Thursday, January 15, 2009

3D Foam flying

I ordered some new lipo's from Hobby City in Hong Kong. This is my third order from them, and they seem to have pretty good stuff. The chargers, lipos and motors are all much cheaper and seem to be ok quality. I've been wanting to try to get into the 3D foamie flying. is a great site and resource for free plans and doing 3mm EPP foam home built. There are also a lot of people that even do plan cuts for you, routinely. The foam seems very inexpensive, once you get use to how to build and work with the carbon fiber rods and all the best components. I gather it takes a little experience to get it all just right and the weight down to a reasonable level (sub-7oz planes are routine fully flight capable with battery and everything).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New T-28 Trojan

I got a Park Zone T-28 Trojan PNP version for Christmas. It was a scratch and dent special from Air Land Hobbies. It had a slightly crushed canopy and the trailing edge of the wing had been compressed pretty hard, but I got it all repaired pretty well, and it looks great!

I love the way it flies (once I got the CoG worked out and pushed the battery forward better). With the CoG right at 2.25" back from the leading edge of the wing out 1" from the fuse, it flies SUPER. I love how it looks in the air and it glides in nice. It is no where near as knife edge sharp as my Typhoon 3D is, but it glides better, and I love how it looks in the air. It is also SUPER quiet with the 1100 KV outrunner motor. I suspect the corsair flies similar, and I would love to have one of those PNP versions too.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hitec Rx

Well, I keep having problems with my Hitec Mini 6s single conversion Rx. The gliching happens in multiple planes, different ESC's and all different locations (even way out in the desert where there should be no interferrance). I'm pretty sure it is bad (or maybe the ch 30 crystal is bad???). Anyway, I'm going to replace it with a Neutron 6s dual conversion. I love how they work. I've had too many cases of near crashes or partial crashes (grin) with this Mini 6s. The latest was trying it in my Typhoon. And when those control surfaces go full rail to recover from. I'm sick of it. I don't think it has anything to do with single conversion, but I'm done. It just isn't worth monkeying with. I'm going dual conversion and have had absolutely ZERO problems with two different neutron 6s Rx.