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10-19-2009 10:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
jplot

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Greetings and thank you to all at Run Ryder who were so kind to help me along in this difficult first year of trying to learn to know, fly, and repair, those great radio control flying machines.

It was September of 2008 that I first went out, and bought a pre owned Esky helicopter that I was told, the original owner could not get off the ground. I finally got it off the ground, but then just as suddenly, got it back into the ground, and I was off and running with first learning how to order parts, and then how to attach said parts. After a couple of months of mostly, parts going bad and various crashes, I came to the conclusion that it was going to take some better quality to get me where I wanted to go, and so I bought a Trex 500 kit and put it together. I have been trying to learn how to fly it ever since I first got it off the ground late in 2008. But with a lot of persistence and a lot of help from nice people on this forum, I have learned enough that most of the time I can get it up and fly around, even if I still am a tail in neophyte.

I never did dig the idea of a simulator, although I do understand that practicing on one could be a big help. I just have too many other things to do on the computer. So I simply fly when I can in my backyard, and will see where that takes me.

I never have been able to find out just how long it is safe to run a T500 motor and was disappointed with the five and six minutes I was getting, with what seemed to be the standard size lipo used. I have tried a few different types of batteries and have had many go bad on me way to quickly. Some months ago I bought two GForce 20C 4000 mAh 11.1 volt lipo batteries. I ended up hooking up these two batteries in series to run my T500 and find I am getting a good eleven minutes of flying time. So I thought I would include some pictures here of my setup if anyone is interested. Yes, I still fly with my homemade safety legs and will continue to do so as the larger outline makes it easier for these eighty year old eyes to keep orientation in view.

I hope to include some pictures and a video if I can recall how to add them to my post.

Greetings and thank you to all at Run Ryder who were so kind to help me along in this difficult first year of trying to learn to know, fly, and repair, those great radio control flying machines.

It was September of 2008 that I first went out, and bought a pre owned Esky helicopter that I was told, the original owner could not get off the ground. I finally got it off the ground, but then just as suddenly, got it back into the ground, and I was off and running with first learning how to order parts, and then how to attach said parts. After a couple of months of mostly, parts going bad and various crashes, I came to the conclusion that it was going to take some better quality to get me where I wanted to go, and so I bought a Trex 500 kit and put it together. I have been trying to learn how to fly it ever since I first got it off the ground late in 2008. But with a lot of persistence and a lot of help from nice people on this forum, I have learned enough that most of the time I can get it up and fly around, even if I still am a tail in neophyte.

I never did dig the idea of a simulator, although I do understand that practicing on one could be a big help. I just have too many other things to do on the computer. So I simply fly when I can in my backyard, and will see where that takes me.

I never have been able to find out just how long it is safe to run a T500 motor and was disappointed with the five and six minutes I was getting, with what seemed to be the standard size lipo used. I have tried a few different types of batteries and have had many go bad on me way to quickly. Some months ago I bought two GForce 20C 4000 mAh 11.1 volt lipo batteries. I ended up hooking up these two batteries in series to run my T500 and find I am getting a good eleven minutes of flying time. So I thought I would include some pictures here of my setup if anyone is interested. Yes, I still fly with my homemade safety legs and will continue to do so as the larger outline makes it easier for these eighty year old eyes to keep orientation in view.

I hope to include some pictures and a video if I can recall how to add them to my post.

[youtube]Ih844oFrBoc class=rrCLK>Watch at YouTube

Thanks again for all the help.

jplot

Thanks again for all the help.

jplot

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