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Archive for June, 2011
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 30, 2011 @ 10:44 PM | 2,180 Views
this inexpensive digital timer from wallmart is working out real well
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 29, 2011 @ 10:24 PM | 2,413 Views
Steming Dents and Dings (0 min 49 sec)


Just a little demo stay back warm it up then move slow in the vid I rushed and you can get a diffrent texture going.
hope it helps just go slow
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 27, 2011 @ 06:53 AM | 2,227 Views
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 25, 2011 @ 01:20 PM | 1,986 Views
Champ looking good after 40 flights (Aprox)
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 25, 2011 @ 11:42 AM | 2,027 Views
RTF Champ ROG In The WIND First Time Ever.wmv (1 min 34 sec)

This 3 to 6 mph wind was more than I wanted today. I found victory early and yield to conditions beyond my skill. Looking for calm tonight I hope. Man I love this plane
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 24, 2011 @ 10:15 PM | 2,193 Views
Firebird Commander II The movie.wmv (1 min 58 sec)

Not a good plane for the beginer in my opinion and I'm new.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:27 PM | 2,183 Views
Firebird Commander (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:06 PM | 2,192 Views
RTF Champ Day One (2 min 50 sec)
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Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 24, 2011 @ 06:22 PM | 2,101 Views
Hope I can shoot some serious landing practice this evening or maybe in the AM wind wind go away its friggin summer
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 22, 2011 @ 11:44 AM | 2,255 Views
This plane is AMAZING after ten minutes of flying rectangles left and right (not all were perfect) did two loops and total of 20 landings with no gear and even got the flair down about inches AGL. All landings were with in 5 feet of me and only aborted three (Lil gust of wind) No Crashes and went through two batteries. First battery probably is damaged. I noticed a slight loss of climb and tried one more loop. then the plane went to soft cut off at three volts. so battery two goes in and I set my timer on my I phone went 10 minutes of more precision flying and parked it. my guess a total of 35 flights and a fantastic experience
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 22, 2011 @ 11:43 AM | 2,167 Views
Blog issues
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 21, 2011 @ 11:57 AM | 2,189 Views
its not here yet but should be here today. will update later.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 19, 2011 @ 10:23 AM | 2,257 Views
After A lucky save yesterday, I put a drop of CA (super glue) under each side of the tape that wouldn't stick on the elverons reinforced with some Nylon filled strapping tape and tada Shes ready for round 6. I also use a rubber band to stop the battery from ejecting on those Anti Crash Technology induced cartwheels and death spirals Man is this an awsome Plane. It comes as an RTF but by the time you master it you have re-built it from scratch its kinda like a on the job learn to build wile you fly.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 18, 2011 @ 03:37 PM | 2,086 Views
Got my Beat up FC 2 up for aprox 11 min sevral laps and two eights the a nice approach and landing within ten feet. Then a quick check all looked good and launch for the second time. Hold on near disaster No right stick to speak of and all left from past issues with this tempermental aircraft i hold full throttel to get some hieght, then hold full right with the trim as well cut the power and hope for the best. six circules later I got her down with a nice belly in on the parking lot (ACT OFF at all times) no new dammage
Posted by RTF Thumper | Jun 17, 2011 @ 02:50 PM | 2,921 Views
this is my new FIREBIRD COMMANDER 2