Posted by wamsy55 |
May 26, 2011 @ 08:24 PM | 5,282 Views
My friend Jim at the flying field took some great pictures from last Sunday.
It was a great day full of flying. I mostly flew my 51" AJ Slick and 46" Vyper.
I have now completely changed radio systems, I have upgraded from my Dx7 to a Futaba 8FG.
I love my new radio, so many programming options and its very easy to setup. The only bad thing is I am still not used to flying with it, but now that I have my simulator cable I am getting more comfortable.
Four more days of school left and I can enjoy a full summer of flying!
Posted by wamsy55 |
May 19, 2011 @ 10:17 PM | 4,616 Views
I finally maidened my new gasser ... my new "pride and joy" 3DHS Extra 330.
Hs-985 servos all around
Smartfly Dual Reg
Turnigy BEC for Ignition Regulator..
Three Thunder Power 1300 2s lipos.
It was a colder than usual day, and I was battling a nasty cold .. but I had to fly it.
I was so nervous as I never have built a gasser myself. After getting the engine started and basically tuned I took off into a nice headwind. It flew PERFECT. No trim and the CG was right on the money.
It flies absolutely incredible. Tracking in knife-edge was superb and flew precision very well. It also 3D's like a maniac ! Rolling loops and snap rolls were easy and rolling harriers were smooth as silk.
Tomorrow I am going to take it for a couple more flights after school ...
I must say that SEFF 2011 was a great event and I had a BLAST.
It is probably one of the best run events in the country, everything went off without a hitch.
I myself only managed to take four planes down to SEFF, my 46" Vyper, 42" Slick, Extra 330 EPP Foamy and my night-flyer Cub.
I only flew my 42" and my 46" as it was very windy both days I was their, but I was still able to get many flights in. I hadn't flown my 42" in awhile but it still preformed great! I really like the way this little plane flew. After the three days I was there I managed to break the landing gear off both after some batteries dropped on me and the wind got me. Nothing that will take more than five minutes to fix.
I met some cool guys and really got to see some of the best pilots in the world fly.
I also flew a couple planes such as:
Mikes AKA Bivens 68" Nightflyer Velox
ctunders AKA Chris 89" AJ Slick electric
Horton AKA Noll Epp Extra at night
Thanks guys !
Towards the end of the event I did break a wheel on a landing and had to get a replacment. I gotta thank Ben at 3DHS for hooking me up and getting me back in the air !
Also towards the end of SEFF I talked to Ben at 3DHS ... I decided that I needed to take an 89" Slick of my own home and he gladly helped me out.
I am now the owner of a 50CC airplane. It should be a blast !
Hopefully the weather will calm down soon for some more flight video and also I should be able to start the finishing work on my 72" Extra.
That brings my current 3DHS fleet to 7 and the New Buck.5 will also be mine when it comes out.