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Old 04-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #1816
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I did a little bit of flying last night in the cold, tested out my new DX7s (I like that radio a lot...and I am not a spectrum fan) flew 2 batts in the PZ 109 and 2 in the FMS HS-123...froze my fingers off...I don't like flying in the cold.

Then was screwing around and saw my long forgotten slash in the rafters of my basement.....ever wonder what happens if you put a 4s 3300 in s slash....it is fricken fast and fun.....and not I did not kill anything the stock speedo was quite warm as was the motor, but dang it was fun....ended up running both packs I had in that thing.....I think it might get a little more use now.
I bought a 5000 3s .. Geared right it will rip the tires off the rims ! Lol Fun stuff
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #1817
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I need to order a new tail wheel for my FMS Stuka....so I am looking at my next plane as well...it will be an FMS, but I am not sure what to get. Zero, P40, the new P51B....so many choices.

In reading up on the zero I came across this link....I think I would be in jail if this happened to me....another reason I am so happy I can fly alone, and on my own property.

http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/...1glfnmta9?from=
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #1818
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Check out RCCrawlers. Com ... They have a dedicated section to that truck , what needs attention , what will go wrong , etc .

Thanks! I'm already having issues with getting it to change gears. Great little truck though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #1819
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #1820
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Some nice flying weather today!!! 70, sunny, light wind...

Had a landing gear malfunction with my Sbach!




And some MCPX BL flying..
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:12 AM   #1821
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Looking to get a monster/trophy truck type RC, cant decide between battery/nitro. Love the sound of nitro, a bit nervous of the 'tuning' required.

Is it a drive 5 min, wrench 5 hrs type of deal? Would like relatively low maintenance, don't mind spending some time though.

Any recommendations?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #1822
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I have an HPI Trophy Truck but it's 1/12th scale (closer to 1/10th really) and is far from a "Monster". It does however look and react quite like the real thing.

My favorite "Monster" is my Traxxas Summit. It's huge, goes pretty much anywhere you point it, high and low range transmission and locking diffs controlled from the radio, waterproof...
It's the do-all basher. It can crawl or go fast and with high capacity LiPo batteries you can get runtimes of 45+ minutes.



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Old 04-09-2013, 08:05 AM   #1823
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Looking to get a monster/trophy truck type RC, cant decide between battery/nitro. Love the sound of nitro, a bit nervous of the 'tuning' required.

Is it a drive 5 min, wrench 5 hrs type of deal? Would like relatively low maintenance, don't mind spending some time though.

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My brother got the HPI Mini Desert Trophy truck ... it's pretty cool and I'd rather go electric vs nitro ... most LiPo/brushless setups will run 15-20min per charge

http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/106546/
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #1824
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Looking to get a monster/trophy truck type RC, cant decide between battery/nitro. Love the sound of nitro, a bit nervous of the 'tuning' required.

Is it a drive 5 min, wrench 5 hrs type of deal? Would like relatively low maintenance, don't mind spending some time though.

Any recommendations?

IMHO, nitro is really on the way out....now I don't want to start a big war on this, but in looking at stuff sitting on the shelf...just how much nitro do you see.

I agree nothing sounds and smells like a nitro truck....even the 1/5 scale gas buggies are just not the same.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #1825
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Looking to get a monster/trophy truck type RC, cant decide between battery/nitro. Love the sound of nitro, a bit nervous of the 'tuning' required.

Is it a drive 5 min, wrench 5 hrs type of deal? Would like relatively low maintenance, don't mind spending some time though.

Any recommendations?
I'm pretty impressed with the Twin Hammers so far. Good battery life. Fast enough and it crawls too. Youtube it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #1826
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More time runnin' less time gassin' tunin' startin' drainin' with 'lectric.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #1827
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I agree that nitro is on its way out .. Electric is plug and play and brushless motors are far more powerful than any nitro motor . I like the noise and smoke .. But at the end of the day it's a pain .
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #1828
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I saw a nice cub model with a quiet 4 stroke engine, it sounded real on approach, had a bit of prop whine, and you could hear the wind in the struts.

The engine can definitely be a wonderful part of the total experience.

Time in a chunk you can devote to flying is a key determining factor as well.

If you have all saturday morning to hit the club and chat and turn in 2 flights, fuel power isn't going to slow you down much.

I have had several 4-5 foot planes, I have 15-30 minutes on the way to work to pack in as much stick time as possible, that's not even enough time to unpack, fuel, start, fly, refuel, start, fly, de-fuel, and pack, so e-power works great for me.

Also, if you can fly 3x a week, 2-3 10-15 minute flights vs 3x on saturday, you get a lot better a lot quicker!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #1829
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Electric is also far more neighbor-friendly, whether you're flying, driving, or floating. Unless you live miles out in the middle of nowhere, running a nitro truck every evening WILL get your neighbors complaining eventually, even if you keep it in your own yard.

I live out in the country on 2 acres, but I still have neighbors. One of them flies r/c, but it's all nitro stuff. The neighbors have complained to him enough that he rarely flies at home any more. A shortage of spare time to go to the club for the day means he rarely flies, period. OTOH, I fly my electrics almost daily in good weather and the neighbors rarely even notice.

I still have two nitro birds, but haven't flown them in a couple of years. Electric is just too easy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #1830
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Yup - I got rid of all my nitro stuff. PITA to haul everything to the field, tune the motor(s), clean up all the oil, etc.

Only one I haven't gotten rid of is my H9 Twist 3D.. I keep meaning to put a big BL motor in it and e-convert it. I LOVE the way the plane flies, but haven't flown in years due to the nitro motor..

One of these days I will convert it!

Till then, all my others are electric. I show up to field with a lipo sack full of batteries and fly all day.
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