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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:13 PM
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28 here, it doesn't suck that much, I was just getting a little grumpy smoking that stuff I'm good now especially since I got this plane lol!

Cheers!
haha i think like atleast more than half the usa has smoked it before. Legalize?
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Is the throttle on this bird sprung? I was pleased that on the Helix 360 (also part of the Air Hogs "Adrenaline Series") it was not.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 12:23 PM
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I really more into the parkzone planes.... I am saving for a night vapor...

I wonder if I'll end up getting this today... Seems really tempting!
heh want to buy mine? lightly used no holes or anything. might put it for sale here or somewhere else soon

I was kinda mad at not being able to find any other air hogs besides that one star trek-ish one (already have it), been looking for the other jet set forever, finally they have something else, lol. ill probably get it since there have good reports about it
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 02:14 PM
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haha i think like atleast more than half the usa has smoked it before. Legalize?
That's a touchy subject, because it doesn't affect everyone the same....

Some people are more prone to addiction.
Some people using it to self-medicate, like I was (it helped me sleep) it can just make things worse than if you talked to a doctor in the first place.

If everyone used it just once in a while for a good time on special occasions I'd say yes, legalize it.... But the problem is a lot of people will abuse it.

I personally would say no.. But someone that doesn't have a problem abusing it could easily say yes.

Cheers!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Is the throttle on this bird sprung? I was pleased that on the Helix 360 (also part of the Air Hogs "Adrenaline Series") it was not.
Yes, it is sprung. Shouldn't be too hard removing it though.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 02:18 PM
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heh want to buy mine? lightly used no holes or anything. might put it for sale here or somewhere else soon

I was kinda mad at not being able to find any other air hogs besides that one star trek-ish one (already have it), been looking for the other jet set forever, finally they have something else, lol. ill probably get it since there have good reports about it
Buy your vapor? Or hawk eye?
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:22 PM
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vapor. not 100% sure if I want to sell it, but considering to help get another micro. how much do they go for used i wonder, ill research after I take a test for college
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Gonna see if I can get some cool shots today... It's pretty fun.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 07:02 AM
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That's a touchy subject, because it doesn't affect everyone the same....

Some people are more prone to addiction.
Some people using it to self-medicate, like I was (it helped me sleep) it can just make things worse than if you talked to a doctor in the first place.

If everyone used it just once in a while for a good time on special occasions I'd say yes, legalize it.... But the problem is a lot of people will abuse it.

I personally would say no.. But someone that doesn't have a problem abusing it could easily say yes.

Cheers!
True.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 10:42 AM
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I would highly recommend this plane. I almost like it better than my more hobby grade stuff! Watching the videos, and spying on neighbors is a blast!

I got some cool videos going in and out of trees on my back yard. When it's a little dark out, getting close to sunset it's time to call it a day because the pictures start to get blurry, cause the shutter is open longer. Will post some shots soon.

Cheers!

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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Very cool comments!

I wonder...would it be possible to mod this plane given that it has a 2.4 receiver? What does the receiver radio look like?

Also, how does the camera work? Does it just have a switch for video/camera? Does the camera take a photo every second or so? How slow can this go? If you turn the motors off, can it glide at all?

So many questions...!
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Ok, so Ive been looking online for these. Are people finding them at their local Targets or Walmarts or ToysRus?
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 11:57 AM
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well that was fast...went to Target and picked one up. will report on it later. im hoping to use the images for some landscape reconstruction using photogrammetry. I know 640x480 is not ideal but hopefully this might work...!
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Very cool comments!

I wonder...would it be possible to mod this plane given that it has a 2.4 receiver? What does the receiver radio look like?

Also, how does the camera work? Does it just have a switch for video/camera? Does the camera take a photo every second or so? How slow can this go? If you turn the motors off, can it glide at all?

So many questions...!
Yes it can glide, but you can't turn while gliding(no ZTT). I don't know what the receiver looks like, haven't ripped mine up yet. I did open up the tx. It appears the turning stick pushes two buttons on either side of the stick.... So it's not proportional, just bang-bang.... It seems sometimes it misses those buttons and you can't turn..... But now that I actually know how it works, I make sure I feel a click when turning.

Still going to post some shots sooner or later. Cheers!

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Old Oct 26, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Some thoughts after a test run:

1. Totally forgot what it was like to fly a thrust-vectoring plane. Took a little to get used to leaving the throttle on all the time.

2. The wind was fairly heavy here, but it managed ok. I would go full throttle and toss it nearly straight up for takeoff. It had a tendency to bank fairly heavily, but the trim fixed that fairly easily.

3. The photos were mixed...some were quite good considering 640x480, some were very blurry. I think the more it can be kept stable the better, but that again was more an issue of pilot error than anything!

4. I dont have the nerve to take it apart yet. It looks "respectably inexpensive," meaning that it will take a few hits and keep flying, but my expectations are low.
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