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Posted by papadwight | Nov 28, 2015 @ 11:24 PM | 1,179 Views
Ember 2 flying today in 6 mph winds many times it would just keep going up had to put into strong dive to keep it from flying away. A few times pushed over my head hard turn around and get it back to me. If it gets behind me in a head wind I well land ans start over far up wind. This is a true slow flying plane easy to fly or land or have fly up to the camera or over it to get some cool pictures. Wet day pick a time between rains trying to keep plane dry. 9 min flight time 10 mins charge up . I take this plane many times to fly while the oyhers charge because its charged up so fast. And a great plane to fly between others while cooling. Also a great warm up plane to fly before so hard flying....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 26, 2015 @ 06:31 AM | 904 Views
I fly small RC planes under 2 oz around the house. Things get better after you stop your panic and fly that plane. Fly around that tree trash can or land just clear of that lawn mower. Many times when I first started flying the crash was me over doing the contols. Now I just try and make that turn or fly off the curb the plane's light it well be Ok if I don't go nuts. Most times you must hit a wing on the house Which I have stop doing. I also fly in less wind where at first I would fly mid day even if its was blowing 10 or 12 mph. Now I try to hold my flying to 5 or 6 mph or fly over long grass out back when its windy. There I can make a quick stall landing over grass and just let the plane fall and its ok. I just must get the speed down before the stall just over tall grass. Now I love flying around things and many times making it very close call....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM | 1,139 Views
Cars are iced up 22 outside 3 AM just got up fell sleep about 9pm now can't sleep going flying. I don't like this cold flight was not too long and I broke wheels off again. Flew without wheels good now I got something to do repair wheels again. No wind out tonight at all I need to put lights on more planes too. I would like having more than one night flyer to fly. Maybe Santa can bring me a new night vapor this one has had a hard life. All the blood thinners I'm on make me get cold easy so shorter flight time between indoor warm up is OK. Charging in the plane room inside where it's warm....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 21, 2015 @ 10:16 PM | 1,584 Views
Well my pt17 comes home from the hobbyshop and in person the looks are great almost scared to fly it. Don't what to to every mess this plane up. Sold a few planes I never fly to get this one. I like the way the wheels mount for replacement like a champ in the past my biplanes the wheels was the first to go. I like being able to spend $5.99 ans get all new wheels that just slip on. This time I not flying it on windy days and its been windy the last few days. Taking plane to gym this week may have the hobbystore owner test fly and trim before I try it. All my biplanes in the past flew so great. And look so good in the air.
Posted by papadwight | Nov 20, 2015 @ 12:32 PM | 1,156 Views
Tape up glue rx back on my night vapor last night tail far to left repair tail rod. Its back to where the sub trim well work. This night vapor soon to need replaced but still flying. Now I know why it would just head for the deck some times the rx was not on the body any more. It may be time to order a new on this planes going on so many hard crash in the street. Fixed now maybe no flying it on a windy night. It well make a great gym plane for tues nights....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 18, 2015 @ 08:48 AM | 1,289 Views
Paid my one fee getting my Park flying AMA Lic. Well went to my first indoor flying event and boy did I fly bad. Don't know if its I fly by my seft out here or what but around people I did bad. Crashed my spacewalker bent the prop shaft. The spacwalker seemed tobe the plane in indoor flying almost all people there that had a few planes had one. The was 3d planes the champ and night vapor but A few I was not ready to see indoors but flew well by the pilots flying them. A T- 28 did very well even a large flying wing too. A few quads by some of the better pilots. A lot of champs too. The owner of family Hobby there flying and checking rc thing Told me I could get mt lic and he was a RC teacher. This was Family Hobby of Smyrna RT event for winter flying. Even the hobbyzone duet was there and did great....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:40 AM | 1,023 Views
Sport Cub S,UMX Spacewalker and Night Vapor Flying 5 feet from you door. I love these little micro planes. Step out my back door 5 feet and go flying 15 feet from weather report with wifi link's with real time winds Or 15 feet from front door street flying with street as runway. All your chargers repair parts there with you for repairs no tools to load. No finding a safe way of getting you plane there with the wings still on the plane. My repair table only feet away all my other planes put one down for repair and get another to fly. I making videos your laptop and desktop the to download safe no pack up. Yes I can not fly when a lot of kids are out side but thats Ok I can wait. Put a battery in a charger very little time to get ready. There a a few small planes charge very fast. Large field 15 feet from back door. I have let my dirt runway grow out and now go street flying....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 15, 2015 @ 05:03 PM | 1,308 Views
Put my sport cub s out in the street flyers today a little two much wind flew all day sat and sat night. Spacewalker Champ night vapor and the sport cub S all flying out front. The Sport cub S taking the slow flyer of all those planes. If it was moving it was flying, great landings easy no power needed this things like a glider. Did run into tree once but plane was ok. Decided to take it out front and taxi around but as soon as it was moving it was flying. So it did do well in very small space. But in beginner mode just would make the turn with a little rudder help in the turns. So now it too well be flow out front too not just in the field out back. Going this week and getting a pt 17 to try on front its next....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 10, 2015 @ 07:24 PM | 1,633 Views
Flying today out on the street flying my spacewalker and one of my champs slow flying out front. Showed no wind today but there was some when you got up there. There were a few time's today a lot of down and power all the way off and still took a few to start coming down. The champ would cut throw the wind but did jump real high a few times. But it was easy to fly in a small place but it well not loop in under 10 feet high like my spacewalker did many loops today over the road at about 10 feet no problem. Lots of pictures here is just a few got a video of each for you tube. Lost the windshield off my spacewalker today see if I can order a new one.
Posted by papadwight | Nov 09, 2015 @ 06:19 PM | 1,464 Views
Have not fixed the wheel on night vapor yet, so just before dark I,m taking my spacewalker out there to try before it gets dark. It did get easy to fly landing and take off went while only been flow over grass before this. Had it a while AND STILL LOOKS LIKE NEW. It has crashed but always been ok. I put a little tape on the wings when it was new and have had no problems. It likes to fly at 1/2 or lower throttle get going fast and it wants to pull up and stall and than drop the noise and do it all over, just need to be control of throttle till you get to fly level. This plane can also turn on a dime space to fly no problem. Need to put lights on this thing and make it a night flyer the weather said no wind but you could see just a little wind effects this plane.
Posted by papadwight | Nov 07, 2015 @ 09:05 PM | 1,612 Views
I flew today indoors wind better strong today . And for the record I am the worst quad or helicopter pilot there is . Not a bad micro pilot still very poor with all my flying toy's. Flying my night vapor out side in front flying over hood of car the night vapor spins around runs down to fender the wheel had caught on the cars antenna as it passed and was not going anywhere. Wheel missing that side to dark to find. Take a look in the daylight may be I can find to fix....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM | 1,296 Views
Be Safe And Have A good Day and Better Night
Posted by papadwight | Oct 29, 2015 @ 08:43 PM | 3,916 Views
Well came home with a good size outdoor quad today. Came with HD camera altitude stabilization and led 2.4 wireless controller. Free parts for a year extra prop's. 2 battery's charger a calibrating rack for setting up White Led lights to front red led in rear. Auto landing ans hover Still pictures or video in HD. The quad powers up first before the control which is not the way my planes work. Going to take me watching the video and reading the instruction manual a few times before my first flight check price today on the net only found at $20.00 MORE THAN i PAID FOR IT. Was not looking for in flight camera have a key chain unit I never even used for my micro's. Well do pictures once I fly it and get some. For A guy who was never looking to own a quad have a few now.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:49 AM | 1,501 Views Me can't sleep so lets go night flying the Night Vapor . Easy laid back flying for fun. And yes people come out to watch.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 23, 2015 @ 04:31 AM | 1,685 Views
My night vapor is just great again landing and take off on the new wheels recheck of weight with battery is under where it came. It did need a little throttle work now and than with a little wind pushing now and than. Car roof take off and landing. Even touch and go on the hood up the windshield across the roof and back into the air. The guy next door wanting to watch. Cars slowing and watching the plane moving over the yard to get out there way. Can not see all my repairs at night almost looks new and flying as well as it did when I got it. Hot glue holding motor fine seems to be OK. These battery.s are both over 2 years old as the same for the motor. My wife pulled up while flying and saw the lights on the plane and stood around to watch me fly. 2 new video of the flights on you tube to night. 3 video's...Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 21, 2015 @ 11:29 PM | 1,793 Views
Tonight after all the repair's on my night Vapor, motor remount and tape all over the wings tail skill worn off on the street. Charged up two battery's when out for a test flight. Thinking this may be it I may just need to replace this plane with a new one. It took to the sky flying very well and not needing no trim adjustment at all. Not a super long flight time like when new but a good 5 min's. I was so happy to see her back in the air. Landing and take off went well off the street. Flying t just over !/2 throttle the flight. Wish the video was better but was real dark out there. I am in the video and you can not even see me standing in the middle of the road. I had picture's of me bring the plane in after the flight and you could not see me in them. So if your careful keep the plane weight and cg right I guess you can fix most anything.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 18, 2015 @ 09:15 PM | 124,438 Views
The Vintage Aviator builds full size war planes of the first world war. Even flying the plane to see how the first aviator learned to attack bomb or shoot each other and what need change to do it. The planes are flown with or at each other. If you love vintage planes and I do or just look at history its a great place to go on the net. It's call the Vintage Aviator. Or they have one hour show on netflix that shows them working with and flying these plane's....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 15, 2015 @ 08:55 PM | 2,025 Views
I have always like having the tools for the job, And most times having more than what it takes. I get my tools for my planes some must have from hobby shop or Hobbyking. But working with foam some tools from thee cheaper guy work very well. Many came from Harbor freight or dollar tree or craft store or walmart. You just look around and see what well work well. There are a few I use the super good brand like my diagonal cutter's or Z bend pliers. My battery checker is a cheap meter you get from harbor freight on sale for $5.00. There rafter square or 36 inch plastic square work very good. I had a cheap $3.00 glue gun my wife had I went out and got a good one $40.00 and it was not for RC planes and am back to using the cheap glue gun with cracked handle. I keep a few good brand screw drivers and every kind of cheap one there is. I also use wire with some ca on for wheel stops on my small rc wheel set's I make. I also try to make mounts or rods from any thing around....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 13, 2015 @ 07:17 PM | 1,880 Views
Well I can fly my mini quad it has modes like a safe plane. I can get it trim and walk up a wall or down the sidewalk. But what I can not do is bring it back to me in wind. Every time it was up off the ground it would head down the block. Had fun but chase it all over into the flower's 2 or 3 home's down over and over. Many times in the air try to bring it back to me. It just did not have the power. Got my walking done for today. You could see are the start of the video me walking like I,m fine , than me walk like a duck nice and slow my lung's fighting for some air. Inside a REST a little nap and I'm fine but I do not like this old and sick thing. Came in and got on my oxygen maker for my nap....Continue Reading