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Posted by T3chDad | Jul 01, 2016 @ 12:12 PM | 5,391 Views
I don't know why it seems to take a year to update my RCG blog. Here are some short videos of my recent flying activity. I hope you enjoy them.

Latest Flanker Flights May 2016 (3 min 21 sec)

Trex 600: Not a Crash (3 min 31 sec)
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Posted by T3chDad | Sep 09, 2015 @ 02:53 PM | 6,310 Views
I haven't updated my blog in some time. While I'm staying plenty busy with daily family and work tasks, I'm still making the time to build and fly. These are two short videos of my latest fixed wing projects:
I hope you enjoy the videos. Thank you for watching!

Su-35 Flanker Rocks!!! (3 min 15 sec)

X-41 Deltastorm Revisited (2 min 27 sec)
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Posted by T3chDad | Dec 19, 2014 @ 07:55 AM | 8,416 Views
I have been working hard on version 4.0. Here are a few screenshots to give you and idea of the new interface. There is still much to do. If I'd have to guess, I'm about 1/2 done. l do not have a release date yet...probably a couple of months.

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Posted by T3chDad | Apr 27, 2013 @ 11:28 AM | 10,798 Views
I created a couple of new schemes to match my T600 after a makeover.

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Posted by T3chDad | Feb 06, 2013 @ 08:33 AM | 11,591 Views
RC Flight Log v3.1 is nearing completion. The feature set is complete and we're now bug-hunting. We hope to have it in your hands by the end of February.

RCFL New Features
  • Enabled editing of fuel usage when adding a flight.
  • Support for parallel charging of batteries. You only have to enter charging information once for all batteries that are parallel charged.
  • Added capability for storage charges/discharges of batteries. As a result, batteries now have three states: Discharged, Storage and Charged.
  • Option to hide retired items from lists.
  • Option to not track charging.
  • Option to select default flight view (Calendar or List).
  • Significant expansion of the Aircraft Notes functionality.
    • Each note is now treated as a separate item with its own date, flight #, title and description.
    • You may set alarms for aircraft notes for number of days or number of flights. For example, say you need to charge your Rx pack every ten flights. You add an aircraft note to charge your Rx pack and set an alarm of ten flights. After the alarm is triggered, you will get a popup notice for that aircraft note when you view that aircraft’s details until you reset the alarm.
    • You can also choose from different display icons for each note to choose from.

Here are a few teasers...
Posted by T3chDad | Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:12 PM | 11,509 Views
I just finished modifying my server power supply for use with my chargers. It was a fun little project and I think it turned-out very well. You can see all the details here:

Posted by T3chDad | Jul 02, 2012 @ 05:21 PM | 13,061 Views

Version 3.0 of the T3chDad® RC Flight Log has been released!

T3chDad® RC Flight Log v3.0 (5 min 15 sec)

This mobile app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Here's what’s new in version 3.0:
  • Per-flight logging. Each flight is stored with its own unique data including date/time, power source used, flight number, flight notes, flight duration and if a crash occurred.
  • Battery cycle logging. Each battery cycle is stored with its own unique data including use date/time, charge date/time, flight, cycle number, cycle notes, use duration, residual voltage and charge received.
  • New interface for browsing and viewing flights and battery cycles.
  • Overall graphical upgrade to app. More professional and easier to read.
  • All of your current data will be migrated to this version.
  • And more!
Please visit the site for detailed information!

Thank you for your time.
Bob Templeton
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Posted by T3chDad | Jan 17, 2012 @ 09:58 AM | 13,059 Views
It's a 3D Hobby Shop 48" Edge 540. Awesome bird for the price! Heck, awesome bird for any price!

She flies beautifully...and looks great too.
Posted by T3chDad | May 11, 2011 @ 09:00 AM | 14,880 Views
Let’s review....

I built one of these almost three years ago. It was totaled in November of last year after a mid-air collision with a 3D foamy. I had to build a new one! I tried to make this one better than its predecessor and I think I succeeded on most counts. There is much more detailing on this one and I attempted several new techniques with good results. I tried to exaggerate some of the appearances like larger decals, more pronounced panel lines and more contrast in the paint scheme. She has the same power plant as the first one and controls are ailerons, elevons and rudder. I tried my best to hide all the linkages for the control surfaces so you wouldn’t immediately notice them (the rudders were a challenge). She flies quite different from the original. Not better or worse...just different. I think she flies more like the real thing might fly. After five flights I’m starting to get a feel for her. I know this jet is capable of more, so this won’t be the last you hear from me.

The video was compiled from two flights yesterday (flights four and five of the plane). I hope you enjoy it...it’s meant to be funny...I don’t take myself that seriously. I do have pictures of the entire build, so if anyone has any questions, I’ll be happy to try and help.

Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...php?p=18204868

Project Phoenix (Yellow 13 Mission 3) (4 min 45 sec)
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Posted by T3chDad | Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:41 PM | 16,137 Views
Just my latest heli video to show my slow progress at learning how to fly these things.

I hope you enjoy it!

TRex 600 #2 (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:40 PM | 17,630 Views
Fresh off the workbench!

This is the latest version of the Deltastorm...the X-44. It's powered by a 55mm EDF. Go read the the main thread NOW!

X-44 Deltastorm IV (1 min 36 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Jul 13, 2010 @ 03:40 PM | 16,352 Views
I was lucky enough to get a couple of flights in at lunchtime before the rain started. Pen was kind enough to me my photographer. I even got a new avatar picture out of the bunch. I swear my 600 flies better with the new canopy!
Posted by T3chDad | Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:38 PM | 16,515 Views
With the exception of the head, tail and the electronics, this is basically a brand-new, from-scratch helicopter (the last crash was bad!). The canopy was my own design and the paint job is completely from rattle cans.
Posted by T3chDad | May 10, 2010 @ 09:50 AM | 16,744 Views
This is my new TRex 600. It's an awesome bird!

TRex 600 (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:58 AM | 16,745 Views
This is my HDX-450 shortly before it was retired and sold. It's been a GREAT heli! I hope you enjoy the video.

HDX-450 December 2009 (2 min 35 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:55 AM | 16,703 Views
My new heli. It's a Trex 600CF that's been upgraded to TT drive. I got a great deal on RunRyder from a great guy (T Howard). It's was a receiver-ready setup with tons of extra parts and batteries. I've only flown it twice so far, but even though it's a little under-powered with the original 600L stock motor, it's a great smooth-flying heli. The new Scorpion 4025-1100 motor is already on it's way and with that installed, I should really be able to beat the air into submission!

After the wife pulled all the original ugly stickers off of the stock canopy, I re-finished it with a custom paint scheme and I'm quite happy with the results.
Posted by T3chDad | Sep 01, 2009 @ 09:09 AM | 18,461 Views
Here's my brand new X-43 Deltastorm III. It's basically an X-41 with thrust-vectoring yaw. The video was shot yesterday. There's even a little "formation" flying with a buddy's X-41 at the end. I hope you enjoy.

Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...php?p=12989044

X-43 Deltastorm III (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Jun 12, 2009 @ 05:23 PM | 15,312 Views
TRex-250...Man! I'm having a ball with this tiny helicopter!

Hope you enjoy the video.

TRex-250 (2 min 15 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Jan 31, 2009 @ 12:59 PM | 15,713 Views
...make RealFlight color schemes that match your RealLife models.

I did two in the last few days.

My HDX-450SE V3 Helicopter:
Download the scheme here: http://knifeedge.com/forums/download...o=file&id=8758

My Su-37 Super Flanker:
Download the scheme here: http://knifeedge.com/forums/download...o=file&id=8756

Thankfully, the pneumonia is getting better now. I hope to be back at work on Monday.
Posted by T3chDad | Jan 12, 2009 @ 08:59 AM | 15,283 Views
I received this FlatOut RCU Biplane from my lovely sister-in-law at Christmas. This was the maiden flight. It's a great little plane. Now that I've got the CG tweaked, she flies awesome. It's easy to hover, and do all other kinds of 3D flight. Nice and slow. It's all stock setup. I get about 9 minutes on a 20C 600mAh 3S LiPo. She hovers at 1/3 throttle.

Christmas Bi-Plane (2 min 30 sec)