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Posted by GFBurke | Sep 17, 2007 @ 10:52 PM | 16,129 Views
Time for a new build

prop saver
4 servos

I know that motor is a cheapy one , but for the cost I'll try it out. If it dies soon or I don't like it , I'll go with the trusty bp motor that I did have good experience with.
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 21, 2007 @ 01:55 PM | 15,814 Views
I received some PM's about RAM for sale. Well, here is what I have today.

for sale
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 21, 2007 @ 12:29 AM | 16,617 Views
RenoRacer parts

ThunderBird 10A ESC
CSRC 2s 1250
prop saver
3 servos

Pulling 11.0A @ 75w with this setup.


I ended up using Typhoon wheels and changed those Deans to mini deans.
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 19, 2007 @ 07:38 PM | 14,383 Views
I really liked this plane. But, it is really slow. Not sure if it's my style.
It looks great in the air though.
link to parts
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 18, 2007 @ 01:07 AM | 14,240 Views
So I have a typhoon for "crazy 3d" stuff. I have a slow flier - the Jenny . Now, It's time for speed.

Parts needed:
Mustang kit
3 servos (better than HS55's, just 1g more)
25A Otter ESC (already have, - but an 18A ESC would be more "fitting")
berg 4ch RX (already have)
csrc 1500 15c packs (already have)
tx (have)

Video that made me do it...
video that made me want it
Posted by GFBurke | Aug 08, 2007 @ 05:51 PM | 13,921 Views
Build log.

My first "ARF Plane build".

"ARF".. I had a miss-conception for "almost ready to fly".
What this means is, that you get a bunch of parts and spend many hours building a plane. Also, you must go out and buy all the electronics, and even a prop! That's ok, it was fun. Just those words and what you do has no relationship. A "ARF" to me meant "PNP". Add a few parts and tweak it out. But I learned. Not so sure that I'd be interested in doing it again.. due to time.

Jenny JN-4
ThunderBird 9 ESC
CSRC 2s 800
Hitec 4ch Feather RX
E-Flite S75 servos (2)
Also bought some mini esc to motor plugs and a small battery plug (like the CSRC batteries use) from hobbytown as well.

HobbyTownUSA pretty much has all of these parts. Except the motor and lipo. Well they have the Eflite 250 motor ($50) and the crazy expensive batteries.. but..

There is a few issues with the instructions:
One of the things the instructions forgot to mention is that those push rods are WAY to long and will just hit the front cabin. I find that they are very brittle and more or less shatter when trying to cut them down to size.. But I did get them down. I had to tighten that screw so when they did shatter, it would not break beond the screw point.
What the instructions SHOULD say, is to "bend the push rod , THEN put it onto the plastic connector for the wings, THEN attach the...Continue Reading
Posted by GFBurke | Jun 17, 2007 @ 07:03 PM | 13,497 Views
Ok, just built a King II. Here are the specs:

Esky 3900kv (shaved flat spot - 9T pinion)
Otter 25A ESC
5v BEC
Berg 7p RX
Telebee HH Gyro
CSRC 1250 10C 3s lipo's
Airtronics super 6000 RX
Trex 450 skid set
Trex 450 canopy
stock servos

Airtronics and Berg 7P settings:

Berg 7P
CH1 - Elev servo
CH2 - AIL servo
CH3 - ESC power
CH4 - HH Gyro
CH5 - X
CH6 - PIT servo
CH7 - X

Airtronics 6000
Elev - reversed
AL - reversed
RU - reversed
F-mode - N


newer pic

I have turned it on, and tested power and small spool ups. However, things I know need to be done:

- Blade tracking *
- Tail/servo tuning and adjustment (HH etc) *
- trimmed all around mechanically *
- TX is working fine, however I want this heli setup and saved as "heli 1" or whatever and know how to switch to another craft
- Setup the timer on the TX and time my lipo's . I don't have a digital readout on my charger/balancer to test and estimate flight time
- wire cleanup
Posted by GFBurke | Jun 15, 2007 @ 12:29 AM | 12,307 Views
Link for me.
the typhoon II PNP .

Ok, just bought

Typhoon 1 - new
2 jr mini servos on the ailerons
2 gws servos on elevator and rudder
typhoon brushless motor
25amp CC brushless esc

all built up and trimmed.

If I ever want "version 2", I can just buy the wings.

good servos to get later
Posted by GFBurke | May 28, 2007 @ 09:51 PM | 11,835 Views
Just a link for me
wireless camera for heli and plane

3D glasses for camera

need a swivel cam and mount. gyro . motion detect camera receiver for motion of head.
Posted by GFBurke | May 04, 2007 @ 11:57 AM | 11,862 Views
InsideHeli podcast is dedicated to RC Helicopter news, events, tips, tricks, how-to's, reviews and interviews.

Check it out:
Posted by GFBurke | Mar 30, 2007 @ 01:23 AM | 12,220 Views
I'm in the process of building my first heli.
Posted by GFBurke | Mar 28, 2007 @ 05:14 PM | 12,029 Views
Posted by GFBurke | Feb 18, 2007 @ 05:23 PM | 13,158 Views
The stock skids are fine, however the screws that hold them into the main body are tiny and quite worthless. So once getting the CP2/Blade CP skid set, you will need some better screws. (you can do this with the stock skid holders, however you really have to force them in).

By using these screws, they go all the way through and are slightly fatter than the stocks. As you can see, they just barley go into the boom holder - hot quite hitting the boom or wires. I wish I got the same screws, but phillips... these are flats.. but work so much better.

Lowels store. About $1.00