Posted by Brokenfoams |
May 06, 2015 @ 02:19 PM | 1,566 Views
Wow, I really need to post on here more often I guess. I don't really know if anyone reads these or not.
I've drifted away from the discus launch gliders over the winter and crossed back over to the dark side. Lately I've been flying mini quads a lot. Here's a video at a new field I'm flying at.
My mini quad is a zmr250 blackout clone with 2300kv mini titan motors at 10 degree forward angle. I'm flying a 600 tvl board camera with a 200mw video tx and using a wide angle mobius to record the video you see.
Thus thing is fast, clocked at around 65mph. And it rolls at an insane rate. It will do 5 flips or rolls within 1 second.
So I guess I have to start somewhere.
I've been flying RC for about 10 years off and on. My dad flew a lot when I was young, but I never really had much interest back then. About ten years ago I started playing around with park flyers and we joined a local RC club. During that time my Dad owned a real airplane, a Cessna 172. Dad was also a flight instructor so I was fortunate enough to be able to get my pilots license and do a lot of flying. We spent most of our weekends flying all over Florida eating "Hundred Dollar Hamburgers" and visiting obscure small airports and towns. With the rising cost of fuel, maintenance, and hangar fees, Dad sold the Airplane a few years ago. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to achieve what so many can only dream of. Now we enjoy flying RC anytime we can.
So I'll pick up m story here. I've been flying for a while when a buddy at our local club let me fly his Radian glider. I specked that thing out that day on some massive lift. That was it, the bug had bitten me then. It burrowed into my brain and from that day on all I could think about was thermaling.
Fast forward 60 days, now I own 3 sailplanes, 2 slopers, and 4 DLG's!
I bought a Libelle to fly at a local slope. Bad idea, that showed me how much fun hand launch gliders are.