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Old 10-11-09, 10:05
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Now that is what I call too close for comfort Was the pilot of that Catalina blind, or just plain stupid The pilot was probably talking on a cell phone and not paying any attention to what he\she was doing Personally, if I would have been in that boat, I would have abandoned ship LONG before that thing got that close
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Old 10-11-09, 10:29
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Thanks N5638J!! That was one of my all time favorite episodes. Well, that one and the one where 'The Lady' took on Airwolf II!! Oh hell, I liked 'em all Hrlow2 brought up Blue Thunder, wasn't her base a French Gazelle. I think I read somewhere that it was, but I could be wrong. Oh well, I guess it really doesn't matter since Airwolf blew Blue Thunder out of the sky, and here's the proof
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Old 10-11-09, 19:56
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Your Very Welcome Stubby. Is Wrath is the one who made that video right?
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Yep, he made that one and I think he made some others also. Like 'Airwolf vs Firefox' and 'Airwolf vs an F-16' and who knows what else
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yea there great met him on the airwolf.org site
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Old 10-20-09, 04:25
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WOW! thanks for the vid hrlow I thought I'd seen everything but that just blew me awayIs amazing how he keeps track of the plane at those distances and speeds.

You must be doing alright for yourself Stubby if your into RC helicoptersIts not just the initial outlay,one little crash 'and everyone crashes' and its hundreds of bucks for the parts.

My brother was into them for a while RC planes that is,while he was training with the cable that links two transmitters together he ended up in a nose first vertical dive "So much for his instructor stopping him from crashing.",he hit the grass at almost full speed,the plane completely exploded but his Irvine engine dissapeared,turns out it was one and a half feet into the ground we had to get shovel to dig it out. It ran perfectly though after a little clean up.

EDIT yeah I've got an ESKY lama helicopter,not fancy just a bit of fun,they've come down in price too!

http://www.heliguy.com/Electric-RC-H...ma/Main-Group/

We can thank Lithium Polymer batteries for making electrical helicopters practical,just a couple of years ago they only had a flight time of a few minutes.
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If you liked that one Rikky, you may like this one also. It was made by the same guy! One thing about Wraith, he DOES love Airwolf!!
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Old 10-21-09, 08:31
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Nick cage flying the Apache
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Yeah, I know the feeling That was from the movie 'Firebirds' where the U.S. sent a fleet of Apaches to South America to destroy some big drug dealers cocaine fields. I don't know why they needed the Apaches, after all they had 'Airwolf!' I didn't realize that you fly helicopters too, that's cool! One things for sure, you do have a good little 'bird' in the Lama. One of the best and most durable coaxial helicopters there is. However, I'm about ready to leave the coaxial birds and start with the CP (collective pitch) birds. Single rotor w\tail rotor. I'm going to start with the 'Blade 400' and once I can master that, then I want to start work on my 'Airwolf' project that I mentioned above. That, however, hinges on whether or not the First National Bank of Wife approves my loan application I'm going to use the Trex 600 as my base and totally rebuild it. BTW, this is a 'Blade 400' http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLH1400 The only problem with the 'Blade is that it uses plastic gears in the servos so the first thing I'll do is replace them with metal geared servos and then let the crashing begin!
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You got me thinking Stubby and reignited my chopper passion,I've dug out my helicopters,both suffered fatal crashes but I've managed to make one good one out of them both,charged all 4 of my LIPO's up this morning so I'm planning to have a little fly later on just waiting for my transmitter to charge.

Note I have 20 spare bladesThey are murder to fly indoors your constantly catching the blades when in small rooms,I put tape over the leading edge now to offer some protection.

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I made the tail myself from 3 carbon fibre rods ,as you can see the old one is really brittle,its half the weight of the original tail and almost indestructible.
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I want to move onto a 'real' helicopter with collective pitch and a tail rotor also but I need a few more hours on the lama yet.

I couldn't get your blade 400 link working so

http://www.f1hobbies.com/shop.php?id=756&level=

25 amps current draw on the motor that's a fair bit of juice,11.1V 1800mAh 20CLi-Po battery my lama has a 2 cell 800mah 7.4V battery,amazing how light and small they are yet can keep the chopper in the air for 10mins+.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:54
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Smooth move with the carbon fiber tail boom Rikky I did the same for my CX\2 and you may just be surprised about how much more responsive she'll be, especially when flying out of doors. Not only did it cut down on the weight, but the air resistance is almost nil. When I put my new tail boom on, it did cut down on the weight, however, I then added an aluminum swash plate, and upper and lower heads, which negated what I gained by the carbon fiber. I still get about 7 minutes per battery even with the additional weight as opposed to the usual 9 or 10 minutes.

I go to the RC Universe forums and they have a dedicated forum just for the Lamas, as with the Blades, and you may want to check 'em out. It's full of a lot of good tips. Here's the address to the Lama Forums http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_481/tt.htm
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BTW, I posted pics of my 'bird' on these forums somewhere, but now I can't seem to find them. I'll look again and if I can't find them, I'll just re-post them! Oh yeah, as for the 'Blade 400.' That would be a great bird if you want to move up to a CP helicopter. The only problem with them is the servos. They have plastic gears and one good crash would wipe them out. So, when I do get the 400, the first thing I plan to do is get some metal geared servos, which will probably run about $50.00. That's cheaper than having to replace them after every crash! Stock servos run about $25.00.

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