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Old 08-11-2018, 01:58 PM   #21
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Iím big into warbirds since my grandfather was a pilot in WW2. Iím also an old balsa builder. Iíve been socking away kits for years. My wife thought I was crazy but as of this year when horizon bought tower no more kits. After we move and I get my new hobby room set up, I will share some photos. I fly foamies and have a small quad too. Itís a cleaner hobby than cars.
I still need to get you a b-17
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:35 PM   #22
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I still need to get you a b-17
Iíve never flown a multi engine plane, so I definitely still want one.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:25 AM   #23
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Iíve never flown a multi engine plane, so I definitely still want one.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:45 AM   #24
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I've never flown multi engine planes either... But I don't imagine it's that much different?
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:33 AM   #25
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I've never flown multi engine planes either... But I don't imagine it's that much different?
It is when you lose one.
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It is when you lose one.
Ha! Well, I guess it's better than losing the ONLY one...
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I built some training gear for the Trex 500 ESP since the blades track correctly and it is all balanced vs. the 250 that I haven't found the problem for yet (blade vibration/wobble). Think I'll give it a go for a hover here in a bit.


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Ha! Well, I guess it's better than losing the ONLY one...
Losing power on a single engine plane, you land it. Lose power in a twin on one engine and turn the wrong way before you have opposite rudder dialed in, you death spin into the ground. Itís one of the many ways electric power has improved the hobby. The instant torque of electric motors also allows you to do stupid things that used to cost you an airplane.
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So on the T-Rex 250 I decided to say screw it and upgrade it to remove the vibration since I was pretty sure it'd been crashed before. I got the 250 DFC head and swash, new carbon blades, a new ESC as my old one would have required a new BEC, and I got a new Spektrum AR7210BX receiver with Beast X flybarless controller built in. There is a big learning curve going to a flybarless setup, but I got it up in the air this afternoon and the vibration is gone now.





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I'm to poor for heli's
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I'm to poor for heli's
I got the 250 and 500 for free... But I've spent about $350 on the upgrades to the 250 so far. Mainly because it came with enough batteries to fly numerous times and if I crash it the cost to fix is a lot less.
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these things still run gyros?
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these things still run gyros?
Very much so, one for the tail and a 2nd one for the head since there's no flybar.
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