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Posted by muscleflex | Jun 05, 2014 @ 07:00 AM | 1,592 Views
I've been playing with the Phantom since Oct 2013 - but I never tried RTH because of all these 'flyaway' issues most people get..

A couple of weekends ago, I was playing around, the sky was clear so I decided to activate fail safe to check...
Sure enough, it came back and landed! I managed to run back and get my camcorder on its final descent..
It was pretty cool! It was windy and I thought it would tip but it tried to control itself and even reacted when it almost tipped over. I was definitely impressed... but I still wouldn't do it often!
Phantom Coming Home (0 min 42 sec)

Posted by muscleflex | May 21, 2014 @ 02:54 AM | 2,065 Views
Rejoined my local club and even tho I have been sick most of the week, I braved it and flew all weekend.
Got sunburnt in the process but it was an awesome weekend! Unfortunately my friend crashed his 700 on his first flight on Sunday but he had his 450 as backup.
This video was on my last battery (3rd) on Sunday.
SLAMS Middleton Club Flight - May 15th (4 min 52 sec)

Posted by muscleflex | Jan 15, 2014 @ 04:11 PM | 2,462 Views
Not much to update... just wanted to let everyone know I'm missing flying my baby!
Stupid UK weather... and I guess the DJI Phantom's so easy to just fly from the garden that it tends to get flown more often.
Plus the fact, I guess, that my trex' batteries take hours to charge, maybe another reason why I have not flown my heli!

Soon!!!
Align Trex 700e DFC HV - Test Hover (5 min 39 sec)

Posted by muscleflex | Dec 02, 2013 @ 02:34 AM | 16,273 Views
July 23rd Update
I should have more aluminum coming hopefully by the end of this week - my supplier has messed up my order again unfortunately so I should have rods ready to mail out early next week.
On a happier note, 3 weeks to go before our new addition to the family arrives! My wife and I.. and our 7yr old son are all excited! I'm trying to get as much sleep as I can now

June 23rd Update:
I have lots of the rods already made so there should be no waiting time. Just contact me if you need one.
But that's not my latest update.. I just want to let everyone know that this afternoon is my wife's final (I think) ultrasound scan so we're both looking forward to it in just over an hour's time. And this time, I will ask them confirm the sex of the baby and make sure she's definitely a girl - the baby room is all pink now including clothes so, for the baby's sake, I hope she's a girl!

June 02nd UPDATE:
I have a few more ready made available if anyone needs it. Just PM me or email me



MAY 22nd UPDATE:
I will be away this weekend until Wednesday. For those asking for rods this coming weekend, I will be shipping yours out Thursday next week.
I will be doing my usual shipping out of rods tomorrow, Friday. Thank you again for your continued custom. Weather this weekend here in the UK is crap so no flying for me!

MAY 3RD UPDATE:
I shall be mailing rods out on Wednesday.. If anyone would like a rod, please contact me and I can include you on my list for Wednesday's shipment....Continue Reading
Posted by muscleflex | Nov 12, 2013 @ 08:18 AM | 2,665 Views
Not much.. just a quick update:
Summer 2013, I bought a Trex 700e DFC HV - pretty cool toy! It's my new baby!

Sept 2013, I got married

Oct 2013, wife got me a DJI Phantom as an early xmas present!
That's what I've been playing at the mo since it's too much hassle taking the big heli to a field for a fly whereas I can just fly the Phantom from my garden!
Gets a bit boring tho. Definitely just for photo/video taking! Not much fun flying it around on its own!

Need a gimbal and fatshark. those will be for xmas/ or early 2014
Posted by muscleflex | Sep 28, 2012 @ 03:16 AM | 3,210 Views
Not much of an update.
Just to say my toys are now:
Trex 500 EFL Pro
Trex 450 Pro
ST Models Cessna 182

Flair SE5A (40 size)
Westfield Lysander (big scale with 60 size engine)
Posted by muscleflex | Aug 14, 2011 @ 02:52 PM | 3,209 Views
Well, we went to the Large Model Airshow at Elvington Airfield today and I came back with......

a brand new Spektrum DX8!!!!

I have had my eye on this transmitter since I bought my 450 pro but a lot of people have been talking scary things about this hence the delay.
Andy K has been helpful in restoring faith back and some threads on here have been encouraging so, it was on sale at the show today and I just could not say no.
I only have a 6100e receiver tho.. so not sure if that is enough for my 450pro or i should buy a new one.
firmware on mine is 2.01 so i think I will need to upgrade. Just looking now.
Posted by muscleflex | Aug 14, 2011 @ 01:57 AM | 3,339 Views
Well, I figured I'd put something new on here... I have stopped flying my HZSupercub LP for the time being as I'm trying to get back into helicopters again. I purchased a Trex 450 PRO about a month ago and have been flying that almost everyday.
I purchased some more batteries for it as the 2 batteries I have are 5 years old and just not good anymore.
When I tried the new batteries (Turnigy 2200 20c and 40c), wow! I could feel the difference! The heli had lots of power, it scared me a bit.
I think my photos are on Flickr and I will link here in a bit.
Posted by muscleflex | Jun 15, 2006 @ 03:37 AM | 4,388 Views
my LAMA has been on display since i had a minor crash (outside of the house fighting the wind) and cracked some blades..and bent the shaft.
finally decided to order some spare parts last week. parts came beginning of this week.
when i replaced the blades, there was major wobble on the heli. i knew it must have been the blades not balanced. so i took them off and balanced the top blades first. sure enough, one blade needed A LOT of tape to get it to balance.
last night, i have decided to rebalance the blade properly. took me about an hour. now, she flies wonderfully and altho there's still a slight vibration, she looks good in the air!
i still want to fully balance everything on her tho..but with the imminent arrival of my new Trex XL, this might get pushed back.