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Posted by Power Up | Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:24 AM | 7,042 Views
Yeah… caved again!

Heard thru’ the grapevine there was a promotion of sorts going on at ReadyHeli. With the purchase of a Logo 400 FB you would get a Free Futaba GY520, which at the time listed for 200. (have since been reduced to 150. or so) Never one to pass up a deal, especially with it being a Logo (bottom end one mind you) but nevertheless a Logo (fiber injected plastic ) I jumped on it. I also picked up the Hacker A-40 1350 and the X-70 SB-Pro ESC, R617FS, 3/9650’s, 9254 to merry up with the GY520. Hmmm… Free stuff means purchasing more stuff. Perhaps not so lucrative after all .

Enjoyed the build. Head was different than any of the birds in my hangar so had to pay extra attention during this phase. Being the FB version it was lacking a few of the goodies that are included with the FBL kit but all in all I was fine with the end result. Maiden went off without a hitch.

Yup, things were getting a tad tight in my hangar. Had to modify a shelf or two.
Posted by Power Up | Mar 20, 2011 @ 03:54 PM | 6,527 Views
It just never seems to end… I am hooked!!

Decided to purchase another Trex 500 CF. Now that I had Fast 2.4ghz Tx my goal was to make a direct comparison… TT vs Belt; Scorpion 1600 vs Align BL500; Fast 2.4ghz vs 72mhz PCM 1024. Nothing like observing this on your own. There were many varying opinions and I was overly curious .

I might add… the 500ESP’s were now on the market so I picked this CF up for a very good price.

The Trex with the Lightning Bolt was sporting the Scorp 1600, R6014FS Receiver, 3/9650's, 401/9257, OEM ESC and a belt.
Posted by Power Up | Mar 19, 2011 @ 04:33 PM | 6,841 Views
Decided to retire my Futaba 7CAP and purchase a 10CHP that was then Futaba’s latest (which has since been discontinued ). Regardless, it has fit the bill and suits me fine. It gives me the dual capabilities of using my R146iP’s with a synthesizer module on 72mhz or the TM-10 Fast Module on 2.4ghz. This arrangement has worked out well since I had half a dozen 146’s that had given me flawless results that I was able to utilize with this Transmitter without issue.

Early Spring 2009
Picked up another Mini Titan along with a Cobra Kit. Turned out to be a fun build .
Posted by Power Up | Mar 19, 2011 @ 01:11 AM | 6,693 Views
Mid July 2008 picked up a Trex 500 CF. This bird had me puckering a tad on spool-up. Once she cleared the deck it was pure joy. Quickly became my new favorite.

Futaba R146iP
Cyclic- Futaba 9650’s
OEM Motor & ESC
Posted by Power Up | Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:25 PM | 6,494 Views
I found the MX's to be a great Heli' for learning. For the most part they are pretty docile due to the limited cyclic. Sure had fun with these during the summer of 2007 .