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Old Jul 19, 2014, 11:41 AM
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The board has more servo throw built in to counter the shorter servo arms, with the 912 servos the swash is maxed out angular travel wise. It actually flies allot smoother than my 912 and doesn't have that run away bus sensation like a stock 912 does.
This is interesting, if we can use the v915 PCB on the v912 &913 to get more servo throw without doing the resistor mod? Or even add a combination of the extended servo arms to give maximum throw?
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 05:50 PM
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I'm going to do back to back tests 912 PCB vs the 915 board.

In the meantime here is a brief edited video from Flyingboats - Flying Machines Filming Co, with yesterdays first test flight of the brushless main. yes thats frost - ice on the ground...... my fingers where numb on the sticks ...........

vin you can see there is decent cyclic movement on the head gear when I cycle the servos on initial bind on start up

KiwiCraig's V915 Park Fly 19-7-14 (1 min 45 sec)
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 06:58 PM
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Craig - that is plenty of power and cyclic for that bird. She flies great and looks awesome in the air! I want one!
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 08:47 PM
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Craig - that is plenty of power and cyclic for that bird. She flies great and looks awesome in the air! I want one!
Hi Vincent, you really want the KiwiCraig modded version, rather than the stocker! There have been quite a few hours and parts invested but it looked really good in the air. More impressed in the flesh than looking at the photos.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:27 AM
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my build log

[http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2206983

more details to go on there.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 09:06 PM
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Craig - for some reason your link is not working.
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 02:04 AM
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fixed i think, someone try it ?
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 03:54 AM
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fixed i think, someone try it ?
Yep working now. Nice build log and photo record
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 08:58 PM
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Indeed nice build log, quick question, you installed the v912 servos? Could we just use the servo arms from the v912 and install it on the stock v915 servos for longer extension?
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Old Yesterday, 02:04 AM
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unfortunately no, the servo arm mounting hub diameter is different........ bugger.....
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Current draw is still very high with the stock motor. I suspect it might be happier with a smaller pinion or larger main gear. I have managed to make a battery tray, that makes the battery removable. But, considering the heat, that may not be as useful as I would like. I tried a few 400 - 450 mah batteries I had and they make it tail heavy. But, that's easy to adjust for.

The button on the top right side says "accelerated" but all it seems to do is turn on the backlight.
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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the brushless setup works great and easy to do
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