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Adventures in modern RC flight and technology.

Flying a 60% Cub – Hint: It’s as fun as it sounds

Posted by David on December 21, 2009

Barry Finck has been bringing this gigantic beauty to the field for a little while now.  And we’re finally starting to see some amazing maneuvers being done regularly.  I even got my hand at flying the beast, up high, and inverted a little.  It was a blast.   Here is a pic of Barry doing something a little more amazing with it…

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Tribute to Dustin’s QQ Yak

Posted by David on October 29, 2009

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Flip Mino HD = On-board Camera

Posted by David on May 25, 2009

We decided to have a little fun and velcro the Flip Mino HD (which provides almost all of the Exclusive Videos) to Dustin’s 50cc Aeroworks Extra. I did some edits to remove the all-blue-sky parts and I added some local tunes to drown out the sound of the wind. Enjoy!

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A new student flys solo!

Posted by David on May 2, 2009

I have been training Kyle for a few weeks now.  When I first introduced him to RC, and asked him if he’s ever like to fly someday, his response was “Nah.”  :)  But once he was able to fly the RealFlight G4.5 Simulator, he started to see why flying RC is so much fun.  Pretty soon he was asking me (and having his mom ask me) every day if we could go fly. 

I am happy to report that this past Thursday Kyle was able to solo the Super Cub as his next step in the training program.  With this major milestone out of the way he will be on to more flying with the same plane, and shortly after he will upgrade to a 4-Channel plany (with ailerons).  He is excited to get there, but even more exicted to have accomplished his first solo flight.  Thanks to Marty Jones offerring to film, you can experience his joy in the video below.

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Water Torque Roll – Barry Finck flys on the edge!

Posted by David on April 30, 2009

Check out this great video of some risky and talented flying by Barry Finck at the Sun Valley Flyers field this year. You can see he almost loses his plane when the tail feathers take on too much water, but some expert maneuvers prevent the loss. Enjoy!

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The First Video

Posted by David on April 29, 2009

We have a lot of fun at the field, especially when it’s quiet and the weather is perfect. Sometimes I am fortunate enough to have my camera and we catch the fun on video. I hope you enjoy Dustin’s beautiful plane (Aeroworks 50cc) and his amazing flying. We certainly did!

PLEASE NOTE: The video is edited together from many shots, so when it looks like I grab the camera right after he lands, its because I cut out the time spent walking out to the camera. The music is brought to you by the Tempe band Ghetto Cowgirl. Now click play (and be sure to watch it in HD!)

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There will be many more videos to come.

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33% RC Yak Midair Collision with a .40 size trainer!

Posted by David on April 28, 2009

What happens when two planes, one very large and the other small, meet in the sky nose-to nose in mid-flight? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the RC hobby it is common practice to treat these types of events as a “no harm, no foul” thing. In this case both pilots shook hands and walked away with a story and a desire to fly again.

The real amazing part of this story is that the pilot of the Yak was able to land the plane after the collision. You and I can only imagine what that must have looked like: A loud collision, pieces everywhere, one plane in pieces falling towards the ground, and a large Yak with its nose in shreds pulling up and coming around for a clean landing. WOW! Congrats! A few parts and some minor repair and the Yak will fly again soon. Unfortunately, David did not beat Goliath in this case, and the small trainer is a goner. Oh well, it’s all part of the fun.

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(Photos courtesy of Marty Jones)

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