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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Jeez - ease up.

It was me and my crap-boxes I was talking about...

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Oh - so you're ready to take it for a maiden then, Neal?

Top stuff!

Flight report when you get back, plz

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:16 PM
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...The availability of inexpensive ARFs is a godsend but I wonder how many people miss out on great experience because airframes are, more or less, expendable...
Be careful who you say that to

LoL

Check out the flak one of our young blokes copped for suggesting a similar thing:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2463

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:23 PM
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No offense intended, BJ.

I've had a lot of "crap boxes". Heck! I think that every RC flier should have at least one "crap box". I even have one I might be willing to sell cheap. I crashed it, and learned something, every time I flew it! Mostly? I just learned it's a "crap box" but someone else might get a more valuable lesson.

Tee-hee!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Heh!

I hear ya, BJ. I'm pretty old but "old people" still don't make much sense to me. I love all the ARFs and, if one gets a really bad one, one can blame it on "them" instead of thinking one has been found wanting.

My point is that we used to be stuck with our planes because we had so much invested in them but nowadays we can just try a different airframe, with minimal investment, if things don't work out. like most things in life; that is both good and bad.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:37 PM
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I have two crap boxes, they do most of the flying!
Neal
In fact one of those has just been up, and oweing to a way way too hot landing it is in for a couple more grams op epoxy!!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:32 PM
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No probs Peter - I forgot to add the "LoL"

I must say though, it hurts a lot more when you bust something that you slaved over to hand-build - the longer & more intricate the process, the stronger the pain.

Having said that, even dirt-napping a cheapie RTF still sucks.

I get all protective about something new I'm flying - want to keep it all shiny and dent-free etc. And I guess I usually fly accordingly - like an old mother hen.

Once I've put the odd 'scar of honour' on it, I tend to relax more and fly the darn thing - and it's funny how much better you fly when you're just "flying" as opposed to "protecting".

Anyhoo, I'm drifting off topic a bit too much now.

Soooo... you get the Siren up there yet Neal?

BJ

PS - nothing wrong with crap-boxes at all. A large part of my fleet falls into this category. The rest are... Hangar Queens

LoL
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:01 PM
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God no! not yet BJ, still waiting on box and motor(tower )and speedy{hobbyking) so still no go
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:08 PM
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....And with that I have just charged a pack, and I am going flying before the storms get here!!
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Um... ... I thought you meant the Siren ... DOH!

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:48 PM
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I wish! Was the cloudsfly, new was way too hot, instead of go round, tried to put it down, know better, was being a show off I think,
Oh well, I have been going to do a couple of things to it, so now I am!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Ah...yes Padawan...

'Necessity is the Mother of invention...'

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Hi guys,
BJ, Thanks very much for going to the trouble to post your spoileron settings, I shall program them into the box, and take it from there, much appreciated.
The dlux 11 turned up today, very basic data logging, deffinatly not a true data logger by any means, but then it is cheap!
As long as it soft starts!
I will hook it up to my skywalker tomorrow, it draws a fair few amps on three or four cells, so will make a good test motor.
Still no motor or box
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Not a data logger?

What does it log then?

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Hi guys,
Sorry BJ, It was late and I rushed the post a little.
I shouls have wrote " the logger only gives max and min volts, max amps. a basic temp" so it does not supply sample data from throughout the flight, or in a graph format. Any way I will see if it is of much use, plus to access looks like a pain, as only way to access is to un- plug from Rx, will see if I can set-up a Y-style plug for access.
Anyway I am going to give it a quick test to day, let you know,
Starting to lose faith in any motor and box arriving from Tower Hobbies, may startlooking for another power plant
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:00 PM
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OIC - Max and Min only?

I was wondering how they were going to get a complete flight log for that price.

Still, Max/Min Amps & Volts is a good start - gives you a basic idea of how your motor/esc/prop is performing, and how your LiPo is handling what's being thrown at t

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