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Old Mar 30, 2012, 10:50 PM
To many projects
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Long time no chat gentlemen, I kind of put the helis aside for last summer then got busy doing other stuff with RC flying being a little more,, umm maintenance free I should say by flying sailplanes and 3D.

Then came Black Friday and I got a mcpx rtf for $124 to my door. A little reading and the boom mod and 300ma packs were on before the first flight. I've been flying that most everyday since doing orientation work. It finally lost the main motor, but its been through three 4-3B tail motors. btw I'm still on the same blades it came with. It's been an outstanding heli for a few hundred lazy sport style flights.

I just finished the co5 bl install and the sr120 tail mod along with a little cleaning of the servo wipers.

I really wished the mcpx would of been available when I took up helis seriously because that 4s BeastX stretched 450 and all its parts just gathers dust and I really don't think I'll ever fly it again.

Oh well, good catching up on the read and I'll check in more ofter.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 11:34 AM
RC4Life not just 4 xmas
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Yes i did & Jesus Christ was i flying fickin crap!!!. I even had a 6s lipo pop after i landed & i've never removed a lipo quicker lol. I tried a small auto from a flip into upright but it had no headspead & just plopped down a bit hard.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:45 PM
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its been a while since i have flown so tomorrow ; rain ,shine, tornado or hurricane , i am going to fly every one i bring out tomorrow . even if i crash all of them its still better than being home
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I am planing on taking my 250 and 450pro to my parents tomorrow. They live in Clinton Mo. on one side is the golf course and the other farms. So if the weather is as good as here in KC I should get some flying while the kids are looking for eggs.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 03:51 PM
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The co5-bl/120-tail upgrade on my mpcx does really work well. I've got ten batteries and two parallel expansion boards for charging them all at once over night using the stock charger on the lowest setting. I've been doing ten flights a day for a while now and getting very comfortable in all upright orientations by doing slow piros in the wind. It's very nice to fly with no pucker factor. I'll be flipping it upside down and doing those orientations soon. The thought of selling my 250 and a 450 crossed my mind. I'll keep the 4s-450 for later when I'm better at 3D smack.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 09:30 PM
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one pak in my EXI450Pro and then I maidened my TREX550....she flew GREAT! to quote a certian tiger Winds were kicking but she is very stable in the wind, flew ~6 minutes and paks were still 85%. This heli is WAY too big for my yard, can't wait to get her to the flying field.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 04:15 PM
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one pak in my EXI450Pro and then I maidened my TREX550....she flew GREAT! to quote a certian tiger Winds were kicking but she is very stable in the wind, flew ~6 minutes and paks were still 85%. This heli is WAY too big for my yard, can't wait to get her to the flying field.
go FBL with the AR7200BX, Now that is flying Great
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:11 PM
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one pak in my EXI450Pro and then I maidened my TREX550....she flew GREAT! to quote a certian tiger Winds were kicking but she is very stable in the wind, flew ~6 minutes and paks were still 85%. This heli is WAY too big for my yard, can't wait to get her to the flying field.
Nice man! I will be getting a 550E myself by the second week of June. I can hardly wait.

Anyways, as for today and thusfar, i have flown one pack on my 450 SE V2... nice to have my big bird back in the air after my el-cheapo MEMS gyro had problems with the rudder servo. I love my used JRG500T gyro... especially since it's not one of those Chinese knock-offs, and is in fact made in Japan.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Finally got one good session yesterday afternoon: blue skies with no wind and I didn't have to run home! Got 4 batteries through HK250 and 6 through MT... Both flew quite nicely and I finally got relaxed to try new stuff!

Since I still break in batteries (two new gens ace) I spent 3 minutes on first battery doing only CW piro circuits and next three minutes doing CCW piro circuits. Then second battery inverted 3 minutes CW pirouettes and then next 3 minutes CCW pirouettes. Only! LOL And still enjoyed it a lot! Rest of batteries I did practice piro-flips (not as good as yours P4ddy), and other stuff...


How just one good session can change things and boost confidence
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:24 PM
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go FBL with the AR7200BX, Now that is flying Great
I have not had great luck with FBL setups, I've tried a number of cheap FBL controllers without much luck. Probably because I am stupid but as dumb as I might be, my FB helis fly GREAT! I do see this upgrade in the future mostly because the 550 is such a great heli

Got the Plastic 500 out yesterday, flies very nice, this one is getting a Align 3G, another FBL experiment Once she flies good, she gets the Airwolf body.

Flew a bunch in my FBL 450, tweaking gains, she flies pretty good but still has issues with nose pitching up.

Weather has been great but so many chores keeping me from flying much, I feel rusty. If the weather holds tomorrow, I take the 550 up for a couple more paks

Hope everyone is getting some air, spring looks like it has finally sprung around here
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:42 AM
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Flew some

Been working building my 450 FrankenTrackz lol She is a labor of love but in the meantimewhile I Wait for my motor to arrive I been flying smaller homemade heli in the shop chasing my lil dog around Name: my desktop whirlie  birds.jpg
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this little doggie is not a Bird Dog ROFL
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:31 PM
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i flew my glider at sunset here in california. it was a little gusty and chilly. im new to gliders i fly helis. i wanted to teach one of my kids to fly so i bought the kinetic mini glider from hk. 3 words "i love it." to be able to chill out and listen to it cut air past me while throttle was cut was relaxing, somthing you dont get with helis. i still love my helis! this glider will fill in allot of time while my packs for my heli charge. and vise versa, all day fun.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 02:06 PM
RC4Life not just 4 xmas
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Yes i did & i'm buzzing. I cannot wait to get this out to the field for it's first EVER proper flight since i bought it in July 2005

Sabre repaired & ready for it's flying field maiden (1 min 58 sec)
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 03:28 PM
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p4ddy— cheers, mate. Anyone who can fly a fixie outdoors has the right stuff!

Honey Bee FP - taking a RC helicopter break (4 min 0 sec)


gonepostal-—

did someone say 'glider'?

Skyclimber low passes (2 min 48 sec)
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:47 PM
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weather has been pure crap, no flying for some time, I am working a bit of overtime so no work getting done on any ofthe projects. Those vids make me want to pull out my old HBFP and get it flying again. Last time I did that I spent a night on my HB King II, it flew terrible That is not what I remembered when I first flew the heli, I thought it was HOT!!!! How time changes things

Hope folks are getting air, going to be cold but I should get in the air this weekend
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