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General Flite Test Storch Swappable Series

Discussion in 'Airplanes' started by coolgabsi, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. coolgabsi

    coolgabsi Super Mod & DEAL KING!

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    So.... planes..... my kryptonite... but i finally built one!! had to be laser cut foam.. :) hahah :) :)

    Maidened it last week. will post pics soon .

    Its a flaperon , with rubber band attached wings. running on 3s battery. Its a beautiful plane!! very easy to build and very strong..
     


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    You've been into planes before! Didn't you have a P-51, a balsa trainer and the RCH Trainer? Yea, now I see what you mean haha. Can't wait to see it.
     
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    exactly.. I had the P 51 that nose dove (pilot error) .. RCH Trainer that I didnt build straight.. it never flew straight.. and I was so pissed I tore it apart.. Again pilot / builder fault..

    Balsa trainer... I ended up selling it as it was too blaaah :p

    now this.. where I dont have to cut foam myself.. I ended up trying anohter, and it actually came out very nice.

    I have plans for their P-51 which uses the same power pod sitting in a box, so now I will have a trainer and a foamie P51 HAHA

    by the way.. while I did not get videos of my plane.. sure did get some of my Gasser . Uploading it soon :)
     
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    One of these days, I'm going to learn you on getting video of these flights! lol
     
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    you know I even have a runcam2HD now.. all I gotta do is mount on my head.. and every flight will be recorded.. LOL .. and my butt has been too lazy to get that done
     
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    Oh, we are going to have to change that hahahahaha
     
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    Don't listen to Tony.... The way I see it... no video, no proof of any errors I make... :D
     
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    Randy, you would have to fly to make "errors" lmao.
     
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    So you see... I'm not lying when I say I haven't crashed in years now... :D
     
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    Are you saying you havn't flown in years????
     
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    here are some fun and funny videos from the feild with my storch
    it was VERY windy



    and this one.. where it looses battery and basically lands itself :)
     
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    Wow, what a smart plane! It seems to handle all circumstances well. Is is a kit or just plans?
     
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    flite test sells these foam boards laser cut. Just assemble with hot glue :)
     
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    I'm really wanting to build up one of the FT Cruiser from them. That and the Guinea Pig. I wanna rain candy down on peoples heads.
     
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    Yea, Matt was going to do it with RCH, but he would never come out here to get it done so it never happened. One of these days though....
     
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    IMG_3281.JPG IMG_3283.JPG I've have fell in love with planes since I crashed my HK450GT and found out it would cost more to rebuild than its worth. Started out building the rc-help trainer then bought a flite test speed build kit of the simple storch and download plans of other planes and built several only flew a couple of them so far but I really enjoy building them here are a few pics wife says I have a problem. (All made of foam board)
     
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    Trying to decide on getting fish or a powerpack. Today is payday. Decisions Decisions.

    BTW, did you buy their powerpack bundles or piece it together from somewhere else?
     
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    I did buy a battery esc and motor from them but had servos laying around I'm going to buy the c power pack for the storch just to get some extra stuff to replace what I had really for the price of there power packs I'll looked around and could not beat there price for what all they included
     
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    I too have built several of the Flite Test planes. I like the Pietenpol very much and the trainer is a blast. It flies very slowly compared to the Mini Mustang. The planes I have built were scratch built from the plans on line. They are great fun to build and get a few blisters on your fingers! I didn't buy their power packs but pieced mine from what I had on hand.
     

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