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Archive for May, 2008
Posted by xatled99 | May 26, 2008 @ 05:34 PM | 4,043 Views
Posted by xatled99 | May 21, 2008 @ 09:56 AM | 3,958 Views
Crunched the king2 this morning. Inverted+positive collective=splat. Skids, blades, canopy, minor rotorhead damage. $20.
Posted by xatled99 | May 18, 2008 @ 09:37 PM | 4,160 Views
The tail belt needs tensioning on the king2, but aside from that, its first proper outdoor flights went pretty well.

belt cp and hbk2 (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by xatled99 | May 14, 2008 @ 10:21 AM | 3,960 Views
It's remarkably stable for such a small bird. It won't punch out like the belt. Got the tail mostly sorted out.

http://vimeo.com/1014108
Posted by xatled99 | May 13, 2008 @ 09:26 AM | 3,807 Views
Uneventful maiden of the king2 yesterday. It bogs down a bit and loses tail authority with high collective pitch, but hopefully that can be corrected with some tweaks to the throttle and pitch curves. Power and rpm measurements line up with those predicted by the headspeed calculator.
Posted by xatled99 | May 10, 2008 @ 02:21 PM | 3,992 Views
My roomba battery has been gimpy lately. After 8 torx screws and a massage with a screwdriver and hammer, I finally cracked it open, revealing 12 3000mAh NiMH cells. Hopefully the Triton can breathe some new life into it.
Posted by xatled99 | May 04, 2008 @ 01:07 PM | 3,944 Views
Finished building up the hbk2 with 3 s3114s on the swash and s3154 on the tail. The telebee gyro was doa, so I haven't maidened it yet.

15.5oz AUW, pulls about 100W at 2000 rpm with the 10T pinion using a wicked jr brushless from DonsRC.