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Posted by DJO | Jul 26, 2012 @ 08:31 PM | 3,964 Views
RCFS#66: Learning to Slope Soar on BMI Flight Simulator

RCFS#66: Learning to Slope Soar on BMI Flight Simulator (2 min 23 sec)


Episode 66 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

BMI Flight Simulator can be found and downloaded for FREE here:

http://rcdeskpilot.com/bmi/

I just found three pretty decent slopes in my area. I quickly converted my Schwing back to a slope soarer (the battery for the motor/ESC is LOST in the woods!). I got it stuck in a tree, got the plane out but can't find that battery, so I have to use the 2S RX pack with BEC and I can't use that with the motor/ESC so I made it a slope soarer again. And I may try out those two slopes that I mentioned!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/

RCFS#67: Three Nearby Possible Slope Soaring Spots Found!

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Posted by DJO | Jul 25, 2012 @ 09:48 PM | 3,276 Views
RCFS#65: REAL Crack Yakin' (EPIC EDIT) (4 min 30 sec)


Episode 65 of the RC Foam Show

This is what I like to call... REAL Crack Yakin'



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 24, 2012 @ 09:00 PM | 4,004 Views
RCFS#64: TONS of New Upgrades on the Schwing! (4 min 33 sec)


Episode 64 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

I've been working on the Schwing today a lot and it looks GREAT! Much sleeker and a simpler, cleaner layout for the electronics. The old prop was an 8x3.8 slow fly, this new prop that I originally got for the Tuff Trainer is an 8x4 (not slow-fly), so it should work a bit better! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 23, 2012 @ 01:43 PM | 3,790 Views
RCFS#60: Schwing Adrenaline (EPIC EDIT)

RCFS#60: Schwing Adrenaline (EPIC EDIT) (4 min 0 sec)


The Schwing flies great, fast, and is LOUD with a 3S battery pack and the 8x3.8 propeller that I installed! Make sure that you watch until the end for a catch and high speed pass to see how loud this thing really is! Thanks for subscribing!

Music: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/ for intro, Waterfront by Simple Minds for the rest of the video

RCFS#61: Schwing High School Flights Unedited

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Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 05:18 PM | 3,248 Views
RCFS#59: How to Set Throttle End Points + Epic Soldering Fail! (2 min 50 sec)


Episode 59 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Here I teach you how to set throttle endpoints for your R/C plane model... and also show you hot NOT to solder. Make sure to watch until the end. Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!

Don't forget to browse around on my R/C website!

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 03:38 PM | 3,199 Views
RCFS#58: The Schwing Gets More Upgrades! (3 min 26 sec)


Episode 58 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Scwhing gets more upgrades! Plus I also set the throttle end points and figured out that it has even MORE power! Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!

Don't forget to check out my R/C website at:

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 22, 2012 @ 10:08 AM | 3,096 Views
Hey Everybody,

I recently made some changes (like the Crack Yak write-up) on my R/C site. Check it out! It's pretty simple, just has all my builds and information on it.

https://sites.google.com/site/djoproductionsrc/

Thanks!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 10:39 PM | 3,114 Views
RCFS#57: Update - Schwing Gets Bigger Prop + BENCH TEST! (8 min 53 sec)


Episode 57 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak's full write up on my R/C site can be found here!

https://sites.google.com/site/djopro...bbys-crack-yak

The Schwing now has been upgraded greatly with a 8x3.8 prop, originally bought from Twisted Hobbys in case I wanted to run the Crack Yak on 3S. However I most likely will never use it as I only run 2S on the Crack Yak now. In the video I also show you how crazy full throttle is with the Schwing's new prop, and also talk about the 3D foamie beta test, coming soon! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 03:20 PM | 3,231 Views
RCFS#56: The Schwing - EPIC H.S. Flying Part 2/2 (2 min 37 sec)


Episode 56 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Part 2 of flying the Schwing (HK's EPP flying wing kit) at the high school!

The 8x3.8 prop has been fitted and tightened on to replace the 6x4 prop on the Schwing so I'll see how that goes...



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 21, 2012 @ 01:50 PM | 3,191 Views
RCFS#55: The Schwing - EPIC H.S. Flying Part 1/2 (2 min 19 sec)


Episode 55 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Flying the Schwing at the high school again - this time on the lower field and in quite a bit of wind! Stay tuned for part 2!

***EDIT*** Just put on a 8x3.8 prop on the back of the Schwing instead of the 6x4 and that makes a HUGE difference! So far I have only bench tested it but I'm sure that it will be awesome in the air!!!!!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 20, 2012 @ 02:20 PM | 3,466 Views
RCFS#54: Backyard Crack Yakin' - PARTY (3 min 21 sec)


Episode 54 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Backyard Crack Yakin'... it's PARTY!

Music: Boston - Party



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:03 PM | 3,551 Views
RCFS#53: The Schwing IS EPIC (High School Maiden!) + Crashes! (1 min 22 sec)


Episode 53 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Crashes are at the beginning! Both were from the odd turning problem that I'm having. However I'm going to use low rates next time and that way it won't stall in turns! I crashed it a few times at the high school (not caught on camera). More footage was taken but the plane isn't followed well in the sky.

This is the fastest plane that I've ever built! I'd say it can hit about 40 MPH in a dive... however when I give it full throttle in a straight down vertical dive the wind flaps, so I won't be doing that much any more! Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 08:28 PM | 3,486 Views
RCFS#52: Schwing Backyard Flight Testing (EPIC EDIT) (2 min 20 sec)


Episode 52 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Schwing flies! Plus I also just got back from maidening it fully at the high school and it ROCKS!!!!!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 05:19 PM | 3,439 Views
AMA Youth Contest Entry: (Category: How To) - Choice, Setup, and Building Your First 3D Foamie (11 min 9 sec)


Episode 48 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

What is a 3D foamie? How should I decide which one to get???

(Yes at 8:07 I made a mistake and should have said "ailerons" and not "elevator".... no big deal.) That's the only blooper except for another time when I said "servo" instead of "ESC". No 5 gram ESCs that I know of!

Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!



Dan

(This video, along with episode 49, took longer to upload so that's why in my blog episode 50 is before 48)...
Posted by DJO | Jul 19, 2012 @ 02:05 PM | 3,000 Views
RCFS#50: Schwing Motor Thrust Angle + Big Oppurtunity for the RCFS! (2 min 25 sec)


EPISODE 50 OF THE RC FOAM SHOW (RCFS)!!!!!

I'll also take a look into the CG of the Schwing to see if that's the issue here...

Stay tuned!

EDIT: It flies! Backyard testing shows that the thrust angle may have been the problem.. however one wing larger than the other still is a defect in my opinion! At least it shows some promise though...



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:52 PM | 3,269 Views
RCFS#47: Big Update - Schwing, Crack Yak, Hobby King, AMA Competition, etc... (5 min 51 sec)


Episode 47 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Just an update today, and a big one! Stay tuned for lots more RCFS episodes and some tutorials for the AMA Competition! Thanks for subscribing!

200th video!!!!!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 16, 2012 @ 09:49 PM | 3,328 Views
RCFS#46: Crack Yak Flying - From a Different Perspective (2 min 24 sec)


Episode 46 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Flying my Crack Yak in the evening in my backyard. But this time the camera is up in my bedroom almost above the flying Crack Yak! There's even a time lapse in the middle!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/

Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:04 PM | 3,447 Views
RCFS#45: Schwing 2S and 3S Backyard Tests! (1 min 47 sec)


Episode 45 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Schwing was recently installed with a motor and now flies in the backyard! Only a few flights with both 2S and 3S Li-Po battery packs because it was *VERY* hot outside! Hopefully I'll be able to get down to the field (high school) to fly it around more than just straight one way and straight back the other way LOL.

Thanks for subscribing! If this flies that will be my full-time high school flying plane (mostly on the weekends) and I'll keep the Crack Yak flying in my backyard. However flying both planes in one day is a hassle because I own only the Spektrum DX4e... (only 1 model memory). But heck I couldn't care less because this is probably the first time when I've had more than 1 plane that can actually fly on a regular basis.

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 16, 2012 @ 02:08 PM | 3,191 Views
RCFS#44: The Schwing Gets a Motor! (0 min 38 sec)


Episode 44 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Schwing now has a motor on the back! More flight testing and footage to come! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 15, 2012 @ 08:21 PM | 2,742 Views
RCFS#43: Schwing 135 Foot Glide in Calm Air!!!!! (1 min 40 sec)


Episode 43 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

The Schwing Glides 135+ feet in completely calm air in my backyard! Yes it does need some trim but it was starting to rain so I just needed to test it really fast!

Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/



Dan