Radio control nuts

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

  1. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    I'm selling my little hot rod Gaui X2 if anyone is interested!

    Put three battery packs through it at lunch, and took a short video to show that it flies.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/r4O5j0BtsIk?list=UUsZvQAZkCO3ZXiR6Gkh3SBQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>)

    It has top shelf electronics:
    Ikon/TracX FBL system
    CC Talon 25 ESC
    JR DS287mg servos on cyclic
    Scorpion motor
    I have 5-6 batteries to go with it, a *BUTTLOAD* of spare parts, etc. If anyone is interested let me know! It's all CF and titanium, it's a screamer!
  2. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Didn't you just buy it a few weeks ago? :huh
  3. Mr. B

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    Did I mention that I love Cubs? This is the Eflight Super Cub 25e (electric). It's an ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) with lots of scale details.

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  4. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Picked this up a few days ago

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  5. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Yes! Hahaa.. My friend who is a very bad influence gave me a deal I can't turn down on a 450 he has. So I'm going to get rid of this one and get that one.
  6. S3bird

    S3bird Been here awhile

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    The carnage....yesterday my son and I discovered the thet huge snow srifts on the sides on the street make great ramps. Since the street was mostly clear we could hit them pretty hard and launch the car into the yard for a soft landing on the 16" that's still there
  7. S3bird

    S3bird Been here awhile

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    Today we were doing more of the same when my son launched the car straight up and it landed with a thud on the sidewalk. Needless to say that was the end of today's fun. Anyway I need to what all I need to order besides a new chassis (everything is replaceable on these).
  8. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Probably just the chassis itself. The Revo's are pretty simple to work on I've found...
  9. S3bird

    S3bird Been here awhile

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    Well the chassis is definitely toast but I also had to order the bottom skid plate kit (#7037) as the main part part was broken and makes sort of a transmission tunnel/brace under the chassis. Finally ordered a new servo that's been dying for quite a while, hopefully when all of this stuff gets here I won't need to order anything else.
  10. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    TBone racing makes a chassis brace that should prevent that from happening again if you are going to continue bashing it pretty hard.

    http://t-bone-racing.net/Brand-N-Z/...-Brace-1pc-62027-Traxxas-116-E-Revo-p455.html
  11. JeffinTD

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    From the float fly last Saturday. CZ Carbon Cub, Magic, and. Apprentice.

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  12. FPGT72

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    Float fly?

    Here the water is solid again....Saturday it was 70.

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  13. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Is that a Magic 3D I spy?
  14. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    In between dropping tiny screws on the floor that zip off into the 8th dimension while assembling my "Ready to Fly":rofl Sky Surfer, I've been using the easyFly 4 simulator.
    It reminded me that I'm better at making left turns than right turns. Come to think of it, on dirt bikes, too.
    Anyone else?
  15. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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  16. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    You get used to steering the plane all over.

    I'm biased in right rolling harriers, but can fly left/right in any other attitude just fine.
  17. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    New toy on it's way!

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    Got rid o my Gaui X2 and this will take it's place.

    6S powah!!!!

    Can't wait.
  18. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    My RC nut neighbor is trying to convince me to get an Apprentice S, however I absolutely do not get along well with tricycle landing gear. My T28 and I just never got along when it comes to landings.

    I was wondering if I could convert it to a taildragger and then make a stand that holds it level when initializing and calibrating the SAFE system? Would that cause any problems on initial rollout with the plane thinking its too nose high?
  19. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Are you a beginner? Trike gear is better if you're starting out. Tail-draggers are definitely harder to control on the ground. If you have trouble with the nose gear, you might have trouble with prop strikes on a tail-dragger.
  20. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    I haven't found that to be the case. Trike gear may be better on a nice hard surfaced runway but I've always found it to be a PITA on the grass runways at the fields our club flies from. :dunno My first glow powered plane was a Kadet LT-25 so I might be biased.