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Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 26, 2010 @ 09:49 PM | 3,609 Views
It was a nice windy day today ... which meant that flying was limited ....

I don't like flying 3D in the wind ..... so I mostly flew my T-28.

My dad brought out his good camera to get some cool photos ......

I flew my Aito in the wind a little ... it was fun

The Diablo died ... The motor mought came off and after gluing it back it broke again .... I didn't have enough power to do 3D moves .... but I tried anyways ...

I also tried out the pylon racer and surprisingly flew well ... maybe it will stay around for awhile ..... the CG still needs to be adjusted .....

It was a fun day .... even though it was turbulent and windy
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:59 PM | 3,797 Views
Here is my new plane ....

It flies awesome .... it might even become my new favorite !

I will get some video next time I fly it ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:04 PM | 3,535 Views
It was an awesome day for flying today ....

I started out at the flying field around 6:20 ... I maidened the new Diablo and it flew reasonably well .... it needs more power ...

It has just enough to hover ... It looks very good if you ask me .... but I broke the motor mount after falling out of a hover ... so that will need fixing .... not to bad.

The Pylon Racer flew great ... I had a of couple smart guys at the field suggest some wing incidence angle changes which helped a lot ... but unfortunately ..... I stalled it on the landing .... it wasn't even a foot off the ground ... but it broke the motor found and a little place behind the wing .... not to bad ... but after all the work I put into it I wish I could have flown it a little more ...

I might fix it but I am not sure .... I hate making firewalls ..... and motor mounts ....

I flew the Slick and the T-28 most of the day ... they flew great like usual ! Jim H out at the field got some awesome photos ....

I also bought a F3P Biplane from a guy super cheap .... so I will get that flying soon ... probably by the end of the week ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 16, 2010 @ 09:34 PM | 3,788 Views
Well after I killed my Diablo .... I missed it so I started a new build tonight ...

I have almost everything traced out onto the foam ... tomorrow I will build the airframe and hopfully paint it and install the electronics Saturday night ....

I plan on a nice paint scheme ...... I hope ...

Sunday their will be a Fun Fly ..... I am going to bring as many planes as I can fit in my Car !

Hobby Lobby was cool ... I almost rented an RC Car to have some fun with ... but resisted ....

I then when to another LHS and looked at some planes on consignment ..... A GWS Cargo was RTF with Spektrum Receiver was very tempting ...

I hope school goes by fast tomorrow because this weekend is going to rock !

I hope I get to try out my Pylon Racer tomorrow also ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:21 PM | 4,235 Views
Tomorrow I am going to Hobby Lobby International ... Wahoooo !


I haven't been in over a year ..... I normally like to visit all the local RC Places .... their is no school due to parent teacher conferences ... so thats another excuse.

I also got some good flying in Sunday .....

I tried the pylon racer out and found that there were some problems .....

1: The rushed aileron linkage caused the the right aileron to get stuck up .. causing it to roll to the right alot ...

2: The CG was a little nose heavy .... but not extremely bad ...

On the landing I ripped the wing off and that caused some damage that is all fixed now ... I will give the plane a couple more tries and see how it flies ... then decided if I would keep it or scrap it and buy a better Pylon Racer

I also did some awesome combat with my Reno Racer ... it took some serious abuse ... but lived .... Photos below ....

This Sunday is the local Fun Fly ... then the next Sunday I don't get to fly due to my family going to a UT game ....

Then the Tullahoma Electric Fun Fly !

The plane to finish is the Twin Jet ... I need to find some decent motors ... the ones I ordered just weren't the right setup ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 09, 2010 @ 09:34 PM | 3,586 Views
Here are some cool pictures that were taken last Sunday when I was flying ....

It was a prefect day and flew from 6:30 to 5:00 .... it was a long day full of flying.

I flew the Cap ... until I nosed it in and broke the motor mount ... not sure if I am going to fix it ...

I am try to phase out older beat up planes for newer and nicer things ....

I decided it was finally time to get my DMA Skat Pylon racer finished ... I am working on the aileron servo and its almost mounted ... and the motor is on the way ....

I picked an Electrifly Ammo Motor .... I am not sure if its the perfect motor ... but it should be a descent setup ... and if this plane fails ... I will get a Electrifly Rifle .....

It won't be super fast ... probably only about 100 mph ... I decided if I really want to go fast I will buy something made for brushless motors and bigger lipos. ( Voodoo)

I can't wait to fly again .. maybe tomorrow after school ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 04, 2010 @ 03:18 PM | 3,387 Views
It was time to retire this airframe .....

The elevons were all messed up from being ripped off multiple times and the servos were going bad ....

I took everything out and now I have some new goodies .....

An HET 2W-20 , a Turnigy 80 Amp ESC , and a receiver ...

The receiver will go in my reno racer so I can fly it tomorrow ...

I also crashed the Cap and had to remount the motor.
Posted by wamsy55 | Sep 03, 2010 @ 11:53 PM | 3,989 Views
After the Demise of my Diablo Foamie ... I wasn't sure what to do with the electronics ...

I was talking to my dad about getting rid of a few old airframes when he gave me the idea of getting the Cap back into the air ....

I am using the same motor and servos ... I bought another HXT 900 from the LHS ...

I hope it will still fly ... it won't fly exactly like my foamie ... but should fill the need for some LOW 3D ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 29, 2010 @ 09:11 PM | 3,654 Views
I had a good flying day today .... only a couple accidents .....

I destroyed my Diablo 3D Foamie ....

The battery came off ..... and caused a massive CoG change .... which made me go in nose first ......

I might build another one ... but I have to many other projects ....

The ESC on my AMX burnt out .... I am not sure why .... but it did ... I need to order a couple 30-40 Amp ESC's ....

My ProJeti flew awesome !

It was clocked going 97 mph ... and thats with a small prop ... I can go up some more ...

The elevons look like they need to be reinforced with some hinge tape ....

It was a good day ....

You can get the full story at Foambusters.org !
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 28, 2010 @ 08:30 PM | 3,287 Views
New Plane !

Well I finally figured out how to mount the motor on my Projeti !

I used a GWS black mount and some balsa ..... no need for details ....

So I finished it today and can't wait to fly it ...

I think it looks pretty good ......

Its using my Metal Gear servos from Hobby City , and an old Hi-Max motor that was on my Funjet .....


I wonder how fast it will be ?
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 26, 2010 @ 07:21 PM | 3,405 Views
Well thats what I thought ....

I bought a Phase 3 Squall ...... and as soon as I got it the ESC or motor burnt up ...

Just my Luck !

I bought it consignment and luckily the LHS owner took it back ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 22, 2010 @ 10:56 PM | 3,644 Views
Great flying weather today !

Here is some video of me flying my Foamie ....

3D Foamie Fun (8 min 56 sec)

Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 21, 2010 @ 01:11 PM | 2,933 Views
I have gotten a lot more flights on the Slick and I love the plane !

Yesterday I finally got my RADAR GUN ! Wahoooooo !

It took Amazon.com 2 months ... but it got here ...

So for the AMX is the fastest at 73 mph ....

My friends Easygilder topped out at 55 mph ....

The FunJet will be clocked next ... I am hoping for 120 mph .... that would be awesome !

Sunday doesn't look great for flying ... but if I can fly ... I am taking the video camera ... .
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:32 PM | 2,984 Views
The Slick Flies ! It Flies Awesome !

I had a couple minor things go wrong on the first maiden ... but on the second maiden ... it flew perfect !

I love it and can't wait to really try some 3D stuff with it ....

3DHS 42" Slick (1 min 36 sec)


At 3:00 in the video the Slick appears .....

I also built a new 3D foamie ... A 3D Batix Dialbo ....

It flies awesome too !

It also had a couple issues but once solved its really fun to fly !

Pictures will be posted later ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:23 PM | 2,815 Views
Its here and built !

It took me three days ...

The first day I ran out of CA ....

Then the second day I had to stop due to homework/my servos didn't arrive.

The third day I finally finished !

WAHOOOOO !

The build was easy ... only my second ARF so I made some mistakes ... but you can't really tell.


Maiden flight tomorrow ... or Saturday ...
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 07, 2010 @ 11:54 PM | 2,909 Views
I ordered my 3DHS 42" Slick ... now its time to practice !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBekELmEls
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 05, 2010 @ 05:48 PM | 3,283 Views
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 05, 2010 @ 04:57 PM | 3,190 Views
I have been flying an E-flite Sukhoi for about 1.5 years and its been abused ... very abused ...

I took it out to fly today and was doing very well ... so I pulled out the video camera and put it on the tripod .....

I though "Wow that was a great flight ... maybe if I can get it on video I can post it on youtube .... "

No one was recording or even at the flying field ......... I took off rolled inverted pulled it around in a tight circle .... into a nice snap roll and BAM ground

The counter balance on the elevator broke and so did the prop ... but I realized that the plane was probably getting too broken ... and I needed to upgrade ....

This was when I realized the plane wasn't coming home in one piece ... and that I was going to order a 3DHS 42" Slick .....

I replaced the prop .... and cut the counter balance off and deciede that I would try some stunts I wasn't daring enough to try.

I had recently seen Doc Austin flying in a video and thought " Hey you should try to fly like that! ".

So I did some low hovering ... which caused another crash ... causing the gear to nearly come off ... but I kept going .... now I was hand launching the plane.

I then came in doing harriers the dragging the bottom of the rudder and hovering some more ... another crash soon followed .... Then I tried low rolling circles .... another crash ... now the plane was barely in one piece.

Now some of the balsa stringers in the tail where...Continue Reading
Posted by wamsy55 | Aug 03, 2010 @ 09:39 PM | 2,669 Views
School has started .... not much flying going on ....
Posted by wamsy55 | Jul 31, 2010 @ 10:22 PM | 2,912 Views
Well I did it again .. this time it was totally in control.

I was doing rolling circles and gave the wrong input and paniced .. and down it went .

Nose first .....

I didn't think I could repair it but I did .....

If I had a little more cash ... I would buy a 3DHS 42" Slick ... but I need a little bit more cash ... maybe I can get one used.

I had to repair the whole motor box ... again ... this time myself and I think I did a good job. Its not as pretty .. but very strong.

I broke the fuse in the same place ... not to bad ...

I am still using the same cowl .... its pretty ugly ...

This plane has been through heck ... but I will continue to fly it until I can buy something else ... which should be soon.

The worst news is ....... School starts Monday !