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Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2008 @ 05:23 AM | 3,239 Views
Ive currently flown all the 47'' planes and im working on getting another 55'' and starting on the bigger ones . Heres a video of all of them and my 55'' katana .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldjz3dCOpLk
Posted by Get Real | Mar 06, 2008 @ 11:23 AM | 3,354 Views
Finally got to fly my trex 450se,its been about 4 months since ive flown it but i have 3s packs again so the trex will start getting more flights . Took the shp to the park to try some things out and went back later with my nitro trucks and got some air off some snow jumps. Even with trying to get the tail trimmed flying a heli again was a lot of fun,i should just get a better gyro and servo or atleast a digital servo for it (maybe this summer) .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHw1-2nZ9R8
Posted by Get Real | Mar 02, 2008 @ 03:48 AM | 3,429 Views
The weatherman lied.. so much for mid 30s,i had fun getting a few flights in today though inbetween warming up in the truck though .
Did a hover to elevator landing to,havent done that one in a long time.. last time i did that it was with a foamy. The shp rocks .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGnSaDhhZTg
Posted by Get Real | Feb 25, 2008 @ 04:36 AM | 3,412 Views
Heres some video from sunday.. 1 flight on the shp,i havent flown it in a couple months and this was the first time in probally 3 months since ive flown it on 3s. I took the aspera for a flight to and that didnt go much better,some days nothing goes right . It was nice to get some flying in though and overall i had fun considering the flight conditions .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olNsGvsaTG4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vp0gsOtG3c
Posted by Get Real | Feb 20, 2008 @ 10:55 PM | 4,208 Views
Still waiting for spring to get here,didnt do as much building over the winter as i would have liked but slapped together one foamy and bought an EPP one to mess around with . Really thinking of doing a 55'' or larger one.. EPP is elusive around here so i went with depron again for this little one. Started a new video page here. Planning on going to larger aircraft this year (55'' and larger planes) wanted to get some stick time in a full scale heli last year but that got side tracked maybe this year . My trex 450 has been grounded since november but i recieved new tp 3s v2 2200 packs this week so i'll get the dust off my rc heli finally and be able to run my planes on 3s packs again for lighter set ups to . I really need to fly more often this year.. my flyings coming along but i know i can do better,i have fun flying regardless though .
Posted by Get Real | Feb 16, 2008 @ 11:46 AM | 3,892 Views
Its been rough with this cold winter weather and flying every other week or so. Had some things to try out on the little epp plane so i took it out front for a couple quick flights.. still in the 20s out here .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OulmHTCE2Yo
Posted by Get Real | Feb 03, 2008 @ 09:58 PM | 4,418 Views
The set up needs a little work,the ailerons would respond much better using 2 aileron servos. Not a bad little plane for my first epp plane.. it should only get better from here on out .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbUW1TVgbvQ
Posted by Get Real | Jan 31, 2008 @ 01:24 AM | 3,188 Views
Finally got a decent day to fly that i wasnt freezing after the first few minutes.. lastet about 7 minutes before i had to jump back in the truck to warm up . Only had a few flights on the katana prior but they were in really high winds and cold . This was the first time i was able to get a feel for it and have a little more fun . ''Bigger Flys Better''

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3FBAzVNjME
Posted by Get Real | Jan 28, 2008 @ 05:56 AM | 3,368 Views
First time flying in over 3 weeks.. the weathers been frigid but finally had time and somewhat decent weather to get a couple flights in . First time flying the velox without sfg's.. it still harriers extremly staple. I kept the flying pretty layed back and slow paced but it was still fun to get some flying in .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHmVzGH2IMI
Posted by Get Real | Jan 06, 2008 @ 01:46 AM | 3,721 Views
Got two flights in today,one with the aspera and one with the velox on 5s. Both planes are quick stock but i was looking for a little more today from the velox and flew it on 5s for the first time .

Video:Aspera

Video:Velox 5s Set Up!
Posted by Get Real | Dec 26, 2007 @ 01:26 AM | 4,836 Views
Had a chance to fly today,was trying a different set up in the aspera and wanted to get some more flights in on my new planes.. 55'' katana and 47'' velox,ive only had time to get the maidens in on the two newest ones so it was nice to get more stick time in finally . Heres some pics and theres also a video from the ''Noggin'' cam of the aspera,the aspera cuts through the sky well and has good top end speed,watch twards the end of the video for the close in fly bys .

Video:Aspera From The ''Noggin'' Cam !
Posted by Get Real | Dec 19, 2007 @ 11:48 PM | 4,508 Views
The SHP is set up for ap now,in my haste to get some ap in with my favorite ap bird... it bit the dust on a cold windy day. After switching gear.. set ups.. radios etc in the EBT i failed to check aileron direction . That didnt go to well on a tight take off area with some good winds blowing . The shp with 2+ oz camera and mount i made gets results until i figure out what im gonna use for a full time video and ap ship. Thinking about a .40 to .60 size trainer set up currently,probally set it up with the torque 4014t elite 80amp esc on 4 or 5s. Its a strong power system and i currently have the same set up in my 55'' katana and plan to get another power system in that size for next spring. Heres some pics of the current weather.. would of really been cool if things didnt go the way they did with the ebt sunday... there was snow everywhere and the streets were covered,i was also in a new area with lots of scenic value for ap....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Dec 05, 2007 @ 01:52 PM | 4,704 Views
First time flying a balsa plane around at night,it was cold and windy.. i'll be doing more night flying when theres calmer conditions .

Video:SHP First Night Flight
Posted by Get Real | Nov 30, 2007 @ 07:16 AM | 4,847 Views
Its that time of year again.. freezing cold and snow are on the way . When its cold outside i dont have the month of may.. but i do have some depron . More pics and specs coming,i really wanted to do it lighter and out of epp but there wasnt any epp around locally. Pattern hybrid,big fun fly airfoiled wing.. all 6mm depron so its a bit heavy but i wanted to finally do an airfoiled wing.. think i'll do a flat design yak or something next if i can ever find some epp around here.
Posted by Get Real | Nov 25, 2007 @ 12:13 AM | 4,871 Views
The last time i flew foam was around 6 months ago.. and it was a scratch built of my own design. Here it is winter and design time again for foamys but this was a production foamy not one of mine,cool little plane with plenty of potential.. just need to add more expo and bigger throws but thats why you fly maidens . Using a camcorder sitting on the car is so lacking,even with editing etc it misses so much and its difficult to have someone around when i fly on the weekend usually to shoot video so i decided id try a pov set up,i just rigged it up mcguyver style before i left and flew one pack in the plane.. it was freezing out . I plan on doing a lot more with video just like with flying but time and money always seem to be lacking. The pov vid came out pretty well but it will improve with trial and error.. works good for close in 3D etc.... had a hawk wonder what the heck i was doing,he had to check out the foamy .

Video:Stay Away From My Foamy Hawk !
Posted by Get Real | Nov 19, 2007 @ 03:46 AM | 4,830 Views
Went to the big field sunday. Weather was cold and a little windy,got two flights in,one with the ebt and one with the extra 300 shp.. flew both planes on 4s so i had fun despite not flying to well with freezing hands . After landing the ebt i answered some questions others had about it etc... 3DHobbyShop planes always draw attention in the air or on the ground at the big field ,then it was time to get a flight in with the shp before i had to leave,i waited a bit to take up the shp.. during the shp flight one of the last guys at the field seen me take off i guess and came over to watch,he was really taken back that the shp held up to some of the flying i was doing,i assured him it was a routine flight pretty much for the shp and its been flown harder and held together no matter how hard i flew it,told him ive broken other planes in the air but not 3DHobbyShop planes . He was really impressed with the performance and power the plane has and i told him as well as others earlier about the 3dhs planes and the combos to make it easier for non electric pilots to get complete packages that work well from the start without guessing. Almost every time i go to the big field someone comments.. thats all you have(meaning a plane and a small box for the tx and lipos etc). Unfortunatley a very nice ultra stik with a 4 stroke went in a bit earlier while talking to the first guys that came up and it was the guy that was watching when i took off. So i have some video of the crash site...Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Nov 16, 2007 @ 03:23 AM | 5,089 Views
Ive been flying the 53'' EBT (Electric Basic Trainer) for several months now,not only is it a great plane to learn to fly with for new pilots.. It''ROCKS''for AP . Mine came in just over 41oz auw with the suggested set up and its flown great even at over 50oz lugging ap and video cams around the sky . I fly everything i can but never would of thought id have so much fun with a trainer.. yes it hovers to . This is my second year of flying and first year shooting ap,ive shot video prior from the sky but ap captures things a little differantly and is just as cool as video from the air. I plan on getting some ap flying in during the winter as well. Heres some fall pics of various areas i shot ap at this week with the EBT .
Posted by Get Real | Nov 12, 2007 @ 06:45 AM | 5,081 Views
Had Time for one flight with the aspera this weekend and got some video of it speed potential . Last flight for the aspera probally this year,borrowed gear from my ebt to get it back in the air and now its back in the ebt and the torque 4014t 5s set up ive been running in it is going into a 55'' 3dhs plane this week .

Speed Video:Im Guessing 100 mph ? on the full throttle passes .
Posted by Get Real | Nov 02, 2007 @ 06:37 AM | 5,195 Views
Ive been trying some different things out with the aspera,currently i have the torque revolution 4014t power system in the aspera and with the current prop(12x10e) its showing 800+ watts. Im pushing for 1000+ watts but that will be later when i can get some higher pitch props and maybe 1'' larger in diameter . The aspera has been a lot of fun,the reccomended power set from 3dhs gets it over 80mph straight line with 500+ watts.. looking forward to see how it performs in the air with the revolution power system.. its designed for .40 size planes or larger and is awesome in the 55'' 3dhs planes,with larger props it makes 1400+ watts on 5s,im limited in prop selection because the aspera is a smaller plane but it flys well even at 4lbs with larger power systems,the stock set up comes in under 3lbs and was a lot of fun and fast but i wanted something a little faster and wanted to try some things out for fun . If the weather holds up im hoping to get some video this weekend .
Posted by Get Real | Oct 13, 2007 @ 02:13 AM | 5,536 Views
The videos ive been posting of my planes lately have lost quite a bit of qaulity on the servers for playback online... They usually start out as 100 mb or so mpegs from a 10+ year old camcorder and i compress them quite a bit for easy playback and smaller size to about 25 meg wmv format. Ofcourse the qaulity online isnt as good as the original video (i need a new camcorder) but the qaulity isnt that bad from the start... Definately not HD but its all i have for now!

Downloadable Video: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...42#post8324477