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Old Feb 13, 2005, 05:24 AM
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the funny thing is I can fly a raptor 30 heli just fine and even do some 3d but I cant keep this thing stable for very long..
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 10:28 AM
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the funny thing is I can fly a raptor 30 heli just fine and even do some 3d but I cant keep this thing stable for very long..
I hear you, I use the little choppers to tune me up. After flying them, I am so happy to fly something big. Jarhead
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 12:37 PM
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What Tony said.

Thanks,
Chad
What Chad said..

The springs are very usefull! If i put the stock blades on my DF without the springs it goes into a death wobble at about 5 feet... With the springs its rock steady.

Maybe its the cold weather... maybe its my heli is so smacked up.. but the springs work for me.

Just my .0001c

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Question.. How much does your DF weigh (AUW)?
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 10:47 AM
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Nice question

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Question.. How much does your DF weigh (AUW)?
Is this a general question or to someone specific? here is the AUW of my DF 150. In other words eight and one half onces, with 1050 2S 1P lipo. Jarhead
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 11:02 AM
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Is this a general question or to someone specific?
General question... sorry.. should have said..

My DF is getting porky (11oz w/gws 2s1300mah lipos).. and im just wondering what everybodys weight is.

Current Setup:

2x HS-55 servos
EFlight Park 370-4100 brushless (main)
CC10 PHX ESC (main)
Stock DD tail
GWS 300 ESC (tail)
GWS 4ch RX
Futaba GY240 HH Gyro
Like90 Wood Blades
Custom Piano Wire Landing Skids

= Heavy.. bloated.. but a very nice flyer
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 12:03 PM
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No prob the lost. I have noticed that mine is more stable when it is porked. I am going to trim the blades on my 150 for outdoor flying or cold weather. Jarhead
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 12:17 PM
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No prob the lost. I have noticed that mine is more stable when it is porked. I am going to trim the blades on my 150 for outdoor flying or cold weather. Jarhead
Well.. i have a mini wireless video camera i use on my SlowStick... im trying to shave weight so i can attach it to the DF
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 03:25 PM
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Nice Choice!

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Well.. i have a mini wireless video camera i use on my SlowStick... im trying to shave weight so i can attach it to the DF
I will send you pics today of mine with the video cam on the front. Jarhead
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 03:33 PM
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Check out these pics!

Raining today, time to charge lipos. Jarhead
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 05:25 PM
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Im glad I gave the DF a second look!

Flew today in the school gym.. I love it. no problems at all with pha01 I got some 2 minute hops in with the training gear! thumbs up!
I replaced my direct drive with the geared motor and am using the old DF tail rotor
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 01:34 PM
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Flew today in the school gym.. I love it. no problems at all with pha01 I got some 2 minute hops in with the training gear! thumbs up!
I replaced my direct drive with the geared motor and am using the old DF tail rotor
How's that combo working? Jarhead
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 01:59 PM
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in my oppinon the tail actualy holds itself in the right place now that I put this on.
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Sweet!

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in my oppinon the tail actualy holds itself in the right place now that I put this on.
Nice! Jrahead
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 12:16 PM
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More pics!

Newest Color for my GWS DF. Jarhead
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