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Posted by papadwight | Jul 22, 2015 @ 03:42 AM | 1,130 Views
I have had a small dirt runway in my back yard for a few years now. It has not always gone well keeping grass off the runway keeping it level no old grass or roots to hit the tires of the plane. Knocking off many landing gear off a small biplane over and over. Other than the fun cub or super cub with big wheels or a large plane with large wheels whats out there. After watching many seaplanes or other pusher planes with lots of power taking off grass with no wheel's. Taking a 20 inch lawn mower and cutting the grass low for a seaplane is not hard to do. There are some seaplanes that have the power to push a lot of grass. Me I like the PBY two engines lots of power can do tricks , but a big planes and most of my planes are 30 inch or under most around 22 inch to 24 inch but there so small and light they fly out my hand and in a stall landing are going so slow I can land them in grass. It don't look good but the planes are ok needing no repairs....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Jul 14, 2015 @ 09:03 PM | 1,158 Views
Well with all my old simulators it was just easy to run Window's XP. The commodore 64 programs and old flight simulator's ran great on them. This week windows Xp computors are crashing online. Many update's to programs don't work or make them non working programs. After getting a computor running 2 or 3 time's its time to stop spending hours getting it back running. My laptop I replaced with a windows 8 unit and my desk top with a wndows 7 unit this week. So far I have commodore working on the laptop unit and now clearview S.E. on the windows 7 desktop. Found most of my planes and put them back on. Could have stayed with xp unit if it was never online....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Jul 11, 2015 @ 05:43 PM | 1,257 Views
Well when your flying that night vapor late at night every now and than a car comes. You don't want to crash but you must always leave room for them to go by. Most times I move the plane over the grass a good distance from want ever car is near. Some times they stop and look at the night vapor and the lites on the plane. Never has a driver said anything bad to me about the plane or flying there late at night. Some picture I look near the car, but at no time am I or the plane within 30 feet of a car. I fly away from the car and keep the plane away. I have seen want a quick wind can do to this lite plane. I do this so I can keep flying here and I take video and than get pictures from that.
Posted by papadwight | Jul 05, 2015 @ 11:06 PM | 1,294 Views
Thank you to fine men and women who work so hard to keep us safe.
Posted by papadwight | Jul 02, 2015 @ 06:40 AM | 1,008 Views
Knowing today at what times the wind well be micro safe for me my planes with my skill level. I may do weather over kill checking 3 web sites and 3 other ways to see wind speed. I fly light micro planes so I what 5 mph or under winds. Flying most years at sun rise and sun site when the wind is not fast most day's, This year strong winds many days. I use a chart by usairnet. com for a chart showing what wind should be at what times each day. I use the weather underground which has live wifi weather station all over the country. They have one with in a 1/2 mile on each side of me for a live real reading. I have some old plane transmitter with a ribbon on it if the wind blows the ribbon up no flying. I have a flag mount out back if its flying hard no flying. And I go out front and back to feel wind on my face. Even with all this I well be up flying and strong winds well come up some time's. My night flying has no wind most nights a few hours after dark.
Posted by papadwight | Jun 26, 2015 @ 06:05 PM | 1,382 Views
Flying and getting pictures of that plane flying harder than you think. Trying not to crash but having plane in the picture and being able to see that micro. I have a way a little work but it works. I take a sony camera put on video by setting the camera on a table maybe on a box on the table. Than get the plane ready and charge battery when plane is ready I put it down and turn on the camera. Now all i got to do is fly in the camera view. Than I load the video on my laptop and play with Vlc player which can take a picture a any time during video play. Than I corp the picture with the program that came wit camera. This lets the cropped picture be seen by picsa 3 than I edit each picture. I may cut it down more or adjust the lights or darks but I have a picture of my plane flying or crashing or landing. Sounds like a lot of work but all done setting at a computer and only working on pics not trying to fly to....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Jun 22, 2015 @ 06:15 AM | 1,248 Views
My Gamma 370 flying to start not so good. I was all over the sky up and down left to right and back again. Even with the fact I had a prop saver on the plane I was going throw prop's all most every flight. I found the plane was cutting off in mid air and back on and replace the battery and plane connector's with dean connector's. This help but I was still all over learning to make small moves helped and moving the control rods in to make less movement on the tail. Some glue and tape to beef up landing gear for my hard landings on my dirt runway. I come in and stall on a 3 by 12 feet runway so I come in a little hard for your bigger plane's. There are many would not think this is a big plane, but most of my planes are micro' For a plane that took so much to fly I have never had a bad crash with it. Even before fixing the connectors if it came down in my flying field it was ok other than the landing gear being loss some. I do think this is or can be a good plane. I would now get a gamma pro and a trainer wing also a orange RX so i could dail down the plane with my dx6i.
Posted by papadwight | Jun 18, 2015 @ 06:31 AM | 1,773 Views
I have flown most of my planes with stock champ control 3 or 4 channel. There are some I keep near me as I get going I can get out there fast. My champ at full speed or faster planes I have gone past where I had control. But many small planes I fly with a champ control most of the time. Mini vapor, Night Vapor,UMX Spacewalker,Ember 2,bnf P40, bnf Spitefire, I like the control and it works well for me I have a dx5 and dx6i for them fast or large plane flights. But I have tested most of my planes with a champ control. It well bind with any bnf plane 3 or 4 channel no buttons for your safe planes, but it has hi and low rate's.
Posted by papadwight | Jun 06, 2015 @ 09:31 PM | 1,480 Views
Flying tonight with my son welling to go get the plane. I would be flying and down she would go so fast and hard. The grass was tall over the field and it was early night this time. Checking usa net for cast and two wifi weather station each one mile on the left or right side of me showing 0 wind speed. The night vapor was ok each time it crashed. Was very dark and my son was going out the field to get. But the plane easy too see lite up in the field the last time he said again I said no what if the battery comes out we well not see it than. The wind is going to be bad like this for a while I well fly again another day.
Posted by papadwight | May 27, 2015 @ 04:02 PM | 2,184 Views
I Fly micro Rc plane's most of the time. i wait to fly here when people are not out a lot. On days where people are out in numbers's i well not fly. I have found you never no want kids well do or say. If I'm flying I can't watch the kid and fly so I don,t.
I no longer have a car to take to a club. We have a car but the wife has taken to work most day's. I have seen want wind can do where you are not in control of that plane anymore. Sometimes I have shaved the plane and a few I have not. I do have a large field right at my back yard a big deck as long as my house and a dirt runway in my back yard. I also have many light slow plane's I can fly around here day or night. These are pictures of me flying around the house.
Posted by papadwight | May 15, 2015 @ 09:12 PM | 5,749 Views
Hovering and flying around the living room in the dark the led would show a wall very close but not light up the way for flying. Hitting the lights high in the room the copter fell towards the floor stopping hovering just over the floor and coming back up slow. Not from anything I had done I just push the hover button on the way down and it stopped in a few feet. Seeing this work on so cheap a toy tells me that safe and these flying helps while not perfect are getting better ever day. Just from unit's gotten a year ago. This show's in the fact I was not giving this to my sion and could do it. Jumping out side at late night flying my night out front. Now lots of indoor and night time fun.
Posted by papadwight | May 11, 2015 @ 05:40 AM | 2,540 Views
Adding another indoor flying toy with smart auto hovering 3 flight modes from easy to hard flying. 3 Channel infrared control. Led lighted for night time flying and yes it all seems to work. After owning a few helicopters this one flew easy right out the box the smart hovering worked so did the modes. This little indoor toy was 19.95 with usb or charger recharge. I had time to get the hang of it hovering all over the living room better each flight. Soon crossing the room going high and low the led shows up a gives just enough light to fly by. May invest in a better helicopter with safe soon, till than flying my indoor toy no replacement battery so fly till it bad and throw away unit but not bad for the price to have a little fun....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | May 09, 2015 @ 08:28 PM | 1,986 Views
While Kathryn no longer use's her swing. Its been in the way for as long as been flying. I used the flag to help when to fly and when not to. I well now have the deck for take off and landings. Had to come across deck before got very close to my back door. I was flying around,throw over and near the swing with my night vapor many times for fun. Would fly around and just over with my champ. But never throw i was coming in very fast because of the angle of wing I would not slow down and stall. I would come in high start the turn loss lift start falling down and level the wings as I came out of the turn and the plane would start going up. Hoping for low winds sunday to step out back trim up the runway and try out the deck.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:39 AM | 2,641 Views
Kathryn sets back and fly's FMS model Simulator doing good off into into the blue. I found the Firebird Statos and it and her fly better good. She well crash every now and than, but reloads and fly's away. She has always done well on this model. I like to see her flying her model or mini vapor its just a start. She did so well on FMS with a few planes is what made me get her a real rc plane. What about free is bad.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 16, 2015 @ 05:28 PM | 2,941 Views
Well 3 weeks getting to know Windows 8 want it well do and want for me. It well go Retro and do my commodore 64 programs and simulators on both 64 forever and a Frodo app. Free RC desk top working and flying with my logitech attack flight stick 3. Roller coaster tycoon deluxe well not play and roller coaster tycoon 3 not as good so after years of play had to stop. Opera & Google chrome all work on windows 8 so online almost the same. You must sign on this computer and it want many more pass words like I already got a book and need more people sending junk mail to my email. I am one of them guys want to see a price and your not getting my email. And if you bug me I well go somewhere else. The last new car I got I went the day all the news services were on tv saying no one can buy a new car. Took me one hour to get a brand new dodge.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 09, 2015 @ 06:41 PM | 2,790 Views
One picture of it trimmed and ready to day and old pictures of me using over the years take off and landing of champ night vapor and ember 2 gamma 370 cessna 182 have never had my fighters take off but have landed.
Posted by papadwight | Apr 08, 2015 @ 05:47 PM | 3,137 Views
Well its spring new weed eater gotten last night carb came off lawn mower and cleaned now its running cut out main path of runway. Still have to cut low grass near runway past years runway 3 x 12 feet low grass 10 by 50 feet . Dirt must be level and no grass or roots or wholes. now dirt section 3 feet by 25 feet much larger than first year's. Also land on high grass coming over runway into hill stalling just before hill. Most times fly the champ right out my hand and do a stall landing on grass. Get all this done much slower than years before. Been very windy this year so I was slow to start getting everything ready for spring flying....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Mar 30, 2015 @ 02:53 PM | 3,331 Views
Crew one, passenger one more than 10,000 built max speed 95 cruise 85 stall 38 mph. 13 gal 270 miles range ceiling 12,500 feet. Empty weight 740 lbs. Gross weight 1220 lbs. The hobbyzone Champ like like a real plane at all. You take a good look at them look very much the same. The real plane fly's like a dream. The model flys like a dream....Continue Reading
Posted by papadwight | Mar 25, 2015 @ 06:44 AM | 4,224 Views
Well I when a year still running a two xt computer's. I could not be more lost on this thing. Looks to be a salesman of nothing a price for everthing and you own nothing even after you pay for it and keep paying for it on your 100.00 a month free internet. The last time I went to a free park did not cost me anything. Trying all the free games that are not free. My son's in my room helping me every few min. May need to get another flight simulator for this one. And run a wireless radio for it maybe my Dx5 for it, has very few usb ports on it. well I did get a picture up with this post.
Posted by papadwight | Mar 20, 2015 @ 09:25 AM | 3,996 Views
Light small low wing high dihedral calm day plane. It took a little bit of time to get this plane down. Take off at 3/4 throttle than flying at 1/2 throttle or less took more than a few trimming's. Landings under some power on a no wind day. Easy to get blown away. Nice small yard plane not much room needed for a turn. Dsm2/DSMX Sprktrum plane coming in BNF and RTF both. Small box easy to carry fit's in most small car's. Easy to fly, Maybe not a trainer good 2nd or 3rd plane. You well fly it as a new guy but not level and no up and down. These things or knowing come with time and learning. I have keep it looking good over time never flying in a wind over 3 mph. It and my inum are the only planes I have not flown in the wind. A plane well worth the money and a lot of fun....Continue Reading