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Posted by Gary Warner | Nov 19, 2011 @ 09:51 PM | 5,107 Views
I'm posting some old FPV sailplane videos up on YouTube (I need the hard drive space). This is a couple of years old. The sailplane is an Eraser. 10 minutes of mind numbing twists and turns.

FPV Remote Control Soaring 1 of 3 (11 min 10 sec)

Posted by Gary Warner | Nov 06, 2009 @ 06:04 PM | 5,944 Views
...all about the blogs here. Thanks Dan for asking to be my 'buddy', but this doesn't mean we'll be swapping spit in the showers!

Blogs... endless words about what's going on in one's mind of life. Huh, let me think...

Oh, I know. I'd like to say thank you for all the Cycler orders lately. The AMA magazine Model Aviation printed a few words about it and BOOM, I'm flooded with orders. You guys have cost me about 20 hours sleep this week, but it's been fun seeing these move out the door, not to mention the boost in my bottom line. Thanks guys!

What else.... nope, that's about it. See ya!
Posted by Gary Warner | Feb 07, 2006 @ 05:52 PM | 9,157 Views
It's Tuesday. 5 more days until I can go flying . Need I say more?

This weekend will be interesting (oh yeah, right). I have Arnold chomping at the bit to get the maiden flight in on his Piper Arrow. I'm the test pilot and it's his $1500 pride and joy.

The first $1500 "pride and joy" of Arnold's I test flew (Cessna 182) ended up in 10 feet of water (lake at the end of runway - oops, my bad ). "We" had a receiver battery unplug itself on final. Drop the flaps and the battery slid forward a bit. Enough to unplug from the harness. Judges gave the swan dive a 9.2 (points marked off for the large splash ) .

Cessna 182, part two. Arnold goes out and gets a new plane and finishes it in two weeks. Ready to take off and nothing. Then everything comes back on. Check and check, all is good. Arnold says "lets go fly". I'm not happy.
I notice one glitch in the receiver and insist that we look at it again. Sure enough, Arnold had cut through the battery wire with an Exacto blade while widening out an access hole. With the wire fixed, we fly. It is a good flying plane.

Next test flights are on Arnold's $1300 Lancair. It's a fair plane but snaps as fast as you can say SNAP. Pulling thru simple 30 degree banks at mid speed and the next thing you know it's inverted and 100 feet lower. Uh, "dude - when you fly this thing keep the speed up and for God's sake, use the opposite rudder input to stop the spin. BP 185 over 110.

Any who... I roll...Continue Reading