Posted by HugoCraft |
Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:29 AM | 6,941 Views
I can get both of my helicopter's to easily fit in my EXI case. With the case empty I put a flashlight in the helicopter cutout then placed 3 pieces of paper tapped together on top of the hole. The flashlight outlined the cutout so I just roughly traced the outline on to the paper. Cut out the template then rotated it 180 degrees and placed it on the other side of the case. Then after googling how to cut foam the best and easiest way I found for this type of foam was to use an electric turkey cutter. I pinned the template down where ever I could then held turkey cutter as close to vertical as possible and let it do the work. Removed the pieces and they both fit on the first try. These are my 2 main helicopters and I already have a case for my TX and a ammo box for my lipo's so I didn't need the stock slots.
1.) Got the mCX when it came out and it's a blast. Itís great for indoors when the weather isn't good outside. I know people get bored with it but I don't since it's still a challenge to do things like for example: a nose in approach for the bar stool in one shot; backward perfect circles; nose in/out at the center of circle while sidestepping; backwards figure eights; and last my favorite is where you change the orientation every quarter of a circle where you go forward, sidestep, backwards, sidestep, then forward all while holding altitude and a constant speed.
2.) I flew the Honey Bee Fixed Pitch all winter indoors at the gym and thatís how I mastered hovering and basic forward flight. I've flown it outside a few times but it has to be low winds. I remember first starting out with the training gear taking off and doing everything I could to hover in a square yard. Then after that thinking Iíll never get hovering nose in. I'm glad I did the fixed pitch stage but haven't flown it since it started to get warm and the indoor flying ended.
3.) I built the Honey Bee King 2 from an ARF since I already had most of the electronics and as a away to learn basic setups. The transition to a collective pitch was easy and I flew it a couple dozen times before a light crash. Did my first helicopter loop and roll with it. But itís so upgrade there arenít much stock parts on it. Now I need to make rrom for my 2 new heliís...Continue Reading