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Posted by JHawk19 | Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:28 PM | 2,328 Views
Decided to move into quads. I've owned a few including the AR.Drone 2.0, DJI Phantom, and Hubsan X4. I figured with all of that experience it was time to build something.
Posted by JHawk19 | May 05, 2013 @ 12:06 PM | 3,454 Views
I purchased a Turnigy Trailblazer XB. I've owned two in the past as well as two Redcat Racing Shredder XB's. After owning and then selling these cars, I've come to find that I really it enjoyed it the most. It's a great size and it's a well built basher.

This is my build and modification of my most current Turnigy Trailblazer XB.
Posted by JHawk19 | Feb 12, 2012 @ 03:58 PM | 3,747 Views
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Posted by JHawk19 | Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:06 AM | 4,060 Views
This is my Belt CPX. I've had for a few days now. I really like the look of this helicopter and I love the price for a 450 sized heli.

When I ordered the heli, I chose the blue. Of the three choices, I like the blue the best. It was a bit of overkill though. Blue skis, blue fins, blue paddles, blue boom, blue, blue blue.

So I made the following cosmetic changes.

Carbon Fiber Paddles
Black Landing Skis
Black Horizontal Fin
Black Vertical Fin
Black Tail Blades
Blue/White Xtreme 325mm Main Blades
Blue Rubber for Landing Skis

I think these make the helicopter look more professional and less cartoonish. I'm keeping the blue boom because I think it compliments the new main blades and the canopy.

Based on recommendations I also changed out the stock 25a ESC for a 40a ESC.

That's it for now. I did get a good hover in my office with training gear this morning. Once I've trimmed it and gotten a good solid, almost hands free, hover, I'll be installing the Co-Pilot II.
Posted by JHawk19 | Nov 19, 2011 @ 09:32 AM | 4,966 Views
So, I've decided to purchase a Blade SR. I've been flying co-axials and single rotor 45 flybar helis for 2 years now.

My website: https://sites.google.com/site/jhawk1977/

This isn't my first 6 channel helicopter. I built a Belt CP from an eBay kit, but I didn't know how to set it up, so I sold it. I've also flown fixed pitch but no more than a minute before crashing. This was all before I realized that FP and CCPM helis were not the place for me to start. That's when I went to co-axials and 45 flybar helis.

Those got boring, so I decided the Blade SR would be a good starter. My LHS has parts and there are plenty of parts online that can be at my house in 2-3 days if I crash!

This Build Log will be for me to show the modifications I've made to the Blade SR as well as log my learning and experience with this helicopter.

Photos of the stock heli as I received it are below. As I make modifications or start flying, I'll add more blog entries.