Friday, March 30, 2012

New Ultra Micro P-51

Just got a Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 that weighs all of 1.22 oz flying weight. It comes with a cheapo 4ch Spektrum DSMX radio. Seems very agile. Can't wait to fly it, but I think it needs REALLY calm days...grin. Some video of it...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Ultra Micro E-Flight Sbach 342

Got an E-flight UMX Sbach 342 that flies on 2S 180mAh micro lipo and is all of 1.95oz total flying weight. It has a combo ESC and Spektrum DSMX Rx with 4ch control. Micro linear servos...pretty cool. Too windy to fly yet. Some video here...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SBach 342 30e

Picked up this 1323mm wingspan SBach 342 from Hobby King this weekend. I'm loving how my Duramax Corsair and Mustang is showing in the air (once I got the engine thrust aligned for better tracking in the air with the 2 blade props). And this SBach 342 is one of my favorite flyers right now on Real Flight 6 flight sim. Now this 53" wingspan version will only be about 50% of the size of the featured plane there (so call it 17% scale), and likely be about 4.5 lbs AUW (compared to close to 27 lbs for that 35% scale with almost 9' wingspan gasser), but cost is about 1/5th to fly this versus that, how do you ever fly it when you have to bring it to work with you in a trailer?

Will put a 620kV Turnigy 4240 in it, probably running around 800W on ~3300mAh 4S lipo's (maybe 2650mAh ones too for short light flights), drawing around 55A. Initial guess is a 14x8 or 13x10 prop. Again, 150w for sport/acro planes per lb, is a rough rule of thumb. Go with 175-200W/lb for extreme 3D player. If it gets over 5lbs AUW, I'm going to be a bit under powered...