Radio control nuts

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

  1. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Ya, did that....Even my order that was all sourced at the US warehouse hasn't arrived...it's been 2 weeks plus.

    The prices are good, but the shipping is crazy on anything with any weight to it. $51 for shipping on 6 motors, 6 ESCs, some carbon fiber tube a tiny receiver and 2 batteries.
  2. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  3. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    On your Pede? I went to the MIP X-CVDs on my Slash 4x4 and they are holding up great. A bit more rotational weight, it's noticeable, but much stronger.


    Sean :bmwrider
  4. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    The CVDs are nice, but as I just use the truck for fun. Seeing as the stock shafts lasted 3 years or so and they cost 1/3 what the CVds do, I just went with another set of stockers.
  5. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    I have CVDs on my crawler, and basically resulted in trashing the transmission multiple times until I'd replaced every "weak" link in there.
    :(
    The shafts would break "occasionally" on me, and were cheap and easy to replace.
    Having to take apart the transmission and rebuild it was a pain. :lol3

    Keeping the "fuse" an easy to replace part is a lot easier for fun. For competitions, you need to replace all the "easy to break parts" but that gets pricey. :D
  6. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Added an Outerwears cover tot eh 4x4 Pede
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  7. Tilt2turn

    Tilt2turn Been here awhile

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    That would be an awesome little heli to fly once I get the basic maneuvers down. Glad you're having fun with it.
    I have replaced the swashplate with the aluminum Microheli unit. Also, the boom splintered into pieces, so I bought a 2mm carbon fiber rod, covered the wires with a black coffee stirrer, and made it a half inch longer. Still flys good, maybe even better. No inverted hover yet, lol.
  8. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Did some flying at lunch time today..

    The new Quad -


    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yYA7sJlk5PU&?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>


    Also flew my new little heli the wife got me - MCPX BL :)

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WADk1O-UQ80&?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  9. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Can't see the videos - anyone else having trouble?
  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    fail
  11. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Hmmm, not sure why vids didn't work.. Let's try again...

    The Quad - I love the sound this makes! Especially the flyby at 1:09!!:

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yYA7sJlk5PU?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>


    And MCPX BL:

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WADk1O-UQ80?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  12. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Nice flying!
  13. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Awesome flying, Larry! Where do you live, anyway?
  14. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Thanks for the good words! I am in CT.
  15. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I'm in the Quad City area of Iowa this week. Heading back to Colorado this evening. Can't wait to fly there, it's been too damn windy and cold here!

    But, I did get a few corn field videos while here. :lol3

    I need to keep practicing so I can fly like Larry. I'll look again, but what FC are you using?
  16. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    I wanna fly like Larry.


    :norton
  17. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak Mini. 80 grams ready to fly. 4 channels. Pretty amazing little plane.

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  18. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Not all who wander are lost- but I am

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  19. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    I hear the Crack Yaks are sick! Let me know how it flies. Better yet don't, I don't need any more planes right now! hahaaa

    Ok tell me.
  20. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Don't watch the videos....the mini is even better than the lite and the lite was fabulous. It has a HUGE envelope from walking speed to OMG.

    I bought the whole kit from TH and I think it was $159 or so including 2 batteries. I ordered 5 more batts from HK and they arrived yesterday. I've spent 20 minutes or less getting it to what you see in the photo. I'm sure it'll be done in less than 2 hours total build time. Looks like the worst part is the control arm links which they use shrink tube and tiny Z bends. Looks very fiddly in the video.

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