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Posted by Get Real | May 24, 2008 @ 10:27 PM | 3,343 Views
Tryed a couple new things on the katana today.. It was on rails at speed and really flew well considering the wind. The sfg's improved flight overall and really helped with rudder authority and tracking.. Did i say this plane has monster power with the motrolfly 3625-800 in it? The motor is a beast .

Motrolfly 3625-800kv with 15x7 prop

Motrolfly 3625-800kv with 14x7 prop
Posted by Get Real | May 19, 2008 @ 03:09 AM | 3,346 Views
Note to self.. get some sleep before flying,was nice to get out in the EARLY morning though for a flight before the winds really kick up . The kat was fine even after scrapping the wing tip twice,the tail tap at end then scrapping the wing tip on the rugged growth is what got me finally .
Posted by Get Real | May 13, 2008 @ 11:51 PM | 3,018 Views
Calm evening flying,really nice to fly without wind,was able to get a better feel for the plane finally. Eventually i'll do some of these in epp,i like depron but epp is very light and resilant and ive wanted to work with it for building for a while. Heres some video from today,it was almost to good to be true not having the wind around and a couple minutes after the first flight it started raining.

Scratch Built Foamy Calm Evening 5-13-2008 (8 min 40 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 11, 2008 @ 09:42 AM | 3,203 Views
1200 watts is a lot of fun,having connectors come loose isnt .
Velox crash

Scraping some weeds with the 55'' shp
Posted by Get Real | May 05, 2008 @ 09:43 PM | 3,595 Views
This ones a little different than my previous foamys(airfoiled wing). I basically threw this one together with 6mm depron and stuff i had laying around.. it shows in the AUW.. especially all the elmers ultimate i used and the owens pink insulation i used for formers and the motor block/gear block(21.3oz). For a spar i used some square motor mount stock.. that was heavy to but i wasnt to concerned with the auw weight to much. It was a little breezy but not to bad for a maiden,had fun regardless and it flew ok.. needs some tweeks but is fun enough to mess around with .

Scratch Built Foamy 5-5-2008 (4 min 7 sec)

AUW 21.3 oz
39'' Wingspan
43'' Length..Spinner to rudder

2 hs-65 MG's
2 hs-65 Karbonites

Power Set Up:
E-flite 400 920kv Outrunner
E-flite 20 amp esc
Tp-1320 Prolite
Apc 11x3.8 SF Prop

Spektrum AR6000 reciever,DX-7 Radio
Posted by Get Real | May 05, 2008 @ 12:10 AM | 3,381 Views
Its been a while but i finally got some ap flying in. I'll be doing more AP flying throughout the summer ....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Apr 21, 2008 @ 02:01 AM | 3,322 Views
Gonna try the same set ups with the shp i did with the katana,flew the shp on 5s and 4s and performance in the slightly larger shp is really good,i'll try the shp on the 3s set up next weekend. Today was the day after the maiden and i flew the shp a little more relaxed and low,still getting use to it but it flys great.. seems like im flying a much larger plane .
Posted by Get Real | Apr 20, 2008 @ 02:38 AM | 3,473 Views
Got some flying in today . Was strange flying in only 10mph or so wind.. thought i wasnt in illinois . Spring temps are starting and the flying will be a lot more fun. The 55'' shp maiden felt more like i was flying a plane ive flown for months,got comfortable soon after take off and played around a little,should be more of the same tomorrow if the weather holds . Tomorrow i'll be flying the 55'' shp on the same power set up ive been flying in the katana. The Motrolfly USA DM3625-800... its a very versatile motor and ive been flying it on 3s,4s and 5s and it has good power with those packs but 5s is my favorite . Its in the shp now and i plan on flying all the same pack set ups with it to. Heres some pics and videos from today.. it was a lot of fun to have warm temps and LOW WINDS .

Katana Fun Flying On 5s (5 min 53 sec)
Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2008 @ 12:21 AM | 3,699 Views
Cold and windy as usual but the sun finally made it through after most the clouds got blown away by the wind . Weather conditions for todays flying.. 15 mph gusting to 20 mph winds and in the low 30s. Flew a couple packs through the kat,4s 3300 pack and 5s 3400 20c and opened up the throttle on the motrolfly DM 3625-800 quite a bit today to . This motor moves really well on the big end and pulls hard on the low end to.. prior flights i flew most of the time at half throttle or less but decided to put the pedal to the medal for a while and this motor rocks . Really pleased with the performance envelope and versatility of packs to power a 55'' plane with this motor .
Posted by Get Real | Apr 12, 2008 @ 11:51 PM | 3,235 Views
My 55'' katana has a new power set up,ive been looking into the motrolfly motors a lot lately and had been considering two models to possibly go into the kat. After discussing different options for 3-5s setups with Ben at 3DHobbyShop that would give me a versatile set up for the packs i have i got the motrolfly DM 3625-800,im still considering a 6s set up with the DM 3625-650 in the future but this current set up is really cool in the kat and its wattmetered at 600-1200+ watts(and theres still more props to try) with various packs so its really versatile and can be propped for all my batterys. What i really like about this set up is it flys comfortably on 3s packs and can still fly 3d.. its almost like the katana is a big foamy with this set up . I havent done anything to shave off weight with this set up but you could get a higher power to weight ratio on 3s with a little work.. its at about 150 watts per pound on 3s now .

Some info and pics as well as some videos .

Katana With Out Battery(no spinner) 3lbs 10 oz
2- 3s v2 2200, 4lbs 6 oz
2 -3dhs 4s packs, 4lbs 12oz (original 3dhs 4s packs)
3dhs 5s brick pack 4lbs 11oz (original 5s 3400 20c pack)
Posted by Get Real | Apr 07, 2008 @ 09:31 PM | 3,194 Views
I should have it flying next week . Still have to install radio gear and im getting another set of hs 225s for it(didnt want to pull gear from my 55'' katana). I'll have two 55'' 3dhs planes rtf now . I wanted to step up a size and the 55'' planes really rock and dont require really expensive bigger packs so i can fly more than a couple packs each time out with them. Another reason i wanted bigger size planes is flight conditions,bigger flys better and with the windy conditions at times out here i'll get more qaulity flying in. Ive only had a handfull of flights with the 55'' kat but it handled rough winds even better than the 47'' lighter planes and the 55'' planes just have much more presence in the air and down low .
Posted by Get Real | Apr 07, 2008 @ 01:39 AM | 3,251 Views
Finally spring weather is here . Windy as usual but its a lot easier to fly when you can feel the sticks. Ive really been rough on the velox lately.. letting it drop out of harriers onto cement,ripping around full throttle into spins and walls etc,3DHobbyShop planes take a beating and keep flying,finally something had to give.. not a design issue but a pilot that used some cheap old ca,pulled out the elevator control horn and touched down in the weeds but the velox was fine . Ca and epoxys have failed me before,usually do to the drastic changes in temps.. i fly in the winter and its hell on covering and on adhesives etc. The velox will be flying during the week probally,using elmers ultimate on control horns now,its had the best overall longevity with a little flexability and a strong bond that doesnt get brittle and crack in the cold. Its really nice to get some flying in without all the cold.. after flying its time for bbq.. what better way to end a fun day of flying .
Posted by Get Real | Apr 04, 2008 @ 10:06 PM | 2,946 Views
The weather out here is starting to look up finally and my rc fleet is moving forward some more . After doing this a couple years i recently took the plunge into larger planes.. not 40% or anything but 55'' electrics,i just got my second one tonight and it should be flight ready in a couple weeks. Along with 3D planes i started flying the helis off and on shortly after learning to fly planes,there a lot of fun and i recently moved up in size with them to.. trex 600 . Like the past two years i plan to fly harder and learn more.. hopefully fly more than once a week to like i normally do and do some more ap and video along with learning more 3D with planes and becoming a better overall pilot.

A couple pics of my bigger birds for this year .
Posted by Get Real | Mar 31, 2008 @ 12:26 AM | 3,014 Views
Got a 2 day weekend and had time to fly both days . Weather was less than pleasant but its flying.. Cant wait for warmer temps and sunny skys to get some better flying in. Flew my velox on 3s and it was fun with the lighter set up at 38oz and very floaty.
Posted by Get Real | Mar 16, 2008 @ 11:38 PM | 3,050 Views
It was a bit windy but i got a flight in on the shp,sunny but cold with the windchill.
Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2008 @ 06:23 AM | 3,461 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 .
Posted by Get Real | Mar 06, 2008 @ 12:23 PM | 3,531 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) .
Posted by Get Real | Mar 02, 2008 @ 04:48 AM | 3,639 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 .
Posted by Get Real | Feb 25, 2008 @ 05:36 AM | 3,583 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 .
Posted by Get Real | Feb 20, 2008 @ 11:55 PM | 4,429 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 .