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12-30-2008 04:27 PM  9 years agoPost 3441
ut_neon

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Coimbra, Portugal

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Today i burned 3 Battery packs, in the first one i was flying normaly with some flips and loops, battery number 2 and 3 i was attempting some inverted flight, but wind sometimes scares me out=P lol so i jsut quit for today eheh

Cellpro Revolution 4S Charger is the best Charger in the World!!! =D ahah

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12-30-2008 04:30 PM  9 years agoPost 3442
toolman18

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Portland Tx

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Video?????

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12-30-2008 04:35 PM  9 years agoPost 3443
broggyr

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Naugy, CT

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The wind sure plays havoc with my little King - just tried hovering on Sunday but was almost getting blown all over the parking lot. Even worse wind today. I wish I had an auditorium...

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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12-30-2008 06:22 PM  9 years agoPost 3444
Melnic

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Weather says 40mph winds here tomorrow

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12-30-2008 06:26 PM  9 years agoPost 3445
broggyr

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Naugy, CT

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Ahh, perfect for your EP100

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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12-30-2008 06:36 PM  9 years agoPost 3446
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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Haven't flown in over 2 weeks,
and my last flight was a crash,
I wonder how much that will set me back in skills and confidence.

In about a week I will make the first really big purchase for the e550,
gonna by the cellpro 10s.

I'll be checking the boards here,
and crossing my fingers that maybe they get some more refurbished ones out for sale on the FMA website.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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12-30-2008 07:40 PM  9 years agoPost 3447
Melnic

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Maybe it's time for some sim work for us heliraptor?
I think I'll do that tonight and then fly the 4#3B in the garage WED morning.

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12-30-2008 07:54 PM  9 years agoPost 3448
heliraptor10

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Yeah Melnic,
that's gonna be the plan for now,

following fender again,

Concentrate on locking skills down in sim,
and fly when it works out.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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12-31-2008 01:45 AM  9 years agoPost 3449
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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Yay!

Out of nowhere the wind all but quit,
so I grabbed stuff together and ran out for a quick flight.

Only flew one battery,
but it was good to be airborne again.

My new western robotics battery monitor worked great,
was clearly visible.

The align pro woodies were great in flight too,
light responsive and capable.

They didn't sound as choppy during sharp maneuvers,
I don't know if this is good or bad.

Did not get to do any inverted,
took it easy and just made sure I remembered how to fly.

I did

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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12-31-2008 02:01 AM  9 years agoPost 3450
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Haven't flown in over 2 weeks,
and my last flight was a crash. I wonder how much that will set me back in skills and confidence.
I have found that my skills don't suffer if I don't fly for an extended period of time. I have went one month without flying and I never missed a beat during my next flight. As a matter of fact, I think my skills improved with the time off. Sometimes it's just better to get away from helis for a few days...especially after a major crash.

Regarding confidence, I always have had the attitude that I accept the fact that I will crash from time to time. The important thing is that you learned from each crash and correct your mistakes. Other than that, I never look back at a previous crash...I move on.

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12-31-2008 02:45 AM  9 years agoPost 3451
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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House rocking winds a no fly day.

moving forward it may effect but like racin said I too agree that time off doesnt hurt anything Either you know it or you dont.
I never look back at a previous crash...I move on.
very true

But I cant accept the fact that I will crash I dont consider it at all. Thats just me I figure a crash is a failure of something I just didnt do right. pilot error or mechanical.

RC heli's like riding a bicycle?

Oh and the ultimate practice is a little POS heli that is barely controllable. My firefox makes my other helis way too easy.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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12-31-2008 06:08 AM  9 years agoPost 3452
Gregor99

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Western Wa

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Its been two weeks since my last flight. The weather finally settled down enough to test out the new Xtreme CF frame on the HBK2. While waiting to test fly the Xtreme frame, I spent a lot of time on the SIM running the speed at the maximum. The HBK2 in Phoenix is quite a handful at 125%. This may have contributed to my perception of the Xtreme frame's impact to flight characteristics.

I got 5 flights in on the new frame and the sticks felt remarkably slow. After going to the 11t, I had added some expo to tame it down. Its no longer needed and I'm back to zero. The new frame is slightly heavier, but I was able to compensate for the added weight by removing the park motor adapter, using shorter screws, less velcro and tie wraps. The end result was the heli is the same weight with the new frame.

Not sure what to make of this. It is more relaxing to fly. Less twitchy and more like my T500. I was able to rip around at high speed it felt very good. Smooth and very easy to control. But the intial stick response seems slower.

The other very striking thing is the with the new frame it runs much quieter. It sounds slower, so maybe that is contributing to the perception of slowness. If the weather holds off tomorrow, I'll give it more of shakedown tomorrow.

Revolectrix Beta Team

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12-31-2008 04:16 PM  9 years agoPost 3453
broggyr

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Naugy, CT

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Good to know Gregor, can't wait for the final analysis!

- Brian
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01-02-2009 06:39 PM  9 years agoPost 3454
Melnic

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Columbia, MD,USA

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Ran 2 packs outside in the backyard. 35F out there.
Flew the EP100. NICE to have a heli that I have not had to TOUCH in 10 flights! So that makes the EP100 and Exceed Blueray that do me right!

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01-02-2009 06:47 PM  9 years agoPost 3455
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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Flew the EP100. NICE to have a heli that I have not had to TOUCH in 10 flights!
After some of the POS money pits I've owned...

I'm totally appreciating reliable helis too.

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01-02-2009 08:34 PM  9 years agoPost 3456
toolman18

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Portland Tx

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So far no mechanical break downs on the MT or the Rex. The Raptor had an issue but it was my fault. So far theyve been very reliable. The belt cp was reliable when i had it. I got through 500 plus flights without much issue. The HBFP was very reliable. I didnt have the King long enough to make a good assesment but while i had it, it seemed okay. It did have all the metal upgrades though.

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01-02-2009 09:17 PM  9 years agoPost 3457
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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41º today figured that was warm enough Had all my batteries charged So I grabbed the nitro.

Got a good flight mostly just hovering in on the raptor .30 I now cant feel my fingers though.

But hey fender it was worth it!!

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-03-2009 09:21 PM  9 years agoPost 3458
Melnic

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Columbia, MD,USA

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3 packs on the Ep100 in the back yard today. Was just relaxing and doing figure 8's. This heli is REALLY a blast in the tight spaced backyard I have. Hovers nice and stable for it's size. I've started to make sure I wear eye protection though as I'm flying pretty close to myself much of the time or making passes a couple feet in front of me.

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01-03-2009 09:24 PM  9 years agoPost 3459
jwhitacre

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Tarentum,PA- US

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4 packs on the Stingerbee trying to hunt down a vibe issue

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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01-03-2009 11:09 PM  9 years agoPost 3460
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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A tank of nitro gone! Its a bit tough getting a 30 size glow engine to fire in this weather may be time to bring the electrics out.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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