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  • #1 by betty on 10 May 2017
  • As the title wrote, what extreme things have you done to your RC?
  • #2 by hoverfly on 10 May 2017
  • Nearly over charged a battery. :o
  • #3 by shawdreamer on 10 May 2017
  • considered using my heavy lift H-copter for dog turd bombing...

    one of my previous neighbours used to simply open his back gate and let his dog out to crap all over the grassy hill behind my house were the local kids play and I occassional test fly new frames.

    realised there was a simpler method, got my garden spade out and played catapult the choccie log into his backgarden whenever he did it. :whistling:
  • #4 by Revs on 10 May 2017
  • I did a 12c charge once! Tense times..
  • #5 by Mr Finch on 10 May 2017
  • I did a 12c charge once! Tense times..

    Now that's living dangerously!

    Me?  I took off in Acro mode once.  Scared the ****** outta myself!  :laugh:
  • #6 by DarrellW on 10 May 2017
  • Tried flying a pylon racer as my second model plane after a trainer, no prizes for guessing what happened ::)
  • #7 by Revs on 10 May 2017
  • Tried flying a pylon racer as my second model plane after a trainer, no prizes for guessing what happened ::)

     :laugh:  :popcorn:
  • #8 by apollo7 on 10 May 2017
  • Tried flying a pylon racer as my second model plane after a trainer, no prizes for guessing what happened ::)

    I know what you mean, same as me trying the Tek sumo wing as my return to fixed wing after more than 30 year absence  :o but on the bright side my S800 wing is ready for maiden crash and the replacement kit is at the post office  :rofl:
  • #9 by DarkButterfly on 10 May 2017
  • The most extreme thing I've done is make a heli/plane combo, it flew like cr@p :laugh: (sorry no pictures of that crazy contraption)
  • #10 by betty on 12 May 2017
  •  :laugh: you are a cautious guy.

    Nearly over charged a battery. :o
  • #11 by betty on 15 May 2017
  • Were your batteries OK after it?

    I did a 12c charge once! Tense times..
  • #12 by Revs on 15 May 2017
  • Were your batteries OK after it?

    That was it's max charge rating and it took it without issue, but I wouldn't do it again. Charging a single 1300mAh at 15.6A just doesn't seem like a good idea.
  • #13 by betty on 16 May 2017
  • Yes, you'd better charge it with 1-3C.

    That was it's max charge rating and it took it without issue, but I wouldn't do it again. Charging a single 1300mAh at 15.6A just doesn't seem like a good idea.
  • #14 by betty on 17 May 2017
  •  ~~

    considered using my heavy lift H-copter for dog turd bombing...

    one of my previous neighbours used to simply open his back gate and let his dog out to crap all over the grassy hill behind my house were the local kids play and I occassional test fly new frames.

    realised there was a simpler method, got my garden spade out and played catapult the choccie log into his backgarden whenever he did it. :whistling:
  • #15 by betty on 19 May 2017
  •  :laugh:, but it must be very exciting.

    Now that's living dangerously!

    Me?  I took off in Acro mode once.  Scared the ****** outta myself!  :laugh:
  • #16 by Reman on 21 May 2017
  • I rebuilt my old 2x nicd beard trimmer using a USB charging board and one of the Turnigy 750mah 1s Li-Po I'd got for my QX90....... Does that count?

    Going from 2.4v to 4.2 has made it go like the clappers, And it also doesn't self discharge in 2 weeks like it always used to, So I see that as a win ! :)
  • #17 by betty on 22 May 2017
  • Oh, good! Just make sure it is safe. :beer2:

    I rebuilt my old 2x nicd beard trimmer using a USB charging board and one of the Turnigy 750mah 1s Li-Po I'd got for my QX90....... Does that count?

    Going from 2.4v to 4.2 has made it go like the clappers, And it also doesn't self discharge in 2 weeks like it always used to, So I see that as a win ! :)
  • #18 by trebor on 22 May 2017
  • When I was learning with a Wot trainer the wind changed direction so I had to fly across at 45deg and approach from the right side and behind my shoulder. I gave it a few passes before I committed myself but you had to turn sharp to miss the trees. I didn't hit the trees and got quite good so here I came. A bit quick, too quick, I used some rudder as well as ailerons but I got the plane to slip sideways which took me by surprise and I lost my concentration. Next thing went through my mind was which way to put the sticks, minds gone blank, cars parked to one side, field the other and it's coming towards me, sticks the wrong way I'll pile into some cars, sticks the other way I'm ok. Took too long to decide but made the right decision, now heading for the field and me !!! Too low to go round again, might take my head off so I went for a landing. It came down ok streight for me so I tried not to panic and jumped at the right moment. As I was facing the wrong way the plane shot under my legs and did a perfect landing behind me. Wet myself but it's somthing that will stay with me forever.
  • #19 by betty on 23 May 2017
  • A long story.

    When I was learning with a Wot trainer the wind changed direction so I had to fly across at 45deg and approach from the right side and behind my shoulder. I gave it a few passes before I committed myself but you had to turn sharp to miss the trees. I didn't hit the trees and got quite good so here I came. A bit quick, too quick, I used some rudder as well as ailerons but I got the plane to slip sideways which took me by surprise and I lost my concentration. Next thing went through my mind was which way to put the sticks, minds gone blank, cars parked to one side, field the other and it's coming towards me, sticks the wrong way I'll pile into some cars, sticks the other way I'm ok. Took too long to decide but made the right decision, now heading for the field and me !!! Too low to go round again, might take my head off so I went for a landing. It came down ok streight for me so I tried not to panic and jumped at the right moment. As I was facing the wrong way the plane shot under my legs and did a perfect landing behind me. Wet myself but it's somthing that will stay with me forever.
  • #20 by trebor on 23 May 2017
  • It all happens so quick was difficult to explain sorry, I could tell you about the time I nearly burnt the spare bedroom down if you want.
  • #21 by betty on 24 May 2017
  • Sorry to hear this. Thank you sharing it all the time.

    It all happens so quick was difficult to explain sorry, I could tell you about the time I nearly burnt the spare bedroom down if you want.
  • #22 by betty on 25 May 2017
  • A guy said he spend the equivalent of a nice car payment per month to fuel his obsession with the hobby.
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