kiwi_craig's blog View Details
Archive for November, 2015
Posted by kiwi_craig | Nov 27, 2015 @ 08:25 PM | 6,797 Views
decided tav the V977 needs more speed, following Remlen's advise i've decided on the following;

there is a big tail motor which mates nicely with the v931 tail blade. good match to the longer 931 main rotor blades. trim to 42mm - 45mm to suit

remain suggested a heavier wire gauge so going to try this

can probably fit the stock tail motor holder but these look way better

and get the blink CF fin to match or miracle mart has the blue 911 tail fines for 99c, looks like it w=should have been on there from the get go........

going with the extreme swash

got CF drive shaft, they grip the drive gears way better.... but do eventually fatigue out, grab 2.....

and the 9t gear (need loctite retainer compound as its a loose fit

good looking set of mods, bits on the way !......

Remlen's Russian site is well worth translating, lots of good information there.
Posted by kiwi_craig | Nov 27, 2015 @ 04:52 AM | 14,742 Views
The stocker bounces all over the place, the rear springs are to stiff it seems and no oil fill....... swapped in some nice oil filled shocks from hobbyking.

Aluminum Front Shock Complete - 1/10 Quanum Vandal 4WD Racing Buggy (2pcs)
PRODUCT ID: 382000151

Springing is allot lighter, these are smooth as silk now.

And with decent rear control the front doesnt seem as bad ? But Now to sort something for the fronts and really get it floating smooth as
Posted by kiwi_craig | Nov 17, 2015 @ 04:15 AM | 8,696 Views
After allot of spec checking i decided to take a punt on the Hobbyking BMS 308 BB Servos

These have a slightly different housing compared to the popular 306, analogue and ball bearing supported.

These have a hard translusecent plastic housing like the stockers but a purplish colour rather than the bright purple 306 in polypropylene.

Servo travel direction is correct, minor trim on the bottom mounting tag, has a small triangle reinforcement and slight trim on the outer side of the tag to get it all lined up into the blade mount.

And the stock blade servo arm is a perfect fit

No Dithering on boot up, unlike the stockers which can get into a hell feedback loop, and all works smooth as.

Test flight in the garage stock on ail and blue bird on ele all seemed good as !

These servos use a carbon reinforced plastic in the gears with a very strong gear tooth design.

And replacement gears are $1.40

Looking good so far!,