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Old 11-24-2007, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by larrykerr View Post
so i cracked the plane open and took a picture of the lipo battery - is this what you would consider puffed out and bad? (jpg attached - http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/atta...chmentid=47665 )
Sure looks like they are puffed. They should be flat so when you squeeze them it is like squeezing hard clay. Any single cell under ~4 grams should work fine. I am pretty sure the originals were 3.7g 100 mah cells and I thought someone had 4.2g 165 mah ones they used as well. They are easy to solder in.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:19 AM
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it should look vaccume packed.

that's puffed
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:17 AM
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dear peter and flyingmonkey - thanks for the help - i ordered 2 of the lipo batteries that peter recommended from hobbycity.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:48 PM
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i'm almost completely finished my scratch built 1/72 scale A-10

just need to order a set of decals to finish it now

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:02 PM
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nice job!
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:43 PM
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thanks monkey
hopefully it's not to heavy. unfortunately i have no scale to check :\

but i have faith

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:46 PM
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mokey?

who is mokey
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:59 PM
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lol oops
i usually ignore spell check on names, maybe i shouldn't
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:25 AM
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hey sweet A-10 did you fly it yet? if you take it into spinmaster they might make it a product for sell in stores.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:40 AM
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i'm almost completely finished my scratch built 1/72 scale A-10

just need to order a set of decals to finish it now

it looks like it might fly if balanced right at the cg
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:41 AM
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Take a stick (dowel pencil whatever) mark the CENTER point. Tape your A-10 to one side and a unmodified aero ace to the other side. NOW balance it. You now know at the minimum if its lighter or heavier than a stock ace.

ALSO by definition ALL things balance at the CG ie thats what CG is by definition. the point at which something balances. What you meant to say was that IF the cg is in the correct position for stable flight. this matters not really since you can move the CG but it usually requires the addition of mass. IE not good :-)

I really hope that thing flies its REALLY impressive!
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:31 PM
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i'm going to rebuild it.
learning from my problems with it the first time around.

the body will be hollowed and the gear moved further back in the fuse.

oh and i'll remember not to use red putty on foam
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mrkil View Post
thanks monkey
hopefully it's not to heavy. unfortunately i have no scale to check :\

but i have faith
Harbor Freight just had scales in their sales flyer.... @$10.00 reads in grams \,etc.. A heck of a deal!!!

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Old 01-07-2008, 02:59 AM
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Unforturnately im in the wrong country!

mrkill - finished your beautiful A10 yet?
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:06 PM
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Has anyone tried one of these little wonders? I have been reading about them over on RCU and it is getting great reviews. Also, there is already quite a list of modifications to be done to them. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with these Air Hogs Aero Ace from Toys R Us. They sell for $29.99 and I saw two of them at the TRU 2 miles from my house. I hid them behind some crappy toys so that I can be sure to get them next time I stop in. Hopefully that will be today!

Any comments about these? Thanks in advance.
Have had one for about a year, replaced batteries once in transmitter.....lotta fun, no problems......Have seen them fly with the lower wing removed and handled great......Cheap enough to do with what you want. Just becareful of the wind......Goes like H**** downwind and then doesn't have enough ump to get back.......
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:26 PM
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Ok.
I tried RC airplanes 20 years ago.
After watching months of work and hundreds of dollars do the death
spiral into the ground, I decided it was kinda stupid.

I got pretty good at control-line, and really good at free-flight.

At the time I was looking for a small affordable backyard RC flyer,
but the technology wasn't there yet, so I decided to go raise
a family instead.
(what was I thinking?)


I saw the Air Hogs when they came out, but having attempting a few
of the control line estes and cox models (again, with little success),
I assumed the air hogs were not much better.

Now - after having read all 80+ pages of this thread, I just had to give it a try - so I picked up the AA bip and a U-Build-it; and I am glad I did!!

I haven't tried the U-Build-It yet.

But Wow!
I can see how easy it would be to lose one of these things in the wind!!

I don't really want to do any mods until I am more familiar with the stock setup.

Thanks everyone.
I forgot how much fun flying was!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:58 PM
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I flew control line about 35 years ago. I got back in to it about a year and a half ago. After my interest in model airplanes revived I bought a few Air Hogs. They were a lot of fun to fly and it was my first contact with RC (to use the term loosely). More recently I bought one of the ParkZone Cessna 210's. It is a great plane for beginners. Incidentally control line is still alive and well. There are quite a lot of fliers and the choices of equipment is probably as good or better than it aver was.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:46 PM
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Anyone try the new Gyro Havoc yet?


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Old 02-11-2008, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mrkil View Post
i'm almost completely finished my scratch built 1/72 scale A-10

just need to order a set of decals to finish it now


Very nice!! I'm a sucker for the A-10! Have you got it flying yet?
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:18 PM
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Love these little guys and have had probably 6 or more and given 4 or so as gifts. Anyway here is video of me flying mine indoors while I was at Warrant Officer Basic stuck as the Staff Duty Officer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLNRAtDYyyI

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Old 02-11-2008, 08:32 PM
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i haven't had much time to rebuild the a-10 yet.

between work and 2 other builds it's been on the back burner for now
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Keithhs View Post
I flew control line about 35 years ago. I got back in to it about a year and a half ago. After my interest in model airplanes revived I bought a few Air Hogs. They were a lot of fun to fly and it was my first contact with RC (to use the term loosely). More recently I bought one of the ParkZone Cessna 210's. It is a great plane for beginners. Incidentally control line is still alive and well. There are quite a lot of fliers and the choices of equipment is probably as good or better than it aver was.
Are you the same Keith I know from Cherokee, KS? DOC Holliday
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:15 AM
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Larry,

Did the new batteries fix the problem? I'm having the same problem with a couple of my planes.

Thanks
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:06 PM
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Hi Robert - Yup, the new lipo battery that Peter recommended worked perfectly. I put in the replacement lipo in the plane and fresh AA batteries in the transmitter and the Aero Ace was back to normal.

The hardest part was deciding which terminal on the battery was positive and which was negative. There was no + or -, red or black. One of them had some orange plastic around it so I decided that was positve and I guess I was right!

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:09 PM
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we'll i've started rebuilding the a-10

i'll try for a lighter airframe this time by hollowing it out as well as hollowing the dummy engines.

here's a couple quick pics



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