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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:12 PM
Why so serious?
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Mike... Just to ballance the prop only, I just C clamped a small screwdriver to a table edge and stuck the prop thru the screwdriver. I applied ca to the lighter blade till I got it to balance. Worked out fine for my pop wing. My cost was $0.00, had the screwdriver and clamp. Call me cheap! Capt'n Ron

I did use a jeweler screwdriver that had a highly polished shank.
I'm as cheap as you. I do about the same thing though I use clear Nail polish. I borrowed some from Flypoppa as he uses it after coloring his toenails.

Some day I'll buy a real one.

Maybe.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:31 PM
How's the wind today?
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Love the skis Chomp! Way 'ta re-use and re-cycle. Now that's class and I bet they worked out sweet too. I love it!
Take care,
Steve
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Yup, that's the one.

Here's something I used it for that I wouldn't have been able to do with the magnetic one even if it wasn't defective. I modded a 1-1/4" Du-Bro spinner's collet to fit a 4mm shaft and then needed to balance it... the spinner end needs to be free hanging... can't do that with the other one

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I can balance my surface RC wheels/tires with the Du-Bro too... the magnetic one wouldn't support the weight of some of them.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Greetings all friends,

Please help me with configuring the ACT with the Dx 7.

Cheers
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:53 PM
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Oh that's easy. Yank all the ACT wires out. Wah la. Now your ready to fly
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:03 AM
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I did that way already and now wants to test the ACT thing. Here is a cool landing I made on her first flight...

Super Cub N4768Z Perfect Landing (0 min 21 sec)
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:07 AM
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That place looks super familiar.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:09 AM
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this is all the way from Sri Lanka!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:09 AM
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I did that way already and now wants to test the ACT thing. Here is a cool landing I made on her first flight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxYBCxoO7H0
I haven't even flown mine yet and already know that if you go and fly over that same dirt with ACT you're doomed!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:47 AM
Me a long time ago
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I'm as cheap as you. I do about the same thing though I use clear Nail polish. I borrowed some from Flypoppa as he uses it after coloring his toenails.

Some day I'll buy a real one.

Maybe.
Here is my home made prop balancer.
Gene here is another colour nail varnish that you might like. It has some glitter in it. Also the one on the right is a top coat that is clear.
You must keep up with modern trends dear.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Here is my home made prop balancer.
Gene here is another colour nail varnish that you might like. It has some glitter in it. Also the one on the right is a top coat that is clear.
You must keep up with modern trends dear.
I just hate change, unless it's in my pocket. Looks great! Capt'n
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:02 PM
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I've been playing with the home made skis again today. Six flights of eight minutes each throughout the day.
The best thing has been being able to walk out of my door on to the field next door and I'm flying.
I can't usually do this as the fields around me are all sown with cereal crops, but the snow turns them in to huge flying fields.
The thaw has started and I'm back to work tomorrow so I made the most of it today.

Next project is to go brushless. I ordered the RC Custom mount today.
The dilemma is do I buy a new motor, ESC and Rx or do I borrow them from the SE5a I am building? Hmmm, I have a Turnigy Park 450, Turnigy Plush ESC and Orange 6ch Rx not actually doing much at the moment. What to do?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:49 PM
sKrude up, Rejected!
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Next project is to go brushless. I ordered the RC Custom mount today.
The dilemma is do I buy a new motor, ESC and Rx or do I borrow them from the SE5a I am building? Hmmm, I have a Turnigy Park 450, Turnigy Plush ESC and Orange 6ch Rx not actually doing much at the moment. What to do?
Put them in the Cub until you can get the bigger motor package for the Cub.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:50 AM
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A new Cub is ready to maiden.

Perfect timing too. After 16 days of no rain in the Northwest, we have rain now and it's looking wet for a few days.

28.5 ounces AUW with 2200 3s mounted vertically. Fowler flaps & Ailerons brings me to 6 servos.

Power is from a 5 amp ubec and 30 amp ESC for the motor. 3536 1100kv brushless. Moiunted a 9" x 7.5" prop.

Basically all white foam at present. Need to figure out what colors to put on it so I can see it. Really looking forward to flying a plane that was designed by people that know what they are doing and proven by the pros on this thread. My 15 or so "foamies" are fun, but they all seem to have issues. I hope my Cub is a non-issue - just fun cruising around flier.

When the maiden arrives I will post some video.

BC
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:02 AM
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well, according to shipping from hobby zone, i get a blade scout heli, a hobbyzone champ and the supercub dsm rtf tomorrow. tomorrow is a huge day.

i plan on odering the thunder ac680 charger to use with these toys. do i need anything else? any adapters or anything? when i look at the ac680 specs i dont see ec3 connectors which the supercub batteries i odered (getting 3 of them) have installed. also, can i bind the supercub dx4 tx to the champ? would that give the champ more range?

first time flyer here making a giant $500 leap into rc. well i did have a couple airhogs which got me into this mess.
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