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04-02-2009 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 3061
GMPCOBRA

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ya odam i know but its the first day of the month and you already spent you parts money lol. its all good bro.
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sold 2 helis today but not the venture its waiting for ya nad your right it should be verry stable in flight all the weight is down lod and its built like a tank for sure. stole the throttle servo out of it for my 700 but thats it so far.
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got the motor and pipe coming for the 700 and installed the 610 servos on it already. just need a reciever ,battery, govenor, gyro amd servo. and it will be done. cant wait for the first flight.oh need a set of blades to.

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04-02-2009 05:01 AM  9 years agoPost 3062
sonnyhad

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Yeah, Cobra, I'm waiting on the news of its first flight. I think i am gunna pick up the ar7100r receiver for the raptor. It has a gov built in, i read the reviews on it and the only thing they didn't like was the plastic bracket to hold the sensor, but i read they have an aluminum one now. It hooks right up by the back plate. No magnet sensing, very easy and one less peice of equipment to buy.

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04-02-2009 05:36 AM  9 years agoPost 3063
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ta sonny they are great and no magnets to mess with definatly get the aftermarket aluminum bracket the plastic one brakes i am using the sensor on my throttle jockey pro verry nice. as for the 71oor you might wanna do some more research on that reciever i heard thay were having problems with them last year causing helis to crash but who knows may have been a setup issue. or over voltage issue. but may have been addressed by now.

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04-02-2009 03:57 PM  9 years agoPost 3064
sonnyhad

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Cobra,
I think they have the issues worked out of them. No need for a throttle jockey as it does it all. I have the throttle jockey on my 600n and sometimes the throttle goes up i think when it shouldn't. I'm just hovering at this stage. I have a lot to learn about it I guess.
I am going to the weak signal show in Toledo Ohio tomorrow and hope to get a good deal on one. Plus I'm sure there will be reps there to answer questions. I've never been to this show, but i guess its a big one. 3 days.
You need anything?? I'll pick it up for you and shoot it to you in a priority mail box!

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04-03-2009 12:13 AM  9 years agoPost 3065
sonnyhad

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It was a nice day today! very light wind and pretty warm for this time of year. I flew 2 tanks with the 600n. I found it sure makes a difference when you put the nose to the wind as opposed to on an angle.
Is about to rain pretty soon and for tomorrow as well, so i guess its a good day to be going to the weak signal show in Toledo!

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04-03-2009 10:46 AM  9 years agoPost 3066
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Wow, we had the same weather here too, warm, almost no wind most of the day. By 5pm there was a breeze, enough to keep the 450's in the car, but not the Raptor! he he

Went up to the heli club field after work and flew one tanks. That was enough, I didn't want to push it, I was mainly wanting to make sure that the carb-smart was controlling the needle properly. I ended up richening it up a bit, it was pushing it as rich as it could, so figured I'd give it enough so it always had a little more room to go if it needed to...

Anyhow, when I first fired it up, I had too much pitch, that was really weird... it would take off and was really floaty at about 1/4 throttle... I had adjusted the head at home and this was the first flight since. At first, I wasn't sure what was going on, I got it in the air and it kept going up and up, and if I lowered the throttle, I risked it dying, and since I was about 50 feet up, was getting worried... I flipped to idle up, and that was worse, up it goes again! So, I just gave it full negative in idle up and it came down, and once I got about 30-40 feet off the ground, switched back to normal, and kept the throttle almost all the way off, and it was rocking back and forth from the low headspeed, but I managed to get it down... whew! Took it over to the bench, fixed the pitch, and tried it again and it was fine... I was amazed at how floaty is was at such a low headspeed...

Anyhow, got it all striaghtened out, and for the last half tank, I got a little cocky.... here's a video, you can see twice I land and jjust check to see how the carbsmart is setting the needle, all looks good... I did some forward flips, backward flips, rolls, tried some inverted hovering, and even tail-down, and nose down tic-tocs! This is only my second tank on this thing, but it just feels so nice to fly... The tail down tic-tocs were pretty good for a first attempt, the nose down, well... he he and the inverted, much easier on this than on a 450 thats for sure, but I didn't hold it very long, a little nervous I guess... Its kinda hard to see everything, I stayed up high, so you may need to watch this full screen in high def mode...

Watch at YouTube

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04-04-2009 03:07 AM  9 years agoPost 3067
odam2k

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Sonny, hope you're having fun in Toledo... I've got nobody here to talk to now... I've got lots of little projects here to do.

I have some replacement antennas for my DX6i and DX7, since both are broken... maybe I'll replace those tonight...

I've just finished painting a bunch of canopies, 4 of them are 450 size, one for the Voyager, and one for the Raptor, will post some pics later...

My 2 copter-x cnc head/tail combos arrived today, pretty good, I odered them mar 30, sunday, and they arrived from hong kong on friday. HC still has an order processing that I placed on the same day! nothing on that order was backordered either... I have 4 outstanding orders from them right now, lol...

I also have the fuselage, wings, firewall, and cowl to rebuild my Super Cub too... Once I get it flying straight again then I'll rig it back up for night flying. I'll also build another 400 or 450 for a night flying heli...

Plus I still have to finish cutting foam for the Polaris plane...

Yep, lots to do, but tomorrow will be way to windy to fly, sunday looks better though....

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04-04-2009 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 3068
sonnyhad

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Man Odam, I think somethings wrong with that Raptor! it was doing all sorts of strange maneuvering!
Isn't this size machine awesome to fly? I can't imagine the fun Cobra is gunna have with his 700! You are flying awesome! I can hardly wait till i can do some forward flight! I just wanna be careful right now. I have a string of sucsessful flights and want to keep it that way! I had one close call early last week where i took the finish off the underside of the blade tips, man that was close!!! It made an awful noise and I put it down thinking i took out the tail rotor since it was still flying i never thought about the blade tips! Once i saw the tail rotor blades were still in tact I took off again and finished out the battery pack like nothing happened. It wasn't until a couple days later when i noticed the underside of the blades were scuffed up! Tomorrow is forcast to be decent but breezy until later in the day, so I might have to wait until then to fly! Darn, I was hoping to get a morning and evening flight in.
I do notice that my os50 puts out a bit more smoke than yours, but I'm burning wildcat helimix 30%. It might make a difference.

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04-04-2009 03:29 AM  9 years agoPost 3069
sonnyhad

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Yep Odam, I did have fun in toledo! I picked up a motor and esc for the Polaris plane as well as two sheets of 6mm depron. I saw the Polaris there at the show. A guy was selling the kits complete for 108.00.
It sure looked simple. Packaging tape was used to seal the bottom and the hinges on the flaps. 9g servo's , I just got some from HC. By the way, that shipment took awhile to get as well. But sometimes the stuff comes in just a couple of days! I just need a receiver for it and I'll be pretty much good to go!
I did get the 2 cases of nitro I ordered and the new AR7100R receiver for the Raptor. Which leaves me with a question. Do you know if there is a way to regulate the voltage from the battery to the receiver from 7.8 to 6 volts or maybe 5.1 volts? The receiver does it for the rudder, throttle and aux2 but thats all. And my servo's probably wont handle the straight 7.8 volts.

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04-04-2009 06:19 PM  9 years agoPost 3070
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Odam, are you out flying! its a little windy here but supposed to be decreasing as the afternoon goes on,, so we'll go out a bit later.

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04-04-2009 08:29 PM  9 years agoPost 3071
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hay sonny dont worry about regulating the voltage the 7100r has a built in voltage regulator for those 2 channels that drops the voltage to 5.1 i think so you dont need any further regulator and depending what servos you are using the 7.4 volts of the battery may be fine i am using ds 610 align servos on my 700 and are capible of running 8 volts so i am not going to use a regulator.
i have heard that thay were having problems with the govenor with these recievers but not sure what the problem is so be carefull with it

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04-04-2009 08:34 PM  9 years agoPost 3072
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dang guys its almost 70 degrees today but i have my kids so i cant go out and fly damn kids anyway lol.
tomarrowafter i take them home and if there is any daylight left i may head to the field and do some more flying.
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ya sonny i know what you mean by not wanting to ruin your flight record i am about a gallon and a half now with no crashes but feel like i am being to carefull and not taking any chances right know knowing that money is tight and i wont be able to fix anything for a couple of weeks. and that sucks cause i really want to get that first crash out of the way lol.
its not like the little electric all i seem to do is crash that but i think i am done with it as parts are getting harder to find.

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04-04-2009 08:44 PM  9 years agoPost 3073
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Hey Cobra,
I think they got the bugs out of these receivers so i have read, only a few problems and were addressed right away. I have 9202's the specs say they can handle 6 volts but doesnt say anything about more. While at the show yesterday a futaba rep was sitting at the table with us for lunch and I asked him about the voltage, he said only a few would handle it and they are listed as high voltage servo's. I know i have a couple of channels regulated on this receiver. But the rest are not.

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04-04-2009 09:07 PM  9 years agoPost 3074
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You only went for one day eh? I guess its not too far from you?

So you saw a Polaris eh? Hmm, I haven;t done anything else yet, just cut out the paper templates... What motor did you get? I just bought a 2212-6 2000kv off eBay... guess I'll have it by the time I'm ready for it at this pace he he...

Nope, no flying today, we get the calmer winds tomorrow...

About the 7.8v and your receiver, yes, you will need to run a voltage regulator between the battery and the receiver... dunno if a BEC will do the job or not, I would think so... I have a 5 cell nimh on the raptor...

I have my canopies all painted, and I think they look awesome...

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04-04-2009 09:41 PM  9 years agoPost 3075
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Yes your fleet does look awesome! I was messing around with the airbrush the other day and painted just a bit of one color and on to the next. I have about 5 colors i guess. I have some more sanding to do and some fiberglass on a few of them not in any hurry.
I got a 2212-6 2200kv motor for the polaris and 30A esc at the show for 30 bucks, I guess its not too bad. How did you get the template for that to print out. I have tried different settings and cannot get it to print the whole thing at 100%. Just one page of one half of a part!!

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04-04-2009 09:42 PM  9 years agoPost 3076
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hay odam what battery charger are you using i saw one at hobby city for like 40.00 dont know if it is any good thought i heed to get a better charger so i can charge at the field.
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hay sonny you can run a align 2 in 1 reg and that way you have on boarg glow system as well its a slick setup and only 60.00 or cheaper

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04-04-2009 09:44 PM  9 years agoPost 3077
sonnyhad

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Do you know if there is a thing (not sure what to call them) i can buy at radio shack to cut down the voltage from 7.8 to 6?

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04-04-2009 09:47 PM  9 years agoPost 3078
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Hey Cobra, I already put the money into the receiver for that reason that i wouldn't need another device, but the other 3 servo's is what i need to protect, and not know too much about electronics, (or anything else for that matter!) I'm looking for a super cheap solution! Ever hear of one?

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04-04-2009 09:51 PM  9 years agoPost 3079
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not sure sonny but its worth a try to go there and see if thay have some kind ot voltage drop or regulator for small electronics.

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04-04-2009 09:54 PM  9 years agoPost 3080
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yeah, its worth a shot, I am thinking something like the little step down plug that goes to the tail servo, just a short little plug device only difference is it would have a deans connector on it it instead of a servo connector.
How's the 700 coming along!

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