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12-29-2010 08:33 AM  7 years agoPost 6761
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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I don't think any one was keen to put the cash on the table and enter so the heli side of it is off as far as I know. It is right on your back door step as well, Raynman is the only one I know with the balls to enter.

Its all control line at the Nats lol those guys just keep at it, bit strange if you ask me, I think they are only one bit of DNA away from cat breeders

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12-29-2010 08:43 AM  7 years agoPost 6762
tskg2

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Friday in Levin???
Yo Jonesy-

I am be able to join you guys- since Levin is a huge place- maybe you can give us some directions, times, etc???

Thanks- g2

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12-29-2010 08:48 AM  7 years agoPost 6763
DaveNZ

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Kapiti Coast New Zealand

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I will be able to make it to Levin. Can you give us the address of the field so we can feed it into the GPS.
Cheers Dave

Bring on the good weather

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12-29-2010 09:05 AM  7 years agoPost 6764
jonzey

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Levin, New Zealand

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I'd be keen for the nats, but if know one else would enter there's not really any point to have a comp for a couple of people, sad really.

Directions to Levin Field, the name is Tararua rd and i think the num is 118, The field is on the south side of the road, you should see a big hay shed and just to the north west of it is a little room which is the club room, it's down a long gravel drive, the big steel gate at the road will be shut and you will need to shut it after driving in. From 10am onwards.

Matt.

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12-29-2010 09:24 AM  7 years agoPost 6765
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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Yeah, I might put a questionaire in the pilot bags at the DUHSD and see what feed back we get, perhaps have a test run at Easter and see what sort of turn out we get.

Maybe a watered down comp that almost anyone can do.

I can't do 3D to save myself and since I only fly three times a year I'm not likely to get much better anytime soon but I can do a loop and a roll that looks OK (hell i might even practice lol) so if anyone is keen then we will see what we can rustle up.

Might have to dangle a big prize carrot to get the softer ones amoung us interested.

If know one makes an effort to come then you can all eat $hit and I will retire from trying to organise events.

I'm not doing a DUHSD in 2012 by the way so if you havent signed up for the one next Feb then you will just have to hear about the stories from the guys who went for the next few years.

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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12-29-2010 09:31 AM  7 years agoPost 6766
jonzey

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Levin, New Zealand

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Well i'm keen for a comp sometime, i can't really do 3D either but i'll see what i can pull out for a comp, i wouldn't say know to a F3C comp either, even tho it doesn't really intrest me. Are you allowed to use flybarless helis for F3C?

Matt.

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12-29-2010 06:15 PM  7 years agoPost 6767
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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In my rules you can

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12-30-2010 06:06 AM  7 years agoPost 6768
NiCad

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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Numbnuts - nobody in the real world cares about our toy helis.

However if you are using your 72.870 radio near a construction site and your transmitter tells a crane to drop its 40tonne load onto Mr & Mrs Joe Public & their 2.7 kids who were watching down below, then I assure you that you will then be noticed

Yeah a bit dramatic I know, but I can't stand the arrogance of plebs who knowingly flount the rules and risk jeopardising the whole hobby for the rest of us without thinking through the consequences.

Rant over - have a great xmas all my fellow fliers
By the time I get up to DUHSD I won't be running the KingII anyways so there's nothing to worry about. I know that there is a risk of interference with my machine (probably all the same with all my helis) If I don't get to fly, I'll just go up to Hamilton to enjoy a good airshow anyways & probably see if I can make a quick buck off of my old Shuttle. Yea I'm looking at selling my Hirobo Shuttle sometime soon & if I can get it into good working order before I get rid of it that would be even better because I'd be able to sell it as an RTF or BNF or something but I'm still restoring it at the moment.

By the way, I'm not flying anything until I get a 2.4GHz Tx/Rx for ALL my machines & that goes for my RC Cars & the plane so I may need a multiple channel Tx, but I'll have a look around & see what's on the market preferably Futaba but if I can find something better I'll run it through Footey & see what he says about it.
Is he a member of a club, my guess is no!
I'm a member of the Wellington Model Aero Club yet I hardly ever fly up there at all because of the risk of interference on all my machines.
I suggest you get a new pair of xtals sunshine.
I could do that, but my KingII would still be in the 72.xxxMHz bandwidth which could still be a problem even if it is a legal frequency. While I'm on that note, according to the legal frequency chart, 72.510MHz & up apparently presents a hazard around construction sites or forestry machinery. I'll have a talk with the guys at Watts Up Hobbies about the 72MHz Xtals & I'll see if they have anything between the 72.010MHz & 72.490MHz mark.
The King has and always will be a waste of time and money.
I agree with you, the eSky Honeybee KingII is a dog of a machine, that's why I customized mine to the max to address the problems it had & also to suit my flying style. my "KingII" if you will, has got so much aftermarket stuff in it, that I've gone & voided the warranty it came with (it actually came with a warranty?).
you are not likely to get a lot of time on it if you just want to fly like a Nana.
I didn't think I would & I probably won't ever get the chance to fly up at DUHSD anyways. Especially the way I've beeen flying lately.
Listen here you little upstart. Its not a WMAC rule but a NATIONAL rule. You need to get that thru your single teenage brain cell. You wonder why the guys at the club ignore you. Saying sh!t like this antagonises people including myself. Grow up and think about what you are saying before you open your mouth.
Crikey! Settle down. I didn't know that it was a national law ok? I thought it was just a WMAC rule because when I was in Palmerston North a couple of years ago, I was at one of their aeromodelling clubs & one of the guys there had a BeltCP running on the exact same frequency as my KingII (that's 72.870MHz by the way). He had a frequency tag & all, but that gave me the idea that the club was not affiliated with NZMAA.
Saftey is not a joke when it comes to RC Helicopters
I couldn't agree with you more on that.
I doubt the King would be big enough to do serious damage to someoen
My KingII won't be doing any damage at the moment because it's not running, but now that you mention it, I've got a horrible gash up the back of my left leg from when I fired up my Shuttle at Avalon park early last year.

Align T-Rex 500ESP 3G w/FPV rig.
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12-30-2010 06:12 AM  7 years agoPost 6769
eddienz38

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Auckland, New Zealand

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450 pro motor wire
hi Guys

can someone post a pic of their motor wire exit point on their rex 450 pro. Wheres the best direction to face it?

Tristan

Tristan

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Trex 600NSP,
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12-30-2010 06:15 AM  7 years agoPost 6770
HBKII_Flier

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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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Ignore the post by "NiCad" I forgot it was banned.
Numbnuts - nobody in the real world cares about our toy helis.

However if you are using your 72.870 radio near a construction site and your transmitter tells a crane to drop its 40tonne load onto Mr & Mrs Joe Public & their 2.7 kids who were watching down below, then I assure you that you will then be noticed

Yeah a bit dramatic I know, but I can't stand the arrogance of plebs who knowingly flount the rules and risk jeopardising the whole hobby for the rest of us without thinking through the consequences.

Rant over - have a great xmas all my fellow fliers
By the time I get up to DUHSD I won't be running the KingII anyways so there's nothing to worry about. I know that there is a risk of interference with my machine (probably all the same with all my helis) If I don't get to fly, I'll just go up to Hamilton to enjoy a good airshow anyways & probably see if I can make a quick buck off of my old Shuttle. Yea I'm looking at selling my Hirobo Shuttle sometime soon & if I can get it into good working order before I get rid of it that would be even better because I'd be able to sell it as an RTF or BNF or something but I'm still restoring it at the moment.

By the way, I'm not flying anything until I get a 2.4GHz Tx/Rx for ALL my machines & that goes for my RC Cars & the plane so I may need a multiple channel Tx, but I'll have a look around & see what's on the market preferably Futaba but if I can find something better I'll run it through Footey & see what he says about it.
Is he a member of a club, my guess is no!
I'm a member of the Wellington Model Aero Club yet I hardly ever fly up there at all because of the risk of interference on all my machines.

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I suggest you get a new pair of xtals sunshine.
I could do that, but my KingII would still be in the 72.xxxMHz bandwidth which could still be a problem even if it is a legal frequency. While I'm on that note, according to the legal frequency chart, 72.510MHz & up apparently presents a hazard around construction sites or forestry machinery. I'll have a talk with the guys at Watts Up Hobbies about the 72MHz Xtals & I'll see if they have anything between the 72.010MHz & 72.490MHz mark.
The King has and always will be a waste of time and money.
I agree with you, the eSky Honeybee KingII is a dog of a machine, that's why I customized mine to the max to address the problems it had & also to suit my flying style. my "KingII" if you will, has got so much aftermarket stuff in it, that I've gone & voided the warranty it came with (it actually came with a warranty?).
you are not likely to get a lot of time on it if you just want to fly like a Nana.
I didn't think I would & I probably won't ever get the chance to fly up at DUHSD anyways. Especially the way I've beeen flying lately.
Listen here you little upstart. Its not a WMAC rule but a NATIONAL rule. You need to get that thru your single teenage brain cell. You wonder why the guys at the club ignore you. Saying sh!t like this antagonises people including myself. Grow up and think about what you are saying before you open your mouth.
Crikey! Settle down. I didn't know that it was a national law ok? I thought it was just a WMAC rule because when I was in Palmerston North a couple of years ago, I was at one of their aeromodelling clubs & one of the guys there had a BeltCP running on the exact same frequency as my KingII (that's 72.870MHz by the way). He had a frequency tag & all, but that gave me the idea that the club was not affiliated with NZMAA.
Saftey is not a joke when it comes to RC Helicopters
I couldn't agree with you more on that.
I doubt the King would be big enough to do serious damage to someoen
My KingII won't be doing any damage at the moment because it's not running, but now that you mention it, I've got a horrible gash up the back of my left leg from when I fired up my Shuttle at Avalon park early last year.

I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 was to not succeed

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12-30-2010 06:59 AM  7 years agoPost 6771
jonzey

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Levin, New Zealand

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Ignore the post by "NiCad" I forgot it was banned.
I think i'll ignore the post by HBKll_Flier aswell, 2 minutes of my life i won't be getting back

For anyone coming to the big town of Levin tomorrow for flying, Glenn aka Helinut has kindly offerd his BBQ and great cooking skills of sussages before the trip home at his place, and if you have an electric you can fang that there aswell. Was another great day of weather in the mighty Horowhenua, looks like tomorrow will be the same. Hopefully some of you can make it.

Matt.

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12-30-2010 08:41 AM  7 years agoPost 6772
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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LOL a double dose of madness to see the old year out.

Lets see if you can pick up your game in 2011 Nicad

Oh and I would worry about trying to get the Hirobo flying, it is only good for spares to someone who already has one so they will just strip it down. Save yourself some time and just flick it for what ever you can on TM

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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12-30-2010 09:13 AM  7 years agoPost 6773
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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Hope all you guys have a good night tomorrow, Oh and don't fly with a hangover on New Years day and smash you heli up (please do, please do, please do) lol

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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12-31-2010 03:37 AM  7 years agoPost 6774
Lojik

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Auckland, New Zealand

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I will be at NSMAC tomorrow from 10/11am-2/3pm

Not traverling up north till new years day as the house up there is already full lol....

So if anyone wants to come out and nurse there hangover under a gazebo and watching helis please come

Jack
Trex 450SEV2 - Gaui X5 FES - DSX9 2.4Ghz

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12-31-2010 04:36 AM  7 years agoPost 6775
Bruser

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Papamoa Beach New Zealand

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Hi Guys and Gals. Have a great new year. Cheers To all. Stu

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12-31-2010 05:44 AM  7 years agoPost 6776
Kevinator9

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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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See you there Jack. Might be closer to midday for me though. A few others will be coming out too.

Andrew

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12-31-2010 07:50 AM  7 years agoPost 6777
jonzey

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Levin, New Zealand

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Great weather yet again in the mighty Horowhenua, just what we need for the big Levin funfly, we had a massive turn out of 5 dedicated heli flyers which ment more flying for everyone, not that we were lacking space. Thankyou to Dave Basset, Raynman, Michael and helinut, and Mr Bettany for flying out from Nelson and driving a good hour north just to hang out with us, what a dedicated man Lots of flying was done by all expect Nut, he spent most of his time cursing at his heli than flying, that'll teach him for not flying regually

here's a few pic's, sorry about the clarity my camera was on the wrong setting.

Matt.

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12-31-2010 08:09 AM  7 years agoPost 6778
Kevinator9

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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Awesome shots Matt!
Like to see everyone getting into shape for Feb
And I must say that canopy looks mighty fine Ray

Andrew

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12-31-2010 08:44 AM  7 years agoPost 6779
JAGNZ

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Nice turnout lads. Jonzey, looks like you all had fun! Well done. Rave looks mint. Hope to get out to NSMAC for a bit tomorrow too.


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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12-31-2010 09:24 PM  7 years agoPost 6780
DaveNZ

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Kapiti Coast New Zealand

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Thanks for a fantastic day Matt,got lots of sun.

Hope you all had a good New Years Eve.

Thanks to helinut and his wife for a Master Chef dinner

Bring on the good weather

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