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08-12-2011, 05:56 PM
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Posted By smooth operator

you know since i don't have a lot of hobby shops...

you know since i don't have a lot of hobby shops near me i have been ordering all my stuff from amazon. it's really amazing you will find almost everything you need there! there's always horizon...
Forum: Power Systems
08-04-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

oh ok, so does plugging in the battery to the rx...

oh ok, so does plugging in the battery to the rx make the rx or bat permanently damaged? sorry i'm asking so many questions! i figure when i have time i am going to try it again, this time with the...
Forum: Power Systems
08-03-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

yeah i think it was the polarity, i was thinking...

yeah i think it was the polarity, i was thinking i plugged it in wrong at first because my battery is 7.2v, and it didn't completely go up in smoke, just a tiny bit came out from inside of the rx,...
Forum: Power Systems
08-02-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

so i just got the orange rx and tested it out,...

so i just got the orange rx and tested it out, plugged in the battery in an empty slot and the rx inside started smoking. took it off the receiver and plugged it in again, no more smoking, then i...
Forum: Power Systems
07-29-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

oh ok, so i'll just save those props for another...

oh ok, so i'll just save those props for another project. 5x3 props sound about right, i just hope they make them counter-rotating
Forum: Power Systems
07-29-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

I decided to go with the orange Rx since i...

I decided to go with the orange Rx since i planned this originally as a low budget project, so we'll see how well that goes! I ordered a set of draganfly 8x4.5 counter-rotating props which i think...
07-29-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,174
Posted By smooth operator

yeah i get most of my RC equipment online, the...

yeah i get most of my RC equipment online, the closest hobby shop to me only deals in cars. so as far as my RC aviation needs, they can only supply me with CA glue, paint, and x-acto knife blades....
Forum: Power Systems
07-27-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

aah ok. can i use other receivers besides...

aah ok. can i use other receivers besides spektrum? and what's the shipping rates for hobbyking?
Forum: Power Systems
07-27-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

i am currently running a 2.4 Spektrum DX5e, as...

i am currently running a 2.4 Spektrum DX5e, as simple as they get :)
Forum: WWI Era
07-27-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 620,274
Posted By smooth operator

awesome! does e flite make the albatros?

awesome! does e flite make the albatros?
Forum: Power Systems
07-27-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

and is hobbyking a reliable website? i've heard...

and is hobbyking a reliable website? i've heard a few horror stories.....
Forum: Power Systems
07-27-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

thanks a lot Chellie! all this information is...

thanks a lot Chellie! all this information is gonna be really helpful. the wood in the dumas kits are soft so i'm gonna do a lot of reinforcing which is gonna add some weight as well. what Rx do...
Forum: Power Systems
07-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,101
Posted By smooth operator

twin prop power set up

hey guys, i started working on this dumas free flight model of the CG-4A glider that i plan to mount with two engines, one on each wing. it's a 30" wingspan model that will roughly come out to less...
Forum: Foamies
07-19-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 728,275
Posted By smooth operator

nice and warm but very windy, took a lot of...

nice and warm but very windy, took a lot of damage from nosing over due to landing on a baseball field that has fresh sand. almost lost it due to disorientation below the treeline flying at 8:45PM. ...
07-15-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,214
Posted By smooth operator

just got back from flying in constant 4mph with...

just got back from flying in constant 4mph with gusts up to 6mph which is a lot for a micro. just clipped a wingtip doing a crosswind landing in my um mossie which has now been through so much...
07-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By smooth operator

and thanks for the link!

and thanks for the link!
07-11-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By smooth operator

just ordered spektrum 1.5g micro servos and GWS...

just ordered spektrum 1.5g micro servos and GWS pico micro retracts. i hope the micro retracts aren't too heavy. here's to hoping my mossies will have retractable landing gear by next week!
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07-11-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By smooth operator

Free Flight to RC Conversion

one of the main reasons i got back into the hobby was to do a lot of conversions from the guillows and dumas FF kits to RC. i know this is very challenging but the engineering student in me just...
Forum: WWI Era
07-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By smooth operator

wow! awesome video, those planes look like they...

wow! awesome video, those planes look like they are great flyers! i'm loving the slow flight maneuvers
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,811
Posted By smooth operator

just buy a high-wing 4-channel trainer around the...

just buy a high-wing 4-channel trainer around the $100 zone. don't get anything too expensive for your first plane as you will crash your plane multiple times unless you are the charles lindbergh of...
07-09-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By smooth operator

i'd say 50% of it is accurate except for the...

i'd say 50% of it is accurate except for the serial number at the rear fuselage, and tail letter marking. the bombs representing missions and iron crosses for kills are also from the B-24 kit, the...
07-09-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 47,409
Posted By smooth operator

i LOVE airplanes of the World War II, but my...

i LOVE airplanes of the World War II, but my favorite has to be the B-17. it's been my favorite ever since i saw the movie Memphis Belle when i was a little kid. i saw one flying in formation with...
07-09-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,241
Posted By smooth operator

hey what about the e-flite variable rate charger...

hey what about the e-flite variable rate charger that the parkzone planes come with? i have that charger hooked up to a 12v 500mah ac/dc power supply that i plug in and i have the charge rate at...
07-09-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By smooth operator

thanks! the decals are leftover from the revell...

thanks! the decals are leftover from the revell 1/48 scale B-24 bomber, and the tail letter markings are also leftover decals from the fujimi 1/48 scale messerschmitt 110. i was lucky enough that...
07-09-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By smooth operator

NEW LOOK ParkZone Mosquito USAAF

so i got off work tonight and got some time to re-paint one of my mossies to the fast bomber / recon in USAAF use! no d-day markings though, got too lazy lol. would help in flight for visual...
07-08-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By smooth operator

very nice, do you have the beaufighter kit?

very nice, do you have the beaufighter kit?
07-08-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By smooth operator

that's the model 190 i've been eyeing at for a...

that's the model 190 i've been eyeing at for a while, but i don't think i'll pick it up until i get a lot better at flying. haven't flown in 10 years but getting back into it. and knowing me i'll...
07-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By smooth operator

you got a point, many companies will make a...

you got a point, many companies will make a certain model but won't really fly well because it hasn't gone through their own R&D. a good chunk of it too is the flight characteristics of the REAL...
07-08-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By smooth operator

The ever famous P-51 Mustang.

Is it me or is every other scale/warbird kit/ARF/RTF etc. is a damn Mustang! What is it with this airplane, besides the fact that it was one of the most advanced fighter aircraft of the war that...
07-08-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By smooth operator

thanks guys, yeah that's what i was thinking as...

thanks guys, yeah that's what i was thinking as well, there isn't really much you can add to micro aircraft unless you fabricate them yourself. i'm thinking of buying a pair of du-bro hinges, some...
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