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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-17-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By SuchIsLife
Interesting question. I must admit power to...

Interesting question.
I must admit power to weight ratio has always interested me. For example when I swapped over my NiMhs for my first LiPo :)

A Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack weighs 188g,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,542
Posted By SuchIsLife
I'm with you there bluz. I fly every weekend and...

I'm with you there bluz. I fly every weekend and we all occasionally crash. I'd be grounded an awful lot if it wasn't for HK. I do own a 3DHS edge and a few great planes, but just couldn't afford to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-09-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,542
Posted By SuchIsLife
Some of the stuff is what you'd expect for the...

Some of the stuff is what you'd expect for the price, but a lot is really good, comparable or sometimes even better than the name brands and a quarter the price.
The reviews are why I started...
Forum: Beginners 08-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,019
Posted By SuchIsLife
Agreed. Take your time picking out a radio...

Agreed. Take your time picking out a radio Stuart. as its probably the most important part.

I just maidened my spitfire which i spent 6 months detailing. I used my 9x with FrSky, as i have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,445
Posted By SuchIsLife
On the super high demand items, I have had good...

On the super high demand items, I have had good luck backordering from Hobbyking. The key is to backorder the item by itself so it doesn't hold up your other purchases.
The only way you could get a...
Forum: Beginners 07-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,019
Posted By SuchIsLife
I've used a Turnigy 9x for three years now -...

I've used a Turnigy 9x for three years now - still working great. I ran it with the stock module for a while, and it was fairly good, no issues.
I added a FrSky module when I bought some more...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 07-24-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 57,795
Posted By SuchIsLife
Good reviews and it weighs 8 grams - nice find!

Good reviews and it weighs 8 grams - nice find!
Forum: Beginners 06-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,294
Posted By SuchIsLife
Like everyone has said: Crashing is normal....

Like everyone has said:

Crashing is normal. We all crash, just less often as we get more experienced.
After 7 years I still take spare props, glue, tape etc to the flying field every time I go.
...
Forum: WWI Era 05-23-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By SuchIsLife
A friend brought the Durafly SE5 down to our...

A friend brought the Durafly SE5 down to our field last week. I was very impressed with the detail, it nearly outdid my highly modified electrifly camel! Beaut moulding, especially on the guns and it...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By SuchIsLife
Take care reversing throttle with the plane...

Take care reversing throttle with the plane plugged in ;)
Make sure you have a good grip on the tail. On second thoughts just don't do it :D
Forum: Beginners 05-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By SuchIsLife
I saw a post by hobbyking admin this week saying...

I saw a post by hobbyking admin this week saying they plan to revamp the site, and make every item available from every warehouse, by the end of the year. That's a big undertaking, but would be...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By SuchIsLife
If you're sharing good info that's not found...

If you're sharing good info that's not found here, I don't see there's a big issue, is there?
Forum: Beginners 05-23-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By SuchIsLife
Thats 16C draw. Might be worth going with a 30C...

Thats 16C draw. Might be worth going with a 30C batt rather than a 20C. Equipment stays happier when you don't approach it's limits. They only weigh a gram or so more.
Forum: 3D Flying 05-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,668
Posted By SuchIsLife
You can buy white decal paper, thereby leaving...

You can buy white decal paper, thereby leaving any 'clear' areas white.
Forum: Beginners 05-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By SuchIsLife
I buy most of my stuff from hobbyking and...

I buy most of my stuff from hobbyking and towerhobbies, had good experiences with both. I try to avoid ebay and goodluckbuy, not so good experiences there.
Forum: Beginners 05-22-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,924
Posted By SuchIsLife
Keep in mind Spektrums '50 Tx' demo is using...

Keep in mind Spektrums '50 Tx' demo is using DSMX, frequency hopping/spread spectrum. Most 2.4 systems use this now, including FrSky.

The DSM2 system is spread spectrum only (not hopping) and is...
Forum: Beginners 05-18-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,924
Posted By SuchIsLife
even a parkflyer Rx should get at least 400m...

even a parkflyer Rx should get at least 400m range. Shadowing seems to be the consensus. How far away were you when you lost control?

I think you'll be happy with the flysky system. Me and a few...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By SuchIsLife
Congrats on the solo MX5. I still remember the...

Congrats on the solo MX5. I still remember the feeling 6 years down the track.

Expo and a computer radio are a great investment.
When I upgraded to a 9X I found that having expo, model memories,...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By SuchIsLife
I have mostly Turnigy 30, 35 and 40c, these are...

I have mostly Turnigy 30, 35 and 40c, these are the ones I get 200+ cycles.
I have some zippys, usually get about 150 cycles.
And a few nanos but have only owned for 6 months so can't judge...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By SuchIsLife
AXN floater is a good start. Easy to fly, can...

AXN floater is a good start. Easy to fly, can take quite a beating and still fun years down the track.
About $50 but you will need to add a battery and transmitter to get her in the air. Bought...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By SuchIsLife
I started on FMS, it's not as pretty as some but...

I started on FMS, it's not as pretty as some but it does the job and certainly got my thumbs trained up. there is a good thread on how to hook up your transmitter to FMS here...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By SuchIsLife
Going down from a 1700kv to a 1200kv will not...

Going down from a 1700kv to a 1200kv will not only reduce rpm (thereby reducing speed), but will allow you to use a bigger prop for the same amp draw (reducing speed but increasing power/thrust)....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-15-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By SuchIsLife
I use the same rules as you. Also: don't let...

I use the same rules as you. Also:
don't let them get too hot (warm is ok), be it from excessive amp draw or sitting in the sun in your car. (Heat raises the voltage and can push them over 4.2v)
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By SuchIsLife
Intermediate: "occurring between two extremes, or...

Intermediate: "occurring between two extremes, or in the middle of a range".

I agree with AEAJR, advanced means you have a shot at competition.
Beginner means you're not really using the full...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 03-13-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By SuchIsLife
Have you flown any RC fixed wing before? if not: ...

Have you flown any RC fixed wing before? if not:

Recommendation 1: (I learned this the hard way)

Get an RC sim, and get the hang of things on that. That way your initial mistakes are a lot...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,369
Posted By SuchIsLife
Sure there is. There's a Turnigy logo on the...

Sure there is. There's a Turnigy logo on the display ;)

I have had a 9x for two years. Ran it stock for six months then added a FrSky telemetry module.
I have never had an issue with either...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,970
Posted By SuchIsLife
There are a lot of online RC shops. If no-one...

There are a lot of online RC shops. If no-one local has what you need you may have to order online. Someone will have what you need.
The blades of a prop act like wings. If you look they have a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-11-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,936
Posted By SuchIsLife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHoP6yyTnz0&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHoP6yyTnz0&feature=relmfu
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-11-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By SuchIsLife
Slowfly props usually have a rounded tip too. The...

Slowfly props usually have a rounded tip too. The tip is the most important part of a prop as it is doing the highest speeds and a lot of the work.
Forum: Foamies 03-11-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 60,590
Posted By SuchIsLife
I use all the below, for various foam repairs....

I use all the below, for various foam repairs. After a while you get an idea of what works best for a given situation.

Gorilla glue is Polyurethane glue. It is lightweight, very strong, foam safe,...
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