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Forum: Marketplace
05-12-2018, 09:04 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

Hubsan X4 PRO, Barely used!

This is a Hubsan X4 PRO with extras and custom carrying case. Everything in the pictures is included. This is the high end kit including the tablet controller. This controller enables FPV and...
Forum: Marketplace
04-29-2018, 04:57 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

Hubsan X4 PRO

Might as well call it new because it is as good as new. Everything is in pristine condition, ready to fly and packed well into a Wing-tote heli case. This thing is a aerial photography platform...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-11-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

Tough break JPS. I flew mine a total of five or...

Tough break JPS. I flew mine a total of five or six times and each was as nerve racking as the next. I could never get over the fact I had spent 300 plus hours building the thing. She was beautiful...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-13-2013, 03:12 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

I got my scale wheels from Tower hobbies. I believe they were sullivan but I could only get the mains in metal, the nose gear only came in plastic. Hope that helps.
Greg
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-01-2012, 03:25 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Fidelity, you can get a McDaniels glow driver that will run both motors out of one box and have SonicTronics create longer leads for the actual connrection to the ground and glow plug. I think...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-01-2012, 02:03 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

I used two sonic tronics glow drivers in my B25. I mounted them on the hard framing of the nacelle underneath the fiberglass structures. I didn't need any extra length of wire other than what was...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-28-2012, 12:44 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

I have flown my B25 ten times. Unfortunately, because I was so absolutely busy this summer, I only had the chance to fly her last season. Anyway, a friend of mine has the same bird and we have met a...
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-07-2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

He, if I were you and I was thinking about putting gassers into this one, I would be considering the FG14 from Saito which is suposedly the same as the Saito 82b four stroke. The 14's from Saito are...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-29-2011, 03:02 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

I use a digital tachometer. I run the neddle in at full throttle to get it to max RPM and then back it off about three hundred RPM's. In the air the motors are likely running at 9400 to 9500. I...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-29-2011, 01:19 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

That's pretty good RPM's Nelcob. I am turning 12X8 three blade props with Saito 82b's and max RPM's after richening back is 9240. The bird takes off without much runout and has plenty of scale power...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-30-2011, 01:38 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Very cool Weeso, glad to hear it went off without a hitch.
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-22-2011, 01:43 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Hi Jyjkoz, My name is Greg. I just finished mine and have flown it threee times so far. I can tell you what I use and I'm sure others will have different opinions about various components. First of...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-20-2011, 01:13 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Brad, yesterday while flying the 2nd and 3rd flights, I was able to grease both landings without any issue at all. The maiden last weekend tought me a few things about the plane and I made the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-19-2011, 04:49 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Thanks Brad. Have the info and will be calling them tomorrow to order. I have a question. You fly off of grass right? Do you have issues with the pin bending? Do you use the grommet idea Normand...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-19-2011, 03:55 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Hey all,
Second and third flights under my belt now after a trip to the field today. Mitchell flew like the wind and everything went perfect. Now that the initial jitters are done, I was really...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-19-2011, 02:10 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Hey all,
Just wanted to give an update on my second trip out with the bomber. All went superb on my second and third flight. I wasn't nearly as nervous as I was the on the maiden and all the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-15-2011, 04:52 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Brad, thanks for the advice. I'll do my best to learn her out as I go. I see the logic in the elevator mix, but damn, it almost cost me the bird on Saturday. If you watch the video, you can see her...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-15-2011, 12:37 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Brad, after flying her for the first time, I can definitely see I was trying too hard to keep her airborne. Also watching the video makes that clear. I guess I ws just thinking how heavy it is would...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-14-2011, 05:10 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

lol Ron. As far as I know, my hobby had some to do with why I am now single! Women just don't understand, ;)
Yes I have watched the video a few times to review the good and bad points and you...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-14-2011, 01:57 PM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Brad, good advice and I have thought it through quite a few times since last Saturday. Unfortunately, my mindset about old warbirds is "airspeed, airspeed, airspeed" but I see after the over run...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-14-2011, 02:28 AM
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Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Dave and all,
I am currently uploading a video to Youtube as I write this. This video is much better, although a bit shakey at zoom in flight, but still shows most of the flight in decent form. My...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-13-2011, 01:27 AM
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Views: 419,919
Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Thanks Dave. I agree. I usually do deploy my full flaps on the down leg because by then I've bled off enough airspeed. This go round I listened to my friend and waited until final and committed to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-12-2011, 02:34 PM
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Views: 419,919
Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Hey Ron. Congrats to you as well. Your the first to post on the 114th page on this thread! lol
Yeah, all in all I was very pleased with the way she flew, despite the "oops" at the end. I will...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-12-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 419,919
Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Okay guys, I was able to maiden the bomber yesterday at our flying field. Went through the whole process of pre flight and everything looked good for a go. So I nervously taxied out and lined her up....
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-01-2011, 12:07 PM
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Views: 419,919
Posted By gregory.aldrich1

RE: Top Flite B-25 ARF (Tecnical, tips, suggestions)

Yeah Dave, I think most of us would use a check list on this particular aircraft even if we don't usually on other smaller birds, and I am one of them. I have never used a checklist before on a model...
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