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Old Jun 20, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Thanks!! Its always a hit at the field. Except for the LG, it looks pretty real in flight!
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 08:05 PM
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You gotta read this.

Hey Arnold! I " passed forward" your balancing technique to a local friend.
Check out his thread he started about it and "the next level" he took it to.
I highly recommend everyone take a look at it.
He had a HK A-380 that vibrated so bad the engine mounts were breaking. I passed on your advice and now, well "hear" and read for yourself.

Thread:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1267814

Listen to this how quiet four engines can sound.
Airbus A-380 RC Jet (1 min 38 sec)


I'm takin my shet to his house for sure
Delta II should be aloft w/n 14days
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Lazy cop didn't even have his radar gun---shame on you for telling him to get it
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Lazy cop didn't even have his radar gun---shame on you for telling him to get it
actually he did. He was gonna radar my lear, and I was gonna compare his against my bushnell, but he got a call and had to go.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Hey Arnold! I " passed forward" your balancing technique to a local friend.
Check out his thread he started about it and "the next level" he took it to.
I highly recommend everyone take a look at it.
He had a HK A-380 that vibrated so bad the engine mounts were breaking. I passed on your advice and now, well "hear" and read for yourself.

Thread:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1267814

Listen to this how quiet four engines can sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9-AEERSiI

I'm takin my shet to his house for sure
Delta II should be aloft w/n 14days

Works for me...

Someday (in about a year I will upgrade my phone).. but until then, I guess
I will simply continue to balance motors and impellers. His A-380 sounds
really nice and he has 4 fans... I am impressed, but no retracts??..

Planes this large scream retracts..

I have to wait 14 days for your maiden flight report??

Arnold
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 02:14 PM
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Works for me...

Someday (in about a year I will upgrade my phone).. but until then, I guess
I will simply continue to balance motors and impellers. His A-380 sounds
really nice and he has 4 fans... I am impressed, but no retracts??..

Planes this large scream retracts..

I have to wait 14 days for your maiden flight report??

Arnold
You can barely hear it. That, from a model that was fixing to shake it's motors loose.
The Arnold technique goes digital
I'm taking the 777 to his house for balancing. I thought I did pretty good.Till he showed me what he could do.That and I dont have a droid either.

The model is not as big as ours, nor is it as amenable to customizing as our beloved 777s. Frankly w/those little 55mm fans, I think he'd be lucky to get airborne with retracts.

Yeah 14days. I'm waiting on batteries from HK.(Little painting in the meantime...) Seems they clamped down on lipos goin airmail.So mine is coming thru singapore via Swiss post..proverbial slow boat from china syndrome.

I'll keep ya posted..
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Old Jul 01, 2010, 10:33 PM
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You can barely hear it. That, from a model that was fixing to shake it's motors loose.
The Arnold technique goes digital
I'm taking the 777 to his house for balancing. I thought I did pretty good.Till he showed me what he could do.That and I dont have a droid either.

The model is not as big as ours, nor is it as amenable to customizing as our beloved 777s. Frankly w/those little 55mm fans, I think he'd be lucky to get airborne with retracts.

Yeah 14days. I'm waiting on batteries from HK.(Little painting in the meantime...) Seems they clamped down on lipos goin airmail.So mine is coming thru singapore via Swiss post..proverbial slow boat from china syndrome.

I'll keep ya posted..
Yea, I can feel your pain. My HC orders are taking forever these days.
A minimum of two weeks (and that is being kind). I just got my last
order and it took 24 days (with no lipos included). My experience is that
registered airmail takes about a week longer than un-registered airmail.
I think they are going green these days.. Using wind power (sails).

My 777 is bored.... No events for a month or so. Meanwhile I am pulling
maintenance on the rest of the fleet and adding a few upgrades. Connie
is getting larger non-scale ailerons. These scale ailerons are more like
trim tabs. Great for cruise. Almost non-existent for slow speeds (like
landings). Last year I coupled the three rudders into the aileron channel
so I could boost the low speed controls. It worked better but it was still
sluggish. I could also use more flaps. She is so slippery that even the
flaps do not slow her down much (more lift with minimal added drag).

Landing Connie is a very focused event. The 777 is just the opposite. She
slows way down and floats and floats and floats. Her touch-down is usually
at the 1/2 runway mark (or later).

I didn't realize those were 55mm fans. I thought this was the BIG A-380
kit.. Who makes the smaller one??

A
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Old Jul 01, 2010, 10:58 PM
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I didn't realize those were 55mm fans. I thought this was the BIG A-380
kit.. Who makes the smaller one??

A
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Old Jul 01, 2010, 11:03 PM
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A link to some info on the 55mm x 4 A-380?

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Old Jul 02, 2010, 07:00 AM
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A link to some info on the 55mm x 4 A-380?

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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=10443

I'll have to ask him just how he got one since it says the dont ship to US.

I gave up on painting my wings in disgust.Tween the primer, filler and the paint, I'm worried about weight. 4.25 lbs and thats w/o paint.(I just had too many dings to fill from putting the on LG).That, and I'm sick of sanding,priming, sanding, priming ad nauseum... So I'm gonna try some self adhesive monokote type film on hthe topside of the wing and see how that looks. I'm hoping that it may look even better than painting it.We'll see.I can always go back to primer on, primer off
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Old Jul 02, 2010, 07:08 AM
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A link to some info on the 55mm x 4 A-380?

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This is where I bought my A380 from. Great customer service.

http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...t9kv3i0kv382n6
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Old Jul 02, 2010, 08:05 AM
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This is where I bought my A380 from. Great customer service.

http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...t9kv3i0kv382n6

Thanks guys, That looks like the Windrider A-380. I thought (was wrong)
that there was a 65mm fan version. Looks good though. This thing would
take a LOT of retracts..

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Old Jul 03, 2010, 09:20 AM
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An imitator?

Hey Arnold. Look what I found on YT.

RC TWA E-Flite 777 Airliner at SCCMAS (3 min 15 sec)
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Hey Arnold. Look what I found on YT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXt5H...eature=related
Hi NW,

Yeah, I know... That was someone from a local TV station. That just had
to be the one and only time the nose gear failed.. Never before and never
since. But, she flew fine otherwise.. It does have a great visual of the
retracts being cycled though. I am kind of done with airliners for a while.
I need to make a few mods to the Connie and repair the DC-3. I might
also do another Hooters Airlines 757 since I have already created all the
decals etc. That one was a twin 50mm setup (with retracts).

Getting ready for another show soon..

Arnold
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Gettin close

about a week of work to go. Gonna get the fans uber balanced by that Gent with the Droid phone this Saturday. I'm gonna hold off on all the decals till after the test flight. She's gettin heavy
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