Well, much has happened since my last blog entry on RCG. Moved halfway across the country, ran a forum a for a few years, got much more involved in giant scale, and bought, built, photo'd, and sold about probably about 50 or so planes.
Over that 4 year gap, I was on Team Hitec, RedwingRC, BuddyRC among others. I still do my best to support all my prior sponsors and show of their products whenever possible, but I'm no longer representing anyone as a Team Pilot.
I've also gotten pretty heavy into the photography side of the hobby, eventually settling on the Nikon D7200 and a host of lenses from 10mm wide angle to a 500mm zoom!
Right now, I've got the following aircraft in my hangar:
Got a chance to fly my new Extreme Flight 48" Laser-EXP today, and wow, what a fun airplane. Tumbles, spins and pop-tops were amazing, with the pop-tops very easy to enter, and a least 3 complete revolutions each time. This airplane has by far the tightest, fastest KE spins of any of the Extreme Flight aircraft I've owned/flown. Harrier flight was slower than the Edge, but a tiny bit less stable... but overall better than the MXS in all aspects.
Great precision lines, very fast, and it looks damn cool in the air! I sold my EF 48" Edge to get this airplane, and I'm glad I did!
For power, I'm running a Motrolfly 2820-683kv motor on 4s, with a 14x8 wood prop.
I'm running a ZTW 50A ESC, and a separate Hobbywing 3a/6v BEC to the HiTec digital servos: 3x HS-5065MG, and 1 HS-5085MG on the elevator.
I installed 48" Extra landing gear because I've had bad luck with the sharp angle Edge and MXS (Laser too) gear breaking at the bend by the wheel pant.
Overall, very impressed, literally only a couple clicks of trim and she was tearing up the sky on the maiden. Also, I noticed a little less coupling on Knife Edge than some of the other 48" EXPs.
My only "dislike" on this airplane was the removal of the optional cooling baffle system, so now I'll have to fashion my own.
Finally, I actually like the recessed wings... I was an early skeptic, but now I'm a believer! Great job with this airplane Extreme Flight!
Posted by -= GYRO =- |
Jun 23, 2012 @ 01:10 AM | 6,955 Views
I'm really enjoying my flying these days, and have definitely seen some turnover in the airplanes I have. I've been selling many of my smaller planes as I transition to the larger sized and quarter scale.
Here is what is currently in my Hangar and regularly flown
On the horizon, I'll be grabbing an EF 60" MXS and 48" Pantera as soon as they come out! I'm still undecided on the 3dhs Vyper Bype, but I'm really thinking about it. There were some characteristics of the PA 40" Ultimate AMR that I didn't like, and I don't want to go down that road again.
Anyway, here a few pics of my current...Continue Reading