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Posted by brookfreeman71 | Oct 21, 2010 @ 03:12 PM | 1,990 Views
I have done much more flying since I had my SuperCub. Recently I am back into glow (had an old Alpha 40; glow engine was unreliable. sold it all, but then won an Avistar in a raffle).
So I'm flying the Avistar (with a Super Tigre Engine--The 45 AWESOME Engine)
An F-35 64mm DF from nanna hobby (not as fast as I'd like)
E-Flite Grasshopper 250 (recently re-aquired in a trade. Might hold on to it this time)
Mini Swift from HK (one of my favorites)
PZ Ultra Micro T-28
Blade MSR (Cool little heli )

I attempted a scratch build from flat foam; built up fuse and wing. Used the guts from an itroplanes.com Spitfire. Made it a 3 ch R/E/T. No dihedral, and the control surfaces were only 1" wide. Guess what happened? First flight was great! I kept thinking to myself, "Wow. I actually designed and built something that flies". She was kinda floppy on the controls, but landed successfully. But I HAD to try her one more time. She nosed in from about 25-30 feet up, and was totally destroyed. I salvaged everything, and might work on a new design in the near future.

About a week ago I purchased a Keychain camera from an online store, and have made my first attempts at aerial video. Here is a link:

Mini Swift at Olmos (3 min 46 sec)


That is the latest.

The Mini Swift recently flew at Heart of Texas Soaring Society (HOTSS) Ingram field in St. Hedgwick, Texas; East of San Antonio. Special Thanks to the HOTSS guys for inviting me out to fly on Wednesday.

The website for HOTSS is www.hotss-rc.org

Here is the video:

mini swift at HOTTS (3 min 13 sec)


Thanks for watching.
Posted by brookfreeman71 | Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:01 PM | 2,230 Views
Third Entry...This blog under construction
Posted by brookfreeman71 | Mar 08, 2009 @ 01:42 AM | 2,368 Views
Hello,

My name is Brook, and I love to fly RC. I have a HZ SuperCub, which is an absolute BLAST, the guts of a PZ Centurion, (motor fell off while I was planning a new Airframe--if anyone has hints on soldering it back on PLEASE HELP) and Hangar 9 FSOne. I chose FSOne, because I like Horizon Hobby. I am impressed with the quality of the products they sell. My day job is an English tutor, but my love is being an artist and photographer.
As I said, I love to fly, and I have a wonderful wife who understands. In fact, she bought me my SuperCub, and FSOne. I am blessed to have a great woman in my life.
I'll be posting some pics, artwork and vids on here from time to time, so stay tuned...