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Jul 21, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Update on MB-3

UPDATE: MB-3 still fully operational. Replaced all the analog HS65MG servos with Hyperion Atlas DS09SCD and DS09GMD for tail.

**More updates coming!.
The MB-3 has undergone a few more mods in order to achieve a 21:42 minute flight time on 1 pack. I am using a hybrid configuration running 3S and 4S packs depending on what I feel like. I use the 3S mostly for practice and the 4S for going all out.

Here is the MB-3 latest configuration.

MB - 3

- RCT-450 Skyshark.
- Spartan DS760 Gyro & Hyperion DS09 GMD
- Kontronik Jazz 40A ESC.
- Scorpion HK-2213-16 motor w/ Ceramic Bearings.
- Rhino Hardened Steel Pinion 11T.
- Align CF Tail Boom.
- TREX 1-piece ball links/ball joints.
- New Align TREX450 PRO Tail blades.
- Mavrikk Tail Belt.
- BEAM E4 Washout Base
- BEAM E4 pitch slider.
- BEAM E4 Tail case.
- BEAM E4 Swash plate.
- Microheli V2 Washout Arms.
- Microheli Titanium Tail Shaft.
- Microheli Front Shaft & Belt Pulley.
- Ceramic Boca Bearings all around.
- Trueblood red V1 dampeners.
- 3x DS09SCD Cyclic servos.
- AR6100 Rx.
- T.P. 2200 3S Extreme V2 packs. => Flies for 15 minutes.
- T.P. 2100 4S Prolite packs. ==> Flies for 18 minutes.
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Nov 28, 2008, 12:49 AM
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I really like those landing gear. Got a link?
Nov 28, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by gravydrive
I really like those landing gear. Got a link?
hey there.

There is not really a place that I know of where you can buy it like that, but it starts as a this landing gear that can be purchased at www.heliwarehouse.com:


I used a heat gun to slowly bend the landing gear legs to give then the wide stance and then applied a thin layer of automotive gun metal paint to give it the gun metal look.

Hope this helps.

Nov 28, 2008, 10:24 PM
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That's great, thank you very much. I like my Gorilla Gear low profiles but I really enjoy the straight struts that you've got going on. How is/was performance with the -16?
Nov 29, 2008, 01:16 PM
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NP man.

The motor works great. I upped the pinion to an 11T for good sport performance on 3S and it absolutely rocks on 4S. I can do flips and rolls on a dime with the 4S setup while still maintaining a 10 minute flight time at ~3000 RPM on the head.

with this motor you definitively need to go 4S to really get the best out of it.


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