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Old 04-11-2013, 03:28 AM   #1831
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I live in the country and fly about every day that I can....I live on 13a, both people next to me have about the same and the guy behind has 26....they see them more than they hear them....my last fuel plane was converted years ago...just no point anymore....but I do agree those BIG engines do sound real....as in real expensive.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #1832
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I did a mod to my MCPX BL that allows it to fly FOREVER! With no battery!

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #1833
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I'm picking up a 40" span Parkzone Extra 300 tomorrow for $50. All I need is a receiver. Least I've seen them is $100. PNP from Horizon Hobby is $150, BNF $230.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #1834
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Good deal Dakar!!!


Had a few hours to myself this morning and loaded the car up..



Had the MCPX BL, Concept Pro jet with a new motor that I put in this morning, UMX Sbach, UMX GeeBee and the Hoverthings quad.

Well, blew through about 30 packs, and only one mishap with the jet.. I kind of slammed right into a light pole at Mach II. Glad I got a before pic! hahaa



I can't believe the lipo didn't catch on fire.


And an interesting "landing" with the Sbach, somehow this happened.. I dunno, don't ask..



All in all, four out of five are still flyable! Good day!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #1835
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That'll buff right out.


Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #1836
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #1837
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Radio Equipment

hi all
So, my local hobby shop closed down, suspect the internet won.
I went there yesterday to order up a futabu radio set - a 3PM-X http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/futk2021.html

I dont know much but believed that Futaba was the leading brand.
I had selected this radio as the write up indicated that it was going to be good for what I wanted - cars and one day boats - third channel for that extra thing.

I just called up a hobby shop in teh state capital and the chick said that they dont stock Futabu - JR, Hi-tec and another.

This has now put me in an unknown spot - I dont know.

What does the collective recomend?
I will be running some Tamiya 1/10 cars - BigWig, Supershot and Rallye Lancer and in the future want to get a boat - electic powered.

Suggestions please

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #1838
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Yesterday's $50 purchase. All I bought for it was a receiver and a couple props. I actually have a 6-channel Ornge receiver but used it on my home made T-copter. I had the battery already. The seller included two props and a ton of printed info about setup, CG, fixes, mods, etc. He also added inset carbon rods to the horizontal stab and elevator and larger wheels for grass landings.

I'd be flying if it wasn't 10 gusting 40...



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Old 04-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #1839
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Yesterday's $50 purchase. All I bought for it was a receiver and a couple props. I actually have a 6-channel Ornge receiver but used it on my home made T-copter. I had the battery already. The seller included two props and a ton of printed info about setup, CG, fixes, mods, etc. He also added inset carbon rods to the horizontal stab and elevator and larger wheels for grass landings.

I'd be flying if it wasn't 10 gusting 40...



Nice. Craigslist?

Oh and wind is for the men. Lol
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #1840
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Nice. Craigslist?

Oh and wind is for the men. Lol
rcgroups.com, actually!

Yeah, sometimes wind is ok but not today!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #1841
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10, gusting 40? It was 40, gusting 60 here yesterday...
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #1842
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I really should have unsubscribed earlier...

Cause now I'm going to get myself in trouble.. Ordered a cheap quadcopter today. I bought the same one a friend has so we can share our experiences. I've been trying not to to think about FPV and aerial photography but I can't resist.Then I saw this video which pushed me over the edge. Future plans may involve building a diy fpv rig. I like the design over at oddcopter but I am still learning. I bought the cheap one to learn on in the meantime. I thought I was done with r/c after I sold my nitro truck and accessories. NOPE!

Check out this video. I'm an airboat fanatic too, the dual sport of the swamp.

http://youtu.be/LSaUEsUcReI

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #1843
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hi all
So, my local hobby shop closed down, suspect the internet won.
I went there yesterday to order up a futabu radio set - a 3PM-X http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/futk2021.html

I dont know much but believed that Futaba was the leading brand.
I had selected this radio as the write up indicated that it was going to be good for what I wanted - cars and one day boats - third channel for that extra thing.

I just called up a hobby shop in teh state capital and the chick said that they dont stock Futabu - JR, Hi-tec and another.

This has now put me in an unknown spot - I dont know.

What does the collective recomend?
I will be running some Tamiya 1/10 cars - BigWig, Supershot and Rallye Lancer and in the future want to get a boat - electic powered.

Suggestions please

Thanks
Hay Ewe

This was a pretty informative shootout from the sometimes biased Big Squid group. ( I Don't like how they do car reviews) http://www.bigsquidrc.com/2-4-ghz-ra...er-shootout-2/

Had some good data in that.

However I would look at a few other options besides the Futaba, which is a very very good radio. A $50 Flysky surface radio would serve you just as well I would think. Either that or pick up a Traxxas TQi off of ebay for about $40. Mine has been very reliable/durable.

The only thing is it takes a little bit of practice with the two button menu system on the traxxas to get to the setting you want.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #1844
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MUUUSSSSTTTTT REEEESSIIIIISSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

95" span: http://www.bananahobby.com/5-ch-blit...urfer-arf.html

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #1845
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For Sale Honey Bee King 2

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