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Archive for February, 2011
Posted by mintie | Feb 22, 2011 @ 07:40 PM | 4,745 Views
this day was nice and fine,sunny and near high tide.
Didnt leave a lot of beach for a run way,which can be seen at the end .Only a small lenght of solid sand.
Did a bit of flying over the water then out over the camp area with houses out at the camps end.
In all a good flight and happy with the results.
video from my RC ultralight trike (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by mintie | Feb 22, 2011 @ 01:53 PM | 4,366 Views
Finally finished and my target of 6oogm was very close as it came out at 577gms.
At lot of different materials used in this model so will be interesting to see how they all work together.
I put my watt meter on the motor and at 3/4 throttle I have 93w and 9.3 amps. all on a 3s 1300 turnigy with a 9x4.3 prop.
This is more than enough to fly out of my hand.
test flight will reveal all.
Posted by mintie | Feb 22, 2011 @ 01:32 PM | 4,124 Views
My wife and I have just had our 2 week summer holiday,and went back to our favourite spot at the beach ..A nice flat beach 6 hrs from home.
This is where we have a good chile out,reading ,swimming,fishing and this year I took my RC ultralight to fly off the beach.
12 days at the beach and I did 4.3 hrs flying and took 11 movies from the trike. Before leaving I made a mount up to carry my key chain cam on the side of the trike.
One day I had a few early fights and had a bunch of seagulls chasing me around. Managed to catch some on video.
video from my RC Ultralight trike (3 min 12 sec)