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Old Nov 16, 2003, 07:37 PM
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Any one running Corona with Dave Drive and Astro 020?

I am running this combo on 7 cells (300 NiMH). I find that I have to use about 3/4 throttle now to hover. I used to be able to hover on my geared system with around 1/3 throttle or less. I also find my flight times have gone down as well. I think all of this is due to the incorrect gear ratio on the motor to main shaft. Dave said he would send me out a new pinion to try that, I believe, will increase the gear ratio. I have also orderd a couple 8 packs of gp 3300 cells to try (will use these to just start playeing with my ehawk conversion).

Can anyone running the same combo as me comment?

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Brendin

P.S. The Dave Drive with one-way is really niice!
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Old Nov 16, 2003, 08:49 PM
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I just checked and it looks like I can only pull about 2800Mah of useable hover with this config on the 3300Mah cells.

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Old Nov 16, 2003, 09:23 PM
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I run that combination and I love it on 7-cell, matched GP3300 packs. I have an 8 cell pack too but it seems like too much power. I'm also running with the higher (numerically) gear ratio belt system. Depending on various conditions, I typically use up about 3300-3400 mAhr and get between 14-15 minutes of flying.

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Old Nov 16, 2003, 10:27 PM
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what gear ratio did you get from Dave?

Thanks,
Brendin
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Old Nov 16, 2003, 10:48 PM
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To be honest, I don't remember but I do know that the drive pulley has one less tooth than his standard configuration and that it puts me at a slightly higher ratio than the gear drive.

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Old Nov 17, 2003, 01:22 PM
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Guys-
I am pretty sure Lance is using the 12:1 ratio. The drive pulley would be 10 tooth. I am also pretty sure that is what I sent to Brendin.

Brendin-
You might want to look at the belt tension too.. You want to have the belt as loose as possible without it skipping. It is a very subjective measurement, so it changes a lot from person to person.

Try loosening the belt. On mine, if I squeeze the belt a little, it will delfect about 1/4 inch.

Also make sure it is tracking correctlly, if not, you will lose a fair amount of power there..
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