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Old Apr 15, 2012, 07:52 PM
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just went for a hover catch on my 42" and i turned off the throttle alittle to early, i went for the grab and i went no throttle and it started dropping to early and the tail slipped from my hands and at the same time i droped my radio.

the rudder hit the ground and then MG hit then it was on a sliht hill so it flipped over upside down. So i pick my radio up quick because i was worried the throttle got pushed up and it was so i moved it down but the tx switch was on off.

So i pick up my plane, laugh and walk back to house. (I think the laugh was Holy s**t im lucky)
A great reason not to hover catch.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:14 PM
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yea but i know i will try it again and i know safty hawk will keep coming in my mind, i swear dude every single time i get close enough and thinking about the hover catch i think of the image he had...
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:18 PM
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yea but i know i will try it again and i know safty hawk will keep coming in my mind, i swear dude every single time i get close enough and thinking about the hover catch i think of the image he had...
Change your name to multiple scarface
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:51 PM
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haha i will only do that if i do get hit so when you see my name as multiple scarface you know what happen
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Random question:

Trying to fix a really old garage door which works great but the pulley/sprocket at the other end is gone and the chain would just make a 180 turn around a 5/8" diameter bolt. Well that bolt is 90% cut through now and that’s when I realized what was happening. Where I'm living used to be a rental house so someone rigged this up to get the garage door to work.

But I need a pulley like a belt guide or a sprocket like off a bicycle that is <1" diameter but can mount to a 5/8" hole that has a valley to fit a chain that is 3/8" wide.
I could temporally put in a new bolt but it will eventually cut it and it can't be good for the motor. Or another temporary thing would be put some washers on a new bolt to let them spin on the bolt but they might cut the bolt too.

Looking on advice on what to rig up or where I can order something to fix it for a decent price.
If you strike out on the idler pulley....possibly just a bearing would work OK in your situation...but the Idler pulley would be perfect.

Honestly...looks like a challenge Cmala's machine shop would like a crack at...

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A great reason not to hover catch.
No...read again...no catch to it...this time any way....
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 10:37 PM
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would you guys suggest me getting a castle 50 esc instead of the hacker x-40 so i can mkae my servo's 6V, what would they be now with the x-40, or can i somehow program my x-40 and make the servo's 6V.

Or is it not worth it becuz its not much of a difference?????
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 10:40 PM
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would you guys suggest me getting a castle 50 esc instead of the hacker x-40 so i can mkae my servo's 6V, what would they be now with the x-40, or can i somehow program my x-40 and make the servo's 6V.

Or is it not worth it becuz its not much of a difference?????
the output voltage isnt the only advantage of the ice lite 50 over the x40
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 10:59 PM
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More program ability, more voltage to the servos, smoother starting of the motor. Just to piont out a few of the pluses of the castle.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:00 PM
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would you guys suggest me getting a castle 50 esc instead of the hacker x-40 so i can mkae my servo's 6V, what would they be now with the x-40, or can i somehow program my x-40 and make the servo's 6V.

Or is it not worth it becuz its not much of a difference?????
hacker *should* be 5.5v output and no you cant program it different. Castle has more bells and whistles but at a cost. If your really interested in 6v output i would invest in a BEC
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:10 PM
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no comment lol (biting my tongue)
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Actually, it will hold the 45 degree downline for plenty long enough to check balance. Momentum and gravity are offset by lift and it holds the line...

Now what bigster just said confuses me a little. I would think that if it tucked it would be nose heavy, and if it it tried to pull up from the 45, it would be tail heavy.

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It's simple, if it's tail heavy and you trim it out for a level cruise you'll have dialed in down elevator to push the heavy tail up. When you put it in the 45 downline as you gain airspeed over the tail it will tuck to the gear. Similarly, if it's nose heavy and you trim it out, you'll have dialed in up elevator to hold the heavy nose up. When you put it into a 45 degree downline with power off, as it gains airspeed it will pull to the canopy.

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:37 PM
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3DHS airframes are so well designed that I've started using knife edge coupling to set the CG (as per AJ's All Things Slick DVD if I remember correctly). Just trim for level flight at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. Roll to KE and check if it pulls to the gear or the canopy. Pulling to the gear is tail heavy and pulling to the canopy is nose heavy. Adjust CG to get the least KE coupling, and you'll have an amazing flying airplane. They will usually have slight push on the elevator when inverted, and will excell at both precision and 3D.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:53 AM
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3DHS airframes are so well designed that I've started using knife edge coupling to set the CG (as per AJ's All Things Slick DVD if I remember correctly). Just trim for level flight at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. Roll to KE and check if it pulls to the gear or the canopy. Pulling to the gear is tail heavy and pulling to the canopy is nose heavy. Adjust CG to get the least KE coupling, and you'll have an amazing flying airplane. They will usually have slight push on the elevator when inverted, and will excell at both precision and 3D.
That is a great tip! I'll have to try that on my 70" slick. The maiden is still probly 3 weeks away but the plane is almost done. I'm waiting on my buddy making the 4 hour drive for it and that is when we have it slated.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:16 AM
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just went for a hover catch on my 42" and i turned off the throttle alittle to early, i went for the grab and i went no throttle and it started dropping to early and the tail slipped from my hands and at the same time i droped my radio.

the rudder hit the ground and then MG hit then it was on a sliht hill so it flipped over upside down. So i pick my radio up quick because i was worried the throttle got pushed up and it was so i moved it down but the tx switch was on off.

So i pick up my plane, laugh and walk back to house. (I think the laugh was Holy s**t im lucky)
mate, get a twisted hobby foamy! :P you are crashing too much! and use foamy for low stuff and slick for hig stuff!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:17 AM
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hacker *should* be 5.5v output and no you cant program it different. Castle has more bells and whistles but at a cost. If your really interested in 6v output i would invest in a BEC
i dont know about hacker x40 but x55 had IN THEORY 5.8 output... and when i swapped to ICE for 6v i didnt see a BIG improvement...
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