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Posted by microraver | Sep 25, 2011 @ 11:34 AM | 2,153 Views
I picked up the new Parkzone Spitfire. What a great scale warbird! it's the new Corsair F4U. Flies great and looks awesome in the air. They didn't have the retracts available at my LHS where I bought this. They should be in by next week. It will really add to the scale looks of this plane.

Parkzone Mk IX Spitfire flight (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by microraver | Jun 29, 2011 @ 11:38 PM | 2,356 Views
I had a chance to fly my Radian Pro over the Pacific Ocean in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. I had my GoPro attached to the top and was able to get some cool shots of the water and beach. It was windy that day so it was hard to keep it upwind! The glider stuff starts at 1:20 in the video if you want to skip ahead. It's a bit of a "home movie"

Bella Pacifica Aerial (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by microraver | Nov 14, 2010 @ 01:41 PM | 2,501 Views
I just wanted to post this on my blog (if you haven't seen it in the build thread). I am absolutely digging the Quadcopter. I've never flown one of these before but was interested after seeing this one in particular on YouTube. I went ahead and picked one up. Added to that a GoPro Herocam and I was in business for some cool aerial photography.

Here's my first video:

Gaui 330 X-S GoPro Hero (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by microraver | Jun 12, 2010 @ 04:21 AM | 2,376 Views
I just recently picked up the Reactor Biplane from Electrifly. I was waiting until I got a little better at landing and takeoff before I flew a wood plane. So after a season of foam I felt it was time.


Posted by microraver | May 29, 2010 @ 10:16 AM | 2,655 Views
I've been flying for over year now. I started late last winter. I was waiting to see if there was going to be a race season for RC trucks. But the city decided to shut down Riverside, our local RC off road track. It was a load of fun racing the nitro trucks. But eventually we didn't get our lease renewed after just a few seasons and the track was shut down permanently. What a shame. So I was looking for something new. I wanted to get away from all that dirt anyway, I figured the sky is way cleaner! So I started looking around at some planes...
I got started with the Aerobird Swift. What a handful! I thought tip stalling was a natural aerodynamic occurrence at any time during flight! Not to mention under powered. etc. etc. I remember to my horror trying to fix it's innards! Later on (maybe 6 planes later) I resurrected the Swift one and hopped it up with a 3500 brushless in-runner and 3S LiPo. The thing actually wasn't so bad to fly with a little power.

My next plane was the 2 channel SuperCub with ACT: Anti Crash Technology. After enough crashing with the Aerobird I took a deep breath and a step back. No ailerons for me. Not just yet. I can't believe it was just a brushed motor running on NiMH's. It had just enough power to get you airborne with a little lift. Not enough to get you in trouble. I have since modified this trainer plane by putting on ailerons and going brushless + LiPo.

It wasn't too much longer that I wanted to try flying a plane that had the ailerons. I pretty much mastered the ROG takeoffs and some half decent landings with the Super Cub. Now it was time for the Parkzone Corsair F4U. This is one of my favorite planes to fly! I got the RTF version which included a DX5 radio. And started to get the feel for such responsive plane compared to the Super Cub.

ParkZone F4U Corsair (2 min 26 sec)