Not so long ago, at an RC field fairly close by...
For Star Wars fans, here is the T-65 X-wing starfighter manufactured by Incom Corporation. This model represents Luke Skywalker's Red 5.
- S-foils can be set to 3 positions
- Laser cannon, S-foils and engines can break off separately
- VTOL, with STOL and rolling takeoffs/landings added by request
- R2D2's head rotates with rudder
- Lighted instrument panel, engines, R2D2 and strobe/anticollision for night flying
3-position switch - Open/close S-foils. Down = closed, center = open 15 deg, up = open 30 deg
Left switch - Dual rates
Right switch - Landing gear
Knob - Turbine thrust, fully clockwise = vertical, fully counterclockwise = horizontal
3D Model - DirtyHarry3033, with thanks to dhk79 for providing a "freebie" 3D model of the X-wing that I used as reference for areas that were not clear in my 3-views. I did NOT use any parts from this model, all the 3D work is mine.
"Luke" figure - Herc40, with posing, modifications and mapping by DirtyHarry3033
CS - DirtyHarry3033, based on pics of of EFX Collectibles studio-scale X-wing
Physics - DirtyHarry3033, based loosely on G4.5 Harrier model
An Extreme pleasure to fly, looks great with the spot on CS, plus Bump mapping and weathering, and a look-a-like pilot figure of luke, not to mention R2D2.
There are no bad habbits, Takes off and settle down nicely when going from straight forward flight, to hover.
Simiply Incredible.... This plane actually feels like flying Luke Skywaker's Red 5. This could be the Plane-of-the-Year if there is such an award for RF RCs. On a scale of 1 to 10.... I modestly give you a 20.