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Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:05 PM | 3,559 Views
I recently discovered this area while driving through some of the higher elevations of Parker, CO. The winds here were a bit misleading; although it was peaceful on land, as Sky Eye reached mid-altitude a strong wind current made itself known from above. For this sortie however, I removed the GWS 5043 Prop as the Eflite Prop Adapter that I had been using was causing some unwanted vibrations, despite balancing the Prop as best I could. In the meantime, I've already ordered several RC Fun Lab Prop Savers as a replacement to the Eflite Adapter. After flying with both Props, I can definitely say that the GWS 5043 Prop provides a significant boost in thrust and takeoff power. It would have made a big difference in this location due to the turbulent gusts and the wind current. With that being said, capturing the highland overlook sunset view of Parker, CO was well worth it.

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye" - Helios Descending (5 min 45 sec)

Aircraft: Hobbyzone Sport Cub UMX Sport Cub S2
Prop: Stock Eflite Prop
Camera: 808 #16 Wide-Angle Lens
Battery: Lectron Pro 1s 600mAH 35c
Adapter: EFlite JST-RCY to UM Cable
Wheels: Dubro 1.5"
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:29 AM | 3,103 Views
After a few consecutive days of rainfall, I managed to take Sky Eye out for a high altitude flight amongst the clouds on one of the highest elevations between Aurora and Parker, CO. I really wanted to see how high Sky Eye could go without losing sight of her. There were instances where she disappeared in some low hanging clouds. The landing was a bit rough but the zero throttle long hover during the landing approach was pretty exciting to see as she was just floating in place due to the wind current. She was the only bird for miles to be seen in the sky...

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye" - Solo Wing (7 min 41 sec)

Aircraft: Hobbyzone Sport Cub UMX Sport Cub S2
Prop: GWS 5043
Wheels: Dubro 1.5"
Camera: 808 #16 Wide-Angle Lens
Battery: Lectron Pro 1s 600mAH 35c
Adapter: EFlite JST-RCY to UM Cable
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:03 PM | 4,023 Views
A beautiful night flight with my Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye."

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye" - The Journey Home (4 min 19 sec)

Aircraft: Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2
Camera: 808 #16 Wide-Angle Lens.
Battery: Lectron Pro 1s 600mAH 35c.
Adapter: EFlite JST-RCY to UM Cable.
Wheels: Dubro 1.5"
Posted by Blaze0021 | Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:14 PM | 4,050 Views
Just signed up to this forum this evening. I've been flying RC planes for about a year now, but I have browsed these forums for information in the past as well. Figured I would finally create a profile on here.

Flying RC planes has been an addiction ever since I purchased the Hobbyzone Champ last April. Since then, I've amassed a collection of UMX Planes, which include the F4-U Corsair, The Beast 3D, Pitts, Carbon Cub SS, Sbach 342 3D, Radian, B-17G, P-40 Warhawk, Night Vapor, Ember, Spacewalker, and even the Viking Model 12 280 (which is my biggest plane). I've had success flying all of them, though The Beast 3D was my "tutor" of RC planes.

My latest in my hangar is the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2. What an amazing versatile and robust plane. At first, I thought.. another Cub. But after making some modifications, it has been my go to plane as of late. My modifications include: GWS 5043 Prop, Lectron Pro 600 mAH 1S 35C Battery, Eflite JST-RCY to Ultramicro Battery Adapter, Dubro 1.5" Wheels, and an 808 #16 Wide Angle HD Camera.

Overall one tough plane and a great setup! I even started a Youtube Video Playlist of the places I go with this plane. Here is an example of one of the flights:

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2 "Sky Eye" - The 50th Flight (5 min 26 sec)

Aircraft: Hobbyzone Sport Cub S2
Camera: 808 #16 Wide-Angle Lens.
Battery: Lectron Pro 1s 600mAH 35c.
Adapter: EFlite JST-RCY to UM Cable.
Wheels: Dubro 1.5"

Anyways, just wanted to say hello and happy flying!