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Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 26, 2010 @ 06:21 PM | 2,935 Views
Well thats what I thought ....

I bought a Phase 3 Squall ...... and as soon as I got it the ESC or motor burnt up ...

Just my Luck !

I bought it consignment and luckily the LHS owner took it back ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 22, 2010 @ 09:56 PM | 3,166 Views
Great flying weather today !

Here is some video of me flying my Foamie ....

3D Foamie Fun (8 min 56 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 21, 2010 @ 12:11 PM | 2,467 Views
I have gotten a lot more flights on the Slick and I love the plane !

Yesterday I finally got my RADAR GUN ! Wahoooooo !

It took Amazon.com 2 months ... but it got here ...

So for the AMX is the fastest at 73 mph ....

My friends Easygilder topped out at 55 mph ....

The FunJet will be clocked next ... I am hoping for 120 mph .... that would be awesome !

Sunday doesn't look great for flying ... but if I can fly ... I am taking the video camera ... .
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:32 PM | 2,501 Views
The Slick Flies ! It Flies Awesome !

I had a couple minor things go wrong on the first maiden ... but on the second maiden ... it flew perfect !

I love it and can't wait to really try some 3D stuff with it ....

3DHS 42" Slick (1 min 36 sec)


At 3:00 in the video the Slick appears .....

I also built a new 3D foamie ... A 3D Batix Dialbo ....

It flies awesome too !

It also had a couple issues but once solved its really fun to fly !

Pictures will be posted later ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:23 PM | 2,333 Views
Its here and built !

It took me three days ...

The first day I ran out of CA ....

Then the second day I had to stop due to homework/my servos didn't arrive.

The third day I finally finished !

WAHOOOOO !

The build was easy ... only my second ARF so I made some mistakes ... but you can't really tell.


Maiden flight tomorrow ... or Saturday ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 07, 2010 @ 10:54 PM | 2,398 Views
I ordered my 3DHS 42" Slick ... now its time to practice !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBekELmEls
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 05, 2010 @ 04:48 PM | 2,787 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 05, 2010 @ 03:57 PM | 2,715 Views
I have been flying an E-flite Sukhoi for about 1.5 years and its been abused ... very abused ...

I took it out to fly today and was doing very well ... so I pulled out the video camera and put it on the tripod .....

I though "Wow that was a great flight ... maybe if I can get it on video I can post it on youtube .... "

No one was recording or even at the flying field ......... I took off rolled inverted pulled it around in a tight circle .... into a nice snap roll and BAM ground

The counter balance on the elevator broke and so did the prop ... but I realized that the plane was probably getting too broken ... and I needed to upgrade ....

This was when I realized the plane wasn't coming home in one piece ... and that I was going to order a 3DHS 42" Slick .....

I replaced the prop .... and cut the counter balance off and deciede that I would try some stunts I wasn't daring enough to try.

I had recently seen Doc Austin flying in a video and thought " Hey you should try to fly like that! ".

So I did some low hovering ... which caused another crash ... causing the gear to nearly come off ... but I kept going .... now I was hand launching the plane.

I then came in doing harriers the dragging the bottom of the rudder and hovering some more ... another crash soon followed .... Then I tried low rolling circles .... another crash ... now the plane was barely in one piece.

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Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 03, 2010 @ 08:39 PM | 2,193 Views
School has started .... not much flying going on ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 31, 2010 @ 09:22 PM | 2,344 Views
Well I did it again .. this time it was totally in control.

I was doing rolling circles and gave the wrong input and paniced .. and down it went .

Nose first .....

I didn't think I could repair it but I did .....

If I had a little more cash ... I would buy a 3DHS 42" Slick ... but I need a little bit more cash ... maybe I can get one used.

I had to repair the whole motor box ... again ... this time myself and I think I did a good job. Its not as pretty .. but very strong.

I broke the fuse in the same place ... not to bad ...

I am still using the same cowl .... its pretty ugly ...

This plane has been through heck ... but I will continue to fly it until I can buy something else ... which should be soon.

The worst news is ....... School starts Monday !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 28, 2010 @ 07:49 PM | 2,062 Views
The Nightflyer Cub is born ...

Some LEDS .... solder ... ALOT of solder and about 5 hours and this is born ...

My first Nightflight will be sooooooooon.

The Sukhoi is still flying ... I have been adding weight to the tail .... it makes 3d more fun.

I am thinking about getting a 3DHS 99$ Edge or Slick ... but I need some funds before that.

I have a lot of planes ... and I need to retire some .... its hard to just stop flying a plane ...

My T-28 is getting old .... I keep replacing servos in it ..
My FunJet is beat up ... Its been abused and its starting to show ...

If I retired those three planes ..... I could add some 3D planes to my fleet ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 20, 2010 @ 10:36 AM | 1,932 Views
Its almost done ... my electronics are on the way ... wahoooo !
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 13, 2010 @ 09:19 PM | 2,241 Views
The Sukhoi lives ... after a balsa rebuild ... it lives to fly again.

The motor box is completly redone and its super strong.

I want to thank Chris (aero104) for helping me ... I wouldn't have been able to do it with out him.

The plane now has a Castle Creations BEC ..... the only bad thing is that it was stolen from my car at the flying field... ( I think ) .... so I had to buy another one ...

The T-28 also got a new elevator ... the old one flexed off in flight ..... I took some pictures of comparison from the old one and new one. WOW it is dirty.

This is my first Castle Creations product ever ... I hope it works ..... I could have bought the Turnigy ...

New project is the TwinJet which I am taking my time on ... money is tight so it will take me awhile to save up for all the stuff.

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Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 11, 2010 @ 08:05 PM | 1,922 Views
I got to fly a giant scale Edge 540 !!!!!!!!!!

I took it up high and hovered it .. and did a rolling circle and a couple snaps and tumbles.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 09, 2010 @ 11:25 AM | 2,172 Views
I was flying my nice Eflite Sukhoi plane today ... doing the normal things ....

Snap to hovers , knife edges .. tumbles and spins.

I love how Spektrum has this feature in its reciever called "brownout".

The reciever must have know I was doing these wild and crazy maunuvers. This new feature called brownout actually helps you stop these !

It cuts of the signal of the reciever and causes you to crash ! Yay ... now your plane isn't doing those crazy manuvers !

WHAT A GREAT DESIGN !



....................... NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

It totaled my Sukhoi .. NOOOOOO ! Never again ... time for a new radio.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 01, 2010 @ 10:50 AM | 2,193 Views
In With The New ....

The Micro P-51 met its end .... I replaced the motor .. but all the repairs I had made caused the plane to fly terrible.

I did a loop and got stuck in a tree ... so I hit it down and the fall destroyed the plane .... but

I did get a NEW Plane ! Wahooo !

I got a Mig-15 EDF from a friend who wasn't flying it anymore. It needs a little work but its almost done.

Tomorrow is the maiden ... if I can get it fixed and setup.

I will probably retire my Rafaela Jet ... or give it away ..

I will also upload some cool pictures I took at my flying field.

I also crashed my T-28 inverted ... its ok ... I just had to get a new canopy.
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 01, 2010 @ 10:35 AM | 2,137 Views
Here are some pictures of the Airshow I went to.

This was the air-show where I got to fly a J-3 Cub ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Jun 27, 2010 @ 01:46 PM | 1,965 Views
Well I had an absolute blast this weekend.

Their was an Full Scale Fly-In that me and my dad went to ...

We met a couple of Foambusters and other RC fliers their. We were standing buy Chris Woodwards J-3 Cub when he asked if I wanted to go for a ride. I said yes ... signed a waiver ... and got in the air !

It was really fun , and I even got a little stick time. It was so fun and I hope to do it again.

I then got some good flying in today at the flying field ....

I will post video and pictures when I get some more time ...

What an awesome 16th birthday ...