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Forum: Beginners
06-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,774
Posted By dkrhardy

I agree. Z bends are hard to get right and on...

I agree. Z bends are hard to get right and on bigger planes that need precision, I see a fair amount of slop in a Z bend that I DON'T want when flying aerobatics.
Don
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-28-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,793
Posted By dkrhardy

It was long enough ago that my memory of it is...

It was long enough ago that my memory of it is dim. But, I am not a mech minded person to begin with and if I can do it, you certainly can. I just pried it out very carefully. Start on one side,...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-19-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,865
Posted By dkrhardy

"I was never convinced by the Airboss ESC...

"I was never convinced by the Airboss ESC though."

I have the Torque set up in my EF Yak54 as well as in my 3DHS Extra. No isuues. (knocking on wood)

Don
Forum: Beginners
05-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By dkrhardy

make a note to yourself, do a range check BEFORE...

make a note to yourself, do a range check BEFORE flight! ;)
Don
05-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By dkrhardy

They are good to deal with. I bought a plane at...

They are good to deal with. I bought a plane at SEFF, it had issues that were not seen until I got it home. Called Cliff and he took care of it the SAME DAY! Great CS from them!
Don
05-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By dkrhardy

I have the Switch by FZ and it is a fun flyer. ...

I have the Switch by FZ and it is a fun flyer. It has a weak gear, easily bent, so I replaced it. BUT a good flyer.
Don
Forum: 3D Flying
04-26-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,164
Posted By dkrhardy

Hi guys, New to this thread. I think you have...

Hi guys,
New to this thread. I think you have been getting EXCELLENT advice here, NFA Fabrication. I have a 3DHS 55" Extra (5s) and a 47.5" EF Yak54 (3s). Both are very good airframes. Very docile...
Forum: Beginners
04-26-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,556
Posted By dkrhardy

I have not been here for a while, so here is an...

I have not been here for a while, so here is an update. I got tired of the flimsy aluminum gear and made a change. Seems like as time goes on the gear gets weaker and weaker. Even soft landings on...
04-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,261
Posted By dkrhardy

I agree with the above. BESIDES, what happened...

I agree with the above. BESIDES, what happened to that price range you mentioen in the 1st post?
Don
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-21-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,793
Posted By dkrhardy

Mine moved ok, but centered to one side of level....

Mine moved ok, but centered to one side of level. Trim it and move the sticks and it centered on the other side of level. Gears were messed up, I think. Like I said new servo and all is good, even...
04-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,958
Posted By dkrhardy

On my wheel pants, if I can, I dremel the opening...

On my wheel pants, if I can, I dremel the opening a LOT bigger. It is only seen from the bottom because I do not open up the sides. But the opening is big enough that grass falls out, or can be...
Forum: Beginners
04-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,480
Posted By dkrhardy

Are you guys running your batteries waaaay down...

Are you guys running your batteries waaaay down with these long flights? I do not have one plane that goes for longer than 6 minutes! Those batteries are right at 4.80-ish, which is really good for...
Forum: Beginners
03-31-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,480
Posted By dkrhardy

My, uhm, er .... my "neck" gets tired if I stay...

My, uhm, er .... my "neck" gets tired if I stay UP too long.
Don
03-31-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,164
Posted By dkrhardy

You are a better man than I am. I'd probably...

You are a better man than I am. I'd probably just taken the shop broom, in disgust, and pushed it all into a trash bag ... and quit the whole danged hobby! And the next day ... regretted it all....
Forum: Foamies
03-28-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,335
Posted By dkrhardy

That seems to be a great plane ... don't need...

That seems to be a great plane ... don't need one, but I wish that plane was available in the "Colonies".
Don
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,480
Posted By dkrhardy

Jeeez, how do you fly? I fly fairly aggressive...

Jeeez, how do you fly? I fly fairly aggressive so I set my timer at 5:30 and land at or near the timer alarm. Look for the battery condition, don't drain them too much!
Don
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,182
Posted By dkrhardy

Been there .... look for a loose magnet inside...

Been there .... look for a loose magnet inside the can.
Don
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,656
Posted By dkrhardy

AGREE! Don

AGREE!

Don
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,715
Posted By dkrhardy

NO! NO! NO! Pour boiling water over it and it...

NO! NO! NO! Pour boiling water over it and it will "pop" out! Don't cover it up with some :censor:, fix it! Very easy.
Don
03-28-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,647
Posted By dkrhardy

15 MPH is not fun. A challenge, yes, but not fun....

15 MPH is not fun. A challenge, yes, but not fun.
Don

Just noticed the Switch mention ... it is a joy to fly as a low wing. I'll fly that plane as a warm-up every single time I go out. Put a...
03-28-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,548
Posted By dkrhardy

James - nothing personal here. BUT if you crash...

James - nothing personal here. BUT if you crash a plane, why would you even think that there would be no damage to the rcvr? And use it again. If you suspected the rcvr, THAT IS WHEN YOU CONTACT...
03-26-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,647
Posted By dkrhardy

All said is true. The wind itself is not the...

All said is true. The wind itself is not the limiting factor as much as GUSTS are. If it is a steady breeze, the SC can fly pretty well. But throw in gusts and it can be a handful to fly smoothly,...
Forum: Foamies
03-22-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 748,909
Posted By dkrhardy

Not here, windys as a mo fo. Don

Not here, windys as a mo fo.
Don
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,710
Posted By dkrhardy

And the result was .........? Don

And the result was .........?
Don
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,784
Posted By dkrhardy

Or a DX8 with orange rcvrs .. get the sats! Don

Or a DX8 with orange rcvrs .. get the sats!
Don
03-22-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,291
Posted By dkrhardy

Some have said the DX7s and the DX8 are about the...

Some have said the DX7s and the DX8 are about the same for features, OK, BUT the DX8 has more model memory!
Don
Forum: Foamies
03-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 748,909
Posted By dkrhardy

Sorry scoot, but Spring was started while you...

Sorry scoot, but Spring was started while you slept. Officially at about midnight. It is SPRING!!! But you are right, warm winter and feels like Summer already.
Don

edit: I flew yesterday...
03-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By dkrhardy

I bought one of those cheap "helping hands" from...

I bought one of those cheap "helping hands" from HF. Nice and steady, BUT the clips do act as a heat sink.
Don
Forum: 3D Flying
03-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,625
Posted By dkrhardy

I'm building a 3DHD 55" Extra and it has separate...

I'm building a 3DHD 55" Extra and it has separate servos for the two elevator halves. So with 5 servos and 2 of them "slaved" on the radio for the elevator, is this unit usable? I presume the servo...
Forum: Foamies
03-17-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 748,909
Posted By dkrhardy

Today was a good day. Bit windy so I flew my...

Today was a good day. Bit windy so I flew my trusty old Switch. Good time. Then the wind died down and i maidened my Extreme Flight 47.5" WS Yak54. Nervous but I did well with it. Found it a bit...
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