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Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2010 @ 08:10 PM | 3,275 Views
Awesome facility with food and plenty to do,will have to check out the climbing area and maybe paintball to next time. Plenty of room for flying and watching,looking forward to up coming events.

A couple of the demo's.
Seth Arnold Pilot Maximus Demo (2 min 27 sec)


Jason Roccasalva Pilot Maximus Heli Demo (3 min 36 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Mar 05, 2010 @ 11:52 AM | 3,284 Views
Been thinking about trying jets for quite a while,been interested in a few.. the parkzone habu would be simple and fun,been looking at the hobby-lobby eurofighter.. its bigger and it has all the bells and whistles already installed like bump absorbing style retracts and nav lights.. would make for a cool camera plane as well. Way back i was looking at the flyfly hobby jets to.. especially the big bae hawk and the mb 339,heres a couple vids i really like from flyflyhobbys youtube page .

Now this one looks like fun!
MB339 (3 min 17 sec)

The hawk would rock with nav lights and a onboard camera as well.
Fly Fly Hawk with 6 cells (3 min 46 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Mar 04, 2010 @ 09:06 PM | 3,168 Views
Nice to get a little flying in,spring is getting closer.

Techone Rainbow.. It Didnt Flex And Crash! (8 min 29 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 01, 2010 @ 12:21 PM | 2,885 Views
Heres some info and video.

Pilot Maximus March 7th will be the first event at the Hidden Cove Sportplex in Bourbonnais, IL less than an hour south of Chicago. Go to www.pilotmaximus.com for details.

Pilot Maximus Promo Video (4 min 56 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 11, 2010 @ 08:36 AM | 3,376 Views
I seen a blackhawk do this once in a video... didnt work out quite as well. Some wild flying but i doubt id try it with a fullscale heli.. maybe trimming weeds but not tree tops.

500 abuse (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 10, 2010 @ 07:12 AM | 5,133 Views
The motor is slightly modified... Looks like a lot of fun.

Franklin Airshow Piper Comedy Flight (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 10, 2010 @ 03:00 AM | 3,222 Views
Remember when you were a young child.. you probally questioned everything. As an adult we have a greater understanding of how things work and we rarely ask WHY anymore,why? but why? why is that? how come? why?

The internet.. we have more ways to communicate and ask questions than ever.

Just something to think about if you have questions in the forums. I have some questions about the industry as a whole as well as marketing.

Back to the forums and listening to tunes.. I like a lot of different music... been listening to these dudes lately. Lots of my favorite music is 70s stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA__x4QXM9c
Posted by Get Real | Jan 30, 2010 @ 11:47 PM | 3,076 Views
Went to e-fest today,didnt notice much new. Seen the e-flite blade sr.. pretty cool,might get one of those for the yard. The spectator walkway was packed with people and some vendors and looked like a really good turn out this year.
Posted by Get Real | Jan 25, 2010 @ 04:08 AM | 3,574 Views
Art-tech manufactures a lot of rtf planes and helis.. heres a look at there factory. Would be cool to see more videos like these. Ive seen smaller factory videos of some really nice composite jets as well. Many probally have seen aligns factory video as well as extreme flights and others. Would be cool to visit sometime and take a tour of all of them one day.

ART-TECH OEM MODELS - AERORCTV Exclusive - By DGC Media IN BAOAN - (5 min 35 sec)

ART-TECH Helicopters - AERORCTV Exclusive - DGC Media - HOW TheY.. Make Your High Quality R/C Helicopters (5 min 24 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jan 23, 2010 @ 11:55 PM | 3,236 Views
Theres so much talent on youtube,people share the hobby,sports,music and all kinds of helpful videos for learning arts,crafts,building stuff.. you name it theres a video on youtube to teach others. When it comes to music.. if you were to compare instruments to rc flying the drums would be like flying helis.. this chick rocks.

Slower
Slipknot-Psychosocial (drum cover) by Salin (4 min 42 sec)

Faster
System of a Down-B.Y.O.B. (drum cover) by Salin Gas (4 min 13 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jan 17, 2010 @ 02:21 AM | 3,293 Views
Posted by Get Real | Jan 10, 2010 @ 03:04 AM | 6,575 Views
Went to the track to beat the cold winter weather and snow. The truck is durable and it took some hard hits during the couple of quick runs i had time for. A few other guys showed up with the rtr versions to so soon there should be a class at the local track filled with the new slash 4x4s.

Traxxas Slash 4x4 Platinum Edition (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 06, 2010 @ 07:32 AM | 5,092 Views
Got it yesterday,heres a couple pics. Should have some video by the weekend.. the original slash rocked but this one is gonna rock even more.
Posted by Get Real | Jan 03, 2010 @ 09:45 AM | 3,646 Views
Looking forward to a slash 4x4 class soon. Cant beat these trucks for fun,low cost racing and there fun to watch go around a track to. Id really like to see a larger slash one day with 1/8 scale electric power and based off current truggy class dimensions with a larger body.. A super slash. Until then im just waiting for the slash 4x4 platinum edition to make it to the hobby shops.

Leisure Hours Raceway Traxxas Slash Spec Class 1-2-2010 (6 min 49 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 31, 2009 @ 08:39 PM | 3,311 Views
Did some grillin and decided to get a quick flight in while the food was cooking. Numb thumbs but got to do some kind of flying until spring gets here. Really thinking about a mini heli for the yard,been looking at the e-flite bnf cx3 and it should be able to haul a 1oz cam around to for some ap and video,ive had a light kit for probally over a year that would really jazz it up to from a big heli scale fuselage that was wrecked that someone gave me, just need to shorten the wires for the lights. I could always cut some foam and make another hover craft type deal.. been wanting to do that for a while with some of the plane gear i have sitting around collecting dust and the lights would jazz that up to.

Techonehobby Rainbow In The Backyard Snow (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 27, 2009 @ 03:51 PM | 3,264 Views
Havent flown for a while and finally got out to do some flying and get some onboard video. Plenty of snow on everything and it was a bit chilly out but had fun flying around the trees.

Winter Flying After Almost A Two Month Break! (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 14, 2009 @ 04:58 AM | 3,890 Views
Posted by Get Real | Dec 14, 2009 @ 12:24 AM | 3,870 Views
With winter here in the midwest unless your part polar bear there isnt to much flying going on. Grillin slows down quite a bit as well but i'll get some flying in and some grillin during the winter. Theres some projects to get finished,need to chop some wood to keep a nice warm fire going while in the yard with the grill in freezing temps,foam to be cut for planes as well. The gas grill needs some work,with the poor flying weather it opens up a lot of time for doing other things like more cooking. Something ive been working on lately is a really good pizza for under $4.00.. a deep dish pizza on top of that no less! Just about everybody likes pizza.. originally pizza was a crust with leftovers thrown on top for toppings,its much more modernized now with the stables being crust,cheese and sauce. Theirs all kinds of twists,styles and ingredients not to mention the way its cooked now. As much as i like the napoli style of pizza.. deep dish pizza rocks to. Plenty of other favorites to cook and new styles and recipes as well. Already getting hungry for some bbq... have to pick up plenty of charcoal to keep the grill going this winter.
Posted by Get Real | Dec 06, 2009 @ 09:03 PM | 3,955 Views
I was in the area and stopped by to check out the races. The final mains were running and i snapped some quick pics in the pits and got some video of the sportman truggy a main(this main was running when i got there) and buggy a main was after that,i'll post the videos later.

Sportsman Truggie

LEISURE HOURS RACEWAY Nitro State Champs (8 min 2 sec)


Start of buggy A-Main

LEISURE HOURS RACEWAY Nitro State Champs Start Of Buggy A-Main (2 min 37 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Nov 23, 2009 @ 06:12 AM | 3,890 Views
Ive thought about this for some time,today while checking out storm chasers on the discovery channel on youtube it looks like someones finally trying it. I enjoy the shows but thought the deploying of the probes was just to random. Im sure many will see the cons of using an rc plane to get footage as well as the risks but the chances of success will be much higher if they can enter the tornado rather than hope it goes in the right path and data and video are logged on a ground probe. Looking forward to seeing more on this one.

Heres some of the footage i found so far on this project.

Aerial Attack (1 min 57 sec)


TornadoVideos.net - Radiance field project - Day 1 (3 min 29 sec)
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