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10-19-2004 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Phil_Mart

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I'm just about to start building the above. A Century\Funkey 60, mounting some X-Cell Pro mechanics into it. Ive got the main body of the mechanics sitting in the fuse, on the wooden strips.

Questions:
What should the correct hight of the mechanics be. At the moment the swash is just below the top flange when set to max pitch (swash full down). The tail tube also looks a nice fit up the fuse.

To the canopy of the fuse. How do you 'normally' fix this on? Do you have it readily removable for starting the heli?

The Front servo tray needed a little trimming to get the canopy to sit in, but as the tail servo is already mounted at the rear of the frames that particular front slot was empty. A couple of extra cross braces fitted and with the trimming done the fit is looking good!

Any help and advice would be most appreciated

Philip Martin.

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10-20-2004 02:26 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Scott Reed

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SOUNDS GOOD SO FAR

Hi Phil,

Sounds like your doing fine so far!.... The height of the mechanics is largely detirmined by the two booms! (the height of the mechanics boom in relation to the fuse boom), so if your setup has the two booms not touching, and your flybar does not hit the top of the fuse, and the front/top fuse fits without hitting anything (in all servo movements), your in there! You will also need to anchor the fuse boom at the rear to the mechanics boom, and you should also brace the upper part of the main fuse to the mechanics.

On most of the fuses, the top/front fuse is held to the main fuse with small wood screws, and the main fuse needs to have small peices of 1/8" ply glued in under the lip for the screws to bed into.

Keep us up on your progress, your doing great so far

regards, Scott Reed

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10-20-2004 09:52 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Phil_Mart

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Thanks for that Scott.

You know I wondered what all those little squares of plywood in the kit were for

I am taking photo's as I go, so I'll set up a gallery and upload them as soon as time permits.

Cheers,

Philip Martin.

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10-20-2004 11:19 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Copter Doctor

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definately sounds like you are in good shape and on the right track. keep in mind that it is okay to enlargen the hole so the swasplate is free to move up and down without hitting any part of the fuselage. also, most people cut a hole just above the starting shaft to fit the starter extension thru for starting. this is way more convenient than removing the front half every time you start it up. the hole should be just big enough for the extension to fit thru. this way it wont look ungodly being too big. on the xcell, the start shaft may be close enough to the main mast to allow the extension to fit without cutting an additional hole. the main hole for the swash/mast may be proportioned just enough to cover the two.

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10-20-2004 11:13 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Phil_Mart

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Hmm thanks for that CD. I'll have a look at moving the mechanics back a little and converting the top hole in the fuse to a more D shape. If I leave the mechanics with the swash centered on the hole, the line of the starter shaft would mean drilling through the top flange where it returns under itself. This would leave quite a messy hole!

Thanks again,

Philip Martin.

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