|Dec 25, 2012, 09:31 AM|
Joined Aug 2012
Maybe a dumb question
[QUOTE=Steve_;23615763]Flew all night long. It's awesome. The wind was minimal, a 5 Mph breeze, if that.
Doesn't seem to help much in 7 mph+ though.
I'm really getting sick of these motor issues.
The main motor was installed last week, and the brushes are almost worn away.
Of course, I've flown it constantly, but still... a week?
As I've stated before I have basically no electronics knowledge so this could be totally wrong.
By trimming the blades and thereby needing more throttle to fly, wouldn't the fact that you're pouring more juice to the motor for the same amount of lift cause the brushes to wear out faster?
|Dec 25, 2012, 10:01 AM|
Steve, et al,
I still haven't received my heli yet, so I have no idea on the physical dimensions or specs of the main motor.
You say that you think it's a 3 Volt motor running hard.
Has anyone tried any other types of motors?
Such as Johnson, Mabuchi etc?
viz; > http://www.mabuchi-motor.co.jp/
Try > Web catalogue > search by application.
Possibly > FC-130RA.
Just a suggestion, seeing as the originals don't last long.
|Dec 25, 2012, 10:55 AM|
& the FK180SH states.."0.3 to 14 Watts."
May not have the grunt req'd?
|Dec 25, 2012, 11:16 AM|
Ah well, I'll just have to have
(Now, where's that darn piggy bank run off to?)
May I remind people to bed the brushes in before any real flying takes place.
|Dec 25, 2012, 11:33 AM|
Joined Aug 2012
Do it or don't?
|Dec 25, 2012, 12:19 PM|
This bird is a cheap toy in a "hobby grade tuxedo". What do you expect of such a thing? Flying abilities and endurance of a Hirobo Quark?
You MAY get around there, a lot of money involved, more time, a lot of try and error (even more money...) and what is left? A frankenstein heli with a vague rest of the original 9116 appearence. And paid more than simply buying a better heli after you're outgrown of the 9116 (which doesn't take long - 4 weeks regular flying at best).
Yes, I know you already have sth. better, Steve.
Yes, I know you're doing this mod-overkill on the 9116 just for fun.
But your intentions/inventions make other users think this has to be.
And makes them unhappy with their own stock 9116.
So don't rant at the flaws of this bird, please (I cursed often enough because of it, and still do sometimes when a friend brings his destroyed one for a repair...)
As I wrote some times ago:
I appreciate it what you are doing with this bird, it makes me flabbergasted sometimes and often enough chuckling because of you humor.
To all other beginners with a (maybe) brand new 9116:
It is a cheap, stable, easy repairable beginners heli and meant so. Do not expect too much of it. Do not hesitate asking questions here, but do not hesitate also changing to a better machine if you start to be unhappy or feel outgrown of it.
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