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Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 08, 2018 @ 08:38 AM | 7,214 Views
This is some old footage of when our furnace went out in our house at the beginning of 2018 with outside temps reaching the single digits at times. The house was without heat for a good few weeks . This was all during the time when our daughter was in NICU for a while and that was more of a priority to us than dealing with the house. We were bouncing between my mother's house and mother-in-law's house at the time. From what I observed, our house did reach a low of 32 degrees although it's possible it could've gotten lower than that since I wasn't there all the time.

When the guys came to install the furnace I decided to just see how my lipos were doing. I knew the cold probably wouldn't hurt em, but I was still curious to see how they were holding up especially since they haven't been checked for a while.

How well do Lipos survive a cold house? (5 min 45 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:31 AM | 2,960 Views
Decided to tackle the FT Simple Cub as my next Flitetest build. I was looking for a simple 3 channel Flitetest design to help with training new folks on RC planes and the FT Simple Cub seemed like a good fit. In the video I share my experiences with the build process.

Why did I choose the FT Simple Cub? thoughts and experiences (good and bad) (5 min 51 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 24, 2018 @ 09:05 AM | 2,727 Views
A review of my good and bad experiences with Flitetest pushrods...

Review: Flitetest pushrods (8 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 13, 2018 @ 02:08 PM | 2,555 Views
Footage of my FT Super Bee (2nd flight) where I ended up losing orientation and sight of the plane somewhere over our RC Airfield's "death valley". Even footage of my trek down into death valley to look for it with no success.

FT Super Bee (Zipper)... MISSING! LOST! FLY-AWAY! GONE! (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:20 AM | 2,786 Views
Video of my FT Super Bee (nicknamed Zipper) on its maiden flight and crash. I was using the high performance motors (red bottoms) and 4S lipo. Due to the quick speed and cramped space I overcorrected to avoid the tree and down she came. Damage was actually pretty minor. The plane is a little speed demon!

FT Super Bee Maiden Flight... And CRASH! (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 02, 2018 @ 09:04 AM | 4,956 Views
So while it was nice to have some color to the Storch, I had no idea the tape would leave all that striping when overlapped. So in the end, I just didn't care for the way it turned out and looked into a way to remove the tape even after it was already applied. When I asked around about the idea of removing colored packing tape from a foamboard/Flitetest plane many felt it was a bad idea and that there would be a significant amount of paper peeling up, damage, etc. But I went ahead and tried it anyways and actually was able to get decent results. Here is a video I did showing the process using a heating iron...

Removing packing tape from a foamboard RC plane (Flitetest) (6 min 37 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 30, 2018 @ 03:50 PM | 2,848 Views
Here is a reupload of last year's Memorial Day flight of my FT (Flitetest) Simple Storch. Now on my RC channel! It was kinda buggy where I was flying but the weather, clouds, and sun were perfect. Wife helped me with a hand launch as the grass was actually too high for normal takeoff. This was right after I covered the Storch in blue packing tape to give it some color.

FT Simple Storch Memorial Day flight... (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 14, 2018 @ 10:07 AM | 3,020 Views
So I thought I would start checking out some drones/quadcopters on the market. Decided to start with the Syma X5C-1 just b/c I had heard lots of good about the Syma drones and that they were good beginner drones (I am still sort of new to flying drones whereas I normally fly planes).

Overall I felt that the drone was indeed very good for beginners, it helped me with my skills that's for sure. The only major complaints I had with the drone:

-altitude hold was not quite up to par
-camera was in fixed position
-memory card reader made of plastic...poor quality

I paid about $40 for the drone and here's the link if you want to check it out:

I managed to record some video footage as well directly from the drone. Now obviously for these toy-grade type of drones you can't expect professional quality video/picture but it's still a little fun to mess around with.

Here's the youtube video so you can check out the video footage AND see how this thing flies:

Syma X5C-1 drone/quadcopter review... includes sample video footage (7 min 38 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 11, 2018 @ 10:19 AM | 2,786 Views
Decided to revive my old RC channel Perkyplanes & RC and start posting RC content back on there again.

Perkyplanes & RC -

So I'm looking forward to putting some new RC content out there for everyone...please subscribe! Plan to do some product reviews, planes, scratchbuilding foamboard planes, Flitetest, and drones.
Posted by basslord1124 | May 23, 2017 @ 09:28 AM | 6,138 Views
My latest video where I take a long look at the Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger and what it's capable of. Power distribution settings, lipo balancing charging, storage charging mode, advanced system settings, and the smartphone app that goes with the charger.

Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger Review and Walk Through (27 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 15, 2017 @ 09:41 AM | 5,521 Views
Here are a couple new videos on my journey so far on the FT Seaduck by Flitetest.

FT Seaduck Build
FT Seaduck Build (5 min 36 sec)

FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (a basic look at a Flitetest Speed Build Kit)
FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (3 min 59 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 27, 2017 @ 08:57 AM | 6,068 Views
Some highlights from the RCSaylors Fun Fly this weekend....

RCSaylors Fun Fly 2017 - RC planes, drone footage, paintball, etc. (6 min 17 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 19, 2017 @ 03:03 PM | 5,856 Views
Some more misc RC goodies...

Unboxing 2 - Brushless motors and batteries (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 14, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 5,612 Views
Some new things coming to the RC channel...

Channel Changes and Updates (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM | 5,333 Views
New video about the small repairs I will have to do to the Storch, its flight characteristics, and more...

FT Simple Storch Post "Successful" Flight Thoughts & Comments - flight characteristics, repairs, etc (6 min 45 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:01 AM | 5,749 Views
That's right, another go with the FT Simple Storch...flew great!!

FT Simple Storch "Successful" Flight!! (4 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 27, 2017 @ 08:48 AM | 5,255 Views
Maiden flight of my scratch built FT (Flitetest) Simple Storch. It didn't go quite as expected. Here's the video:

FT Simple Storch maiden flight...and crash!! (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 20, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 6,065 Views
Spent last week in the wonderful Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Didn't take any RC planes with us but did take our DJI Phantom 3 and here's some footage that I got...

DJI Phantom 3 Standard "Randy Quad" footage - Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge, TN (5 min 10 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 10, 2017 @ 05:36 PM | 6,192 Views
Latest video on my thoughts of the FT Simple Storch build. It is actually the first Flitetest plane I have ever built.

FT Simple Storch build thoughts and tips... (8 min 38 sec)