Aaron didn't wanna post this one but it was the only video from a little session in the yard last night... so here goes... little crash at the end but some fun flying in the yard on a spring evening... nothin' wrong with that!
We had a great time thanks to all the helpful folks at the field. Aaron did pretty well for his first time ever flying the patterns in real life on his plane. He practiced on the sim a lot but we were hesitant to put the new DA through the pattern until the day of the contest.
Anyway, he didn't finish last (thanks Ron ). We are looking forward to a nice season coming up.
A friend shot this video, so, thanks a million buddy!
We've been flying so much of the gassers lately trying to get ready for IMAC that we haven't done much else. I did catch a vid or two of the 3DHS Yak. In this one Aaron's sattelite receiver fell out of the plane after a bunch of rollers. So, he cut it short and came in to land quickly... but, promised to put some vids of this plane up when we bought it from the folks at 3DHS and I think we only took one video a couple months ago when it was cold. Hoping to take this to Nall for fun on the electriv line. The 51 inch slick will go too. We hope to get to at least two flight lines daily. Our new camera is working out pretty well I think. I'm trying to keep the plane on the screen... anywho, let us know what you think. As always, any questions, let us know. This is a 3S setup with the Omega motor that 3DHS is selling now.
Well, no one is answering the phone this fine evening, so, purely a question about a problem. Running 2S on a MX2 foamie airframe (the RJ Gritter kind). I've got a Castle 9 amp speed control and a Hacker A10 9L like it says above. Everything flew fine for months and months. Recently, the plane flies fine for about the first minute. Then roll some circles and it will just die on a battery that is still almost fully charged per the charger and tester... I was about to throw a new speed control on it but before I do I thought I'd ask if anyone on here thinks it may be the programming of the speed control making it act that way. I've never had an electric motor act this way off of speed controller getting reprogrammed somehow, but, the thought crossed my mind that maybe the plane was on and the radio got powered on with the throttle wide open. I still don't think that would get me where I am which is why I was just going to throw a cheapo HKing 10 amp on here for a test.
We flew a couple foamies while waiting for the A123s to charge... this was Aaron flying AWAY from the helicopter about halfway through but, a little 3S outdoor foam fun on a windy April day is all good. The landing is better than putting it in but not pretty... roll tape
Still breaking in the DA60 and running the Lawn Boy through it. This is the third flight. Had to wait for Aaron to get safely up before taking the time to get the camera. Had to charge at the field and then get her running but it was worth it. We are trying to get ready for IMAC and running this as much as possible. Hope to have a few hours on it beofre competing with it. Low rates are still pretty quick... hope you enjoy... Oh, and this is the first couple vids on the new cam. Although I can't keep the camera on Aaron's plane all the time, it seems to be taking better video than the other stuff we had going on. Anywho, see you at the Nall or somewhere else around here...