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Sep 23, 2018, 10:53 PM
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ArtHobby Odyssey ECL

Fall 2018 Odyssey ECL (the "L" is for Light) build log.

After a couple of years of following the ArtHobby thread, and watching anything I could on YouTube about the ArtHobby gliders I ordered the Odyssey. I struggled with pure glider verses electric assist. I e-mailed Andre, and he advised that the new light weight version was about to be released. The new ECL version was quickly shipped and delivered in less than 7 days.

Castle 25 ESC/Bec
Art1300 (capable of lifting a 1300g air frame),
Rx a Lemon 0052 (Vario Altimeter-Telemetry)
Battery 800MAh 3 Cell Lipo battery.

The projected weight for this version of the Odyssey, according to the website, is estimated at 900g. I am skeptical at hitting that target as everything that I have seen on the web is greater than 1100-1200g.

So how does the ECL measure up so far? Individually the raw parts before assembly weight in at 944.56g, The big unknown, is how much the glue, lacquer and paint is going to weigh? This is known as builders bloat. I am going to do my best to track every little thing and I will keep this blog post up-to date with all the data to save you the trouble of digging through my long winded posts.

The Weigh-In
Battery 80.38g
Esc 23.52g
Servos 69.6g
Rx 12g
Fuselage with motor 184.16g
Carbon Boom 38.79g
Parts bag(s) 39.42g
Control Rods 20g
Servo covers 8.18g
Servo Wire 10g
Micro Deans connectors 9.96g
Fiber glass cloth 10.13g
Vertical Stab and Rudder 42.42g
Horitontal Stab and Elevator 17.99g
Wings 378.0
TOTAL Before Assembly 944.56g
Plus Builders Bloat (running Total not yet complete)
Epoxy 6g
Lacquer 16.5g (3 coats on inner wing, 4 coats on outer removable wing tips)
Paint 6g
ArtHobby Sticker

(April 27- 2019 : Finished weight 975g)

Servo Options.... I put some thought into this. Looking at the advertised weights of servos available, I had two options. The first option was to follow Soren's lead and use hobby king servos he uses. Anyone who follows the ArtHobby knows that he is probably the go to resource all ArtHobby Gliders. The second option is to go with the ArtHobby recommended servos. This is what I did. Why? To save 30g, unfortunately it also cost around $50 more to go with option #2.

HiTec HS-65HB 11.2g X 4
Hitec HS-65mg 11.9 X 2
Totalling 68g (advertised)

The alternative was to go with this combination, but the 30g weight penalty kept me away. (and my wallet is lighter as well)
Totalling 98g (advertised)
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Nov 03, 2018, 04:33 PM
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Hi ,
Did you mount the small elastics on the spinner to make the props fold?
If so can u post few pics?
The picture that comes with the spinner is not clear at all
Nov 29, 2018, 12:35 PM
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I haven't done that yet, not sure I will to be honest. I'll will post when I get to that step

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