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HelicopterMain Discussion › Can you see anything wrong with this Heli?
06-06-2004 04:52 PM  13 years agoPost 1
davidg51537

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06-06-2004 05:01 PM  13 years agoPost 2
CWC

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Incorrect blades! Too long!

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06-06-2004 05:06 PM  13 years agoPost 3
CT.Chopper

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Looks like the blades should be on a Quatro. (800mm)

Rob Landry.

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06-06-2004 06:00 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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Good eyes. LOL. I thought it was just me.


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06-06-2004 06:03 PM  13 years agoPost 5
S_Owen

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WTF!?

I would like to see it fly! I wonder how long the tail blades would last. Smack!

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06-06-2004 06:18 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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It would be very efficient in the hover, just don't try any maneuvering that involves aft cyclic or negative pitch!

I wonder what the story is behind the model and how it got those blades. The auction has the usual 'gas' crap about the engine so I guess the seller is not knowledgeable in this area.

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06-06-2004 07:47 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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Notice how he does not show a picture with the blades parallel to the boom

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06-06-2004 07:49 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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Actually he does look towards the bottem where there are more pictures. There is one where the blades are even with the boom.

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06-06-2004 07:59 PM  13 years agoPost 9
WMac

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Enlarge the pic and look at the position of the flybar. It only looks like the blades are parallel with the boom in the thumbnail.

WMac : 1

sagar34 : 0

hehehe

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06-06-2004 08:24 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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I am guessing they are 680-700's on that heli, which would mean that the blades probably slightly extend past the end of the tail. I agree with WMAC, those blades are still not paralel with the TB.


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06-06-2004 09:49 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Fullagas

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Y'all are too critical!

Obviously just needs a taller mast and links. Then should fly fine, with low head speed to boot!



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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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06-06-2004 11:18 PM  13 years agoPost 12
jdowns

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Notice how tail heavy it is. In the lower left picture you can see it tipping back on its skids - way off balance.

In that picture, the blades may not be exactly parallel with the boom, but you can already see them overextending the tail even from that angle.

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06-07-2004 03:06 AM  13 years agoPost 13
cmsilvoy

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jdowns,
Good eyes, although upon CLOSE inspection you should see that the fuel tank is empty, making the heli a little tail heavy.
Just move the skids back a little, fill'er up with fuel, and whamo! She's flight worthy.
While yer at it, just take your hacksaw and trim about 10 cm off the tip o' the blades and seal that edge with some 5 minute epoxy. That'll solve that pesky overextended blade problem.
It's a great deal, with just a little work that heli will be a real winner!!!

You know what would make that heli better? More cowbell!

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06-07-2004 03:57 AM  13 years agoPost 14
dkshema

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Glalderman may be on to something.

Notice that the length of the tail boom changes drastically depending on the camera angle. It's either real short or real long in the various pics.

Dave

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06-07-2004 04:12 AM  13 years agoPost 15
jdowns

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Greg,

That's a very interesting theory. However, notice the shadow cast on the wall and floor in the upper left and lower left photos. The shadow drops farther back from the camera lens than does the rotor blade, yet still indicates an over-extended condition.

CMSilvoy,

It is recognized that the CG of the aircraft will shift while fuel is expended. However, the fuel tank is located slightly aft of the desired CG in this case. What we see in that photograph represents the closest that ship will ever come to a balanced condition through the course of its flight. The addition of fuel may only exacerbate the problem. I agree with the recommendation on shifting the skids aft, however. And yes, a little more cowbell wouldn't hurt.

Has anyone noticed that the Welcome mat seems to be shifted slightly right of center in the doorway?

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06-07-2004 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 16
jdowns

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BTW: I have written to the eBay poster asking for the answers to these questions. I'll post his reply once recieved. Although I have to admit, it might be more fun just continuing to analyze his photos?

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06-07-2004 04:22 AM  13 years agoPost 17
dkshema

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The tail heavy condition is most likely the result of not having any servos, receiver, or battery pack installed. Take all those goodies out of YOUR chopper, and see where it sits on its skids.

Dave

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06-07-2004 04:49 AM  13 years agoPost 18
S_Owen

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It looks like a nice bird.

I really think it's just a camera trick. Not a wide angle lens or anything, but just because the camera was close to the blade. For instance, if it took close up a picture of any of you, holding your fist out, that fist will look enormous, though it really isn't.

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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06-07-2004 05:29 AM  13 years agoPost 19
Mr.Green

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I just barlely bought a 48" r/c boat from this guy. It was every bit as good as he said it was, and was packaged increadibly well. I actually sold this same boat to him about a year ago, and he never used it and put it up on E-Bay. I saw it and had to buy it back.

John may have taken the pictures from a wierd angle making the blades look longer than they really are, but I am sure if they are the incorrect blades he either doesn't know about it, or would make it right. He is a very honest person.

Since he didn't use the boat I sold him in over a years time it is quite possible he picked up the heli not knowing much about them and never wanted to put the time or money into it to get it to fly, or decided he would rather sell it than see it sit on a shelf.

Anyway, my point is John is a very nice guy who sells good quality stuff. I would most definalty trust him, and buy form him again.

Mr.Green

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06-07-2004 08:32 AM  13 years agoPost 20
Andrew_S

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bwaaahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

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