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Old Oct 30, 2012, 10:29 AM
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As for durability, the SkyFox is one of the first helicopters ever that really had some. Most of its design has not changed a bit since introduction some 20 years ago, and they are still at the top of my list of favourites for their reliability, parts interchangeability (you can repair a SkyFox from the first production run, with the parts nowadays sold for it), and easy flight characteristics. Bit oldfashioned, but it is still a fantastic mechanics for scalers though.

You mention some points that I have considered but not yet tried: closing tipclearance of the fan for example does a lot. That I will try next, should not be too hard.

I have thought about changing the cooling fan for a shortened prop and reversing the airflow, but the downside is that on the ground the helicopter will suck up lots of dirt.
Not keen on doing that.

Watermist requires a water tank, and water is heavy.... But it is sure an interesting thought, only how to prevent thermal stresses, you're dripping water only on one side....

Brgds, Bert
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