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Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 28, 2010 @ 05:15 PM | 2,428 Views
The weather in TN ...... is terrible.... wind ... cold ... more wind ... more cold it made flying No Fun Today !

Well it was still fun ... but I didn't get to fly anything I wanted ..... just the stuff that I wasn't afraid to fly in the wind.

I did fly my Su-26 ... it wasn't great ... the wind makes aerobatics no fun because you spend more time worrying about the wind. My fingers where cold too ... which didn't help.

I battled a Superfly with my SuperFly clone ... the wind made it hard .. but we got close ... I WON .... well ... he ran out of battery before me so I called it a win. No mid-airs ... maybe next time.

At least I got to fly .... I maidened my new Jet ... lets just say its lacking in power ... I will probably put it up for awhile. It has just enough to get in the air .... and fly around.

I need to order some new batteries also .... yay ... more money to spend !

It wasn't the greatest day flying ... maybe I can sneak in some flights this week.
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 26, 2010 @ 10:57 PM | 2,769 Views
I got my new planes !

Its not the Su-34 its the Su-27 ! I truthfully am glad because its a nice simple set-up that uses three cell batteries.

I am very thankful .. I got one complete receiver ready , one that needs to be built and one that has the EDF's taken out and could be modified for a pusher.

I can't say enough about the nice people in this hobby ! It makes it so much fun. Maybe I can have a chance to return the favor soon.

My fleet is getting big ... and it may be time to thin the fleet soon. I might sell my Rafale Jet ... IDK ... but I need to decide. I want to keep a balance between planes.

I also flew the SuperFly Clone and it did great too ... not responsive .... but it flew ... I need to move the CG back and It will help with maneuverability. Maybe cut some length off the Vertical Tails. It was very stable and could even be used as a trainer ...

I am happy about it .... Does it have a chance against the SuperFly right now... NO .... but maybe with some Dialing in .... ? Probably not ! It will be fun to dodge a Superfly though !

Maybe I can just lure him close to the ground or run away from him .... does that count as a win ?

Here are some pictures ... enjoy ...

I picked everything up Thursday .... but I had a big chemistry test and had to wait to take pictures and stuff .... School before planes ...

I also made my 500th post awhile back ... and made my first trade on the forum.
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 22, 2010 @ 08:49 PM | 3,133 Views
Here are my ugly Scratchbuilds ...

The Superfly Clone turned out really well and is ready to go , all I need to do is decide on the CG and get some good weather. I think it will do good ...

Acrylic paint is terrible .... but at least it will help me tell up from down.

The other is the RCPowers F-22 ... I don't like it at all.

It has a huge amount of lead on the nose ... I think its not worth finishing ... but I will give it one more try after I cut in a battery hatch. It just doesn't look right to me.

I just can't seem to get the scratchbuilding thing down ... but I will get their eventually.
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 21, 2010 @ 10:16 PM | 2,931 Views
I had a great day flying ...

I built an RcPowers F-22 which didn't fly ... CG Issues ... but it has a chance after I get it sorted out.

I don't like the design ... it doesn't look right ... I won't upload a new picture ... its to ugly at the moment.

I also started a combat plane to battle with a Superfly ... I am sure I will get owned ... but its worth a try ... I hope mine will be more maneuverable or faster.

I also got offered a FREE plane! A Hobby Lobby Su-34 thrust vectoring jet.

I gladly took and I am going to pick it up soon. I will post some pictures as soon as I can.

I hope I can soon do some more scratchbuilding soon ... I really hope this SuperFly Clone flies well.

I am really excited about my new jet ... I am really thankful for the great people in this hobby who have helped me so much.
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 14, 2010 @ 09:26 PM | 3,139 Views
Here is the new paint job on my FunJet ....

I think it turned out well ... it looks really good with the PinStripes ..... this was my first time ever doing something like this ... painting my own plane ...

Me and my Dad worked a long time on it and it turned out great.

Its about 87.63% done ... to be exact.

I still need to paint the vertical tails ... I am not sure what color ... Red or Yellow.
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 14, 2010 @ 02:54 PM | 2,769 Views
Here is the footage I got from flying with the FoamBusters today.

Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 14, 2010 @ 02:53 PM | 2,812 Views
Can anyone use a doppler program to see how fast this FunJet is going.

I have no idea how ... I have the program I just need to figure out how to use it.

I can send the video in a different format if needed ....

FunJet Passes (0 min 23 sec)

Can it even be Dopplered ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 12, 2010 @ 06:15 PM | 2,576 Views
More videos:

Here are some videos I made today ... and my poor attempt to edit them.

Cool Clips of Rc Planes (1 min 33 sec)

Rc Ducted Fan Jet Flying (1 min 5 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 11, 2010 @ 09:46 PM | 3,054 Views
Here are some pictures of my T-28 while chasing its streamer !

I hope to take some video tomorrow at the flying field because I don't have school !
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 08:35 PM | 2,991 Views
Like a Dog Chasing its tail ... my T-28 chased a streamer attached to its tail.

I cut the streamer eventually.

Chasing Tail (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 07, 2010 @ 06:11 PM | 2,610 Views
Go Colts
Posted by wamsy55 | Feb 01, 2010 @ 02:08 PM | 3,216 Views
I finally figured out now to make an avatar .... cool