Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Huckin'

Well it's the first day after the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere and we decided to spend it out at the flying field! Thanks to Austin for playing "Cameraman" for the day.

--Tom K.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Just Huckin' Around

We made some modifications to the Side Force Generators (SFG's) on the 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP and decided to give them a try. They are more rounded and poke out in front of the leading edge of the wing. They really make a difference!

The are very easy to make. Some 1/16 balsa, some self adhesive covering bought from the LHS, and then the stock SFG's just go right over them! Very simple and make a significant difference. Here's the video from today! Enjoy!

--Tom K.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

S'more Wind Huckin'!

Yesterday when we took the new Edge out we also had the Extra. We only got 22 seconds of Edge video, but we managed to film one and a half flights on the Extra. Here's the video. I hope you like the Beatles!

--Tom K.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

*New* Extreme Flight Edge 540T EXP

I was so impressed with my Extreme Flight Extra 300 EXP that I just had to try another plane in their EXP series. My dad and I decided on the Edge 540T EXP. This is supposed to be the easiest 3D plane between the Extra and MXS, and we've always liked Edges, so it was a no-brainer.

We are almost done with the build and only have a few more hours to go (mainly setup) before we'll be flying it. Yes, we... it's my dad's plane, however I feel I'll be begging for a lap more often than not. So far we are extremely impressed with this plane: extremely light and very stylish.

For setup we are using a Motrolfly 2820-950 motor with a 13x6.5 propeller with their 60 Amp ESC. We'll be running a JR Spektrum AR6200 RX with my DX7 TX for guidance. And of course we will be using Savox SH-0255mg servos all the way around.

Here is the unboxing video. Stay tuned for some flying videos! Enjoy!

--Tom K.