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Posted by Get Real | Nov 23, 2009 @ 06:12 AM | 3,903 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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Posted by Get Real | Nov 15, 2009 @ 05:49 PM | 5,298 Views
First run with the truck. Got the mamba toned way down in the video.. lots more power available but toned it down big time when it was in the losi buggy.

Associated RC8TE Brushless First Run! (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 08, 2009 @ 12:40 AM | 3,566 Views
Foam is fun,less expensive,easier to scratch build with than balsa,can fly foamies just about anywhere. For a long time i thought of foamies as a crutch and concentrated on flying balsa almost exclusively. The goal was to eventually buy a 50cc size plane.. thats where balsa really starts to fly like foamies when it comes to the floaty parts of flying,but then your making a big commitment for just one big plane and also the transportation thing and how often will you actually get to fly it.. just stepping up to 55'' size electrics can get a bit pricey these days. For now im sticking to the foamies and i'll probally come up with more scratchbuilt stuff this winter to fly around with until spring.


The techonehobby piaget.. i probally fly the piaget more than anything else lately
Techonehobby Piaget Zipping Around In The Yard! (3 min 33 sec)


The $8.00 pink sheet of foam i flew today for the first time in months
GRX V-2 48'' Scratchbuilt 3D Foamie! (7 min 47 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Nov 02, 2009 @ 07:47 AM | 3,959 Views
Really windy on the maiden flight but the winds took a break on sunday and i was able to get a couple more flights in. Nice to fly it with out the 20+mph gusts.

Techonehobby Rainbow Calmer Wind Flying! (5 min 46 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 31, 2009 @ 08:10 PM | 4,013 Views
Weather has been rain and really windy all week. Got this plane monday,finally the weekend and time to get the maiden flight in... windy as usual. Got one flight in,13 oz plane and wind gusting over 20mph at times made it difficult to really feel it out but it flew nice and should be a lot more fun on a calmer day.

Techonehobby Rainbow Windy Maiden! (7 min 6 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 25, 2009 @ 12:53 PM | 3,491 Views
Video of the new traxxas slash 4x4 during the traxxas demo at the show.

Traxxas Slash 4x4 Demo At I Hobby 2009 (5 min 33 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 25, 2009 @ 03:49 AM | 3,372 Views
Just some video from thursday night practice.. It was fun clearing the triple with a Traxxas slash .

Leisure Hours Raceway 9-24-2009 (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 20, 2009 @ 05:14 PM | 3,470 Views
Went and checked out some rc car bashing in berwyn(i havent been to berwyn in about 10 years),some of the guys from bigsquidrc.com were at a forest preserve with ramps busting out jumps and had a slash demolition derby session . A first for me was seeing a hawk go after a rc car.. had them go after my planes before but never seen one go after a rc car . Ive bumped into these dudes here and there at local shops and events,on the bigsquidrc site the slogan is ''For Bashers By Bashers'' and they definitely bash with there rc cars .

Traxxas Slash Demolition Derby ! (3 min 56 sec)


''Bashing'' In Berwyn (4 min 39 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Sep 13, 2009 @ 12:49 PM | 3,602 Views
There were hpi bajas and a 5t out at the track this weekend. There huge cars compared to 8th scale buggies.. weigh around 30lbs . Was cool to see these huge cars run in person for the first time .

Leisure Hours Raceway Baja 5t (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 02, 2009 @ 02:05 PM | 3,217 Views
Winters coming and flyings gonna slow down quite a bit. Went to the track to get a little practice and see how the cars handle after bashing around on the street(they need work),only got one race with the slash last winter before some changes put racing on hold for most of the year. Im giving the hellfire to a bud so less cars to maintain and more set up can go into the slash and eight. Id like to become competitive again with the cars but its fun just racing and starting the learning process again.

Leisure Hours Raceway Slash Practice (5 min 32 sec)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDIqV...e=channel_page
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2009 @ 02:04 AM | 3,340 Views
Offroad buggies are fun to zip around with.. but there more fun to fly through the air. Took the traxxas slash and losi eight to the woods to do some jumps.

Slash Bashing In The Woods (2 min 50 sec)


Brushless Losi Eight Jumping In The Woods (3 min 3 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Aug 19, 2009 @ 02:19 AM | 3,472 Views
The trees helped block the wind.

Techone Piaget Park Flying (8 min 5 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 17, 2009 @ 08:15 AM | 3,088 Views
Calm air at night.. windy as hell during the day. This plane rocks,inexpensive.. can plow it into the ground and laugh and it keeps on flying . This is one plane id replace with another one if for some reason i managed to destroy it .

Techone Piaget Night And Day Flying! (8 min 6 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 22, 2009 @ 04:07 AM | 3,155 Views
Someone made a comment to land the piaget in the truck.. well i said id try it,just picked a really windy day to do it though with such a light plane .

Techone Piaget Landing In Truck (0 min 55 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 22, 2009 @ 03:58 AM | 2,923 Views
Got the car used a couple weeks ago as a roller,got the conversion and bolted in some major brushless horsepower .

Losi Eight E Brushless! (4 min 48 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 17, 2009 @ 09:11 PM | 3,053 Views
Got a couple flights on the vyper today,made some changes to get it more to my liking for 3d and messed around low a little,does pattern type flying great and thats what i did with it mostly on the first couple flights earlier this week. The torque 2814-820 is going in it tonight and if the weathers any better than the first couple times flying i should be able to really get a feel for it overall. The right aileron servo has seen better days and effects the slow low flying quite a bit but some new gears will get that sorted out. Someone made the comment that i should land the piaget in the truck . Well we'll see if i did in the video .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxc_M...e=channel_page
Posted by Get Real | Jul 17, 2009 @ 02:52 PM | 3,247 Views
Picked this car up used a couple weeks ago,needed some work but got it at a really good price so didnt mind going over it and replacing some small parts. Ran it nitro ONCE.. Since late last year when i was at the track and seen the 8th scale electric buggys run ive wanted one. I finally have one now . Lots of power,quiet,no tuning for temps etc.. just put the pack in and go,might upgrade the gear to a truggy as well. The mamba monster system was well worth the money.. versitile and can run on plenty of cell counts.. even on 4s it has tons of power. Got the gear yesterday and redid the car brushless and took it out for a quick test spin (theres some video of my brushless slash in there to) .

Losi Eight Mamba Monster Brushless 4s First Run 7-17-2009 (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 15, 2009 @ 01:11 AM | 2,786 Views
Put the vyper together and flew it the next day,im off but the areas where i usually fly people are working and its busy with traffic etc and its a pain dodging cars or looking over your shoulder all the time and trying to fly a plane. Really wanted to get some stick time on the vyper so took it out and looked for someplace to fly.. ended up at the cornfield(usually just cars to deal with there during the week). It cuts lines like the aspera but can 3d as well,it was bit windy,i was a bit tired and not feeling well.. 3 hours sleep maybe on top of everything else but my zippys being delievered were worth waking up early . Still dialing it in,really liked its pattern qaulitys though and will try more 3d moves next time out with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybTvY...e=channel_page
Posted by Get Real | Jul 13, 2009 @ 07:06 AM | 2,578 Views
Got a little flying in,no bbq though . My vyper should get here later today so that will make up for the lack of bbq . Man i wish i had some bbq now,i might have to go to famous daves after the vyper gets here,i could go for some brisket,ribs,and pulled pork,bbq rocks. If i did covering id make a bbq plane,hooters rocks and they have bbq.. a bbq hooters plane. Bbq and babes rock. I better take some meat out of the freezer for later today.. then i can assemble my vyper and have bbq without leaving. Wish i had some bbq now,i have to start freezing bbq food so i can just throw it in the microwave.. fresh bbq is best though. Ok im gonna make something to eat.. it wont be bbq though . Maybe if i watch bbq on youtube while i eat some vile non bbq my stomach wont know the differance? Would be cool to sell my house and buy a field and have a bbq shack at the field,if i ran the ama all flying fields would require onsite bbq.. if there was no bbq on hand no one could fly until there was bbq ready to serve. Id probally fly at ama fields a lot if they had bbq .

Flying 7-12-2009 (7 min 51 sec)