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09-04-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 95
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Posted By jswigart

Blade msr is great!

I just brought home the Blade msr from the hobby shop. I bound it up to my DX6i and it took off and flew flawlessly with no extra programming to my radio.

I have many helis in my feet ranging...
09-04-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,350
Posted By jswigart

I just bought the blade msr and what a wonderful...

I just bought the blade msr and what a wonderful surprise.
It is well worth the money!! have the walkera 4 3 and the quark and many other fixed pitch helis.
The blade msr is very stable. ...
05-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By jswigart

I just won this plane in a club fun fly event. ...

I just won this plane in a club fun fly event.
Has anyone tried flying it on 2- 25 size motors?
It seems like putting 32s and 2- 4s battery packs will be a lot of weight.
25s and 3s lipo packs...
02-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,570
Posted By jswigart

E-Smart heli parts needed

I have the E-smart 600 class heli made by E-Sky. I was doing some loops and rolls the other day and the washout arms disintegrated during maneuvers. I was able to land the heli safely.
I am...
02-22-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By jswigart

AXE CX motors quitting Anyone else?

I bought the AXE CX off ebay. Pretty good shape. After flying a few minutes the motors cut out. can't tell if its a radio problem or esc but it's an all in one system anyway. After it drops to...
02-20-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By jswigart

I have switched almost exclusively to 2.4ghz for...

I have switched almost exclusively to 2.4ghz for many great reasons, but the biggest problem with FM and small helis like the quark, is the long antenna. The the antenna on the quark comes wrapped...
02-20-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By jswigart

Well for anybody wondering, the blade cx blades...

Well for anybody wondering, the blade cx blades do not fit the axe cx. However, I noticed that they are showing up on ebay now. J
02-13-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By jswigart

Replacement blades for AXE CX

These little critters seem to be very hard to come by.
Has anybody found any aftermarket blades for the AXE CX by Heli-Max?
Would the Blade CX blades work?

J
02-10-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By jswigart

Anybody converted Quark to 2.4Ghz?

I recently orderd a Hirobo Quark to add to my heli fleet. There have been so many great reviews on this little heli. I have not received it yet but it comes with a 72mhz system.
Has anybody...
12-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,618
Posted By jswigart

speed brakes on foamie

I am trying to put speed brakes on a foamie airplane that I scratch built. Wanting to fly it in a gymnasium. I have flaps mixed into the ailerons already. Where should I place the brakes? I have...
12-25-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,715
Posted By jswigart

When I use the 110 mah battery from the mcx in my...

When I use the 110 mah battery from the mcx in my vapor I get as much as 40 minute flights.

Jay
12-25-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,878
Posted By jswigart

I have both the ember and vapor. the ember flies...

I have both the ember and vapor. the ember flies more like a conventional airplane. Can't do much more than just fly it, and maybe loop it.
The vapor will allow a lot more interesting flight. ...
11-03-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By jswigart

Technically, I have not flown the b version, but...

Technically, I have not flown the b version, but what I stated is the same. The only differnce with the b version are the metal upgrades to swash and main rotor head. This would create better...
11-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By jswigart

The Walkera 4-3 si not a good second step from...

The Walkera 4-3 si not a good second step from the blade mcx.
While it is not a bad flying machine, it is not for a beginner to 4 channel helis. It flies nothing like the mcx. If you are already...
10-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,229
Posted By jswigart

Opinions on covering materials please?

I am trying to restore a couple of very old old timers.
The silk has become very brittle and tears easily.

I don't like silkspan, it is too fragile, but I am trying to find some type of...
Forum: Foamies
09-21-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,931
Posted By jswigart

Now that's what I'm talking about! Do you have...

Now that's what I'm talking about!
Do you have any info on how it was built? Reinforced?
What material?
Forum: Foamies
09-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,931
Posted By jswigart

What's the largest home built foamie?

Tell me what you have built and how large it is?

I'm wanting to build a large foamie from dapron foam sheets.
I've built many up to around 42" wing span.
Has anyone made some large planes?
If...
08-26-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,351
Posted By jswigart

Thanks. Here is a brief video of the bird...

Thanks.
Here is a brief video of the bird flying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nlw4t_td-o
08-24-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,351
Posted By jswigart

Thanks guys, that is the closest I have seen yet....

Thanks guys, that is the closest I have seen yet. The biggest difference is that mine has a 6' wingspan instead of 4'.

On another forum it was suggested that it was a Henry Stucker "New Ruler"...
08-24-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,286
Posted By jswigart

I am not at home right now, but i believe I can...

I am not at home right now, but i believe I can remember the details:

the motor is the eflite 480 parkflyer
Cant remmeber the exact esc but used what eflite recommended.
prop is 9x4 folding apc...
08-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,351
Posted By jswigart

Yes, it took me a few minutes to figure out how...

Yes, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to upload the pics.
Thanks
08-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,351
Posted By jswigart

Can You Identify this Old Timer?

I recently aquired this wonderful old timer and have converted it to electric with a eflite 32 brushless motor, which is more than enough to fiy it.
It is 3 channel with no ailerons.
Originally was...
08-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,286
Posted By jswigart

after converting it to brushless, it perfoms...

after converting it to brushless, it perfoms wonderfully!
I have thermaled for an hour at a time, bringing it down because I became tired.
With the original brushless motor, it would not have been...
08-21-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,462
Posted By jswigart

There may be some misinformation out there, but...

There may be some misinformation out there, but balancing is very important. Some packs need it less than others but without it, some cells will charge slower than others.
An out of balance pack...
08-10-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,336
Posted By jswigart

Well, I have gotten so many different opinions on...

Well, I have gotten so many different opinions on this matter, I just decided to go ahead and try it.

I used a 1000mah 3 cell 25c Apogee lithium manganese and
a 2200mah 3 cell 25c in parallel....
08-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,336
Posted By jswigart

But if both packs have the same rating of 25C and...

But if both packs have the same rating of 25C and one is 2200mah and the other is 1000mah, I should be okay? An no I'm not pushing the limits of the packs.

I seem to get very conflicting...
08-06-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,336
Posted By jswigart

Combining battery packs.

I know that you can add battery packs of same amperage in series and this increases the voltage and keeps the total amperage the same.

I know that you can put two packs of the same voltage and...
07-20-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,286
Posted By jswigart

Thanks for your detailed analysis. I agree it...

Thanks for your detailed analysis.
I agree it is probably because of the swept back wing formation.
It is actually to my advantage, since I am having trouble getting rid of tail weight.
I really...
07-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,286
Posted By jswigart

Conversioin of Aspire Sailplane to brushless

I am currently converting an Aspire sailplane to brushless.
I am using a Himax motor with gearbox. It has plenty of power for a steep climb, and will be able to power it with either an 1800mah or...
07-19-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,462
Posted By jswigart

Any experience with Apogee (Lithium Manganese) Batteries?

Several guys in our RC club are using the Lithium Manganese batteries found at http://www.pfmdistribution.com/.

These batteries seem to be a lot more forgiving about balancing and heat.
A lot...
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