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Old 02-08-2009, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some one on another forum started a thread with the same name so i thought id do the same here........ive read that alot of people got to fly yesterday/today including my-self....went out and did battle with the wind again today.......was a about the same as yesterday....did more fighting the wind than flying but it was good practice non the less....got all 7 packs in again today........im really lovin my zippys more and more with each flight.....really amazing stuff for the price
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15 ~ 20 mph winds. Didn't want to try it. No better for next few days either.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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15 ~ 20 mph winds. Didn't want to try it. No better for next few days either.
it was 10-20mph here today closer to 10-15 really but like i said i did more fighting the wind today than actual flying although it will make tomm much more enjoyable.....supposed to be a lil cooler but not nearly as windy....
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Nope didn't fly today...not without tryin though... I got the two servo's rebuilt, fixed up the head, etc.... but the head setup was WAY off...so after I spent hours working on that. 80% of the way through...my front servo went *click click VRRRRRRR* at the limits... It just wasn't happening.

Sokal did get his bird up at least...though the challenge became getting it down!

The weather was sweet too...all well, the company was great, and the food even better!!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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perfect here today. I went to a local park with a bunch of people. one guy with a 700 was inverted about 4 feet up when the crank/rod broke. flipped her over and auto'ed perfect. It was amazing. I didn't fly my 400 with them cause they would have laughed. I flew 2 batterys when I got home though
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Nope didn't fly today...not without tryin though... I got the two servo's rebuilt, fixed up the head, etc.... but the head setup was WAY off...so after I spent hours working on that. 80% of the way through...my front servo went *click click VRRRRRRR* at the limits... It just wasn't happening.

Sokal did get his bird up at least...though the challenge became getting it down!

The weather was sweet too...all well, the company was great, and the food even better!!!

lol....Mrs. Sokal quite the cook?.....glad to hear its back together......head setup is undoubtedly the most time consuming and pain-staking process there is but its a necessary evil to acheving a solid bird..... take a stab at it with a fresh mind and youll have it back to perfect in no time....glad to hear sokal made it off the ground as well....and made it back in one peice...lol..it was great meeting you yesterday man, cant wait to do this again!......let me know next time you get a chance to head up here!
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perfect here today. I went to a local park with a bunch of people. one guy with a 700 was inverted about 4 feet up when the crank/rod broke. flipped her over and auto'ed perfect. It was amazing. I didn't fly my 400 with them cause they would have laughed. I flew 2 batterys when I got home though
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good stuff....would have loved to see that auto..
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I few 11 batteries today! Was fun to get out there. Second time only in 2009.. Minnesota you know.. was 38F and calm.. very fun.. all the dark months on Phoenix helped.. I felt really relaxed even inverted hovering. Will post a video in the video section.. although it isn't that great... heli so tiny.. camera man didn't use the zoom at all.

Got to see a 600 fly and a 500 as well. And one fellow was inverted hovering his 450 and dumb thumbed it full power into the snow... hardly ANY damage! Just 1 link broken was all. Unreal.
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good stuff....would have loved to see that auto..
what sucks is I stopped recording about 30 seconds before it happened
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what sucks is I stopped recording about 30 seconds before it happened

always do....lol.....same thing happened yesterday...three of us had cameras...not one caught the only crash of the day....go figure....
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Went out today and got 6 packs off on the Blade before my TX battery died!!

Didn't get a chance to put the 500 up, but it was still a good day. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it didn't even bother the guy. It POPPED really loud and my buddy and I were like HOLY CRAP The guy calmly flipped it over and landed. His comment was"I guess something broke". Then he said "I guess that one isn't going to Vegas"
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Ran out 4 pack today, having some fun flying some fast circuits in the wind.

I've said it before but flying in the wind is very zen. Know the heli, feel the heli, BE the heli.
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Ran out 4 pack today, having some fun flying some fast circuits in the wind.

I've said it before but flying in the wind is very zen. Know the heli, feel the heli, BE the heli.
tell me about it.....the hardest part for me is unclenching my @$$ cheeks after flying a battery in a stiff breeze.....talk about pucker factor x10....lol....
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it didn't even bother the guy. It POPPED really loud and my buddy and I were like HOLY CRAP The guy calmly flipped it over and landed. His comment was"I guess something broke". Then he said "I guess that one isn't going to Vegas"

sokals alot like that.....he had a motor problem yesterdy that made me and mr2kii both cringe but he kept pushing it...we never did figure out why the scorpion wasnt playing nicely yesterday
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Good idea on the thread. I post regularly on 'that other one'... It's proven to be a great place to just hang out and chat about whatever... and it seems the other one is ALWAYS on the front page.. it just never dies.
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Good idea on the thread. I post regularly on 'that other one'... It's proven to be a great place to just hang out and chat about whatever... and it seems the other one is ALWAYS on the front page.. it just never dies.

thats why i went ahead and did it here as well.....seems alot of peopel flew today and i figured instead of everyone starting individual threads we could all just share here....always want to hear how well people are progressing
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kindof like the local coffee shop
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kindof like the local coffee shop

precisely....a place to spill all your trials, tribulations, and of course SUCCESS...lol...without fear of judgement or rejection....
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Went out today and got 6 packs off on the Blade before my TX battery died!!

Didn't get a chance to put the 500 up, but it was still a good day. Maybe tomorrow.
Flew the Blade twice early this morning before the wind got stupid. Then the wind picked up with 20+ mph gusts so the Trex 500 came out.
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