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11-18-2011 01:58 PM  6 years agoPost 61
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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Flown grounded 0
Flown stock 5

Never grounded any of my helis and in humid FL, I don't see a need to for 90% of the year. There are times when the air is dry that static may be a problem, but it never exhihited in my helis. Some of my flying buddies did ground due to glitching. However, they may have had vibration issues with FBL models causing the glitching, not static.

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11-18-2011 03:25 PM  6 years agoPost 62
cudaboy_71

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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Sorry for the confusion.

1 trex 250 ungrounded
1 trex 450 ungrounded
1 trex 500 grounded
1 trex 600 ungrounded

if it ain't broke, break it.

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11-18-2011 03:31 PM  6 years agoPost 63
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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Flown Grounded: 25
Flown Stock: 91

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11-18-2011 03:55 PM  6 years agoPost 64
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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Auto counter has been implemented. But, it is somewhat buggy. So, if your addition does not get added automatically please add them manually.

www.JustinJee.com

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11-18-2011 04:01 PM  6 years agoPost 65
RCSavager

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Topeka, KS

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To me, I think I know what you're looking for. Grounded vs not-grounded.

To me, the answer is that it depends on where you live.

Why ground your belted tail heli? Answer: static buildup prevention.

You live in NJ, I moved from NH 3 years ago. There it's humid all the time. You don't see it living there but the meter outside will say 20-40% most of the year. Well times change and I now live in Phoenix, Arizona. The death valley 120F temperature for 6 months of the year. My meter outside will say 2-7% humidity.

My qualifications:
TRex 450 v1.5
TRex 450 v2
TRex 450 Pro
TRex 500 ESP
TRex 600 ESP
Logo 600
Logo 600SE
Henseleit TDR

I was fine here in Phoenix right up until last year and the Logos (belted tail). Being stubborn I didn't ground anything on them. Note above them in the list (in order of ownership) is 3 TT tail birds.

Soon as the warm came (90-100F) the humidity dropped to 2% and the Logos were kicking like mules with a belt around their nuts. Grounding was REQUIRED for me to fly PERIOD! End of story.

Now I own a TDR that is a TT tail and no need to ground it living here or otherwise.

Bottom line = you live in NJ so you can probably get away with not bothering with it. Economically, do it as it's cheap insurance (wire and a couple of screws maybe) that your bird won't kibby or reset the ESC while in flight.

That's my experience, explaination and justifications. Hope it helps others as well. Look at the responses and then look at where they live. Find a guy that doesn't ground AND lives in Phoenix-like weather. That is going to be a hard find indeed. But where folks have humidity they don't have static issues to deal with. Hense no grounding needed.

The safe answer is just do it man, "15 minutes can save you hundreds.."

Once you try steak, is hard to go back to hotdogs.

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11-18-2011 04:04 PM  6 years agoPost 66
cudaboy_71

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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^^^^ +1

dry as a bone here in Sacramento, too.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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11-18-2011 04:08 PM  6 years agoPost 67
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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Why ground your belted tail heli? Answer: static buildup prevention.
Yes. I don't think there is a single individual that does the mod for other reasons.

Winter flying will test the ungrounded limits in NJ too. My body is a living example of extreme static discharge problem in the winter time.

I carry one of these before touching metal door knobs and such to minimize the pain I feel during the winter.

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11-18-2011 08:53 PM  6 years agoPost 68
RCSavager

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Topeka, KS

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Then you got your answer bro. Winter up there sucks the moisture right out of everything. Lips, skin, air, everything. Those Louisiana boys must love not having to do anything like that but hey, they got mosquitos the size of small birds too. :P

I think most kits include the stuff for it now so no reason to fool with bad karma and laziness right.

Safe flying man. /bow

Once you try steak, is hard to go back to hotdogs.

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11-18-2011 11:12 PM  6 years agoPost 69
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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they got mosquitos the size of small birds too.
The're bad in NJ too. At least they are where I live in NJ for 14 years. Just as bad as Florida IMO. The only place you can get away from them seems to be on the west coast and some places in Europe.

In Florida, the're only a few days where static is a problem, so I won't ground my helis. It's a PITA and makes the heli look unkempt.

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11-18-2011 11:16 PM  6 years agoPost 70
Wyorcflyer

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Cheyenne, Wyoming USA

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My belted helis 7

Flown Grounded: 0
Flown Stock: 7

Total

Flown Grounded: 25
Flown Stock: 98

Jack

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11-18-2011 11:24 PM  6 years agoPost 71
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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Jack

You must be some sort of genius.

Most here will not be able to do such complicated task of adding their heli counts to the running tally.

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11-19-2011 01:40 AM  6 years agoPost 72
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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Flown Grounded: 1
Flown Stock: 12+

Total

Flown Grounded: 26
Flown Stock: 108

Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90

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11-19-2011 01:53 AM  6 years agoPost 73
Heli 770

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USA.

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heli-cuzz
How did you get 108 for Flown Stock, when you said 12+?

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11-19-2011 02:08 AM  6 years agoPost 74
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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Flown Grounded.
Bought it that way.

Flown Grounded: 27
Flown Stock: 108

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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11-19-2011 02:14 AM  6 years agoPost 75
Gregor99

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Western Wa

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Flown Grounded: 2
Flown Stock: 1

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Flown Grounded: 29
Flown Stock: 111

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Grounded
Trex 500 - Proactive, due to widely reported static issues with the belted model.
Compass 600e - Reactive. Ran silicone oil for a couple years, never had an issue. Then suddenly a tail twitched developed during the winter months. Resolved with grounding.

Flown stock was an HBK2 with an after market frame that included a metal boom block. Silicone oil was applied to the belt.

On the bench is a Synergy E7 which is reported to be imune to static due to its metal boom bock. I'll report back after I get it in the air.

http://synergyrchelicopters.com/for....php?topic=69.0

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11-19-2011 11:00 PM  6 years agoPost 76
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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heli-cuzz
How did you get 108 for Flown Stock, when you said 12+?
I do believe the 108 is the total count for all the members posting in this thread, if its not, forgive me for a wrong answer.

Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90

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11-20-2011 12:08 AM  6 years agoPost 77
thtoyman

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Gone ,Flying.

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ungrouned and I'm flying FM and PCM.

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