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Threedee
you think thats a good day? just wait till you get into the air.
Names Tuan Dinh aka Paintball_kidz
Dont wear me out


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poplharris
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frost or prop?


Its that characteristic burning feeling after your hands are exposed to the cold for a period of time.
thanks
Don
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poplharris
Tek Tip

Warm lipos make great hand warmers however.
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pistolpete
uless they over heat.. so i finaly found my sd card adaptor so now you can have photos of the 2 hogs. i dont have the wing on the bipe for storage reasons but the astro is on my 'bench' (chest freezer) at home
Always treat ladys with respect, do what u can with what u got, and never give up. giving up is what kills people.

"do what u can with what u got"
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poplharris
Oh man that plane is awsome and Ooo your using 72mhz, cool. I wish I had room to fly one of those.
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Don
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pistolpete
i was contemplateing converting one of them to electric however but...money and uncertinty. i was thinking of going with a 0.60 Gas Conversion - GH4120-07 & 70A ESC from greyson with a 5amp bec. and a ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 5S1P 40C from hobbie king. i ran the numbers and it will put out apx. the same rpm and power. however it is about 200 grams heavier (motor, speed control, bec, and battery vs. engine, servo and apx full tank.) and i estimate about 5-8 min. on electric with consistant reliable preformance. but charge tmie or engin issues from temp and atmosphere but 10 min flights and quicker turn around time.
sugestions?
Always treat ladys with respect, do what u can with what u got, and never give up. giving up is what kills people.

"do what u can with what u got"
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poplharris
I hate to admit it but I think nitros are cooler. I only fly eletrics because there more convient.
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Oldgzr
I've used a buddy box to train several people. They work great. You do have to set the trims on the trainer box and also make sure the servo reversing is the same on the buddy box as the main transmitter. I wish they had that technology when I first started out.
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Oldgzr
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Scott Lott used to have a video on his youtube channel detailing some of the pitfalls when using a buddybox (watch out for different trims or servo reversals in the two transmitters). Can't find the video now...


I've used a buddy box to train several people. They work great. You do have to set the trims on the trainer box and also make sure the servo reversing is the same on the buddy box as the main transmitter. I wish they had that technology when I first started out.
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pistolpete
so another awesum day. i got the astro hog in the air. with some help from the guys at the field. first flight needed a ton of triming. it nearly rolled on take off. great flight about 6 min. the second flight after we adjusted the motor mount went very well. for the first few min. then.... we lost throttle responce. the screw holding the throttle cable vibrated loose and fell off. causing the throttle to go wide open. for about 15 aggonising min of perfict flight. (durring witch i had a chance to fly 1/3 of it) the motor stalled. my trainer made a perfict dead stick landing. after glideing for 3 extra min. i need to get a screw for the linkage and i will be in buisness. also have to find a way to tewwk the alorons manualy so the servo isnt bottoming out in a left roll. will need to tweek the throttle servo as well but un likely. one of the other guys managed to get some video of the flight. hes going to edit and post it on facebook on our clubs page. ill post the video link when he gets it up. i dont think any of us had a heart race like that in a long time.
Always treat ladys with respect, do what u can with what u got, and never give up. giving up is what kills people.

"do what u can with what u got"
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