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Have always had a love for Hydro's, & had them off & on since the late 80's, of various sorts.
Been looking for one of these little guys for over 1/2 a year, as they were discontinued 5 years ago. It's 18 in. long, & has a 2200kv motor & 30a water cooled ESC. AUW is right around a lb., with the 3s 1000ma lipo. Did a bunch of mods to it, & it cruise's smooth @ about 1/3 thrott. going 30+. - feeling cool
Phil made it out to the field to fly the Toro Flying Lawnmower that he bought from Mike wilson. It was a little hairy, he did a good job. A little tail heavy. should fly smother next flight!
Don't know if uploads worked. Here are links to 2 pheatons.
Had a visitor at the field tonight! Beautiful evening to fly! It was one our members, Dr. Phil!!!! - feeling cool
Beau was teaching Tyler how to fly his Hobby Zone cub last night. Being on top of the hill makes it closer to the clouds than you realize. He almost flew into them by mistake!
Some of the planes that Beau flew to trim for Tyler, and old faithflull 3D Hobby extra! That was 2 days ago.
I got a Phanthom 4 pro plus drone over the winter and Ken Potter brought out his DJ Mavic 2 drone also. We took some videos and I got to take some in-flight videos of Jeff flying his Eflite Timber today! - feeling happy
Am on the home stretch on the F4 - PSS ''slope jet''.
The whole top side is paint, no decals.
Am having 2nd thoughts of even flying it now,,
''way to much time in it''
Probably will though …..
What's happening at Missed Approach? Doing any flying? I only got out once so far.
Not sure if I ever showed this pic of me slope flying my DG - 1000 with a Bald Eagle a few years back..<br />
Span on the DG is 6.5ft.''2m'',, so you can figure the span on the eagle @ around 4 1/2 ft.<br />
That was my record ''totally unpowered'' slope flight of 1hr. & 2 min. I flew with the Eagle for about 4 min.<br />
He was real cool with me, & I think he was ''digg'n'' it. LOL.
Weather is real funky here in east central Iowa at the moment,,
& haven't got a chance to fly yet.
Think part of it is due to the air quality improved ,, due to less pollution in the air from the Pandemic, & people not driving ect..
They say that LA has the clearest skyline in decades .
Air pollution creates heat, & I think that's why the air temps have been cooler, & affecting the weather patterns.
Once I get to fly though, with the ground temps being higher than the air temps,, I think the sailplane flying should really benefit from this, creating more lift.
Started on the flyfield and ended up over the hill down in the creek! lol Too windy to fly, but not "FLY FISH"! Caught me a trout! - feeling happy
Here is a shot of my little 'hot rod' Orion sailing yacht, that I picked up from Scotland a couple months back. little sucker scoots,, & has a 'very' long keel & streamlined ballast bulb.
It shares parts with the DF 65,, which is currently the most popular club R/C sailing yacht in the world. We have a killer pond down the street, but also have a resident Gander Goose that doesn't like my boat. LOL