So I got a chance to fly the "American Mako" off the water today. What a difference! Really had fun with it. Sorry no video except a very short clip of our rescue boat bringing in a downed SeaWind. You can see my Mako in between the Rescue boat and the SeaWind. That's because I tried to bring in the SeaWind first, but got tangled up in the wreckage and couldn't push him straight enough.
Since all I had was my IPhone, I could only shoot in close to the shore line. Had a blast doing touch and gos with the Mako. Having had good fun with the Polaris, I like the Mako better, it turns better is a bit more forgiving and I like that the pod with all the electronics is "safe" above the water line. By the way, my "American Mako" was fine, no harm no foul.
OK, this had nothing to do with RC, except that I found it being shared on an RC site. It's a a very cool landing of an Eagle Owl filmed at 1000 frames per second! There is something just majestic about watching this.
Almost done, about ready to do the final test and button up the fuselage. I also came up with a sliding hatch idea. When I built my first Polaris, I got frustrated taping the hatch cover on and off.
The sliding hatch is not water tight. But of course if the Drongo flips over you will get leakage in through the rear wire passage unless that is all sealed up. I find in a flip over state usually there are other problems any way.
However I think for normal flying conditions this should work pretty well. Though as of yet, it has not been tested.
The small bass wood piece I used for the slides are from a LHS which sells miniature moldings for doll house builders. I used plastic styrene for the cover itself. We shall see if my theory works.
One more amazing example of German engineering! This fully "operational" scale model airport is over the top! Once you clink on the link below, make sure you scroll down on their web-site to the video that's there. The stills alone don't do it justice.
This is just an amazing video of some amazing flying. Just couldn't pass up posting it here just so I can look at it from time to time. If you have not seen this it's worth a look! click on the link below.
It had been a while since I had flown by F-22 due to a wing separation in high wind. So I rebuilt it and transformed it into "Capt. America I" on my first flight I lost two servos... let's just say I thought there were in tight and they were not! Went into a dive and never came out. You can see the result of the nose completely gone. But since the rear wing was fine I decided to rebuild it. The result "Capt. America II"
This is one of the the best Blue Angel videos you'll see!!
Great perspective with much of it filmed from the cockpit.
You see the formation then see it from the pilot or camera
view. It is in HD; I hope your computer can handle it.
This was recorded in Pensacola FL. And El Centro, CA
Here's my latest scratch build. DG calls it the Big Fat Ultimate. It's a foamy, depron wings and pink insulation fuselage. A great slow flier. Fun to build, even more fun to fly. Here's the link to the original designer and build thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620974
Here's a video mix of land based camera footage and a wing cam and audio effects. The wing cam adds a bit more experience to the flight than the land based camera alone. I used a FlyCamOne v. 2 for the wing cam.
Here's some close ups of the 75% Polaris. No paint yet, but you get the idea of the lay out inside. Nothing fancy here, just a mono-block approach vs. the original hollow foam design that Steve Schumate supplied. Great flying little thing. More spicy than the full size.