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Posted by jlorenco | Jun 23, 2010 @ 10:06 PM | 2,427 Views
I built this Seawind from the RxR (receiver ready) kit and it went together very fast. I had the wing come off during a fast deceleration on the grass when the plane hit a tall spot in the grass on landing. It turns out that the wing mount was just stuck on the foam with a thin layer of glue that didn't stick. Sure glad that didn't happen in the air! It flies great - very smooth, super stable in the water. Overall a very nice sea plane.

Great Planes Seawind RC Plane (1 min 46 sec)

Posted by jlorenco | Jun 21, 2010 @ 07:07 PM | 1,889 Views
I picked up this plane recently and it is a blast to fly! It flies slow like a foamie, but has the precision of a balsa plane. This plane can do any 3D move I'm capable of doing, but take off and landing are about as easy as it gets. It does some of the tighest and fastest KE spins I have ever seen! I love flying this plane.
Posted by jlorenco | May 10, 2010 @ 12:39 AM | 2,567 Views
This one quick 3D plane. You have to have quick thumbs to stay on top of this thing, but it can do amazing 3D stunts! Super slow harrier. I heard the nose was weak so I fabricated carbon fiber sides for it. I've lost control in low hover more than once with no damage.
Posted by jlorenco | May 10, 2010 @ 12:32 AM | 2,212 Views
What a super EPP plane! This little plane is really quick and agile and can fly super slow in harrier. I set it up with LEDs for night flight. What a blast flying it in the dark! It is easy to see and adds a whole new dimension to flying.
Posted by jlorenco | May 10, 2010 @ 12:23 AM | 2,416 Views
Yet another Pitts! This EPP plane is a great flyer and super durable. It isn't a 3D maniac, but does most of the 3D moves well. The control response is medium quickness, but very positive which makes it easy to fly down low with confidence. Great plane in the wind too. Since the fuse and wings are solid EPP, I tucked the Rx and wiring in the foam to clean it up a bit.
Posted by jlorenco | May 10, 2010 @ 12:11 AM | 2,511 Views
This was my first Depron scratch build, a Pitts Python. It came out lookng really nice, but unfortunately, I got carried way with the paint and trim and it got way too heavy. It still flew quite well even though it was about 13 oz. when it should have been about 7-9 oz. Had a lot of wing rock though, but very docile yet responsive. I plan to build another one - much lighter and use EPP.
Posted by jlorenco | May 09, 2010 @ 11:59 PM | 2,144 Views
My first introduction to 3D flying was with an e-foamies Revolution 3D. Great 3D trainer and very durable. I crashed this countless times practicing low level, close-in 3D and it just bounced off the ground, or needed minimal repairs. I passed it along to another pilot who is still flying it!