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Forum: Beginners
09-06-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By billz

RE: Buddy Box question

I am running dual aileron servos. Perhaps the problem is that the Skysport model I have is 4 channel, and my setup requires one aileron on channel 6. I was hoping a buddy box setup would just pass...
Forum: Beginners
09-06-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By billz

Buddy Box question

I'm using a Futaba Skysport T4YF as a buddy box connected to a Hitec Optic 6. This setup has worked fine for 3 channel airplanes like the T-Hawk, but doesn't work when I try it with a Stryker or...
05-21-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By billz

RE: My favorite online sources for electric fliying supplies

For the HobbyZone/ParkZone and Eflite airplanes and parts, I like this place:

http://www.hobbyzone.com/

They used to have a local store, but closed unfortunately. Their web store is very...
04-27-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By billz

RE: Is there a foamy that can handle a blender?

I've been able to do a rough blender with a stock motor Park Zone Typhoon (the servos were changed out to ones with metal gears). I'm sure someone more skilled at flying could do a perfect blender...
04-25-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By billz

RE: Newbie Slowstick Config question

gmkramer,

I'm in a similar curcumstance as you. I've decided to get a slowstick. I've been flying for awhile however but want to get a slowstick for some aerial photography. I'm going to...
04-18-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By billz

RE: Best electric plane to carry small video camera?

scoooper,

Thanks for the post. The Pure Digital video camera I have is not the one time version but is reusable. The camera records in WMV format and has an integrated USB connection. It...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By billz

RE: What is your favorite brand radio and why?

I like my Hitec Optic 6. Why? It is the only radio I've ever had (besides this ones that come with RTF planes) and does all that I need to do and more. I know there are better ones out there, I...
04-05-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By billz

Best electric plane to carry small video camera?

I purchased one of the small (5oz) PureDigital Camcorders from Target and would like to use it for aerial photgraphy. I have already tried it on a T-Hawk, and it worked ok, but made the T-Hawk...
03-22-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By billz

RE: 3D Hobby Shop

That planes looks identical to the Extreme Flight Yak 54e. http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/yak54e.html

I assume they come from overseas so it may be identical. I haven't flown one but a...
02-15-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By billz

RE: I need a good do-it-all Lipo charger...

I would agree with the FMA Cellpro 4 recommendation. It is a good charger at a great price and does the balancing as well. It also automatically detects number of cells and sets charging rate. If...
11-10-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,545
Posted By billz

RE: FMA sticks it to the LHS again!!

Guys,

I agree with the sentiment of this thread - I would much rather buy from the local Hobby Store, who sells items at the same price as I can get them online at Horizon Hobby (factoring no...
10-19-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By billz

Cold weather effects on light balsa planes

A question...
My RC Hanger is in my uninsulated garage. In the winter months here, it's below freezing for most of the time (Nov - March). I normally store all my glues and batteries inside the...
10-11-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By billz

RE: I can Fly a Stryker, How Bout a Typhoon

I agree with jmir about the MUS, but I wonder if tcarp is looking for an all in one solution that includes radio and receiver...it sounded like it. tcarp, if you don't already have your own radio...
10-10-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By billz

RE: Seagull Extra300 Conversion to Glow

I don't know much about glow, but the gas planes I've seen have been much sturdier than the Extra300. I would wonder about the gas that gets on the plane from flying that needs to get wiped off. ...
10-09-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By billz

RE: Plane stuck in tree:(

Coopz,

Been there...What worked for me was getting a few pieces of stiff pvc piping that you can connect together with tee connectors. Your local home improvement strore should carry some that...
10-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By billz

RE: I can Fly a Stryker, How Bout a Typhoon

tcarp,

I went from a stryker to a typhoon as well. I think the typhoon makes a great next step. You can start our ignoring the rudder and fly it like the stryker (turning with airlerons), and...
10-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 35,065
Posted By billz

RE: Seagull Models EP Extra 300

Thanks aflipz and bdavison for the good suggestions...I'll get some T-pins, thin CA, and CA debonder and give it a whirl.
10-04-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 35,065
Posted By billz

RE: Seagull Models EP Extra 300

Just got my Seagull Extra 300 yesterday. I was looking at this and the Extreme Flight 300 but price won out. The Seagull Extra 300 looks like a great plane. Started building it but couldn't help but...
09-27-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 51,956
Posted By billz

RE: Build A Bullet Proof Stryker (Brushless Or Stock)

CritterHunter,

Thanks for doing this! This is great information that is relevant for all current models of the stryker. Great job! Have you ever thought of putting this together into a PDF...
09-27-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By billz

RE: next plane after easy star

tekajo,

About trying a Parkzone Stryker? It is a blast to fly and there are a ton of hops up and tips on these forums. ALOT of people like them. It was my second plane after a T-Hawk and got...
09-27-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By billz

RE: Does anyone build their own planes anymore?

Pilot,

I appreciate your question. I think your observation is correct. I suspect today more people enjoy flying planes (and the hopping them up) rather than building from scratch. I for one...
09-27-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By billz

RE: TP Balancer Question

I would leave it connected. It will keep the cells in balance during the charge cycle.
09-21-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By billz

RE: exploding lypos

Sounds like your friend is discharging his batteries to low by either running them with a larger setup than the battery can handle, or not setting a lipo cutoff on the ESC to engage soon enough. ...
09-21-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By billz

RE: Looking for advise on first plane.

akm,

I started with the T-Hawk from readytoflyfun.com and really liked it as a first plane. It can soar like the easy star but is also a bit more nimble when you are ready for it to be. It can...
Forum: 3D Flying!
09-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 93,765
Posted By billz

RE: Extreme Flight 300 electric

The EF 300E looks like a great plane. I have an E-Flite 480 motor, Phoenix 35 ESC, and Thunder Power 2100 3s that I'm looking to put to use. Would that power system work in the 300E? Is anone...
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