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About dominicm

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  • Birthday 15/06/1969

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    Fleet, Hampshire
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  1. 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO-SmeIk26k
  2. 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0G0CdqPkL8
  3. 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 move quite quickly so I was flying around at half throttle most of the time despite the gusty wind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBcQxW94x7s
  4. Filmed this moment at Airliner Treffen in Germany. Built by Father and Son. Think they were quite happy after this flight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9II6l-ntT24
  5. Awesome example of big sky RC aerobatics. This is Rainer Kamitz giving a demonstration with his Pitts S1S with perfect use of smoke throughout. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGSWUpg1MX4
  6. Sent to us by Banggood to try out. It's a cheap kit but a little challenging to assemble, modifications needed but rewarding once got it in the air.
  7. Jurgen shows us another of his scratch built, ultra light, creations at the Leipzig Modell-Hobby-Spiel trade fair. This Catalina weighs in at only 38g and is 1:48 scale. Features differential power from the 2 motors and a light system. He even flies it off water ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OET7XFGgA
  8. Martin and Daniel, members of the DMFV Indoor Team, fly their amazing super light A-10 Warthogs indoors at the Modell-Hobby-Spiel Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany. Not only are these guys amazing and ingenious builders but they are also superbly skilled RC pilots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2NuzgbRpj8
  9. Amazing creativity from the DMFV Indoor Flying Team at the Modell-Hobby-Spiel trade fair. Almost all of their models were scratch built from 0.2mm depron. Such fun to watch them fly these but also to the backing track and theme of the race. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FELbmXdS4xM
  10. Giant but super light indoor flight of 3.1 metre 1:4 scale RC F4U Corsair with folding wings, twist & turn retracts. Filmed at Modell-Hobby-Speil in Leipzig, Germany. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfz7upIjA50
  11. An amazing piece of aero-modelling. Flown with the famous Reds Duo who we regularly see on the UK RC Show circuit. Technical specification of the Concorde Scale: 1:6 Wingspan: 4 metres Length: 10 metres Height: 1.85 metres Take-off weight: 149 kilogrammes Turbine: 4 x Jetcat P300 Fuel: 4 x 6 Litres Transmitter used is a PowerBox CORE with a PowerBox PBR-26D receiver. This Concorde model has 18 Hacker TD2612S servos ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FWgbMHYhPs
  12. The Pilatus PC-21 is a turboprop-powered advanced trainer with a stepped tandem cockpit. The full size aircraft is manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. This model kit is manufactured by Tomahawk Design in Germany. In the air it looks and sounds no different to the full size aircraft. It is powered by a JetCat turbo-prop engine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYI__ZM9I48
  13. Keeping the memory of Concorde alive. This giant scale dual turbine powered, Concorde is about as realistic as it can get. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KkSZGZlVsU
  14. A very nice flight of this MD-11 nearly ended in disaster with the less than graceful landing. Failure to flare resulted in the nose wheel touching down just before the mains and pitching the aircraft up into an unrecoverable stall. This McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Martinair Cargo has 1 turbine engine. It is 3.23 metres wingspan and is 3.80 metres in length. Scale of the model is 1/16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ym78gFCWCY
  15. Steve Holland flies his exceptional scratch built scale replica of the DH.88 Comet G-ACSS 'Grosvenor House' that won the famous 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia. This model is powered by 2 Zenoah 74s. and in total it cost Steve £5000 in materials to build it. The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a British two-seat, twin-engined aircraft built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia. Development of the DH.88 Comet was initiated at the behest of British aviation pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland, along with the support of de Havilland's board, being keen to garner prestige from producing the victorious aircraft as well as to gain from the research involved in producing it. The Comet was designed by A. E. Hagg around the specific requirements of the race; Hagg produced an innovative design in the form of a stressed-skin cantilever monoplane, complete with an enclosed cockpit, retractable undercarriage, landing flaps, and variable-pitch propellers. Three Comets were produced for the race, all for private owners at the discounted price of £5,000 per aircraft. The aircraft underwent a rapid development cycle, performing its maiden flight only six weeks prior to the race. Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House emerged as the winner. Two further examples were later built. The Comet went on to establish a multitude of aviation records, both during the race and in its aftermath, as well as participating in further races. Several examples were bought and evaluated by national governments, typically as mail planes. Two Comets, G-ACSS and G-ACSP, survived into preservation, while a number of full-scale replicas have also been constructed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2jljXCqotw
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