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Archive for November, 2011
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 28, 2011 @ 07:26 PM | 2,588 Views
This scratch build is doing well. Found the CG of the little one and used a bit of weight to the big one tossed her in the yard and she flew 25 feet. Now to add the power plant and electronics.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 27, 2011 @ 09:39 PM | 2,357 Views
This is my granddaughter's glider she loves it so I am Making one 3 times the size....Hope it flies
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 26, 2011 @ 09:38 AM | 4,248 Views
Great Snaps, Great Launch
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 25, 2011 @ 04:56 PM | 2,454 Views
Just drop this file on to your memory card under the DCMI folder, open and click the EXE file.
Turn your camera on then off and bingo done.
If you have any issues just PM me. This is for Vesion 3 only.

Lipo Fire

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 25, 2011 @ 11:07 AM | 2,951 Views
BoomSplat just had his lipo burn up in his Corsair. This big three cell had no visual issue, Charged well. No puffing or any thing, he put it in his plane flew for a few minutes plane started acting strange. Landed and POOF lots of white smoke and started a thermial run away. He was able to save the Air frame but the ESC is melted. Guys this is a no SH#T heads up, have gloves and a fire extingusher at the field or you may lose a plane or worse yet get hurt. Please baby sit the charging of these lipos even if you have done it for years it only take once and it sad times for all.
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 24, 2011 @ 03:45 PM | 2,346 Views
Great Vid the best part is the last 20 seconds ......... Still laughing
Sail Planes at Legacy Park.wmv (5 min 45 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 20, 2011 @ 06:51 PM | 2,470 Views
On a 1 to 10 this night operation was a 9 on the difficulty scale. Seeing the plane is not the issue it is NO horizon or not seeing the ground. This night the wind was up to 20 mph. The wind was not helping But I still managed to drop an illuminated object from aprox 200 feet. Please enjoy and leave a comment.
PS I know the camreas suck but dark is dark.
The Assassin Owens the Night (6 min 36 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 17, 2011 @ 04:20 PM | 2,672 Views
The flight was to fun for words, Had a blast
Maiden of the Night Assassin.wmv (1 min 57 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 15, 2011 @ 03:33 PM | 2,705 Views
This is the final test before her madien night flight. 60 LED's and over 70 mph
Final Flight Test of The Night Assassin (7 min 7 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 10, 2011 @ 06:25 PM | 2,758 Views
Note to self watch the plane not the cool stuff you drop
Snapper Drop 7 Nov 11 (1 min 17 sec)

Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 06, 2011 @ 11:55 PM | 2,742 Views
Posted by RTF Thumper | Nov 02, 2011 @ 07:14 PM | 3,797 Views
She was hit by the prop of my Assassin while bieing droped with a parachute.
The End of my Key Chain Camera (2 min 29 sec)