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New Aussie in RC

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:05 am
by xbreadrcluvr
Gday all,
Brett here.

Great to finally get on line here. (I found a way of making it look difficult!)

Im getting back into RC after many years of being lost in the wilderness.
Wow haven't things changed with the advent of the internet and the arrival of the chinese manufacturing might!
Being a newby I'm not a brand snob so whilst I acknowledge the tremendous investments made by the "brand names" I am really excited about the can do or can duplicate approach of the Chinese.
I plan to throw money at my hobby by jumping in electric RC helicopters therefore specialising in a continual rebuilding process so if I can enjoy utilising economical part sourcing I can enjoy my brief flights in the air all the more.
Lets face it the rebuilds allow us to escape to the mancave more often therefore avoiding the kids and the other half. (More fun than walking the dog too!)

Long live Bruce!!
I love the approach you take and your open minded approach is very refreshing

Re: New Aussie in RC

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:17 pm
by pushinoldrc
Welcome Brett!
I don't know how long you have been lost in the wilderness, but I was out of the hobby for approximately 5 years. The cost of used radio equipment made the transition to multiple model, multiple channels, and now the 2.4Ghz craze really interesting. In one year of being back, I have acquired more than 25 radios from 4 to 9 channels, and have been using multiple brands of Chinese or aftermarket 2.4 module and receiver systems. I have always trusted Corona as I was familiar with the name from years ago, and I have even installed one of their DIY 2.4Ghz modules in a Futaba 6Xs that I acquired from Ebay. Please check out all of Bruce's articles and the discussion here, as it has been extremely informative and cheaper that checking out all the new stuff first hand.

Re: New Aussie in RC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:07 am
by xbreadrcluvr
Cheers Bryan,

25 radios in twelve months wow!!
When are you opening your shop?
Great to hear you are happy to try any brand does this mean you are trying out chinese receivers and servos? I posted a query to all in the RC helicopter section regarding Blue Arrow magnetic induction servos. Not sure about this technology but if it stands up how can you say no to a triple bearing all Ti-Alloy high torque servo for around $21.00 AUD ($22.00US)???
I would be interested to know if you have seen this type anywhere else.

Re: New Aussie in RC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:21 am
by pushinoldrc
I have been using the Tower Pro sg-90 micro servos in my T-rex 450 and foam built airplanes, and the Tower Pro 5010 servos in large scale stuff, and they seem to work great for the price. (sg-90 - 2.50 each shipped when I buy 40, and around 12 shipped for the 5010 servos. USD). I will be looking into the blue arrow! I have not seen any of the mag induction anywhere else.

Re: New Aussie in RC

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:48 am
by xbreadrcluvr
Those prices are quite amazing

Tell me are the Turnigy servos bed pals of tower pro? I had a suspicion that there was some sort of rebadging going on but can't remember who was involved but i think Hobby King was mentioned somewhere along the way