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Posted by basslord1124 | May 29, 2019 @ 01:17 PM | 1,825 Views
Yes...had a good morning flight with the FT Tiny Trainer. Talked about some things on camera while I worked on trimming the plane.

Relaxing FT Tiny Trainer flight with chat (12 min 24 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 28, 2019 @ 08:12 AM | 2,026 Views
So on our way to our vacation destination we stopped in at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky located in Lexington, KY. Lots of cool things on display....helicopters, planes, jets, various engines, propellers, etc. Highly recommended if you are into aviation and happen to be in the area. Entry price is pretty affordable as well.

Aviation Museum of Kentucky - Lexington, KY (11 min 10 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 22, 2019 @ 01:35 PM | 2,714 Views
Another failed launch attempt of the FT Long EZ with a little more severe damage this time. So back to the repair (or maybe rebuild) bench with this one. I've got some new tricks and suggestions that I may try for next time OR, I may rig up/buy some sort of launcher.

FT Long EZ... another bad launch/crash! (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 20, 2019 @ 02:22 PM | 2,336 Views
After working through some of the kinks with the FT Simple Cub, I managed to add another kink by bending the prop shaft. I had actually never done that before. But I guess all that lawn darting can lead to it. I didn't even realize it had happened until I had done some repairs and was ready to fly it again.

FT Simple Cub... Bent motor/prop shaft? (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 09, 2019 @ 01:46 PM | 1,623 Views
To go along with the Flitetest forum's challenge Getting stupid with the Tiny Trainer, here's a video of my first flight and crash of the FT Tiny Trainer. I thought for this flight I'd be trying to get it trimmed out, but I spent more time going all over the place with it. Damage was pretty minor on the crash. I originally imagined this plane as kinda floaty but really on 3 cell power it's kind of a handful. Enjoy!

Getting stupid with the FT Tiny Trainer... maiden and crash! (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 07, 2019 @ 08:32 AM | 1,633 Views
So after breaking one of my last plywood Flitetest firewalls I checked out some alternative options for some DIY firewalls. Taking a similar approach to what nerdnic had done (he used a plastic trashcan), I found a plastic dishpan from the dollar store and started cutting away. Once I got to the usable parts of the dishpan, I was able to cut out with scissors 30+ plastic firewalls that are lightweight and durable. All for probably just $3.

DIY Flitetest Plastic Firewalls: Super cheap and durable! (7 min 32 sec)

Similar dishpan:

nerdnic's article on using a trash can for firewalls: