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Posted by sk8rob | Jul 31, 2013 @ 02:42 PM | 1,898 Views
3D Hobby Shop 103" 330 Extra
B&E Grahix Package
DA (mf'ing) 120
J&A Mufflers
7955's w/ SWB's on the surfaces
5665 on throttle
EQ-10
2200mah 30C Sky Lipos for RX
2300mah A123 Wrong Way RC for Ignition
Posted by sk8rob | Oct 24, 2011 @ 02:44 PM | 4,842 Views
104" Slick
DA-120 w/compact smoke mufflers
Vess 28b prop
Sullivan Skywriter pump
32oz Fiji tanks w/ psp fittings
AR-9100 rx
HS-7955's on all surfaces
HS-5665 throttle servo
1 - A123 2300mah ignition pack
2 - 2s 2200mah 30c rx packs
Posted by sk8rob | Jun 17, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 5,226 Views
3DHS 103" 330SC
ADC Vinyl Package
DLE111 w/Stock Mufflers
Vess 27b Prop
4" Graphtech Spinner
Sullivan Skywriter Smoke Pump w/Super-Dri Smoke Oil
JR922 Power Safe Rx
HS-7955's Control Surfaces
HS-5665 Throttle
2" SWB's
Fuji Water Bottle Fuel and Smoke Tanks
1 - 2300mah A123 Ignition Battery
2 - 2200mah Turnigy Lipo RX...Continue Reading
Posted by sk8rob | Mar 11, 2011 @ 02:51 PM | 5,655 Views
My beloved 89" Slick
DA50 w/MTW Canister
HS7955's on the surfaces
HS6545 on the throttle
A123 2300mah rx pack
A123 1100mah ignition pack
20oz Smart Water bottle
Lots of helium
Posted by sk8rob | May 19, 2010 @ 01:55 PM | 6,644 Views
My new 70" Slick:
Hacker A50-12L
ICE100
CC Pro BEC
Xoar 20x10 prop
HS-985MG's
Turnigy 6s 5000mah 20c
Posted by sk8rob | Apr 19, 2010 @ 04:10 AM | 6,776 Views
My Funtana x100 w/ Saito 125
Posted by sk8rob | Apr 08, 2010 @ 01:35 PM | 7,011 Views
I finally got around to building my 51" Slick. The build was pretty straight forward and the IPS Motorsports build videos really help walk you through every step.

Hacker A30-12XL
Hacker 70SB
HS-81MG's
4s 2650 30c Turnigy's
14x7e APC
1150 Watts @ 58amps
Posted by sk8rob | Dec 28, 2009 @ 11:25 PM | 7,658 Views
Since Obama is in town they shut down the flying field I normally go to, so I decided to check out a few of the other parks where people fly their electrics at.
Hit up the Halawa District Park first and flew a few times...didn't really like all the obstacles everywhere and the LONG grass. The wheel pants on my SHP kept catching the grass and nosing over.
Decided to head out to my after-work flying field on Renton Rd for a few hours. My buddy Todd didn't have such a good day flying out there. He dumb thumbed his scratch built 3D plane while trying to hover...I think. He also flew his 42" AJ Slick and burned up his esc after 30 seconds of flight. I managed to get 10 flights in with my SHP and I ripped the wheel pants off taxiing!
Posted by sk8rob | Dec 14, 2009 @ 01:55 PM | 8,115 Views
My buddy Mike took me to the Kaneohe Marine Base field to watch some of the big boys with their jets and war birds While I was there TJ crashed is Sukohi while trying a split "S"...he said it was dumb thumbs...looks repairable though.

I also made it out to the Kailua field to fly.
Posted by sk8rob | Dec 01, 2009 @ 02:49 AM | 6,573 Views
My buddy Herve let me fly his 43% Edge 540 This is the biggest r/c airplane I have ever seen....I couldn't believe he let me fly it. I only flew it around in circles...I was too scared to crash it

I'm still a newbie to flying having started in July of this year....to be flying something this big was definitely a thrilling treat!
Posted by sk8rob | Nov 29, 2009 @ 02:01 AM | 9,387 Views
This is my first 3D plane and I love it. Not sure if I'm ready for it yet, but I fly with a bunch of 3D guys and I think I got the bug. This plane is a lot more responsive than my other planes and that's on low rates
Posted by sk8rob | Nov 27, 2009 @ 01:59 AM | 7,938 Views
This was my second plane. I bought with the intentions of learning to land and basic flying at the park near my house. I have crashed this plane so many times; 2 brownouts (I think), a few rough landings, once I forgot to screw the wing on which did some major damage.

I decided to upgrade her since I burnt out the esc and motor. I had an extra esc from my first Phase 3 EF-16 that I used with an E-Flite Power 10 & 10x7 APC prop. She flys great now...lots of power. Now I love flying this plane and I get about 10-12 minute flying times
Posted by sk8rob | Nov 27, 2009 @ 01:50 AM | 8,206 Views
This is my second Phase 3 EF-16. The first one I lost on the 4th flight due to a brownout. I just had to have another one because it was so cool

I decided to cover this EF-16 with the Thunderbird scheme. I bought the stickers from someone on this forum...they turned out great....as you can see.

Well, I drove about 50 miles to go flying and forgot extra TX batteries and of course....my TX batteries died and my EF-16 flew into the trees. I tried looking for hours, but was unsuccessful. Luckily, a buddy of mine went out there 4 days later and found it for me. The stickers were shot, so I decided to give her a makeover. I silkspanned, wbpu, and painted her....I think it came out okay for my first ever silk job. I didn't get a chance to add the decals yet, but I do have them made...just too lazy to put them on...I've been too busy flying!
Posted by sk8rob | Nov 27, 2009 @ 01:39 AM | 8,083 Views
This is my first r/c plane. I wanted something I could train on and eventually turn into a sport flyer, which I did.

I managed to do a few cartwheels down the field on one of my landings while I was still learning and folded the fuse in half, but I was able to fix her up and flew her again the same day! Made some permanent repairs since then and added a few upgrades; OS55AX, Mac Header, Mousse Can, Flap Servos, & 11x7mas prop....Continue Reading