Archive for June, 2010

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to share a cool email I got from a viewer , Radek Stus, of the Czech Republic. He made an EPP version of the FF-117. Many thanks to Radek for sharing his story.

Paul

Below is his email:

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Hi Paul,

first of all let me introduce myself. My name si Radek Stus, I´m from the Czech Republic.
I found your web sites a few weeks ago and after seeing some videos I decided to built the FF-117 according to your plans, because it looked so good!

I bought 8mm EPP board and started working.
After several days I finished the work. The plane didn´t look as good as yours, but it was my first attempt to do something like that, so I was quite satisfied.:-)
But to be honest, I didn´t believe I could fly this plane with my beginner skills (I started flying models at Christmas 2009).

Nevertheless, I was too curious and had to know whether I would keep it in the air for at least a few seconds!:-)
What a surprise was it for me, when my friend threw it in the air and I was able to control it… after a small changes in trimming it flew quite well.

I was using motor Turnigy 28-12 (some 1500 kV), 7″ prop, 1300mAh 3S battery…
The motor sound was noisier than a herd of buffalos:-), but it looked and sounded great in the air!:-)

I just wanted to thank you for your plans. I woudn´t have been able to build it without them!
And I´m also sending some pictures and videos of that FF-117.
I hope, you wouldn´t mind some small changes in the construction!:-)

Thank you once more, Paul!:-)
And I wish you just the best for the future!:-)

Radek Stus,
Czech Republic

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For this month of June 2010 The prize will be one of the fastest motors we have found yet!! The same 1600watt motor that was originally used in my FunJet to hit 146mph and later was used in Paul’s SuperNova Jet to hit 143mph both on 5s lipos. If speed is not your thing the you can drp down to 4s or 3s an turn a huge prop for those larger planes. Here is the prize listed below.

 

Prize: Tunigy 3648-1450kv brushless motor

  • One Turnigy 3648-1450kv motor (rated to 1600watts)
  • Prop adapter
  • X style motormount and screws
  • Bullet connectors and heat shrink tubes

 

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Good luck to everyone who enters!!! 

Update 6/30/2010 – Winner of this prize is “my2cents0“, Congrats!