Posted by bladefan |
May 13, 2013 @ 12:58 PM | 2,966 Views
I never thought I would like 3d flying. always thought it was for advanced pilots, certainly ones far above my grade. I also didn't like profile planes. Didn't seem like a real airplane to me.
Well after getting frustrated with my 130x after putting in tons of time and money chasing down vibes, crashing my blade 400, mcpxs waiting for parts (im not big into fixing stuff until the weather turns crappy), i just wanted something different.
I like micros because I can fly them in my yard or street. I love the planes (UMX Beast, Mini-stryker, t-28, p-51). Unfortunately, they don't tolerate wind and are fragile, as are the helis.
Given my experience with the UMs, I figured a UM profile plane was just too small for my skills. I wouldn't be able to fly inside due to skills plus they are fragile. I hear about EPP on the boars and decided to give it a shot. I decided to go with the twisted hobbies mini crack yak as it was the small (but large for me) and popular which meant I would probably like it if I was at all interested in that kind of flying.
WOW! I'm hooked!!!!! I love it! I can fly in a small space. Do some minor hovering. Do some wind surfing! This thing tolerates the wind the best of all my models as long as I am willing to fly what the conditions are handed to me. No wind? great! fly any way I want to. Lots of wind? I windsurf it, like a glider. So relaxing! The only time wind is not fun is if it is swirly from obstructions. Devil wind like that is no...Continue Reading
Posted by bladefan |
May 27, 2012 @ 04:00 PM | 2,028 Views
This blog is intended to be a quick reference for the jets for myself. I hope others find it useful.
Source of my intel- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1452474
This thread is gargantuan. It is difficult to find info. Hence this blog. I'm no authority on this bird. I just gathered info for my own Mig 15 and I hope this helps! There are some Saber bits on here that might be applicable to several of these awesome little jets. I've gone through (so far), about 50-60 pages of this thread. I have probably read some great things that I didn't log or remember but wish I had. This thread is now 202 pages. Its a lot if you are just starting out, IMHO.
Tip #1 Gurus- guys IMHO who have a lot of good posts in this thread. (from memory. Im sure there are many more "gurus" on the threads but these guys stick out in my mind currently). Doing a search on their posts will probably yield a lot of useful info. No intent to make anyone mad. If you are a "guru" i'd be happy to add you and I apologizing for missing most people.
Nirtocharged, miketre, RNAF, megatesla
tip #2 try clicking on thread tools above the aforementioned thread, and then show attatchments. Mostly pictures, which can be very helpful.
Where to buy.
hobbyking-I bought mine at HK usa warehouse
Buyer Beware! Hobbyking and Banana Hobby have virtually no customer service. I have had about 5 transactions, total between them and have had fine experiences....Continue Reading