David Vaught

Hobby People Superfly X Kit – BL Motor/4-Blade Prop/Ailerons

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

Hope to have this in the hanger next week.  Check back to follow my impressions.  The Superfly X comes in three versions:  A brushless receiver ready version just needs your RX and TX, a brushed RTF and a brushless kit requiring servos and receiver.  The Superfly X is EPO foam. http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/rc-gliders/hobby-people-superfly-x-kit-bl-motor-4-blade-prop-ailerons.htmlSpecifications • Wing Span: 54.5in [...]

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Hacker Extra 330SC

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

I have been flying this EPP foam 3D plane for a while and I constantly tweak the aircraft to get exactly what I want in the air.  Be on the lookout for this review in the up coming months.  The Extra is a large 3D airplane capable of full aerobatics and 3D flight.

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LiPo Locker

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

If you are like me and fly a lot, you also charge your batteries often.  Safety is a priority, but no matter what, I get distracted.  I work in my attached garage so if anything happened while charging a LiPo, I would be in big trouble.  The LiPo Locker is a wonderful addition to my [...]

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Ogar SZD-45

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

Be on the lookout for this cool motor glider being reviewed in up coming issues of MAN.  It is a heavy hauler with a huge camera platform for either shooting below the fuselage or by mounting a pan/tilt on top.  No prop to interfere with photography either.  The design is excellent with regard to CG.  In [...]

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Castle Creations Berg 7P Receiver

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

When I first started in R/C the radios left a lot to be desired.  My early AM radios were soon replaced with FM and I still have total confidence in FM transmitters and receivers.  I use my Futaba 9 Cap Super in both FM and 2.4 GHz configurations, but again, I fly lots of planes [...]

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Servo City Servo Stretcher

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

One of the big issues with onboard camera setups is getting the pan/tilt system to rotate further than 90 degrees.  Most analog servos are designed to rotate 45 degrees in each direction, but with the servo stretcher you can boost the signal to the servo to gain a rotation of 90 degrees in each direction. This is [...]

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