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Posted by Aries321 | May 22, 2010 @ 10:13 AM | 1,414 Views
Took the Cessna out this morning for its first flight and it flew wonderfully! There was no wind at all and it was a nice warm morning. I love the way this plane just floats to a landing with flaps engaged. I will admit though it did take longer than expected to take off; almost ran out of runway! But I swapped the prop for a bigger one with a slightly higher pitch so we'll see if that helps. All for now!

Happy flying
Posted by Aries321 | May 21, 2010 @ 07:04 PM | 1,077 Views
Finally! I received my Cessna this morning and just now got it all put together. I don't much like the set screw linkages on the servos..hope they stay secure!! I'll be taking it out for its maiden tomorrow morning and will give a full report on it's flight

Happy flying!
Posted by Aries321 | May 20, 2010 @ 10:14 AM | 1,428 Views
I'll be getting my Cessna 182 select scale model in the mail tomorrow! I'm pretty excited to start flying fixed wing again as I've been stuck with my BLade Cx3 for a while now. Not to say that it's a bad little heli but I only have my house to fly it in and that got kinda old I've never flown a plane with tricycle landing gear before they have always looked slightly unstable whenever I've seen them take off but hopefully I'll have no problem getting my bird in the air.
Posted by Aries321 | May 19, 2010 @ 11:55 AM | 1,351 Views
Hello fellow RC goers! This is, as my title suggests, my first blog so hang in there with me! I'm getting back into flying after an extensive break but I'm not too worried about it because once you get it you always have it! Flying is like riding a bike, you crash a few times at first but it's a skill that stays with you once you learn it. Now that I'm a bit older (a whopping 22 years old I know ancient, right? haha) I'm alot more interested in the physics and technicalities of model flight. One thing I'm really trying to understand is battery/ESC/motor configurations. I know that when you buy a motor it tells you on the box or fact sheet what ESC is recommended but that doesn't help me understand why. I want to know about current draws, amp ratings, mAh ratings, everything! For example, a battery I have is a 3c LiPo and is 11.1v 1320mAh with a 15c continuous disharge. How do I figure out how long it will last?? Thanks for reading and any information shared is GREATLY appreciated!