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Forum: The Clubhouse
04-13-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Yak, ugh....:(

I was feeling the same way. Everywhere ya turn it was YAK....

Wasn't a fan, until I found one... a 25% GP Yak on Tower for $250. I had to buy it, mostly to help with the "anti-motivation" funk...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-07-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: What ARF Would You Buy If You Had An OS .50SX


Phoenix Extra. It's $109.99 and builds in a matter of minutes. I had (low inverted pass... go lower... go lower....) one and it's a neet and cheap...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-06-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Bad night for me and the 4 tech

me either.

\hope they are hot
07-06-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Triton setup

I've had a Triton for a few months now and hardly ever use the memory functions...

I usually toggle between NiCd and NiMh. Charge to 1c mostly. ie: Your Tx is 700mAh, so it would I would...
07-06-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: align head hold gyro okay for shogun?

I used a Helimax (Hobbico is the same thing except generic, dunno which is cheaper) and it's worked out fine for me. May not be super fast but it keeps the tail straight.

I don't 3-d it.......
07-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: helihobby.com

I just got my trex from them, and am VERY happy with their service. I, so far, ordered:
1 Shogun
a slew of raptor parts
1 Trex
and never had an issue (except the minor impatience issue I...
07-04-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: lipoadapter

I disagree with just about everything posted above me. Not looking to start a flame war here, but posts like these can burn down houses and cars. Lipo charging is a serious thing. I'd be leary...
07-04-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Radio Question

What kind of connector does it have on the back?

Hitec and Futaba radios have them to "buddy box" (the term John was explaining) two radios together. Tower sells cables that can connect one to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-04-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

What am I gonna say to my grandchildren?

I hear stories from the "old guys" about how radios back in the day had to be built, and how "in my day you didn't have 'ARFs'...you had to build it from a box of wood..."

What are they going to...
07-03-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Let's just say you had $1000 to blow...

second the 9C radio... I had the eclipse originally and it's a great radio, just lacking in the model memory dept. Had to upgrade to the 9C to hold the 9 airplanes and 8 heli's I've aquired over the...
07-02-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Let's just say you had $1000 to blow...


It's like unlimited heli's that you can fly rain or sun, light or dark. 200 bucks...

Hit space bar and you got a new heli.
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-01-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Stop be, before I buy another one!

I'm with ya... I keep saying "No more planes..." Then next week go and buy one. Always the same story I Have to myself to justify it... I like the plane, It was real cheap. I can fly her a few and...
07-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: RC Heli Crash video - Remix

Good stuff... I've seen a few on there already, but the one with the guy kneeling inverted hover 5' from himself is the topper... what the hell was he thinking????

Also glad you put the credits...
07-01-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: How to build a training gear?!

Second what Vince said with one change....

Used arrow shafts since my LHS didn't have CF tube until recently... Wouldn't recommend it, adds a little more weight then I'd like to have and made...
07-01-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Shogun 400 or T-Rex 450??

just got my trex :)

Had a shogun, flew it a few times it wasn't bad, just underpowered. Seen a friend at the field with a Trex and it's like a shrunk down Raptor. Flew great for him so I had...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-30-2005, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,623
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: How many of you are engineers?

FYI, there is a whole thread on here named What do you do for a living

Cover's the whole gammit of professions.
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-30-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,623
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: How many of you are engineers?

Part electronics engineer (technically didn't finish the courses... too boring and too expensive), part computer engineer, part shade-tree engineer.

on a side note, I ALWAYS wanted the choo choo...
06-29-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,825
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Name your tachometer

3rd the H9 DVT. Seems to be very accurate. I've used it on a few gassers and my OS FL-70 and it seems to give good results.
06-29-2005, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: raptor 50 clutch?

Is this a new heli or one you aquired from a friend? chances are if you got it used the clutch isn't good anymore and needs replacing. I second Raptortechnique.com. I bought a heli from RCU here...
06-29-2005, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Motor glitches?? brushless motor wont turn off from time to time


What himax are ya using on the heli? Mostly curious, I got a 2025-4200 and had nothing but bad luck with it. It hesitates when starting up.

Also, nice heli on your avatar. ...
Forum: Kit Building
06-28-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Second Plane Kit

I went with the 4*60. Figured it's a little more $$ then the 40 size. Wished I went with someting... cooler.
While the 4* was a decent plane, it wasn't as aerobatic as I'd prefer. Perhaps this...
06-22-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,458
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Anyone check out the new Craftsman 55cc chainsaw. Possibilities..

What's the saw cost?

I wouldn't mind tearing into one to try to get more power :)

Just finished a poulan 46 (huge props to my bro for showing me how to go about it) and would like a backup...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-22-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,069
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: My club president just threw in his keys.

VP myself, and I gotta say, it's easy! Only responsibility is to cover the Pres if he cannot make a meeting. Ya want a difficult job, take safety officer. Anyone does something wrong you gotta...
06-22-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

RE: Gasser warbird

Good stuff, thanks guys!
06-21-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By *Crash*Johnson*

Gasser warbird

I'm trying to get out of the realm of nitro warbirds and into a more "gas" friendly bird. Any suggestions on what to get for a 25-40 size gas engine?

I have a .60 nitro spitfire and love the...
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