Tech One Yak 54 1100mm (43.3in.) EPP kit – Build

Another great offering from Tech One is my new Yak 54 1100mm EPP 3d airplane. This Tech One Yak is more 3d oriented than say the Tech One Swift. It has a higher roll rate and snaps easier as well as doing knife edge spins. This Yak is still stable and smooth with it’s 43.3″ wingspan and it’s definitely tamer than my Tech One Tempo. A fantastic all-arounder with a little more 3D capability than the Tech One Swift.

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Cool Mod – RC’er (Nitro Blast) Homemade Thrust Vector Mount – using (dubro #156 Nylon Gear) (flitetest.com)

2013 West Coast Huckfest Tour – Lodi, California

The West Coast Huckfest has once again arrived in Lodi, California. This is always a unique event since the flight line is run on an actual live airport runway.The Lodi Huckfest 3D flight line is run by  the (Kingdon) airport Traffic Controller that is responsible for pausing the 3D action to allow for the full scale air traffic to land. Pretty entertaining to have to all the giant 3D rc planes land and get out of the way of the real giant full scale planes who then land and pass right by the flight line. Some spectators arrived in their full scale planes just for this event. The Lodi Huckfest continues in attracting 3D pilots throughout the West Coast and across the nation who put up a great 3D show in a relatively out of the area destination…Lodi. Ah it’s great to be stuck in Lodi again (1)

Additional Information

Flying Giants 2013 Lodi Huckfest Tour Thread

Delta Flying Club – Hosts of the Huckfest, Lodi Kingdon Airport, California

Praying Mantis Stalking Hummingbird Feeder

Seeing a Praying Mantis at my Hummingbird feeder reminded me of a article I read online with pictures of an adult Praying Mantis devouring a little Hummingbird. So I knew the Mantis’ overall intentions and debated whether I should remove the Mantis immediately to another location or just observe and let nature run it’s course with the Hummingbirds. I eventually moved the Mantis but not before it got a little snack.

Some other examples of the Praying Mantis vs Hummingbirds

  1. Praying Mantis vs Hummingbirds pics (environmentalgraffiti)
  2. Praying Mantis Makes Meal of a Hummer (birdwatchersdigest)

Extreme Flight Extra EXP 60″ 3D Balsa Airplane – Budget Build

Budget build of a Extreme Flight 60″ Extra EXP airplane without compromising power. I’m very satisfied with the results and would recommend the build list below. I’m very satisfied with the results so far and having this amount insane amount of power on tap for maneuvers is great but also necessary to get yourself out of trouble quickly when avoiding crashes.

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Additional Information

RCGroups Extreme Flight Extra EXP 60″ Thread

Tech One Tempo 40″ Epp Profile 3D Plane – Build

Another purchase from Tech One and I haven’t been disappointed yet, including this new 3D plane the Tech One 40″ Tempo. It was exactly what I was looking for in a lightweight highly maneuverable 3d epp plane. This plane is very snappy and is capable of great knife edge spins and inverted flat spins as well as increased roll rate. Something the larger Tech One planes struggle with. I do not care for the Tech One plastic canopy that this Tempo and the Swift use. The plastic Tech One canopies crack, fade and generally suck…I wish it was just solid epp from the factory.

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Additional Useful Information

RCGroups Tech One Tempo Thread