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venom 3dxl

Posted 03-12-2008 at 04:36 PM by gewiens

Hello, Just wondering how to adjust gyro on this thing. I figured i would ask where adjustment is located before i tear it apart.
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The Romans

Posted 03-12-2008 at 01:54 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)

At our alternate flying field at the Old Kona Airport, there's a group of spectators called the "Romans" because they give a thumbs up or thumbs down for every flight. They actually hold up a card with a number score on it. They also have a cowbell that they ring after spectacular crashes. We fly early Sunday morning, till about noon. The Romans arrive about 8:00, they break out the ice, and tall glasses. They drink straight vodka and with orange juice as a chaser (it is morning, after...
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well crap....

Posted 03-12-2008 at 01:45 PM by mysticmead (Learning to Fly... one crash at a time)

I was doing a little hover practice in my front yard yesterday and was adding in a light prep for forward flight. I would take the heli out about 30 feet and then stop.. hover and bring it back stop hover... rinse and repeat.. no big deal and I think it's helping me get over that fear of first forward flight.. in fact, I guess you could say that since I did move it forward, that was forward flight


now for the oh crap part.. my belt slipped yesterday, so after landing I checked...
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Yet another in a long history of ESC failures on Tioli helis

Posted 03-11-2008 at 02:00 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)

I was using the stock motor and ESC on my Hurricane when I heard the motor surging in gentle forward flight. I hit throttle hold and brought it in safely but it was on fire--literally. Looked cool coming down, the smoke curling from under the canopy just like in the movies. I was yelling for someone to take pictures, but when they turned around to see, they were frozen in fascination.

It looks bad, but I only lost two cheapie servos, a couple ball links, the ESC, and the BEC. The...
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Mildly amusing aphorisms

Posted 03-11-2008 at 01:51 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)
Updated 03-12-2008 at 01:48 PM by Tioli

Somebody sent me a bunch of truisms about flight. These are the best:


When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.' - Anonymous

Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!'

If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.' - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

Never fly in the same...
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