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Old 01-01-2017, 04:03 PM
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Hi Guys,

Justy got back from a field test of the 600 and this time she came off the ground with little ado after three tail adjustments for throw on the VBAR. Then still problematic is a bump or tail wag. I took the Gyro from 60 down to 45 and it helped but is still there. I am going to reaffix my VBAR sensor because it appears to be stuck but yet spongy so that might be my issue. But I did get here up and did deep hovering then went out a bit and flew a circle but the bump/was started in so I landed and over all am pleased. It has been "years" since I have worked with all of this stuff and quite honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed the dickens out of it!

Ok that's my big New Years Day here in the Old West!

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Mark,

That is good you finished the exhaust on your mustang and had time to work on the goblin.

John,

That is a cool fuselage.

I took almost two weeks off for the holidays and I have been enjoying it. I got a little bored at the end. I had a great time with my family over the holidays. I hope you both did too.

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Hi guys,

Hope everyone had a nice New Years!

Nick,

Glad you had some nice free time with the family. Any new RC projects for this year?

JPEE,

I know this is wrong but I laughed out loud when I saw your video, knowing what to expect. I would have been pissed also so your reaction was warranted. Good thing you had the opening video'd and they took care of the problem. I was a bit surprised at how little packing was in the box.

I can relate with you on trying to find correct part numbers for replacement parts on old Align birds. They really do make many changes and its hard trying to figure out the simple things sometimes, main and tail gears for example. Good thing the old belt system was included so that was a life saver.

If you remember I too had a tail issue in my setup with my Fusion which cost me both tail and main blades, lesson learned - don't rush the setup while your tired. Always come back with a fresh set of eyes the next day. I can imagine trying to go over the setup if you haven't touched it since 2011 - like relearning it all over again.

Nice to hear you got your 600 up and running. That was fast!

I completely disassembled the frame so I could clean the frame sides and all the bolts. Most of them were a bit overcoated in Loctite plus the inside of the frames had some oil and grease coating mixed with dirt so needed a good cleaning. Got the spindle shaft, thrust bearings and dampers for the tail so was able to reassemble that last night. Next up is to solder the bullets for the motor/ESC (going to try the castle bullets this time) and work on breaking the head spindle bolts so I can check the head bearings. Might have to use a socket wrench on it!

I've also started to look at batteries - seems Gensaces' aren't very easy to find any more. Took a look at some of the Pulse, Optipower and also browsed the classified over at HF. Almost thinking of trying out some used lipo's as I saw some rather good deals. No rush right now so I can still look around.

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Old 01-04-2017, 06:19 PM
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Hello Mark and Nic,

We had a quite new years. My daughters always call me at midnight and that is our little ting we do.

No.....you weren't wrong to laugh, for you it is like looking at a wreak on the side of the road...kinda LOL. For the record my replacement fuselage arrived today in perfect shape! I am excited to get started on the assembly. Phil got his glued up yesterday and tomorrow he will start making "his" quick release mounts for stuffing the 700 in and out with just two screws and I will follow the same.
Today I let Phil and longtime plane flier and builder set up my P47 and we took her up. I have always been a heli guy and while I can fly pretty good I don't have the feel that the long timers do. Phil put in tons of expo and shortened all my throws. He said.... you don't want the plane to jump or shake after every stick move, so he really softened it. With just a wee bit of sub trims she fly hands off and to land you come in and shut off the motor and she glides in like a piece of cake! I love it. We are going to a War Bird Fun Fly just south of the famous Palm Springs. That's next weekend on the 14-15th. We are taking our Toy Haulers there and it is about 120 miles away from AZ in Calif. It is an easy drive. I will take my P47 and Phil is taking his 600 Defender Fuselage and many Jets (electric turbines) and prop planes that are all War Birds.

Pics soon!

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Mark,

I don't have any RC projects for this year. I have some electronic projects I want to attempt. I will have to see if I have the time and funds to complete them though.

John,

That is good your new fuselage arrived undamaged. That is good to hear you are enjoying your P47.

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Old 01-17-2017, 09:19 AM
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Hello Nick and Mark,

Hey Mark, weren't you the one that asked about my slang term "Hell's Bells" ? Click on the pic as it blows up much larger!
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Alright JPEE, you had me stumped for a bit trying to figure out what aircraft that was with exhaust manifolds under or behind the canopy and trike gear, but I think I found it...a Bell P-39 right?

Very interesting aircraft to be sure with its engine in the center just behind the pilot and one of the few single engine crafts with a tri-type landing gear.

Do one of your friends own that plane?

Please - pics of your new jug!! And how was the warbird fun fly? Gotta say I really do like the warbirds (and jets) as my planks. Tried the acrobatic planes for a time but ever since getting the Zero I've gotten hooked. And of course Motion keeps adding more and more new releases so that doesn't help!

Took a break from the Goblin for a bit so to get my old Stinger jet flying again. Last spring it met with an unfortunate landing approach tree branch incident that resulted in a good bit of foam destruction. So I broke out the 5 minute epoxy and put her back together. Will have to eventually get a wing replacement but for now it flies again.

Nick, good luck with your electronic projects - I'm sure you'll find both the time and money to finish them up.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK!!

I remember when you were in High School, then College and now out in the working world...........................time fly's my friend...live honestly, to the fullest, and be kind every day as I know you are.


Mark,


Yes that plane is a Bell P-39 the best of my knowledge. It was more the Hells Bells that was behind the posting. So here is something more for you.
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Yes I too am stuck on War Birds, but I have to careful that I don't go BUY crazy because this is the only real place for me to fly where it is a pleasure. So then everything sits for another 6 months until I can fly again. I will be getting next season another plane.....large size. Phil has the big P-47 and flew it at the Fun Fly and she is a feather in the air and looks so good after the retracts are up. Sorry I took no pic's yest of my smaller version in the air. I only have have two flights on it here and two shot flights in Palm Springs after the Fun Fly. But next time out I will get some stills and vid's. I can tell you, that plane is as explained by the guy that sold it to me, it lands itself but shutting off the throttle and she glides in easy peasy LOVE IT!

Here is a 4 min video with mostly stills as we started MD 500 scale fuselage, 700 size builds side by side yesterday. We are working out some bugs for the tail linkage and some front fuse canopy trimming to get the motors in! We worked so hard to get the helis lifted up so the boom came straight back and out the fuse unstressed. But we found that when we went to put our canopy back on it did't fit! Yes we can cut the of the fiberglass, but then comes another issue that making it to thin in that area it will loose strength and perhaps crack without other reinforcement which we have some ideas to try. It may sound daunting but not really when you hands on the project.

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Old 01-23-2017, 07:37 PM
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Hi guys,

We had a good storm move through last nite just in front of a cold front, who ever heard of lightening in January? Lots of heavy winds and rain too. Now its clear, cold, and windy so looks like some good build days ahead! And JPEE, made it through safe and sound - thanks for the concerned email.

BTW, that was a great video of your fuse. Gave a good amount of detail of how the heli fits and the securing tabs that hold everything in. I see what you mean by lack of space for detailed accessories, it does take up most of the space. Were you eventually able to get the motor to fit and have the boom even?

Any info on your P-47 (size and manufacturer)? I'm sorry to hear that you don't have any local areas to fly when your back in CA - is your field local to you not fine for your warbirds? I saw on Motions website the Hell's Bells you were referring to - FMS's P-39. Been a while since I browsed the warbird section, lots of new releases there. The big P-47 your considering getting - is it the 1700mm by FMS?

Nick, Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a nice and enjoyable day.

Mark

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Old 01-23-2017, 07:44 PM
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John,

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Yes, time has been flying by. Some sad news, I found out one of my uncles passed away from a stroke today.

The fuselage is looking good. Good thing you don't have a belt driven tail. That would be a lot more work to remove the frame.

Mark,

That is good the rain has cleared up.

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Old 01-23-2017, 08:01 PM
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Hello Nick,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle. We cannot imagine the shock and pain your father or mother losing their brother like this. We wish there were some words that would make this make sense to you but there is not.......with the exception that is sounds like he passed fast and did not suffer, we pray. God Bless your entire family during this time.
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Nick,

My sincere sympathies to you and your family for your loss.

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Happy birthday John!

Thanks for the kind words guys.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83AS2scbWdg Thank you Nick for your good wishes. I hope things are starting to get better for you and your family.



We just finished my friends MD500 helicopter late yesteryear and did the maiden! It went perfect! Mine will be done in two days and they are identical. Here is the video I took yesterday.

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Old 02-09-2017, 04:16 PM
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Here is the brief video of my maiden flight today Feb 9th of my 700e helicopter in an MD500 Aerodyne fuselage.


Also attached are two photos. My friend Phil and I built the same helicopters as a team project.

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John,

It looks like you both are enjoying the fuselages. I love the sound of the large electrics.

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Thanks Nick, to be honest, we are enjoying ourselves for sure. We are going home early so I won't have time do the conversion here but I think I am going to stretch my 600 to a 700! I already have extra 700 booms and I think I have an extra 700 torque tube too. Then from what I stripped off of my 700 to get it in the fuselage such as larger tailfin and boom struts.....that stuff is on hand now. I already have three sets of extra 700 Main and Tail blades on hand, so no purchase will be needed. I will need to visit it completely on the bench as to whether I would even add the 700 blades at all. My feeling is a longer larger helicopter is easier to see in the air and the 600 has enough power on its own now for me.
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Hi guys,


Happy belated birthday to you JPEE, sorry I missed it. But you looked like you had a great B-day with the maiden of your new MD500, Congrats!

Enjoy the 600 conversion, I bet it will have some nice disc loading and great auto hang time when you done.

Nick,

I hope things are getting better for you and you find some time/budget to do some of those electronic projects your wanting.

Not too much going on in my little corner. Still flying my Fusion a bit and got my Stinger jet flying again.

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Hey Guys,

Back to Los Angeles now and it's time to shelf my fleet and perform maintenance on everything for my return to AZ. All is well in JPz world!

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Mark,

I have put my electronics project on hold for now. I started adding up the costs and it was going to cost a lot more than I thought. Then I have been dealing with an ordeal with a 401k rollover and taxes. I finally got that straightened out.

That is good you are stilling flying your fusion and planes.

I am glad it has started to warm up. My friend's dad bought a DJI quad copter where the blades fold up. He let me fly it. It was extremely easy to fly. I was doing some pirouetting funnels and backwards figure 8's. I couldn't bank it like my helicopters, but it was nice to fly a helicopter again. From an engineering perspective it was pretty impressive how it transmits 4k video. One of my friends bought a lotus elise. That was pretty cool. Then I saw a Bently driving to a party. Overall, I had a pretty good weekend. It is pretty rare to see a high end luxury vehicle in Lincoln. I found out one of my previous job's is going out of business. I still have good friends who work there, so I feel bad that they were put in that situation.

John,

It is good to hear things are going well for you.

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Hey Nick, waz up as the young men say in your age bracket lol. All is well with me as I said above, I have the fleet moth balled until Oct 15th when we go back to the wide open skies.

Sorry to hear about your friends and their work situation, really saddens me.......... So you got to fly a DJI, well good for you my friend, they are a blast and friendly as you said right out of the box.

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Happy Easter to you Nick and Mark. Hope your day is a great one and you get in some family time!


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