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Old Mar 10, 2014, 01:26 AM
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4d VP dollar tree experiment

I have been tossing around the idea of using a heli tail from a 450 trex clone for a vpp for awhile now and finally made the crossover from 3d helis to 3d planes (yea, backwards I know lol) so I have a few extra heli tails to experiment with. Now armed with 2$ worth of dollar tree foam and an old 1600kv motor and a trex tail I loosely based the design on the sumo builds. The initial problem I had was connecting the tail rotor shaft to the motor shaft and finally found a 3.17mm to 3mm coupling that works very well after pulling the belt drive gear from the heli tail (which was finally done by carefully cutting it from the shaft with a dremmel, after many failures with a hammer). I'm still working out servo placement for the pitch control but continuing to assemble as much as I can till I work that out. Any ideas or input are always appreciated. Anyhow here are some pics of the build so far
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