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Old 07-15-2011, 01:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Got the metal main gear hub mounted up with a 7.08 gear set. should have waited and picked up some roto tech, but thought this was gonna fly last week so panic bought these. They seem decent.... Taking it to the field tomorrow. If it's as fun to fly as it seems, it won't be long before needing a new set of blades. Got a full gallon of 30% O'Donnel to burn
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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With a .90, that fuel should go pretty quick....although, I'm using 690's. Looks great!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Did you change the gearing?

It does go fast, 5 minutes ish
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Different helicopter...Fury Extreme. Sorry for the confusion. Looks like I'm gonna have to let forvols talk me into a Pantera, so I'll be OK around here!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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ok, gotcha. This thing is crazy sounding. Film in the morning
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Looks like I'm gonna have to let forvols talk me into a Pantera, so I'll be OK around here!

Wess, while the Pantera is a lovely helicopter to own and operate, I think you're asking a bit much for any helicotper to make you "ok". j/k
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #27 (permalink)
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ouch

Took her out, burned 2 tanks. Something is wrong with my setup/head or i just forgot how to fly a flybared heli. Been a year....... Everything seems good, next thing i know i'm battling a flybar, it's pitching up, i'm almost full forward on the sticks and just barely keeping it in the sky. Gotta go over the head and figure this out, pretty sure there not suppose to be like this. On a side note, the cyclics till it get's in a fight with itself feel quick and snappy, the motor is starting to come alive and make power. Having had panteras with motors 10+ hp, this is kinda along them lines feeling wise cause of the lack of weight from battery

Can't wait to get it figured out, guess a call to papa is in order to sort this thing out. I probably got something backwards or upside down. Forgot to turn on the camera all day. Made 9 flights with 4 birds and never recorded one.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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loosing my wheels really screwed up the method to my madness. had a hard time keeping all the minor details in my head that i wanted to post, but bottom line is shes a pipe away from a maiden

A little about the differences in the kit. As a current pantera subscriber, can build these things in my sleep. It was refreshing to get a new model, go back over all the pro tips one more time and get a lesson in current pantera amendums. overall she has the feel of different machine, but has that familliar look and easy to work on as always. The new pinion bearing block is a nice long awaited touch. love how the metal bars go from fram side to frame side now, should help keep even pressure on the bearings. The new updated tail is a nice touch, was easier to balance than any tail i've gotten from JB. The new fuel line shutoff is a nice touch, really cleans up the fuel plumbing.The part seemed better organized than i remember them being, but i also know that's always been a benefit of these kits. as usual there was plenty of hardware and the model fell together. Spent 4-5 hours doing balancing and blueprinting then another full day putting everything on, setting it up and tieing loose ends together. With a little sand paper, was able to get the runout down to .002 no mater how it was held or tightened. For something that used to be so mysterious to me sure got easy. I've found the brass collet is what is outta round, so once you id which way moves the hub favcoribly, i lightly sand the collet down till shes in range. Probably could have kept adjusting it, but felt was pressing my luck getting it this close. Now i'm not sure if i did this part with my bearing orientation or if something changed, but the gear mesh on this thing is dead nutts perfect straight off the build bench.

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I just got mine about 2 weeks ago. The airframe is all put together. All I have to do is install the electronics and Ishould be ready for a test flight.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #29 (permalink)
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That's awesome, post up some pics and vids when you get her up.

I'm starting to think the paddles weren't quite perfect. in a hover, you see the flybar arch up in a breeze and gets to be a handful fast.... retuned them and it hovered much better.

I tore it apart for a new project coming soon to a post near you. Got Gas?
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #30 (permalink)
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what are ya using for the throttle servo mounting plate heli painter?
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Just looked at it, doesn't have any markings. Got it a couple years ago, think was for the hs-65 but i machined out the openening
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:44 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks heli painter. I searched around after your photo and I bet ya bought this years ago:

g-force part #GFR-GFA7089

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Adapter-Hitec

tat is what Im about to buy anyway.....
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #33 (permalink)
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that's it. Kept thinking it was kde, but looked and nada. It's a nice little kit
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Awesome paint job, just spoke to John.....definitely going to order a P6!!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Hey Steve,..your painting is awesome...any chance of you sending me the vinyl for the "torn edge look", just let me know costs and I'll send you payment...thanks Gerry

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painted it in one day, yesterday...... painted the scale red too. You should see me go with 2 good legs. I did it with vinyl masks cut on a vinyl cutter. There is a whole set laying on the floor in my room, want it for shipping cost?

Thanks guys.... head to the doc in a bit to see what he's gotta say
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:38 AM   #36 (permalink)
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yea, i can do that for ya. pm sent
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