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"The Grass Is Brown Everywhere"

Year's ago I took a job in Texas and when I started work I discovered that I had been "sold" on the job as much as I had been selling myself to the company.

After 2 weeks of discovering how this new job was even worse than my previous one, I returned to the former job (with a big pay increase) and coined the phrase "The Grass Is Brown Everywhere" to explain why I returned.

The acronym TGIBE became my username on many forums and accounts over the years...
TRex 500 purchase and build
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TRex 500 Static issue

Posted 02-24-2008 at 12:32 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

I am getting very nervous about my TRex 500 order. The 500 forum is buzzing (no pun intended) with folks who have had the problem and it makes me wonder if the order was such a good idea...

My kit should arrive next week and then I am probably looking at a 3-4 week build out (due to work and golf commitments) my hope is that we will get some kind of definitive answer to what is causing the problem and what can be done to avoid it.

It seems like there should be an answer....
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Battery chargers...

Posted 02-19-2008 at 11:16 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

So I will probably order 4 EvoLite 3S 2500 packs for the 500 when it comes figuring I could use the packs in the 450 as well.

But man! What a pain finding a charger...

Too many choices and most of them expensive... I want one that can tell me how much I am putting back into the pack even though I have an eagletree to tell me how much I'm taking out

Spent a couple of hours tonight pouring over the forums and all I am is mixed up...
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Hmmm... 770 vs. 401

Posted 02-18-2008 at 12:04 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 08:46 PM by TGibe

Well as a new helifreak I asked which was better the 770 or 401 gyro for the T-rex 500 I ordered. At first it seemed like the 770 was getting the rave reviews, then Finless provided some real-world support for the 401...

Tough call as I thought the 770 was newer/better tech and therefore worth the extra $50 or so.

But do I really need anything better than the 401?

It's kind of like the argument for a 400hp commuter car. people don't need it, they just want...
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Ordered a TRex 500 CF

Posted 02-15-2008 at 12:48 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 08:49 PM by TGibe (Adding catagory info)

Bit the bullet and ordered the 500CF

Also ordered three 9650s for Cyclic servos, AR7000 RX...

Still trying to decide on the Gyro/Tail servo combo... Might go with the JR770/8900G, but the 401 is what I have on the 450 and is a little less $$$.
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