Had a great time slope gliding at the berm by the bike trail at Baylands in Mountain View. The berm isn’t big enough to produce massive lift like Coyote Hills Park, but it’s still fun following the contours of the berm with the Weasel. The wind was very consistent and strong at 4:30 PM, and … Continue reading
My Spektrum DX8 radio control plane transmitter has a 11ms latency which is slightly better than the 14 minute latency from Earth to Mars.
Maiden flight was smooth with suggested throws and 20% expo. TURNIGY AerodriveXp SK3-3542-1250kv motor Thunderbird 54 ESC 2200 3S battery HS-65MG for elevator ES08A for ailerons Great Planes 2.5 inch spinner Maidened with an APC 10×7. Will try an APC 10×10 for next flight. Very easy to land and slows down well with prop brake … Continue reading
I was excited to try slope gliding my Alula and Merlin at the slope site at Waddell Beach last Sunday, but the wind was blowing from the south. The slope site is a cliff facing northwest so the wind was blowing from the opposite direction for optimal lift. I noticed some seagulls hanging off the … Continue reading
Flew a Twisted Hobby’s Edge 540 with their LED light kit in the dark on Monday night, and I noticed two things. The lights are so bright, that because of the starburst effect due to my LASIKed eyes, from a distance, all I can see are the bright starbursts of the LED lights. The other … Continue reading
After attaching the Tactic Anylink 2.4 module to my Spektrum DX7 and changing the channel mapping, E and I were ready to hit the local field this morning with the Flyzone Micro Fokker Dr.I Triplane. E had been obsessed with getting plane ever since he saw it in a Tower Hobbies catalog. I had flown … Continue reading
Early Morning Hover Practice. Using the 1800 kV motor with an APC 8×4.7SF prop.