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Posted by Get Real | Jul 25, 2011 @ 02:22 AM | 5,606 Views
Trying out a more powerful set up in the yak 55. Next time i fly it i'll be using the hobbyking hk 2403(2100kv) outrunner. AUW with the T-2006 outrunner is 6.3oz so the wingloading didnt change to much from the first set up i flew but it has a ton more power on the t-2006. I also tryed a different landing gear set up i made using foam wheels,The plastic wheels are back on for now with the wheel pants.. just like the look better on 3d planes with landing gear and wheel pants.. even if its just an epp foamie.

Scratch Built EPP Yak 55 With T-2006 Outrunner (4 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 23, 2011 @ 04:02 PM | 5,398 Views
I might make this a 48'' wingspan version with owens or bluecore. About the only thing i might change is adjust for differential in the ailerons(using the standard arm that came with the servo for now).

Scratch Built EPP 3D Yak 55 (3 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 21, 2011 @ 07:41 AM | 5,282 Views
Got a quick flight in.. was nice even with the bugs in the yard. Swapped gear for use in another plane and wanted to get a quick flight in with the gear i have in the extra now. The previous set was 6.1oz auw,with the current power set up in it now its 6.4oz but has more power and a little heavier with more power is fun to.. especially for more aggressive flying. Not sure if i would of recovered with the old power set up when i hit the tree .

3DHS Extra 330sc EPP Trying New Power Set Up! (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 19, 2011 @ 07:58 PM | 6,510 Views
Flew a pack in the yard today. I need to trim that tree branch thats always in the way

Techone Piaget 9mm EPP Quick Yard Flight! (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 18, 2011 @ 08:08 AM | 4,363 Views
Used what i had for a power set up.. not the ideal set up for a park jet but it works well enough.

Scratch Built Park Jet (5 min 5 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 13, 2011 @ 06:52 PM | 4,931 Views
Trying the delta pusher jet thing again. Picked up a stryker q when they came out,it can do some basic 3d stuff and has good speed but ive always had an interest in making a real 3d jet good for slow speed flying in tight areas that doesnt have to have ballistic speeds. Since i started making scratchbuilt foamies a lot of the stuff i had in mind for a 3d jet has come to fruition by manufacturers and other scratch builders and over the past few years the edf jets really have raised the bar with thrust vectoring nozzles and gyros etc truly giving edf's 3d flight ability but the edf downfall is its nowhere near as efficient at making power and thrust like pusher prop set ups. An edf fan is a lot easier to conceal than a pusher prop to keep a jet looking scale but im more concerned with maneuverability than scale looks. Have some power set up stuff to try some things out with pusher jets and cut out something quick,eventually when i get more owens i'll work on a nicer looking much larger plane than this one.. Bigger flys better and 48'' wing span with 60'' or so length is about the size i want to make future pusher jets that can 3D well on the cheap. Some of the ones currently out are just to over-engineered and expensive,they look really nice and look to perform well but ive been on the fence about getting one and i cant justify $400.00 for one myself.. especially with questionable gear being used and very mixed feedback from people flying them on overall quality.

Maiden flight
Scratch Built Delta Pusher Jet Maiden Flight (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 25, 2011 @ 07:26 PM | 4,632 Views
Wasnt sure if id like flying one of these but wanted to try one,never really flew these types of planes. The more ive flown it the more i like it. Has good speed,can fly in wind well,can even do some 3d stuff. Works well for a cam plane to(no pesky prop on the nose to distort video view).

Windy maiden
Stryker F-27Q Maiden Flight 20mph+ Wind (4 min 49 sec)


Calmer air
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Posted by Get Real | Jun 20, 2011 @ 02:34 AM | 4,215 Views
Surprisingly the baja has been holding up to quite a bit of abuse. Its not as quick and nimble as a 4wd truggy and you cant recover in the air from a botched jump nearly as well so its been taking some knocks. Having the sc body on it just like the 1/10 scale sc trucks it can flip the truck in the air if the nose is up to high and it gets to much air under the body.

BigSquidRc Bash! (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 15, 2011 @ 12:48 AM | 4,927 Views
Unreal how much more power it has than the original 26cc motor now with the brushless set up.

HPI Baja 5 SC Castle Creations Brushless Conversion Speed And Some Jumps! (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:47 AM | 4,639 Views
I knew doing the conversion would give it quite a bit more power but this is just silly . This was the first run.. will be dialing it down a bit,motor timing is still stock,while i was at the shop i got to check out a little animus rtr 18sc to.

HPI Baja 5 Sc With Castle Creations Brushless Conversion! (3 min 20 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Jun 04, 2011 @ 08:11 PM | 4,010 Views
Was cool to get this video,had lightning strike close before but never had a camera rolling! Weather cleared and i grilled then flew in the yard.

Lightning Strike Up Close! 6-4-2011 (0 min 47 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 29, 2011 @ 07:50 PM | 4,274 Views
Flew a couple packs in it. Nice to get some flying in,weathers been rough this month when ever i have had a chance to fly.

Techone Star 3D EPP (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 24, 2011 @ 04:32 AM | 3,627 Views
A bit windy to fly the planes there but got some air with the truggy. The demolition derby was fun,considering the gremlins with the truggy i was happy with a 75 foot jump and a 63 foot back flip.. will try for 100 feet some other time. BigSquidRc.com and the local Hobby town USA hosted the bash.

Long jump

Bunny Bash Long Jump! (1 min 47 sec)


Demolition derby

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Posted by Get Real | Apr 03, 2011 @ 03:08 PM | 4,673 Views
First time this year at the shop with the cars.

Hobby Town USA In Orland Park Illinois (5 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 25, 2011 @ 02:50 AM | 3,974 Views
Ive known for quite some time who Burt Rutan is like many,maybe a year or so after i started flying rc i learned about his involvement in the model world designing his own model planes and flying rc as well but he's a living legend in the fullscale aircraft world and thats what comes to mind for many even though rc probably played a big part in where he ended up in life. If you were to ask me who thinks outside the box in the full scale aircraft world his name would come to mind first.

Burt Rutan 2 of 8 Model Aircraft Competitions (5 min 13 sec)


Thinking Outside The Box.. This may enlighten some and may inspire others.
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Posted by Get Real | Mar 20, 2011 @ 07:33 PM | 3,849 Views
Came up just a little short on the fly by .

E-Flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 CRASH Light Set Up. (5 min 2 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 14, 2011 @ 12:34 AM | 3,677 Views
Ive flown about 3 packs or so worth of flying the past few weeks.. crap weather or just didnt have the time. So sunday i was looking forward to getting the rust off the thumbs,maidening a new plane and getting a couple flights in with the carbon-z yak 54. The little techone yak 54 flew pretty well minus the prop saver bands i used departing and my thumbs doing the wrong things most of the flight. Didnt get any better with the carbon z yak flights.. more of the same and hit the ground a couple times with that one two.. good thing its durable. I made the best of it and wasnt going to let those few mishaps deter me and take advantage of a fairly calm wind day out here. Got home and took the little epp planes up in the yard.. two planes,two packs and both of them were drawn to the ground like magnets as well.. I wasnt even 5 seconds into the first flight in the yard and clipped a tree branch and got the first plane stuck . I'll just chuck today off as a ''Durability Testing Day'' .

Techone Yak 54 EPP Maiden Flight(Its Durable)! (5 min 7 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Mar 02, 2011 @ 08:21 PM | 4,402 Views
Cut this out not to long ago,its a techone piaget with some changes.. the biggest change being i used 9mm 1.3lb epp to make the plane. The original techone piaget is made using 5mm epp in a heavier weight for its thickness,it works well and the original piaget has always been one of my favorite epp planes and ive cut out a couple using the techone piaget design and made some changes. Theres pros and cons between using 5mm or even 6mm epp and making the same plane with 9mm 1.3 epp but overall it suits me fine. I haven't been flying much the past few weeks and even when the weathers nicer i dont fly as often as many but it was nice to fly the plane inside for its first flight. It has some changes besides the 9mm epp used and seems to work well so far.. next flight will be with a offset servo horn to eliminate differential in the ailerons while using a single servo. Its currently 6.6oz auw in the video but while doing some weigh ins with different power set ups it could be built under 6oz with little effort and still have very nice power.. might swap the outrunner and esc to try it at the lower weight as well.

9MM EPP Piaget Maiden Flight! (2 min 49 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 20, 2011 @ 12:29 AM | 4,541 Views
Using a spektrum dx3s radio with hitec 5805 servo for steering and hitec 7955tg for brake/throttle. The rest of the truck is stock for now.

HPI Baja 5sc Havin Some Fun On Gravel (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 06, 2011 @ 08:38 PM | 3,937 Views
Gonna have a lot of fun with this truck when it warms up out here.

HPI Baja 5sc In Snow! (1 min 55 sec)