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06-30-2009 05:14 PM  10 years ago
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For the 1000th time - 50 vs 90 📷
tchavei 16 907 06-30-2009 05:46 PM
USNAviationjay
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

thx for all replies.

Having multiple birds doesn't work for me. I need to know and feel the machine inside out and just focus on the maneuvers I'm learning or practicing. That was one of the reasons I sold my entire fleet and just stuck to one model with full backups. If I go down the Srimok route, the same will have to be done because otherwise its just a waste of time and fuel. It takes me at least two flights to get barely confortable when I switch so I would like to avoid that.

I know that crashing a 90 hurts even if it is something cheap as a T700. Thing is, I don't want just a 90 sized. I would never consider moving from my vibe to a T700 and we have a few at our field.

I had the opportunity to fly a friends Vibe SG the other day and it flew nice. I couldn't tell much because I was very careful but probably that's why I wasn't that impressed.

I don't know what to do, maybe I should just wait longer and maybe kasama will come out with a Srimok 50...

Tony

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06-30-2009 01:36 AM  10 years ago
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For the 1000th time - 50 vs 90 📷
tchavei 16 907 06-30-2009 05:46 PM
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tchavei

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For the 1000th time - 50 vs 90
This has been discussed to death here on RR and I contributed to most threads myself (favoring the 50) but currently I feel I have reached a cross road in my path and I would like to hear some input from you guys.

I started in this hobby over 5 years ago with a Freya 70. I learned basic hovering in all orientations and figure 8s. I then got myself an Evo 50 and transformed my Freya into a 90 sized. After a while, I decided to dump my Freya because it wasn't seeing any air time. I wouldn't say it was because of the pucker factor because I was just as afraid to fly my Evo back then lol. The evo was somehow much more agile and lively than my Freya. The 90 was powerful but more like a big block truck.

Later I tried different birds in the 50 sized class and my flying skills really took of with my 600n. Finally, last year I found a bird that really inspired me which was the Vibe 50.

Currently I only have Vibes. I sold every other bird I had and got extra kits and full backup parts that allow me to maintain and repair my bird in matter of hours. I've converted it to FBL and currently I have no complaints about its performance.

Now comes the catch... Since the day I saw pics and building threads about the Srimok 90, I can't sleep well. I wake up during the night thinking about the machine. I always enjoyed the mechanical aspect of the hobby and looking at the Srimok, its one of those bird that breath intelligent top class engineering all over...

I find myself thinking more and more if it is time to give the 90s another chance. I crash rather seldom, maybe once every 150 flights but I do crash and fuel expenses do worry me from time to time so my question is: is it really worth it? Am I missing that much comparing to a FBL 50 sized bird? Do you favor the 90 sized over the 50s?

After some engine and vbar mods my vibe eats my 6S protos at lunch and I thought that bird had power... does a 90 get even better?

Thx for your input

Regards

tony

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06-28-2009 02:01 AM  10 years ago
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slightly puffed pack
lib435 15 707 06-28-2009 07:39 PM
lib435
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I would make damm sure that pack is a hazard before throwing away a US$400 battery thats for sure.

How old is the pack? What is the C rating, what is the application? It would be interesting to know if the "swelling" came from many cycles, too much current draw, too much heat or too much discharge.

if the battery has 100/200 cycles on it, it doesn't owe you anything and you can probably still use it if it charges fine and doesn't swell again. Expect shorter flight times and treat it like an old grandma. Dispose of it or reuse some cells for other applications (like your 450).
If it is relatively new, I would go after the manufacturer. A puffing $400 lipo isn't acceptable after half a dozen flights as long as you respected normal rules of usage. This isn't an outrage pack so it shouldn't swell just like that.

Tony

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06-24-2009 02:18 AM  10 years ago
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whats preferd the larger 50s and above/or the smaller electrics? ( page 1 2 )
leeinshirley@ti 25 1044 06-25-2009 03:13 AM
baby uh1
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

They all have their place.

On weekends I fly my Vibe 50 because it has presence, almost all the power I can wish for (We always want more though), maneuvers are much easier to do and I love the smell of nitro. Its also flybarless which adds a completely different feel. I also love autos so thats a bonus with a 50 sized.

Having said that, I also have a Protos 500 which I keep in the back of my car and which I use for daily practice (when I can) during the week. Its clean, doesn't need a tool or starter box and convenient. If you have confidence you can fly a 500 sized bird in any wind you fly a 50 or a 90. Last week I flew my Protos in 30mph winds without the slightest problem. Sure its not as precise or easy as when there is no wind but you can fly and do ever maneuver in book. I only have two lipos now and I do two 4:30 min flights to practice specific maneuvers or just to get a "fix".

If I had to give up one... I'm not sure which... the protos gets flown more because of what I said above but my "grins" comes with my Vibe... what is more important to you? Quality vs Quantity?

Tony

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06-23-2009 02:12 AM  10 years ago
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POLL: Have your Skills "Plateaued"? What to do?? 📷 ( page 1 2 3 )
flustercluck 42 1961 06-26-2009 04:57 PM
flustercluck
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

We all get frustrated from time to time. Some days we progress very fast and then spend months doing the same stuff.

A few days ago, somebody said to me in a thread (about the Srimok 90) "you only live once"... that kinda made me think. How many times are we flying in our comfort zone and don't want to try that new maneuver we have been practicing on the sim because "Oh, its flying so well now, why dig it in?". Well I say, screw it and fly like you stole it. If you dig it in, at least you were doing something new. Crashing while hovering must be much worse than that no?

Tony

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06-23-2009 02:03 AM  10 years ago
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Am I the only person that dose this?? 📷 ( page 1 2 )
LonR 21 1537 06-25-2009 05:54 PM
josephk
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Depends on the gyro and flying style. Not all gyros have "open holes" in them so oil is less of an issue (spartan, solid-g, etc). If you mount it up front under the canopy, it will also get less oil on it so clear tape isn't necessary in those cases.

Tony

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06-23-2009 01:58 AM  10 years ago
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100F I'm staying at home 📷 ( page 1 2 3 )
tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

^^^

As long as I can take my Vibe with me, no problem. Let it come

Tony

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06-22-2009 06:53 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

How is engine performance with 100F+? I'm running 20% nitro and I can feel the engine struggling with the heat...

Tony

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06-22-2009 12:19 AM  10 years ago
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tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I fly in rain... who's the wimp now?

Tony

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06-21-2009 09:59 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I can't complain much. I fly all year around so the occasional "unfavorable" weekend isn't a big deal but this time I really needed to vent a little and now its over.

Tony

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06-21-2009 06:27 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

The only shadow is my car and flying while the sweat is getting in your eyes is bad enough but having to hold an inverted hover while checking your legs for ticks is too much.

Tony

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06-21-2009 04:32 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 47 1906 06-23-2009 01:58 AM
Ronald Thomas
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

100F I'm staying at home
Well it finally happen... after six month religiously flying every weekend and sometimes during the week, this Sunday I'm staying home. Its 100F outside, absolutely no wind and even the dogs are hiding under the shadows. I'm not going to leave my AC today.

I had intentions going this morning but in the meanwhile also got a phone call from a buddy that the field was full of ticks (God knows where they came from) so that was an good excuse not to go. Oh well... maybe next week.

TOny

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06-18-2009 11:08 PM  10 years ago
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Anyone see this offer yet? 📷 ( page 1 2 )
NOLONGERFLYING 32 1497 06-18-2009 11:08 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Oh come on RappyTappy, I'm sure someone will sell you the kit cheap.

Tony

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06-17-2009 03:00 AM  10 years ago
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Possible to run 140degree ccpm with futaba 12fg?
Amarjit 3 435 06-17-2009 03:07 AM
Amarjit
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Yes, just choose H-3 (the box shaped swash) instead of HR-3

Tony

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06-17-2009 02:52 AM  10 years ago
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Does noobs not reading the instructions annoy you? 📷 ( page 1 2 )
f penfold 36 1457 06-17-2009 06:17 PM
chopper_crazy
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I loved the warning sticker that came on my e-multigov

It was something like this:

"Warning this device is intended to govern rpm through your ESC. Your ESC needs to be programmed. If you don't know how to program your ESC, please return this unit to the dealer and ask for a full refund.

There aren't many companies out there that will have the balls to say something like that but I bet all think about it

Tony

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06-08-2009 01:50 AM  10 years ago
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Can anyone answer this? 📷
Blades345 18 1189 06-08-2009 01:50 AM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I think the OP would get more detailed answers in the Protos forum but since I also own one and decided to do my monthly visit to the main discussion today do here it goes...

1) Let me understand exactly what you were doing... full speed and flips doesn't mix that good unless you were doing traveling flips? Can you explain the maneuver with more details?

2) The tail let loose during a quick turn (aileron I suppose) at full speed? In FFF the tail either follows the heli (rate mode or HH not holding) or its locked in. There is no way its going to break out since the gyro would actually need to give a alot of input to the tail to overcome the path of the heli. Backwards flight sure, inverted backwards also but in stock FFF? Physically I can't see it happen. So if this indeed happen like you described it, something else is going on. How does the tail behave during banked turns? Is it whipping? Making sounds like ratata? I need further info.

3) The 9257 isn't that fast... actually its a mini crippled version of a 9254. The protos is VERY sensitive to the tail linkages. I went through hell making my tail perfectly smooth. Is the tail fork square to the tail shaft? If you threaded it by hand without the tail rotor on, there is a good chance it isn't sitting square making the tail linkage work harder than needed.

4) If your tail "appears" not to be holding during stationary flips... its not the tail, its your swash setup. Swash interactions show up as the tail moving during flips while gyro issues appear as a not level disc after a flip... funny but true.

5)how much maximum collective and cyclic pitch? The protos is a beast but it has its limits. Mine starts bogging at 22 deg combined pitch. I only know because I wanted to try it. You don't use full collective (FFF) with full cyclic (flip)... it will stall the blades.

Tony

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05-23-2009 10:34 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I hold my finger up to the sky then put the sun behind it I then proceed to stare at the sun with my finger in front of it for at least 15 minutes then I grab the servo horn and put it on .then you hear horns blow ta daaa....it works like a charm every time
What if your finger isn't perfectly aligned vertically? I would use a digital angle gauge while doing the sun stuff

Tony

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05-22-2009 08:42 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

nothing a touch subtrim won't solve.

Tony

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05-22-2009 03:09 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Wow

So many good techniques that have been hiding all along. I'm glad I did this idiotic question last night

Keep it up guys!

(I'm searching for some lego blocks... have to do it before the kid arrives home lol )

Tony

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05-22-2009 02:59 AM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Oh ok I get it (looking at my vibe now). On the protos you have no reference besides the servo itself as the horn connects directly to the swash and doesn't have a bell crank in the middle. You can't actually see the horns properly so the only way is to line up everything before you install the "servo cage".

Dood: On the protos for example. On the vibe its a piece of cake using the above explained method (which I already used but which is not so perfect when doing it relative to the servo case only)

Tony

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05-22-2009 02:52 AM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Ok. I get it at 95%... but what pivot points on the servo do you mean???

Tony

PS - its 2:54 am here, head not working right anymore

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05-22-2009 02:43 AM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I have T tools but even if you line up the holes with a line that is on the T shape, its not "perfect". Its very close but not "perfect". The arms are too short for anal accuracy

EDIT: Ok, now I'm confused with that explanation... pictures maybe?

Tony

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05-22-2009 02:29 AM  10 years ago
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tchavei 41 4817 05-24-2009 08:34 PM
ErichF (RIP)
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Lining up servo horn at 90 degrees?
Is there any scientific way to align perfectly a servo horn 90 degrees in respect to the servo case? I mean, we have swash levelers, bubbles, digital pitch gauges and nobody thought of a good way to assure perfect symmetry on the servo horn? We still using just our eyes and honestly, at 2 am, things don't look that strait anymore.

I though about attaching a long rod to make errors more visible but attaching the rod perfectly parallel to the existing arm is another story...

Lets hear your techniques

Tony

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05-13-2009 10:49 AM  10 years ago
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travco7373 35 1393 05-13-2009 10:49 AM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

^^^

Same goes with Fedex and UPS here. Before I knew better, I ordered an Arizona Switch (like 4 years ago) and it was shipped through Fedex... guess what... I had to pay $64 handling charges + $10 import duty + $15 Vat. I think I got the most expensive Arizona Reg in the world.

Tony

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05-13-2009 03:06 AM  10 years ago
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The ad says USA only. Why? 📷 ( page 1 2 )
travco7373 35 1393 05-13-2009 10:49 AM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Just put on the customs form that it is a toy helicopter
NEVER!

Since I began buying stuff from oversees 4 years ago, customs got wind of it (I really must be one of their top 10 customers) and changed the rules.

It used to be:

"Toy RC Models and derivate in general form pay 0% import duty and 20% vat"

And last year it was changed to:

"Flying Toy RC models made of metal, carbon or plastic with combustion engines and its derivate pay 3% import duty plus 20% vat"

I never saw a RC plank made of metal so they are after me... ups... helis.

10 million inhabitants and they are had to pick out a group of maybe 100 active heli pilots in the country lol

Tony

PS - One last thing. US Stores also like to inflate shipping costs to foreign countries. I personally don't like it. There is one store though that has always come up strait with me and always only charged me the exact price of shipping ($2.50-$3.50). They will have my support for life (Hobbieguyrc)

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05-13-2009 02:51 AM  10 years ago
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travco7373 35 1393 05-13-2009 10:49 AM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

This thread is interesting.

1. Shipping costs... as shocking as it can be, certain items are cheaper to send from the US to Portugal than across states (Ask BTDT here on RR )

2. I try to avoid buying from the US as much as I can. If I can get it withing the EU, I'll get it. Most of the time all one needs is to spend a couple of hours to find that particular store that has that particular price that is close to US prices

3. Customs declaration... mail fraud? I would assume that mail fraud would be inflating the price of the shipped item and then report it as missing. Maybe one could call it Tax evasion but come on... european Customs know this trick for over 30 years. They simply ignore the declaration, open the box and ask you for an invoice. If no invoice given, they will estimate the price them self and tax you.

4. If I want to buy something from the US, assume the expenses, ask to lie about the declaration (even though its pointless but can help in certain occasions) and assume all risks of delayed or missing package, whats the problem with the seller? He has his money and I'm not going to bitch about it if I don't get the item. I've done this before and nobody ever refused (and I never lost any package btw). If somebody is risking anything than its the buyer.

5. Why would one want to "avoid" customs? I don't mind paying due taxes. Heck, I'm the guy who will phone the customs the next day and fax an invoice. What bothers me is that my (portuguese) customs take around 30 days to handle any package. It takes 22 hours to get something from Denmark, 3 days from the UK and 5 days from rest of europe, why do I need to wait 30 days and bitch daily on the phone to get a servo from the US? (Oh btw customs really hate packages coming from the US. I have much better luck with stuff from Asia or Australia... don't know why)

my two cents

TOny

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05-09-2009 08:50 PM  10 years ago
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austin202 42 2275 08-11-2009 09:25 AM
Wimbledon99
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Hearsay says first units end of may to the japanese market followed later by the us market in the summer but God knows when it really will hit the streets.

Tony

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05-09-2009 04:48 PM  10 years ago
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austin202 42 2275 08-11-2009 09:25 AM
Wimbledon99
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

YS50 no doubt. I had used to run Hypers and I can't complain but I like the pressure system of the YS better and the engine runs smoother. I just replaced one because it had 300+ flights on it and the con rod was starting to elongate by the bushing. The bearing was still fine. I only didn't rebuild it because I had a spare at home and when the YS56 hits the streets, they both won't be worth a crap so I rather use what I have at home now

Tony

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05-09-2009 04:44 PM  10 years ago
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Rotormax4 26 1424 05-09-2009 09:15 PM
AirWolfRC
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Hum... interesting. I wonder if someone with magnum 30% non nitro stuff would be willing to send it to a lab. I'm dying to know what the heck they put in there. I would probably do it but that stuff isn't available here.

Tony

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05-09-2009 12:39 PM  10 years ago
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Rotormax4 26 1424 05-09-2009 09:15 PM
AirWolfRC
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

one could do a simple weight test. 1000ml of pure nitro weight 1195gr, 1000ml of pure methanol weight 800gr. If the fuel has less nitro than it should, the only way to "cut" it is my adding methanol so the bottle should be heavier than a stock bottle (if the used oil is the same type). Since there arn't that many oils out there and most "red" ones I know of are from Klotz, the oil weight can be ignored in the equation.

I mix my own fuel and when I buy the components I usually check the quality of the nitromethane (which is the expensive part). I test it by weight (under 1100gr and its not pure enough or has been cut with methanol) and by combustion. I put a few drops in an ashtray and light it up. If it ignites immediately, it has been cut with methanol. If it takes 5-10 seconds, its pure enough for me. Another clue is the flame color. transparent with a little touch of orange is good. Blue isn't that great (presence of methanol).

Tony

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05-05-2009 11:23 AM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
Rbush
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

About 1)

I offered to send you a free, 100% slop free head although I'm not affiliated in any way to JR and I actually have to work hard to keep myself in the hobby. I must have been an idiot when I thought I could help you out.

About the "nor did the ones in stock with the main retailer."... did you checked them personally or did you, once again, took for granted what was shoveled idown your throat?

About 2) Well documented? By whom? You didn't even flew your vibe to confirm or disregard any tail problems. Once again you're a morron who selects information as it suits you best to justify your actions.

About 3) Ok, my 7 didn't had any problem. I'm sorry to hear yours was so bad.

And now that I've reread the whole thread...Vibrations in the K3D? Two of my buddies have them and they are smooth as glass. Once again you're transforming an individual problem in a design flaw which isn't true. Anyway, based on my personal experience (contrary to some people around here) A K3D would be probably my second choice for a 3D bird but I somehow prefer machines with wobbling heads, crappy canopies and falling off tails.

Tony

PS - PLEASE DON'T BUY A SG90! Seriously! Please don't.

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05-05-2009 09:30 AM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
Rbush
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I am sure he is refering to the tail vibration problems not the quality of the materials.
Actually he is indeed referring to the materials, or better, to the "lack of quality control and poor machining" as he said himself.

Tony

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05-05-2009 01:12 AM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
Rbush
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Now now Rbush... tail falling off? You didn't even flew yours, how did that tail fell off?... I could make a list of every problem posted here on runryder and I'm sure I would cover all available models today at the same time... never found a model that was bulletproof for 1000% of all its users.

Anyway, I'm not going to argue with you. Between the N9 and the 700N, be my guest. Choose either one and don't forget to report back pls.

Tony

PS - Could somebody pls send me a PM when Rbush posts his findings? I don't want to miss that.

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05-04-2009 11:27 PM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
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Just face it, there isn't one bird on earth that will satisfy you. It doesn't matter if its a 30, 50, 90 or 120.

Anyway, since you want to move onto the 90 market now, please let me know when you try an Aurora. I'm willing to pay to hear what you will say about that one

*chuckle*

Tony

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05-04-2009 11:10 PM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
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H Tony

how is it going mate ,

Have you seen the price of the Vibe 50 these days, £640!! Just as predicted by me 4 months ago.
Its going great thx.

£640? Impressive

Boy am I glad I ordered another kit last Thursday for £400

http://www.speedhobbys.com/index.ph...temid=27&id=511

Same price as 14 months ago... just as I predicted.

Regards

Tony

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05-04-2009 10:49 PM  10 years ago
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jackheli 14 845 05-05-2009 06:31 AM
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Its good practice to test the sensor in boiling water before installation and use another device to cross check temperature readings. My eagltree logger gives me a variation of 4C in respect to my MGP.

Its also a good idea to tune the engine fully without a mixture control device activated to reach full potencial and then turn on the mixture control to save your engine in hard maneuvers.

Usually I tweak my engines to top performance, check max temperature and then set that same temperature on the mixture control device.

The optimum temperature for my particular engine (YS50) at sea level and homebrew 20% nitro fuel is 116C with osciliations of 3C

Tony

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05-04-2009 10:43 PM  10 years ago
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Rbush 37 1535 05-05-2009 12:33 PM
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Subscribed

Tony

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05-04-2009 02:50 AM  10 years ago
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mrman0901 6 562 05-04-2009 02:50 AM
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Ok, this might be a long shot but is your DS760 the Sport or the Pro version? Its because the Sport version isn't supposed to connect via usb to change settings as far as I know.

If its the Pro version:

1) Install correct USB driver (check the Spartan site for the correct one... maybe you don't even need one)

2) plug the cable into the computer. Is it detected? What does Windows say about it? If in doubt, right-click "My computer" -> properties -> Hardware tab -> device manager the USB cable should appear there without any exclamation marks or red crosses

3) Download the correct version of the configuration software (if your spartan is lower or equal to V.106 get V1, if it is V.107 to V.108 get V2 and if it is V.200 get V3

4) Start the program (with usb cable removed) and click "detect". Click "Continue" and plug the cable in. Press Continue again and it should detect the cable at the appropriate Com port. Insert the plug into the gyro (with the heli powered ON) and press OK.

5) Click "Read From Gyro" and it should download the Gyros data. Contrary to the Vbar, data isn't transmitted to the gyro in real time, you have to press "send to gyro" for values to become effective

Hope this helps

Tony

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05-03-2009 05:35 PM  10 years ago
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povern 608 36898 09-13-2015 10:53 PM
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Youre Too Into This Hobby When.... you do a search for something like hard disk and then you realize you did the search on RR instead of google... happen to me 2 minutes ago

Tony

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05-01-2009 10:42 AM  10 years ago
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jamienz 90 11282 07-08-2009 06:59 AM
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THis thread really shouldn't be about electric Vs nitro as the OP didn't ask for it but I'm seeing here some very wrong statements.
Why do the nitro guys say "you can fly all day" when in fact few of them use that capability? Even for the guys who had good running heli's, they were not in the air as much as I was with my reliable electric.
Last time I adjusted the needle on my YS50 (on my Vibe 50) was October 2007.
There's no tuning needed, no clean up, no bolts rattling loose, no need for a governor, no running out of fuel, etc ... all why giving much more power comparatively but at the cost of shorter flight times (sometimes).
My protos has an e-Multigov because I hated to run on curves. Its great having the super POP during the first 100 seconds but then it sucks as the rpm is fluctuating during the flight. For the complete stick banger that only knows how to flip low to impress his buddies at the field, this might be ok but when you're doing piroflips and other coordinated maneuvers, its irritating that you constantly need to adjust for the decaying headspeed.

About running out of fuel... please... just auto it down. Try to do the same on a 450-500 sized when you're esc cuts out. Its never pretty.

As for electric being cheap... depends. I've seen guys doing the maiden flight on their T500 and land with a puffed lipo... luck I guesss
Tony

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05-01-2009 12:30 AM  10 years ago
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McKrackin 30 1690 05-02-2009 12:12 PM
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I would be interested in something like that for my Vibe 50 depending on price, strength and weight.

I would suggest a slot or something where you could insert a tool/lever because I don't see this working that great on tight linkages.

Tony

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05-01-2009 12:25 AM  10 years ago
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jamienz 90 11282 07-08-2009 06:59 AM
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^^

Any 600 electric I know of (Mikado, 600E 8S, etc) will put any 50 sized ashame. Its not even a fair comparison. There are advantages and disadvantages in both. If all one cares is power, get an electric.

Personally I love electrics for the convenience of throwing them in my back seat and go but they will never conquer that special feeling I have when flying a nitro heli.

each one to his own

Tony

PS - My flybarless vibe eats my Protos for breakfast and my protos jumps around any T500 out there...

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05-01-2009 12:20 AM  10 years ago
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jamienz 90 11282 07-08-2009 06:59 AM
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1 any one will be a great choice but if you already have the 3s 2200 packs, the Protos is the way for sure as it will be the most suitable heli for that application.........Ron
Well he did ask for best value... not sure if the protos is the best value but it sure hell is the best 500 sized heli I've flown to date and I'm pretty picky about any helicopter.

I have a vibe 50 which is my main bird and is flown every weekend and I have a protos I fly during lunch time 2-5 times a week. I couldn't be happier.

About the statement the protos is too fragile... well I don't know, I don't crash every day but the only time I've crashed the protos, it was during a sliding auto which ended into a stone wall (hilarious I know) and I stripped one servo gear, broke both blades and bent the flybar... is this really that bad considering the heli slammed into a wall?

Tony

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04-28-2009 11:41 PM  10 years ago
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krashtagain 29 1546 05-02-2009 01:12 AM
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So tight I ripped out the stock spirals of my 14mz and got myself some "hard" ones from Futaba. The stock ones were way too soft for me even when set at the hardest setting.
verytime I let someone use my TX they're like ohhh, the sticks are too tight...
I have a friend that also has a 14mz and one day, while he was holding my Tx, he asked me "how do you unlock the collective?". I replied "It isn't locked... just push it"... you should have seen his face

Tony

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04-28-2009 11:31 PM  10 years ago
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enahs 44 1842 04-30-2009 05:55 AM
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Andika: lol. Actually its Jotobá wood and it was imported from Brazil

enahs: don't worry, I sold almost all to my friends. I only got those kits to have a bigger discount ($100 off on every kit )

Sillyness: I disagree. My first crash cost me $95 just in postage because I had to order replacement parts twice from 3 different stores (I overlooked one part during the rebuild and managed to strip a screw on the tail output shaft collar which wasn't available anywhere). With a second kit, I rebuild fully, test fly the bird and if everything ok, order everything without rush at the best price at the most convenient store. Having a flying bird allows me to negotiate with many stores and take my decision with a cold head instead of rushing to the computer and ordering everything in 15 minutes just to get my parts to rebuild.

Generally: When I had 5 different birds, I didn't stock up anything. It would have been a waste of space and money. Last year I decided that my fleet was hindering my progress so I sold everything and focused only on one bird alone, the vibe. Having only one bird is great for practice as you can learn to "feel" the machine. The drawback is that when you crash, you're grounded. Having two identical birds isn't an option because they never fly exactly the same (I tried). One bird alone is the ticket and to keep downtime a minimum, a second unbuild kit is fantastic. I also have a spare engine and parts to rebuild the main one. I also have alot of other spare parts like blades, some electronics etc. The only thing I don't have a spare part for is the 3dx head and I know that will be a bugger if I ever break that one (remember I have to avoid ordering from the USA because my customs have a feast each time they see my name on a package).

In the meanwhile I also got myself a Protos for weekday practice and although I don't keep spares right now, I'm considering buying a second kit in the future for spare parts also. The only thing that has stopped me so far is the fact that MSHELI is still updating the kits on a monthly basis so its no point buying a spare kit now and having the old parts in it. When the Protos production reaches a steady phase, I will surely get another kit to have a spare (if I can get a killer deal on one )

My two euro cents.

Tony

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04-27-2009 09:18 PM  10 years ago
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enahs 44 1842 04-30-2009 05:55 AM
solar-c
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

+1 for the spare kit. then immediately after a rebuild I replace every part used
+2

It allows you to repair a bird immediately and know exactly what was broken to avoid multiple mail orders (postage adds up). On the other hand, if you change brand/model, you can sell the second unbuild kit for at least 60% of the initial value.

Tony

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04-24-2009 11:27 PM  10 years ago
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Rockohaulic 24 1259 04-25-2009 12:41 AM
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Interesting nobody has mentioned phasing yet... an offset of just 1 deg will do exactly what the OP stated... the tail won't be aligned with the heli's initial position. On the other hand, having a tail problem (not holding properly) will appear as a corkscrewing flip ie the disc will appear more and more out of the horizontal position on each half flip.

Bottom line:

Tail out of alignment = phasing

Disc out of alignment = tail/gyro

Tony

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04-23-2009 01:17 AM  10 years ago
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Ghostrider 7 3455 04-23-2009 01:17 AM
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rrProfessor

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Eyeballing? Whats next? Tuning an engine by ear?

TOny

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04-23-2009 12:51 AM  10 years ago
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Ghostrider 7 3455 04-23-2009 01:17 AM
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Wimbledon99: I was about to post the same but before hitting the reply I started to think about the possible applications of what Ghostrider wrote and I can see this being very useful on flybarless helis. On a normal heli, you have the flybar to measure against the blade angle but on a flybarless heli, you only have 3 choices: go digital (works great), use bubble levels (hated it) or... use the method described above. THis would have come handy when my Wixey's battery died in the middle of a setup.

Tony

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04-23-2009 12:41 AM  10 years ago
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Ghostrider 7 3455 04-23-2009 01:17 AM
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rrProfessor

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I can see this being useful for some flybarless helis for sure, especially the 0 at midstick.

Thx for the info

Tony

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04-14-2009 05:37 PM  10 years ago
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Entityofme1 55 3049 04-15-2009 04:29 PM
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if he thinks Kyosho designed the belt driven power train, he needs to look at the Robbe Futura's, all of them have belt driven power trains. i own three of them. Ron
I'm not saying they were the inventors (maybe I explained my self wrong) I'm just saying he was intrigued by the system and bought the heli exactly because of that. I'm sure that 90% of Alan Szabo wannabies out there wouldn't give a crap about the drive system and probably buy their helis based on its flying characteristics. I just wanted to point out that SOME people have different goals and objectives than the "herd".

Tony

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04-14-2009 02:15 PM  10 years ago
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Entityofme1 55 3049 04-15-2009 04:29 PM
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rrProfessor

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I have a friend that just ordered a Kyosho Caliper 5... I asked "With other so good helis out there WHY a Caliper????"

Answer: "Man, I just love the idea those guys (Kyosho) had by making a belt driven power train. I just have to get my hands on something like that!"

As you can probably guess, he is an engineer and he loves the mechanical aspect of RC Helicopters. For him having the opportunity to mess with mechanics and strange power trains overcomes by a large margin to have a top 3D bird. He doesn't care how it flies, he likes to see the mechanic working.

Now I'm sure many will disagree but you wont take that smile out of his face when he eventually has "his" belt driven main gear spinning.

Tony

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04-14-2009 11:20 AM  10 years ago
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Entityofme1 55 3049 04-15-2009 04:29 PM
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Who are we to decide what one has to do with his bird? This thread is useless. Some get their kicks out of building, others flying circuits and other flying 3D. Why should one thing be better than the other? As long as the person is having fun, thats what matters.

Tony

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04-07-2009 08:33 PM  10 years ago
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povern 608 36898 09-13-2015 10:53 PM
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Youre Too Into This Hobby When...
...you watch a certain page every 20 seconds and keep hitting F5 until a new software version of a particular flybarless system is released and you're among the first dozen people to buy it worldwide... lol

Tony

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04-07-2009 05:14 PM  10 years ago
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jbiter 8 788 04-07-2009 07:06 PM
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My Vibe 50 tracks better than any other machine I ever owned (including Freyas, evos and 600Ns) and its a COMPLETE mess after a flight especially when doing funnels or flying backwards inverted circuits. Engine is at its peak, not rich and boy does it get soaked... nothing compared to my other birds.

Tony

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04-07-2009 10:53 AM  10 years ago
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zaw 21 1612 04-09-2009 04:25 PM
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rrProfessor

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Bell 222 with Vario mechanics also CCW. Kinda wierd but you should get used to it in a few minutes. There are more full scale aircrafts with CCW rotating blades than CW.

Tony

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04-07-2009 10:44 AM  10 years ago
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heliaddict1212 14 656 04-07-2009 05:48 PM
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the sensor itself has tolerances. Every sensor measures temperature diferently. 90C can mean 92C or even 100C. What matters is that the backplate is warm and not hot and that you don't see any signs of overheating.

If you really want to know, boil water and put a sensor in it... if it shows 100C you know your sensor is perfect, if it shows another value, just do the math and adjust for it.

Mine works great at 116C (albeit a YS50)

Tony

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04-06-2009 07:14 PM  10 years ago
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rcexpress123 125 6684 04-08-2009 11:45 AM
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Did I mention the Vibe 50 already?

Oops... I already did... nothing like positive reinforcement

Tony

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04-06-2009 12:28 PM  10 years ago
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Colin Hoover 12 874 04-06-2009 07:30 PM
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anodized head is discolored... lean.

Tony

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04-05-2009 11:50 AM  10 years ago
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flustercluck 25 1345 04-06-2009 01:59 AM
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Because I can't build anything else successfully?

Yes, its sad but true.

I started with planks 25 years ago (actually my father was into it, I only flew them). After a crash I was never able to glue them right and whenever I tried to build one, it would always come out wierd. Remember, no ARF back then. I gave up on them when I realised I suck at wood and glue work.

I moved to boats. Shortly after, I found out that you would need to glue stuff too... I confirmed my natural disbility with glue when my 22 cell catamaran sank only after 2 minutes because I didn't seal the halves properly.

I moved to cars. Wow... everything was build with screws, gears and metal. Awesome.... didn't had anybody to race with so it became boring after about 2 weeks.

Now what is left that builds like a RC car but flies and gives you the possibility of working in all three dimensions?....

RC HELIS

Tony

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03-30-2009 12:44 PM  10 years ago
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Helibabe 29 1971 04-01-2009 11:37 PM
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rrProfessor

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I vote for a sequel. Could be with other Stars too. I don't mind. I think that trailer is just super cool. I've shown it to several friends over the time and every single one of them was deeply impressed.

Go for it!

Tony

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03-30-2009 12:39 PM  10 years ago
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Elgreco 65 2905 04-03-2009 01:04 AM
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At last year's 3DX Championship in Utrera, Spain, I noticed that Lukas Riva has a huge long scar on his right arm... I wonder if that was heli related. He is one hell of a flyer but while he was doing his demo, I was 15 feet behind him and I felt the bird was too close to me... I couldn't even imagine how close it was to him.

Tony

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03-29-2009 11:48 PM  10 years ago
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cms 31 2626 03-30-2009 07:51 PM
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I actually prefer his style to Alan's but I guess that depends on each and everyone's personal taste.

Tony

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03-19-2009 09:52 PM  10 years ago
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AirWolfRC 29 1337 03-20-2009 05:20 PM
Colin Hoover
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How many helis can I fit in the back ?
Are we talking about crashed ones or RTF? I can always fit more crashed helis in a given space than RTF's.

Tony

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03-14-2009 09:30 PM  10 years ago
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jetfixrguy 26 1211 03-16-2009 04:40 AM
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tchavei: That I can understand. That's why I use the way low normal throttle setting, it takes my brain out of it. 1000 RPM is what I think mine sees, might actualy be 11 or 1200. Either way, it doesn't fly well in normal.

I hope it doesn't sound like I was knocking what happened to Jetfixrguy, pretty damn impressive save.
Don't worry about it. We all did it. I also have a very low normal throttle curve but usually when you practice autos (near empty tank and hot engine) it revs pretty higher than usually. I reach 2050rpm headspeed at 50% throttle with an YS50 (with pressurized tank so that only leaves a hot engine). This makes it harder to notice if you forget to switch into idleup.
Unfortunately, I didn't learn as fast as most. I actually did the same thing 2 weekends in a row.......
I did it twice during the same flight. I think I beat you in there . Always managed to spool up but one of them was under 9 feet over the ground lol.

Tony

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03-14-2009 01:04 PM  10 years ago
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jetfixrguy 26 1211 03-16-2009 04:40 AM
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can't figure out why anyone would want to fly in normal
Usually you don't but when you're practicing autos it can happen with all the switch flicking on take off.

1. hit TH and auto down
2. get out of idleup
3. get out of TH
4. spool up
5. get in idleup
6. take off
7. repeat from step 1.

After 20 autos in a row things get screw up. I flipped mine in normal more than once

Tony

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03-13-2009 12:01 PM  10 years ago
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tchavei 2 415 03-13-2009 12:17 PM
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Dissapointed with Midland Helicopters
Well after last monday's crash I immediately went online and placed an order at Midlands to get my replacement parts before this weekend. I ordered from them because they were the only ones that had everything listed on their site including the plastic mixers only, blades and 9650 gears.

I did get a confirmation email but until today... nothing. No Credit card debit, no email response (I sent two emails. Wednesday and thursday) and no freaking parts.

Now I could have ordered the parts yesterday from spain and used special transport and I would have gotten the stuff today but I don't even have a way of cancel my order at Midlands and I'm not interested in paying twice for my items.

I doubt I will ever order anything else from them. I already removed the site from my bookmarks and my site links.

Pretty dissapointed

Tony

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03-13-2009 02:08 AM  10 years ago
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csc 26 1943 03-13-2009 02:08 AM
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rrProfessor

Portugal

Although I'm personally not interested, I checked his website and most of the helis come complete with engine and mufflers. I've seen many that even include rc gear like servos and gyros. I'm sure most are outdated but for a true collector getting not only the kit but the actual rc gear used at that time might be interesting.

Tony

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03-11-2009 02:37 AM  10 years ago
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Mandy made the best helicopter save I have ever seen! 📷 ( page 1 2 )
Rockohaulic 21 2858 03-31-2009 01:23 PM
Weedwacker
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I think you're mistaken. Women like to keep us think they can't fly that good so we don't feel inferior. My firm believe is that Mandy was actually practicing a sophisticated split-S Chaos maneuver and that you sneaked up on her. When she realised she was being observed, she tperformed a low controlled inverted climbout and then told you "Oh honey, I didn't know what happen".

Face it, she flies better than you realise

Tony

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03-11-2009 02:30 AM  10 years ago
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AMAZING idea for gyros! 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 )
VooDooX 60 3497 03-13-2009 06:29 PM
nivlek
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

soon the Mini Vbar will be out, and you do not even need a rx, just plug in the remote rx/antennas and you're golden. 3Axis gyro with SPektrum incoorporated and all under 16 grams in weight.
Yep and then pick the heli up and throw it in the air hoping the Motor/engine will realise that it is airbone and start by itself.

No throttle channel, no rx replacement

Tony

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03-09-2009 01:33 AM  10 years ago
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heli manuals ( page 1 2 )
Portblock 20 1040 03-15-2009 02:59 AM
Portblock
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I always used the manual for building a heli. I also try to read every other manual I have but many times I just skip over it.

HOWEVER, we should indeed read them. For example, a few months ago, I made a post about my BLS251 getting quite warm after a flight. I was worried the servo could have a problem. There were many replies, most of them stating the servo could have a problem. Anyway, one night I was sitting on my work bench and I saw the manual (more of a tech sheet) of my BLS251 in a drawer. I picked it up and started to read... "Be aware not to touch the servo case right after use. the servo case might get very hot after use". Lol. I could have read that before I posted on RR about it.

Anyway, the funny thing is that the servo doesn't get hot anymore. It only got hot during the first two flight after I installed it. God knows why.

Tony

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03-05-2009 01:07 AM  10 years ago
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boy how times have changed 📷 ( page 1 2 3 )
phil evon 53 3255 03-13-2009 05:35 PM
cstoneman
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I said it before and I say it again.

It depends on the person that is entering the hobby.

Normal guy with a budget: get what you can afford, no need for fancy stuff.

Normal guy with a full wallet: get what you think is acceptable and go for it

COD guy with full wallet: get the best so you don't spend twice

COD guy on budget: Wait and start saving for every component you will need. It will take longer to get everything together but you will have the best at the end.

In all quoted situations, the type of person will save money if they follow the proper route.

Tony

PS - This was posted by an COD guy who followed the wrong route... I bought everything 3 times untill I was happy... I love gadgets

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03-02-2009 08:15 PM  10 years ago
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Longest recorded Chicken Dance ( page 1 2 )
FloridaHeli 33 2288 03-07-2009 09:10 PM
eric_b
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Like what? The battery fell out, then there's not much you can do.
Well actually he could have done two things... 1 would be to put a blanquet on the heli but I agree that he might not have one at hand (who does anyway?). The second one would be to kill the engine by closing the exhaust deflector. That would had killed the engine imediately, instead he lost precious 5-6 seconds that could have made a difference.

Tony

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02-28-2009 03:35 PM  10 years ago
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Youre Too Into This Hobby When 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
povern 608 36898 09-13-2015 10:53 PM
classic
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I'm so guilty...

my protos is always in the car, it occupies 2 seats (hidden below a blanked) while my kids seat only takes one space. I fly on lunch times and last week I was ripped off at my car dealer (regular maintanance) and the first thing I said to the guy was "WHAT? I could have bought 5 Outrage 2.5Ah 6S lipos with that money!"... I only realised what I said when the guy replied "Utrege what?"

LOL

I'm sick and I need help!

Tony

PS - My wife bought me 3 cyclic servos and a rx for christmas... she asked me "What is it this time? Realraptors, FastLad or World-of-heli?"

LOL x 2

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02-28-2009 03:20 AM  10 years ago
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For got my OHMS's law - can some one do a quick crunch for me ?
GREYEAGLE 15 842 02-28-2009 07:36 AM
Bad Karma
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

That voltcheck seems similar to Spartan's VoltGuard G3 except that the Spartan's supports up to 12V and memorizes the lowest voltage in flight.

Tony

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02-26-2009 02:24 AM  10 years ago
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Is there any other reason why... ( page 1 2 )
QuantumPSI 37 1472 02-27-2009 04:21 PM
Santiago P
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I once ran one of my engines super lean with a high flow cooling fan. It didn't blow a hole in the piston nor did it fry the ring but it was so lean that I could count the blades during flips and loops. The engine remained cool but the power was gone... complete fuel starvation during simple maneuvers. It saged and bogged as soon you touched cyclic. The tank would have lasted 25 min though but I decided that I didn't want to torture the engine anymore way before that.

Tony

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02-15-2009 12:24 PM  10 years ago
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Understanding Beginners 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
JetFire 98 3734 02-16-2009 06:01 AM
jhhyah
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

This entire topic about what a beginner should have etc etc leads nowhere. It depends on the person, it depends on the income, it depends on what drives the individual into this hobby.

I'm one of those guys who says you don't need 8717's to hover but... if you can afford them... why not?

When a guy comes to me and says he's tight on money so he will need to wait another month or two to get some 8717 to hover his raptor then obviously I'm going to disagree on waiting and tell him just to go with 9252 or 9451s.

When another guy comes to me and says he wants to try out helis but isn't one of those OCDs and might quit the hobby after 3 months, I tell him to just get the average and try things out.

When I meet a kid that barely has money to buy fuel, I give him my 9202's and a 401 gyro and tell him to go fly.

Finally, if I meet a guy like me, I say buy the best you can afford and go for it. Its cheaper than buying stuff twice or three times because you're never happy.

Tony

PS - I learned to hover on a Freya 90 btw. Eat your heart out Curiously, I now only fly 50 sized birds heheh

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02-11-2009 11:25 PM  10 years ago
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Longest helicopter build ever ( page 1 2 )
MattHarper 35 1714 02-13-2009 06:54 PM
T.C.
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I usually take 3 weeks to build a heli. I only build it during the night when wife and kid are sleeping and I have very busy week/weekends. Usually I slow down the build as I'm closer and closer to the end as I get bored. Took me 3 nights to install the battery in my protos (although in the end, it was a 3 min job) and another 3 nights to setup the radio (10 min at a time).

I never rush things anymore. It takes out the fun. Building slowly is much more rewarding then slapping everything together in 3 hours.

Tony

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02-11-2009 11:07 PM  10 years ago
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UH-60PILOT 64 7835 02-11-2009 11:07 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Found the german pdf files!

Bitte schicke mir deine email adresse per PM so das ich Dir die files zuschicken kann

Tony

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02-11-2009 10:31 PM  10 years ago
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UH-60PILOT 64 7835 02-11-2009 11:07 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Basically I said I've seen a setup/review page about the revmax in german but I'm trying to find it again for over 30 minutes now without luck. I should have bookmarked it...

Tony

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02-11-2009 10:00 PM  10 years ago
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UH-60PILOT 64 7835 02-11-2009 11:07 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Ich glaub ich hab mal schon eine Revmax Anleitung in einem Deutschen Forum gesehen. Leider kann ich mich nicht and die Webseite erinnern aber ich werde nachschauen.

Tony

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02-08-2009 07:02 PM  10 years ago
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Depression kicking in... 📷
tchavei 16 1241 02-08-2009 08:51 PM
MrMel
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Naa

Luckily I found my "backup private training field" to be dry and I took a couple of my flying Buddies with me today. Had a nice afternoon and I got my "fix" .

Although not recent. The field is exactly like the day I took this pic:

Its much smaller than our club's field but big enough for helis any size.

I feel happier now

Tony

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02-07-2009 09:46 PM  10 years ago
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Depression kicking in... 📷
tchavei 16 1241 02-08-2009 08:51 PM
MrMel
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Looks like there is plenty of space to take off, and fly over the water
The rest is complete mud. You can't get near it by car. I tried

Tony

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02-07-2009 09:16 PM  10 years ago
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Trex 600N in slow motion
misfits0311 1 466 02-07-2009 09:16 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

cool. It would be nice to see some advanced maneuvers in slow motion too... like a chaos.

Tony

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02-07-2009 08:57 PM  10 years ago
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Depression kicking in... 📷
tchavei 16 1241 02-08-2009 08:51 PM
MrMel
tchavei

rrProfessor - Portugal

Depression kicking in...
At my club we usually fly all year around but this year rain has been restless.
After 3 weeks not flying, I was hoping to get a fix this sunday but decided to checkout our field today...

Pics were taken with a PDA from the top of a hill and you might not get the perception
of the damage but you can see a white dot near the water in the second pic
which is a 9 x 6 feet board stating club property...

After 4 years I can finally understand why that valley is called "Lagoa da Nave" which translated means "Lake" something...
lol

I want to cry Its going to take at least 2 months (without rain)
to dry that

Tony

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01-13-2009 01:07 AM  10 years ago
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Should I still fly this battery? 📷 ( page 1 2 )
RyeGuy83 21 1039 01-13-2009 03:38 AM
axemanclint
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I would reuse it under certain conditions.

1. Sniff it all around. If it smells like sweet at any spot. Dispose of it IMMEDIATELY.
2. NEVER again let it charge inside the house. NEVER
3. NEVER let it unattended during a charge/discharge. NEVER
4. Charge it at C/5 for the first time and never go beyond 1C from that point on.
4. Accept the consequences if, somehow, the bird suffers damage during the use of that battery. If you can live with it without remorse, go for it.

Personally I would do it, I mean, we're talking about a Blade 400 and not an Avro or something like that.

I can understand people not wanting to risk it but in the end, its up to you.

Tony

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01-13-2009 12:58 AM  10 years ago
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Whats the law say for Advertising oops? ( page 1 2 )
Rockohaulic 30 1329 01-13-2009 03:50 PM
JRjoe
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

In a lot of states, if there is a wrong proce on a shelf item in a grocery store, by law regardless how the mistake happened, the grocer is required to honor the posted price.
also here in europe. If they screw up, its their problem and by law they have to give it to you at the listed price. If they refuse, they'll have to give it at the wrong price anyway and pay a fine... usually stores prefer to handle these things right on the spot rather than going through legal matters as they're going to loose. The law is pretty clear about it on this side of the pond. If you don't use it, thats your loss.

Tony

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01-08-2009 08:34 PM  10 years ago
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Is this a joke ...
Chickenrun 16 914 01-08-2009 09:20 PM
Chickenrun
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

It probably has more to do with the low pound value than anything else.

Tony

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01-08-2009 07:18 PM  10 years ago
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Is this a joke ...
Chickenrun 16 914 01-08-2009 09:20 PM
Chickenrun
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

its too high even for pure nitro. At least at the price it used to be. Last year I was buying pure nitro at around 15€ per litre (thats ruffly 55€ per gallon). DOn't have an idea of how much it costs now though. I still have 2 gallons left of the stuff.

Tony

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01-08-2009 07:15 PM  10 years ago
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UH-60PILOT 64 7835 02-11-2009 11:07 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

It also depends on your flight style. I flew 3 times in a row without a governor and didn't notice anything until I saw the hanging sensor during clean up. Basic idleup curve was 100-80-100. If you fly with your engine always under load, you don't damage anything and hardly will notice any over rev.

Tony

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01-08-2009 12:27 AM  10 years ago
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THANK YOU everyone on RunRyder!! 📷
Hayes 18 1302 01-09-2009 01:36 AM
Heli 770
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

I have tears in my eyes too just from reading this....

All the best for you and hats off to Scott and Ca.

Tony

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01-07-2009 12:47 PM  10 years ago
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UH-60PILOT 64 7835 02-11-2009 11:07 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Jeez guys. I go to sleep and when I wake up all hell broke lose...

Governors,limiters blah blah blah.

When tuned well both work nice.

PERSONALLY, I run governors for these reasons:

a) I like plugging in a screen, configure the headspeed and ratios I want and press "Enter".

b) I like the algorithms and functions behind a few governors (like read forward, agressiveness, mixture control). Call me a geek.

c) I hate asking the sheep or cows at my flying field "Hey, do you think my headspeed is around 2100?". I usually can't even understand what they answer.

d) If I pay for a device that controls engine rpm. I want to know exactly what that rpm is or at least rely on what I've programmed. "around 2k" doesn't work for me.

e) For what a limiter is doing, I think its highly overpriced. I'm not paying big $$ for a device with super complex set of instructions like:

if (Target < Actual) {
new rpm = Actual - (Actual - Target)
}

Now thats my opinion and everybody has its. If the limiter works for you, great. I've made my choice and I'm sticking to it until further notice

Tony

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01-07-2009 02:15 AM  10 years ago
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I refuse to buy what the majority dictates 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Dood 108 6908 10-23-2009 07:03 PM
bkervaski
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Yeah well... align does suck in a certain way and I'm not refering to their Vaacum cleaners

Now seriously, I can understand and agree with most of his points on this subject. I've been talking to some guys and the level on reps that are here on board has gotten quite huge in the last few years. However there are reps and there are reps. Some blindly recommend products and bash the other brands while others actually try to help and believe in what they represent.

Cheerleeders and Fanboys are much worse than reps.

Some of the best unbiased opinions I got lately were from reps btw. Its some of the cheerleaders and fanboys that will defend blindly a product they think its the best and bash everything else.

I'm a rep for a few brands but believe me, its exactly those brands I speak less of here on RR. So yes, you got it... although I'm a JR Slut, I'm not endorsed by them.

Tony

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01-07-2009 01:28 AM  10 years ago
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What's Popular ( page 1 2 )
JRjoe 23 1553 01-07-2009 04:42 AM
AaronJohnson
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Different People want different things from a heli. Whats best for me might not be the best for you etc etc.

Whats popular doesn't mean whats best. It usually only means who has a better marketing strategy, better price...

Tony

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01-07-2009 01:21 AM  10 years ago
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I refuse to buy what the majority dictates 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Dood 108 6908 10-23-2009 07:03 PM
bkervaski
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

So recommending a certain product for more than a couple of times makes you a cheerleader. Fair enough. According to Dood's definition I must be JR's biggest slut when it comes to 50 sized helis.

I'm sorry but reading this thread just made me sad. Dood is right on many aspects he focused but with other remarks he's just driving people off from posting about what their opinion is about a specific product (might it be wrong or right).

I certainly will think twice because recommending anything to anyone from now on.

Tony

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01-07-2009 01:09 AM  10 years ago
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JRjoe 23 1553 01-07-2009 04:42 AM
AaronJohnson
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Total post is not a good indicator. If there was stats for the JR section before and after the Vibe 50 came out, i think you would find the JR one has probably the highest activity.
Thats because I moved there

Tony

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01-04-2009 10:11 PM  10 years ago
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Good 50 size kit. 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
OsiViper 119 4546 01-09-2009 05:07 AM
AaronJohnson
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

It was a joke, thats why I put it in ""

Tony

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01-04-2009 09:33 PM  10 years ago
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Good 50 size kit. 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
OsiViper 119 4546 01-09-2009 05:07 AM
AaronJohnson
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Even the "perfect" aurora kits have to be "butchered" so the links fit. I don't consider it critical, at least not to the point not recommending the vibe kit.

After you dump your vibe, we'll talk again about frame resistance (Unless you hit concrete at 100mph that is).

Tony

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01-03-2009 09:11 PM  10 years ago
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Current fuel shortage help ! ( page 1 2 )
scamp62 39 4180 01-03-2009 09:11 PM
tchavei
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Marasco: I order methanol and nitro through the phone and then go there and pick it up. No transport company is going to cross the border with methanol in their back unless you pay them big $$$ on insurance.

Next time we make a big methanol order, I'll let you know. We usually order 400lts once a year.

Tony

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01-03-2009 09:08 PM  10 years ago
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Good 50 size kit. 📷 ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
OsiViper 119 4546 01-09-2009 05:07 AM
AaronJohnson
tchavei

rrProfessor

Portugal

Nice combo but you forgot he also wants a Tx for that price

Tony

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