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May 24, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Jack, are you saying you don't know (or forgot) were you bought them and don't know were to send them? I've seen pictures of those 3D Pro blades you posted. What a disgrace

BTW, welcome home

Mike.
It was the SOS back home with teh rain while I roasted my keester off at Road Atlanta. I kept waiting for Lee to show up with ice cold lemonade, but ...
I remember where I bought them and who recommended them. Are you standing there with that big paddle in your hands again? For what I paid for them, I'd like to put them on one of my heli's but the heli's don't want any part of it!! The short flight I had last evening seem to indicate the AFC's will work just fine. The only problem with them is they don't know if they should be silver or blue. I guess I can live with that, though.
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May 24, 2011, 01:06 PM
Fix, Fix, Fly, Fix, Fix, Fly
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Expect to spend a few $$$$$$$$$'s.
I know it is a little pricey, but I figure if I can start gathering parts a little at a time, as I make other orders, I should be able to do it in the next year or so. Plus I have a birthday coming up...
May 24, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Ok.... I saw those comments Durk...and Kodak.

I tried to upload a couple of pictures of it in the air... but they were too large to upload.
So, I changed one of them and I'll try to upload it now.

I also bought a coaxial heli and it flies like junk. Very little forward or back movement.
The reason I bought it is because although it is a coaxial.... it has only one motor.
I"ve never seen this configuration before. It's a little bigger than the Big Lama....but it flies on 2s packs.

Buzz
May 24, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Ok.... I saw those comments Durk...and Kodak.

I tried to upload a couple of pictures of it in the air... but they were too large to upload.
So, I changed one of them and I'll try to upload it now.

I also bought a coaxial heli and it flies like junk. Very little forward or back movement.
The reason I bought it is because although it is a coaxial.... it has only one motor.
I"ve never seen this configuration before. It's a little bigger than the Big Lama....but it flies on 2s packs.

Buzz
Admit it, it's the Airhog Osprey that's available at Toys R Us for $69.
May 24, 2011, 05:51 PM
Fly em if ya got em.
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KJ, I am a little PO'd. You were about ten minutes from my house. You could have come by and met me. Seen some of my experiments. Flown a little. Had great BBQ. ETC.
But, instead, you watched cars go around in circles. I feel like that was kinda an insult.
May 24, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Ok.... I saw those comments Durk...and Kodak.


I also bought a coaxial heli and it flies like junk. Very little forward or back movement.
The reason I bought it is because although it is a coaxial.... it has only one motor.
I"ve never seen this configuration before. It's a little bigger than the Big Lama....but it flies on 2s packs.

Buzz
walkera LM3? If so it is total trash.
May 25, 2011, 03:32 AM
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KJ, I am a little PO'd. You were about ten minutes from my house. You could have come by and met me. Seen some of my experiments. Flown a little. Had great BBQ. ETC.
But, instead, you watched cars go around in circles. I feel like that was kinda an insult.
It was a whirl wind weekend. I got in Friday night, went to the races on Saturday and Sunday and flew back Monday afternoon. My younger son has a new girlfriend and we actually left just as the HOT cars were starting the final race (Vettes, Mustangs, etc) so I could go to dinner with them and meet her. My older son is talking about going back to the Southern Nationals drag races next year, which is baking in the bleachers with no shade in sight! I feel bad too, but it was a very quick weekend. FWIW, it was a relatively cheap weekend. The Saturday and Sunday pass was only $30. The NHRA weekend pass is about $125 and then there's food and drinks, etc.
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May 25, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Sorry. I meant to add that they were back ordered (i wanted you to have a peek at it). Rhino (i am looking at my batt now) also goes by the name "Zippy." You can also google "Rhino lipo batteries" and come up with hits other than Hobby King. I'm trying my hardest to wait on Hobby King to re-stock. They are (IMHO) a good vendor to deal with.

BTW, I have to re-locate the canopy holes. It fits a bit tight and puts a twist in the frame. There was some clicking noise as I was flying and I finnally nailed it down. Gotta get it to fit a little looser

Mike.
Thanks Mike, I got my email there to be notified as well. I'll just have to hurry up and wait... I agree on Hobby King, yes they are a good vendor.

As far as the canopy holes go I had mine just snug. To avoid twist I folded the sides together and drilled straight through both so they were perfecty in line. I think posting a scan of the canopy, uploading it then downloading it again is probably like making a copy of a copy, old cassette tapes for instance... did you ever see the movie Multiplicity?? Hilarious!! Love that last one. If you havn't seen it, please do. Its worth it.
May 25, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Thanks Mike, I got my email there to be notified as well. I'll just have to hurry up and wait... I agree on Hobby King, yes they are a good vendor.

As far as the canopy holes go I had mine just snug. To avoid twist I folded the sides together and drilled straight through both so they were perfecty in line. I think posting a scan of the canopy, uploading it then downloading it again is probably like making a copy of a copy, old cassette tapes for instance... did you ever see the movie Multiplicity?? Hilarious!! Love that last one. If you havn't seen it, please do. Its worth it.
I just now read about the movie. I do like both actors (Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell...she's a honey). I will have to check it out...sounds funny. I think what I'll do is make the original larger (that way i can make the holes further apart) and then trim back to where it will be comfortable sitting on my frame. BTW, it did fly nice. I was very happy

Mike.
May 28, 2011, 08:26 AM
The ever learning newbie
Crashed and have been fixing mine but looking to buy a new one who is now selling these? Or has Esky gone the way of the dodo?
May 28, 2011, 08:46 AM
It flies!!! ... so who cares ?
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Crashed and have been fixing mine but looking to buy a new one who is now selling these? Or has Esky gone the way of the dodo?
If you looking to buy a new one, the only places you will find right now (if at all) are those who still charge the "2 years ago - price"

As far as ESKY going the way of the Dodo, I just read in a post a few days back somewhere that they are supposedly only REALLY badly behind with deliveries to stores ... however, anything about Esky is nothing but rumors - except that you can barely get their helis anywhere if you try ...

In other words, some people say Esky is out of business, others say they are not, I dont think anybody really knows whats going on.

BUT,
even if they are not out of business, they were on hiatus now for such a long time that if they dont come out with something TRULY absolutely amazing, they will have a really really hard time to get back into business .... or go the way of the Dodo then ...
Latest blog entry: Random Pictures ...
May 28, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Crashed and have been fixing mine but looking to buy a new one who is now selling these? Or has Esky gone the way of the dodo?
Pretty sure they have them in stock. I put it in my shopping cart and told me to continue. Good luck.
http://www.helibuy.com/esky-lama-v4-...e034-p-20.html

Mike.
May 28, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Crashed and have been fixing mine but looking to buy a new one who is now selling these? Or has Esky gone the way of the dodo?
Rab,
I have these helis for sale.
Pm me if you want more info.
Jim
May 29, 2011, 06:31 AM
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This guy's funny but getting on my nerves!


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This MUSIC is ridiculous! I'm not gonna "rock on" over a child's whirlygig... so ya can give ME a break! I also find Ali's pricing structure and being 15-25% above Helidirect an unnecessary option.
So he is a shill for the Esky factory then ?
May 29, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Crashed and have been fixing mine but looking to buy a new one who is now selling these? Or has Esky gone the way of the dodo?
Try here:

http://www.eskyhelicopters.com/


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