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03-15-2014 04:14 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Ralph,

This is one of my current helicopters in which I am trying different setups and speed testing. I sure wish they went this fast back in the early days....we had fun but not this much fun!

Watch at YouTube

Enjoy your return to RC helicopters. I am!
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03-15-2014 05:55 PM  6 years ago
Dr.Ben

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Start looking for a good deal on a Kosmik 200 if you decide to really see how fast you can go.

Ben
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03-15-2014 07:10 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Start looking for a good deal on a Kosmik 200 if you decide to really see how fast you can go.
I'm perfectly aware Dr. Ben that I can go faster if I purchase a motor that will handle more current and a ESC that will handle more amps however I am choosing not to go that route. This time around I'm just having fun in the hobby and not getting too serious. Been down that path as you know.
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03-15-2014 08:13 PM  6 years ago
Dr.Ben

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Understood. Just log carefully so you don't find out 200 yards out that you pushed the ESC just a little too hard. Others who know better than I can comment on how much wiggle room room is left between where you are now and when things start to get touchy with equipment longevity. Curious.........what are the current and watts numbers for sustained WOT passes?

Ben
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03-15-2014 08:24 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Ben,

I have been paying very close attention to my Castle Creations ESC logging feature and keeping everything within specs....well, except for my Scorpion motor. Pushing 180amps/7285 watts (peak) through it and so far it's handling it great. Georges said "It will handle it". ESC running at 140 degrees with 50 plus flights so far.
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03-16-2014 02:58 AM  6 years ago
RGG

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This is one of my current helicopters in which I am trying different setups and speed testing. I sure wish they went this fast back in the early days....we had fun but not this much fun!
Holy Cow Robert! That thing is crazy fast! And the sound....!

I have a piped .60 size pattern airplane that doesn't fly that fast!

Very Cool!

Ralph
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03-16-2014 03:10 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Ralph,

They make them faster, but this is just dandy for this middle aged RC pilot.

I'm happy
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03-17-2014 07:48 PM  6 years ago
Salesmanheliboy

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Looks like fun Robert!

Quite fast when you consider a relative "stock" setup.

Must go ballistic in the vertical

Tim
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03-18-2014 03:00 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Must go ballistic in the vertical
Tim
It's not too bad for a stock machine Tim.

rg

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03-25-2014 04:42 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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One of my Vintage heli's I currently own and fly once in a while. FBL with no controller just like it was back in the 80's.

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03-25-2014 04:52 AM  6 years ago
Santiago P

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Looks like Robert got bit by the speed bug.

Let me tell you, there is no cure

You just find yourself wanting to go a little faster, and faster, and...
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03-27-2014 01:59 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Looks like Robert got bit by the speed bug.
Let me tell you, there is no cure
You just find yourself wanting to go a little faster, and faster, and...
I want to go faster Santiago! lol
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03-27-2014 03:55 AM  6 years ago
Charlie R

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Speed
I fly with Robert a couple times a month
" He loves speed " .........
I would not be surrised if next time I see him he had a new moter or esc ,or more cells and was headed for 145 mph
Helicopters are a mass of rotating metal fatigue surrounding an oil leak !
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03-27-2014 05:14 AM  6 years ago
Santiago P

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I know how it is
BTW is hard to almost imposible to break 145mph straight and level and not wind aided with a pod and boom. Life begins at $150mph with a speed fuselage.
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03-27-2014 06:32 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Speed
Santiago, something like this would help me out?

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05-13-2014 12:46 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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1977 - Back when RC helicopters were much more difficult to fly.
Thanks to the early pioneers that didn't give up and helped make this hobby what it is today.

Watch at YouTube

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05-19-2014 03:25 PM  6 years ago
Salesmanheliboy

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I remember the WRAM show in the late 1970's Jonah Simone jr looping the original revolution helicopter. I was a kid back then but there was one heck of a crowd to witness the "myth" of a helicopter that can loop

Its been fun to be a part of the evaluation.

Tim
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05-21-2014 12:54 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Playing with ideas back in the day
Here is a very early camera helicopter a friend of mine and I made back in the early 80's before anyone else we knew were building them. I don't recall all the details being that it was approx. 35 years ago but we always had fun experimenting with new ideas.

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05-29-2014 01:44 AM  6 years ago
RGorham

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How far we have come in this awesome hobby over the years!
A little wild for my liking but this video blows my mind every time I watch it. Back when I began (1980) I never would have guessed it would have come this far. My hat is off to all the worlds young top pilots of today!

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Watch at YouTube

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05-29-2014 01:52 AM  6 years ago
Retired2011

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Amazing!
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