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TRAC Wattfest

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments by

The 2011 “Wattfest” was held at the Tampa Radio-control Aircraft Club, otherwise known as TRAC on Saturday, October 2nd.  First off, let me just say TRAC is a great facility. It has a beautifully paved asphalt runway and taxiway with a yellow painted centerline, green grass, and plenty of space. It accommodated everything from small [...]

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Twisted Hobbys Xtra Slick Night Huckin’

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments by

While we wait for the TRAC and SEFI articles, how about some night flying? I saw Twisted Hobbys’ video of the new light kit they came out with for their Xtra Slick, and I just had to have one. Now that I’ve tried it I can honestly say it is awesome. Two white LED’s get [...]

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TRAC “Wattfest” & SEFI

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

This Sunday in the Tampa Bay area in Florida is the 2011 Wattfest which is going to be held at TRAC (Tampa Radio-control Aircraft Club). All electric planes are welcome to this event. I’ll be there and I’ll hopefully grab some video and write a post-event review. This should be a fun time. For more [...]

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First Hand LiPo Fire

Sep 18, 2011 1 Comment by

  Well yesterday my dad and I went out to the field and flew our Twisted Hobbys Xtra Slick. That day, the slick endured some abuse. The first one was a little exciting. Here’s the story… My dad and I were at the field, and we had our chargers set up on the table under [...]

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Clubs or Fields?

Sep 04, 2011 3 Comments by

Many people will debate about the pros and cons of flying fields vs. flying clubs. I, for one, am definately a club supporter. Sure, fields don’t have the clouded airspace, sometimes boring meetings, and that one guy that always strikes up a conversation you don’t want to have… but fields have their disadvantages as well. [...]

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Onboard Camera Mount

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments by

Ever since purchasing a small camera from Hobby King I’ve been taking onboard videos, also known as FPV (first person view) videos, from my Sig LT-40 Kadet which is electric powered. Up until recently I’ve been simply attaching the camera to the side of the fuselage with velcro. The view was okay, but it was [...]

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3D Aircraft Shootout!

Jul 29, 2011 1 Comment

I was recently sent an e-mail with an article request. The gentleman who contacted me requested a comparison between the 48″ Precision Aerobatics Extra 260, 47″ 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP, and 48″ 3D Hobby Shop Velox VR-1. All three of these airplanes are extremely capable. They all can perform anything from pattern, to [...]

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Extreme Flight Edge 540T EXP

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player   Here’s today’s Edge video. I’m really starting to get comfortable with this plane… but it’s hard not to because it’s so stable. The camera quality isn’t the best on this flight, however, but it came out OK. Hope you like the Beatles! So now that the [...]

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