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Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:16 PM | 2,853 Views
We had a great time with all the folks who attended the 3DHS Fly Low in East. Saw everyone we haven't seen since Nall. Here is Tyler tearing it up on the AW50CC Extra. Enjoy!!!

AWESOME FLIGHT Mr Tyler McCormack at 3DHS FLIE 2012 (7 min 54 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 14, 2012 @ 09:20 PM | 2,662 Views
We flew with the best... what more can be said!!! Here's Joe last night flying Arron's Slick with the killer graphics... ENJOY!!!

Joe Smith flying Arron Bates' Slick at the FLIE 2012 (6 min 31 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 11, 2012 @ 09:57 PM | 3,232 Views
3DHS AJ Slick on Bird Field on 071112 (4 min 19 sec)


Hey... surprise! It's another flight on the Slick tonight. Enjoy!!!
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 11, 2012 @ 09:32 PM | 3,195 Views
Aaron NITE FLITE on the 3DHS EPP Yak54 071112 (3 min 23 sec)


Here is Aaron flying the 3DHS Yak with the lights on it. The wing lights were made by Michael Holman and Alex from Aurora RC provided the lights at the rudder. This is a bit of a pain to watch because of the camera not focusing too well at night. We are going to work on that for next time. Anyway, it is what it is and we had fun. Enjoy
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 08, 2012 @ 08:56 PM | 2,892 Views
Another hot one. Aaron flew foamies in the yard a few hours, ducking into the A/C to cool off every few batteries, and then we did take the trailer up to the field. We put the AW Extra up and he flew it really well. I took what I thought was video of the whole flight and then I figured out I wasn't on record...

But, he then wanted to, of course, fly the Slick. I did get video of this one He's been learning weeble wobble on the foamies and this was the first time I saw him try any of it on the Slick. It only happens once in the vid though. Anyway, get in touch, keep in touch, keep flying and we hope you all have a great week.

AJ SLICK ON JULY 9th 2012 (6 min 16 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 07, 2012 @ 09:14 PM | 2,961 Views
Yet another flight on the 51" AJ Slick. Aaron gets more and more comfortable on the plane every day. I can tell that the SLcik is going to be one he remembers forever. Thanks to Ralph for bringing this plane to my attention. So darned hot here that we've been going to the field in the evening for just a few flights. I think it was 102 today. We went to the hobby shop and just chilled pretty much. We did get liquid smoke so stay tuned for some gas plane fun any day now once it cools off a bit...

Aaron on his favorite 3DHS Slick 51 070812 (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 07, 2012 @ 08:48 PM | 3,298 Views
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?

3DHS EPP Yak54 with Aurora RC lights Aaron 070812 (4 min 21 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 03, 2012 @ 08:46 PM | 2,953 Views
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...

3DHS EPP Edge strikes again on July 3rd NIGHT FLIGHT (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jul 01, 2012 @ 09:16 PM | 2,866 Views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkMvO...=ULWQd2ppId15A

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.

Aaron Charm City Free3D Day 2 2012 (0 min 59 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:28 PM | 3,018 Views
The Recovery of Chris' AJ Slick at Charm City (2 min 22 sec)


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.
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 30, 2012 @ 09:51 PM | 2,900 Views
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...

CHARM CITY IMAC FREESTYLE 2012 DAY 1 (15 min 49 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:52 PM | 2,909 Views
Evening of the Slick 062912 (6 min 27 sec)


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
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 18, 2012 @ 10:49 PM | 2,488 Views
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...
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:06 PM | 2,745 Views
IMAC Freestyle (4 min 8 sec)


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.
Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 05, 2012 @ 09:22 PM | 2,856 Views
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?

Aaron flying an EPP Dynamic 820.MOD (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 03, 2012 @ 10:16 PM | 2,751 Views
Another section of the One Trick Contest... I think there may even be one more...

Nall One Trick Contest 2012 Pt 2.MOD (11 min 15 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 03, 2012 @ 10:14 PM | 2,497 Views
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.

Golf Cart Ride through Nall 2012.MOD (8 min 33 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 03, 2012 @ 06:59 PM | 2,460 Views
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.

Gabriel Altuz at Nall 2012.MOD (1 min 50 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 02, 2012 @ 12:26 AM | 2,826 Views
The one trick contest from Joe Nall 2012. Some great flying here with some great people.

Nall One Trick Contest 2012.MOD (28 min 59 sec)

Posted by ROLLING CIRCLE | Jun 01, 2012 @ 10:03 PM | 2,873 Views
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 on the AW Extra at Nall 2012.MOD (4 min 59 sec)