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Posted by Get Real | Dec 26, 2007 @ 02:26 AM | 5,569 Views
Had a chance to fly today,was trying a different set up in the aspera and wanted to get some more flights in on my new planes.. 55'' katana and 47'' velox,ive only had time to get the maidens in on the two newest ones so it was nice to get more stick time in finally . Heres some pics and theres also a video from the ''Noggin'' cam of the aspera,the aspera cuts through the sky well and has good top end speed,watch twards the end of the video for the close in fly bys .

Video:Aspera From The ''Noggin'' Cam !
Posted by Get Real | Dec 20, 2007 @ 12:48 AM | 5,220 Views
The SHP is set up for ap now,in my haste to get some ap in with my favorite ap bird... it bit the dust on a cold windy day. After switching gear.. set ups.. radios etc in the EBT i failed to check aileron direction . That didnt go to well on a tight take off area with some good winds blowing . The shp with 2+ oz camera and mount i made gets results until i figure out what im gonna use for a full time video and ap ship. Thinking about a .40 to .60 size trainer set up currently,probally set it up with the torque 4014t elite 80amp esc on 4 or 5s. Its a strong power system and i currently have the same set up in my 55'' katana and plan to get another power system in that size for next spring. Heres some pics of the current weather.. would of really been cool if things didnt go the way they did with the ebt sunday... there was snow everywhere and the streets were covered,i was also in a new area with lots of scenic value for ap....Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Dec 05, 2007 @ 02:52 PM | 5,422 Views
First time flying a balsa plane around at night,it was cold and windy.. i'll be doing more night flying when theres calmer conditions .

Video:SHP First Night Flight
Posted by Get Real | Nov 30, 2007 @ 08:16 AM | 5,581 Views
Its that time of year again.. freezing cold and snow are on the way . When its cold outside i dont have the month of may.. but i do have some depron . More pics and specs coming,i really wanted to do it lighter and out of epp but there wasnt any epp around locally. Pattern hybrid,big fun fly airfoiled wing.. all 6mm depron so its a bit heavy but i wanted to finally do an airfoiled wing.. think i'll do a flat design yak or something next if i can ever find some epp around here.
Posted by Get Real | Nov 25, 2007 @ 01:13 AM | 5,598 Views
The last time i flew foam was around 6 months ago.. and it was a scratch built of my own design. Here it is winter and design time again for foamys but this was a production foamy not one of mine,cool little plane with plenty of potential.. just need to add more expo and bigger throws but thats why you fly maidens . Using a camcorder sitting on the car is so lacking,even with editing etc it misses so much and its difficult to have someone around when i fly on the weekend usually to shoot video so i decided id try a pov set up,i just rigged it up mcguyver style before i left and flew one pack in the plane.. it was freezing out . I plan on doing a lot more with video just like with flying but time and money always seem to be lacking. The pov vid came out pretty well but it will improve with trial and error.. works good for close in 3D etc.... had a hawk wonder what the heck i was doing,he had to check out the foamy .

Video:Stay Away From My Foamy Hawk !
Posted by Get Real | Nov 19, 2007 @ 04:46 AM | 5,569 Views
Went to the big field sunday. Weather was cold and a little windy,got two flights in,one with the ebt and one with the extra 300 shp.. flew both planes on 4s so i had fun despite not flying to well with freezing hands . After landing the ebt i answered some questions others had about it etc... 3DHobbyShop planes always draw attention in the air or on the ground at the big field ,then it was time to get a flight in with the shp before i had to leave,i waited a bit to take up the shp.. during the shp flight one of the last guys at the field seen me take off i guess and came over to watch,he was really taken back that the shp held up to some of the flying i was doing,i assured him it was a routine flight pretty much for the shp and its been flown harder and held together no matter how hard i flew it,told him ive broken other planes in the air but not 3DHobbyShop planes . He was really impressed with the performance and power the plane has and i told him as well as others earlier about the 3dhs planes and the combos to make it easier for non electric pilots to get complete packages that work well from the start without guessing. Almost every time i go to the big field someone comments.. thats all you have(meaning a plane and a small box for the tx and lipos etc). Unfortunatley a very nice ultra stik with a 4 stroke went in a bit earlier while talking to the first guys that came up and it was the guy that was watching when i took off. So i have some video of the crash site...Continue Reading
Posted by Get Real | Nov 16, 2007 @ 04:23 AM | 5,867 Views
Ive been flying the 53'' EBT (Electric Basic Trainer) for several months now,not only is it a great plane to learn to fly with for new pilots.. It''ROCKS''for AP . Mine came in just over 41oz auw with the suggested set up and its flown great even at over 50oz lugging ap and video cams around the sky . I fly everything i can but never would of thought id have so much fun with a trainer.. yes it hovers to . This is my second year of flying and first year shooting ap,ive shot video prior from the sky but ap captures things a little differantly and is just as cool as video from the air. I plan on getting some ap flying in during the winter as well. Heres some fall pics of various areas i shot ap at this week with the EBT .
Posted by Get Real | Nov 12, 2007 @ 07:45 AM | 5,830 Views
Had Time for one flight with the aspera this weekend and got some video of it speed potential . Last flight for the aspera probally this year,borrowed gear from my ebt to get it back in the air and now its back in the ebt and the torque 4014t 5s set up ive been running in it is going into a 55'' 3dhs plane this week .

Speed Video:Im Guessing 100 mph ? on the full throttle passes .
Posted by Get Real | Nov 02, 2007 @ 07:37 AM | 5,935 Views
Ive been trying some different things out with the aspera,currently i have the torque revolution 4014t power system in the aspera and with the current prop(12x10e) its showing 800+ watts. Im pushing for 1000+ watts but that will be later when i can get some higher pitch props and maybe 1'' larger in diameter . The aspera has been a lot of fun,the reccomended power set from 3dhs gets it over 80mph straight line with 500+ watts.. looking forward to see how it performs in the air with the revolution power system.. its designed for .40 size planes or larger and is awesome in the 55'' 3dhs planes,with larger props it makes 1400+ watts on 5s,im limited in prop selection because the aspera is a smaller plane but it flys well even at 4lbs with larger power systems,the stock set up comes in under 3lbs and was a lot of fun and fast but i wanted something a little faster and wanted to try some things out for fun . If the weather holds up im hoping to get some video this weekend .
Posted by Get Real | Oct 13, 2007 @ 03:13 AM | 6,242 Views
The videos ive been posting of my planes lately have lost quite a bit of qaulity on the servers for playback online... They usually start out as 100 mb or so mpegs from a 10+ year old camcorder and i compress them quite a bit for easy playback and smaller size to about 25 meg wmv format. Ofcourse the qaulity online isnt as good as the original video (i need a new camcorder) but the qaulity isnt that bad from the start... Definately not HD but its all i have for now!

Downloadable Video:
Posted by Get Real | Oct 08, 2007 @ 06:12 AM | 6,084 Views
Been flying AP with the ebt when ive had time and havent flown the extra in a couple weeks,it was fun to get some time to fly and have fun sunday and i had a camera person to catch all the flying instead of just a roof cam. It was fun ringing the shp out on a nice day .

Video:Extra 300 SHP (Sunday Fun)
Posted by Get Real | Oct 01, 2007 @ 05:52 AM | 6,743 Views
I got a really good deal on this one and it shoots 30 minutes of very nice video..(the server doesnt do it justice). The winds were high and these were the first flights. Ofcourse i used the EBT to carry it.. The cameras on the heavy side at 5 ounces but no problem... The EBT lugged the new camera and my AP camera for a total of 7 ounces of AP and Video gear... It flew fine .

Video:EBT Onboard With New Mini Camcorder !
Posted by Get Real | Sep 16, 2007 @ 10:55 PM | 7,003 Views
The Aspera is not only a quick high speed plane but also flys well in high wind for AP on very windy days. Some pics from todays flights .
Posted by Get Real | Sep 10, 2007 @ 05:57 AM | 6,539 Views
Ive been flying for two years now and started 3D last year twards winter. Something thats made 3D a lot easier is good flying planes and my first was the yak 54 by and ive owned a few more after it and they all have been good flyers and well designed.. looking forward to the new Velox Revolution thats coming out to and eventually getting one of there 55'' 3D planes as well. Im not far from the ''windy city'' and theres a lot of talk in the forums about not flying etc because of the wind,ive had to get use to trees bending and in bad conditions the planes blowing around before take off . Im fairly use to wind now and its much easier to fly in with the mid sized electrics i own now,especially the aspera.. cuts through high wind like a hot knife through butter and its fast to . Extra Playing In The Wind !
Posted by Get Real | Sep 04, 2007 @ 02:10 AM | 6,357 Views
Got 2 days off this 3 day weekend but still had time to fly all 3 surprisingly,its rare i fly 3 days in a week unless im on vacation.. and im not . It was nice to get that much flying in, nearly a months worth for me in one week .


Extra In The Wind !

More Onboard From The ASPERA !
Posted by Get Real | Sep 03, 2007 @ 03:55 AM | 6,390 Views
Ive had my aspera a couple weeks now and finally had time to maiden it this weekend.. i even got to fly two days in a row .. (very rare). Heres some pics and video.. the video has onboard and camcorder footage. The aspera really helps build faster reflexes.. I flew the extra 300 shp later and it was so relaxing to play around low with it after flying 80+mph around the field with the aspera(good ''cross training'' for 3D for me)

Video:500 + Watts Of Fun !
Posted by Get Real | Aug 27, 2007 @ 03:37 AM | 6,532 Views
Ordered some goodies for the extra . The new 4s packs rock,big jump in speed and power over 3s packs and a lot of fun in the extra 300shp.. cant wait to fly my new aspera on them with the bigger torque 2814/820 and an 11x8e prop.. its gonna be a rocket .

Video:4s Power In The Extra SHP !
Posted by Get Real | Aug 13, 2007 @ 05:42 AM | 6,636 Views
Had time to finally get the 4s set up flying in the extra shp. Lots of speed even on the 12x6e,later in the video i was running the 3s pack.. have to get more 4s packs .

Video:Extra 300 SHP + 4s Rocks !
Posted by Get Real | Aug 12, 2007 @ 08:26 AM | 6,842 Views
Got some more onboard video from the EBT,excellent for ap and video and overall fun plane. Halfway through the flight i came down to fly between small trees and buzz me and the car .

Video:EBT Onboard Video And Fun Flying !