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Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 13, 2013 @ 09:33 AM | 4,325 Views
All right I was able to set up this kick butt plane. It's a 40" profile plane that I put a 2200kv with a 1500 3s and a 30amp SC. Man it fly's great. I am running a 8x4 on it and it seames to do just fine.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 13, 2013 @ 09:24 AM | 4,124 Views
Well here is the next plane I set up from my new pile of planes. It's a shock flier I think it's a indoor plane, but I fly it outside with no wind. I put a e-max 2822 with a 8" prop in it and run it on a 3s 500 it flies great.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 01:04 PM | 4,058 Views
As prommised my next plane I have set up is the Hot Rod mini from Hobby Lobby. As a large fomie it looks to be built preaty well. I plan on running a 3c 1.5lipo and a 10x4 prop on it. I did taxi it up and down my driveway and it seems to have plenty of power. I will maiden it with the X-Ray this weekend.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 10:53 AM | 4,085 Views
With my trip behind me, it's time to get back at it in the shop. Before I left a flying buddy gifted me a few planes, so I though this would be a good place to list them as I set em up. First up is the X-ray by Seagull models. It's a 39" electric with a park 450 I plan on using a 3s 2.2 to run it. I looks to be a great 3-D plane.
Posted by Barney Boy | Feb 08, 2013 @ 10:43 AM | 3,702 Views
Well here's how it goes..I had to take a trip to help one of my daughters get accros the country to Ga. with her car, as she is moving (on base) with her hubby in the Army. So I drove with her as far as Fort Smith Ark, then rented a car and stayed in Poteau Ok, a few days to visit another daughter. While I was there sure enough a winter tornado broke out. Wow how exciting. So I drove to the top of the worlds highest Hill to watch. It hit about 50 miles from where I was. I posted some pics. Enjoy.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:29 AM | 3,888 Views
A buddy of mine that I fly with cleaned out his shop and I was the reciepient of a few aircraft, Most all of it is set up for 3-D. Looks like it's going to be a great flying season for me...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jan 20, 2013 @ 09:03 AM | 3,961 Views
Well me and my buddy went to the field today and put some time in on the sticks...It was cold as heck, but we had a space heater and some warm drinks. here is the fleet I rolled with to the field.
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 29, 2012 @ 09:00 PM | 4,256 Views
Well okay it's in the books, My buddy and I were able to build and fly a F-22 with a mini Stryker attached
Drop (3 min 30 sec)
. We call it the Drone Drop. here is the result...enjoy...
Posted by Barney Boy | Dec 09, 2012 @ 12:34 PM | 4,529 Views
Allright I scored a Hobby King "Gumby" at one of my clubs christmas party last night. It came ready to go with 2 lipos, all I needed to do was add a reciver. Got up this morning and put her together. Sounds like it will be a really SLOW flyer. I'll maiden it when the weather clears up.
Posted by Barney Boy | Nov 29, 2012 @ 10:11 AM | 4,121 Views
Good thing winter is here, it seemes like everything I own needs some sort of work on it. I guess it was a fun summer... Anyways with the Holidays here, things will slow down in the shop a bit. I will work on my stuff right after X-mass, so I can be ready for next season. As I reflect on this past year, it was a awsome year. I can only hope next year will be as fun....don't see why not...I hope you all have a great holiday season, enjoy your family, and friends. be safe when driving, beware of the other drivers around you, as this time of year there is a lot of drunk drivers. God Bless, and Merry Christmas.
Posted by Barney Boy | Nov 13, 2012 @ 06:35 PM | 4,061 Views
Well okay we maidened the jets and after a few mods we got them to fly and drop.The mini Stryker had a prob, as the horn turned and the pushrod sliped up and as a result the Stryker went down. The repair has been made and we are ready to have another go at it. Here is a video of the maiden.

Drop (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 30, 2012 @ 11:51 AM | 4,264 Views
Okay here's how it goes. It all started when I added a mini glider jet to the f-22, (you can see in preveious post) it was such a sucess that at a meeting it was suggested to hang a mini Stryker to one,So here it is...Enjoy stay tuned for the maiden...
RC Flying Newbie (3 min 36 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 29, 2012 @ 09:32 AM | 3,688 Views
Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 22, 2012 @ 08:34 AM | 3,764 Views
Here is a video of me and my buddy John messing around at Evergreen http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

clips (2 min 50 sec)

Posted by Barney Boy | Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:16 PM | 4,041 Views
Cermark 39" Edge 540 review for RCGroups (3 min 42 sec)
Well just a quick update on the 39" mini me Cermark Edge 540t. When I first tried to fly it I had a G-10 in it and it blew out the front of the plane at take off. So after a new motor,ESC and mounting system it is ready for another go at it.
I now have a 2200kv 35amp esc with a 9" apc prop. I spooled it up and it will hang at half throttel. should be a blast to fly...
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 23, 2012 @ 06:29 PM | 3,983 Views
Well I got the engine issues worked out on this plane and it time for some fun. I only have 3 flights on it, and I never could get it to run right, now it should be a different story. Maybe one afternoon this week I can fly it. I can't wait
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:54 AM | 4,192 Views
Here is Daniel Holman doing what he does.. I have seen him fly in person several times now and every time I watch him he just amazes me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=1nno50UcElI
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 12, 2012 @ 09:28 PM | 4,350 Views
This past weekend I had the chance to fly at the Huckfest in Wa. All I can say is OFF THE HOOK.... To start with the field and club house are first class. I bet one of if not the nicest fields in the country. Air condition, Showers, covered viewing, obesveration deck the whole 9 yards.
I took my fomie stuff with me as well as a 2 meter glider. I was able to do the Drone Drop for everyone with the F-22, I also flew the combat event, had a blast..
I saw some of the best flying in my life. The pilots were world class and the same can be said for the show in general. I can't wait till next year I will do it again but I will take my Edge 540T. here are some pics enjoy....Continue Reading
Posted by Barney Boy | Sep 06, 2012 @ 09:45 AM | 4,496 Views
Just a quick update: I made a mod to the F-22, my wife found some mini foam jet planes and picked me up a few. They sat on my bench for weekes and one morning BINGO it hit me..hook em up and drop them off the F-22. To make a long story short, it was a hit I took them to the field and everyone loved them. The kids had a blast chasing them down and everone else loved to watch them glide down. I added a mini servo hooked up to a switch with a home made "claw" to hold a eyelet on the mini. I got the Idea from the robot guys. works great I am taking it with me to the HuckFest in Wa. this weekend...