Thursday, June 24, 2010
Introducing the F4F Wildcat BNF Park Flyer! From Pearl Harbor through 1942 the F4F Wildcat was the only U.S. fighter in the Pacific theater capable of thwarting the advances of Japan’s naval air forces. ParkZone brings the legendary Wildcat to life with this great flying Bind-N-Fly park flyer modeled after a plane flown by Lieutenant Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare; the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace.
Monday, June 21, 2010
"I went though so many different cheaper style motors before I bought my E-Flight Park250 brushless motor to power my Multiplex Fox FPV setup... On 3cell 360mah & 4530GWS prop its unstoppable. The fox rises off ground with a 180gram all up flying weight thanks to the Park250.
Anyway, Ive recommend this motor to heaps of people, thought my video was pretty cool, hope you like it.
Friday, June 18, 2010
A small group of dedicated indoor fliers braved the chilly conditions on Thursday and gathered at ETSA Pk. We were graced by the presence of the Channel 7 News crew and reporter Paul Marshall so some footage may go to air on the Channel 7 Nightly news in Adelaide in the next week.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Since 1978 RC glider pilgrims have travelled to the small NSW town of Jerilderie for Australia’s biggest thermal duration contest. This year 63 competitors flew in near perfect conditions on the local racecourse.
After 14 rounds of hard fought competition former World Champion Joe Wurts of New Zealand beat another former World Champion David Hobby, with Australian F3J team member Carl Strautins just a few points away in 3rd place. Nick Chabrel took 4th and F3J Team Manager Theo Arvanitakis grabbed 5th.
6 of the top 10 pilots used the JR 12X radio(JR DSX12), 7 of the top 10 used JR/Spektrum DSM2 technology and 8 of the top 12 pilots flew Pike gliders.
The ‘B’ team (former F3B World Championship pilots) of Joe Wurts, Nick Chabrel, John Skinner, Mike O’Reilly and Steve Keep just pipped the ‘J’ team (this year’s Australian F3J World Championship team) of David Hobby, Carl Strautins, Theo Arvanitakis, Jim Houdalakis and Jamie Nancarrow for the coveted Team prize.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Well Mike and I are off tomorrow for the annual pilgrimage to country New South Wales to fly in Australia’s premier Thermal Soaring event. The long Weekend has witnessed the small town of Jerilderie (nearby Deniliquin) host this event for more than 30-years; with several pilots attending for the entirety of this period. Organised and run by the Australian League of Silent Flight, typically competitors range from 60-100 entries, and travel from all sides of Australia.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Event - Nitro X Series NSW State Titles - off-road buggy