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oliverdots 10-01-2009 04:00 PM

Off Topic
 
Who thinks we should have an off topic thread? I would still like us to show vids and chat about heli's other than the HBFP on here, but if we want to talk about something that isn't a heli topic or a serious heli topic then it would be nice to be able to chat somewhere else without fear of breaking Helifreak rules. What do you think guys?

Dusty1000 10-01-2009 04:08 PM

There's a whole off-topic forum here:

http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30


and for those of us over 40 there's the old-farts club :thumbup:

http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=91


Dusty

Bugster 10-01-2009 04:50 PM

Yep those are a couple of biggish rooms and I'm quite happy with another one here. Will make my life easier - you should see the garbage I have to sweep up after a day of average posts on here :roll: :P

oliverdots 10-01-2009 05:16 PM

I agree with Bugster, would be nice to have one here. Smaller and perhaps more intimate.
I'm all for making Bugster's life that little bit easier.

Craig R 10-01-2009 05:37 PM

What a good idea OD
There are other sections like this but i feel lost and to be honest i like chatting to you nice bunch.
Would be nice so i can chat about my trex 250 & 450's in the HBFP section without feeling guilty as my Bee does not get out much these days.

Go on Bugster ill be posting more if you add that section :cheers
Craig

Bugster 10-01-2009 05:46 PM

OK sounds good - but unfortunately not something I can do as a mod, needs admin powers from very high up the Ivory Tower at Head Office - so I'll ask Will. :noteworthy

In the meantime could we not use this thread? It will obviously be a bit disjointed with several conversations going at once but that may even add to the fun.:thumbup:

oliverdots 10-01-2009 06:21 PM

I can get the ball rolling with a quick run down of my day. Had good flights with the 250 :banana. Couldn't wait for home time to get the hall to myself. Prayed the headteacher wouldn't stay behind. She didn't :banana
Then I crashed the 250 :roll: and whilst walking home, tried to help a woman catch her dog in the park, grabbed it and it bit me and drew blood :wow2:

Just another boring Thursday then :YeaBaby:

dayshaddow 10-02-2009 02:14 AM

wow and i thort my thursday was eventfull when i hammered off a 2p which someone had super glued to my desk at work

OD is now a warewolf...its a full moon in two days arrrrrrrrrrrrah hes hairy run http://www.runemasterstudios.com/gra...mages/fear.gif

KeithT 10-02-2009 10:54 AM

Spending time messing with work and helis at the same time......
Trying to take my mind off a wisdom tooth extraction that takes place tomorrow afternoon!http://www.instantsmileys.com/smiley...-smiley-13.gif

Lynx.1677 10-02-2009 11:20 AM

Hmm, well it's heli related.

My 700 flew... briefly. Now the engine is screwed and I need a new one. Bye bye 240. The joys of nitro. I also kicked it and broke the skids in frustration. Meh. Skids I can deal with, new engines I can't.

Also, stacked both the 450 and the 500. It rains when it pours eh!? :roll:

dayshaddow 10-02-2009 11:55 AM

ouch lynx how did the engine die then

Bugster 10-02-2009 12:02 PM

Really sorry to hear that Lynx. I never had a fixed wing engine blow or seize but they were always coolish in the massive prop wash, and quite a few would die for no reason in the air but at least you could always glide back down.

Heard of a few heli engines giving up big time though. Was it fuel mixture do you think ? I know that can be a pig to get right with so much oil and nitro in the fuel particularly with a new motor.

Dilligaf 10-02-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lynx.1677 (Post 1578079)
My 700 flew... briefly. Now the engine is screwed and I need a new one. Bye bye 240.

Ouch! That's gotta hurt. :(

I was so worried of wrecking the engine in the Kestrel, that I ran 3 or 4 tanks of fuel through it with no blades on & strapped to a workmate. No more than 20% throttle & only quick bursts at that, constantly twiddling with the mixture screws all the time. It's loosening up nicely now, & idles much lower than it did when new.

oliverdots 10-02-2009 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dayshaddow (Post 1577520)
wow and i thort my thursday was eventfull when i hammered off a 2p which someone had super glued to my desk at work

OD is now a warewolf...its a full moon in two days arrrrrrrrrrrrah hes hairy run http://www.runemasterstudios.com/gra...mages/fear.gif

P***ing myself again, especiall yhte bit about the 2p :noteworthy:noteworthy:noteworthy

Sorry to hear that Dan, it seems buying a big heli is the easy part, it's flying and maintaining it that's hard :shock:

jonasmj 10-02-2009 05:41 PM

Thinking OT is a nice idea as well...
Gives me the opportunity to say that I just did it.... I left E-sky and ordered the Blade MSR :smokin:

It seems I'm not getting the flight time on my brand new HBFP V2 that I want due to windy autum weather so I just had to get an indoor alternative....
Hoping to get it by next weekend!!

Bugster 10-02-2009 05:44 PM

From what I've seen/heard/read you're going to be delighted jonasmj - let us know how it flies for you :thumbup:

Viet-Lama 10-03-2009 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lynx.1677 (Post 1578079)

My 700 flew... briefly. Now the engine is screwed and I need a new one. Bye bye 240. The joys of nitro. I also kicked it and broke the skids in frustration. Meh. Skids I can deal with, new engines I can't.

Also, stacked both the 450 and the 500. It rains when it pours eh!? :roll:

O NOOOOO!
Looks like Dan will be quitting and selling everything off now!
QUICK! BUY BUY BUY EVERYTHING HE OWNS CHEAP BEFORE HE CHANGES HIS MIND AGAIN! :banana

Dilligaf 10-04-2009 05:08 PM

Maidened the Kestrel today.....


Still pretty rich, and very low throttle curves, so it's a bit sluggish still.
I'll lean it off & raise the curves over the next few tankfulls.
At 200 beer tokens, I'm a happy bunny.
:smokin:
Oh, and ignore the canopy, it's a "work in progress" :oops: (ahem)


Then after a bit of inspiration from Antony's "Buzzing the camera" video, I dug the 250 out and had a whizz round...


Crap flying & crap editing. :oops: I'll try it again when it ain't so windy.


Sorry about the sound. It got trashed in the translation somewhere. :roll:

oliverdots 10-04-2009 05:25 PM

Well done on the maiden flight there Dilligaf, looked ultra stable :thumbup:

Loved the 250 vid, loved the fade in's and punch outs. You gotta post vids more often :YeaBaby:

oliverdots 10-04-2009 06:09 PM

Oh, I didn't get off so lightly afterall with that crash the other day. Flew this afternoon and had a firm landing but not HARD and the skids broke. Must have been weakend from the other day. Got King 2 skids on now. Must say, they look ok.
Had to put the 40mm tail blades on today. I just can't adjust the pushrod enough. It's a carbon one and I can't shorten it anymore or move the servo mount any further up the boom. Tail's working good though.


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