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Forum: Beginners
01-08-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By Sherv

Sturdy Birdy II

Gentlemen I have an old friend of mine who got me into RC hobbies years ago, it was nitro cars, and he used to tell me he tried flying over a decade ago but gave up. He just moved and found his old...
Forum: Beginners
01-07-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,591
Posted By Sherv

RE: Bixler v1.1 Thoughts

Bixler is a fantastic plane to learn with, very durable, forgiving, can be quick, and can handle the weight of a larger battery or camera making it great for long flights or recording video. As...
Forum: Beginners
01-01-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sherv

RE: Thoughts?

Texans in general are not easy to fly and add the hit or miss quality from banana hobby and you may have a stressful plane in your hands.
I would look into balsa but electric like the e-flite...
Forum: Beginners
11-30-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sherv

RE: HobbyKing

I have owned both, Bixler is barely slower but can carry extra weight (cam/fpv/bigger bats) and the axn is barely quicker more sport flying (can also glide). Both are very durable and my axn is what...
Forum: Beginners
11-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By Sherv

RE: Is Hobbyking foam low quality? 1000mm Corsair Electric

Actually hobbyking sells quality products. Problem is it takes some investigating on both the HK Reviews and RCGROUPs forums to find out if there are any issues with the model. There is certainly...
Forum: Beginners
09-24-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By Sherv

I want to try 3 blade prop. Am I getting the right size?

Hey guys I've been doing some research online about switching from 2 to 3 bladed props.

I hear the rule is to drop 1 size in diameter when you go 3 bladed prop but keep the pitch. And then I've...
Forum: Beginners
09-18-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,487
Posted By Sherv

RE: BEC 5amp enoguh for 6 servos

I'm actually surprised it cant handle it. Bummer.
I have a similar setup I'm putting in a cessna, 6 servos same size, with an 80amp ESC that has a 5.5v 6AMP SBEC on it. Hope it is enough.

...
Forum: Beginners
09-12-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,487
Posted By Sherv

RE: BEC 5amp enoguh for 6 servos

Not sure if the castle escs come with a switching bec, if so then it may work. Best thing to do is to test it and let us know.
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By Sherv

RE: HK Orders

Glad things worked out. If you keep ordering with HK they will acknowledge your loyalty. I have read about previous HK buyers (with over 1k in spending) get a replacement plane sent to them with no...
08-20-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,797
Posted By Sherv

RE: Hpi's New Gas engine

looks like I will be coming back to the hobby then :P
Forum: Beginners
08-20-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,816
Posted By Sherv

RE: Pre-Maiden Jitters

Yea this is exactly what I do, on maidens I just take off and correct my settings then practice a few passes then practice landing and take offs.
I feel I need to be comfortable with landings and...
Forum: Beginners
08-16-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sherv

RE: i have officially crossed over

The right propeller, brushless motor size/kV/cels supported, and the right cel/capacity/weight battery can improve run significantly. Thing is with air planes i think the flying style is the biggest...
Forum: Beginners
08-15-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sherv

RE: i have officially crossed over

Yea I think we were both there when it happened... too many crashes that day lol (me included)! I felt so bad for the pilot. Someone needs to post a video of that crash on youtube!
Forum: Beginners
08-15-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sherv

RE: i have officially crossed over

Yea I agree with Jose, I was into 1/5th scale Gas cars and 27cc 4 bolt gas engines... Nitro too and even a savage flux. Cars can be fun but air planes are much better. I love the switch and I'm not...
Forum: Kit Building
08-15-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By Sherv

RE: P-40E Warhawk - Advice

Yea don't fly that plane... I learned the hard way because War birds fly different and are not as easy to land as a tri-cycle gear plane or even a top/high wing tail dragger.

Go to your local...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Sherv

RE: Just bought a 1.8m Cessna!

I never had a bad one and I've bought over 30 servos hk, corona, and turnigy brand. FYI i bought 6 Hitec servos for my 1/5th scale cars the hs5755mg and guess what... one was dead and those are 90...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Sherv

Just bought a 1.8m Cessna!

Made of foam!!!

http://rcinformer.com/the-giant-cessna-182-1-8-meter-epo-pnf-from-hobby-king/


I bought it from phillip w RC (pw-rc.com) for 135 plus 50 shipping no electrics.!
I then...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By Sherv

RE: Good Starter Plane

A pusher glider seems to be the best trainer imo. Pusher gliders take minimal damage on impacts and are very stable (good ones).
Landing a glider takes practice because they have so little drag...
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By Sherv

Tamiya Rally cars

I've been looking at the Tamiya cars and I havent owned a tamiya since 1996. I've been in nitros, gas, and now electric. I want a brushless system (for nice efficient power) and a tamiya but I have...
Forum: Beginners
07-27-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sherv

RE: Help with prop sizes and electric motors

I have found the APC E props (non slow fly) to be more aggressively pitched, sturdy, and insanely sharp compared to the slow fly versions. I got lucky the other day where my finger got caught in the...
Forum: Beginners
07-26-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sherv

RE: Help with prop sizes and electric motors

to get your started


http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/propeller-size.html


and you need one of these

...
07-25-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,559
Posted By Sherv

RE: Ford Escort MK2 1/5

He is great!
Lars you need to make some clips like this with your escort!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcclkOLwuDM&feature=player_detailpage#t=72s
07-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,777
Posted By Sherv

RE: Serious Question

Not disagreeing with you but to give you an example at our airfield we do have this one guy who lives down the road stop by randomly with a decibel meter to catch us breaking the sound rules just so...
07-24-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,777
Posted By Sherv

RE: Serious Question

I don't deny any of that. It is just easier to make the case that building or designing a plane from scratch is more educational to people in Suits and county positions.


Also in regards to...
07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,559
Posted By Sherv

RE: Ford Escort MK2 1/5

cant wait to see it. This guy made an electric 1/5th escort.. sure it is electric.. but he made the body!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbAEs_LaR70
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