Tom Kitt

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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New FPV setup

Aug 23, 2011 3 Comments

Hi Everyone! I was on the way back from the field today after being chased out by an approaching storm and I got to thinking about the FPV (First Person View) setup on my LT-40. If you go back in the archives of this blog, you’ll find a few of my amateur looking videos taken [...]

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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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