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    Rotorfest 2014, June 21, Livermore CA

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    The Livermore Flying Electrons are pleased to announce Rotorfest 2014 on June 21
    at the club field in Livermore CA.

    Time: 8AM until 6PM
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    Registration: $20 at the field...
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    RE: Throttle Hold w/ DX6i and AR600

    There is Throttle hold switch. If you point the antenna towards you and look at hat surface, the TH Hold switch is on the right side towards the back of the unit. Sort of opposite from the Trainer...
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    Throttle Hold w/ DX6i and AR600

    I have a DX6i that I have being using with helicopters. The Throttle Hold (T/H switch) inhibits throttle with all me helis. I just got my first plane, an E-flite Alpha Sport 450. I have a Spektrum...
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    RE: Pondering my first CP

    so I decided to get the mCPx with a DX6i so the heli choice is settled for now. Now I just need to learn how to fly it. Thanks for all the support and suggestions.
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    RE: Pondering my first CP

    Thanks Matty> I am leaning towards the mCPx and the moving onto one of the Blades. There is also a 300X coming out. So eother that or the 450 after the mCPx. Functionally, I guess I am a loner. Not...
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    RE: Pondering my first CP

    I am not budget limited within reason. My thinking for going cheap for a first CP is if I am going to crash a lot in the beginning, I would not be wrecking up an expensive heli. But if the Esky don't...
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    RE: Pondering my first CP

    can you elaborate? Which model? Belt CP, Belt CPX, HB King4? Inventory seems low everywhere in USA. Was thing leaning towars Esky, but now I am not so sure. All the guidance suggests getting a...
  8. RE: Big Lama is acting like washing machine in flight

    I'll be interested to hear how the gyro adjustment works out. With mods, there is wide agreement that an extended shaft is important to keep the blades from hitting. I found the stock blades broke...
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    1#A as a first CP?

    Is there a 1#A thread here. I searched and did not find one. I have read the negatives about Wow but they have 1#A and describe them as a good first CP. Any support for this concept?
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    Pondering my first CP

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  11. RE: Big Lama is acting like washing machine in flight

    I love my Big Lama. Think about adjusting the gyro gain. Its a little screw accessed from the left side. Its mentioned in the manual. If the gyro gain is too high, the tail makes small, fast...
  12. Thread: FP ?

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    RE: FP ?

    just my 2cents. I just bought a 120SR. Watch out for the tail motor. Mine burned out second evening of operation. Stock battery was also bad. HH is sending me a brand new one but I am grounded until...
  13. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    I think he is talking about this
    http://www.art-tech.cn/english/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=355

    available here
    http://www.parkflyers.com/Falcon_400_Trainer_RC_Heli_RTF_p/2800.htm

    Its actually a...
  14. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    those are good ideas. I have a traninggear set, but rather than chop it up. I went with this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051VXGHM/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

    I found other sources for 3mm...
  15. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    Buzz: do you have the model number of the Art Tech heli? I am looking for a larger FP type heli.
  16. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    3mm rod stock: The good thing about flying over lawn is that crashes are not too damaging. The bad news is that if anything falls off, its impossible to find. I lost one of the tail boom supports...
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    RE: BIG LAMA

    can you pots a larger photo? I can't make out your account number.
  18. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    it available here
    http://www.eskyhelicopters.com/part-ek1-0373-000659-esky-stabilizer-p-88.html

    They are California (as am I). Except for maybe Berkeley, most of California is still in the US.
  19. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    maybe just get another stock flybar which seem to work fine. Storm has a battery that fits perfectly.<span style="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font:...
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    RE: BIG LAMA

    what type of surface are you crashing on? Grass? pavement? last weekend I broke an Xtreme top blade just by tipping sideways when i brought it down. It was not even a crash. The stock blades broke in...
  21. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    Just had my upgraded Lama out for three batteries. Either I am getting better or the xtreme canopy/tail/skid upgrade flies better. This is also with the extended shaft and the Xtreme black blades.I...
  22. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    I have the xtreme inner shaft, blade, canop, tail, and skid. The stock blade are super brittle and break easily. The stock canopy is super thin and tore after a few uses. the extended shaft does seem...
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    RE: BIG LAMA

    I just did the canopy/tail/skid upgrade. The acnopy comes with two black rods to hold it in place. However, the upper rod from the stock setup seems glued in place. Seems like just the lower rod is...
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    RE: Spektrum DX6i compatible helicopters

    ok thanks. That is what I need to know.
  25. Thread: BIG LAMA

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    RE: BIG LAMA

    Thanks guys. I fiund the siurce of the rattle. It was pretty simple. The vertical linkages were hitting the fuselage on one side. I simply trimmed the plastic with scissors. All fixed.
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