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Posted by DismayingObservation | Nov 21, 2015 @ 08:46 PM | 11,659 Views
Hoping someone out there can give me a hand.

I received one of these entry level brushless quads today as an official RCGroups.com review sample. It must have either been a demo unit or it was tested before being shipped from China. In any event, it came with no manual.

Binding the transmitter and the model isn't an issue, but I can't figure out how to arm it. Anyone else have one of these and who would be kind enough to please tell me how to arm it?

Thanks, all!
Posted by DismayingObservation | Nov 17, 2015 @ 07:48 PM | 10,785 Views
Wow...! Where has this year gone?

Some serious holiday shopping is coming, including Cyber Monday. Of course, we hobbyists certainly enjoy a deal on the items we enjoy.

It is, as I pointed out in my last blog entry, a real pleasure to work with HobbyKing. Their category manager sent me an email with a very interesting link:


Yup, one of this site's biggest sponsors is getting a head start with some incredible deals on already low priced hobby goodies. Since I was asked if I'd be kind enough to share this good news both here and other social media, heck, who am I to say no?

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here in the US and yes, Merry Christmas to the rest of the world!
Posted by DismayingObservation | Nov 09, 2015 @ 01:43 PM | 11,262 Views
Well, I managed to fly that HobbyKing Super-G for the first part of its review:


Trouble is, I wadded it in due to pilot error, hence the bit about "the first part." HobbyKing, a major sponsor of this site and a great bunch of guys to boot, sent me a new Super-G to use in the second part of the review and even a Durafly Auto-G2 for practice!

So, practice I did. The president of the R/C club did the honors of the maiden flight of the Auto-G2 and got it trimmed. I flew the second flight.

Tell you what: Autogyros are definitely not airplanes nor are they helicopters, but let me say that I really learned my lesson with the Super-G. This unusual, exotic model was fun to fly!

Here's the funny thing: The club president had never flown an autogyro prior to yesterday! Still, he did a fantastic job of getting the Auto-G2 dialed in.

I'll be putting in a lot of stick time before proceeding with the assembly and flight of the replacement Super-G. I'm definitely going to add some fluorescent orange and green tape to the fuselage to make it easier to see, even with 20/15 distance vision.

Part two of the review will concentrate on the flight characteristics of the Super-G.