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05-03-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Whirley Bird

Looking for info

Going back to electric choppers again.
Anyone have info on the latest model ESKY Honey BEE by Esky?
Thanks
Vegas/[8D]
02-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Whirley Bird

VINTAGE PARK FLYER

Can someone suggest a more modern motor,battery and a tiny servo so I can get more flight time and have elevator control?
Thanls
Vegas.
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-14-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: OS 65L & 3 bladed prop

OK,
Thanks Guys,
I should have my tail dragger kit Tuesday and I guess i'll pick up the prop local.
I'll take some shots of the bird before and after
Vegas/
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-14-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Whirley Bird

OS 65L & 3 bladed prop

I had the new trainer al balanced, trimmed out and made several flights.
All I can say is for $400.00 it flies beautiful.
I'm now ready to convert it to a tail dragger, install wheel pants and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Whirley Bird

NOT SURE WHERE TO PUT THIS POST LOOKING FOR

Hi Gang,
I'm looking for an airfoil kite that has a small motor on it and plastic skydiver hanging off the lines.
I assume it has 2 tiny servos,1 for steering and 1 for flaring out
Price is...
Forum: Beginners
11-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,986
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: NiCad batteries discharge

Hi Alex,
When I went back to helicopters the TH trainers all had nicads and the went dead from sitting for well over 2 years.
I charged them up and their like new.
And their cheaper also:)
...
Forum: Beginners
11-07-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: Re-use radio equip from RTF?

JUst a little tip.
On the 4 CH transmitters when you set the controls up on the plane make sure the sliders on the transmitter are centered.
Thats all I use on three of my trainers when landing....
Forum: Beginners
11-07-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,616
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: JUST GOT FIrst plane

We didn't get enough snow here in the last three years to warrant buying skis.
But I live less then 1/8th of a mile from a large lake and that new bird sure would look nice coming off the water.
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-06-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: Logo's And Copyright Protocol......

Got a strange post today from my E mail to my E mail address
Someone playing games?
~~~>Subj: (no subject)
Date: 10/23/2008 4:15:03 PM Central Standard Time
From: SearchNRescue4
To:...
Forum: Beginners
11-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,263
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: Cold weather flight prep questions.

I live in Commie, NJ also.
They call NJ the Garden State because it's run by a bunch of vegetables.
Vegas/
Forum: Beginners
11-06-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,986
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: NiCad batteries discharge

YUP,
As a ham radio OP and Purchaser of many nMh packs they all say to run them down every few months.
I also picked up 9.6-V 1,100 mil pack at RS $19.99 today for the tX and it also says that on...
Forum: Beginners
11-06-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,616
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: JUST GOT FIrst plane

Hi Bill,
This trainer has just about zero dihedral so i'll leave that as is.
I broke the engine in and tonight I balanced the bird.
I like the TX that came with it because I just hold a button...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-05-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: RX battery Bigger for bigger plane

It's that new 6 foot wing span MK III from TH.
I just asumed the control surfaces are bigger and the plane will be flying faster so i'll have more of a load on the servos pulling more amps.
I was...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Whirley Bird

RX battery Bigger for bigger plane

I'm not to happy with the 4.8 volt 600 mils in the new bird that has much bigger control surfaces,
Is it OK to go with 6 volts?
I think most electrical components are rated 15% either way.
I'll...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Whirley Bird

Radio Shack Batteries

Hi Gang,
I was in radio shack today and I see they have 9.6 volt batteries @ 1,100 mils with the charger for $15.95
The ones that come with TH transmitters are only 600 mils
The price beats TH...
Forum: Beginners
11-05-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,616
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: JUST GOT FIrst plane

This isn't the best picture but it is the Hobbico MKIII
I took the decals off the top right wing because i'm be placing stars anmd flags on it.
I went by the book and broke the engine in today
...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-05-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: I need help BAD

Thanks GUYS,
All is well and I ran the engine today.
The servo chatter was from the other TX from another trainer was left on
It's all trimmed and ready for a nice calm day.
Now anyone know...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-04-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: I need help BAD

gaRCfield
Thanks pal,
You know your stuff with these transmitters.
OK I set the mix to off and the rudder problem was corrected by turning off another transmitter on the same frequency.
Now...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-04-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: I need help BAD

Hollo gaRCfield
I have all the above figured out.
Now I have another problem.
Everything was fine except the rudder was to much to the left with the setting at zero (OFF)
I adjust that and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-04-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Whirley Bird

I need help BAD

I got the TH big trainer with the 6EXAP transmitter
I can work the controls but i'm not sure if I have the TX programmed for the receiver.
The rudder only moves 1 way.
The LCD is supposed to...
Forum: Beginners
11-02-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: Balancing a Taildragger

What is better?
To balance with a full tank of fuel or an empty tank?
I balance mine at the sides of the fuse and also at the wing tips then make sure I have a straight line between the 2...
Forum: Beginners
11-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,616
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: JUST GOT FIrst plane

HI bILL,
I THINK YOU SAID YOU GOT THE P[LANE ON EBAY?
IT LOOKS VERY WELL PACKED AND THE SELLER WENT GOOD ON THE LARGE BUBBLE WRAP.
OP's Had caps on.
Let us know when you fly it.
I took mine...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-01-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: NEW 4 YEAR OLD NEVER RUN OS 60 BAD????

Yes,
I understand that and I have been a mechanic most of my life.
However,even with the glow plug removed,i turn the prop slow then it just hits TDC then a turn it a fraction more and it feels...
Forum: Beginners
11-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,616
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: JUST GOT FIrst plane

I noticed something different on your plane.
The front of the muffler has a square nose.
Mine has a rounded front
Vegas/
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-01-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Whirley Bird

RE: NEW 4 YEAR OLD NEVER RUN OS 60 BAD????

Thanks pimmnz
That does make sense but for the piston to hold a vacuum all night long seem normal?
I think not but it runs smooth.
I ran it again with 5% nitro and ran it very rich
I have...
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