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A mistake that a lot of people make in this hobby, is they think of what we do as "flying or driving TOYS". I'm here to tell you, these things are NOT toys! Maybe the little bitty 3ch coax heli's that you can get in the mall are toys, but anything from an mCP-X to an 800 Trekker can and have been proven to be lethal. The same goes with planes. I have seen quite a few people with massive scars or missing fingers because they got their hand or arm in the prop. I have seen pictures of what can...
I have done a blog on this matter, but I think it's time we take this out into the world and see what people think about this. Over the last couple of weeks I have been hearing from multiple members that are saying they are going into their LHS and being treated like complete trash while in there. Maybe they are just there for some information or maybe they are looking for some new projects to work on. Either way it's come down to if you are not going to spend hundreds if not thousands...
I have been thinking about something here lately and I thought i would write up an article on it to get your opinions. This is just a debate and nothing serious, so please keep it clean. As you know, for the past year or so I have been fighting everything I have ordered from over seas. From helicopters to electronics, they have not done me well. For an example, lets talk about the HK helicopter kits. The carbon fiber is chipping, the aluminum is not drilled straight and the bearings feel...
I have had a lot of time to think about this and it's time I post up my answer. I'm sure everyone on here can stand with me on saying $450 spent on a toy is a hard pill to swallow. I know I had a very hard time pulling the trigger on my latest purchase. But then I started thinking about what I'm getting... DS410 x3 Cyclic Servos $83.97 DS520 Tail Servo $49.99 450MX Motor $49.99 Align 35a ESC $49.99 3GX Flybarless Gyro $238.99 TOTAL: $472.93 All we just priced out was the electronics...
What's up everyone. I have had the question asked, "what is the difference in Analog and Digital servos. Well, this video (well audio actually) will explain all of that and more. This is pretty much just a webcast, so there is no real need to 'watch' it. I got all of the information off of Futaba's website, and all credit goes to them. I hope this helps some of you out on your decision on whether or not to get a digital or an analog servo. Let me know what you think. Here is the PDF...
What's up everyone. Well, I have been asked time and time again what the KV means on the side of a motor. Well, this video will explain it really quickly. It's a simple equasion that you can use to figure out your head speed as well. Pretty much, if you have a 3500kv motor, then that means it will turn 3500 rpm if only 1 volt was applied and it was running at 100% efficency. Lets face it though, nothing runs at 100% efficency, so in these, we are using 80% to be safe. If you want, you...
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