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Archive for March, 2010
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 29, 2010 @ 11:18 PM | 2,357 Views
Its been rainy ... and windy the past week and a half ... so I have been looking over all of my planes and making sure they are ready to fly when good weather comes.

I still haven't maidened my SuperCub .... but I did put some new tires on it. I put some 2 3/4 inch tires and they look really good.

I discovered my Su-26 had more damage from the last crash than expected.

The motor has a bent shaft witch I will order when I get some money .... I spent my money at HobbyCity first. That should be an easy fix.

I upgraded the motor on my FunJet .... same KV ... same power ... just a lot lighter and I have the option of a four cell battery ... which will be sweet. I got it from Dons RC. I ordered a Hobby City motor to try out too.

My Rafale Jet has been acting weird ... last time I flew it , it was was WAY out of trim ... and I barely was able to land it. I centered all control surfaces and its ready to go again.

I also have to fix the nose gear stearing on my T-28 ... thats not going to be fun.

I ordered 3 new batteries .... a Watt meter ... a new motor and ESC so that stuff should keep me busy for awhile....

Now I just need to FLY !
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 21, 2010 @ 07:32 PM | 1,843 Views
I forgot to add pictures of my Super Cub ...

Here they are ..
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 21, 2010 @ 07:28 PM | 1,757 Views
I got another new plane ... it will be the last one for awhile ... or at least until I sell one ...

I ordered all the spare parts for the Hobby Zone Super Cub .... and put a brushless motor in it ... and real electronics ...

I plan to keep it as a three channel plane ... until I really want to modify it.

I also will add a bomb drop ... not sure when ... I want to at least maiden it.

I also tried my FunJet on a 4 cell battery and almost smoked the motor. It was a little faster ... but I need to put my Dons Wicked 2700 KV motor on it ... that will be sweet.

I went to fly this morning ... when I got five minutes away from the field .... it started raining ....

I did get to talk to some friends .... so at least it was kinda fun.
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 16, 2010 @ 10:44 PM | 1,974 Views
My parents surprised me when they told me that I would get to go on a "Discovery Flight" ... which is basically the first step in getting your pilots license.

It was really cool , I got to fly almost the whole time !

I did the takeoff and flew around .... It was really cool.

It wasn't near bumpy as I thought it would be ...

It was fun ...

I hope it get to go up again ... .


I got some video too .... here ya go ...
Flying In A Real Cessna 172 ! (5 min 16 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 15, 2010 @ 01:49 PM | 2,217 Views
Me and my family ate at a really cool restaurant .... it was full of planes and stuff !

Here are some pictures ...

I also learned I will get to go on a "discovery flight" in a real Cessna 172 ! Thats going to be sweet !
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 14, 2010 @ 01:53 PM | 2,005 Views
Me and my dad flew to Jacksonville to be with my mom and sister for spring break.

It was a good flight ... my 2nd ever in a real plane ... it was good ... no one puked ... nothing exploded ....

On my first flight some lady puked ... a lot ... it was gross and basically ruined my first flight. Could we call this flight a re-maiden ?

I wish I had a sailplane that I could fly off the beach ... I think that would be really fun.

Right now its gusting up to 40 mph .... no flying for anyone.

Here are some pictures ...

I hope to be back in TN Thursday and hopefully their will we some good flying weather ... maybe a whole day at the field.

Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 09, 2010 @ 09:20 PM | 2,227 Views
I made a place for my planes so I could have some room ... for when I buy more !

It only took some PVC ... and some time ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 05, 2010 @ 08:11 PM | 2,245 Views
Well ... I do have a lot of planes .... and I do have a helicopter ....

Its an Art-Tech Falcon 3D that was given to me to learn on ... I tried to learn to hover and crashed it and it has been sitting in my room since. I think its been about 3 months.

I decided to buy the part that I needed to finally get it back in the air. I will have it set-up by an expert at my field ... and with some Simulator time ... I will try to learn how to fly it.

It will be fun ... I hope .... it will definitely give me something new to practice.

Here are some pictures ... and also some pictures of my first ever flying scratch-built plane .... I built it all the way back in JUNE 2009! Man I wish it was June .. winter getting old. I will probably rebuild that plane and with my new skills and try to get it to fly better !