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Posted by Get Real | Nov 02, 2012 @ 03:03 PM | 4,553 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 | 4,343 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 | 4,771 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 | 4,533 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 | 4,861 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 | 4,376 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 | 5,059 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 | 4,781 Views
Got a quick flight in with the slicko.

Slicko Windy Flight (3 min 57 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Aug 03, 2012 @ 07:23 AM | 5,061 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 | 5,628 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 | 4,963 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 | 4,838 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 | 5,115 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)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 20, 2012 @ 06:44 AM | 5,366 Views
Been busy with epp planes this week.. cut out three, two 3d planes and a park jet that should be pretty cool and still have another 3d plane to cut out of my own soon. Been having fun flying the slicko kit mostly since i got it but dusted off the back up crack yak i made out of 1.3lb epp to try some power set up stuff. First time flying a crack yak in over a month but it flys well,i cut one out of depron to and that seems to be my favorite. Looking forward to finishing up the stuff im building and getting more flying in... i need to fly more than a couple packs a week here and there. Should have time to get plenty of flying in in a another week and get the current stuff finished.

Flying The Back Up Crack Yak EPP 3D Plane (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 01, 2012 @ 11:19 PM | 5,638 Views
The volume came out real low in the video(not sure how that happened).. you might have to turn the volume up a bit. Note this was one of the first carbon kit slicko versions and newer versions are also being offered using a wood spar on the wing minus the carbon support rods and epp truss for the tail for a quick simple build. A Slicko build log in the 3D foamies section with pictures and feed back from others building this plane in the Slicko Build Thread.

Slicko Build Video 1 (20 min 31 sec)


Slicko Build Video 2 (12 min 8 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jun 10, 2012 @ 01:14 AM | 5,302 Views
Had fun at the BigSquidRc Bash hosted by hobbytown usa orland. Aired out the cars a little,they had fun events like Rc Sumo,Demolition Derby,Shopping Cart Slam.. and ofcourse.. ramps to get some air off. Heres some pics for now of the events.. videos coming later.

BigSquidRc Bash At Hobby Town Orland Park Hitting The Ramps! (3 min 33 sec)


BigSquidRc Summer Kick Off Bash Hosted By Hobby Town USA Orland Parking Lot Wars! (3 min 21 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jun 08, 2012 @ 02:26 PM | 4,862 Views
Headed out to Westmont Cruisin’ Nights. They set up a area for rc car demos and i brought out the losi 5ive t and a couple foamies. Had radio issues and didnt get to run the losi. Flew the slicko,put in a few flights.. most flying ive done in months.

Slicko EPP 3D Plane At Westmont Cruisin' Nights (4 min 37 sec)


Had a charged pack to run down,a bit windy saturday and i just ran cars.
Slicko Epp 3D Plane House Flying (3 min 48 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | May 06, 2012 @ 05:38 PM | 4,763 Views
Finally got a little air with it.. still on the look out for some bigger jumps but this was a pretty good area to run it.

Losi 5ive-T 4wd Jumping! (3 min 1 sec)