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12-31-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,780
Posted By caltrop

Me Too

Yeah, I've been less than pleased with Horizon. My DX7 had been in 4 times and it still does not work right.

Some claim that Horizon is great with service then there's those of us who know the...
12-31-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,191
Posted By caltrop

Missed Christmas

Oh well, looks like Horizon missed Christmas BIG!

Nothing that was in the Xmas flyer that came in the mail was available.

My DX7 that still does not work needs replacing ind if I was stupid...
12-31-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By caltrop

Changed Again

Horizon has changed yet again! Especially the E-flite web site. I HATE THESE NEW WEB SITES!!! They load slower evertime they're changed. Some of us don't have the latest and greatest computer...
12-28-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By caltrop

Disappointed

A lot of us have been disappointed by Horizon. Though I sure it's not all their fault they are the ones doing the advertising. You don't do a nation wide Christmas advertisement showing new toys that...
12-24-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By caltrop

Angry Bah - humbug!!!

Nothing for Christmas!

All Santa brought me was my bad DX7 that has been back to Horizon FOUR TIMES!

And on top of that I hear that Santa got a load of defective stuff from China and had to...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Angry Nothing's Changed

The DX7 just showed up and they say nothing is wrong with it. Though something was done to it a while back though Horizon denies anything. There were some subtle changes like it did not totally shut...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

I Don't Think So

After three tries with Horizon I am not going back to them. I don't trust their radios. Why should I buy a new DX7 when the one I have (well, Horizon has it right now) does not work and Horizon will...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Futaba vs DX7

Yes that is one drawback to Futaba is that it will work with any model bound to it. Just like 72MHz you need to verify the correct model before flight. You should always preflight your aircraft...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Arrow AR7000

This is the same thing that happened to me with a mini Ultra Stick plane and AR7000. Many successful flights than - CRASH! For no reason the plane suddenly went into the ground. I to blamed myself...
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Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Hmmm...

The DX7 I have is a Generation 1 and it was a mistake ever buying it. I agree that a new DX7 will probably be rock solid. My BIG ISSUE is with Horizon's lackadaisical product support with this DX7...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Exclamation Oh Yes

Yes indeed it is glitching on different planes and in the lab.
Blade mSR
Parkzone Vapor
MS Composite Unique
MS Composite Swift II
on the bench with an AR6100e
The DX7 is going in for the...
Replies: 1,356
Views: 209,077
Posted By caltrop

Unhappy DX7 Glitching

I've been having some more issues with my DX7 especially with the BNF stuff. My Vapor & mSR have ocassional glitching problems. When turning everything off and back on again it goes away. Similar to...
12-04-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,646
Posted By caltrop

Talking It's Not My Fault!

My Dad started it by being an Air Force pilot & engineer.

I guess it's genetic.

I never finished my pilots license due to finances and now it's even worse. It's quite a bit cheaper than the...
Forum: 3D Flying
12-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,581
Posted By caltrop

Glue

Yes, waiting for the micro version!

Anyone find the glue used in Horizon's foamies STINKS? My Funtana 300 keeps popping it's seams. I also had the landing gear & firewall come apart.

Other...
12-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,820
Posted By caltrop

Talking Lots Of Places

There's loads of places to fly inside but...
fees can be astronomical
'THEY' don't do RC; most places want nothing to do with RC, at least around here.
liability issues; YEAH RIGHT, a Vapor...
12-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,539
Posted By caltrop

Hmmm

No one talks with me. I post & post and...

I got them mad at me for the JR-Fest post I did. I just said how it was - it's not E-Fest.

Then some of us got laid-off and things are bad now. I'm...
Forum: Power Systems
12-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By caltrop

Question Same RPM

I have a Great Planes ESC that has a governor mode that limits the RPM.

Could be your ESC has this feature.
Forum: Foamies
12-03-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,442
Posted By caltrop

Great Planes VFO

Anyone seen the Great Planes VFO. I saw it at JR-Fest and have one on order. It is reminiscent of the Convair XFY-1 POGO experimental aircraft from the WWII era.

Looks like a very easy build. It...
Forum: Foamies
12-03-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,606
Posted By caltrop

Paint & Covering

I'm going to play around with covering. I've heard that Ultracoat works good because it uses a lower temperature than Monocoat. There is a new Lite Ultracoat coming out.

For paint I've been using...
12-03-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 31,097
Posted By caltrop

Hmmm...

Yeah the Microheli site is all :censor:!!! I have bought from them in the past as well but not anymore. My firewall and stuff stopped the attacks. It's too bad that a retailer allows that to happen &...
12-03-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 43,142
Posted By caltrop

Build Review Swashplate Adjustment

I just changed the swashplate settings. A lot of people miss this in the instructions, I did.

There is an extra set of balljoints on the swashplate; I wondered whta they were there for. They're...
Forum: Foamies
11-25-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By caltrop

Question Dollar Foam

I got a couple of those sheets but they're paper covered. I know you can soak it off.

I'm really looking for EPP foam right now. I think RCFoam looks good. They offer quite an assortment. I...
11-25-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,823
Posted By caltrop

Question Interesting But...

I just saw the Toki Biowire servo and they are interesting except for the speed issue. For 3D I want FAST! I do like the low profile of the Toki. I might get a couple to play with but for now it's...
Forum: Foamies
11-24-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By caltrop

Question Where Do You Get Your Foam?

I'm starting to build my own things and was wanting to know where good sources of foam can be had. I want some Depron for a micro I'm building and some EPP for combat.

HobbyTown only has depron....
11-21-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,256
Posted By caltrop

Arrow Different Cells...?

That would be OK for cells that are all the same but with all the new stuff coming out the cheap charger adapter will not work.

I have everything from 70mAh to 150mAh and you can not mix & match...
Forum: Power Systems
11-20-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By caltrop

Build Review Calculating A Motor

watts/lb flying
-------- ------
_50 _59 slow flyer
_60 _69 trainer
_70 _99 sports flying
100 119 hvy sports
120 149 aerobatic
150 --- 3D

Of course this is just a general estimate. Some...
11-20-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,256
Posted By caltrop

Build Review New Micro Charger

The Four-Play Pro Single Cell Li-Po charger
http://www.eftmodels.com/

:D I got this at JR Fest after talking with some friends. It charges four of the tiny E-flite/Parkzone/Minium LiPo's...
11-20-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,743
Posted By caltrop

Build Review Triton Chargers

I just started using my Triton for balance charging with the Equinox Balancer. It's not the fastest but at least I have another charger with settings instead of the fixed chargers like E-flite gives...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,293
Posted By caltrop

Question Hmmm...

Mine has done everything but reverse like that. I've plowed several planes in the ground thanks to the DX7 or a AR6100 but after the third trip back to Horizon it has been behaving itself, for now......
11-12-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By caltrop

Exclamation Sorry...

Sorry but I was just stating the feelings of myself and others that I came with. I was not the only one that thought that JR-Fest was a little off.

Sure it was fun but it did not have a...
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