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Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2013 @ 05:27 PM | 4,052 Views
Triple banded the prop saver hubs to avoid boom strikes and they seem to be fine,really depends on the strength of the prop saver bands used. The canopy looks cool and helps a lot with orientation further away but its easily noticed when cross winds are blowing. This one is using a light rcplanebuilder power set up and flys well with a fairly light weight and is good for smaller areas like the back yard.

Tricopter 24'' Size Flips And Rolls In Back Yard (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 03, 2013 @ 02:14 AM | 4,936 Views
Went to pick up some parts to finish the current tricopter im working on and brought the green machine with to get a little flying in while i was there. A bit windy but not nearly as bad as the last time I flew it.

Tricopter Flying At Hobby Town Orland (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 31, 2013 @ 07:03 PM | 3,633 Views
I really need to get some 4s packs ordered,would of helped quite a bit for flying up wind. Been scratch building and flying the tricopters about a month now so i kept it up higher and further out since it was so windy but it was still fun to do some aerobatics in a open area finally and get the board dialed in a bit for that kind of flying.

Tricopter 28'' Green Machine Flips And Rolls In The Wind (1 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 27, 2013 @ 04:48 AM | 4,111 Views
Took it with to the LHS and got a quick flight outside/taking it easy because i had a new cam on it. Flew well with the rcplanebuilder power set up. Also started on a prototype cnc cut frame for making tricopters in the 24''-28'' sizes with various power levels for mild to wild flying .

RcPlaneBuilder Powered 24'' Tricopter Flight (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 17, 2013 @ 08:49 PM | 4,417 Views
Really liking this size overall,will have to see how it does out at a field on 4s packs when the weather warms up.

The Green Machine 28'' T-Copter (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2013 @ 02:47 AM | 4,157 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 @ 01:04 AM | 4,217 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 @ 02:42 PM | 4,418 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 @ 12:02 PM | 4,127 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 @ 01:51 PM | 4,726 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 @ 01:59 PM | 3,774 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 @ 02:56 PM | 3,775 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 @ 09:48 AM | 3,979 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 @ 10:30 AM | 4,339 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 @ 03:09 AM | 4,089 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 @ 02:03 PM | 3,704 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 @ 12:29 PM | 3,765 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.
Slicko II Stress Testing (5 min 34 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jan 01, 2013 @ 11:54 PM | 4,370 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 | 3,734 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 | 6,358 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
Slicko 3D EPP Cold Morning Flight (3 min 56 sec)
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