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Posted by Vintage.Racer | Dec 28, 2020 @ 05:48 PM | 9,461 Views
These pics are captures from my GOPRO 7 Black.

Been flying the AVIOS MiG-17 lately, very smooth and stable, added all new servos, HiTec digital type. Great 90MM jet, very happy with its performance, even though there are some quirks to get used to. Mainly the landing gear sequencer. I make sure I get 5 successful cycles of the gear before I fly it. There are PLENTY of horror stories out there about it. Also several proven methods that don t seem to work on how to initiate the system to avoid those horror stories!

Posted by Vintage.Racer | Jun 26, 2020 @ 01:36 PM | 8,540 Views
I really like this Freewing Su-35, and completely understand now it's popularity among EDF Flyers. here are some shots of mine...and have now passed the 100th flight barrier with EDF powered model aircraft.

Posted by Vintage.Racer | Jun 16, 2020 @ 02:33 PM | 15,415 Views
Well, I am closing in on my 100th flight with EDF type model aircraft. Never thought I would get the hang of it, but I have become confident enough now that I would allow the rating to be awarded if that sort of thing took place in model aviation. Be kinda cool if it did. Guess it would be a bit of a nightmare for the AMA to track, but it could be done at the club level, without to much difficulty. This barrier was a little tougher for me than the tail dragger one. But they don't move quite as fast, and you have a bit more time to make decisions and fly the airplane. I actually flew a Spitfire the other day, and that was the first propeller driven model I had flown in over 6 months. This EDF Challenge thing started after I destroyed a Freewing MiG-21, by getting very slow with full flaps during my turn to final. It was a little windy, I traveled well past where I should have been and selected full flaps well before I should have. In a descending right turn, well behind on the power and speed I could not recover what I needed, traveled to far, lost sight of the airplane below the horizon and caught the top of the farmers fence for the grazing pasture, You have to see our field to get a better idea, but if I had been a foot higher, I might have cleared the fence. Not long after that I crashed a Freewing Su-35 in a landing accident where once again, I was not carrying enough power or speed. It was my second flight of the airplane, but my first landing. Not really what I...Continue Reading
Posted by Vintage.Racer | Dec 20, 2019 @ 10:59 AM | 11,450 Views
Needed a break from the race car, and always wanted to fly R/C, so I am really enjoying the planes and the people. And learning to fly has been a great challenge that I am happy to say I am overcoming, with a minimal loss of airplanes, thanks to Real Flight.