|Sep 13, 2003, 11:10 PM|
Thanks All! Brushless HummingBird Flies!
Well, thanks to all the help I got from you guys here at RC Groups, my HummingBird is new flying brushless!!! The support I received when posting my numerous questions, is what makes this hobby great!
Here is my finally setup.
Orvis V-II (Hummbird copy)
Aluminum CNC Collar for Main Shaft from Heli Hobby
Swashplate Center Ball from Heli Hobby
Hacker B20 22S motor from Aircraft-World
Castle Creations Phoeinix-10 ESC from Aircraft-World
2-Cell 1200mah eTec LiPoly battery pack from Aircraft-World
GWS Naro Servos, Pico RX and PG-03 Servos from AV8 Hobbies.
Flies for about 17 minutes out of ground effect on a charge. Need to get another LiPoly pack, think I will try a 2s2p eTec 1200 pack, the extra weight will help with my balance problem!
I will post a pic when I get the wiring and compent placement cleaned-up!
|Sep 13, 2003, 11:16 PM|
Good deal. I didn't get a feeling on how you like it though.
2S1P Etec should be more than enough for this machine. Or are you just doing it for balance?
I can't recall - are you running Hornet blades? If not you need a set - the heli will do much better with them.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!
|Sep 13, 2003, 11:49 PM|
I like it fine. Still seems a little twitchy, but that is more than likely my pilotly skills!
Still using the stock HB blades. Which if the Hornet blades should I use? The white fiberglass or the MS carbon fiber? What mods do I need to do to the HB head to make them fit?
I just wish I had bought two battery packs! LiPoly's charge slow!
I forgot to add that I am using the Stevens AeroModel head stiffener, tail fin, and IPS motor mount. I am using a GWS EDF-50 motor on stock tail rotot with 8t pinion.
Anyother upgrades I need to do?
thanks, time to hover, battery should be charged!!!
|Sep 14, 2003, 12:58 AM|
The hornet blades will make a very noticeable difference in stability. For me, the fiberglass blades with a home made head stiffener works out best, it's a lot more stable than my cf blades for some reason. With the Cf blades, I find that with a head stiffener, it's not too stable, it likes to drift and hovering can be a pain but without a head stiffener and stock head, it's a lot better, I myself defiitely like the fiberglass better, for some reason it's a lot smoother and stabler but the cf seems more agile.
The fiberglass are not as strong as the cf though, that's the downfall I guess, but I have yet to break a fiberglass blade and I definitely put it through some abuse, they have a few cracks and chips I ca'd but still kickin, I broke 2 cf blades already. Go figure, haha. The fiberglass crack and chip upon impact fairly easily whereas the cf doesn't but the cf ones both broke at the root area.
|Sep 14, 2003, 08:15 PM|
Cheers - Boyd
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