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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:21 AM
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got 8 packs in on my hausler 500 trying to do some video capturing at the stunt lot with some friends.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Nice pics Zen! Just realised that I might be able to join you in a flight or two in two years time (when we decide to visit San Francisco area)...
Come on over and I'll show you some good flying spots.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:41 PM
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So not fair, i'd love to come over with my Logo but that ain't never gonna happen California is deffo the place to be for 365 days of flying weather.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Not to puncture anyone's dreams but after rain, fog, and ridiculous winds are factored in we probably only get 280 flyable days....
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Not to puncture anyone's dreams but after rain, fog, and ridiculous winds are factored in we probably only get 280 flyable days....
Yeah but that's 275 more than we get here in 'ol Blighty.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Not to puncture anyone's dreams but after rain, fog, and ridiculous winds are factored in we probably only get 280 flyable days....




Don't let a bit of fog stop you though

Rapidgaz's foggy flight (6 min 42 sec)
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Don't let a bit of fog stop you though
Yup. It never did. Fog = still weather!

Got once my MT almost lost and kind of blindly brought it back. It was on a turn anyway so it was just a few seconds of a nerve game
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Great flying in the FOG!

I use to fly in anything, be it snow falling, rain,high winds. It didn't matter to me. You sir, have made me believe in "fly it till you crash it!"

You had fun out there, & that is what it is all about!

Thanks for sharing the video!




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Don't let a bit of fog stop you though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26kvk...ature=youtu.be
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Yeah but that's 275 more than we get here in 'ol Blighty.
So I hear and I feel your pain. I lived in Portland, Oregon from 1983 - '85. There were 200+ cloudy days per year and downpours that bounced raindrops eight inches back up from the sidewalks.

Seemed like every weekend that I got the 750 cc Triumph running just right the rain would start as soon as the lady and I were dressed for the road.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:44 AM
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But you get used to it. On this Sunday another a guy who asked me to help him with his TRex 600N (to convert it from 3GX to µBeast) and I went to local field - just as rain started. It didn't prevent us to try making first flight with it. He actually forgot to tell me that he had a tip over with 3GX and he failed to spot that he bent main shaft so we didn't maiden it that day.

Even it was steadily raining I did fly one battery through my 130X. I just couldn't refrain! Slight problem is only that rain doesn't help visibility + if you wear glasses as I do that additionally obscures vision
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Another 3GX bits the dust. Sorry had to go there. Not much to setting up the beast tho 0, 6, +11, -11, no binding
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Great flying in the FOG!

I use to fly in anything, be it snow falling, rain,high winds. It didn't matter to me. You sir, have made me believe in "fly it till you crash it!"

You had fun out there, & that is what it is all about!

Thanks for sharing the video!
That wasn't me flying, nor did i video it, infact i've never met the guy yet lol. I'm also a leccy junkie
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 11:09 AM
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clicky— if you will tell us all about the 130X. I am tempted to get one to practise inverted orientations but understand there are some glitches to overcome.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 11:55 AM
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clicky— if you will tell us all about the 130X. I am tempted to get one to practise inverted orientations but understand there are some glitches to overcome.
They're great and make brilliant practice tools. Mine had a wobble on the head due to sloppy linkages despite "O" rings being fitted to the swash balls. Truth is replace them with three of the spare canopy grommets supplied in the spares bag. I did this and my wobbles disappeared immediately. I also adjusted my gains on all controls but this is just personal taste. Oh and make sure you buy plenty of batteries, these little things are the heli equivalent of crack, just so addictive.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:01 PM
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One pack on my EXI450 at lunch in the parking lot :-)
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