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Posted by WingsWest328 | Jun 09, 2007 @ 08:49 PM | 5,209 Views
Here are some progressive pictures of my trex. From the frame up to all the electronics in and flight ready. It uses a NEU 1107 1.5Y Heli motor, a Castle Creations 45 amp speed controller, Hitec HS-65MG servos, GY-401, Futaba 9650 on the tail, and for batteries I am using Thunder Power Extreme 2200mAh 3s lipos. Great power and great fun....Continue Reading
Posted by WingsWest328 | Mar 18, 2007 @ 04:57 PM | 5,798 Views
After having a little problem with the Katana I walked away and bought a seagull extra 300. The plane went together very well although some of the supplied hardware was not the best. I used an eflite 480 1020kv outrunner with a hextronik 35amp speed controller, a couple TP 2100 3S prolites, HS-65HB's on all the surfaces and I am using a dubro 2" spinner with an APC 12x6E prop. I maidened the plane today and it flew great in 10-15mph winds. I have a feeling this is going to be an awesome plane.
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Posted by WingsWest328 | Feb 20, 2007 @ 06:56 PM | 6,164 Views
Here is what is left of my beloved Katana Mini. It was a great plane, always there for me....oh what the hell time for a new one. I was flying around at local field huckin around and all the bad stuff happened. First I was distracted by a bird in the sky and my dad told me to try and hit it. That took my eyes of the plane which was just dumb Also I stripped out the elevator servo gears which was even worse ! HS-55s. Good servos, but not well on the elevator for this plane. Lets just say there was also some operator error but it is all good.
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Posted by WingsWest328 | Jan 25, 2007 @ 04:24 PM | 6,043 Views
Here is a video I made yesterday. 3rd flight with this plane and I love it!
Posted by WingsWest328 | Jan 22, 2007 @ 07:27 PM | 6,138 Views
This is the 2nd installment of my micro t overhaul, but it is a short one. I basically shaved down the sides of the HS-55 to where the tabs were completely gone and both sides of the servo were ground down with a Dremel. I got the servo to slide right into place and all is good. I also took off the balance tap for the 150 mAh LiPo, since it really doesn’t need one and I just block off the ends of each wire with shrink wrap to gain some space in the battery compartment as the new servo protrudes a little through and takes up some needed space. I also got a chance to get my Team Novak XXL receiver apart and just slapped that sucker into some shrink wrap to gain some space on the deck and also to lose a little bit of weight. As far as the Spy speed controller is concerned I snipped of the ends of the battery connector (if done will void warranty, do at your own risk) and I placed a micro deans on it and I ordered some 20awg super-flex wire from to have longer wires to solder the motor to speed controller directly. I will see what I can get done this week and I hope this will not take too much longer. Oh, and this little micro will be controlled by a Futaba 3pks, lol: D
Enjoy and post comments if you want to.....
Posted by WingsWest328 | Jan 20, 2007 @ 10:40 PM | 6,509 Views
I finished building my Extra 260 today and figured I would snap some pics. I got my dad to film a little video too. I finished the plane when it was to dark to fly so its first maiden will be tomorrow but I at least got to do some donuts with it, lol. I set it up with the E-Flite S60 micro servos all the way around, a little reciever (4 ch.), hacker A20-50S outrunner, a hacker X-12 speedcontroller and I have some Thunder Power 480 mAh 3S lipos powering this little guy. I am running a 9x3.8 APC slowflyer prop as well, size worked good for my Insane foamies sypher until it crashed. I was bored with the camera and snaped one pic of a F1 Mini-Z I had, way out of place but what ever.

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Posted by WingsWest328 | Jan 14, 2007 @ 09:44 PM | 6,741 Views
Well I got a lipo from united hobbies and had heard all the good news about the Micro T handling them fine so I figured i would try one out. I got them in the mail yesterday and charged one up and poped it in the micro no problem. Turned it on and boy did that thing fly. It was poping wheelies on command and with the larger pinion hauling some @ss. I ran it for almost 15 min and I was having a ball. I put it away and said lets let it rest for tomorrow. The next day I took it with me to the hobby shop I work at and I put a jst plug in place of the old connector, I had originally just rigged the stock connector to take the jst plug and it worked ok. I dont know what happened but when I soldered the new plug on and plugged the lipo all I saw was smoke. Two of the FETs were gone and boy was I pissed. I had seen a few guys who had gone with seperates so I said what the hell and here I am now, trying to overhaul my micro into a new little monster. I picked up a Novak spy and I had a xxl reciever laying around and I took an hs-55 I had laying around too. Now I am in the process of getting it all back together after making a custom servo horn to fit into the steering for the micro. I ended up breaking the servo saver that came with it while trying to ream the hole out but I think what I have now will work fine. Here are some pictures of the lipo I got and the new servo with the new horn setup. I will keep posting as I get further into the over haul. ...Continue Reading
Posted by WingsWest328 | Dec 29, 2006 @ 07:31 PM | 6,303 Views
This is my first paintjob that didn't consist of 1 or 2 paint cans. I used my new airbrush and a couple of different colors and I cut out all the masks using Bob Divley liquid mask. I am pretty proud of it. Now lets see how long it will last
Posted by WingsWest328 | Dec 28, 2006 @ 09:03 PM | 6,625 Views
The pesky gears stipped out of the elevator servo so all control was lost with it and I didn't think hard enough and smacked the side of my neighbors house head first. All electronics were salvageable and it was time for a new plane anyway, even though I didn't want it to be this way. O well, there is always a new plane