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Posted by cactus | Jan 17, 2007 @ 12:31 AM | 9,016 Views
I got her done last week and was waiting for better weather to test fly. Got one in today and she flys! Need some trimming and cg adjustments. Less snow would be better too....
Posted by cactus | Jan 08, 2007 @ 11:54 PM | 8,709 Views
I got the carbon spars in the wing and side stablizers. I'll Solder the hacker esc and the TP pack connectors next. The hacker outrunner fits a little different than the planned motor, but it should go in with some slight modifications. So far this is an easy build.
Posted by cactus | Jan 04, 2007 @ 11:08 AM | 10,316 Views
I picked up a Super Zoom 4D on the Hobby Lobby Holiday sale. I'm going with the following setup and modifications:

- Hacker A20-22L Brushless
- Hacker X20 Esc
- Berg 7 DSP RX with Azzar
- Allerc Blue 9gram servos
- TP 3S 1320 Lipo
- Props TBA

Modifications:
- Dubro lite wheels inplace of stock ridgid wood ones
- Carbon rods in place of aluminum rods in kit

I have the wing joined with Goop glue and I got one side of the fuse doublers on. I'm still awaiting some parts.
Posted by cactus | Oct 11, 2006 @ 12:23 PM | 8,038 Views
Well, after getting fustrated and bored with RC modeling in the summer of 2004, I sold off most of my gear and took a break from it to pursue other interests.

This fall I descided to ease into the hobby again, but centering mostly on Micro size helicopters. I just don't have the time or space to fly anything bigger for the time being.

The Dynam Vortex multi was my choice for re-entry. I have been flying indoors mostly and tinkering with it to improve performance. I bought a used Hitec Eclipse 7 with Spectra Module to gain better control and adjustability over flying the Vortex as well as future models. I wanted something proven and flexable vs the JR 8103DT with a fixed channel I had before.

I am looking forward to picking up where I left off and improving my flying skills.