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Posted by papadwight | May 01, 2016 @ 10:35 AM | 3,340 Views
It was to windy out front for my Duet But I what to fly today and don't what to wait. So I try one of my champs more control I fly it m flow in some wind many times. Windy coming between homes to high planes hard to control. Get it down over shot land in drive way run out of runway and over she go,s. Out back I go maybe less wind flying around down she falls 3 times but I get her to pull out just before crash. So I going across field low and slow and she just falls out of the sky when flying with wind. Five feet off ground one sec and on ground not flying the next.Grass getting high in the field now to find my champ out there can not see her.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:16 AM | 1,373 Views
Took my duet and night vapor out front today was a little windy even with for cast calling for 3 mph. Had much stronger wind coming up while flying. Did get to fly duet for a while wind coming up about 5 min in flight. Got 3 flights in had to land on 3rd flight wind got to strong. Put the night vapor up without flying. Using one of my champ battery's in the duet now, charging with my spitefires charger. Car coming by while flying had to pull over 2 times and let it go by. Nice and warm outside today. Winds showing well be down for a few days may try out back later today. Just before it gets dark get ina few flights with a few planes.
Duet out front 04 29 2016 (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 22, 2016 @ 07:54 PM | 1,297 Views
Runways clear still needs a little fill and pat down but ok for bigger planes new pictures showing views where and how big deck is and how far runway is. A little windy today almost to windy for a fire. But is a little cold out and the fire feels good. But would be warmer if I was not wearing shorts. Don,t know how many times seen guy at store in shorts cold out and I made fun of. All were out back on deck last night watching me fly night vapor. Which I flew all around field almost to road even.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 20, 2016 @ 05:08 AM | 1,543 Views
Still some windy days for my micro's but getting some night flying in and its better than nothing. Wind going down each day should get some micro flying in the day time soon.
parkzone night vipor night flying 04-19-2016 (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 19, 2016 @ 05:23 AM | 1,349 Views
No wind and warm no bugs tonight and a easy flight after charge up. Step out the front door to the street and go flying. No loops no super fast plane just nice easy flying. The night vapor is just perfect for this. Like getting out 2 nights been many days of wind between flight these days where in years before almost every night I would fly. Not my 3 am flight but around 10 pm was just out seemed right for a flight.
Night Vapor Flying under the street light (7 min 17 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 16, 2016 @ 06:30 PM | 1,212 Views
Kathryn and I driving her rc toy truck out front. Learning to control coming and going a going throw a turn. She did well even with it going around her most time. She getting good with plane simulator and now rc truck ready for planes this summer. Going to start her out on my duet than a champ. Already got them and I fly them now the duet is not new but still flying. I like the way it helps you fly unless you have winds coming and going acts like no power somtimes unless you get turned into wind than it adjust the power.
My eight year old learning RC Driving (1 min 53 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 15, 2016 @ 09:13 PM | 1,476 Views
Repaired and tested from where its battery burn up in charger. I could not get a new battery to plug in any more or see why it had a fire when plugged into charger. Turns out the plug from battery had stayed in plane plug. And it was bear wires that had hit the charger. He got plug out with needle and new battery plane works fine. Must now use one of many 1 s battery chargers I got around. But the battery now powers and runs the plane. I was about to go get a new duet today and use this one for parts. The spinners are off but other than that plane looks and flys great after many bad landings or wall hits in the gym. The control works for flying the plane just not charging anymore.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:11 PM | 2,149 Views
Got a log burning and the night vapor flying. No wind but what the fire seems to be making. Plane took a few dives when it got near the fire but made a nice landing under the fir pit looks like its flying right into the fire. The night vapor be flow with wheels off have not repaired them from bad landing on the street yet. A few bugs were mssing with my hands and face a few times. Also the battery's on the radio had to be changed I had put away on.
Night Flying by the fire (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 05, 2016 @ 07:05 PM | 2,028 Views
Today was doing landings in driveway. In the back of pick up front yard sidewalk to had to put planes up after a while kids were coming out to play and running by the planes. A car came by while flying the guy next door came by and talked about Smyrna hobby shop and he had some trucks and how his dogs don't like them. He asked if this was my toys, he has got boats motorcycles yo name it he's got it. The harness in the duet has got tobe replaced. The first battery for the champ was no good anymore after that 9 mmin flight last time. Charged up but would not hold a load. Motor would cut in and out at full throttle new battery and we were flying after a start charge up on it.
Champ Flying in street with cars (2 min 36 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Apr 03, 2016 @ 02:30 PM | 1,912 Views
Was going to start the the with the duet but it would light up the battery today as I plug it into the charger it got red hot and almost went to making fire. New battery's did not what to connect to plane so switch to champ Trim was off alot had to hold down on stick all the time. Between that and hight wind ended up down the block at very end. But I had been up about 9 mins which is a little to long. But did some loops and up and downs and had fun did the trimm after the flight. Should be better next flight and retriming. Need to get out more and fly more gotten weak inside on that computer. Miss my mini vapor always walked it time to walk my night vapor. Sidewalk make good runway for slow plane plus easy to get that plane out of the way.
Champ windy back yard flying (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Mar 31, 2016 @ 03:42 AM | 1,660 Views
Runway took weed eater did my 3 feet by 12 foot dirt strip. grass cut down 5 feet by 50 feet. Now for weeding and level pack in holes and level dirt. Not near done for the small planes. I sure my gamma could use now but its the only one now. Also need to put a mix to kill any grass that may want to grow there. The yard is now so clear I think the smaller planes in and out of the deck sometimes it is 8 feet and full as long as the house.
Posted by papadwight | Mar 25, 2016 @ 01:54 PM | 2,061 Views
Spring has come in a windy start. Just starting runway this week. Had back yard picked up and cleared out so I can get to my deck this year. Its 24 feet by 10 feet the house came with 8 x 10 deck had them make it a little bigger while working on house. Swings not here anymore no kids sand box or all the other toys in the way. Well start new dirt runway just past back yard so I can take off and land my planes on it and fly out to the flying field. It takes a good while this year going for 3 foot by 24 foot runway on low grass of 5 by 50 feet. Which it has got that big in the past some times started out 3 feet by 12 feet and just got bigger. A lot of cutting trimming and getting dirt level and all the roots out and no holes for the wheels to land in.
Posted by papadwight | Mar 18, 2016 @ 01:56 PM | 1,934 Views
I have a room full of cheap planes some fly some don.t some fly good to first crash than are very hard to get back in the air. I see a good model as one that still fly's after repairs and after many flights. I have most of the trainers horizon puts out. I don,t have there high price trainers but own there Duet,champ,sport cub s, a many others. I buy there planes and am happy with most of there planes. My duet 59.95 been crashed more than a little still flying strong not to bad looking still. Champs going on 3 years old all running the motors they came with. I have try a few other planes that were 39.95 to 79.95 most were great till hard landing or a crash. Thats when you learn to love your horizon Hobby planes. With this year they come out with new planes for me to buy. Planning to add 2 or 3 new models this year. Also going to replace my spacewalker and repair the one i have.
Posted by papadwight | Mar 04, 2016 @ 05:51 PM | 2,321 Views
Running my Clearview SE on windows 8 and windows 7 with my other simulators. Real l flight basic and rc desk top plus a few others. I find Clearview has some very good planes and still use it with all my others. I downloaded Clearview se for free and planes and flying fields 5 for $10.00 AT A TIME. I have a lot of planes now I like The pby being one I love to fly. For landing and take off I find the sim very good . Updated and site working just the other day..
Clearview SE on Windows 8 -03-03-2016 (6 min 15 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Mar 02, 2016 @ 01:05 PM | 1,771 Views
First lost big play room as plane room moved to small room was ok then back to playroom baby coming, Now Mother in law taking that room so my planes now stored in a corner of the bed room. The good news is I moved them saw broken tail on my cessna 182. The planes in play room have gotten more damage in the box and on tables. When they move my planes the is always damage to one or all of them. Big red tool box gone no room for it. I may get tools and the plane I going to work on Take them to the dinning room table on newspaper. Had corner done but my dx6i and dx5e were still in playroom. So the gamma 370 got to go no room. So now when getting new plane must have a place for it. So I must sell one get rid of one. Got room for 12 planes and some of my quads. Looking for new riding mower to do runway out back this year. Adjustable blade a must do grass right at runway real short than 20 feet by 40 feet about 4 inch high for soft crash landings.
night vapor flight 2 02 29 2016 (4 min 12 sec)
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Posted by papadwight | Mar 01, 2016 @ 07:57 PM | 1,808 Views
Winter indoor flying is over but got a night of no wind last night. Tonight winds of around 14mph no flying tonight. Went to hobby shop today ordered repair parts and checked out light kits. Thinking of putting lights on my spacewalker first so I have more than one plane can fly out front at night. got to have cover off for another prop shaft so good time to do lights. Spacewalker is small and well fly out front easy. Looked at new night flyers but none were under 8 oz which is my new limit for my planes. Checked out j3 cub today going to be my new plane saving up now.
Night Vapor Night Street Flying 02-29-2016 (3 min 25 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Feb 29, 2016 @ 08:34 AM | 1,872 Views
I love flying around the house with my small micro planes. I must check wind and many times plan when I am going to fly first light or last hour of light each day but I get to fly a lot. There has been a few weeks this year the wind was to bad all week. But this year I did indoor gym flying during that time. Flying around people and other planes took a while but I was doing better good by the end. I did crash a few planes indoors. There was a few times was flying the wrong plane and my went to the wall. The small planes safe aorund the house and all around me seem to be fine with me flying them.
Around The House (2 min 18 sec)
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Posted by papadwight | Feb 27, 2016 @ 10:54 AM | 2,058 Views
Took out to try my inum outside today it running a used 424 rx and using 402 tatic control with champ prop. The Champ props are 3 years old got them when got my first champ 3 years and three champs and counting never used. Two came with inum both used. This plane always seem to have more power than most of my micros than flys with less no real fast. Love the way it flys when the parts let it. Where as my ember 2 is 3 years old still flying no parts yet. And there going to stop making it. Seen a few still at hobby shops but not online so much. It prop comes off after flight but easy fix drill center a little mount deeper glue drying now. Did somemore tail repairs and adjust trim on rudder down more.
Posted by papadwight | Feb 26, 2016 @ 12:12 PM | 1,520 Views
Wind still very strong today but took my duet out to the street anyway. Went ok small crash at end battery came out plane need a little tape on the tail . Nice easy fix,I still got to stop myself from getting another plane out. I was flying out front had to stay low to get pane from blowing off. Came off ground a few times from the wing getting her. But had some fun and no more indoor flying this year. Why this plane price. Had it a while cheap to replace still flying after more than a few wreaks. Hard to keep level it jumping around a lot out there. No problem flying in small field or street. Got lots of pictures and a video of the flight.
Duet out front high wind 2 26 2016 (4 min 22 sec)

Posted by papadwight | Feb 25, 2016 @ 07:11 AM | 1,763 Views
During the flying contest the large quad made made quick work of getting doing many things easy. New rc car try out running that night. A few pictures of planes there that night, The p38 flew a little the put back up when he saw had to be flow fast each time he slowed to fly indoors it landed. So he took home a good plane not parts. The umx j3 flow a few times indoors did well and was able to fly in the gym seemed to fly better inside than the sport cub s. No more indoor flying winters over they saw but winds still hard this year. My spacewalker is needing repair again and my inum elite need prop. I like the way it flys but looking for new type prop aready got new rx and radio on it . The mini vapor was in good shape but was not let fly in contest.
New rc car rc indoors quad flying indoors (4 min 46 sec)