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12-12-2011, 10:16 PM
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Posted By TheBum

I was just looking at the ARF versions. None of...

I was just looking at the ARF versions. None of the 5-channel ARFs are in stock but the 6-channel ones are. Maybe the 5-channel Kits are just leftovers. You'd think they'd want to lower the price...
12-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 75,891
Posted By TheBum

My guess is that the 5CH ones are no longer in...

My guess is that the 5CH ones are no longer in production. Note that all of the 5CH are out of stock. The 6CH ones are also on sale whereas the 5CH ones are listed at their regular price.
12-11-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 75,891
Posted By TheBum

Don't the motor mounts have an angular offset to...

Don't the motor mounts have an angular offset to counter the torque? I saw a lot of talk of this on RC Groups and how some models were assembled with the motor mount turned the wrong way.
12-10-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 75,891
Posted By TheBum

I decided to get the 1400mm Airfield A6M Zero ARF...

I decided to get the 1400mm Airfield A6M Zero ARF from Nitroplanes. It arrived earlier this week. I'm waiting to open it until Christmas, but from what I've been able to gather from the 'Net, I...
12-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,374
Posted By TheBum

Santa has already dropped off an Airfield 1400mm...

Santa has already dropped off an Airfield 1400mm A6M Zero ARF at my house. He has left strict orders that I not open it until Christmas. Who am I to argue with him?
10-23-2007, 11:20 PM
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Posted By TheBum

Just a random thought while Christmas season...

Just a random thought while Christmas season approaches: Why is there an 'L' in "Noel"?
09-17-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By TheBum

You apparently updated it after I replied. ...

You apparently updated it after I replied.



The washout assembly's purpose is to allow swashplate movement to be translated to the flybar and blades. It's necessary because the swashplate on a...
09-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By TheBum

You only listed two. I assume the third one you...

You only listed two. I assume the third one you left out is the swashplate, which is immediately above the frame. There's actually a fourth: immediately above the swashplate is the washout block...
09-14-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By TheBum

The Electric Helicopter Beginner's Guide...

The Electric Helicopter Beginner's Guide (http://www.swashplate.co.uk/html/ehbg.html) has an appendix with lots of good technical information.
09-06-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By TheBum

Yes, you will tend to gain altitude as you move...

Yes, you will tend to gain altitude as you move laterally (forward, backward, right, or left). It's called translational lift (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translational_lift).
09-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,686
Posted By TheBum

I agree with redgiki's post with one possible...

I agree with redgiki's post with one possible exception. For cyclic, there are two factors at work: the aforementioned gyroscopic effect and the frequency with which the blade passes a given point...
09-03-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,686
Posted By TheBum

Which ads? There's one factor that would warrant...

Which ads? There's one factor that would warrant lower head speeds: rotor blades that can't handle the centripetal force of the higher head speeds. For instance, you want lower head speeds with...
09-03-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,686
Posted By TheBum

Basically, the spinning rotor constitutes a...

Basically, the spinning rotor constitutes a gyroscope, which resists changes to orientation except along its spin axis. The faster the rotor spins, the more pronounced this gyroscopic effect becomes...
08-31-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,648
Posted By TheBum

But not too snugly. Ideally, you should feel...

But not too snugly. Ideally, you should feel (but not see) just the tiniest bit of play in the shaft with the collar properly seated; if it's too tight, you can get binding that will severely...
08-31-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,376
Posted By TheBum

It all depends on your budget. If you can afford...

It all depends on your budget. If you can afford it, it's definitely worth going to an SE or SE V2. Don't be fooled by the inexpensiveness of the S, SA, and XL (discontinued): they're inexpensive...
08-26-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By TheBum

Me too. Eventually, I'll get this Diablo set...

Me too. Eventually, I'll get this Diablo set up...hopefully before a nearby heli event in the latter part of September.
08-23-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
Posted By TheBum

It's not silly at all. I find myself thinking...

It's not silly at all. I find myself thinking about where I want my CX2 to go and my thumbs just know what to do. I expect the same thing will happen eventually with my Diablo.
08-21-2007, 07:46 PM
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Views: 8,754
Posted By TheBum

Check the motors. If one motor is dying,...

Check the motors. If one motor is dying, something like this can happen.
08-21-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
Posted By TheBum

I'm setting up an RC-Tek Diablo at the moment. ...

I'm setting up an RC-Tek Diablo at the moment. The going is slow since this is only my second heli (the first was a CX2) and my first non-RTF heli. I'm eager to get done and take her for a spin,...
08-16-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By TheBum

My first several hovers with my CX2 ended up with...

My first several hovers with my CX2 ended up with the heli either crashing into something inanimate or into myself. I have the scars to prove it.

I do remember the first time I was able to put...
08-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By TheBum

I know with Phoenix I can hear the motor bog...

I know with Phoenix I can hear the motor bog down, so I assume it also models the physics.
08-13-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheBum

My CX2 has had a mind of its own since the last...

My CX2 has had a mind of its own since the last crash, which has also been good hover training. I never know when it's going to decide to suddenly start exhibiting TBE, so I have to be on my toes to...
08-12-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheBum

Yes. On a traditional heli, the main rotor only...

Yes. On a traditional heli, the main rotor only controls the lift, pitch, and roll; the tail rotor controls the yaw. Therefore, the lift (and, consequently, altitude) essentially remains constant...
08-11-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By TheBum

The T-Rex 450S or 450SA are close to your price...

The T-Rex 450S or 450SA are close to your price range. Also, RC-Tek is selling what they call "B-stock" of their RCT-450 (a.k.a Diablo or Sky Shark) for $100 off the full price ($299 for heli, ESC,...
08-10-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By TheBum

You should know what a J plug is: it's the same...

You should know what a J plug is: it's the same plug that's on a servo wire. BTW, using a receiver battery is handy for electrics when doing bench testing of the receiver and servos and you don't...
08-10-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By TheBum

I believe it's intended for charging a receiver...

I believe it's intended for charging a receiver battery pack. It has a J socket on it, which would fit the J plug on the battery pack.
08-07-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheBum

I think the point I was trying to make is that...

I think the point I was trying to make is that you'll never get the tail completely steady throughout an entire battery pack. The heat generated by the 4-in-1 and motors will cause the gyro to...
08-07-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheBum

You eventually learn to instictively "ride the...

You eventually learn to instictively "ride the tail" as long as the trim is not so far off as to seriously affect turning one way or the other. I don't even touch my trims anymore; every once in...
08-06-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By TheBum

It's really strange how the frame rate on the...

It's really strange how the frame rate on the video is almost in sync with the RPM on the main rotor, giving the appearance that the rotor is barely turning, even in the shadow.
08-06-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By TheBum

I've heard of people using an X-Acto knive blade...

I've heard of people using an X-Acto knive blade to flare out the hole. You'd just insert the blade into the hole and twist it until the hole is *just* big enough. The taper on the blade will keep...
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