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Re-entry into AP

Posted 02-25-2008 at 02:32 AM by Whirly-Girl

My first go-round with AP nearly 2 years ago was a minor success. I bought all top of the line equipment and I loved it! I had a beast of a machine: a Bergen Intrepid EB swinging 810mm blades, a G-26 engine, and JR electronics. I used a HeliCam Solutions Pro 60-3x underslung mount and was taking pictures with my Canon S2 IS camera. All in all...a great setup!

But, some good things come to an end when you have family situations arise. You see, we lived in base housing at the time...unrenovated...
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a few first successful flight pics

Posted 02-24-2008 at 11:32 PM by mysticmead (Learning to Fly... one crash at a time)
Updated 02-24-2008 at 11:36 PM by mysticmead (fixed pic links)

here are a few pics from my first successful flight









I know... probably not exciting...
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"Do a loop!"

Posted 02-24-2008 at 08:11 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Went to the park today with my wife and in the second flight of basically forward flight she yells "Do a loop"...

I couldn't do it ... it was only my 4th time out doing forward flight and I just don't have the skills yet... I did manage some fast forward flight near the ground that got some oohs and awws from the few spectators around (they are easily impressed I guess).

Bummer.

But she did manage to get a few pics of the bird hovering which...
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Success!!!!

Posted 02-24-2008 at 04:03 PM by mysticmead (Learning to Fly... one crash at a time)
Updated 03-03-2008 at 08:26 AM by mysticmead

today on my third attempt at flying this thing I had success!! in fact I put 2 packs through it.. even had a few times where the wind gusted up a bit and I handled that with very little effort.. I guess the countless hours on the sim paid off. as soon as I get the pics of my heli in flight emailed to me I'll post them.
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Anyone heard about product recall for the new JR JR DSX9 2.4Ghz in Japan/Hong Kong?

Posted 02-24-2008 at 06:10 AM by Dda

One of my friends told me that, apart from the new Futaba FASST system requires product recall, the problem also affects JR Propo. I'm skeptical about this rumors on JR. Anyone knows what's on in Japan and Hong Kong. The recall on JRs is true or false?
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