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Posted by AltonMan | Apr 23, 2012 @ 02:44 PM | 2,030 Views
Last night, I got a chance to fly my Parkzone A5 from water. Since picking up the plane at the Weak Signals RC show in Toledo, I have had a few flights in my backyard with it. I was excited to get a chance to see what it could do wet and was very impressed with it's performance.

One thing I did not want to test was it's durability. I'm happy to report that it performed very well in that regard as well.

At the 5 minute mark of the video, there is a horrible crash due to my error of trying to go inverted following a touch and go. I had the thought of doing half a loop and staying inverted at the top of the loop. I did not have enough speed to keep the nose level, so I tried to recover but slammed into the water hard. I had to use "Pinky" the rescue boat for the first time to recover my plane. The plane held up great

Parkzone Icon A5 First Flight Off Water - Crash and Rescue Boat (7 min 6 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Feb 26, 2012 @ 12:06 PM | 1,693 Views
This is pretty cool - Playing with iMovie, slow motion.

Slow Motion Look at RC Air Sled Jumps & crashes (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Feb 12, 2012 @ 07:06 PM | 1,815 Views
This is a blast, sad the snow is melting - almost

Jumping a RC Air Sled in Snow (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Feb 11, 2012 @ 05:16 PM | 1,787 Views
Cold, cloudy, snowy, windy day here in West Michigan. I took my Blubaby 33 out for a flight. Love playing with this ski equipped plane in the snow.

Too Much Wind - Too Much Fun (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Jan 31, 2012 @ 10:49 AM | 1,671 Views
I have built 4 different RC Snow Sleds (Air Boats?, Snow Planes?, Snow Skimmers?)

We seem to get some snow, then it warms up and it melts away pretty quickly this year. I enjoy it while we have it though.

Fun with RC Air (snow) Sleds (3 min 14 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Dec 31, 2011 @ 06:10 PM | 1,949 Views
My wife bought me this kit from Headsuprc.com I really like the new foam that GWS is using (EPO). It painted nice with Testers spray paint, and I really enjoyed building the model. The weather was unseasonably warm today, so I decided to take out the newly finished P51 for her maiden flight.

GWS P51 Mustang Maiden Flight (7 min 58 sec)

Posted by AltonMan | Jan 31, 2011 @ 12:55 PM | 2,456 Views
Winters in Michigan can feel like they last forever. I am having a great winter here, actually enjoying the snow. Why? Because this year the number of planes I have ready for snow has grown to 5.
1. GWS Slowstick with floats
Float Plane on Snow (2 min 57 sec)

2. Blubaby 33 with homemade skis
RC Plane with skis on snow (2 min 22 sec)
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