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09-11-2015 10:45 PM  3 years agoPost 21
kthane

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Pensacola

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Oh, yeah. I forgot about "Mr. Fusion" from Back to the Future. When can I put that on my heli!!??

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09-12-2015 12:42 AM  3 years agoPost 22
rpat

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Weirton, W. Va.

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Interesting....every wish list here has been about electronics. How about some mechanical dreams , like that heli that someone showed with the full carbon fiber body and very slick mechanicals.

trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2

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09-12-2015 12:58 AM  3 years agoPost 23
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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what the future may hold swashless, servoless and faster
Imagine this replacing your current heli with a model like this
It could be made 3d capable + I'd put a tail boom on it

Watch at YouTube

spending time, paying attention

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09-12-2015 02:59 AM  3 years agoPost 24
Mapleleafs

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At some point the progression in technology will ruin this hobby for a lot of us.

No longer will we have the challenges we once faced with flying, set up, maintenance and problem solving.

Vbar Trex 700N, Vbar MSH Protos 500, Vbar Logo 400

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09-12-2015 03:02 AM  3 years agoPost 25
RM3

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BORING....

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-12-2015 03:07 AM  3 years agoPost 26
ICUR1-2

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Ya me too
if it comes to that I guess I'll be tracking down used kits
At some point the progression in technology will ruin this hobby for a lot of us.
already has

spending time, paying attention

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09-12-2015 03:08 AM  3 years agoPost 27
turboomni

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At some point the progression in technology will ruin this hobby for a lot of us.

No longer will we have the challenges we once faced with flying, set up, maintenance and problem solving.
I agree and is why I posted this a few days ago in jest,,

"I want a heli that will take itself to the field and fly itself much better than I ever could and come home and put itself back on the shelf in one piece...because it doesn't need me anymore.,,,"

With fly bar less we are already flying "fly by wire" as it is. That is why I keep my 1995 1005 Min Air gasser as manufactured,,mechanical mix and flybar just so I know where we came from,,,be reminded how it really was and then fly my fly bbar less heli's to remind me where we are..

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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09-12-2015 03:18 AM  3 years agoPost 28
Santiago P

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What future?

Everything automated?

NO THANKS

S

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09-12-2015 03:27 AM  3 years agoPost 29
Santiago P

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I love technology; and even more technology that pours into tour hobby.

But to think of anything of the future that makes our hobby "mindless" or so easy so anyone can do it simply detracts from its best aspect, which is to learn and conquer a challenging task.

I rather pull out my Mini-Boy w a mechanical gyro and do a few circuits rather than fly the most amazing routine a computer has ever stabilized..

S

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09-12-2015 03:30 AM  3 years agoPost 30
turboomni

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well I might as well pull out my fixed pitch GMP Cricket with no gyro

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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09-12-2015 04:21 AM  3 years agoPost 31
RM3

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well I might as well pull out my GMP Cricket with no gyro

ok lets not go that far back...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-12-2015 04:36 AM  3 years agoPost 32
turboomni

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Why not? I don't feel that should be rotting 6 feet under ground..it is part of our past. At the 2015 IRCHA a good friend was flying his Min Air FURY. A few were watching and one person asked.."what is that rod on the head for with the things stuck on the ends? He repied,,it is called a flybar,,,and so it went on.
I don't think it is in our best interest to forget. Not just this little hobby but in many, many things in life. Too easy to be swept up with the new stuff and forget the old. I would love to get my hands on a real gyro,,,that spins and put it on my Cricket to really see what it was like. That was cutting edge as most did not run a gyro on a Cricket. Too expensive....,,,,.,

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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09-12-2015 11:25 AM  3 years agoPost 33
Einzelganger

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Campbell, Texas

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I'm sure this will go over like a turd in the punch bowl, but,
I would like to see more offerings like the Gaui NX4.
Smaller nitros are a blast with current electronics.
Just sayin'.

Wayne

I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman

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09-12-2015 01:11 PM  3 years agoPost 34
rpat

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Weirton, W. Va.

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Actually today our whiz bang helis have their own headaches. Don't you remember the first time you installed your first FBL controller. I know I had to read the instructions about six times to get what they were trying to get across to me, and the first time you launched it the old pucker factor was there just like your first attempts at hovering.

trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2

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09-12-2015 01:39 PM  3 years agoPost 35
Dan Minick

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Columbus, WI

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I'm sure this will go over like a turd in the punch bowl, but,
I would like to see more offerings like the Gaui NX4.
+1

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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09-12-2015 02:00 PM  3 years agoPost 36
G.Stone

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Interesting....every wish list here has been about electronics. How about some mechanical dreams
This is mechanical.......?
A CV belt drive. Motor to jack-shaft. Electronically controlled thru FBL unit.
A Constant Velocity belt system to maintain (and vary) rotor speed while keeping the motor well within it's sweet spot. No more pinion issues, no bogging.

Any Mfg...feel free to steal and develop this idea, Please.

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09-12-2015 02:05 PM  3 years agoPost 37
Dan Minick

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A CVT adds un-needed weight in my opinnion, there is nothing more efficient than a direct drive. CVT also adds tons of moving parts, And with a good gov there is no issues with headspeed consistency

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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09-12-2015 02:14 PM  3 years agoPost 38
jason46

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MI

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turbine fuel cell???

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09-12-2015 02:33 PM  3 years agoPost 39
G.Stone

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Just throwing ideas out there.
My thinking is that we could better harness the incredible excess power that our helis produce. It doesn't have to be complex at all, very few moving parts. Using a system like this we could vary our rotor speed as well as keep it constant. All the time with the motor running sweet.

Question: which is "best"

A old Nova with 450 hp through a 2 speed powerglide

Or

A new BMW with 450 hp through a 6 speed slapstick auto trans.

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09-12-2015 04:46 PM  3 years agoPost 40
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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My thinking is that we could better harness the incredible excess power that our helis produce.
For me my solution was low head speed starting with a used align 700 v2,,one 6 cell pack and 10 minute flight times. Next heli project will be a copy of Gary Wrights 12 cell low head speed with 15 minute flights and more power and more head speed options.
Check out Gary flying this setup in the low head speed section here on RR.

I would opt for the 450hp nova with the powerglide 2 speed.

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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