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I thought it would be a good idea to go fly the Spitfire tonight.   The weather was great, little wind, and sun was still up enough to see the plane.   I took it up to about 100 feet, and did some rolls and loops.   Did my first complete stall, including some nice rolls before pulling […]

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§314 · July 29, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , ,


Worked on the a balsa wood plane I found downstairs, that I didn’t remember having.  It is kind of small, but good practice.  I have spent about 10 hours on it now, and nearly have it all glued together.  Fuselage is complete, and sanded, tail and elevator too.  Just need to shape leading edge of […]

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§304 · July 28, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


I think I have finally hit the magical transition from amateur rc plane pilot to ‘half baked’ skill set.  I’ve got another hour or so under my belt this weekend, with nice smooth landings, simple stunts, and better timing on when my batteries run out of juice.  For instance my SpitFire battery only took 30 […]

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§299 · July 26, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Got a new plane today.  It is a spitfire, with a nice powerful engine.  This is my first plane with ailerons, so it will be fun to learn to fly.  I’m going to try to get some video of my flight up on the website, soon.

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§234 · June 30, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · 1 comment · Tags:


Here is my new radio transmitter and new plane purchased this weekend.  Plane is a hobbyzone and can be purchased here.  Spektrum radio is really nice, and I’ve already made the conversion to a spektrum receiver on the Super Cub airplane. Ember 2 Plane is a slow stick, mostly indoor plane.  Amazing enough, only 20 […]

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§227 · June 22, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: