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Posted by Get Real | Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:29 PM | 3,528 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 01, 2013 @ 11:54 PM | 4,190 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 @ 10:49 AM | 3,532 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 @ 12:23 AM | 6,142 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 @ 09:10 PM | 3,967 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 @ 03:03 PM | 4,329 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 @ 05:36 AM | 4,075 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 10, 2012 @ 11:57 PM | 4,524 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 @ 09:23 AM | 4,342 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)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 16, 2012 @ 11:11 PM | 4,670 Views
Having fun with the baja,really digging 5th scale cars lately.

HPI Baja 5sc DDM 29cc Sunday (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 15, 2012 @ 09:59 PM | 4,078 Views
Took off the body and mounts and side guards etc while i tried the 29cc ddm motor in the losi 5ive. Got my new ddm 29cc for the losi and put everything back in the baja and figured id run it a little without the extra 4.5+lbs the body and parts add.Got the body back on now.

HPI Baja 5 SC DDM 29cc 4.5lbs Lighter Without Body And Parts (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 05, 2012 @ 03:21 AM | 4,801 Views
Really digging the 5th scale trucks. Would really like to see losi make a 2wd 5th scale based off the 22 sct but super sized like they did with the losi 5ive(considerably lighter though than the 5ive). Having the hpi and losi and having both 2wd and 4wd trucks in 5th scale is nice for real world comparison. Who knows.. maybe losi already has similar things in mind and is testing. I'll probably get another motor for the 5ive,been very happy with the 29cc stuffed crank motor in the baja,really like the throttle response and it seems to have a bit more pep than the 26cc stockers without breaking the bank and should be just right with a tuned pipe for me in the 5ive.

HPI Baja 5SC DDM 29cc And Pro Line Trenchers (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 30, 2012 @ 04:24 AM | 4,561 Views
Got a quick flight in with the slicko.

Slicko Windy Flight (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 04, 2012 @ 03:47 PM | 5,257 Views
Running the 5th scales... need to find a spot with a bigger jump.

HPI Baja 5 SC And LOSI 5ive T Running On Gravel Road (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 03, 2012 @ 07:23 AM | 4,810 Views
Went to another demo at the cruisin nights car show in westmont. Ran a couple 5th scales and the 8th scale brushless truggy,epp planes always seem to be popular with the spectators so brought the slicko with to. Talk to quite a few people usually that are not aware of hobby grade rc cars/planes/helis etc but have seen the tiny co-axial helis at the mall etc. Always interesting to hear what people say or ask but i mostly get asked about the planes when i go to events.

Cruisin Nights Rc Demo In Westmont (3 min 11 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jul 31, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 5,345 Views
This video cracked me up,Ive bashed with these guys before and there the real deal. Its very rare to see a review video even close to putting a rc car through the things they come up with for testing. You wont find any rc car magazines doing this kind of real world testing lol.

BigSquidRc ARRMA Granite Review

ARRMA Granite Beat Down - Big Squid RC (1 min 32 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 29, 2012 @ 11:47 AM | 4,739 Views
Quick flight on 3s to get a rough flight time for 3s 370 mah packs.. first flight on the pack and a solid 5 minutes plus with heavy throttle usage. Will be flying 3s set ups for outdoor and more open areas than the yard on epp planes.

Slicko EPP 3s Flight (5 min 38 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 26, 2012 @ 07:14 AM | 4,600 Views
Quick flight from earlier in the week. Trying some things for another plane.

Testing EPP 3D Plane Stuff (5 min 21 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:36 PM | 4,895 Views
Got a quick flight in before it started getting dark. Been making progress on other epp stuff slowly but surely.. was nice to get a relaxing flight in late in the day.

Slicko Back Yard Flight (4 min 15 sec)