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Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 18, 2020 @ 08:38 PM | 2,579 Views
Introducing a balsa model project to my youtube channel...a Vinh Quang DHC2 Beaver with a cool looking military color scheme.

Vinh Quang (VQ) DHC-2 Beaver project intro - balsa construction, .40/.46 size... (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 17, 2020 @ 09:22 PM | 2,766 Views
Here is a build update on the Travel Air Mystery Ship...this time focusing on the fuselage

Travel Air Mystery Ship DIY Build - Fuselage Update (4 min 52 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 13, 2020 @ 08:04 AM | 2,022 Views
Took my little Eachine E010 drone/quad out for some flying fun.

EACHINE E010 drone flight - Fun, flying, and flips! (4 min 47 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 12, 2020 @ 03:47 PM | 1,766 Views
Attempting a complete from scratch build with only using some old balsa planes as a reference. Part of an FT Forum challenge to transform an old classic plane from balsa plans into foamboard. I picked the Travel Air Mystery Ship. Here is the progress on the wing...

Travel Air Mystery Ship DIY Build Intro and Wing - Another Flitetest Forum Challenge (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 31, 2020 @ 07:55 PM | 5,580 Views
An update to my master series FT Corsair build...

FT Corsair Part 2: Build Update - fuselage and "oops I got the wrong retracts!" (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 26, 2020 @ 07:22 PM | 3,747 Views
Finally, an official filmed flight of the FT Edge! Since I am not quite to being a 3D pilot yet, I toned the controls way down to make it a nice sport flying plane. Something I highly recommend for beginners.

FT Edge - maiden flight #2 - Beginner/newbie flight tips and tricks for the FT Edge (13 min 4 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 23, 2020 @ 08:45 AM | 5,270 Views
Here's a common technique one can use to discharge a lipo battery...

One way to safely discharge a Lipo (4 min 49 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 14, 2020 @ 10:51 AM | 3,796 Views
Here's the maiden flight of the FT Spitfire (original David Windestål version)

FT Spitfire Maiden flight (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 09, 2020 @ 11:03 AM | 7,300 Views
Here's the maiden flight and crash of the Shrubsmacker...a STOL FT Style plane similar to the larger FT Bushwacker. This plane is actually a Flitetest community design by Grifflyer.

I had forgotten to put the plane back in low rates once I was airborne and overcontrolled it causing it to nose dive. Repairs were pretty minor believe it or not.

Shrubsmacker STOL plane - maiden flight and crash! (0 min 55 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 07, 2020 @ 03:06 PM | 4,793 Views
Local small airport was pretty active around the Memorial Day weekend, so my father-in-law and I decided to drop by and see what was going on. The guys there were really cool, let us talk to them about flight, military stuff, and even take pictures and video. Enjoy!

Full Scale Aircraft Fun at local airport... Stearman biplane, J3 Piper Cub, etc. (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 06, 2020 @ 11:28 PM | 5,380 Views
An important announcement that unfortunately, due to recent events, has led to some bad news...

Important Announcement with some bad news.... (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 06, 2020 @ 11:18 PM | 5,350 Views
My first attempt at the FT Master Series...starting with the Corsair. Here's Part I of the build process...

FT Corsair Part 1 - Intro (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 11, 2020 @ 01:14 PM | 8,857 Views
Here I am showcasing the Shrubsmacker, a miniature version of Flitetest's Bushwacker. While built using foamboard, this is not a Flitetest foamboard design. It is actually a design by Flitetest community member Grifflyer. The plane also puts you in the mind of the Eflite Timber. The plane can be built with a standard 4 channel setup OR you can add optional flaps.

Shrubsmacker Intro, Fun Size STOL plane...FT Community Design by Grifflyer (4 min 25 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 06, 2020 @ 08:33 AM | 6,656 Views
So I received this foamboard cutout with the FT logo/gremlin in a recent Flitetest speedbuild kit. And I figured, rather than trash this cool creation, lets turn it into a workshop decoration. Added some LED lights equipped with a remote (only $11 on Amazon). So here it is...

Cool Flitetest workshop DIY decoration...LED, effects, etc (1 min 20 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 21, 2020 @ 09:32 AM | 4,722 Views
My response to the FAA's Remote ID proposal. I decided to take the approach of telling the world, the FAA, and whoever wants to listen what it is I do in the hobby. There are so many different avenues of RC flight (drones/quadcopters, FPV, helicopters, fixed wing/RC planes, gliders, etc) that I felt it was good to explain what it is I do in the hobby and how much I enjoy it. Like others, I think some of those that are making these rules and regulations don't really understand what it is that we do. So I hope this helps folks understand the hobby a little better (at least my part of it) and how these rules and regulations could affect myself and others.

Dear FAA... Remote ID concerns, the hobby, and me (15 min 32 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 21, 2020 @ 09:23 AM | 4,789 Views
I came across this early on with myself but many other new folks starting out with Flitetest airplanes. Why doesn't my FT plane look as good as the FT videos? The finished product has wrinkles in the foam...or my bevel cut is not as good...and the list goes on. Fact of the matter... these are planes built using $1 foamboard. They are cheap and disposable. They are going to get abused, crashed, and everything else. So, don't worry. Just do the best you can with it, fix her up, and fly it! Those little imperfections don't matter...as long as it flies and that you have fun with it.

How come my FT plane doesn't look as good as the Flitetest videos? (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 06, 2020 @ 01:58 PM | 8,524 Views
Hadn't shared any new videos here for a little while, so here's an update....

Finally gave the KFM Wing a maiden flight. This my first ever time trying out a flying wing. Got a few balance issues to work out, but she successfully flew.

KFM Wing maiden flight (and some crashes)...first time ever trying to fly a flying wing! (7 min 51 sec)


And here is some old footage of the family and I have a little fly day at a local park. I used my Hobbyzone Champ and my father-in-law used a Hobbyzone Sport Cub S...

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S & Hobbyzone Champ (3 channel) - Family fun fly day! (2 min 5 sec)
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Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 06, 2020 @ 11:28 AM | 7,705 Views
Hope everybody out there has an awesome year in 2020! We're still gonna build, fly, crash, repeat, and most importantly...HAVE FUN!

Happy New Year 2020! (3 min 13 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Dec 12, 2019 @ 10:34 AM | 5,418 Views
Here's an easy cool little mod I did to make a battery hatch on my FT Spitfire...

FT Spitfire mod: removable battery hatch (3 min 41 sec)