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10-26-2009 05:47 AM  8 years agoPost 3561
ruddernate

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never thought about that one sonnyhad. did you plow it into the dirt when your batt. fell out? i usually pack my velcro staps with dirt unintentionally before it has a chance to wear out.

fly it like you stole it

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10-27-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 3562
sonnyhad

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Oh yeah! It plowed in pretty good! Just about chopped the tail boom right off. I gotta go over it to see if i missed anything, but i should have it back together tomorrow. I did notice the clutch bell moves up and down a bit. I don't know if it can go anywhere, but when i do the winter tear down, I already ordered a new clutch, being that i am not that experienced with Nitro heli's.......... What do you guys do for seasonal tear downs? I plan on flying when ever i can during the winter.

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10-27-2009 03:56 AM  8 years agoPost 3563
ruddernate

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myself, i usually check all the bearings (in the raptors that's a pain) and give all bearings a good lube. i try and start my helis regularly during the times i'm not flying much but that's about it.

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10-27-2009 08:09 PM  8 years agoPost 3564
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Sorry to hear about the crashes guys... I've had pretty good luck lately, getting a fair bit of flying in, I was even out at lunch today with the 450...

We have heli night at the flying club here (not the heli club, its always heli night there!) on mondays and had 4 of us out last night... it was a blast,we all have Raptors... Most of the heli guys at the flying club tend to fly sport, just hovering and circuits.. the guys at the heli club are all into the wild 3d...

I strapped my new Turnigy video camera to the 450 at lunch, the video was surprisingly good considering I just clipped it to the heli without dampening the vibrations or anything, I'll edit the video and post it when I get a chance...

Sonny, I had the same thing happen the other day, I was so lucky... I had run the Raptor really lean, and the engine wuit on me, took it to the bench and the glow plug was destroyed, so I replaced it, and decided to go out and hover without a canopy just to make sure the engine was ok... so I got it started, went out and took off, and started poppiing it up and down, and all of a sudden I saw the battery fall... wow! I was lucky it stayed connected and was able to land safely though... what a scary thought that was... I'm also using an align strap.... it has never failed before... at least with the canopy on it would catch it...

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10-27-2009 08:32 PM  8 years agoPost 3565
sonnyhad

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Yep Odam, those align straps are good when you first use them, but after that they get wore out from stretching and stuff. I got a couple straps from lowes and they are pretty heavy duty. On my canopy the bottom has a opening big enough for a battery to slide out of. And thats what happened! I think i have it all repaired now, I have to give it a once over before i try and fly it.

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10-28-2009 02:01 AM  8 years agoPost 3566
GMPCOBRA

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hay guys well the bill to repair the 700 is a bit hgher than i thaught it would be due to the ar7100 not working now. gunna send it in for repair but need another one to fly this weekend so another 150.00 new blades 100.00 boom boom supports main gear torque tube=never found the other one. my battery also landed about 60 feet away fromthe heli. but was usable cut the boom in 3 pieces. broke a bunch of links baught the quick upgrade to replace them. and the canopi is garbage to lol. if you guys get a 700 dont use the carbon boom supplied with the kit as it is verry thin and weak. but it dose look good. still not sure what happened but all i can think of is maby a link broke and caused all the distructionthen falling to the ground 40 feet didnt help either.
anyway went flying sunday got the 500 to fly about 7 minuets on a tank of fuel but think it can do better sure is fun to fly that heli and i think with a os 32 it would be just as much fun and a lot less painfull to crash than the big 600 or 700. but the os 37 working great now and more than sufficent power to say the least

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10-28-2009 02:37 AM  8 years agoPost 3567
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I'd love a nitro 500, that would be a blast....

I plowed my 450 into the dirt tonight, it was getting dark, and it was overcast, gray sky... I was inverted in front of a bunch of trees, lost orientation for a sec, so punched it up into a climb, but the battery was getting low, and it lost headspeed, and the tail couldn't hold, it spun, and I completely lost orientation against the dark background of the trees... I almost saved, it, but then I heard it hit the ground, and saw parts flying everywhere...

But, it's only a 450, so the cost is minimal... It's back together now, all the usual stuff, boom, tail blade grips, main shaft, spindle, blades, mixer arms, bent frame, tail servo case... I'm glad I can almost do this with my eyes closed

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10-28-2009 03:45 AM  8 years agoPost 3568
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well odam if you do it enough it gets easier im hoping i dont have to do it that often lol.

ya the nitro 500 is suck a kick in the pants cant believe more people havent dont it my\e and my flying buddy george 0079 are the only people around here that have. i dont like to wate for batteries to charge though. and who can afford many sets at the price so nitro wasa good choice for me the kit is 249.00 with out motor and 399 with motor and pipe but the pipe is a bit noisy so i went with the quiet pipe and its all good. the new metal heded hk 400 gt would probly be a good conversion choice as its cheap ya can order 4 and have plenty of spare parts for theprice i paid for my t-rex 500 and who needs a torque tube the belt works great.

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10-28-2009 03:50 AM  8 years agoPost 3569
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oh and blades are 20 bucks for 3d carbon blades and crash parts are cheap i need to order some b the way lol. i would recoment it to anyone interested. its just the most fun heli to fly with out all the worring about the crash cost

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10-28-2009 04:49 AM  8 years agoPost 3570
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Problem is it would be just one more heli to have to stock parts for... I like to have all the spares already here so when I need them, I've got them.... I try to order everything online and hate when I have to go pay top prices at the local shop...

I've picked up another HK450 to put in my Agusta A-109 fuselage that I won at a fun fly this past summer... it's been sitting in a box all this time, and another guy at the club put together his EC-135 and that got me going with mine... I should have it ready for indoor flying sunday... that will be nice since I'm not quite good enough to be doing 3d indoors yet with other people around

I think I want to build a glider next, from scratch, just for the heck of it... something with a motor... gotta find some plans...

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10-28-2009 02:50 PM  8 years agoPost 3571
sonnyhad

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Have any of you guys seen the new hdx 500. Looks pretty decent. I think that for my flying skills I still need the larger, more stable machine that the 50 size is. Although it is expensive to fix, but one thing is certain, the carbon fiber blades last longer than the fiber glass blades do. Man i sure went through enough of those this season!

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10-28-2009 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 3572
odam2k

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Haven't seen the new one, but a friend has an HDX 500.

I just got email from HobbyKing, their flyer... in the whats new section they mention that they will be getting 50 and 90 size gassers... I can't wait to see what those are gonna be like...

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10-28-2009 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 3573
sonnyhad

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Yeah, I'd like to see that too!!! No wind today i should take my self out and fly!

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10-29-2009 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 3574
sonnyhad

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I went out to the field last evening, but crashed again...... Man those circuits are hard to learn!!! I guess more sim practice is in my near future. Already have about 20 minutes into it so far today!

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10-29-2009 11:40 PM  8 years agoPost 3575
odam2k

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Are you having a problem in one particular move? like turning back toward yourself? away? left? right?

How is your hovering? can you do left/right side in? maybe back to basics for a bit? Slow circuits are hard, you really need to be comfortable with your orientations.... I made the most improvement in my flying when I went right back to basics over the winter last year and just hovered while turning very slow pirouettes. It made everything else since then much easier... You have a 450 right? Just do that in the yard or even in the driveway, just hover, hover, and more hover...

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10-29-2009 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 3576
sonnyhad

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Hey Odam, I can send you a file from real flight and you can probably pick up what my issues are! It seems that I am afraid of making too much movements on my sticks therefore the heli gets out of position on me!
I have 3 450's and a fourth frame started! I havent flown those all summer, well maybe a couple of times. I was hovering in the basement the other day with one.

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10-30-2009 02:54 AM  8 years agoPost 3577
odam2krrKey Veteran - Markham, Ontario, Canada - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I watched the recording, and sent you some comments...

Here's my newest Helicopter...

It's the Align Agusta A-109 Scale Fuselage on an HK-450 heli....

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10-31-2009 12:41 AM  8 years agoPost 3578
sonnyhad

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That's a cool looking heli Odam! Is it a plastic fuse or a fiberglass one? I got one last winter but it was plastic and i was disappointed and never did anything with it.

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10-31-2009 03:07 AM  8 years agoPost 3579
odam2k

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It's Fiberglass... To be honest, I let it sit for a while cause I thought I'd have to paint it or it wouldnt look any good, but was surprised once I had the decals on it....

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10-31-2009 06:39 AM  8 years agoPost 3580
GMPCOBRA

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looks good odam im not much of a 450 flyer any more but one in a scale fuse would be ok easy to see. cant believe im only 41 and having eye problems with depth perception. but seem to be getting better in the orientation department. starting to trust myself and my bird more whitch helps. for a while ther it was verry scary to fly close in. still scary but trust the heli is gunna do what i tell it to do. getting the tail down funnels to be almost perfect but need to work on doing it in bolth directions easy to do one but not the other.
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got to use my 9303 last weekend and i have to say wow what a differance. and not to mention all the cool programming features it has to help correct flying charistics. just a cool radio to have whished i started with one.

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