Ok, it's been forever since I updated my blog. Lots of planes have been through the hanger, nothing special , or ground breaking., nothing that isn't covered in a thread on RCG, Just hanging out at the field and having fun flying.
Quite a few years ago, I started acquiring components to start flying FPV. It took some time to acquire all of the components, as I only wanted quality gear. In the fall and winter of 2012 I finally was able to put together an FPV ground pounder using a Kyosho blizzard sr mostly just as a first test of all of my FPV gear.
Then in the spring of 2013 I flew for the very first time FPV on my spider quad. I had a blast flying this quad through the summer. I didn't manage to catch much video, as it always seems to have problems, and I'm constantly doing repairs, or adjustments and can't seem to have the camera rolling at the same time that everything mechanical falls into place, and I capture that perfect flight. Anyway , here's a couple videos of some of the good and one of the bad.
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Posted by antennahead |
Sep 15, 2008 @ 01:50 AM | 4,657 Views
Well, after being a member on here for some time now, I guess I got a little sick of this blank space and have decided to do something about it. I'm completely new at rc airplanes and heli's and although I had tried building and flying an rc airplane at around 13 years of age, I was not at all successful. my first attempt was to build an all balsa plane over the winter. I spent all of my paper route money on a hobby lobby 4 channel transmitter (about $100 at the time) and although I do not remember the exact airplane it was, I believe it was manufactured by Sig. ( ARF's were unheard of at the time )After 6 months of building, I took it to a large field, fired the engine and let her rip. after a short take off run, it started to climb, banked to the right and crashed bad. I never even thought of seeking the help of an experienced rc pilot. after a little thought, I decided to build a glider, they must be easier to fly.......I called tower hobbies and shortly had a glider kit on it's way. After another 6 months or so of building, I hooked it up to my hi start and let it go, about 20 feet in the air, the wings folded and the high start proceded to drag the airframe another 200 feet through some really rough ground. I'm sure my building techniques were not up to par and my first clue that a career in carpentry just wasn't for me. fast forward 30 years. A friend of mine dragged me to the annual hobby show in chicago......and I got hooked again, planes everywhere........and they...Continue Reading