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01-14-2009 01:17 AM  9 years agoPost 1
caseyjholmes

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Stole the idea from HF.
Picked up the case from Harbor Frieght.
Did a little modification to the case for my liking.
Put sweat and blood in to making this a very solid case.
Even holds some packs and tools, but I need more packs!
Locked everything in place with some heavy duty black automotive hot glue (and burned the heck out of myself in the process! )

Have to think of new antennae routing though to fit in the case so my old antenna mount has to go

Also, .9mm driver showed up! You guys weren't kidding.. it will even grip screws I "thought" were stripped! Miracle wrench for sure. Now I can crank down the screws and get to some real flight.

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01-14-2009 04:23 AM  9 years agoPost 2
chopper_crazy

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looking good. I think I am going to have to head out to harbor freight in the morning and see what I can find

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-14-2009 07:47 AM  9 years agoPost 3
OICU812

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Yea that looks good Casey, I ended up doing something similar, mind you I think the case I picked up looks a tad smaller.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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01-14-2009 08:16 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Heliguychris

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Carbon blades in the box, but plastics on the heli ...... Shame on you

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01-14-2009 02:50 PM  9 years agoPost 5
caseyjholmes

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Carbon blades in the box, but plastics on the heli ...... Shame on you
Hahaha, Guilty as charged!
Just waiting for the first few flips to put them on. Kinda wanna feel how the stockies feel so I can appreciate the carbons when I put them on. Should be today if it's not 50mph winds again..

How are you liking those Kong Lipos Shawn?

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01-14-2009 05:25 PM  9 years agoPost 6
docjoe

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I got a similar one from Home Depot. However it didn't come with foam. I got that from the local Walmart. Did your cases come with foam or did you buy that separately. If so, where did you get it from?

Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!

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01-14-2009 07:14 PM  9 years agoPost 7
caseyjholmes

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Came w/ foam inserts, divider inserts, the tool insert shown in pic and a carry strap. The tool insert is also removable from the case by a twist fastener.
The case was $26 plus tax.

Here's more pics of the inside.

here's some bonus footage of the first outdoor 250 flight on my block. This looks to be the ultimate front yard flier. Good work align! Just get a good screwdriver in that kit! Was getting it tuned in. You can see first pass I Try a roll and the tail goes crazy. I flicked gain switch from 65% to 60% and tried again after climbout testing. No more wag! Tail solid as can be so far. Put on the metal tail pulleys and metal tail servo mounts last night.

My pitch is a bit offset in the video at like +9-11 because I forgot to adjust pitch after swapping out the straight ones for the tapered.

Was doing side in tic-tocs on battery #2.. but did not have a camera person for said flight so here is battery #1 getting tail to hold. Using point and shoot camera so quality isn't so good.

Little more adjusting and it will be flying on rails like a 450. I love it!

haha, look at my belt! Might loosen that up a hair or two.

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01-14-2009 07:51 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Carljw

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I have been looking for fome also to line a compond bow case.
I need two pieces 43 X 18 and Googled fome and cant find a place with that size. I would like to get the type called pull and pluck.

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01-14-2009 07:54 PM  9 years agoPost 9
knightofcarnage

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01-14-2009 08:05 PM  9 years agoPost 10
caseyjholmes

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That's a cool one.
The clear lid on that case was a great idea.
Might stick with mine for a while though as my TX fits as well.

They need to make smaller TX's now like playstation controllers.

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01-14-2009 08:07 PM  9 years agoPost 11
docjoe

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I think you can get pull and pluck foam from Pelican (who make Pelican cases). Otherwise, you can pick up some white foam that you cut yourself at Walmart. That's what I used for my 450's case.

Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!

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01-14-2009 09:44 PM  9 years agoPost 12
caseyjholmes

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Are the stock ESC aircraft settings listed backwards in the manual?
I Selected option 2 for the aircraft setting but it seems like I now am in option 3.

I reprogrammed the ESC because it had been taken out of program during servo setup. Now I notice I am flying with a governor when I spool up because it spools up slow and smooth irrelevant to my input.

Seemed like more power though. Evened out my pitch to +-10 and the heli is rockin'! Stock tapered blades fly pretty good! Think I should even out my V-curve for the governor? What do you guys have for normal and idle throttle settings in gov mode?

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01-14-2009 09:50 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Darren Lee

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Casey, that thing sounds wicked! Much louder than mine, must be the 16T pinion. I could use more power, currently running 15T and Outrage 800s. It feels very tame compared to my 8S 500.

I'm not using gov, but 100% flat throttle for sure.

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01-14-2009 09:59 PM  9 years agoPost 14
TaleGunner

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I like it! good work.
should see some commercially available soon for those of us too lazy to make our own

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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01-14-2009 10:07 PM  9 years agoPost 15
caseyjholmes

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beeflyer..
you should see it fly now! already a great improvement. My pitch was uneven in that video. mid stick was -2* I swapped to different blades but forgot to check pitch and tracking. I was flying around with hardly any positive collective and lots of negative.

I have corrected the problem now and the heli is a little monster! Lots of power on the stock equipment.
If you set to +-10* you can set the cyclic high and get it rolling and tic toc quickly without binding.

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01-15-2009 12:59 AM  9 years agoPost 16
docjoe

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Here's my case:

Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!

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01-19-2009 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 17
JeepCJ

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Pennellville NY (Syracuse Heli Group)

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Here is my homemade case, needs a final sanding, then to the laser machine for some graphics, then sealed....

Team Synergy/ Team Scorpion

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01-20-2009 12:06 AM  9 years agoPost 18
docjoe

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JeepCJ,

Now that is some pretty woodworking! Are the dovetails by hand or via a jig? either way, it looks great! Awesome job! Please post pics of the final product!

Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!

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01-20-2009 01:56 AM  9 years agoPost 19
JeepCJ

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Homemade...but not my home... A friend at work had too much time on his hands, and I was the benifactor. Once it is done, I will post some more pics.
And find out the answer to your question.

Bob

Team Synergy/ Team Scorpion

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01-20-2009 12:35 PM  9 years agoPost 20
TomRex

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http://www.align.com.tw/shop/produc...roducts_id=2657

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