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Here again...introductions ...been 10 years. HELLO

Old 12-19-2019, 06:31 PM
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Tommyjoking1
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Default Here again...introductions ...been 10 years. HELLO

Hello ALL,

Just wanted to say hello, I was on here ten years ago last time I was in the hobby. LIFE HAPPENS. My daughter got really interested in dirt diggers so as I was spending the cash to get her started out with her first RTR Traxxas rig for testing her dedication. I got jealous......wow there are some good deals out there on birds.....

Ended up with a TREX 470 LM Dominator and a DX8....no tools, no nothing starting over. Flybarless...hmmm. ESC and Gyro programming ..HMMM. Real radio for the first time...and throttle and swash programming ...hmmmm. LOL! Seems like a good kit, typical crap fasteners but everything else seems gtg. Confesion: The pinnacle of my CCPM experience was simply ESKY Honey Bee King V2 with better motors and heads on them. So the Align Kit is a major step, too much Heli for me. I always had an issue with seeing the little Esky birds....painted dayglo colors on them to tell orientation. This is a decent scale up and for my park flying aspirations will probably be a solid investment. It certainly has way more capability then I will test ANYtime soon.

So advance apologies for redundant stoopid questions...I will try to look and read before I ask. Right now I am primarily interested in proper setup and making the 470 soft enough I can re-teach my thumbs and grow from there. Also build and setup. I ordered 6s packs...but I believe with this setup I can run 3s if I want to. 6s packs seem overwhelming to me ....the hard parts alone are at 3lbs which with my limited experience seems crazy. If the cg works good in the frame with the 6s then no biggie to me. Just seems like large batts for this size bird......hot rod....overpowered....I dunno. I know I will definitely be fastener shopping as I am highly unimpressed with the stock hardware. Especially the little cap screws...dont strip those soft bastages. Socket heads will replace ALL those.

Lot to learn before I get that first hover (on this bird) in. Building in a hotel has its own challenges. I am a full gypsy in what I do for a living, a travel trailer is a home to me. I am a meticulous sort of person. Maybe that also is part of the attraction to the hobby. Planes are fun but Helis are such a challenge, from a flying standpoint, maybe that is why I like them. I just remember I had fun when I was doing it before...hope to have some fun again.

See you folks out there.
Take Care and Enjoy Yourself
Tommy
Old 05-19-2020, 08:11 PM
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Hi Tommy,

Congrats on getting a very nice heli to get back into the hobby. Leaps and bounds better than the old Esky stuff you had. I had a Honey Bee CP2 to learn on. Even went full separates with GY401 and still wasn't that stable. At least the King you had was better than that I would be more than happy to help you get setup as I have Trex 450L Dominator running 6S with a VBAR. Nice thing about 6S is everything stays much cooler than 3s even with 3D flying. Feel free to drop me a PM and we can figure something out like a phone call or zoom so we can discuss heli setup and get your TX properly configured

Mike

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