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Old 05-19-2008, 04:24 AM   #176
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If you already have a couple ESCs and a computer radio, you can just buy a gyro for the tail and hook everything up yourself. The computer radio is needed if you want to have revo mix which mixes in more/less tail rotor when you increase/decrease the main motor speed (so the tail doesn't drift around with throttle). This is a good writeup for doing "separates":

http://www.helihobby.com/html/separate_electronics.html

But, to be honest, a gyro is going to cost about as much as (or more than) the board I linked to, so it's not worth it unless you want to go brushless right off the bat - need separates for that.

You shouldn't have any problem with the GWS board. You may need to make up some connectors to plug the
motors into the board since I don't think the "Fun" version of the Piccolo comes with any connectors. You don't need to go brushless on the tail motor if you go brushless on the main - I have my Hummingbird set up with a Park 370 4100kv on the main and the stock tail motor, and it works well. You just have to replace tail motors once in a while.
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Rush,
Thanks for your help with this. I read the helihobby link and it seems too complicated for someone who's experimenting with their first heli. So I've decided to keep it simple and go with the piccoboard. If it turns out that I really dig flying the heli, I'll upgrade as the interest (and the funds) increases.
When you set up your Hummingbird, did you have to use both a brushless and a brushed esc?

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Originally Posted by Ribcracker View Post
Rush,
Thanks for your help with this. I read the helihobby link and it seems too complicated for someone who's experimenting with their first heli. So I've decided to keep it simple and go with the piccoboard. If it turns out that I really dig flying the heli, I'll upgrade as the interest (and the funds) increases.
When you set up your Hummingbird, did you have to use both a brushless and a brushed esc?
That sounds like a good plan. The KISS principle is always a good way to go. I flew the HB on the stock setup for a while until I wanted more flight time, then went with the brushless main motor - flight times went from 15 mins to 20 mins on 2 cell 1200mAh lipos. It flew just fine stock.

Yes, I have a Phoenix 10 on the main and a GWS 5A brushed ESC on the tail.
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Here is this weeks.

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Scaled down replica of the 8-time F3A World Champion's plane


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</TD><TD width="69%">Oxalys F3A Profile Plane - 36-1/4" wingspan, 37-1/2" long, 18-1/2 oz. flying weight. "Oxalys" was designed by Christophe Paysant-Le Roux (8-time F3A World Champion). It is the scaled down replica of his 2005-2006 F3A championship plane, built from precision laser cut contest balsa. Main structure comes pre-built and covered. The Oxalys flies a wide range of smooth and precise aerobatic maneuvers such as "Waterfalls", "point rolls", "rolling circles", "snap rolls", "hovering", "harrier", and precision F3A flying. Includes great instructions and builds in about 4-6 hours.

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Rock solid, instantly responding airplane


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</TD><TD width="69%">Reflex 3D All-Wood ARF - 35-1/2" wingspan, 33-1/2" long, 297 sq. in. wing area, 13 oz. flying weight. Reflex is an all-wood profile 3D airplane that flies like a much larger full fuselage plane. It is solid in all maneuvers, hovers easily, knife-edges with little coupling and snaps cleanly. With this airplane the pilot is in total control. Wing loading is very light making this suitable for both indoor and outdoor flying. Builds quickly; the instructions are fully illustrated and step-by-step. For four channels: Ailerons (2 servos), Elevator, Rudder and Throttle.

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Great aileron aerobatic trainer


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</TD><TD width="69%">Mini Leader ARF Aileron Aerobatic Trainer - 40-1/2" wingspan, 30-3/4" long, 245 sq. in. wing area, 22 oz. flying weight. All wood built-up construction, lightweight and elegant. Entirely pre-covered, the transparent sections clearly show the quality of the construction. The cowl, canopy and wheel pants are formed plastic. Landing gear is formed aluminum. Although a fairly small plane, Mini Leader excels at pattern style flying and feels like a much larger airplane. All aerobatic maneuvers are possible. This is a great airplane for the low time pilot to learn aerobatics or for the more experienced pilot to polish his skills. Assembly takes about 4-6 hours.

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD><FORM action=/cgi-bin/basket.pl/hobbylobby?basket.html method=post>NPM3300 New Power "Mini Leader" Aerobatic Trainer, ORANGE ..... $114.90
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All out 3D performer


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</TD><TD width="69%">Fury ARF 3D Airplane - 44" wingspan, 41-3/8" long, 394 sq. in. wing area, 28 oz. flying weight. A 3D parkflyer airplane that excels at high performance flying in small areas. Fury was designed to be light yet extremely strong. The entire all-wood airframe is covered in transparent covering. All control surfaces are oversized for instant response and control. Assembly will take you a few evenings, approximately 6-8 hours. Instructions are photo-illustrated and clear with helpful tips for control throw and exponential settings.

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Old 05-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #180
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I had to excercise some serious WILLPOWER this morning when I saw the Fury in there! That's a really good looking airplane!

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Ya, me also. Its about the same size as my ExtremeFlight Yak that I just bought for $80. Its a good deal @ $69......


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I copied this from RCG. Can anyone verify? I didnt get the email -


Code "May20" for 20% off any one in stock item at Hobby Lobby.


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Not too sure about that, but give this a shot

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/aviatordavewisheshewascool

$5 off a $25 order

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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Not too sure about that, but give this a shot

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/aviatordavewisheshewascool

$5 off a $25 order
Here is the Memorial Day 20% sale - http://www.hobby-lobby.com/memorial2..._campaign=0083


Liquidy - Wow, thats a neat link.

I guess this would work as well -

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/Liquidity_Drinks_Light_Beer


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Yeah I thought it was pretty neat. I do drink light beer, but only when I am out of good beer.

The 20% coupon is a nice touch for Memorial Day.

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"If you enjoy your freedom, thank a Vet."
Agreed. I also think Castle is promoting a sale for the holiday and for military members.


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Dave, I can now confirm the May20 coupon. It showed up in the mail on Saturday.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things..." http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/27169.html
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Will there be a sale on 6/4/08? If so, about what time will it be posted, or do I just go to their site in the morning? Thanks.

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Usually the people that get the HL insider will find out Tuesday night.

Sale starts Wed morning at 9AM EST

Tune in here and we will post what it is before Wed. usually.

Or go here and sign up for the insider. http://www.hobby-lobby.com/emailsign...ce=indx&kw=bnr

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Crash item is already up on the website - low end Tx.
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Yeah it is. Not impressed, but I will never complain about a sale.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/crash.htm..._campaign=0092

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ya....cheap XMTR...

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IK177206 Ikarus Nova 6 (4+2) 4-Ch. Transmitter Only ..... $89.00
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What's nice about this radio is that you can pick the channel you want so you can use it with your existing receivers.
C'mon guys, it's always nice to have an extra radio...or two, or three, or four.

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No expo, means not good for me.

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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
No expo, means not good for me.
No Spektrum, means not good for me.....

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I agree with that 100% Kev.

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There is no interference amongst the corn fields . (I even own a dx7...)

If someone was starting out in the hobby and didnt want to spend a bunch, I'd recommend it.


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And having an extra radio on a different channel means you could tow up your own glider, quickly bring the tow-plane back down, switch radios and soar from way up there where a high-start could never take you.
What else...? You could have dog-fights with your wife, neighbor, or guest pilot.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #199
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no expo, but...

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...C1746906&img=l

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