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- TIAN SHENG MODEL F-15 Eagle 70mm EDF jet - 740mm
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Ah! this is one of my least favorite plane to fly because its not as flippy or as aerobatic as other plane in my hangar. What should i say...its an average performer EDF jet that requires really long runway to take-off and needed huge airspace to make a big loop. On the good side its a cheap foamy plane out of the box made from durable EPO foam which means it handle crash better than my other jet plane and easy to land too. Running on just standard 3s 2200mah 40C on huge 70mm EDF ducted fan gives an average 8 minutes of flight time. Flight controls are just basic 2x servo elevon and 1x servo on the steering wheels...cheap setup but does the job. Overall its just looks 'visually' good to fly enough to warm up my skill before moving on to my very serious EDF jet.
- FREEWING B-17 Flying Fortress - 1600mm
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This is one of my proud and childhood dream of having a warbirds because back in the old 80's days my uncle use to build B-17 flying fortress plastic kits and now after many decades i've finally able to fly one of this big marvel of flying war machine. Whole airframe made from dense EPO foam with the wingspan at 1600mm the Freewing B-17 Flying Fortress is a flying gentle giant. Actually its easy to fly almost as docile as huge size Bixler glider with added advantage of high maneuverability doing basic vertical loop and also i accidentally did 'Cobra stunts' as shown on my Youtube video which is amazing considering its heavy weight and size. Running on 3s 5000mah 40 lipo battery it could fly almost close to 14 minute of light time with enough thurst to power 4x props to performance aerobatic flights. Overall this plane is extemely beautiful to look at because of realistic appearance of the real replica of World War 2 B-17 aircraft. Because of it i hanged this plane on the wall in my guest main living room for everyone to see like a plastic models showcase.
- DURAFLY P-51D Mustang 'Ferocious Frankie' - 1100mm
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This is the reason why i love to fly R/C planes!.....i'm here for the Mustang!...yes any R/C pilot would agree too. This plane by today consider to be limited production model based on real replica World War 2 based P-51D Mustang the 'Ferocious Frankie' which today exist as airshow plane. Its made from EPO foam molded material which looks nicely detailed all over both fuselage and wings. Ideally a park flyer plane which flew great in the park and also at big club airfield. Among all my warbirds collection this model is my favorite go to scale plane to fly and show-off in the public due to its beautiful presence in the air. Overall its nicely priced within the budget and uses generic size 3s 2200mah 30~40c li-po battery used on many of my models. However not an easy plane to fly even at Intermediate level but once you get hang of its its awesome plane to fly. Looks good in the hangar too as it turned lots of heads due to its 'scale' looks.
Detailed setup for this model: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/durafly-p-51d-mustang-ferocious-frankie-edition
- DURAFLY F4U Corsair - 1100mm
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Not enough with my P-51D i've decided to get myself a wingman for it; the DURAFLY F4U CORSAIR. This plane actually market together with the P-51D since both came with the same specification and same wingspan size. They both released on the same date too. Flying this plane is a bit challenging than P-51D due to its lower axial CG, wing design and also 'Torque roll' factor. Because of the famous 'Torque roll' issues it can be pain in the ass to take-off and landing which require 'Advanced/Pro' level of R/C piloting skills to handle this plane. For me it a blast to fly! Looks magnificent and marvel in the air especially if you can related to its historical fact it was most iconic pacific fighter in World War 2 under the black sheep squadron lead by 'Pappy' Boyington. A must have even if you're not flying it because it looks also good hanging around in the hangar. In fact i've managed to acquired 2x units of Durafly F4U in 2002 before it cease to exist due to limited production. The plane runs on standard 3s 2200mah 30~40c lipo battery pack which give a good near 10 minutes of flight time.
Detailed setup of this model: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/durafly-f4u-corsair
- DURAFLY P-47 Thunderbolt - 1100mm
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One of my docile 'hose nose' bunker buster warbird the P-47 Thunderbolt. Also known as the Jug! Fun plane to fly every sunday with my F4U Corsair because it has almost the same air speed during the low pass great for the close proximity air show. Running just on standard 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo battery it could run almost 10 minutes of flight time with handful amount of aerobatics from barrel rolls to huge vertical loops. Its aerobatic flight capability almost close to a YAK 54 because its wing CG almost at mid section of the fuselage which makes it a great planes to perform axial point maneuver. Take-off and landing also seems to be easy since it has wide landing gear stance.
Detailed setup of this model: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/durafly-p-47-thunderbolt-warbird-1100mm
- DURAFLY Supermarine Spifire MK-24 - 1100mm
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I bought this plane from our club member which already added airbrush paint touch up to make this plane looks realistic on its surface. It's the early version of DURAFLY Supermarine Spitfire MK-24 version 1 with the original 4 bladed Hamilton standard prop. The later version is V2 series that have different motor with 5x blade prop. Overall this plane fly faster than other line of DURAFLY prop warbirds loack nicely into straight line flight thanks to its efficient thin elliptical wing design. Runs on standard size 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo battery back give a good 10 minutes of flight time with moderate aerobatics maneuver. The only challenging issues is because British warplanes like the Spitfire have narrow landing gear width it can be a challenging to land and balance like on a tight rope.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/durafly-supermarine-spitfire-mk-24-v1-1100mm
- DURAFLY Trojan T-28 - 1100mm
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I bought this plane because its part of DURAFLY lines of warbirds collection..but still it looks ugly to me based on my preference compare to other famed war planes like the P-51D or the F4U. Fortunately its the most easiest tractor prop driven plane to fly which is why many who graduated from trainers would go for the Trojan T-28 for their first warbird. This plane runs stock 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo battery with good moderate flight time of average 10 minutes. With my hands on the controls its easy to do lot types of aerobatics maneuver plus more tame to take-off and landing from any ground without any issues like 'torque roll'.
- DURAFLY Zephyr V-70 70mm EDF V-tail glider - 1533mm
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Although manufacturer stated this is a glider form my perspective view this is another hotliner jet on steroids! Not for beginner, this V-tailed glider like hotliner strap with EDF unit is 100% going to turn heads of huge crowds eyeing this plane in the air. Not only because it flies extemely fast like a jet but because it sound exactly like a huge turbine jet just fly by near their ear. This EDF glider is screaming loud like a huge Airbus or Boeing just fly by above our heads...which is the reason why i purchase 2x unit of Zephyr V-70 for its loud turbine like sound. Running on 3s 2200mah 40 li-po its a bit handfull to handle; it has to be hand launched, all hand on stick all the time and landing approach is fast and hot which means not and ideal platform for beginners neither intermediate pilot. However i felt its still fun to fly because it sould perform gear amount of aerobatic maneuvers but the flight time always within the range of 5 minutes. Overall this plane is a pure adrenaline screamer! Caution not to fly near quiet neighbourhood. Watch my video on Youtube channel on Zephyr V-70 in action.
- DURAFLY Messerschmitt BF-110 - 1200mm
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This plane is a beautiful looking piece of german engineering..a twin...which is why i bought it from Hobby King. Although in my hand it felt like very heavy weight plane but once it gets off from the ground and into the air it flies extremely well and very floaty like a glider probably because its has a twin and also ample of size of wing surface both on main wings and rear tail. On 3s 2200mah 40c lipo battery it almost flies forever almost close to 10 minutes with mild aerobatic flights such as big loop and barrel roll. Due to huge thrust from twin prop it could take-off at short distance and landed almost at hovering pace. I must say this plane is a joy to fly and to view behold if you like a twin prop warbirds.
- DURAFLY DH-100 Vampire 70mm EDF jet - 1100mm
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I got bought this from a friend who was crazy enough to fit a a high performance metal EDF unit, high powered ESC all feeding on 6S 2200mah 40c li-po. Obviously this is the frankenstien version of the Durafly DH-100 Vampire which as you've seen also had its livery changed to RAF green camo livery than stock silver. Was so fast its not registered well on camera recording in neither frame of 30fps 720p recording. I flew once and had my hands tremble with fear knowing i just purchased a rocket launcher! lol!. I'll stick to normal stock jet then.
- FMS F-18 Hornet 64mm EDF jet - 710mm
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Behind the A-10 Warthog the FMS F-18 Hornet took the second spot as my favorite EDF jet to fly on weekend. Its its actually more powerful F-18 Hornet in my hangar when compare to my HK/Art-tech F18 Hornet yet more detailed scale molding, slight heavy and more durable because it made from dense EPO foam material which means resilient to mild crashes. Original stock FMS's EDF motor was useless provide 1:1 ratio thrust which i subsequently ended upgrade to TYPHOON EDF motor give real rocket power powered on generic size 3s 2200mah 40c lipo battery....oh yes i've created 'Cheater hole' for extra vents infront of the EDF unit to allow more air into the duct for extra thrust. The result this jet flies extemely fast, huge amount over vertical thurst climbing, great aerobatic performance and more swoooshy sound during flyby...however its not as docile and tame like the HK/Art-tech F-18 since everything from take-off to landing is coming in 'hot' which put this plane under minimum Intermediate level R/C piloting skill to handle this jet. By just upgrading the EDF motor this F-18 met proper standard of EDF satisfaction for any R/C jet park flyer enthusiast.
- FMS Henschel HS-123 - 1030mm
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This classic Henschel HS-123 even though it looks like it could stall anytime from the air actually its the most docile and relaxing plane to fly with flight characteristic almost the same with my FMS PT-17. Running also on generic size 3s 2200mah 35~40C lipo it has a great relaxing flightime of 10 minutes in moderate windy days with moderate figure 8 circuit flight around the field. The only problem when landing it sometimes hitting the nose cowling (front first) because that the normal nature of any classic plane from those era having akward CG even if you're very seasonal pilot its hard to avoid it from 'nose over'. Overall its a beautiful 'show and tell' plane in the hangar.
- FMS Mini Messerschmitt BF-109 - 800mm
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The BF-109 share the same flight characteristic as my mini Spifire and of course both came from the same brand and hardware setup onboard. The only difference between them other than the aesthetic looks is the BF-109 slightly slower and less nimble that the Spitty but more docile to control probably because the wings design between them are slightly different. They run on the same 2s 1000mah 30C lipo battery lipo battery pack which makes it economical to fly for everyone. Still its very handfull to handle even for intermediate pilot because its still much twitch on the stick than bigger planes above 1000mm wingspan.
- FMS P-51D Mustang 'Big Beautiful Doll' - 1450mm
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FMS brand always makes a great scale realism and detailed looking planes made from EPO foam. Sometimes they do make limited number of scale planes based on season. One of the most sought scale planes that i manage to get my hand on was the P-15D MUSTANG 'Big Beautiful Doll' livery based on the actual real life show plane itself. Running on 4s 3600mah 30c lipo battery it has a good runtime of 7 minutes of mild aerobatics. At 1400mm wingspan its still quite a heavy plane due to the fact its made from dense EPO foam material. Such chunky size of flying foam is not as nimble as my 1100mm winspan P-51D Mustang so the 1400mm size is suit best to just do relaxing circuit flight and low passes at scale speed. Its a great 'show' plane if you wanted to attract the audience but no where as fun and as aerobatic as the my 1100mm winspan warbirds.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/fms-p-51d-mustang-big-beautiful-doll-v8-1450mm
- FMS P-51D Mustang 'Red Tail' - 1450mm
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The 'Red Tail' share exactly the same base model and overall setup as the 'Big Beautiful Doll'. The only differences is the livery design, decals and colors are different. The plane was based on the actual movie 'RED TAILS' and historical fact of the P-51D squadron during World War 2. As mentioned previously the plane is a great for air shows with low flyby and basic moderate maneuver like big loops aerobatics but no where as nimble as 1100mm size wingspan of the same aircraft type.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/fms-p-51d-mustang-the-red-tail-v8-1450mm
- FMS Boeing-Stearman PT-17 - 1050mm
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I love this classic plane because it has extreme great details all over which reminds me almost like a scale plastic model kits on showroom yet it flies!..which is why i bought this. Based on actual replica of Boeing-Stearman PT-17 this model is made from EPO foam and mixture of hard plastics parts for aesthetics looks. Runs on generic 3s 2200mah 35~40C lipo battery pack it could fly for about 8~12 minutes depending on flight styles. Under my control this stock factory plane has huge amount of thurst to weight ratio and i can feel it has enough vertical torque to enable aerobatic maneuver such as big loops, immelmans turn and minor barrel rolls above our club fields. The only challegging moments was trying to land this plane without having to dip the front nose and hit the prop which is a common issue even on real world classic plane of its era. Overall its one of the must have R/C plane for civilian style aircraft in any R/C hangar.
- FMS Mini Spitfire MK9 - 800mm
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Dont' under estimate this small warbird. This stock factory FMS mini Spitfire with 2s 1000mah 30c got me on the edge because it flies extremely fast, edgy, quick maneuverability on all suface control plus has a great flight time over 8 minutes on windy days. Since its under FMS brand the fuselage are nicely detailed except it doesn't have retracts. Its hard to slow down the pace once in the air but definately makes a great warbird style air racer instead. Check out my mini Spitty in action on my Youtube video channel.
- LANXIANG Sukhoi SU-47 Berkut twin 70mm EDF -1120mm
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Again just like the F-22 i bought it fresh new kit from some guy who gave up flying...good deal for me. Unfortunately like the Lanxiang F-22 this one too just was too expensive to build with almost dozen of servos, BECs, ESC and EDF unit which is beyond my budget. For now i just hang it up in hangar awaiting for future budget to built this lovely negative sweep wing. Looks cool just being there. Yes this is also a rare R/C models especially if you're those Ace Combat fanatic! SUKHOI BERKUT SU-47 for the win!
- LANXIANG F-22 raptor twin 70mm EDF - 1046mmmm
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I bought two units of fresh kits Lanxiang F-22 Raptor because someone gave up building it, what a great bargain!. Unfortunately building this twin 70mm EDF unit gobble up deep into my pockets and i could only afford to build just one kit leave another empty. This build uses lots of servos, BEC, huge ESC and 6s Lipo pack. The good news is its the most easiest jet to fly since it flew like a glider thanks to the overall wide body design that almost act like a huge flat wing. No wonder noobs could fly an F-22. Unfortunately for this size its not a budget friendly for something that fly just 8 minutes on giant 6s lipo battery pack. Plus its hard to fit inside my sedan size car because the fuselage so long it hit my front dashbboard. Great jet plane to fly, super scale realism but took lots of time and resources to get it moving.
- LANXIANG F-117 Nighthawk 70mm EDF jet - 800mm
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Among all the Lanxiang/LX jet collection this one has more sensible moment to spent my money on for a scale EDF jet because its more affordable to setup with just a single cheap EDF unit, 80A ESC, 4S 2200mah 40C lipo and few servos. This F-117 model looks well detailed close to actual replica of real work military F-117 Nighthawk with proper decals and workable payload underneath. The only rant is the retractable landing gear wasn't all detailed. For budget setup the flight performance is satisflying; fast, scale flight and looks like the real thing. However even for a seasonal R/C pilot like me its very challenging to see the plane up in the air because 'visual' the matt black color all over the fuselage makes it hard to determine which side the plane is orientated at, this makes it confuse to roll and yaw the plane into intended direction. Because of this i have to fly only during bright daylight at noon where i can see the plane surfaces properly just like the same issues flying my Duralfy F4U Corsair. Overall its a bang for buck scale looking jet plane without burning holes in my pocket.
- LANXIANG F-16 Fighting Falcon 70mm EDF jet - 860mm
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Really scale looking plane mirrored actual replica of F-16 Falcon from fuselage all they way to detailed landing gears. I bought the original US and Euro F-16 orange livery from R/C club members at bargained price. Made from lighweight EPS form just to save overall flight weight at the expense of being extremely fragile/brittle. On 70mm EDF it gobble lots of power and runway length just to take off and landing. Overall its a great jet for scale flying for the show but not so much on my taste being highly maneuverabilty although it has a vector trust because being big in size can be struggling to fly. However if i had the budget it could be improve with more expensize EDF unit, ESC and larger battery but its all about the money. At the end of the day it just looks good inside my hangar for the show. I'd save my money for something else useful.
- J-POWER P-38 Lightning - 1400mm
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For any warbirds lover the P-38 Lightning is a must have twin prop. I got this as out of box as PNF which requires basic assembly. Although big at 1400mm wingspan it flies exactly like a glider and extremely stable. First maiden flight was on windy days and it was perfect because it eat the windy weather like a lunch. Twin prop sound like a boss during low by pass. Quite a havoc on barrel roll but good enough on big loop maneuver. Powered on generic 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo its a great plane to fly and to slope around on windy days. Overall scale is a looker too since all the details are almost exact copy of an actual P-38 Lightning aircraft. During transport fits nicely on my the back of my sedan car. Nice!
- HOBBY KING A-10 Warthog twin 75mm EDF jet - 1017mm
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You've seen it before on my Youtube video channel. Yes! thats my number 1 choice of twin EDF jet i always fly anywhere any time! Extremely capable jet plane despite uses only generic 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo battery to power 2x unit of large 75mm EDF duct unit on just 2x economical 20A ESC. Low powered, huge power to weight thurst ratio, extreme 'ninja flipping' aerobatic maneuverability and longer than normal flight time this plane hits all the sweet spot especially for an affordable twin EDF!! Despite you can throw lots of crazy aerobatic maneuver its also a great plane to be flown for beginners and also professional pilots for love to explore many posibilities on EDF platform. Wide stance and also springy landing gear means you can land any where at any moments which makes it easy for everyone to fly anywhere just like what real A-10 does. Has great looks too! This plane has become very rare and yeah! i'm the proud owner!
- HOBBY KING P-51D Mustang 'DAGO RED' - 1600mm
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The bigger the better, well that's true. I bought a rare big yet heavy EPO foamed 1600mm wingspan P-51D MUSTANG 'DAGO RED' a replica of racer plane. It was the easiest plane Warbird plane to fly because it bigger wingspan, weight and mass inertia keeps the plane stable against the mass of wind turbulent. It flies like a big heavy stable glider than a warbird. However i got bored easily because of these flight traits its not as agile and not as manouverable as i thought since i love to do stunts and aerobatics like i used to on 1400mm and below wingspan size. Its very sloppy and lazy plane to fly but for scale flight who enjoy the presence of this red P-51D Mustang in the air it does shows and also turned some heads but for those whole love to spin around like a dog fighter nah! ditch that! Another problem is it hard to transport even on my long sedan car with back seat fold down. The plane looks good but robs overall fun of flying and wasted much time to prepare before flight. Just too big and heavy for everything. If you wanted to fly big stick to Balsa wood built plane because its lightweight in mass due to hollow structure.
- HOBBY KING F/A-18 Hornet 64mm EDF jet - 686mm
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This is the most docile and tame EDF jet i've every own its like flying a glider than a being speed freak jet. This is because the plane is build from lightweight EPP foam which allow more 'float time' but at the same time very brittle too. Originally this model was a rebranded, originally ART-TECH brand which means its is indeed very good capable yet expensive plane but the price kept low under Hobby King label. Stock power to weight ratio not that good but modding a 'Cheater hole' to add extra air ramp/vents infront of EDF unit helps to create more proper thust. For the price it was the best affordable military scale jet for under $70 than runs great on generic size 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo. With minor fix of improvement before flight such as stiffen the servo push rods the plane performed very well with glider like agility and moderate speed enough to enjoy jet like manouver. Great jet plane for those who likes to glide around at relaxed pace. Yes i had few videos of it on my Youtube channel.
- HOBBY KING F-14 Tomcat twin 60mm EDF jet - 1100mm
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Of course if you're a jet fan F-14 TOMCAT is a must have! Luckily i manage i dig all over the internet and found couple of old stock Hobby King F-14 Tomcats hidden from public view. Got myself a 'Jolly Roger' and 'Black Bunny' at bargain bin! Originally it shoule be setup as twin 55 or 60mm EDF unfortunately it was heavy and expensive..so i ended up setting it as single pusher prop on 40A ESC powered by 3s 2200mah 40c lipo battery pack for reliable thurst to weight ratio. Swing wing runs on FUTABA S1001 servo i for from my 1:10 rc car steering servo and 2x 9g metal gear servo for elevon control. Its a hand launched pusher jet to save weight on landing gear and making it looks much better in the air without it. Overall it an F-14 TOMCAT! Anytime baby!!!
- TECHONE Katana - 1000mm
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This is my favorite rigid EPO foam 3D profile plane to fly at the beach size or open field after working hours. Its has all the flight characteristic of 3D profile and aerobatic flying with added advantages of being bigger in size, study and can handle harsh windy turbulent afternoon wind. Setup using standard size normal electric plane brushless motor, servo and esc means i can source any R/C parts easily and use back my standard everyday use 3s 2200mah 35~40C lipo battery pack. This plane is the actual reflection of its former glory the classic 3D profile plane; EPP foamed TECHONE YAK 54 which share the same flight attributes. You can say everytime i drive to work highly likely this plane would be standy by behind the seat awaiting for freetime in the evening.
- TECHONE Venus 3D - 828mm
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This is Techone's early 3D profile plane that's made from study EPO foam. Overall its not my favorite 3D plane to fly because after numerous flight this plane felt 'stiff', not easy to tame, very brittle servos, lack of power to weight ratio thrust especially during 'prop hang' stunts and just lack of everything that EPP foam type 3D profile plane used to have. I do fly it but not that as often as i do with EPP type profile plane. Not much love but a great plane to have in the hangar as part of TECHONE collection.
- TECHONE Sbach 342 - 800mm
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Among all the EPP foam 3D profile i've owned in the hangar the SBACH 342 is my favorite light weight plane to fly around the park or narrow area after busy day of work or woke up early in the morning. It looks aesthetically great replicating the outline looks of the SBACH 342 plane than planky looks of the bulk 'fishy' 3D profile plane fuselae like PIAGET or HK TRISTANIA...make you feel like flying a plane than a fish. Able to perform fast response 3D and aerobatic maneuver because the EPP wings doesn't flex under load due to thicker EPP foam than other early TECHONE 3D profile models and still durable enough to take ground hits. Which is why this plane features a lot on my Twitters post, flight schools and my Youtube channel.
- HOBBY KING Pitts Special - 860mm
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Yes! i'm guess you already knew this plane from FPV section...its the iconic Hobby King/Art-tech Pitts Speciall or also know as the 'Sttip' for HK's owner due to intentional decal factory labelling error on its tail rudder for Hobby King rebranded Pitts. This is my number most loved 'all day' aerobatic plane which i feature a lot on my video Youtube channels and most notable on my FPV adventures. Although small in size it has huge amount of power to weight thrust radio, excellent wing loading, amazing maneuverability, excellent STOL capability and also an epic cloud surfing FPV flyer which have stunned the FPV enthusiast around the world. As for normal park flier this is my number 1 'go to' scale aerobatic bi-plane when i'm all go bat crazy stick bangging for aggressive aerobatic flights. Because of its amazing traits i've accumulated 3x unit of this model. This model is ideal for intermediate, professional aerobatic flyer and also for scale FPV builder enthusiast. You can visit the FPV section for more details about historical FPV stats on my Pitts Special here.
- HOBBY KING YAK 54 - 930mm
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I only bring this plane out during windy days or at open because it such condition it seems to shine better when performing aerobatics moves such as knife edge, loops, barrel rolls, Immelmans, prop hangs, inverted and etc. Labelled as Hobby King its actually came from branded models from ART-TECH which the internal build such as brushless motor, esc and wing aerofoil design share the same traits as its sibling the HK's Pitts Special and the iconic HK's FPV P-51D Mustang of the same original brand. Small yet powerfull and capable all rounder plane! Overall its the best electric YAK 54 for any park flyer lover!.
- HOBBY KING DH Tiger Moth RAF - 912mm
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I bought this plane because of its classic aesthetic looks. Nicely detailed model great for scale flying and also looks good for gues display in my hangar. Stock PNF unit it flies slow yet steady on windless day but can be a bit draggy on windy days. Not an excellent plane to do even aerobatics and should avoid doing barrel roll stunts due to lack of aileron authority. However it can do loop and that's it. Overall its build for scale flights only, i always fly it along the beach for more steady wind lift.
- HOBBY KING Tristania EPP - 845mm
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This is my 'all wonder' 3d profile plane. Originally build for 3D and aerobatic flying its also a great docile platform for my FPV flight project during early days and also an excellent night flyer with decorated LED strip on board. This made all possible because its has bigger and broader wing size allow it to carry extra payload weight without diminish its flight capability. Made from elastic impact resistant EPP foam it can tolerate crashes. Its wing also very flexible allow me to side swipe with obstacles when flying though obstacles in FPV setup. I have features lots of my flight video of this plane on my Youtube channel so go check it out.
- HOBBY KING Stinger 64 EDF jet - 700mm
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My fast mini jet on 64mm EDF unit. Was fast, flashy and a head turner but overall hand launching and landing was pain in the ass because stock kit doesn't have landing gear and if it does it was an 'air dragger'. I bought it because the 'Stinger' jet aka 'Viper jet' style was all rage and hype back then. At the end of the day my FMS F-18 was my best 'go to' jet for the same budget.
- HOBBY KING Combat/Slope Soaring Wing - 1000mm
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This my cheapest flying wing i got from Hobby King for jus $20 as a kit. Extemely tank durable because its made from elastic impact resistant EPP foam and super simple electronics setup on aboard. Hand launched i can glide all day and soaring above the coastal sea on just 2s 1000mah 20c lipo battery pack. I fly it during my lazy days, lol. Before the UAV Z-84 this was my first attempt to build autonomous flying wing on APM but didn't work out well. So i just stick it as normal setup for normal fun flying.
- HOBBY KING AXN Cloud Fly floater jet glider - 1290mm
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This is my number 1 social gathering R/C plane great for all flight occasion with R/C flying club members. Its a glider, a sloper and also a great racer especially when flying in big open space or beaches. This is the plane i used to have half dozen in my hangar because its overall fun to fly with friends chasing each other, low cost to build, uses generic size 3s 2200mah 35~40c lipo and also in its stock setup already fast out of box. If i'm not racing i could just glide all day above the beaches on windy days. If i have to keep just 1 plane then this is it!
- HOBBY KING Sky Arrow - 1120mm
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This plane is based on existing replica of the SKY ARROW aircraft design. It flies like my former Hobby King Busy Bee high wing plane but with extra speed and power but overall fuselage made from fragile composite plastic. It was short lived because the rear tail elevator didn't hold on too well after round of flight. Its the first plane i use to carry 360 degree video camera (SONY BLOGGIE) under its belly. I think i did put those flight footage on my Youtube channel.
- HOBBY KING Busy Bee - 1120mm
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This was the early days of 'FPV capable' high wing platform in early 2000. However i didn't use this plane for FPV but instead as a fun park flyer plane to roam about since its much more relaxing to fly and notable great rudder control. Unfortunately not so good with aerobatics such as performaing loops or barrel rolls due to lack of struts to hold the wings. Has great STOL capability too. Overall it was my 'sit back and chill' plane to fly.
- TECHONE Piaget - 820mm
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This is my so called 'backyard' 3D profile plane. I don't have to go far to fly my plane, i can fly it infront of my house and any small spaces because it can fly and hover extremely slow paces and still allow me to perform 3D and aerobatic maneuver in tight spaces. It has also detacheable airbrake which slows down the pace further. Its also made from resilient EPP foam which is durable from light crash/impact. Uses just small economical 2s lipo battery pack.
- TECHONE YAK 54 3D - 1100mm
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This is my first YAK 54 in its 'planky' profile form which is the one that help me out sharpen some serious 3D and aerobatic skills to the next level. Its made from extremely durable and almost indestructible EPP foam which allows me to smash, wack and bash to the ground. Its also can easily be repaired with hot glue due to dense flexible material. Slightly heavy than standard profile 3D plane but large in size and have a huge power to weight thrust ratio to allow me to peform cool 3D and aerobatic tricks.
- TECHONE Malibu F3P - 846mm
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This is my 'PRO' level F3P profile plane. The lightest plane in my hangar yet extremely fragile because its made from thin, brittle and lighweight Depron foam which is ideal for flyer who wanted to build super lighweight plane which enable pilot to fly extremely slow, precise and perform precision F3P or 3D flight maneuver. However just one hard crash and the plane will be 'game over'. No go for beginner, this is for professional 'ninja flippin' R/C pilot only.
- TECHONE Souka - 900mm
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This is a great beginners plane into 3D and aerobatic flying without shattering planes into pieces if you're a butter finger. This is my early days 3D flight practicing extreme moves without the worry. The fuselage is made from EPP foam which is durable material from crashes. If it tears it can be easily fixed with hot glue or others alternative adhesive. Very chunky size plane yet docile to fly to fly around the park practicing crazy flight skills.
- RICCS Trinidad TB-20 - 1045mm
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When i'm the mood flying above the sea along the beach side the RICCS Trinidad TB-20 is my number one choice. It glides nicely like a glider, i can do some cool aerobatics maneuver and still looks good as a civilian plane platform. Extremely lightweight model, great plane to relax my mind and with cheap setup too.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/riccs-trinidad-tb-20-1045mm
- SUN FLY Electrajet SF-10IB - 845mm
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Not only fast but also extremely agile especially for dog fighting and pitting againts other pilots in the air. This is one of my favorite delta wing pusher plane because not only excellent in maneuverability and speed but also looks aesthetically good looking jet like fuselage compare to my other delta wing speed freak the Skyfun/Funjet. This one uses 3s 2200mah 35C lipo pack which is perfect! Yeah! you can see it in action on my Youtube channel.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/electrajet-sf-10ib-super-fun-fast
- SKYARTEC Funjet / Skyfun - 875mm
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This is my 'Need for Speed' plane! Blazing fast if you want it to be and can also fly slow. Its a pusher prop jet. Easy to build and could carry bigger payload like larger battery pack and powerful motor.
- PRECISION AEROBATIC Electric Shock - 780mm
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When i'm in the mood for serious fast aerobatic and 3d flight this plane does the job. Extemely precise flight and great for 'prop hang', 'knife edge' and lots more. Quite expensive, top notch servos, torque motor and high qualiy balsa build frame. Now i rarely going out with it since i flew much on EPP foam for more docile flight maneuvers.
- GWS J-10 Chinese fighter 75mm EDF
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This is rare delta wing with front canard purchased from the our club. Really a good EDF jet with bang for buck since i flew it with just 3s 2200mah li-po pack. However it really need long runway to take off and because of that i hardly bring it out to fly due to lack of flying space.
- DIY home made TOMHE F-22 pusher jet
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Home made DIY profile jet made from depron foam with basic electronics and elevon control. Design plans are made from author TOMHE which can be download free from https://www.parkjets.com. I enjoyed this build a lot and fun to fly as acrobatic and high alpha maneuver.
Details of my model setup: https://www.ihaverc.com/fixed-wings/home-made-tomhe-f22-raptor-pusher-jet
- Generic SKY SURFER - 1200-1400mm
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My collection of many type of Sky Surfer platform aka Hobby King BIXLER spanning from 1200mm up to 1400mm. It comes with different branding but the design still the same. Great for gliding, slope soaring and sometime i use it for FPV and UAV flight.
- WORLD MODELS AT-6 Texan - 1830mm
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One of the classic balsa + monokote contruction warbirds on electric that i got from our flying club.