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12-25-2008 09:23 AM  8 years agoPost 1901
GMPCOBRA

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hi all and merry christmas.
well hopefully all you are doing better than i am today. got home at 3am in the morning to find a tree laying on my brand new toyhauler. so needless to say i have been cuting the tree off of it and taking pictures for the insurance lady. the one tree that fell just had to fall on my toyhauler lol.
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hay oh-6 looks like i am getting a century airwolf to play with with lots of spare parts to go with it. one of the guys on runryer wants to trae me the airwolf with all servos and a gyro + another set of mechanics for my 2 phi helis. so i think i am going to do it. the century stuff i am not real fimilar with but thay still sell it and parts are avalible. not that i need another project but atleast its a cool project. yours is looking good to just a bit small
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hay odam the trex flybar i used was a bit longer and bit the paddles were lighter than the weighted mx 400 paddles. but i did put weights on after i crashed it and it flys alot smoother in a hover but i see what you mean. the mx 400 flybar was probly 1 inch shorter than the trex flybar and it was almost uncontroolable well i couldnt controol it lol. the peg board looks good i heed to get a place to live and then i can buil my hobby area. hoping to find a house with a basement
that is not finished so i can build a hobby area down there so i have a warm place to work on my planks an helis. trying to learn to fly bolth is really not easy lol.

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12-25-2008 05:11 PM  8 years agoPost 1902
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Merry Christmas everyone...

Went to the local park this morning and flew the heli's in the parking lot while waiting for the usual weekend crowd to show up. We had planned to meet this morning to fly. It was very windy, gusting high winds. Once the others showed up, I got out the SuperCub, and off we went to the soccer field. The poor Cub, even with its overpowered brushless motor and lipo still couldn't move forward into the wind. Only one other guy decided to try flying, here's a clip showing his landing...

Watch at YouTube

While I was flying the Blade 400, it suddenly went into an uncontrolled spin, and I sort of got it down ok, but smashed a set of wooden blades. It also bent a skid pipe, but that was it. The spin was caused by a bearing failure in the tailcase. Got home, replaced the bearing and blades, and if the wind dies down this aft as its supposed to, I'll head back out for a bit with all the heli's.

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12-25-2008 10:35 PM  8 years agoPost 1903
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oh man guess what you guys, after installing everything on the fuse I go outside just to find out that I changed the position of the gyro and that now I have to take everything back off just to reverse the damn thing What a pain in the ass, I tried it before installing it too dang it!!!!

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-25-2008 11:28 PM  8 years agoPost 1904
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Hi OH-6, Send some outdoor pics when you can! Are batteries easy to change? I flew with my new red tail boom today(3 flights), not that much more visable though. It still looks dark againts the sky Ordered a new canopy today and some spares for the parts wall! did you see my pics? good luck flying!

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12-26-2008 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1905
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Hey Jeep Geo,
Yeah that's my 450 in that fuse, it's actually simple to change the battery just retract the landing gear take off 3 screws and the front comes off. I went over it and it wasn't the gyro I just forgot to tighten one of the tail screws which was messing up the pitch on the tail. Anyways after flying it it's actually really cool, it flies really smooth but the weight of the body really bogs down the performance. In the other hand it just looks awesome as it's flying around specially very low hovers with the retracts up

Oh man my little nephiew just came out of a hernia surgery aswell. He was playing football and had an accident, but his recuperating well and will play again soon!! Here's a video of him playing, he's #28. He's really GREAT man a little short but compensates with being awesome He's the one doing most of those plays by the way except one of the last one's, oh yeah that was in a single game too, I'm really proud of him and hope I can play for the longhorns when I transfer there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D0f...feature=related

Cool looking boom by the way!!

Hey COBRA, that's really cool man I agree with you and it being to small but it's really cool so it compensates. Cool that century is going to be so awesome to have I hope you guys go through with the deal! I just got a little taste for scale and I'm loving it so I hope you do also!!

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-26-2008 01:10 AM  8 years agoPost 1906
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Man OH-6, you are right. That kid can play ball!!! Fast agile and tough. Good video too.

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12-26-2008 01:26 AM  8 years agoPost 1907
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hehe yeah, I wish I could go to Austin everygame... if he had better defense he'd be really hard to stop. There's a lot of bad comments about his height but when it comes time to play boy does it feel good when they just eat all their garbage.

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-26-2008 01:36 AM  8 years agoPost 1908
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Hey Odem, Does the red and green gear on your blade help with orientation? I still have some trouble determining if I am coming or going when it far away. Looks like the colored gear would help. As I remember it: Red Right Return!

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12-26-2008 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1909
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hay oh-6 ya we are going through with it so far really trading 2 60 sized phi helis for 2 century 30 size helis with and airwolf fuse on one as far as i can tell smaller yes but at least i can get parts for the century heli's. i coul not get parts for the phi but jc was sponcered by them an he can get parts from lee meyers the oaner of phi. hope he starts production back up soon as the phi helis were neat predessors of the gmp legens. anyway i still have a bunch of 60 sized legends so i am cool with the trade.
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by the way i saw the pics of your 500 canopi in your gallery that thing looks awesome man. you should be a custome painter you have the touch and the patents for it.
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take care all hope you all got what you wanted for christmas.

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12-26-2008 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 1910
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Jeep Geo, yeah it's not such a good idea to fly without a canopy It's even easier to loose orientation, try getting colored skids gorilla works really well, also try to get the gorilla flybar paddles which you can get in yellow and make a nice yellow circle. Also you could get yellow tail rotor blades and it helps a lot!! However with 450 your a little restricted because of the size of the heli, but those things would help a lot.

That's awesome COBRA, I hope you get it and fly it soon you won't believe how cool it feels to fly it and put the landing gear up Thanks for the complement, I'm practicing a lot so hopefully I can start doing custom jobs on cars soon The extra money will sure be nice

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-26-2008 02:06 AM  8 years agoPost 1911
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hay oh-6 well hay you can fly down here in the summer and paint my 69 t/a this summer or maby my 67 camaro or my 69 camaro or my 68 firebird. man i got to many projects but hay there all paid for.
well all but the toyhauler that had the tree fall on it . but that may be paid off soon but i dought it.

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12-26-2008 02:15 AM  8 years agoPost 1912
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Dang you've got one hell of a collection there, basically all my favorites!! Do you have any pic's of them, I'd sure like to have a 69 Camaro? By the way I feel bad for your toy hauler, good thing you had insurance for it!! By the way where in the world do you keep all this stuff in????

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-26-2008 02:17 AM  8 years agoPost 1913
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Jeep Geo, you must be a sailor too eh? he he... I always had orientation problems with the 400 if it got more than a few feet away from me, then I started painting the nose flourescent orange, or even flourescent pink. When the heli is pointed away from you, its just a dark spot, because you are looking into the back of the canopy, nothing there to paint, but when it points toward you, you see the bright orange/pink, it makes all the difference in the world. As for side orentation, painting the vertical stablilizer a flourescent color helps a lot, but I didn't have too much problem sideways before.

OH-6, I have my Belt-CP rebuilt, and flight tested... now I'm gonna put the scale fuse on it. I had it on the Blade 400 before, and the extra weight made it very stable, but all I could do at the time was barely hover. I won't be doing any flips with it, but it should be fin to fly around.

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12-26-2008 02:31 AM  8 years agoPost 1914
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hey odam, that's great! Yeah it add's so much more stability, but the way it feels right now I doubt it could even do a loop maybe if it was very high in the air but I wouldn't try anything at low altitude(I don't know though maybe I just think like that because it's my first time flying it and I was a little worried but I don't know). I'm going to get 325's for it in hope's for it to have better performance. I'm sure that will help but what do you guys recommend to add aswell for better performance? Oh yeah odam when you put the fuse on yours do you have to add a lot of forward trim to your TX for it to stay in one spot? I had to add like 10 clicks forward and around 5 to the right. I was wondering if I should change the swashplate links to get it to fly straight but than that would leave the swash at a weird angle. What do you think?

!!For some people the sky is the limit, for me it's home!!

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12-26-2008 03:22 AM  8 years agoPost 1915
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hay oh-6 ya i have all the cool toys but have has the 68 firebird scence highschool and the 69 t/a scense 1993. so i ahave had some of them for a long time been out of highschool for 22 years now. i live in a small town in the country and all the stuff is here outside bt covere up but i need to either build a garage or buy a house with a garage or big shop to store this stuff and work on them in.
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i will take some pics of the cars and pute them in my gallery this weekend if i have tome.

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12-26-2008 03:25 AM  8 years agoPost 1916
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hay oh-6 after you installed the airwolf fuse on the heli did you check your center of gravity or ballance point. you may need to ad weight to level it out??

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12-26-2008 03:30 AM  8 years agoPost 1917
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that's really cool! I can understand why you cover them, you'd probably get endless offers for them if you didn't do so. Yeah good idea I noticed when I was carrying it that it was extremely tail heavy, and before installing it, it would stay in one spot so that might be the problem here. I don't know if I want to add any more weight to it I may just end up trimming it instead of adding even more weight

by the way it'd be cool to see those pic's!

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12-26-2008 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1918
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ya i have had a fue offers but now the drive way is 600 feet long an noboy can see them i just want to keep them as nice as possible till i can get them cleaned up and start working on them. had them stored in my ex wifes garage untill i went over there one day and found a bunch of my stuff missing so i braught them home.
so how much weight di the fuse ad to the heli after it as one. ading any more weight would probly be bad but trimming it to fly would work fine just may not be as stable in a hover

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12-26-2008 04:30 AM  8 years agoPost 1919
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Hey GMPCOBRA, Do I understand correctly that you own some old GMP Heli's? My first heli was a GMP Cricket back in the 80's. No gyro and very basic if I remember. I never was able to fly or hover without crashing, but then again I was just a teenager at the time. I gave it to a friend about 10 years later. I had not seen him for a year or so, but when I did, he had half a dozen birds. His wafe was pissed at me for getting him hooked too. I have not tried heli's again until I bought a cheapie Air Hogs P.O.S.! It was fun for a week, but it gave me the bug again, and a few K$ later I love my T-rex. I would love to go larger, but not till I master this one. I do get more competent every day. I do love this hobby!
George

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12-26-2008 04:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1920
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It Flies!

Got the body on it, and it flies!

That fuse is pretty light really, just some fiberglass, I should have weighed it on my new scale before I put it on the heli

The body is made for the eSky Belt-CP, which is the same size as the Blade 400, Trex 450 etc, but the battery on the Belt-CP slides inside the frame, where on the Blade 400 it sits on top of the frame. With this body, it has a hatch on the bottom, and it lines up perfectly to slide a battery into the Blade 400 frame, but there's no way you can get the battery in and out with the Belt-CP I've had to just put a battery in it, and leave it in there, and will basically get one flight, then have to recharge it. Not a big deal I guess, I have lots of other heli's to fly while it's recharging.

The body did not alter the trim at all, the nose is fairly long on it, I think that balances out the tail weight. Now I'm worried I'll end up going out and buying new servos and gyro for it, it has the cheap hextronik blue 9g servos, and an eSky gyro... I guess I'll see how often I fly it, and how it flies. I have no plans of doing loops/flips/rolls/etc with it, just forward flight.

GMPCobra, that reminds me of when I first got married and we were living in Houston, my wife inherited a '65 Dodge Coronet 440 from her grandfather, mint condition, it had 19k miles on it, even original tires! It was candy apple red, with tons of chrome, and an air conditioner that would keep beer cold! he he It was the year they put big block 440's in them, I remember it was hard to get the right parts... That was an awesome car, I remember racing a corvette and one of the treads flew right off the tire at 90mph on the freeway... the tire never burst, just the tread came off. That would have been back in 81 or so... When we moved up here we gave it to her brother, cause I knew I couldnt afford two cars, one for winter, and that one for summer, then a year or two later there was a big cold spell in texas, and the water froze in the block and cracked it, he never did fix it....

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