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Posted by Get Real | Nov 30, 2008 @ 07:31 PM | 4,190 Views
Took a trip to the track this weekend,thinking about getting back into racing again over the winter. Theres plenty of open area around the track so i'll probally do some flying when the weather agrees and some ap to. Leisure hours raceway is a world class track and this was my third time out there to watch,ive been there prior for an outdoor onroad event and the rc pro series offroad event last year. Traxxas came out with a neat little stadium truck called the ''slash'' this year and they have a spec class for them at the track(inexpensive racing class with evenly matched vehicles). The slash trucks are very popular and tracks across the country are racing them.. its an inexpensive truck to race and a great way for beginners to get involved in rc racing without breaking the bank and still have a lot of fun. One of the highlights of this trip was seeing so many 8th scale electric buggys and truggys.. just like rc aircraft the 8th cars are starting to go brushless and lipos for racing but its still in its infancy among the masses in 8th scale but there was a nice turnout with two heats of electric 8th scale buggy.

The Track LeisureHoursRaceway

I really need to get a better camera and camcorder but heres some pics and video..

Leisure Hours Raceway Traxxas Slash Spec Class 11-29-2008 (5 min 3 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Nov 23, 2008 @ 07:20 PM | 4,129 Views
Im sure many have read about the use of lipos in transmitters as well as the pros and cons. I know i have but wanted to get away from the standard rechargable packs that come with radios.. capacity is low and they lose a lot of voltage sitting. Since i have four 3s 2200 packs that dont get used now with my current set ups i decided to see if one would fit in the dx-7.. it doesnt and requires some battery compartment area to be removed along with part of the connection plug board for the pack in the radio(or you could hard wire the connector without the board),so i began to remove some area.. why not just buy a specialty tx lipo pack you say? Because i already have good 3s packs and i can pigtail a connector to fit plus i still have a balance plug so for me it was an easy decision. Im not suggesting anyone do this.. just sharing something ive done,for one im sure it voids any warrantys,two if your not comfortable changing the built in voltage regulator etc on the radio dont attempt it. Now i can fly for several weekends without charging the transmitter battery and even when i do need to charge it i can on a standard lipo charger quickly or even out in the field if i choose to do so. I may try a tp1320 as well.. the capacity isnt so much the problem for my flying,the nimh pack that comes with the dx-7 is 1500 but they lose so much voltage sitting and start out with less voltage than a lipo to begin with,so if you have a similar capacity lipo that will fit and you pigtail a battery connector on for the use with a radio pack connector you should be fine and not have to do any cutting to the battery compartment.

UPDATE: Horizon states 12 volts is the max a lipo should be charged to for for dx-7 radio use or it can damage transistors in the radio,thanks to Socomon for bringing this to my attention.

Posted by Get Real | Nov 12, 2008 @ 05:49 PM | 3,617 Views
Got a couple flights in with the slick. The weekend was rough here but the slick made me forget all about the crappy flight conditions .

51'' AJ Slick,Cold And Windy 11-9-2008 (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Nov 05, 2008 @ 05:30 AM | 3,700 Views
Ive flown foamys at night but flying in the middle of winter with a balsa plane in a snow storm with lots of wind and cold was a bit much for a night flight.. it was fun but i'll wait for calmer weather for winter night flying this year .
Posted by Get Real | Nov 03, 2008 @ 03:24 PM | 3,539 Views
Lost the first one last winter do to radio programming,got another one last week . More ap and video in the coming weeks.

53'' EBT Fun Flying AP 11-2-2008 (6 min 54 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 19, 2008 @ 01:25 AM | 5,523 Views
Went and checked out the I-Hobby Show . Heres some pics for those that couldnt attend but have heard of the show (sorry for the qaulity on some pics,rough lighting in areas of the show and a cheap camera) ....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Oct 12, 2008 @ 10:57 PM | 3,877 Views
Just some raw video of one of two flights today,using the suggested power system now but im still running a single 3dhs 4s 2200 pack and flying a solid 6 minutes and coming down with 14.8 volts with my style of flying. Eventually i'll get some tp 2600s or 3200+ size packs since theyll work in smaller planes as well and i still have power systems and servos for those size planes.

3DHobbyShop 51'' AJ Slick 10-12-2008 (6 min 37 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 07, 2008 @ 03:56 PM | 4,035 Views
Posted by Get Real | Oct 06, 2008 @ 03:45 AM | 4,110 Views
Heres some more video on a light set up with a 3dhs 2200 4s 25c pack in the 51'' slick,looks like 6 minute flights are well within reach without taking the voltage down to low and performance is fine at 150+ watts for my type of flying,like many i like 4s packs because there reasonably priced and work well in the size planes i usually fly and some of the smaller 47''-49'' planes can fly very highly powered with them so im trying like others to stick to the most versatile size pack i can.. paralleled 4s packs are excellent in larger 55'' set ups and anything bigger i'll go 6s and use my trex 600 packs but im leaning twards something 6s with a single pack that can still fit in my car sometime in the future because giant scale isnt in my budget or will fit in my current car.

Slick First Flight Sunday 10-5-2008 (7 min 50 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Oct 04, 2008 @ 07:35 PM | 3,618 Views
Light set ups are cool if you dont have the bigger lipos and still get reasonable performance and can 3D. This set ups a little heavier because i only had some fullsize servos to use but the plane is all stock with no lightening work done.

55'' Katana Torque 2812-720 Light Set Up 10-4-2008 (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 29, 2008 @ 01:58 AM | 4,468 Views
Got one of these this week and flew it saturday and sunday,very complete package with power system and servos and very reasonably priced,qaulity is good after some agressive flying this weekend its still in one piece . Really like the power system and servos as well and theyve worked flawless as well so far.
Posted by Get Real | Sep 10, 2008 @ 11:34 PM | 3,842 Views
A couple videos shot with the cheap old camcorder. The t-28 is pretty cool and running a magnum .91 four stroke.

Trex normal flying
Trex 600E 9-7-2008 (8 min 56 sec)

My buddys t-28 trojan
Posted by Get Real | Sep 08, 2008 @ 05:11 AM | 3,670 Views
Bigger flys better,9 minutes of mild flight with the 600 is nice.. could probally get 10 with better collective management. Now to get some better cyclic servos so i can have just a little more fun.

Trex 600E Just Normal Flight 9-7-2008 (9 min 22 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Sep 07, 2008 @ 05:28 PM | 3,470 Views
Some days nothing goes right,Enjoy.
Posted by Get Real | Sep 07, 2008 @ 02:33 AM | 3,632 Views
Pulled the gear out for my aj slick,the kat flew reasonbly for being powered on a 600 watt 47'' plane power set up.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 10:20 PM | 4,089 Views
As usual it was a bit windy but i got a better feel for the katana with the lighter power set up today.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 24, 2008 @ 05:09 AM | 3,486 Views
With new motors coming out and lipos getting higher c ratings etc.. bigger planes flying on even smaller and lighter power systems is growing. From early on 55'' electrics were out of my pocket range do to the lipos you need to fly them and the step up in the rest of the gear you needed to. Eventually i got a couple 55'' planes and a couple 5s lipos for them,because 55s fly quite a bit nicer than smaller planes it was difficult to choose one size of plane that i could utilize the rest of my lipos with and fly all my planes without having to purchase more big expensive packs. I tryed parallel set ups on 3s and 4s 2200 packs with different motors and got some really good perfomance in the planes,depending on flying style 3s parallel packs with the right kv motor is probally plenty for a lot of pilots but ballistic rocks with high power set ups to. Ive flown the 55s on modest power levels and really powerful set ups,today i flew the kat on a 2100 4s 20c pack with a 45 amp esc with an extra heatsink and the torque 2814/820 motor with a 13x6.5 and some throttle managment . This is pushing the power set up a bit but it flew the kat ok,not ballistic put plenty of power to fly around and do basic aerobatics or sport fly.

This was the first time flying the kat with this gear,the radio settings were off a little and it needed to be trimmed as well.
Posted by Get Real | Aug 18, 2008 @ 01:18 AM | 4,040 Views
Drifted a little in the wind.. had to laugh but that was close .

Extra 300 SR Fun On 3s 8-17-2008 (6 min 55 sec)