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Old Dec 29, 2008, 05:58 AM
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Esky Lama V3/V4 component weight data

Even though weight is very important, not all manufacturers specify weight for their parts. So, as an aid for selecting replacement or upgrade parts, I thought it might be a good idea to collect weights for the various parts for the Esky Lama V3/V4 helis. Weight is of course not the only consideration, but is always important.

If anybody would like to contribute to this overview, all contributions would be most welcome; stock parts, upgrade parts, add-ons or whatever. I will try to keep this post reasonably updated.

For starters, this is what I have put on the scale so far:

For Lama V3/V4:
Code:
Flybar: 		8.6 grams	Stock, with linkage. 
Inner shaft: 		3.8 grams   	Stock, with upper hub
Lower hub:		0.9 grams 	Stock, with 2 links (between swashplate and bladegrips)
Blade grips: 		2.5 grams	Stock, complete for one rotor (2blades), ie. 2 halves, 2 connecting screws and 2 "blade screws".
Swashplate: 		2.9 grams	Stock
Rotorblade:		3.1 grams	Stock (1 blade)
Rotorblade:		3.2 grams	Airy Harden Blade II (1 blade)
Rotorblade:		4.8 grams	Xtreme (white) (1 blade)
Battery:		47 grams	Stock, 7.4V/800mAh/10C
Battery:		45 grams	Mystery, 7.4v/900mAh/15C
For Lama V3:
Code:
Skids w/batt. holder: 	8.6 grams	Stock, with 4 mounting screws
For Lama V4:
Code:
Skids: 			4.3 grams	Stock, 2pcs.
Canopy, painted:	~8 grams	Xtreme
Fuselage, front:	~8 grams	Stock
Fuselage, rear:		~12 grams	Stock
All standard disclaimers apply: there will probably be slight variations between individual parts, not all scales are equally accurate, and finally: to err is human. In other words, there will be errors and inaccuracies.
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Old Jan 05, 2009, 01:12 PM
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More great data here; http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3771
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Yup, I've seen it; great collection of data. Good to have the link in this thread as well. There is probably even more data out there, so if anybody has more data, please post it!
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Old Jan 05, 2009, 09:58 PM
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I'll add some weights for my brushless conversion and some other blades and landing gear I have. Tomorrow will be busy with indoor flying of airplanes, so it may take me a day or two.
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