We’ve Moved

May 18, 2012

Mike Goes Flying is now at it’s own web address.

http://www.mikegoesflying.com

Please link to and/or refer to the new web address as it will continue to be updated.

 

Thank you!

 

Mike

Starting Off 2012 Right with a Successful Maiden Flight

January 2, 2012

N-Tech Jets is working to bring out several jets for 2012. One of those jets is the Hawk. We test flew a sample today using electric power. As you may have seen in my previous post about this plane, Larry Wolfe at Jet Hangar Hobbies helped out by building the prototype sample. He installed his E-Turbax Fan with custom Neu Motor controlled by a brand new Ice 2 160HV Castle Creations ESC. Battery is 6500mAh 12S Li-PO. Radio is SD-10G. Retracts are N-Tech Jets retracts and struts and control system designed for the Hawk.

Larry brought it out to PVMAC today, Jan 1, 2012, for it’s first flight. And what a GREAT flight! Take off was perfect, flight performance looked GREAT, and landing was SMOOTH!

The Hawk will be available 2nd Quarter 2012 from Hobby People and N-Tech Jets Dealers. It’s an awesome 68″ wing span, 21 pound, 120mm EDF high performance model. What a GREAT flyhing airplane!

The N-Tech Jets Hawk is a winner. I’m looking forward to a hundred more successful flights!

Thank you to Jet Hanger, Larry Wolfe, and Tim Johnson for all their help!

A perfect way to start off 2012!

Mike

Sneak Peak at a new N-Tech Jets Model

December 23, 2011

It’s a prototype Hawk. Retracts and struts are included and installed. This one will be flown first with a JHH fan and then will be flown with some top secret Larry-Special fan equipment. More to come soon. Enjoy the pics!

PVMAC Toys for Tots

December 1, 2011
PVMAC Toys for Tots Dec 4. Chino, CA. Prado Airpark

Toys for Tots at PVMAC

I hope to see a big turn-out this weekend for the Toys for Tots Fun Fly at PVMAC. I’ll be out there with the ASM B17, NT Jets Panther, and perhaps a couple of new BH Models Prototypes. Obviously this is a great cause, PVMAC is a GREAT Club, and Prado is a great field.

Click  HERE to get more info! PVMAC.com

 

Panther Maiden Voyage

November 29, 2011

John Reid from Model Airplane News posted coverage of my N-Tech Jets Panther maiden voyage.

Click Here!

The Next N-Tech Jet

November 24, 2011

The Production Sample of the N-Tech Jets Panther flew today with expected good success. What a fantastic airplane!

Next up from N-Tech Jets is the Mig 15. This is a spectacular model with tons of detail. From inspection panel markings to wing fences, this model is simply great looking.

My latest production sample will also be flown with the Jet Hangar E-Turbax and 12S system.

Here’s a pic of one built and flying.

N-Tech Jets Mig 15

N-Tech Jets Panther – 72″ Wingspan

November 22, 2011

N-Tech Jets Panther F9F

 

This is a new Jet. We expect them in stock in 2-3 weeks.  See specs and info below. This is some rough information about this very nice, great flying high performance EDF.  It includes the retracts, air system, and struts. Power system and radio are required, sold separately of course.

N-Tech Jets

Panther F9F

EDF ARF R/C Jet

Item No 190150

Mfg No. NTJ-01

 

Wingspan: 1829mm – 72in

Length: 1800mm – 70.85in

Flying Weight: – 18-21 lb

Fan Size: 120mm

Power System: 12S

Functions: A/E/T/R/F/G

Optional Brakes

 

Features List:

Wood Wing and Stabilizer Construction

Molded Fuselage with Wood Structure (ABS Skins with Plywood and Carbon structure)

Factory Covered Flying Surfaces and Painted Fuselage

Complete Hardware Pack

Removable Wings

Functional Nose Gear Doors

Basic Molded Cockpit

Mounting and Ducting Optimized for Electric Power

 

Recommended Items:

9-10 Channel Computer Radio (We used the SD-10G)

8 Servos

120mm Fan

EDF Motor

12S Li-Po Battery (5000 to 6000 mAh)

160amp ESC

Air Pump for Retracts

 

Big High Performance Electric Jet

 

Step up from foam and micro jets! Experience high performance electric jet performance with a model that is big, forgiving and fast. The Panther has exceptional qualities in flight, is stable on approach, and is not pitch sensitive with extended flaps. At speeds of over 120mph, the Panther is fast and fun with a performance envelope almost any experienced R/C pilot will enjoy. Good looking and great flying, the N-Tech Jets Panther is a stunning aircraft that is a joy to fly.

 

Pictures for Box:

Main 3/4 shot

Smaller Detail Shots:

1. Flaps

2. Canopy

3. Retracts

 

Next info is for instructions:

 

Items Used to Complete our Panther

 

Radio:

We recommend an 8-10 channel radio for convenience although technically the Panther only has 6 functions: Ailerons, Rudder, Elevator, Flaps, Throttle, and Retracts.

 

Qty 7 94851 Metal Gear Servos (or similar)

Qty 1 94722 Standard Servo (or similar)

qty 2 750mm Extensions (for tail servos)

qty 4 500mm Extensions (from wing joint to receiver)

qty 2 300mm Extensions (from Ail servos to wing joint)

qty 1 100mm Extension (from steering servo to receiver)

(If your radio is only 6-8 channel, you’ll need QTY 3 Y-harnesses for the Aileron and Flaps and Steering/rudder servos).

Servo Lead retainers (Heat shrink, molded clips, whatever is your preference

Receiver Battery: We recommend either a 5 cell Ni-MH pack of 1600 or more mAh rating, or a Li-FE 6.6v receiver battery with 1600mAh or more rating.

 

Power System:

-120mm Fan

-12S Motor

(We used the Neu Motor for the E-Turbax fan although other motor/fan systems of this size and rating will work)

-Castle 160HV (The power system does not draw this much current but EDF systems tend to be very demanding of the ESC, thus we use an ESC rated a little higher than necessary)

-12S 5000 to 6500mAh LiPO packs, minimum 40C rating (The airplane is setup for using two separate 6S packs sometimes called Saddle Packs)

-6mm Gold Connectors or similar (Castle 6.5mm connectors for example)

-Mounting Screws for the Fan Unit (different fans may have different requirements, we used #4 x 3/4 Dubro Socket Head Wood Screws for mounting the E-Turbax Fan)

 

Other Items:

-The fuselage can be broken down into two parts, so we installed air-line connectors at the fuselage break, it required 3. Robart, Jet Hangar Hobbies, or other similar air-line connectors will work.

-Glues: We used Wood Glue, Epoxy, and C/A (instant glue)

-Threadlock, (blue or semi-permanent, do NOT use “red” or permanent thread lock)

-Tape: Gaffer’s Tape or bi-directional Packing Tape will work. This is to seal off the air between duct joints and around the motor wires where they exit the exhaust air duct.

-Basic tools (file, wire cutter, pliers, hobby knife, various metric hex-drivers, small drill bits, drill, etc)

-Paint to detail the cockpit (Optional)

-Small amont of fiberglass cloth (3/4 to 1 oz weight)

OCMA Fun Fly This Weekend – Canceled :(

November 7, 2011

BUMMER: It’s canceled due to the expected huge storm coming through this weekend :(

Hello Everyone,

The weather forecast for this weekend is not looking good unless you’re a duck. So we’ve postponed the OCMA Fun Fly and BBQ. We will be rescheduling this event at the next BOD meeting with a target for early next year and will notify everyone in plenty of time.

Tim Cardin
OCMA - President

 

If you’re looking for a fun flying event this weekend and you’re near Orange County, check this out! (And if you want to attend, Please RSVP so they can plan for your lunch!!!)

Flyocma.com

*** BOB SWENSON MEMORIAL FUN FLY *****

                  OCMA SPECIAL EVENT AT
BLACK STARR

                          NOV 12th
2011 7:00AM TO 1:00PM

                                      RAIN
OR SHINE

OPEN TO ALL CARD CARRYING AMA MEMBERS
AND OCMA MEMBERS AND GUESTS.

Team Airtronics pilots will be there flying the new BH FW190 as well as the new prototype Zlin 50 (powered with the Mark Engines Gas 140). Larry Wolfe from Jet Hangar will be flying our B17G from ASM and, if all goes well, I’ll have the new N-Tech Jets Panther on display (and maybe flying, we’ll see how it goes).

This is a fun event and this year’s BBQ will be AWESOME!

I hope to see everyone there!

Mike

Facebook Giveaway

November 5, 2011

Matt and Paul wanted more people “liking” our Facebook page. Can’t blame them, Facebook is popular and interesting. My entire family uses it.

So, to “motivate” people to check it out, they’re having a sweepstakes. It’s operated by an custom Facebook app that tracks entries and even randomly picks winners.

To enter, you have to have a Facebook account and email.

Check it out!

Hobby People Facebook

Mike

New Models from VQ Models and BH Expected End of October

October 2, 2011

The wait is almost over. From Twin “Shrikes” to an Agwagon, BH and VQ are releasing some cool models. We’ll post the details as soon as they arrive.


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