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Posted by AZAerobat | Apr 29, 2011 @ 01:59 PM | 8,425 Views
So I recently got myself a DX8 from the classifieds section the other day. I am currently using a DX6I and I love it. Problem is that I filled up the memory pretty quick and my squadron keeps growing without a TX to be attached to. I was going to wait a couple of months but I just saw a good price that I could not pass up. I am excited! This is my first radio that is larger than 6 channels. My current other radio that will be listed up here soon after the DX8 arrives is an Airtronics VG6000. Very nice radio but it was time to jump on the 2.4 ghz evolution. Even though I have only used Airtronics TX and RX since getting into this hobby 20 or so years ago I went with Spektrum because it seems like everyone uses them so getting used receivers would be a little easier.

Anyone have any input on the DX8? I have read quite a bit of reviews before I made my decision I am just wondering what the everyday fliers opinion is of this radio. I obviously wanted to stick with Spektrum because of my growing collection of Spektrum receivers and I have heard that with the DX7 you either love it or hate and that there is no in between so I did not want to risk getting a radio I would possibly hate. Also just from the looks of the TX it appears to look more like a DX6I and seems more like a step up from it rather than a DX7. Enough of my jabbering time to go to work. Looking forward to your answers.

--AZAerobat
Posted by AZAerobat | Apr 28, 2011 @ 01:54 AM | 8,392 Views
Had my first crash with the 300 today. It was a matter of time I guess but I really really did not want to crash this beautiful plane. I was oh about 100 or so maybe less feet up and started to cut power to approach for a landing. Not sure what happened but I nosed it down to come in and line up with the runway and it did not recover from the dive. I was giving it up elevator and no response. It smacked into the hard AZ dirt (anyone who lives here knows that it is about as soft as concrete). I walked up to check up on the damage and it was not too bad. I was still pretty upset about it as this is probably the most I have spent on a plane in a long time but I am dealing with it.

The fuse split in half just behind the wing where the canopy attaches. It was a nice clean break and will glue back together well as far as I can tell. Right now I am not sure about the motor. I have not spinned it up since the crash. The prop did not break so I am hoping that there is no damage to it. The landing came out (I was anticipating this happening since there have been many reports about how weak the glue is used in that area) so that did not bother me. The wing tip was bent up really bad. I have been using the hot water trick off and on for the past hour and seems to be slowly working.

I am just mad that it is not going to be as pretty anymore but hey it really could have been worse. I still love this plane and think it is probably my current favorite. I just needed to vent about my...Continue Reading
Posted by AZAerobat | Apr 21, 2011 @ 12:55 AM | 9,809 Views
I have been thinking about getting one the new Skyangel Rare Bears. They seem to fly really fast. I really am not a fan of the Gold and white paint scheme. They have the purple scheme but I have only seen it being sold in Europe. I really should not be looking at getting a new plane already since I just got a 3D flat foamie to teach myself to fly 3D but those new Skyangel planes look awesome I just wish the price was a little lower. I think I might just wait and see if the purple version makes it's way to the states. Here are a couple of photos I found on the net of both schemes.

Dam I wish the wind would stop here! Maybe then I could get some flying in and stop surfing the net for new planes. I hate you wind you make me spend money.

--AZAerobat