D. H. Vampire from Durafly – modifications

One of my favorite flying planes of all times is the D.H. Vampire from Hobbyking, though it isn't without its flaws. Before I put it together, I noticed that the tail booms weren't as stiff as one would expect. I proceeded to embed a carbon fiber rod to stiffen it a bit. I only added it to one boom, as one would be enough. Check out the pictures below where I illustrate this process.



Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at JJMelo.com or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!