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Posted by basslord1124 | Nov 17, 2017 @ 12:50 PM | 1,327 Views
That's right...since the absence of Zipper my Super Bee and seeing as how the temps are getting colder and flying will be minimal...I suppose it's time to do some more building. It's something I'm enjoying as much as flying! Here's my latest FT build that I am working on...the FT Simple Cub. Easier to fly but also easy to build.

FT Simple Cub build and other FT updates... (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 23, 2017 @ 10:37 AM | 1,201 Views
Had an unfortunate orientation situation with my FT Super Bee ("Zipper") one evening and now he is missing. He is located somewhere in our RC field's "death valley". Death Valley is a large dropoff behind our field that is full of brush and who knows what else. I have plans to continue searching for him and will update if I am successful or not. Here is the flight video and some footage of the terrain there at Death Valley.

FT Super Bee "Zipper" missing.... lost in Death Valley (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 15, 2017 @ 04:56 PM | 1,204 Views
Picked up a Syma X5C-1 drone to check out plus start practicing on my drone skills. Overall, I thought it was a good toy-grade drone to have a little bit of fun with. Below is my review video going over the drone, its performance and features.

Syma X5C-1 quadcopter/drone review (7 min 59 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 09, 2017 @ 02:28 PM | 1,807 Views
So I had a crazy idea a while back to decorate my Flitetest FT Simple Storch plane with colored packing tape. In the end, I hated the way it turned out. Rather than building a whole new airframe, I wanted to see if it was possible to remove the tape without causing much damage. Sure enough, I have been successful removing the tape using a covering iron (mainly used for putting on covering material for balsa planes). Here's a demo of the process and how it works...

Removing packing tape from a foamboard RC plane (Flitetest) (6 min 25 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Oct 02, 2017 @ 10:40 AM | 1,596 Views
Well I have decided , for a bunch of various reasons, that I am going to continue doing Flitetest airplane builds. 2017 was a big focus for me and FT and I figured to keep it going. I love the cost saving it has brought, the do-it-yourself approach (which fits my personality trait of loving to tinker), and how easy it is to repair a plane after a crash. So I am very excited to be bringing more Flitetest plane builds to add to my current arsenal. I will probably still work on some of my old balsa non-FT planes as time goes on....but more time will be spent with doing FT stuff.

I have also begun dabbling more with drones too.

RC Announcement - future of Flitetest and more... (6 min 52 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 21, 2017 @ 04:03 PM | 1,427 Views
Here's the maiden flight and crash of my Flitetest FT Super Bee.

FT Super Bee (Zipper) maiden and CRASH!! (1 min 11 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 19, 2017 @ 10:33 PM | 2,102 Views
Having some fun with Real Flight RC Simulator...

Real Flight RC Simulator Fun (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 12, 2017 @ 10:41 AM | 1,733 Views
Footage of a few flights from my Parkzone micro J3 Piper Cub

Parkzone J3 Micro Piper Cub (1 min 39 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Sep 06, 2017 @ 12:23 PM | 2,147 Views
Old footage of my Parkzone micro T28

Parkzone UMX T28 Trojan Flight (0 min 58 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 15, 2017 @ 02:37 PM | 2,484 Views
Posted by basslord1124 | Aug 05, 2017 @ 10:59 AM | 2,070 Views
Here's the paint scheme I'm doing for the FT Super Bee... going to nickname him Zipper.

FT Super Bee Updates - Meet Zipper!! (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 28, 2017 @ 01:54 PM | 2,149 Views
Here's a little update to the FT Super Bee...getting the electronics ready....

FT Super Bee - soldering electronics (8 min 57 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jul 03, 2017 @ 11:06 AM | 2,977 Views
Starting my next Flitetest build...the FT Super Bee

Announcement - FT Super Bee (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 15, 2017 @ 04:55 PM | 3,790 Views
Some footage from the RC club's June Fly-In...

RC Fly-In 2017 - Tri State Model Flyers (Skyhawks) (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jun 08, 2017 @ 09:55 AM | 3,960 Views
Took the FT (Flitetest) Simple Storch out for some Memorial Day flying.

FT Simple Storch Memorial Day flight... (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 23, 2017 @ 10:28 AM | 4,094 Views
My latest video where I take a long look at the Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger and what it's capable of. Power distribution settings, lipo balancing charging, storage charging mode, advanced system settings, and the smartphone app that goes with the charger.

Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger Review and Walk Through (27 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 15, 2017 @ 10:41 AM | 3,948 Views
Here are a couple new videos on my journey so far on the FT Seaduck by Flitetest.

FT Seaduck Build
FT Seaduck Build (5 min 36 sec)

FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (a basic look at a Flitetest Speed Build Kit)
FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (3 min 59 sec)
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Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 27, 2017 @ 09:57 AM | 4,644 Views
Some highlights from the RCSaylors Fun Fly this weekend....

RCSaylors Fun Fly 2017 - RC planes, drone footage, paintball, etc. (6 min 17 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 19, 2017 @ 04:03 PM | 4,557 Views
Some more misc RC goodies...

Unboxing 2 - Brushless motors and batteries (2 min 10 sec)