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Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 21, 2020 @ 09:32 AM | 2,069 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 | 2,070 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 | 5,703 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 | 5,121 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 | 2,707 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)

Posted by basslord1124 | Dec 02, 2019 @ 11:50 AM | 4,408 Views
Not much to show here but wanted to release it anyways. Unfortunately I had some camera issues the day of the maiden flight for the FT Edge so the full flight did not get recorded. So here I talk about everything post flight/crash AND show some of the footage that did record that day. Perhaps I'll have better camera luck next time.

FT Edge maiden flight and crash... lost film footage!! (4 min 44 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Nov 21, 2019 @ 01:58 PM | 2,558 Views
Finally stepping into the world of warbirds...introducing the FT Spitfire...

FT Spitfire Intro (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Nov 08, 2019 @ 02:16 PM | 1,587 Views
Well here is part 2 of my Q&A blog...answering all the comments left on the previous video....

Part 2: Q&A...Answers to your questions... new projects revealed! (25 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 19, 2019 @ 11:13 AM | 2,974 Views
Thought I'd mix things up on my RC channel and start a Q&A. If you'd like, comment on my video any question you'd like...RC or not. I'll answer all of them in the next video.

Part 1: Q&A...Leave me a question/comment - Personal or RC, doesn't matter (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 30, 2019 @ 02:07 PM | 2,704 Views
Yes it is true...I maidened the version 2 of the Mini Scout and it crashed twice. Once before it ever left the ground. You'll see what I mean when you watch the video.

FT Mini Scout v2 Maiden flight...and crashed TWICE in the same video! (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 27, 2019 @ 11:07 AM | 2,883 Views
Well here it is, an almost complete FT Edge! Just got a few more things left and it will ready for a maiden. In this last part of the build series I wanted to share some of my experiences along the way...especially the end result with using Titebond, some linkage/throw tips, and other things.

FT Edge Build Intro Part 3... Weight with Titebond glue, linkage/throw tips, reinforce the foam spar (8 min 28 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 24, 2019 @ 08:12 AM | 1,900 Views
So decided to bring back the FT Mini Scout. But this time, I aimed for a speedier more maneuverable version.

FT Mini Scout v2 Intro...the Mini Scout has returned! (8 min 27 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 20, 2019 @ 01:30 PM | 1,757 Views
Gonna venture into the flying wing world and the KFM style wing is a highly recommended wing due to it's great durability AND how easy it is to put together.

KFM Wing Build & Intro... My start into flying wings (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 28, 2019 @ 02:35 PM | 1,793 Views
Crazy story about how my Adtech hot glue gun spit fire like a dragon!

My hot glue gun (Adtech) blew up!! (1 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 27, 2019 @ 03:32 PM | 2,925 Views
So I'll be honest, I was feeling very "blah" recently. Felt like I had a bunch of different things (some even RC related) that made me feel that way. I can honestly say thanks to some RC folks it allowed me to shift my focus and get me out of my "blah" state.

Feeling a little "blah" recently....up and coming channel updates and shifting my focus (6 min 24 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 19, 2019 @ 01:46 PM | 2,488 Views
So decided to go for a Dexter themed blood spatter type paint job on the foamboard FT Bloody Baron. I put little dabs of paint on the prop and fired her up to see if that would fling the paint onto the plane. I also had a backup plan where I would put paint on a brush and flick that at the plane. The end result came out pretty cool. Check it out!

FT Bloody Baron "Dexter" paint job...A cool approach to painting a foamboard RC plane (4 min 19 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 05, 2019 @ 02:41 PM | 3,094 Views
Finally ventured out to give the profile plane a try. It flew for a few seconds but came down shortly. The results don't surprise me as this was a design I sort of modified to fit foamboard. I believe the problem was getting the CG/balance right. It crumpled the nose up, so I'll have to recut the fuselage. Luckily that's only just a single sheet of foamboard. Here's video of the event:

Profile Plane maiden and crash.... (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 02, 2019 @ 09:03 AM | 2,799 Views
An update to the FT Edge build process. The fuse is starting to take shape now! I also talk about the different glue I am using...Titebond. Plus sharing any other little tips, tricks, and issues that I have encountered so far.

FT Edge: Build Intro Part 2... fuselage, using Titebond glue, and issues I've come across... (11 min 55 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 30, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 3,153 Views
No crashes into trees or broken props this time! Just a nice flight of the FT Bloody Baron as I play around more with high and low rates settings. This time the lows are at 50% and the highs at 70%.

FT Bloody Baron... Another flight and chat. No crashes or broken props this time! (7 min 24 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 22, 2019 @ 02:58 PM | 3,295 Views
So after seeing Flitetest release the FT Edge it totally blew my mind on how awesome it looked. Unlike previous Flitetest foamboard designs, this thing had more curve and sleekness to the design. It made me wonder if Flitetest used some other material besides foamboard to make it look that good....nope, the plane was made out of foamboard. So that really attracted me to the plane and made me add it to my never ending list of plane projects.

Looking at the Edge briefly, I kinda thought it may be too complex of a build and that I might just make it a low priority project. Perhaps something to tackle next year. But thanks to the awesome Flitetest community and Flitetest forums, folks encouraged me to go ahead and proceed with the build. So here it is, in its early stages.

FT Edge: Build Intro Part 1 ....What have I got myself into? (9 min 8 sec)


Expect to see more Edge build video progress and eventually a glorious maiden flight (hopefully without a crash) video.