Archive for December, 2008

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DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

Jason happened to be heading out for lunch when he saw the Comet fly over and head towards Flabob.  He called me because I have a Comet ARF I plan to build soon and we drove over to see it.  What an amazing aircraft.

This is the only flyable Comet replica in the world and it returned today to the location where it was built, Flabob airport in Riverside.  It was previously located at the Chino Planes of Fame museum but will now be on display at Flabob.

Click here for info on the original DH-88 Comet. 

More pictures:

DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

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DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

 

 

 

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DeHavilland DH-88 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA. Picture taken 12/29/2008

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This one is the VQ MODELS TomHawk .46 ARF Sport “Jet”. I ended up being a bit under prop’ed with a 12 x 8. I’ll try a 12 x 10 on the next flight to get a bit more speed.

This is a really nice looking plane and it drew a lot of attention down at the field.

Motor – HIMAX HC5018-530
ESC – CC Phoenix HV45
Power – CellPro 6 cell 3200 mAh
Prop – APC 12 x 8
Watts – 785
AMPs – 35
Weight – 6.7 lbs

Here’s the maiden video:

Update – Okay, with this conversion I wasn’t getting the performance I was happy with.  I tried different props but still didn’t get to the performance I was happy with.

So, I went and re-converted it to glow power.  I used the trusty OS .55AX and I’m more then pleased with it now.

Watch Jason take some hot laps with the glow powered TomHawk.


CLICK HERE TO READ MY EXTRA 260 BUILD LOG

 

I went and got the  Aeroworks Extra 260 .60 -.90 QB. Even though this plane was designed to be glow or electric powered, I plan to build it with a OS .75 AX glow engine.

Aeroworks Extra 260 .60 -.90 QB

OS .75 AX

For those of you who may not be familiar with Aeroworks, Aeroworks is a premier designer and fabricator of world class, high performance aerobatic model airplanes located in Denver, CO.

Aeroworks has pioneered the “Quick Build” ARF concept. Aeroworks QB kits employ the latest state of the art CAD design and laser cut technology. The kits include all of the required build hardware and fasteners and come with factory pre-cutting and pre-drilling so that the QB kits can be purchased, assembled and flown, even competitively, in just hours.

Look for a build log here in the next few weeks where I’ll detail the assembly process and maiden flight.

Update – Build log now started, click here.