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06-21-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,921
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: 2.4ghz vs 72mhz..need help

I have only had 72 MHz gear, but have had very few issues with it. There is the issue of sharing a frequency with others, however, if your local field uses some sort of Frequency mangment, it will be...
06-21-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: problems taking off after crash repair

Thanks for your replies.. Istarted tearing the helicopter down again and found 2 issues. At some point, something had rubbed against the plastic fan on the motor's shaft and had created a significant...
06-19-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By deanwesterburg

problems taking off after crash repair

I am a novice Heli flyer and had my first really bad crash a year or so ago. I decided to try a loop and did not have enought negative pitch and it was sucked to the ground like a homesick rock with...
06-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,329
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Randolph Bee-Tween

I'd never heard of the other planes in his series! Are plans still available? I was very pleased with his Bee-Tween. Much more so than the "Simple" series that included the Simple Citabria and...
12-24-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

8178, would you like to offer some proof to that statement? Let's hear your likes/dislikes of other coverings.
12-12-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

I would think you can do some very scale things with the cloth such as pinking strips.
12-11-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

I have seen some nice koveral jobs and that stuff turns a framed fuselage into a baseball bat! I 100% agree with chashint.. It's strong and it is nice to work with on large aircraft that can handle...
12-10-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

I drove to a hobby shop about 30 miles away to get some other coverings. He only had UltraCote in the colors I needed, so I bought it. I covered a scrap old airplane side to test.

This Stuff...
12-10-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

I think you will find today's Monokote disappointing. I started building and Covering models with Supercoat and MonoKote in 1988 (I was 12 at the time). It was better then.. I have more patients...
12-10-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,960
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Is it me or has Monokote's quality gone down????

I covered several models back in the late 80's and early 90's and was able to get the wrinkles out with Monokote. I have covered 2 models this year and both times gotten so mad at the crappy...
08-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Noob question

What others have you concidered? Look at HeliProz.com.. I think the Raptor and the TREX are the 2 big names in Gas heli's at the moment. I think a big factor is what can you get parts for easily! ...
08-28-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Noob question

The CX is still a nice choice.. You will still learn from it.. What you will gain mostly is orientation.. Understanding how inputs affect the heli while facing different directions. I have a CX...
08-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Raptor Helis

As usualy Barracudahockey has a great tip!

www.raptortechnique.com has a great list of teardowns and assymbolies by section of the heli.. From blade balancing to rebuilding a part of the heli...
08-11-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

Your machine would run the G3 Flight sim fine.. You may notice some gittery video, and if so, you just need to goto your local CompUSA and get a decent "PCI Video Card".. Tell them what you are...
08-11-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

Yea, some.. Your Video card is very basic, but that would be fine for FMS.. I think you probably need something a little stronger to get smooth motion with the G3 Flight simulator.

I would...
08-10-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

Thanks Mark!

I wish it wasn't true.. Anyone out there got a clutch for a Cricket? [:o] LOL!!! if not I have EVERY part but a clutch!!

-Dean
08-10-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

I would agree with what shhhhucantcme said, but it's not quite what I meant! It is very true as well!

It seems like through the years, there is a new heli that is the "Got to have" heli, and...
08-10-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

Just keep hearing and seeing more of the TREX and less of the Raptor.. I personaly love my Raptor 30 v2. It's the first really good heli I owned..

Having a "Crash Kit" available that covers...
08-10-2006, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

That's Great! The CX is a great aid in getting the fundementals and getting started.

I personaly have a Raptor 30 V2 and it is great. I bought the ARF one since I was new to helicopters at...
08-09-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

Well, I am an IT guy so I can help you out! IT is the only way I can afford my expencive hobbies! (I am a full size pilot too!)

goto http://www.crucial.com/ There is an option to "Scan My...
08-09-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: its time to make my choice please help

shhhhucantcme ,

I have played with the Great Plains RealFlight G3 in my Local Hobby Shop and really like it.. They did a nice job of trying to give you some perspective of distance.

I...
08-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Taming a helicopter for a beginer-intermediate.

When I said "Real Transmitter" I was refering to something other than the very simple one that came with the BCP Pro.. It has little adjustments other than trim and some Throttle hold settings.

...
08-09-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Stuff learned, moved from CX to CP Pro

I added 2 collors to each side for a total of 3 per side. I think it helped, but I progressed some to.. It's hard to measure excatly how much it helped..

I HIGHLY suggest the training gear. I...
08-08-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Stuff learned, moved from CX to CP Pro

WOW!! I too just moved up from a CX to a CP PRO! I have a Raptor 30 and a LHM-110 as well but never had much luck with it.

I have found the CP Pro to be a hand full.. I too was on my second...
08-08-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By deanwesterburg

RE: Taming a helicopter for a beginer-intermediate.

I got a message on another post about using esky blades that were longer with a thiner cord. I will give both of these a try!

I did not realize the paddles were differnent!!

And I...
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