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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Heavilly modified Groupner's 212 as "Hyena" with submarine detection system in the nose and fitted home made auto/rotation clutch, J.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:16 AM
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the great Gassif´er
That is a really old one, not many of them in flying condition anymore....

Take care, and keep changing those tail drive wires in time

Brgds, Bert
Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Can you share details on your setup please?
Sure;
Vario Gasser kit, 810mm mains,converted to electric.

Actro32-4, Castle 80HV, Beastx v3, Homemade flybareless head,Spektrum 8000.
A123 batteries for radio/lighting, 2x5S 8000 (10s) for motor. 1250 HS.
weight 23lbslih

Did I mention it's on the cover of "Electric Flight" magazine this month???.:
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Sure;
Vario Gasser kit, 810mm mains,converted to electric.

Actro32-4, Castle 80HV, Beastx v3, Homemade flybareless head,Spektrum 8000.
A123 batteries for radio/lighting, 2x5S 8000 (10s) for motor. 1250 HS.
weight 23lbs.
Very nice heli thanks!
Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Love all the big helis on this thread recently!
Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Built and flown 5 of them over the years, sold the lot to one new owner, God Bless him! J.
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Htl-4 mcp x


This is an Academy 1/35th scale HTL-4 MCP X. I made mine a civilian model. I made the custom graphics on a cheap printer so they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but overall I'm happy with the results.
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:39 PM
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This is an Academy 1/35th scale HTL-4 MCP X. I made mine a civilian model. I made the custom graphics on a cheap printer so they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but overall I'm happy with the results.
Very nice..! how does it fly with the added weight? I know when I built the first mcpx w/revelle kit it was almost at the limits...
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Built and flown 5 of them over the years, sold the lot to one new owner, God Bless him! J.
I very impressive fleet you once had Joe , those are some oldies but goodies thinks for sharing.
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Very nice..! how does it fly with the added weight? I know when I built the first mcpx w/revelle kit it was almost at the limits...
Thanks. It flies like a brick. Mine barely gets in the air. I thought it was going to be too heavy, but I saw someone else build this model and I wanted to do one myself. I didn't fly my MCP X much anyway and I didn't do anything that can't be undone.
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:29 PM
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This is an Academy 1/35th scale HTL-4 MCP X. I made mine a civilian model. I made the custom graphics on a cheap printer so they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but overall I'm happy with the results.
I wonder what it would be like to remake all that frame out of balsa wood.
Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:02 PM
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I wonder what it would be like to remake all that frame out of balsa wood.
The plastic in this kit is really soft so I had to really beef up the frame around the mechanics, which is where I think most of the added weight came from, so I don't think there would be enough weight savings from balsa to help.
Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Few floaters of different kind, they don't build them like this anymore. I was horrified today going to my local petrol station to fill up, and seeing on the shelf 4 various sizes of RTF model helis. What a GARBIDGE is china shaving down our throats, all it does is creating polution and more garbidge in our tips, Joe.
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Here is a video of one of our Kansas City guys Eddie just trying to stay warm with his nitro.
Eddie P from kcheli.org (1 min 37 sec)
Old Nov 26, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Here is a video of one of our Kansas City guys Eddie just trying to stay warm with his nitro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmSeJ...ature=youtu.be
You guys have a great field..looking forward to next year!!


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