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      08-13-2011 04:15 AM #952
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      http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028

      Charges 3S 5000mAh in about 45min at 1C. For theprice, it's fantastic. Can get higher rated ones but you'll pay >$100

      You'll need an old laptop power supply for it, or pick one up off ebay for ~$10. Also you'll need charging leads specific for your connector.
      I finally sat down to work out what I need, spent a frustrating half an hour at hobby king and it still makes no sense. I just want a charging kit for my 3s lipo that comes with a traxxas plug and works in this country. I don't care what it costs. I just don't want to spend time dicking around with something that prolly won't work when it arrives. Any help appreciated.
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      08-13-2011 06:50 AM #953
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I finally sat down to work out what I need, spent a frustrating half an hour at hobby king and it still makes no sense. I just want a charging kit for my 3s lipo that comes with a traxxas plug and works in this country. I don't care what it costs. I just don't want to spend time dicking around with something that prolly won't work when it arrives. Any help appreciated.
      Matty, I'll order something for you tonight. What you need is the charger from hobby King, and a traxxas connector (but I may have to order this one from US). Do you have an old laptop power supply? If you don't I'll order one for you too. Won't cost much all up.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    3. 08-13-2011 07:02 AM #954
      Or just order what I'd linked to previously and use;

      http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11756

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      08-14-2011 04:47 AM #955
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Matty, I'll order something for you tonight. What you need is the charger from hobby King, and a traxxas connector (but I may have to order this one from US). Do you have an old laptop power supply? If you don't I'll order one for you too. Won't cost much all up.
      Thanks Wayne. Ryan, that link addresses one of my issues, thanks.

      For the sake of a hundred bucks or so, I want to do better than the dodgy lipo set up I have at the moment with a transformer to convert to US power with an Australian plug and bare twisted wires that will catch fire at a moment's notice. I started to order and knew I was heading in the same direction.

      Let me know what I'm up for Wayne, no rush.

      On a more positive note, I charged up two NiMH batteries and put them in the traxxas truck before running it down on the hard sand at the back beach at Phillip Island. Really comes into it's own with a bit of mojo. Awesome set up.

      How did you get the sand out of your truck Wayne? I'm thinking a boot polish brush or something similar, not sure if it will reach well enough. It's in the suspension adjuster threads which could be an issue if I don't get everything out.
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      08-16-2011 11:30 AM #956
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Or just order what I'd linked to previously and use;

      http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11756
      Yeah would be good if they had stock but they don't. Anyway Matty, ordered the stuff you need, and am searching the web for suitable adapters.
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      08-16-2011 01:57 PM #957
      Thanks Wayne. Have you ever tried our Traxxas jobbies with twin Lipos? They'd be nuts I imagine.
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      08-17-2011 12:33 AM #958
      I went and bought another chopper. Walkera HM#4. Moving on from Co-Axial to a 4ch. The jump to a 6 or 8 was probably going to be too great and cost me a lot once crashed.

      Not the easiest things to fly!

    8. 08-17-2011 01:53 AM #959
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      I went and bought another chopper. Walkera HM#4. Moving on from Co-Axial to a 4ch. The jump to a 6 or 8 was probably going to be too great and cost me a lot once crashed.

      Not the easiest things to fly!
      Wait until you' move onto CP

      Work your way through some flightschool lessons, taking it slow and you'll be surprised how you'll progress.

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      08-17-2011 10:13 AM #960
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      How did you get the sand out of your truck Wayne? I'm thinking a boot polish brush or something similar, not sure if it will reach well enough. It's in the suspension adjuster threads which could be an issue if I don't get everything out.
      Just saw this. Honestly? I put it under the shower. No I am serious! I make sure I run a full pack after that to ensure no water gets somewhere unwanted and that everything continues to be oiled.
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      08-17-2011 10:16 AM #961
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Thanks Wayne. Have you ever tried our Traxxas jobbies with twin Lipos? They'd be nuts I imagine.
      Haha don't be stupid, it will blow the electronics as you are talking 4S! Umm, actually I just blew one of mine using 3S and running it continuously with hardstopping every 5 seconds. It is completely nuts too speed wise.
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      08-18-2011 08:30 AM #962
      I'm thinking of a getting a simple to fly plane. Any suggestion on where and what i start with? OllieWAY and I saw some guy flying one the other day and we both loved watching it. I've never flown a RC plane before, ever.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-18-2011 06:52 PM #963
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I'm thinking of a getting a simple to fly plane. Any suggestion on where and what i start with? OllieWAY and I saw some guy flying one the other day and we both loved watching it. I've never flown a RC plane before, ever.
      Take off's at 1:30:




      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    13. 08-18-2011 07:27 PM #964
      He who dies with the most toys wins.
      iPad Certified.

    14. 08-19-2011 03:48 AM #965
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I'm thinking of a getting a simple to fly plane. Any suggestion on where and what i start with? OllieWAY and I saw some guy flying one the other day and we both loved watching it. I've never flown a RC plane before, ever.
      Whatever you want, for a first one get a high winged aircraft. Far more stable in the air, easier to learn on, but less twitchy, easier to slow down and land etc. The hobby king bixler is a great plane to learn on and comes in a RTF format.

      http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16542



      Anything from modelflight would sort out well;

      http://www.modelflight.com.au/catalo...anes-11-1.html

      The advantage of the bixler IMO is if you decide to do some FPV or camera stuff, it's a great easily modded platform with which to do so.

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      08-19-2011 05:57 AM #966
      This looks tempting:



      Don't think much of the need to complete list though...

      Features

      Functioning split flaps
      Sport aerobatic characteristics
      Factory-installed outward retracting landing gear
      Contoured landing gear doors fit flush with wing
      High-quality prepainted fiberglass cowl
      Lightweight balsa-and-ply laser-cut construction
      Covered in authentic Hangar 9 UltraCote

      Need to Complete

      Additional items needed to complete this kit:

      • 6-channel radio system
      • 6 standard servos (JRPS537)
      • 1 retract servo (JRPS791)
      • 1 12 inch extension lead
      • 1 6 inch Y lead
      • Engine
      • Propeller
      • 3.5 inch Parabolic Spinner (TRU3502B120 or DAV7235)
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    16. 08-19-2011 09:10 AM #967
      Been spending some time looking at those RC jets. They're fvcking incredible.
      1/4th scale Falcon???? Fvck me that's awesome.

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      08-20-2011 01:12 AM #968
      That F-16 takes me right back to my childhood. My fav hobby shop back in KL used to have one just like that on display. It belongs to the shop owner and it's not for sale.

      Anyway, decided to try something real simple first. Ok it's more like a paper aeroplane or kite but it's awesome just the same.


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      08-20-2011 01:36 AM #969
      Hey Ryan, I just looked up the Bixler on YouTube. Looks like a great plane to learn on! We will see how we go. If we like that little Kyosho thing, I might graduate to this. Thanks for the recommendation!

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      08-20-2011 02:45 AM #970
      Hey Wayne, how much are they? You should get a couple.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      08-20-2011 04:15 AM #971
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Hey Wayne, how much are they? You should get a couple.
      Which one? The Bixler? I thought it said 107 buckaroos on Hobby King site. If true, that would make it under $200 with a few batteries. Is that what you meant or the Kyosho Autokite? I've already ordered that one.
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      08-20-2011 08:01 AM #972
      As much as I would like to go for something funky straight up, I think your suggestion of going for something cheap and simple is the way to go. So I was thinking of the autokite.

      Let me know how you go. How much was it and where was it from?

      Still can't get over that falcon as it turned in towards the landing strip.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    22. 08-20-2011 08:05 AM #973
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Hey Wayne, how much are they? You should get a couple.
      If you've got a Tx/Rx, they're $60. They also happen to use the same batteries I use for my 450 helo. Love to get one and do FPV on it. No time for hobbies tho for a while.

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      08-20-2011 11:25 AM #974
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      As much as I would like to go for something funky straight up, I think your suggestion of going for something cheap and simple is the way to go. So I was thinking of the autokite.

      Let me know how you go. How much was it and where was it from?

      Still can't get over that falcon as it turned in towards the landing strip.
      The Autokite was only $50, but I think shipping was $30 or so I think. Let me know if you want one, happy to order it for you to. Suggest you get a second battery which cost like $5 or something.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.


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