Posted by wamsy55 |
Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:47 AM | 3,508 Views
I am finally recovering from the TN Huckfest .....
I managed to keep everything except my 51" Slick in one piece. A solder joint went bad on the deans connector which caused a nice nose first crash. No need to worry as all it needs is a new motor box, not even the front former was damaged so it will be an easy fix.
The first day I arrived was friday, it was windy but I decided to fly to fly anyways. They were some of my best flights ever ! The wind was in just the right direction to bring it down VERY low for some rollers. I even managed a roller to landing. After it went down I flew my 46" Vyper and my foamy.
Nightflying was absolutely incredible! Mike and his crew had multiple light tower so you could see almost the whole runway. It was definitely a highlight of the event.
I got to watch Hover bowling which was very fun and managed to win a couple little things in the raffle.
I also got to meet all my online buddys.
Mike (AKA Bivens) ran the event beautifully and was a great host. He let me fly almost his whole fleet of airplanes! I got to fly:
103" Extra 330
57" Extra 330
The Beast Biplane
Jason let me fly his 89" Slick which was great!
Rcbirk21 let me fly his Osiris, which flew great and the first patten plane I had ever flown.
I got to fly the 104" Slick from 3DHS, I was on the buddy box with Arron Bates.
Overall I also got to see some amazing pilots throw their planes around.
Joe Smith flew the snot out of everything, I have never seen rollers that low. I also saw Arron Bates fly his 104" Slick like a madman.
I didn't take any video because I was way to busy meeting friends and flying stuff !
I did get some pretty good photos though ...
If there ever is a chance to go back to K-town for another Huckfest or Throwdown, I would go in a heart beat !
Posted by wamsy55 |
Mar 15, 2011 @ 04:40 PM | 3,629 Views
Well .... the weather is starting to get better ... Spring break is here and the TN Huckfest is just a few days away.
I have a LOT of stuff to post.
The last couple weeks it has rained every Sunday it seems, this past Sunday was good enough, but still chilly. I was able to get the 46" Vyper and 51" AJ Slick in the air for some good flights especially with the Vyper. The 51" had some ESC issues that hopefully will be solved soon before the Huckfest.
The Vyper is becoming one of my favorites, I had to repair the canopy from the last couple mishaps it has had. It looks funny becaue I added some tape with fiberglass strands in it to cover up some cracks. It actually looks cool from a distance.
I have been working on some cool snap rolls, rollers , and switching rollers lately. Rolling loops are much better I can do them almost every try.
I also was finally able to order my new gasser ... a 3DHS 72" Extra 330 ! I am going to buy a new DLE-30 engine and probably some new Hi-Tec servos. I will not be ready for the Huckfest, but I can wait.
I also was able to snag a Fancy Foam Yak, I had flown a friends and it was great. So when I saw the Fancy Foam was going out of business I had to order one. It should hold me over until 3DHS comes out the the depron Velox. It will be nice to have one in the box for a rainy day also.
I also have put up two new short videos. I put them up to test out my new phone which allows you to upload videos directly to youtube from it.
Posted by wamsy55 |
Mar 02, 2011 @ 06:53 PM | 3,559 Views
I got some major flying in these past couple days.
Saturday was perfect except for the usual crosswind, I had plenty of flights in with my 46" Vyper and 42" Slick. I am really loving the 46" I got down for some really low hovers and the rollers are fantastic. Not to mention I can flip on low rates and take a nice slow cruise while doing some precision stunts.
Sunday wasn't very good though, Thunderstorms were all around but it was actually very calm for awhile. I flew the 51" Slick with some new HobbyKing batteries. I was able to get some more flight time and a little more power. I was able to get down for some really nice low hovers.
I also got another chance to do some indoor flying !
It was totally fun and I got to fly some cool planes. Its really nice to fly in dead calm air every once in awhile. I flew some micro planes and a Fancy Foam Yak which is amazing ! Some video was taken, so when I get that I will post it here.