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arock
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:31 pm
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Just bought the Esky 300 1:40.
It has not arrived yet but looking forward to it.
What is the flying difference between a fly bar and a bar less Heli?
I have only flown only two RC helicopters. Flying a real one does not count. Real is easier to fly. LOL
I have a micro coaxial for in the house to chase the cat.
I have a 9104 Double Horse. It is a challenge with any wind. Low Power. And it is fun to mod it to make it fly better. More time on the bench than in the sky.
I just bought the Esky 300 1:40 because the video looked good. Maybe just a very good pilot. How is the bar less different?
Any input would be great.
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:48 am
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Hi Arock, FBL or Flybarless use three gyros to stabilise them rather than the one gyro and a fly bar so they fly a bit more responsively, the less complicated rotor head with no flybar draws less power and handles the wind a bit better.

I sure you will enjoy your Esky 300, be careful when you first fly it while it is a bit more responsive than a fly-barred helicopter it will bit a lot more responsive than a co-axial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:46 am
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Thank you Mate.
Brisbane was one of my favorite places to visit. Wish I could live there.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:37 am
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Thanks Arock, Brisbane is a great place to live, and a great place to fly helicopters there is only the occasional weekend that's not good for flying.

Post some video of your maiden with the Esky.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:49 am
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That's right Arock, we'd love to see a maiden of yours (heli that is!).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:27 pm
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Heck, I can't even post a photo. Tried to post photos of my DH 9104 mods.
Not sure of the problem but will find out.
It is coming on a slow boat from China.
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Hi when attempting to post photos, what format and steps are you taking?




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:13 am
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Hi when attempting to post photos, what format and steps are you taking?

Click on upload picture button

Browse button

chose a file, (I use JPG format)

Send button

click on ‘standard'
insert picture standard

click on preview

I used to drive one of these slant six, black vinyl top, bronze and gold




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:40 am
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My images might be too big.
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Makes no difference Arock, pictures are resized on upload to fit, just put them and there should not be a problem. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:34 am
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Well you were correct. The controls are very responsive. This will take a bit for me to get use too. I have no one to help me with videos, so just trust me that it is good I am not riding in this heli for I would be dead by now. But I will make the learning curve. I really like the joy stick with everything on the right hand except for throttle and rudder. It is closer to the real thing than other RC's I have flown. It will be a long time before I can progress to variable pitch. Maybe never, but this is great to fly. I just need to stock up on spare parts.
Speaking of which I will show my new Airwolf Body conversion on my basic 300 model.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:19 am
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I bought the basic 300 1:4 model and now I have the Airwolf body. I paid under $50 US for thr eSky 300 and another $9 US for the Airwolf Body.
Step one to install the new Body is to cut the original tail off flush with the frame. Them remove the skids. Next step is to cut a peice of plastic from a plastic bottle to the size shown in the photos. Drill a tiny hole in it and screw it to the frame where the old tail was removed. This will locate the frame inside the new Airwolf tail. The new tail motor will plug right into the ciruit board. It is important the the piece of plastic has a curve in it. This allows it to fit inside the new tail and flex to form good support. Now everything will slide together without any aditional modification. The balance seems to be very good with only a slight trim adjustment to bring the nose down. Nothing major.






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Looking real good there Arock! Love the Airwolf body Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:05 pm
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Me too. And this conversion costs half what the Airwolf kit cost. I don't understand why they charge so much. It must just be the desirability.
I am surprised at how fast this 300 is.
When I first watched the videos of this Heli, I thought maybe they increased the video speed to make it look fast. Nope. When I crash, it is extreme, but the basic frame and mechanics hold up very well. Nothing breaks, the linkage just pops off. I put a piece of velcro under the battery to help it stay in place.
And yes, the body breaks. The plactic is very thin and brittle. It almost blows up but a little Scotch tape puts it back together for a while. If I shop around, the complete body only cost $9 US. So keeping a spare around is easy. I have yet to damage any blades. They are very strong. I have run into myself a couple of times (yes, that is true) and the blades will bruise and break the skin.I need a safe place to hide when I fly it. Very Happy Maybe a big barrel, like a Rodeo Clown.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:01 am
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Sounds like a real 'nerve wrencher'. The barrel seems a good idea, you might consider a periscope so you could keep your head down. Shocked

Know what you mean about the blades; the 450s and up can be real killers but the little ones certainly can cut. My little mongrel coaxial cut me a few years back when I was taking it out of the pool, didn't seem to want to be rescued! Sad

Anyway keep practising it will come in time. Wink

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