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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Maybe there're not "fully" charged
Yep Mike, You nailed it.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Maybe there're not "fully" charged
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That's what I thought, and I do the same thing with my 120SR, flying it with 500, 550, & 600. But I like Mike's explanation the best.
You gotta maintain a "battery" diet.

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Me2. +1 ^^^ Mike's "explanation's" are always so "colorful". LOL

C'mon, ya making me blush...BTW, you gonna share that awesome "first ever" vid of you flying your plank



So, Mike, how much does a half charged batt weigh?
BD
Half the voltage you put into it silly azzz

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Yep Mike, You nailed it.
I hope nobody is taking me seriously

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:02 AM
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C'mon, ya making me blush...BTW, you gonna share that awesome "first ever" vid of you flying your plank

Mike.
Well... I sure can as long everyone doesn't mind if I am WAY off topic?
Oh well, here goes, my first ever YouTube video, the maiden flight of my PBY Catalina:
Dynam PBY Catalina Maiden Flight.AVI (5 min 26 sec)


Was alot of fun!

BD
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:13 AM
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That looks like the Wyoming I know! But, are those natural rock formations that you land in front of? With a sphere on top? It's looks as if the aliens from Devils Tower may have stopped there. (See Close Encounters of the Third Kind to know what I refer to!)
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:35 AM
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Well... I sure can as long everyone doesn't mind if I am WAY off topic?
Oh well, here goes, my first ever YouTube video, the maiden flight of my PBY Catalina:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiCmve4-Rcg

Was alot of fun!

BD
Great video, What camera did you use? WS
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:49 AM
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That looks like the Wyoming I know! But, are those natural rock formations that you land in front of? With a sphere on top? It's looks as if the aliens from Devils Tower may have stopped there. (See Close Encounters of the Third Kind to know what I refer to!)
Nice flying Kyle

I know how small rock spheres are formed (like bowling balls) but, that's the biggest I've ever seen. Or it's just an optical illusion
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Hey Guys, Just wanted to let you know HeliDirect is having a 10% off sale today only, if you had a need for something from them.WS
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:13 AM
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hey guys! got the 120 out of the box last night and gave it a try. to my surprise, i think i did pretty well. took 3 tries to get if off the ground the right way but the 4th was fairly easy. had it in my family room which is somewhat full. the room is 24x24 but the space i had was only about 10x9. had a nice long hover until the air from my eden pure heater made it move in another direction and i had to cut throttle.

got it up again and had it going forward and back, and side to side and back to hover. even did a 180 and flew it back to myself.( my fingers still remember from flying planes that everything is in reverse when its comming to you.)

all in all, it was a nice 1st time
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:01 PM
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hey guys! got the 120 out of the box last night and gave it a try. to my surprise, i think i did pretty well. took 3 tries to get if off the ground the right way but the 4th was fairly easy. had it in my family room which is somewhat full. the room is 24x24 but the space i had was only about 10x9. had a nice long hover until the air from my eden pure heater made it move in another direction and i had to cut throttle.

got it up again and had it going forward and back, and side to side and back to hover. even did a 180 and flew it back to myself.( my fingers still remember from flying planes that everything is in reverse when its comming to you.)

all in all, it was a nice 1st time
Welcome, Glad your first flight was a good one. I am sure you will have many more.WS
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:42 PM
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You gotta maintain a "battery" diet.
Mike.
Is that the low proton diet? I hear the gassers have a low carb diet. And the planks have the South Beechcraft diet.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:49 PM
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hey guys! got the 120 out of the box last night and gave it a try. to my surprise, i think i did pretty well. took 3 tries to get if off the ground the right way but the 4th was fairly easy. had it in my family room which is somewhat full. the room is 24x24 but the space i had was only about 10x9. had a nice long hover until the air from my eden pure heater made it move in another direction and i had to cut throttle.

got it up again and had it going forward and back, and side to side and back to hover. even did a 180 and flew it back to myself.( my fingers still remember from flying planes that everything is in reverse when its comming to you.)

all in all, it was a nice 1st time
Congratulations for the maiden!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Freaked out my older son. Tammy and Peanut were in the recliner. 2 of my boys and the oldests girlfreind was on couch watching TV. Fired up the 120 and zipped all over the living room last night.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Freaked out my older son. Tammy and Peanut were in the recliner. 2 of my boys and the oldests girlfreind was on couch watching TV. Fired up the 120 and zipped all over the living room last night.
Bwa ha ha ha! You know the 120 can carry a camera, right? Next time, post the heli's eye view to Youtube...lol! That is assuming they don't catch the heli first!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:24 PM
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That looks like the Wyoming I know! But, are those natural rock formations that you land in front of? With a sphere on top? It's looks as if the aliens from Devils Tower may have stopped there. (See Close Encounters of the Third Kind to know what I refer to!)
The rocks are natural but not placed naturally. My buddy has collected them and stacked them that way. He likes to balance them on other rocks and fenceposts. It has always amazed me how they stay balanced without the wind we have here, blowing them over!

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Great video, What camera did you use? WS
Thanks WS! I used this cam:
http://www.amazon.com/HobbyCAM-Mini-...ingtote+camera
And mounted it as you see in theses pics. Kinda handy and easy to mount on a PBY Catalina anyway.

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Nice flying Kyle

I know how small rock spheres are formed (like bowling balls) but, that's the biggest I've ever seen. Or it's just an optical illusion
Nope, not an optical illusion! I know, my plane about kissed one of them! This plane comes in fast, have to learn to slow it down on a longer approach!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:25 PM
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hey guys! got the 120 out of the box last night and gave it a try. to my surprise, i think i did pretty well. took 3 tries to get if off the ground the right way but the 4th was fairly easy. had it in my family room which is somewhat full. the room is 24x24 but the space i had was only about 10x9. had a nice long hover until the air from my eden pure heater made it move in another direction and i had to cut throttle.

got it up again and had it going forward and back, and side to side and back to hover. even did a 180 and flew it back to myself.( my fingers still remember from flying planes that everything is in reverse when its comming to you.)

all in all, it was a nice 1st time
Sweet! That's what we like to hear! Good job with the maiden voyage!

Kyle
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