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Posted by Micubano | May 27, 2014 @ 01:07 PM | 4,130 Views
I love it when dogs chase my cars, trucks and motor cycles because I know they can't catch them, but this was a first.

Aquacraft Revolt 30 RC Boat - Dogs Chasing it @ Promised Land State Park, PA (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by Micubano | May 24, 2014 @ 10:38 AM | 4,136 Views
That the Parkzone Icon does not have AS3X. At first I thought there was something wrong, so I did a fly by. Then I remembered it was always like this.

Camping this weekend with the Icon, Revolt 30 and 350 QX. Too bad I am too far from Harford PA for the fun fly there this weekend.
Posted by Micubano | May 13, 2014 @ 11:33 AM | 4,654 Views
I have 2 Helion Invictus that I love. My son's needed the clip on the bell crank put back in place out of the box. Not the easiest thing to do as the whole bell crank just wants to pop apart. That happened dozens of times before I got it. My favorite was it popped apart and one of the part hit the brim of my baseball cap and went into my soda. So when mine seemed not want to turn right I took it apart and nothing was wrong! Turns out my son let one of his friends drive mine and the kid reset my end points on the servo. Next time, I am checking the end points first.
Posted by Micubano | May 08, 2014 @ 09:43 AM | 4,585 Views
It was windy and the clouds were dark yesterday, but I wanted to fly the 300X. I had a nice stunt flying routine going and I leveled off for a quick orientation check because I lost it. Sure enough, when I gave it left rudder, the tail boom came out left telling me I was nose in. I went to correct it but nerves took over. I was able to get it close enough to see the canopy and that it was still nose in and that it when I accidentally gave it down elevator and saw it heading for the ground. I hit the TH and let it slide in. I broke one main blade grip, tail fin and shaft is loose. I still have to take it apart and see what the total damage is, over 30 flights on it and that was it's first crash. So disappointing. And yet another rebuild.

Oddly, I flew the 130x yesterday the same way and never lost orientation. The 350QX doesn't even care about the wind and the lights help. Maybe I need lights on my helis to help with orientation.
Posted by Micubano | May 06, 2014 @ 12:21 PM | 4,052 Views
Well, we moved to a new building at work about 2 months ago and my new seat was cramped for a guy my size. In the first week my left hip started hurting. I got a new desk and chair after a few weeks, but the pain kept getting worse. My primary doctor said it might not be that bad and sent me to a specialist. I saw that doc this morning with some X-Rays and apparently I have Femoroacetabular Impingement, which in my case means my bone has slowly been growing in an odd shape to the point where I have arthritis pain. I am going to see a guy in Allentown about just shaving the bone down and putting off a hip replacement for a long time, but I have to see if I am a candidate for that surgery. Fingers crossed.

So what am I going to do? Well tonight I am going flying since standing or bending over doesn't bother me much. Most of the pain is while I am trying to sleep. I am going to get as much RC flying and driving in as I can until this is all sorted out.

I am going to have to take some time off of work. Hopefully they will just let me work from home. They probably will because I do programming for a really good company who takes care of us. It is funny because I recently told my wife that my RC collection used is worth a lot of money and that if we ever really needed to we can sell it off. I've seen a lot of post in the classifieds here from people who have had to do that and I hope it doesn't get to that point.

So what should I take out tonight? The only decision I really...Continue Reading
Posted by Micubano | May 05, 2014 @ 10:43 AM | 4,084 Views
Well I decided that it was a week for new batteries at the LHS. I picked up 3 3S 2200 that I use a lot and 3 4S 2200 for my rebuilt Venom Gambler and short Yak 3X flights. There was some money left over and I can't let that happen. My son has been asking for a Hubsan X4, so that is what we got. I like the controls for it. I even flew the ProtoX using it. So much easier to control both quads with this TX. So far I've only been able to flip indoors once without hitting the carpet with the Hubsan, but the ProtoX hardly drops. The only thing is someone unplugged a USB charger from a ProtoX but did not unplug the cable from the ProtoX and that killed the battery. I barely get over a minute with it. This is the second time that happened. So remember to not let the cable attached to the ProtoX because it will drain the LiPo all the way down! That being said, I have to get my own Hubsan soon.