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  1. Ghost Squadron led by John Greenfield demonstrate glider tow and the retractable power pod on a large scale glider on the Showline at the BMFA Power Nationals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHkkxcSpxxc
  2. Always some degree of stress flying most RCs but this Night Vapor just let's you unwind after a hard day in the office. Perfect for zero to light winds and so controllable can operate in a very small space. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrEC1gVqvko
  3. Awesome Su-27. Created from the CARF Models kit with two micro turbine engines for power. Wingspan is 68" (2200 mm) and length 126" (3200 mm). Weight is 50 - 53 lb (23 - 24 kg). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZWElPBUkTY
  4. In storage for 15 -20 years so a few things needed replacing and updating but it's ready to go for it's re-maiden...as is the Concorde in the background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3KvGV0GwTM
  5. Second flight. It likes a bit of low inverted this thing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LswySpaARYI
  6. Super little "almost ready to fly" warbird in this size just like it's predecessors in this 750mm series from HobbyKing. Assembly takes minutes and flies like a much larger model due to the clever ORX gyro stabiliser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrnf4TlRNy0
  7. One of the most ingenious things I have ever filmed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f2W8L6xa2E
  8. A night flight of Jurgen's amazing F4U Corsair. At 3.1 metres wingspan how did he manage to keep it to only 4 KG with it's wing folding mechanism and twist and turn retractable landing gear ?! Amazing building and flying skills demonstrated here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldngc4fz3yU
  9. A fantastic creation demonstrated at Old Warden Aerodrome at the ModelAir event and in the hands of this experienced pilot it really was a joy to capture it flying in the warm breeze. Richard the owner and pilot shared that this is a model of 1934 Weir - W2 at roughly 1:6 scale. The full size aircraft is at the National Museum of Flight in Scotland.
  10. The most compact way to determine the max speed of your RC whether it be surface or air. Powered off the balance plug on your lipo. Also gives pack voltage. So small and light it can practically fit in any RC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da4EvVmDHas
  11. Amazing and unique twin Jet Central Mammoth turbine engine powered ME-262. A unique scratch built model. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOWHSG2EgM
  12. Just the best sound you can hear from under the cowl of an FW-190. Moki 150cc 5 cylinder radial. Sounds stunning. TopRC Model FW-190 Specification : Wing Span: 2362mm/93in Length: 1990mm/78.3in Flying Weight: 13.9 kg Wing area: 91.2dm2 Engine: 60-80cc-100cc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MprJYD0PFzM
  13. This seriously large P-47 was flown at the Stow Maries Scale RC Show by John Mason of TJD Models. It has wingspan of 122 inches, the weight is around 70 lbs and the model is powered by a DLE-170. Other engine options for this giant are the DA-200, DLE-222, MOKI 250 and 300. Plan available at http://www.meister-scale.com/Thunderbolt25/index.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjI76zmSzc
  14. It doesn't get any better than this. Flying my Spitfire in formation with another using head tracked FPV technology. Just amazing ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrHq9aF1Qvo
  15. Worked out better than expected. Only one minor collision but the relative speed was low so was just a bump ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WSk6iG4a6s
  16. Amazing flights by Seba Silvestri experimenting with the broad CG range of this iconic airliner. An additional kit to install the realistic nose movement is available. It can either be powered by two 90mm EDFs with 12S 8000mAh Lipos or one or two turbines. Length: 3400mm Wingspan: 1450mm Engine: 2× 90mm Electric Ducted Fan or 2 x 45N turbine Battery: 12S 8000mA/h (2x6s 8000mA/h) Flying Time: ~ 7 Minutes Take Off Weight: Depending on the equipment 11-12 kg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPGDhscw7DE
  17. Very quick assembly but the transmitter setup for the elevons and canards was a little challenging. On first flight I failed to get this jet in the air with 6S6000 pack. CG too far forward. But with 6S5000 it jumped into the air. Trimmed out for roll quickly on first circuit then hit the deck for low smooth passes and nice axial rolls. Another excellent jet from Freewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0CAVJPYq8M
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Jet Legend F-16 flown in superb scale style with several low passes down the strip
  22. 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.
  23. Sorry to hear that. Hope he gets another one in the air soon.
  24. 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
  25. 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
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