Been away from the “r/c business” for a while now but today I dusted off my ESKY Lama V3 heli and took a trip. I really like flying this little heli. First I flew around inside but then I took it out into the backyard. The wind is really a problem for this one!
Some time ago I started to build a foam plane out of a foam sleeping roll (not sure if that is the correct name). The plans I used are the free Extra 300 from rcpowers.com. I believe you’re supposed to use depron or something similar but I didn’t have that so I used the only foam I had att hand – the sleeping roll. The plane is finished and I have to say that this is a really neat way to get yourself a r/c plane at a budget. I believe the actual building time was about an hour or two (with no electronics installed). I took the plane out on it’s maiden flight and boy is this plane maneuverable! I tossed the plane up in the air and my pulse went up at 200 bpm at once. I made a few swirls, loops and other unmentionable maneuvers before landing the plane. During landing i broke the prop. Since this maiden flight I have made some modifications to it and put some landing gears on it and made adjusted it to be a little less touchy. Now I am ready to fly again 🙂
In earlier posts I’ve been writing about r/c simulators. Simulators are really good since you can crash your plane and the next second you are up and flying it again. But when I tried my plane for the first time I thought about crashing it pretty much all the time. I believe this made me extra nervous. But I truly recommend a simulator before trying your own plane for the first time.