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Over the last two weeks I have been looking at my hobby and seeing if anything needs to change. This week I am looking at what it is I fly. Before that let’s dig deeper into the why. Over time we get deeper and deeper into a hobby and we don’t realize just how deep into we are. The we begin to fall away from it just to come back to it. That’s what hobbies do they have their own cyclic nature to them as our lives develop or as events happen. So let’s take a look at what I am think about...
I am not dropping the hobby just assessing what it is I need to continue my enjoyment with it. My 570 is the bomb and will not give it up unless SAB discontinues the model. So to put the question to rest as of right now the 570 is not going up for sale. Nor is the rest of my stuff except the X3. Provided a fair offer is made. Due to the nature of my radio situation I don’t have much to talk about I wouldn't trade it for the world. Over the last 2 years or so my life has changed...
As of late I has been thinking about what is my hobby about and how it relates to the 99%. I am not a pro or and intermediate, I am a weekend warrior that flies basically on the weekends when I have time. This last year has been a really rough year for me and now that things are looking up I am considering on changing things up for my hobby. I am going to be looking at a lot of things over the next few weeks and starting to make some huge changes I think. My goal is to finally be able to...
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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