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08-13-2015, 08:01 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

Motion RC is sending me a new motor and esc....

Motion RC is sending me a new motor and esc. Thank gawd for great customer service. Hopefully within a week or two I can start flying this Waco.
08-13-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

Motion RC has great customer service, they are...

Motion RC has great customer service, they are sending me a new esc and motor. This Waco just might fly afterall. I hope it flys as good as it looks.
08-10-2015, 11:13 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

I just had a brain storm. If I glued a small...

I just had a brain storm. If I glued a small piece of Velcro to all my 2200mah batterys, right where the Velcro strap goes across, that would keep them from sliding, but I would still have to make...
08-10-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

Rochobby Waco

I recently bought an FMS PT-17 Stearman and love it, so I bought a Rochobby Waco, but it has been a nightmare from day one.
First I discovered that they didn't give the any screws for the wing...
08-10-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

I got the new esc today and installed it, but it...

I got the new esc today and installed it, but it turns out that the defective esc has ruined the throttle channels in both receivers I tried in it.
I decided to test fit a 2200mah 3S battery in the...
08-07-2015, 10:28 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

I got the control rod issue fixed, so I bound it,...

I got the control rod issue fixed, so I bound it, and set everything up, but the darn ESC is defective I think. No beeps, and no motor.
I bought another 40 amp ESC for it on Ebay tonight, and i'll...
08-06-2015, 08:47 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

As soon as the flying wires are on the Waco, I...

As soon as the flying wires are on the Waco, I will take a fleet photo and post it. Dennis
08-06-2015, 08:40 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

The DX6i is working great since I sprayed the...

The DX6i is working great since I sprayed the pots with Deoxit, and I have the Waco mostly together, but they didn't give me any screws for the wing struts (had to find some), and the aileron horns...
08-02-2015, 09:58 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

I almost lost the Stearman earlier tonight. The ...

I almost lost the Stearman earlier tonight. The rudder potentiometer in my DX6i acted up and was swingin my rudder all over the place, or intermittently slammin it to one side.
It was quite a fight...
07-29-2015, 05:18 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

One of these days I will put them all in the yard...

One of these days I will put them all in the yard and do a group photo, but it's way too hot to do that now. It got up to 107 here today.
07-29-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

Most of them are in my hanger gallery, including...

Most of them are in my hanger gallery, including 2 of my past gassers. I only have 8 now, and 2 of them are BNF's. The Waco will be here on Monday, so i'll be adding that soon. My bud who taught me...
07-28-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By freeonthree

I ordered the FMS Waco early this morning,...

I ordered the FMS Waco early this morning, another great looking scale biplane. It has the same power system as the FMS PT-17 Stearman. ...
07-26-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

I decided to install the flying wires on the...

I decided to install the flying wires on the Stearman. it took about 3 hours, but it was worth it. It looks really scale now.
I didn't like the rubber string they give you with the plane, so I used...
07-25-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By freeonthree

I sold the plane a few months ago due to a bad...

I sold the plane a few months ago due to a bad back making it difficult to carry in and out of the house, but it is a G20. I tried a an 18x6 and it simply couldn't pull it. Dennis
07-25-2015, 12:50 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By freeonthree

New Catagory

We need another category under Electric Flight. "SCALE AIRCRAFT"
If anyone would like to discuss scale foam aircraft, I have a thread under "Airplanes" then "Scale Aircraft".
And i'll start...
07-25-2015, 01:34 AM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

Im looking at the FMS / Rochobby Waco now, and...

Im looking at the FMS / Rochobby Waco now, and it's only $159,99 and free shipping. and the scale detail of it is as amazing as the Stearman PT-17.
I wanted a red and white one in the beginning,...
07-25-2015, 01:00 AM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

Im in northern California, and I bought FMS...

Im in northern California, and I bought FMS Stearman from Diamond Hobby in Florida.
I have not had to add any weight to any of my PNP planes. They all CG'ed perfectly.
3S 2200mah 20C batts are...
07-24-2015, 09:26 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

I've got about 20 flights on the FMS PT-17...

I've got about 20 flights on the FMS PT-17 Stearman so far, and it is a wonderful plane. It flys great and after a 6 minute flight, a 3S 2200mah 20C battery is barely warm, and only down to about...
07-23-2015, 10:49 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

I took the FMS PT-17 Stearman out for the test...

I took the FMS PT-17 Stearman out for the test flights, and it flew great. it handled the 6 to 10 mph wind with ease. It looks great in the air, and handles like a dream.
I can honestly say it was...
07-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

I've watched a lot of the Rhinbeck Aerodrome full...

I've watched a lot of the Rhinbeck Aerodrome full scale video's. They make me want to buy the models of most of them, but there's just too many.
I learned some new things recently about plane...
07-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

Jaybird, Just noticed you said "tall grass". I've...

Jaybird, Just noticed you said "tall grass". I've never flown off grass, only pavement, dirt roads, and a few times off water.
Those close wheel bipes are hard to keep upright even on pavement. I...
07-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

All those old close wheel bipes are tricky to...

All those old close wheel bipes are tricky to keep rightside up when landing, unless it's into a good wind, and that's the only reason I don't have any of them.
I got the failsafe problem solved. Im...
07-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

No biplane ? No Piper Cub ? How do you sleep at...

No biplane ? No Piper Cub ? How do you sleep at night ? ;)
07-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

it sounds like even with the little problems your...

it sounds like even with the little problems your happy with the planes. I'll get one of those next.
07-21-2015, 10:43 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By freeonthree

Here's another issue. I tried to edit the above...

Here's another issue. I tried to edit the above post to fix the spelling errors, but the save button only blinked, it didn't save the edited post. I had that same issue the other day when I tried to...
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