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Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 10:20 PM | 3,348 Views
As usual it was a bit windy but i got a better feel for the katana with the lighter power set up today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwTeMp-gPiw
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 05:09 AM | 2,782 Views
With new motors coming out and lipos getting higher c ratings etc.. bigger planes flying on even smaller and lighter power systems is growing. From early on 55'' electrics were out of my pocket range do to the lipos you need to fly them and the step up in the rest of the gear you needed to. Eventually i got a couple 55'' planes and a couple 5s lipos for them,because 55s fly quite a bit nicer than smaller planes it was difficult to choose one size of plane that i could utilize the rest of my lipos with and fly all my planes without having to purchase more big expensive packs. I tryed parallel set ups on 3s and 4s 2200 packs with different motors and got some really good perfomance in the planes,depending on flying style 3s parallel packs with the right kv motor is probally plenty for a lot of pilots but ballistic rocks with high power set ups to. Ive flown the 55s on modest power levels and really powerful set ups,today i flew the kat on a 2100 4s 20c pack with a 45 amp esc with an extra heatsink and the torque 2814/820 motor with a 13x6.5 and some throttle managment . This is pushing the power set up a bit but it flew the kat ok,not ballistic put plenty of power to fly around and do basic aerobatics or sport fly.

This was the first time flying the kat with this gear,the radio settings were off a little and it needed to be trimmed as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoUjKD2J3k
Posted by Get Real | Aug 18, 2008 @ 01:18 AM | 3,291 Views
Drifted a little in the wind.. had to laugh but that was close .

Extra 300 SR Fun On 3s 8-17-2008 (6 min 55 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 16, 2008 @ 11:17 PM | 2,845 Views
Ive noticed theres a few blogs with items for sale.. so why not mine .

This summers been one of the rougher ones on the hobby budget so ive been selling some of my gear and planes. Income tax only comes once a year and i have some plans for future purchases so heres some items i have for sale.

1. Team Losi XXX-NT Sport with OS .18 Motor rtr with spare parts.
$150.00 with shipping,has normal wear and tear,the motor has less than a gallon through it.

2. 3DHobbyShop 55'' Katana airframe $75.00 Local Pick up only(illinois).
Plenty of wear and tear,good flying condition,set up for single elevator servo with aluminum joiner or could be set up with dual tail servos easily.

Send a pm if interested in either.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 10, 2008 @ 06:33 AM | 2,805 Views
Except for the light rain and bugs it was very peaceful and great to fly in pretty calm air. No birds were harmed,the full scale plane flying by i wasnt even close to either . Took up the sr and the trex 450,the trex is almost dialed in and just gets better each time out,the new gyro and servo really helps and its been nice to start doing some basic 3D stuff with it this year.

Extra SR Relaxed Flying 8-9-2008 (4 min 17 sec)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Vw2kg-qYo


This is an old video i re edited.. kind of silly but it was my first time hovering inside the house .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZkuAOs5PFI
Posted by Get Real | Aug 02, 2008 @ 10:29 PM | 2,913 Views
Tryed something different for mounting cowls thats simple and looks clean without screws to hold it on.. just some 3m doublesided tape and it held of fine today. Heres some video of the flights.

You Can Click The Title On the embedded player and go to the video on youtube and select Watch In High Qaulity for better video qaulity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijL6UI1aXSI