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12-13-2008 11:49 AM  8 years agoPost 21
j.8

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Hi Forced

Have you dial indicated the fan ?

Regards Bo

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12-13-2008 04:46 PM  8 years agoPost 22
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Admittedly, no. but i ran the engine in the airframe without the clutch coupler installed, so all it was was the fan and engine turning, and the vibes were not bad at all. im going to try it this way, with some zeal tape installed on the gyro and see how it performs. if i still have a problem with drift, then i will tear it apart again.

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12-15-2008 12:39 AM  8 years agoPost 23
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When I ran my machine on a table , before I had blades on her, just a fire-up test........

It seemed to buzz a little, just a little, but, damn it, it is what it is...a little gas single.

I fired my Jonsered 70 up, and it buzzed the same at idle,,,,on the same table.

It flies stable, no hiccuping or twitching, my GY611 is set at 37A on the screen.

Good luck on the first spin up.,.....

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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12-15-2008 05:58 AM  8 years agoPost 24
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Thanks BossHoss

This heli has been plaguing me with problems for a while. Ive run 2 gallons of fuel through it and its still not tuned in because i cant get any time to tune the engine with all the other problems. I lost the tail which led to my first crash. I think it popped a link, but im not sure. I was having power system problems when i tried running an unregulated 2s A123 pack for the reciever which led to another crash due to lockout, and for the last while ive been having vibrations like crazy which it seems like i just fixed. So im hoping that i can finally start logging some flights on this heli. My 600N is starting to get tired with 259 flights on it now.

Everyone talks about how well they fly, and from the flights ive had, it has been incredible when its not having problems. I just hope nothing else happens because my patience is gonna run out very soon if it keeps having problems like this.

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12-15-2008 03:00 PM  8 years agoPost 25
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Sometimes it seems as though you are being tested.

Take a bare bones approach, just like you are now, and stick with it. Scrutinize everything, build it really well , just once, and the rewards then come.

I was berzerko building mine, making sure everything was near perfectas I could get it, and now, I don't think I will have to touch it for a long long time.

I used equipment that I trusted on other birds, nothing new and untested, just my bulletproof setup that I trust.

The only mod I want make is a Jewel genny, now that evertthing has proven itself, again.

My only beef is the Century V3 muffler, I had to wrap the shoulders of the bolts with teflon to take out the wiggle. No matter how tight , even tightnening when warm, it still would come loose. Even when I thoughtI had it licked,,,5 flights tight...next one..comes loose.

It was the gap in bolt holes in the muffler, I think. I wrapped the shoulders of the bolts, to make them a tight fit, and -re-installed. so far so good.

THe rear mount Zimmy that these guys have been talking about seems like a winner. Maybe after I get the Jewel, I will try one of those.

This bird loves hundred dollar bills thrown at it..........

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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12-15-2008 04:50 PM  8 years agoPost 26
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i hear that!! i wonder if the hatori pipe is any good. i think its the sb-12, not sure though.

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12-15-2008 11:46 PM  8 years agoPost 27
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If you can wait for a zimmerman, I think it will be best!

Sent from Runaway Bay Jamaica, 82 degrees and sunny!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4129 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3187 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1425 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 185 flts

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12-16-2008 12:57 AM  8 years agoPost 28
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aw, you have to rub it in Raja, lol. its -22F here before the wind chill right now...lol

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12-16-2008 03:33 AM  8 years agoPost 29
rbort

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-22!

Whoa! How long can you last before your fingers feel like a clamp is tightening down on them, 2 minutes?

Sorry, in the warm weather for the rest of the year! I'm going back out for a drink. Its dark now but still feels like 82! Have to go enjoy some more

I got my trex 450 with me, charging batteries under the hood of the rental car. Took some aerial shots today in Montego Bay of the hotel I was staying at, not bad for a quick throw together foam mount!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4129 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3187 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1425 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 185 flts

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12-16-2008 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 30
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Ok Raj, cough 'em up! Let's see some pics. . .

Xcal

Camper Fuel: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

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12-17-2008 01:03 AM  8 years agoPost 31
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I dont fly in -22, the weathers been crap lately. today was the first nice day in over a week. it was 5F and no wind, so perfect for winter flying here.

Well, finally after headache after headache, the spectra is running. And man is this thing running good! No tail drift, no vibrations, and im dialling in the engine bit by bit. I cant believe how much power this engine has. I think im still a bit rich on the top end, but its way more than i was expecting!! This this is smooooooooth on the controls, and when i let it get away on me a bit, accelerates WAAAAAAY faster than i expected. This thing is quick, but in a smooth graceful way. I might be preaching to the choir here with the crowd reading this post though.

Just wanted to let everyone know that everything is finally running good and im definately looking forward to enjoying this heli more!!

Thanks to everyone

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12-17-2008 04:02 AM  8 years agoPost 32
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Congrats! It always feels great to get everything settled in. Now go freeze your @$$ off and fly! =)

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12-17-2008 04:48 AM  8 years agoPost 33
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With Pleasure!!

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12-17-2008 04:57 AM  8 years agoPost 34
rbort

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Your heli comes with a built in hand warmer

I fly with the brown jersey gloves and even at 20 degrees (not 5F or -22F) my fingers will freeze and I have to land as the pain is too much to bear. But I've found that several cycles of heat and cold eventually get my fingers to normalize and I can eventually enjoy the day. I'm usually dressed warm enough the rest of me is fine.

As far as the warming cycles, I fly for about 4 to 5 minutes, land, and while idling on the ground I grab the muffler with my gloves and it feels OH SO GOOD. Just rob all the heat from it to your hands, put make fists and put them in your pocket to absorb the heat and then you're good again for another 4 to 5 minutes. You basically land about 3 times for each flight to rewarm up. Eventually, if its not super cold, you hands will "normalize" so to speak and you can go longer without feeling cold pain.

Works for me, with your super cold weather, it may very well be a great idea

Our first major snow storm is coming on Friday. They say 6 inches plus. Oh well, I'm here in the warm breezes of the tropics!

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4129 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3187 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1425 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 185 flts

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12-17-2008 07:01 AM  8 years agoPost 35
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I went out today and bought some warm knit gloves with separate fingers and cut off the tips of the index fingers and thumbs, but then the tips got so cold i couldnt stand it. I had another pair of gloves that i was wearing over top that were thinner fleece material, and some polypropylene gloves underneath. I kept the fleece ones on to warm my hands up while fuelling, and halfway throught the flight i noticed i was still wearing them! I couldnt even tell. So it looks like thats what im wearing from now on. I wouldnt want to touch my muffler...its so hot that liquids dont even touch it, they just evaporate. its SCREAMING hot.

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12-17-2008 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 36
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Forced,

your first reaction after the first flights is A-typical. It is SOOOO fantastic it is hard to get the smile off your face, and YES it is a rocket on rails.

I was in stone-cold wonderment during my first "real" flights.

The muffler is awesome for warming up your hands, with gloves on. I made the mistake of touching it sans gloves and got a blister on my thumb. YEEEOOWWWCH!!! It's pretty and DAMN HOT.

We just got socked with 4 inches here, my floats are on , and when the parking lot gets plowed at the field (we are last in line), I will be out there.

I can see how a guy could completely forsake glow helis , once you have one of these. It may take me until the warm season to get 50 flights on her, but once it warms up, I will catch up to Raja PDQ.

Also, this is the first aircraft I have kept a real accurate log on....It just deserves it.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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12-17-2008 03:15 PM  8 years agoPost 37
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flight logging is one thing im anal about. I used fly-log.com until it disappeared, but luckily i backed up my logs. my spectra has the least at 30 flights and 5.6 hours of flight time, but my Trex 600N has been my regular heli for over a year now and it has 261 flights and 48.4 hrs of flight time.

I wish i could forsake glow helis. Im just starting to have problems with wear and tear on the 600N. Stupid align "quality" garbage. I just cant afford to fly the spectra like i do the rex. crash costs are astronomical on the gasser. but i guess everyone needs a beater heli!

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12-17-2008 05:03 PM  8 years agoPost 38
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. Im just starting to have problems with wear and tear on the 600N. Stupid align "quality" garbage
It's not really an issue if you crash often enough although the swash plate and wsshout base are actually still original on my rex nothing else got old enough to wear....

pgk

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12-17-2008 06:33 PM  8 years agoPost 39
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i was in the same boat until recently. ive been crashing less, so parts arent being replaced as quickly. i actually replaced my pinion bearing because it wore so much that there was lateral play in the races, yet it still wasnt notchy. The head block is developing slop where it bolts to the main shaft causing wobble like the headspeed is too low. that and its just not as crisp on the controls anymore. im planning on replacing it with a vibe asap, but a lack of income is a problem at the moment. The 600s days are numbered :P

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12-17-2008 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 40
rbort

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If you want to count apples to apples

my spectra has the least at 30 flights and 5.6 hours of flight time
I would count that as about 22 flights as each flight for me is 15 minutes long. If you fly 11 minute flights then your 30 flights are not equal to my 30 flights so to speak

Usually its a flight for me when I have to refill the tank and go up again. If I take a short flight then I might "finish the tank" so to speak before I count it a flight. Finished is about 1/4 tank left on average for me with the 16oz tank and 15 minute flights.

It is kinda cool to count the flights and keep track of things. Gives you a sense of how long things last and when you need to do maintenance.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4129 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3187 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1425 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 185 flts

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