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12-03-2005 06:28 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Patanjali

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Hi people,

during my first flight attempts I didn't dare to leave the floor by more than a few cm. Now I'd craving for thinner air, but I realized my hornet doesn't want to fly higher than about 10 cm. It's a very standard Hornet-X FP, only modifications are a better tail servo (but even leighter than the "original"), and the better cfg main rotor blades. However, my training undercarriage is quite robust (2x50 cm cf sticks with 4 mm diameter + 4 6cm diameter styropor balls) and its total weight is about 25 g. Battery is the standard 700 mAh NiMH, 7 cells. I have no possibility for accurately measuring the take-off weight.

What is the additional load (additional to standard set-up) a Hornet-X-FP can carry? Is my undercarriage already too heavy? I could fix a less robust one which would do it as well.

Or is my motor already gone? Was flying about 10 battery cycles; I have to "oil" the bearings of the motor quite a lot, otherwise it would make some strange noise ...

BTW, the mechanical set-up is OK and all gear is tight on their shafts. I'm checking with marks whether they're sliding or not ...

Should I run it with 8 NiMH cells?

Help me ...

thanks from the cold and dark Stockholm ...

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12-03-2005 07:56 PM  12 years agoPost 2
DarkHorse1

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Trying to lift a training gear would probably need 8 cells NiMh or better still 3x1320 liths (great power out doors) and go easy on the MS-055 ESC.

some tips for HX-FP

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