Stryker Retirement Party

After nearly one year and hundreds of flights, it’s finally time to retire the F27C Stryker R/C plane. This wasn’t necessitated by the plane or a crash, but rather my stupid attempt at modifying the airfoil to get it to roll faster. I learned the hard way that I am not an aeronautical engineer. The […]

Stryker Air-to-Air Video

My good friend Cliff (a.k.a., Darth Elevator), strapped a digital video camera to his Slow Stick airplane this week and filmed me flying Randy’s Stryker around. The video captures both the Stryker take off and landing, and lots of crazy stunts. After seeing myself fly it from this angle, I’m surprised Randy lets me fly […]

L-39 R/C Jet on the way…

Spring is in the air in Salt Lake City, so it’s finally warm enough to get back into R/C flying. To that end, I ordered the new Electrifly L-39 electric ducted fan (EDF) jet. It’s getting great reviews, and I’m excited to fly it. I’ve read that the stock brushless motor is underpowered, so I’m […]