Radio control nuts

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

  1. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thanks! It's been too windy cold to fly outside plus I'm getting over a cold so when I feel better and it warms up a bit I'll tune it better and get a video outside.
  2. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Started my Dakar T4 truck last night, CC01 chassis, Bruder Man cab, rear body will be scratch built from styrene. Should be fun.

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  3. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

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  4. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Freakin' awesome. I bet every kid in the neighborhood LOVES it. :thumb
  5. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:

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    It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

    A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
  6. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Cool it recovered.

    Everything gets the 'tug test' on my planes especially if I didn't solder it, you should have seen the nasty solder joint to one of the pots in my DX5 tx...

    I had a bad solder joint on a Deans connector on a battery I bought almost kill one of my planes- I hadn't tug/flex tested it in awhile.
  7. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

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    I've had that problem a few times with my tri and you are correct....big crash! Same esc's...and motors. :D
  8. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    thats pretty cool. I brought the Lancer Rallye kit three weeks ago - its still in the box - long story but itching to get it built. also going to get a Wildcat body shell for it too

    Hay Ewe
  9. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Today was a nice day to go out and fly. I just wish I had more than two three-cells large enough to fly this bird.

    I took 10 videos with my Go Pro and I am uploading the second one now. I'll upload the best of the 10.

    Here is the 2nd video I shot today on the my 3rd ever flight of this quad outdoors. Loving it so far!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cCBn2JMLJPc?list=UUymbkCEyMPHrjoWBEgA7Lpw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Looks great, Nick! Addicting, aren't they???

    I took my hexcopter to a friends house for a Super Bowl party today. While everyone was inside watching commercials, I stayed outside and shot a few photos.

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  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thanks, Saget! Yes, quite addicting! I am happy with my purchase. I kinda bought it on a whim. I was looking to get something for video/FPV but couldn't decide. So I researched some quads and bought this one! Love it!

    Nice pics. I remember you posting pics of that house before. I have, as you can see, a large field next to my apartment complex. Only problem is it's private farmland. Fun to fly over and I am pretty much guaranteed to find it if I crash, but I'd like to avoid tresspassing. But I can see for hundreds of yards. I'm glad it's there.

    I think I may try to shoot exterior shots of my workplace tomorrow from the roof. :D
  12. DakarNick

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VHmohcW9PEg?list=UUymbkCEyMPHrjoWBEgA7Lpw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  13. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Nice. A shop-vac might have been more effective, but not nearly as much fun!

    Have you tried messing with the height dampening on that KK board yet?

    Here's a little video one of the local club guys shot of me flying my hexcopter. No room to do much with it in there...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/58479807" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58479807">hexacopter with retracts, lights. January 15th, 2013 Civic Center / Selah, Wa. indoor funfly.</a></p>
  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Craigslist Score. Picked up this HK EDF Vampire today along with 6 new 4S 50C batts. Came with a AR7000 reciever installed and seperate BEC. Nice scale retracts, can't wait to try it out this weekend :D

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    Not my vid but this model gets really good reviews on the net.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TPdbbX2Xj98" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>


    Hodakaguy
  15. DakarNick

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    Nice Vampire! I wish you well on the maiden! Get a good deal on it?

    Saget, we ended up using two shop vacs. What a mess. The stuff became shredded and so full of static.

    Nice video, too! I like the looks of it, especially with the body.

    I haven't tried dampening yet. What software version are you running. Mine is 1.2. I hear 1.4 is much better at self-stabilization. But I need the dongle or whatever it is to flash the new version.

    I have a Crius All In One Pro tha I want to try. Also a GPS for it to try out GPS hold, waypoint flying, and Return to Home.

    But it's a little more involved than the KK.
  16. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    I'm also running version 1.2. I've also heard the stabilization is better with the newer versions. 1.5 supposedly has much better auto-level, which would be great for shooting photos. I have the USB thingy, I just haven't made the time to update it yet.

    I think you might like the height dampening... Just try a value of 10 or 15 and see what you think. For mine it made the throttle a whole lot less touchy, so flying ends up smoother overall.
  17. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    So what is a logical next step from an MCX. I know the MSR is highly recommended, but I don't have an indoor space large enough to deal with the higher speed of the MSR.

    So if I want to go outdoors, and I would like to use a platform that will eventually allow taking video, what would you recommend?

    At this point I think I want to stay with either a helicopter or a quad, again because I don't have the space for an airplane.

    Suggestions appreciated.
  18. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I have had an MSR, you do not need any bigger space indoors than you did with the MCX.

    That said, I am told the Blade SR is a good step up.
  19. DakarNick

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    I had an SR. I wouldn't recommend it, personally. It is a decent bird but it's older technology and the new flybarless helis fly so much smoother. I'd go with a smaller fixed or collective pitch.

    Now, the 120SR on the other hand is nice. Fixed pitch, better outdoors because it's larger than the mSR, mCPX, nCPX.

    What about the CX2, the larger coax? I had one and they do fairly well outside. In fact, I just saw a pic of one yesterday set up for FPV.

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  20. FPGT72

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    I have been looking at a few HK planes lately....but a little scarred off. I tried a Pioneer and was not happy at all with that plane. I really like their Sky Raider.

    Been flying my FMS stuff a lot lately as weather allows.....I might give HK one more try.

    I did get a new Panther from Bannana Hobby....looks like a good plane but have not had a chance to fly it yet.