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The Hangar

Welcome to the hangar; this is where I keep all my aircraft on this web site. I'll have a brief description of each aircraft and for some will have a separate page with greater details on their setup and features. The aircraft are listed in the order of purchase and included purchase dates (dates in brackets are build completion dates if applicable), and the date the aircraft was lost, irreparably crashed, or sold.

A Mavic Pro RC quadcoptor drone

DJI Mavic Pro

June 2017 - Present day

I bought my Mavic Pro in May 2017 and find it an amazing photography and video platform, with incredible portability. It's a simple craft to fly, and pretty much impossible to crash if you're paying any kind of attention whatsoever.

Current Status - Ready to fly.

My custom built RC freestyle quadcoptor

The Bastard Kwad

June 2017 (August 2017) - Present day

I built the Bastard Kwad as something to have a bit of fun with. I was using the Mavic on sports mode too much and wanted something that would be cheap to repair if I ploughed it into the ground. It's an FPV freestyle quad on a budget, and I've detailed all the parts on it's page.

Current Status - Ready to fly.

A Horizon Hobby Champ S+ RC plane

Horizon Hobby - Champ S+

August 2017 - Present day

I've wanted to fly aircraft since I was a kid, and the Champ is ideal for flying in the park on a calm day. With it's SAFE features, it's great for learners, however that didn't stop me "landing" in a tree.

Current Status - Ready to fly.

A Mini Talon FPV RC V-tail plane

X-UAV - Mini Talon

August 2017 - Present day

I visited a local flying club, which I've since joined, and saw one of these fly. It was an awesome aircraft, and on sale for £30, so who can resist. It's currently still in its box as I want to take my time and build this one right and in the best way I can; the S800 is really a learning platform for how to do things with the Mini Talon. Maybe I over think things, in fact I know I do, but I want this to be spot on ...so it looks awesome when it crashes.

Current Status - Collecting parts.

My Max Thrust Riot RC plane

Max Thrust - Riot

September 2017 - Present day

This is my first proper trainer aircraft. I chose this because of recommendations, it's size, and that it is a pretty flexible model, going from a sedate trainer, to advanced trainer, to sporty plane by moving control horns, removing a weight, and switching to a 4S battery.

Current Status - Ready to fly.

My EFlite Extra 260 plane

EFlite - Extra 260

September 2017 - Present day

The Extra, I simply couldn't resist. It's something to work towards and was an absolute bargain. I've fitted it out with a S6R stabilised receiver, so hopefully I'll get to fly it soon.

Current Status - Ready for test flight.

An image of a Reptile S800 SkyShadow V2 RC FPV flying wing

Reptile - S800 SkyShadow V2

October 2017 (February 2018) - May 2018

The S800 seems to be a very good wing, so thought I'd get one as my first flying wing (though, what actually happened is I ended up getting and flying a Sonic64 first). I'm using this platform also as an experiment as it's my first iNav build, and the first aircraft I've designed and printed 3D parts for.

Current Status - Dove into the ground with a 97MPH ground speed!!! There was an issue from launch and was pretty much uncontrollable.

An image of a Taft Hobby Viper Jet EDF RC jet

Taft Hobby - Viper Jet

November 2017 - Present day

The Viper Jet, like the Extra 260, is an aircraft for the future where a good deal came about. Again it gives me something to aim for.

Current Status - Waiting on my skills to improve.

An image of a Sonic64 EDF flying wing

HobbyKing - Sonic 64

December 2017 (January 2018) - Present day

The Sonic64 is my first wing that I'll actually get to fly, it's also my first EDF that I'll get to fly. I have entered the electric jet age! After my first days flying the Sonic64, I want to buy another one!! I want one at home, boxed just in case the worst happens. This aircraft is absolutely brilliant, and I highly recommend them to anyone, even beginners. If you're interested in a Sonic64, check it out here.

Current Status - Waiting for it's wing to be glued back on.

An image of my Black Horse Model Speed Air 40 IC aircraft

Black Horse Model - Speed Air 40

December 2017 - Present day

The Speed Air 40 is my first nitro aircraft. It has been modified from standard from a tricycle undercarriage to a tail dragger, but that's cool, I'm used to trail draggers through flying the Riot. I'm looking forward to learning the nuances of IC with this aircraft.

Current Status - Maiden flight successful, now I'm ready to buddy up and get my glow learning on.

An image of a Stinger64 Mk2 EDF flying wing

HobbyKing - Stinger64 Mk2

December 2017 - Present day

The Stinger64 Mk2 is my first jet that I'll actually get to fly as a precursor to taking up my Viper Jet.

Current Status - Waiting for my skills to improve, hopefully not too long though.

An image of a ReadyMadeRC Strix Nano Goblin

Strix - Nano Goblin

March 2018 (May 2018) - Present day

After seeing a Nano Goblin in action, I couldn't refuse. My plane weights 259g (with LiIon - 30 min+ flight time) or 253g (with LiPo) with a full iNav set-up.

Current Status - Ready to fly

An image of a Chris Foss Acro WOT ARFT

Chris Foss/Ripmax - Acro WOT

March 2018 - Present day

I was lucky enough to pick up a bargain of an ARFT Acro WOT fitted with an OS 4 stroke for pretty much the cost of the ARFT kit alone. I've fitted it out with a FrSKY S8R receiver, and I'm just waiting to get my nitro solo sign-off and build up some confidence with the Speed Air 40.

Current Status - Waiting for me to get signed off on nitros and my skills to improve.

Telink SU-29 (blue)

Telink SU-29 (blue)

April 2018 (June 2018) - Present day

This aircraft came free with an identical kit that I won on eBay (a red version) for use as parts. Rather than build the red one, I thought that this one could be saved and crashed flown as I learn slow control and some 3D. After some UHU Por, a new motor, newESC, and receiver it was ready to test. It flew very well, I just need to get a better receiver and physically take some throws out the rudder and it's good to go.

Current Status - Waiting for S6R.

Telink SU-29 (red)

Telink SU-29 (red)

April 2018 - Present day

I won this kit on eBay, brand new in the box for £30. I'll build it when the blue one is dead.

Current Status - BNIB

An image of a Reptile S800 SkyShadow V2 RC FPV flying wing

Reptile - S800 SkyShadow V2 - Mk2

May 2018 (June 2018) - Present day

This is a replacement of my previous S800. I've made a few changes during the build and hopefully not smash this one in to the ground at over 100MPH air speed. I want this more for cruising rather than out and out speed.

Current Status - Flying, just needs tweaking

Reptile - S1100 Harrier

Reptile - S1100 Harrier

May 2018 - Present day

This plane looks awesome. I plan on building it with twin SunnySky 2216 1400kV motors. The Mini Talon will get built first though.

Current Status - BNIB

SonicModell F1 Wing

SonicModell F1 Wing

July 2018 - Present day

My finger’s been hovering over getting one of these for a while, and because can delay in the Mini Talon, build it was bought. Gear so far:

SonicModell F1 kit version, “tower pro” metal gear servos, RacerStar Tattoo+ 52A ESC, Turnigy PropDrive V2 2836 1800KV motor, Eachine TX5258 VTx

TBA:
FPV camera, receiver, maybe also flight controller and gps.

Current Status - Getting parts together.