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May 17, 2012, 04:00 PM
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A Trip Down Memory Lane...

I recently went through my RC photo archive and it brought back some great memories of projects past and good times. I thought it would be fun to catalog some of them here on my blog since it is not always easy finding content from the early days here on RCG. I hope you enjoy it!
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May 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
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My First Electric Plane

Kavan Partenavia twin circa 2001. This was my first aerial photo platform. I used a small pen camera and used a servo to trigger the shutter from my gear switch.
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May 17, 2012, 04:18 PM
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First FPV Vehicle

Tamiya Hummer circa 2000. BlackwidowAV 2.4ghz 10mw Tx and CX-161 camera. As you can see I knew diddly squat about RF antenna polarization.
May 17, 2012, 04:21 PM
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First Helicopter

Lite Machines Corona circa 2001.
May 17, 2012, 04:25 PM
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First CP Helicopter

JR Voyager E circa 2002.

Voyager E (2 min 35 sec)

Voyager E FFF (2 min 5 sec)
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May 17, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Zagi 400
Speedwing 400
Speedwing Mini

Circa 2001-2004

Mini Speedwing (4 min 49 sec)

Speedwing 400 (2 min 26 sec)
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May 17, 2012, 04:39 PM
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GWS Tigermoth 1

This was my first GWS Tigermoth circa 2002. I put floats (foamfloats.com) on it and used surplus Qualcomm Li Ion cells for 25 min flights on the stock brushed motor in Florida.
May 17, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Mountain Models Cessna 180

This was my first kit build circa 2002-2003. I integrated lights into the airframe during the build. It ended up a little heavy, but looked cool in the air and was a blast to fly at sundown in calm conditions.
May 17, 2012, 04:48 PM
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GWS Slow Stick 1

My first Slow Stick. This was my second photo platform after the twin. Circa 2002.
May 17, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Move to Colorado

Moved to Colorado in the fall of 2003. Only kept a few planes and the Voyager. here are some early shots of some flying locations.
May 17, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Piccolo Pro

I had a blast with this one. I added the EDF tail mod and a scale body at one point.

Piccolo Pro Helicopter (2 min 3 sec)
May 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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First EPP 3D Trainer - SX2

This thing took a beating while I learned how to hover! Circa 2004.
May 23, 2012, 07:15 PM
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piccolo looks really cool with the scale body. whatever happened to piccolo, that company seemed to get big all in a year or so and then disappeared quick.
May 23, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Yep, I also found getting parts was a hassel. My Voyager E also had short parts supply after 2004.

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