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Forum: Beginners
09-19-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,690
Posted By hoghead5150

i turned my apprentice into a tail dragger, and...

i turned my apprentice into a tail dragger, and then put on 4 inch dubro main wheels!! can you say bush plane??

makes takeoff and landings on our grass field a breeze.
Forum: Beginners
09-04-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,745
Posted By hoghead5150

oh yeah, the apprentice does NOT have a Power 15...

oh yeah, the apprentice does NOT have a Power 15 motor in it. the stock motor is a BL 15 and it's actually smaller than the Power 15. if you install a power 15 you will have to use a larger esc. ...
Forum: Beginners
09-04-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,745
Posted By hoghead5150

a couple things you might wanna check, first the...

a couple things you might wanna check, first the esc. the older apprentice and the first versions of the apprentice S had the original 30 amp pro esc in them. these esc's and a bec rated for only...
08-19-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By hoghead5150

just an update, in the last 5 months i've learned...

just an update, in the last 5 months i've learned to fly the mcpx. well enough that i stepped up to the mcpx brushless, and on to a blade 450x. flying circuts, figure 8's flips, loops, rolls, and a...
Forum: Beginners
08-18-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By hoghead5150

i agree 100%. the main reason i stated what i...

i agree 100%. the main reason i stated what i did was MOST of the people that post in the beginners section really don't understand the concept of setting up a plane the correct way. moving the...
Forum: Beginners
08-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By hoghead5150

start with limiting the control surface throws. ...

start with limiting the control surface throws. expo is good and bad. to much expo can cause crazy things to happen.

i would start with dual rates set around 50% on low rate and 70% on high...
03-20-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,581
Posted By hoghead5150

well.. lets see. motor gets really hot,...

well.. lets see. motor gets really hot, battery is slightly overcharged. terrible runtimes.

first thing i would do is check the entire bird for binding. i would pull the main gear off and see...
03-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,581
Posted By hoghead5150

i would charge a battery and then check it with a...

i would charge a battery and then check it with a meter to make sure your charger is fully charging the battery.
03-19-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,581
Posted By hoghead5150

what charger are you using? sounds like that...

what charger are you using? sounds like that could be your problem.

is the motor (main or tail) getting really hot?
03-15-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By hoghead5150

lol, it seems that trees just love to eat...

lol, it seems that trees just love to eat planes!! i swear they will jump right out in front of a plane to get a bite.
03-14-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By hoghead5150

you mentioned "slight breeze". even this will...

you mentioned "slight breeze". even this will affect the um planes pretty well. mine would "bobble" around flying into the wind, but flying with the wind it was smooth. i think when i would fly...
03-14-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By hoghead5150

i've been reading alot about the mcpx. the guy...

i've been reading alot about the mcpx. the guy sent me a video of the heli flying, so i know it actually works, but i will go over everything before i try and fly it.

thanks for the tips, i'm...
03-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By hoghead5150

well i have a used blade mcpx v2 heading my way. ...

well i have a used blade mcpx v2 heading my way. will see just how long it takes me to tear it up!!
03-12-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By hoghead5150

thanks for the response. right now i'm leaning...

thanks for the response. right now i'm leaning toward the walkera super fp or the mini cp. reason is they come with a decent transmitter, however, the mini cp comes with a pretty nice 7 channel...
03-11-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,247
Posted By hoghead5150

beginner heli ??

i realize that there are probably tons of threads like this, but i'm having a hard time finding any. i've searched here and over on rcgroups but i'm not having any luck finding information that i...
Forum: 3D Flying
02-26-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,735
Posted By hoghead5150

not a very impressive video. never really heard...

not a very impressive video. never really heard of the plane, and i really didn't see anything that i would call "3d" in that video. looked mainly like a sport aerobatic and a jumpy/twitchy one at...
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By hoghead5150

yep, and you will get good at gluing the beast...

yep, and you will get good at gluing the beast back together. it's a pretty fragile plane, not nearly as tough as the umx sbach. i wish ya luck!
02-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By hoghead5150

i've never used value's motors, but i've flown...

i've never used value's motors, but i've flown with their batteries (g-force) quite a bit. seem to be working very well for me.

for motors, i usually just go to headsuprc.com they have set us up...
02-06-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By hoghead5150

welcome back, sorry to hear about your dad. ...

welcome back, sorry to hear about your dad.

if your talking micro spitfire and mustang they are ok, but flying them inside would be a handful. they are pretty quick unless you have a BIG indoor...
01-27-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By hoghead5150

haiyans are good, also the gens ace and sky lipos...

haiyans are good, also the gens ace and sky lipos from hobbypartz.com are good. i've also had really good luck with the g-force batteries from valuehobby.com
01-26-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,973
Posted By hoghead5150

as far as i know, airfield, and fms are different...

as far as i know, airfield, and fms are different brands. but who knows, they may be made in the same chinese sweatshop.
01-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,973
Posted By hoghead5150

there was a discussion about that plane. it was...

there was a discussion about that plane. it was said that it is actually made by airfield. its small and a little twitchy to fly according to the guys that owned it.

any spektrum receiver will...
01-24-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By hoghead5150

the turnigy does not come with the ratchet style...

the turnigy does not come with the ratchet style throttle. you could probably modify one of the straps from a spektrum or something to work tho.

other than that, take the back off the transmitter...
Forum: Beginners
01-20-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,579
Posted By hoghead5150

http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/-Ares-Gamma-370-RTF/...

http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/-Ares-Gamma-370-RTF/

one of the better trainers out there. a little over your budget, but worth the extra $30. fly this and when you think your ready you can either...
01-14-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 34,271
Posted By hoghead5150

while our local club is mostly nitro/gas, there...

while our local club is mostly nitro/gas, there are still electric planes that show up. from what i've been able to tell most of the guys that don't like the electrics are the guys that fly the...
01-14-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,817
Posted By hoghead5150

first flights were with the hobbyzone supercub. ...

first flights were with the hobbyzone supercub. maybe 5 flights, as the plane was my brothers.

then i bought my first plane. the eflite apprentice. still like flying this plane. about 3 months...
Forum: 3D Flying
01-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By hoghead5150

extremeflightrc.com buy the best!!!

extremeflightrc.com

buy the best!!!
01-03-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By hoghead5150

might check valuehobby.com their g-force...

might check valuehobby.com their g-force batteries are very good and their shipping is dirt cheap.

one thing you might check is the weight of the 25c and the 40c. those 40c's might be quite a...
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,316
Posted By hoghead5150

if you've got the space, i would look at either...

if you've got the space, i would look at either the hobbyzone super cub, or the ares gamma 370. both of these planes are durable, parts are easy to get, and they both fly very well.

after you...
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,316
Posted By hoghead5150

couple questions you should answer before buying...

couple questions you should answer before buying a plane.

budget.
field size.
weather where you live. if you live in an area that is usually windy (7mph or more) then the micros like the Champ...
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