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Posted by Get Real | Feb 25, 2009 @ 07:43 PM | 2,348 Views
Went to look at a new vehicle that can carry a bigger plane today .

Posted by Get Real | Feb 09, 2009 @ 12:44 AM | 2,532 Views
Spring is getting close.. 40 degrees today . Flew a couple packs in my slick and when i got home i got the grill going and decided to fly the piaget in the yard while the grill was warming up.

Techonehobby Piaget Backyard Flying 2-8-2009 (5 min 55 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 22, 2009 @ 03:24 AM | 2,668 Views
This would be so much more fun if it wasnt freezing out.

TechOneHobby Piaget Quick Night Flight 1-17-2009 (4 min 18 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 19, 2009 @ 03:59 AM | 2,366 Views
It happens,lose orientation,pull a connector loose,mechanical problem or what ever.. its always fun to watch .

The Crash Compilation! (3 min 44 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 18, 2009 @ 12:05 AM | 2,223 Views
Its epp so let the testing begin.. to cold outside so what the heck .

TechOneHobby.com Piaget EPP Plane (1 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 11, 2009 @ 08:43 PM | 4,537 Views
Been 2 months since ive flown.. this freezin winter stuff isnt fun. Got a little epp plane this weekend and figured i could brave the frigid temps for a maiden.. 14 degrees gets your hands cold fast. This was my first flight for 2009.. cant wait for spring to get here(thumbs are rusty). Need to adjust expo but the plane flew fine despite the cold crappy weather.

Video From The Park Brrrrrrrrrrr .

Techonehobby Piaget EPP Maiden 1-11-2009 (6 min 7 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 04, 2009 @ 05:50 AM | 2,692 Views
Well i finally had my first race... talk about rusty thumbs. Its fun to run the rc cars,with the current weather out here my flyings in hibernation mode. This is a fun inexpensive class to run,the trucks are rtr for $200.00 and its a spec class so there isnt expensive motors and batterys to keep up with and the trucks a fairly equal for everyones pockets .

Heres my first main,it gets a little bumpy at the start but the slash class starts landrush style... ''rubbings racing they say'' .

Leisure Hours Raceway My First Slash Race 1-3-2009 (6 min 18 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 08, 2008 @ 07:53 AM | 3,022 Views
Couldnt stay long but got some video of one of the buggy mains.

Leisure Hours Raceway 12-7-2008 (7 min 44 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 30, 2008 @ 06:31 PM | 3,133 Views
Took a trip to the track this weekend,thinking about getting back into racing again over the winter. Theres plenty of open area around the track so i'll probally do some flying when the weather agrees and some ap to. Leisure hours raceway is a world class track and this was my third time out there to watch,ive been there prior for an outdoor onroad event and the rc pro series offroad event last year. Traxxas came out with a neat little stadium truck called the ''slash'' this year and they have a spec class for them at the track(inexpensive racing class with evenly matched vehicles). The slash trucks are very popular and tracks across the country are racing them.. its an inexpensive truck to race and a great way for beginners to get involved in rc racing without breaking the bank and still have a lot of fun. One of the highlights of this trip was seeing so many 8th scale electric buggys and truggys.. just like rc aircraft the 8th cars are starting to go brushless and lipos for racing but its still in its infancy among the masses in 8th scale but there was a nice turnout with two heats of electric 8th scale buggy.

The Track LeisureHoursRaceway

I really need to get a better camera and camcorder but heres some pics and video..

Leisure Hours Raceway Traxxas Slash Spec Class 11-29-2008 (5 min 3 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Nov 23, 2008 @ 06:20 PM | 3,299 Views
Im sure many have read about the use of lipos in transmitters as well as the pros and cons. I know i have but wanted to get away from the standard rechargable packs that come with radios.. capacity is low and they lose a lot of voltage sitting. Since i have four 3s 2200 packs that dont get used now with my current set ups i decided to see if one would fit in the dx-7.. it doesnt and requires some battery compartment area to be removed along with part of the connection plug board for the pack in the radio(or you could hard wire the connector without the board),so i began to remove some area.. why not just buy a specialty tx lipo pack you say? Because i already have good 3s packs and i can pigtail a connector to fit plus i still have a balance plug so for me it was an easy decision. Im not suggesting anyone do this.. just sharing something ive done,for one im sure it voids any warrantys,two if your not comfortable changing the built in voltage regulator etc on the radio dont attempt it. Now i can fly for several weekends without charging the transmitter battery and even when i do need to charge it i can on a standard lipo charger quickly or even out in the field if i choose to do so. I may try a tp1320 as well.. the capacity isnt so much the problem for my flying,the nimh pack that comes with the dx-7 is 1500 but they lose so much voltage sitting and start out with less voltage than a lipo to begin with,so if you have a similar capacity lipo that will fit and you pigtail a battery connector on for the use with a radio pack connector you should be fine and not have to do any cutting to the battery compartment.

UPDATE: Horizon states 12 volts is the max a lipo should be charged to for for dx-7 radio use or it can damage transistors in the radio,thanks to Socomon for bringing this to my attention.

Posted by Get Real | Nov 12, 2008 @ 04:49 PM | 2,853 Views
Got a couple flights in with the slick. The weekend was rough here but the slick made me forget all about the crappy flight conditions .

51'' AJ Slick,Cold And Windy 11-9-2008 (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 05, 2008 @ 04:30 AM | 2,875 Views
Ive flown foamys at night but flying in the middle of winter with a balsa plane in a snow storm with lots of wind and cold was a bit much for a night flight.. it was fun but i'll wait for calmer weather for winter night flying this year .

Posted by Get Real | Nov 03, 2008 @ 02:24 PM | 2,743 Views
Lost the first one last winter do to radio programming,got another one last week . More ap and video in the coming weeks.

53'' EBT Fun Flying AP 11-2-2008 (6 min 54 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 19, 2008 @ 12:25 AM | 4,459 Views
Went and checked out the I-Hobby Show . Heres some pics for those that couldnt attend but have heard of the show (sorry for the qaulity on some pics,rough lighting in areas of the show and a cheap camera) ....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Oct 12, 2008 @ 09:57 PM | 3,085 Views
Just some raw video of one of two flights today,using the suggested power system now but im still running a single 3dhs 4s 2200 pack and flying a solid 6 minutes and coming down with 14.8 volts with my style of flying. Eventually i'll get some tp 2600s or 3200+ size packs since theyll work in smaller planes as well and i still have power systems and servos for those size planes.

3DHobbyShop 51'' AJ Slick 10-12-2008 (6 min 37 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 07, 2008 @ 02:56 PM | 3,222 Views
Posted by Get Real | Oct 06, 2008 @ 02:45 AM | 3,235 Views
Heres some more video on a light set up with a 3dhs 2200 4s 25c pack in the 51'' slick,looks like 6 minute flights are well within reach without taking the voltage down to low and performance is fine at 150+ watts for my type of flying,like many i like 4s packs because there reasonably priced and work well in the size planes i usually fly and some of the smaller 47''-49'' planes can fly very highly powered with them so im trying like others to stick to the most versatile size pack i can.. paralleled 4s packs are excellent in larger 55'' set ups and anything bigger i'll go 6s and use my trex 600 packs but im leaning twards something 6s with a single pack that can still fit in my car sometime in the future because giant scale isnt in my budget or will fit in my current car.

Slick First Flight Sunday 10-5-2008 (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 04, 2008 @ 06:35 PM | 2,854 Views
Light set ups are cool if you dont have the bigger lipos and still get reasonable performance and can 3D. This set ups a little heavier because i only had some fullsize servos to use but the plane is all stock with no lightening work done.

55'' Katana Torque 2812-720 Light Set Up 10-4-2008 (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 29, 2008 @ 12:58 AM | 3,708 Views
Got one of these this week and flew it saturday and sunday,very complete package with power system and servos and very reasonably priced,qaulity is good after some agressive flying this weekend its still in one piece . Really like the power system and servos as well and theyve worked flawless as well so far.