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Posted by DJO | Jul 24, 2012 @ 08:00 PM | 3,949 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 @ 12:43 PM | 3,754 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 @ 04:18 PM | 3,204 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 @ 02:38 PM | 3,160 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 @ 09:08 AM | 3,046 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 @ 09:39 PM | 3,077 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 @ 02:20 PM | 3,192 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 @ 12:50 PM | 3,146 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 @ 01:20 PM | 3,422 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 @ 09:03 PM | 3,498 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 @ 07:28 PM | 3,443 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 @ 04:19 PM | 3,391 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 @ 01:05 PM | 2,950 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 @ 08:52 PM | 3,222 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 @ 08:49 PM | 3,291 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 @ 05:04 PM | 3,396 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 @ 01:08 PM | 3,146 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 @ 07:21 PM | 2,687 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
Posted by DJO | Jul 14, 2012 @ 06:35 PM | 2,316 Views
RCFS#41: Two Uncut 3D Crack Yak Backyard Flights (3 min 9 sec)


Episode 41 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Two uncut flights in my backyard doing 3D with the Crack Yak!

Thanks for subscribing!

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Posted by DJO | Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:32 PM | 2,394 Views
RCFS#40: Crack Yak Backyard TORQUE ROLLS! (1 min 57 sec)


Episode 40 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Doing lots of torque rolls in my backyard! Great practice and TONS of fun! More flight footage and 3D to come! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan