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Feb 15, 2009, 08:34 PM
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DJ, not a clue, and I'm frustrated. I have two DX-7's. I've had lockout 4 different times, two in each radio, in four different planes with four different receivers, some 6100's and some 6100 e's, and in four different locations. In three cases, I was at the very beginning of the flight on a well charged battery at moderate throttle so the voltage should not have been a problem. In the rocket case, I was using a separate castle 10 amp bec so again, voltage should not have been an issue. In all cases, after the 5 second lag, I had perfect control, so it was definitely a lockout, fortunately it's only cost me two planes and one battery. I really like the advantages of the spektrum systems, but I'm still not 100% sold on them being worry free. These for the most part are in profile planes, so they are not inside anything to block reception, and I don't have any AC wiring near them, just the DC wire from battery to speed control, so shouldn't be ac noise. I think the 1.6 firmware version is supposed to have a faster re-binding, but I haven't wanted to test that out, I may need to pull them all and send them all in as some mental re-assurance.


Originally Posted by straitup
Nice looking model ya got there. Any idea what caused the lockout? I'm using Spektrum gear in my models also.

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Feb 17, 2009, 06:55 PM
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mach 10 plans are now posted:
Mar 05, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Very sorry for the poor quality of this shot.But the camera guy jumped @ time of liftoff,LOL.......30 years ago i designed built& launched this rocket.It was made from #10 cardboard cans(the type coffee is bought in) Their about 10"Dia.x 12" tall ,each.I secured 4 of them together.Topped w/ a 12" nosecone & packed it w/ a 5 foot rip-stop chute.At the base was a cluster of "5" D size Estes motors.And to insure they ALL ignited @ once,they were wired to my jeeps Batt.w/ engine running.She took off in a big cloud of smoke.Climbed about 1000 ft.& came back safe via. the chute .It was going to be on "Ripleys" on T.V. but at the last minute they couldn't make it.And i could get permission for only 1 day,from the land owner...RTR
Dec 11, 2009, 12:04 AM
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My Wildman Jr. leaving the pad on an Aerotech I 161.
Jun 26, 2011, 10:46 PM
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Sorry this thread is old but can i post my fleet of 16?
Jun 27, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by alexjschauer
Sorry this thread is old but can i post my fleet of 16?
Jun 27, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Well im gonna have to dig around in my computer to find them, but I found this for now: Of all the places to land, and it landed straight. Didn't hit the trees, or the roof, or the pond. Only about a 5 square foot are to land, and it landed there! I was using a C6-5 engine.
Jul 16, 2011, 06:18 PM
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My LOC Onyx.

The second flight after successful my level 1 flight. This on was on a CTI F59 White Thunder.
Jul 17, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Well congrats on the L1 grouch!

Aug 12, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Test rocket launch in the evening before a meeting
Aug 12, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Following morning on a place of Gagarin's memorial.
Aug 17, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Launch video: Motor HELIUM 10mm 3/4A1.2-3 Rocket: length 370mm diameter 40.1mm weight 28grams

Pnr-41_M01.MTS (1 min 17 sec)
Aug 21, 2011, 07:34 PM
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My L3 Rocket, "Lead Sled"

Here's a pic of my L3 rocket flying to just over 7,000 ft on a research N3250. Motor built by Stu Barrett. Nominal flight and recovery. I flew this rocket for my L3 cert in July 2006 at LDRS in Amarillo.
Launch site: WTR Girvin, Texas
Weight: 86lbs

TRA 10883 L3
Tripoli West Texas

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