Hi there, to anybelly who's still istening.
The dumb fat polack is still around; just been doing hard time in Babylon, then laid up with an injured eyeball which, funny thing, REALLY put the boots to my internet surf-potatoin'.
First - JONESY - I hope I'm not too late; I've read up and still didn't see an announcement, so either I missed it with my one semi-good eye, or maybe you're busy becoming a daddy right now. *~ Congratulations! ~*
in case I'm indisposed again and miss it. [img][/img]
I still think for the couple dollars difference, theTGY-306G or 306G-HV is a better deal than the TGY-211DMHΒ* for cyclic and they're both in stock, but that
's just my engineer head talking. Okay, maybe it's the bling talking too...
That ALZRC 450Pro Dual Push Tail control looks interesting; though I'm not sure it'll actually provide much improvement over a single push control as the geometry uses rotating sleeves to overcome the parallax issue which Align used a second link to resolve. I suspect it relies on the inherent give of its plastic construction to work, plus the only piece of ALZRC kit I've ever bought was a 450 stock tail assembly which was complete rubbush; the crosspiece was drilled off-center, and as a result the slider bushing was swaged wrong and cracked. It was worse than Jonesy's misdrilled swash turnbuckle. [img][/img]
I really like that Tarot TL45034-05 Thrust Bearing Tail Rotor though; that looks sweet. Definitely going to the top of my list for the HDXΒ*build.
Have any of you seen this?
I really like the looks of the split-lock head mounting; sure to eliminate some vibration. But I have my concerns that the longer arm length might give it enough leverage to break the pintle bushing pin/bolt like the first gen Tarot DFC heads were doing. And It looks like they've redesigned their grips and pintles on this version too:
Hmmm... I smell flybarless in my future. Soon. I've already started the TT conversion on my HDX; got the 4mm spacers and drilled out the 1 set of extra holes it needs. But damn I wish I could find a CNC tailboom holder for the 450V2Β*TT conversion...Β* everything else on my HDX is anodized, and that black plastic holder's just dag-nasty next to it.
Hey Bob - howz about THIS for ''Bigger is better''?
That SkyFox is 700-size and the XLV makes it look like a 450.
That video of a guy changing a 1-way bearing with a rock made me snort; not because it was so caveman it was scary, but because of remembering all the times I've used a big-effing-pliers/wrench/socket/board/piece of metal whatever/ROCK as a hammer over the decades, especially as a youth growing up on the farm.
Believe me, you begin to see all sorts of things as a hammer when you're broke down in the middle of a field a half-hour's walk from your toolbox and you just need to adjust that linchpin's attitude a LEETLEΒ*BEET... Rock? HAMMER. Fencepost?Β*HAMMER. Largish furry animal?Β*Slightly-less-efficient HAMMER.Β*[img][/img]
Oh, and I have that bearing press set; you need a decent vise with well-squared jaws to make it work. While I have one because I need it for my engineering work, most people are NOTΒ*gonna spend $100-300 for a jeweler's vise. Forewarned is forearmed; you CANNOTΒ*use a C-Clamp with it. The part against the screw ALWAYSΒ*spins off center and drives the bearing crooked. The C-clamps with a ball swivel are even MOREΒ*useless; except they're a big chunk of cast steel, so HAMMER. [img][/img]
Oh, and HKΒ*is now stocking the Robird G31 FBL; $87.99 makes it a second choice for my budget, but the USBΒ*connectivity may win out over my desire to save money with the HobbyMate FBLΒ*Combo, especially after looking at that new Tarot DFC head.
hugj and Fiz - Since y'all came out of the closet, I figured I'd admit it too:
Hi everybody. My name is mnem, and I'm a planker. I haven't touched my plank in... 45 minutes. I've allowed my planking habit to take time away from my helicopters for 11 days this month. As a result, I now have my first $4 airframe; a folded foam 30'' delta KFm2. I built it so I could have something ''Park-Size'' to fly outdoors at my local club meetings. May Ifni have mercy on my blasphemous soul...
All Up Weight :290gr
All Up Cost: $32.00
You read that right: $32.00:
$1 - 24''x30'' Dollar Store Foam-Core Signboard
$1 - CFΒ*Spar Tube from HK
$2 - Tape, Glue, Velcro Tabs
$2 - CFΒ*Rod for Servo Linkages &Β*1/4 sheet .030'' hobby aluminum for motor mount
$3 - Servo Rod Swivel ends
$3 - LHS APC 6x4 Prop
$4 - 2 HXT900 Servos
$4 - Turnigy 9x RX
$4 - Zippy 1000mAh 2S Battery
$4 - LeadersHobby SkyWing 30A ESC
$4 - LeadersHobby EMP C2028/12-2300KV Motor
It's not beautiful, but it's incredibly well-mannered and a joy to fly. I may make it a bigger brother so it can share my 3S-2200 batteries. [img][/img]
Oh... and I've even got my wife planking with me (It's always more fun that way [img][/img]); she just bought me this:
She was a lot happier to get this on sale for $91.00 from NitroPlanes ( Coupon code: pricepickle ) than the slightly larger one from HK I've been pestering her to get me for XMas that was $100 more, and about 3 times as expensive to finish out.
And It'll use my 3S-2200 batteries too. [img][/img]
Oh, BTWΒ*Jonesy - had my hands on a Blade Nano CP at my club meeting a couple weeks ago; it looks almost identical to my Genius CP, only it's about a inch shorter, and it actually flies straight. PTTTT!
OK - That's it from the middle of Dirt &Β*Sun Country. Se y'all on the flip side!