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Old Jun 08, 2008, 09:26 AM
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I got a little bit bored and decided to play around with my original 4#3.
Now she has the brushless motor
4#3B metal head upgrade
Aluminium boom 1/2 inch longer than standard
Little boom supports
64#C1 canopy cut down a bit
Walkera 52 skids cut down about an inch
and a metal flybar too
It looks a little better now,but the tail is wagging like crazy on a full battery pack.
I might change it all around again tomorrow.
Jason
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Old Jun 09, 2008, 02:17 AM
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It was a little heavy with the yellow canopy on it,So I fitted the standard one again.
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Old Jun 09, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Hey Jason they look great, I like the possible new tail boom pic

What brushless parts did you use and what's the best place to get them from?

I put everything I learnt about the new 4#3B setup into a guide with pictures, thanks for the help, it's finally flying well now
Walkera 4#3B, TBE and unstable, what to do, how to fix it? with Setup Guide

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 09:54 PM
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Hi Ampdraw,
I just called into a hobby shop and couldn't find any 2.5mm carbon tube,so I got some 3.5mm tube,but I just got home and the I.D. is about 2.3mm. The standard boom squeezes in there.I will just hang onto it for boom patch ups.
I got a length of aluminium tube that is the the correct O.D.
I fitted the aluminium boom and made it a little longer to help with my tail drift problem.
See the picture attached.
Something tells me it might be a little long though.
Jason

P.S. Iam joking about the boom length. Iam going to cut it in half...Hehe
Jason,
Has to be the longest 4#3 i've seen would make for some interesting specs. Try sorting out tail wag on that baby... I had pretty bad tail wag when I was running 6mm longer al boom. I didn't persist in fixing as didn't seem that much stiffer than original. Thinking about getting 52 landing gear for Gaui as spare as Gaui's apparently break quite easy haven't broken them yet though.

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 11:20 PM
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Jason,
Has to be the longest 4#3 i've seen would make for some interesting specs. Try sorting out tail wag on that baby... I had pretty bad tail wag when I was running 6mm longer al boom. I didn't persist in fixing as didn't seem that much stiffer than original. Thinking about getting 52 landing gear for Gaui as spare as Gaui's apparently break quite easy haven't broken them yet though.
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I have had 52 and gaui--

52 l/g is even worse than gaui's

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I have had 52 and gaui--

52 l/g is even worse than gaui's

mk
Thanks mk
Saves me going down that avenue.
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 03:02 AM
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thanks guys,
The 52 landing gear would look nice,but just don't look at them the wrong way or they will break one of their own legs.
I was reading somewhere where someone said if you boil the plastic parts in water for about half an hour.they say it makes the part more flexible for a few months.
Has anyone else heard about this?
Whoever it was that wrote it said they would do it to their plastic propellers to make them flexi.
My aluminium boom had heaps of tail wagging going on,but after I put a bit of super glue on the boom supports,it went away.
It flies really nice now.The blue skids look cool I think.I cheated with them and just stuck them to the side of the original skids with heat shrink.
I can't wait to get my new 2.4ghz receiver from terence because the glitches on the v1 are driving me nuts.
I need to have the aerial hanging right down and even then it will go stupid in one certain part of my living room.The crazy little bird!
Now my B has one servo that decides to have a rest in mid flight.The servo wont move again until I turn the heli off and move the servo manually and then reset it.
Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 03:33 AM
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thanks guys,
The 52 landing gear would look nice,but just don't look at them the wrong way or they will break one of their own legs.
I was reading somewhere where someone said if you boil the plastic parts in water for about half an hour.they say it makes the part more flexible for a few months.
Has anyone else heard about this?
Whoever it was that wrote it said they would do it to their plastic propellers to make them flexi.
My aluminium boom had heaps of tail wagging going on,but after I put a bit of super glue on the boom supports,it went away.
It flies really nice now.The blue skids look cool I think.I cheated with them and just stuck them to the side of the original skids with heat shrink.
I can't wait to get my new 2.4ghz receiver from terence because the glitches on the v1 are driving me nuts.
I need to have the aerial hanging right down and even then it will go stupid in one certain part of my living room.The crazy little bird!
Now my B has one servo that decides to have a rest in mid flight.The servo wont move again until I turn the heli off and move the servo manually and then reset it.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Jason
Jason,
I had a similar servo issue on Gaui with cheapish mx306bb I think they are called. I had taken off horn to tweak angles for a better setup for when I have the guts to go inverted and when putting horn on excessive pressure of fat thumbs made servo bind in one spot. I carefully prised up horn off servo with a flat blade and shim to reduce damage and servo works fine now. The prising actually moved central internals of servo up not just the horn as I had retaining screw done up.
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 07:19 AM
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thanks guys,
The 52 landing gear would look nice,but just don't look at them the wrong way or they will break one of their own legs.
I was reading somewhere where someone said if you boil the plastic parts in water for about half an hour.they say it makes the part more flexible for a few months.
Has anyone else heard about this?
Whoever it was that wrote it said they would do it to their plastic propellers to make them flexi.
My aluminium boom had heaps of tail wagging going on,but after I put a bit of super glue on the boom supports,it went away.
It flies really nice now.The blue skids look cool I think.I cheated with them and just stuck them to the side of the original skids with heat shrink.
I can't wait to get my new 2.4ghz receiver from terence because the glitches on the v1 are driving me nuts.
I need to have the aerial hanging right down and even then it will go stupid in one certain part of my living room.The crazy little bird!
Now my B has one servo that decides to have a rest in mid flight.The servo wont move again until I turn the heli off and move the servo manually and then reset it.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Jason

sounds like a gear is catching-take apart servo and see

rotate damaged gear so it doesnt catch-lubricate servo gears while you are in there


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Old Jun 10, 2008, 07:35 AM
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new thread-please help

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=877509

this might be better a panel of 4#3 experts I am trying to form

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Old Jun 10, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Thanks MK,
I will take it apart tonight and have a look at it.
Terence is sending me some that I ordered last week,so I can fit one of them if I break it.
Regards Jason.
P.S. The new thread will be just what we need to put all the good stuff in one place. good work.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 04:35 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=877509

this might be better a panel of 4#3 experts I am trying to form

mk
Good idea. Hope it takes off...pardon the pun. Going there now.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 11:03 PM
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I finally got the old 4#3 v1 all trimmed nice with the metal upgrade.It is almost as stable as the B.
I just received my 4#3B this week and it's sweeeet!

I have all of the parts to do the metal upgrade on my 4#3, but I'm having a bit of a problem getting the main gear off of the stock main rotor shaft so I can do the upgrade. Does anyone have any suggestions on an easy way to remove the pin.?

This is what I've been working on.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 11:19 PM
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I just received my 4#3B this week and it's sweeeet!

I have all of the parts to do the metal upgrade on my 4#3, but I'm having a bit of a problem getting the main gear off of the stock shaft so I can do the upgrade. Do you have any suggestions on an easy way to do this.?

This is what I've been working on.
Get a pair of narrow beaked pliers with one beak over one end of the pin and other beak on far side of gear just above pin and then gently squese untill pin is pushed flat to gear - there will then be enough pin sticking out of other side to be able to hold and remove with beak of pliers.

Hope this helps.....David
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 11:24 PM
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I just received my 4#3B this week and it's sweeeet!

I have all of the parts to do the metal upgrade on my 4#3, but I'm having a bit of a problem getting the main gear off of the stock shaft so I can do the upgrade. Do you have any suggestions on an easy way to remove the pin.?

This is what I've been working on.
Some people had this issue with V1 some didn't. Original pin is tapered ie smaller at one end so push out in right direction. I pushed mine out with end of tiny pliers enough to grab and replaced with longer non tapered pin as friction keeps in place. More info in 4#3 Discussion part 1 thread. Hope helps
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