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Posted by r0beert0 | Mar 14, 2013 @ 09:49 PM | 5,525 Views
Broke out the good old 450 pro flybared heli a couple of weeks ago... have not flown her in well over a year!!! thought I was going to be rusty but picked up right where I left off quickly, actually with more confidence this time

Thanks to Craig Canepa for the excellent photos!!...Continue Reading
Posted by r0beert0 | Feb 15, 2013 @ 03:33 PM | 4,781 Views
This just in the Pre-production prototype 91Ē Yak 54 from Extreme Flight RC with my winning color scheme entry from the color scheme contest held back in July 2012. Currently this fine bird is in itís final stages before approval for production... keep an eye out for it at www.extremeflightrc.com

See Robert's cool color scheme design here as his design also was chosen as the winner: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...43&postcount=1
Posted by r0beert0 | Jan 18, 2013 @ 08:25 PM | 4,545 Views
Maiden - Slow Stick with Aileron mod (5 min 48 sec)



Just about to leave the AMA Expo 2013 on the last day of the show at the end of the day when I picked up a used Slow Stick for $35... came with 3 wings one of which has LEDís on it along with LEDís on the fuse and tail feathers all in working order, two HS55 servos, ESC and motor. I made the aileron mod for the maiden why just go with 3 channels??

HS 55ís on Ele and Rud
HXT900ís on Ail
E-flite 30A ESC overkill since itís only pulling 18A static but thatís all I had since the ESC it came with (no heat shrink/label to ID it) was pretty much worthless.
NanoTech 1300 3s 25c pack all the way up the nose, or she also takes an 1800 butted up against the leading edge of the wing on the top of the fuse/stick to get the CG right and a 2s 360 to power the LEDs. directly in front of the LG on the bottom of the fuse/stick.
KMS Quantum 2212/09 1250KV
APC SF 9x3.8
Posted by r0beert0 | Dec 14, 2012 @ 07:45 PM | 4,478 Views
Just flew 3 packs this morning on my MXS maiden, what a great flying plane. Robert and I won the Extreme Flight 91" Yak 54 color scheme contest, the price was the 91" airframe with our scheme design held back in July (The 91" Yak with our designs is due out late Jan early Feb 2013 @ www.extremeflightrc.com) see Robert's cool color scheme design here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...43&postcount=1

I opted to go with the 64" MXS in favor of having a fully loaded model, Chris hooked me up with everything needed to fly (minus TX,RX and lipos) Thanks Chris!!

64" MXS EXP - Maiden (6 min 11 sec)

Posted by r0beert0 | Dec 12, 2012 @ 02:52 PM | 6,745 Views
So when I originally got the Alula my intention was to get out to the slopes... well that hasn’t happened much so this gem was just sitting around collecting dust. The most flight time I could get out of her in the flat lands was about 40 sec at a time... that is till I slapped on an electric motor and that all changed! now depending on wind conditions I've kept her flying for 20+ minutes at a time. I now fly her 2-3 times a week and is ready to go in the trunk of my car.

I normally don’t fly her crazy like this but wanted to show her speed and maneuverability... clearly I need to program some expo if I want to keep flying her low and fast. What I usually do is take her up to altitude about to 300 - 400+ feet with a 40 sec. WOT burst and cut the throttle/glide around for thermals. The 3s 300 gets me 3:30 of throttle time (WOT... a bit longer if I manage) My DX8 allows me to stop the timer when the throttle stick goes bellow 25% and back on when it goes above 25% allowing me to keep a pretty accurate throttle management time, lipos come down at 3.75v each.

NOTE: You will get better performace if the motor thrust angle is as centered as possible to the fuse as the nose will tend to go up dramatically when throttle is applied otherwise. I recommend trimming the Alula prior to making this mod. After the mod, ensure you have the proper CG and with motor thrust angle centered some throttle to elevator mixing (see post #7) will help keep the Alula track straight and...Continue Reading
Posted by r0beert0 | Dec 04, 2012 @ 09:29 PM | 4,022 Views
Just finished this build over the weekend, was not able to get the maiden on video but did get one for the 4th flight this morning.

Bird Of Prey (6 min 2 sec)


This is what I'm doing while she's not flying.
Posted by r0beert0 | Nov 10, 2012 @ 01:40 AM | 3,566 Views

Posted by r0beert0 | Oct 29, 2012 @ 07:03 PM | 3,593 Views
Well I just did a maiden today on my new Ultra Stick 25e what a great flying plane she is!! I decided to get the US25e after having an unfortunate mishap with my unknown "stik" like plane I called "Viking 1" seen on the first photo between the Jug and the Velox. Missed that plane greatly, though now I feel I have her back (better) with the new Ultra Stick, same power plant as the Viking 1.

Thanks to rcoconut for taking video, here you will get to see her second flight after the maiden (maiden was just the same as the second flight).

Ultra Stick 25 - Maiden Day - 2nd Flight (6 min 2 sec)

Posted by r0beert0 | Aug 29, 2012 @ 09:15 PM | 4,271 Views
So I was cleaning out some things in the garage and found some of my old USMC photos I though Id share. If I remember correctly these where during CAX at 29 Palms 1997 (CH-46 shots) and 1999 (CH-53 Super Stallion)

What an experience it was to ride in these two machines.... by far the CH-53 Super Stallion was the best, what a smooth flying machine this is (it's like riding in a Cadillac) and for it's size, it's surprisingly maneuverable!! I got a chance to participate in various exercises involving the Super Stallion though only have pics of this one with the USMC Landing Support Company and the 24th MEU.

Here is a cool video to give you a small glimpse of the LSC (Landing Support Company) in action during part of a training op.

CH-53 Super Stallion Helicopter USMC (3 min 6 sec)
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Posted by r0beert0 | Aug 01, 2012 @ 01:00 PM | 4,186 Views
Hacker A30 10XL - Boca Bearing upgrade (7 min 1 sec)

In this video I walk you through the basics on how to replace your bearings for brushless motors. I'm using the Orange Seal Ceramic bearings kit from Bocabearings.com for this Hacker A30-10XL motor.

Bearing Kit: http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...r-motors-a30xl...

I also recommend this CLP pen for standard steel bearings from: http://www.myusedhardware.com
Posted by r0beert0 | Jul 17, 2012 @ 01:02 PM | 4,665 Views
Thought I'd share a couple of my color scheme designs for the Extreme Flight RC 91" Yak-54 Color Scheme Contest on FlyingGiants.com

All entries become the property of Extreme Flight RC, LTD.

Posted by r0beert0 | Mar 22, 2012 @ 09:14 PM | 4,826 Views
Hi folks, so I'd like to offer my services to you should your research (google search, this forum etc.) not bring you across a usable graphic file for your project. I am pretty handy with imaging software and could help you duplicate a hard to find graphic or create a custom one for your project at a small fee depending on the complexity of the art, you will get a high resolution file that you can use to print model decals from. Please feel free to PM me and we can go from there.

Here is a sample graphic I created for rcgeorge29, in this case this reference shot was all he had to reproduce the logo.



Original ask from rcgeorge29
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=749

And bump
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=752

bellow are some additional samples that I've reproduced for decal printing.

Thanks,
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Posted by r0beert0 | Feb 17, 2012 @ 05:49 PM | 4,611 Views
Just came across these videos.... good stuff!


Inside display flying Spitfire-MK19. Duxford airshow july 2011. (8 min 1 sec)

Posted by r0beert0 | Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:58 PM | 4,629 Views
I'd like to take this time to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all my brothers and sisters out there!

Enjoy!

Semper Fi

Oooooorah

USMC Silent Drill Platoon (11 min 24 sec)

Posted by r0beert0 | Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:38 PM | 4,866 Views
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