We're ready to fly at night now. The plane is flying pretty well and just got the light set up. It's an easy setup and produces some nice results I think. The flight pack gets hot running motor and lights on a 3S 2600. Now I'm thinking about hooking Aaron's lights up to a separate 2S or 3S 450mah LIPO because they are small and will isolate the usage the lights put on the plane. Do you think the 3S 450 will be too heavy or not put out good light for a 5 minute flight?
Just goofin off in the driveway and grabbed the camera as Aaron did some hovering. I was experimenting with trying to keep a flashlight on the plane and video with the camera at the same time...
This is from Yesterday and it is the flight Aaron had before the others that I took video of flew. This was a pretty good flight but today's was even better. I only have a few seconds of today's round of freestyle but it was a good flight. Aaron flew against some good pilots and had a great time.
Well, we got Chris plane out. It was found by Brad and it was in some thick stuff. This is a vid of the boys bringing it out. Nice bunch of guys here in our IMAC group this year. We go get your plane immediately every time if there is a problem. Hopefully Chris will be back up tomorrow. IT WASN'T BAD EXCEPT FOR THE PROP DAMAGE.
Some stuff from the Freestyle event at our IMAC contest today. A friend has some vid of Aaron's run but I didn't take video since I was talking to Aaron and spotting for him. Unfortunately our good friend Chris had his rudder pull the deans apart on both batteries at the end of this vid. The plane went in but was thankfully only lightly damaged. I've got some vid of the recovery project too but we'll see. I may post it. Anyway, enjoy... we'll be flying IMAC again tomorrow and there will be another freestyle, so, more vids coming...
We had about an hour... drove to the field and realized we left the radios at home... drove home and back... and got a video and two flights in... sometimes that's the way the day goes. Two flights is twice as good as no flights I suppose. Anyway, hope you enjoy and sorry we haven't had much up lately. We built an Edge 540 recently and put that in due to an aileron pushrod failure last night LOL
But, that can be pieced back together without too much effort. Contest this weekend and working on the Extra to get ready for that now. Again our luck, drove all the way to a field an hour and a half away last weekend, put the 60cc Extra together, ready to fly and no surfaces moving at all. Long story short, JR921X with only one remote receiver and one of the wires to that satelite had broken which makes the whole receiver useless. Glad it was found on the ground though and we're running two sats from now on... SCARY stuff... 3 hours of driving last weekend and no flying that day... see how it goes sometimes...
I'm glad the good days are good enough to offset that stuff
We had an IMAC contest two weekends ago in DE and this past weekend was dedicated to flying at our most local field... and, for kicks on Saturday, we were in the control tower at the next closest airfield. The Blue Angels were using the field for take offs and landings while doing their show for Baltimore's "War of 1812 - Sailabration"
Anyway, we have some vids ready to put up but need time because we've been working on a few small planes in the meantime. Catch up soon...
This is Aaron flying an electric 3DHS 51" AJ SLICK followed up by Chris Thorpe of 3DHS flying an electric 89" Slick. This was during the Freestyle portion of our IMAC Event. The Slick(s) really do everything well. As you can see, Aaron's style is more tumbling, rolling and points. Chris is very controlled, precise and graceful. I was excited to find this on Youtube already since we didn't get video and he just flew it yesterday... Anyway, enjoy.
Here's a little flight from this evening in the yard. This is a smooth flying light weight little EPP airframe that's great for practicing here in the yard. You can't find anything easier to build and more resilient to some wear and tear... Got Welders?
Another section of the One Trick Contest... I think there may even be one more...
I decided to document a little golf cart ride through Nall this year. We're riding from about where the big pond is and on down to our home on the 3D flight line. We saw Jim T Graham on the way down and he showed off his golf cart's secret weapon.
Gabby is one of the nicest people we ever met. My video doesn't really do the show justice but I tried. We flew with Gabriel for 5 days or so on the 3D flight line and all we can say is what a nice, humble and talented guy he is. He was really nice to Aaron and I really appreciate that. I hope you enjoy the Nall vids. I am putting them up as fast as I can.
The one trick contest from Joe Nall 2012. Some great flying here with some great people.
I couldn't video too much because of spotting and the fact that there were up to four pilots flying 3D at the same time but I did get a couple minutes. Aaron is just getting the motor through the second gallon at this point so still breaking it in. It looked like Cody's tune up had it running nicely. Enjoy...
Aaron liked the 3D flight line because there was almost ner a wait. Here's a flight on the 3DHS AJ Slick.
Sorry for the little out of focus section in the middle but couldn't help but post this one. When you're flying at Nall on the 3D flight line at Sunset on a perfect night AND listening to live music, it's AWESOME. Enjoy!!!
This is our fiend Cody flying the PAU Edge 540... 100CC... great pilot at an awesome event. Can't say enough about how great it is to get together with all the Nall folk. For a 30th anniversary, Mr Pat put on yet another awesome event. Can NOT freakin' wait til next year!!!
This was an awesome trip...3Ding with the best!!! Nall 2012... woooooooo as they say... it will never be forgotten... thanks to you all who helped make it a blast!!!...Continue Reading
We're back... words can't describe the good time we had living on the 3D flight line last week. We have a ton of video and even more pictures. I will try to post some of everything over the next few days but we also have a few planes to work on of course. So, stay tuned....
Pegasus RC Club hosted a nice event this weekend. After contest 3d flying here on this video. Chris from 3DHS and Mike is up and flying well of course. These guys are a lot of fun to watch. Hope someday I figure out how to take better video but a couple of months ago I didn't even know how to post video