Category Archives: Custom & Modified

The great Radian / Vario / Telemetry project

I don’t fly my Radian glider as much as I probably should. Honestly, one reason is that I am terrible at finding lift, yet feel compelled to search for lift, so that what should be a relaxing flight with a … Continue reading

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That could have gone better.

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Re-building the P-51

The time has come to overhaul my Tower Hobbies P-51. Per recommendations from Jesse at Headsup, I’ll be installing an Emax GT2815/05 1500kv motor and HURC 60 Amp ESC. They’ll be driving an APC 8x8E propeller with power from a 2700mAh … Continue reading

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New Xoar prop for the SE5

Trying a new 12×6 Xoar Beechwood propeller from justmodelprops.com on my Parkzone SE5.

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Tiger Moth Re-re-re-re-re-build

After an unexpected fire took out its original ESC and motor, I rebuilt my original Tiger Moth, Ella, for the umpteenth time. It’s now running an Emax CF2822 800kV motor and Turnigy Plush 18A ESC on a 1300mAh 3-cell, turning … Continue reading

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UMX FrankenDelta

It all started with my JAS-39 Gripon (retired). After a serious nose-in, it’s nothing more than a twisted hulk of foam that I trip over occasionally. But I noticed the wings were still in pretty good shape. What if, I … Continue reading

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“Slowly” – wing & aileron mod

I liked my new Slowly pretty well, but I couldn’t help but wonder how it would fly with a straight (or, at least, straighter) wing. So I built a second wing, using the same dimensions, but without any dihedral whatsoever. … Continue reading

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Fluffy Bunny – AMX 50mm EDF

This is my J-Power / SkyAngel 50mm EDF AMX ‘jet’, the Fluffy Bunny. Originally intended to house the electronics and other guts from my Gripon, it’s actually ended up being built from all new parts. I first decided to upgrade … Continue reading

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Gripon battery mod

I’ve hardly ever flown my JAS-39 Gripon EDF. In large part that’s because it only holds a relatively small (800mAh) battery and is still so nose-heavy that requires a full ounce of lead on the tail just to fly. I … Continue reading

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A flying … me? RCFlyGuy build thread

In the quest for something a little different, I came upon these Depron kits from Hoosier Cutout Service. You can download plans for free and cut your own, but I opted for the laser cut kit to save me all … Continue reading

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A little night flying

My lite Stryker, lighting up the night skies.

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Zombee – Night Flyer Mod

Zombee hasn’t been getting much air time lately, so I decided to turn it into a night flier. I added a few strips of green and white LEDs, which plug into the balance port on the battery. (Early tests showed … Continue reading

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