Flite Test – Plane Retrieval – FLITE TIP

September 2, 2011


Have you ever flown your RC plane right into a tree? Or onto a roof? Well… we have. And in this episode, we will show you the many different ways of retrieving your planes… as “safely” as possible. See where the Cessna is now: www.youtube.com

Invert mini efficiency and accuracy test *low batteries*

January 30, 2011


This is my invert mini. I have shot about one case threw it. I have taken out the spring and put a weight on it to compress it and left it for around 8 hours to break the spring in. Chrono’d at 285 +/- 7 not fully broken in. efficiency is about 1600-1700 shots off of a 68/4500. about 25-30 yards. Low hopper batteries, eyes and did a slow walk for an accuracy test. .688 paintballs were used. stock barrel I believe is .693 or .696. But again do not quote me on that. Uhhh Alergies

Paintball Slow Motion Test Video

November 18, 2010


Ok, I have never shot a paintball gun in my life. This is just a test video shooting some cans. Admittedly, video quality is crap due to lighting conditions, but shots are interesting. The yellow paintballs are “XBALL” brand. Seem to be pretty low quality since few of them are perfectly round, even close to it. =Music by Kevin MacLeod “Neo Western” is the title. yt3d:enable=true

Aero-TV: ANN Flight Test – Flying Cessna’s Skycatcher

May 21, 2010


Finally… ANN is proud to present the first published flight test data on Cessna’s long-awaited LSA… the C-162 Skycatcher. Worth the wait, the Cessna 162 may be one of Cessna’s very best efforts yet… thoroughly maximizing what it is to be an LSA… while being true to the outstanding stability and control profiles that have been a part and parcel of Cessna’s entry-level aircraft products for many decades. Right up front, let us tell you, the Skycatcher does NOT disappoint… it is a thoroughly sweet little airplane with great manners, a pleasant aerodynamic profile, as good a performance envelope as LSA regs allow and on top of all that, is just plain fun to fly. In other words, the Skycatcher is one heck of a nice little airplane and a fitting way for Cessna to put its best foot forward in bringing forth a new generation of entry level airplanes. Of particular note is Garmin’s EXCELLENT G300 glass panel, the easily operated and powerful addition of the TCM O-200D and the WIDE comfy cabin. But More than that… its just a sweetie in the air… simple, reasonably fast, agile and with nary the hint of a bad habit. Yeah, we had a ball with the critter. Cessna’s minions tell ANN that the SkyCatcher is designed from spinner to tail to set the new standard for an entry-level aircraft. Though manufactured as an LSA, the SkyCatcher meets all the required ASTM standards for certification while providing safety, reliability, and utility. The airplane is equipped with the

RC Cessna Motor Test (see sidebar)

May 5, 2010


DYNAM CESSNA: www.dpbolvw.net MicroJetV3 Motor: www.graysonhobby.com Our Website: www.rcpowers.com This Cessna is a very strudy little platform to modify. It flys pretty good stock as you can see in our past video of it, but flys even better with a few tweaky-tweaks. I would not recomended it for beginners because of its easy to break motor mount and touchy roll stabilty at slow speeds. Beginners better off with the DYNAM HAWK SKY. We also have the DYNAM DC-3 and its VERY NICE! See the all these planes here: www.dpbolvw.net Oh, and for the detail police that get caught up on the funny words, look them up on www.wigglepedia.net . .

Private Pilot License, Flight Test Requirements

April 4, 2010

This article will tie all of the Student Pilot /Pre-Solo and Post Solo Requirements together. In order to be eligible for the Private Pilot License Practical test, you have to have everything that I have listed so far DOCUMENTED in your logbook I go more in detail in my book but I will get you up to speed on this.Now I will explain the requirements for you to be eligible for your Private Pilot Practical Test. All of the Previous requirements have to be completed for the student solo and the student solo cross countries.Now this is where the requirements that usually show up on the internet come from. This is only the aeronautical experience regulation. This is the regulation that most flight schools make their cost estimates from and where most people who have nothing to do with aviation write their articles from.(a) For an airplane single-engine rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in §61.107(b)(1) of this part, and the training must include at least-(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane;(2) Except as provided in §61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a single-engine airplane that includes-(i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and(ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.(3) 3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;(4) 3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a single-engine airplane, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test; and(5) 10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of at least-(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time;(ii) One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and(iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.Then there is the other eligibility regulation for the Private Pilot License Flight Test:(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, to be eligible for a practical test for a certificate or rating issued under this part, an applicant must:(1) Pass the required knowledge test within the 24-calendar-month period preceding the month the applicant completes the practical test, if a knowledge test is required;(2) Present the knowledge test report at the time of application for the practical test, if a knowledge test is required;(3) Have satisfactorily accomplished the required training and obtained the aeronautical experience prescribed by this part for the certificate or rating sought;(4) Hold at least a current third-class medical certificate, if a medical certificate is required;(5) Meet the prescribed age requirement of this part for the issuance of the certificate or rating sought;(6) Have an endorsement, if required by this part, in the applicant’s logbook or training record that has been signed by an authorized instructor who certifies that the applicant-(i) Has received and logged training time within 60 days preceding the date of application in preparation for the practical test;(ii) Is prepared for the required practical test; and(iii) Has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which the applicant was deficient on the airman knowledge test; and(7) Have a completed and signed application form.There is also the ground instruction requirements. Lately the FAA has been getting very tough on this. There have been many cases where students have been signed off for flight tests and the instructor never did any ground instruction with them.. You want to remember that your instructor needs to have this documented for you to be eligible for the flight test.Personally I make up one sheet with all the flight training and all the ground training and sign it at the bottom. This way I have a complete record and the examiner can plainly see every subject area.Within these three regulations are all of the others listed in the student pilot requirements and the student pilot pre solo cross country requirements. Most people don’t have a clue about all of this. And once you have started on the wrong track on your Pilot Training, it can become a very expensive venture.This was the main reason that I ended up Writing “Airfreddy’s Guide on Learning To Fly”. This happens all of the time all over the country. I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people who are frustrated at the entire process. If they had planned and researched ahead of time, they would have gotten done in a realistic budget and on a realistic schedule.Getting your Private Pilot License and Learning to Fly can be a great experience, but if you don’t understand that every time to delay, switch instructors, schools or wait to get your written test done. You will get more and more frustrated and I see it ALL THE TIME.Your goal is to become a safe and proficient pilot on a realistic budget. Planning this process out is the most important thing you can do. You don’t want to jump and and then find you are on the wrong track.Hope To See You In The SkyAirfreddy

Cessna Test Flight in Outerra

April 2, 2010


Cessna 172 in Outerra engine. www.outerra.com

Kingman Trainging Test Fire

March 13, 2010


Test fire of the Kingman Training Pistol “Eraser”

Nasa Ares 1 Arial Footage Shot From Cessna Skymaster October 28 2009

November 28, 2009

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An aerial video crew observed the October 28, 2009 Ares I-X test flight from a Cessna Skymaster aircraft positioned approx. 10 nautical miles away from the vehicle at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The videographer used a gyro-stabilized high-definition camera system mounted to the outside of the aircraft to capture this spectacular footage. This footage provides extremely valuable engineering data, and imagery of the recovery sequence in rarely-seen detail.
Ares I-X is the first flight test of the Constellation Program and provides NASA an early opportunity to gather critical data during vehicle ascent and during booster deceleration and recovery.

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Aerial View of Ares I-X Flight Test

November 15, 2009

An aerial video crew observed the October 28, 2009 Ares I-X test flight from a Cessna Skymaster aircraft positioned approx. 10 nautical miles away from the vehicle at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The videographer used a gyro-stabilized high-definition camera system mounted to the outside of the aircraft to capture this spectacular footage which provides extremely valuable engineering data, and imagery of the recovery sequence in rarely-seen detail. Ares I-X is the first flight test of the Constellation Program and provides NASA an early opportunity to gather critical data during vehicle ascent and during booster deceleration and recovery.
For more info:www.nasa.gov/ares

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