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Archive for April, 2007
Posted by raynet11 | Apr 11, 2007 @ 07:54 PM | 6,302 Views
My collection of YouTube in flight videos using my stock Easystar running a brushed motor , 9.6V 2/3A IB-1200 packs. The camera I'm using is an Aiptek IS-DV2 it was a $100.00 Target store purchase. The orginal vids were taken in 640X480 but YouTube seems to downgrade the quality of the videos when you post them.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=raynet11

06-10-07: Just updating, I actually own a camera now that I can take some videos with, the first round of vids are ugly starter videos as myself and my friends get the hang of this whole shooting video thing.
Posted by raynet11 | Apr 07, 2007 @ 02:29 PM | 6,588 Views
I updated my MX-400 with the CCPM conversion, I also upgraded the washout and blade grips (the CCPM conversion came with a new swash).

Overall I am pleased with how the conversion went, I was thinking that this was going to be a mess of an upgrade but once you get going things move rather quickly. The frame is a lot cleaner now and with the top rails gone there is room for pretty much any battery one can think of now.

Specs of Final Setup:

Align 430L (3550Kv) with 11T pinion:
CC-35 amp ESC with ParkBEC (5-volt)
Berg 7P Horizontal
3ea HS-65HB servo's for swash
GY240 Gyro
HS-81 for tail servo
Polyquest 16C 2100mah 3-cell (8-10min flight time)

Mods:
Trex tail rotor blades
Full CNC head (helimax)
CNC tail drive (helimax)
Trex flybar and pads

Post conversion flight notes:

The heli is much more crisp in it's control now and the cyclic response is great. The Trex tail rotor blades have also increased the tail authority by a large margin. Overall it's a lot more fun to fly , the only upgrades left I would like to do would be a GY401 or Logitech 2100 gyro to increase the tail hold.