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Posted by gp125racer | Sep 27, 2007 @ 12:54 AM | 4,250 Views
So for some reason Ive been bit by the helicopter bug.

After doing some research, and purchasing a bare chassis, I ran across another local guy that has lots of knowledge about rc helis. So far Ive managed to decipher the instructions that came with the bird (450xl), and got most of it together.

I still dont know if the flybar is connected correctly see the photos below and advise if you will. The part that the flybar slides thru is snugly locked down, but the flybar slides in and out of the head very easily. Maybe with the weight of the main blades this will disappear??

I have a 400lf motor coming that I plan to plug in, and Im planning to get a 401 gyro and hitec servos. Whatever I can find cheapest for radio gear.

Posted by gp125racer | Sep 08, 2007 @ 06:19 AM | 4,048 Views
Ive got the Lancair about 95% complete now. I ended up using a 3900kv GWS inrunner, it was a direct bolt-in replacement.

The esky receiver thats in her now is just for mockup purposes as I just dont feel comfortable using this RX in such a nice plane. Ive ordered 2 hitec electron 6s, so Im hoping those will do the trick. Hopefully Ill be able todo some taxi tests tomorrow after I get the servo extensions and deans connectors hooked up.

I really enjoyed building this plane, there were a few things that gave me grief. Im still learning but heres some of the things I thought could be improved IMO:

* better fit of wingtips
* rear slot for control linkage not large enough from factory
* expected to trim servo tab to flush mount wing servo
* no precut slot for control linkage in fuse

Things I reall enjoyed about the kit:
* laser cut parts were great fit
* overall look is really really nice
* steerable nose gear assembly was fun, and works well

Thanks as usual to jamesdr for technical asistance and moral support.