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Starting this forum OFF!
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:42:57 PM »
Alright everyone. Lets start off this awesome board with some goodies. Post up what you got!

I have a crappy Air Hogs 2-channel coaxial Hawk Eye heli with a little camera inside. Its fun, and flies slow and unpredictably at times.
I also have a Blade 120SR that I am fond of crashing and buying new parts for. I have like three batteries for it, and plenty of broken parts.

I have been looking into getting a Blade mCPx recently, and I also ordered one of those USB simulator interfaces for controllers from china, so when it gets here I'll be messing around on the sims.

Oh, my transmitter is a Spektrum DX5e, though I'm contemplating the DX8, so I don't ever have to buy one again.

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Re: Starting this forum OFF!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 02:09:44 PM »
I've always wanted to get into this hobby, and of course things that fly are a lot cooler than things that roll around, but I like the ability to reconfigure things so I can get the best bang for my buck.


I was contemplating buying like 50x of the cheap $2 servos from hobbyking. Maybe that's not the best idea, but getting a bunch of random RC equipment to use like legos would be pretty cool! I'd donate to that Kickstarter :).

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 02:20:20 PM »
All right, here we go:
  • Syma s107
  • Blade mCX2
  • Blade mSR
  • Blade 120SR
  • Phoenix Sim
  • Spektrum DX6i
Just recently bought an Accucel 6, but haven't gotten around to buying the power supply and new batteries. I really need to get back into flying. Been eyeing the mQX and the mCPX2.

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Re: Starting this forum OFF!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 10:39:46 AM »
I have a crappy Air Hogs 2-channel coaxial Hawk Eye heli with a little camera inside. Its fun, and flies slow and unpredictably at times.
My son has one of those and it was pretty fun for a while, but now it's not working, he says it won't charge anymore... is there something cool that be done with these?
-Tom

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Re: Starting this forum OFF!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 11:26:18 AM »
they come with cheap li-po batteries, which you can easily replace with some soldering, I had steve at micro rc zone in longwood fix mine recently that way. he can also replace motors in some of them.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 02:54:49 AM »
Yeah, mine hasn't broken yet, which is freaking amazing, but it's really odd to fly. I'm afraid I'm not sure of the internals, but if you run it down, and then don't charge it and let it sit for a long period of time, it'll kill the Li-Po. Most likely needs a new one. You can get small packs for pretty cheap and either solder a new one in yourself or find someone who can do it.

In other news, the internet has talked me into a Blade 450 3D and DX8. Here we go money.

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 03:11:08 AM »
I've always wanted to get into this hobby, and of course things that fly are a lot cooler than things that roll around, but I like the ability to reconfigure things so I can get the best bang for my buck.


I was contemplating buying like 50x of the cheap $2 servos from hobbyking. Maybe that's not the best idea, but getting a bunch of random RC equipment to use like legos would be pretty cool! I'd donate to that Kickstarter :).

Yeah, not sure about just buying a ton of random servos. You really need to figure out what you wanna do with them and then make it happen. I've wondered how complicated it would be to take one of those cheap foam gliders and make it powered with a small motor and prop and all.. I'd say get a small airplane or heli and fly it around if you wanna do that, just to try it out and then start adding or modifying stuff. People do a lot of crazy stuff with airplanes like taking gliders and sticking big electric ducted fans on them, or seeing how fast they can get a plane to go, or adding all sorts of interesting things to them like being able to take pictures or video, or having bay doors to drop stuff out.

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Re: Starting this forum OFF!
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 07:41:26 AM »
We saw Brooklyn Aerodrome at Maker Faire New York - they make flying planes out of recycled signs - very inexpensive and fun...


http://brooklynaerodrome.com/build1.html