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10-04-2011 12:48 AM  8 years ago
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red_z06 22 2157 10-04-2011 12:26 PM
JiriK
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I don't know what it is about shipping from China. The government must subsidize it extremely heavily. How else could you order a pack of Nintendo DS styluses for $1.00 with free shipping from some sites?
 

10-04-2011 12:16 AM  8 years ago
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red_z06 22 2157 10-04-2011 12:26 PM
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Uh, yeah. No thanks. Check out the reviews of this company before taking the plunge.
 

10-04-2011 12:09 AM  8 years ago
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bkervaski 71 4911 10-10-2011 01:17 PM
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Isn't Align a Korean company?
No, they are based out of Taiwan.
 

09-01-2011 05:40 PM  8 years ago
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Helis on Mythbusters! ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Stephen Born 36 5886 09-22-2011 01:06 AM
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IMHO, the silliest part is where the announcer says that Grant is going to put the "thottle to 5".
 

08-21-2011 02:43 AM  8 years ago
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Opinon on Rc Booya canopy Mounts ( page 1 2 )
hbk2owner 33 2228 08-26-2011 07:34 PM
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Short answer - they're great!

They are easy to install and operate and the canopy doesn't come off in flight. It's that simple.
 

06-04-2011 10:40 PM  8 years ago
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New Concept RC Heli (VIDEO) ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Stephen Born 23 2755 06-06-2011 12:33 AM
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It's very interesting that it works so well. Might be more interesting as a full scale - no rail rotor to mess with (safer).
 

05-10-2011 09:41 AM  8 years ago
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Parallel Charging batteries of different capacities...
Spencer K 6 4801 05-12-2011 03:39 AM
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The charger charges to set voltage, not capacity, and the batteries are constantly equalizing their voltage; that's how it works. Connected batteries act as one.

Spencer K, your understanding echos my understanding (based on lots of reading on various forums and personal experience).
 

05-09-2011 05:12 PM  8 years ago
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FBL vs FB ( page 1 2 )
jackheli 24 1702 05-10-2011 06:07 PM
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Last year I lost components on my flybarred Trex 500's head and was able to fly it through loops and rolls before I noticed it wasn't flying properly. I landed immediately when I brought it in for a hover and heard the one blade fluttering.

It was the first flight after a rebuild and I had given it what I considered to be a number of pre-flights. Obviously, I missed something. I think it must have been a split link or weakened component and the rest of the damage happened subsequently.

The heli was not hard to fly; I only noticed it's degraded flight performance during agressive flight and the noise in the hover. I didn't perceive any difference in pitch input requirements.
 

04-23-2011 03:55 PM  8 years ago
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Rockets on a 450 pretty cool ( page 1 2 )
BigBadBaker 32 1717 04-24-2011 06:51 AM
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Posting the video here of the rockets on a heli with training gear is like posting a video on a gun enthusiast forum of a baby playing with a BB gun with a "cool video" title.

I think we can expect to see many similar and some worse as R/C becomes more affordable and accessible. Publicised accidents will lead to more regulation and restrictions. This is what we should be concerned with.

We need to be more proactive in bringing people into our clubs and associations and do more to educate people on safe flying. It is in our own best interest to do so.
 

04-22-2011 07:10 PM  8 years ago
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Rockets on a 450 pretty cool ( page 1 2 )
BigBadBaker 32 1717 04-24-2011 06:51 AM
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Sorry to say it to a new pilot, but I have to agree that seeing a heli with training gear doing something as potentially dangerous as launching rockets is not cool at all. If you (they?) want to be an accepted member of the RC community, then you (they?) need to try to be more responsible and seek out information about what our community is about.

From the training gear and this post, I can only assume that you (they?) are new to the hobby. I urge you (them?) to seek out more experienced RC enthusiasts to learn how to fly safely.
 

04-12-2011 03:24 PM  8 years ago
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Would you like a small, medium, large or extra LARGE? ( page 1 2 )
captainBLADE 23 1450 04-12-2011 03:24 PM
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Individual needs
There are so many personal factors to consider that it's difficult to give one answer. Price, flying locations and flying frequency all come to mind. If we ignore these and only consider performance, we probably just go for a 90.

Myself, I fly the 250 most of all because it's so darned convenient because I can fly it almost anywhere. It's also nice that it's inexpensive. It's performance is decent, but for me, it's mostly the convenience. I'm not a hardcore 3D competitive pilot, so it's not optimal performance that matters most; acceptable (but strong) performance is good enough for me.
 

04-09-2011 09:18 PM  8 years ago
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The best vid from ETOC ( page 1 2 )
littleman 23 1410 04-09-2011 11:20 PM
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Wow! Crraaazzzy flight! Great job Kyle!

Thanks for the vid!
 

02-11-2011 08:03 PM  8 years ago
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Trex 250 nitro...VIDEO ( page 1 2 )
McKrackin 21 2145 02-12-2011 11:13 PM
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But they didn't get it off the ground??
 

10-22-2010 12:45 PM  9 years ago
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scotti158 15 721 10-22-2010 11:44 PM
RobMcQuillen
martinic

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This summer I changed all my connectors from Deans Ultra and Deans Micro to EC5 and EC3. No looking back. Great connector design - no more heat shrink, simple to solder, polarized, shrouded, high current. I'm very pleased with the ECs.
 

09-24-2010 01:09 PM  9 years ago
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Ace Hobby closing ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
jbjones 130 14299 11-05-2010 06:00 PM
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martinic

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Yes, Colin posted his resignation from Team Thunder Tiger on his Facebook wall. He's a great guy and an amazing pilot and is an asset to any group he is associated with.
 

09-23-2010 05:20 PM  9 years ago
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Ace Hobby closing ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
jbjones 130 14299 11-05-2010 06:00 PM
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martinic

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Colin
YEs
Yes where is Colin heli 777
Colin Bell
Is the only missing pilot!
http://www.ttamerica.com/index.html

The list linked is for Thunder Tiger America. Colin is Canadian. Tom Rolfson (Norway) isn't on the ttamerica list either. Perhaps nothing.
 

09-17-2010 01:17 AM  9 years ago
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What heli is this???????????? ­čôĚ
rjhpilot91 17 1340 09-21-2010 06:54 PM
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Max232 has it. A JR. Maybe an Ergo, or Venture. Fuzzy pictures.
 

08-25-2010 06:17 PM  9 years ago
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Tired of using paypal as the "only" online payment system? Any ideas about this company? ( page 1 2 )
classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
Mike Fortin
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I noticed that they have now changed their name to GPal - good move. Reflects their broader application. Still some gun related updates/new bits, but that will probably evolve with time too.
 

05-05-2010 01:03 AM  9 years ago
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Another one bites the dust ( page 1 2 )
toolman18 26 1700 05-12-2010 11:10 PM
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Fire, injury, burned house, etc.
 

03-12-2010 03:00 PM  9 years ago
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Bouchah 42 2092 03-16-2010 03:05 AM
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If you can afford to keep it, then keep it. If not, sell it.

Years ago, I started out with a Hummingbird CP - I don't miss it at all! No fond memories whatsoever!
 

02-19-2010 12:07 PM  9 years ago
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jschenck 24 2860 02-20-2010 04:37 AM
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Too funny! The scale model was the biggest suprise!

I had forgotten how bad Batman was!
 

02-18-2010 08:21 PM  9 years ago
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classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the link. At least they're transparent about it. I appreciate that as it lets me make a choice. Most of the posters in the linked thread seem to agree that hiding the affiliations would be a negative thing. I respect that.

That explains the why.

So it's very new too. Launched in October 2009.
 

02-18-2010 08:05 PM  9 years ago
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classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
Mike Fortin
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It's a great name to attract and cater to gun enthusiasts. If that's what calguns and the board members felt was the point, then the name is perfect.

I think the potential put off is more than just the name; it's also the gun affilliations throughout the site. The fact that there is a donation feature and NRA is promoted heavily just makes the site that much more political. Again, whatever turns your crank.

What's the link to the discussion on calguns?

Maybe the larger issue is payment alternatives to Paypal. That seems to be an issue of concern for RR members.

Maybe we need "HELIPAL"?
 

02-18-2010 07:56 PM  9 years ago
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classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
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Yeah, I get that, but if they just didn't restrict guns (as Paypal does) and beat Paypal for price (as they seem to do), then they would still service the gun crowd but not turn off the non-gun crowd = more money. That's the part that seems like a missed opportunity/shortsighted.
 

02-18-2010 07:15 PM  9 years ago
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classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
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I too found good things about them, particularly from gun enthusiasts who are their target audience. If you don't mind the gun affiliation, then give them a "shot".
 

02-18-2010 06:48 PM  9 years ago
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Jeff polisena 77 3138 02-20-2010 06:16 PM
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I find myself going to the main forum rather than the heli-specific ones. Less help requests, more general topics of interest.
 

02-18-2010 06:26 PM  9 years ago
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How far is too far?
Bouchah 19 1261 02-18-2010 07:54 PM
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Mark, YOU WIN!
 

02-18-2010 05:02 PM  9 years ago
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classic 22 1729 08-26-2010 01:49 PM
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Why anyone would affiliate an otherwise general purpose payment system with guns is beyond me. You'd think they would not skew it to a specific audience so that they could have a larger market potential. Too weird.

The message seems to be that if you're into guns, then they're your payment system of choice. Although there doesn't seem to be anything in their policies limiting it to guns - just stuff about various incompatible uses (acceptable use), all of which seem reasonable. Other than the name and the affiliations, there's nothing there that screams guns.

Of course, the gun affiliation is the owner, Mr. Cannon's , role in the California Gun website listed; but why make that association to a payment system? He must be very passionate about guns, as he is willing to limit his market reach. You have to respect their commitment to their cause, I suppose.

Call it payments.com or similar, don't mention the affiliations with guns (but don't diasallow them either) and they would still serve their goals and open up their market at the same time.

I'm not in the apparent target market (not particularly fond of guns), so I'll pass.
 

12-17-2009 04:59 PM  9 years ago
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HAHA! Don't try this at home, only on a latin game show!!! *heli related* ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Aox 80 3942 12-20-2009 08:23 PM
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Well, don't keep me in suspense any longer - what what his score??

If through some miracle he won $43,000, then they don't know how good heli flying can get. I also bet there would be more than a few pilots at the next auditions!
 

11-13-2009 03:44 PM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
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Thankfully that's not my house!

The biggest issue is the poor lipo performance in the cold. My efforts at keepign them warm just doesn't seem to cut it. 1-2 minute flights with low headspeed.
 

11-13-2009 01:49 PM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
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3D in this!

Just a little snow you say? Check out the incredible photos here...

Ahh, warm, sunny climates...
 

11-13-2009 01:29 AM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
martinic

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It sounds like chinesejade - special power setups for the Walkera submicros (in the upgrades sections). There's a good thread on RGC in the micro forum on brushless conversions and this supplier and other solutions for brushless and separates are covered.
 

11-13-2009 12:01 AM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
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I have these really warm, thin gloves (Gortex N2S), but the lipos don't perform too well in the cold even if I keep them warm in my coat I guess that's where nitro helis have a edge.

I have just flown smaller helis (Trex 450, Gaui 100 Pro, Walkera 4#3, Trex 250) in our rented gym over the Winter. Works okay, but I'm still rusty come Spring. This is the first Winter indoors with the Trex 250 - I'm looking forward to it.
 

11-12-2009 11:57 PM  9 years ago
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VTOL - The ultimate plane had to hover like a helicopter?
jackheli 14 1162 11-13-2009 12:00 AM
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
 

11-12-2009 11:46 PM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
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The GAUI EP100 was ever so slightly smaller. It is the same class heli as a Trex 250 - I've owned and flown both. The GAUI Hurricane 200 is a later version of the original EP100 Pro with many updates including longer 190mm blades and boom. The orignal EP100 with the shorter 160mm blades didn't have much lift; the longer 190mm blades gave it life.

In any case, an EP100, EP 100 Pro, Hurricane 200 v1/V2 and Align Trex 250 are all about the same size and are not going to 3D in your living room comfortably unless you're a super pro.

A submicro is a generally much harder to fly due to the smaller mass and miniscule tolerances.

Living room - not good unless it's huge. Gymasium - now you have possibilities!

You'll probably have to try a submicro CP to see, but I strongly feel that a sim is the best bet to keep the fingers and brain wired for helis over cold winters. The real solution would be to move to a warmer climate - DROOL!
 

11-12-2009 07:38 PM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
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The Gaui 100 is basically the same size as a Trex 250 and has a headspeed to match. Ouch!
 

11-12-2009 06:28 PM  9 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry 35 3140 11-16-2009 03:10 PM
halley
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If you're really skilled, you might be able to flip a Walkera 4G3V3 (latest version. Pretty sure that the Novus CP is the same as the earlier 4G3). It's a true CP submicro and is in theory 3D capable.

For most, flying 3D in a living room is best accomplished on a simulator. If you're like most, you'll have to buy something like the 4G3 and find out for yourself.

Big living room?

Watch at YouTube

Maybe a 4G6 - reportedly more stable. Also a "3D" submicro heli.
 

11-10-2009 03:45 PM  9 years ago
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Collective pitch coax...seen one fly? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
McKrackin 27 5654 11-17-2009 01:10 AM
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since you guys are pulling out all the different coax's. Isn't there one that has one set of blades above the heli and the other set below the heli?
Here's one from Youtube

Watch at YouTube

More of a UAV. I've seen others.
 

11-09-2009 12:02 PM  9 years ago
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Collective pitch coax...seen one fly? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
McKrackin 27 5654 11-17-2009 01:10 AM
Brokenlink
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Wow - and a turbine at that!!

This video looks like it may be it or a very similar model.

Watch at YouTube

 

10-14-2009 03:48 PM  10 years ago
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Crazy Chopper Pilots ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
billm 31 4364 10-15-2009 02:45 AM
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Jayforce, Did you even read the thread or watch the videos?
 

10-13-2009 06:09 PM  10 years ago
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Nicros 136 5916 10-14-2009 08:59 PM
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This is a reality of our hobby. We do something that is non-conventional. Peace and quiet is something everyone can relate to - when push comes to shove, conventional wins out over non-conventional. accept this reality and learn to work with it.

At least you aren't dealing with an established flying field - many a club has lost a hard-earned field over noise complaints and encroachment. You can simply find somewhere else to fly or take your chances in the same park by adjusting your flying times.

Unfortunately, you're going have confrontation once in a while in this hobby.
 

10-07-2009 05:17 PM  10 years ago
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My Head exploded. Was it my fault???? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 )
Michaelinpr 44 2516 10-09-2009 06:23 AM
Leif
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There have been other forum-reported cases of the 3D Pro 325 CF blades breaking at the root. You may wish to check that angle out as well.

Of course, there may be no connection at all (perhaps different root causes?), but it's worth a look.
 

10-06-2009 04:24 PM  10 years ago
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what_the_helli 54 2475 10-10-2009 06:36 PM
chopper_crazy
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My lesson learned is to remove the power from the wet components ASAP and then dry everything off well.
 

10-06-2009 01:14 PM  10 years ago
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what_the_helli 54 2475 10-10-2009 06:36 PM
chopper_crazy
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I got caught in a sudden rain while flying my Raptor 50 and my DX7 got water on it while I landed and ran for cover with my gear. The TX was acting stranegly so I dried the TX the best I could, but I didn't remove the battery from the TX and it shorted - wires melted right through the insulation and destroyed the TX. At least I managed to land before the D7 was fried.

That was an accidental exposure and I was only in it for a minute or so.

Luckily Horizon replaced it for me - very nice of them - but I was without a TX for a month or so during peak flying season (no backup).
 

09-15-2009 04:12 PM  10 years ago
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floop 66 3466 09-21-2009 02:09 AM
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I do appreciate the posting of this type of information. As I stated, I hadn't considered the applicability of NOTAMS to our small, low flying unmanned aircraft.

Seriously - what percentage of R/C pilots check NOTAMs or call their local aerodrome before heading out to fly? Fortunately, many of us check forums daily.

That said, we always land and/or get out of the way when small aircraft or other airborne folks (parachutists, etc.) Are on a path over our fields - but that's part of the Canadian national MAAC safety code.

Even though I am not even remotely affected by this particular notice, this is good info to know. Thanks for posting.
 

09-15-2009 02:44 AM  10 years ago
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floop 66 3466 09-21-2009 02:09 AM
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Wow - they're very specific:
C. The following operations are not authorized within this TFR: flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population control flight operations, banner towing operations, model aircraft operations, model rocketry, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
How would the operators of all of these types of aircraft know to check NOTAMs? I had no idea that we needed to check them.
 

09-14-2009 02:20 PM  10 years ago
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Furyous 464 27969 07-20-2010 06:12 AM
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Ouch!!

Isn't it remarkable that both pilots perceive the exact same centerline on the runway and altitude?! Big, wide runway and comparatively small helis. The sky was otherwise empty. The odds against it happening must be very high.

I'm very sorry for your losses. It's so tragic when this happens.
 

03-28-2009 10:10 PM  10 years ago
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snookfishnjoe 120 6324 03-29-2009 07:05 PM
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Wow - what a pissing match.

I could care less what everyone is flying as long as we're all having fun. I love the hobby and think helis are amazing fun.

Just enjoy the hobby and have fun flying. Nothing like a great day with the guys at the field.

Go fly.
 

05-14-2008 05:19 PM  11 years ago
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Pilot1 39 3923 05-14-2008 07:59 PM
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Are those ejection seat handles on the MI26? Up into the blades?
 

12-22-2007 12:49 AM  11 years ago
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lesodell3 21 1615 12-22-2007 12:49 AM
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It is inevitable. The reliance on distribution channels is the most significant limiting factor on nitro engines. Battery technology is where the real research development is happening.

I give nitro (new products) no more than 10 years.
Furthermore, I think electric will completely dominate in competitive circles within 3-5 years.

All just guesses, but fun to contemplate nevertheless...
 

12-18-2007 08:02 PM  11 years ago
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MMike 21 1930 12-18-2007 08:02 PM
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The EP100 runs at high headspeeds (~3500 RPM). There are wood blades available but you should soak the roots in think CA for extra strength.
 

12-15-2007 07:10 PM  11 years ago
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xxcysxx 363 24835 11-05-2009 10:32 PM
jbdww
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Century Hummingbird 3D Pro - tried two of them, all the upgrades and never could get either to hover halfway stable. Basically gave them away. Good riddance.
 

11-08-2007 10:28 AM  11 years ago
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Nitrohuffer 40 2583 11-10-2007 11:41 PM
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I read on another RR thread that the limitation was the tip speed. At 2100 RPM a 600mm blade heli is approaching a maximum before (stall?) (~330mph at sea level).

It was a post from umdpru on the same subject from this thread (2nd from the bottom). Here's the post:
its simple. its a combination of available power and aerodynamics. you need to keep the blade tip speeds below the compressibility point. at sea level under standard atmospheric conditions, thats around 330 mph. a smaller blade can be run at higher headspeeds because the blades are shorter and so the velocity at the tips is slower than on a longer blade turning at the same angular velocity. the other limiting factor is available HP. if you put a big enough engine in to allow higher headspeeds then the bird would weigh too much. you could alleviate the high weight by increasing the blade length and thus decreasing the disk loading. now youve gone full circle and are now back to compressibility problems.
Just to give some examples:

A 330 mph tip speed is about 4000 RPM on a Trex with a 700mm rotor. At 2800 RPM (normal speeds), tip speed is about 230 mph.

Tip speed on a Raptor 50, 8.5:1 running 2000 RPM with 600mm blades (1340mm rotor) is about 314 mph.
 

11-07-2007 05:15 PM  11 years ago
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Nitrohuffer 40 2583 11-10-2007 11:41 PM
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Aww come on - 5200 RPM on the 450SE? That's gotta be a mistake. What blades stood up to that?
 

10-03-2007 07:16 PM  12 years ago
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RunNoob 7 707 10-03-2007 07:16 PM
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RunNoob - there's no real consistency. The best bet is to just look at the blade size (single blade) and use that to determine relative size.

In general terms, there are (smallest to largest) submicros, micros, minis and standard helis. There are no hard rules or generally accepted blade size measurements for each of these ranges (they're the small, medium, large and extra large of the heli world).
 

10-03-2007 05:59 PM  12 years ago
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pat_soccer_89 30 1950 10-03-2007 06:48 PM
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These ones are the Windstopper gloves I use - they're very thin and have full-fingers.

 

10-03-2007 03:07 PM  12 years ago
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RunNoob 7 707 10-03-2007 07:16 PM
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Often. Seemingly moreso than other manufacturers.

Yes, the Trex 500 (Lepton size) is undergoing flight tests Oct. 10th for a release in Nov/Dec. and a 90 is in the works for the Spring.
 

10-03-2007 12:43 AM  12 years ago
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pat_soccer_89 30 1950 10-03-2007 06:48 PM
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Up in the snowy North, I fly using Gore Windstopper gloves. They're super thin (liner glove thin), warm, wind resistant and maintain tactile feel.
 

10-03-2007 12:40 AM  12 years ago
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kiwidave1 44 3661 10-03-2007 10:06 PM
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Wow - did that ever get off track!

Bottom line: We should be able to freely travel with our model aircraft abord full scale aircraft or accross borders without undue restrictions. It will be tragic if fellow R/C pilots are unable to attend events in other regions and/or countries because of restrictions on their liberties.

This is a hobby and it is a social experience. Restrictions on our freedom of movement are unacceptable.

Bring on fast trains; plane travel is now officially a pain in the butt. To hell with the airline industry and the TSA. Make a point and don't fly (in real aircraft).
 

10-02-2007 05:22 PM  12 years ago
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kiwidave1 44 3661 10-03-2007 10:06 PM
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lib┬Ěer┬Ěty (lĭb'ər-tē )
n., pl. -ties.

The condition of being free from restriction or control.
The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing.
The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor. See synonyms at freedom.
Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.
A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights.
So it would seem that the US is willing to sacrifice liberty itself in order to protect liberty. (yeah, it's the same thing here in Canada )
 

09-27-2007 01:47 PM  12 years ago
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got a job to fly my heli at a golf course... ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
legoman67 27 2281 09-27-2007 01:47 PM
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Just make sure they're paying you for anything but the heli flying.
 

09-27-2007 12:44 PM  12 years ago
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Airsoft fun
Eartaker 10 689 09-27-2007 12:44 PM
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Google "airsoft heli". There is a video or two and several threads. One of the videos is a Trex with an airsoft gun mounted.
 

08-22-2007 03:46 PM  12 years ago
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halburn 8 1475 08-22-2007 05:44 PM
SSN Pru
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Full details available in this thread.

The reports posted so far all relate to the A blades.
 

08-22-2007 12:40 PM  12 years ago
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halburn 8 1475 08-22-2007 05:44 PM
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There's no difference in the published specs other than the weight (the B's are 20g lighter).
 

08-22-2007 12:36 PM  12 years ago
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halburn 8 1475 08-22-2007 05:44 PM
SSN Pru
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The models are all here:

http://www.align.com.tw/shop/index.php?cPath=22_72_82

Based on the weight you quoted, you're talking about 600mm CF blades, right? If so, then it would be one (or both) of these parts:

H60115 600A
H60140 600B

They also make a 600mm CF night blade: H60131

It's important to be specific. Align also makes smaller Trex 450 CF blades.
 

08-22-2007 11:41 AM  12 years ago
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halburn 8 1475 08-22-2007 05:44 PM
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What is the Align part number involved?
 

08-20-2007 06:20 PM  12 years ago
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Jag72 23 1481 08-21-2007 09:46 PM
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Throttle hold Jag...

That sucks.
 

07-28-2007 12:45 AM  12 years ago
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IRCHA radio impounds and 2.4ghz?
Tyler 17 1043 07-28-2007 09:37 AM
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I think all tx's should be impounded.
2.4's should be assigned a number in liew of a channel and have to wait like everyone else.
Fair is fair.
Perhaps only 2.4 should be allowed and then no TXes impounded and no numbers or pins. Fair is fair, after all.
 

06-19-2007 11:50 PM  12 years ago
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What Raptor!! ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
falcon 23 3178 06-21-2007 02:30 AM
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Jason, no-one on this thread even mentionned the Trex by name, let alone claimed that it made them a better pilot.

If I could trade my Raptor 50 for a Trex 600 E, I would in a heartbeat. Engine tuning is PITA IMHO.
 

06-15-2007 06:24 PM  12 years ago
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Travel with Heli?
david11cap 8 536 06-15-2007 06:24 PM
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The worst part is the inconsistency. On the same trip you might get something through fine at one airport and have it confiscated at another.

Just try getting your shampoo through without it being in a plastic bag (of a specific dimension, etc, blah, blah, blah). It's like they make up new policies every day.
 

06-15-2007 06:09 PM  12 years ago
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david11cap 8 536 06-15-2007 06:24 PM
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Yes, but laptops, phones and cameras burst into flames too. Just do a search with Google (laptop fire, cell phone fire, etc.).

The common threats are heat and overcharging; themes that are well known to R/C users.
 

06-12-2007 07:48 PM  12 years ago
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Fuel prices
hueyman 19 1179 06-13-2007 10:10 AM
eskiserkan
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$35 Cdn a gallon for CoolPower 30% in Atlantic Canada. $25 for the 15%. Oh yeah - add 14% HST (Sales Tax) on top of that! Downright painful!
 

06-06-2007 10:20 PM  12 years ago
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Inverted flight switch
neutronforce 11 635 06-06-2007 11:05 PM
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That would be great if you could also get a backwards/nose-in switch! The 8103 has that too (the inverted flight, that is).
 

06-05-2007 03:54 PM  12 years ago
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QuantumPSI 23 1429 06-05-2007 05:42 PM
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I tend to agree with the definition of quality as being the degree to which a product or service meets the customer's expectations.

This ties in to value and involves a a lot of other factors.

To me, the quality of the product out of the box isn't everything; it's also how that product is supported. I think it is fair to say that a quality product will typically be well supported and a lower quality product will typically be less well supported - but it's certainly not the rule.

Lots of guys buy a $200 heli and expect it to do 3D out of the box. Their expectations aren't realistic. They typically have poor quality experience.

Informed buyers have more realistic expectations. When they pay a lot of a product (what "a lot" is varies by buyer), they expect quality - sometimes they don't get it. Sometimes the quality of the product is good, but the quality of the service is poor relative to the customer's expectations. Generally you get what you pay for, but not always.

I think we generally try to get quality product while paying as little as possible (ie. obtain good value).

Obviously it is possible to make a heli the flies great, is easy to assemble and maintain, is durable, has no defects, doesn't require upgrades or fixes, has great parts availability, is consistent, etc.; but who is willing to disregard cost? Probably very few of us.

I am willing to sacrifice some of my ideals of "quality" to attain good value. Value is more important to me than quality. I take the time to inform myself about a product/service to try to assess if it will be a good match to my expectations (which I try to establish as realistic through research).
 

05-30-2007 12:22 AM  12 years ago
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NitroCrag 31 1696 05-30-2007 08:38 PM
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How about making it as easy as possible and not trying to measure it up against a 3D heli? For starters, how about just hovering, whatever size is best, 1 minute or more of flight time. Now how many amps are we talking about?
 

05-29-2007 09:30 PM  12 years ago
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NitroCrag 31 1696 05-30-2007 08:38 PM
Wingman77
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3 Hydrogen Fuel Cell RC Vehicles:
Hyfish UAV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4NSUA-soKs
RC Car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVIvsdSyhFY
RC Plane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kka3n3gvXvM

A heli shouldn't be all that much harder.
 

05-20-2007 08:50 PM  12 years ago
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Ruff 45 3235 05-25-2007 03:40 PM
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I just don't think that terrorists are going to take the time to fly well, let alone invest in a bunch of fancy video gear that would let them fly far - just to deliver a 20lb payload?

20lbs will fit in a briefcase or backpack. It would also be much less noticeable. The technical know how to deliver such a payload this way is far, far less than learning how to competently fly R/C and integrate an R/C video/head mounted display setup.

It's a shame that the public is gullible and is likely to take this article seriously.
 

05-20-2007 02:50 AM  12 years ago
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Ruff 45 3235 05-25-2007 03:40 PM
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It would be far easier for real terrorists to simply build car bombs with enough explosive to take out a block. That's how they do it in Iraq, after all.

There must be a lot of easier ways to deliver 20 lbs of explosive than learing how to fly R/C and rig it up for out-of-eyesight flight.

These reporters are really digging deep for stories. Must be a slow news week.

What's amazing is that they actually got government officials to comment on it.
 

05-15-2007 08:06 PM  12 years ago
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Fall2Fast 37 1468 05-16-2007 09:54 PM
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A 6-year-old who loves airplanes was in a common area not the pit and threw a glider (small 4" type) this Pissed off the club president so he took the glider threw it to the ground and stepped on it. He picked it up and smashed it with his hands. Then he threw into the trash!
I would have gone over the the President's plane in the pits and stomped it or busted it over his head.
 

05-11-2007 05:00 PM  12 years ago
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Prophet 104 10045 10-22-2009 09:51 PM
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It depends on what you drive them to the field in!
 

04-18-2007 07:50 PM  12 years ago
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pkelvin 128 9443 05-02-2007 04:46 AM
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Sure, for photos of the 600N, just take a look at steph280's gallery.
 

04-18-2007 05:41 PM  12 years ago
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pkelvin 128 9443 05-02-2007 04:46 AM
enahs
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600N, no question. Proven performance, excellent parts support, great pricing. Align innovates so quickly that everyone else is just trying to catch up.
 

04-17-2007 08:03 PM  12 years ago
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looking to add a Gov? throttle jockey pro or rev max? ( page 1 2 )
concept1 20 974 04-18-2007 11:24 AM
Billebob
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You may also want to consider the Multigov. You set the headspeed through the LCD panel/interface.
 

04-12-2007 12:34 AM  12 years ago
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Why hasn't anyone regeared nitros to run at higher headspeeds? ( page 1 2 )
Maxists The Baddist 25 1640 04-12-2007 03:15 AM
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Yes, but as the 25C batts come out, the 15C prices have dropped dramatically. Trouble is, we crave the higher power.
 

04-11-2007 11:34 PM  12 years ago
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Maxists The Baddist 25 1640 04-12-2007 03:15 AM
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thats around 330 mph
Just to give some examples:

A 330 mph tip speed is about 4000 RPM on a Trex with a 700mm rotor. At 2800 RPM (normal speeds), tip speed is about 230 mph.

Tip speed on a Raptor 50, 8.5:1 running 2000 RPM with 600mm blades (1340mm rotor) is about 314 mph.

So from this, it would seem there's a lot more room to tweak a Trex.

Thanks! I learned something new today.
 

04-11-2007 06:13 PM  12 years ago
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Maxists The Baddist 25 1640 04-12-2007 03:15 AM
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Unlike electrics (it seems like there are a bazillion new power options coming out every day, each better than the one before it), nitro technology hasn't changed all that much. Sure, there have been improvements, but nothing like the exponential change that is occuring in the electric world. This is all relatively speaking, of course.

The relatively consistent power to weight ratios of nitro platforms meeans that the balance of power, weight and headspeed is well established and doesn't change a whole lot. Before you could make dramatic differences in the headspeed, you'd need some dramatic improvement in the powerplant technology.

So, aside from minor variations, a 50 works well with 600mm blades at ~2K RPM and the motors and gearing are balanced. If you want more power, you go to a 90. It's simpler because the parameters don't change significantly.

Now, in electric, the underlying battery technology (fuel) is changing in leaps and bounds. As higher capacity, lighter, lower internal resistance, higher discharge batteries come out, new motors (and helis) come out to exploit them. The "best configuration" is a moving target. What's best today is obselete in 2-3 months.

So, that's why people don't mess around too much with nitro gearing and why electric is wide open.

What this means is that there is more market potnential for electric -this means higher performance for pilots, a larger market for manufacturers, distributors and retailers and overall growth for our hobby. This is the real reason that e-helis will displace nitro and gas helis in the marketplace.

This is not limited to helis as it is also true in fixed wing, although gas is currently the power system of choice for larger aircraft there.

Electric completely dominates the smaller platforms and this phenomena is creeping up to the larger aircraft as volumes drive down pricing and make the technology more affordable; it's self-fulfilling.

Electric will increasingly displace nitro and gas because that's where the growth market is. It is what people want (created market?) and where there is the most growth potential for manufacturers.
 

01-22-2007 07:29 PM  12 years ago
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the-eagle 20 1210 01-22-2007 07:29 PM
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How about remotely piloted R/C? Like a sim over the internet, except you're flying a real heli on the other end. That way you can fly for real all year round.
 

01-17-2007 10:17 AM  12 years ago
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Nitro Trex
the-eagle 5 812 01-17-2007 10:17 AM
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Instead of converting a Trex, you might want to consider one of the .18 nitro helis...
 

11-07-2006 03:39 PM  12 years ago
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Nick Jones 73 4297 01-10-2007 12:46 AM
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Up and coming heli ambassador and 3D pilot extraordinaire Colin Bell, a local favorite (I'm biased). Colin and his Dad, Stephen Bell, are top knotch fellas.
 

09-05-2006 12:55 AM  13 years ago
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T-rex 450 or MX-400?
Jacked637 9 604 09-06-2006 01:39 AM
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The MX400 has a more tame cyclic response than the Trex. The Trex is better suited for 3D because of this. If you prefer sport flying, then the MX400 is fine.
 

08-14-2006 10:44 AM  13 years ago
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IRCHA 2006 HELI JAMBOREE ­čôĚ
Mark Ryder 196 115906 11-14-2006 04:01 PM
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The Aurora's
Keep in mind that they threw these machines together at the last moment (they were even to the field late because of it). Under that kind of pressure and rush, the risk of errors increases exponentially.

So, was it more important to show the helis at any cost (with non-production parts and risking crashes), or was it better to wait and eat crow yet another time for being a no-show? There's probably no easy answer. Both positions are defensible under those conditions. The only good option would have been to avoid the situation in the first place by launching on time and under control - but this is engineering.

I wouldn't hold this against them just yet. Wait and see how they continue to launch the heli - a rough start can be forgivable if everything gets worked out in the end.
 

08-13-2006 11:59 AM  13 years ago
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IRCHA 2006 HELI JAMBOREE ­čôĚ
Mark Ryder 196 115906 11-14-2006 04:01 PM
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Thanks Mark for the fantastic photos! The quality of your work is superb. It's like being there.

Nice to see shots of our Canuck pilot, Colin Bell! That's his Raptor 90 with the blue on top, white in the middle and orange on the bottom.

Looks like a great place to be. I'll have to start going to these events - they look like an awesome time.
 

07-24-2006 11:52 PM  13 years ago
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E-bay gyros
Norm 8 668 07-24-2006 11:52 PM
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It's been discussed on other forums and if it's the same thing then it is a piezo gyro and (despite what they say in the listing) doesn't actually have the SMM sensor as the Futaba and JR gyros do. It is temperature sensitive.
 

06-17-2006 02:55 PM  13 years ago
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Win a 10th of a penny for every RR post! ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Mark Ryder 584 22703 08-01-2006 09:19 PM
MSP765
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My guess=1925242
My spread=45 (1925197 thru 1925287)
 

06-03-2006 01:30 AM  13 years ago
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Ways of curing static build up in tail belts
Lorents 16 931 06-03-2006 09:07 AM
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We had a pretty detailed discussion of this subject on the Trex forum: http://www.runryder.com/t230332p1 - you might find it helpful.
 

06-02-2006 10:19 AM  13 years ago
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Ways of curing static build up in tail belts
Lorents 16 931 06-03-2006 09:07 AM
Lorents
martinic

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It doesn't dissapate static - it stops it in the first place. The slightest bit of oil will prevent static buildup - that's how WD40 works against static on belts. Check this out: http://www.amasci.com/emotor/vdgbug.html - these guys are trying to build up static so just do what they say not to do.
 

05-25-2006 01:50 AM  13 years ago
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Electric Heli's at Sam's and Walmart by Christmas ( page 1 2 3 4 )
jetranger 65 3122 05-25-2006 06:44 PM
heligoole
martinic

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For laughs - Big Box Mart at JibJab:
http://www.jibjab.com/JokeBox/JokeB...spx?movieid=122
 

05-05-2006 10:44 PM  13 years ago
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Flying with feet
Yug 17 986 05-07-2006 01:44 PM
hingus2000
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Flying with feet could be ideal for people who are disabled and don't have the use of their hands.
 

04-22-2006 04:05 PM  13 years ago
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Does AMA have any heli / plank flying together poiices ?
440GTX 10 780 05-03-2006 03:07 PM
fliggyg
martinic

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Wow - first I heard of that! That's quite a rumour. If that's just someone's opinion they had better shut up before they start a fight.

If MAAC banned mixed flying at fields then I would drop my membership and buy insurance seperately. There's already serious talk about buying insurance and dropping MAAC (I'm not one of them) -this would be more fuel to that camp.

I know that plankers and rotorheads are now always friendly, but the same can be said about electric and nitro or even small (40) nitro and large. These differences/preferences are hardly universal and those who would express them in an offical context will find themselves in a small crowd.

In these days of losing fields, we should be sticking together, not finding reasons to split apart. Safety is largely in the hands of the individual pilots - their approaches to flying and maintenance - you can't compare safety of planks and rotors without assessing a lot of complex factors.

The popularity and convenience of small electrics means that the need for fields is diminishing. Club fields need all the support they can get.

If this was said in an official context, I want names. If this is just informal discussion, that's one thing; but if it is in active policy discussion then a campaign is warranted.
 

04-17-2006 11:08 AM  13 years ago
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precision scale mil 24 model ­čôĚ
geeo 15 1027 04-17-2006 03:05 PM
heli_madken
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8,000 - 10,000 hours...how much would you want an hour? At least $5? Professionally, more like $50.

Every screw is in the right spot - wow! Absolutely amazing.
 
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