Turbine Jet
  • Location
    Fleet, Hampshire
  • Country
    UK
  1. Quick assembly with no glue, drop in your receiver and battery pack and it cruises along even in gusty wind. Great to see the iconic shape of the Hurricane in the sky with this relatively cheap but very good looking warbird. Specs: Wing Span: 750mm (30”) Length: 622mm (24.5”) Weight: 430g Thrust ratio: 1:1 Motor: 2408-1300KV brushless ESC: 20A brushless Gyro: Intelligent 6-axis with 2 flight modes (beginner-expert) Servo: 9g x 4 Propeller: 8x6 3 blade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOfIeIZrbk
  2. 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.
  3. The Tundra is back with some shrewd improvements that will make it more durable than it's predecessor. I highlight these and throw it about in the air during it's maiden flight. Available here: Durafly Tundra V2 (PNF) - Red/Blue - 1300mm (51
  4. Jet Legend F-16 flown in superb scale style with several low passes down the strip
  5. A rubber band free flight De Havilland Tiger Moth kit converted to radio controlled electric power...and it flew so well. This 18 inch / 460mm wingspan kit is available from Vintage Model Company (Tiger Moth) and takes very little time to build apparently. With modern micro servos, small brushless electric speed controllers and motors the conversion isn't too challenging either.
  6. Sorry to hear that. Hope he gets another one in the air soon.
  7. Jon Porter, Director of Microaces, demonstrates this quite awesome looking micro flying boat. The detail on this model is exceptional ! The Mercedes D.III 6 cylinder engine is just one of the detail features of this kit. The Hansa-Brandenburg flying boat can be flown off water or a smooth flat hard surface. The addition of optional wheels onto the bottom of the floats assist with hard surface take offs. The Microaces Hansa-Brandenburg W12 kit replicates one of the most successful German naval float planes of WWI. Not only is the unusual configuration of the aircraft tail, the floats and str
  8. Jon Porter, Director of Microaces, gave me an introduction to his range of unique depron foam sheet constructed micro radio controlled historic model aircraft with the Bristol F.2b. These kits are as Jon describes a cross between a folded card model and an Airfix kit. It takes minimal skills to build one of these model aircraft if you follow the comprehensive instructions and guidance. Microaces design and manufacture innovative model replica kits of historic aircraft that are of display quality BUT make exceptional flyers with the aid of micro radio control equipment. Each kit closely rese
  9. Great to see a B-25J Mitchell in a not so common scheme. Flown in great scale style by Bob at a fly-in last Spring. In the air against the sky you would think it was the real deal.
  10. Takes about 1 hour to assemble and then quite a bit of effort to apply the custom scheme. A combination of automotive paint and decals. Flying this EDF jet is very easy compared to other RC jets. Flies like a trainer and slows down nicely for a flared landing.
  11. They don't just look like the real deal, they fly like them as well. Top skills !
  12. Another creation from depron wizard Jürgen Schönle. This Douglas DC-3 Dakota features retracts and navigation lights. These micro RC aircraft take significant effort to build. Jurgen told me that some of the individual parts can take 10 attempts to create because the 0.2mm depron material used is so fragile. For that reason it is not possible to mass produce these RC aircraft or supply kits. Just enjoy this DC-3 fly in the hands of its ingenious designer and builder. Details from Jürgen. The motors are from E-flite UMX B-17, 8 channel Deltang receiver, retracts self made, elevator linear se
  13. 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.
  14. About as basic as you can get for an RTF model. This is 3 channels and the auto-levelling is permanently switched on so it won't roll inverted. Good thing I guess for anyone who has not flown RC before. Add to that that it's a pusher and it is virtually indestructible which I proved by stalling it into the ground, hitting the camera man and flying into a tree. Admittedly this is at the toy end of the RC market but it's fun nonetheless for anyone just dipping their toe into RC flying before considering learning with something bigger.
  15. I've flight tested a few of these all-in-the-box ready to fly models this year, and this is certainly the best looking one so far. Looks good and flies good. Perfect for the RC pilot who doesn't have time to build or assemble an RC plane. It's 3 flight modes allow a relative new RC pilot to enjoy it and use a trick/aerobatic button to make the P-51 do loops and rolls with a stick input. Expert mode removes the restriction on flying inverted and gives the pilot full control to fly their owner aerobatics. Flight time is really good at 7-8 minutes but dependent on throttle use obviously. It can m
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