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Old 12-20-2009, 10:58 AM
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Sounds like a lot of head speed and that cyclic! Very, very quick! Good goin'!

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:06 AM
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Alrighty.. what do you think of this little screamer!!!...
Wicked cool... I had to watch it twice.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:14 AM
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Dude that thing is insane! Good job!
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New thread, it's all shiny like CNC

Damn Ivan that 255 is smokin. Ours are still in postage hell somewhere between Hong Kong and Canada. I can't wait to get mine in the air.
Not even a fart of wind today, I think it's time for some cold weather 200 flights in the backyard. Have enough snow that if I ditch there won't be any damage. Time to practice nose in!
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Hey Guys
I did a post for this tread 24 hours ago and it is no where to be seen. I be keeping an eye on you guys
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Alrighty.. what do you think of this little screamer!!!

That was very impressive. I think I will have to put one of those on my list as soon as I finish my 425. Nice flying!
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:28 PM
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Wow, Ivan that was some flyin! & some heli. How many tip overs caused by all the golf balls on the ground! lol

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:39 PM
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Here is this mornings effort... much of the same but I'm not geting power problems any more and I am itching for my carbons. They're in Santa's sack!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTm7i2l2LrI

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTm7i2l2LrI[/youtube]

I am hoping for some exciting flying to come soon. I am on the verge of flipping after those tail slide (ish) recoveries. I can do it on the sim. i.e. tail up and over. I will do it at greater altitude though.

All good fun.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:06 AM
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Jon,

It is truly a joy to watch your videos. With each video you're doing something new and in this one, it seemed you were flirting with Rainbows and/or tick tocs. Impressive to say the least. Plus it looks like you're having so much fun flying that it's infectious! Keep swatting those bugs, bro!!

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:11 AM
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Jon,

It is truly a joy to watch your videos. With each video you're doing something new and in this one, it seemed you were flirting with Rainbows and/or tick tocs. Impressive to say the least. Plus it looks like you're having so much fun flying that it's infectious! Keep swatting those bugs, bro!!

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Scott ~ Thanks Buddy! It certainly is infectious!! The batteries are charged again. I do them on the floor here at work - might as well as I am now ready to go in the morning again - wind permitting.

Like I mentioned, I am close to rounding off some of this stuff with a flip at the end, like you say, at the moment it's flirting only! Is that what they are by the way? Rainbows? lol. I'm gonna make hay while the sun shines. If one of my flights ends in disaster then I guess it will be a couple of weeks break and some confidence building to get back on track. All part of the game!

And those bugs... jeez - I tell ya! Flies everywhere!

Bill ~ I watched your hover video - the Gaui looks a million dollars!! You'll love it. I love mine, it's great for getting comfortable with Heli's. I look forward to some forward flight (I seem to be spending a lot of my time going backwards!).

Ivan ~ Love that little 255!! Was that you flying it with those flips etc? i thought I saw another guy at the reins...

I hope Eddie makes it onto V2.

Plenty of inspiration around here.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:40 AM
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Jon, wicked flying. You ARE flirting with disaster!! LOL.. Looks like you are having fun and really getting used to that 550. Awesome job.

Jon, in the description of video it says my buddy Dave is flying. Dave can literally fly circles (and flips) around me. LOL.
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Jon, wicked flying. You ARE flirting with disaster!! LOL.. Looks like you are having fun and really getting used to that 550. Awesome job.

Jon, in the description of video it says my buddy Dave is flying. Dave can literally fly circles (and flips) around me. LOL.
LMAO!! My wife reckons I'm a flirt too!! Yeah loving the 550.

Sorry for not reading the detail - I tend to skip those bits sometimes!! But I did see the golf balls all over the floor. What's the name of the dome? - I want to google it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:09 AM
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White Pines Golf Dome. The google maps picture is during the summer time so the dome is not actually up. It basically covers the driving range that you will see there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:54 AM
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Aha - I see! It's a winter thing!! I thought it was permanent. I take it then that a rotor blade won't pierce the dome sides? Do you have a size limit and I also assume only electric?

Here's my final flight for today... again - much of the same. You will see at about 1:18 that the tail gets close to the ground... trust me when I say this but it was intentional! There was no panic - and I actually achieved what I set out to do!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WInyP6kmQEs

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Old 12-21-2009, 03:01 AM
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Jon, there is a limit. No bigger than 450 sized (325 blade) and no carbon fiber blades. This was the issue on the first day flying the 255 there. It came with natural colored carbon blades and there is not a wood blade option for it. I ended up getting busted the first day but painted the blades white to hide the fact they were carbon for the second day. There is a 2 lb limit for planes.
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Hey all!

Bill: The 550 looks nice and steady!

Eddie: Nice nose in practice!

Ivan: That Gaui 255 looks like a handful!

Jon: ...you big flirt!


Jeff: ++1 with what everyone else has said. You are in our hearts and minds.



Here's a question from a new tail belt owner... How do you thread the belt through the tail tube? I used the ol' weighted string through the tube, and then pulled the belt through. Any other ways?


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Bill: The 550 looks nice and steady!
Itis!! Maybe I'll actually be able to learn to fly this one around.
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Here's a question from a new tail belt owner... How do you thread the belt through the tail tube? I used the ol' weighted string through the tube, and then pulled the belt through. Any other ways?

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I take a piece of thin, stiff wire and bend a small hook in the end and pull the belt through toward the front.I then put the tail end toward a bare light bulb and sight down it to make sure there are no twists init.Then I put the proper half twist in it and wad a small piece of paper towel in the front end of the tube inside ofthebelt just enough to hold it in the right position as I push the boom into the heli main frame. Once it's all the way in I pull out the paper with some tweezers and loop the belt around the front pulley. With the number of crashes I've had, you get pretty good at it after a while.
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Jon, excellent job on the recent H550 videos.Nice flips in that second one.Who knows whenI'll be able to get out into a more open space with mine with winter really settling in early this year. Keep up the good work!!
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I take a piece of thin, stiff wire and bend a small hook in the end and pull the belt through toward the front. I then put the tail end toward a bare light bulb and sight down it to make sure there are no twists in it. Then I put the proper half twist in it and wad a small piece of paper towel in the front end of the tube inside of the belt just enough to hold it in the right position as I push the boom into the heli main frame. Once it's all the way in I pull out the paper with some tweezers and loop the belt around the front pulley. With the number of crashes I've had, you get pretty good at it after a while. [img][/img]
That answered a few of my other questions as well (checking belt twist, holding it in place, etc.). Thanks!

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Here's a question from a new tail belt owner... How do you thread the belt through the tail tube?

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Dave, I put a piece of scotch tape around the end pinching it down enough to slip right through the boom.
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I got the JR G270 3D gyro and DS290G tail servo today!! Man this gyro is TINY. I can not wait to see how it performs on the Gaui 255. I just need to wait for the DS285s I ordered and I can really set it up.

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Jon, excellent job on the recent H550 videos. Nice flips in that second one. Who knows when I'll be able to get out into a more open space with mine with winter really settling in early this year. Keep up the good work!!
Thanks Bill ~ Another 5 packs this morning with plenty of axial rolls and more flips and loops. I also got to practice going inverted and then pushing back out with the nose (stick forward). The idea behind that it is a good bail out technique for inverted hovering. I always seem to get the courage to do this on the 5th Battery!! [&:] The tail is still messy when I do this - not Gyro - it's my thumb and finger!! Oh well - batteries charging as I type but probably too hot to go out at lunch time. Mornings are very pleasant providing the summer breeze is not too heavy.

Dave ~ I use the "hook on a piece of wire and torch" technique for the belt then just check tail rotation.
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I put the Eagle Tree data logger on the Gaui 255 to check the head speed. I suspected that it was pretty high. I was right!! [X(]

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Damn! That's a lot of head speed. I hope those links are tight.

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Please welcome one of the latest to the fleet. Furion #2. I traded it for my Gaui 200 V2 SE. It showed up a little rough with a bent main and spindle, and some missing pieces. It came without electronics except for a set of HS65MGs with one of them stripped. Not too sure what the plan is for this one yet. The new one is on the right.

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