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09-22-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,295
Posted By wrather1

Two words: BAD DESIGN. That sums it all up. I...

Two words: BAD DESIGN. That sums it all up. I was able to salvage some parts to use on other models. :mad:
09-22-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,295
Posted By wrather1

Wow - that's one serious mutha of a plane!! ...

Wow - that's one serious mutha of a plane!! Thanks, Hank!
09-15-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,295
Posted By wrather1

Thanks, Flygirl! :) Now, where does a North...

Thanks, Flygirl! :)

Now, where does a North Texas fella like me get one of these models? ????
09-15-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,295
Posted By wrather1

OK, y'all - I have just learned that the...

OK, y'all -

I have just learned that the Easytiger F-35 I bought is a total waste of time and effort.

:sad:

So is there another F-35 out there worth building? ????

I'd like to keep...
09-15-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By wrather1

WOW - Thank you, thank you, thank you for this...

WOW - Thank you, thank you, thank you for this information!! Holy $#!+!! :eek:

Looks like I got a SERIOUS pig in a poke. :censor:

After reading all the trials and tribulations on this model,...
09-15-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By wrather1

Easytiger F35 foamy jet

I purchased the F35 JSF foamy jet last year and just now putting it together. The instructions are brief to say the least. No mention of how the heavy 50-amp ESC is to be mounted. I can't believe...
04-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wrather1

Absolutely true, could not agree more. Also,...

Absolutely true, could not agree more. Also, some birds like the T-Rex 500 ESP need the highest headspeed to be stable and have maximum tail authority.
04-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,370
Posted By wrather1

The only problem I can see with replacing the...

The only problem I can see with replacing the NiCd pack in my 7C with a LiPo is how you're going to charge that battery. With the stock NiCd in the radio you simply plug in the power pack to the...
03-18-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By wrather1

My CX-450 AEV2 flies great with the belt - what...

My CX-450 AEV2 flies great with the belt - what are the advantages of a torque-tube version?
03-18-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,388
Posted By wrather1

I'd take a look at what it takes to power a T-Rex...

I'd take a look at what it takes to power a T-Rex 500 and compare notes.
03-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,809
Posted By wrather1

I've had pretty consistent results ordering from...

I've had pretty consistent results ordering from Hobby King/Hobby City regarding LiPo batteries. You just have to be careful to make make sure they're in stock before you place the order, or you...
Forum: FMA Direct
12-16-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,602
Posted By wrather1

Hi Howard, As you may know already, I have...

Hi Howard,

As you may know already, I have one of your new Copilot II units and I'm trying it out on electric helicopters. Work and life commitments have made it nearly impossible to get any...
12-16-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,838
Posted By wrather1

After trying several major brands I have my...

After trying several major brands I have my entire fleet on Flightmax Zippy LiPos from HK. Not the best in the world on performance, but for me good enough. And the price is certainly the best...
Forum: Beginners
12-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,442
Posted By wrather1

One word answer: WIND I live in North...

One word answer: WIND

I live in North Texas. It is seldom "not windy" here.

If you're a beginning planker, wind is NOT your friend!:blah:

Wintertime weather is usually not without lots and...
12-15-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By wrather1

Hi Chellie, I'm a Certified Industrial...

Hi Chellie,

I'm a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and my job is to make sure industrial workplaces are safe. There is plenty of interest in the CIH community on the subject of potential...
12-15-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,838
Posted By wrather1

I got the same advice when I started on RC helis....

I got the same advice when I started on RC helis.

I went to the LHS and looked at the price tag for a T-Rex 600 (aaaagh!!) and then a 500 and said, Holy :censor:!! I can't afford this thing at...
11-20-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,922
Posted By wrather1

I don't know the source of that chart, but I have...

I don't know the source of that chart, but I have been running Zippy Flightmax batteries in my electric helicopters all year with great results. I plan to use 'em in my "planks" as well. You can't...
Forum: Beginners
10-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 193,783
Posted By wrather1

Very nice compilation - that's an awful lot of...

Very nice compilation - that's an awful lot of typing!

Great job, and thanks! :)
10-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 376,051
Posted By wrather1

I fly mostly helicopters, so I crash most of the...

I fly mostly helicopters, so I crash most of the time... :red:

"There are two kinds of helicopter pilots: those who have crashed, and those who will crash."
10-23-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,473
Posted By wrather1

I love the Zippy FlightMax series batteries. No...

I love the Zippy FlightMax series batteries. No problems at all so far and the price/value ratio can't be beat.:)
Forum: Power Systems
10-23-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,201
Posted By wrather1

The Anderson Power Poles look like a good sound...

The Anderson Power Poles look like a good sound alternative to Dean's.

Unfortunately, i had already made the decision to standardize everything on the Dean's connectors since I'm skilled with a...
10-07-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,457
Posted By wrather1

Exclamation New DOT Regulations on LiPo Batteries

The US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has issued new rules regarding transportation of all types of lithium batteries on commercial aircraft. These also apply to lithium polymer batteries that we use...
Forum: Foamies
10-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 742,607
Posted By wrather1

That would be my fantasy - way too windy/rainy...

That would be my fantasy - way too windy/rainy around here for several days. :sad:
10-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 115,305
Posted By wrather1

Did you use a V-bar or some other flybarless...

Did you use a V-bar or some other flybarless system for the headgear? That is the most incredibly detailed model I have ever set eyes on - is it operational yet?

DW
09-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By wrather1

You Might Be A Heli-Freak If..

Shamelessly pilfered quotes from the HeliFreak forum, too good not to pass on:

You might be a heli-freak if:

You'll drive 50 miles for a $2.00 part... (yeah, like you can ever just go in...
09-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,773
Posted By wrather1

JAson, I could not agree more.

JAson, I could not agree more.
Replies: 21
Views: 4,130
Posted By wrather1

Yeah, me too - I'm always buying toys for my...

Yeah, me too - I'm always buying toys for my grandson anyway! :D
09-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,344
Posted By wrather1

Cool idea.

Cool idea.
Replies: 21
Views: 4,130
Posted By wrather1

Thanks, Ron - I'm really bummed that I missed...

Thanks, Ron - I'm really bummed that I missed this year's event. I play in an Oldies band and we had a rehearsal all Saturday, and of course Sunday was too windy for my foamies.

Cheers,

DW
09-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,067
Posted By wrather1

The 7C is NOT listed in the Phoenix transmitter...

The 7C is NOT listed in the Phoenix transmitter selection menu. However, I was advised in another forum to try one of the other Futaba transmitters listed, and VOILA' - it works fine after...
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