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10-16-2011 08:51 PM  6 years agoPost 4141
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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I got one flight in the back yard with the 500 and sucked up a leaf and stripped the main gear WTF, the blue lipos have a little more headspeed, the question is for how long

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10-16-2011 09:13 PM  6 years agoPost 4142
OldNewbie

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Middleville, MI

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MSH Protos 500
I'm looking at a what looks like a pretty good deal on a used but never flown Protos 500. Steve or anyone else do have an opinion on this heli? Is it any good for learning on? I'm looking for something bigger than my 450.

Jay

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10-16-2011 09:55 PM  6 years agoPost 4143
P Johnston

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Ann Arbor MI

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The protos line is a very good flying heli. If I was in the market for a 500 class heli that's what I would get.

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10-16-2011 10:00 PM  6 years agoPost 4144
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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The wind was blowing my 450 around alot but I managed a few flights today.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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10-16-2011 10:28 PM  6 years agoPost 4145
hawk3319

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Sand Lake, MI - USA

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I got a couple of flights in on the Gaui 425 today. Starting to really like that heli, even though i need to replace the landing gear, very weak.

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10-16-2011 10:37 PM  6 years agoPost 4146
OldNewbie

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Middleville, MI

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I really had my heart set on a 550 but came across the Protos 500 so now i can't decide. Need something to stand up to this non stop West Michigan wind.

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10-17-2011 02:00 AM  6 years agoPost 4147
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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Tom did you get to my inlaws yet ?

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10-17-2011 04:03 PM  6 years agoPost 4148
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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Good to see you post on here Jay. Go right to a 50 sized heli! The bigger the better.

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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10-17-2011 09:03 PM  6 years agoPost 4149
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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Steve and Bill thank you. I worked on proper tail setup yesterday!

https://rc.runryder.com/t667971p1/

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10-18-2011 02:22 AM  6 years agoPost 4150
critter4ya

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grant, mi- USA

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Mich flyer if you set up your heli to run up to 80% in normal the have your rate mode at 80% center stick you won't get a jump. Though if set up right there should be no jump to tail either way. Useually I find mine will jump and the first place I look now is the tail blade holder bearings. On my 450 9 times out of 10 1of those bearings went out. There will usually be a gap between the holder and the center hub when they go

Glenn

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10-18-2011 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 4151
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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Trust me my servo is bad and both Bill and Steve recommended changing it a while ago. I did match my rate mode with my normal mode. I am just going through the final steps of mechanical setup. As a newbie, the thought of going from HH mode to rate scared me as I didn't know if I would keep control of the heli or freak out. So I just left this final setup til I knew I was a little more capable flyer and would control the heli if it started to piro.
Safty has become very important to me as I am now starting to fly curcuits and knowing that I need to stay in control of the heli under any circumstance. It was alway important but doing tail in I felt very much in control. Now with doing circuits if I feel the slightest out of orientation I can bring it right back to tail in.
This is what gave me the confidence to finish mechanically setting up my tail.
My new servo showed up today so hopefully we have decend weather this weekend.

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10-18-2011 10:17 PM  6 years agoPost 4152
critter4ya

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grant, mi- USA

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I have mine set at 0 40 80 90 100 in normal. And 100 90 80 90 100 in rate when I flip the switch to rate there is no difference except I have full 3d and no jump at all between

Glenn

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10-18-2011 10:27 PM  6 years agoPost 4153
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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I have flat 90 for now on IU and like 0-45-83-95-100. I'm going to go 0-25-70-90-90. with the 90 being my 50% point. Should spool up okay.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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10-19-2011 04:19 PM  6 years agoPost 4154
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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I dont think I would run 90 percent on a mid point on a 90 size heli you may want to do a little research on that first

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10-19-2011 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 4155
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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This is on my 450. I'll go by whatever Aaron tells me to on the 90. Going FBL on the 450 this week. I'll learn FBL on that before I fly the big boy!

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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10-19-2011 09:42 PM  6 years agoPost 4156
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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That thing is going to weigh a lot

With all that dust piling up on it ROFLMAO

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10-19-2011 09:55 PM  6 years agoPost 4157
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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LMAO! Yeah, at least learning all this on the 450 will make it easy to fly. Trust me, it is hard to keep it on the bench. And I'm sure I will wish I had started flying it sooner once I do fly it.
I sure hope sticking with the 450 and learning on it helps my skills when switching to a big heli. Took a little expo out of my 450 this weekend.
Might have to run to the hardware store and get a dust cover for the Whiplash.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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10-20-2011 02:32 AM  6 years agoPost 4158
Tom Wrobleski

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Wyoming Michigan

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I'm sure his Whiplash does not have a speck of dust on it. I bet he gives it a good rub down before he goes to bed every night. If any thing it will be lighter because all the paint will be rubbed off.

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10-20-2011 11:54 AM  6 years agoPost 4159
JeffKollin

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Jenison, MI

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He is going to have to replace the electronics due to all the drool though, I heard they dont do good with water

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10-20-2011 01:30 PM  6 years agoPost 4160
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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The electronics will be outdated and discontinued before it is even flown

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