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Posted by LaurenceGough | Apr 23, 2010 @ 08:29 AM | 3,915 Views
Some pics from today .
Posted by LaurenceGough | Apr 01, 2010 @ 06:20 PM | 4,598 Views
Installed a V-Bar (V4) on my Logo 500 and I love it, flies awesome.

Just need a Jive ESC, edge tails and some good lipos and it will be fully specced.

Flies awesome but slightly lacking on power due to the above.

Just thought I would share some pics of my pride and joy .

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Posted by LaurenceGough | Dec 20, 2009 @ 12:17 PM | 4,667 Views
Just a quick vid of my new Logo. Nothing special as the field was slightly busy and I had to keep a eye out at all times + dead packs lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK90Z25WkLs

7th flight
Posted by LaurenceGough | Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:44 PM | 4,918 Views
My new Logo 500 3D.

Spektrum DX7
AR7000
JR DS 8900G + Align 5.1 Regulator
JR DS 8231's
Align 75A ESC
Align 6A BEC
Scorpion 4020-1100
FlightPower EVO 6S 3700mAh 25C's
Align 2S 1900mAh RX pack
Maniac 500mm Main blades
K&B Tail blades
Low profile skids


She's lovely to fly, first day flying today 3 packs worth, can't wait to get out tomorrow for more!!! Packs are lacking the punch I need for 3D though.
Posted by LaurenceGough | Jul 16, 2009 @ 11:40 AM | 5,204 Views
My RCer Dragonus 450 grass cutting!

Big thanks to P4ddy for the original picture!
Posted by LaurenceGough | Jun 02, 2009 @ 01:42 PM | 5,367 Views
Spartan DS760 arrived and installed today on my Dragonus 450. And USB flash link cable.

Very good gyro, about the same size as the Logictech 2100T, ever so slightly thicker but nothing in it really.

40% gain was way too much for my set-up with my JR DS3500G. Found the sweet spot to be at around 25% no wagging yet holds on full collective punching without any tail movement. Flight performance is awesome, no wag no matter how fast you go, how hard you are with collective or cyclic etc. During a hover the tail doesn't wonder, not even a few mm's! Sideways flight is locked in once again, rock solid.

102% ATV on left piros and 104% ATV on right piros. (uneven otherwise) 100% too slow.

USB fine tuning is amazing too, everything you could ever need and you have updatable firmware!

Only didn't like the fact that after a full pirouette you can do the same in the other direction instantly although it does look cool it's a nightmare for the tail belt/tail system. I'm used to a delay like my other Logictech 2100T gyros have. I guess I'll have to reprogram my hands! I've lowed the acceleration and de acceleration rates to help. Later on I'll just tighten my tail belt even more.
Posted by LaurenceGough | May 14, 2009 @ 07:01 PM | 5,857 Views
Gaui Hurricane 200 SD up for sale!

More info here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1049726

Thanks for looking!
Posted by LaurenceGough | Apr 13, 2009 @ 04:37 AM | 5,776 Views
Dragonus 450
Gaui 200
Falcon 3D (400)
(Paddy's Logo in one pic)

Thanks ever so much to Paddy for the awesome pics! It was a great day!...Continue Reading
Posted by LaurenceGough | Mar 23, 2009 @ 11:44 AM | 5,371 Views
Stock Dragonus white plastic canopy : 45.20grams (Unpainted and cut (with side panels)).

My first yellow/orange + clear Dragonus canopy 59.64grams.

14.44g difference and you can feel it in your hands.


(Yellow/Orange, and four coats of clear)

49.85 grams total for finished new canopy with side panels on.
Posted by LaurenceGough | Mar 11, 2009 @ 06:19 AM | 5,470 Views
The official RCer Dragonus 450 thread + FAQ

Another thread up on the Run Ryder forums, for the people that prefer RR.

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t484895p1/
Posted by LaurenceGough | Feb 25, 2009 @ 10:11 AM | 5,976 Views
A top tip for lipos during the colder months.

I was wondering why my helis were bogging more than they used too last year.

After some research online I found out that it was because the lipos were too cold.

Keep your lipos at 40C+ for proper flight performance, I was amazed after trying my packs after heating them up. The power was a LOT higher!

I made a lipo warming box from a postage box with a folding lid. Insulated any gaps with got glue and foam. Used aluminium foil layers to reflect heat back in and the heat pack was one of those microwave style types.

You have to turn the lipos around after some time (I'm fussy and like to heat both sides of the pack) but it does work well.

I don't know the optimum temp but I've read 40C is good, so just going to stick with that.

Try it and see!
Posted by LaurenceGough | Jan 19, 2009 @ 12:40 PM | 6,236 Views
Got to borrow a cam for a few mins today:

Keeping in mind this is my first paint job of mine and it's been touched up and flown/bent a lot (including a dog biting it then running to the other side of the field)... (The yellow is not overspray that's the reflection of the top on the gloss)

Well it was only meant to be temporary until I painted my new canopy.
Posted by LaurenceGough | Dec 19, 2008 @ 09:00 PM | 6,328 Views
Gaui 200 SD flying - First day!

Very stable hovering, a lot more than I thought.

HS-45 servos are great, centre perfect every time and work perfect overall.

Tail needed a bit of set-up as it was kicking with pitch but a flatter throttle curve, set up for no drift in rate mode and re-calibrating the Logictech 2100T fixed that.

Got a bit of FFF in, motor seems about medium power, bogs a fair bit, but hopefully the new throttle curves will help, as I was running the motor quite slow in a medium V shape.

Could perhaps be because of the tail being very heavy.

Tried a side tic toc but there wasn't much power again. Perhaps plastic blades?

Edit: Now got a pic! She's currently down, going to buy a Gaui V2 tail.
Posted by LaurenceGough | Nov 13, 2008 @ 01:38 PM | 6,807 Views
Like new O.S. .21 engine for sale.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963387