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Bub Steve 12-09-2009 05:39 PM

Are they still in Biz?? I can't get there site up,,and I cant' get any of there good stuff! bubsteve

Nitro Blast 12-09-2009 05:58 PM

workin fer me.


Bub Steve 12-09-2009 06:26 PM

They got nothing anymore! Oh Well, bubsteve

Nitro Blast 12-09-2009 11:33 PM

They have a few items... still have that Tracker III for $99 !

Bub Steve 12-10-2009 12:06 AM

Originally Posted by Nitro Blast (Post 669981)
They have a few items... still have that Tracker III for $99 !

I can only see 12 planes & helis?? :roll:am I hold'in my mouth wrong?:Q? I tryed to look up the Tracker III on their site but got nothing?:( do I need to "log-on to get to the good stuff??:D bubsteve PS I got my bench cleared for the 540NX anyway and don't need more ,,,,,,,just want more!:ws:

Nitro Blast 12-10-2009 12:15 AM

I just hit the search button with blank boxes.. brings up the whole thing.

Bub Steve 12-10-2009 12:22 AM

Maybe it's because I'm use'in Linux OP on my computer??? still only 12 (one's not bad at all for 25$)bubsteve
Item # Item Desc. ARISTO-CAT 3D ARF Available Qty In Stock List Price 25.00/EA Your Price 25.00/EA

Warehouse Quantities Warehouse Description Available Quantity 1 LMP, INC. - IRVINGTON In Stock

pval3 12-10-2009 01:19 PM

they are not out of business, just out of the rc stuff for a while from what I understand.

You missed the good stuff by a couple of months man!

See . . . yet another reason to stay connected to the forums!

Shylock 01-20-2010 06:40 PM

Does anybody have a manual laying around? I have a buddy who lost his and is now stuck on how to install the servos.

pval3 01-23-2010 01:50 AM

hey there

I am on the road until sunday of next week but will copy and pdf it to you if no one is able to get the info to you.

here is the protek manual from ezone someone posted a few months back though.

It appears that the limit on pdf size is 1/3 the size of this 10 page manual....know I knew there was something I hate about "what" flier:censor:

Any way . . . . .

let me try something else


George8286 01-27-2013 05:41 PM

Polks Hobbies DC-3 / C-47
Hello, I'm new to this blog in an effort to help my father with a partial kit of the Polks, DC-3. It came without the center section and had no instruction book of any kind. Since he is new to electrics he has many questions before he can proceed with the model. I got him past the center section problem with a drawing I did for him. My question is, does anyone have a copy of the instruction book they would be willing to sell or loan to me to get Dad through his construction. Also, do you recommend going to brushless motors?

Thank you for any help you can offer me.

Nitro Blast 01-27-2013 06:54 PM

Hi George,
First, brushless is the only way to go..

Next, there were no instructions with it.

So, you get to do some fabbing work. I made a tray in the fuse to hold the servos and RX, and a deck up in the nose to hold batteries with velcro. There is a little dimple in the fuse where the CG is. You will need to also get creative with the tailwheel. They expected you to leave it free spinning with no directional control. Well that simply does not work.

You may also wish to put some plywood under the landing gear mounts, to give you a little more prop clearance.

I use Hyperion 30xx series motors, with Hobby King SS 70 amp controllers on 4 cells. Its STUPID overpowered, but fly's like a kitten at 30% throttle.

George8286 01-27-2013 07:32 PM

Polk Hobbies DC-3 / C-47
Thanks for the fast reply Nitro-Blast.

With all that said, do you have any recommendations as to wiring for the twin motor set-up? Maybe a diagram!? Like I said we are both new in the electric arena.

Thanks again,

Nitro Blast 01-27-2013 07:44 PM

Originally Posted by George8286 (Post 898461)
Thanks for the fast reply Nitro-Blast.

With all that said, do you have any recommendations as to wiring for the twin motor set-up? Maybe a diagram!? Like I said we are both new in the electric arena.

Thanks again,

What I did was use the factory wires and made positive/negative leads making the Y split at wing center, and go inside through the wing to the nacelles. I put the speed controllers on the motor mount. I made a deans style plug so I can remove the wing.

Batteries, servos and RX in the fuse, but all the power wiring, controllers motors in wing.

Glacier Girl 01-28-2013 01:51 AM

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How the hello did I miss this thread? DUH!

I had one a while back, Okay like 6 years ago, it's now in one of my bud's hands.

I did mine up as Spooky too. And I built and installed my own Gatling guns.
They spun up via a tx switch. Little brushed motors driving self built gear drives to spin the barrels. Was pretty cool and the gearbox noise gave a whine like an electric Gatling gun.

Like said, there were no instructions, the tail wheel was a bit of a bugger, and had to build up the mains for prop clearance.

Only other thing I ran into was the rudder, must of been an off day at the factory. The covering was so tight that the rudder wouldn't turn.
Quick fix with an Xacto and re-iron of the covering.

Ronald86 01-30-2015 07:56 AM

Originally Posted by Nitro Blast (Post 630372)
I have it flight ready. Balanced, and static trimmed.


I'm a little disappointed with the decals, but I'm going to be understanding. They are probably 10+ years old in the box! I just could not get them to stick worth anything so I'll do something else.




Amazing plane, quite big.

fhhuber 01-30-2015 08:14 AM

Does not handle single-engine-out well at all. so if it spits a prop off or something... chop power.

You can't hurt the fuselage by beating it against a tree.

Weak at the wing joiners. A loop can cause them to split the wing skins.

I still have 2 fuselages, one set of tailplanes, a center section and a left wing panel.

Jake Burkett 01-30-2015 04:46 PM

Selling RC planes
how do I start a new thread cause I have some planes for sell that I need to get rid of so I can get another plane lol.

Glacier Girl 03-09-2015 07:01 PM

Jake, go to the for sale section, pick your section, like electric aircraft for sale, scroll down to the bottom and you'll see "New Thread" on the left.
click on it, fill in the blanks, add photos and upload.


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