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Old Oct 15, 2005, 01:52 PM
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EF 222 T-Rex *sneak peek*

Well not much of one yet but the Rex is just about ready. The white pieces you see up near the swash are Corona canopy mounts. They get glued inside the fuse and are probably the best mount I've seen to date. It's got a SombraLabs Shadow 3 rx and an Align 500 HH gyro. Both mount on the outside of the side frames. The yellow HV T-Rex frame is PERFECT for this kind of project.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 02:26 PM
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oh so THAT is the free airwolf kit i see now...


looks good! cant wait to see it fly
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 03:06 PM
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I am kind of a scale nut myself .
How long does it take to get good at flying a Heli ?
Being that I am 50 I am wondering if I have enough time left
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 04:08 PM
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if i go scale,,i will using stock main frame X,,,,just one thing for sure..if i ever get that yellow g10 main frame,,,,i will fly her with out the canopy...just to see the bling on air .. anyway very nice fulse large you got here...come up with color scheme yet???post us some pic
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 04:16 PM
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Looks good TheX.
How do you like the SombraLabs RX?

Cheers, Duane
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 05:15 PM
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Looks good TheX.
How do you like the SombraLabs RX?

Cheers, Duane
Love it, works a treat.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 08:26 PM
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I'm 60 and have been able to hover my sons T-Rex pretty well. I fly sim and it helps. I like scale as well, and I want to setup my microheli T-Rex with a scale MD 500 fuse. It's never to late to learn Helicopters.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 09:44 PM
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if i go scale,,i will using stock main frame X,,,,just one thing for sure..if i ever get that yellow g10 main frame,,,,i will fly her with out the canopy...just to see the bling on air .. anyway very nice fulse large you got here...come up with color scheme yet???post us some pic
I don't use the stock frames for anything. I build the T-Rex's from bling parts, not kits. The yellow frame is the narrowest of the frames I'm using and that helps a lot going into this fuse. As far as the color scheme is concerned I'm fairly sure it's going to be silver, light gun metal and candy lime green.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 10:58 PM
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I'm 60 and have been able to hover my sons T-Rex pretty well. I fly sim and it helps. I like scale as well, and I want to setup my microheli T-Rex with a scale MD 500 fuse. It's never to late to learn Helicopters.
I celebrated my 60th a bit early (its next Sunday) by receiving my Hubdave beltdrive frame. Woohoo! Couldn't agree more Vernon, this old age thing is a furphy!(1)

(1) For those young whippersnappers out there, Furphy was the brand of the watercart used by troops in WW1 (I think), so rumours were spread while people gathered around it having a drink...
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 05:46 PM
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(1) For those young whippersnappers out there, Furphy was the brand of the watercart used by troops in WW1
Wow, didnt realise you were that old...!

JK

Duane./
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 06:36 PM
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HE HE HE!! were so old our teeth are getting longer. Why I remember when......... or somthing? Doesn't matter anyway, just know I need more BLING!!!
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 07:31 PM
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I just got one of those plastic scale bodies (the 500D) from Darth. I have no idea how to start. hopefully I can learn from your thread to start buiding mine

thanks

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Old Oct 16, 2005, 08:15 PM
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I just had my 78th birthday. Started flying heli's 6 months ago, after getting bored with flying planks for 65 years. Got a Corona, put it togethet in a couple of days and WOW it got off the ground. I was able to hover (sort of) in a couple weeks, and now, can do circuits with ease. Next step- CP Viper70.
As much fun as you can have stan--- well you know the rest.
Herman
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 11:02 PM
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Thanh, it's hard to describe the process I go through. Lots of strapping tape and pencil marks. Measure more than twice before you cut once. I spend a lot of time watching movies and holding the body and mechanics just looking at it for ideas. Sometimes nothing happens but sometimes I get this flash of ideas.

I never use the instructions as a bible for building. This kit wouldn't work anyhow, it's a shogun body that I'm stuffing a Rex in. Here's a (poor) pic of the first actual mounting. You'll see that there isn't a lot of extra room.
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 11:31 PM
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Thanks very much for the picture Sir. Yours looks great!
How do you plan to fit the two half together? Or do you just use the glue mount on the frame?
I hope I can start working on mine soon, but i need to build another heli first

thanh
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