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02-22-2010 03:02 PM  10 years ago
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Splix

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Getting back into heli's and just bought a .90, what do I need?
I'm starting to creep back into helis, or should I say, they're starting to creep back into my hobby. I keep finding them in my hanger more often than not lately, so I'm just going to give in and keep with them!
I just bought a Hirobo Freya .90 from a friend. Its all setup and ready to go, I've seen him fly it 100x, and I've even flown it before. This will be my first nitro heli. So my question is, what should I get for it? I've been into nitro planks before, but I'm 100% electric (3D and large scale) now. I just bought the heli, but he didnt have anything else he could sell me like a starter and such.
Whats a good starter for a .90? What else should I keep around or take to the field with me that will be useful for nitro .90's.

Thanks!
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02-22-2010 03:10 PM  10 years ago
jschenck

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For a starter I prefer the Dyantron with either a 4S lipo strapped to it or the Makita/FinerEdge setup. The Align starter also works well as does a Hobbico 180 with at least 14V setup. Secret here is a battery system with high enough voltage and amperage to kick that 90 over comfortably.

Bring two known good glow plug lighters & spare plugs. A spare fuel pump is not a bad idea either.

Make sure you have some way of checking your RX battery before flying. Running out of RX juice in the middle of the flight sucks.

Some type of light oil such as tri-flow to lube the swash plate, seasaw slider and tail slider. I do that at the beginning of the flying day, wipe it clean and put fresh oil on those sliding spots.
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02-22-2010 03:12 PM  10 years ago
bkervaski

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For a 90 starter:

Hobbico Torqmaster 180 w/Sullivan Start Shaft and some battery pack setup that pushes 14-16V, I use two 3600mah 7-cell NiMH packs with the KSJ battery mounts (KSJ454).

IMHO, this is one of the best and most proven combos.

I use NiMH because they can take much more abuse than a LiPO.

I've had this setup for many years and it has never failed. I'm running the same battery packs that I got two seasons ago and can still go a month without charging.

My starter is also the go-to starter for other pilots at the field, we call it the community starter, although I may start charging $5 a start and never have to pay for fuel again!

This setup should cost you just under $200.
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02-22-2010 03:14 PM  10 years ago
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Things you need,
1.Fat wallet
2.Lots of fuel
Jamie Griffith
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02-22-2010 03:22 PM  10 years ago
JRjoe

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Hobbico Torqmaster 180 w/Sullivan Start Shaft and some battery pack setup that pushes 14-16V, I use two 3600mah 7-cell NiMH packs with the KSJ battery mounts (KSJ454).
Sounds just about like my set-up. Two 7cells in series works freakin great!!!!

You'll be needing fuel, fuel pump, hot shot, field box, tools extra glo plugs, etc, etc.....

JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!
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02-22-2010 03:25 PM  10 years ago
Splix

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haha, all good ideas. I forgot to mention I do only live at most 5 minutes away from the field so major things like spare fuel pumps shouldn't matter too much.
Thanks for the info guys, looks like I'll be hitting up hobbytown after work today and piss the wife off even more!
O man...lol, you should have seen it when i walked in the front door carrying a .90....I'm sure you've all been there before.
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02-22-2010 03:27 PM  10 years ago
bkervaski

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Just divide the amounts by 10 and you'll be good.

"Honey, it only cost $50, really! Here, let me rub your feet then take you to dinner..."
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02-22-2010 03:29 PM  10 years ago
Splix

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lol, I've been in the hobby long enough that she knows better than that. It seems like I'm always making up for something. As soon as I'm out of one era, its into another one. lol
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02-22-2010 03:34 PM  10 years ago
JRjoe

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I always say to tell her you won the raffle at the club or LHS...

If your not busy on April 24th, this should be a good event to check out.

https://rc.runryder.com/t559587p1/

JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!
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02-22-2010 03:34 PM  10 years ago
Cowjock

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You'll need a FUEL TANKER!! I just moved up to a 90 the damn thing is a PIG! But worth it. Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?
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02-22-2010 03:35 PM  10 years ago
Splix

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oh heck yeah, the sundowner fly. I've been every year I've been in heli's.
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02-22-2010 03:44 PM  10 years ago
QuantumPSI

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You said you were all electric... Use one of your old 5s or 6s packs and get a Dynatron. I use 2 OLD 3s lipos that will turn over just about anything with no problem. And I charge them about once a year....now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part
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02-22-2010 03:50 PM  10 years ago
Splix

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yeah I have the goods to power a starter, but to find the starter that will easily turn over a .90 but not cost out the nose is what I'm after.
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02-22-2010 04:04 PM  10 years ago
jschenck

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If you already have a starter just hook up a big battery pack to it and a starter wand, it'll probably work.

Change all the fuel lines on your 90 before you fly it, especially inside the tank. Always good to start off with fresh lines, they go bad sitting there. Also might want to change the dampers out.
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02-22-2010 04:44 PM  10 years ago
bkervaski

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A new Torqmaster 180 is $35.
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02-22-2010 04:49 PM  10 years ago
Splix

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I saw that, will those turn a .90 with say 15.4v?
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02-22-2010 07:13 PM  10 years ago
VooDooX

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+1 dynatron starter i got one works greatVelocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001
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02-22-2010 07:48 PM  10 years ago
bkervaski

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I saw that, will those turn a .90 with say 15.4v?
Yep, very well.
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02-27-2010 10:56 AM  10 years ago
Aaron29

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You need to get a fat wallet to pay for fuel.
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