Search: Posts Made By: Tom Sawyer
Showing results 1 to 30 of 160
Search took 0.01 seconds.
08-15-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Completed and flew the WOT4 but i have to say it...

Completed and flew the WOT4 but i have to say it was a bit of an anti climax...

For a start i was out of practice on this aircraft and secondly the performance was well down on what i remember...
03-26-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Welcome back to the hobby, looks like the perfect...

Welcome back to the hobby, looks like the perfect plane to get the flying skills back up. Wishing you calm skies!
03-21-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Regarding the batteries one old sanyo 8.4v nicad...

Regarding the batteries one old sanyo 8.4v nicad is nearly 20 years old and its performance is poor despite attempts to cycle it. Its a shame as it would have been nice to use it and keep my set up...
03-15-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Thanks for link, useful bit if kit for sure. ...

Thanks for link, useful bit if kit for sure.

Re the Cub; a kit was another way i was going to go and i would really love to build one but that sort of commitment if not very carefully managed...
03-15-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Now thats clever! Is that some kind of automatic...

Now thats clever! Is that some kind of automatic delay or do you have to manually operate? In the meantime I have just ordered some parts to fit flaps on our Parkzone as without them its glide angle...
03-15-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Great videos, love the T28, - the risk of...

Great videos, love the T28, - the risk of crashing one of my old models is certainly one of the things that puts me off. It would be bad enough with a foamie like the WOT 4 i have just got airworthy...
03-14-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,180
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think its great that you still have all those,...

I think its great that you still have all those, i love to mess about with my old planes and stuff as each item has the power to trigger long forgotten memories. Its the same with fishing tackle for...
03-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Restoring some of my old models.

Currently restoring some of my old models with the intention of filming them air to air which was not possible for me when they were new. For me is purely a nostalgia trip but has anyone else had any...
Forum: Foamies
03-14-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,586
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Couldnt resist resurecting this thread as i have...

Couldnt resist resurecting this thread as i have just had my old WOT 4 foam e returned to me unflown since i gave it away several years ago. Still currently on the 35mhz radio gear i gave away at the...
03-01-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,960
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Just sold my 230s and cant see me ever going back...

Just sold my 230s and cant see me ever going back since my son bought a race quad; that thing is amazing and looks like something from another world when it howls overhead!
But helis were a way back...
03-01-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,079
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I only use the carbon rod in my Timber x for both...

I only use the carbon rod in my Timber x for both 3s and 2200 4s as i found the metal rod spoiled normal flying characteristics by making the plane way too tail heavy - although this did give...
10-27-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Added a 230s V2 and again, with the stabilisation...

Added a 230s V2 and again, with the stabilisation technology i am able to enjoy my flying in a way that i only dreamed of with my old customised Copter X 450SE.

I realise few visit this forum now...
09-23-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Still flying perfectly well. Have even flown with...

Still flying perfectly well. Have even flown with a Rucam Microswift rigged up and FPV headset. Bit small for this sort of thing but got some short flights and gave me my first taste of flying FPV.
...
05-28-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Fortunately the bird still powers up ok after a...

Fortunately the bird still powers up ok after a few attempts and strangely once it has been successfully initialsed once, subsequent packs plugged in straight after are usually all successfull first...
05-12-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Nope, can find no pattern. Seems completely...

Nope, can find no pattern. Seems completely random.

Got 2 batterys and both similar so cant be plug on those.

The only thing that bothers me is the fear that the next time i go to fly it the...
05-12-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Thanks, i am convinced it is something like that...

Thanks, i am convinced it is something like that but once its on you can waggle the leads and it doesnt cut out (fortunately!).

Its got one of those tiny red plugs, will try and mess about with...
05-11-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Blade 120s first experiences of a returning flyer.

Hi, havent flown for a few years now due to some life issues but making a tentative return with a blade 120s.

Seems great so far but doesnt switch on first time when battery is connected and...
Forum: Foamies
07-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,586
Posted By Tom Sawyer

That Acrowot looks great -totally retro! ...

That Acrowot looks great -totally retro!

Let us know how it flies compared with the WOT 4.
06-24-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Thanks for that. I was rather hoping to transfer...

Thanks for that. I was rather hoping to transfer over as much as possible to keep costs down but its a bigger bird so its not really such as surprise.
06-23-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tom Sawyer

T Rex 500 clone?

Can anyone recommend a cheap t rex 500 clone and would I be able to use HS 56 MG servos (recent upgrade for my 450) in one of these?
Forum: Foamies
06-21-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,586
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Brilliant plane, (I am trying to bump this thread...

Brilliant plane, (I am trying to bump this thread for someone who is after some info on the WOT but if they dont post I will leave you alone!) Thanks again for your help with this plane.
06-17-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tom Sawyer

There is a good thread on this model in the...

There is a good thread on this model in the foamie section, I have bumped the thread so you should be able to find it.
Forum: Foamies
06-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,586
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Hi Squidger! Still flying the WOT 4?

Hi Squidger! Still flying the WOT 4?
06-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Dont forget safety!

Just thought I would share this as it certainly made me think:

With confidence growing and weather always seeming to be against me I started to test my 450 Heli indoors each time I had made a mod...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Thanks, very usefull!

Thanks, very usefull!
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think you are probably right, I am almost...

I think you are probably right, I am almost convinced its a TX fault but can't rule out the RX due to the crash

I have put the bird back onto 35mhz and to be honest so far I think its been the...
06-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,355
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Used pinch method when I learnt fixed wing but...

Used pinch method when I learnt fixed wing but learnt thumbs for the Heli.

This was not a concious decision but more to do with the fact that I am a video game player and spent quite a bit of...
06-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,600
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Went for the Copter x (AE version with all metal...

Went for the Copter x (AE version with all metal parts) and Phoenix sim. Both in my opinion have been great as has Solentlifes suggested E-bay supplier.

Any problems I have had so far have been...
06-13-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Hi Mate! Welcome aboard! This is a great...

Hi Mate! Welcome aboard!

This is a great forum and has helped me no end over the years.

I too am new to the helicopter thing and have had some great advice here.

Regarding the Pheonix...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Thanks, I will look into the Deans. In the mean...

Thanks, I will look into the Deans. In the mean time I am guessing I would simply fold back the aerial wire to suit the tail boom length (the heli is a 450).

Or maybe its safe to cut it back...
Showing results 1 to 30 of 160
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.05195 seconds with 7 queries