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10-24-2004 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 1
MOZZER

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St. Peters Missouri

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Hello, a couple of weeks ago, I asked for your help choosing which Logo & package to get. Below is what I ended up ordering and got in the mail today. If you don't mind, give me your opinion on what upgrades, servo's, etc., you would suggest I get later (when I can afford it!).

Logo 10 3D kit
C50-15L motor
Future F32.40K ESC
Tail rod guide set
Logo 10 ESC mount
Tail servo mount
SBEC 5V
CNC motor mount
16T Pinion
Astro 109 Lithium charger

This is my first lithium heli. The Astro 109 charger appeared pretty much idiot-proof. I got the Future 32.40K ESC because they were sold out of the cheaper one, and I got an ok deal on it. I may be wrong about the 16T pinion--dunno. I realize I should have bought some other essentials before getting some of these upgrades, but I'm gonna take my time building the Logo the way I want it and continue flying my Corona in the mean time.
I'm thinking of getting;
3 servo's = JR DS368's
GY401/9253
Tiger 4sp... battery?
Any other suggestions are appreciated, Thanks, Steve.

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10-24-2004 01:51 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Torkroll

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Bakersfield Ca

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The 109 is pretty idiot proof but ...


Don't ever put a full pack on it

&

Double check that if it says 5 cells (for example).... it IS 5 cells.


Looks pretty good ... ya don't skimp on servos.


Good luck.

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10-25-2004 02:30 AM  13 years agoPost 3
helicopter

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Omaha, Nebraska

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109...

I just got my astro 109.
Today I DID put a fully charged 3Cell lipo on it.
I 'thought' that one was dc'd. BUT it was 12.6v
I inadvertanty looked back at the 109's display
about 4 min later and it said 4C1. Meaning it
decided I had inserted a 4 pack to charge.

It's a great little machine, but you can FOOL the
microprocessor by indeed charging a FULL PACK.

I won't do THAT again......

Any other suggested 'look out for this....."?

Thanks

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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10-25-2004 02:47 AM  13 years agoPost 4
mando

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Southern Illinois

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The 401/9253 is ok , but go ahead and get the 401/9254 combo . The 9254 servo is the newer version and a little better .

Mando.....

Can't win if you don't enter !!

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10-25-2004 05:04 AM  13 years agoPost 5
SBK

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NE Ohio

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16T pinion may be a bit too much. It will give you a headspeed of over 2000 rpm if you use the 4s lipo's. Logo 10 needs only around 1600 to do well.

Using 12 cell NiMh battery and 16T would still give you around 1800 rpm or more.

I currently use 12 cell GP3300 NiMh and 14T pinion. The max. headspeed has been around 1760 to 1800 rpm.

And why SBEC and not UBEC?
Did you get the aluminum hex spacers upgrades? it is probably the most useful upgrades. Head button (rotor disc) is a nice future. Main shaft clamping ring is almost a must. And Carbon gyro mounting plate is very handy for mounting the gyro on the boom.

DS368's are nice servos. I could not tell the difference between a 9253 and a 9254, may be I am too in-experienced.

Astoflithgt 109 is a nice charger, but it may count the cell number wrong. Double check on that.

I still remember the excitement when I began to build my Logo 10-3D.

Check: http://logoheli.com/ and its forums. Tons of good advices and nice, knowledgeal people.

Good luck!

SBK

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10-27-2004 07:15 PM  13 years agoPost 6
MOZZER

rrApprentice

St. Peters Missouri

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Thanks for your help everyone;
Torkroll, & helicopter, yes, I have done some reading on not to charge the lipos on the Astro 109 when the battery doesn't need it. It states something about the charger actually charging with no knowledge of the output until, I think, 3 minutes into charge.

Torkroll, do you mean the SBEC being at least 5C ? This chart that came with the SBEC shows several stats, one of them stating: No. of lipo cells @ 4.2/cell, minimum, 2 cell, maximum, 12 cell. Is this the stat your referring to? Any potential problems, I'd appreciate your knowledge.

Mando, I'm gonna take your advice and buy the 401/9254. It doesn't cost much more, and I'll get a discount through Tower Hobbies anyway.

SBK, I didn't have to deal with the SBEC vs. UBEC issue before because my first heli had the ESC with the built in BEC. So, I know absolutely nothing about these two items. I bought the SBEC from fxaeromodels because the guy there suggested it. I'll have to read the directions to understand what's going on. Did I get the wrong one?
Also, yes, I'm gonna get the hex spacers, head button, carbon gyro mount, and wood blades to save my fiberglass one's for a while.

In addition, a Logo sight I was reading, suggested I get a clamp ring #2385, and to get a shorter flybar to learn on, the 300mm #2750, and not yet use the 400mm flybar that comes with the kit. Do you guy's agree?
Thank you all very much for your help--gonna be getting some more stuff next week, later, Steve.

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10-27-2004 07:21 PM  13 years agoPost 7
MOZZER

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St. Peters Missouri

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One more thing, I made a mistake ordering the 16T for this setup. WHat I meant to order is the 13T. Unsure, maybe I should get 14T, which seems to be popular., later, Steve.

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10-27-2004 11:17 PM  13 years agoPost 8
mando

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Southern Illinois

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Hey Steve , I think with your present set up you would want to start off with the 13 tooth and move up to the 14 tooth . I didn't run the numbers , but the 13 tooth is gonna give you plenty of rotor speed to start off with .

Mando .

Can't win if you don't enter !!

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