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Posted by Get Real | Jul 27, 2008 @ 10:18 PM | 3,681 Views
Just zipped around for a pack,probally fly more next weekend.

Extra SR Sunday Sport Flying 7-27-2008 (7 min 26 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 27, 2008 @ 03:22 AM | 3,529 Views
Starting to get more comfortable flying basic 3d with it but have a long way to go. The new gyro and tail servo has been the key but theres still some tuning left to get it flying its best. Havent had time to really mess with the heli set ups much but im really happy with how the 600 flys but still working on the 450 set up... planes are easy because i have a lot more expierence setting them up and theres less to set up. I was flipping low with the 450 and got on the collective a little slow .
Posted by Get Real | Jul 21, 2008 @ 02:18 AM | 3,891 Views
Went flying.. started out fine with the sr,then i was coming in for a low pass and not aware of my surroundings and forgot theres a pole sticking up in the field . It happend quick and if it came into view a second quicker i probally still would of hit it. Its funny to watch and the sound it makes just cracks me up . Should have it repaired and flying again in a week or so,im trying to work a little on my heli flying.. last year i flew a heli maybe once a month and this year im trying to fly a heli each time i fly a plane,my plane flyings been improving but my heli flying has a lot of catching up to do. Im working on setups and basic 3d this year with the helis and there a lot of fun.
Posted by Get Real | Jul 20, 2008 @ 04:04 AM | 4,248 Views
Im always interested in new technologys.. especially the technolgy many of us are familar with.. Lipos and brushless motors. Mountain biking and motorcross bikes are something i enjoyed when i was younger as well as trials riding etc.. all forms of riding have pedal powered counterparts these days. In the past couple years electric bicycles and dirt bikes have made a lot of progress.. Just take a look at some examples from youtube below. Electric street bikes,dirtbikes,atvs etc are in there infancy just like electric rc aircraft were decades ago but there off to a really good start with some of the current battery and electric motor technolgys that exist today.. Ive been eyeing some of those inexpensive little pocket dirtbikes they sell at auto parts stores etc.. they look like they would be a lot of fun and people are already modifying them for higher performance .

Worlds Quickest Electric Drag Bike.. Killacycle!
Killacycle New World Record 155 MPH! (1 min 18 sec)

Electric Street Bike!
Lightning Lithium E1 (2 min 34 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jul 08, 2008 @ 11:53 PM | 3,497 Views
Well after the meeting with the ground sunday in 20mph+ winds the trex 450 needed some parts. Feathering shaft,new tail boom(couple big dents from blade strikes),paddles were chipped and the tail belt was missing some teeth . Carbon fiber tail boom,got some lighter paddles and flybar weights(blade 400 ones) and a new tail belt and put the hyperion carbon fiber blades back on it.. not sure if it was lack of 20mph wind or the new parts and some minor throttle curve changes but its flying a lot more to my liking for flips and basic stuff. The gyro needs some adjustment again but wasnt bad,hopefully if i start spending more time with the helis than i have my flying will start to progress like it has been with the planes .
Posted by Get Real | Jul 07, 2008 @ 05:43 AM | 3,809 Views
Got a decent gyro and digital servo for the 450 finally.. flys normal well but need to set it up for stunt modes better,also need to set up my pitch and power curves better in the 450 for 3d. The 600 flew great in the wind.. it got bumped around but its a lot more stable than the 450 and i got somemore dual perspective video with it. I probally flew helis more the past two months than i did all last year,there fun but i really need to work on the 3d flying with them.. well with the 450,the 600 is just for normal flight(to expensive to mess around with)but flys great,maybe i'll get a trex 500 this year to if things start going better . Looking forward to getting some video from the air of planes eventually with the 600,id really like to get some footage of planes flying 3d low but at the big local field ive rarely seen anyone 3D planes and only a few guys 3D helis when ive been there.