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GITech001
12-11-2006, 05:14 AM
This is a place for people to come to talk about the Miss Hydro 1.5. A place were my customers can come to share their experiences and tips with each other and with other RC'ers here on WattFlyer.com.

A little about me to kick it off http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

Nice to meet you. I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Jason. I make the Miss Hydro 1.5. I love RC and how technology is advancing electrics so far, so fast. I like to build from scratch, from kits and enjoy finding the newest stuff to get involved in.

I spend 18 solid hours a day on average answering emails for customers, running my new retail store GITaHobby, building my site, building Miss Hydro 1.5's, QC’ing, and preparing orders. I really care about my work and consider each one a work of art.

My goal is to fill the need for personal attention to new RC'ers, as well as have a broad range of products for the experienced RC’er all at the lowest prices. I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help others.

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif Something funny: I had two people from china tell me I should get some sleep as I instant massaged with them through TWO of their entire work days and did not move form my PC while they went home, went out to dinner and went to sleep! LOL I got 2 hours of sleep between those two days.

Please feel free to ask me anything, check out my other vids on YouTube and look over my site http://GITaHobby.com (http://gitahobby.com/). I encourage comments and suggestions and value everyone’s opinions. Take care and I hope to chat with you soon!

P.S. Here are some of the specifics of the New Miss Hydro 1.5!

GITech001
12-11-2006, 05:17 AM
I personally QC each charger, battery, ESC (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-speed-1825a-brushless-esc(1).asp), motor (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/gitech-bm240821-brushless-mot.asp), transmitter (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={DD605B09-ECAA-428C-AEC5-22335CAE9E01}), receiver and servos. Every one comes with exclusive GITech extras pre-installed including:

- Fully assembled RTF.(Truly for the first time ever! Read on...)
- Fully Waterproofed ESC (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={E3C4A220-B55B-43AA-B502-BD6861DDF920}&imageID={6E0DAEF9-CE8C-4FB9-AF9E-779DA95940BA})and Receiver!
- High Current Deans T-Plugs installed on the ESC, Li-po battery and Charger!
- Thick 1" Heat Shrink (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/15x12-in-heat-shrink-tube.asp) Motor Mount Reinforcement (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={E3C4A220-B55B-43AA-B502-BD6861DDF920}&imageID={0EE982CA-3D43-4787-8049-75F49E124B53})pre-installed!
- The three ESC-to-Motor wires w/plugs are removed and Motor leads soldered Directly to the ESC (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={E3C4A220-B55B-43AA-B502-BD6861DDF920}&imageID={4B375CA8-B037-4FE0-88CF-A29D501B553C})to reduce weight and move the COG forward.
- NEW Version ESC Fully Waterproofed (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={E3C4A220-B55B-43AA-B502-BD6861DDF920}&imageID={6E0DAEF9-CE8C-4FB9-AF9E-779DA95940BA}) by me with double the BEC current and a larger finned Aluminum heat sink than before!
- 5 custom cut pieces of .064 Lexon for Skid Plates and a Rudder extention that acts like a wheel to aid in turning.
- 30+ Pieces of high quality Clear Plastic tape and 6 pieces of high strength clear packing tape pre-installed in the most important locations to make the New GIT Miss Hydro 1.5 much stronger!
- Receiver Antenna re-routed and mounted up and around the tail!
- 2500+ word Owners Care and Modification Manual written by me.
- Free FMS Flight Simulator with 50+ aircraft and TWO Hydrofoam models!
- Brand NEW "GIT Exclusive" Version 2408-21 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/gitech-bm240821-brushless-mot.asp)Brushless Motor with built in Prop-Saver (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={E3C4A220-B55B-43AA-B502-BD6861DDF920}&imageID={6526501E-0A62-41DE-ACB4-5BC9E46FF26B}) that works with the replacement motor shafts (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/3x-replacement-shafts-for-towe(1).asp) for sale here on GITech.biz!. Nice!
- 2 free GWS 7x6 Props (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/6x-gws-7060-7x6-propeller.asp) (what I recommend).
- 8 AA batteries for the transmitter included!
- GIT Lite Pro 11.1v 1500mah 3S1P 10C/15C 102 gram Li-po battery with Deans Plug.
- New version Lipo Wall Charger with Deans Plug!
- High quality 72mhz 4ch 3D Transmitter (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={DD605B09-ECAA-428C-AEC5-22335CAE9E01}) with selectable Dual-rate and Aileron-to-rudder mixing!
- Your choice of 4 channels so up to 4 Miss Hydro 1.5's can be flown at the same time!
- True micro 6ch Receiver fully waterproofed by me!
- 8 gram Micro servos that are faster than any other production Hydros I have tested.
- ALL True Carbon Fiber (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/pC/8-carbon-fiber-deans-plugs.asp) control linkages and structural support including the motor mount pole.
- True Laser cut Depron foam construction for the deckplate and tail.
- <13oz total AUW (All-Up-Weight)
- Stronger EPE foam sponsons and fuselage than any other Flying Hydro.
- Full parts and mod support via GITaHobby.com, email (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/contactUs.asp) and our new Forum coming soon!
- WOW right?!

Trust me I've crashed them all. Don't take my word for it. Seeing is believing. Enjoy! See her in action in our home made video's:
Video 1 - Our first video! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wl6EV_3Wq0)
Video 2 - Trickin' in 25-30mph WIND! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxkvxTsBx8)

wannafly
12-11-2006, 09:20 AM
I like your attitude and style. I wish you tons of success.
I have the china rip off.
The one with the "RCV" stickers as used as comparison in your "mod. thread" on your site.Unfortunately I bought on impulse and although the weather hasn't aloud me a chance out , I already wish I had bought yours. ( I was pointed to your site by CHELLIE)
The kit you sell.....is it the "1.5"? (Not the "RTF" the ±30buck one)

When wanting to talk to talk about getting my current one going would you prefer I not do that in this thread???

GITech001
12-11-2006, 02:28 PM
I like your attitude and style. I wish you tons of success.
I have the china rip off.
The one with the "RCV" stickers as used as comparison in your "mod. thread" on your site.Unfortunately I bought on impulse and although the weather hasn't aloud me a chance out , I already wish I had bought yours. ( I was pointed to your site by CHELLIE)
The kit you sell.....is it the "1.5"? (Not the "RTF" the ±30buck one)

When wanting to talk to talk about getting my current one going would you prefer I not do that in this thread???


Hi, thank you! :) CHELLIE is very nice and very knowledgeable.

I personally make, named and now sell the Miss Hydro 1.5. I did all the product research and parts sourcing to bring her together to be the best RTF production model in the world. Which it turns out is what I expected from my FIRST purchase of a flying hydro. So I saw a need and I thought - I am going to take a few months to learn all I can about all the dynamics of the concept. The result is the Miss Hydro 1.5

I would like to take the time to clarify and introduce my company name as I use its variations all the time for different applications:
Long form - Genuine Innovation Technologies
Acronyms - GIT or GITech
Site name - GITaHobby.com
Store name - GIT a Hobby

Sure, you can talk about all flying hydros here. I will help anyone with any hydro they may have. Just be sure to always be clear in each post which one you are referring to.

I bought an "RCV" and 3 others from ebay at first plus the SL as well in my search for the best flying hydro base to start from.

Nice to meet you!
Jay

wannafly
12-11-2006, 04:51 PM
With a couple of mod's I'd like to learn with this "RCV" model and then I will certainly be buying your kit version (thanx to chellie for talking you into selling it).
CG....I was alarmed to read that the CG is INFRONT of the front support.
Mine is quite alot back from there. should I correct this before trying to fly it ? Consider your advice "pre-sales talk" L.O.L

GITech001
12-12-2006, 05:53 AM
With a couple of mod's I'd like to learn with this "RCV" model and then I will certainly be buying your kit version (thanx to chellie for talking you into selling it).
CG....I was alarmed to read that the CG is INFRONT of the front support.
Mine is quite alot back from there. should I correct this before trying to fly it ? Consider your advice "pre-sales talk" L.O.L

Yep, move your CG. Have you heard of pourposing? (can somone help me with that spelling?) It is an effect of the COG being too far back and nothing flies good under this condition. Especially a flying hydro as it only has one "wing" that has to do it all.

My CG is still a little back from the CF Tube support as well. About 1/4 inch. i am working on how to move the CG up even more organically by changing the design even more. In fact I have figgured it out and all new orders will have this new design (only one left of current stock that has not been sold and will GIT the new design until I replenish my stock). I am placing a new order of parts to fill my stock and integrate the new design. These ones will be ready in a week or two.

I would start out with your "RCV" (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={17D76374-14E5-493D-8A57-640F1FD4F601}) by repacing the metal control links with Carbon Fiber rods. Then work on moving the motor out toward the front as far as posible. You will likely need to GIT/make a new mount pole for your motor to GIT it out that far. You could use my motor mount (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/replacement-motor-mount.asp) and a custom cut 8mm CF tube to do this. If this doesn't move the COG enough then relocate the battery further toward the front. You could try to invent a way to mount the battery under the tip of the nose like in my mod pics for my/the old Miss Hydroplane (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={20C2AA97-5FFE-4895-88F8-E41CDF797AE8})in my image gallery on my site. You know what?! She is still in one piece and flies like a charm after 5-6 months!!!

Tape is your friend. Try to stay away from glue as it fixes a break but adds weight with no additional strength. TTYL Jay

wannafly
12-12-2006, 07:19 PM
I will start on the CG first. (that "RCV" of yours has more carbon than an F1 car l.o.l.) I have heard conflicting reports regarding motor placement. Some say it should be as close to the CG as you can get it...something about improved handling????? Don't ask me I wouldn't have a clue.
I might try making a small tray under the "fuse./nose" so that the batt. lies half under and half above board and also forward to find CG.
Something I omitted to mention is that I live in the Netherlands. That's probably just as well or I'd have toooooo many toy's and probably loose my wife in the process.
Buy the way , anyone have FMS and the hydroflyer??
I'm using an analog controller configured like a 4channel.
I find the hydro REAL easy to fly. loops, rolls,hover....I don't know if there is anymore for me to learn on the sim.
I've practised with 4m/s wind with 6m/s gusts and I can keep it alive and kind of land (until a gust......).
My question is....is it even CLOSE to the real thing???
Cause then I'm excited for the wind to stop blowing.:)

wannafly
12-12-2006, 09:50 PM
porpoiseing I believe.

CHELLIE
12-13-2006, 04:09 AM
Hi Wanafly, I just wanted to say, you can loose everything else, but DONT LOOSE THE TOYS :D :D :D Just kidding, good luck to you on getting your hydro setup so it will flys great, Chellie

GITech001
12-13-2006, 04:23 AM
Hi Wanafly, I just wanted to say, you can loose everything else, but DONT LOOSE THE TOYS :D :D :D Just kidding, good luck to you on getting your hydro setup so it will flys great, Chellie

Hi Chellie! how are you? Your order will ship tomorrow with some extras to build your self my new shock absorbing motor mount! I will take and post a pic tomorrow-Hopefully.

GITech001
12-13-2006, 04:51 AM
I will start on the CG first. (that "RCV" of yours has more carbon than an F1 car l.o.l.) I have heard conflicting reports regarding motor placement. Some say it should be as close to the CG as you can get it...something about improved handling????? Don't ask me I wouldn't have a clue.
I might try making a small tray under the "fuse./nose" so that the batt. lies half under and half above board and also forward to find CG.
Something I omitted to mention is that I live in the Netherlands. That's probably just as well or I'd have toooooo many toy's and probably loose my wife in the process.
Buy the way , anyone have FMS and the hydroflyer??
I'm using an analog controller configured like a 4channel.
I find the hydro REAL easy to fly. loops, rolls,hover....I don't know if there is anymore for me to learn on the sim.
I've practised with 4m/s wind with 6m/s gusts and I can keep it alive and kind of land (until a gust......).
My question is....is it even CLOSE to the real thing???
Cause then I'm excited for the wind to stop blowing.:)

Hi wannafly! I know. soooo much CF rienforcement on my "RCV". It still broke every time I crashed it. Which was every time I flew it. LOL. I think the Depron used on the "RCV" was very brittle/thin skinned.

Sounds good for moving the batt and COG. Are you going to raplace the metal control links on the "RCV" with 1.5mm CF rod. (I have 100 meters of 1.5mm CF rod on order!) You would save the weight of 5 pieces of metal in the tail! Also, you could remove the 4 long metal screws that hold the control horns to the Depron for the connection between the upper and lower elevons. Then just glue those control horns in place. Also you could considder replacing them with the Micro Pin type I have on my site (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/micro-pin-control-horn.asp). They are virtually weightless.

I have FMS. It is what I include with my Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp). That is alot of wind in FMS!!! I think the WaterFlyer beta 7 .zip (http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/waterflyer7.zip) is more like real life. The WaterFlyer alpha 8 .zip (http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/waterflyer.zip) flies like it is on rails and is not really realistic. (click on them to download and save and unzip it to your "Models" folder in you "FMS" file folder.) Hey, try the AlleyCat alpha 8 .zip (http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/alleycat.zip). Fun for going very fast!

For those of you who would like to try it before you GIT it - Here is FMS for your downloading pleasure: FMS 2.0 a8.5 (http://www.n.ethz.ch/student/mmoeller/fms/alpha/fms2alpha85.exe)

woah, that's big!!! LOL

wannafly
12-13-2006, 08:13 AM
Yes , I agree about the diff. models.
I'm using waterflyer7. Infact I have been sifting through ALL the planes to find the VERY HARDEST to fly in preperation for the real thing.
Yeah that's serious wind l.o.l , it seems to gain a life of it's own and God has a buddy box and is having a good laugh. l.o.l.
P.S. On the "FMS site they recommend the version before/prior to the XP version....BUT ..only the latest version has the adjustable wind and gusts for realizm.
Hey chellie , you're "spot on"!
The toy's are cheaper than the wife and one can play with them WHENEVER you WANT without them getting headaches.L.O.L.
Thanx for the support guy's.

dishjuarez
12-14-2006, 04:11 PM
I have just bought the miss hydro but it is the old version, I must cancel this order(request) to buy this one?

:(

Which is the difference between both versions?

CHELLIE
12-15-2006, 08:38 AM
Hi Dishjuares, E Mail Gitech directly http://GITaHobby.com (http://gitahobby.com/) and he can answer your questions right away for you, Take care, Chellie

CHELLIE
12-15-2006, 09:05 AM
Hi Wannafly, I was having Fun with my HydroFoam at the Rose Bowl Wensday, doing touch & goes, flying it around, buzzing it around on the ground, Then I got it a little to far away from me, it was hard to see, they are small, and i was going to fly it back to myself, lost orentation and crashed taking it off, broke another prop, darn :) my last one :) well I ordered some more props from GITech, and learned a valuable lession, dont fly to far away from yourself, these things are small and hard to see the farther they are away from you, after you learn to fly these hydros,
you might want to upgrade to the 1.5 hydro that GITech has, since you already have the electronics, the kit is only $35.00 US and the 2409-12 High Performance motor is only $14.99 US, last time i checked, this motor and a 7x6 prop has a pitch speed of 67 MPH, my hydro does about 60 MPH + or - , I cant fly it at full throttle, it to fast for me yet, and it will go vertical, I have a new 1.5 hydro kit that I just ordered from GITech with some more props :) my old hydro is ready for retirement, It served me well, it taught me how to fly hydros , my next one will have a lot of yellow and red color on it so I can see it better, :) take care, and Have Fun, Chellie

wannafly
12-15-2006, 05:14 PM
Good day gents , Hi CHELLIE , I'm really jealous . Hell , I'll be glad to get it to fly that far l.o.l.! Now you have an excuse to start on the new one.
The wind has been blowing at 20-30mph for the last 3weeks here in holland so I haven't even dared try it. I have stood at the window a hundred times and told the weather what I think of it....!
Do all flyers/pilots do that? I bet.
Yes , color , I have also been thinking about making the top and bottom 2 distinctly diff. colors so you know which way it's rolling or pitching at distance........aaaaaaaah , darn , all I do is talk about it...common man , may the weather gods be with me for just ONE DAY! l.o.l. today might have been OK but...I WASN'T FREEEEE!!!!!
The "1.5" is definately the best looking hydro by far .I'm very keen to get one NOW but I have to at¨least reck this one a couple of times otherwise I might aswell order 2 , no... 3. l.o.l.
Anyone have any thoughts on the floats?
Are the depron better than polys. ones?
The poly have a definate weak point in the curve....easy to repair though.

wannafly
12-15-2006, 05:20 PM
P.S Talking of small.
I found a video on the net somwhere (I so wish I knew where) of a hydro in Check. or poland or....
It was HUGE. The guy holding it with it's tail on the ground had the tip of the floats at his CHEST.
I'd say it was roughly 1.5meters long.
And it flew like a charm.

dishjuarez
12-15-2006, 09:12 PM
Already I cancelled the order(request) of the miss hangar, now I did the order(request) for paypal of the version 1.5 from yesterday but I have been checking and still this one in I try the order :(

CHELLIE
12-16-2006, 03:07 AM
Hi Wannafly :) All you have to do, is move here to Sunny So Calif USA, if you dont mind the Big EARTHQUAKES we get here from time to time, Rock n Roll, you will be set :) :) :) Take Care, and have Fun, Chellie

dishjuarez
12-16-2006, 03:58 AM
Hello GITech whatsup with my order GITech Order #: 100030?

Because paypal acepted the transfer

GITech001
12-16-2006, 06:14 AM
Hi everyone! :)

WOW!!! Interest is growing! This is great! I had 26 emails to answer tonight! I just got my phone at the store today and will have dial up for now that I will install tomorow! Up till now I have been transporting my PC to and from work and doing my internet work when I GIT home at 11:00 or later and doing 13+ hours a day at my store plus a 30 min drive each way! For the first time I did not transport my PC home last night as I had my fience open the store this morning so I could do some much needed running around. It is very rapidly becoming time to hire empoyees!!! LOL! (%

Here is my update I just posted to my home page at GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp) :

(12/15/06) Woah! 7 orders were placed today and yesterday. The one left in stock sold at my store today, so the 6 orders that were placed online yesterday and today will be the first 6 in the shipment of parts for 10 that is on it's way! Wow! Cool, if you Order yours soon (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)to get one of the 4 left coming in the next shipment of supplies I will have the funds to place another order sooner. Each one is built to order so please allow 2-4 additional days after I receive the parts to build and ship based on current volume. I just got my phone line today and will GIT internet access at my store tomorrow so I will be able to update my site immedeatly from now on! Thank you everyone and I appoligize for any inconvenience! Email or call if you have any questions!

I am adding my store phone # to my site now in the Contact Us (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/contactUs.asp) link.

Thanks again everyone! :)

GITech001
12-16-2006, 06:58 AM
:) I am going to bed now but check this out! I have to GIT up early to setup for a day of fun for kids at a "brunch with santa" tomorrow were over 80 kids will eat a meal with santa right outside my store in the biggest open floor space in the mall. I am setting up a race track for cars, a battle tank area, and a small pool for little boats out in the mall area next to santa to be a part of the event! It is an event that parents had to buy tickest for their kids to attend. The mall invited me to participate! Very cool! I can't wait! :D

Good night,
Jay

wannafly
12-16-2006, 12:20 PM
I found the big hydro
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1833300552944066288&q=hydrofoam

GITech001
12-16-2006, 01:27 PM
I just saw it! It's a monster! Very cool! and very big! Good job for those guys. Time for "Brunch with Santa"! Wish me luck! I'll see you guys later. GIT out'n fly! It's a saterday! :D

dishjuarez
12-16-2006, 03:44 PM
"Thank you! You are in the first set of orders to go out when I GIT my next shipment of supplies that is on it's way. I expect it to be here in 2 weeks tops! Sorry for any inconvevience this may cause. I am working a solid 20 hours a day and trying my best! Thank you for your understanding and patronage! I will email you soon! TTYL Jay"

I needed for christmas!!! :(

wannafly
12-16-2006, 05:17 PM
Sounds like fun GITech , you have the ideal line of work it seems.
Have fun with the kid's...( I think you might be done by now.)
CHELLIE , Hi. The earthquakes add excitment.l.o.l.

CHELLIE
12-17-2006, 12:33 AM
Hi Jay @ GITech :) Well I am going to do everything I can to keep you busy and out of trouble, you can bet on that :) Thats just how I am :) :) :) Glad to here that you are doing Good, but dont work to hard, you need to get out and Play with the Hydros from time to time :)
Take Care, and Have Fun, Chellie.

Hi Wannafly :) Hope the weather clears up for you so you can fly your hydro, I have gotten used to the earthquakes and can judge what the strenght is on them and be very very close, a native californian, Have Fun, and get out and fly more, Weather permitting of course :) Chellie

GITech001
12-17-2006, 12:39 PM
"Thank you! You are in the first set of orders to go out when I GIT my next shipment of supplies that is on it's way. I expect it to be here in 2 weeks tops! Sorry for any inconvevience this may cause. I am working a solid 20 hours a day and trying my best! Thank you for your understanding and patronage! I will email you soon! TTYL Jay"

I needed for christmas!!! :(

OK, I will do my best to GIT you one by Christmass. I will build one from the ground up from one of the kits I have in stock. You will be the first to recieve a MH 1.5 with three new upgrades and inprovements free of charge. 2 for improving the COG and 1 for "softening" the motor mount!

I will keep you updated. :)

GITech001
12-17-2006, 12:51 PM
Sounds like fun GITech , you have the ideal line of work it seems.
Have fun with the kid's...( I think you might be done by now.)
CHELLIE , Hi. The earthquakes add excitment.l.o.l.


Thank you! I love it! 13 hours a day is not nearly enough time to spend "playing" at my store. Even building Miss Hydro 1.5's (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)is "playing" to me! LOL! I used to do construction so it is nice to do my hobby/passion for a living.

The Brunch with Santa was a sucess! I set up a little track outside my store for the kids to race on. I had up to 5 cars going at the same time = 3 toy cars I was selling, one of my Xmod Evolution 4x4 trucks (w/the drop kit and set on low speed), and my ProPulse Mini-T! It was a riot when I had the Mini-T in the mix! Everyone got a kick over it driving over the "toy" cars! I sold 80-85% of my entire inventory yesterday. The parents walked in and bought everything! I had a bunch of toys I ordered as Christmass gift toys. What am I going to do about sales in my store now?! LOL!? :D

GITech001
12-17-2006, 03:14 PM
Hi Jay @ GITech :) Well I am going to do everything I can to keep you busy and out of trouble, you can bet on that :) Thats just how I am :) :) :) Glad to here that you are doing Good, but dont work to hard, you need to get out and Play with the Hydros from time to time :)
Take Care, and Have Fun, Chellie.

Hi Wannafly :) Hope the weather clears up for you so you can fly your hydro, I have gotten used to the earthquakes and can judge what the strenght is on them and be very very close, a native californian, Have Fun, and get out and fly more, Weather permitting of course :) Chellie

Thanks guys! I need all the help I can GIT! Your the best! I do GIT to fly it in the mall for half a second to show customers what it can do. I GIT airborn and land in just about 50ft! They always like it!

See you latter! Jay

wannafly
12-17-2006, 03:22 PM
WOW , santa's being good to you this year , congrats on the sales.
Put your catalogue in each gap on your shelves and let them order with your sincere apologetic explanation.........???
I bought a silverlit xplane today at a fleamarket (broke in 2 fuselage)
Came home charged the batt. while glueing it . Plugged it all together and it all seemed to work so I drove out to a field and through it into the air.
They say the ribbon should be max 45°.......it was hovering around 80-85°..hehehe...I've never flown and I was so pi..... at this weather that I couldn't care .(My wife says this is one bug that has bitten me at the wrong time of year).
Anyway , it was like FMS 4m/s and 6 or 7m/s gusts. I wish I had a cam there......THROW 1missisipi 2misses..3.....oh aaah BANG.
BIG SMILE haha.
no damage , plug prop back on and....THROW......I managed to keep it up there till it's 300mah's where drained (±2minutes)
and landed only half the field away from myself l.o.l.
YEEEHA I've had a great sunday.
I hope you all had a great weekend too.
Cheers

dishjuarez
12-18-2006, 12:24 AM
OK, I will do my best to GIT you one by Christmass. I will build one from the ground up from one of the kits I have in stock. You will be the first to recieve a MH 1.5 with three new upgrades and inprovements free of charge. 2 for improving the COG and 1 for "softening" the motor mount!

I will keep you updated. :)


okasmy order is GITech Order #: 100030:D

GITech001
12-18-2006, 01:54 AM
okasmy order is GITech Order #: 100030:D

Yep, got it. :) Yours will be started monday or tuesday.

TTYL
Jay

GITech001
12-18-2006, 02:41 AM
WOW , santa's being good to you this year , congrats on the sales.
Put your catalogue in each gap on your shelves and let them order with your sincere apologetic explanation.........???
I bought a silverlit xplane today at a fleamarket (broke in 2 fuselage)
Came home charged the batt. while glueing it . Plugged it all together and it all seemed to work so I drove out to a field and through it into the air.
They say the ribbon should be max 45°.......it was hovering around 80-85°..hehehe...I've never flown and I was so pi..... at this weather that I couldn't care .(My wife says this is one bug that has bitten me at the wrong time of year).
Anyway , it was like FMS 4m/s and 6 or 7m/s gusts. I wish I had a cam there......THROW 1missisipi 2misses..3.....oh aaah BANG.
BIG SMILE haha.
no damage , plug prop back on and....THROW......I managed to keep it up there till it's 300mah's where drained (±2minutes)
and landed only half the field away from myself l.o.l.
YEEEHA I've had a great sunday.
I hope you all had a great weekend too.
Cheers

That's great wannafly! How much did you GIT it for?

I flew my Tribute 3D for a demo for a customer today in the parking lot in about 15mph winds. It flew great! I coud even hang it on the prop while the wind moved it along! This is good for me! I have just about 2 hours of flight time on it. So much fun!

Time to put up the Christmas tree!

Thank you for the compliment! Merry Christmas everyone!
Jay

CHELLIE
12-18-2006, 04:25 AM
Hi GITech, How come there is no picture of yourself in the members gallery, I just put in a half way decent one of myself, I dont have to many pics of myself, i am going to have to change that, :) :) Chellie

ps did you get the pic. of my pusher jet, it took its maiden flight today, with no problems, here is some pics of it.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11389&page=16&highlight=pusher+jet

GITech001
12-18-2006, 07:21 AM
Hi GITech, How come there is no picture of yourself in the members gallery, I just put in a half way decent one of myself, I dont have to many pics of myself, i am going to have to change that, :) :) Chellie

ps did you get the pic. of my pusher jet, it took its maiden flight today, with no problems, here is some pics of it.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11389&page=16&highlight=pusher+jet

Nice Pic. :D You are very cute! I will look into how to add my pic. I should have one up in a day or two. :)

Your cat looks great!!!!! What is it's name? Very clean!!! :D

I hope to GIT one of my own soon! :)

Good night and TTYL
Jay

CHELLIE
12-19-2006, 03:43 AM
Hi Jay, Thank you for the compliment :rolleyes: I think I am going to name my Pusher Jet CAT ( 4 EVER 21 ) :D :D :D I am 21 in Heart, Body & Soul :p
In years well I wont go there :o Your Speed Cat will be a great Addition to your product Line, I have a customer for you already, my supervisor at work, so hurry up and GIT it on the Market :D he liked my pusher jet and he wants one too, will you have that as a RTF or kit or both ? My Boss would like a RTF version, so GIT to work :D :D .
I Have not heard form Wannafly Lately, I hope the weather has cleared up so he can GIT his hydro flying :D Take Care, Chellie

wannafly
12-19-2006, 08:05 AM
Holly sheepdip...I wondered why GITech said you where "cute".
I never realised you where of the female persuasion.l.o.l
Hi all , I went flying with the hydro...yeeehaaa. YES , it's VERY broken now.
Not bad though , trims all out couldn't get it to stay up for long.
Broke the motor mount at the "ESC box" , rudder ripped out of the deck. My wife thinks I went to visit a girlfriend and broke it by hand on the way home. She says "Why are you smiling like youve just had sex if the thing is in pieces?" L.O.L.
I'm sure you all understand ,haha.

wannafly
12-19-2006, 08:54 AM
GITech , hi , I paid 20Eu for it. All the bombs odds and ends where still sealed in there original packets. I think it was broken on it's maiden flight and then stuck back in the box.I took it out yesterday with the hydro and had about 5-6min of perfect flight. Granted it's badly underpowered and I just cruised around at about 20-30ft. So as not to kill the battery trying to gain altitude. Quite relaxing.Stayed within a soccer field and landed when the batt. was done. perfect.
Some ??regarding MISS HYDRO 1.5 .
The RX/TX set you sell with the RTF , is it dual rate?
Is it possible to buy loose bits and peices like a fuse./cockpit or deck , maybe rudder etc?
Once I purchase the ARTF kit from you I reckon these are parts that will need replacing.
I could cut my own but it would be handy to just buy a pile of reserve bits.

CHELLIE
12-20-2006, 04:08 AM
Hi Wannafly :) Yea I am a Gal, but bit of a Tomboy too :) I REFUSE to let all you guys have all the Fun with Rc toys :) I broke my Hydro Many Many times before getting good at flying it, Gorilla glue & 5 min Epoxy have come to the rescue a lot for me , i use the 5 min epoxy on small parts that broke off, and the gorilla glue on the larger parts :) my hydro is all cruched up now, but it taught me how to fly these unstable lifting bodies :) your going to have one under your belt as they say, before you get good at these things, but they are a blast & cheap fun :) and will leave you with a smile on your face :) as your wife found out, glue it back up, and fly it again & again, who cares how it looks all crunched up, as long as it flies, Take Care and have lots of fun, Chellie

wannafly
12-20-2006, 08:14 AM
Yes indeed. I have already stuck it back together.
People say "no way, blah blah blah...start with something simple" . Well , as you say you learned with it. I am positive I can do the same.
I am beginning to think that I should just start with the MISS HYDRO 1.5 kit , stuff my 3rd rate elec's. in it and at least (as per your testamonial) I'll have something that flies PROPERLY and I can be sure it's ME and not the equipment.
P.S. Men are physically stronger....stands to reason , woman are mentally stronger..........it's aaaaall balanced. :)

CHELLIE
12-20-2006, 08:51 AM
Hi Wannafly :p check out my scratch built pusher jet, its fun and fast, I learned a lot about motors, lipos. esc, ect, here on wattflyer, then I put it all together, and I created a MONSTER :D :D :D see what they teach here :eek: Take Care, your friend Chellie.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11389&page=16&highlight=pusher+jet

its towards the bottom of the page

dishjuarez
12-20-2006, 04:24 PM
Nothing yet! :( , i dont have news from Gitech

wannafly
12-20-2006, 04:45 PM
Yes I've seen it. It's really amazing. I certainly respect your abalities. How does it compare on the difficulty scale to the hydro? (flight)
I wish I could recover all the cash I've spent on nitro and elec. cars and trucks and use it on this awsome hobby. My LHS has 100cm x 80cm x 5cm (LxBxH) sheets off EPP for 25euro. Unfortunately he doesn't have any smaller but I was thinking of making the cockpit out of it. Any thoughts??
Also maybe glueing it together to make a "fatter" block then shapeing floats.Once the outer shape is done they could be hollowed out for the weight.
P.S. GITech you where spot on about the quality of the depron on the "RCV".
I bought some quality grade stuff and all I can say is that the RCV depron really is "meat tray" stuff. Weak, soft, plyable. I'm gonna be cutting me some spares:)
Maybe some ARTF's that I can take to the feild and just crunch them up till I get it...hehe
can't wait for my wife to read this.

dishjuarez
12-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Have my tracking number?:(

dishjuarez
12-21-2006, 10:03 PM
Mister Gitech, i want to cancel my order please, i dont need anymore the hydro, Sorry, please send me the order of cancellation plase :(

CHELLIE
12-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Hi Wannafly, sell your rc cars, etc on E Bay, that stuff sells fast, and you can recover a lot of what you spent, The pusher jet is really easy to fly, if you fly rc airplanes already, you will not have any problem flying this jet,

Also how come there is no picture of yourself in the members gallery, its always nice to see a face to a name:o

If you need any foam for a canopy or float, let me know, I have a bunch of it here, private message me with your address and i will send you some, no problem.
GITech is looking into adding a pusher jet to his inventory, lets encourage him to do so, so he will GIT to work on it :D :D :D
I love to keep Jay busy, It keeps him out of trouble :p :rolleyes:
Take care, and have fun, Chellie

CHELLIE
12-21-2006, 10:50 PM
Hi Dishjuarez, the Mail is Very slow right now because of Christmas, the post office is swamped, I ordered a kit from GITech before you ordered your hydro, and my kit has not arrived yet, mail is slow right now,
have fun and take care, Chellie

wannafly
12-22-2006, 08:32 AM
Hey GITech , I want a pusher jet NOW....." c'mon GIT it on" l.o.l :)
Shame , the fact we haven't heard from you must mean your busy...goodstuff.
Hi CHELLIE , I did look for a photo but....I'll see if my wife can take one that wont scare everyone l.o.l There will be one by the end of the weekend.
You have EPP floating around?
You do remember that I live in Europe? Thanks for the offer but I could never expect you to do that. (you're the bomb , ma'am).
I have asked my toyshop to get me 2 of those swimmingpool things for the kids. The long tubes (about 1.5meters). They are EPP and come in all colors :) . He has to get them from the stores as it's winter , I'll be getting red and yellow. We'll see.

dishjuarez
12-26-2006, 05:31 PM
"Hi,

I sent you your Miss Hydro 1.5 by Fedex Express Priority Over Night for $40.00 yesterday per your request to recieve it by Christmas and put you in front of other customers to do so becouse you asked in my public forum!!! You should have received it today. I can not afford to refund you right now. My bank account is in the negative right now as I have over purchased on new supplies. As it is I have not even bought any Christmas preasents for anyone in my family as the business and my customers have been my #1 priority.

Please let me know if you recieved your Hydro and if you really want to cancel now that you have recived it before Christmas as promised. Please keep it. (%

TTYL and Merry Christmas,
Jay"

Hurry!

Thankyou Very Much GiTech...

dishjuarez
12-26-2006, 05:38 PM
I am in Juarez Mexico now, but I am going in an hour to El Paso,Texas to gather the package and already it will comment on them since it me was, thank you Jay I am very grateful...

dishjuarez
12-26-2006, 11:51 PM
I have my package, but I have some doubts that I did not read in the manual, why the esc is desconected?, which is the following step?, the battery is charged?

Regards:)

GITech001
12-27-2006, 03:01 AM
"Hi,

I sent you your Miss Hydro 1.5 by Fedex Express Priority Over Night for $40.00 yesterday per your request to recieve it by Christmas and put you in front of other customers to do so becouse you asked in my public forum!!! You should have received it today. I can not afford to refund you right now. My bank account is in the negative right now as I have over purchased on new supplies. As it is I have not even bought any Christmas preasents for anyone in my family as the business and my customers have been my #1 priority.

Please let me know if you recieved your Hydro and if you really want to cancel now that you have recived it before Christmas as promised. Please keep it. (%

TTYL and Merry Christmas,
Jay"

Hurry!

Thankyou Very Much GiTech...




You are very welcome dishjuarez!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Hi everyone:D Where have I been?! Man time flies when your having fun (and bussy);)

I will GIT to all of every ones comments in a bit. Business with our mexican friend first! Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!

GITech001
12-27-2006, 03:02 AM
I am in Juarez Mexico now, but I am going in an hour to El Paso,Texas to gather the package and already it will comment on them since it me was, thank you Jay I am very grateful...

:D I am glad you are happy and received it before Christmas!;)

GITech001
12-27-2006, 03:11 AM
I have my package, but I have some doubts that I did not read in the manual, why the esc is desconected?, which is the following step?, the battery is charged?

Regards:)

The ESC is disconected because - pluging it in is how you turn it on.

It must be disconected right away after every flight so you do not over-discharge the battery!!!!!!!!!!!!

Over-discharge is ONE shure way to destroy a Lipo Battery!!!!!!!!

Make shure you disconect it right away when you are done flying and charge it right away even if you are not going to use it again right away.

Also, in your email you mentioned somthing about the "engine rod". You must mean the new motor saver?! I like to call it the "marshmallow". Yes, it is suposed to be flexable.

Let me know if you have any more questions!!! ;)

Merry Christmas
Jason
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
12-27-2006, 03:57 AM
Hi Jay, Thank you for the compliment :rolleyes: I think I am going to name my Pusher Jet CAT ( 4 EVER 21 ) :D I am 21 in Heart, Body & Soul :p
In years well I wont go there :o Your Speed Cat will be a great Addition to your product Line, I have a customer for you already, my supervisor at work, so hurry up and GIT it on the Market :D he liked my pusher jet and he wants one too, will you have that as a RTF or kit or both ? My Boss would like a RTF version, so GIT to work :D .
I Have not heard form Wannafly Lately, I hope the weather has cleared up so he can GIT his hydro flying :D Take Care, Chellie


We are all 4 ever 21 ... or whatever age we need to be to love RC Modeling!!!!!!! LOL Right?! :D

My speed cat is on in R&D for production! I wi ll know an ETA in a few days..I hope!!!!

I will offer it an all forms!!!;) RTF of different speeds, and kit.

I am glad wannafly got to fly now!!!!

On to his posts!!!:)

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:05 AM
Holly sheepdip...I wondered why GITech said you where "cute".
I never realised you where of the female persuasion.l.o.l
Hi all , I went flying with the hydro...yeeehaaa. YES , it's VERY broken now.
Not bad though , trims all out couldn't get it to stay up for long.
Broke the motor mount at the "ESC box" , rudder ripped out of the deck. My wife thinks I went to visit a girlfriend and broke it by hand on the way home. She says "Why are you smiling like youve just had sex if the thing is in pieces?" L.O.L.
I'm sure you all understand ,haha.


LOL, you thought I was of the homo persuasion for a minute!!! :p

I laughed!

Sorry to here you couldn't GIT it to stay up for long!!! ;) :p lol

No, seriously...the RCV thing will do that. Just use it as a crash test dummy. I am glad you still had fun with it. Like when you were a kid and it was fun to watch matchbox cars crash!!! Remember..."Mommy, did you see that?!" and then make her watch as you reinacted the crash in slow motion!!!:D

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:12 AM
GITech , hi , I paid 20Eu for it. All the bombs odds and ends where still sealed in there original packets. I think it was broken on it's maiden flight and then stuck back in the box.I took it out yesterday with the hydro and had about 5-6min of perfect flight. Granted it's badly underpowered and I just cruised around at about 20-30ft. So as not to kill the battery trying to gain altitude. Quite relaxing.Stayed within a soccer field and landed when the batt. was done. perfect.
Some ??regarding MISS HYDRO 1.5 .
The RX/TX set you sell with the RTF , is it dual rate?
Is it possible to buy loose bits and peices like a fuse./cockpit or deck , maybe rudder etc?
Once I purchase the ARTF kit from you I reckon these are parts that will need replacing.
I could cut my own but it would be handy to just buy a pile of reserve bits.


Yes, the TX is a 4ch with selectable dual rate and aleron to rudder mixing!!!

The RX is a 6ch micro with matching micro crystal.

I will have the 6ch TX this week!!! it is awsome!!! It is taged as a accrobatic/Helicopter 6ch TX.

I will offer it separately and as an option for the Miss Hydro 1.5 soon!

The kits have to be sold complete. Just buy more than one and I can put two in one box!!! Maybe three!

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:15 AM
Hi Wannafly :) Yea I am a Gal, but bit of a Tomboy too :) I REFUSE to let all you guys have all the Fun with Rc toys :) I broke my Hydro Many Many times before getting good at flying it, Gorilla glue & 5 min Epoxy have come to the rescue a lot for me , i use the 5 min epoxy on small parts that broke off, and the gorilla glue on the larger parts :) my hydro is all cruched up now, but it taught me how to fly these unstable lifting bodies :) your going to have one under your belt as they say, before you get good at these things, but they are a blast & cheap fun :) and will leave you with a smile on your face :) as your wife found out, glue it back up, and fly it again & again, who cares how it looks all crunched up, as long as it flies, Take Care and have lots of fun, Chellie


Chellie is an awsome gal!!!!!!!!!:D

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:29 AM
Hi Wannafly :p check out my scratch built pusher jet, its fun and fast, I learned a lot about motors, lipos. esc, ect, here on wattflyer, then I put it all together, and I created a MONSTER :D :D :D see what they teach here :eek: Take Care, your friend Chellie.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11389&page=16&highlight=pusher+jet

its towards the bottom of the page


Your Cat is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scratch built!!!!!!! Ma'am...awsome!!!!!!:D ;) :) :D

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:32 AM
Hi Dishjuarez, the Mail is Very slow right now because of Christmas, the post office is swamped, I ordered a kit from GITech before you ordered your hydro, and my kit has not arrived yet, mail is slow right now,
have fun and take care, Chellie


Hi Chellie!

Did you GIT your kit and extras yet?

Ask here how to make your motor saver with the "marshmallow":)

Thanks for the backup!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!:D

GITech001
12-27-2006, 04:33 AM
Hey GITech , I want a pusher jet NOW....." c'mon GIT it on" l.o.l :)
Shame , the fact we haven't heard from you must mean your busy...goodstuff.
Hi CHELLIE , I did look for a photo but....I'll see if my wife can take one that wont scare everyone l.o.l There will be one by the end of the weekend.
You have EPP floating around?
You do remember that I live in Europe? Thanks for the offer but I could never expect you to do that. (you're the bomb , ma'am).
I have asked my toyshop to get me 2 of those swimmingpool things for the kids. The long tubes (about 1.5meters). They are EPP and come in all colors :) . He has to get them from the stores as it's winter , I'll be getting red and yellow. We'll see.


My pusher jet is coming soon! I have it in R&D in the factory right now. I will keep everyone updated!!!!!;) :)

CHELLIE
12-27-2006, 04:52 AM
Thank you Jay, Its a Lot of fun, The cats are a little hard to hand launch, because you have to leave the motor off, throw the cat and then GIT on the throttle and controls, got to be Quick, I hand lanched it the other day, and was not quick enough on the controls, and it hit the ground, broke the nose off, its got a new noise now :) I FIXED THAT :) it now has a steerable tricycle landing gear, only weighs 1 1/2 oz more, and I dont even feel it when flying it, the reason you have to leave the motor off when hand launching it , is because the prop is close to your hands and you could get cut with the prop, problem solved :)
Hi Wannafly, where have you been hidding at :) been flying your hydro i bet :) the weather here has been great, Saturday & Sunday were in the high 70 and low 80s bright and clear, sunny, great flying weather, and i took advantage of it, Take care Everyone, and have fun, Chellie

CHELLIE
12-27-2006, 05:04 AM
Have not gotten the Kit yet, The mail is slow right now, its no problem, I have more toys to play with :p ck out the bi plane i just got, it should be a lot of fun, I had a 40/60 size bi plane, but my comp.airtronic radio failed and took it out, now i only fly JR radios, with out ever having a glitch :D
I hate it when your flying along, then nothing is working with the radio controls,:(
I Think that 2409-12 motor I got from you will will work very nice in it,
I cheated on this plane its a ARF :rolleyes: ;) Take care and have fun, Chellie
http://nitroplanes.com/pubrelulbiar.html

dishjuarez
12-27-2006, 05:08 AM
:D
1.-The new kid on the block
2.-Look at it
3.-The transmitter
4.-Do you know me?
5.-Nice
6.-The comparisons are odious
7.-My new Hydro, look professional

CHELLIE
12-27-2006, 05:27 AM
Thats Was Cute Dishjuarez, Putting the Storm Launcher Decals on the Miss Hydro1 :D :D :D Jay at GITech will get a kick out it:D Thats something I would do :rolleyes: :p Take care and have fun with your Hydro. Chellie

GITech001
12-27-2006, 02:00 PM
Have not gotten the Kit yet, The mail is slow right now, its no problem, I have more toys to play with :p ck out the bi plane i just got, it should be a lot of fun, I had a 40/60 size bi plane, but my comp.airtronic radio failed and took it out, now i only fly JR radios, with out ever having a glitch :D
I hate it when your flying along, then nothing is working with the radio controls,:(
I Think that 2409-12 motor I got from you will will work very nice in it,
I cheated on this plane its a ARF :rolleyes: ;) Take care and have fun, Chellie
http://nitroplanes.com/pubrelulbiar.html

Wow! I will ask my fience for yur tracking # today! I really hope you GIT it soon!!!;) :D It sucks that you have had to wait so long. I am so sorry Chellie!!!:o

An Ultimate!!! Cool! I have some eflight ultimates on the way right now for two orders I have recieved in my store. I want one for myself!:D

How much does this one weigh? I have used the 2409-12 on a two cell Lipo and a 9x3.8 or 10x3.8 for lower RPM and more torque. Let me know how it works out!!! Do you have a watt meter and other bench test equipment?

on to the next.....

GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
12-27-2006, 02:34 PM
:D
1.-The new kid on the block
2.-Look at it
3.-The transmitter
4.-Do you know me?
5.-Nice
6.-The comparisons are odious
7.-My new Hydro, look professional


Wow, thank you! Great picks! Funny! I have to say to the public I had nothing to do with this one!!!:o :) :D

Now I am going to be flooded with new orders and crucified by...those who know not what they do... LOL;) :D

The true details that make the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) unique are tucked away and hidden for a clean look arent they?!

Thank you, word of mouth is the best advertisement!!!

And now I will be able to keep up better!!! I just looked at a 3400 sq foot space in the mall that needs a little TLC (paint and mud) that will be my new store by mid january and I have brought on a partner to go half-sies on it with me. His name is Terrence and he is a cunstruction contractor with the same dream as me. He is soooooo talented!!!

As a matter of fact, Terrence did at least half the work on your Miss Hydro 1.5! (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)

I've got to go GIT ready to open my store now!

TTYL
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

dishjuarez
12-27-2006, 04:34 PM
I must say that the decals of the SL one takes them only to see since as the Miss hydro was staying, but it does not take an alone merit from the Miss Hydro, Only with the appearance the Miss hydro he is better than great

dishjuarez
12-27-2006, 05:43 PM
The kit is very complete, but you can give him more extras, for example, the transmitter, he lacks an alarm that it he indicates that the battery this fall, also that could be rechargeable, is good to connect and to disconnect but to be possible to put a switch?, for all I believe that everything is OK

Regards :D

Can you sell the kit of decals also?, to remove the dirt of the SL

CHELLIE
12-28-2006, 03:24 AM
Hi Jay, Hi Pam, Hi Terrence :D Well my hydro arrived today, Yippie :D
it looks very good, I like the shock proof motor mount, interesting, Jay I hope you allow Pam and Terrence to get on Wattflyers so we can chat with them from time to time :rolleyes: I sent a care package of rc goodies to Lafayette High School, in New York for their new r/c club, and a letter of encouragement for the students there, are you familiar with that high school ? just wondering if you were close to the school, send me a picture and info,on the biplane that you had, that should give me some ideas on how to set up my plane, I bought a outrunner motor on e bay, but i think it might be a little to big for the bi plane, its a 3648 here is some info on it, tell me what you think, I was thinking of using it or a 2409-12 either one with a 1800 mah 11.1 v lipo and a 30 amp ESC. I dont have a watt metter at this time, I do have a amp prob, that helps, Take care and have fun, Chellie.

CHELLIE
12-28-2006, 03:50 AM
Hi Chellie!

Did you GIT your kit and extras yet?

Ask here how to make your motor saver with the "marshmallow":)

Thanks for the backup!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!:D


Hi Jay. Ok how do you make up this motor mount, I almost took the white cushion motor mount and put a stick in it, to toast it, I wanted some grand crackers and Hersheys Chocolate to make somemores with :D
Chellie

GITech001
12-28-2006, 04:25 AM
Hi Jay. Ok how do you make up this motor mount, I almost took the white cushion motor mount and put a stick in it, to toast it, I wanted some grand crackers and Hersheys Chocolate to make somemores with :D
Chellie


LOL:D :D :D It is a cool little thing isn't it?! I will add it to my inventory soon so everyone can GIT one! :D

Take a look at Dishjuarez pics up the page here for how it should look. I use a razor blade to rough up the aluminum motor mount and the plastic motor mount. I cut the marshmallow down to about 3/16th and make a hole in it to make room for the little bit of motor shaft that sticks out of the back of the motor. Then I use super glue to secure the three pieces together (plastic-marshmallow-aluminum) and then heat shrink it all together!

This is all there is to my new invention! A motor saver motor mount! Cool huh? The material it is made out of is cool huh? You can GIT 2-3 uses out of one marshmallow!

You can use it to add a custom thrust angle as well by cutting it at an angle if there is a need for that.

And you can fix it in the field if you hit it hard and deform the heat shrink. Just heat it up and hold it streight till it cools down and solidifies again.

Also, the heat from the motor can heat up the heat shrink making it hold more during use, and it can be like a fuse to let you know you are running a motor too hot by actually melting the heat shrink and marshmallow. I have not had this happen yet but I imagine that it could!

It has MANY uses! Dont'cha think?!

Tell me how it works out for you!

I am going to answer a few emails for the next half hour or so...I will be back....:D ;)

GITech001
12-28-2006, 04:39 AM
Hi Jay, Hi Pam, Hi Terrence :D Well my hydro arrived today, Yippie :D
it looks very good, I like the shock proof motor mount, interesting, Jay I hope you allow Pam and Terrence to get on Wattflyers so we can chat with them from time to time :rolleyes: I sent a care package of rc goodies to Lafayette High School, in New York for their new r/c club, and a letter of encouragement for the students there, are you familiar with that high school ? just wondering if you were close to the school, send me a picture and info,on the biplane that you had, that should give me some ideas on how to set up my plane, I bought a outrunner motor on e bay, but i think it might be a little to big for the bi plane, its a 3648 here is some info on it, tell me what you think, I was thinking of using it or a 2409-12 either one with a 1800 mah 11.1 v lipo and a 30 amp ESC. I dont have a watt metter at this time, I do have a amp prob, that helps, Take care and have fun, Chellie.

Hi, pam is not into RC but I can ask her to post so you can chat!!! (%

Terrence does not have a PC yet!!! I will have him post when my internet works at the store worth a crap. It is wireless and disconnects every 5 minutes!!! And is slowwwwwww!!!

I read your letter of encouragement and I will be contacting them myself too! I live only about 5 miles from Lafayette High School! My store is like 25 miles from my house though and I can see it would be next to imposible for these kids to make it to my store. I am going to send them a care package as well though!!!! I will send them the parts for a Hydro to build one from kit including all the electronics! I think they will like that!

The motor you posted a pic of seems a little out of whack! 1000 watts??? It can only handle 28 amps!!! That's only 310.8 watts!!! And only that from a motor that wieghs a wooping 168 grams!!?? But it has a pull of 1350grams (~57oz)??? I don't see how this all adds up!? And on a 15x10 prop? That's a awfully large prop for a 300 watt motor!? I don't know what to think about these numbers!!!?

What do you think? What is your opinion on this now that I pointed these things out?

:)

GITech001
12-28-2006, 05:06 AM
The kit is very complete, but you can give him more extras, for example, the transmitter, he lacks an alarm that it he indicates that the battery this fall, also that could be rechargeable, is good to connect and to disconnect but to be possible to put a switch?, for all I believe that everything is OK

Regards :D

Can you sell the kit of decals also?, to remove the dirt of the SL


Hi man,

The Transmitter does have an alarm that lets you know the transmitter is low on batteries.

It beeps in 1 second intervals at first. Then once the voltage is very low it beeps in 1/2 second intervals!!! Two stages...I think it is very nice and a little anoying.;) :D

If you meant that you wish that the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) would let you know when it is low on batteries...it does!!! It will drop the power output to about 70% so you can tell when it is low and still land it safely or GIT it back to shore if it is way out in the water!

Cool Huh?

Have you flown it or used the FMS simulator yet? Fly in the SIM first! It is very different than your Storm Launcher!!!

The need for unpluging it is just the way it is done with ALL Lipo and brushless motor setups. A switch that could handle the power would be heavy and you need to unplug it to charge the Lipo anyway.

One nice thing about the NEW setup is that the plug is conveinently located outside of the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) so it is very easy to unplug and charge!!!

How do you like the heat vents for the Lipo battery? The new Lipo location is Terrences brain child!!! He is very talented!!!!

Let me know if you have anymore questions!

Your friend,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

CHELLIE
12-28-2006, 05:34 AM
Hi Again Jay, I hope I am not taking up all of your time :rolleyes: I Know the numbers seemed a little odd to me too, the size of the motor would put it up with a 30 to 40 size glow motor, and the 1000 watts would verify it, but as you said the 28 amps just does not sound right, I know that a lot of sellers, do not know a lot about the products that they sell, I bought a 2410 outrunner on e bay, it was advertised as 2400kv but in reality its only about a 1530 kv at most, it works fine, but the numbers just did not add up, anyway I like the 2409-12 motor alot, the FREE tower pro motor chart I got from you, has been a big help, thank You, I know that the Students at the High School will Love your donation, And dont forget you have to write a ESSAY too :D :D :D Take care, Say hi to pam & Terrence for me, Oh buy the way, How are you mounting the lipos on the new hydros, as per terrence modification, Inquiring minds would like to know:p Nice picture of you and yours on your gallery.
Good Nite, Chellie

wannafly
12-30-2006, 11:04 AM
Hi all , merry xmas and happy new year.
Jay , congrats on the new bussiness venture. Good luck.
Chellie , that plane is very nice.
My hat off to both of you supporting the school project.
Brushless motors , ha-ha , it's all gibbirish to me. I work on real cars and can do just about anything that needs doing but this technology is just to new...if the shops don't even know what they are selling.....
A quick question..what about water damage?
If a Bl motor gets wet , what then? wrecked? dry it out & keep going?
I have added a pic as promised a week ago.
I've also cut out 4 kits and I can get the floats for 6USD a set. I've made an EPP batterybox that fits under the deck and moves the battery forward. It looks a little like the "FMS waterflyer" underneath. Sealed to the deck and a hole in the "cabbin" through the deck for battery placement. All sealed and water tight.
I've taken pic's of work in progress but don't know where to put them. :(

CHELLIE
12-30-2006, 07:05 PM
Hi Wannafly, Thats a very nice picture of you and your daughter :) oops wife :D got to watch out for me, I have a over abundance of a sence of hummor, and I use it :p Happy Holidays to you and yours, and Happy New Year, on the brushless motor getting wet, just shake it out, blow it out and go again, they are almost indestructable, same with the servos, let them dry out over night, and then try the electronics, sometimes you might get a little water in the servo, and it might affect it, just replace the servo with a new one and go again, there cheap like me :rolleyes:
on the pictures, go to advance on the reply to thread, click on manage attachments, click on browse and down load from your computer, Its easy, if i can do it anyone can ;) this tech on brushless was a little confusing to me to at first, but just keep asking questions, you will learn it fast, I did, Thanks for the complement on the Bi Plane, it should be fun, and it was cheap like me :D here is the link if you ever want to GIT one for yourself, http://nitroplanes.com/ it was like $69.95 US
just click on rc airplanes or brushless airplanes, if you need any help with motors, lipos, Esc, receivers, just ask Jay, myself or anyone here on wattflyers, ask all you want, thats what we are all here for, your success in RC aircraft, Good to hear from again, hope to see your pictures of your work in progress soon, take care and have fun, Chellie

wannafly
12-30-2006, 09:33 PM
Hey CHELLIE .
The PIC is 4years old and scanned from a "real" pic. It's a new scanner and I thought I'd try it on a half decent photo. We've had a little "princess" born into our little family since but ,.....it's only me who looks a little older now.L.O.L I will pass on the compliment and I'm sure there will be a reply.:)
It's 22H32 here and if I don't go upstairs now .... ; ......well I might as well sleep down here. (baby sleep=private time :) )
....... tomorrow......more...... with pics I hope! :)

GITech001
12-31-2006, 05:53 AM
Hi Yall...(%

How's it goin'?! I had a great day today! Every day is great right now!!!

:D Thanks Chellie for answering Wannafly's ??? Yep, brushles motors are impervious to water! I have one from my original old Miss Hydroplane that has a ton of water mineral deposites on the stattor coils and it works just fine still!;)

Congrats on the little princess WannaFly!!!! Nice Pic!

Thanks, on the compliment for our donations to Laffiette High Schools' after school RC Flying Club!!!!!!:)

:D I have some Pics myself to share with everyone! These are Pics of my little 350sq ft store, my "Little" "assembly line" I have going for the Miss Hydro 1.5, my new Motor Saver motor mount and a Pic of a Lipo Battery I have opened and spread out for everyone to see that has ever wanted to see what a Lipo looks like inside. It is very cool!!!!!!!! :D

CHELLIE
12-31-2006, 07:22 AM
Hi Jay and all the crew at GITech :) Nice looking hobby shop, looks like your taking off in leaps and bounds, Good for you, Thats watt :) I like to hear, how did you GIT that lipo open with out it being exposed to air and burning up, mmmm must have soaked it in salt water first :D

Hi Wannafly, Congradulations on the little Princes ;) Hope all of your problems will be little ones :D :D :D

Keep up the good work Jay, I looks like you are doing very well, but, make time to GIT out and Play, Take care, Chellie

wannafly
12-31-2006, 06:58 PM
Hi all
OK good to know about the Bl motors , thanx.
Nice shop Jay (hope you don't mind me calling you that??)
It looks very good , now to the bigger space and greater success. :)
CHELLIE , my wife said you where sweet before ...now....:) :) ..."thank you." ...and..."she can't even see that teenyweeny pic. anyway!"

Well here's my work in progress.

wannafly
12-31-2006, 07:01 PM
The "Batt. box" is currently a foam mock up , I messed up the peice of EPP I had. I've increased the deck size by 1cm all round except the back and I've moved the motor back aswell.
The battery can move more than that , it was the first "attempt".

CHELLIE
01-01-2007, 01:49 AM
Its looking good Wannafly :) you should have it done soon, set the throw on the control surfaces way down, 3/8 of a inch or about 9mm, max to start with, CG at carbon rod or a little infront of, bring it up slow, and GIT it up high, land fast, as they sink fast, thats about all there is to it :) :) :) HAPPY NEW YEAR, Chellie

CHELLIE
01-03-2007, 06:44 AM
Hi Jay @ GITech :) have you tried Sumo Glue its new, suppose to be stronger than gorilla Glue, dries 3 times faster and foams up less, it dries white insted of the tan color that gorilla glue does, I understand that it can be purchased at LOWES Hardware, maybe it will GIT production up too :) http://www.sumoglue.com/home.asp
I am going to give it a try, who knows I might like it :)
Take Care & have fun, Chellie

ps could you give a little support on this page, for the High School RC Club, and let them know what you are doing for them, Thank you, Chellie
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=132148&posted=1#post132148

GITech001
01-03-2007, 02:26 PM
Hi Jay @ GITech :) have you tried Sumo Glue its new, suppose to be stronger than gorilla Glue, dries 3 times faster and foams up less, it dries white insted of the tan color that gorilla glue does, I understand that it can be purchased at LOWES Hardware, maybe it will GIT production up too :) http://www.sumoglue.com/home.asp
I am going to give it a try, who knows I might like it :)
Take Care & have fun, Chellie

ps could you give a little support on this page, for the High School RC Club, and let them know what you are doing for them, Thank you, Chellie
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=132148&posted=1#post132148

Thank you Chellie!!!!!!! What you do for me is sooooo helpful!!!

Sumo glue looks awsome!!!!

And I will surely start contributing to the HS RC Club thread!

I have to open my store now. GIT out and fly everyone!!!!

GITech001
01-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Its looking good Wannafly :) you should have it done soon, set the throw on the control surfaces way down, 3/8 of a inch or about 9mm, max to start with, CG at carbon rod or a little infront of, bring it up slow, and GIT it up high, land fast, as they sink fast, thats about all there is to it :) :) :) HAPPY NEW YEAR, Chellie

Hi wannafly, I do not have a lot of time to type but I wanted to ask if you were aware that EPP is pourus?(spelling) It will absorb water. Test it and let me know if you find this to be true.

TTYL
Jay

CHELLIE
01-05-2007, 12:10 AM
Hi Jay, Hi Wannafly :) check out this thread, i think you will get a good laugh from it, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=132928&posted=1#post132928

wannafly
01-05-2007, 09:12 AM
Hi Chellie , Jay
Sorry about your aunt CHELLIE , good people go to a good place though hey!
Jay , yes EPP is pourus but you can cover it with "OROCOVERLITE".
A bit of 3M or BISON glue spray , allow to dry . then iron on film.
I got fed up waiting for my EPP so I've made a "batt. box out of polyst.
I've covered it in the the orocover. It's the first time I've ever done anything like it so it's not hell of a neat ,but , it will do seeing as I'll probably break it anyway. :) ... :(
I think it's time I start a thread of my own and then I'll post my pic's there.
in FOAMIES I suppose.

GITech001
01-05-2007, 11:16 AM
Hi Chellie , Jay
Sorry about your aunt CHELLIE , good people go to a good place though hey!
Jay , yes EPP is pourus but you can cover it with "OROCOVERLITE".
A bit of 3M or BISON glue spray , allow to dry . then iron on film.
I got fed up waiting for my EPP so I've made a "batt. box out of polyst.
I've covered it in the the orocover. It's the first time I've ever done anything like it so it's not hell of a neat ,but , it will do seeing as I'll probably break it anyway. :) ... :(
I think it's time I start a thread of my own and then I'll post my pic's there.
in FOAMIES I suppose.

Hi guys,

Oh, I did not know about your Aunt Chellie, I hope she's gone to a better place too. Wannafly's right, Good people go to good places!!! My simpathies!

That sounds good about covering the foam Wannafly! It should last for a little while, at least long enough for you to try it out. I supose it would be good to start your own thread for your "RCV" hydro mods. See if you can GIT more advice/input from others. You can post your new thread link here if you wish as well. Would you mind mentioning this thread somewhere in your new one? Let people know were you got started, you know? ;) :)

Hey, don't forget about us. You are one cool person and I'd be sad if we lost you...:( ;) :) Thank you for all your input so far and I am glad I was able to help you when I could.

Your friend in RC,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
01-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Hi Jay, Hi Wannafly :) check out this thread, i think you will get a good laugh from it, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=132928&posted=1#post132928

Cool, and funny. I will post there latter.

How are you? Sorry to hear about your aunt. If she was anything like you she is...having fun right now...chillin with God in Heaven. ;) :)

LeeHamer
01-05-2007, 02:20 PM
Hi guys! i have been reading around on this forum a lot, as i got myself one of those RCV hydrofoam things. All i can say is dam its sooo hard to fly! it is now sat on top of my cupboard in bits :( It was awfull to control!

Well i like the look of the miss hydroplane 1.5 so i am going to buy the kit and transplant the electronics over. Any ideas if this would work?

Well i have fouund GITech to be helpfull and offered me a good price for the kit and shipping over to the UK!! hurry payday i cant wait to order one!

dishjuarez
01-05-2007, 06:55 PM
Hi

A servo was splashed and already it does not serve, since I can obtain it?

Regards

dishjuarez
01-05-2007, 07:01 PM
:D Hi Yall...(%

How's it goin'?! I had a great day today! Every day is great right now!!!

:D Thanks Chellie for answering Wannafly's ??? Yep, brushles motors are impervious to water! I have one from my original old Miss Hydroplane that has a ton of water mineral deposites on the stattor coils and it works just fine still!;)

Congrats on the little princess WannaFly!!!! Nice Pic!

Thanks, on the compliment for our donations to Laffiette High Schools' after school RC Flying Club!!!!!!:)

:D I have some Pics myself to share with everyone! These are Pics of my little 350sq ft store, my "Little" "assembly line" I have going for the Miss Hydro 1.5, my new Motor Saver motor mount and a Pic of a Lipo Battery I have opened and spread out for everyone to see that has ever wanted to see what a Lipo looks like inside. It is very cool!!!!!!!! :D

Nice photos, when you are going to open one in El Paso Texas? :D

CHELLIE
01-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Hi guys! i have been reading around on this forum a lot, as i got myself one of those RCV hydrofoam things. All i can say is dam its sooo hard to fly! it is now sat on top of my cupboard in bits :( It was awfull to control!

Well i like the look of the miss hydroplane 1.5 so i am going to buy the kit and transplant the electronics over. Any ideas if this would work?

Well i have fouund GITech to be helpfull and offered me a good price for the kit and shipping over to the UK!! hurry payday i cant wait to order one!


Hi LeeHamer :) I belive that most if not all of your electronics will transfer over to the Miss Hydro 1.5
You might be able to get your RCV to fly a little better, by moving the CG forward to the carbon fiber brace at the front of the hydro, reduce your control throws to about 9mm up 9mm down as not to over control, the CG is very important, you can move your battery up or add weight to the top front of your floats, after i moved my CG up on my Miss HYdro, and reduced the control throws, it tamed the hydro very nice, and I was able to control it very well, Take Care & Have fun, Chellie

LeeHamer
01-08-2007, 08:45 AM
Hi LeeHamer :) I belive that most if not all of your electronics will transfer over to the Miss Hydro 1.5
You might be able to get your RCV to fly a little better, by moving the CG forward to the carbon fiber brace at the front of the hydro, reduce your control throws to about 9mm up 9mm down as not to over control, the CG is very important, you can move your battery up or add weight to the top front of your floats, after i moved my CG up on my Miss HYdro, and reduced the control throws, it tamed the hydro very nice, and I was able to control it very well, Take Care & Have fun, Chellie

Cheers CHELLIE,

I will have to give that a try when i re build my hydroboat then! Hopefully it tames the beast as it is great fun till it all goes wrong.

Thanks again,

Lee

GITech001
01-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Hi everyone! Just saying hi :)

Follow Chillie's advice and you should have a little luck with the
"RCV" hydro.

Got to GIT to work!!!

TTYL
Jay

GITech001
01-09-2007, 04:32 AM
:D

Nice photos, when you are going to open one in El Paso Texas? :D

Thank you! Maybe someday when GITaHobby is national!!! LOL. One can only hope!

Your Servo should work again if you let it dry out. Once it does completely, try water proofing it with some silicone around the seams and around the part that the control horn fits onto.

This usually worked for me! Some servos are never effected and some seam to hate water. Just the luck of the draw! (=

Let me know how it goes!:)

GITech001
01-09-2007, 04:41 AM
Hi LeeHamer :) I belive that most if not all of your electronics will transfer over to the Miss Hydro 1.5
You might be able to get your RCV to fly a little better, by moving the CG forward to the carbon fiber brace at the front of the hydro, reduce your control throws to about 9mm up 9mm down as not to over control, the CG is very important, you can move your battery up or add weight to the top front of your floats, after i moved my CG up on my Miss HYdro, and reduced the control throws, it tamed the hydro very nice, and I was able to control it very well, Take Care & Have fun, Chellie

Thanks Chellie for picking this one up for me, and thanks for the order of the GIT Lite Pro (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) battery! My fiance Pam shipped it today!

:D Oh, Pam and Terrance say hi everyone!!!!!!!!!!:D

:eek: I would just like to add a note here that the "RCV" (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={17D76374-14E5-493D-8A57-640F1FD4F601}) hydro in reference here is not the Miss Hydro 1.5! (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) People are asking how they can make their terrible "RCV" (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={17D76374-14E5-493D-8A57-640F1FD4F601}) hydro like the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp). You know...how they can make it actually fly! :)

TTYL everyone,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

CHELLIE
01-09-2007, 06:02 AM
Hi Jay, HI Pam, Hi Terrence , I know that you are all working hard in GITing your new store ready & filling orders, but dont work to hard :) Great lipo is on the way :) I am putting together a F4U corsair right now, its almost done, I bought it before the Bi Plane so I should GIT it together first :rolleyes:
Take Care & have fun, Chellie.

wannafly
01-09-2007, 01:50 PM
Hi all , check out my thread... http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=135069&posted=1#post135069
Jay..you deserve at least a mention in my thread , ofcourse I will / was planning on , mentioning you.

pokboss
01-14-2007, 07:16 AM
Just Placed an order for a miss hydro 1.5 I can't wait. I ordered the Hydro flyer and the guy took forever to get it to me, when I finally got it, there was no antenna, and there was no propeller or engine! This miss hydro 1.5 looks more promissing, I hope it goes well. :)

CHELLIE
01-14-2007, 07:40 AM
Just Placed an order for a miss hydro 1.5 I can't wait. I ordered the Hydro flyer and the guy took forever to get it to me, when I finally got it, there was no antenna, and there was no propeller or engine! This miss hydro 1.5 looks more promissing, I hope it goes well. :)

Hi Pokboss, your going to love the Miss Hydro Flyer, Jay at GITech does a real nice job in building them and setting them up, I bought the Miss hydro, and jay gave me a lot of customer support, I have them flying pertty good now, they are a blast to fly, the trick to flying these is to set the control surfaces way down to start with, except for the rudder, as not to over control, about 3/8 up 3/8 down and the CG at the carbon fiber at the front of the hydro, or a little infront of, take it up slow, get it up high, and land fast,
thats about all their is to them, I did not know that at first, and had some trouble in the begining, now i got it :D Take Care & have Fun with your new Hydro. Chellie

BobGr
01-14-2007, 11:23 PM
hello chellie, i 'm new to this sport and also bought a miss hydro from Jay and was wondering what you mean by turning down the controls?Thanks any advice you have would be apprieciated...

CHELLIE
01-15-2007, 02:40 AM
Hi Bobgr, The radio has dual rates, so you can turn down the amount of movement on the aileron/elevator to move only 3/8 of an inch up and down, after you get acuainted with the hydro a little more, you can add more movement to the controls for aerobatics, the rudder its best to leave at full movement if possible , you need that for ground handling,
hope that helps, Chellie

GITech001
01-15-2007, 05:54 AM
Hi guys and gals!!! How are you?

Yep, I think you will be happy with the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)! I install the Carbon Fiber control links in the control horns in such a way that the rudder has MAX movement and the elevons move at the ~3/8 inch amount that Chellie is refering to durring the build process. So you will not have to do this yourself.

To increase movement of the elevons once you GIT the hang of it just move the control links up to the "top" position on the servo control horn. You will see when you GIT your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) in about 3 weeks. :) ;)

Use the FMS links I provided in the begining of this thread to practice in the meantime!:) Though your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) will ship with my version that has over 50 models on it, use this for now to a head start!

You should GIT in about 10-20 hours in on the FMS sim if you have never flown any 4ch acrobatic plane before.

Use a dual annalog control pad like a "logitech dual action" and set your annalog pad controls from top to botom in this order 1,4,3,2,1,4,3,2 so you can GIT your automatic muscle reflexes ready for the REAL THING (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/Miss Hydro 1.5)!

:D Thanks for the orders and thanks Chellie for your support!!!!!!

:D I owe it all to my customers and fans for making this all possible!!!!

TTYL everyone,
Jay

CHELLIE
01-15-2007, 07:48 AM
Hi Jay @ GITech :) You must really be Busy, have not heard to much from you, Thats a good thing, no not hearing from you, But being Busy :)
Take care, and have fun, and Hi to Pam & Terrence too :) Chellie

wannafly
01-15-2007, 01:54 PM
I'm sure the only flying Jay is getting in is test flights.
Busy busy busy...good good good :)
Bob...enjoy :)
Jay...HELLLLOOOOOO :)

pokboss
01-15-2007, 03:59 PM
Hi Pokboss, your going to love the Miss Hydro Flyer, Jay at GITech does a real nice job in building them and setting them up, I bought the Miss hydro, and jay gave me a lot of customer support, I have them flying pertty good now, they are a blast to fly, the trick to flying these is to set the control surfaces way down to start with, except for the rudder, as not to over control, about 3/8 up 3/8 down and the CG at the carbon fiber at the front of the hydro, or a little infront of, take it up slow, get it up high, and land fast,
thats about all their is to them, I did not know that at first, and had some trouble in the begining, now i got it :D Take Care & have Fun with your new Hydro. Chellie
Hey thanks CHELLIE, thanks for the advice! I can't wait to start playing around with it! Its great he is making these nice, I hear a lot of BS about the Storm launchers and the Hydroflyer. Lots of people complaining about cheap parts and bad service. I'm looking foward to trying the new miss hydro 1.5! Hopefully it works out good!

wannafly
01-15-2007, 05:51 PM
The BS comes from people not knowing better...just remember these baby's are FRAGILE.....much more so than the ST! (ooops..I mean SL..storm launcher)

SL is made stronger for inexperienced users,....something like a road car when the miss hydro is more like a F1 car.

BobGr
01-15-2007, 10:00 PM
Hi chellie, thanks for the info, I have done some playing with it when we had some snow but it's gone for now which is very unusual for syracuse new york..this hydro is alot of fun and i'm very glad for the sim that jay sends with it.Hoping for more snow so i can go back at it and i will use your advice.I was able to do some touch and goes becuase i practiced alot with the simulator,very cool.. see ya

CHELLIE
01-15-2007, 10:27 PM
Cool, Thats good to hear BobGr, they are a lot of fun, Just incase you have a mishap, Sumo Glue sold at LOWES works good for repairs, and 5 min epoxy works good for small parts, I am on my second Miss Hydro, my first one taught me a great deal, and you will have one under your belt, so to say, before you get really good at flying these hydros, in my opinion, they are the best on the market, with lots of power, and if you need parts, they are every where, I dont think you can get replacement parts for the SL , from what I have heard, Take care & have fun with your new Miss Hydro, Chellie

CHELLIE
01-15-2007, 10:43 PM
Hi Wannafly :) have you started on your pusher jet yet :) you will be surprised at how well they fly, I was, straight as an arrow, and fast too.
when you GIT it done please post a picture of it, also has the weather been better so you can fly your hydro? the weather here has been nice, Maiden my F4U corsair yesterday, that was fun, need a little adjusting, as it pulls to the right, besides that, it was a blast to fly, its fast too with a 2409-12 outrunner and a 7x6 prop, Take care & Have fun, Chellie

BobGr
01-16-2007, 09:27 PM
hi everyone, i'm wondering if the lipo batteries in the miss hydro are made to come in and out, I bought an extra one so I could play more but it seems like their mounted in ther pretty good and i don't want to break it ?thanks

GITech001
01-17-2007, 06:43 PM
hi everyone, i'm wondering if the lipo batteries in the miss hydro are made to come in and out, I bought an extra one so I could play more but it seems like their mounted in ther pretty good and i don't want to break it ?thanks

Hi Bob,

How are you? and Miss Hydro 1.5? Yes, the battery is removable and it is in their tight. Just pull on all 6 wires(2 main power, 4 cell balencing tap) evenly and you will be able to pull it out. The fit will losen over time...you could even try to loosen the fit if it is to tight for your preference.

Let me know how it goes!

TTYL
Jay

PS: Hi everyone!!!!!:) :D

dishjuarez
01-17-2007, 09:50 PM
It was Sunday, the 14th as(like) at 8 p.m., the CHARGER was plugged loading LiPo's battery(sink) it(he,she) was not marking load full still(yet), we put in agreement to be going to buy a LUNCH to do of having dinner in Overcome You I remembered(reminded) the battery(sink) and it is commented to my lady, we are not late mas I believe(create) of 15 minutes, We come and my family I wait for myself in the car to open first I and they were entering rapidly to cover of the cold, when I opened one fixes for the mirror of the room that the smoke was going out below the door of the bedroom that the CHARGER was plugged, there was light, I was rapidly and opened the door, the locked up smoke I stick in the face and I could not see anything, I had to go out to seize air, immediately seize the telephone and report to 060 while it(he,she) was looking for something with which to throw(add) water, it(he,she) shouts my wife who was asking for aid, lower the lever of current and between(among) (it(he,she) was bringing a deaf lamp with me, not because, I never use her …) I ran to the bedroom and opened again the door (this door is closed alone) again the smoke was not leaving me to see anything, Fan the water and listen to the hiss of the fire when it(he,she) wants to go out, I went out to seize again air and listen to my wife me to shout driven to despair that already it(he,she) was not entering, she(it) saw the big smoke from the house of face and he(she) was thinking that not tape-worm I marry to risk, I notice that the heat was not so intense and I thought that the fire scarcely was seizing force but being not able to see, I come a person that I did not know wherefrom come in with a hose and his(her,your) covered face and it(he,she) started spraying water for all sides while I continued fanning water where wise that the loader was, the smoke started vanishing and we manage to see the flame, we her(it) extinguish and extract the furniture that was catching fire, I was feeling badly, was bringing disgusts and the head was hurting(grieving) myself, But with desire of continuing up to assuring me that the danger had happened(passed), I opened the window of the bedroom and now if they came scarcely a policeman's(police) patrol and later the firemen, they assured us that the danger had happened(passed), recommended to me to take great water and to walk, this night I did not sleep, the whole clothes were impregnated with smell of smoke as well as the armchairs and the beds, but thanks to God we were with Health.
The battery was in the Miss Hydro 1.5

Sorry for my English

Jesús

CHELLIE
01-18-2007, 04:19 AM
Sorry to hear that your lipo battery caught on fire, and made a mess, You Must never, never, never, charge a lipo battery unattended, and you must always charge it in a fire proof container, like a metal box, can, There are lots of precautions on lipo charging, fires happen, and you must take safety measures to prevent things like that from happening, its in your hands to take all safety precaution. and know and understand your equipment, to prevent things like that from EVER Happening.
Take care, Chellie

http://www.dynamoelectrics.com/Lipo%20Safety.aspx

GITech001
01-18-2007, 06:06 AM
Hi dishjuarez,

Wow, sheesh...that sucks. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif I feel bad for you. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif Scary stuff!!! I am very glad that every one was OK though!!!! except for Miss Hydro...a moment of silence. . . . . . . . . . . .

I am glad that the damage was not more extensive!!! It could have been a lot worse and I am glad you cought it before you lost everything!!!

Is the pile of burnt stuff the Miss Hydro on the metal cabinets? http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif

People...Take note!!!
Do not let this happen to YOU!!!
Thank you dishjuarez for sharing in hopes that this serves to educate others and prevent this from happening again to anyone that uses Lipo's!!!

I should post an exerpt from my "Miss Hydro 1.5 Modification and Care Manual" here to hopefully point it out to those who(like most people http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif ) just throw out the instructions! http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif :

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4) Li-po Batteries
CRITICAL information you need to know about the care of Li-po batteries.
NEVER leave the Li-po plugged into the Hydro!!!!!! IT WILL EXPLODE!!!!! AND BURN!!!!!! AND DESTROY IT!!!!!!! AND ANYTHING NEARBY!!!!!!!
-Never charge with anything but an approved Li-po Charger!!!!!!
-Never overcharge!!!!!!!
-Never over discharge!!!!!!!
-Invest in a Li-po Balancer!!!!!! Ask me.
-If your Li-po becomes puffy, has a bubble, heats up during charging, or shows damage in any way. Be very carful. Dispose of it properly right away. Do not let it out of your site.
-Keep an eye on it at all times during charging. Be carful and do not leave it unattended. Charge time should be about 1.8 hours.
-Invest in a better charger to prolong the life of your Li-po. Most are 12volt so you can charge it at the park. Very convenient.
-Lipos are a new technology and require careful attention and precise maintenance to assure you get the most out of them and prevent failure and fire.
NEVER leave the Li-po plugged into the Hydro!!!!!! IT WILL EXPLODE!!!!! AND BURN!!!!!! AND DESTROY IT!!!!!!! AND ANYTHING NEARBY!!!!!!!
Because of the nature of this hobby and the still experimental nature of Li-po’s we can take no responsibility for any damage to anything for any reason whether or not express or implied. Be carful and use caution and common sense.
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Again, I am glad everyone is OK, and I wish you the very best in the future!!!

If you would like I will send you another Miss Hydro 1.5 at the same price you paid for your first one with ALL the new upgrades such as the 6ch Transmitter. You will be in line with all the other orders so that would make you #14 in build order(just to let you know). http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

Let me know how it is going and keep us updated!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

wannafly
01-18-2007, 04:28 PM
Hi Wannafly :) have you started on your pusher jet yet :) you will be surprised at how well they fly, I was, straight as an arrow, and fast too.
when you GIT it done please post a picture of it, also has the weather been better so you can fly your hydro? the weather here has been nice, Maiden my F4U corsair yesterday, that was fun, need a little adjusting, as it pulls to the right, besides that, it was a blast to fly, its fast too with a 2409-12 outrunner and a 7x6 prop, Take care & Have fun, Chellie

Nope , not yet CHELLIE I think I might get onto it on the weekend.
http://www.weer.nl/nl/home/weer/wereldweer/actueel_en_verwacht_weer.html?cityID=31X599&cityName=Budel&noLinkList=1
Click that link to get an idea of the weather in my little town , Budel.

dishjuarez , I'm sorry for your loss!! Lucky everyone OK.

CHELLIE
01-18-2007, 07:53 PM
Hi Wannafly, great they build fast too, you will have a blast with it, I dont like cold weather, being latin, if it drops below 70 degrees F, I am freezing my Buns off :) :) :) take care and have fun, Chellie

wannafly
01-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Just for interest...windspeeds today 120-130KM/H

CHELLIE
01-19-2007, 03:44 AM
Just for interest...windspeeds today 120-130KM/H


Wow 70 to 80 mile per hour winds, had to use my calculator :D I used to live it the High Desert in So Calif in Victorville, and we used to get some strong wind storms there too, we would get snow and temps. at 18 degrees F during the winter, and 120 degrees F during the summer, I like it there, it was big sky country, but my allergies did not like it there, we have been lucky here, near Pasadena Calif. 60 to 80 degrees F during the Day, and dropping to 30 degrees F during the night, a little rain here and there, but not much, Take care & have fun, and I hope the weather clears up enough for you to GIT out and do some flying, Chellie

madzeek
01-20-2007, 12:41 AM
Hello all…..


This is my first post on this forum and I am very excited to say that I am the proud new owner of a Miss Hydro. I have been out of the R/C game for a very long time and decided to get back into it as there is NOTHING to do out where I live.



I will give a brief story as to my experience so far with the wonderful company GIThobby and there amazing product the Miss Hydro.
Well it starts with me coming home from work over lunch to see if I have any late x-mass presents waiting for me on the front step and to my delight there was a large brown box. I jumped from my truck almost forgetting to put it in park to get this grand gift I could only hope was my new Hydro. As I got into the house I pulled out the knife and began to open it up. When I ordered my Miss Hydro I had Jay do the fishing line enforcement and got the 6 channel remote. I felt as if I were 10 years old again as I pulled everything out of the box and began to read. Everything was just as it is described on the website. I REALLY wanted to take it out for a fast run up and down the block but resisted the urge. I then realized that it was time for me to get back to work so I slumped over and shuffled back to work. Needless to say the rest of the day was less than productive as I could think of nothing but getting home to play with my new toy. I have forgotten to mention that I live in Missouri along the Mississippi river and we have about 2 inches of ice on EVERYTHING. I figured this would be the perfect weather to play with the Miss Hydro, and I was right!! Talk about fast….I am not sure how fast it is on water since all the water around here is frozen solid but on ice this thing can MOVE! I quickly took the hydro up to the baseball field that looked more like an ice ring than anything else. BTW…don’t do this…do the flight sim. When I got to the field it was a winter wonderland of ice and tons of play/flying room. I quickly fell on my butt trying to get out of my truck on the ice and then shuffled down to the ball field. It was finally time to see how wonderful this machine really is. I managed to keep it under half throttle and on the ground…took every drop of will power. Even at half power the Miss Hydro smoked across the field. After about 10 min of running, per jay’s advice to break in the Li-Po. I packed it up and headed home. A few days later the wind finally calmed down and I was able to get some time under my belt on the flight sim.

Oh a side note. I am not sure if the 4 channel has it but the 6 channel has a plug on the bottom of it to put a trainer remote or something. This wonderful socket can also allow you to use the radio with your computer. If you want to know more about this message me and I would be happy to hook you up with links to the free software to do this.


Ok back to the story..i promise its almost over. Well as I said it’s a nice day now and I got a chance to see what this thing can do in the air. It’s amazing how well it flies. And this is coming from a person that has NEVER flown before. It glides like a leaf on the wind. At some points it would glide with less than 1/3 power. Well at my last run I got hit with this freak spur of wind and it rolled me over when I was about 2 foot off the ground. This is where I was most impressed. I was running about 50% throttle when it hit the ground. Oh and its about 20 degrees outside. I did not break a prop or anything. Just hit the ground and had some minor tape work to reinforce the parts of the Miss Hydro I bent a little.



Well the end of this story is this is a GREAT product sold by an excellent company. I will by far recommend this to anyone that asks.
Thanks again Jay for all your help and time with me on the phone. We are going to get another 3-6 inches of snow so if I can find a video guy I will take some vid of it in action…editing out crashes.


And Chellie…I used to live in 29 palms for about 8 months….god it gets hot up there.

CHELLIE
01-20-2007, 01:36 AM
Hi Madzeek :) and Welcome to Wattflyer, these hydros sure are a lot of fun huh, and they are fast too, I built mine with a 2409-12 motor, its a 2408-21 with a turbo :D and its way too fast, I am going back to the stock motor, You sure made a big change from 29 palms to missouri :)
you must have been in the Marines, Glad to have you on wattflyer, and post often, Take care and have fun, Chellie.


ps. if you have a mishap, sumo glue sold at LOWES works great and for small parts 5 min epoxy work great too.

madzeek
01-20-2007, 05:48 AM
Hi Madzeek :) and Welcome to Wattflyer, these hydros sure are a lot of fun huh, and they are fast too, I built mine with a 2409-12 motor, its a 2408-21 with a turbo :D and its way too fast, I am going back to the stock motor, You sure made a big change from 29 palms to missouri :)
you must have been in the Marines, Glad to have you on wattflyer, and post often, Take care and have fun, Chellie.


ps. if you have a mishap, sumo glue sold at LOWES works great and for small parts 5 min epoxy work great too.

Yeah I used to be in the Marines...had training out there.

As for the Hydro...i have a very good glue gun..tape...and lots of time. I could not imagine running it with a faster motor like your talking about. I still dont have the nerve to get it more than a few feet off the ground. Tomorrow we are supposed to get a decent snow. I hope its nice and fluffy....makes for a great crash pad if you happen to mess up.

Well thank you for the warm welcome and I will be sure to post some pics after I finish the paintjob on it.

CHELLIE
01-20-2007, 06:52 AM
Hi MadZeek, Be careful with what paint you use, some paints eat foam, I use Krylon short cut paints on my foamys, it does not flake off and is cheap & foam safe, here is a link for the paint, Take care, Chellie

http://www.misterart.com/g1014/Krylon-Short-Cuts.htm

madzeek
01-20-2007, 07:14 AM
Thanks for the tip I stoped by my local hobby shop and got some paint he said would not eat the foam.....I sure hope he was right...but if for some reason it does I will look into the paint you suggested.

CHELLIE
01-21-2007, 07:35 AM
Hi Jay ,Hi Wannafly, well I went and done it, I hope i dont embarrase myself, I was Egged on by David 1234 and Kosh to start a DR1 Fokker scratch build:D I think it will be fun though, wish me luck, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15024

wannafly
01-21-2007, 11:51 AM
Nice CHELLIE , it's looking good , I have replied in your thread already:)
We have been having nothing but storm after storm , people dead , 30ton trucks blowing over ....not 1....loads of them . like a movie...dodge the the turned over trucks.
Quite the odd winter.

BobGr
01-21-2007, 06:56 PM
hello everyone, can anyone tell me what if anything is wrong with my miss hydro? It turns on the dime when it goes left but does not turn right very well at all it also rolls left as soon as it takes off. I have moved the trim all around to compensate but it does not help..

CHELLIE
01-21-2007, 07:02 PM
Nice CHELLIE , it's looking good , I have replied in your thread already:)
We have been having nothing but storm after storm , people dead , 30ton trucks blowing over ....not 1....loads of them . like a movie...dodge the the turned over trucks.
Quite the odd winter.


That Horrable Wannafly, the weather seems to be all messed up nowdays,
I hope thing get better soon, we had some bad weather here to in the US, around the gulf section, lots of people dead, and the Gov. was slow to help :( just hang in there, it has got to get better, Take care, Chellie

CHELLIE
01-21-2007, 07:07 PM
hello everyone, can anyone tell me what if anything is wrong with my miss hydro? It turns on the dime when it goes left but does not turn right very well at all it also rolls left as soon as it takes off. I have moved the trim all around to compensate but it does not help..


Hi Bobgr, does your hydro have the shock motor mount on it, if it does check and see if its not loose, grap the motor and try to twist it from side to side, check to see that the hinges are tight, check for any play in the linkages, hope that helps, Chellie

GITech001
01-21-2007, 11:06 PM
hello everyone, can anyone tell me what if anything is wrong with my miss hydro? It turns on the dime when it goes left but does not turn right very well at all it also rolls left as soon as it takes off. I have moved the trim all around to compensate but it does not help..

Hi Bobgr!!! :D I am glad you are sooo happy with your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)!!!

I have the solution for the left pull thing. Make sure your motor is pointed straight or pointing to the right up to 5 degrees. You can make it do this by heating up the heat shrink around the motor saver and holding the motor at the desired angle till the heatshrink cools again. Also, try to pre-stress the foam to point 5 degress to the right so it will have more of a tendancy to stay in that orientation. This is called right prop and needs to be set on most aircraft. I try to set it in durring the build but being a soft mount, there is a chance that it could become distorted.

Try this and let me know how it "turns" out! :D

GITech001
01-21-2007, 11:10 PM
:D Hi everyone!!!!!!! I need to catch up on my posting. I have to take my fiance out to dinner as this is the only day of the week I GIT to close my store early.

I will be back latter tonight guys and gals!!!!!;) :D

Later,
Jay

CHELLIE
01-21-2007, 11:24 PM
:D Hi everyone!!!!!!! I need to catch up on my posting. I have to take my fiance out to dinner as this is the only day of the week I GIT to close my store early.

I will be back latter tonight guys and gals!!!!!;) :D

Later,
Jay


You better take her out to dinner & be real nice to her, or you will be in the DOG HOUSE :D enjoy your dinner :p Chellie

BobGr
01-22-2007, 04:26 PM
hey jay, thanks for the advice, it works like a charm now..what a difference in the way it flys..

sapflyer
01-22-2007, 06:23 PM
Hi Bobgr!!! :D I am glad you are sooo happy with your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)!!!

I have the solution for the left pull thing. Make sure your motor is pointed straight or pointing to the right up to 5 degrees. You can make it do this by heating up the heat shrink around the motor saver and holding the motor at the desired angle till the heatshrink cools again. Also, try to pre-stress the foam to point 5 degress to the right so it will have more of a tendancy to stay in that orientation. This is called right prop and needs to be set on most aircraft. I try to set it in durring the build but being a soft mount, there is a chance that it could become distorted.

Try this and let me know how it "turns" out! :D

Just received my beautiful Miss Hydro & I have the same issue with it pulling to the left and will try the above trick to fix it.

Im also skimming the ground and water with the props if I dont pull back on the right stick. But then it wants to fly and Im not ready for that. I lost all three props in 15 minutes from ground strikes and one flew off in the water. Thank god it drifted in cause it was about 30 degrees out on Sunday. Should I try to raise the CF tube that the motor is mounted to? Maybe shorter props? Maybe just some flying tips as I am new to hydros? Thanks

CHELLIE
01-24-2007, 04:06 AM
Hi Jay, well I see your on your way, You have in my opinion the best & fastest Hydro foam at any price, and coupled with outstanding customer support, You and Miss HYdro 1.5 will take off :D keep up the good work,
great to hear that your moving into a larger building, and getting bigger,
Just add me to your WILL :p :rolleyes: Take care, Your friend Chellie

GITech001
01-24-2007, 04:50 AM
You better take her out to dinner & be real nice to her, or you will be in the DOG HOUSE :D enjoy your dinner :p Chellie

Yep, I took Pam to Texas Road House Grill and had a great time!!! They did about 7 birthday "Yeeee...haaaaa's" while we were there!!! It is so much fun there! AND you GIT to pick your own steak from the display case!!! I LOVE their steak!!!!!! And we always GIT the fried onion "blossom"

Then we came home and used our "on demand" movie service for the first time to watch 'Pirates of the Carabian'! Her choice!!!! Good movie!!! I wish it ended with more than just a lead into the next movie though!

Thank you Chillie!!!!! We enjoyed our selves very much!!! ;) :D

GITech001
01-24-2007, 04:52 AM
hey jay, thanks for the advice, it works like a charm now..what a difference in the way it flys..

Your welcome!!!!! No problem!!!! Let me know if you have any more ???

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
01-24-2007, 06:23 AM
Just received my beautiful Miss Hydro & I have the same issue with it pulling to the left and will try the above trick to fix it.

Im also skimming the ground and water with the props if I dont pull back on the right stick. But then it wants to fly and Im not ready for that. I lost all three props in 15 minutes from ground strikes and one flew off in the water. Thank god it drifted in cause it was about 30 degrees out on Sunday. Should I try to raise the CF tube that the motor is mounted to? Maybe shorter props? Maybe just some flying tips as I am new to hydros? Thanks

Sure, I can try help you out.

Thank you for saying she is beautiful!!! :D

One thing I noticed recently is that with the COG where it is now she likes to lean forward as the COG is sooo close to the point at which she makes contact with the ground on the front sponson Lexon skid plates.

Try this...Cut the back/trailing edge of the Lexon skid plate on the front sponson a little at a time until the pivot point of contact with the ground is far enough forward of the COG that it does not 'rock' so much. You may also cut the sponsons foam step here along with your cutting of the lexon so the step still maintains it's purpose.

As for the prop...the GWS 7x6 prop is all of these things... making it the best choice for the Miss Hydro 1.5....it is the smallest, fastest, and the most demanding prop setup possible for the 2408-21 brushless motor pulling a whopping 160 watts out of this motor that really should not produce more than ~140 watts. A static WOT (stationary - wide open throttle) test of more than 10 sec could fry this motor with this setup! But, in actual use it holds up perfectly during normal use as the prop is able to unload as it spins through the air as it moves forward. Max power and speed with the lightest weight and smallest prop is what the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) is equipped with!!! :D

Let me know if moving it's pivot/contact point forward GITs it to stop leaning forward so badly. In any case...she will have a little tendency to lift the tail and lean forward when she is first starting from a stand-still as the 'skidding' friction tries to keep her in place and the force pulling it forward is above this 'skidding' contact point. You will always have to pull down on your elevons until she GITs moving along where the wind will stabilize it's attitude/deck/wing and keep it level on the ground so you can relax your down pull on the elevons. It's just about finding a happy medium you can live with. I woud have to say making this contact point 1/4 inch forward from where it is now should GIT you to where you will be comforable without advirsely affecting her performance. Don't get to over zelous though trying to GIT it not to lean forward as this is a fact of life for her. :)

You will GIT used to it. It is all just a part of learning the techniques of mastering the intricacies of a craft that can do soooo much all in one.

I have begun making this improvement to the design of the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) during my most recent builds. R&D is always going on as it should!!! :D ;)

Let me know how it works out and if you have any more???

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

pokboss
01-24-2007, 05:28 PM
Ok I am waiting for my miss hydro, I am just wondering what are the first things I am going to wan't to do when I get it. I see a few adjustments being done to the planes when people get them. So what am I going to want to do when I get mine?

sapflyer
01-24-2007, 07:03 PM
Sure, I can try help you out.

Thank you for saying she is beautiful!!! :D

One thing I noticed recently is that with the COG where it is now she likes to lean forward as the COG is sooo close to the point at which she makes contact with the ground on the front sponson Lexon skid plates.

Try this...Cut the back/trailing edge of the Lexon skid plate on the front sponson a little at a time until the pivot point of contact with the ground is far enough forward of the COG that it does not 'rock' so much. You may also cut the sponsons foam step here along with your cutting of the lexon so the step still maintains it's purpose.

As for the prop...the GWS 7x6 prop is all of these things... making it the best choice for the Miss Hydro 1.5....it is the smallest, fastest, and the most demanding prop setup possible for the 2408-21 brushless motor pulling a whopping 160 watts out of this motor that really should not produce more than ~140 watts. A static WOT (stationary - wide open throttle) test of more than 10 sec could fry this motor with this setup! But, in actual use it holds up perfectly during normal use as the prop is able to unload as it spins through the air as it moves forward. Max power and speed with the lightest weight and smallest prop is what the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) is equipped with!!! :D

Let me know if moving it's pivot/contact point forward GITs it to stop leaning forward so badly. In any case...she will have a little tendency to lift the tail and lean forward when she is first starting from a stand-still as the 'skidding' friction tries to keep her in place and the force pulling it forward is above this 'skidding' contact point. You will always have to pull down on your elevons until she GITs moving along where the wind will stabilize it's attitude/deck/wing and keep it level on the ground so you can relax your down pull on the elevons. It's just about finding a happy medium you can live with. I woud have to say making this contact point 1/4 inch forward from where it is now should GIT you to where you will be comforable without advirsely affecting her performance. Don't get to over zelous though trying to GIT it not to lean forward as this is a fact of life for her. :)

You will GIT used to it. It is all just a part of learning the techniques of mastering the intricacies of a craft that can do soooo much all in one.

I have begun making this improvement to the design of the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) during my most recent builds. R&D is always going on as it should!!! :D ;)

Let me know how it works out and if you have any more???

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)


Great info thanks!
I've only had her out once and since this is my first REAL hydro (other than two Storm Launchers) I think I may be giving her too much throttle starting out. It may just be my learning curve and not the setup so before I start hacking away at her I'm going to ease up a bit on the throttle.
This motor is so fast it shoots the prop off if you gun it from a stand still....that's so wild. :D Hopefully this weekend I can git her back out for a while and I'll let you know.


On another note: Are there any pics of paint schemes out there?
I think Im going to go with some Hot Pink for my precious girl....it only seems fitting:p

Thanks for a great product and awesome support!

ratrod
01-25-2007, 07:10 AM
Chellie,
Where is a good place to buy foam to make some of my own replacement parts. Like the pontoons?

CHELLIE
01-26-2007, 02:52 AM
Chellie,
Where is a good place to buy foam to make some of my own replacement parts. Like the pontoons?


Hi ratrod :) here are some links for hobby foam.
Also hardware stores like LOWES and others carry insulation foam Board that can be used.


http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V603330&pid=A3818147

http://nastytoesaviation.com/items/box-of-parts/list.htm

also I go behind appliance stores, they throw it out by the truck loads, for free. take care, Chellie

madzeek
01-26-2007, 03:17 AM
Well I must say I have been having a blast with my Hydro. The only down side I have found is that flying close to any kind of tree that is taller than you can climb is not a good idea. I managed to land my Hydro in the very top of a tree and wedge it between a few branches.

My main question is on the GITaHobby website I could have sworn there were a large number of pics detailingthe fishing line enhancement and the best places to add tape. The main reasons I ask is out here in Missouri its cold....probably to cold for the Hydro to be out flying but the warm weather is just so far away. I have hit the ground pretty hard a few times and want to make sure I don't do the same thing I did to my SL and split it in half from a hard landing/crash...ok it was more of a crash then anything. Also though flying it over ice, snow, and anything else that happens to be on the ground mainly little blades of grass covered in ice...seem to eat away at my pontoons. What can I cover those in to prevent this?

Oh and a side note....for those of you that get the sticky snow on the ground dont try and fly the hydro in it unless you have covered the pontoons in something that snow will not stick to. I got a nice clump of snow on one pontoon and it forced the plain to role over and land upside down...thank god for the fishing wire enhancement or I would have lost the hole tail section. In stead it just bent it up a shade and required a litte tape reinforcement.

Anyway thanks in advance for any help....and as always this Miss Hydro is the best ever!!!!

GITech001
01-26-2007, 04:33 AM
Chellie,
Where is a good place to buy foam to make some of my own replacement parts. Like the pontoons?


Chellie is sooooo awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't she!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Chellie, you are the best!!! :D :D :D

You can also GIT a full foam/parts/precut carbon fiber kit for the Miss Hydro with hot wire cut mods for correct COG and the parts to make the "Motor Saver" motor mount HERE on my site (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/miss-hydro-foam-and-parts-ki.asp)!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
01-26-2007, 05:43 AM
Well I must say I have been having a blast with my Hydro. The only down side I have found is that flying close to any kind of tree that is taller than you can climb is not a good idea. I managed to land my Hydro in the very top of a tree and wedge it between a few branches.

My main question is on the GITaHobby website I could have sworn there were a large number of pics detailingthe fishing line enhancement and the best places to add tape. The main reasons I ask is out here in Missouri its cold....probably to cold for the Hydro to be out flying but the warm weather is just so far away. I have hit the ground pretty hard a few times and want to make sure I don't do the same thing I did to my SL and split it in half from a hard landing/crash...ok it was more of a crash then anything. Also though flying it over ice, snow, and anything else that happens to be on the ground mainly little blades of grass covered in ice...seem to eat away at my pontoons. What can I cover those in to prevent this?

Oh and a side note....for those of you that get the sticky snow on the ground dont try and fly the hydro in it unless you have covered the pontoons in something that snow will not stick to. I got a nice clump of snow on one pontoon and it forced the plain to role over and land upside down...thank god for the fishing wire enhancement or I would have lost the hole tail section. In stead it just bent it up a shade and required a litte tape reinforcement.

Anyway thanks in advance for any help....and as always this Miss Hydro is the best ever!!!!

Hi madzeek!

Great to here you love your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) and are having a blast with it!!!

How did you GIT it out of the top of that tree? I had to call the fire department before and they had to use all 100 feet of their extention ladder to GIT it down! I told them it had a lipo battery in it and asked them if they had seen the news about the laptop lipo batteries that have been exploding. They simply asked how much time do they have and I said they have about an hour. Of coarse they had much longer than an hour and I don't even think a Lipo explodes just because of over-discharge, but they showd op right away. It was soooo funny, pedestrians and cars were stoping and asking what was going on and the firemen and me would only say "there is a boat stuck in the top of a tree"!!! People were sooooo puzzled!!!!! It was just soooooooo FUNNY!!!!! I wish I had my camera that day!!!!!!! LOL!!!!

As for the sponson covering. I started doing that with the clear packing tape for the last 4 Miss Hydro 1.5's (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)I have made and it is now a part of every build. You could do the same thing. I immagine snow would have a hard time sticking to the non-stick backing in the tape! Just apply it to the bottom and cut it along the sides with a sharp razor blade for a perfect fit! Use your finger nail or one of your props to secure/bond it to the foam and it will stay on and hold up pretty well!!! If it GITs beat up, just peal it off and do it agian! It also adds strength!

GIT it!!! GOT it GOOD!!!! :D

Any one here have their Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) with this new mod? Let us know!

The Fishing line mod picks can be seen HERE (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={D8AC1D98-970E-4076-B235-AEF2CD56DF02}) on my web sites image gallery.

People, email me (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/contactUs.asp)/post your pics here for everyone to see your custom paint/sticker jobs and I can add them to my image gallery!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

BobGr
01-26-2007, 02:20 PM
hi Jay, I see the pictures of the fishing line, but how are they conected? thanks...

CHELLIE
01-27-2007, 01:00 AM
Hi Madzeek, Hi Jay @ GITech :D Keep those Hydros out of trees, they are not kites you know :p Glad to hear that everyone is having fun with their hydros, I have a blast with mine, It always turns heads where ever I go, Or maybe its Me :D :rolleyes: ;) anyway, Just wanted to say Hi to everyone, Take care and have fun, Chellie

Mr.Clean
01-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Hey all,

I was just up at jasons store. He definatily has it going on. Even though he had his store open, was building Miss Hydros, Fixing a helicopter, running his store front, and entertaining a neighborhood kid, he still managed to put everything down and spend an hour with me. He even took me to his new store front so I could check it out. This man has alot on his plate.
Jason is donating one of the Miss Hydros to our the Lafayette High School Flyers Club. I am the moderator of the club there.
Chellie, first, thank you for donating to the club. Second Jason may have said it before but I'll say it to. Thank You for the help. Jason spoke very highly of you.

Jason, I will see you in a week to puick up the Miss Hydro. Thanks for all you time.

Chris

CHELLIE
01-28-2007, 08:49 PM
Hi Chris :) thats good to hear that Jay was working and not slacking off :D I dont think pam will let him slack off :rolleyes: Hi Jay, good to hear that your busy, And Chris, I cant wait to see what the students will be building and flying, Pictures, Videos ;) Take care everyone, Chellie

MisterNoob
01-28-2007, 10:03 PM
Jason, I will see you in a week to puick up the Miss Hydro. Thanks for all you time.

Chris

You spelled "pick" wrong....

CHELLIE
01-28-2007, 10:47 PM
You spelled "pick" wrong....


Thats to Funny, Hi MisterNoob :) student correcting the teacher, I love it ;) I hope all of you students have a great time building and flying these RC planes, Take care & have fun, Chellie

ps check out my attempted DR1 build .:D


http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=141744#post141744

MisterNoob
01-29-2007, 05:16 PM
Thats to Funny, Hi MisterNoob :) student correcting the teacher, I love it ;) I hope all of you students have a great time building and flying these RC planes, Take care & have fun, Chellie

ps check out my attempted DR1 build .:D


http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=141744#post141744
Wow, Thats a nice plane your working on, Great job. And Thank you, I hope we have a great time building and flying these RC planes also.

ratrod
01-30-2007, 08:31 AM
Hello All
Im looking @ radios & im new to aircraft.
What is PCM/PPM (FM) ?
Thanks

tbottom
01-30-2007, 04:01 PM
Just purchased a miss hydro, can’t wait to get it, should be about 4 weeks before I see it. I Never flown anything before:o . I Don’t know if will help me, but I used to race 10th scale RC buggies and trucks for about 3 years. That is the extent of my RC ing. I'm sure glad there’s a sim included. I heard there’s a way to hookup your controller to it, is that true?

I will use it as a boat while I am learning how to fly it on the sim.:D

I am open to all criticism and information to help me enjoy my newly acquired craft. So don’t hesitate.

wannafly
01-30-2007, 07:22 PM
IT'S YOU , ofcourse :)
I'm VERY jealous , go on Jay , make me a hydro covered in your logo and let's talk price getting it here to holland and I'll show it off.............:) (cheap advertising)
Thanx for the compliments and posts in my thread Jay.

wannafly
01-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Hi Madzeek, Hi Jay @ GITech :D Keep those Hydros out of trees, they are not kites you know :p Glad to hear that everyone is having fun with their hydros, I have a blast with mine, It always turns heads where ever I go, Or maybe its Me :D :rolleyes: ;) anyway, Just wanted to say Hi to everyone, Take care and have fun, Chellie

This belongs with my previous post :confused: :confused:

tbottom
01-30-2007, 11:34 PM
I just bought a cellpro 4S and what kind of lypos are in the hydro. I need to buy an adapter for the cellpro.

pokboss
01-31-2007, 03:15 AM
Hey hey everyone! I ordered my miss hydro 1.5 a little over two weeks ago. I think the ETA was 2-3 weeks, so i figured it should be here any day to two weeks. GITech001 I was wondering if you had any updated info on my order? Its going to Oregon, my name is Shane Carter. I also wanted to thank you for being so costumer friendly! When I ordered a Hydroflyer, they didn't say anything about back orders or anything, just said it would be there in a week. It took about 3-4, if it is going to take 3-4 weeks that is fine if the customer knows that. Thanks for keeping your site updated and replying to peoples questions! This costumer service will guarantee i will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a flyer!

CHELLIE
01-31-2007, 04:10 AM
Hi Wannafly, hope the weather is Getting better where you are at, we had some rain today, not much though, have you begun building you pusher jet, If you are going to be building some more things, you might want to look into getting a small light weight router, to cut your depron with, I will do some building this friday on my DR1, when I get home from work, I am to tired to do anything :) I must be getting old :) Take care & have fun, Chellie

CHELLIE
01-31-2007, 04:19 AM
Hello All
Im looking @ radios & im new to aircraft.
What is PCM/PPM (FM) ?
Thanks

Hi Ratrod, do yourself a big big favor and get a spektrum radio, you will never have to worry about anyones radio bleading over on you and loosing control of your airplane, heli, hydro, here is some info, its new and its the best,PCM/PPM FM is all obsolete now, take care and have fun, Chellie

http://www.hobbyhorse.com/spektrum_radios.shtml

ratrod
01-31-2007, 05:32 AM
Jayson,
My Miss Hydro Kit showed up today!!!! I cant wait to get it together.
It looks much stronger than my RCV.
I sent you an e-mail with some questions.
Talk to you all later.

CHELLIE
01-31-2007, 08:41 AM
Hi Tbergma1, Welcome to wattflyer, Glad to have you here, in this thread there is nothing but a bunch of party animals :) that love to fly these unstable lifting bodys :) they are a blast to fly, they take some getting use to, after you get the hang of it, they are pure fun, also I wanted to say Hi neighbor, I live in Azusa calif, I go out that way to go to the pechanga casino, i think i spelled that right, if not Oh Well :) that cell pro is a nice charger, I am looking into the cell pros big brother the balance pro, or the astro 109 lipo charger, as I am getting into 30 size electric helis with 6 cell lipos and 22.2 volts, my little triton charger wont charge this bigger battery, here is some more info on the cell pro if you need it,
the lipo that I bought from Jay that fits the Miss Hydro, has the standard 3 cell balance plug, I am not sure if you will need an adapter or not, check in the battery/charging threads, there are some smart people there that can tell you.

http://www.trextuning.com/fma-cellpro_system.php

take care and have fun, Chellie

thomdoe
01-31-2007, 03:01 PM
Chellie, your close, many people fly at the Rose Bowl Fri. afternoon and into the night. Keith

ratrod
01-31-2007, 03:37 PM
Chellie,
You live in Azusa, Wow Years ago in the 80s We used to do a lot of 4 wheeling there. Im sure its all full of houses by now?
Take care.

thomdoe
01-31-2007, 04:05 PM
ratrod, houses ALL the way past Barstow. K

ratrod
01-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Has anyone heard from jayson? He sent me an e-mail I replyed with some questions about my Miss Hydro & have not heard back???

tbottom
01-31-2007, 07:03 PM
Has anyone heard from jayson? He sent me an e-mail I replyed with some questions about my Miss Hydro & have not heard back???
RatRoddd, i would just call him. Thats the only way i got of hold of him. This guy is frikken maddd busy. So please be patient.

Thanks Chellie, for your the introduction, you can call me Thor. Yes its my real name, I knew that was going to be your next question.

I bought the pigtails from fmadirect (for cellpro 4s), so all I have to do is solder them on the node wires, easy enough.

GITech001
01-31-2007, 07:53 PM
Has anyone heard from jayson? He sent me an e-mail I replyed with some questions about my Miss Hydro & have not heard back?

Hi Todd,

Sorry for the late reply, I am soooo busy and for some reason all your emails goto my spam box. Oh well.

The "RCV" hydro battery will not fit the Miss Hydro 1.5's (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) custom cut battery placement for correct COG. I would recomend you GIT the correct GIT Lite Pro 11.1v 1500mah 3S1P 10C/15C 102 gram Li-po battery with Deans Plug (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) battery but it will still fly with yours if you (maybe) tape it under the nose as far forward as posible.

The Fishing line is held in place with small squares of Lexon with a little hole in the center where I threaded it through and tied a knot so it would not pull back through the hole. Look vary closely at the pics in my image gallery for my old Miss Hydroplane, you sill see it.

For strengthening with tape....Tape has HUGE tensle strength (from end to end) so place it in that orientation wherever you feel the Depron or EPS needs reinforcement. Such as the tail pieces, the outside side and bottom of the sponsons(use packing tape for the EPS and trim it for a nice fit). Basicaly, look at a piece and say to yourself...'in a crash...how would this be stressed'...and place a piece of tape there the long way.

The glue takes about an 2 hours to set up to the point you can manipulate the part. But give it 24 hours to cure fully in most cases.

The rudder servo is simply held on with the glue.

Glue the Standard Clip Control Horns in place...front and back.

The Z-bends are secured to the Carbon Fiber Control Links with the shrink tube and set using a drop of CA(super glue).

Hint: Glue only one end/Z-bend until you are calibrating the controls after the electronics are installed. That will allow you to make fine adustments. Then glue them up!

The drawing that I included with your kit lets you know where the COG should be.

Cut the motor mount poles' mount all the way through. This will allow room for the GIT Lite Pro 11.1v 1500mah 3S1P 10C/15C 102 gram Li-po battery with Deans Plug (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) to be placed/slid in underneath it in the hot wire cut...cutout.

Every "HINGE" should be taped the long way and if you wish...place a piece of tape perpendicular to the hinge at each side/end of each hinge to provide a sigificant increase in hinge strength.

After you tape the hinges...pre-bend them to 45 degrees. This will free them up. You may have to apply pressure on the top side of the hinge point itself to help compress the Deprons core durring bending/pre-stressing.

Well, let me know if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay

CHELLIE
02-01-2007, 03:03 AM
Hi Keith, Hi Ratrod , I have flown at the Rose bowl a few time, its nice, lots of room :) I will have to get out there on a friday, and say hi to everyone, Ratrod they still 4 wheel in the azusa caynon, at east fork, during the weekend you can see all the muddy trucks and jeeps comeing down the caynon :) you got to have fun right :) one more day to go, I will have friday off, I work that 9-80 work schedual and have every other friday off :) more time for flying, Take care Everyone, and have fun, Chellie

CHELLIE
02-01-2007, 03:12 AM
Hi Thor , so you are a mind reader huh :) I think that Thor is a cool name,
By the way if you have a controler something like this
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=11,CONTENTID=6951
you can down load the sim here on this thread, its free, and practice flying your Hydro, untill it comes in, by then you will be a pro at hydros, well almost :) take care and have fun, Chellie

CHELLIE
02-01-2007, 03:21 AM
Hi guys and gals!!! How are you?

Yep, I think you will be happy with the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp)! I install the Carbon Fiber control links in the control horns in such a way that the rudder has MAX movement and the elevons move at the ~3/8 inch amount that Chellie is refering to durring the build process. So you will not have to do this yourself.

To increase movement of the elevons once you GIT the hang of it just move the control links up to the "top" position on the servo control horn. You will see when you GIT your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) in about 3 weeks. :) ;)

Use the FMS links I provided in the begining of this thread to practice in the meantime!:) Though your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) will ship with my version that has over 50 models on it, use this for now to a head start!

You should GIT in about 10-20 hours in on the FMS sim if you have never flown any 4ch acrobatic plane before.

Use a dual annalog control pad like a "logitech dual action" and set your annalog pad controls from top to botom in this order 1,4,3,2,1,4,3,2 so you can GIT your automatic muscle reflexes ready for the REAL THING (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/Miss Hydro 1.5)!

:D Thanks for the orders and thanks Chellie for your support!!!!!!

:D I owe it all to my customers and fans for making this all possible!!!!

TTYL everyone,
Jay


Hi Thor, Hi Everyone, if you want to get some practice flying in, Jay has this post with lots of info on it, to get you started flying, Gee I wish I had this info when I started flying my hydro :) it was crash & burn & repair :) for me, Jay gave me a lot of help, and then I was able to fly these hydros,

here is a controller that you will need, its about $20.00

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=11,CONTENTID=6951

Go To Page5, post 106


take care, Chellie

Mr.Clean
02-01-2007, 04:44 AM
Hey guys and gals,
I stopped down at Git-A-Hobby again and Jason hooked me up. We got our Miss Hydro (Jason has alot of faith in me and my students, he wants us to build it.) He also hooked us up with a second hydroplane (obviously an inferior German knock off of his) and a foamie with a brushless to build. can anyone say "This guy is great!" Jason we will keep you up to date with how the build is going (wether it is through phone calls or just your ears ringing) and try to keep every one else up to date with the club. Thank you Jason and Watt Flyer for all the help

Mr. Clean

tbottom
02-01-2007, 06:09 AM
what a bummer for this guy, i wonder what kind of craft this one is, obviously cheap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pmtuQqWLUA&mode=related&search=

tbottom
02-01-2007, 11:41 PM
Heres another question, would we benefit from having one of these installed on our miss hydro's?
http://www.fmadirect.com/detail.htm?item=2117&section=45

CHELLIE
02-02-2007, 04:48 AM
Hi Thor :) that battery protector cant hurt, its cheap insurance, normally you can feel the performance drop after about 8 to 10 mins then its time to stop, normally you wont drain the battery past the point of no return, but it never hurts to be safe, Take care and have fun, Chellie

tbottom
02-02-2007, 07:12 PM
How many watts is this 2408-21. I looked up the specs and says max current 14 amps. So that would be 155.4 watts. How many amps can you run on this motor continuous?

pokboss
02-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Hey GITech001, I ordered one of your hydro's, I was wondering if I can add one of those support beems. Is it too late for you to cut and install it?

CHELLIE
02-02-2007, 10:05 PM
How many watts is this 2408-21. I looked up the specs and says max current 14 amps. So that would be 155.4 watts. How many amps can you run on this motor continuous?

Hi Thor, the 2408-21 is a 1400kv motor with a max current of 13.8v, max rpm is 8200, 14 amps should be a safe continuous amp load, max load current is 16.2amps, ask Jay for the free towerpro motor chart with your hydro, take care and have fun, Chellie

BobGr
02-02-2007, 10:06 PM
hello, can someone tell me how the motor is attached to the motor mount, mine came off? thanks

CHELLIE
02-02-2007, 10:20 PM
LOL:D :D :D It is a cool little thing isn't it?! I will add it to my inventory soon so everyone can GIT one! :D

Take a look at Dishjuarez pics up the page here for how it should look. I use a razor blade to rough up the aluminum motor mount and the plastic motor mount. I cut the marshmallow down to about 3/16th and make a hole in it to make room for the little bit of motor shaft that sticks out of the back of the motor. Then I use super glue to secure the three pieces together (plastic-marshmallow-aluminum) and then heat shrink it all together!

This is all there is to my new invention! A motor saver motor mount! Cool huh? The material it is made out of is cool huh? You can GIT 2-3 uses out of one marshmallow!

You can use it to add a custom thrust angle as well by cutting it at an angle if there is a need for that.

And you can fix it in the field if you hit it hard and deform the heat shrink. Just heat it up and hold it streight till it cools down and solidifies again.

Also, the heat from the motor can heat up the heat shrink making it hold more during use, and it can be like a fuse to let you know you are running a motor too hot by actually melting the heat shrink and marshmallow. I have not had this happen yet but I imagine that it could!

It has MANY uses! Dont'cha think?!

Tell me how it works out for you!

I am going to answer a few emails for the next half hour or so...I will be back....:D ;)

Hi Bob, here is some info for you on your motor mount, Take care & have fun, Chellie

ratrod
02-03-2007, 03:41 AM
Hello All.
This is just a quick WARNING NOTE FOR THE NEWBIES OF FLYING BOATS..
I have been into RC cars & trucks pretty much since I was born. My uncle was a RC & slot car distributor (wholesale) I never got into flying because I had plenty of car & truck stuff. He did not deal in planes.
So now that I'm older I decided to give it a try.
The flying boat grabbed my attention, so I ordered a storm launcher.
It is great ! I played with it in front of my house.
Many nose dives into the asphalt. Its still in one piece! Getting a little beat now but I have run through many batteries & many crashes.
Its amazing how durable the foam is.
So I had to go 1 step further, I wanted the real thing.. not the wal-mart style. So I ordered a flight simulator with a like real remote. (Its still hard)
Then I ordered a RCV RTF.
I was so excited when it arrived. So I charged it all up & went to the park, (not on the asphalt) it was great on the ground , so I tried to fly.
It went up and was cool (I had a little more trouble controlling it than I thought I would)
I bring it down to land and the rear wings break away. wow not even 3 Min's of fun. The landing was a little hard but not terrible.
So back home I went to repair it. I can't believe how easy it came apart.
Next time the same thing (another 3 Min's )
Next time a light nose dive.....Broke a pontoon!!!! Back home again Maby 4 Min's that time.
Next time the motor did not have enough power to move it across the grass...Back home again.
I checked the batt & every thing?????????? Every thing was OK
went to the hobby store OOPS no help the radio was 35 MHZ ILLEGAL here. ( so no help there ) So I went back home to try to figure it out.
I Found that the ESC had a problem. Bought a new one & fixed it.
Any how it seems like every time you have a landing other than perfect THE REAR WINGS BREAK....
I have never been able to enjoy a full charge. My wal-mart storm launcher is way cheaper, more enjoyable & I don't know why?????
I have even let my 8 yr old God son play with the storm launcher & its still in 1 piece. (thats amazing he had some wicked crashes that I thought did it in & it was in front of my house in the street)
So I guess I am asking for some great advise!!!!!!!!!!! Please
I have spent way too much money on 2 RC Vs mass parts new radio
& once i put my GIT Miss Hydro together I don't want to smash it to bits in 3 Min's.... 3 mins of fun & 3 hrs of repair!
I am ready do drive over the whole bunch.
I DON'T RECOMMEND ANYONE NEW TO THIS START OUT WITH ONE OF THESE.....

Yes I'm crying, boo hoo hoo...... I never wasted so much money on any of my RC trucks or cars.

Any great advise??????? Other than investing in foam stocks

Thanks, crying,frustrated,and ready to give it up

CHELLIE
02-03-2007, 04:25 AM
Hi Ratrod, like a lot of people, you got off to a bad start, bad hydros with bad electronics,motor, etc. Thank goodness Jay at GITech is trying to resolve that a little, even the Miss Hydro is not indestructable, I know that for a fact, but it held up , and only took 1 Miss Hydro to teach me how to fly these hydros with some advice from Jay at GITech, well I am on my second hydro now, my first one taught me well, held in there, untill I had so much glue on it, it was getting a little heavy, infact i bought my Miss Hydro before Jay opened his store, i bought mine on e bay, and was not having to much luck, because I did not know where the CG was suppose to be at, and did not know that you are only suppose to have a small amount of control surface movement on the elevons or it will stall and fall out of the sky, thats where Jay told me what i was doing wrong, and where the CG is suppose to be at, most sellers of these hydros dont have a clue, as to how they are suppose to be set up, and they are hard enough to fly anyway, the lucky people are the ones that have bought a hydro from a seller that knows his product inside and out, and that has flown them, this is the seller that can insure the greatest success to the buyer, most of my crashes were before Jay started his buisness, and I did not have a clue on how to set up my hydro right, the people that have purchased their hydros from Jay @ GITech, have a big head start, on being successful with there hydros, but it is still up to the individual, and there skills. Take care and have fun, Chellie

ratrod
02-03-2007, 04:37 AM
Chellie,
I have been talking with jay, But at this point Ive been waiting 2 days for reply. I wish some one local had a clue.
Thats the bad thing about hobby shops, they come & go I have watched this all of my life.
The one guy that can help me does not work too many hours at the hobby shop & when he does I cant get there to see him.
So I just keep waiting for help over the net.
Thanks for taking the time to help me.
Oh yea I found a good deal on a radio ( I think) I got an Airtronics RD6000 Super 6 new for $135.00 Its got lots of nice features.
Thanks again

CHELLIE
02-03-2007, 04:42 AM
cool thats a great price, ratrod, If I can be of any help let me know, I have got these hydros flying well now, I am no pro at it, but i can do touch and goes, and fly around untill the battery starts to get weak :) stick with it, keep asking questions, practice, and soon you will be the EXPERT on these hydros, and be able to help others, take care, Chellie

CHELLIE
02-03-2007, 09:41 PM
Hi Jay, Hi Everybody, Jay I got a Question for you, You are good at Crunching numbers, see if you can figure out what the wattage, wing load, thrust to weight ratio would be, I posted the specks on this page, thank you, Your friend Chellie, CANNCEL Got these questions answered already :)
Thank you anyway, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14124

ratrod
02-04-2007, 02:37 AM
Chellie,
I have not heard from jay in 3 days. I even tryed to call & only got a voice mail.

CHELLIE
02-04-2007, 03:57 AM
I hope he is not sick, the flu is going around this time of year

GITech001
02-04-2007, 05:29 AM
Hi everyone!!! :D

Sorry for the late reply!!! My internet has been down for three days and coupled with the move to my new store this week I haven't had the time to do anything else for several days now.

I have 35 emails to respond to and many threads to catch up on tonight!

I will be working my way down the list of questions here in my thread and in emails all night tonight.

I am almost mooved in to my new store and I hopw to be open on moday! I was supposed to be open January 15th... then a week latter...then Feb. 1st...now hopfully monday!

I can't wait to post pics of my new store!!!

NOTICE: Caps just so people will notice it....Everything has been delayed/stretched...my store moving/opening...orders...emails...an even Miss Hydro 1.5 builds!

I want everyone to know! I am not falling off.....I am falling behind!!!

I am still working ~20 hour work days....I just have sooooo many responsabilities. :)

So...Please understand I am trying my best to work at catching up...and I will after the move settles down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise!

In all........after this EVERYTHING will suffer about a two week back up!!!

Small orders....about a week...
Miss Hydro 1.5 orders.....about two weeks(maybe more, it's hard to catch back up on these with the time it takes to make each one perfect)...
Emails and thread questions.....about four days now...

But here I am now...just a sign that things will be getting back to normal very soon...about another week or so!!! OK?

OK, on to answering emails and thread questions!

See you in my next post! :D ;)

TTYL,
Jay

:eek: Oh...one more announcement here...I am now including a Carbon Fiber upper tail spar reinforcement, custom modified forward sponson contact point/fulcrum so she doesn't 'lean' forward badly upon take off, and full sponson bottom/skid protection recomended to me by you guys here in our thread at no extra charge for all current and future Miss Hydro 1.5's!!!!!!!!!!!! It is just part of the ongoing R&D and improvement/perfection of the best flying hydro in the world!!!! The Miss Hydro 1.5!!! (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp);) :D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 05:47 AM
Ok I am waiting for my miss hydro, I am just wondering what are the first things I am going to wan't to do when I get it. I see a few adjustments being done to the planes when people get them. So what am I going to want to do when I get mine?

Hi pokboss, I am starting here tonight! :) I have a lot of catching up to do here!!! :D

All I can say is read here about he things I recomend...BUT every thing I recomend others before you to do to their Miss Hydro 1.5's.... I go to my bench the next day and test and make them part of each new build....so... yours will include ALL these improvements!!!!!!

Read at the bottom of my first post tonight for an update on the newest perminent upgrades/improvements!

TTYL,
Jay

On to the next one......

GITech001
02-04-2007, 05:50 AM
Chellie,
Where is a good place to buy foam to make some of my own replacement parts. Like the pontoons?

Hi ratrod,

I would have to say that purchasing the body/parts kit (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/pC/1-hydrofoam-packages.asp)is the best way to go at only $40.00 for it all!!! Man I need to update my site with pics!!!!! Soon...soon!;)

On to the next one....:)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 05:55 AM
Well I must say I have been having a blast with my Hydro. The only down side I have found is that flying close to any kind of tree that is taller than you can climb is not a good idea. I managed to land my Hydro in the very top of a tree and wedge it between a few branches.

My main question is on the GITaHobby website I could have sworn there were a large number of pics detailingthe fishing line enhancement and the best places to add tape. The main reasons I ask is out here in Missouri its cold....probably to cold for the Hydro to be out flying but the warm weather is just so far away. I have hit the ground pretty hard a few times and want to make sure I don't do the same thing I did to my SL and split it in half from a hard landing/crash...ok it was more of a crash then anything. Also though flying it over ice, snow, and anything else that happens to be on the ground mainly little blades of grass covered in ice...seem to eat away at my pontoons. What can I cover those in to prevent this?

Oh and a side note....for those of you that get the sticky snow on the ground dont try and fly the hydro in it unless you have covered the pontoons in something that snow will not stick to. I got a nice clump of snow on one pontoon and it forced the plain to role over and land upside down...thank god for the fishing wire enhancement or I would have lost the hole tail section. In stead it just bent it up a shade and required a litte tape reinforcement.

Anyway thanks in advance for any help....and as always this Miss Hydro is the best ever!!!!

I think I might have already replied to this post but ....I am working my way down the thread so I do not miss anyone!!!

Check out my first post I made tonight to see I am now including full sponson bottom coverage...yeah I have replied to this with my story of my old Miss Hydroplane getting stuck in a tree and having the fire department come to GIT it out!!! It was soooo funny! :D :D :D

...next...;)

CHELLIE
02-04-2007, 05:57 AM
Glad to have you back Jay :) thank goodness you were not sick, work work work huh, see what being so popular causes :) Take care and dont work to hard, Chellie

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:03 AM
hi Jay, I see the pictures of the fishing line, but how are they conected? thanks...


I used to use small Lexon squares with little wholes in them and tied off after threading through the hole...but now I use a completely different method that saves time and works GREAT! It is an improvement!

I use Lexon triangles and fiber reiforced tape to capture and guide the fishing line. I would like to remind every one why 20lbs fishing line is the best for the use...it stretches! This absorbes impact enery and saves other things from breaking. I also use two additional peices of Carbon Fiber to guide and reinforce the Fishing Line Tail Reinforcement mod (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/fishing-line-tail-reinforcemen.asp).

TTYL,
Jay

...:)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:06 AM
Glad to have you back Jay :) thank goodness you were not sick, work work work huh, see what being so popular causes :) Take care and dont work to hard, Chellie

Thank you Chellie. I am impervious to sickness....ah crap...now I jinxed myself...hehe;) :D

How are you? How are my brothers? :)

CHELLIE
02-04-2007, 06:24 AM
Hi Jay :) I am fine thank you, I just want to GIT this build out of my hair :) now I remember why I like ARFs soooo Much :) GIT some Rest Jay,
work will always be there, Hi Pam & Terrence,

ps whats the best time of year to visit New York, I have some friends there that own a buisness, and we can stop by to say hi, while we are there, Chellie

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:30 AM
Hey all,

I was just up at jasons store. He definatily has it going on. Even though he had his store open, was building Miss Hydros, Fixing a helicopter, running his store front, and entertaining a neighborhood kid, he still managed to put everything down and spend an hour with me. He even took me to his new store front so I could check it out. This man has alot on his plate.
Jason is donating one of the Miss Hydros to our the Lafayette High School Flyers Club. I am the moderator of the club there.
Chellie, first, thank you for donating to the club. Second Jason may have said it before but I'll say it to. Thank You for the help. Jason spoke very highly of you.

Jason, I will see you in a week to puick up the Miss Hydro. Thanks for all you time.

Chris

Hi Chris!


HI everyone in the Lafayette High School Flyers Club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How's it going?! I am glad you came to the shop and thank you for the compliments!!!

Chellie!!! You are a celebrity here in Buffalo and Niagara Falls NY!!!

The Mall neihborhood kids like you too and they say HI!!!!

I now have about 6 kids and adults who come to the store everyday to help...some more helpful than others...but the company is nice and I gives them someplace safe to go and something creative to do!

I wish the students from the Lafayette High School Flyers Club could come to the store somday!!!

Hay Chris, what-da-ya-say...FIELD TRIP!!! :D :D :D

I see you have posted again since this one so I will type more there...;)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:40 AM
Hi Jay :) I am fine thank you, I just want to GIT this build out of my hair :) now I remember why I like ARFs soooo Much :) GIT some Rest Jay,
work will always be there, Hi Pam & Terrence,

ps whats the best time of year to visit New York, I have some friends there that own a buisness, and we can stop by to say hi, while we are there, Chellie

Hi, I am glade to here you are fine! Your DR1 Fokker build sure is!!!!!! You have made soooo much progress!!!!!!!! It looks great!!! and only 13 oz so far...thats amazing for three wings!!!!!

The best time of year is all the time....well not RIGHT now as it is super cold with a -20 wind chill and super high wind gusts....white outs of blowing snow....even when it's not snowing!!!!!! Today Pam and I were sitting at a stop light and it looked calm and clear....and then...BAM...wind hit the car like a wall....shook the car.... and instant white out of blowing snow!!!!! It was like that alot today...no snow and clear...the next moment....break!!!...white out!!!! Strange!!!!!!

So, any time but today I guess!!! The weather usually GITs pretty nice around March or April though. I would love to meet my new mommy!!! ;) :D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:47 AM
You spelled "pick" wrong....

Hi MisterNoob!

I laughed soooo hard when I read this....Criss...your not supposed to eat the Miss Hydro 1.5...of course you would "puick" it up then!!! :D

Ahhh, the opportunity to pick...no...puick on a teacher...priceless!

Will you ever live this one down?!!! :D

Just kidding...

I am glad you have joined the

HI everyone in the Lafayette High School Flyers Club MisterNoob!!!!

This is going to be ONE VERY REWARDING experience for you! Let me know how things are going!!!!

Talk to you latter,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:54 AM
Just purchased a miss hydro, can’t wait to get it, should be about 4 weeks before I see it. I Never flown anything before:o . I Don’t know if will help me, but I used to race 10th scale RC buggies and trucks for about 3 years. That is the extent of my RC ing. I'm sure glad there’s a sim included. I heard there’s a way to hookup your controller to it, is that true?

I will use it as a boat while I am learning how to fly it on the sim.:D

I am open to all criticism and information to help me enjoy my newly acquired craft. So don’t hesitate.

Hey Thor,

How's it going? Yep it may be about 4 weeks...I will do my best to GIT your Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/pC/1-hydrofoam-packages.asp) to you ASAP!!!!

I am glad you have joined us!!! Us crazy aces!!!:D

Ask a Question and I am sure you will GIT an answer or many answers from us here

Let us know what's on your mind!

TTYL,
Jay

PS: Look on the first page of this thread....You will find the simplified FMS simulator there so you can GIT to practicing!!! ;) :D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 06:57 AM
IT'S YOU , ofcourse :)
I'm VERY jealous , go on Jay , make me a hydro covered in your logo and let's talk price getting it here to holland and I'll show it off.............:) (cheap advertising)
Thanx for the compliments and posts in my thread Jay.


No problem wannafly!!!!

And thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seing how back up I am right now...I would have to say keep it in mind and remind me in a month...seriously....I may be cought up by then...I hope! :D

How is your "RCV" hydro build/fix going?

CHELLIE
02-04-2007, 06:59 AM
Thats Cute, Say Hi To all the Kids at your shop for me, and if everything goes right, I would love to GIT out there, and visit you, and see the Falls,
Take care & dont work to hard & GIT some rest, Chellie

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:10 AM
I just bought a cellpro 4S and what kind of lypos are in the hydro. I need to buy an adapter for the cellpro.

I have done some reading and searching and this seems to be the one you may need:

http://www.fmadirect.com/detail.htm?item=2196&section=45

Here is a good thread to read up on this:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3914709/tm.htm

I will try to GIT a pic of my pack and its balance port conector up soon.

It is the kind of balance port that the AstroFlight "Blinky" works with! Pretty standard.

Let me know if I am right about the first link and if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:26 AM
Hey hey everyone! I ordered my miss hydro 1.5 a little over two weeks ago. I think the ETA was 2-3 weeks, so i figured it should be here any day to two weeks. GITech001 I was wondering if you had any updated info on my order? Its going to Oregon, my name is Shane Carter. I also wanted to thank you for being so costumer friendly! When I ordered a Hydroflyer, they didn't say anything about back orders or anything, just said it would be there in a week. It took about 3-4, if it is going to take 3-4 weeks that is fine if the customer knows that. Thanks for keeping your site updated and replying to peoples questions! This costumer service will guarantee i will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a flyer!

Hi Shane,

Sorry for the late reply. Read up the thread...back a page now I think...to my first post of tonight....(look at the posting date/time)

I have been OOC as far as the net goes and have been in the middle of 'the big move' to my new store.

That post will explain it all...

You Miss Hydro 1.5 build is still not 'on the table'...I want you to know that...so you know what is going on and what to expect...I would have to say another two weeks...I hope less but...I can only speculate at this point as the move has kicked me in the ass...I hope you can understand and can stand putting up with my abitity to over burden myself. ;) :D

I have had to sand-mud-sand-mud-sand-paint-paint-paint-paint...and that is just the walls...then came the race track...plan-think-plan-cut-screw-cut-screw-cut-screw...you GIT the picture....And I had too!!!!!! It was all a part of the agreement I made with the mall...to remodel and have the track up before opening in the new store space!!! I didn't think it would be so hard and time consuming...live and learn and work till it's done...

Again...sorry for any inconvenience....and thank you for the compliments!!!!!!!!!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:31 AM
Hi Ratrod, do yourself a big big favor and get a spektrum radio, you will never have to worry about anyones radio bleading over on you and loosing control of your airplane, heli, hydro, here is some info, its new and its the best,PCM/PPM FM is all obsolete now, take care and have fun, Chellie

http://www.hobbyhorse.com/spektrum_radios.shtml


I aggree!!!!!

I have the 6 ch spectrum I bought when my "RCV" radio went out. It is AWSOME!

I use it in my EFlight Tribute now as the "RCV" is now in a better place...under some crap in my spare bedroom/Pams computer room. Hehe:D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:35 AM
Hi Tbergma1, Welcome to wattflyer, Glad to have you here, in this thread there is nothing but a bunch of party animals :) that love to fly these unstable lifting bodys :) they are a blast to fly, they take some getting use to, after you get the hang of it, they are pure fun, also I wanted to say Hi neighbor, I live in Azusa calif, I go out that way to go to the pechanga casino, i think i spelled that right, if not Oh Well :) that cell pro is a nice charger, I am looking into the cell pros big brother the balance pro, or the astro 109 lipo charger, as I am getting into 30 size electric helis with 6 cell lipos and 22.2 volts, my little triton charger wont charge this bigger battery, here is some more info on the cell pro if you need it,
the lipo that I bought from Jay that fits the Miss Hydro, has the standard 3 cell balance plug, I am not sure if you will need an adapter or not, check in the battery/charging threads, there are some smart people there that can tell you.

http://www.trextuning.com/fma-cellpro_system.php

take care and have fun, Chellie

Hi Chellie,

this link is not working...;) :)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:37 AM
RatRoddd, i would just call him. Thats the only way i got of hold of him. This guy is frikken maddd busy. So please be patient.

Thanks Chellie, for your the introduction, you can call me Thor. Yes its my real name, I knew that was going to be your next question.

I bought the pigtails from fmadirect (for cellpro 4s), so all I have to do is solder them on the node wires, easy enough.

Thanks man...yep...I'm busy :D still many thread posts and about 30 emails to go tonight!!!! :D

...next...;)

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:49 AM
Hi Thor , so you are a mind reader huh :) I think that Thor is a cool name,
By the way if you have a controler something like this
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=11,CONTENTID=6951
you can down load the sim here on this thread, its free, and practice flying your Hydro, untill it comes in, by then you will be a pro at hydros, well almost :) take care and have fun, Chellie

Yup, Thor is cool! I said to myself "cool name"! I talked to him on the phone the other day.

And yup...that is the right controller! Look on the first page of this thread for pics of the controller settings so you can practice corectly. It will do you double harm to practice wrong as you will then have to unlearn the incorect automatic muscle reflexes you would be practicing with....FMS comes set up as 'Mode 1' and is backwards for us here in the US who use Mode 2...what the Miss Hydro 1.5 is.

Let me know if you know what I am talking about...

TTYL,
Jay

GITech001
02-04-2007, 07:59 AM
Hey guys and gals,
I stopped down at Git-A-Hobby again and Jason hooked me up. We got our Miss Hydro (Jason has alot of faith in me and my students, he wants us to build it.) He also hooked us up with a second hydroplane (obviously an inferior German knock off of his) and a foamie with a brushless to build. can anyone say "This guy is great!" Jason we will keep you up to date with how the build is going (wether it is through phone calls or just your ears ringing) and try to keep every one else up to date with the club. Thank you Jason and Watt Flyer for all the help

Mr. Clean

what a bummer for this guy, i wonder what kind of craft this one is, obviously cheap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pmtuQqWLUA&mode=related&search=

Hey........what a coincidence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the German Hydro I gave to Chris here!!!!!!!!!

The EPP Hydro...I ordered some in my search for the best flying hydro. I still had two left so I gave one to Criss for his students after school flying club. Man it is a hard build and the tail is simple uncoated foam!

It was funny....Chris said...we can build it if the insrtuctions are in english...I looked at him and said...nope...their in German!...We laughed!!!

Criss is a good guy!

Let all wish them better luck with their "Flugboat" :) ;) :D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 08:03 AM
Hey guys and gals,
I stopped down at Git-A-Hobby again and Jason hooked me up. We got our Miss Hydro (Jason has alot of faith in me and my students, he wants us to build it.) He also hooked us up with a second hydroplane (obviously an inferior German knock off of his) and a foamie with a brushless to build. can anyone say "This guy is great!" Jason we will keep you up to date with how the build is going (wether it is through phone calls or just your ears ringing) and try to keep every one else up to date with the club. Thank you Jason and Watt Flyer for all the help

Mr. Clean

Yes, keep us up to date and we want to see pics!!!! Right guys and gals. Give the teacher home work...I love this!!!

Haha, I can't resist! Last time I knew a high school teacher was in high school...so this is cool!!!

Stop by again soon!

TTYL,
Jay

GITech001
02-04-2007, 08:08 AM
Heres another question, would we benefit from having one of these installed on our miss hydro's?
http://www.fmadirect.com/detail.htm?item=2117&section=45

Hi Thor :) that battery protector cant hurt, its cheap insurance, normally you can feel the performance drop after about 8 to 10 mins then its time to stop, normally you wont drain the battery past the point of no return, but it never hurts to be safe, Take care and have fun, Chellie

How many watts is this 2408-21. I looked up the specs and says max current 14 amps. So that would be 155.4 watts. How many amps can you run on this motor continuous?

Hi Thor, the 2408-21 is a 1400kv motor with a max current of 13.8v, max rpm is 8200, 14 amps should be a safe continuous amp load, max load current is 16.2amps, ask Jay for the free towerpro motor chart with your hydro, take care and have fun, Chellie

Yep, Chellie is right! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D

Isn't Chellie awsome everyone? I can't wiat for you to visit Pam and I someday! Dinner will be our treat!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

GITech001
02-04-2007, 08:21 AM
Hi Jay, Hi Everybody, Jay I got a Question for you, You are good at Crunching numbers, see if you can figure out what the wattage, wing load, thrust to weight ratio would be, I posted the specks on this page, thank you, Your friend Chellie, CANNCEL Got these questions answered already :)
Thank you anyway, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14124

Wow, that was a quick and great reply! Good guys!

GITech001
02-04-2007, 08:27 AM
Hi Todd,

Sorry for the late reply, I am soooo busy and for some reason all your emails goto my spam box. Oh well.

The "RCV" hydro battery will not fit the Miss Hydro 1.5's (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) custom cut battery placement for correct COG. I would recomend you GIT the correct GIT Lite Pro 11.1v 1500mah 3S1P 10C/15C 102 gram Li-po battery with Deans Plug (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) battery but it will still fly with yours if you (maybe) tape it under the nose as far forward as posible.

The Fishing line is held in place with small squares of Lexon with a little hole in the center where I threaded it through and tied a knot so it would not pull back through the hole. Look vary closely at the pics in my image gallery for my old Miss Hydroplane, you sill see it.

For strengthening with tape....Tape has HUGE tensle strength (from end to end) so place it in that orientation wherever you feel the Depron or EPS needs reinforcement. Such as the tail pieces, the outside side and bottom of the sponsons(use packing tape for the EPS and trim it for a nice fit). Basicaly, look at a piece and say to yourself...'in a crash...how would this be stressed'...and place a piece of tape there the long way.

The glue takes about an 2 hours to set up to the point you can manipulate the part. But give it 24 hours to cure fully in most cases.

The rudder servo is simply held on with the glue.

Glue the Standard Clip Control Horns in place...front and back.

The Z-bends are secured to the Carbon Fiber Control Links with the shrink tube and set using a drop of CA(super glue).

Hint: Glue only one end/Z-bend until you are calibrating the controls after the electronics are installed. That will allow you to make fine adustments. Then glue them up!

The drawing that I included with your kit lets you know where the COG should be.

Cut the motor mount poles' mount all the way through. This will allow room for the GIT Lite Pro 11.1v 1500mah 3S1P 10C/15C 102 gram Li-po battery with Deans Plug (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) to be placed/slid in underneath it in the hot wire cut...cutout.

Every "HINGE" should be taped the long way and if you wish...place a piece of tape perpendicular to the hinge at each side/end of each hinge to provide a sigificant increase in hinge strength.

After you tape the hinges...pre-bend them to 45 degrees. This will free them up. You may have to apply pressure on the top side of the hinge point itself to help compress the Deprons core durring bending/pre-stressing.

Well, let me know if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay

Chellie,
I have not heard from jay in 3 days. I even tryed to call & only got a voice mail.

Hi ratrod/Todd,

Did you GIT this post and email I sent you?

Have more questions!

Check out all the posts I made tonight...starting from the first one.

My internet has been down and my phone is in limbo at the store because of the move.

Let me know if you have any more questions!!!

TTYL,
Jay

CHELLIE
02-05-2007, 12:15 AM
Poor Jay sure did a lot of typing :) :) :)

And Dinner sounds nice too :) will see you as soon as the weather gets better, I hate cold weather, If its drops below 70 degrees, I am freezing my buns off :) Take care, Chellie

ratrod
02-05-2007, 03:26 AM
Chellie, and any one who can help this disaster waiting to happen
It get into the S here at night. I only keep my thermostat at 67 or 68 degrees. When it's in the S I am dying......I don't miss California.
When I first moved here people thought I was strange, Because it would be 70 & I would be wearing a jacket! 70 around here is weather for shorts.

Anyhow, I wanted to ask you a question????? Should I buy a trainer airplane?????
I am so sick of only getting less than 5 Min's before smashing my hydro.
Everyone says they are harder to fly than a plane, is that true???
This is no fun & I have invested way too much to quit right now.

So please give me some good avice... I have a simulator & I can fly it OK for a while.....I JUST CANT FLY MY HYDRO FOR MORE THAN 1 LIFT OFF.
It breaks tooo easy.
I have been into trucks all of my life. I am disappointed in myself for destroying so much so quick. It is defiantly 2 different worlds.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
I don't want to get my Miss Hydro all assembled & smash it in 5 Min's.

CHELLIE
02-05-2007, 04:28 AM
Hi Ratrod :) The answer is YES YES YES get your self a trainer, a nice one, that you can teach yourself on would be the Easy Star, put a brushless motor on it, and you will have hours of fun flying this plane, the hydros are like learning to fly a heli, you want to have some rc airplane flying time under your belt as they say, Take care, Chellie

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/easystar.htm

GITech001
02-05-2007, 04:47 AM
Chellie, and any one who can help this disaster waiting to happen
It get into the S here at night. I only keep my thermostat at 67 or 68 degrees. When it's in the S I am dying......I don't miss California.
When I first moved here people thought I was strange, Because it would be 70 & I would be wearing a jacket! 70 around here is weather for shorts.

Anyhow, I wanted to ask you a question????? Should I buy a trainer airplane?????
I am so sick of only getting less than 5 Min's before smashing my hydro.
Everyone says they are harder to fly than a plane, is that true???
This is no fun & I have invested way too much to quit right now.

So please give me some good avice... I have a simulator & I can fly it OK for a while.....I JUST CANT FLY MY HYDRO FOR MORE THAN 1 LIFT OFF.
It breaks tooo easy.
I have been into trucks all of my life. I am disappointed in myself for destroying so much so quick. It is defiantly 2 different worlds.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
I don't want to get my Miss Hydro all assembled & smash it in 5 Min's.

I am going to make a quick reply tonight so I can spend time with Pam...

Yep, a trainer is a good idea...I would have to say I would sugest training on a beginer 3D Depron plane like the eflight tribute. It is durable and has 4 channel control so you can practice all the controls like the Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) has. I fly one and with my upgraded carbon fiber (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/5mm-carbon-fiber-flex-tube.asp) used at the front to mount the motor on...I have nose dived it 10 times and it is still in one piece and flies perfect.

I would look up links for you but I have to GIT back to Pam...so, google eflight tribute. :) and you will find it.

as for your Miss Hydro build..If you don't want to destroy it... like ever...do the fishing line tail and carbon fiber reiforcement and cover your the entire hydro(sponsons and Depron parts) in packing tape and regular clear plastic(scotch) tape!!!! Tape is indestructable if used correctly!!!

You may still be better off saving your parts and ordering a Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) and waiting a month to GIT it. Just a suggestion...you may save money in the long run....;) :)

TTYL,
Jay

tbottom
02-05-2007, 04:37 PM
What about these for a good aileron trainer. I was thinking of getting one of these, What do you think people?

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/cessna182.htm
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wingdragon4.htm

CHELLIE
02-06-2007, 03:11 AM
What about these for a good aileron trainer. I was thinking of getting one of these, What do you think people?

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/cessna182.htm
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wingdragon4.htm


Hi Thor :) have you flown rc airplanes before, if not the best trainer would be the easy star, dont worry about ailerons right now, just get the eye hand cordination , depth perception, speed perception, learning first, the easy star will almost fly its self, its slow so it will allow you time to think, its a combination glider / plane, and it will take a beating, if your a first time pilot, this would be the first plane to start with, the planes you have listed, are nice, but you have to be right on top of them, very little time to think and react & recover, where the easy star will self right its self, if you take your hands of the controls, the plane that Jay was talking about would be a great second plane after you got the basic in, and would be a great aileron trainer, I am thinking about getting one myself,
hope this helps, Chellie

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/easystar.htm

tbottom
02-06-2007, 04:29 PM
I have a 6 meter sail plane. I have flown that hundreds of times. I totally forgot I had it. Its been 10 years since I have flown it. Its in the rafters right now. Do you think i would be ready for a aileron trainer?

CHELLIE
02-06-2007, 08:16 PM
Hi Thor, cool you have flown before, that plane that Jay suggested would be great, the E Flight tribute. take care and have fun, Chellie

sheep600fx
02-06-2007, 08:44 PM
anyone know where jason is? lol I have asked him to give me a price to send a RTF to the U.K he asked for address details from me but have heard nothing for a few days,I know he is really busy but I really want a Hydro and was torn between this one and the Robbie Gemini I e-mailed him again today but if I dont hear soon I will have to re think what to do :-(( any of you guys in contact with him, I could call but it costs quite a bit from the U.k lol

Thanks
Sean

tbottom
02-07-2007, 01:10 AM
Wow, just saw this hydro, its a little different. I like the miss hydro more because it looks more like a hydro. Trick people into thinking its a boat then "take it to the air"! Seems a little on the light side, must be fragile.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wizard.htm

What do you guys think of this?

CHELLIE
02-07-2007, 02:52 AM
Hi Sheep600fx :) I will see If I can Rattle Jays cage and wake him Up for you :) :) :) Take care, Chellie

CHELLIE
02-07-2007, 03:23 AM
Wow, just saw this hydro, its a little different. I like the miss hydro more because it looks more like a hydro. Trick people into thinking its a boat then "take it to the air"! Seems a little on the light side, must be fragile.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wizard.htm

What do you guys think of this?

Hi Thor :) I think your right, it does look fragile, and it looks like it would fall apart into a lot of little pieces :D if you had a crash,
BTW Heck yes your ready for AILERIONS, I am supprised you did not have them on your sail plane, along with flaps :D take care, Chellie

sheep600fx
02-07-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi CHELLIE any news?, Ive bought one of these to keep me going made of epp so should withstand a few hits lol , RTF $120 http://www.rctalk.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2589&whichpage=1

but still want one of jays got to be honest a little frustrated I haven't been contacted, dont mind waiting for the product but would like to get the ball rolling regarding price etc :-) I ran a small business for quite a while so know how important contact with customer is even if the product is delayed,sorry if I'm moaning just want my MISS HYDRO 1.5 LOL come on jay let me pay :-))

Sean

CHELLIE
02-08-2007, 12:53 AM
Hi CHELLIE any news?, Ive bought one of these to keep me going made of epp so should withstand a few hits lol , RTF $120 http://www.rctalk.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2589&whichpage=1

but still want one of jays got to be honest a little frustrated I haven't been contacted, dont mind waiting for the product but would like to get the ball rolling regarding price etc :-) I ran a small business for quite a while so know how important contact with customer is even if the product is delayed,sorry if I'm moaning just want my MISS HYDRO 1.5 LOL come on jay let me pay :-))

Sean

Hi, Jay might be having some problems trying to comunicate right now, New York from what I heard got about 4 feet of snow, communications might be down, he always is posting here at least every other day, he may be experiencing some problems, hang in there, Chellie

tbottom
02-09-2007, 12:17 AM
CHellie, do u know what the difference is between mode1 and mode2 on the dx6?

tbottom
02-09-2007, 12:19 AM
Nevermind, i found out.

Mode 2 - standard North American arrangement with throttle and rudder on left, and aileron and elevator on right.

Mode 1 (throttle and aileron on right, rudder and elevator on left), order using the link below. For other modes, call or email us

GITech001
02-09-2007, 02:10 AM
anyone know where jason is? lol I have asked him to give me a price to send a RTF to the U.K he asked for address details from me but have heard nothing for a few days,I know he is really busy but I really want a Hydro and was torn between this one and the Robbie Gemini I e-mailed him again today but if I dont hear soon I will have to re think what to do :-(( any of you guys in contact with him, I could call but it costs quite a bit from the U.k lol

Thanks
Sean

Hi Sean!!!

Man...everything is breaking around me!!!

My PC is screwed...my car died this moring...I didn't open my store today and my phone is ringing off the wall with costomers looking for me and local kids letting me know people are standing outside my store front...so I am staying home today/tonight to do a full system restore...AND my beta has run out for Microsoft Office 2007 and it no longer works...futher adding to the pile of things that are causing me trouble!!!

Ok, I have passed your (;) long :D )emails in my need to answer others and have either run out of time or simply forgot to go back and respond at the time.

I AM SORRY MAN!!!

Here I am for a minute...before I restore my PC...I hope it works!!!

So, I would love to have you as a customer and hate that I have neglected you!!!!! But...I have sooooo many things pulling at me...it is not personal man!!!!

I will respond before I kill....or rececitate my PC tonight...I hope I don't kill it!!!!

Let me know if you have any more questions and I will resopnd ASAP...for what it's worth...:) :rolleyes: ;)

TTYL,
Jay

GITech001
02-09-2007, 02:12 AM
Hi Sheep600fx :) I will see If I can Rattle Jays cage and wake him Up for you :) :) :) Take care, Chellie

Hehe...ganging up on me huh?!!!:D

That is ok...just be nice...I am here...just over worked and everything is breaking around me. :o :)

GITech001
02-09-2007, 02:15 AM
Hi CHELLIE any news?, Ive bought one of these to keep me going made of epp so should withstand a few hits lol , RTF $120 http://www.rctalk.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2589&whichpage=1

but still want one of jays got to be honest a little frustrated I haven't been contacted, dont mind waiting for the product but would like to get the ball rolling regarding price etc :-) I ran a small business for quite a while so know how important contact with customer is even if the product is delayed,sorry if I'm moaning just want my MISS HYDRO 1.5 LOL come on jay let me pay :-))

Sean

:o :D
That's me...in a pickle. (=

Everything should iron out!!! Give it a few weeks...and hopefully all will be well. :D

CHELLIE
02-09-2007, 02:52 AM
Nevermind, i found out.

Mode 2 - standard North American arrangement with throttle and rudder on left, and aileron and elevator on right.

Mode 1 (throttle and aileron on right, rudder and elevator on left), order using the link below. For other modes, call or email us

Hi Thor :)Thats was fast :) I just got home from work, and saw your post. your second post has not shown up in my e mail yet :) you got it, mode 2 throttle & rudder on the left & aileron and elevator on the right, mode 1 just opposite mode 2, Take care, Chellie

GITech001
02-09-2007, 03:19 AM
Hi Chellie!!!!

How was work today?

Just saying hi....how is everyone?

I am ready to do the system restore now so see you guys latter when my PC is back up!

oh, check out the cool email I made for sheep600fx...with links and all!!!:D

I hope he doesn't hate me yet! :o ;) :D

------------------------------------------------

HI man!!!!!!!

Hehe...you must be pissed....sorry man!!!!!!

OK, a complete Miss Hydro 1.5 (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/complete-miss-hydro-v15.asp) ($289.95) plus:

1 x extra battery (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/git-light-pro-1500mah-1015c-l.asp) ($24.99)
1 x fishing line mod (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/fishing-line-tail-reinforcemen.asp) ($20.00)
1 x Carbon Fiber upgrade (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/5mm-carbon-fiber-flex-tube.asp) ($7.99)
1 x foam and parts kit (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/miss-hydro-foam-and-parts-ki.asp) ($39.99)
2 x 6 GWS props (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/6x-gws-7060-7x6-propeller.asp) (8.25)
4 x Micro pin horns (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/p/micro-pin-control-horn.asp) ($.25)

with shipping to the UK would be a total of $420.42 ...not bad huh...

It will cost me more than the extra $20. to ship but that is ok!!!!

This can just be an example of what you want to order...let me know what you want or just say this is ok and I will send out the invoice! (=

I can send you an invoice through paypal and you can pay through paypal with a paypal account, credit card, or echeck.

It will be about a month...but once you are payed you will be in the pile and not forgoten! I promise!!!!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

TTYL,
Jay

PS: Again ....I am sorry man!

CHELLIE
02-09-2007, 03:41 AM
Hi Jay :) as always I was working my buns off :) :) :) filling in for 2 techs that are off sick and injured , O well, it makes the day go by faster, Dont forget, send me 2 full size plans of the cat pusher ASAP, and let me do the rest, I want to do some R&D on the cat with the 2408-21 and the 2409-12, with a 6x5.5 prop. and a 7x6 prop. i think the 6x5.5 will really shine, on a pusher cat, it will rev up more, It will be my pleasure to do this, and I will be having a blast anyway :) :) :) on my pusher jet, the motor & prop had a pitch motor speed of 94 mph, it has a 4100kv inrunner, and drained a 1800mah lipo in 5 mins, thats no fun, the 2408-21 should do 15 mins flying and the 2409-12 about 10 mins, at a speed of 60 to 70 mph, fast enough, take care, Chellie

ratrod
02-09-2007, 06:21 AM
Chellie,
Can you help me again. I am building my trainer plane. I put the motor from my hydrofoam in it.. It a RCV hydro.
They give me no info on the motor at all (its from china)
It looks like a tower motor, it has 12 doo hickies on the motor.
I am running a eflight 20 amp speed control.
So here is the deal, It came with a brush motor & I didnyt want to buy a new speed control.
So I talked with the guy @ the hobby shop & he said fine.
The plane came with a EP-1080 prop which is about 3/4 of an inch longer on each side than the prop that came with my RCV hydro.
There are no #s on the RCV prop.
He said the plane would fly with my prop.
When I put it on it only sticks past the front of ths nose about 1 inch.
The other prop sticks past a lot farther. do you think it will fly????
He said it would. If It wont & I put on this bigger prop will I smoke my speed control??????
Im lost can you help????
Thanks

ratrod
02-09-2007, 06:36 AM
Chellie,
I snapped a couple of photos for you too see.
I hope that helps.
It won't let me insert photos....When I click on insert image it says, enter URL of your image?????
Im CPU stupid

CHELLIE
02-09-2007, 07:20 AM
Hi ratrod :) this will be a good question for jay, I dont have a RCV so I dont know what motor it has in it, that prop you mentioned a 1080 on only a 20 amp esc does not sound right, This would be a good one for jay to answer as he had one and can be of more help to you, Take care, Chellie

ratrod
02-09-2007, 07:30 AM
Jay,
Chellie said you would be the one to ask.

Can you help me again. I am building my trainer plane. I put the motor from my hydrofoam in it.. It a RCV hydro.
They give me no info on the motor at all (its from china)
It looks like a tower motor, it has 12 doo hickies on the motor.
I am running a eflight 20 amp speed control.
So here is the deal, It came with a brush motor & I didnyt want to buy a new speed control.
So I talked with the guy @ the hobby shop & he said fine.
The plane came with a EP-1080 prop which is about 3/4 of an inch longer on each side than the prop that came with my RCV hydro.
There are no #s on the RCV prop.
He said the plane would fly with my prop.
When I put it on it only sticks past the front of ths nose about 1 inch.
The other prop sticks past a lot farther. do you think it will fly????
He said it would. If It wont & I put on this bigger prop will I smoke my speed control??????
Im lost can you help????
Thanks

sheep600fx
02-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the answers Jay, I am just selling a bit of clutter on E-Bay so should be ordering within the next week or so now I know the price :-))

Sean

GITech001
02-12-2007, 02:48 AM
Hi ratrod :) this will be a good question for jay, I dont have a RCV so I dont know what motor it has in it, that prop you mentioned a 1080 on only a 20 amp esc does not sound right, This would be a good one for jay to answer as he had one and can be of more help to you, Take care, Chellie

Thanks Chielle! :D

I'll 'GIT' it! :D

GITech001
02-12-2007, 02:54 AM
Jay,
Chellie said you would be the one to ask.

Can you help me again. I am building my trainer plane. I put the motor from my hydrofoam in it.. It a RCV hydro.
They give me no info on the motor at all (its from china)
It looks like a tower motor, it has 12 doo hickies on the motor.
I am running a eflight 20 amp speed control.
So here is the deal, It came with a brush motor & I didnyt want to buy a new speed control.
So I talked with the guy @ the hobby shop & he said fine.
The plane came with a EP-1080 prop which is about 3/4 of an inch longer on each side than the prop that came with my RCV hydro.
There are no #s on the RCV prop.
He said the plane would fly with my prop.
When I put it on it only sticks past the front of ths nose about 1 inch.
The other prop sticks past a lot farther. do you think it will fly?
He said it would. If It wont & I put on this bigger prop will I smoke my speed control?
Im lost can you help?
Thanks

Hi ratrod,

I think the motor on the "RCV" is a tower pro BM2410-12D.

Here is some great info on this motor courtesy of Jeff at heads up RC:

Recommended props for 3 cell Lipo batteries (11.1 volt):
GWS props fit the 3mm shaft on this motor perfectly - no adapter needed.
The GWS EP9050 prop produces about 23 ounces of thrust at 12 amps with a pitch speed of 41 mph.
The APC 8x3.8SF prop produces about 21 ounces of thrust at 10.5 amps with a pitch speed of 29 mph. You will need a prop adapter or prop saver to use this prop.
Recommended props for 2 cell Lipo batteries (7.4 volt):
The GWS EP1170 prop produces about 18 ounces of thrust at 10.5 amps with a pitch speed of 33 mph.
The GWS EP1047 prop produces about 17 ounces of thrust at 10 amps with a pitch speed of 23 mph
The above data is a result of my own testing using fully charged Lipo batteries.

2410-12D Specifications:
Weight = 2.1 ounces (59 grams)
Diameter = 1.2 inch (31mm)
Total Length = 2.4 inch (62mm)
Shaft Length = 1.1 inch (28mm)
Shaft Diameter = 3mm (GWS Props fit nicely)
Voltage = 7.2 to 12 KV=1530
Current = 12 amp max.

As for your other questions, I will post again so this post isn't too long. :D

CHELLIE
02-12-2007, 02:55 AM
Hi Jay, I hope you got most of your unexpected problems taken care of, glad to have you back :D I will send you a pic of my DR1 soon, just got the landing gear done, that was a pain :o and have to make a couple of machine guns now, mount the servos and motor, and I will be done, remind me not to build anymore tri planes :D take care, Chellie

GITech001
02-12-2007, 03:13 AM
Jay,
Chellie said you would be the one to ask.

Can you help me again. I am building my trainer plane. I put the motor from my hydrofoam in it.. It a RCV hydro.
They give me no info on the motor at all (its from china)
It looks like a tower motor, it has 12 doo hickies on the motor.
I am running a eflight 20 amp speed control.
So here is the deal, It came with a brush motor & I didnyt want to buy a new speed control.
So I talked with the guy @ the hobby shop & he said fine.
The plane came with a EP-1080 prop which is about 3/4 of an inch longer on each side than the prop that came with my RCV hydro.
There are no #s on the RCV prop.
He said the plane would fly with my prop.
When I put it on it only sticks past the front of ths nose about 1 inch.
The other prop sticks past a lot farther. do you think it will fly?
He said it would. If It wont & I put on this bigger prop will I smoke my speed control?
Im lost can you help?
Thanks

The prop that came with your "RCV" is a 8x4.3.

Your EP-1080 prop will smoke your motor.

The 12 doo hickies on the motor are called stator polls. More poles usualy means a lower KV (RPM's per Volt). Less poles usualy means a higher KV rating. This is a factor of how many poles the motor bell(magnets) has to pass in one revolution.

You can use your 8x4.3 "RCV" prop and GIT very good performance out of your motor and trainer.

Follow the guide above and if you have any more questions...Let me know!!!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

GITech001
02-12-2007, 03:53 AM
Hi Jay, I hope you got most of your unexpected problems taken care of, glad to have you back :D I will send you a pic of my DR1 soon, just got the landing gear done, that was a pain :o and have to make a couple of machine guns now, mount the servos and motor, and I will be done, remind me not to build anymore tri planes :D take care, Chellie

Well, except mine right? :D Just kidding, I know what it's like to make something that is so involved/unique. It becomes something else when you say to yourself "this is the only one I will ever make". It becomes priceless to you!

You know?!

I have done a few of these things in my life like the coffee table you see in my old Miss Hydroplane pics HERE (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/images.asp?globalTrigger=view&categoryID={DB383D1A-09EA-4789-91E7-5FBE9A5CAD07}&imageID={A6A3BB86-E42D-4994-979A-D0FC363FE8CD}). I had never painted before and will never paint something like that again. It is priceless to me. It has been my coffee table for 5 years now and has so many memories. I always say I will hang it on the wall someday soon but I can never GIT myself to do it. So, it just keeps getting more good memories. It has held up to the worst abuse and daily use. I would sell it but not for less than $50k because I could do so much with that kind of money. Change peoples lives! I would spend the rest of my life to make it worth more than that with what I would do with the money. I have a few inventions I would like to make a reality that could change peoples lives for the better. I have done three of these one-of-a-kind things that will remain one-of-a-kind (each one of a different discipline) and would sell anyone of them to someone who would help me help others like that. That person would deserve it! Their is nothing I want more than to make a difference in this world anyway I can. I want to be an inspiration to others for generations to come. :)

Well, my PC is back up, just some file moving from the backup file left to do. I still need to GIT Office 2007 running as the beta ran out without warning. Thanks Microsoft:rolleyes: :( !!! You could offer me the chance to buy it...that would make sense...:p :rolleyes: !!! Dumb!

Take care everyone,
Jay

ratrod
02-12-2007, 07:58 AM
The prop that came with your "RCV" is a 8x4.3.

Your EP-1080 prop will smoke your motor.

The 12 doo hickies on the motor are called stator polls. More poles usualy means a lower KV (RPM's per Volt). Less poles usualy means a higher KV rating. This is a factor of how many poles the motor bell(magnets) has to pass in one revolution.

You can use your 8x4.3 "RCV" prop and GIT very good performance out of your motor and trainer.

Follow the guide above and if you have any more questions...Let me know!!!

TTYL,
Jay
GITaHobby.com (http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/default.asp)

Jay,
Thanks for taking the time to help with this:) . I just wanted to make sure it would fly this GWS Beaver. Th prop looks so small on the plane.
I can get the prop on w/ no adapters. How far infront of the nose should the prop be?
Its all built now except for that:)
I have been spending a lot of time on my simulator, I can fly over 10 mins now. It seems to make me go to sleep while on the simulator?:eek: I cant figur that one out.
I would also like to buy a replacement motor mount,pole,&plastic block X2
I only see the motor mount. Could you give me a price on all 3 parts & I will GIT it ordered:D
Do you have any tips on the flying for a terrible newbie???
Like you I only did RC car & truck Bla Bla Bla:cool: This is a totally different world & I have destroyed more in 1 month than in 35 yrs of trucks:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
What should I pratice on the simulator.
Anyhow thanks again & sorry to bore you.:cool:
Let me know about the mounts
Take care

CHELLIE
02-12-2007, 08:23 AM
Hi Ratrod :) on your plane, make it a little nose heavy, that will help to recover if you get in trouble, also, if you know someone that flies rc, have them trim out your plane for you, and show you how to fly it, you will be mors successful that way, also if there is a local flying club in your area join it, it will help you to learn rc flying quicker, Take care,Chellie

ratrod
02-12-2007, 03:19 PM
Chellie,
I dont quite know how to balance the plane:confused: The instructions dont tell me how to do it, they just give me a hunk of clay:confused:
They say the COG is 45-55 mm behind the leading edge of the main wing.
I assuming that is the front of the wing:confused:
So do I try to balance it from that point? What do I set it on & how wide will that be?
Thanks ,