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Posted by MattZC | Apr 09, 2009 @ 05:45 PM | 3,665 Views
Summer is coming. Just wanted to let everyone know up here in Mi.

Matt
Posted by MattZC | Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:48 AM | 4,945 Views
Hey Guys,

These pics are probably the best I have ever seen Grand Traverse Bay [Lake Michigan]. It was so perfect, and it was like this for 3 days in a row.

~Matt
Posted by MattZC | Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:35 AM | 4,874 Views
Hey Guys,

I thought I'd post some pictures of my new 55" Extra SHP. I have 7 flights on here with almost no incident. It is truly a great plane.

~Matt
Posted by MattZC | Mar 31, 2008 @ 09:50 PM | 4,809 Views
Hello again,

I now have some inflight pictures of my Northstar. This plane turns out to be a very nice flying plane with great flight characteristics. All I can say is this thing is a blast to fly down low at full power with the engine screaming and the thing just roaring by. It's awesome!!!!!!!!


~Matt
Posted by MattZC | Feb 26, 2008 @ 09:46 AM | 9,489 Views
Hey Guys!

On Sunday, February 24, 2008, around 2:30 PM, On Higgins Lake, Roscommon County, Michigan, I started the engine on my Balsa USA Northstar that was completed a couple days before by my Grandfather. I carried it out with engine running about 100 feet or so on the frozen over lake, and then set it down on the hard packed snow {From Snowmobiles}. I taxied out about 200 more feet until I found some un-touched snow that was light and fluffy. I had in my mind then that it was just going to be taxi tests, and thats all it was for about 15 mins, throttling up and down, and then running to go get it because of the 8 MPH wind that It wouldn't turn.

I found a new patch of snow, and asked my Grandfather if I should take off. He told me "You have to do it sometime, so why not now?" I checked all the controls again, and then advanced the throttle to half, and then to 3/4. The Northstar picked up speed and then after about 80ft and crossing out of the good snow into the rough track, it pulled off nicely and started to roll right and down. Instead of reacting with lots of up and left at low altitude and low speed, I let it bounce once more and throttled up to full before it pulled up and shot into the sky. Once in the air all it needed was two clicks of left trim. No Joke. It might of needed some down also but it was flying fine. I did probable 4 or 5 laps, and then a roll, which was surprisingly slow for how twitchy it felt just flying around. In the air it was...Continue Reading
Posted by MattZC | Jun 18, 2007 @ 09:24 AM | 5,653 Views
I Bring Good and Bad News


BF-110 is cracked up,

And My Solent plans arrived!

I will also post my water flying sight!


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Posted by MattZC | Jun 18, 2007 @ 12:34 AM | 5,801 Views
Hello Everyone!

I have a BUNCH of pictures from the latest outing to my grandparents house, and I will post them here now!

Enjoy!

I am sorry for the confusion.... The KMP P-38 is NOT mine. It is owned by my great uncle who is on RCG. DC-3 and 1/4 Scale cub are NOT mine also. A lot of my pictures include planes that I do not own. I am sorry for the inconvenience....Continue Reading
Posted by MattZC | Jan 11, 2007 @ 10:48 PM | 5,586 Views
I JUST SMASHED THE NOSE ON MY BRAND NEW FOMOJO FROM BILLY HELL RC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


......I need to rebuild 2 things.......my plane, and my mind..........


Matt
Posted by MattZC | Sep 16, 2006 @ 07:53 AM | 6,909 Views
So on thursday I finnished my Animal 3D by Nikitis aircraft and I brought it to school on friday to maby fly it in the 3/4 size soccer feild. It was perfect conditions. Calm and clear. I knew I had to give it a go. I brought it out at lunch and pluged in the battery and did my preflight. Everything was working normal. I powered it up to full and it lept out of my hand and shot upward like a rocket! I knew I had a amazing plane under my thumbs i flew it around for a little bit, rice axial rolls, very tight loops, nothing special, then a came in for a landing. I had way to much up elivator and droped it to the ground from a bout five feet and broke the landing gear. A little foam safe ca will fix that one. I flew it again at last period and about the same thing with a better landing. When I got home I charged it up and went out to a bigger field. THat was a mistake. I got it going to fast and pulling to many gs and snaped a counter balence off on the left aliron. Went home and glued it and went out to try it again. I did another spin and this time when I pulled out I completly snaped it off. So now I wasn't to happy so I brought it home and recharded and glued and taped the aliron. Just before dusk I went out to a school yard, about the same size as the original sight and flew it there. That was the trick. The best 3D manuvers I had ever done were done at dusk at a small field. Thats about it and I'm very happy with this plane.

-Matt