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01-15-2006 07:19 AM  13 years ago
GMPCOBRA

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i just got a venture 30 on thursday and a caliber 30 as well with a futaba 8chp radio wondering if one is better to learn with than the other
bolth came with gy401 and 9202s and 9253 on the tails and are bolth ready to fly i am just starting out again after a long time away from the sport
but am looking forward to flying again.
bolth helis look like new so whitch one do i crash first lol.
nice birds
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01-15-2006 03:10 PM  13 years ago
RC-J

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The answer is easy. The cheaper of the two to fix. They are two different helis and it depends on your skill level. The heavier of the two might be the choice if you are learning to hover. If you are doing FF then choose the lighter typically more responsive one.
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01-17-2006 11:11 PM  13 years ago
mtnbike4522

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Im using an os 46-fx h i think...

and i hope you used plastic paint or at least got a good plastic primer.. I painted mine with just some regular krylon which ended up peeling off
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01-17-2006 11:43 PM  13 years ago
RC-J

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I Flashed the canopy with a blow torch, sanded with 220 (too course), then 440 grit (ok.), used adhesion promotor, Parma Faskolor (for lexan rc cars) paints, and a automotive rattle can clear. I whacked the canopy with the end of a plastic handle screwdriver for a durability test and didn't experience any chipping, marring or flaking. I also threw the canopy down onto a linoleum? floor for another durability test and it didn't chip. I figured if it chipped during my tests then it wasn't going to hack it on the field. I wanted to find out where I stood with it. I'm satisfied with it so far.
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01-18-2006 10:56 PM  13 years ago
mtnbike4522

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wow dude.. looks way good!

may i ask what flashing it with the blow torch did?

and have you tried running your motor yet? I had problems getting mine to start having the header tank where yours is located.. had to drill a hole and move it down..
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01-19-2006 12:12 AM  13 years ago
RC-J

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I haven't got the motor going yet. I still need to decide on what servos that I want to put on it.

I've read in the painting forum that flashing the canopy burns off the "shiny" finish of the white plastic. It took the canopy from "shiny" to a dull white finish. I guess the purpose of it is to get rid of the chemicals on the surface so the paint will adhere better. One word of caution is that it is just a flash with the blow torch. Don't hold the heat to it or you will warp then discolor the plastic.

Thanks for the compliment. The hardest part of the paint job was doing the clear coat. I put three coats on with sanding with 1500grit sandpaper. Then I wet sanded it before the finish coat of clear.
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01-20-2006 12:01 AM  13 years ago
mtnbike4522

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I wonder if doing that flashing would help me out?

but im gonna try a can of fusion next i think
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