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Posted by Malves | Oct 18, 2008 @ 07:28 PM | 16,012 Views
Shot a video today of me flying my 450. It's been 3 months since I started flying helis.

Same video with music.
Posted by Malves | Aug 04, 2008 @ 01:40 PM | 16,535 Views
Well, it's been 2 weeks since I did the maiden on my 450. This little heli has been putting a BIG smile on my face every time I fly it.
This shot was taken by dawnron1 this past Saturday during the 3DHS Fly-in, in Grapevine, TX, at the 114th RC Aero Squadron ( Awesome camera work, bro!!! Liv2Fly also shot a quick video of my "noobie" moves. I am still waiting for more pics and the video to be sent to me. More later.

Cool! Just got the pics in the mail (<- LOL...I meant, in the email )
Posted by Malves | Jul 09, 2008 @ 09:20 PM | 16,583 Views
Neither did I!!! Today, I sent payment for my ticket to the dark side.
Posted by Malves | Jul 09, 2008 @ 09:18 PM | 16,530 Views
If you haven't seen you go.
Posted by Malves | Jun 30, 2008 @ 03:10 AM | 16,775 Views
Well, this weekend was just awesome Me, Waltj2k and Feather had a great time today, with calm winds for the most part of the day, and yesterday, wind lots of winds. The guys from the 114th in Grapevine, TX, just rock!
Walter pulled his camera and took some stills. Walter did an awesome job. Thanx, bro!!

Plane is a EF Chinn Yak-55. Awesome plane!! The parts list is:

Saito 82
APC 14x4W
4 DS821
1 HS225MG
Elite 1500 6v Nimh
10% Cool Power
All stock hardware
Posted by Malves | May 08, 2008 @ 12:10 AM | 18,073 Views
I had a build thread at Flying Giants and didn't do any updates here. So, to make it short, here you can see the pics of the build and a shot of post maiden, after running a few tanks on the bench.

Oh, forgot the list:

EF Yak-54 74"
Brillelli 46GT
Mejzlik 20x8
Smart-fly Ignition cut off
5x HS-5945MG
1x HS-225MG
MPI aluminum servo arms
Elite 1500 6v NiMh for rx (getting a 2nd one to run in parallel)
Elite 1500 4.8v NiMh for...Continue Reading
Posted by Malves | Apr 16, 2008 @ 09:13 PM | 18,923 Views
Well, after 7 weeks of waiting, my Brillelli 46GT is finally here. Just like some guys told me and as I thought, the wait was well worth it. This little engine looks AWESOME!! I love it!!

It's not gonna take much longer for me to finally have this plane in the air. It's been almost 2 months since I put my order for the combo with Brillelli. I've been buying my stuff little by little and now I am down to the Ignition cut off and the carbon fiber spinner.

A few pics......Continue Reading
Posted by Malves | Apr 07, 2008 @ 06:05 PM | 17,925 Views
A few more pics of the build. Engine should be here this week. Got the Mejzlik 20x8. Now, I am down to the Smart-fly ignition cut off and to finish the build. ...Continue Reading
Posted by Malves | Mar 26, 2008 @ 10:00 PM | 18,950 Views
Going slow, I've finished bot stab/elevators assembly. I've also finished the left wing assembly. Today, I got the servos in the mail. After doing some research, I've decided to drop the 5645 servos because they get kinda sloppy soon, centering is not good, and they are slow. The next choice up would be the 5985 servos.
Now, here is the deal. The 5985 servos are the "old" 5945 servos with a stronger case, everything else inside is the same. That would double my choice for servos and it would give me the chance to get a good deal, since the 5985 has replaced them.
Well, I found that deal. I am very happy with the AWESOME deal I got on these 5 NIB 5945 servos.
The throttle servo is a 225MG, that I already have in hand.

I called Brillelli this past Monday to get an update on the engine, since it's been a month since I ordered it. I was told they got new parts in and that I should have the engine next week. Still need to buy the ignition cut off and the Mejzlik 20x10.
Posted by Malves | Mar 16, 2008 @ 10:32 PM | 19,580 Views
Been working on the Yak here and there. Finished installing all the control horns and one stab is fully completed.
Posted by Malves | Mar 15, 2008 @ 05:47 PM | 19,664 Views
Got started on the build of the Yak. Following the manual, I started with the elevators assembly. The blue tape is painter's tape, and I used it to avoid the excess of epoxy to go on the covering. It comes off really easy and leaves the area around the horns clean. The phenolic horns are awesome stuff. For the first time, I won't have to buy after market hardware for my plane. The quality of the hardware included is outstanding.
Posted by Malves | Mar 12, 2008 @ 09:39 PM | 19,477 Views
Received the Yak in the colors I wanted. Extreme Flight shipped the Yak the next day they arrived from China and I had at my door 4 days later (including the weekend). It's a big box. Specially when compared to the boxes that once sat at my door.

For now I'll be posting only these pics from when I opened the box. I only checked it out really quick, and put it back in the box. I'll start building in a few days with more pics and info. But all can say now is that I can't wait to fly this beauty.
Oh, I love the removable stabs. No need for glue, no hassle, no "take your time". Pretty much all you gotta do is glue hinges, install landing gear, mount engine, install electronics.
Posted by Malves | Feb 28, 2008 @ 11:33 AM | 19,094 Views
Well, my plans for this year was to move to glow with the Fliton Edge 540 and then get a EF Yak 74" with a glow engine. Things really didn't go very well with the 540. 2 dead sticks. Fixed the LG on the first time, on the second time I just got really upset and steped on it. Yeah, sometimes it's hard to control my anger. But I am working on it.

Anyways, after checking the new pics from costumers on, I noticed people using a Brillelli gas engine on the Yak 74". After a quick search, I was at Brillelli's site looking at a combo they have. It's a gas combo. You get the Yak 74" with a 46cc engine. If you are in this hobby and you never thought (or at least dreamed about it) about getting a gas plane, IMO something's gotta be wrong.

I've been thinking on getting a gas plane for some time now, and I was planning on getting one next year. But Brillelli is offering a killer combo and I just couldn't resist it. I thought to myself: "Why wait, man?" So, I ordered the plane/engine/etc combo last tuesday night. EF is receiving a shipment end of this month, and my plane is in there. They don't have the red/white scheme in stock but it is in the container, and that's the scheme I want. I am not a big fan of the black/yellow one.

There you go, guys. Malves' going gas. I still gotta wait 2-3 weeks for delivery, thou. But I am sure the wait will be well worth it. Pics and build thread will follow.

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Posted by Malves | Jan 30, 2008 @ 09:12 PM | 15,505 Views
I have a desire that many, many of us do have - to fly a bigger plane. How many times did you build a plane, flew it a few times, and then you think "Man, I wanna get a bigger plane."? I know I did many times, if not with all of my planes.
I have a dream of owning a plane in the range of at least 72-74". Read: at least. But I'll be very happy when I get a 74" sized plane.
Well, there's the cost of batteries, which scares a lot. It was really hard to make myself pay $100+ for my TP 4 cell packs. I know there are cheaper packs out there, but I believe that "you get what you pay for" applies in this case. I tried other packs other than TP and didn't like the results. With that in mind, it is easy to realize that it would be almost impossible for me to drop a significant dollar amount for battery packs to fly my "dream" plane. Add to the cost a charger that can handle those packs. Not to mention those packs won't last forever. One good season of flying, and you'll have to replace them for the next one.

So, what should I do to be able to fly bigger planes? I found my answer with in glow planes. The LHS sells one gallon of fuel for $15. Yes, I'll have to buy fuel, and that means spend money. But at least it will be in small portions.
I think what broke me from electrics was to watch the guys at the field fly their glow planes. The sound just make it look "cooler". I am taking a break from electrics to see...Continue Reading
Posted by Malves | Dec 27, 2007 @ 12:48 AM | 15,249 Views
I fly many hours on G3 during throughout the week, and I am always flying online. The Yak's all look the same, so why not do my own unique scheme. Did some search on the net, and I found one that I liked. A couple of hours later here's my new Yak for G3.

I decided to add a few more "stickers" to it. Updated with new pics. Here's the link for the CS at Knife Edge forums:
Posted by Malves | Dec 25, 2007 @ 02:55 PM | 14,285 Views
You can find G3 videos showing how to fly a few 3D and Aerobatics maneuvers here. Videos by yours truly.
Posted by Malves | Nov 24, 2007 @ 07:45 PM | 15,395 Views
Well, I didn't post build pics of the Aspera because the plane builds so fast, I didn't even thought about it. If you work on this plane non-stop, you can have it built and ready for the next morning in one night.

About 3 weeks ago, I was able to fly my good friend Feathermerchant's Aspera. He actually let me fly some of his 3DHS planes - Both 47" and 55" Extras, the Katana and finally the Aspera. I really liked all of them, but I just fell in love with the Aspera.

So, I had the Aspera in the box when I finished my Extra. The Extra, fluttered and lost a wing in flight. The Extra is a great flier and I still miss my first one, especially because the second one wasn't in par with it. After the crash, I never looked behind and went back home to start on the Aspera build.

The setup I am using on it is the same as the Extra, as follows:

X-40 Opto Pro
TPXV2/2200/4s (awesome battery!!!)

This power set provides 680W at 46.2A and makes the Aspera climb like a rocket, providing unlimited vertical. With a 12x6E the watts number jumps to 720w, and a 13x6.5 will let you pass the 800w mark. I love all of these numbers, and love even more my TPX V2. It holds voltage extremely well under full throttle.

I am loving every second I fly this plane. I am really hoping it will teach me well how to draw straight lines in the sky. I have passion for 3D flying, but my interest on precision flying is increasing at a high rate.

Ok, enough...Continue Reading
Posted by Malves | Nov 18, 2007 @ 12:18 PM | 10,298 Views
Yes, she's toast. Here's my post in the forums:

"Heh, everything went fine on the maiden. Feathermerchant was at the field, too. Second flight was a little better after I adjusted the expo. Did a couple more flights to get acquainted with it and adjust expo, and on the 4th flight I was bringing it down the deck already. But the best part was to come on the 5th flight. Did some nice tumbles, brought it down a few feet off the deck on a inverted harrier, 4 point rolls, then Feather starts to record it. He got it from when I started torque rolling going down being pushed by the wind. It looked nice. Rolling Harrier...looking good. Put in on Knife Edge flight..left wing down...tight turn...inverted...lost some altitude....right wing down to make a turn and complete the figure 8...and....heh ...flutter...lots of it...right wing rips off the fuselage....Feather says "put it on KE!!"...I am thinking "No Bill Hempel here, bro"...BAM!!...

BTW, Feather didn't get the crash on tape...Sorry, guys."

Last pic before she was gone.