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Posted by elvill | Apr 30, 2012 @ 03:27 PM | 3,173 Views
My students have been working on Walkalong gliders this last week. Hot write cutter makes all the difference. Without super-lite-weight material these are very difficult to make, with <1/16th foam it a snap!

Student Walkalong Challenge - Our school is quarter mile long, sustained flight for the entire length and back without catching, hitting or dropping your walkalong (>half mile)! Shouldn't be too hard would take skills though - "A" of the day for any student to accomplish this feat! Will post video if there are any takers...

Pteranodon is by far the favorite design of the kids. Easiest to make/fold for great results and looks so cool flying the halls!

Walkalong Glider SEHS (0 min 51 sec)

Posted by elvill | Apr 30, 2012 @ 08:41 AM | 3,104 Views
Edit: asked and Chris Nicastro said it was a great idea to get egyro onto my bike, may take some time but sure I'll be 1 of the first. Chris is the best!

Didn't think it'd be sitting on the shelf so quickly... of course didn't think I'd vibrate 6 of 10 screws out in less than 45minutes running time. Surely would not have run it so hard if I knew they were going to come out... Fun to drive at the park but not worth the expense and experience - just left a bitter taste - Edit: Love VMX while it lasted hope not bad press for the bike or company bought USED... obvious my experience is not the norm for most VMX owners.
Posted by elvill | Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:14 PM | 3,203 Views
...started to take video but uh um, 30minutes of a specked glider is pretty darn boring! and hard on the neck! so just took this shot.

Give an idea about size of NE Skysurfer Best UM Powered Glider Conversion. Excellent power aerobatics and thermals easy and so stinking lite! search vid good stuff this plane!

EDIT: Still haven't found SKY500 - was 1st fly away these were my emotions than cause I went running down streets after a toy airplane
Posted by elvill | Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:19 AM | 3,225 Views
what IF the gyro is bad too, What IF the entire wheel assembly is bad, what IF...

too many IFs - Chris N, Thank you so much for offering to help Im sending her your way soon... I appreciate the support even though I bought the bike used.

VMX just kinda bummed (1 min 3 sec)


errrggrghh no more grass clippings for me!

it was sent in
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Posted by elvill | Apr 28, 2012 @ 06:52 PM | 3,339 Views
hope to have much more great video of this thing running
made me smile this pic
Posted by elvill | Apr 28, 2012 @ 05:18 PM | 3,332 Views
good news 1 toss = five minutes of flight. In the front yard no less all concrete perfectly floaty conditions... what a hoot.
Posted by elvill | Apr 28, 2012 @ 02:50 PM | 3,335 Views
VMX destroying the Park! (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by elvill | Apr 28, 2012 @ 08:56 AM | 3,263 Views
Read the entire VMX thread before purchasing 1st rc bike, used VMX from rcmoto vet. Asked Chris many questions and basically handheld until arrival. Gone through 6 packs and I have to post my infatuation. So much FUN, learning the finesse of driving over different surfaces is a neat challenge. Screams over grass I cant believe how cool it is. Buddy has a huge buggy he flaunts at the park, vmx will eat it up.

Only bad thing is waiting for charge and new lipos to arrive. And cleaning all the grass off. Thank You Michael, Chris and Kim my stunningly beautiful intelligent GENEROUS wife.

Always better to ask forgiveness than permission I say. She was flat out impressed instantly thought it was the coolest rc we have (lots).