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Posted by 7rider | Feb 24, 2011 @ 01:30 AM | 4,080 Views
Twisted Hobbys Vector built with 24g Blue Wonder, Turnigy Plush 12 amp ESC, three HXT 900 servos, and Spektrum AR6110E receiver. Fly with 500 2s, 800 2s, or 500 3S batteries with an APC 9x4.7 Slow Fly Prop. Mainly used Welder Glue to assemble plane. Great for practicing hovering and harriers.
Posted by 7rider | Feb 24, 2011 @ 01:13 AM | 3,633 Views
I visited Bayfront Park in Menlo Park for the first time this afternoon around 4 PM. It's very easy to reach on the east end of Marsh Road off Highway 101.

It was too windy for me to control the Alula well, but the Merlin did great with the consistent afternoon wind. I would just get some altitude with the Merlin's motor and let the wind take it from there. The wind there makes me want to get a Weasel. I guess I should visit in the morning when the wind is less strong if I want more control over the Alula. The heavy groundcover was great for belly landings.

Posted by 7rider | Feb 17, 2011 @ 10:06 AM | 3,277 Views
I've been doing my first harriers and hovers with a Twisted Hobbys Vector, and an interesting for me is that if I visualize myself performing a hover while I'm doing a bicycle trackstand at a stoplight, it really helps me maintain the trackstand. This seems strange to me at first since the muscles involved in a 3D foamie hover and a bicycle trackstand are totally different, but perhaps the brain is dealing with some base fine motor nerve impulses for both activities which are similar.
Posted by 7rider | Feb 17, 2011 @ 10:03 AM | 3,921 Views
Just did a test bind of an OrangeRX receiver, and it bound very quickly with my Spektrum DX-7. It seemed to bind even faster than some of my Spektrum receivers. I'll do a range test in the next week, but I'll still probably be only using this receiver with parkflyer, close-in foamies.