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11-23-2006 03:06 AM  11 years agoPost 1
bexusflexus

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Subject pretty much says it all. I think as a beginner I would have benefited by having a more stable "scale-like" heli instead of the 3D configuration. I feel compelled to try things that are beyond my abilities w/the little Rex. I think I would enjoy flying a stable fuselage heli while learning vs having this constant nagging in the back of my head saying "just do it" and then picking up the bits afterward.

My feeling is that the 450 might be too small for this, but perhaps not.

My wife is going to kill me if I spend another evening "glueing" my heli back together! Help me please

even not doing anything would have been better than nothing...

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11-23-2006 03:22 AM  11 years agoPost 2
slider46

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This is what I fly, an XL with a Hughes 500E fuselage that I have been detailing into a scale bird. I have a ways to go yet but it sure is fun flying a sport scale heli.... There is nothing wrong with flying right side up and forward all the time, you can always sneek in a flip or loop when your really ready to do it.....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-23-2006 03:15 PM  11 years agoPost 3
bexusflexus

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That is nice. Where did you get your fuselage?

even not doing anything would have been better than nothing...

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11-23-2006 03:38 PM  11 years agoPost 4
slider46

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Heli direct, it's the Darthdrk body... I also have a JMD model 500E body that is unpainted yet...

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-23-2006 10:06 PM  11 years agoPost 5
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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Here's a shot of my MX400 (does that count??) with a counterfit DarthDrk JetRanger body on it, hovering at the OCHC field in Brea. I like it because I'm just about the only guy there with a scale body heli. And it gives me an excuse not to learn how to fly 3D!

Brent
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11-23-2006 11:52 PM  11 years agoPost 6
Super-Hornet

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Singapore

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I used to try to do 3D flying but after a while... I give up 3D and prefer to fly my TRex in scale. (I even throw aside my Raptor 50 for it).

Here is my Scale TRex (UH-1M Huey...because it is 2 bladed flybarless)

SH

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11-24-2006 12:44 AM  11 years agoPost 7
slider46

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Super hornet how did you do the elevated tail on the Huey?? Very nice looking heli it's one of my next projects...
Brent I'm with you on the 3D flying, I just enjoy buzzing around and going low and slow.... I'll leave the 3D stuff for the kids to do I'll stick with the scale flying for now. It's really sweet having a heli that looks like something you would see at an airport....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 01:36 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Super-Hornet

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Hi slider46

The elevated tail rotor is home made. Main rotor is also home made.



{BTW, photo was taken by "w_kby" during Nov 16, 2006 night time funfly. Thanks w_kby for those photos}

SH

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11-24-2006 01:44 AM  11 years agoPost 9
slider46

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Is that a plastic model kit that is converted to R/C??? What did you use to drive the elevated tail, it can't be belt driven....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 01:46 AM  11 years agoPost 10
Super-Hornet

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Yup the scale body is from 1:18 size "21th Century Toys" model.

The tail is driven by belt....just like normal TRex.

SH

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11-24-2006 01:50 AM  11 years agoPost 11
slider46

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Did you put pulley wheels in the tail for the belt to ride on when it changes angles?? That is what has held me back from building one was the elevated tail detail...

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 02:09 AM  11 years agoPost 12
Tomie

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Thats really nice I think ill make a scale Trex soon, I still have my old HDE frame to use

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11-24-2006 02:12 AM  11 years agoPost 13
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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My Hughes 500E is on the XL frame, the only problem with this style frame is in the 500E it leaves you no room for batteries. I would build a longer nose heli with the HDE frame. The SE or SA set up would be ideal for a scale heli......

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 01:16 PM  11 years agoPost 14
Super-Hornet

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Hi slider46

I use some sort of pulley to guide the belt upward.

SH

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11-24-2006 02:22 PM  11 years agoPost 15
slider46

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Thanks SH, That is what I was concerned about I'm sure I can find the right length belt someplace. I guess I should go model shopping today...

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 02:23 PM  11 years agoPost 16
str8den

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i like the elevated tail-rotor too, slider46; but did you notice that its flybarless as well?

ps.
btw, i think its the dogs danglers, nice job!

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11-24-2006 02:35 PM  11 years agoPost 17
rutland rover

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lincoln

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belt for the tail
slider 46.
Try the Walkera 60 belt as it is about 2 inches longer than the Trex but essentially the same pitch .good luck

Remember we don,t have problems we only create them for others

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11-24-2006 02:51 PM  11 years agoPost 18
str8den

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Try the Walkera 60 belt
Rutland rover, i think i know what you'll be using your W-60 belt on there!! thinking what i'm thinking M ??

D.

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11-24-2006 03:07 PM  11 years agoPost 19
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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Str8den, I'm not sure how well it would fly without the flybar, probably very slow responding to inputs..... maybe more to scale flying too....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-24-2006 03:26 PM  11 years agoPost 20
str8den

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slider46, i believe the 'air' shot/pic is of it flying without flybar - looks good to me.
Super-Hornet, how does it fly?

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