Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I love these types of models. Beautiful attention to detail. :thumb

    Here is my 31 yo 80" Antic. I have the bones in my rafters for a scratch built 10' WS version. All of my big planes are fabric covered, no Monocote for this builder.

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  2. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Fantastic looking planes....My hands get shakey flying a foamy plane that I really like and am afraid to damage....I can imagine my heart would not beat and I would not breathe for the entire flight.
  3. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    My neighbor has a Gold Edition 1.60 Beechcraft Staggerwing that he is afraid to fly for that very reason. It's all fiberglass/monocoat and even though it's an ARF, it's still kinda spendy to risk with a flight.

    It gets to the point where the risk out weighs the reward on some of these planes. Granted it is a different point for every person. Some don't want to fly a nice foamy (me) others will go ahead and risk $thousands to fly a scale B29. At least we get to see vids of the big boys :D
  4. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    We had a member in our club that would routinely fly his scratch-built 1/3 scale warbirds. These things had custom retracts, props wheels and what every his deep pockets could imagine to make them realistic. These planes would cost from 10-15K. When he would turn one back into a kit, he would just start another with more detail that the last. It was a real treat to see them fly and a real heart breaker to see them crash.
  5. zozie

    zozie Been here awhile

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    Our house and backyard from a Hexa copter

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  6. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Great pics!
  7. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Nice pics! I picked up the new Blade 350 QX quad and flew it last night for an offsite campfire/storytelling program my work does at a local Historical Site ranch.

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  8. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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  9. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    So?

    Waddya think? Were you flying it with stability on or off?

  10. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Love it! For a RTF/BNF it is well worth the money. There are better multicopters out there for different flying, filming, FPV styles but I think this is like the dualsport of quads. It films well,, has a great training mode, and stunt as well. I like stability mode the best. The video was shot in that mode. That is self-level with GPS lock and manul altitude control with the throttle.

    If Smart mode had an option to switch off the relativity control, or if stability had altitude hold I'd be happier.

    I haven't flown it in agility mode yet.

    I have a video uploading now that shows fulll throttle takeoff in stability at 6000' with a GP2 on it.
  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Finally uploaded!

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  12. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    ^ Very clear vid, nice!

    I got tired of china man junk motors on my VisionAire, so I decided to try this one:

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    Hope this one works out!!

    And just got replacement frame parts for Vtail. Hopefully next week will have both back in the air!
  13. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    We (my club) are having our big WWI fly-in this weekend. Lots of interesting stuff, great weather and plenty of flying. Put a bunch more air under the wings of the D8, still have some minor mechanical issues to deal with but every flight it just keeps getting better. Got to mix it up with some other scale planes, just like Rheinbeck but we get away with more manuvers....

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    This is the lineup Sat AM. Well, most of the lineup, there were guys up flying already.

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  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    That's pretty impressive. Where is this at?
  15. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Finished my Crack Laser Light a couple days ago. Thing flies like it's on rails. 32" span. I had to order some bigger batteries as the NanoTech 300s were only giving me 1-2 minutes of spirited flight time. Have to cycle them a few times to see if they were just under charged.

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  16. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Nice...I enjoy the warbirds.

  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    You know I had one plane that just seemed to eat cheapo motors....bought an A40 and on the third flight it shelled a bearing...for over $100 I expected better....when the like HK motor is $20. After that I figured screw it....I bet they are all made in the same Chinese factory anyway...after that I went back to the HK motors and picked a different "brand"....so far no problems.

    The plane I had it in was a V tail eflight Bonanza. I was just happy I was able to glide it down and land with no damage....love that plane....I keep saying if I ever have to recover it I will do it up like the plane Buddy Holley was in when he died....but after all these years I still have not had to recover it.

  18. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  19. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I like those Flight Test guys. Thanks for the link.

    In other news...

    The Crack Laser Lite is a smashing success! My 450 Mah 2S Glacier packs arrived today and after charging them up for a little bit (not a full charge) I was able to get almost 7 minutes of flight time with lots of hovering, full power climbs into tumbles and inverted flat spins, etc. A little heavier than the tiny Nano Techs, but worth it.
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    just been to our sheet metal shop and picked up another decent size offcut of titanium sheet for my next project :evil

    (next project is a way off but planning, thinking and accumulating now)

    Hay Ewe