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Posted by BrotherBloat | Sep 28, 2011 @ 05:44 AM | 2,722 Views
I had a wonderful opportunity to pilot a real plane over the weekend! It was my second time on-board a small craft like this, but the very first time behind the controls. You can imagine, then, how surprised I was to be told that I was going to land it, right before we turned into final!

Enjoy the short video I made, to the music of our in-house composer, Papa Jay.

Noob pilot lands a Piper Tomahawk trainer plane (5 min 17 sec)


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BrotherBloat
www.rc-forc3.com

Posted by BrotherBloat | Sep 10, 2011 @ 07:14 AM | 2,196 Views
Hello fellow RC addicts!
The London RC Project page is finally up and we are raring to go!
Please go and check it out at:

www.rc-forc3.com

Posted by BrotherBloat | Jan 13, 2011 @ 04:36 AM | 2,774 Views
Hi there!

Just a quick update to say that after hearing and reading about this 'cute' conversion, we recently managed to spot one in Richmond Park. It was brought by a new friend, who said this was his first RC plane. He has just upgraded to a (much) bigger relative - the Parkzone Radian

Enjoy!

Fox chuck glider electric conversion (0 min 42 sec)


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BrotherBloat
London RC Project
www.rc-forc3.com

Posted by BrotherBloat | Dec 27, 2010 @ 01:13 PM | 2,688 Views
Hello!

I hope you had a peaceful Festive Season and are gearing up for some winter flying or at least some proper equipment maintenance! I know I have a couple of outstanding items on the 'TO FIX' list!

I just released two London RC Project (www.rc-forc3.com) videos, which you can see below:

Hyperion FW-190 Dora 9, 25e class:
Hyperion FW-190 'Dora 9' - Flight Videos (5 min 51 sec)


and

Slow-Motion FW-190 footage
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Posted by BrotherBloat | Dec 07, 2010 @ 03:59 PM | 2,758 Views
Hi guys!

Just a really quick post to share the new channel theme I made over the weekend Sadly, had to work with large file dimensions and very limited file size, so the quality of individual cells was somewhat compromised, but I think it illustrates the various flying contraptions we operate!!

Please cast your expert eyes and comment, like, subscribe, hate, flame, etc!

http://www.youtube.com/LondonRCproject

NB: best viewed in 1920-wide, but all other resolutions should sport neat appearance
Thanks!

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BrotherBloat
London RC Project
www.rc-forc3.com

Posted by BrotherBloat | Oct 28, 2010 @ 07:34 AM | 4,066 Views
Hello!

Together with a few friends, we decided that it’s high time to put our newly-acquired RC-piloting skills to good use and start showing the Hobby on the World Wide Web (our favourite medium! ;-) ).

After a bit of planning, RC-Forc3 was born! Our goal is to promote this wonderful hobby to people of all ages and walks of life; to disprove myths about it being the hobby of choice for nerds, men with no families or the retired folk who have nothing better to do! And before you ask – we do have an RC girl-pilot on the team!!

After a fairly productive summer, we gathered gigabytes of camera footage! Now that autumn is in full strength in the UK, there is more time to get all of that categorised, sorted, edited, compressed, uploaded, etc!

In the recent months, I prepared a few videos meant as teasers / pilots to the various up-and-coming series. Please let us know which series catches your fancy the most and we will work to release it first!

Here are the options so far:

SloMo RC
Slow-motion videos focusing on take-offs, launches and landings
SloMo RC 01 - Kyosho A-6 Intruder (1 min 33 sec)
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Posted by BrotherBloat | Mar 29, 2010 @ 07:02 PM | 3,295 Views
Hi guys!

Just a quick one this time to show you the insane landing I filmed, while Ryleh was battling the sudden hail!

The camera used was Toshiba Camileo X100 in wide-screen 432 x 240 240fps mode.

SloMo 01 - ST Model Cessna 182 (2 min 17 sec)


Enjoy and have a a nice week!

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BrotherBloat
London RC Project
www.rc-forc3.com

Posted by BrotherBloat | Mar 16, 2010 @ 08:39 AM | 3,379 Views
Hi all,

Apologies for a dry spell of writing... I thought I'd continue the story from last time tonight

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cont'd from blog post 1:

Upon arriving at Richmond park, we decided to give the Cub a spin and, completely unaware of the nearby RC flying field, proceeded to maiden it form a public footpath. Mind you, it was really late on a Sunday afternoon and the park was completely empty, except for a bunch of friendly passers-by, who were seemingly slightly intoxicated and found the whole concept of RC flying vastly interesting

Once they cleared the make-shift air strip, we were ready to take off! the flight plan was simple: RoG take-off (holy smokes, was the undercarriage dreadful!), attempt to miss the looming tree on the right and immediately bring it down on the same footpath. We were unaware of the fact that for most planes, the procedure and forces involved in the take-off manoeuvre are rather different to those involved in the landing... It's really quite hard for a newbie to execute a take-off-to-landing stunt with a 750g tail-dragger on a rather uneven asphalt-pebble surface! ;-) All in all, we managed to lift off, do a controlled crash landing, rinse and repeat...

After this rather exciting half-hour, we returned in high spirits, extremely happy that nothing was broken and that we managed to even lift off at all! That was it. We were hooked for life. What we thought we knew before became very clear then - we were going to make RC our main hobby and...Continue Reading
Posted by BrotherBloat | Jan 18, 2010 @ 07:10 PM | 3,776 Views
Hi all!
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The first blog entry...
About me:
I started my adventure with RC flying in April 2009. Me and my friends were on a car trip to the sunny beaches of Brighton (sigh, require more sun!) and were held up by the morning rain. We ended up in ModelZone and thought: what the heck - let's have a couple of cheapo RC helis!

The weather got better and we gave them a shot - they were awesome fun, although one of them had a fault and ended up exchanged for an X-Twin micro jet. Gosh - that was a horrible little plane! Or at least that is what I thought, being a complete newbie! Soon the X-Twin ended up in the sea and the heli met its destiny with both concentric prop shafts broken on a tile floor!

Ryleh and I decided not to waste another week without flying - we were already hooked. We threw ourselves in by buying the Phase3 J3 Piper Cub, a brushed 750g 'monster' at the time! Assured that it was a perfect trainer by the shop assistant, we went off to Richmond park and had a go in the late afternoon! It was an adventure!

to be continued...

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...and the first RC music video!
F-18 Dust (6 min 0 sec)
enjoy!

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BrotherBloat
London RC Project
www.rc-forc3.com