18th of December 2004 - Back in Town
That's it, Honey moon is over so we can go back to normal business. Some pictures of the Honey Moon can be seen here, in the mean time.
This review will also be part of the "What can be a recommended first plane for a beginner in R/C Electric"
3rd of October 2004 - Some delays in the reviews...Will be back on December 15th 2004...
11th of September 2004 - Combat Air Model PSS F5 & P51 on their way
9th of September 2004 - New Category Created - "The Catalogs"
From now on, I will try to add all the possible catalogs, from the different manufacturers, when possible. This is mainly to help us to select products and access information overwise difficult to find, when you don't have a local Hobby Shop.
Anyone with another catalog, please email it to me.
We will start the new section with the MULTIPLEX ON LINE Catalog. Hope it helps !
8th of September 2004 - Multiplex ROYAL EVO Scanner arrived
This small little add-on, that you just "Plug&Play" is one of
these marvels that can save the day.
7th of September 2004 - Home
design EPP Sloaper - People who tried it think it is their best Slope plane
31st of August 2004 - New Twinjet coming to life
Setup: 2 x Kontronik Brushless motors, 1 Brushless Speed Controler (TwinDrive Set), 3S2P 5200 mAmp Lipoly.
29th of August 2004 - Pelikan Filip 600 Sport Review Online
22nd of August 2004 - Multiplex EasyStar
The Multiplex EasyStar entered the race, for Who should be the best airplane, for someone starting in R/C Electric Planes. The analyses are still underway, but here is already a video, non final, but still which gives some idea of how behaves this plane. Review will also follow soon.
13th of August 2004 - Video: 2 CAM Models P51, sloping
2 beautiful CAM models P51, sloping
11th of August 2004 - Pelikan Tukano video
9th of August 2004 - Multiplex EasyStar arrived. It will enter the contest for "who's best possible 1st airplane"
8th of August 2004 - Coming Article: What can be a recommended first plane for a beginner in R/C Electric
Bernard Chevalier, owner of BungyMania and I, have decided to work together on this project, as it is quite some tests and work, as well as to get several opinions, and appreciations on our conclusions will help to remain as objective as possible..
For this coming article, we will compare a serie of possible candidates, where several criterias will be analyzed and put under the light. Some of the criterias will be:
2nd of August 2004 - Reviews to come: 2 PSS models from Combat Air Models
29th of July 2004 - The Multiplex Magister
Multiplex put in this plane a lot of
good thinking. A trainer that can be easily build and flown. Strong, yet easy to
repair. The plane's parts are a work of art. From the firewall, which accepts
most of any motor anyone could think of, to the landing gear, which have some
shock absorptions and the towing system, to tow gliders or a nice advertisement
band, not mentionning the EXTREME high quality of the decalc.
On a scale of 1 to 20, this plane would be very close to the 20.
Towing test report
The Magister "out of the box" towing mechanism controlled the glider without any problem
In short: One
most AMAZING plane, in such category I had a chance to review.
28th of July 2004 - Pelikan Piper Cub Parkflyer review done
Easy to build, looks good and flies great ? That's what is said
on this plane, as one of the best 1st plane around. Tests will confirm this or
28th of July 2004 - Home made E3D videos
20th of July 2004 - Ryan STA Electric conversion
Michael, famous in our club for building some of the nicest electric scale planes, brought this time a 8 years old Ryan, which weights 14Lb (6.3Kg). Beautiful on the ground, and even nicer in the air with a very scale like behavior.
19th of July 2004 - Javelin 2 doing some great stunts, and some slopers on videos
18th of July 2004 - Pelikan Piper Cub Parkflyer review done
If compared to the Wingo/SoarStar and EasyStar, I feel that the EayStar should be the winner but since I only heard about it, I can't confirm it 100%.
12th of July 2004 - Indoor Flying Meeting in Tel-Aviv
4th of July 2004 - Twinjet, Mirage 2000, Unicorn & Mini Wiesel on the Slope
What a beautiful day for having there planes out, on the beach
3rd of July 2004 - Wingo Spins and recovers - What you should not try with your wingo
25th of June 2004 - Multiplex Magister almost done
Needs only the tail, wings (with 1 servo per aileron) and motor to be done then should be ready to go.
19th of June 2004 - Electric R/C Plane flyers meeting in Ashdod
From now on, we will be going every month or every 2 months, to a new, different place, in Israel. All Electric Plane Flyers are welcome to join, on each occasion. For this first meeting, we went to Ashdod, South of Tel-Aviv. The place was ok, but it was very hot and the landing field was not good enough, so it should be better next time. Still, we had a good time and it is a good occasion to meet Electric Flyers that we don't know or don't meet often, except on Forums.
Interested to join for the next Outing: send me an Email at Patrick@plawner.net and you will be contacted then.
12th of June 2004 - Back home
14th of May 2004 - New videos & TA183 review
10th of May 2004 - TwinSpeedy Low speed, low passes video
The TwinSpeedy remains one of the nicest plane to fly. Easy, precise, fast, fun, and so many more positive things. Its only drawback is that it is not a plane that would enjoy a crash as the foam is purposely light. It is quite difficult to crash it anyway. No tip stall, no bad behavior in any circumstances... In short, still one of the best plane in the fleet, from far away !
9th of May 2004 - New Electric R/C shop in Israel
This shop is owned by Shay Kuglevitch, a person who is actually selling Electric R/C for a long time and who has an extensive knowledge about them. He now build, in the heart of Tel-Aviv, a very nice R/C electric shop, 100% electric dedicated, with lot's of R/C items to choose from, at competitive prices, offering as well services to help to get into the hobby as well as repairs, or even building if you only feel like flying and have no time, or skills, for building.
Shay also runs the Electric R/C club at Arsuf, just few miles north of Tel-Aviv, so it is always convenient to have someone brings to the club the items you need :)
It is a fact that Electric flight is developing in Israel at a big rate, and certainly for a serious part, due to him and his motivation. So here is the big event for all of us who can now have a place to go, to even just look at the nice planes, motors, lion poly batteries, and all the stuff we need.
Shay told me he intends to have part of his site, translated into English, which would be great as some of the planes he sells are really nice and not easy to find on the internet market.
8th of May 2004 - Corona day
7th of May 2004 - Protech Tigermoth, test flight done
2nd of May 2004 - TA-183, ready for test flight
1st of May 2004 - Scale Rambler, Pelikan Piper Cub, and Corona pictures and videos
22th of April 2004 - Report from the Paris "Model World Show 2004"
26th of March 2004 - Back from Vacation - Pictures
And yes ! with the FAA
Private Pilot license done in Florida. It took 15 very intensive days, but it
1st of February 2004 - Trick 1000 Review
Learning E3D or stunts used to be complicated, as each crash, using a plane made of balsa, required time to repair as well as skills. It is now possible to learn without the fear of crashes, with this new wave of EPP E3D planes. The plane won't breal anymore, of course, props, and all the electronic are still subjects to crashes, but are well protected by the EPP around. Let's now review one of these planes, that are coming to the market, the Trick 1000 and see if it delivers as well as expected.
28th of January 2004 - CoPilot Review
28th of January 2004 - January 2004 Award for Overall Best Brushless Speed Controller
26th of January 2004 - Twinjet Formation video rebuild
22nd of January 2004 - Freezing day, with lot's of wind: Caleb, Swallow and Barak go to the beach
They actually did not do any slope soaring as the wind was way to strong. We tried Zagis, but no way they could fight such wind either. Only heavy planes could even take-off.
17th of January 2004 - Unicorn Flight Video, equipped with Brushless and 8/10 cells
Note from Thor4944 on this 10 cells
16th of January 2004
15th of January 2004 - MonoJet Ezone Review released
9th of January 2004 - Table that compares Brushless ESC BEC
Coming Soon !
This table will cover a critical point in the combinations. How does the motor starts. Also, some ESC BEC just don't work well with some motors. Among the working ones, some ESC BEC deliver more overall good results, with a wider range of motors, others have many programming capabilities, others have more efficiency, and then price comes into the picture.
At this point, here is the list of the combinations tested: These are the most commonly used ESC BEC with some pretty common motors as well.