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Posted by Minibichus | Mar 25, 2008 @ 02:08 PM | 10,297 Views
UPDATE: *DECOMISSIONED*

The final setup is as follows:

The MB-1

-Losi 8750 kV brushless main motor.
-Micro 3.5 grams outrunner brushless tail motor.
-2x Feigao 6A ESC
-Main ESC => brake OFF, soft cutoff, softest start, low timing.
-Tail ESC => brake OFF, soft cutoff, normal start, highest timing.
-Spektrum AR6300 Rx without the plastic wrap.
-ESky Heading Hold Gyro.
-HH mode: Set at 65% gain in the DX7 pitch channel as STUNT 1 & 2
-Rate mode: Set at -49% gain in the DX7 pitch channel as NORMAL
-Fully CF reinforced 4#3 frame with strenghtened swash guides.
-130mm x 3mm Aluminum tail boom.
-Custom fabricated tail motor holder.
-3 blade, 50mm EDF Fenestron/Fantail propeller.
-CF reinforced and metal ball links blade holder.
-Flybar made with 1mm piano wire.
-Custom fabricated landing gear (0.65 mm piano wire) welded front support.
-Small.Planes. Aluminum rotor head, fully balanced and aligned.
-7T parma slot racing car pinion 64 Pitch. (this could change...)
-Custom fabricated battery tray and straps.
-Upgraded swash plate bearing for increased rigidity.
-Full Spainman's spring mod for the rotor head.

I think this is the entire setup as far as I know. I'll post some pics of it tonight.

Cheers.

MB.
Posted by Minibichus | Mar 24, 2008 @ 04:18 PM | 7,032 Views
Well, this is it and these are the pictures of the final product.

aka: the MB-1



Another shot.



All menacing black, ready to take on the living room.

I am also using a Fenestron/Fantail tail rotor setup with the 3.5 gram outrunner motor. I has proven superior to the original walkera 4#3 tail and it looks as good as it performs.

I will be getting the metal rotorhead sometime this week and the lame 4#3 bendable plastic rotor head will be a thing of the past.

Enjoy.

MB.
Posted by Minibichus | Mar 18, 2008 @ 07:36 PM | 5,849 Views
Alright, as of March 2008 this is the final setup that I am using:

-Losi 8750kV BL main motor.
-3.5 gram Outrunner BL tail motor.
-2x Feigao 6amp ESC lightened and all cables trimmed.
-ESky 70A H.H. Gyro.
-Stock 4#3 servos for aileron & rudder. (B.A. servos suck)
-Spektrum AR6300 RX
-Flightpower EVO Lite v2 350 mAh battery pack.
-Custom fabricated landing gear.
-Custom fabricated battery tray.
-Custom fabricated tail boom and tail rotor assembly.
-10T pinion gear.

Future plans are 1 YGE4-BL ESC for tail to save 1 1/2 grams of the total weight.
Posted by Minibichus | Mar 07, 2008 @ 02:59 PM | 7,090 Views
This is the final setup that I'll be using:

-Losi 8750kV BL main motor.
-3.5 gram Outrunner BL tail motor.
-2x Feigao 6amp ESC lightened and all cables trimmed.
-ESky 70A H.H. Gyro.
-BA-2.5 servo for elevator.
-Stock 4#3 servo for aileron.
-Flightpower EVO Lite v2 350 mAh battery pack.
-Spektrum AR6300 RX

This is as it sits right now:

-Losi 8750kV BL main motor.
-3.5 gram Outrunner BL tail motor.
-1x Hacker X-5 ESC trimmed and lightened.
-1x Thunderbird-6 ESC for tail, trimmed and lightened.
-ESky 70A H.H. Gyro.
-BA-2.5 servo for elevator.
-Stock 4#3 servo for aileron.
-Flightpower EVO Lite v2 350 mAh battery pack.
-Spektrum AR6300 RX