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Posted by Get Real | Oct 12, 2008 @ 09:57 PM | 3,557 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 | 3,702 Views
Posted by Get Real | Oct 06, 2008 @ 02:45 AM | 3,755 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 | 3,306 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 | 4,178 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.
Posted by Get Real | Sep 10, 2008 @ 10:34 PM | 3,538 Views
A couple videos shot with the cheap old camcorder. The t-28 is pretty cool and running a magnum .91 four stroke.

Trex normal flying
Trex 600E 9-7-2008 (8 min 56 sec)

My buddys t-28 trojan
Posted by Get Real | Sep 08, 2008 @ 04:11 AM | 3,351 Views
Bigger flys better,9 minutes of mild flight with the 600 is nice.. could probally get 10 with better collective management. Now to get some better cyclic servos so i can have just a little more fun.

Trex 600E Just Normal Flight 9-7-2008 (9 min 22 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 07, 2008 @ 04:28 PM | 3,150 Views
Some days nothing goes right,Enjoy.
Posted by Get Real | Sep 07, 2008 @ 01:33 AM | 3,322 Views
Pulled the gear out for my aj slick,the kat flew reasonbly for being powered on a 600 watt 47'' plane power set up.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 09:20 PM | 3,715 Views
As usual it was a bit windy but i got a better feel for the katana with the lighter power set up today.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 04:09 AM | 3,145 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.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:18 AM | 3,709 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 @ 10:17 PM | 3,213 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 @ 05:33 AM | 3,181 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)

This is an old video i re edited.. kind of silly but it was my first time hovering inside the house .
Posted by Get Real | Aug 02, 2008 @ 09:29 PM | 3,302 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
Posted by Get Real | Jul 27, 2008 @ 09:18 PM | 3,352 Views
Just zipped around for a pack,probally fly more next weekend.

Extra SR Sunday Sport Flying 7-27-2008 (7 min 26 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 27, 2008 @ 02:22 AM | 3,187 Views
Starting to get more comfortable flying basic 3d with it but have a long way to go. The new gyro and tail servo has been the key but theres still some tuning left to get it flying its best. Havent had time to really mess with the heli set ups much but im really happy with how the 600 flys but still working on the 450 set up... planes are easy because i have a lot more expierence setting them up and theres less to set up. I was flipping low with the 450 and got on the collective a little slow .
Posted by Get Real | Jul 21, 2008 @ 01:18 AM | 3,443 Views
Went flying.. started out fine with the sr,then i was coming in for a low pass and not aware of my surroundings and forgot theres a pole sticking up in the field . It happend quick and if it came into view a second quicker i probally still would of hit it. Its funny to watch and the sound it makes just cracks me up . Should have it repaired and flying again in a week or so,im trying to work a little on my heli flying.. last year i flew a heli maybe once a month and this year im trying to fly a heli each time i fly a plane,my plane flyings been improving but my heli flying has a lot of catching up to do. Im working on setups and basic 3d this year with the helis and there a lot of fun.
Posted by Get Real | Jul 20, 2008 @ 03:04 AM | 3,905 Views
Im always interested in new technologys.. especially the technolgy many of us are familar with.. Lipos and brushless motors. Mountain biking and motorcross bikes are something i enjoyed when i was younger as well as trials riding etc.. all forms of riding have pedal powered counterparts these days. In the past couple years electric bicycles and dirt bikes have made a lot of progress.. Just take a look at some examples from youtube below. Electric street bikes,dirtbikes,atvs etc are in there infancy just like electric rc aircraft were decades ago but there off to a really good start with some of the current battery and electric motor technolgys that exist today.. Ive been eyeing some of those inexpensive little pocket dirtbikes they sell at auto parts stores etc.. they look like they would be a lot of fun and people are already modifying them for higher performance .

Worlds Quickest Electric Drag Bike.. Killacycle!
Killacycle New World Record 155 MPH! (1 min 18 sec)

Electric Street Bike!
Lightning Lithium E1 (2 min 34 sec)
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