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'Essential RC' 4K video thread

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An array of fantastic WWI fighters and scouts in this slot at RAF Cosford. Each model aircraft built from plan by hand by its owner. Certainly challenging to fly in any kind of wind but the weather was fairly kind to us on this day.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYM9IzIKfbw[/youtube]

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Re: 'Essential RC' 4K video thread

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I have filmed several turbine F-4 Phantoms. It's an iconic jet and have always wanted to try flying one but a turbine version is well out of my reach. Cue to Freewing F-4D Phantom II. Looks like the real thing after 15 minutes of assembly and applying the decals. Dropped in my receiver and a 6S5000 flight pack and I was ready to go.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Mpz6FsOKI[/youtube]

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This was fun to film. Who needs expensive turbine jets when you can get these amazing ready to fly electric ducted fan EDF jets for a fraction of the price. They look superb in the air and especially when there are 2 of them being flown so well together.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yH_ywCI2x8[/youtube]

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Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation Centennial Edition

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A new version of the T-28 Trojan in, what I think, is the best scheme Durafly have ever applied to a model. Takes a few minutes to assemble, drop in a receiver and setup the transmitter. No decals to apply. It comes out of the box as you see it on the box. In the air the most noticeable characteristic is how slow it will fly. With the air brake out and the flaps extended it will crawl along and keep well within a small flying field like mine. This T-28 is also highly aerobatic and it would make an excellent 2nd RC plane for the relative beginner after they have mastered something like a Bixler 1.1 for learning the basics. The model comes with a frame to help in installing FPV gear under the canopy. I'm looking forward to trying that out myself. Here's my flight test of Durafly's latest offering.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPAyM8GUmI[/youtube]

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Re: Two F-14 Tomcat EDF jets in close formation

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Class stuff, Good T/O performance off grass too. I'd love one but I dont think they would handle the crappy patch I fly from and have wrecked two planes from poor hand launches.
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Turbine powered Rafale with Flare Counter-Measures at HobbyK

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Mark Hinton flies his large scale Aviation Design Rafale at the HobbyKing UK Live event. I have filmed this in the past at other UK shows but on this occasion Mark had added some simulated flare counter-measures. Looked good against the dark skies we had on that particular day.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j--HF1u-hd0[/youtube]