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DJ_RPR

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Sydney, Australia

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Been out of the hobby but the new Aligns got be back in..

Some build pics...almost done

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10-14-2016 09:49 AM
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Slowpoke

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Dublin, OH

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Welcome back... nice machine...

10-14-2016 12:17 PM
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870heli

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Monson Ma. USA

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Yes welcome back. You have made good picks on your models. I have a 550L in my fleet of 17 heli's and it is one of my favorite to fly.
Good luck and have fun.
Buz

10-14-2016 01:21 PM
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DJ_RPR

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Sydney, Australia

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Thanks guys, cant wait to get them airborn...going to a local field today to meet up with some of the pilots there so its been a long time since going to a field even!

Should have the 550X mid-week so will be a fun weekend next week building that one up too.

Now to pick a radio which is causing me more dramas than anything lol cant make my mind up

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10-14-2016 08:46 PM
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870heli

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Monson Ma. USA

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If it was me, it would be a DX-8 or a DX-9. They are both excellent it just depends on how much you like the extras. I fly other things and these two can do it all.

10-14-2016 09:32 PM
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gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Buzz, only 17 helis? 21 here and 5 quads. You've got some catching up to do!

Radios are sort of like the old Chevy/Ford arguments. Truth be told, the majority of today's radios are quite good. Personally, I've flown Spektrum radios since 2001, currently flying a DX9 for well over 2 years and have been very satisfied with it. I find them easy and intuitive to program.

Gerry Cullan,
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10-14-2016 09:39 PM
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DJ_RPR

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Sydney, Australia

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Looking at either DX9 Stealth or the JR XG14. Trying to find them today for a touch and feel.

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10-14-2016 10:58 PM
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870heli

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Monson Ma. USA

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Ha, maybe I can barrow some from my son and look cooler. LOL
Yes you are right of course. Radios are all good now but like you say the Spektrum is very intuitive.
Did you get a new job or are you just skipping work.
Buz

10-14-2016 11:26 PM
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gmcullan

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Had some personal stuff to get out of the way. I'm back tomorrow to my normal Saturday, Sunday, Monday schedule.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

10-14-2016 11:55 PM
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gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Hey DJ, please keep us informed regarding your radio choice as well as your maiden flights on both of your new birds. Welcome back to the "nest"!

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

10-15-2016 01:04 PM
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DJ_RPR

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Sydney, Australia

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Well after going to a few shops and trying out lots of radios I finally landed on one and placed an order - only had mode 2 in store and I use Mode 1. Futaba 18SZ was what I decided on, size was great, smooth sticks compared to all the others I tried. Never did get to try a JR XG14 but didnt want to risk not trying it out and the 18SZ felt great.

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10-16-2016 03:15 AM
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DJ_RPR

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Had some spare time on the heli today...

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10-16-2016 06:59 AM
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