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Posted by drewrobs1 | Jul 17, 2014 @ 10:09 PM | 1,398 Views
Hey everybody! I just recently bought the Freewing f-22 from MotionRC and I was very skeptical at first because I don't think it's the most popular rc website but I have ZERO complaints!!! The plane got here on time (which is great) and all the stuff I ordered with it came in the plane's box, which was very nicely packaged. First comes the price. For the plane, battery, receiver, and connector I wanted to charge the battery, oh and the $12 1-5 day shipping, $190!!! So inexpensive for such a beautiful plane! 5/5!!! This plane has a 27 inch wingspan and is 37 inches long. Very nice size for the price! It took me a little under an hour to build and no glue is required. It even comes with a special screwdriver! So I give the build and instructions a 5/5. Very easy to assemble. Next would be the flight. Being an edf this is of course NOT a beginner plane, however it could be a beginner edf jet. On takeoff, it takes my full runway which is about 60 feet long, extremely bumpy, and up hill. It's a bit under powered but it is only a 3 cell lipo so really I can't complain. One it is in the air, it tracks very straight, seems to handle wind pretty well with its sleek design, and can get up to decent speeds. It's not super fast, I would guess with a good, steep, full power dive it could probably reach 50-70 mph. It sounds great for not having a 10 to 12 blade fan. It's not a super high pitched whine sound, but more of a wush sound. On high rates with my dx5e and ar400 it is not over...Continue Reading
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jul 09, 2014 @ 03:56 PM | 1,784 Views
It is a little bit late into the Summer but the weather seems like it's starting to cooperate with me. I spent around 5 and a half hours working on it all together. I just started my runway yesterday by using a weed eater to clear myself a base for the runway and then I finished it today. Equipment I used was a metal rake, a rototiller, a weed eater, and a lawnmower. This is made in a part of my grandpa's bean field where nothing grows except weeds. Mainly because it is all topsoil from where the rain keeps washing it all down to the bottom of the field.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jan 01, 2014 @ 06:17 PM | 1,413 Views
Hello RC Groups! I finally got my hands on a Parkzone Extra 300 and for a pilot getting into the aerobatic field of rc flying, it's a great choice. Of course you need to know how to fly with ailerons and for that I would recommend almost any 4 channel high wing trainer. Before i flew this plane i have had hours of experience with my Ultra Micro Polecat and UMX Mig 15 (both unfortunately no longer in production). I also just got a Parkzone Archer which is a good low wing trainer and I will be talking about it in my mini review. For my first flight with this beautiful aircraft I used a Spektrum DX5e which I have had for over a year and I use on most of my airplanes. It is excellent for someone learning to fly especially with the high/low rate select switch. I started with an underhand launch holding right behind the canopy. I find the underhand launch to be very helpful because it kind of stalls and gives you a chance to fly how you want. I flew on low rates for the whole flight. I was able to fly slow and fast with this plane. People say they have problems with the wings but I had no problems. I did a couple stunts such as an aileron roll and a vertical climb. This aircraft has so much power that when I was in the vertical climb, I wasn't even using full power and it kept going up and up! The roll was slow but I didn't expect much on low rates. The plane is very responsive. It is pretty much a go where you point plane. The landing was great! It was able to go really slow on final approach and landed nicely for what Ihave to work with which is a chopped up soybean field. Overall, for my first flight, it was extremely fun and I think it is a great plane! Highly recommended for an intermediate rc pilot. Get one before they stop making them if you haven't. It was very affordable and fun!
Posted by drewrobs1 | Dec 27, 2013 @ 03:41 PM | 1,433 Views
I got a couple new airplanes for Christmas this year. I have yet to fly them but I am pretty excited!!! The Parkzone Extra 300 is older but I figure it would be good for my first aerobatic plane after the Polecat and the UMX Mig. The Archer has only been out a little over a year but I have wanted it since I first saw it!...Continue Reading
Posted by drewrobs1 | Dec 26, 2013 @ 04:32 PM | 2,181 Views
I just now finally got a parkzone extra 300 and everytime I try to charge the battery, it says error. Brand new battery and charger. If you know anything, please help!!!
Posted by drewrobs1 | Aug 08, 2013 @ 11:12 PM | 2,126 Views
Hello everybody!
I know this plane is starting to get a little outdated with the UMX Habu coming out, but I wanted to share with you my newest edition to my collection. I picked it up for $80 at Horizon Hobby plus $20 for the charger adapter. Considering the original price of the plane is $170, this is an amazing deal!!! If you don't have one then I recommend getting it if you are at least an intermediate flyer. You will not be disappointed with the power this plane has especially for the size!
Posted by drewrobs1 | Apr 22, 2013 @ 01:38 PM | 2,011 Views
Here is a picture of my RC racetrack. It is coming up on it's 3rd season! We use it for fun, nothing competetive. This is the track where we race our Slash and XXX-SCT. Every year the track gets a makeover with the ramps. Other than that the course stays the same. The middle of the track has no ramps because that is where we race our late models. There are many weeds on the track right now but they will die off soon because we sprayed weed killer on it about a week ago. It always looks better in the middle of summer.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Mar 02, 2013 @ 12:03 AM | 2,118 Views
Hello everyone,
I was wondering if the Great Planes Micro F-86 Sabre would be a good EDF plane to start with. If it crashes, the damage wouldn't be near as bad as a larger EDF plane and since it is lighter I think it would be easier for me to train with.
Please let me know what you think.
Thank you.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jan 15, 2013 @ 08:56 AM | 2,166 Views
Hey everyone, I hope you are having a good year! Recently I purchased the Ultra Micro Pole Cat and I can't stop flying it! It is so much fun to fly since it is my first aerobatic plane.
But the big question here is, what's next?
I have been getting into the aerobatic planes because everyone knows it's extremely fun to do loops and rolls! I have been looking at the Extra 300 from Parkzone lately and it looks like a very nice plane. Since it's not a 3D plane then it should be fairly easy to fly after flying the Pole Cat. But I have also been looking at the UMX Beast. Even though it's a 3d plane, it's also an Ultra Micro so for me it would be less intimidating. There's also the UM P-51 that I would like to get. It's SO confusing. HELP!!!

PZ Extra 300, UMX Beast, Ultra Micro P-51, Which one do you guys like?
Posted by drewrobs1 | Dec 31, 2012 @ 01:22 PM | 2,195 Views
Hey everybody!!! It's the last day of 2012 and we're getting ready to start the new year!
I just wanted to show everybody my hangar as of 12/31/12.
I'm ready to start the new year and get some new airplanes, hopefully some Ultra Micros.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Dec 31, 2012 @ 01:09 AM | 2,319 Views
WHOOOOOOO!!! Got an Ultra Micro Pole Cat for Christmas and I'm having a blast with it! This is my first Ultra Micro and I have got to say it is awesome. I just have one question about it.

Does anybody know if putting tape where the motor is visible would affect its flight or not?

It has been getting snow in that compartment and I don't want to ruin the motor, reciever, and esc. Even after getting the snow out I tested it and it still runs just fine. I was just wondering. This is my first aerobatic plane (not counting the Habu incident) and I have been flying on low rates just to get a feel for it. I did some rolls, loops, and hammerheads and it is soooo much fun! I am hoping to get more Ultra Micros in the near future, hopefully with AS3X. Like most UM Pole Cats, the wheel pants broke but the plane looks as good in the air without them as it did with them. Here are some pictures.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Nov 08, 2012 @ 10:38 PM | 2,660 Views
Traxxas has finally made their way into the flying scene! They are coming out with two rc helicopters. One is the QR-1 which will be a quadcopter and the other is the DR-1 which is one with counter rotating props. I am very excited to see how these will fly and can't wait to get my hands on one!
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jul 28, 2012 @ 02:49 PM | 2,516 Views
I have a Parkzone Habu. It unfortunately was crashed once but is fixed now. I only flew it once and realized I cant fly it. I wanted to know how much someone would pay for it and an E-flite lipo battery i got for it. It needs a receiver, transmitter, and charger.
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jul 07, 2012 @ 06:16 PM | 2,856 Views
I bought a blade mcx today and i was wondering if the dsm2 transmitter would bind with any ultra micro receivers?
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Posted by drewrobs1 | Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:45 PM | 2,702 Views
Did anyone ever get an esc where they installed two motor wires wrong?
Posted by drewrobs1 | Jun 15, 2012 @ 04:41 PM | 2,799 Views
I just got a Super Cub from Flyzone for my birthday. When I first got it, it was an awesome plane. I have been into the hobby for almost a year and this was my second plane. I'll admit, I was nervous to fly the plane so I had a bunch of practice flights in my yard. The last practice flight I had, I took off and landed as usual in the grass. My plane touched the ground and flipped over just like it always does because of the grass. I walked up to the plane and it was smoking like crazy. I hurried up and opened the hatch, and as I tried to unhook the battery, the wires ripped out of the esc. Come to find out that somehow the esc caught on fire and partially burned the plane. There were no signs of distress on the motor or servos. I would like to know what you guys think may have caused this. Thank you!