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02-03-2011, 10:26 PM
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Posted By zirconx

No and no, sorry. :-) Some people do...

No and no, sorry. :-)

Some people do convert these over to Spektrum so they can use a DX6i/etc with it. I think it uses a 3-in-1, where the receiver is on board with the ESC and gyro and...
01-26-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By zirconx

You can jump into the heli hobby at many...

You can jump into the heli hobby at many different points. Some start out with a coaxial, the easiest kind of helicopter to fly. Some start out with a collective pitch, which is the hardest. A...
01-23-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,430
Posted By zirconx

Channel 5 will make the MSR work in high rate or...

Channel 5 will make the MSR work in high rate or low rate mode. Try the gear switch on the top upper left of the transmitter. I think flipping it towards you will give the full rate (making the MSR...
01-21-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By zirconx

Not sure what it is, maybe a Subaru? All...

Not sure what it is, maybe a Subaru?

All wheel drive with snow tires and it will be unstoppable.
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Posted By zirconx

Tyler, I knew you should have just bought a DX6i...

Tyler, I knew you should have just bought a DX6i and not that DX6 but I kept my mouth shut at the time! :)

I would go with a DX6i or a DX7. You can get a DX6i used pretty cheap, and its a great...
Forum: Beginners
01-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By zirconx

You can hook them up any way. Then check motor...

You can hook them up any way. Then check motor rotation direction. If its spinning backwards, switch any 2 of the 3 wires.

Its 3-phase AC power, quite a bit different than the regular old pos &...
Forum: Nebraska
01-01-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,891
Posted By zirconx

I'm a little late to this thread, but I live in...

I'm a little late to this thread, but I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I don't belong to any clubs, I usually fly at soccer fields or at some of the indoor flying sessions. I know of at least one other...
07-05-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By zirconx

Watch for used ones in the classifieds on this...

Watch for used ones in the classifieds on this site or on rcgroups.com. Lots of guys upgrade to lipo and sell off their old nimh.

I did that for my Super Cub. Got a lot of 7 battery packs for...
06-28-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By zirconx

FMS is a half way decent simulator for planes, ...

FMS is a half way decent simulator for planes, but I don't think its good enough to teach helis before flying a real one. I would buy a real sim (can get a used copy of Real Flight 3.5 for around...
01-31-2009, 04:15 PM
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Posted By zirconx

They were probably counterfits. I bought some...

They were probably counterfits. I bought some "D" duracell's at the dollar store once. They were a great buy. Until I got home and tried to replace my dead D batteries - and noticed the new ones...
01-31-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By zirconx

I could run such a test, using my Accu-Cycle in...

I could run such a test, using my Accu-Cycle in discharge mode. What would be the cut off voltage? I can set that, then tell it to discharge to X volts, then it will tell me how many mah it pulled...
01-30-2009, 08:11 PM
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Views: 1,278
Posted By zirconx

Thats interesting. I've been thinking about...

Thats interesting. I've been thinking about doing something simiar with just two deans connectors, to make a "tap" for my voltage alarm.

How are you going to insulate the conductors? I was...
01-30-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By zirconx

If you are looking for a good source for cheap...

If you are looking for a good source for cheap AAs, check out Costco. I buy packs of 48 AAs for around $10. They are good quality alkalines.
01-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 36,102
Posted By zirconx

I would like to know the wingspan of this plane,...

I would like to know the wingspan of this plane, if anyone knows. The size & weight specs are missing from the "Specifications" section of the review.
01-26-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By zirconx

This thread looks really messed up (html codes all over, etc)

Is it just me?

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37824
01-26-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,549
Posted By zirconx

Is it a good deal? I think so. But still I...

Is it a good deal? I think so. But still I would avoid the DX6. Its older technology (DSM) - it only works with one receiver, the AR6000.

The DX6i is a good radio, you should be able to pick...
01-20-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,298
Posted By zirconx

Yea I've placed a lot of orders from DealExtreme,...

Yea I've placed a lot of orders from DealExtreme, too.

Got a broken part from them once, I just had to send them pictures of the broken item and they shipped me out a new one no problem.
01-20-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,298
Posted By zirconx

I had a 3 cell lipo arrive with a completely dead...

I had a 3 cell lipo arrive with a completely dead cell a few months ago. I went to their site, followed their instructions, and shipped the battery back. They sent me a brand new one. No problems....
01-20-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,382
Posted By zirconx

A head holding gyro in the CX sounds like a great...

A head holding gyro in the CX sounds like a great idea. The gyro on the CX2 worked ok - except that you had to continually tweak the trims as the battery wore down.

I think this change will...
01-20-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,549
Posted By zirconx

I'd definitely suggest the BeltCP over the King. ...

I'd definitely suggest the BeltCP over the King. After you replace the motor and ESC you are higher than the cost of the BeltCP anyway. The BeltCP is bigger and more stable. And can be had for...
01-20-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,298
Posted By zirconx

Yes that is a good point. In fact many people...

Yes that is a good point. In fact many people (including myself) avoid ordering items that have a quantity of less than 30-50 (depending on how fast the item is selling). Some people have gotten...
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Views: 2,071
Posted By zirconx

Edit: nevermind, I really read that wrong...

Edit: nevermind, I really read that wrong...
01-20-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,298
Posted By zirconx

Many of us here on WF have placed many many...

Many of us here on WF have placed many many orders from Hobby City (AKA Hobby King). Read the reviews on the individual products, some things like the cheaper ESCs have a few issues. For the most...
Forum: Beginners
01-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,463
Posted By zirconx

Sounds like you did really good for your first...

Sounds like you did really good for your first time out. I've camped at Lake Mcbride before, and I have family in that area.

I picked up a set of skis at my local hobby shop and installed them on...
01-20-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,033
Posted By zirconx

I agree a Honey Bee FP is one of the cheapest...

I agree a Honey Bee FP is one of the cheapest ways to start.

Also really like the Eskys, both the HBK2 and the BeltCP.

But if you haven't had any heli experience at all - you need to use a sim...
01-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,683
Posted By zirconx

Just ordered one. Very reasonable price and...

Just ordered one. Very reasonable price and shipping charge ($2), I appreciate that.

I have not been happy with the performance of my MCX, after about 3-4 minutes of flight, if I go full throttle...
01-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,312
Posted By zirconx

Unfortunately uou won't be able to use your Buzz...

Unfortunately uou won't be able to use your Buzz Fly TX with the MCX.

But the version of the MCX that comes with a transmitter is only $20-$30 US more than the version without.

Its a cheapie...
01-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,312
Posted By zirconx

You are right about the FP being too big for...

You are right about the FP being too big for indoors, I praticed hovering indoors with mine, but thats it.

If you are after an indoor one, you might want to look at the coaxials such as the Blade...
01-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,312
Posted By zirconx

I think those tiny ones (like the Buzz Fly and...

I think those tiny ones (like the Buzz Fly and the Walkera ) are definitely not beginner helis. I had a 4#3 and didn't find it to be overly twitchy, but it would be very hard for a beginner.

I...
01-05-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,840
Posted By zirconx

I think thats a fine beginner plane. But - the...

I think thats a fine beginner plane. But - the #1 recommended beginner plane is the Super Cub (http://www.redrockethobbies.com/Hobby_Zone_Super_Cub_RTF_Electric_p/hbz7100.htm). Its a little more...
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