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NiCad's Heli Fleet
ESP T-Rex 500 3G Night Heli
Big ups to Footey of Hobby Hangar for pointin' me in the right direction for a new heli. Thanks again for a wicked machine. =^/.^=
3x Align DS510M
Align 3G Flybarless
Align RCE-BL70G 70ampere Brushless Speed Controller
Align RCM-BL500MX 1600Kv Brushless Outrunner
2x Wild Scorpion 6s 2.8Ah 30C LiPO & 2x Turnigy 6s 3Ah 25-50C LiPO
Align Cold Light String driver & two sections of GloWire.
Fat Shark 720p built into the nose of a blank canopy.
Fat Shark Teleporter V2 5.8GHz FPV Rig.
Heli Option's gimbal swashplate for T-Rex 500.
Fun-Key Rotor Tech 430mm carbon composite light-up main rotor blades.
This new canopy suits the namesake "Tesla" better.
This is how the lighting will look like.
I used masking tape as a temporary mount.
A close up of the temporary mounting.
Temporary mounting is now been replaced with 5min Epoxy Glue.
The lighting draws its power from the ESC's built-in BEC via the Rx.
the tail box to the vertical fin.
Here, you can see how I've mounted the GloWire.
One of the most difficult parts was contouring the tail fin.
I added an onboard switch so that I can fly this heli during the day using the same canopy.
Tesla in action
July 18 2013
Onerahi Recreational Field
Lit up & ready to go.
Just some Lazy hovering...
Me shutting the helicopter down.
KingII Hot Rod
Big thanks to Ian & the team at Watts Up Hobbies & BigBadFlyer for helping me with building & setting up this monster of a helicopter. I couldn't have done it without y'all. =^/.^=
3x Turnigy TGY-1800A 8g 1.5Kg/cm 0.1sec/60deg Digital Servos.
OrangeRx R800X 2.4GHz DSMX w/S.Bus & twin satellite Rx ports.
Hobby king HK-401B
Scorpion Commander 45ampere Brushless ESC
Scorpion prototype HK2221-8 3595Kv Brushless Outrunner
DN Power 3s 1.85Ah 25-50C LiPO & DN Power 3s 2.2Ah 25-50C LiPO
eSky metal blade grips
275mm carbon fiber blades
eSky Brushless power system (Featured a 3100Kv brushless outrunner coupled to a 20ampere ESC - which I burnt out)
Hobby King HK-401B AVC gyro
T6-6061 47T forward tail pulley
T6-6061 10T aft tail pulley
T6-6061 main & tail rotor heads
T6-6061 tail box
Thicker landing skids (as seen on Align's T-Rex 450SE v2)
140T black Delrin main drive gear
Scorpion power system
Now capable of swinging up to 300mm blades
Section cut out of canopy to allow for the taller HK2221-8
12T pinion gear
Xtreme Production 275mm fiber reinforced blades
Canopy is signed by Curtis Youngblood himself.
Now operates on the 2.4GHz Spread Spektrum band.
Problems with the new rotor head.
If you decide to "upgrade" the rotor head, I would advise you to get a KingIII flybar to go with it. The KingIII flybar has two recesses in it so that the grub screws holding the Hiller arms can sit properly on the flybar.
The Hiller arm.
How it should sit.
How it should
Note the swashplate is still level.
Flight testing the prototype Scorpion HK2221-8 motor.
Dented master blade.
Cracked trailing blade.
Boom strike upon impact.
Main blades cut one of the tail blades.
Snapped the left landing skid.
Bent flybar & feathering shaft.
Melted polycarbonate on the motor intakes.
Motor cut a hole into the canopy.
C.G.I. Concept Designs
This was gonna be the base design showcasing my modifications before my hard drive died on me.
My gas turbine.
First concept showing the insides.
What the can looks like.
A cutaway drawing showing the working parts.
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July 22 2011
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October 13 2010
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