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06-24-2014 01:26 AM  4 years agoPost 1
bobc1

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I completed the 600th tank through my original G4. Still going strong and remains my favorite heli.

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06-24-2014 10:30 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Adam Landefeld

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Roughly $3,000.00 in fuel? Not bad sir, not bad at all. I too am still flying my first G4, have many new raptors since then but the first one I bought is still cranking it out!

-Adam

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06-24-2014 11:23 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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Congratulations!

  

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06-25-2014 01:36 AM  4 years agoPost 4
bobc1

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Probably around $2,300 in 30% and 130 hours flight time.

I replaced one set of 451's at 400+ flights due to one squealing motor and I didn't want to run just one new servo. I put in a new 251 and 9252 at the same time.

At around 500 flights, I replaced all the plastic gears and most bearings(although not the mainshaft bearings), just because they are not expensive.

Three rebuilds on 91 3DS motors (bearings seem to last around 200 tanks) with a short run of a 91SRX that didn't fit my style of flying (mostly 1600 headspeed with 12 - 15 minute flights).

A couple of sets of head dampers and one set of main thrust bearings although the original ones looked good.

The heli sure doesn't owe me anything. The original clutch is working great. Try that on a 700N. It's fresh right now with a newly rebuilt motor and fairly new servos. It just keeps on ticking.

Thunder Tiger got this one right.

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06-25-2014 07:44 AM  3 years agoPost 5
scootr

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Impressive stats mate.. Good to see TT still turning out a quality product.

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06-25-2014 08:20 PM  3 years agoPost 6
V-22 Osprey

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Thats a lot of flights Bob!!! Do you remember the Freya/FMA Co-pilot days? Had some good times at the old Ave B site! Where you flying now?

Kelly

"220-221 whatever it takes"

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06-25-2014 08:47 PM  3 years agoPost 7
bobc1

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Hi Kelly:

At the AVTI. We poured two heli 20' square heli pads about 8 years ago, away from the runway. There is a large shade structure there with benches and chairs. It is a great place to fly heli's and doesn't interfere with the airplanes.

Ave B was some good times, that's for sure. Most of the time, I am the only one at the heli pads.

Hope all is well with you. Are you still flying?

Bob

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06-26-2014 03:27 PM  3 years agoPost 8
Skaluf

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Wow! I'm impressed way to go!!

Steve Kaluf
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