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Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 24, 2019 @ 05:10 PM | 3,071 Views
Here is the 2nd flight of the FT Mini Scout. No crash this time. Still got some more tweaking to do, but pretty decent overall for a 2nd flight.

FT Mini Scout 2nd Flight - FT Mini Scout Newbie Challenge - Flight #2 (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 19, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 2,392 Views
Our RC club (Skyhawks-Tri State Model Flyers) holds a mall show each year to show people what we do and attract some new members. Here's footage from this year's mall show on Feb 16-17.

Skyhawks RC Club Mall Show 2019 - Ashland Mall - February 16-17, 2019 (1 min 59 sec)

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Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 15, 2019 @ 01:44 PM | 3,021 Views
I had been wanting a transmitter glove for a while so I could do some RC stuff in the winter. Well I finally obtained one here recently and even though I've only used it once, it has proven to be a great investment. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to do some RCing in the cold temperatures. The one I got was made by a company called SENREAL and can be purchased on Amazon for under $20. Here is a link to the product and my video review:

SENREAL Warm Transmitter Glove Product Review (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 11, 2019 @ 09:22 AM | 2,669 Views
After getting some high praises from other folks and the Flitetest forums I decided to add the Flitetest Mini Scout to my list of Flitetest planes to check out. I would definitely rank it up there with one of the easier builds due to the limited number of pieces and not having to do any foldovers with the wing. Unlike the original design, I tweaked this one a little by making it a 4 channel and adding ailerons. There is not much involved in making this transition if you would want to do it. Just measure and mark out how big you want your aileron control surface to be and then glue in a control horn and servo.

Below is my introduction video to the plane as well as a short maiden flight video with a small crash. More flights to come in the future!

FT Mini Scout intro...another super easy build! (5 min 36 sec)

FT Mini Scout Maiden Flight & Crash - FT Mini Scout Newbie Challenge - Flight #1 (0 min 23 sec)
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Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 06, 2019 @ 09:19 AM | 3,788 Views
Actual maiden test run of the foamboard snow skimmer! One of those rare moments where we had just enough snow to try it out. Even managed to crash it as well, luckily damage was pretty minimal.

DIY: Foamboard Snow Skimmer Test Run-Maiden & CRASH! (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 04, 2019 @ 09:31 AM | 3,104 Views
Here is Part 2 of the foamboard snow skimmer build progress. Almost complete and a little demonstration/explanation of differential thrust.

DIY: Foamboard Snow Skimmer: Part 2 (10 min 35 sec)