uneventful, flew great, was well balanced. now I'll paint it and make it look the part. I flew only one battery so I am heading back in the morning to burn a few more packs. I'll post pics and stuff after the week end once I got it painted. Thanks Hillda flyer the F-18 is much nicer looking then an f-22 and scales nicely
Here is a video of the two trimming flights.
On the second flight I lost sight of the plane in the sun. It didn't exit the other side as expected. Turns out it was circling in the sun for about 5 seconds. I didn't know 5 seconds was so long... Panic stricken I finally caught sight of it and finished the flight. All smiles now.
ok so the mini FT-18 is dead. Receiver signal loss while flying fpv. Was silly fun tho. I am inspired, I'll build a full size one with black core foam and DTFB.
I'll add ailerons tho as I found the roll was a touch lagging in the ft-18. This will also allow me to use a spoileron mix to land in tight spaces. I intend to use this for FPV as I found it to be a pretty nice platform for that.
Took mine on a maiden flight today, 2-3 clicks of trim to fly straight and true. After the flight while waiting for the battery to recharge I painted it. Then went and proceeded to fly for about 4-5 minutes before I got cocky and tried to thread the needle under a playground shade cover (It was vacant at the time of flight) Gunned the throttle and realized that I was going to hit the metal pole at 30+ MPH, tried to pull away to abort too late and went nose first into the pole LOL. The only damage was the tip of the nose came unglued!
Excellent design! Great flyer! Very durable! 12/10 Stars!
My Setup is as follows:
Hillda Flyer F/A 18E Super Hornet v2 (FT Style)
Motor - emax CF-2812 1534KV
ESC - Hobbywing Skywalker 20A
Prop - 7x5
Servos - 2x 7.5g
RX - Spektrum micro park flyer (not sure of the model)
TX - Spektrum DX6i