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THX1138

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Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

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How is the Urukay working for you so far? Still using the 2 blade head?

Lou

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07-19-2016 11:52 PM
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DHiatt

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Huntsville, AL - USA

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Still Happy

Lou,

Yes indeed! Thanks for asking! Still very happy with my Urukay Competitions. I've had them flying for just over a year now and haven't had to replace any major components (just the usual wear items for all helis like thrust bearings, a few ball links, and head dampers). Still running the original belts, gears, pullleys, swashplates, and bearings across the entire mechanics. Regretfully i haven't spent the time to tally flight count on these models, but it is considerable. So much practice and testing over the last year. Component wise, same story. My Futaba HV/sbus servos are still going strong with no slop, CGY750 is now running v2.0 firmware controling the models better than ever, Castle Edge 160 ESCs still run cool sending consistent, reliable power to the stout but super smooth OS Motors. Optipower 30C 6s 5000mAH bricks are over a year old too, and power me through the schedules every flight. I easily get 11 minutes of hover flight or 8min of combined hovering and aerobatics.

Regarding rotor head choice, yes, i am still flying the 2-blade heads i used at the 2015 WCs. As i mentioned in this thread, i spent some time testing the 3-blade rotor head again over winter into this Spring, but found it just didn't suit my flying style. Though it felt and presented excellently in hover, it just didn't groove like i was used to in aerobatics. I have no complaints about the head as it's a good design, just didn't suit me personally.

Hope i aswered your question. Thanks again for asking.

Hope to see you all at the US Nationals and Team Trials in a couple weeks in Muncie. I'll be staying for IRCHA as well. Maybe i'll be able to do a demo flight with my Urukay Competiton for those that might like to see it groove through some F3C style maneuvers

Daniel

07-20-2016 02:17 AM
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THX1138

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Thanks for the update!

Lou

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07-23-2016 07:03 AM
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THX1138

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Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

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What blades are you using with the HPS2?

Lou

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07-26-2016 04:47 AM
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DHiatt

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Huntsville, AL - USA

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Blades

Lou,

I'm using SAB 730-2F FAI blades on my models. Not entirely sure if those have made it into wide production. I think we'll see a production run of FAI blades with the new Thunderbolt series.

D

07-26-2016 06:11 AM
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DHiatt

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Huntsville, AL - USA

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2-blade head update

I spoke to SAB while at IRCHA. They informed me the new 2-blade F3C rotorhead will be in production by October! Expect new blades by then too

Also around the same time they will be releasing another new model sharing the F3C rotor head called the Comet. Not necessarily a F3C model... But it sure looks like it'll make big FAST maneuvers. Might just have to get one!!!

CORRECTION 10/17:

The Comet will use the Pivot head.

The Urukay Carbon will use a production version of the HF3C rotor head I flew at the WC's in Austria! This is very good news.

08-15-2016 01:12 AM
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nicco

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Sweden

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Hello DHiatt,

Are you still using the Align black dampers for your 2 bladed head?

I am using the 750 F3C SAB blade, do you have any suggestion on the dampers for those blade?

Thanks
Niklas

10-17-2016 02:06 PM
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DHiatt

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Huntsville, AL - USA

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Dampers

Niklas,

Yes, the black Align dampers are the ones to use with the HPS2 split axle head.

D

10-17-2016 07:12 PM
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tgreen

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Western Pennsylvania

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F3C setup

I'm in the process of assembling an F3C machine. I've been in the hobby close to 25 years. I'm a mild 3D pilot but enjoy the controlled smooth flying much more than the wild 3D. Can anyone recommend a pilot near western Pennsylvania that I can contact and possibly meet with to review and help ensure my setup is correct for F3C practicing? I do travel for work and am flexible on where I would be willing to go for the help. Thanks in advance. Tim

11-21-2016 01:49 AM
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Jabber

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Hong Kong

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How about for the new F3C head? I have just got it, put the red ones in to see how it goes.

11-21-2016 07:11 AM
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DHiatt

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Huntsville, AL - USA

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HF3C Head

Jabber,

The new head seems to work quite well! It is much simpler in design than the prototype, the tolerances are quite precise, and the damper options are very good.

I'm looking forward to continued testing with the parts from the new model. The CG is more adjustable with the new frames also. Just another little bonus feature.

D

11-30-2016 04:34 PM
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Jabber

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Hong Kong

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Had the first flights with the new head over the weekend, my impression is that hovering is steadier as it reacts less to gusts.
Any recommendations on had speed?
My one criticism is the fuselage, it strikes me as being quite heavy and not really well made, I have to be very careful when handling it otherwise the finish can get cracked by even a minor bang.

11-30-2016 11:35 PM
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TomasLundberg

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PiteƄ, Sweden

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Current World Champion Mr Ito will also be flying Urukay from now on

12-03-2016 03:48 PM
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THX1138

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Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

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I saw that on FB today! I wonder what his set up is?

Lou

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12-03-2016 05:47 PM
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