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Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Oct 07, 2006 @ 02:48 PM | 34,509 Views
With over 100.000 visitors, the modell-hobby-spiel in Leipzig is one of the most popular model fairs in Germany. The facilities are excellent, as you can see from the pictures. It was here, where I started to get a taste for Indoor flying in 2000, and after 3 years as pilot only, I am organising the Slowflyer Show since 2003.

Here are some impressions from this years event.



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Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Sep 08, 2006 @ 08:40 AM | 39,812 Views
The Inter-Ex is a competition for "cross-thinkers" and the event location nowadays alternates between Germany, Netherlands and France.

The Inter-Ex 2006 took place in Nederweert/NL last weekend.

Here are some impressions from Saturday:

Picture gallery:


Warning! Video = 78MB! Enjoy!


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Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Aug 14, 2006 @ 01:16 PM | 39,874 Views
Visited the "Jets over Cologne" meeting last Saturday and found something interesting :
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Aug 09, 2006 @ 02:09 PM | 40,370 Views
You have seen the pictures, now it is time for some videos!

Welcome to the Euro Air Circus in Rheidt:

Flightline Activities:

Let's start with some warbird action (P-51D Mustang & DO335 Arrow):

Martin Müller flying his 33% Krill Katana:

Hot Jet Action by Thomas Singer and Marc Fröhn:

Biplane Aerobatics with Peter Ritters and his big Challenger:

Realistic turbine helicopter - piloted by Bernd Pöting:

Hot 3D Action with Daniel Brüssow and his YAK 54 "Red Devil":

Night flying during fireworks:

More warbird action (FW-190):

Two world champions flying two MX2 in formation:

Freestyle aerobatics to music (Artistic Aerobatics):

I think these videos give a good impression of the action. Enjoy!

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Aug 06, 2006 @ 02:39 PM | 37,996 Views
3 days of model flying at my local club, the Aero Club Rheidt, just 1 mile behind my house. Good weather (not too hot ) and some top pilots made this a weekend to remember.

Apart from the flying, there was also a lot of socializing. I had Armin Mangelmann (Mr. MAMO) and his wife Manuela, but also Martin Müller and his wife Stephanie staying at my house. Never a dull moment throughout the weekend.

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jul 18, 2006 @ 03:06 PM | 41,725 Views
And now for something completely different.

Once a year the top German jet pilots meet at the MSV Oberhausen. As a member of this club for the last 33 years, I usually don't miss the "Flugtag".

Yet again, it was worth the trip, but judge for yourself:

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jul 17, 2006 @ 03:37 PM | 38,445 Views
Well, the sun had actually gone down already and my Panasonic Camcorder does not like the dark - therefore the quality is not up to my usual standard, but I hope you like the action.


Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jul 12, 2006 @ 01:47 PM | 37,590 Views
Just maidened my MiniMag with the original Multiplex floats. Flight behaviour hasn't changed much. The additional weight is probably more noticeable than the extra drag, but the MiniMag still performs really well.

Looks really strange when you do rolling circles with floats or low inverted passes.

Haven't tried flying from water yet, but tested the other extreme: The model stops on dry short grass in approx. 6-7 feet - without overstressing the landing gear, or causing damage to the water rudder.

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jul 03, 2006 @ 12:19 AM | 40,841 Views
Here is the video:

and just a few more pictures from yesterday:
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jun 29, 2006 @ 03:14 PM | 36,331 Views
Painted and with decor, my FunJET weighs now exactly 567g RTF (that's exactly 20oz). Strong wind or no wind - the FunJET really is fun to fly.

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jun 29, 2006 @ 03:05 PM | 33,980 Views
Even the cat got excited.

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jun 24, 2006 @ 02:47 AM | 33,997 Views
Almost three years ago, I started a thread series which is probably the longest in RCGroups history:

I was still flying the original model until yesterday, when I put the brushless combo in, which I had recommended a few times before.

The maiden flight with this drive combo was filmed by James Frolik, and by coinsidence the "most highly modified" Easy Star was also at the field. Enyoy the videos:

Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Jun 17, 2006 @ 04:44 AM | 33,615 Views
While working on my hot "Outdoor-FunJET", I thought I give my Indoor-/Parkfly-FJ a new color. The bright Neon color only added 4g in weight.
I am now looking for some "tribal wings" to add - or some biohazard or radioactive symbols.
Posted by Jurgen Heilig | Apr 19, 2006 @ 02:30 PM | 35,035 Views
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