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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Dec 26, 2011 @ 09:04 PM | 9,215 Views
Having a little fun on a 40 degree day in Michigan late December! No snow today... Me and Kevin racing on land and in the sky!

No winners, no losers but we all went home smiling

~29cc HPI Baja 5b SS VS. 38cc 1/4 Scale J-3 Piper Cub~ (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by flyinjrc74 | Dec 13, 2011 @ 05:23 PM | 8,331 Views
I bought this last week in Columbus, Ohio and finally got it out to some wide open space at the airport to run it. It has a 29cc Upgraded Fuelie engine and Jet Pro pipe that sings one hell of a tune. It is equipped with a DX3S Spektrum radio with Telemetry and a Hitec 5755 Digital steering servo. I cannot believe how much better this is vs. the Revo I was running around last year. Hands down it is a much better machine and cheaper to run!

This one is set up for short course so it's top speed is not high but it will accelerate from a dead stop like there is no tomorrow. I cannot wait to order some paddles and front ski's for it since it should snow around here anytime. Looks to be a fun addition to my hobby room and hope to have it out again soon.

My neighbors don't seem to like it because of the pipe but then again I have to deal with them cutting grass and snow blowing their drives early in the morning so.......they will have to get over it!!!

I ordered a new body and some hop ups, I look forward to personalizing it a bit more this winter. I will add more pics as soon as I do!

Hpi Baja 5b SS (0 min 14 sec)

Hpi Baja 5b SS (0 min 10 sec)
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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Dec 03, 2011 @ 06:07 PM | 9,088 Views
Here it is December and NO SNOW! In spite of 15mph winds I decided to go out and battle the 40 degree weather before it gets bitter and starts spitting the white stuff. I went out with my oldest son Joseph and met up with my flying buddy Fred and we all had a great time enjoying what we do best!

The 52" Parasail was found in Kit Form NIB on Craigslist awhile back and was converted to electric (supposed to use a .15 nitro) by me using a RCTimer 1120KV motor/10x7e APC prop and a RCTimer 30A esc. Most of anything I build electric uses that set up because it is bulletproof!!! The rx used was another KK Spektrum Compatible Orange receiver. Starting to really like these orange rx's!!! All 3 flights today were from the ground and not hand-launched as the manual states to do, the 15mph winds made ground take-offs possible.

This is my first parasail and it was surprisingly easy to fly and very stable in the air. The landings were a little tricky because of the windy conditions but nevertheless manageable. My brother Donny has a couple R/C parasails and also a full scale one so he gave me some pre-flight instruction and guidance for my first flight. It did help! All in all 3 take offs, flights and 3 good wheel landings made for a good first outting with it. It is getting over 10 minute flights using a 2200maH 3S lipo. Here are a few pics of it flying today!

52" Parasail landing at Niles! (1 min 4 sec)

"Spy in the Sky" departing Niles, MI 49120 (0 min 17 sec)

Posted by flyinjrc74 | Dec 03, 2011 @ 01:52 AM | 7,734 Views
I bought this as a nitro plane a couple weeks back at a swap meet locally and converted it to electric. This one is kit built and the builder did a fantastic job covering it after a great build. I am tired of nitro and even though I had a 25FX to put in it I opted for electric. It is 3 channel and maiden flight today went fantastic. Finally after 3 weeks of hellacious winds around here I got a break and headed to fly!

The components used are a Turnigy Power 25 with a 11x6 propeller/60A Pentium ESC/2200maH lipo/Futaba 3004 servos for control and a Orange HK Spektrum Compatible receiver with satellite. I was leery about using those rx's but my brother has been using several for the last 6 months without a single issue so I am giving them a try. At $6 bucks a rx I may convert most of my electrics over to them in the near future.

She has plenty of power and space for running two 2200maH lipos extending flight times. Heres a few pics for your enjoyment.