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Posted by BarnOwl | Jan 27, 2021 @ 12:40 PM | 7,206 Views
Back to helicopters! I got bored with my quads so after 13 years I recently bought an E 160 heli after looking at this Painless video.

It must be the worldwide lockdown that has a lot of folks fiddling with their hobby again.
So did I . I still have a case of old 450 parts laying around and about 4 old frames so I thought I'll do it cheap.

In the end I bought a Garrt 450L frame, a ALZRC FBL Head and tailpiece, four aluminiun servo's and some small parts.

So I ended up with this beauty. Look at that Monster canopy I could not let go so bought that too. Now I have to maiden it but it is terrible weather outside.

It was the Eachine 160 that got me back to heli flying again.

Still don't know what I like more: The flying or the endless fixing and fiddling after a crash.
Posted by BarnOwl | Nov 03, 2020 @ 08:28 AM | 12,252 Views
I have been flying my 450 heli after installing a k-bar and renovating the heli with new updates.

So I bought a E160 from Eachine after seeing the Painless video. He was very excited about this heli.
I hope to get it by the end of this week...........
Posted by BarnOwl | Oct 05, 2020 @ 08:19 AM | 6,219 Views
Lately I got myself a Mobula 6 HD and a U-glider to my collection.

The amazing little quad gets me in all the small places around the house and the garden.
That way I get HD movies of the most amazing things!

The U-Glider is a new bird that can be adapted completely to my taste without breaking the bank, hope to get it soon.
While being on sale I bought two more: One PNP model and another KIT to tinker with during the Dutch winter.
Posted by BarnOwl | Sep 02, 2020 @ 10:33 AM | 8,164 Views
Just maidened my new FMS PA-18 Super Cub with the TX16S and it was a blast!. Beautiful afternoon, no wind and not too hot.
A very relaxing experience!
Posted by BarnOwl | May 05, 2020 @ 01:25 PM | 10,780 Views
After using a Hitec Aurora, Taranis X9D plus I just pre-ordered a Radiomaster T16X. With a bit of luck it will arrive in about a month, so keeping fingers crossed!
Posted by BarnOwl | Dec 10, 2018 @ 06:04 PM | 7,040 Views
Recently I got myself an ASW 28 glider, a Grand Tundra and the latest Spitfire 1450mm as toys. I have not flown the Spitfire yet as I still have to finish the build but it is my only warbird and a beautiful one.......
Posted by BarnOwl | May 10, 2014 @ 04:18 AM | 8,782 Views
Into soaring......

in 2011 I got into soaring with a Hobbyking Phoenix 2000 and a DG1000 foamy.
I also bought a MPX Solius recently and this is my best glider.

In 2013 I bought an ELF (vladimir models) and got really hooked on DLG's.

At the moment I'm building an Ypsi Notos full size bird.
Posted by BarnOwl | Mar 08, 2010 @ 05:32 PM | 12,101 Views
Couldn't resist: Got a HK 450 TT Pro and stripped my second 450's electric setup to the new airframe: Rocksolid bird. This is my new "everyday" outside heli (If weather permits in this Godforsaken land......)

I got a bunch of micro heli's ( Blades and Walkera Mini) to keep flying indoors with the weather we have here........
Posted by BarnOwl | Jan 28, 2010 @ 04:31 AM | 9,522 Views
Started heli flying in spring 2006 with a 60 dollar Dragonfly. Whopped the poor bird all around till I managed hovering.

Got a T-Rex 450 SE a few months later and there the real fun started..... Finless got me into building, tuning and flying a "real" chopper and from then on I was hooked.

Soon an extra 450 SE V2 joined the club and a Trex 600.

My latest purchase was a Blade MSR to be able to fly indoors and get some more stick time in this awful long and cold Dutch winter.