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01-23-2010 09:28 PM  8 years agoPost 1
choppermike76

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I have been flying airplanes off and on for about 15 years and I decided to try helis. After about 2 months of recharch and looking in forms and talking to people, I have decided on the pantera 50. I love that the owner is on the forms and helps out. I purchased one from RCU it is new in box and should be here soon. I wanted to buy two for 300 but just could not convince the wife I needed two. Is there any thing I should know about the heli before I build? looks like the os 50 is a good start. Thanks Mike

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01-24-2010 05:46 AM  8 years agoPost 2
brown1957

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Welcome to the family.

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01-24-2010 08:09 PM  8 years agoPost 3
wthford

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You'll know soon enough why the two for one deal would've been a good deal. Here's hoping you have a sim? Not wishing you bad luck by any means,but going from planes to heli's can be challenging, whereas the other way around is a big advantage. The Pantera is a fine machine for the money, just do ALL your homework first. Start with the sim if you can. FS one is about the cheapest and will do fine for hover practice. It even has lessons. There are better sims, but for the money (if money is a consideration) FS one will do fine.

Good luck, and welcome.

How can I soar with the Eagles when I work with turkeys??

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01-24-2010 08:35 PM  8 years agoPost 4
choppermike76

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I do have G-4.5 and have about 500 hours on it and half on helis I started with the old G-2. I have a Heli-max axe400 and a old Century Hawk. have flown the axe and will fly the hawk when the weather is clear. so I think that I will do all the crashing with those and use the pantera when I am better. I also wanted to build one the two I have were built when I got them.
Thanks for your info
Mike

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01-24-2010 10:12 PM  8 years agoPost 5
wthford

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Awe heck, then you're good to go. You'll like the Pantera. You'll find it much easier to fly than any of the heli's you've been flying, possible exception the sim. Like was said before, welcome to the club, and don't hesitate to ask questions. JB is a good guy at heart. He's very "passionate" about his heli.

How can I soar with the Eagles when I work with turkeys??

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01-25-2010 12:03 AM  8 years agoPost 6
choppermike76

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Thank you to all I think I am going to enjoy the move to Helis.

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01-29-2010 10:52 PM  8 years agoPost 7
flyingquisinart

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You'll like it. The hardest part of the build is screwing the plastic fuel tank nipple assembly together simply because I fumbled with getting the really flat nut onto it. It goes together like legos, really and SO much easier to work on than the little ones. I can't count how many times have I stripped threads on those dinky things!!

must have been a downdraft

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01-29-2010 11:09 PM  8 years agoPost 8
choppermike76

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should be here today looking forward to the build.

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01-29-2010 11:18 PM  8 years agoPost 9
jermo

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Be sure to download the latest manual, techtips, and all the docs. Read everything before you start building. It's easy to miss something if you don't.

For the Fuel tank:

A trick is to use a length of fuel tubing to hold the fitting inside the tank as you push the other parts in place, then use the tubing to pull the fitting back out through, you can also use the tubing to hold the fitting while you get the nut started with your fingers, be sure not to cross thread it, .. then just use a nut driver to gently tighten..don't get it too tight. I used a hex key to hold the rubber seal as I tightened with my nut driver..

On the links, heating them up with a hair drier will make them slightly easier to turn.

To do the Canopy there's good directions on the site on flame treating to help paint stick..it works really well..

[url=http://www.genesishobby.com/Products/AUD1016-2/Default.aspx]

here's how mine turned out with almost no sanding or proper prep..just flame and paint..

Jermo

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01-30-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 10
choppermike76

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Thanks for the tips that is a great looking Pantera. I have had good luck with TopFlite LusterKote it sticks to plastic good. and its fuel proof to 15%

Thanks
Mike

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01-30-2010 12:01 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Mr.HillBilly

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For the tank, I run the tubing through a socket then pull a little bit as you turn the socket.

Also run the nut on the tipple a few times to get all the burs off it B4 you put it into the tank.

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01-30-2010 01:03 PM  8 years agoPost 12
brown1957

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Don't forget the Bling.

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02-08-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 13
choppermike76

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This is the progress so far need some touch up on the paint
and engine
and gyro
and.........

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02-08-2010 09:19 PM  8 years agoPost 14
brown1957

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Nice job on the paint. Be sending you a few of my canopy's....

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02-08-2010 10:38 PM  8 years agoPost 15
choppermike76

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I think I am going to redo it same pait schem just different paint.

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