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Old 06-12-2022, 10:11 AM
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Mr. Mark,

Yes, times are changing, inflation, gasoline, Covid, theft and murder are on a huge rise. The alarm company arrives tomorrow to put in the rest of our equipment so any violations will call them if weíre not at home. Itís not preventative except in the pointed they would not be able to camp out in our home for days or even hours like they did at my neighbors house. I already have two cameras Iíll be installing two more. Donít misunderstand cameras wonít help you a bit once theyíre in the house but at least I did it would alert me that theyíre on the property before they get in the house. The alarm companies will put their signs in the front and the back which they said is a deterrent only in the point that they would look at a house without those first so itís something they donít have to contend with.

Will you really had to go at it with the goblin! A reprieve is an understatement that you just got with your Heli. That awful sound you heard mightíve been a bearing seizing up. Or your Gyro throwing a full signal or your blades not tracking together mains or tail. My buddy that crashed his 500 the day before me in the desert, he went to lift off and I heard a screech but he ignored it and did full 3-D and then lost his tail and long story short when it hit the ground the tail box and gotten hot and melted in the bearing came off the end of the tail rotor shaft and just fell out of the plastic tail box which then seized The tail rotor blades. Good luck I hope you find out what the Devil got into your flight system.

I got my new receiver battery in and half charged as well as the main battery half charged for the 600 and got a nice hover out in the backyard. I had to take the battery when it came in and take an EC three off and put a deans to make it match the ESC plug. Right now Iíve got all of my batteries in storage mode as itís been quite hot here just under 100 yesterday and 101 the day before. Cooling down this week just a little bit so I hope to get up to the field one afternoon.
I canít tell you the times Iíve straighten out a boom or other parts a little epoxy on the tail blade that starting to come apart. Sometimes you can cheat other times you canít. That boom may have been your problem, letís hope so when you get in there and do a little diagnostic and itíll be an easy fix.

I have the 500 on the operating table and tore apart yesterday and found out what I needed. I ordered a new canopy, belt drive, and boom. I already had a new half frame, main drive gear, main blades, I forgot, I also had an extra main frame side which you see in the photo used a little do nicely, so Iím going to get away pretty cheap. Because it went nose in the bottom of the frame which is aluminum upgrade I made many years ago was bent like a crooked Road. As was the battery tray up on top at the 45į angle that you strap the battery to also aluminum. I had to take both and rework them with a light hammer and wood blocks and my voice to straighten everything out and save it I was quite surprised so Iím attaching a couple of photos of the frame, But unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the battery tray because it was folded darn ear into a 45į angle. But she will fly again, that 500 been with me since I started flying on the 400, by Horizon on when I first started doing collective from coax copters.

Diesel at the end of my street for my truck is $7.00 dollars a gallon. Right now today itís $210 to fill my tank, itís just hard to believe this is really happening itís almost like itís a dream.

Have agood Fatherís Day coming up soon so I hope you have a good one with the little guy.







Old 06-20-2022, 03:38 AM
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Hi JPEE,

Wanted to wish you a happy belated Fathers Day! Hope you got to see your daughters and grandchildren.

My dad came down a week ago and got to spend Fathers Day with us. We've been having a nice time and George is having lots of fun with his papa. 😊

More later...

Mark
Old 06-20-2022, 04:52 AM
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Hello Mark,

Thank you for the kind wishes, I hope your Fathers Day was a great one too. With Papa there, it had to be a grand day/week to be sure! Yes my daughters came here with one of my grandchildren the baseball player. They arrived at 7:30 in the morning and pulled out at 9. My one daughter on the way over here on her day off have been called to cover for another sick manager so she had to go into work unexpectedly. My other daughter with the grandson who is leaving here and going on to Phoenix Arizona 400 miles away quite the drive. Then he plays baseball for 4 to 5 days through the surrounding cities around Phoenix.

Well known RC Store:
These people really ticked me off. I ordered everything I needed for the 500. Their search engine is very poor and I labored through it and ordered, tail boom, main blades, two drive belts, two canopies, something else I have probably forgotten. I keyed all that in and got a confirmation for my order. The end of day two I get a letter from them that my order is canceled with no reason? They say reply to this email, instead I called them and they no longer take phone calls nor can you even leave a message, it all has to be done via email. So I write back on day two and that night I get another reply from them saying that my credit card was denied! There’s nothing wrong with my credit card, there’s nothing on it and it has such a high Maxximum purchase cap I’m embarrassed to publish it. The next day I get up and because i’ve experienced this with other vendors I had taken screenshots on my computer of my order. That gave me all the part numbers again. So I go in and I rebuild the whole order and there are quantities all there for the parts I needed on hand! This time I say OK, I’ll go in and pay with PayPal which is tied to my credit card lol. The order goes through and is accepted. Again later followed with a confirmation email. The next day I get an email again!!!!!!! from them saying they’re out of the canopies I wanted and that had a quantity of four at the moment of my ordering. So they asked me if I wanted to substitute and it was not the color I wanted but I took the substitute and adjust my bill accordingly. It took two more days for the parts to arrive and the order was complete, what a joke, what a lot of work with a lot of emails, it was just crazy for a lousy $126 order. I hope to start on it today Monday, and we’re supposed to get to 100į today and near that all week and at the end of the week 100į again. Good time to be in the air condition shop on the bench.

JPEE

Have a good week my friend.
Old 06-21-2022, 11:41 PM
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Hi JPEE,

I need to learn to slow down when typing as I somehow accidently selected all then hit backspace and cleared out everything I just typed. Ugh!

First I wanted to congratulate you on getting your 600 back in the air after getting your new batteries in. So that's one down and one to go.

That was a crazy story of what you had to go through with the hobby store, glad your persistence paid off and you got what you ordered. Just out of curiosity is there somewhere else you can go if you ever need things again...maybe some place that is more customer friendly?

Glad you had a nice Father's Day and you got to see your daughters. Sorry one had to work and the other with that long drive, yikes! But it was worth it for everyone.

We also had a nice Father's Day. We actually had a nice entire week with my dad visiting. Got to drive out to Kennedy to see a SpaceX launch on Friday, then to Tampa the next day to visit the WWII cargo ship the Victory Ship. Then visited a history museum on Sunday. We also got to take the boats out in the evening to do some racing and my dad got to take one out too. It was a lot of fun for all.

We also have been having some hot afternoons - temps in the mid 90's. Plus no rain so the grass is suffering. I try to run the sprinklers in the middle of the night for a short time to try and give the yard a chance. Our rainy time of the year usually starts in July with afternoon storms almost everyday, so just have to hold on for a few more weeks, hopefully.

I have been trying to get out in the early morning hours to get some flights in. Bug spray is a necessity! Had the chance to take the Stinger jet out this past morning and had a few nice easy flights. Planning to take the 500 Thursday morning after work to do some practice circuits. I also did some testing with my XK110 last week.

Ah, my lovely XK110. Its got a Futaba Tx and although I have looked at many setup videos online I just can't get this thing to flip inverted. It's been very frustrating, not being able to practice inverted orientations. Its great with its tail hold and so practicing reverse is great - just need to figure out the inverted thing. So it occurred to me one day why not just start the thing off already inverted and see what happens.

So yep, I started it in idle up (holding it inverted) and let go and wow - had to jump on the controls as it was a squirrely mess! But it worked and I was able to do some inverted practice. It was some intense practice as it wanted to go everywhere. I got to brush up on my orientations really quick. And yes, I had to land inverted in the grass. Just folded the blades - no damage. So for the time being this is what I will do when I want to practice inverted with the XK110.

I'm sorry to hear about the hot and dry conditions your having in your area. I hope some rain relief is in the future for you all.

Mark
Old 06-23-2022, 03:50 AM
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Mark,

Sorry you had to experience what happens to me more times by hitting the wrong key and wiping a 90% completed post off the screen. 😢

Thank you, the 600 is ready to fly, when itís not 100į and 53% humid that we are experiencing lately.

The 500 has been fighting me like I posted and just conquered one more hurdle. Making ready to rebuild I took the top main shaft bearing carrier off the frame to test the bearing itself. The way I do that is, I hold the block vertically and slip the main shaft in horizontally about one inch. Then I spin the shaft and then I feel either a smooth or a rough operation. The top bear was toast which you could not tell just by spinning the shaft in both blocks in the frame. The lower bearing was still good and smooth as a babyís bottom. Guess what? I donít have those bearings on hand ARRG as you say! I donít wanna go back and order two bearings online and pay the freight and wait. I contacted my old hobby shop which I didnít even know if it was still open which is about 4 miles away. Indeed they were still in business so I asked him to run a check and see if he had the bearings on and he said yes!!!!!!! When I got there I found they stopped selling heliís and weíre just selling off what parts were still hanging on the wall. He only had the one LAST bag of main bearing, what luck right? I looked for any other 500 parts to just buy up but he had nearly nothing left. I hope today today I can start by greasing the new bearings and getting then in frame and moving on after that with some assembly.

Yes there is AMAIN Hobby online. Thereís no more hobby brick and mortar shops left here anywhere. I had accounts with both these two online stores for years butÖÖ..the shop I ordered from had the inventory andÖÖ.they sell a LOT of blemished inventory, as I said canopies, blades with paint blemishes and the prices are great.

Weíll you had house had a spectacular Fathers Day making it last a week. You are so blessed to have your father with you, you just donít know. You guys really covered some sights while he was with you WOW!
As I tell my daughter who lives just 12 miles away and was driving her and my grandson to AZ to play baseball for those 4-5 days, ďthatís what being great parent is all aboutĒ!

Today is Thursday soÖÖÖ.you should be off work as I write this post at 4:13 a.m. hopefully your flying right now. Donít forget the bug spray. I am having to put DEETS on when I am in the garage as we have the new Micro many mosquitoes here that look like a gnat but in fact are a mosquito. Boy do they go for your elbows and your ankles up to the knee. We call them ankle biters for slang. They are not the big daddy long legs like we used to get. Hope your heliís and plane flights were good ones today. I had to look up your XK110 to remember what she is and it appears to be like my Horizon blade 230. Again good luck with trio your taking out.
SUGGESTION: My 230 in normal mode will not flip inverted or do any stunt at all. It has a safe gyro mode in normal we can call beginner mode. To do 3D you have to use stunt 1 & 2! There you can run wide open and when set up by the book it has #2 wide open head speed and is looser on the expos. It has in both modes a FAILSAFE button you set to your transmitter. If you loose orientation while flying you pull back throttle mid stick and press the ďsafe mode buttonĒ and she ďrights herselfĒ with main blades up to the sky! Itís pretty cool. Then you regain your orientation. You hold the button 2 seconds and thatís it. So that maybe a mode in your setup, check it out. If youíre telling me that in stunt modes you still cannot roll and get inverted then maybe itís not in 3-D.
LMAO, now I just read your second paragraph when do get crazy inverted but see my attachment. I hope this might help to verify your set up..

Take care my friend and happy flying today if you made it out!

JPEE


















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Old 06-29-2022, 08:44 PM
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Hello Mr. JPEE,

Thank you for the suggestion for helping my uncooperating XK110 - I'll see if adjusting the gyro will help in the different modes.

Glad you found some replacement bearings, even the last ones in the shop! One word suggestion... AvidRC.com

I usually will get my replacement bearings from them. Shipping isn't too bad, I think less than $5 for a suitable order.

Up next - Mayhem and Destruction!!

Stay tuned...

Mark

But in the meantime, a pic from this mornings heli success!



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Old 06-30-2022, 01:41 AM
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So yesterday morning started off nice. I was able to charge up 4 batts for my heli and 2 for my Stinger jet. Got out nice and early and arrived at the field just as the first traces of light were coming up.

Got 2 easy flights with my Trex500 - nothing too serious as it was still a bit dark out and I didn't want to crash due to loss of orientation.

Next up was my jet...but more on that one later on.

I finished up with the remaining 2 flights on the 500. This time it was light enough to get some practice in. I was able to use the first flight practicing backwards flight and then switched over to inverted practice - nose in for now. My last flight I practiced cleaning up my rainbows - even played around with doing tail first rainbows (inverted rainbow?) instead of nose first, then I practiced doing flips and trying to hold it momentarily halfway through the flip.

Overall the heli flights were really good.

The jet...not so much.

My one and only flight started off good. I took off and did a nice climb out, turned around and did a nice high inverted pass. Then pulled up and did a large half loop and turned to the end of the field and set up for a nice low pass, about half throttle. The low pass was nice and all my attention was on the plane as it flew past me. At this point I should mention at this particular flying area there are 2 fenced in areas just off to the side of the field. I usually don't fly near them but have had a close call on occasion.

This morning I had more than a close call - a direct hit! I literally watched as the plane hit the fence and foam parts went flying. The impact was near perfect as it hit the left side and completely severed the wing and stabilizer half. I'm probably going to replace the wing and stabilizer as they are the only things that were damaged. One of the problems when concentrating so hard on your aircraft and not paying attention to the surrounding area. Plus it helps not having any fenced in obstacles in your flying area!

Mark



Old 06-30-2022, 02:31 PM
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Just lost a full page reply, ticked off. I went to post and got a locked BLACK screen then it was gone.

Will redo the reply tomorrow, going to meet my daughters for dinner.

Later Mark

JPEE OUT



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Hello Mark,

Attempt #2

I hope by now youíve been able to work on your helicopter and see if those tips helped you get it stable and normal flight and let you whale in 3-D and do its role as it should.

Thank you very much for the tip on the bearing outlet AvidRC.com, iíll look them up because I do have calipers for measuring my bearings.

Your 500 look GREAT! I love the nose forward and low squat! I also like your tail blades being different colors I havenít really noticed that before.
Iím glad you got two easy flights on the 500 and you were smart to take it easy. We all crash as you note thatís part of the hobby, sadly. And you being observant of the gray sky and not watch daylight you played it smart and you won. You got your backwards practice and other moves and came home hole in that regard. It would sure be nice sometime and Iím not advocating that you do this but to get some video of some of your moves inverted rainbows and things like that.

I canít imagine the words that went through your mind when you were inverted on that last pass and focused which you shouldíve been on your plane and unfortunately The chain-link fence reached out and got your jet. I have to laugh at myself because when I was first flying my blade 400 and then my T Rex 500 at the city park there is a great big light standard that we always had to avoid. So I am flying and Iím focused on the 500 and I clearly have to admit of a depth perception deficit. So Iím flying a horizontal circle. I make my turn Iím coming back going the opposite way and I think I am behind the light pole deep into the park and I hear this bang and a loud PING as this huge aluminum light pole is hollow when the 500 made a direct hit just below the lights and fell. Now the embarrassing part sometime later I hit it once more so I had to change it up. When I went out to fly in the park I stood with the pole touching me against my back and I flew out in front of me in a shorter area but object free. See Iím not as dumb as you thought it only took two crashes to make me look at a different perspective on how to fly in that zone lol. So you sacking your jet end of that dusk poorly lit morning thereís nothing to be ashamed of, disappointing you crashed yes but I wouldnít let it go beyond that. And as you pointed out itís not gonna be an expensive fix to put the plane back in the air again you were lucky the fuselage did not take a beating or any of your electrics. Youíll recover.

I finished my 500 ESP TREX and did a hover in the backyard about three days ago and I have a terrible tail bobbing up and down. Iím still very shaky after not flying for so long, this was my first time with the controls in my hands after three months being home and then I flew three packs in my desert field and those were the first three in a year and a half so my thumbs are really rusty. back to the 500 I took off all my blades and weighed them on a scale which I did not do and I shouldíve done and found that they were perfectly balanced and weighed the same. So now I know the issue with something else. So I started messing with my Gyro settings in my transmitter forgetting that I really canít do that because with a V bar you do it with the laptop in the onboard computer, does that tell you how long Iíve been away from flying. So I watch some YouTube videos and guys with the same problem the same answer was for all three too low of a head speed. So I took it up higher and I run a straight curve which is an oxymoron and start up blades in the middle in neutral pitch in light her up and sheís ripping and I go to lift her up and thereís still just a hint of the tail not being as good as should be I put her down put her on the laptop and made some adjustments brought her back out and she is Crystal! My old baby right back where she was. Going flying with the guys Wednesday next week and I canít wait to get out there in the adrenaline going in my arms shaking in my fingers numb, you know the drill. Iím going to attach a photo or two Iíve got my 600 ready to go which wears a 700 Canopy since the 700 is in big red scale body.

Mark, I wish you and yours have a wonderful safe and sane Fourth of July with good food, family and good times! 👍











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