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Posted by Diceman89 | Jan 26, 2014 @ 11:49 AM | 1,918 Views
Just recently purchased a used Voltij off RCgroups! So stoked and cannot wait to try it out on the slopes this spring.

Just need to program it into my transmitter.

My friend Keith made me some wing bags for it even!! Thank you Keith!
Posted by Diceman89 | Sep 27, 2013 @ 12:17 AM | 2,488 Views
Ok, starting this blog for my new build. I am going to start this Saturday. I will try to take pictures through the build and post as I go.

I hope this plane flies as good as it looks! I was told that they are fast! Definitely a plane to try DS'ng with.
Posted by Diceman89 | Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:53 PM | 2,439 Views
I am stoked! I ordered the coolest plane I have seen called the Sloper -X from Yuri up in Oregon. Should be here in about two weeks. Super strong, all carbon fiber throughout and fast. Absolutely amazing looking plane and I am sure it flys the same as it looks! I will keep ya posted!
Posted by Diceman89 | Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:57 PM | 2,639 Views
Got a great flying day last Saturday at Coyote! Minivec flew great! Love flying this plane! Does everything you want and gets out of trouble easily.

Found upon the last landing that my push rod tubes for rudder and elevator came loose from being glued to inside of fuse. Easy enough to fix. Rudder still works one way better than the other. Will have to work on that.

Everyone should have one of these planes. They are great!
Posted by Diceman89 | Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:18 PM | 3,054 Views
Ok, flew last Saturday at Coyote Hill with my fixed Minivec! Flew awesome! So much better! Great lift and 20-30 mph winds! Awesome plane!
Posted by Diceman89 | Dec 03, 2012 @ 07:41 AM | 2,797 Views
Well, flew my Minivec yesterday for its maiden flight. Was not too windy and I could not get it back up to the top of the hill. I asked my friend to take over (since he has flown one for years) and see if he can get it up to land. He could not either. I asked him to come in straight at us for a landing and when it did it whipped when landing and broke right behind the wing. Did not break all the way apart, just one half. Who knows what would have happened if I landed it.

Oh well, fix it and got out again on a much windier day!
Posted by Diceman89 | Nov 12, 2012 @ 09:11 PM | 2,841 Views
Ok, with the help of my friend, I am pretty much done with the Minivec, however, we needed to pull out the receiver to check something and found out that when we glued the tray into place, we accidentally glued one of the wires from the wiring harness that runs under the back of the tray to the bottom of the fuse! Aaauuurrgghh. Time to buy some debonder and run it down the bottom of the fuse and hope for the best!

Here is a pic when I was getting close to being done, before we glued the tray. LOL.


Posted by Diceman89 | Nov 04, 2012 @ 11:08 PM | 2,862 Views
Ok finished both my wings and about halfway done with the Minivec fuse. I hopefully will be maidening it this coming weekend!





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Posted by Diceman89 | Oct 22, 2012 @ 11:04 AM | 3,047 Views
You asked for it and here it is, my new addition. Ordered it with ballast weights, 4 hyperion wing servos, wiring harness and bags. Kinda bummed it did not come with black stripes on the bottom part of the wings like in the pictures. I might just add some.


Posted by Diceman89 | Oct 17, 2012 @ 10:09 PM | 2,920 Views
Awesome, received my Minivec today! Stoked. Cannot wait to fly
Posted by Diceman89 | Oct 15, 2012 @ 06:38 PM | 2,745 Views
Ordered my Minivec last weds. Stoked! Also I received my Le Fish about 2 weeks ago and in the middle of building my Slope Monkey. Got lots on my plate

Can wait till all these are done and I can order a Coquillaj! Just recently came across this plane and love it. Need to get one. Must sell other planes to afford. . http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.co.../coquillaj.asp

Future order will be a X Models Stingray! With a $1200 (carbon version) price tag, it will be a while, but loving the size and performance!
http://www.soaringusa.com/Stingray.html
Posted by Diceman89 | Sep 29, 2012 @ 11:21 PM | 3,359 Views
I cannot believe it, after crashing my Weasel 2 months ago and breaking off the nose of the plane which i looked for for about 30 minutes and could not find. I found it today on the hike to the flying site! Still together, but the foam is so brittle, as soon as you touch it, it just is almost like powder.


Posted by Diceman89 | Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:44 PM | 2,875 Views
Alright, I am selling some planes and stuff I do not need anymore to buy a Voltij! Cannot wait. So stoked! If you do not know what a Voltij is then go here.
http://www.f3x.com/

It is a sic very acrobatic slope soar. Love it.
Posted by Diceman89 | Sep 23, 2012 @ 10:26 PM | 3,125 Views
yay. High enough so not to kill my back when working on my planes!