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Old Dec 23, 2009, 02:15 PM
Soon to be CrashMasterPhil
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The white sucks to paint, the paint gets in the bead crack and goes everywhere.

Get the grey, go Air Force!

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any opinion which would be easier to repaint in a different scheme?
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 02:20 PM
Soon to be CrashMasterPhil
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Just get a AR6150 from Big Sky Hobby for $37

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I've got a PNP T-28 with the Spectrum 6100 RX that came with the DX6i.

Now I have to replace the Rx and want to upgrade.

The Spectrum 6300 is $49 and the 6250 is $79.

Why would I want the 6250 over the 6300???

Or, what would be a decent, lower priced Rx??

Will the cheapo HobbyKing work as well?? $14??
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 03:44 PM
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I've got a PNP T-28 with the Spectrum 6100 RX that came with the DX6i.

Now I have to replace the Rx and want to upgrade.

The Spectrum 6300 is $49 and the 6250 is $79.

Why would I want the 6250 over the 6300???

Or, what would be a decent, lower priced Rx??

Will the cheapo HobbyKing work as well?? $14??
6250 is a carbon safe rx
the 6300 is a nano sized rx
why are you uprading the rx from the 6100?
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 05:03 PM
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Curious, why are you replacing the 6100? Did it fail? Why not get another?

I have another T-28 PNP on order.

I crashed #1 plane pretty bad. The nose was broken off and the ESC was hanging out with the cover torn off and wires streached everywhere. I thought it was a gonner, so I ordered a replacement PNP and planned on using the crash and burner for parts.

Anyways with nothing to do, I start repairing the crashed one and got it looking pretty good, I then thought "what the heck" and hooked up the batt and all electrics, low and behold, it all works perfectly!!

So, looks like I'm gonna have 2 birds. One new, pretty one and the repaired crashed one. But I've gotta have another RX.

Think I'll watch the 'sell and trade' for a bit.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 07:56 PM
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That low temp hot melt glue can fix just about any z-foam crash. It's when the glue starts weighing the plane down it time for a new one. I just replaced my grey one after the light pole crash a couple pages back. It had too much glue and a warp in the wing and the fuselage had been broken in half no less than four times. I'm not the best pilot!

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I have another T-28 PNP on order.

I crashed #1 plane pretty bad. The nose was broken off and the ESC was hanging out with the cover torn off and wires streached everywhere. I thought it was a gonner, so I ordered a replacement PNP and planned on using the crash and burner for parts.

Anyways with nothing to do, I start repairing the crashed one and got it looking pretty good, I then thought "what the heck" and hooked up the batt and all electrics, low and behold, it all works perfectly!!

So, looks like I'm gonna have 2 birds. One new, pretty one and the repaired crashed one. But I've gotta have another RX.

Think I'll watch the 'sell and trade' for a bit.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 07:56 PM
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Went through 4 2200mah batteries today. It was perfect. 73 degrees, sunny, with a slight breeze. Im getting pretty good with the plane now. Im able to do rolls and loops and low fly byes without even thinking twice about it.

Too bad we have a wind advisory for tomorrow. Its going to get into the 30's and its going to be 25-35 mph winds. Crazy Texas weather.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 07:57 PM
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I need a job in Texas

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Went through 4 2200mah batteries today. It was perfect. 73 degrees, sunny, with a slight breeze. Im getting pretty good with the plane now. Im able to do rolls and loops and low fly byes without even thinking twice about it.

Too bad we have a wind advisory for tomorrow. Its going to get into the 30's and its going to be 25-35 mph winds. Crazy Texas weather.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 08:15 PM
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I need a job in Texas
No kidding. The snow is going sideways here and I don't think it's going to stop for a few days. Bleh!
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Raining here on top of the snow we already have and its supposed to freeze again soon. Then who knows whats next. The body shops are going to a merry xmas for sure.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Curious, why are you replacing the 6100? Did it fail? Why not get another?
I got a AR6100 when they repaired my DX6i. Right out og the gate it would range test in a new plane no matter where I put it. It was a maiden to so I didn't fly. I sold it to someone here and they were full aware of my troubles..hey it was $25. I stick with a full range AR500 now or a ar6200 if I have to.

JMHO
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:51 AM
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I got a AR6100 when they repaired my DX6i. Right out og the gate it would range test in a new plane no matter where I put it. It was a maiden to so I didn't fly. I sold it to someone here and they were full aware of my troubles..hey it was $25. I stick with a full range AR500 now or a ar6200 if I have to.

JMHO

Hi Rob,

Still haven't maidened the AR6100E I bought from you. It's destined for a simple flat foamie backyard foamie. I have it marked so it doesn't go into one of my larger EDFs.

BTW, I was given a AR500 by a friend who bought PKZ ME109 which came with it. He uses Futaba gear. I hope it's good because I put it into FA18 EDF that's not yet been maidened.

Bill
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 10:08 AM
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I fly the AR6100 in all my planes but one. No problems ever. Tx is a DX7. T-28 and BF 109 can go out of sight.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 12:50 PM
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I've got an AR6100, AR500 and an AR6200. Only trouble I've ever had was a brown out caused by too many servos. Other than that they've all preformed well.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I used the Krylon Short Cuts spray paints that were recommended on this site awhile back. It flakes like most paints on this foam so I covered the paint with 2 clear light coats of satin Minwax Polycryl (also recommended on this site). I have also used Ceramcoat from Michael's for the black trim but it is a brush on and would be hard to do for the whole plane. I did use the white Navy version so I could use less coats of paint.

I do have to touch up the yellow periodically where it flakes and stresses when the plane is stressed on hard landings.

If you just want to see it better the other suggestion of self adhesive trim strips on the wing underside would be a lot easier. I used paint because I like the yellow version of the t-28 and because we have so many T-28's flying at our field, I wanted something different.

For the guy asking about the new AR6110 receiver:

When you bind and plug in your servos on this receiver, make sure the black wire side of the plug is up toward the top of the receiver. This receiver is wired opposite to all of the other Spektrum receivers I have such as the 6100 or 6200.

Hope it helps,

Rick
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 01:13 PM
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I need a job in Texas
Well I spoke too soon. it was sunny and 75 yesterday and today we are getting 1-2 inches of snow and 35 mph winds. Texas weather is nuts. Looks like I wont be flying any time soon.

And I have a ar6200 and an ar500 and I have had zero issues with either of them.
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