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Posted by papadwight | Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:12 AM | 1,520 Views
I am a backyard fly guy and fly around my home out back out front inside or out. i was not so good 12 months ago a a very small runway out back. My little planes did fine my bigger plane bent wheels. Soon my big planes were field or park planes and my planes under 2 oz and 24 inch wings were house and back yard planes'. This has worked well for me , It has been safe and most times and only took a few rules. No kids out near my flying, if there out I am in. Many times flying my night vapor at 3 am. No wind no people so much fun ....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Dec 31, 2014 @ 07:17 PM | 2,888 Views
Bad weather today so a little picture fun. FOUND ALL OF THE QUAD STILL WORKING FINE
Posted by papadwight | Dec 29, 2014 @ 06:13 AM | 2,670 Views
Yes I use this transmitter all the time, yes it has limit's but I have learned to fly with it too. Sometimes for testing sometimes down the street. And yes I have a DX6i and DX5 radio. I like this little radio it binds with most BNF micro's. I do try to fly at no more than 100 feet at 200 feet away, or at 200 feet no more than 100 feet away. I do use my dx6i if I flying one of my champs far fast and high at a large field. Most of my planes that are spektrum have been up at one time with a champ RTF control. The tramsmitter I use all the time with night vapor or mini vapor or any small plane. 3 or 4 channel it seems to work fine. I have 4 of these radio's and never wanted to sale any of them. They fit in the box and I love having a plane and control and charger in a box to go.
Posted by papadwight | Dec 24, 2014 @ 01:18 PM | 2,869 Views
My C 64 commodore still flying and singing Merry Christmas to all.
Posted by papadwight | Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:47 PM | 3,050 Views
Hope for a Happy Holiday's for all.
Posted by papadwight | Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:20 PM | 3,319 Views
Surgery Friday morning Home the next day and flying Sunday night. Went in for my long waited heart surgery. First thing I ask the doctor was I'm I alive. He said yes your alive it went well and your change's are much better now for a much longer life if you take care of your self this time. Not to rush but , Its time for some outside flying and a little fun. No wind tonight and my night vapor keeps me near the house. And I can try my new camera. Its great to be alive flying again.
Posted by papadwight | Nov 14, 2014 @ 08:03 AM | 4,102 Views
My simulator's have simulators letting me run many computer type's simulator. From a Pet 2001 to a plus 4 commodore to a Amiga 1000 to 500 plus from 1983 flight simulators till one running Windows 8. I can ride a a space ship to fly a plane. Play golf or sail a ship or even missile command them old time games. From a 8 bit search to storing disk of games on the Cloud. Talking on the telnet BBS to talking or downloading disk on commodore server. Or going on line on my Wifi on a real commodore 64 c. On my laptop I carry over 200 commodore disk images each with 5 to 9 games or simulators. My 64 forever or amiga forever simulators running commodore programs on a IBM, Or running as one of my many computer systems or types....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 07, 2014 @ 05:09 PM | 4,375 Views
Went to get some new movie's last night. I am always buying plane movies and book,s. Beside's my RC planes are not toy's it's windy today I am watching...Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Nov 02, 2014 @ 08:26 PM | 4,939 Views
Adding tape to spacewalker wing's, New wheels for the champ. At last crash into my home wall the wheels did not come down. And I could never find the on the ground around the house. The wind got her the day, had hit house at full speed high almost at the roof. small amount of wing damage but I have a new one and a new tail for the champ in stock. Have not put any reinforcement tape on the wings os my umx sport cub yet. Have not seen anyone talk about it needing it yet.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 27, 2014 @ 01:15 AM | 4,387 Views
So much wind these past day's, Bring out the night plane and try to get a few good picture's. After 5 am but still dark. Still flying after some major repair,s. After edit on 40 picture's maybe 9 good ones so here's 4.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 21, 2014 @ 01:35 AM | 4,338 Views
Many times I don't buy the newest thing out. I wait and see how it work's, them to get the bug's out. Or the price to come down where its a deal. I don't think my phone needs to think for me or my car can park itself. We just had a rental car for 2 weeks I got to where I could use the controls good and it was time to get my car back from the body shop. When that rental car gets old nothing,s going to work. Your going to have no heat, no wiper's and no defrost. Your not going to want anybody you love driving that car. I am a retired auto tech and I can't help thinking that some day that cars going to park at 70 mph going down 24 and that phone well say sorry your out of luck. But now there's a plane my size in my price range I can fly in my back yard. It's 4 channel and has 3 flight mode's and my old self can just push a button and be safe. So this time there was no waiting and I had to have it....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 11, 2014 @ 06:12 PM | 4,248 Views
When I started flying A $2.00 outlaw from a yard sale air hog plane and a cox cruiser. The outlaw I could not keep in the air, The cox never flew till I made it a control line plane. The Air hog I could fly or crash some. My son who is not a RC plane pilot could fly the air hog and the outlaw for better good flights. The Champ mini vapor, night Vapor and Ember 2 I flew better good . The fleet I was building and flying some flew fine some crashed fine. I found building them easy getting to fly well hard. I liked the plane's under 30 inch because of where I fly. Around the house in the house the street. The small planes were much less to make the people around me mad. And have never had anybody do anything but look with a happy face. I did learn many kids come right up to you or the plane. so I only fly when there not out. Now days I don't pick a new plane by 3 or 4 channel but if it fly's where I want well. There's nobody out there but me. So I have want I call the planes I fly most day's,. And there's my 2 new planes now that I know what I what.
Posted by papadwight | Oct 04, 2014 @ 12:58 PM | 5,119 Views
To many planes, no room to work. Love the new planes may get some of my bigger planes gone. When I had a plane room 14 feet by 20 was also a store room. Most of my tool's taken out never put back. Now to find them all over the house the yard. I guess many people don't respect others things anymore. I always worked for what I got and fixed built or saved up for what ever I what or well ever need. They put things on some of my planes. You can not do this to micro's lucky most are in a box safe. Now to find room to check them out or working on the dinning room table. No room for most of my home built's now, trying to find a safe place. I had all the right tools too and of some things and don't see one. come home new planes been windy or storming maybe one flight each. Still working on getting every thing working on the umx sport cub. my flight was in some mode it flow and came down still working. Now every time want a new plane must sell one or trash it for parts. When I check the weather get it from two station a 1/2 mile each way and usanet....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Oct 01, 2014 @ 09:47 PM | 4,789 Views
But my 02 level would not let me go out. I take Spirva, Advair and proair for lungs which I needed today. Wind was not strong good day for micro's. and I sat hook to my 02 maker. My local hobby shop must have the new UMX sport cub in it is all over there web site. I well make a trip thursday to get one. If my 02 gets low my carbon level is to high to my brain. Plus as I try to get air my heart go's nut's which make's it bad. You must learn to keep your head and calm down or you well black out. Can't wait to get the little sport cub looks like my kind of plane.
Posted by papadwight | Sep 26, 2014 @ 02:41 PM | 4,674 Views
Off to Hobby Shop in Smyrna,Tn Thursday. Picked one up, ordered one, thinking about another. Spacewalker is in the fleet and had first flight. Must be flown when there's no wind. Nice so flyer lot of diehedral on the wing makes it very easy to control. This cool weather can go out without O2 tanks with me. Got some pictures of the new plane after set down. Did my stall landing over grass and plane was OK. Thinking about a UMX radian with AS3X to fly from 0 to 12mph wind days. Watch a few video's of it being flow in the wind. That way my Champs and spacewalker well be safe on windy days.
Posted by papadwight | Sep 22, 2014 @ 04:56 AM | 4,878 Views
Sleep with 02 at night, must stay in AC when above 90 or I must take o2 with me. So I do more flying in cool weather. Off to hobby shop to order new planes spacewalker was in stock paid going price as if I order but walk in and out with it. Was getting this plane and a unx sport cub but horizon already got on back order. With my love of the champ and keeping a few flying all the time. A new one for tricks and old one for windy days always need parts. Keep new wings and tails here at all time's. Still thinking about a archer love the looks but I fly my micros around the house a lot more. And already got many big planes don't get flown much. With my lungs must watch my carbon level each day.
Posted by papadwight | Sep 11, 2014 @ 02:11 PM | 5,368 Views
One of the pictures of the past can't even see the Champ in middle of picture, but looks like plane coming out of vortext in the sky. I just saved the picture and never used it. Is a cool picture, To much sunlite hitting the lens. I had some cazy video's from sun lite hitting the lens.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 26, 2014 @ 06:15 PM | 4,921 Views
Loop Crazy Champ (1 min 4 sec)
Just me testing putting a small video in. Some Bad video of my Champ flying in a hard wind with a crash after last loop. Ran out of sky.
Posted by papadwight | Aug 16, 2014 @ 02:04 PM | 5,420 Views
So I having a real hard time flying my quad. I not the best 4 channel pilot but I do it. And with my Champs I fly like I can do anything. So why am I not getting better at this toy. I got a blade runner quad for a present and I do hover it and fly slow. My son who is not a plane pilot can fly it all over the sky. Reading the manual I real big on. Some times I well read a whole manual to help on a plane I don't even have. So how did I miss this. Checking other quads I went to bind and fly that would work with my dx6i. Down loaded manual and it fly's like my planes but the quad I have now go's the other way. It took me weeks getting my thumps to work with a plane coming and going. So me flying this Quad right after flying my planes has only been hard. Thinking maybe i need to replace my quad with a BNF model with safe that fly's more like my planes. And give this one away.