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Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 23, 2018 @ 08:32 AM | 2,775 Views
The Dynam PA-18 Super "Piper" Cub was actually the first plane I got to start back into the RC plane hobby. I got it as a gift from my my wife. Unfortunately, it spent more time being a lawn dart than a flying airplane. Now granted some of that was my inexperience. I went on to have successful flying with the Hobbyzone Champ and other airplanes.

I have now decided to dust the plane off and try to bring it back to life. And I have already been making modifications to it since parts are extremely hard to come by. Some of the modifications are even from my experiences with working with foamboard and Flitetest planes. Join me on this small journey to bring this plane back to life!

Dynam PA-18 Super/Piper Cub - "FrankenCub" Project..Lawn dart or will it fly? (13 min 21 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 15, 2018 @ 09:20 AM | 3,237 Views
Been wanting to add a nice somewhat large glider to my airplane arsenal. Something for those lazy/relaxing days. Found some plans for a Flitetest style glider (called Galaxy) through the Flitetest community pages. Currently have the fuselage and tail section built. Next big step is the wing which I am actually going to make as a 2 piece wing with a split in the middle so I can take it apart for transporting. The original design was a full single piece wing that used 3 sheets of foamboard.

Here is a video on the start of this journey in constructing this big glider.

Large foamboard glider build progress & introduction... Flitetest style glider (Galaxy) (6 min 49 sec)

And here is the original Flitetest article on the glider:
Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 08, 2018 @ 08:38 AM | 7,369 Views
This is some old footage of when our furnace went out in our house at the beginning of 2018 with outside temps reaching the single digits at times. The house was without heat for a good few weeks . This was all during the time when our daughter was in NICU for a while and that was more of a priority to us than dealing with the house. We were bouncing between my mother's house and mother-in-law's house at the time. From what I observed, our house did reach a low of 32 degrees although it's possible it could've gotten lower than that since I wasn't there all the time.

When the guys came to install the furnace I decided to just see how my lipos were doing. I knew the cold probably wouldn't hurt em, but I was still curious to see how they were holding up especially since they haven't been checked for a while.

How well do Lipos survive a cold house? (5 min 45 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:31 AM | 3,292 Views
Decided to tackle the FT Simple Cub as my next Flitetest build. I was looking for a simple 3 channel Flitetest design to help with training new folks on RC planes and the FT Simple Cub seemed like a good fit. In the video I share my experiences with the build process.

Why did I choose the FT Simple Cub? thoughts and experiences (good and bad) (5 min 51 sec)