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Posted by muscleflex | Jan 15, 2014 @ 04:11 PM | 1,602 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!

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

Posted by muscleflex | Dec 02, 2013 @ 02:34 AM | 7,444 Views
First of all - thank you to those who have asked me to make the rods for themselves.. I really appreciate it. The extra money in my pocket helps towards...baby stuff!
We are expecting a baby girl in August.

I will be away for Easter Holiday so anyone wanting a rod, please contact me today (Wednesday) as I'll be packing and shipping rods out at 2pm GMT time - anyone who contacts me after that, I'm afraid yours will have to wait until Tuesday (April 22nd) next week.

Also - the motor balancer, I'm afraid my design is too complicated and my first try at a prototype kinda failed... I'll have to ask for expert advice next week.. so it's probably in May before I can get a fully working one...

March 31st UPDATE:
To those who have been asking me to make a balancer for the motor as well... Just to let you know I have designed one and will try and make it in the next 2 weeks to test.. and if all is good, I shall let you all know.

The new design is more complicated and a bit more work to make though but it's to ensure the most sensitive way of balancing the motor... and also prop (yep - it can be used for the prop as well)

I won't post much - until I'm ready to start making them...
If any of you are interested, just let me know on here so I know roughly how many people will be interested.

For the time being, I still have a few of the balancer rods if you guys are interested. Just drop me a line.
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Posted by muscleflex | Nov 12, 2013 @ 08:18 AM | 1,818 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 | 2,353 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 | 2,368 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 | 2,498 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 | 3,565 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.