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Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 28, 2019 @ 02:46 PM | 8,305 Views
Got the FT Bloody Baron all fired up and ready for its maiden flight. Despite only using 1 battery, I managed to squeeze 3 flights out of her. 2 were real short flights that resulted in small crashes, and the 3rd was the longer flight. Plane performance was very good. I ran 30% for my low rates and 60% on my high rates. The low rates ended up being too low for the wind I was dealing with so I did the 2nd and 3rd attempts with high rates. Overall a fun experience... airtime, crashes, broken props, good rolls, and a tree!

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

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:45 AM | 5,939 Views
So after some recent discussion with some folks I thought it was a good opportunity to show the damage my FT Simple Cub has taken from some crashes. Felt it was a good true testament to how durable these foamboard/Flitetest really are. So here you can see all the damage that has occurred to the FT Simple Cub.

New motor has been installed and the power pod has been rebuilt. All that is left is reinstall the receiver, double check my balance and battery placement, and she'll be ready to go again.

How durable are Flitetest/foamboard airplanes? A look at the FT Simple Cub's crash damage (8 min 27 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 14, 2019 @ 01:00 PM | 1,497 Views
So since being back in the hobby and learning some of the new standards like 2.4Ghz radios, I also had to learn about all things involved with electric flight. One of these things was the use of lipo batteries. Some folks have implanted this fear in me that lipos can blow up at what others may feel is a very slight issue. And granted things can happen if they are improperly charged, handled, etc. So, while I charge things carefully, as with anyone, mistakes and incidents can happen. I had 2 incidents with 2 different lipos in my collection...one was shorted out briefly and the other had some physical damage in a crash. At first, I feared they would catch fire moments after the incidents occurred, but so far nothing has happened yet. So, I'm going to document this experience and just see if these batteries are still stable enough to use...OR if they do indeed need to be disposed of.

Facing Lipo Fears: Part 1: Shorted out and damaged... Are these batteries safe to use? (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 06, 2019 @ 10:40 PM | 1,029 Views
Had another nice day to take the FT Tiny Trainer out for a flight.

Another relaxing FT Tiny Trainer flight (3 channel) and chat (14 min 1 sec)