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Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2013 @ 03:47 AM | 4,053 Views
Flew nice in the yard,have some 4s packs for when I have more room to fly it as well. Will probably add a canopy to it later,it also has shock absorbing booms on the front that spring back and I added the same set up to the smaller one I built last week as well. Next will probably be some quad frames when I have time and get more parts.

28'' T-Copter Maiden (2 min 51 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 01, 2013 @ 02:04 AM | 4,127 Views
Went to pick up some parts and brought my little tri copter in and let the LHS guys check it out and fly it. Still have a bit of work to do before the next larger tri copter will be flight ready and have a y-copter and some other stuff to build still in the coming weeks. Made this one slightly larger and made some changes from the v1.. ball bearing tail control is nice and the little digital servo is precise,dialed down the yaw for flying in the house so had to adjust the dual rates a bit higher over the mini z track.

Tri Copter V2 Demo At Hobby Town Orland (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 22, 2013 @ 03:42 PM | 4,342 Views
Trying out a TV set up,had to almost double the expo on rudder with the added yaw authority the TV mount adds.

RCPB Slicko 2 EPP Proto With TV Mount (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 21, 2013 @ 01:02 PM | 4,043 Views
Really like the kk 2.0 board so put it in the scratch build t copter so i could dial it in easy and do a bit more with it. For one reason or another the kk 2 board doesnt seem to like analog servos or atleast hs 81s. Put a 9g digital in for now and the tail is solid and it flew really nice.. looking forward to some outdoor flying with it when i can.

T-Copter Scratch Build With KK 2.0 Board And Digital Servo (5 min 43 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 18, 2013 @ 02:51 PM | 4,618 Views
Considering the props are not balanced,the servo is old and sloppy,the fc board isnt dialed in and there was some stiff breezes it flew pretty well for a scratch build i threw together with odds and ends and some elbow grease. Really like the feel of the t-copter in the air and will be building a larger one when i can. Its 13.1oz rtf and has plenty of power for the yard and a good size and weight for a back yard basher multi rotor .

T-Copter Scratch Build Testing And Maiden Flight In Yard! (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 17, 2013 @ 02:59 PM | 3,693 Views
Finally got around to building a 450 quad. Very pleased with the power and stability and its not completely dialed in yet. A bit tight in the yard but once its dialed in and i get use to it a bit more im sure i'll fly it a bit less reserved. Looking forward to getting more flights in with it when i can.

450 Quadcopter Maiden Flight! (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 16, 2013 @ 03:56 PM | 3,678 Views
Ive flown a few of the mini quads out there but still really like the mqx. Getting a 450 quad ready this year for cams and just to have a larger brushless quad. Looking forward to warmer weather to do more with quads and epp planes this year.

E-Flite Blade MQX Quad-copter Flying Without Body (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:48 AM | 3,879 Views
Quiet,peaceful and light breezes. Its really nice when you can fly in warm weather and decent conditions.

EPP Malibu 2 At Lake (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 10, 2013 @ 11:30 AM | 4,244 Views
Some pics from E-Fest 2013 With BigSquidRc. Many more pics and some videos posted in the events section HERE. Big thanks to BigSquidRc. When i go to events I always try and bring back some pics or videos when i can for those that cant attend when i go to these things....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Feb 01, 2013 @ 04:09 AM | 3,992 Views
Ive flown various power set ups in it for indoor and outdoor flying and its a fun plane. Looking forward to the kit version release of the slicko 2.

Slicko 2 Proto Outdoor And Indoor Power (4 min 45 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 27, 2013 @ 03:03 PM | 3,619 Views
Went to the local rc track and brought a few planes to fly.. much nicer than dealing with freezing temps and high winds.

Slicko At The Track With SFG's (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jan 21, 2013 @ 01:29 PM | 3,670 Views
This was my first flight with the slicko v2 proto from rcplanebuilder last year. Looking forward to flying the kit version when they become available.

Slicko S7 In Yard First Flight (6 min 3 sec)


Here is a video from RCPlaneBuilder.com of the kit version with graphics.
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Posted by Get Real | Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:54 AM | 4,302 Views
I got started with rc planes at a really good time. Brushless power and lipos had recently changed the performance of electric flight,3D flying was easily made possible with electric planes,FPV and Photos from the sky with rc planes and a lot of other cool things like 2.4ghz radios were starting to become the norm. Early on like many I had an interest in seeing things from the planes point of view. I even purchased a inexpensive lap top just to record video from one of the early fpv type cams that was out at the time to use as a ground station. I use to enjoy seeing the photos and video from the plane once I got back from flying. So now fast forward 5 years.. power systems,lipos,planes,cameras and every thing else in the hobby has improved a lot. One of the biggest things now and especially for fpv and photography is quad copters. Now is a good time to be in the hobby .

Blast From The Past Onboard Video Summer 2007 (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:49 AM | 3,657 Views
Got some new orange props for the mqx. Ive flown some of the new smaller rtf quads, still enjoy the mqx and its large enough to carry small cams.

Eflite Blade MQX Quad With New Props (2 min 21 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 19, 2012 @ 01:23 AM | 6,282 Views
Got a few flights in this week,maidened the unpainted slicko and tryed some power stuff out in the sbach i cut.

Hit Some Branches
Sbach EPP 342 (2 min 45 sec)


Was fun Landing On The Table Inside
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Posted by Get Real | Nov 07, 2012 @ 10:10 PM | 4,097 Views
Quick test flight before it got to dark,a bit tight in the yard but still wicked quick on this set up for a epp plane.

EPP Plane Being Tested With RCPB Power Combo (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 02, 2012 @ 04:03 PM | 4,477 Views
Getting back to planes and flew one today,had flown a similar one over the summer but at average weight in the 6oz range with various set ups for power. Flew the lighter one today in the yard(breezy and cold but it went well considering the weather)... once you get a epp plane trimmed be ready to trim a little more when you maiden in the cold... was trimmed neutral to start and by the time i was back inside for a few minutes all the surfaces were out of trim again . Tryed a couple packs and with common gear its currently 4.9oz or 141g with the current set up. The lightest auw with a lighter pack was just about 4.5oz.. thats very light for a standard size 32'' 3d plane.. most are in the 6oz plus range. Will be doing more stuff for indoor weights and planes over the winter and have more epp and other stuff ordered.

Testing stuff over the summer.
EPP 3s Testing At Lake.. Breezy (7 min 19 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 29, 2012 @ 06:36 AM | 4,238 Views
Got a new woodster sct body for the baja,took it easy with that one.. will knock the new off it in the spring when it warms up again. Been mostly running the 5th scales lately but i'll be getting back to planes now that the weather is getting colder. Have enough epp to cut a few planes and some crunchy depron in 3mm that already has a plane i cut over the summer drawn out. Some quick backyard flying and frontroom flying is around the corner while the 5th scale trucks hibernate for the winter.

Losi 5ive T And HPI Baja 5 SC At Hobbytown Hitting The Ramp (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:57 AM | 4,673 Views
Been upgrading this one slowly,out of the box its durable.. VERY durable but being larger and a lot heavier than a hpi baja and having 4wd i wanted a bit more power than i was getting from it out of the box stock. Its pretty close to where i want it to be now... a little more power,better steering servo,and some taller gearing to give it a bit more top end would make it just right but its pretty good for now.

LOSI 5ive T 4WD DDM 29cc With LOSI Tuned Pipe (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:23 AM | 4,456 Views
Hitting the new dirt and debris pile... its not quite a jump its basically like mulch right now but a bit more rain and some sun and it should pack down a bit. One of these days i need to just build another ramp to set up for the cars.

HPI Baja 5th Scale Getting Some Air (1 min 5 sec)