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Oct 01, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Prof100
I have a set of those HK struts on my Habu with no retracts and they work great. They come with soft and hard springs. Use the hard spring in the mains and the soft in the nose gear.
I have them as well but havent put them on cause I was waiting to do the retract mod. How are you putting them on without retracts...just cutting stock gear wire short and putting on those?
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Oct 01, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DamonH
I have them as well but havent put them on cause I was waiting to do the retract mod. How are you putting them on without retracts...just cutting stock gear wire short and putting on those?
Yes, I just cut the stock gear and grind a flat on it for the set screw in the OLEOs.
Oct 01, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Yes, I just cut the stock gear and grind a flat on it for the set screw in the OLEOs.
NICE, I was wondering how to install them on.
Oct 01, 2012, 10:53 PM
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NICE, I was wondering how to install them on.
Measure twice before cutting.
Oct 02, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Yes, I just cut the stock gear and grind a flat on it for the set screw in the OLEOs.
I thought about doing that but didn't think they would be secure enough because the stock wire wouldn't go in the oleo very far and there is only one set screw to secure it with. Have you had any issues?
Oct 02, 2012, 01:22 PM
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I thought about doing that but didn't think they would be secure enough because the stock wire wouldn't go in the oleo very far and there is only one set screw to secure it with. Have you had any issues?
It has worked fine. The nose wheel can take a beating in any plane and is most vulnerable to having problems with the struts if you cannot land first on the mains.
Oct 02, 2012, 04:53 PM
Lots foam, so little time
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new camera


ooooo new camera
Habu custom retact doors Apollo field (4 min 2 sec)
Oct 02, 2012, 08:12 PM
Flying Full Size & Fun Size :)
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Looks great Dave! - Love those doors...
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Oct 02, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Second that!
Oct 02, 2012, 11:04 PM
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WOW, those are some cool retracts! Those doors are neat!!! Is that the latest Key Chain Cam or another camera. Great footage & nice landing!!!!
Oct 02, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Nice doors Dave !
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Oct 03, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Haha i watched the flaps retract over and over. Wow grass looks really crappy can't Wait for it to get all green again
Oct 05, 2012, 01:38 AM
Lots foam, so little time
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Thanks Guys
It's that $40 HD camera form HK. The lens is really wide.
It was just velcro'd to the tailpipe
I'm gonna mount it to the vert stab next
Oct 05, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Any thoughts...........

Tried to run a 5s batt, the Habu is outfitted with an Ice Castle 100a ESC & an ARC 28-48-1 Motor. The 5s batt had a full charge but during the takeoff roll when the throttle reached approx 80% the motor stopped & the ESC started beeping?? Tried to throttle up again but nothing. Unplugged the batt & replugged her in, advanced the throttle slowly & at 50% same thing?? The motor stopped & the ESC was beeping. She flew fine on the 4s batt, put the 5s away, put my other 4s in her & she flew fine?? Any ideas.
The watt meter with a 5s showed 79a & 1396w at 50% throttle when the motor stopped, yet with a 4s at full throttle she went over 90a & above 1400w with no problems at ALL throttle settings?? I was hoping to see her perform on 5s!! I'm happy with her on 4s but does this mean I have a "bigger" problem/concern somewhere that needs to be addressed?? Thanks in advance
Oct 05, 2012, 07:24 AM
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What C rating was your 5S battery. ?
Sounds like the battery couldn't take the current draw and you got a voltage drop beyond half throttle.


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