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Old 07-13-2014, 03:45 AM
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today's only plane flight...

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:48 PM
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looks like Hobbyking like to put there dirty fingers in the cake too...

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:14 PM
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:54 AM
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I have begun the process of rebuilding my Trex 600. I have most of the parts needed. Fortunately some of them were already in my parts bin
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:18 PM
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charged up 3 packs, going to park for a little action if these winds calm some...

also reworking my Dynam grand cruizer today, installing a knockoff servo for the steering arm, will take pic later but before the steering arm was connected to the rudder servo with a long piano wire, jamming up in the foam and I would lose both steering and the rudder was not as effective
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:15 AM
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since I haven't been able to fly I have been doing maintenance and upgrades to some of my fleet. I took an extra set of wheel pants from my Eratix and put them on my Profile Bipe. Looks much better now.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
since I haven't been able to fly I have been doing maintenance and upgrades to some of my fleet. I took an extra set of wheel pants from my Eratix and put them on my Profile Bipe. Looks much better now.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:03 AM
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Here is a pic of the aluminum tail case I upgraded to for my Blade 300CFX. It was a much needed upgrade. There is no more flex now. I just need to do a test flight
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:07 AM
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I also ordered the aluminum case for my Blade 300CFX as well. Plenty of room for tools, batteries, spare parts and the heli slips right in like a glove. I also like that they give you a shoulder strap. Here is a pic
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by beyondthebluerc View Post
Here is a pic of the aluminum tail case I upgraded to for my Blade 300CFX. It was a much needed upgrade. There is no more flex now. I just need to do a test flight
It seems like you have to buy a lot of upgrades to get those Blade helis flying right. Are all those upgrades necessary or just preference?
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:05 AM
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Some fun footage flying with the wife!?!? ... I flew the Grand Cruizer today too. will upload that later...

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
It seems like you have to buy a lot of upgrades to get those Blade helis flying right. Are all those upgrades necessary or just preference?

For the 300 it is just preference. There was a little flex on the stock plastic tail case, so I switched it out. It flew fine. I have seen videos of the 500x stock plastic tail case moving in flight. I am not sure why they would put a plastic tail case on a 500 size machine The stock 500x entire tail assembly is plastic and the vertical and horizontal stabilizer fins are plastic as well. The 500x tail is plagued with vibration issues. Blade is installing aluminum head components on their machines, so I think it is time for them to start installing aluminum tail components as well. Happy flying guys
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by beyondthebluerc View Post
Here is a pic of the aluminum tail case I upgraded to for my Blade 300CFX. It was a much needed upgrade. There is no more flex now. I just need to do a test flight
If you are flying this weekend let me know. I have a scale EC-135 that I want to do some test flights on. Its been down for a long time. I really don't remember if it had any issues or not its been so loong since I flew it last.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
If you are flying this weekend let me know. I have a scale EC-135 that I want to do some test flights on. Its been down for a long time. I really don't remember if it had any issues or not its been so loong since I flew it last.
Sounds good! I will let you know. The weather forecast looks good so far This past weekend was too cloudy for me
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:40 PM
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Phoenix flight sim has been updated to 5.0r
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:53 PM
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Anyone going to HOD this weekend?
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pmikeyg View Post
Anyone going to HOD this weekend?
I've always wanted to check it out. Which day/time are you going? Unfortunately I have to work both days ,but I could get out there early.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:39 PM
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Newjak check out this video, we can tool with the flight gains WHILE flying and soon Android compatible! uses telemetry built in to the new receivers . Also they will support all kinds of features built in, so you do not have to buy separate components

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc_e2E9qy6Y

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Old 07-26-2014, 10:08 PM
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I like the built in telemetry. I cant see any reason to mess with the gains except during initial setup. Pretty cool anyway.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by pmikeyg View Post
Anyone going to HOD this weekend?
Did you go to HOD?
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
Did you go to HOD?
Nope...
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:55 PM
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Anybody up for some flying tomorrow morning? I'm good for the school or Schutte.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:31 AM
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Maiden tomorrow, heck what am I saying, I am flying this plane, I want it with the most flying service and some practice in the not so friendly Delaware weather wind $hit gotta put up with.... AS3X is pretty neat watching it calibrate itself... also say yes cloudy days, the green should be ok. Finding the right 3s 2200 pack weight is the hard part
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:10 AM
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Looking good man. Let me know if you go out tomorrow. I will get your maiden on video. The winds should be OK, just overcast.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SmoothCruizer View Post
Maiden tomorrow, heck what am I saying, I am flying this plane, I want it with the most flying service and some practice in the not so friendly Delaware weather wind $hit gotta put up with.... AS3X is pretty neat watching it calibrate itself... also say yes cloudy days, the green should be ok. Finding the right 3s 2200 pack weight is the hard part
Sorry I forgot my camera. It wasn't a good day to film anyway. Too cloudy.
I have already placed an order for the 315mm blades. I also threw in some new 68mm tail blades too. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
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