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Rave "ENV" to "BALLISTIC" conversion!

Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

I'm such a lucky man....

I was able to find and have just started building my "ENV" to "BALLISTIC" conversion kit. I really like the design and quality of this heli and WOW, do I love those metal TR gears....

Now, it's time to take apart the "ENV" to finish the "Ballistic"!!!

Here's to a fun build and a "BALLISTIC" model....

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-06-2012 Over year old.
kuss.72

Senior Heliman

Superior, NE

the bolt for the battery rails look like they may be backwards. if the nuts are on the inside may cut into the battery.

Josh
Team Synergy/Thunder Power

02-06-2012 Over year old.
yannick

Senior Heliman

South Korea

Does the normal env canopy fit the ballistic?

Thanks.

Is it me or this time the ground was higher than last time??

02-06-2012 Over year old.
Supercoolheli

Key Veteran

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Looks awesome, I can't wait to get mine!

Eric Olson:
Team SAB USA
Team Pulse Ultra

02-06-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

the bolt for the battery rails look like they may be backwards
Edit: Thanks, I was looking at the wrong side frame during the assembly. That will be an easy fix....
Does the normal env canopy fit the ballistic?
Not in stock form.... But it looks like you might be able to modify it to fit by relocating the standoffs and rear mount. The Ballistic canopy is quite narrow up front where the front standoffs are and they would have to be lengthened in order to touch the canopy.

As much as I like the ENV canopy, I love the Ballistic canopy even more (and it comes in the conversion kit!).

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-07-2012 Over year old.
KennyS

Key Veteran

Marble Falls, Tx

I did install the ENV canopy on the Ballistic and Sky Dancer is right. It does fit but not as snug as the Ballistic canopy and will require some modification.

To me the ENV canopy looks great and to me it screams Power of Nitro and the Ballistic screams Fast and Sexy. LOL

02-07-2012 Over year old.
psych-lick

Key Veteran

Portland, OR

So the ENV is your wife and the Ballistic is your mistress??

-Jeff T.

02-07-2012 Over year old.
deanguy

Veteran

Pinellas Park Ocean.. FL

Who has the conversion kit in stock? PowerRC (CY's) doesn't show it listed..

02-07-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Just give them a call. I believe these babys must come and go in a hurry.

They will probably get their website updated shortly (I'll bet they are super busy shipping stuff out).

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-07-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Hey fellas,

I stand corrected.... The battery tray nuts DO face outward. Going to fix that ASAP, and edit my previous post.

My bad.

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-08-2012 Over year old.
yannick

Senior Heliman

South Korea

I just ordered a conversion kit direct from brian! Those guys are second to none when it comes to customer service.

Is it me or this time the ground was higher than last time??

02-10-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Great!

Yep, Brian is the man.... Everyone at CY is excellent at customer service.

Finished building my new "Ballistic" conversion last night, Yeee Haaa.

The mechanics are simply awsome! And the stock canopy is very sleek, sexy and the colors are highly visible.

Now, I need to setup the Total G and tie everything down.

Can't wait to fly this little baby!

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-10-2012 Over year old.
mainshaft

Heliman

Bangkok Thailand

Hi Don,

Is that frame stiffener on lower bearing block. Mine doesn't have one.

Thanks

02-11-2012 Over year old.
Ejeremy

Veteran

Bourbonnais,IL

It looks like a carbon fiber ATG sensor mount. There is no stiffener that I know of.

Jeremy

Team Thunder Tiger
Team Radix
VP Powermaster Fuels

02-11-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Yep.... It's not stock. I simply made up the frame stiffner from some spare carbon fiber and it fits between the lower mainshaft block and the motor mount. However, I can't take credit for this, just happened to see a photo of a Ballistic with one and thought, hmmmm, why not....

That being said, it may not be needed, but I'm always looking for a little something extra.

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-11-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Yippee.... I've finished the conversion!!!

Now, for the maiden flight today.... Brrrrr, it seems cold out there (37F).

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-12-2012 Over year old.
Ejeremy

Veteran

Bourbonnais,IL

Don looks good! Let us know how she flies...

Here today 25F winds 15mph feels like 14F enjoy your heat wave!!

Jeremy

Team Thunder Tiger
Team Radix
VP Powermaster Fuels

02-12-2012 Over year old.
KennyS

Key Veteran

Marble Falls, Tx

Looks Great! Don, get someone to take some video.

Kenny

02-13-2012 Over year old.
Sky Dancer

Veteran

Bryan, Texas

Thanks guys....

Yeeee Haaaa....

First, let me say that the maiden flight certainly exceeded all my expectations.

The weather was cool (47F) and the winds settled quite a lot from Saturday. The first flight was spent wringing out the old girl and getting familiar with a very positive control feel. The Ballistic flies very light and it is wonderfully responsive to every command.

After the maiden, I checked every bolt, nut and set screw, and everything was still tight and secure.

On the next two flights I added a little more expo and softened up the collective on idleup 1 for smooth big FAI style maneuvers.

On idleup 2 (3D) the Ballistic had great pop on collective reversals with no significant motor loading (+/- 13.5 degrees collective). The cyclic commands responded quickly with a very solid and positive feel.

The removable battery tray was an absolute pleasure to use. Hmmmmm, I may need to get some more Lipos because it was just plain fun to swap out the batteries and keep on flying and that way I wouldn't have to mess with charging at the field (LOL)....

Don C

Keep up your rotor speed !

02-13-2012 Over year old.
billybob

Senior Heliman

Torrance, CA

Don, that is one sweet machine...I need to get mine going.

02-14-2012 Over year old.
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