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07-23-2012 08:59 AM  7 years ago
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Head speed help
HeliNutAndy 7 974 07-23-2012 08:59 AM
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All good advice. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it if you can hold a steady hover without bopping up and down.
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01-30-2012 05:41 AM  7 years ago
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SmackDown, on the Beach!
JetFire 11 964 02-01-2012 06:59 PM
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SmackDown, on the Beach!
Sweeeeeet! Now this is how you party

Watch at YouTube


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01-21-2012 11:50 PM  7 years ago
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Green backgrounds ­čôĚ
rcnut 14 1595 01-22-2012 01:11 PM
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Darn it! And the movie I watched the other night was 'Green Lantern'. The only place I don't see allot of Green is in my wallet. The Goblin by the way is a gorgeous heli
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01-21-2012 07:14 PM  7 years ago
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looks like a new 250 is coming out. ( page 1 2 )
hbk2owner 26 2350 01-22-2012 06:42 PM
dkshema
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I ignore the 'Bashers'. I'm loving my 450Pro and I fly the $hit out of it. I get all my flight time with this little guy because parts fit my budget. Align is getting me up in the air.. so who cares. More helis flying the better. Thats how I look at it. Something wears out, I just replace it. And that goes with all my helis regardless of brand.
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01-21-2012 04:25 AM  7 years ago
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looks like a new 250 is coming out. ( page 1 2 )
hbk2owner 26 2350 01-22-2012 06:42 PM
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Its cool.. but I'd never own one. A buddy of mine has the original and all I keep thinking when I'm looking at it is.. how the heck am I going to put my large fingers in there.. LoL. Naaa, 450 is the smallest I'd go. Anything smaller than that, +1 for the MCPX. Align needs to make a similar version, then I'm interested.
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12-27-2011 07:53 AM  7 years ago
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Who would like to see Curtis Youngblood Make Radix blades in white ( page 1 2 )
uglyrider0078 27 1574 12-27-2011 07:53 AM
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+1.. for white. Always good to have an option
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12-02-2011 03:15 AM  7 years ago
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Is this a scam? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
rudyy 36 2685 12-04-2011 11:35 PM
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Im not sure of the details... but that email is almost convincing. Did you get that email through a different provider outside your PayPal account? Its a general rule of thumb of mine to never respond to any eMails I receive especially involving any kind of transaction outside the official webpage (account). Its safer to log into your account and do business that way. That's scary if you got that through the official webpage.
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10-28-2011 05:51 AM  7 years ago
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Octo-copter question ­čôĚ
helixangle 15 1576 10-28-2011 05:51 AM
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This one is Awesome!

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube


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10-26-2011 04:33 AM  7 years ago
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When are you a "Heli pilot"? ( page 1 2 )
MichiganFlyer 35 1803 10-29-2011 10:08 PM
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I wonder when do other pilots consider a newbie a pilot or what some clubs have as rules for newbie heli guys to become a pilot?
By definition, a pilot: (generally speaking)

One who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight.

Just as others had already stated, when you have the ability to take-off, fly around and safely land.. is a pilot to me as it is to many of my fellow heli pilots. How you do so, just shows the level that your at. Other than whats already mentioned, no set guidelines in my area or the places I've been too. Having said that, Welcome to the Ranks! And I hope you have deep pockets..

my2cents

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10-22-2011 01:13 AM  8 years ago
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Working on my figure eights
littlehammer11 15 1306 10-23-2011 01:26 PM
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Keep up the good work. And.... whoever commented that you shouldn't be learning the advance stuff just yet is bunch of horse shiat. Pardon my french, but I for one picked up on 'funnels' before I could hold a perfect nose in hover. Everyone has different learning abilities. You might naturally pickup on certain maneuvers faster than another. You can learn them in any order, in my opinion. If you can land a heli.. who cares. Keep on chugging, your doing great.

In regards to the figure 8s:

I've always found it easier to learn when you keep the heli in a steady forward speed and not too slow. In fact, what I've observed is that it is harder to accomplish when you go too slow.. and here is why;

You're practically banking when your turning.. causing you to pull back on the cyclics to make a turn. Momentum is the key. Having said that, you need forward speed. Also, Keep in mind that the more angle (aileron) you have, the more speed you need to match it in order to maintain altitude. In a sense, its like crossing into a horizontal loop. So don't get crazy on the aileron. Just angle it slightly and back off accordingly by making small adjustments when your loosing altitude. Hope that makes sense.

Judging from your video, you have to much aileron causing it to nose dive. Try it on the SIM so you can feel the effect. Get that sucker moving at a good rate of speed and add a little aileron to get it at an angle for the approach. Then pull up a little on the cyclics. Try maintaining it by making circles. Once you do that, just reverse it at midpoint and do circles the other direction. Eventually alternate.. and you have your figure 8s. Hope that helped.

In addition, 'red_z06' brought up some good points about the SIM. They are in fact a good tool but... be aware of the Mental Block they often create. Don't second guess yourself. If your comfortable with a maneuver on the SIM, try it out on the field.. provided you grasped the basics and know how to land. However, try it up high so you have plenty of time to bail out if you goof it up. With allot of SIM time, you'll be surprised how your instincts kick in. Know where your 'throttle hold' switch is.. and more importantly, try not to panic.

my2cents

Trex700N Pro
DX8-2.4
Spartan/BL9088

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10-11-2011 04:26 AM  8 years ago
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Gallery script tutorial?
philip 01 10 628 10-11-2011 07:03 AM
Dood
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All I did was look at a gallery you like the look of, then View Script gives a good idea of what's going on.
+1

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09-21-2011 08:03 AM  8 years ago
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Beginners next radio ( page 1 2 3 )
Ewain 53 1928 09-21-2011 10:00 PM
wc_wickedclown (RIP)
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+1 For the DX6i. Easy to use and opens the doors for the Bind and Fly option without putting a hole in your pocket. Its a transmitter that's easy to use and always ready to go. I recommend this option to anyone that wants to get into the hobby but not certain if they want to stick with it. However, as others already stated, I'd invest on at least a 7 channel. This will keep you happy for a long time and it will give you the flexibility of going nitro. Personally, I'd go midrange with the 8FG or DX8. You'll never outgrow it IMO. Plus, you won't have to worry about getting rid of it down the road or problems selling it if it doesn't work out for you.
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01-26-2011 05:42 AM  8 years ago
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computer and video guys. Any help I'm looking for computer video recorder ­čôĚ
thtoyman 15 566 01-29-2011 07:28 PM
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I'm not sure I understand you correctly but if your looking for a program that captures videos from youtube there are several. But the one I use is DVDSoft studio that does it all which can be found in the link below.

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/

Hope that helps

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10-24-2010 09:16 AM  9 years ago
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Need some help picking a new heli ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
signguy71 24 1046 10-25-2010 04:38 AM
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I don't want a Trex and not sure on the new Raptor x50
I want something that has low parts count, can get parts easily, and is a high end heli
Personally, I don't consider the Vibe 50 having a low parts count nor can I say that the parts are easily obtainable compared to the other counterparts. I've been to several Fun Flys in my surrounding areas and I can honestly say that your in for a surprise if you think otherwise. However, it is a good heli.

my2cents

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09-06-2010 08:55 AM  9 years ago
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Rotor speed & wind
RescueRev 12 1064 09-06-2010 08:58 PM
predatorman
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It is my first helicopter
Increasing your rotor speed does in fact improve handling in the wind just as everyone has already stated. However, it will change the flight characteristics in such a way that is unfavorable to most beginners like touchy flight controls. There are ways to balance everything electronically.. like increasing your expo, and mechanically.. with heavier paddles to slow it down but maintaining the benefits of both worlds. Just something to be aware of.

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07-17-2010 11:10 PM  9 years ago
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Mobile runryder? ( page 1 2 )
fung_jeff 29 1670 07-18-2010 05:02 AM
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Although RR is already reasonably fast on my EVO on 3G, I have to agree that an AP would be nice. Once my area gets 4G scheduled next month, none of it will matter. Still... an AP will be nice either way. A widget on Android platform would be kick ass!
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03-22-2010 01:51 AM  9 years ago
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geez, align has taken over!!!! ( page 1 2 3 4 )
helidevil 64 3586 03-24-2010 10:40 PM
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Ultimately its up to the consumer to inform themselves to what they want and what they can afford,
+1. I wanted a 90... the 700 is what I can afford, and till this day I still absolutely love it. Now my Spartan went buzzerk, I can get another one but why.. when the mini-G has more of an appealing price and a reputation to back it up. Just an example of how prices play a big role and who gets my business.

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03-21-2010 10:45 PM  9 years ago
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Who likes their Mini-G? ( page 1 2 )
JetFire 21 1041 03-22-2010 03:30 AM
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Thanks guys. And for the price, it's really hard to pass up. Judging from what you guys are saying, sounds like it is very easy to setup. I certainly hope so because I'm tired of tinkering with my heli from the problems my Spartan has been giving me. I just want to fly. Also... I'm not too familiar with the mini-G. I want to verify and hoping it doesn't require the G-view to select servo type. Do correct me if Im wrong. Trying to avoid any suprises.
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03-21-2010 08:37 PM  9 years ago
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Who likes their Mini-G? ( page 1 2 )
JetFire 21 1041 03-22-2010 03:30 AM
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Who likes their Mini-G?
Ok... I'm done with my Spartan. Before you Spartan owners get defensive, I'm not bashing the gyro at all because its been rock solid for two seasons and just recently acquired a drift for no apparent reason when it was perfectly fine the weekend prior that I've been trying to get rid of for three weeks now. The drift started after I swapped transmitters and I've even re-binded my original radio and it still wont go away. This drift is like a New York cockroach and can't seem to get rid of. I did everything everyone suggested.. from checking my mechanical setup, playing with different mounting methods, swapping servos, checking my engine bearings, yada yada yada. Whats shocking is.. I borrowed my friends 401 just to see if it really is something else other than, and what do you know.. the drift went away. It sucks knowing that you went through all that troubles for nothing. I loved my Spartan.. when it did work. Anyway, I've PMed Angelos whith no response yet in regards to this issue. But in the meantime, I'm about to order a Mini-G and want some feedbacks from you guys who own one before doing so. The weather has been really nice and Its killing me not being able to fly.

Thanks in advance

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03-19-2010 04:09 PM  9 years ago
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They Are Getting Younger And Younger and Younger! ( page 1 2 )
red_z06 28 1706 03-20-2010 04:06 PM
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Benny,

No doubt Justin is talented and I've seen him in person on more than one occasion. In addition, he has already established a reputation so no one in their right mind will question any of your vids to be fake. When I made the comment.. "trying to make me believe", I was implying to the people who made the video and not to target you for posting it. The following video you posted is a perfect comparison and thank you for sharing. It shows how much coaching it requires.

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03-19-2010 03:43 PM  9 years ago
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They Are Getting Younger And Younger and Younger! ( page 1 2 )
red_z06 28 1706 03-20-2010 04:06 PM
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The attn span is so easily gone though, he looks full back to camera person while his plane is "somewhere" floating about.
Exactly! And for those of us who has kids.. no matter how talented and or around allot of kids, know that is impossible IMO. Come on now.... I still have yet to see someone of that age have full control of an AirHog you buy at WalMart much less trying to make me believe that he can pull a stunt like that. Someone handed him a transmitter while someone else is flying it. A trick thats becoming all to common. Had me going though.

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03-19-2010 09:09 AM  9 years ago
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Hovering Inverted ( page 1 2 )
Flying Brian 32 1503 03-23-2010 01:34 AM
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Flying Brian,

I still can remember what I went through to get comfortable with inverted flight... so I feel ya. Orientation with the nose and the tail will always get the best of me regardless how much SIM time I put into it and I had to find a way to deal with it before I could make any progress. I'm assuming your struggling with this as well.. am I right? If so, What worked for me was 'NOSE UP, TAIL UP' approach. By that I mean, if you push forward on the Cyclics.. the nose goes up, and if you pull back.. the tail goes up. And this is true in any orientation. There are many other variations that will accomplish the same thing and you have to determine which one works for you. Its a simple mind over matter thing. Everything else will just come natural because its very similar to flying upright. This was the ice breaker for me so give it a try on the SIM. It will all start to make more sense.

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03-16-2010 09:00 AM  9 years ago
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I'm so sick of Flybarless ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Flying Brian 163 9587 03-25-2010 12:07 AM
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Arent you guys concerned?
Ok... I have to admit, flybarless appears to make your machine come to life from what I've been seeing but like any other electronic stabilization system that I know of has some sort of initializing period like your standard tail gyro. I'm not too familiar with all the FBL sytems out there but its apparent that from what I've seen it does take some time to fully initialize. Having said that, doesn't that concern some of you guys? In a gyro, for example, you loose your tail if it goes into failsafe or power spike but unlike an FBL system there is some chance of recovery. Correct me if I'm wrong because I'm just guessing... but loosing all of your flight controls would scare the dickens out of me.

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Spartan/BL9088

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03-14-2010 08:18 PM  9 years ago
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Latency - shmatency - can a person tell ? ( page 1 2 3 )
AirWolfRC 52 2430 03-16-2010 10:39 PM
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My observation
I'm with everyone here. I also noticed a difference from my 7C to the 8FG. Its incredible... just to sum it up. It was so noticeable IMO that I had to change my flying style. Definitely took some time to get use too. Also, if I may add, when I was function checking my failsafe... the reconnect time is almost instantaneous .

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03-10-2010 03:13 PM  9 years ago
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One Sentence to tell somone new in the hobby ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 )
VooDooX 67 3548 03-11-2010 05:28 PM
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My personal favorite...

"The ONLY way you fail in this hobby, is when you quit".

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03-09-2010 05:29 PM  9 years ago
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gyro location? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
cowetachopper 20 954 03-10-2010 06:42 AM
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Better protection from crash behind the mast but also better protection from fuel up front for us Nitro guys

My2Cents

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03-08-2010 06:30 PM  9 years ago
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8 volt setup help
woop 6 474 03-09-2010 03:37 AM
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and does the gyro signal wire need to be regulated?
I'm not too familiar with Spektrum products or the MultiGov Pro however, it is to my knowledge that the signal wire in any system DOES NOT have to be regulated.

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Spartan/BL9088

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03-08-2010 01:22 AM  9 years ago
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Heli pilots in Fresno/Clovis ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
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Zandro, I hope those blades work well for you. I was holding on to them to make night blades, but I thought you could use them more
Thanks bud! I appreciate it. I was so focused on that Pylon racer.. I don't remember if I thanked Lacey for getting that for me. She didn't have to do that, I had the impression that you had the blades on hand already, but it was very nice of her to go get it for me, otherwise I would of had to wait till next weekend. I have both of you to thank for. That was the fastest turnaround time in the two-years I've been flying. . It was a simple brush myself off.. and try again. It seems like we are having bigger turnouts now that the weather is starting to get nice. Every weekend I'm meeting someone new. Nothing better than to see fixed wing and heli pilots getting along and enjoying our hobbies together. Today was a good day. Wished I could of stayed there longer. As always, nice flying. Now we just have to get Hash, Eric, Rich and Tim to join us.

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03-07-2010 08:10 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
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Hey Marc,
Ya man.. I'll snag those blades from you today. Got lucky and had all the parts I needed and repaired last night. Just replaced Couple of ball links,tail boom,tail blades and flybar and now she ready to rock and roll after I slap on some rotor blades. I left you a message on your cell phone regarding pickup. Hope to see you guys there about 1:30ish because I wanna see your new toy.

Zandro

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03-07-2010 04:23 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
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Sorry jetfire.
No problem bud. Don't sweat it. Too bad you couldn't make it. Not sure if I'll make it next Sat, but I will definitely try. I lost the last two weekends trying too dial in my Spartan so I had to release it today and got to ballsy dropping it too low doing tic tocs and ended up digging a trench.. LoL. Minor repairs, and not sure if I'll get a set of main blades by next weekend. Marc was tearing it up with his FBL 700.

Chbrjade,

You should of went. Usually, there is stragglers there at WIC on Saturdays but never get to RR to post it. Hope you get your Rappy situated. Marc and I was there for a couple of hours.

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Spartan/BL9088

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03-03-2010 05:46 PM  9 years ago
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Flying Music ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
Mike Fortin 94 5414 09-30-2010 09:13 AM
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This is my personal favorite for Blade scrapes and Low to the deck smackdown 3D.

Watch at YouTube


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02-27-2010 06:32 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
JetFire

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Thanks Rich
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02-25-2010 08:31 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
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Huey in Clovis has a couple of 9303s he isn't using. mcHammer knows him too. I can ask if you want. TX only?
Count me in. Yeah... if you can ask for me I'd appreciate it. Just PM me when you find out. I'll snag one from him for the right price or some kind of deal. I'm hoping with a 7100 RX and no servos but if he has just a simple 9ch RX thats fine too. Gotcha on the 6th. I've been itching too see the N9. And.. of course the Rave, when you get it.

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02-25-2010 07:53 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
M. Ward
JetFire

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I will try to have my Synergy ready the next time I fly
Yeah BABY!! Dats what I'm talking about. Funny that you mention it because I was about to ask when your busting that thing out Rich. I've penciled in this coming Saturday on my calendar for WIC even if its just for a couple of hours. Hope you can show up then. The Heli Flyers event idea sounds good. I'm all for it. Man.. That Rave 90 will be SICK!! I'm jelouse.. Also, keep an ear open for me on anyone local that has a 9303 they want to get rid of or possibly trade for something I have. I want to step up to an 8V system and considering going with the 7100 route rather than separate regulator with my Futaba system. Just tossing around ideas. Thanx

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02-16-2010 03:13 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Nice Hash,

Glad to hear that your getting your heli situated. Haven't seen you in a while. I just finished tuning in my heli myself. I had minor adjustments to make after the transmitter swap. Spent what time I had Saturday and couple hours on Monday at WIC making the adjustments cause of Gov and Gyro issues. I did more tinkering than doing any real flying at all. Hope I can make it this coming Sat too open it up and let it rip.

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02-09-2010 06:20 PM  9 years ago
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dvdking 36 1677 02-11-2010 08:52 PM
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It's perfectly safe as long as nobody shows up with a walmart special that happens to be on your channel while you're flying your 90 size nitro and with no concept of what a pin board is, turns it on and fires it up.
+1. I've personally witnessed this on several occasions usually from the younger crowd and for those 'not knowing'. Not everyone understands or is aware on the concern of frequency conflicts. Half the time it is just an honest mistake and nothing intentional because some individuals aren't on the same page as we are. I cant count how many times I've seen kids and adults alike fire up an AirHog or any radio controlled aircraft they just purchased from your nearest department store.. who shows any kind of concern for the next guy. It rarely crosses their minds unless your into this kind of hobby. I was never comfortable flying my 400 at a park back in the days on 72mhz for that reason. However, we've all done it and managed to enjoy this hobby regardless the threats and possibilities of an RF hit. Having said that, I agree that 2.4 is nice but I don't think anyone should be forced to convert because now most of everyone voluntarily converted anyways so the chances are much lower now than when everyone and there mother was on 72mhz not so long ago. Personally though, I wouldn't go for anything less than a PCM system in this particular hobby.

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02-09-2010 08:05 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Marc,

That sounds awesome! Also.. I finally got to see some of your night flying pics. Very impressive man! I have to see that thing live one of these nights. Best clean looking setup I've ever seen. Two thumbs up.

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02-09-2010 07:12 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Oh man... What did I miss? I've been keeping an eye on this particular post and on rare occasions does it gets this active.. LoL. It's unfortunate that its looking like its becoming a pissing contest between helis and fix wing pilots at WIC. I've personally met most of you who frequently flies there and I tell ya what... I don't believe a bit that any one of the heli pilots got that careless. Anyways.. it sucks! What we need is to remove all the pavement except for a square slab, and that will force them to go elsewhere.. LoL. In all seriousness, I actually saw it coming. It was just a matter of time that every fixed wing pilot will discover the perfect landing strip with no AMA required. How can it get any better for them. Too bad we can't fly at SkyPark. Well, keep me posted where everyone decides to relocate or when to fuel up for a dogfight. Man.. for a while there, I thought we were getting along. I even took the time to meet them and BS with them in attempt to bring peace amongst us all. I have to admit though, the fixed wing pilots I've met were really nice so this individual you guys are speaking of must of been someone I've never met. With all that aside, I will be in the middle of programming my new 8FG transmitter. With the sick latency speed of this sucker, I'm hearing it takes some time getting used to so with some readjustments, I should be ready to go weather pending and if there is no surprises. Some of the flying areas you guys have brought up sounds a bit far for me though, but I'll just play it by ear.
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02-08-2010 03:28 AM  9 years ago
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LonR 76 6559 02-20-2010 12:13 PM
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There's nothing like the feel of your first 90.
+1. . Congrats. Looking good.

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01-31-2010 05:57 AM  9 years ago
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dvdking 41 3381 02-01-2010 11:53 PM
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ARF... has its place IMO. I personally, started off with an ARF kit as my first Nitro heli and I've observed that it helped me gain confidence back then when I didn't know any local heli pilots at the time nor did I have the learning tools I have today. I honestly don't think it slows the learning process down because I can easily build a heli just as easy as the next guy present day. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy building my helis from ground up. In fact I prefer it in kit form now because I have some knowledge under my belt. In a nutshell, We all have different reasons why we chose the rout to get where we at today and it really doesn't matter which approach you chose because it gets you flying either way. Having said that, I certainly hope not everything will come in ARF form in the future because I for one would like the choice.

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01-30-2010 07:44 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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See you guys there! Charging my stuff now. Beautiful weather outside, can't pass it up.
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01-29-2010 08:30 AM  9 years ago
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tj1 24 989 01-29-2010 12:10 PM
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I'll take my $5 flybar over your $500 piece of silicon any day
+1. Unless those silicones comes in pairs.. I agree. Never flew FBL system yet, but the $5 is easier on my pocket.

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01-28-2010 05:29 PM  9 years ago
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Ravewithmein 7 1175 01-29-2010 11:47 AM
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Best? Personal preference. IMO, the following.

Conservative:

Trex700
Align 91H engine
Outrage 90 pipe
Align DS610/620s servos for cyclics and an addition for either or for tail
DX7/Futaba 7C radio
Align 2in1 setup if running LiPos
Raddix 690/720

Larger pockets:

Evo 90
OS 91HZ
MP6 muffler or equivalent
8717 servos for cyclics
JR9503/Futaba 8FG
SwitchGlo setup if running LiPos
V Blades

Mix and match as you please. You also can equip either package with any of the following gear of choice. You cant go wrong with either.

Spartan/mini-G/520 gyro
GV-1 / Aerospire multigov
Align/Hobbico/dynatron starter

NOTE! Best bang for your buck IMO would be the DX7SE radio with AR7100R all in one receiver package. Good in performance, and it includes the Rev limiter so no need for an additional governor.

Crash kits? The most common:

Main/Tail rotor blades, feathering spindle, paddles, flybar, landing gear, tailboom, torque tubes... just to mention a few.
I don't have nothing to fly, and wherever I need if you guys can remind me that will be helpful
Get a SIM if you haven't already. In addition, I highly suggest you do your homework and get the kit that has the best parts support in your area or can be easily ordered.

In a nutshell, there are so many variations. I'm just going by what you're selections are and what I've found to be popular in my surrounding areas. Having said that, you can take it as you please.

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01-15-2010 02:04 AM  9 years ago
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T-Rex-Flyer 35 2626 01-15-2010 02:30 AM
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My vote is for 'Dr. Ben'. All that has already been mentioned has been and always will be a great bunch and a good source of information but 'Dr.Ben' shines on my list because he comes up with unbiased write ups and goes the extra mile.
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01-10-2010 03:58 AM  9 years ago
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chopper63 5 751 01-11-2010 02:27 AM
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Nice!! Excellent radio
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01-04-2010 07:31 AM  9 years ago
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pitch curves?
bhoff 11 765 01-05-2010 12:33 AM
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rds 8000 tx..my question is do i set the pitch curves and swash mix from my tx
I'm not familiar with that particular radio however, in most cases its set through the transmitter regardless of the brand. Granted everything is mechanically correct.

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01-04-2010 06:52 AM  9 years ago
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ch-47c 11 709 01-08-2010 04:15 AM
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For you guys that have kids that learned to fly helis or kids that lost interest and why
I have an older son who had no interest at first but the more he is exposed to the hobby the more that begins to change. I for one, agree with the FunFly idea for this simple reason. Also, I've observed that the SIM is only appealing to some kids.. depending on the age bracket etc. They relate to it as some kind of video game so they just naturally accept it unless they don't enjoy video games at all. I've noticed my kid started to loose a little bit of interest when it gets too hard. Which is understandable. Some tricks is to make it more enjoyable by selecting various courses like going through rings and obstacles etc. Worked for me. Also, kids love challenges. Provide them with some sort of competition on the SIM with you and they will more and likely take you on. This interaction will develop interest in the SIM and the hobby in general. Other than that, I can't really comment as for the type of heli I would recommend because I haven't got that far yet myself with my son but I'm thinking more in the lines of the 450 idea or equivalent that he can grow with.

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01-02-2010 07:21 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Marc,

That sounds like allot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing the new site. Got my 700 fixed but caught something serious over night. I still plan on going but more and likely just for a couple of hours unless I start feeling better than what I'm feeling now. 'Hammer'.. I was going to call ya, but didn't want to make arrangements earlier do to my condition and I'm currently still not sure at the moment. Hope to see everyone there.

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12-30-2009 08:42 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Visalia FF
What day is everyone going at FunFly this weekend? I'm trying to shuffle my schedule around. Currently not sure if I can make it at the moment because I still have to make small repairs on my heli and some adjustment changes. If anything, I'll come and watch for a couple of hours and meet everyone.

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12-30-2009 07:03 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Zandro, thank you for letting me use your pipe.
No problem bud. I do what I can to help my fellow heli flyers. Let me know how you like that Hatori. I'm thinking to get myself the MP6 sometime in the near future just to have.

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12-29-2009 06:22 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Other than a anyoing noise does it really matter?
Yes it does. Don't fly it that way. It will effect the performance on your engine and tend to run lean. I burned up my Hyper that way. I left you a message on your cell in regards to borrowing mine. You can have Hammer pick it up for ya because he knows where I live prior to meeting up with you guys. I work today but someone will be here.

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12-03-2009 06:21 AM  9 years ago
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just bought my first gasser the hirobo sceadu 50...?
bhoff 11 510 12-03-2009 05:12 PM
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i just heard nitro is more of a mess and more expensive for fuel w/ shorter flight times compared to a gasser
If that's what you looking for... then by all means. They both have there pros and cons. You might want to do a little more homework before deciding.

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11-23-2009 05:40 PM  9 years ago
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AceHelis 11 1134 12-05-2009 10:39 PM
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Outstanding Scott for your generosity. God bless to you, wife.. and family. Happy Hollidays
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11-22-2009 01:17 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Marc,

It was nice to meet you and your girlfriend. I'm not sure about tomorrow or future weekends as of yet because its usually hectic for me but I never had that much fun in a long time so we definitely have to do it again sometime. I will try to drop by tomorrow if I'm in the area but I cant make any promises. That was some impressive flying you did today. The wind was a bit intimidating at first but nothing we all couldn't handle. Everybody went home with everything in one piece, so to me... a day like today is a good day.

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11-21-2009 07:37 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Another flying buddy of mine and I will be showing up on or around 10AM SAT... weather permitting. Reserving Sunday for football.. I don't plan on being there all day (3-4 hrs max) because I have something to do later that day so I hope to see some of you guys there.
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11-16-2009 05:16 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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That is a bummer that I just missed you guys. I'm going to try to get a hold of a friend of mine, that I haven't heard from in a while, who has a Rappy90,600E and a 700N... to come and join us next weekend. It's going to be a blast!

Marc,
Nice Vid.

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11-16-2009 02:21 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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I need to get JetFire out with us
Yeah man... I'll pencil in next weekend so I can meet everyone. I showed up at WIC at 4pm today with my 700N because I couldn't make it sooner and burned a couple of tanks. Next weekend sounds good. Let me know what everyone agrees on so I can plan accordingly. The sooner I know, the better.

Horacio,
Hope you can make it.

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11-13-2009 05:59 PM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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does any one have plans to fly there this weekend?
Possibly.... to knock the dust off my 700N and to make a presence that Helis still rule . Plank guys normally fly in the morning and the field is usually open for us in the afternoon. I'm not sure if it was intentionally setup this way because I don't frequent there but this is what I've noticed. The only downside of that is that the sun sets on the same side facing the flightline and it tends to effect orientation. Perhaps this has something to do with it. In the past, I've only flew there with a buddy of mine that I haven't heard from in a while and never by myself yet. Other than him, I haven't seen anyone else. I've met pilots in the area but haven't actually seen any of them fly. I'll shoot you a PM if I can make it.

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11-13-2009 07:53 AM  9 years ago
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PaulGT3 57 5592 11-14-2009 04:58 PM
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After reading through all that... I don't recall anyone suggesting the Velocity 50. Unless I missed it, I'm just curious as to why it didn't make the list. It looks to me like a good contender but again.. I don't know and thats why I'm asking.
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11-13-2009 07:36 AM  9 years ago
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SkySurfer 12 2147 11-18-2009 10:46 PM
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The 'Easy Pay' option is the only thing that appeals to me. They always get my business if they carry something I need that has this option. In addition, they also have excellent customer service so I wont even think twice. On two occasions... my order got lost in the mail system and they sent me another without question. When I notified them after finaly receiving the original order, they told me just keep it. But.. for the sake of this topic, I wish they did carry more of the popular heli kits and tailor more to the heli community.
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11-11-2009 06:24 PM  9 years ago
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T-Rex-Flyer 20 1465 11-12-2009 01:48 AM
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Cause freedom don't come free
Amen. USN 1996-2006. And to those who are still serving.. God bless. Keep those rotors turning.

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11-10-2009 08:07 AM  9 years ago
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McKrackin 20 1004 11-10-2009 09:45 PM
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The drift is to be expected unless you have it mastered. There is only a few of us, not at the pro level, that can make it look like its spinning on an axis. What I've observed is that its easier to get the heli to piro on a leveled plain as soon as you begin to get it transitioned from upright to inverted etc. This is when your piro hovering techniques starts to show and thats why it helps to have some practice in this department as well. Your pitch changes really just maintains your altitude IMO. Your directional control is basically based on the combination of your piro speed and correctional timing. When you find yourself drifting left... just make a slight and quick jab like input when you get to your correction point. Slow it down if you have to but keep in mind that its allot easier if you have a decent piro speed do to less correction points. If that makes any sense... LoL.
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11-10-2009 07:48 AM  9 years ago
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McKrackin 20 1004 11-10-2009 09:45 PM
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Mckrackin,

That second vid looks great. Your doing good. Thats exactly what its suppose to look like in reverse from what I'm used too. Either way, its still a piro flip. Its good to learn them going both directions anyway. It looks bad A$$ when you can change directions on a dime. Honestly, I have it pat going one way, but It gets all retarded if I try reversing it. Anyway, Just work on looping it together so your constantly flipping. The timing will just come with practice.

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11-10-2009 07:39 AM  9 years ago
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McKrackin 20 1004 11-10-2009 09:45 PM
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What's wrong with my timing?
Follow this to the letter, and your timing will all make sense. (Note: a cut and paste from one of my previous posts).

Break it down in two segments... upright to inverted utilizing a half piro flip and from inverted back to upright with another half piro flip. Sounds complicated but its really not.

The first part is to basically flip the heli from upright to inverted. Start with tail-in upright. Add forward cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). From there, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding aft cyclic until you are completely inverted and finish in a tail-in hover. Walla! Thats it. Roll it over tail-in and do it again until you can do it flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then just follow through at the end of this segment by maintaining an inverted tail-in hover while gathering your thoughts to do the other half.

The second part is to basically flip the heli from inverted to upright. So start with a tail-in inverted hover. Now add aft cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). Once again, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding forward cyclic until you are completely upright and finish in a tail-in hover. Presto! Thats it. You just finished the second half. Flip it inverted tail-in and do it again until you can do this half flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then put the two together.

Also note: Your ALWAYS going to finish tail-in, nose-in, side-in etc.... whichever direction you started with. Having said that, even if you speed it up there should be no stirring of the sticks. This is your basic piro flip Hence, if you stir the cyclics you are changing the direction consistently (to my understanding AKA chaos) so you finish each segment in different directions.

Judging from your vid.. it seems like you have the idea but your pulling back on the cyclics to get started. I guess there is nothing wrong with that, but I find it easier to push down the nose IMO (just as described above).

Hope that helped

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11-09-2009 06:32 PM  9 years ago
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McKrackin 27 5654 11-17-2009 01:10 AM
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I'm not a big fan of coaxial helis... but I have to admit, the vid and picture above is pretty darn cool.
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11-06-2009 06:40 AM  9 years ago
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freakyreef 30 1375 11-07-2009 05:20 PM
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Naaa. Not me. Personally, I don't think its necessary to tear it down completely UNLESS.. I have a reason too. I occasionally pull the motor out, head and tail rotor assembly and thats about it. I just look everything else over without having to tear it apart. But thats just me. The tank and lines get replaced once a year regardless of there condition. My own rule of thumb.
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11-05-2009 03:57 PM  9 years ago
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holzback 270 13515 02-28-2010 03:11 AM
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what will be powering our helis in the future.
I think some kind of internal combustion powerhouse has always been and will always will be the ideal choice of your average pilot. Sure.. bats are improving and thats a good thing for all of our electronics. . In all seriousness, with the increase in nitro prices and the run time issues with bats... I think gassers will improve and be the ideal alternative. Align, came up with an answer and I predict that the upcoming 700G will flood the market. I'm aware that gassers has always been around but with Align being one of the contenders, its only going to get better because they are known for their great prices. Not to mention all the other benefits.

306,
Wholy $hit! You need help man.. LoL. You're missing a 'no smoking sign'. Otherwise you might have a mushroom cloud on your hands.

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11-04-2009 06:23 PM  9 years ago
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<poke> Nitros </poke> ... hehe
TJinGuy 13 594 11-04-2009 09:04 PM
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Where's my fly swatter?
LoL. The 700N performance has my vote. All that smoke just makes it all that much better.

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11-03-2009 05:22 AM  9 years ago
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Hash79 274 13656 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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Sometimes I fly at Willow and Behymer in Clovis
Yep... this is where I go occasionally. However, I've stopped by there on more than one occasion just to see who's out and flying and I have yet to see a heli. The times I've been there its always planks. Hash, If I'm not mistaken I believe we've met when I was hanging out at the company's field with my 600N. I got it supersized and have the 700N now but haven't flown at that field in a while. Hope to run into some of you guys in the near future.

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11-02-2009 03:29 PM  9 years ago
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dvdking 47 2094 12-06-2009 02:27 PM
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700 Gasser or... the Radikal G20
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10-31-2009 08:53 AM  9 years ago
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QuantumPSI 22 1485 11-01-2009 03:05 AM
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Actually, Piro flips isn't as hard as it sounds or appears to be once you dedicate yourself on learning it. What I've observed is that it is easier to fly the entire maneuver rather than cycling the cyclics as some pilots suggests. Its easier to grasp if you break it down in half piro first IMO. At least it was for me anyway. Also, I don't agree that any particular maneuver should be learned first before learning the piro flips because I for one have more difficulty maneuvering a controlled slow piro hover in which some pilots even suggest to learn first... but yet I can hold an almost stationary piro flip. On the SIM of course...LoL. At the field I'm wandering a bit but I can maintain it within a certain spot. It really boils down to the individual.

Quantum,
I've posted this before on a similar topic but I'm to lazy to re-type the whole thing so I'm just cutting and pasting. This is how I learned it.

Break it down in two segments... upright to inverted utilizing a half piro flip and from inverted back to upright with another half piro flip. Sounds complicated but its really not.

The first part is to basically flip the heli from upright to inverted. Start with tail-in upright. Add forward cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). From there, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding aft cyclic until you are completely inverted and finish in a tail-in hover. Walla! Thats it. Roll it over tail-in and do it again until you can do it flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then just follow through at the end of this segment by maintaining an inverted tail-in hover while gathering your thoughts to do the other half.

The second part is to basically flip the heli from inverted to upright. So start with a tail-in inverted hover. Now add aft cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). Once again, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding forward cyclic until you are completely upright and finish in a tail-in hover. Presto! Thats it. You just finished the second half. Flip it inverted tail-in and do it again until you can do this half flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then put the two together.

Also note: Your ALWAYS going to finish tail-in, nose-in, side-in etc.... whichever direction you started with. Having said that, even if you speed it up there should be no stirring of the sticks. This is your basic piro flip Hence, if you stir the cyclics you are changing the direction consistently (to my understanding AKA chaos) so you finish each segment in different directions.

After some practice, try the stirring method to accomplish a chaos that you will also hear that everyone will speak of and now the transition of the heli will make more sense because you are mentally prepared.

Its allot of reading but hoped that helped.

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10-30-2009 06:25 PM  9 years ago
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MTBSuspEng 43 2917 10-30-2009 06:25 PM
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. How do nitro heli's do in the cold?
MTB,
I would say go for it.. however, this being your first nitro.. tuning a 3-needle engine can sometimes be overwhelming especially for someone who is just getting their feet wet into nitros. If you have someone who has some experience in this department, I highly recommend that you get in touch with them. Otherwise you might have a bad first experience. Other than that, Nitros do well in the cold just as most of everyone already mentioned. Personally, I prefer flying in cooler weather just as long as my hands can stand it.

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10-30-2009 04:05 PM  9 years ago
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Jlerch 39 2209 10-31-2009 04:45 AM
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Ive always fancied firing some rockets, but wouldnt have a clue as too how
Colsy,

When I was still a kid, my uncle rigged up his plank with bottle rockets using small plastic tubing to minimize weight. With his setup, you can fire them with a flick of a switch. He accomplished this by inserting the fuse inside the coils of a glowplug which was controlled by a servo and activated with a spring loaded switch. The switch had a hole in it so you can hook a control rod up to it. I've seen these before but not lately so I'm not sure if there still around. With that said, as soon as the glow plug gets hot... it lights the fuse. Its pretty cool. However, you will have to make certain it doesn't snag on anything or you might have a problem.

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10-30-2009 03:47 PM  9 years ago
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ryblack04 36 2866 10-30-2009 11:47 PM
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Ok.. I thought we're talking about the fuse, not an entirely different heli. I'll take all those mechanics shown in the pics above with an 'AirWolf' fuse and I'll be happy.. LoL. I have to admit, that particular frame rocks. Looks solid.
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10-30-2009 03:17 PM  9 years ago
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ryblack04 36 2866 10-30-2009 11:47 PM
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I cant grasp whats all the Hype about. I agree it looks neat but it doesn't justify the pricetag. 'Dood' is more on the right track. I'd rather slap on a a killer 'AirWolf' scale fuse if I had that kind of money to spend IMO. Now, I'm just basing it on looks because I have no clue what kind of material they are using. Even if material was the main reason it so pricey, it doesn't really matter when its in the air at this point. Unless, its some kind of space age stuff that makes it undetectable on radar... now we're talking.

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10-30-2009 09:05 AM  9 years ago
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2tall 132 5938 11-01-2009 02:24 AM
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When you're looking for 'Throttle Hold' before rear ending somebody.... definately a Heli Nut.
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10-29-2009 09:06 AM  9 years ago
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david11cap 58 3274 11-02-2009 01:32 AM
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Way back when.. I was never an Internet junky like I am today so I never seen one in flight nor I ever witnessed anyone actually fly an RC heli so of course when I ran across one dancing around in the sky, my jaws dropped and had my attention. Thats when the bug bit me. Kept me out of trouble ever since.
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10-28-2009 06:50 PM  9 years ago
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rudyy 26 1376 10-30-2009 11:29 PM
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We all go through it at some point in time if your in this hobby long enough. Ideally yes, a spare starter is the way to go and or even a spare heli for that matter. I drove a good 10 miles to my favorite flying site when my Century wand decided to come loose. You figure they design one with reverse threads. Anyhow, man.. was I pissed. I fly by myself at times so there was no one around to borrow a starter from. At that point, I would of used my shoe laces if I only knew how. Even my spare battery and wand didn't do me any good. Granted, I bolt that sucker on so there is no way in the world would it come loose again, there still is that small factor that something else will happen.
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10-28-2009 06:02 PM  9 years ago
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rudyy 26 1376 10-30-2009 11:29 PM
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I have more than one starter, but like a dummy, I only bring one to the field with me
LoL. But I got the impression that the Align starter will fit in your back pocket. I keep hearing its so small.

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10-28-2009 05:54 PM  9 years ago
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rudyy 26 1376 10-30-2009 11:29 PM
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How many of you keep a backup starter?
I'm currently using my trusty Hobbico special with Makita Li-ion adapter and its been rock solid. I could go over a month on a single charge. I do carry a spare battery and wand just in case but I've been contemplating on getting the Align starter myself for a spare.

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10-28-2009 05:43 PM  9 years ago
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Futaba 8Fg I love it!!!
groran 2 695 10-28-2009 05:43 PM
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The screen lights up for how ever many seconds you program it to stay on
Backlit display? Nice. It looks a bit plasticy but I haven't personally held one to make any kind of judgment. Is it noticeably smaller than the 7C? I'm too lazy right now to look up the specs. This model did caught my attention at first but I think I'll hold off for the 10CG. In any event, the integrated antennae is a big plus in my book.

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10-26-2009 05:54 PM  9 years ago
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90 size
lokian 16 965 10-29-2009 09:29 PM
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Looking for a 90 class heli..
I have a medium budget and want something that i can repair after i crash it... meaning minimal part replacement cost.
There is only one 90 that I can think of that fits that statement, and thats the 700. I say that because its basically a 90 on a 50 size budget with the exception of fuel consumption . With CY flawed blades, Outrage pipe, Align 91 motor, and DS610/620s for servos, your keeping the costs low. The heli itself is even easier to work on than the 600N IMO. Thats just my breakdown..and same setup that I have for the same reasons, plain and simple. In addition, it also rocks

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10-24-2009 11:53 PM  10 years ago
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RotorTech321 27 1439 10-26-2009 02:07 AM
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Subscribers were receiving the Oct issue last week some time.
+1. Got mine.

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10-24-2009 08:03 PM  10 years ago
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Inverted Autos......
toetapper 4 625 10-26-2009 03:03 AM
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I don't treat inverted autos any different than upright. Your average pilot's preferred settings are +/-5. Personally, I have my pitch ranges the same all across the board so I can utilize the entire spectrum when needs be. Being between +/-13. That way you have full control and you're not locked in a preset setting especially when doing aerobatic autos because sometimes you need aggressive pitch ranges to get speed and making use of the momentum from the fall. Hope that makes sense. For starters, just make sure you have enough built up energy in your blades to perform a certain maneuver and time to flip over.

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10-16-2009 06:49 PM  10 years ago
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jaseyb 32 1072 10-16-2009 07:46 PM
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And before any one says give up flying i work 60 - 70 hours a week sunday is the only day i have to fly so dont start.
No one here is going to tell you give up flying. I have kids myself, and I personally wouldn't take them out that close to the flightline. If your in this hobby long enough you'll begin to experience, if you haven't already, or see how fast $hit can happen. With all that aside, your local club has set rules as most clubs... some of which we don't agree with but they are there rules so you must abide by them. Another alternative is to fly elsewhere at a vacant field where you and your buddy can leave the baby strapped inside the car with windows partially open parked behind you. There is a little less danger for the child because your vehicle will act as some form of protection while still in visual range. In a nutshell, everyone has a different perspective of whats right or wrong. Having said that, nobody is dogging you that what you did was bad judgment in your part.. but more of a safety precaution and avoiding the possibility of an accident from happening. Most of us that have posted or going to make a comment, has had some kind of injury or close call. I, myself, had my 400 smacked into my leg a few years back. And I tell ya what man... as you can plainly see, I couldn't react fast enough. Even with my Spider senses.. LoL.

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10-15-2009 05:58 PM  10 years ago
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Need advise on 6 volt set up.
gdzero 9 608 10-15-2009 05:58 PM
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Anyone using a similar setup? What are my options?
+1.. for the Align 2in1 with a stepdown. Simple no hassle setup and comes with a built in glow igniter. I had this setup with my 600N with no issues.

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10-11-2009 02:08 AM  10 years ago
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Nicros 136 5916 10-14-2009 08:59 PM
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city ordinance in Temecula against any RC in any park. A friend of mine recently got a warning, and the cop said next time he would get a ticket
Tell the cop to make himself useful and give tickets to those still using a cellphone while driving without a handsfree device or parking in a handicap spot... LoL. I swear, some cops just don't have nothing better to do. Cops in my area, don't care about the little stuff because our city have bigger problems to worry about. I've been approached by cops on several occasions just to simply watch.

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10-10-2009 06:35 AM  10 years ago
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RYOTGEAR 69 3755 10-15-2009 02:48 AM
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$175.00 per year for a club membership
Thats nuts! If they have a separate section dedicated only to helis.. then it might be worth it. Otherwise, I'd pass.

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10-10-2009 06:30 AM  10 years ago
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Dood 33 2146 10-12-2009 02:09 PM
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Nice... I've always wanted to build something similar but always wondered if it requires a special servo. Now you have an alternative means of dropping your parachute guy.
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10-05-2009 03:53 PM  10 years ago
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m.m flyer 20 1081 10-06-2009 02:43 PM
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Personally, I'd go LiPo or LiIon. You'd never go back. I'm running a Lipo on my 7C and I could go over a month on a single charge. Back in the days, there was only a few to choose from but now they're everywhere.
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10-03-2009 06:56 AM  10 years ago
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david11cap 25 1162 10-03-2009 11:17 PM
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The 10chg is the newest version.
Yup. And, with the integrated antennae.. it rocks! Definitely want one for Xmas.. LoL.

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10-02-2009 06:39 AM  10 years ago
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Harder than it looks
rcjon 14 1031 10-10-2009 06:47 PM
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Key points..
The key for a good controlled piro is knowing your 'correction points'. Meaning.. the point in which you make stick inputs. I have found the easiest to be 'tail-in' and 'nose-in' for starters. For example.. Starting with 'tail-in', practice spinning the heli without making stick movements until the tail completely comes all the way around 360 degrees and then make your corrections. Keep in mind.. in theory, the slower you make your piros the more correction points is needed to maintain a steady hover. Having said that, when your first learning controlled piros, it is easier to spin the heli at a good speed. Now.. on the flipside of that, the faster your heli piros the less correction points is needed because it is spinning so fast only one is necessary otherwise it be too fast to keep up anyway. With that said, you will need to find a happy medium. Once you get the hang of that.. practice nose-in correction points. Then put the two together and slow it down a bit. Make sense? LoL. When you really slow things down, you will need at least four points pat IMO. Its basically what everyone already pointed out.. I just broke it down a little.

Hope that helped.

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09-30-2009 06:28 PM  10 years ago
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Buddy box ???
trekrider586 9 1093 10-02-2009 03:28 AM
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Trek,

If I'm not mistaken.. I don't think you can buddy a 2.4 with a different system. Don't quote me on it, because I could be wrong. I'm just logically guessing and wasn't able to find it in writing. I'm curious myself.

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09-30-2009 06:07 PM  10 years ago
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Nicros 46 2226 10-03-2009 07:10 PM
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+1 for Tech,

Very impressive indeed. In regards to crashing... I lost count

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09-30-2009 05:44 PM  10 years ago
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dvdking 26 1146 10-01-2009 04:48 AM
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I've had to put my heli to the side for a while because its been so darn hot here in Fresno area during the day and too busy to fly before sun sets.. so Fall time is perfect for me. Guess it works its way around. I love how the blade bites in cooler weather but I definitely can do without the rain.
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09-29-2009 07:40 PM  10 years ago
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half piro flips
fenderstrat 13 784 09-29-2009 07:40 PM
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I want to "fly" the entire manuver, not just stir the sticks and hope the heli reacts properly
Here is a short explaination,

Break it down in two segments... upright to inverted utilizing a half piro flip and from inverted back to upright with another half piro flip. Sounds complicated but its really not.

The first part is to basically flip the heli from upright to inverted. Start with tail-in upright. Add forward cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). From there, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding aft cyclic until you are completely inverted and finish in a tail-in hover. Walla! Thats it. Roll it over tail-in and do it again until you can do it flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then just follow through at the end of this segment by maintaining an inverted tail-in hover while gathering your thoughts to do the other half.

The second part is to basically flip the heli from inverted to upright. So start with a tail-in inverted hover. Now add aft cyclic pushing the tail straight up and vertical to the ground with nose pointed straight down. At this point you should have no pitch (0 collective). Once again, add left rudder forcing the tail straight down nose up and finish by adding forward cyclic until you are completely upright and finish in a tail-in hover. Presto! Thats it. You just finished the second half. Flip it inverted tail-in and do it again until you can do this half flawlessly. Once you get comfortable with this part then put the two together.

Also note: Your ALWAYS going to finish tail-in, nose-in, side-in etc.... whichever direction you started with. Having said that, even if you speed it up there should be no stirring of the sticks. This is your basic piro flip Hence, if you stir the cyclics you are changing the direction consistently (to my understanding AKA chaos) so you finish each segment in different directions.

After some practice, try the stirring method to accomplish a chaos that you will also hear that everyone will speak of and now the transition of the heli will make more sense because you are mentally prepared.

I know this works! If I can do it so can the next willing pilot. And I'm a rock.. LoL. Seriously, it was allot of reading but put it on the SIM and it happens faster.

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09-28-2009 05:16 AM  10 years ago
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Vibe Ration 37 3676 10-07-2009 08:47 AM
Aaron29
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Actually, you can attempt them before you learn stationary pirouettes upright or inverted but it doesn't look pretty and its all over the place. What he quoted was just a guideline IMO. I'm no pro, but I've attempted all sorts of maneuvers on the SIM just to see what its like and get the feel of it. It's just the SIM, so no big loss. You can actually benefit by trying and experimenting because you start to discover how to handle certain orientations just by making the effort and also tips from other pilots. Trial and error will also strengthen your confidence and thatÔÇÖs what makes the SIM such a wonderful training aid. On the flipside, what he stated is definately true at the field and I definately wouldn't try it out at the field if I wasn't comfortable of keeping a controlable pirouette. As long as you have it controlled, you'll be ok. Keeping it in one spot will just come with practice.

just my2cents

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09-20-2009 09:06 AM  10 years ago
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Gearhead 18 1810 09-23-2009 01:02 AM
woop
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

On the first pic.. the paddles gave it away real quick, for me that is. Nice looking heli though.
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09-17-2009 03:29 PM  10 years ago
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krashtagain 8 662 09-17-2009 03:51 PM
Seablade
JetFire

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Looks like Arse.
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09-15-2009 10:07 AM  10 years ago
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Luisx 28 2326 09-17-2009 01:43 AM
McKrackin
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

As the guys already mentioned, they both have there pros and cons. The biggest benefit of a TT IMO is the autoing capability. Performance wise, I honestly cant tell a big enough difference to sway me one direction over the other although the TT does appear to have more tail authority. They are both dependable systems. On a TT.. its more of install and forget as for a belt you have to check it frequently for proper tention, however.. it is more forgiving during boom strikes. I persoanly favor the TT over the belt dispite its cons.
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