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Posted by Get Real | Apr 25, 2010 @ 11:49 PM | 3,488 Views
Sometimes you just have to make the best of crappy weather and have some fun .

Traxxas Slash 4x4 Destroys Rc Plane ''Carnage'' (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 21, 2010 @ 04:12 PM | 3,558 Views
Went back to the techone motor,a bit heavier and more power but suits my type of flying overall and a bit more fun for me to fly the piaget like that outdoors at 7.9oz auw.

Techone Piaget With Kit Motor (8 min 43 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 20, 2010 @ 01:14 PM | 3,782 Views
Had this plane sitting while i used the gear for some other stuff. Got some things at the shop and set the piaget back up and got a flight in the yard .

Techone Piaget EPP Trying New Set Up First Flight (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 19, 2010 @ 08:28 AM | 2,881 Views
Its epp and not a edf,really wanted to find the breaking point or any point of failure in the air. The plane calls for 8-9g servos and im using 6g servos i already had. The 6g servos are fine for slow floaty flying but limited when flying this plane like a jet . Had fun flying and even after the plane hit the ground violently and had some minor damage for the impact it took. I put another pack in and took off again to see how much more it could take and if it could continue to fly reasonably well with some minor wounds . The wing did bend but the spar wasnt cracked and the carbon strips inside the wing were only flexing after separating from the wing skin and the spar.

Pushing Epp To Its Limits (Crash) (9 min 59 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 18, 2010 @ 07:44 PM | 3,056 Views
Just flying it in the yard,was early in the morning before the winds kicked up and got a couple flights in. Got a little breezy here and there but not bad,video is from both flights.

Electrifly Extra 330sc Turnigy 2204-14T In Yard (4 min 58 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 17, 2010 @ 11:52 AM | 3,017 Views
More and more the movie industry as well as television is using radio controlled vehicles to get shots for movies and tv commercials. For decades now rc cars and aircraft have been used in movies,blue thunder,top gun,empire of the sun,the dead pool,poltergeist etc. Sometimes its just a scene depicting someone enjoying the hobby and other times its to recreate carnage of fullscale aircraft. For the most part rc cars have always been the stable at hobby shops for sales,the rc car company's are also leading the charge to grow the hobby and show it to the mainstream.. Did you know that you can walk into a pep boys auto parts store and they have traxxas rtr vehicles and parts for sale? Thats a huge step for the hobby right there.. what gearhead going for car or truck parts to soup up there fullscale vehicle could resist a radio controlled beast of a revo or a slash stadium truck thats on display near the entrance? Now I enjoy rc cars a lot but I also enjoy flying planes and helis.. many have already made the connection to start a redbull style air race competition for years now with rc planes and its finally in the works(many here have been saying it would be cool for years myself included). Its a start but what could rc plane and heli manufacturers do to gain more exposure for the hobby with the masses and get more people involved with rc planes and helis?. Why not get more rc involved with fullscale events.. Did you know that many fullscale monster truck events have halftime shows with rc cars? Now is not the time to stop thinking of the future of the hobby..especially the aircraft side in the next 5 years. Remember.. the best thing many can do for the hobby is take the time to answer questions and steer people in the right direction if there interested in getting involved in any form of rc.

Nissan SE-R - The Radio Control Show 50 (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 17, 2010 @ 10:55 AM | 2,762 Views
Last flight for this one and time to move on. Learned some things about deltas and there flying characteristics and might try more in the future but for now the gears going into something else.

GRX-Delta With Some Onboard Video (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 16, 2010 @ 08:25 AM | 3,339 Views
Havent flown this plane once yet in calm air but it handles minor breezes ok for a really light 6oz indoor plane(maybe one day i'll be able fly indoors some place). In 10+mph gusts its a handful but flyable outdoors,dorked it a couple times in the yard the other day.. its no epp plane but a little ca and it was back flying(dam wind..hit the garage after dodging the tree and myself when i got in trouble when the wind turned to gusts). Got the turnigy motor and hobbyking esc in it with hoppypartz 2s 500mah 20c packs and its 6.1oz,6.6 with the lights now. Very nice inexpensive power set up for small planes like this(motor,esc,and 2s 500 lipo all for under $20.00). Probally try the power system in the piaget soon to.. should be low 7oz range and power it ok.. will have to see,at 6.6oz in the extra power was enough but not excessive,1 oz is a lot of weight for planes in the 6 oz range,very noticable difference flying the extra with the light kit and its only 15 grams for the lights compared to how it flew without the lights on it at 6.1oz with the new motor and gear.

Electrifly Extra 330sc Night Flying! (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2010 @ 04:00 AM | 3,094 Views
Weathers getting a lot nicer but still a little breezy for small planes. Was nice to get some air with the cars. Flew a couple planes with the hobbypartz blue lipos.. they rock and the prices are awesome,got a new charger to from them. Lipos were packaged VERY well and i'll be ordering more from hobbypartz.com soon. Got the thunder ac6 charger and some 2s 500mah 20c and some 3s 1000mah 20c packs for the rainbow and piaget,tryed the 2s 500 packs in the electrifly 330sc in the yard.. lotts more power than the 2s 430's i was running before and a quarter of the price . At 6.6oz auw using the 500mah blue lipos the plane got knocked around a lot in the yard with the wind but was fun to get some yard flying in.

Losi Eight-E And Associated RC8T-E Gettin Air! (3 min 42 sec)

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Posted by Get Real | Apr 10, 2010 @ 10:55 AM | 3,130 Views
Made some revisions to it,will probally add a little more to the looks then pull the gear for some other stuff. Maiden flight with revisons,flew at the crack of dawn so the wind was pretty calm.

GRX-Delta Foamie! (5 min 32 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 04, 2010 @ 08:10 PM | 2,822 Views
Flys nice,lightest plane ive ever flown but will probally only be flown outdoors. Was well within the spec weight even with heavier than suggested gear but i have some different power set ups to try as well that should make it about 6oz or less. Really like the futaba 3114 servo for planes like this,might get a couple more for other projects.

Electrifly Extra 330sc Maiden Flight (6 min 48 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 18, 2010 @ 01:01 PM | 3,443 Views
Went bashing with the slash 4x4 and ran a 2wd slash with a 4600kv brushless system. Its gonna be a lot of fun on the big bmx jumps at another bash spot .

Traxxas Slash 4x4 Versus Slash 2wd Brushless! (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 08, 2010 @ 06:59 PM | 4,371 Views
Took it to a park to get a flight in with it,flys really nice but i'll be binding it to the dx7 for more aggressive moves. Watch for the chunk of mud flying on impact .

E-Flite Blade SR Loops And Crash! (8 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2010 @ 08:10 PM | 3,129 Views
Awesome facility with food and plenty to do,will have to check out the climbing area and maybe paintball to next time. Plenty of room for flying and watching,looking forward to up coming events.

A couple of the demo's.
Seth Arnold Pilot Maximus Demo (2 min 27 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Mar 05, 2010 @ 11:52 AM | 3,159 Views
Been thinking about trying jets for quite a while,been interested in a few.. the parkzone habu would be simple and fun,been looking at the hobby-lobby eurofighter.. its bigger and it has all the bells and whistles already installed like bump absorbing style retracts and nav lights.. would make for a cool camera plane as well. Way back i was looking at the flyfly hobby jets to.. especially the big bae hawk and the mb 339,heres a couple vids i really like from flyflyhobbys youtube page .

Now this one looks like fun!
MB339 (3 min 17 sec)

The hawk would rock with nav lights and a onboard camera as well.
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Posted by Get Real | Mar 04, 2010 @ 09:06 PM | 3,040 Views
Nice to get a little flying in,spring is getting closer.

Techone Rainbow.. It Didnt Flex And Crash! (8 min 29 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 01, 2010 @ 12:21 PM | 2,749 Views
Heres some info and video.

Pilot Maximus March 7th will be the first event at the Hidden Cove Sportplex in Bourbonnais, IL less than an hour south of Chicago. Go to www.pilotmaximus.com for details.

Pilot Maximus Promo Video (4 min 56 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 11, 2010 @ 08:36 AM | 3,231 Views
I seen a blackhawk do this once in a video... didnt work out quite as well. Some wild flying but i doubt id try it with a fullscale heli.. maybe trimming weeds but not tree tops.

500 abuse (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 10, 2010 @ 07:12 AM | 4,797 Views
The motor is slightly modified... Looks like a lot of fun.

Franklin Airshow Piper Comedy Flight (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 10, 2010 @ 03:00 AM | 3,088 Views
Remember when you were a young child.. you probally questioned everything. As an adult we have a greater understanding of how things work and we rarely ask WHY anymore,why? but why? why is that? how come? why?

The internet.. we have more ways to communicate and ask questions than ever.

Just something to think about if you have questions in the forums. I have some questions about the industry as a whole as well as marketing.

Back to the forums and listening to tunes.. I like a lot of different music... been listening to these dudes lately. Lots of my favorite music is 70s stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA__x4QXM9c