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Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 30, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 2,516 Views
No crashes into trees or broken props this time! Just a nice flight of the FT Bloody Baron as I play around more with high and low rates settings. This time the lows are at 50% and the highs at 70%.

FT Bloody Baron... Another flight and chat. No crashes or broken props this time! (7 min 24 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 22, 2019 @ 02:58 PM | 2,639 Views
So after seeing Flitetest release the FT Edge it totally blew my mind on how awesome it looked. Unlike previous Flitetest foamboard designs, this thing had more curve and sleekness to the design. It made me wonder if Flitetest used some other material besides foamboard to make it look that good....nope, the plane was made out of foamboard. So that really attracted me to the plane and made me add it to my never ending list of plane projects.

Looking at the Edge briefly, I kinda thought it may be too complex of a build and that I might just make it a low priority project. Perhaps something to tackle next year. But thanks to the awesome Flitetest community and Flitetest forums, folks encouraged me to go ahead and proceed with the build. So here it is, in its early stages.

FT Edge: Build Intro Part 1 ....What have I got myself into? (9 min 8 sec)

Expect to see more Edge build video progress and eventually a glorious maiden flight (hopefully without a crash) video.
Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 19, 2019 @ 02:19 PM | 2,852 Views
The RC club that I am a member of (Skyhawks-Tri State Model Flyers) had been working hard on an RC dirt track for those interested in RC cars. Well here recently they had their opening day of the "Death Valley R/C Raceway" complete with some races Here's some footage of that opening day:

Death Valley R/C Raceway Opening Day...RC cars, RC dirt track, RC car races! (4 min 10 sec)

Tri State Model Flyers website & Facebook:

Death Valley R/C Raceway Facebook:
Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 3,907 Views
The FT Seaduck has had an amazing journey. Built a few years ago from a Flitetest speed build kit. Once assembled I made my way out to our airfield to do a maiden flight. I was super excited to fly it but at the same time I was also battling a sinus infection and I had forgot my camera. It wouldn't have been a good filmed flight anyways due to me hacking and coughing every 2 seconds. The actual maiden went well though. And it seems after that everything happened. Wife was pregnant, hospital visits, baby was born (early), more hospital visits...well you know how those things go. And with all this, the plane has pretty much sat untouched.

So once things started to slow down a little bit, I teamed up with my father-in-law to get the Seaduck back out and add some color. Paintjob turned out pretty good and now here we are finally getting the plane some more airtime and filmed this time. Below is the "sort of" maiden (2nd flight). Had a bumpy landing, but the rest of the flight was pretty good.

FT Seaduck "sort of" maiden flight and chat... and a bumpy landing! (9 min 23 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 03, 2019 @ 01:17 PM | 3,481 Views
Seems like as soon as I get something worked out with the FT Simple Cub, I run into another issue. Makes me think the plane is cursed!

Well after the bent motor shaft issue, I got the motor replaced and fixed anything else that needed fixed, I gave the FT Simple Cub another shot. What I got was a pretty successful flight that ended early in a gentle glide back down to Earth. You can see what happened in the video.

FT Simple Cub Flight (3 channel)...I think this plane is cursed! (6 min 17 sec)

The problem itself isn't all that bad and should be a quick fix, but it does make me wanna do some bench testing just to make sure it doesn't happen again. Don't worry, despite this plane's cursed status, I'm not giving up on it.
Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 02, 2019 @ 07:32 AM | 2,950 Views
This is just a goofy little video I put together of the Bloody Baron's maiden flight directly into a tree. Enjoy!

FT Bloody Baron Maiden Flight and Crash into Tree (0 min 58 sec)

This was the same footage from my much longer video on the Bloody Baron's maiden flight (and crashes!). You can see that video in my previous blog entry or watch it here:

FT Bloody Baron Maiden Flights and Crashes - Full flight experience and chat (13 min 21 sec)
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