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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Interesting idea for sure. I wonder if any of the FPV guys have done something like that. Lose radio contact and fail safe to motor off and chute deployed.


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A chute as airbrakes would def work i think. I made one big enough to land the whole plane and it worked like a charm. Just two garbage bags and some string. But if you made on a quarter size you could have a real nice airbrake for landing i bet.

http://youtu.be/XNWO-Kgy48Y
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:19 PM
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I hope eckace1 and scottdearinger are out flying since it is still raining in Daytona so the race has not started yet.

Get some videos guys.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:01 PM
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A friend maidened his Easystar II and is very pleased with it

Multiplex Easystar II RR maiden flight (2 min 22 sec)
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:11 PM
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A friend maidened his Easystar II and is very pleased with it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMpsIUreYA
And that's how it should be done. Nice.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Scott maybe you need a song about having multiple planes and the girls can do changes and such along the way. Sort like that Grorge Michael song where it's the same girl but dressed up different throughout the song.
Great idea- and as each gal models a plane the other can be changing-hhmmm may have to add a girl- got one in mind...



Was too darn windy today to fly- we agreed we would have launched EZ*'s but couldn't toss up the radians- to much wing for gusts to 30mph
our ez's are on the bench awaiting parts(mine a total rebuild)
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 07:13 PM
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A friend maidened his Easystar II and is very pleased with it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMpsIUreYA
That was a great Maiden flight. Nice and smooth from beginning to end.

Great job.

Vince
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Great idea- and as each gal models a plane the other can be changing-hhmmm may have to add a girl- got one in mind...



Was too darn windy today to fly- we agreed we would have launched EZ*'s but couldn't toss up the radians- to much wing for gusts to 30mph
our ez's are on the bench awaiting parts(mine a total rebuild)
So you asked NASCAR to delay the entire race for you to fly and then you chickened out.

You better not ask for another delay. I want to watch the race in real time tomorrow.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:05 PM
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So you asked NASCAR to delay the entire race for you to fly and then you chickened out.

You better not ask for another delay. I want to watch the race in real time tomorrow.
Nascar is like the NBA or March Madness, just watch the last 3 minutes.

I'll tell you what...if your bored and sick of this winter weather, missing flying your EZ and have nothing to build, get one of these.
I don't care how new you are or what you think of Heli's, you got to try this. I've had a few Heli's over the years and NEVER had anything as much fun as this thing.

My son came over Sat. and gave me a present for no reason. It was this little Heli. I've been flying it around the house driving the dogs nuts all day.

Obviously the technology of these things have improved to a point where they are scottdearinger proof, as they are so simple to fly.

Metal frame, spare parts available, 1 cell lipo powered, can charge off you PC with the supplied cable or off the TX.....what a deal. I love this thing. $20.95 plus shipping...if you spend 25 bucks or more the shipping is free. Ye-ha.

This isn't one of those 5inch units, it's about 8 inches....and you have full coaxial control. Worth every penny. Check it out. They make a Apache version too.

Gotta slap a keychain camera on this......

http://www.amazon.com/Syma-S107-S107...0302875&sr=8-1
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Nascar is like the MLB or March Madness, just watch the last 3 minutes.

I'll tell you what...if your bored and sick of this winter weather, missing flying your EZ and have nothing to build, get one of these.
I don't care how new you are or what you think of Heli's, you got to try this. I've had a few Heli's over the years and NEVER had anything as much fun as this thing.

My son came over Sat. and gave me a present for no reason. It was this little Heli. I've been flying it around the house driving the dogs nuts all day.

Obviously the technology of these things have improved to a point where they are scottdearinger proof, as they are so simple to fly.

Metal frame, spare parts available, 1 cell lipo powered, can charge off you PC with the supplied cable or off the TX.....what a deal. I love this thing. $20.95 plus shipping...if you spend 25 bucks or more the shipping is free. Ye-ha.

This isn't one of those 5inch units, it's about 8 inches....and you have full coaxial control. Worth every penny. Check it out. They make a Apache version too.

Gotta slap a keychain camera on this......

http://www.amazon.com/Syma-S107-S107...0302875&sr=8-1
Hmmm, what a sales pitch. I have both of them in my Amazon cart (with spares).
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Nascar is like the MLB or March Madness, just watch the last 3 minutes.

I'll tel

My son came over Sat. and gave me a present for no reason. It was this little Heli. I've been flying it around the house driving the dogs nuts all day.

Obviously the technology of these things have improved to a point where they are scottdearinger proof, as they are so simple to fly.

Gotta slap a keychain camera on this......

http://www.amazon.com/Syma-S107-S107...0302875&sr=8-1
we will see as scottdearinger just ordered one-lol- you have sold several already- amazon owes you....I also have cat that needs chased..
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Hmmm, what a sales pitch. I have both of them in my Amazon cart (with spares).
Bill, you'll have a blast with them. I gotta order the Apache model my son has too.Bit slower the the blue version I have.. but looks cool as turds flying.
I just chased the cat out the back door with it. HA!.
Glad the wifes away for the weekend!
Charging up now.
I smacked these blades about 20 time already. No damage.
Ernie wants to eat it.
Fun Fun Fun...
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:45 PM
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I did quite a bit of research in micro helis a little while ago. I was looking to get Ms. Diddy something RC for her birthday earlier in the month. I was really close to getting an S107 for her. As far as 3 channel tail-motor helis go, that is the cream of the crop and has a huge following. It's much better than most "mall-helis".

That being said, I was turned off by the fact that it charges (if I remember correctly) from a USB port and doesn't have an interchangeable battery. I also wanted to get her something a little more hobby-grade with easy to find replacement parts. After even more reading, I settled on the Blade Scout CX and have been ecstatic with the decision. It, too, is 3 channel but is a bit more hobby-grade. It's INCREDIBLY stable. I wish I had something like that when I learned to fly helis. I had some much fun flying her new present around a few times that I went into the classifieds and bought myself a used Blade mCX so we could fly together. So ends my rant (and splurge) in micro-helis.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 09:05 PM
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I did quite a bit of research in micro helis a little while ago. I was looking to get Ms. Diddy something RC for her birthday earlier in the month. I was really close to getting an S107 for her. As far as 3 channel tail-motor helis go, that is the cream of the crop and has a huge following. It's much better than most "mall-helis".

That being said, I was turned off by the fact that it charges (if I remember correctly) from a USB port and doesn't have an interchangeable battery. I also wanted to get her something a little more hobby-grade with easy to find replacement parts. After even more reading, I settled on the Blade Scout CX and have been ecstatic with the decision. It, too, is 3 channel but is a bit more hobby-grade. It's INCREDIBLY stable. I wish I had something like that when I learned to fly helis. I had some much fun flying her new present around a few times that I went into the classifieds and bought myself a used Blade mCX so we could fly together. So ends my rant (and splurge) in micro-helis.
It's worth the 22 bucks. There is 2 ways to charge it. It is what it is and and the gryo system and control in it is amazing. This is not a Heli to grow with or modify. It's a 20 buck toy that kicks butt and is built very well.

Should have got her one.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 09:22 PM
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It's worth the 22 bucks. There is 2 ways to charge it. It is what it is and and the gryo system and control in it is amazing. This is not a Heli to grow with or modify. It's a 20 buck toy that kicks butt and is built very well.

Should have got her one.
Gene

Looks like you started a trend. Hope Amazon gives you credit since I also just got a yellow one with a set of replacement blades. Not bad for $25.71 and free shipping.

Vince
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:17 PM
I think it'll work this time!!
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... get one of these.
I don't care how new you are or what you think of Heli's, you got to try this. I've had a few Heli's over the years and NEVER had anything as much fun as this thing.
This is what got me back into R/C about 4-5 years ago! I literally WORE THE MOTORS OUT in my livingroom.

... hence the name "Chairwolf?" 'Nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t41mj...ayer_embedded#!
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