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07-20-2006 08:47 PM  14 years ago
shuttlepilot

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I'm telling ya. I used to be one of the guys giving Irwin and QWW a hard time. And that is after having flown one of the QWW learners for the past 2 1/2 years. I have to say that I have never had any problems with my heli other than having to replace the rear bearings on the tail shaft, which can happen with any make of heli. I do think that QWW had some issues in the past, but they have them straight now. The helis are kitted very well and the customer service is extremely good. Irwin and I have had some very productive conversations lately, and I respect anyone that will come on this forum and defend their product in person. You don't find that much in this industry. I have since taken my learner and stretched it and put on metal blade grips. So it's a 46 running 600's and I couldn't be happier with it. What I like so much about the Quicks is that the upgrading is done right out of the box! If my heli was crap I would say it was, but it is not. Matter of fact I'm hoping to get the gas-her sometime in the near future. I'm sure I'll be happy with it too. One last note: Irwin has not offered me anything to be a cheerleader or given me anything to say he has produces a good product. My heli speaks for itself, and I think the other QWW helis do as well.Gas is Great
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07-20-2006 10:03 PM  14 years ago
cjd24

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I agree. Of all the helis I've owned (13), I am most inpressed with my Quick 60. When I was up there (HHI) I saw the GasHer. Fantastic! It had to be one of the finest machines I've ever seen. I love trying new things, and I'm glad I did! I wish more pilots would take a chance and fly something different. As a spectator (in between flights) I would love to look at something other than a Raptor fly.
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07-21-2006 01:30 AM  14 years ago
mike5334

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I'm on the bandwagon for QWW helis. I've flown a few diffrent brands so far, but my Q50 is still the smoothest one. The quality is good, it flies very well, and I feel very comfortable with it.

Also, I did buy the QWW GasHer based on how well the Q50 flies. Hopefully, I will finally get test flights in on the GasHer this weekend.

I would love to see one of the top pilots wring out a QWW heli, just to show what the brand can really do in the hands of a master pilot.
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07-21-2006 04:24 AM  14 years ago
shuttlepilot

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I would love to see one of the top pilots wring out a QWW heli, just to show what the brand can really do in the hands of a master pilot.
I would like that too. Unfortunately I'm not one of those pilots. I can do the basic aeros, and something that resembles tic tocs. If you count really thrashing it to get out of something really ugly, then I would qualify.
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07-21-2006 04:46 AM  14 years ago
cjd24

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shuttlepilot, what is the GasHer like to fly. I've never had a gas heli...gas giant scale, but never a heli. I would imagine that the power band would be such that it would feel like there was a governor. What are your thoughts?
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07-21-2006 02:23 PM  14 years ago
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NOW IS THE TIME
We have the Jamobree & the several major heli events coming up over the next 10 weeks.

I am very interested in signing up a top pilot. Hopefully we will get some pilots to wring it at the Jamobree for all to see....

However living & breathing QWW 24/7 we already know what they can do & not do....

All our machines can fly with the any helicopters on the market....What our machines can not do is fly by themselves....

Any interested pilots please PM me .....

Think Quick Think Quality......Irwin
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07-24-2006 04:35 PM  14 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Weekend.....
Hi all,

After a soggy start to the weekend (Saturday a washout), I made it out to the RAM's "open house" funfly in Macedon. I had asked Ray Stacy to have Kyle fly the Q-50 and was prepared to capture the flight on video.

While in the hovering pad before the flight, I was in the process of checking the tracking after making some link changes to the head. The tracking was right on. I was also making some adjustments to the headspeed from 1750 to 1900. As I spooled up during the testing, I noticed a tremendous vibration !! I immediately shut things down to see what was going on. Well, one of tail rotor blade grips was lying on the ground next to the back of the machine !!

Upon inspection, it appears that there was no loctite on the screw that attaches the grip to the hub. The other blade grip was fine. You could "feel" it as I removed it and could see it on the bolt as well. I degreased both screws, replaced the link that had been damaged while flopping around and re-assembled the whole thing.

I have to say that I have never liked factory "pre-assembled" parts and will kick myself in the butt for not taking the time to make sure the parts were properly secured....THAT IS CLEARLY MY RESPONSIBILITY !!! I've been in this helicopter thing long enough to know better..... I consider myself "lucky" THIS TIME.....as the incident happened on the ground (no damage).

So now I'm ready to go.......or so I thought. Later in the day I got the opportunity to fire it up again with the thought of having Kyle fly the machine. Ray took it up first to see how the machine was like and a minute or two into the flight, it sounded like the OS50 was loosing power. Ray made a turn nose in to land so that we could richen the mix a bit and all of a sudden we both heard a "pop" and the engine died..... Ray did a very nice job with the auto but flying was done for the day...... The "pop" that we heard happened to be a friggin hole blown into the top of the piston !!!

I don't particularly believe in "fate" but I guess my "master plan" did not work out.... There will be a next time for sure.....with a Hyper as a replacement.....

Here is a pic of Kyle Stacy holding the machine. My buddy Rodney Neufer did the paint on the canopy... (I mentioned he would be doing a custom paint job on an earlier post...)

Hope you'all had a nice weekend....

Till the next time.

PS- Who the heck is the Murphy guy anyway ????

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07-27-2006 09:31 PM  14 years ago
shuttlepilot

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cjd24

Sorry took so long to reply, but I don't have a gasser yet. I would like to have one, but still saving back for it. To be honest I've never seen one fly except on vids on the net. They do look to be very smooth and stable....if you want them to be. When I get my Gas-her, hopefully before the first of the new year, I'll be able to tell you all about it. All I can say is if it flies better than my .46 it will be outstanding....and my .46 flies like it's on rails.
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08-27-2006 05:18 PM  14 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Update....
It's been a month since my last "update" to this thread and this will probably be my last....

The Q50 continues to fly well and I'm getting more comfortable with it each time I fly it. It certainly is "different" from other machines I have owned and flown in the 50 size category. The Q50 is definitely a little heavier than my R50s and both machines certainly have their own flying characteristics.... The Q50 is precise, very stable in the hover, tracks very well in forward and fast forward flight and is more capable than I will probably ever be when it comes to aerobatics.....

This past weekend was our Northeast Helicopter Jamboree. Although today is a washout, we were very lucky yesterday to have been spared by the rain. It was threatening all day long along with some nasty cloud cover.... but the high winds did not kick in. The attendance was pretty decent by both pilots and spectators and a good time and lots of flying was had by all.

I asked Curtis if he could take a moment to take the Q50 for a spin. The following link is a video of the flight. The video quality is not great so when you go to the site, click on the smaller screen option, bottom right corner of the video window....looks much better that way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdP_ejybJRc

I hope you all enjoy the video and that your summer flying has been great.
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08-27-2006 08:13 PM  14 years ago
Magnumeng

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What was your head speed when Curtis the bird?TDR, Kontronik Kosmik Cool 200, Kontronik 750-56, CGY750,
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08-27-2006 08:57 PM  14 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Hi Magnmum,

I set my headspeed at 1800 with the Throttle Jockey Pro.... but.... the motor is new and still being broken in and the muffler really needs to be replaced with something with bigger volume to let the motor develop full power....

Although the head is at 1800 at hover, when you load the motor during hard maneuvers, the headspeed drops off a some as the motor __tries__ to keep up..... I may try to bump the HS up a bit more as well as changing the muffler and see how that goes....

For my flying style, though, it's pretty close to what I would want...
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08-27-2006 09:01 PM  14 years ago
Magnumeng

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I have been running my 50 at about 1700ish lately.... just basic loops and rolls though... the Hyper 50 keeps up just fine. I just use a basic throttle curve for right now. Seems to work good.TDR, Kontronik Kosmik Cool 200, Kontronik 750-56, CGY750,
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08-27-2006 09:58 PM  14 years ago
Al Magaloff

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Thanks for the video Juan. I was at another flight station, and did not get to see the flight!
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08-28-2006 12:02 AM  14 years ago
Eury

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I've been wanting to see a video of a Quick doing 3d flight for a couple years now, and have yet to see one really being flown agressively. Now this video of Curtis flying it comes up, and he's very smooth, but not aggressive. When are we going to see one of a Quick (any Quick) really being beaten on? I can find videos all day of just about every other heli out there doing hard 3d, but none of the Quicks. Are they capable?Nick Crego

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08-28-2006 12:51 AM  14 years ago
Al Magaloff

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Of course they are capable, just not common.
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08-28-2006 01:06 AM  14 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Nick,
I hear what you're saying.....

Given the proper setup, I think the Q50 will keep up with the rest.

Unfortunately, mine is not the "right setup" and probably never will be because aggressive 3D is not MY style of flying....my current servos (jr 811's) are probably just marginal whereas Curtis (reportedly) is using some type of very high speed car servos.

The hyper motor in my machine currently has less than a gallon of fuel through it and so it's just being broken in...as I mentioned before (and Curtis mentioned it to me as well), I need to loose that TT muffler and replace it with a muffler that will let the hyper develop the power it should be making. That will happen soon.

Here's a challenge......If anyone out there wants to provide the funds (or equipment) to set up my machine to "aggressive 3D specs", I would be happy to make the conversion and have our local guru, Kyle Stacy, fly it as agressively as he does his Raptor 90.....

I'll provide the machine and the video....
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08-28-2006 01:07 AM  14 years ago
shuttlepilot

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I agree with AL. I think the Quicks may just a little bit heavier than the other helis out there. But they are very capable. I 3d'd mine right into the ground this weekend I have been very happy with the Quick line so far. I'll probably never be able to do wizbang 3d, but it won't be the heli limiting me. I'm building the Gas-Her right now. Can't wait to get it in the air!Gas is Great
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08-28-2006 01:16 AM  14 years ago
Al Magaloff

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Let us know how the Gas-Her goes.
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