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Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 21, 2011 @ 12:04 AM | 4,558 Views
Slick 51 Wamsy55.m4v (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:41 PM | 4,108 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:14 AM | 4,781 Views
Here is an unedited video of me flying my 72" Extra 330 ...


I love this plane ...


James Winstead unedited.mp4 (14 min 43 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:43 PM | 4,398 Views
A friend of mine made a very nice video of our club.

It includes some turbines and pictures from our normal flying day at 7:09 I am flying my Extra 330 from 3DHS.

Foambusters june 2011 Highlights (15 min 4 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 17, 2011 @ 11:30 PM | 4,316 Views
3DHS 72" Extra 330 (11 min 11 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 01, 2011 @ 02:36 PM | 4,058 Views
Today was my last day of school ... Wahoooo !


Today I am going with Mike AKA Bivens on RCG to FLI in Texas! It should be a real blast, with lots of 3D flying.

Then when I get back Sunday I leave for Indiana for CAMP AMA that I was lucky enough to be accepted to.

Pictures and videos will be taken and I will post them all when I get back.
Posted by wamsy55 | May 29, 2011 @ 08:59 PM | 4,345 Views
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Posted by wamsy55 | May 26, 2011 @ 08:24 PM | 4,787 Views
My friend Jim at the flying field took some great pictures from last Sunday.

It was a great day full of flying. I mostly flew my 51" AJ Slick and 46" Vyper.


I have now completely changed radio systems, I have upgraded from my Dx7 to a Futaba 8FG.

I love my new radio, so many programming options and its very easy to setup. The only bad thing is I am still not used to flying with it, but now that I have my simulator cable I am getting more comfortable.

Four more days of school left and I can enjoy a full summer of flying!
Posted by wamsy55 | May 22, 2011 @ 11:04 PM | 4,110 Views
Wamsy55 flies his Slick 51 (10 min 9 sec)


Just some fun flying ...
Posted by wamsy55 | May 19, 2011 @ 10:17 PM | 4,172 Views
I finally maidened my new gasser ... my new "pride and joy" 3DHS Extra 330.


My setup:

DLE-30
Hs-985 servos all around
Smartfly Dual Reg
Turnigy BEC for Ignition Regulator..
Three Thunder Power 1300 2s lipos.

It was a colder than usual day, and I was battling a nasty cold .. but I had to fly it.


I was so nervous as I never have built a gasser myself. After getting the engine started and basically tuned I took off into a nice headwind. It flew PERFECT. No trim and the CG was right on the money.


It flies absolutely incredible. Tracking in knife-edge was superb and flew precision very well. It also 3D's like a maniac ! Rolling loops and snap rolls were easy and rolling harriers were smooth as silk.

Tomorrow I am going to take it for a couple more flights after school ...
Posted by wamsy55 | May 12, 2011 @ 10:53 PM | 3,849 Views
Here is the Mini Stormbach my friend Stormdriverone made ...


As you can see if flies very well and it very fun !

He added some right thrust and moved the battery and it flies even better than the original.

Mini S-bach ... Otherwise known As A Stormbach ... (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | May 09, 2011 @ 10:05 PM | 3,772 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | May 09, 2011 @ 05:24 PM | 3,841 Views
Here are some videos of the 3DHS 51" Slick ...

As you can see this is one great flying plane.

3DHS 51" Slick - Rolling Harrier to Landing (5 min 15 sec)


...Continue Reading
Posted by wamsy55 | May 07, 2011 @ 09:55 AM | 3,692 Views
My friend has done a great job tweaking and getting the best performance out the this plane.

Here is some video of it being flown by me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PpMc...&feature=feedu

For a 20" wingspan plane it is totally 3D capable and is very fast also. It rolls very fast and is a ball to fly.

It also can be built in many other sizes.

Here is the thread for it: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1180912
Posted by wamsy55 | May 07, 2011 @ 12:23 AM | 3,673 Views
Slick 51 at Peeler's Park (5 min 6 sec)


This is such a great flying plane.

Very stable in post stall flight yet has the ability to fly fast and be precise.
Posted by wamsy55 | Apr 26, 2011 @ 05:00 PM | 3,505 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Apr 20, 2011 @ 11:26 PM | 3,452 Views
I must say that SEFF 2011 was a great event and I had a BLAST.

It is probably one of the best run events in the country, everything went off without a hitch.

I myself only managed to take four planes down to SEFF, my 46" Vyper, 42" Slick, Extra 330 EPP Foamy and my night-flyer Cub.

I only flew my 42" and my 46" as it was very windy both days I was their, but I was still able to get many flights in. I hadn't flown my 42" in awhile but it still preformed great! I really like the way this little plane flew. After the three days I was there I managed to break the landing gear off both after some batteries dropped on me and the wind got me. Nothing that will take more than five minutes to fix.

I met some cool guys and really got to see some of the best pilots in the world fly.

I also flew a couple planes such as:

Mikes AKA Bivens 68" Nightflyer Velox
ctunders AKA Chris 89" AJ Slick electric
Horton AKA Noll Epp Extra at night

Thanks guys !

Towards the end of the event I did break a wheel on a landing and had to get a replacment. I gotta thank Ben at 3DHS for hooking me up and getting me back in the air !

Also towards the end of SEFF I talked to Ben at 3DHS ... I decided that I needed to take an 89" Slick of my own home and he gladly helped me out.

I am now the owner of a 50CC airplane. It should be a blast !

Hopefully the weather will calm down soon for some more flight video and also I should be able to start the finishing work on my 72" Extra.

That brings my current 3DHS fleet to 7 and the New Buck.5 will also be mine when it comes out.
Posted by wamsy55 | Apr 12, 2011 @ 09:39 PM | 3,759 Views
I am one step closer to finally getting my 72" in the air !


My DLE-30 came from Tower Hobbys today! It looks like a sweet engine and it should be a great performer.

I decided to go gas after realizing buying batteries would be to expensive.

Its been very windy lately but I have managed to get some flying in.

Wamsy55 - Slick 42 - Sbach Foamy (10 min 56 sec)


Here is me flying my 42" Slick and Stormdriverone's cool little Sbach foamy.

I hadn't flown it in awhile ... but it stills flies great.

That same day I did manage to rip the landing gear out of my 51" Slick ... but hopefully I can fix it tomorrow before SEFF.

SEFF is a few days away and I can't wait ... I will have the camera rolling and hopefully meet some new guys and get some good flying in.

I will be their Thursday night through Saturday night !
Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:43 PM | 3,771 Views
I had some fun with this video....


EPP Smoke ? (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Mar 23, 2011 @ 11:47 AM | 3,442 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:

68" Velox
65" Vyper
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 !